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HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY 



After only a few months at Sweet Briar College. 
Larry and I feel veiy much at home, as if Sweet Briar 
had been an important part of our lives for years. My 
children, my parents, and other family and friends 
have been frequent guests, and they agree that Sweet 
Briar is a veiy special place, full of warmth, gracious- 
ness, and generosity of spirit. In fact, several members 
of my family were at the Williamsburg Board retreat in 
September, only a few short weeks after 1 arrived on 
campus. They were struck immediately with ivhat 1 had 
already Iccniied: that Sweet Briar's alumnae, parents. 
studeiUs. faculty, and staff share a special .fiiril and 
love for this campus. 

Unquestionably, Siveet Briar is tbe kind if college 
that can and does make a profound difference in the 
lives of young women: watching this process is the 
reward of working here. One of the most impressive and 
moving events of the Fall, to my mind, was a dinner 
during Alumnae Cou)icil to which this year's seniors 
were invited. I watched, with great admiration, gen- 
erations of Sweet Briar aluiiiuae — all hu.sy. intelligent. 
energetic women — reach out to our seniors who, in 
turn, ivere taking tbe first steps toivardfidl membership ■ 
in that lifelong network. It was an evening everyone 



enjoyed, and I began to understand the e.xtraonlinaiy 
stroigth of Sweet Briar's alumnae connection. 

This college is blessed not only with a beautiful 
campus, but with a first-rate factdty, excellent students, 
and a most dedicated staff. I am excited about the 
challenges ahead, particularly as the College prepares 
and refines a strategic plan over the coming year to 
position Siveet Briar as a strong educational force in 
the next centuiy. In the coming months I will be 
talking with you about many new initiatives, because 
the College is not merely poised on the brink of the 2!st 
century: it is striding quickly and puiposefully to meet 
the future. In this, my first year I am focusing my time 
on the campus and planning: travel has been limited. 
But please know that I will be visiting key areas soon, 
and that I look forward to nweting each one of you. to 
thank you for your loyalty, support, and commitment. 

Until then, warmest wishes for a fulfilling 1997. 
Make this a year in which you .strengthen your ties to 
Sweet Briar. 



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President 



Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Magazine Policy: One 

of the objectives of the 
magazine is to present 
interesting, thought- 
provoking material. 
Publication of material 
does not indicate 
endorsement of the 
author's viewpoint by the 
magazine, the Alumnae 
Association, or Sweet 
Briar College. The Sweef 
Briar Alumnae Magazine 
reserves the right to edit 
and, when necessary, 
revise all material that it 
accepts for publication. 

The Alumnae Office 
Staff: Louise Swiecki 
Zingaro '80, Director, 
Alumnae Association, 
Managing Editor, 
Alumnae Magazine; 
Sharon Watts '91, 
Alumnae Programs 
Coordinator; Sandra 
Maddox '59, Assistant to 
the Director; Nancy 
Godwin Baldwin '57, 
Editor, Alumnae 
Magazine; Noreen Parker, 
Asst. Editor, Alumnae 
Magazine, Class Notes 
Editor, Tour Coordinator; 
Bonnie Seitz, Computer 
Operator, Secretary; 
Cynthia Sale, Secretary; 
Frances Swift, Secretary 

Contact us any time! 
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Weekend in Williamsburg; Williamsburg master of ceremonies stops to talk wittn 
Laurin Wollan & Reggie Cramer (mother of the late Robin Cramer '77) 



Sweet Briar Alumnae Magazine 



FALL 1996 



VOL.67, NO. 1 



features 

Holiday Greetings from tine President Inside front cover 

The New President's Perspective 2 

1996 Distinguished Alumna Award 6 

The Study of the Past 8 

Life on the Bounding Main: Part V 10 

Weekend in Williamsburg 16 

Sweet Briar in the News 25 

Winter Forums 1997 28 

departments 

From The Museum 14 

Book Shop Ad 15 

Spotlight 21 

Club Corner 24 

Travel 25 

Notices; Passages; Recent Deaths 26 

Class Notes 29 

In The Sweet Briar Tradition inside back cover 

College Calendar back cover 

Cover Photo: President Elisabeth S. Muhlenfeld. Photo by David Abrams 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 




At home at Sweet Briar: Elinor; Guinevere; President Muhlenfeid 



QVA/CEZT QDIAD OrM I t-r^r- 



THE NEW PRESIDENT'S 

PERSPECTIVE 



From her office on the second floor of Fletcher, where her tailored suits, simple pearls, 

and energetic self-confidence make her seem as much businesswoman as scholar, 

the view of Sweet Briar College is full of opportunity couched in tradition. 



BY NANCY ST. CLAI R TALLEY '56 




early every morning since 
August 19th, the ninth president 
of Sweet Briar has taken her two 
former racetrack greyhounds 
for an early romp through the 
College grounds. No one 
knows how Guinevere and 
Elinor, with their proper pink 
(Gwin) and green (Ellie) 
collars, leads, and dog tags, 
think the hills compare with the flatlands of Florida. 
For Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, however, the change is 
exhilarating. 

"The landscape gives you perspective," she said 
during a September interview, with the enthusiasm 
typical of all her early encounters on campus. " 'You 
find yourself looking at the sky and thinking. That 
looks like iVlonet.' " 

From her office on the second floor of Fletcher, 
where her tailored suits, simple pearls, and energetic 
self-confidence make her seem as much business- 
woman as scholar, the view of Sweet Briar College is 
full of opportunity couched in tradition. "We have a 
very focused mission here," she said, "to educate 
young women to be useful members of society." 

"But society today could not be more different 
from that of 1901, and the education has to be veiy 
different, too. The College right now is very much 
aware of its centennial. There is a symbolic heft to 
that fact, permeating all discussions on campus — a 
portentous time." 

Already the new president has identified 
directions for emphasis: 



First, expansion of internationalization. "Sweet 
Briar has always been a leader, with the Junior Year 
in France and Spain. I hope we can broaden this to 
include central Europe, Latin America, perhaps Asia. 
And we have 30 international students on campus 
this year." 

Second, sound preparation for graduate school. 
"The professionalization of society has profound 
importance for liberal arts colleges," she said. "In 
the next five years, I want Sweet Briar to emphasize 
and heighten its national reputation among 
graduate schools. We shall strengthen ties with 
major universities, enhance our students' oral 
communication and interview skills, bring to campus 
for inter\'iews representatives from the best graduate 
schools in our most popular majors, and make 
sure our students understand what the graduate 
environment will be like so they won't be nervous 
about applying. The problem is not getting in, but 
rather excelling once you are there." 

Third, continued concentration on the traditional 
liberal arts. "The tendency to diversify so much at the 
center did not hold," she said of recent academic 
trends. "Sweet Briar seems to be bucking that trend 
in favor of synthesis, coherence, and interrelatedness. 

"Sweet Briar is one of only 19 remaining liberal 
arts colleges for women. Its soul is the pursuit of the 
liberal arts. I see no diminution of the emphasis on 
the liberals arts here." 

If the former Dean of Undergraduate Studies at 
Florida State University seems at home in this milieu, 
it may be because she started out in a similar one. 
Reared in Baltimore, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 



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"It seems to me that 

for the alumnae Sweet 

Briar represents peace 

and synthesis. 

Life is so complicated 

and can get so 

harrowing — my 

guess is that alumnae 

use Sweet Briar as a 

place to recenter, a 

place you can return 

to in your mind. " 



Merle R. Showalter who now live in Richmond, 
she chose close-to-home Goucher College, where she 
received the bachelor's degree in philosophy ("purely 
because I loved it so much") in 1966. Upon graduation 
she taught secondary school English. "I found myself 
fascinated by what goes on in a classroom when you 
teach literature," she said. 

Before she pursued this new field she 
would marry a Princeton graduate, 
"almost the boy next door," travel 
with him on military tours of duty, 
and start a family while he began a 
civilian career as a broker. She was 
living in New Jersey for the birth of 
her daughter Allison (now 25), and 
moved to Dallas, Texas in 1971, 
staying long enough to have a second 
child, David, and to earn the M.A. in English from the 
University of Texas at Ariington, in 1973- 

Inspired by Noel Polk, now at the University of 
Southern Mississippi and an international authority on 
William Faulkner, then in his first year of university 
teaching, Muhlenfeld chose Southern literature, and 
particulariy Faulkner, as her .subject of concentration. 
"Shadows with Substance and Ghosts Exhumed: The 
Women in Absalom. Absalom! " which grew from a 
term paper under Dr. Polk, was published in the 
Mississippi Quarterly, Summer 1972, and reprinted in 
William Faulkner: A Critical Collection, edited by Lee 
Cox and published in 1982. 

A second scholariy serendipity awaited her at the 
University of South Carolina, where critical luminary 
Cleanth Brooks and renowned historian C. Vann 
Woodward were both scholars in residence, and Mary 
Chesnut's manuscript diaries were being transcribed. 
Muhlenfeld worked with Dr. Woodward on the 
transcription, and found in Mary Chesnut a sympathetic 
subject. "She was an incredibly bright woman, in 
whom resided almost paradoxical personality traits. 
She saw people with a Dickensian eye, and she had a 
French ability to look down on the scene, a kind of 
objectivity that defies imderstanding. She was a 
passionate woman, with biting and delightful wit. 
She ju.st fascinates me. 

"It is important that she was so well educated — 
that she knew her history and economics. She imder- 
stood tragedy. I place the diaries as a Vanity Fair ai 
the Confederacy. 

"It's not often that a young scholar has the 
privilege of working with a very rich manuscript 
collection that has hardly been touched. I was 
enormously lucky — and enormously fortunate in 
my teachers and mentors." 

The first hundred pages of Betsy Muhlenfeld's 
doctoral dis.sertation were expanded and published 
as Maty Boykiti Chesnut. A Biography by Louisiana 
State University Press that year, and reprinted in 
paperback in 1992. The Private Mary Chesnut: The 
Unpublished Civil War Diaries, which she coedited 
with Woodward, was published in 1984 by Oxford 



University Press. Tl?e Novels of Mary Boykin Chesnut 
is due this year from the University of Virginia Press, 
a part of the Southern Text Society Series. When 
Sweet Briar had been in session two weeks, both 
published books were sold out, and on order, at the 
Book Shop. 

Nor has our president forsaken Faulkner. William 
Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom.': A Critical Casebook 
was published in 1984, and she is under contract to 
University Presses of Mississippi for "Reading Faulkner's 
Absalom. Absalom.'" as a part of the Series on Reading 
Faulkner, for which Dr. Polk is general editor. 

Scholars cannot live on books alone, and 
Muhlenfeld, by now di\'orced, recei\'ed an 
appointment as Assistant Professor of English at 
Florida State University in 1978, the same year she 
earned the Ph.D. She bought a little house in 
Tallahassee, moved with her two children, and settled 
in to carve out a solid career that combined teaching 
and administration with scholarship. In 1982, she was 
appointed A.ssociate Professor of English; in 1983. 
Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and 
Associate Chairman of the Department of English; 
in 1984, Dean of Undergraduate Studies; in 1987, 
concurrently. Professor of English. 

Three years after making the move, she met 
and married Laurin A. Wollan. Jr., now Professor in 
the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at 
Florida State. His daughter was in her daughter's third 
grade class; their sons, six months and a grade apart. 
The families melded into a close-knit one, so that 
when David Muhlenfeld married this past summer 
his best man was his stepbrother Laurin Wollan III, 
and both Allison Muhlenfeld and Ann Wollan were 
bridesmaids. 

The six are widely scattered. Ann, 26, works at a 
northern California boarding school; Allison, 25, is 




Laurin A. Wollan, Jr., President Muhlenfeld in 
Williamsburg (See p. 18) 



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completing the M.A. in counseling at the College 
of William and Mary; David, 24, does public relations 
for a Boston architectural firm by day and writes a 
first novel by night; Laurin III, 23, has just graduated 
from St. John's College in Annapolis. Husband Laurin 
WoUan leaves Tallahassee to spend "about every 
other weekend" in Virginia, an arrangement he and 
Muhlenfeld expect to fine-tune as time goes on. The 
whole family looks forward to Thanksgiving and 
Christmas together at Sweet Briar House. 

"The first thing I did when I came was decide 
where to put the Christmas tree," said Betsy 
Muhlenfeld. "Then I set up the kitchen. The kitchen 
has always been the center for the family. I sit on a 
stool where my grandfather sat on Sunday mornings, 
making pancakes. Getting the kitchen cheerful and 
organized makes me feel at home." 

A part of Sweet Briar House will be set aside for 
the family, but she has always encouraged students 
and colleagues to call her at home, and today's 
technology makes availability automatic. 

"E-mail, the internet and the fax make it possible 
to keep in intimate touch with California or Boston, 
or those on campus," she said. "They are our 
psychological tether that connect us with home. 
Americans are using these technologies to reinvent 
closeness. 

"Scholars are more in touch with one another 
now than they were ten years ago, and colleges and 
universities are using these technologies to increase 
the connection between faculty and students. The 
use of writing is increasing. "What I'm seeing is that 
technology is improving human interactions." 

At Sweet Briar, there are fiber-optic lines in all the 
dormitories, and every student has access to the 
internet, either through her own PC or in the computer 
labs, where both IBM and Macintosh state-of-the-art 
machines are in place. Once an applicant is admitted 
to the College she becomes a member of her class' 
List Serv through the internet. Graduates will have 
increasingly closer ties as alumnae. 

But technology is no substitute for 
time, and although Muhlenfeld taught 
at least one course in American or 
Southern literature each year at 
Florida State, she has not included 
teaching in her first-year schedule at 
Sweet Briar. Getting to know the 
faculty and students, working for the 
first time with a board of directors, 
travelling to meet the alumnae as 
well as seeing them on campus: these her calendar 
stretches to allow. She appears to relish the schedule. 

"Alumnae are a palpable presence on campus," 
she said. "There is an unusual connectedness between 
the student body and the alumnae — illustrated by the 
fact that both student honors and the Distinguished 
Alumna Award were given at Opening Convocation. 
Distinguished Alumna awardee Beryl Bergquist 
Farris '71, an immigration lawyer, gave a trenchant 




President Muhlenfeld at base of cental staircase, Sweet Briar House 

and moving talk that illustrated the Sweet Briar 
education in action. 

"It seems to me that for the alumnae Sweet Briar 
represents peace and synthesis. Life is so complicated 
and can get so harrowing — my guess is tliat alumnae 
use Sweet Briar as a place to recenter, a place you 
can return to in your mind." 

nat's the way it looks from President Betsy's 
perspective. 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 




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Ethel Burwell presents award to Beryl Farris at Convocation 



1996 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AWARD RECIPIENT 



OPENING CONVOCATION, SEPTEMBER 9, 1996 

REMARKS BY ETHEL OGDEN BURWELL '58. 

PRESIDENT, ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 



t is my very great honor and pleasure to 
present today one of the highest awards 
that Sweet Briar College can confer 
upon its alumnae, the Distinguished 
Alumna Award. Established in 1988 to 
honor alumnae who have brought 
tlistinction to themselves and to Sweet Briar through 
outstanding accomplishments in a volunteer or 
professional capacity, the award this year goes to 
Beryl Bergquist Farris of the Class of 1971. Beryl is 
one of the small number of lawyers in the United 
States practicing full-time in the field of immigration 
and nationality. She smooths the way for people 
immigrating to the U.S. But Beryl, although she has 
researched and published widely, does not spend 
most of her time buried in fusty law books. She is a 
woman of wide-ranging interests in business and the 
arts, and is an eminent civic leader in Atlanta. The 
award recognizes her achievements in all of these 
areas, as well as her influence on the field of 
immigration law. 

We are delighted that Beryl's family is here with 
her — her husband, Marc, and their two daughters, 
Kristin, in 10th grade, and Ariana, in 7th grade. We 
hope that all three are enjoying their visit, and that two 
of them will be Sweet Briar .students in the future! 
At Sweet Briar, Beiyl majored in mathematical 
physics. She went on to the Emory University School 
of Law, earning her J,D, degree in 1977, Since then, 
she has had her own practice in immigration law. 

Most of her clients are engineers and scientists 
with Ph,D,s, or professionals in other fields — indeed 
she considers herself part of the "brain drain" from 
other countries to ours, A great many of her clients 
are engaged in medical research. Surprisingly, quite a 
few doctors from Canada call on Ber^'l for help so 
that they can immigrate and practice in small-town 
America — an area that many of our own doctors 
have forsaken for the big cities. Beryl also handles 
visas for students. Sometimes those who come to 
study in the U.S. want to stay on and work for a 
while; Beryl clears the hurdles for them. One such 
client, having obtained his immigration visa thanks to 
Beryl, went back home for a visit, and found himself 
crowned king of his country, a kingdom in Ghana, It 
was only when Beryl saw the picture of the new king 
in the newspaper that she realized her client was 
going to stay in his own country after all! 

But it is not just the rich, royal, well-educated 
whom Beryl helps. She works on behalf of people 
who swim the river or who arrive in the back of a 
truck. She also handles international adoptions, and 
has witnessed many poignant examples of children 
from impoverished countries adjusting to American 
life. One little boy she helped when he first arrived 
refused to take off his clothes when his adoptive 
brother tried to help him into the shower — he 
thought his new family was going to steal his clothes! 
Beryl often represents the interests of children in 
custody or divorce cases as well. 



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In addition to working witii a great variety of 
clients, Beryl is very active in tiie legal profession 
itself. Some of her professional activities suggest the 
breadth of her interests. She is a member of several 
local and state bar associations and chaired the 
Atlanta Bar A.ssociation's International Transactions 
section; she is a national conference speaker and 
mentor for the American Immigration Lawyers 
Association; a mentor and member of the Long-Range 
Planning Committee of the Gate City Bar (the 
historically black bar in Atlanta); a member of Scope, 
a pool of experienced lawyers that assists new 
members of the profession; and a member of the 
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers' Judicial 
Selection Committee. 

Beryl has published many articles on interesting 
topics such as "Marriage to the Foreign National" 
("Decatur-DeKalb Bar News," May 1992); "Suspension 
of Deportation — the Hardship Factor" ( in the journal 
Immigration and Nationality Law, 1990); and 
"Immigration Consequences of Marriage and Divorce" 
(Prentice Hall's Law and Business). She also has 
served on the Executive Council of the Emory 
University School of Law, and was president of the 
Law School Alumni A.ssociation. 

Beryl often volunteers her legal expertise in civic 
causes. The big one this year was the Olympics in 
Atlanta. She was co-chair of the Atlanta Bar 
Association's Coordinating Committee for the 1996 
Olympics, and published an article, "Atlanta '96 — 
The Right Place for the Olympics." She co-chaired 
the establishment of the International Arboretum at 
Wade Walker Park in 
honor of countries 
participating in the 1996 
Summer Olympics. 
During the Olympics, 
she was invited into the 
Olympic Village to 
explain U.S. immigration 
law to the athletes, some 
of whom were expected 
to use the occasion to 
defect. The hope was 
that they would defer 
defection until after the 
Games. Many did wait, 
but some, alas, did not. 

Business also is an 
integral part of Beiyl's 
life and career. In 1987 
she was named an 
International Business 
Fellow, and attended 
the London School of 
Business. She has been a 
trustee of the British 
American Business group; 
a director of Georgia's 
Women Business Owners, 



Inc.; and is involved with the Georgia Council of 
International Visitors. 

A strong supporter of the arts. Beryl was a 
director of Atlanta's High Museum's Decorative Arts 
Council, and a founding member of the museum's 
Decorative Art Acquisitions Trust. She is a patron of 
the Alliance Theatre; and a trustee of Westville 
Historic Handicrafts, Inc., a pre-1850 living history 
mu.seum in Lumpkin, Georgia. 

While heavily involved in the life of her family, 
this very busy wife, mother, and lawyer still finds 
time for other civic commitments, including life 
membership in the Northwest Georgia Girl Scouts. She 
is a director of the Peachtree Towers Condominium 
Association, a member of the Deep Dene Garden 
Club, and serves on the Long-Range Planning 
Committee of the Druid Hills Civic Association. 

But I'm happy to report that it is not all work and 
no play; Beryl is a member of the Druid Hills Golf 
Club, where she is not a golfer, but an active and 
avid tennis player. 

Upon this alumna, who has brought justice and 
joy to so many clients; clarity to murky areas of U.S. 
law; untold benefits to her city, state, and community; 
and distinction and a sense of great pride to her alma 
mater, I am privileged to confer Sweet Briar College's 
1996 Distinguished Alumna Award. 




Beryl and husband Marc with daughters Ariana and Kristin following Convocation 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



THE STUDY OF THE PAST 



ALWAYS DIRECTLY RELATED TO OUR 1171 



M^ OF THE 



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present 



OPENING CONVOCATION ADDRESS 

BY THE 1996 RECIPIENT OE THE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD. 

DR. CYNTHIA M. PATTERSON. DEAN OE ACADEMIC ADVISING AND CO-CURRICULAR LIFE 

AND LECTURER IN HISTORY, SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 






Dean Cynthia Patterson at Opening Convocation 

The study of histor}> forces us to examine not only how 

the realities of the past have influenced the present, but also how we 

use the past, and especially myths about our past, to structure our 

understanding of our individual and collective identity. 



ir.st, my gratitude to the students of Sweet 
Briar for honoring me witii this award. 
Given the fact that I have always learned 
as much from students as I believe I have 
taught them, I accept this award in 
gratitude to the women of Sweet Briar 
who have reminded me that teaching and 
learning are always a mutual enterprise. 

Twenty years ago, during the fall semester of my 
senior year in college, I decided to become an historian. 
Lp until that moment, I had never really considered 
pursuing a doctorate and devoting my career to the 
study and teaching of history. I still recall vividly the 
expressions of both shock and celebration on the 
faces of the two history professors with whom I had 
saidied as an undergraduate, when I told them I 
\\'anted to go to graduate school. To give you all some 
appreciation for the suddenne.ss of my decision, I 
will never forget Professor Lane responding to my 
annoimcement with the words, "Let's get you to 
graduate school before you change your mind!" 
Beyond providing some of the seniors here today 
with some sense of relief ..that others have entered 
their senior years without really knowing what they 
were going to do when they left college...! retell this 
story to set the stage for my comments. I want to share 
with you why I believe the study of history matters. 
It has been my custom for the past 15 years to 
begin each course by asking the same question on 
the first day of class: "What is your first historical 
memory? When was the first time you remember 
being aware of the world beyond the confines of 
your family and friends?" 

Fifteen years ago the number one responses were; 
the day Neil Armstrong landed on the moon; the 
Watergate .scandal; and the end of the Vietnam War. 

During the last four years while I have been 
teaching at Sweet Briar, the students have cited the 
assassination attempt on President Reagan and the 
Challenger disaster as their most distinctive and 
earliest historical memories. 

As the answers to this question began to change 
over time and become increasingly more recent in time, 
my first reaction was, "Boy, these kids are getting 
younger eveiy day" — until I realized the obvious. The 
students weren't getting younger, I was getting older. 

But, on a more .serious level, the differences in 
time and place between my first historical memories 



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and those of my students help to explain why the study of the 
past is always directly related to our understanding of the present. 
The question of when historical events first enter into our con- 
sciousness is important because it begins to define what we think 
of as history, and how we all view the past from the perspective of 
the present. 

As a child of the '50s who came of age in the turbulent 1960s, 
my interest in history began when I realized that the America I had 
been taught to believe in was not the America I was seeing on the 
evening news. The American history I had been taught told the 
story of a great, democratic nation where equality, social justice, 
and righteousness were the defining characteristics of the Republic. 
From the founding fathers to Dwight Eisenhower, American history' 
was the story of a great nation, a land of progress, prosperity, and 
rugged individualism. The events of the 1960s, the civil rights 
movement, the women's movement, the war in 'Vietnam, and all of 
the social, cultural, and political turmoil of that decade left me 
bewildered, confused, and disillusioned. 

The only way I knew then, and still know, to come to terms 
with the present is to explore the past. Recognizing the importance 
of an historical perspective for understanding the present does not 
mean that history repeats itself In fact, nothing could be further 
from the truth. Every moment in history is unique. While all of 
histoiy leads us to understand the complex interrelationships 
between both change and continuity, history cannot repeat itself 
any more than today represents a carbon copy of yesterday. 

I remember one of my former students asking me why we have 
to study history. After all, nothing changes; what happened, 
happened. While it may be true that the past doesn't change, our 
understanding of it does. For example, up until the 1960s, the vast 
majority of historical scholarship and teaching focused on the 
experiences of elite, white males. The experiences of women, 
minorities, and working-class Americans were virtually excluded 
from this particular conception of history. As Americans in the 
sixties became more interested in issues of gender, race, and class, 
our understanding of history was dramatically redefined. 

The study of women, for example, has resulted in the 
reconceptualization of almost every aspect of American history, 
including our definitions of historical significance. The struggle of 
women to achieve their rights as citizens no longer remains invisible, 
but now contributes to our understanding of the development of a 
democratic society. Where once we believed that the most important 
events in our history occurred in the realms of political and economic 
life, we now understand that family and social life have exerted an 
equally significant influence on the evolution of American .society. 

Over the past four years, I have listened to many students who 
lament the fact that they were born at a time when nothing "big" 
was happening in the worid. An equally widespread contemporary 
view holds that we can, as individuals and as a nation, return to a 
simpler time, when the problems and challenges we faced were 
simpler, or at least less daunting. While we are certainly not the fii'st 
Americans to engage in romanticizing the past, or to use the past as 
a place to seek refuge from the present, our desire to do so reveals 
another insight into the value and meaning of the historical enterprise. 

The study of history forces us to examine not only how the 
realities of the past have influenced the present, but also how we 
use the past, and especially myths about our past, to structure our 
understanding of our individual and coUectix'e identity. 

As the historian James Oliver Robertson has obseived: We truth 
about a people, about America and Americans, resides both in American 



myths and in American realities. . Myths are stories; they are attitudes 
extracted from stories; they are 'the ways things are' as people in a 
particular society believe them to be; and they are the models people 
refer to when they try to understand their world and its behavior. 

For historians, therefore, myths are realities. What people believe 
happened is as important as knowing what actually happened. 

Recognizing the fact that inequality has always been a fact of 
American life, for example, does not mean that the ideal of equality 
and the myths Americans have created and believed in to support 
that ideal are lies or historically irrelevant. The task of the historian 
is to identify both the public record and the public memory, and to 
tiy to explain their relationship to one another. 

Throughout our history, myths have served as a means for both 
rationalizing and eradicating the gaps that have existed between our 
ideals and our actions. For example, in 1896, the myth of the 
American Dream helped white America justify racial discrimination 
on the basis of the doctrine of separate but equal. Almost 70 years 
later, Martin Luther King would stand on the steps of the Lincoln 
Memorial and draw on the power of that same myth to convince 
Americans that racial discrimination must end. 

Does it really matter that we know that George Washington 
ne\'er cut down a cherry tree, or that the North fought the Civil War 
to preserve the Union, rather than to eradicate slavery? Yes. But 
what might matter more is explaining why and how those specific 
myths became realities within our historical memory. 

Let me shift gears, and for a few moments share with you some 
of my thoughts as an American historian on the election of 1996, 
and on the dawn of a new century. 

First: Vote. One of the most popular beliefs permeating 
contemporary discourse is that voting doesn't matter, that special 
interest groups and big business have all the power, that the 
individual has no control over either government or politics. 

This belief has become so widespread in recent years that I am 
often amazed that we still purport to believe in either democracy 
or individualism. Today I ask you to think about this myth of 
individual political disempowerment, and to ask the question an 
historian 50 years from now will ask: Why did Americans who 
clearly had the right to vote, forfeit that right, at the very time that 
they also claimed that government and politicians were one of the 
major sources of America's problems? Why did Americans in the 
1990s lament the lack of accountability in the political process at the 
\'ery moment that they failed to utilize the power of the ballot box? 

Second, remember that history is both reality and perceptions 
of reality. Whenever you hear phrases such as "History tells us," or 
"History proves," step back and think like an historian. Ask yourself 
if you are being told an historical fact, or being asked to believe in 
a myth. If it is a myth, try to figure why that myth has power, why 
it is being told at this time, and what purpose it serves. 

Human beings, Gerda Lerner has written, have always used 
history in order to find their direction toward the future. To repeat 
the past or to depart from it. 

Today as you students prepare to become the first generation 
of women who will come of age in the 21st centuiy, I invite you all 
to remember that every generation gets to write its own history. 

Editor's note: Established by the Student Goveriunent Association 
in 1985 and determined by student membeis of the Academic Affairs 
Committee. Sweet Briar's Excellence in Teaching Award is conferred 
annually to encourage and to recognize outstanding teachers. 



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World-Wide Odyssey 

BY lUDY NEVINS LEHARDY '59 



fter months in the Middle 
East, culminating in our 
difficult trip up the Red Sea, 
we breathed a sigh of relief 
on arriving in Cyprus. In a 
modern marina for the first 
time in over a year, we cleaned the reddish grit and 
encrusted salt off the boat, and enjoyed large, modem 
supermarkets and post offices instead of the hole-in- 
the-wall type, fixed prices instead of "baksheesh," 
and not having to cover ourselves from elbows xo 
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We spent two summers causing the nearby Greek 
and Turkish waters, with five couples flying in to join 
us. Crossing the Aegean Sea three times, we were 
often forced to anchor for three days or more to wait 
out the "Meltemi," a strong wind that blows from tiie 
northwest in June and July. 

Our favorite "beat" was the Dodecanese Islands, 
stretching northwestward from Rhodes to Patmos. 
Tiny Simi, with its tucked-away harbors and classic 
architecture was a favorite, and on Leros we hiked to 
a castle overiooking our small harbor. Kalimos, which 
claims to be the sponge capital of the world, bustled 
with work boats. Large cruise ships call at Patmos, 
where the Book of Revelation is said to have been 
written by St. John the Theologian. 

Our only injury in the five years occurred on the 
island of Kos, as I was fending our stern off a large 
power yacht and smashed a fingertip. Apprehension 
gave way to relief when I learned that the clinic there 
was located on the very site where Hippocrates wrote 
his oath! Several stitches restored a normal-looking, 
but still-numb finger. 

Crossing toward Athens, we stopped at Homer's 
burial island of los, where the average age of the 
horde of tourists is nineteen. From there we took a 
ferry to spectacular Santorini, whose waters are too 
deep for our boat. Strong winds kept us for days at 
both Seriphos and Sifnos, delightful islands preferred 
by Greek tourists. 

The Greeks are warm and friendly, fun-loving 
yet fei.sty, and staunchly independent. It is hard to 
understand their differences with the Turks, who also 
are friendly, and surprisingly gentle and honest. 

The turquoise waters of Turkey beckoned to us; 
we meandered through the still waters of the Kekova 
Lagoon on the southern coast, and travelled up the 
Koycegiz River to see ancient Lycian tombs cai-ved 
into the hillside above us. Fethiye Harbor offered 
superb anchorages where ancient aiins sometimes lay 
under the clear water. Condominiums are springing 
up along Turkey's once deserted coasts, and the 
larger towns have modern marinas, but prices are 
low. It is less expensive to eat out than to buy 
groceries and cook on board in Turkey. 

Exploring inland by car, we, along with hundreds 
of people from cruise ships, were awed by the 
wonders of Ephesus. Then, almost alone, we 
explored the aiins of nearby Miletus with its perfect 
grid of streets and the huge amphitheater where Paul 
preached; then on to Didyma, where in the ruins of 
the colossal Temple of Apollo the famed head of 
Medusa is perfectly preserved. 

Before leaving the Eastern Mediterranean we 
took an overnight ferryboat to Israel for a week in 
the Holy Land. By public bus, share-taxi, and rental 
car, we covered ground from Nazareth to Bethlehem, 
with several days to explore Jerusalem by foot. 

Back across the Aegean with an o\'ernight stop 
on the southern tip of Naxos and another 'Meltemi" 
layover in Sifnos, we provisioned at Poros, where 




shopkeepers and taverna owners remembered us 
from the year before. 

Three miles long, lying between 250-foot-high 
limestone cliffs, the narrow, blue ribbon of water that 
is the Corinth Canal provided a direct route to the 
Ionian Sea and Italy, our next destination. 

Two days were all we could afford on Ithaca, 
where we visited the site of Odysseus' castle. The 
islands in the Ionian Sea are lush and green, and 
waters are calm, worthy of a much longer stay. 

On the very tip of the "toe" of Italy, in Reggio di 
Calabria, three friends joined us to motor-sail through 
the Straits of Messina, right past the swiriing eddies of 
Odysseus' Scylla and Chaiybdis, 'We lingered in the 
Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily, enjoying mud 



OPPOSITE PAGE: 

The Cormorant under full 

sail near Martinique 

THIS PAGE: 
Arrival in Annapolis, 
August 16, 1996 



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After months in the 

Middle East. . . we 

breathed a sigh of 

relief on arriving in 

Cvpriis. In a modern 

marina for the first 

time in over a year 

we cleaned the reddish 

grit and encrusted salt 

off the boat, and 

enjoyed large, modern 

supermarkets and post 

offices instead of the 

hole-in-the-wall type. . . 

and not having to 

cover ourselves from 

elbows to ankles when 

off the boat. 



baths in the boiling sulphur springs at Volcano 
Island, along with hundreds of Italian vacationers. 
August is not the best time to visit any resort in the 
Mediterranean! 

Heading overnight toward Agropoli on the 
mainland, we saw a huge whale just after dawn, close 
enough for good photos. We came along the Italian 
coast, past Salerno and along the spectacular Amalfi 
Drive, with a stop in Amalfi. Then on to Capri, where 
all boats, even large ferryboats, speed recklessly through 
the small harbor. We gave up our spot on the quay, 
anchoring for the night on the quiet south side of the 
island, where we watched a full moon rise. 

Our friends left us in Naples after two weeks, 
and we were off for Corsica, with a stop at the tiny 
island of Ponza, known as "the peari of Rome," in the 
Tyrrhenian Sea. Just touching on Sardinia, where 
cruising grounds are magnificent, we continued to 
Bonifacio, Corsica, to pick up friends from Paris, and 
took a leisurely cruise of that island's west coast, past 
strikingly beautiful fjord-like cliffs, the only thing 
lacking being the wind. We had more than enough 
wind the last day, though, when an unexpected gale 
hit us as we headed for the Italian mainland in the 
pre-dawn hours. After harrowing momenLs when our 
wind generator lost its blades, one entering the cock- 
pit and narrowly missing a person, we diverted to the 
small Italian pri.son island of Capraia, where we later 
read that Boswell had once been shipwrecked! We 
hastily hailed a dive boat to take our friends to the 
ferry for a trip to the mainland and their train to 
Paris. Later we continued to Elba, thankful to drop 




Marching in the Festival of the Giant Omelette Parade 
with grand marshal, Frejus, France 



the anchor after 11 hours without sleep. 

A real highlight for us, after a stop in Monaco, 
was visiting Frejus, France, "sister city" to our home- 
town of Fredericksburg, Virginia. We were warmly 
welcomed and treated like celebrities — wined and 
dined, and even invited to march in the parade of the 
Giant Omelette Festival, an annual event. 

France has its high wind too, the "Mistral," which 
appears unannounced, literally out of a clear blue 
sky, and blows up to 50 mph, sometimes lasting for 
days. Such a wind struck us suddenly near Frejus, 
and we had our most frightening two hours, getting 
the sail down and reaching a nearby anchorage. 

The Balearic Islands of Spain were next; we 
especially enjoyed being on the public quay in 
Palma, Mallorca, in the shadow of its splendid 
cathedral. Always needing time to work on the boat, 
we took it here — ten days in which we heard a 
concert at the Symphony Hall and visited the 
impressive Joan Miro Foundation. 

Stopping along the coast of Spain, we took a 
train across the Sierra Nevada to see the Alhambra 
with its ornate Moorish palaces. 

By now it was late October and we headed 
directly for Gibraltar. The Rock with its caves, 
resident Barbary apes, and man-made nrnnels was 
fascinating to visit; we even saw two elaborate British 
ceremonies in this last remnant of what was the 
British Empire. The population is mostly of Moorish, 
Spanish, and Indian descent, and a decadence 
prevails throughout the shabby streets of the old 
walled city, though modern suburbs stand on the 
adjacent landfill. Riding the outgoing current through 
the straits, we sailed into the Atlantic, where the 
broad swells were a welcome change from the short, 
choppy seas of the Mediterranean. 

We made a stop in Morocco for a train trip to the 
ancient city of Marrakech, deep in the desert. The 
complicated procedures for harbor entrance after never 
even filling out a form since leaving Greece, and the 
"touts" demanding "Baksheesh" made us almost wish 
we hadn't come, but Marrakech was a delight with its 
li\'ely outd(5or entertainment, ".souks" (endless dark alleys 
full of merchandise), and exotic .sounds and smells. 

In the Canary Islands we prepared for our Atlantic 
cro.ssing, along with dozens of boats like ours. 
Friends flew in to make the voyage with us, and after 
equipment checks, repairs, and extensive provisioning, 
we sailed on the 1st of December. 

The first week we rolled uncomfortably. Then 
just as we headed west to catch the trade winds, our 
steering chain broke. Ward was able to effect a jury 
rig, but to be safer we diverted 200 miles south to the 
C^ape Verde Islands for repair. A quick makeshift 
welding job and we were on our way. 

After more days of rolling discomfort, the wind 
lessened. We had a smooth ride, some days with too 
little wind. We celebrated Christmas, Wards birthday, 
and our friends' anni\ersar\' at sea. reaching Barbados 
on the 30th of December. Clear, blue-green water, 
palm trees, and rum punches ne\er looked so good! 



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We spent the next five months in the Caribbean, 
having extensive work done on the boat in Trinidad, 
then heading up the island chain. Three of our four 
children and their spouses joined us in Grenada, 
Martinique, and the Virgin Islands. We saw islands 
rarely visited by Americans, such as Dominica with its 
wild landscape and waterfalls, and the French Isles 
des Santes and Guadeloupe. Trinidad was a happy 
island where different races and cultures live side by 
side, and we witnessed and took part in the frenzy of 
"pre-carnival," steel drum music ringing in our ears. 

Heading north from Puerto Rico we waited out a 
blow in the Caicos Islands, where the reef makes 
waters bright blue for miles around. Conchs are the 
main business there. 

Retracing our steps through the Bahamas, we 
called at Eleuthera, where British Loyalists settled 
over 200 years ago and everyone is blond and related 
to one another. The fishing fleet and colorful houses 
are immaculate. 

In the Abacos we began seeing friends from the 
U.S. in their boats, and crisscrossed the shallow 
waters with them from Marsh Harbor on Grand 
Abaco Cay to Man O War Cay, Elbow Cay, and Great 
Guana Cay, some of the prettiest spots we've seen. 
Our ten-year-old grandson, James Kellogg, flew over 
to sail with us across the Gulf Stream to Cumberland 
Island, Georgia and up the Intracoastal Waterway to 
Charie.ston, Our two older grandchildren, Durrani and 
Sara Kellogg, came along from there to Virginia, 

We experienced some real Sweet Briar southern 
hospitality when a man we had met earlier, who was 
planning a world circumnavigation, came to our 
rescue when we hit a sandbar near Wadmalaw 



Island, South Carolina. He was David Maybank, 
husband of Louise Jenkins Maybank '60, and an invi- 
tation to their home on the marsh for dinner ensued. 
Over boiled shrimp and freshly picked corn at the 
end of their dock in the marshes, we discovered our 
Sweet Briar connection. Other guests were Mayo and 
Ellen Pringle Read '60, 

In North Carolina we were forced to take refuge 
from Hurricane Bertha in a broad creek ten miles 
inland from Beaufort. A local resident invited boaters to 
use her home, and we gratefully accepted after lashing 
down eveiything on deck and setting three anchors. 
Though winds reached over 80 mph. Cormorant 
suffered no damage, and we were soon on our way, 

Anne Wilson Rowe '57 and Joe entertained us 
oxernight at their waterside home on Cuckold Creek 
off the Patuxent River in Maryland, on our last stretch, 
heading for Annapolis, 

On August 17th we were warmly welcomed by 
family and friends upon arrival at the Crown Sailing 
Center, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MaryJand. 
Thus ended our journey of over 33,000 miles around 
the worid. 

Cormorant is for sale as we happily settle back 
into our house in Fredericksburg. We shall miss the 
camaraderie and carefree life at sea, but not the hard 
work, uncertain weather, and responsibility. The 
greatest change we notice is in our grandchildren, and 
we are ready to spend more time with them. 

I thank Nancy Godwin Baldwin '57 for her 
enthusiasm in asking me to recount our experiences in 
the Sweet Briar Alumnae Magazine. It has indeed been 
an honor to have my story appear in these pages. 



Cormorant is for sale 
as we happily settle 
back into our house 
in Fredericksburg. 
We shall miss the 
camaraderie and 
carefree life at sea, 
but not the hard 
work uncertain 
weather, and 
responsibility. 



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from the museum 



The Sweet Briar Gates 

BY ANN MARSHALL WHITLEY '47, CURATOR, SWEET BRIAR MUSEUM 



A 



s people pass 
through the lovely 
entrance guarding 
the road into Sweet 
Briar and cross 
o\'er the bridge onto the 
campus, few if any notice the 
initials on the old gratings, nor 
do they realize that the wrought 
iron pieces actually are the 
original gates that once were 
used to close off the campus 
from the road at night. 

For some years, the iron 
gates were initialed "SBl," since 
Sweet Briar was chartered 
"Sweet Briar Institute" in 1901. 
Very early, the faculty and 
students, and the first president, 
Dr. Mary K. Benedict, rebelled at 
the thought of a fine women's 
college being called an institute. 
Somehow it sounded to them 
like a women's penal colony 
tucked into the foothills of the 
Blue Ridge mountains. In an 
article for the December 1937 
Alumnae Magazine, Dr. 
Benedict wrote: 

"We started as an 'institute' 
— were founded and chartered 
as 'Sweet Briar Institute! This 
was distressing to us. and. 
though we always said 'college. ' 
we had to print institute. ' Tlw 
u'ordjust didn t seem to fit. fine 
word though it is. Were seemed 
to be no way of changing the 
name formally, so I decided 
with the connivance of others 
interested to just put 'college' 
wherever the word institute' 
was. I wondered what the Board 
would do to me for that, hut they 
never took me to task. I don 't 
know whether we are still 
'institute' under the charter or 
not. " 

The original road that led 
into the Sweet Briar plantation 
started in present-day 
Faulconerville. It curied around 




The "SBl" gates 



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through the woods and 
fields past the entrance to 
today's riding center, continued 
up Monument Hill past the 
graveyard, tiien wound down in 
gentle cun'es past where Guion, 
Babcock, and the gym now 
stand. The narrow dirt lane was 
called Sunset Road. It skirted the 
East Dell to join an even nar- 
rower dirt farm track that ran 
behind Sweet Briar House, then 
twisted through today's hunt 
field, crossed the lake bed, and 
e\'entually found its way through 
fields and forest to Amherst. 

The new college needed 
another entrance to the campus 
It also needed a railroad station. 
The nearest station going north 
from Lynchburg was at Cooh\ell. 
nearly three miles distant. The 
station at Amherst was even 
farther away. A cut was made 
into the hill on Mt. San Angelo 
land, and the Southern Railroad 
built a small station on a flat 
spot just behind the cut. 

Building roads was not eas\' 
in the early 1900s. Trees had 
to be cut by hand, stumps 
dynamited, and the road bed 
cleared of debris. Finally, crushed 
rock had to be sunk into the 
viscid red mud of Virginia. 

The old Sweet Briar 
plantation was laced with fields 
separated by rock walls acting 
as fences. Slaves in the 18''' and 
19* centuries had cleared the 
fields of rocks and stones to 
build the walls. These stone 
fences were recycled through a 
rock crusher and are still the 
bedrock under many of the 
campus roads. Once the rock 
was in place, gravel was spread 
thickly on top. This was kept 
smooth by a huge road grader 
pullett by a team of twenty 
mules! The mules became 
history long ago as the main 
roads were hard surfaced. The 
20-mule-team harness went to a 
museum collection. Recently in 
a massive campus cleanup, the 
old grader went for scrap metal. 

A bridge was needed for 
the new entrance over Rutledge 
Creek, which flows on the 



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The bridge onto campus, 1 91 3 

Sweet Briar side of the road. A 
heavy-duty, cut-granite bridge, 
one-carriage-wide, was 
constructed — to last like the 
aqueducts of ancient Rome — 
and the gates were installed. It 
was the chore of Sweet Briar's 
one night watchman to close 
them ever^' night. 

There was precious little 
traffic along the road leading 
past the College because it w^as 
either a rut-ridden quagmire of 
sticky red clay or a choking, 
rutted, lumpy track of thick pink 
dust. As soon as the road was 
attended to, automobiles came 
to Sweet Briar; the bridge had 
to be widened to accommodate 
cars and trucks. This was 
achiesed by retaining the 
underpinnings of granite, but 
today's bridge is mostly brick. If 
one looks over the sides of the 
bridge's brick walls, one can see 
the granite blocks still firmly in 
place. The gates, never closed 
now, are part of the entrance 
decoration; the "I" has been 



deleted from the initials, but a 
"C" was never added. 

The early "new" road into 
the campus veered off to the 
left after crossing the bridge to 
pass between a long, shady, 
double row of ginkgo trees 
which still stand. Eventually the 
road was widened and straight- 
ened, but the old roadbed still 
is plainly visible. In the fall, the 
ginkgo trees are a lovely sight 
when their little fan-shaped 
leaves turn brilliant yellow 
against the green pastures and 
blue sky beyond. Many artists 
over the years from the Virginia 
Center for the Creative Arts at 
Mt. San Angelo have disco\ered 
these vivid contrasts; in fall it 
is not unusual to see artists 
painting this scene, their easels 
set up on the sloping lawns at 
the entrance to campus. 

Many loving hearts and 
hands have added to the God- 
given natural beaut\' of Sweet 
Briar. Recently a student told me, 
"All it took was to drive over the 



bridge and up the road through 
those glorious woods — I knew 
I wanted to stay here." A fitting 
testimonial to those generations 
of Sweet Briar people, many 
nameless, who cared enough to 
preser\'e and to add to the 
beaurv' of Sweet Briar! 



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EEKEND^^ 
ILLIAMSBURG 




he off-campus Board of 
Directors meetings were 
held in conjunction with 
Sweet Briar's September 
1996 Recognition Weekend at Kingsmili Resort 
and Conference Center in Williamsburg, 
Virginia's 18th-century Colonial Capital. Board 
members, arriving Thursday evening, worked 
non-stop during daytime hours Friday and 
Saturday, but took time off for dinner at a 
colonial tavern Thursday evening, and joined 
over 100 guests for a cocktail buffet Friday 
evening with local alumnae, and a "Colonial 
Groaning Board" Saturday night dinner. An 
Alumnae College program was presented 
Friday by Colonial Williamsburg historian and 
actor John Hamant: "Williamsburg: Before 
and After" — a slide lecture and dramatic 
presentation about the story of Williamsburg's 
restoration in the early 20th century. Sunday 
offered a tour of Carter's Grove before 
attendees returned to the 20th century. 



Recognition Weetcend 

1 996 guests were led to 

dinner Saturday night by 

the fife and drum: a 

gloriously rousing, happy 

passage to a Groaning 

Board feast! 




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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 
Recognize a "dancer" recruited from 
the dinner guests? 

Gordon Beemer H'21 , husband of 
the late Florence Woeifel Eiston- 
Beemer '21 , sports his tricorn hat 



Wendy Weiler '71; 
Chadsey '44 



Murrell Rickards 



Leigh Meyer Mitcheli '87, Peninsula 
Club president, registers guests for 
Friday cocktail buffet 

One person at each Groaning Board 
table discovered a tricorn hat under his 
chair; this meant that he was the server! 
Walter Brown H'49, former Board 
chair, does his duty; Ann Ritchey 
Baruch '62, SB Board, accepts 
tenderloin of beef 

Buffet guests enjoy Kingsmill Terrace 



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CLOCKWISE 
FROM TOP LEFT: 

Strolling minstrels sing to 
Bradley Hale, vice chair, 
SB Board: Dr. Kathy 
Upchurch Takvorian '72; 
Dr. "Tak" Takvorian 

Debby & Paul Dudman 
(SB Board), parents 
of Amelia '96 and 
Katie '99: Vaughan Inge 
Morrissette '54 (SB Board) 

Adele Vogel Harrell '62: 
Bill Pusey (husband of 
Patti Powell Pusey '60): 
Parker Harrell (SB Board) 

Thursday night gathering 
of members of President 
Muhlenfeld's family: sister- 
in-law Judee Showalter & 
brother Ed: mother 
Connie Showalter: Betsy 
Muhlenfeld: father Merle 
Showalter: daughter 
Allison Muhlenfeld: 
husband Laurin Wollan 

New Board of Directors 
members: Jane Merkle 
Borden '65: Bee Newman 
Thayer '61 : L. Parker 
Harrell, Jr. (husband of 
Adele Vogel '62): Dr. Mary 
Fleming Finlay '66. Not 
pictured: Lee Foley '96; 
Cotesworth Pinckney, 
husband of Helen 
Raney '66 

Joseph & Susan Hight 
Rountree '59 

Julia Mills Jacobsen '45 
and Jake 

Nannette McBurney 
Crowdus '57 (SB Board): 
Monica Dean, SB director, 
public relations; Nancy 
Godwin Baldwin '57, 
editor. Alumnae 
Magazine; Sandra Taylor 
Craighead '74 





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CLOCKWISE 
FROM TOP LEFT: 

The Colonial Dancers 
entertain during dinner 

Denton Freeman 
Kump '88; Jennifer 
Crossland '86 

Faith Rahmer 
Croker '54, chair. 
Williamsburg Weekend 
Committee, welcomes 
guests 

Seated: Kitchey 
Roseberry Tolleson '52; 
General George S. 
Patton; Sara Finnegan 
Lycett '61 . chair, SB 
Board; Joanne 
Holbrook Patton '52, 
secretary, SB Board 

Jack S. and Donna 
Pearson Josey '64 
enjoy Saturday night 
pre-dinner reception 

Catherine Caldwell 
Cabaniss '61 ; Brad 
Thayer, husband 
of Bee Newman 
Thayer '61 

Ike and Sara Finnegan 
Lycett '61 . talk with 
Julia Gray Saunders 
Michaux '39 



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The Williamsburg 
Weekend produced 
many mini reunions; 
our roving 

photographer caught 
the following ones. 

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: 
Class of 1949: 
Walter H. Brown, H'49; 
Caroline Casey McGehee; 
Joan McCarthy 
Whiteman; Weston 
Whiteman; Kitty Hart 
Belew; Elizabeth Wellford 
Bennett; Bunny Barnett 
Brown 

Class of 1995: 

Jessica Johns; Meredith 

Williams; Kathy Whitby 

Class of 1959: 
Ann Young Bloom 
(National Reunion Gifts 
Chair); Betsy Smith White 
(SB Board) 

Class of 1965: 
Jane Merkle Borden & 
Eugenia Dickey Caldwell, 
SB Board members 

Class of 1968: 
Stephanie Bredin 
Speakman (SB Board); 
Lynne Gardner Detmer 

Class of 1964; 
Donna Pearson Josey; 
Molly Johnson Nelson 
(SB Board & co-chair, 
Boxwood Circle 
Committee); Jo Ann 
Soderquist Kramer (co- 
chair. Boxwood Circle 
Committee) 

Class of 1961: 

Bee Newman Thayer (SB 

Board); Janet Cook 

Stephens; Sara Finnegan 

Lycett; Catherine Caldwell 

Cabaniss 

Class of 1954: 
Vaughan Inge Morrissette; 
Meriwether Hodges 
Major; Mary Robb Freer; 
Faith Rahmer Croker 




The weekend's festive 
activities were planned 
by Williamsburg 
alumna Faith Rahmer 
Croker '54 and her 
committee of volunteers 
from SBC's Peninsula 
Club: Dale Banford 
Banning '85: Margaret 
Cook '59; Virginia 
Baldwin Cox '69: Lynne 
Gardner Detmer '68: 
Elizabeth Kyle 
Donahue '82: Mary 
Jane Rods Fenn '54: 
Deborah Gabriel 
Glascock '75: Susanna 
Broaddus Hickman '88: 
Debra Bogdan Hill '73; 
Leigh Meyer Mitchell '87; 
Barbara Pinnell 
Pritchard '54: Ashley 
Hudgins Rice '47: 
Frances L. Robb '48; 
Susan Hight 
Rountree '59; Polly 
Vandeventer 
Saunders '46: Janet 
Cook Stephens '61; and 
Elizabeth McLemore 
While '70 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



spotlight 



Mobilian Delights 
in Effort to Restore 
iVIount Vernon 

She's one of 30 women from 
across the nation to serve on 
estate's preservation board 

By Jeff Hardy, Washington Bureau 

The wharf at George 
Washington's estate 
affords a striking view of 
the Potomac River on this sunny, 
wind-blown spring day. 

Wooden ships of long ago 
came to a wharf like this, drop- 
ping off supplies or picking up 
crops and other goods from the 
Southern gentleman's 8,000-acre, 
18th-century Tidewater plantation. 

These days, another South- 
erner oversees the preservation of 
the estate that the nation's first 
president developed. 

"This is without a doubt the 
most exciting thing, " said Mrs. H. 
Taylor Morrissette, a regal, white- 
haired Mobilian, whose cherubic 
face and lively gray eyes light up 
when someone asks about 
Washington's Mount Vernon. 

"I just enjoy working with 
these women and everyone else 
to cultivate special ideas for 
presenting George Washington 
the man to the nation." 

She is one of 30 women, each 
from a different state, sending on 
the national preservation board 
for Washington's estate, which is 
now 500 acres. She has been 
regent of this Mount Vernon 
Ladies Association since 1993. 

The nonprofit association — 
the oldest preservation society 
run by women — raised $200,000 
to buy the mansion and the 
surrounding 200 acres from 
Washington's greatgrandnephew, 
John Augustine Washington, Jr. in 
1858, saving it from \irtual ruin. 

Since then, the women have 
worked, without federal funding, 
to restore and maintain the 
mansion and grounds as 
Washington left them. 



At the moment, they are using 
part of their $15 million budget as 
well as a $1.75 million donation 
from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation 
to build the Pioneer Farmer 
project. In the %12 million 
project, demonstrations of 18th- 
centuiy agricultural techniques, 
and cultivation of old-fashioned 
crops, will display Washington's 
impact on farming at the time. 

She won't say it, but staff 
members say Mrs. Morrissette's 
guidance, energy and curious 
mischievous personality have a 
lot to do with \\\\M is happening 
at Mount Vernon. 

"She's a pistol," said Dennis 
Pogue, director of restoration. 
"She's a major contributor to this 
extremely proactive side of the 
organization." 

Mrs. Morrissette's civic 
involvement is not limited to her 
10 years as Alabama's representa- 
tive on Mount Vernon's board. 
She serves on boards of the 
Mobile Infirmary, the Alabama 
Shakespeare Festival, the Alabama 
School of Math and Science 
Foundation, the United Way of 
South Alabama and the Historic 
Mobile Preservation Society, to 
name a few. 

"If she's on the board of some 
group or involved in something, 
she takes a ver>' active part in it," 
said Jean Wentworth, executive 
director of the Mobile Historic 
Society. Her daughter, Lynn, is 
married to Mrs. Morrissette's son, 
Taylor. 

"She's very well known in 
Mobile and very well thought of," 
Mrs. Wentworth said. 

Mrs. Morrissette's husband, 
Taylor, died in 1990. He was 
president of Colonial Sugars in 
Mobile. Their daughter, three 
sons and 10 grandchildren live in 
Spring Hill. 

"Cleariy, she is one of the 
most active women in South 
Alabama, largely because when 
she is involved in something, you 
know it is going to be done right 






Vaughan Morrissette 

and with cla,ss," said U.S. Rep. 
Sonny Callahan, R-Mobile. 

Her ambitions are large for the 
Pioneer Farmer project at Mount 
Vernon, set for completion in 
September, just five months away. 

At a former swamp that 
Washington called "Hell Hole," 
near the wharf, visitors will find a 
working farm where they can 
participate in the planting and 
harvesting. 

The centerpiece of the project 
is the reconstruction of a 16-sided 
wheat-threshing bam. The original 
handwritten plan for Washington's 
innovati\e barn, designed in 
1792, is housed at the Library of 
Congress. 




The ladies association owns a 
1795 plan of the barnyard 
complex, which includes stables, 
corn houses, fencing and live- 
stock pens. 

Mrs. Morrissette and others 
hope the four-acre project reveals 
Washington's place as a leader in 
U.S. agriculture, a large-scale 
farmer with a desire to conduct 
major experiments to increase 
efficiency and conservation. 

"When we ask people what 
they would like to see here, many 
of them say we do a wonderful 
job with the mansion and the 
plants and the grounds and 
things, but they would like to 
know more about the man," Mrs. 



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Morrissette said. "Children 
now want to be like sports figures 
and rock stars and we want to 
bring George Washington back to 
life as the man he was." 

Reprinted with permission 
from the April 29, 1996 edition of 
The Mobile Press Register. 

Editor's Note: Sweet Briar 
College is well represented on the 
Mount X'ernon Board! In addition 
to Vaughan. who senses as regent 
(chair), fi\e other alumnae repre- 
sent their states as vice-regents: 
Frances Claiborne Guy '42, VA; 
Gene Smith '55, MO; Derrill 
Maybank Hagood '55, SC; Lynn 
Crosby Gammiil '58, MS; Barbara 
Chase Webber '54, TX. 



Cheryl Fortin Young '85: 
Member of the Water 
Rescue Team, 1996 
Olympics 

A number of SBC family members 
took part in the '96 Olympics, but 
Cbeiyl )'oiiiig '85 may be the only 
one who did so seren months 
pregnant! She sent the following 
record of her participation as a 
rescue team member at the 
Olympic Yachting Centennial 
Games. 

Iliad the opportunity this 
summer to participate in 
staging the Olympic Games. 
The Yachting venue opened on 
July 6; practice races began July 
21. I spent si.x days in Savannah 
working water rescue for the 
sailors. Although my responsibili- 
ties kept me on the water from 
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 or 7:00 p.m.. 
there was plenty of time for fun. I 
met many of the American sailors; 
one of them, Courtney Becker- 
Dey was a childhood friend I 
used to sail with on Long Island 
Sound. She won a Bronze Medal 
for the USA in the Europe class! 

I also met an international 
group of volunteers helping to 
stage the events. Some were local 
Savannah yachtsmen; others were 
athletes who failed to make their 
country's sailing team. Some were 



Olympic sponsors' employees 
( profes.sional Swatchlimers). The 
long days were rewarding, with 
much camaraderie and sense of 
accomplishment. Although seven 
months pregnant, 1 felt energized 
throughout the competition — a 
unique experience, the sort of 
opportunity' one must grab when 
it presents itself. 

With over 80 countries and 
450 athletes, the Yachting events 
were inspiring. Yachting is one of 
the oldest sports in the Olympics, 
entering the program in 1900. 
Women have always been 
allowed to compete with men, 
but it was not until 1988 that the 
first women's event, the 470, was 
introduced. 

There were 10 e\ents sailed in 
eight classes of boats. All events 
competed in fleet race format 
(where all boats race against each 
other). The Solings raced in fleet 
format for ten races, then the top 
six boats moved on to matched 
racing (where one boat races 
against another). There were four 
race courses, one in Wassaw 
Sound and three in the Atlantic 
outside the Sound. They all raced 
an outer-loop Olympic Trapezoid. 

Sailing requires speed, strength, 
and strategv. A sailor must be fast 



enough to win the race, strong 
enough to race a second race, and 
must understand the conditions 
well enoLigh to develop a winning 
strategy. The courses are very 
dynamic, set up in alignment with 
the wind: if the wind changes, the 
course changes. Each fleet of 
boats has a different size and 
configuration to their course — 
the Mistral boats have the shortest 
course, the keelboats the longest. 
This is determined with target 
times which range from 35 to 75 
minutes. 

All the boats are one design 
— constructed to precise size and 
weight specifications: when all 
boats are identical, it is the best 
sailor who wins, not the one who 
can afford the best equipment. 
Prior to the competition, boats 
were measured to ensure that 
they were within specifications 
set for each class of boat. The 
Atlanta Committee for the 
Olympic Games (ACOG) provided 
the boats for the single-handed 
classes. The athletes provided 
boats for all the other classes, 

ACOG built a Day Marina, as 
Savannah did not have a marina 
large enough or in a convenient 
location for housing and launching. 
It was amazing to .see this floating 





Cheryl prepares to distribute 
water 



dock implemented! The threat of 
"Bertha" sent many sailors and 
volunteers into a frenzy, but I was 
very impressed with the ACOG's 
organization and effort. 

My water rescue responsibilities 
included giving sailors water and 
being available in time of medical 
emergency. 1 helped a day each 
on Start, Finish, and Mark boats. 
The water rescue boat was an 18' 
rubber Zodiac with a 90 HP 
Mercury engine. I carried a basic 
medical kit, a lifeguard rescue 
tube, and plenty of water and 
Poweraid. The temperatures were 
in the upper '90s each day with 
an e.xtremely high heat index. We 
had days of no wind, and days of 
thunderstorms with 50 mph v\inds 
when races v\ere cancelled or 
delayed. 

It was \ery rewarding to be 
part of such an international 
production. Although the coming 
months will center around my 
family and our next baby, I will 
.ilways cherish those few days 
spent supporting the Centennial 
Celebration of the summer 
Olympic Games. 

Ed. note: Kayla Rebecca 
Young was bom "right on time" 
September 13. weighing in at 7 
lbs.. 4 1/2 oz. Well done. Cheryl! 



Cheryl Young on her rescue boat, Safety 2. an 1 8' Zodiac with 90 HP 
Mercury outboard motor 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



AKALYOTA: 

Bringing Together a 
Classical Collection 

By Judith Evans Grubbs, 
Associate Professor, Classical 
Studies, and Rebecca Massie 
Lane, Director of College 
Galleries & Arts Management 

This exhibition is the 
cuhnination of study by 
Sweet Briar Turning 
Point student Karia Faulconer. 
"AKALYnTA" includes 
classical artifacts, late 19th/early 
20th centur)' plaster casts of the 
Parthenon's West Frieze, early 
20th century posters portraying 
ancient Greek and Roman 
costumes, and two Piranesi 
engravings of Rome. 

President Elisabeth 
Muhlenfeld said, in the exhibition 
catalog, "'AKALYTITA: Bringing 
Together a Classical Collection,' 
is a fine example of under- 
graduate research. The exhibition 
is realized through the collabo- 
ration of several academic 
components of the College 
(Classical Studies, Art Galleries, 
and Honors Program), and shows 
what can be accomplished at an 
institution like Sweet Briar 
where such interdisciplinary 
projects are not only possible 
but actually encouraged. 

"In a real sense, this project 
is a culmination of several 
historical strains at Sweet Briar. 
Today's Classical Studies 
Department grew 
from a long 
tradition of 
Latin, , 



Greek, and classical studies, 
dating back to the founding of 
the College. Likewise, the college 
art collection began early in 
Sweet Briar's history, with 
Professor Magoffin's gift and the 
activities of the Friends of Art in 
the 1930s. The Arts Management 
Program and Pannell Art Gallery 
were established in 1984 and 
have grown in response to the 
demand in the field of the arts 
for well-educated, trained 
professionals." 

Karla Faulconer is a Turning 
Point Junior (a student of non- 
traditional age). Karia was 
awarded one of the four 1996 
Sweet Briar Summer Research 
Fellowships sponsored by the 
Flonors Program. The Honors 
Program offers challenging 
academic opportunities, includ- 
ing seminars, independent 
research, and co-curricular 
activities. It is designed for 
students of exceptional initiative 
and ability. Under the guidance 
of Associate Professor of 
Classical Studies, Judith Evans 
Grubbs, and Director of College 
Galleries & Arts Management, 
Rebecca Massie Lane, Karia 
undertook to combine her 
studies in classics with curatorial 
research and classification, 
culminating in the creation of 
this exhibition and catalog. 

■We anticipate that Karia's 
research will benefit future 
Sweet Briar students who will 
utilize the classics collection for 
further research and study. They 
may uncover new information 

about these objects, which 





Karla Faulconer 

will supplement and perhaps 
even correct our current classifi- 
cations. Opportunities will open 
for students to research the items 
in a larger cultural and artistic 
context. In addition, Karia's work 
will greatly enliance the teaching 
potential of the collection. 

In addition to sen'ing the 
Classical Studies and Art History 
Departments at Sweet Briar, the 
exhibition will have broader 
impact, both within the college 
and without. In addition to its 
appeal to surrounding college 
audiences and the general 
population, we anticipate 



serving many pupils in the 
Amherst County Public Schools 
through our docent tour program. 

The gallery director, in 
collaboration with Amherst 
County Schools gifted coordina- 
tor, Kay Brimijoin, received 
funding from the Virginia 
Commission for the Arts to 
support the 1996-97 school tour 
program, "The Classical 'Worid in 
■Virginia." The tour program will 
center around the AKALYTITA 
exhibition and will also include 
support for the outdoor architec- 
tural treasure hunt, which will 
feature Sweet Briar's historic 
Georgian buildings. Combining 
architecture, artifacts, and later 
artwork, schoolchildren will gain 
a multimedia appreciation for 
classical art and architecture. 'We 
anticipate that every fourth and 
fifth grade student in Amherst 
County, and the Tye River 
School fifth graders from Nelson 
County, will see the exhibition 
and participate in the outdoor 
architectural treasure hunt. 
Linking to the fourth graders' 
study of Thomas Jefferson, a 
tour of Jefferson's Poplar Forest 
will also be integrated into the 
program. 




Drawing by Karla Faulconer, Large Fibula, bronze, CL.M.010A/B/C, 
8 cm X 5 1/2 cm, Etruscan, 7th Century BO, provenance unknown 



Lendon Grey '71 Caught In Action! 

Cissy Humphrey '76 snapped this photo as Lendon 
"demonstrated her riding talents and helped to educate the 
audience and the judges on the complexities of the dressage 
and equestrian competitions" at the '96 Olympics (See 
"Spotlight," Summer '96 Alumnae Magazine). 



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club corner 





▲ Oklahoma City, OK Alumnae and Current Student Luncheon, Summer 
1996: Rebecca Hamby '99; Marjorie Newell Curlee '51 : Martha Tisdale Cordell '82; 
Elaine Schuster '58; Katie Gumerson '97, hostess; Beth McMahan Tolbert '57; 
Katy Dudman '99; Lucinda Hart Kennon '72 




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▲ Indianapolis, IN: Ten alumnae gathered May 1 1 , 
'96 at the home of Jane Tatman Walker '60, secretary, 
Alumnae Association Board. Dues were collected; the 
Club sent $50 to Friends of the Library in memory of 
Virginia Foster Gruen '34; $50 to Friends of Art; and 
$250 to the Indianapolis Endov\ie<ii6cholarship Fund. 
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Flavia Collins 
Machado '95; Meg Myers Sullivan '74; Karen 
Giogetti '95 • Jane Rice McPherson '44; Nancy Kegley 
Jenkins '42 • Jo Bierhaus Barrow '52; Janet Martin 
Bennett '40 



mini reunion 





▲ Charlotte, NC: A New and Returning Student Party 
was held at the home of Frances Gilbert Browne '56, 
Alumnae Association Board, last August. 
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Frances Gilbert Browne '56; 
Brandon Holland '96; Sara Selby '96; Elizabeth Dunck '95; 
Rachel Briers '96; Margaret Williams, SBC Director of 
Admissions; Kaky Connors Cassada '86, Charlotte Club 
President; Betsy Smith White '59, SBC Board of Directors 
• Sarah Dorminey '99; Elizabeth Melvin '99; Jill Triana '99; 
Margaret Williams; Brandi Whitley '99 • Gregor Lee '00 • 
Carol Skriloff '00 



A Very Special '57 Mini Reunion — of 
Bridesmaids!! — from Nannette McBurney '57 
and Bill Crowdus' Wedding — with Three 
Spouses Added, July 1996, Spring Lake, Ml 

Bill Crowdus; Lee Haskell Vest; Diane Duffield 
Wood; Cynnie Wilson Ottaway; Sandy Wood; 
Nannette; John Ottaway 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



sweet briar in the news 



In the space of a few short weeks in August and 
September, Sweet Briar received accolades from several 
national publications, confirming what we've known all 
along: that Sweet Briar is a premiere liberal arts college 
for women, A few highlights: 

Money Magazine: Sweet Briar again has been 
named one of the top 100 colleges in the nation by 
Money magazine, based on academic quality in relation 
to cost. Sweet Briar is ranked *39 overall, and #3 out of 
the 100 after financial aid is factored in. Money also 
ranked Sweet Briar *2 among women's colleges, #9 
among small liberal arts colleges, and #8 overall in the 
Mid-Atlantic region. A fine showing' 

U.S. News & World Report Magazine: In its 
annual fall America 's Best Colleges issue, U.S. News also 
ranks Sweet Briar a best value based on its published 
cost in relation to its academic quality. Sweet Briar places 
37"' in the "national liberal arts " category. 

In its overall college rankings, U.S. News lists Sweet 
Briar in its "second tier," the upper half of 160 national 
liberal arts colleges. The only 'Virginia institution ranked 
higher is 'Washington & Lee University. 

In both the Money and the U.S. News rankings, it is 
interesting to note that Sweet Briar is considered a "best 
value for quality in relation to cost" both before and after 
financial aid is factored in. 

Time Magazine: Time magazine, in its very first 
college guide, ranks Sweet Briar in the top 20 colleges 
in the nation in the categories of student satisfaction, 
beautiful campus, student financial aid satisfaction, and 
alumni support per student. Sweet Briar alumnae giving 
per student enrolled places it third among the nation's 
colleges! Thank voii! 

The Princeton Review: For the fifth year in a row, 
Sweet Briar students ranked their professors and school 
among the best of the 310 top colleges in the countiy, 
according to a survey of 56,000 students conducted by 
the Princeton Review test-coaching firm for the 1997 
edition of its book, Tlje Student Advantage Guide to the 
Best 310 Colleges 

Students rated Sweet Briar among the top 20 colleges 
in each of the following categories: 

• Quality of Life: "Great food" (#3); "Beautiful campus" 
(#4); The best quality of life (*5); "Happy students" 
(*6); and "Dorms like palaces" (»8). 

• Academics: "Professors make themselves accessible" 
(*3); and "Professors bring material to life" (^11). 

• Administration: "Students happy with financial aid" 
(*16); and "Things run smoothly" (*19). 

• Social Life: "Old-fashioned dating" (#17). 

The Princeton Review's book differs from other 
guidebooks because of the number of students polled 
about their own campuses. The book also provides 
in-depth descriptions and statistics about admissions, 
financial aid, and student body demographics for the 
310 best colleges in the country. 

We will be sharing more good news with you as it 



comes in. In fact, you can learn the news as it happens 
because of our technology update! 

Teclinology Update: Sweet Briar is keeping up with 
the rapid ad\ancements in technology. You can access 
us on the worid wide web if you have that capability. 
Simply go to Sweet Briar's home page and click on the 
"News @ SBC, Campus News." This links you into up-to- 
the-minute information from our Public Relations Office. 



Sweet Briar 
alumnae giving 
per student 
enrolled places 
it third among 
the nation's 
colleges! 




sweet briar on the go! 



TOP: Travelers on the "Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea — Fjords and 
Capitals" Alumnae College Tour, July 1996; photo aboard the Minerva 

L-r, seated: Kathy Tarns: Sara Finnegan Lycett '61 ; Ike Lycett. 1st row: Kitty 
Guerrant Fields '53: Ginny Bogardus; Meri Hodges Major '54: Nancy Weber: 
Patsy Davin Robinson '49: Anne Corbitt Little '34: Alice Trout Hagan '49: Sally 
Tarns Kreker '39; Lee Montague Watts '39; Louise Creal; Sue Ciement; Jocelyn 
Richards (Travel Dynamics Tour Guide): Shannon Clement. 2nd row: George 
Bogardus; Katie Erickson; Grace Bugg Muller-Thym '42; Becky Holmes: Audrey 
Lahman Rosselot '48; Anne Sheffield Hale '54; Bunny Barnett Brown '49; Betsy 
Gilmer Tremain '42; Walter Brown H'49; Mike Tremain; Bradley Hale. 

BOTTOM: Participants in SBC's "Cultural Seminar in Alsace," June 1996 in 
Keiserburg, Alsace, France ("Where we had a fabulous lunch a la SBCI") 

L-r: Dr. M. Elizabeth "Lee" Tidball {former SBC Board of Directors): Dr. Charles 
Tidball: Mimi and husband Carl Darrow. Lee and Mimi were Mt. Holyoke 
classmates. 



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notices, passages, recent deaths 



Recent Deaths 

Mrs. John K. Desmond 

(Sarah Seidel Evans AC) 

June 28, 1996 
Mrs. Lewis Henshaw 

(Dorothy Cummings '26) 

Word received July 1996 
Mrs. Charies G. Baber 

(Lucy Harrison Miller '30) 

July '27, 1996 
Mrs. J. Elvey Thomas 

(Martha Tillery '31) 

June 27, 1996 
Mrs. Walter O. Foote 

(Elizabeth Douglass '32) 

December 1995 
Mrs. George R. Hill 

(Ann Anthony '32) 

April 24, 1996 
Mrs. John T. McRae 

(Ruth Remon '32) 

July 19, 1996 
Mrs. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 

(Josephine Pierce Rucker '33) 

July 24, 1996 
Mrs. William S. Clark 

(Carolyn E. Carter '34) 

May 25, 1996 
Mrs. Paul Mowry 

(Virginia C. Morgan '35) 

May 26, 1996 
Mrs. Robert A. Holloway 

(Pollyanna E. Shotwell '38) 

July 13, 1996 
Mrs. Edwin B. Brooks 

(Ruth Louise Daugherty '39) 

July 17, 1996 
Mrs. Pierre Maton 

(June Claire Allen '45) 

1995 
Mrs. Sidney N. Sanner 

(Jacqueline Ann Murray '47) 

July, 1996 
Mrs. John V. Lockhart 

(Frances Cornwell '57) 

May 10, 1996 
Mrs. Ann C. Keane 

(Ann Cleaveland Miindy '"'4) 

May 16, 1996 

If you wish to write to a member 
of the family of someone recently 
deceased, please contact the 
Alumnae Office for name and 
address. 




Kathenne Blount Andersen 

Katherine Blount 
Andersen '26 
1904-1996 

Katherine "Kitty " Blount 
Andersen, a leading figure in the 
history of Andersen Windows of 
Bayport, MN and a philanthropist 
who worked to improve her 
community, died August 21, 1996, 
peacefully at home at the age of 
91. A devoted Sweet Briar 
alumna, she was a giving spirit 
who touched the lives of many 
people with her caring and 
generosity. 

The widow of longtime 
Andersen Windows president 
Fred Andersen, who died in 1979, 
Kitty's work for the Andersen 
Corporation included serving on 
its board of directors for 50 years 
(1943-1993). and as Women's 
Personnel Director when women 
were first hired in the factory' 
during Worid War II. She also 
started a soup canteen in 1943 to 
provide hot meals for employees. 

Prior to her marriage in 1941, 
Kitty received a Master of Science 
degree from the Graduate School 
of New York University in 1933. 
She worked in a laboratory for 
the Department of Health in New 
York City, studying different 
strains of pneumococcus. 

Lipon her arrival in Bayport, 
she became an active community 
volunteer. A philanthropist of 
wide-ranging interests, her 
primary focus was on youth and 
seniors; she was particulariy 
supportive of the Boy Scouts and 
Giri Scouts, Kitty also maintained 
an interest in medical research. 



and a love of nature and 
gardening. 

A friend noted in an obituary 
notice in the August 22, 1996 
Saint Paul Pioneer Press that she 
was "very warm and intensely 
concerned about individuals...! 
would describe her as a favorite 
aunt." 



Janet Gager 
1924-1996 

With sadness we note the 
death of Janet Kelso Lowrey 
Gager, who retired from Sweet 
Briar in 1987 as director of public 
relations and publications. Janet 
died Thursday, July 18, in Port 
Chester, N^', after suffering a 
stroke on June 22. 

Janet grew up in Memphis, TN 
and in 1944, received her bachelor's 
degree from Southwestern at 
Memphis, now known as Rhodes 
College. That same year, she 
married Mississippi writer Perrin 
Holmes Lowrey. 

In 1952, she earned a master's 
degree in English from the 
L'nix'ersity of Chicago. She 
became curator of its Modern 
Poetry Library in 1962. 

After her husband's death in 
1965, Janet taught English at 
Chicago State University. She later 
was an editor for the University' of 
Chicago Press, and director of 
publications for the Liniversity of 
Chicago Graduate School of 
Business. 

In 1976, she became director of 
public relations and publications 




at Sweet Briar. Her connections 
with the College began in I960, 
when her husband was visiting 
professor of creative writing, and 
the family subsequently spent 
many summers here. 

In 1986, Janet married Forrest 
L. Gager, Jr., of Amherst. 

SuA'ivors in addition to "Gage" 
include a si.ster. Edith Kelso of 
Memphis; a daughter. Anne 
Lowrey Bailey of .Alexandria, VA; 
two stepchildren; nine grand- 
children; and her beloved cat. 
Dude. 

A funeral service was 
conducted in the Sweet Briar 
Memorial Chapel on Sunday, July 
28, followed by a reception in the 
Sweet Briar Museum. A concert of 
classical music in Janet's memor>' 
is planned for this fall. 



1996-97 Student 
Alumnae Award 
Recipients 

Alumna Daughter Scholarship 

Elizabeth Hunter '97, 

Birmingham, AL 
Manson Scholar 

Margaret Ann MacDonald '97, 

Clifton, VA 
Benedict Scholar 

Megan Usui '97, 

Bellevue, WA 
Sherer Merit Scholarship 

Caroline Sinkinson '98, 

Akron, OH 
Valentine Scholar 

Aimee Armentrout '99, 

Mechanicsville, VA; 

Kathryn Hall '97. 

Midlothian, VA; 
Anne Kelsey Larus '98, 

Richmond, \'A 
Rickards Scholar: 

Catherine O'Brien '99, 

Warrenton, VA 
The Emilie ^'atts McVea Scholars, 
1996-9~ (Top-ranking members 
of their cla.sses) 

Katherine Johnston '97, 

Jefferson City, MO; 

Joanna Kucinski '98, 

Virginia Beach, VA; 

Brandi Whitley '99, 

Monroe, NC 



Janet Gager 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



Alumnae Daughters 
and Granddaughters 
1996-97 

Seniors, Class of 1997 
Susanna Bader 

'Great Grandmother: Isabelle 

Richards Hess '16 
Elizabeth Hunter 

Grandmother: Grace Lanier 

Brewer '42 
Lisa Tedder 

Grandmother: Elizabeth Cheney 

Widhelm '39 

Juniors, Class of 1998 
Sophie Simonard 

Mother; Stephanie Harmon 

Simonard 72 
Alyssa Spisso 

Mother: Joan Hobbs Spisso 72 

Sophomores, Class of 1999 
Andrea Capano 

Mother; Linda Gould Capano 70 
Astrid Liverman 

Mother: Joan Hulley Livemian 'b'i 
Alison Oates 

Mother: Ann Shipper Oates 71 
Emily Sartor 

Grandmother: Jean Oliver 

Sartor '39 

Freshmen, Class of 2000 
Jordan Baker 

Mother: Elaine Altice Saman 
Elizabeth Davis 

Grandmother: Janice Fitzgerald 

Wellons '43 
Alicia Hart 

Grandmother: Georgia Herbert 

Hart '40 
Emily Pegues 

Mother: Kathy Garcia Pegues 71 

'deceased 



Request for Nominations: 
For Distinguished 
Alumna Award 1997 
and Outstanding 
Alumna Award 1997. 
Send nominee names 
to Alumnae Office by 
3/15/97. 



ALUMNAE COLLEGE/TOUR READING LISTS 

Whether you plan to take these Alumnae College tours 
sponsored by the Alumnae Association, or are an armchair 
traveller, there's good reading herel 

Rome Escapade, February 7-14, 1997 

Many guidebooks are available at your library or favorite 

bookstore. Consider: Fodor; Frommer; Baedeker; Insight 

Guide; and Lonely Planet. 

Other suggestions: 

Acton, Harold, Florence: A Traveller's Companion 

Fraser, Russell, The Three Romes 

Bowen, Elizabeth, A Time in Rome 

Bull, George, Inside the Vatican 

McCarthy, Mary, Stones of Florence 

Morton, David Lawrence, Travelers Guide to the Great Art 

Treasures of Europe 
Parks, Tim, Italian Neighbors 
Willlnger, Faith Heller, Eating in Italy 

Ireland's Historic Houses and Hidden Gardens, June 1997 

Bowe, Patrick and George Michael, The Gardens of Ireland. 
Little Brown and Company, New York, 1986. This publication 
examines great estates and small private plots, new and old 
gardens, and their varying contributions to the art of gardening. 

Connolly, Sibyl and Helen Dillon, In An Irish Garden. Harmony 
Books, New York, 1986. A breathtaking visual tour of 27 of 
Ireland's finest gardens. Text by the owners and gardeners 
themselves tells the histon/ of plants and designs. B/w and 
color photos. 

Guiness, Desmond and Jacqueline O'Brien, Greaf Irish Houses 
and Castles. Harry N, Abrahams, New York, 1992. Beautiful 
photographs and elaborate descriptions and histories of 
various houses and castles in the Irish countryside. 

Malins, Edward and Patrick Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes 
from 1830. Rizzoli, New York, 1980. Traces the history of 
some of Ireland's great gardens and garden specialists. 

Olbricht, Klaus Hartmut and Helga M. Wegener, Irish Houses. 
Goldenbrldge, Dublin, 1984. Stunning photographs and 
excellent text. Prefaces by the Honorable Desmond Guinness 
and Desmond Fitz-Gerald, the Knight of Glin. 

The following selections are of a more general nature: 

Gantz, Jeffrey, ed., Early Irish Myths and Sagas. Viking/ 
Penguin, New York 1982. A text rich in the traditional myths 
and legends, including an important introduction to the Irish 
language, geography, and eariy manuscripts. 

Harbison, Peter, A Guide to the National and Historic Monu- 
ments of Ireland. Irish Book & Media, Inc., Minneapolis 1992. 

Moody, T.W. and F.X. Martin, eds.. The Course of Irish History. 
Dufour Editions, Inc., Chester Springs, PA 1989. An excellent 
collection of essays covering the history of Ireland from 
prehistory to the present. A fine chronology of Irish history 
included. 

O'Brien, Maire and Conor Cruise O'Brien, A Concise History of 
Ireland. Beekman House, New York, 1972. Recounts the 
often-tragic Irish history with clarity, impartiality, and compas- 
sion. Written by the daughter of a revolutionary and former 
member of the Irish Pariiament. 

*A good map of the Republic of Ireland is the Michelin map 
#405, ISBN #2067004050. 



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THE 1997 WINTER FORUMS 

"The Priestly Tribe? The Supreme Couit's Image in the American Mind" 

Lectures on Wednesday Mornings on January 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 10:30 in Babcock Auditorium 

At the laying of the cornerstone of the new Supreme Court Building in 1932, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes proclaimed, "The 
Republic endures and this is the symbol of its faith." In the depths of the Great Depression, many Americans must have wondered if 
the country (much less the Court) would endure. Indeed both have endured, in part because of the Supreme Court's standing as the 
legitimate and final arbiter of the United States Constitution and the laws made pursuant to it. The image of the highest Court in the land 
remains strong, especially when compared to the president and Congress, whose images have been trivialized in the media. The 1997 
Winter Forums will explore the nature of the Court's image, whether it retains its "priestly," blacl<-robed sanctity, and how the Court might 
protect its public standing as the 21 st century dawns. 



Reading List for 
Winter Forums 

Abraham, Henry J,, 
Justices and Presidents: 
A Political History of 
appointments to the 
Supreme Court. 3rd ed., 
Oxford University Press, 
1992 

Abraham, Henry J. and 
Perry, Barbara A., Free- 
dom and the Court: Civil 
Rights and Liberties in the 
United States. 6th ed., 
Oxford University Press, 
1994 

Cooper, Phillip J., Battles 
on the Bench: Conflict 
Inside the Supreme 
Court, University of 
Kansas, 1995 

Jeffries, John C, Jr., 
Justice Lewis F. Powell, 
Jr.: A Biography, 
Scribners, 1994 

O'Brien, David M., Storm 
Center: The Supreme 
Court in American 
PoW/cs, 4th ed.,W.W. 
Norton, 1996 

Rehnquist, William H., 
The Supreme Court: How 
It Was, How It Is. Quill, 
1987 

Schwartz, Bernard, A 
History of the Supreme 
Court, Oxford University 
Press, 1993 

Woodward, Bob and 
Armstrong, Scott, The 
Brethren, Simon and 
Schuster, 1 979 



JANUARY 8: "A Priestly Tribe or 
Nine Old Men? The Supreme Court 
During the New Deal" 

Barbara Ann Perry, Associate Professor of 
Government, Sweet Briar College 

Dr. Perry will give an oveniew of the Supreme 
Court's place in American consciousness since its 
establishment, and will trace the development of its 
image from that of the most obscure branch of 
government to its full partnership with the president 
and Congress. She will focus on the Supreme Court's 
intriguing battle with President Franklin Roosevelt over 
the New Deal. 

Dr. Perr}' recently returned to Sweet Briar from 
two years' leave, during which she served as the 1994- 
95 Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United 
States. While there, she received the Tom C. Clark 
.^ward, given annually to the outstanding Judicial 
Fellow. In 1995-96 she was a research fellow at the 
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public 
Policy, where she wrote her forthcoming book, from 
which the 1997 Winter Fonims borrows its title. 

JANUARY 15: "Sex and the Supreme 
Court: Reflections on the Role of the 
Court on the Legal Status of Women" 

Karen O'Connor, Professor of Government, 
The American University 

This address will include an historical oven'iew of 
the development of women's rights through the 
Court's interpretation of the Constitution and federal 
statutes, as well as of the impact of women justices on 
the Court's resolution of issues involving gender. 

Dr. O'Connor, Professor of Government at 
Washington University in Washington, D.C.. previously 
taught at Emory University in Atlanta (197'7-1995), 
where she won the University's Distinguished Teacher 
Award. She earned her J.D. and Ph.D. degrees from 
the State University of New York at Buffalo where she 
was a Baldy Fellow in Law and Social Science. She has 



lectured widely on the Supreme Court, women and 
politics, women and the law, and American politics. 

She is the author of American Government: Roots 
and Refornnmi, 199^, 1995, 1996) with LanyJ. Sabato; 
No Neutral Ground: Abortion Politics in an Age of 
Absolutes (1996); Women. Politics and American Society 
(1995) with Nancy E. McGlen; Public Interest Lcur Gwups 
(1989) w'ith Lee Epstein; Women's Rights: Tlx Struggle 
for Equality in the 19th and 20th centuries {19S5) with 
Nancy E. McGlen; and Women's Organizations' Use of 
the Courts ( 1980). The author of over 50 scholarly 
works, her articles ha\'e appeared in the Hanard 
Journal of Law and Policy. Judicature, the Western 
Journal of Political Science, ihe Journal of Politics, and 
Women and Politics. 

Professor O'Connor has served on the Executive 
Council of the American Political Science Association, its 
Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession, 
and as chair of its Law. Courts and Judicial Behavior 
Section. She also has served as president of the national 
"Women's Caucus for Political Science, and the Women's 
Caucus for Political Science-South. She is vice president 
-elect of the Southern Political Science Association. 

JANUARY 22: To be announced 

Members of the federal judiciary have been 
invited to speak. 

JANUARY 29: "The Supreme Court in 
American Life" 

Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court reporter 
for the Washington Post since 1 992 

From the journalists vantage point. .Ms. Biskupic 
will describe the impact of the Supreme Court on tlie 
life of the ordinary American. Before joining the Post, 
Ms. Biskupic was legal affairs writer for "Congressional 
Quarteriy Weekly Report." In that position, she won 
the Everett McKinley Dirksen .'Kward for distinguished 
reporting of Congress for her coverage of Clarence 
Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court in 1991. 
She earlier had reported for newspapers in Wisconsin 
and Oklahoma, covering government and politics. 



Plan to attend one or more of these: Arrange a January Get-Away! Beat the Mid-Winter Uglies with an Alumnae 
College Experience. Lodging available at the Elston Inn on campus: Reservations (804) 381-6207. Come! 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



class notes 



1921 

Gertrude Anderson, who was 97 in 

April, writes from Findlay, OH. "Happy that 
I am still in my own home and taking care 
of myself and my own business." 

1926 

President: Marttia Bactiman McCoy 
Notes by: Lois Peterson Wilson 

Barbara Hunt, class of 1955, a resident 
of Honolulu, called me today with informa- 
tion about Lib Rountree Kellerman, 

who was our May Queen and Senior Class 
President Lib was looking forward to her 
90th birthday Her husband died 5 years 
ago. She has 2 sons, one living in Hono- 
lulu and one in CA, also several grandsons 
in Honolulu and several in CA. Lib would 
like to see some classmates again, but 
doubts that she will return to the mainland. 

At reunion there were 550 present in- 
cluding 75 children We had hoped that 
Ruth Will Beckh could attend our 70th 
reunion, but she was not able lo do so due 
to a recent hospital visit. Fifty percent of 
our class of 1926 contributed $6,230.00 
to the Alumnae Fund. The alumnae office 
was very pleased. 

Talked to Betty Moore Rusk in June 
on her 92nd birthday Betty had some ups 
and downs physically for the past few 
months but is now getting on top of them. 
She still lives in her own home. This sum- 
mer she will again go up to Maine to the 
family camp which her grandfather estab- 
lished when Betty was very young. She has 
not missed a summer since then. 01 course 
the family will be with her. 

Dot Keller lliff, in Denver, has re- 
covered very well from her broken hip and 
is using a walker. The Sweet Briar Alum- 
nae Club of Denver was having a meeting 
and Dot planned to attend. I talked to Kitty 
Blount Andersen's nurse. Kitty had a 
stroke about 2 yrs. ago, but is very active 
in her wheelchair. She entertains and goes 
out frequently Last winter she even took 
a Caribbean cruise. What a gal she is. [Ed's 
note: The Alumnae Otiice received the sad 
news that Kitty died on Aug. 21, 19961 

1929 

President and Acting Secretary: 
Sally Callison Jamison 

My AB from Sweel Briar hasn't brought 
me into the computer age, so I rely on my 
trusty pen to write this letter and on my 
faithful and trusty Sweet Briar friend, 
Maggy Mohlman Degler, to process it on 
her computer. In February I attended a de- 
lightful Sweet Briar luncheon in Naples 
with Peachey Lillard Manning '50 who is 
an apartment neighbor. It was chaired by 
Ann Burroughs O'Connor '41 and the col- 
lege guests included Mitchell Moore, vice- 
president for Development and Louise 
Swiecki Zingaro, Director of the Alumnae 



Association, who brought us up to date on 
SBC. During the winter, at my brother's 
home in Naples, I met Betty Cutler Healy '45 
and Catherine Read Porter '39. 

Maria Bemiss Hoar sent the 
sad news of the deaths of Elizabeth Lee 
Valentine Goodwin, Nora Lee Antrim 
and Margaret Moncure Johnson in the 
past year all ot whom had been friends 
since baby carriage days. Alwyn Barlow 
says that at age 86 she finds herself like a 
chameleon, changing every day. She had 
just replaced her box of toys for her 16 
grandchildren who often visit her. Jean 
Crowe Hutcheson now claims 9 grands 
and 8 great grands. She plans to spend 
March and April in Bellair, FL where her 
younger son, his 3 married kids and 6 of 
her greats live. Her daughter, who lives in 
Atlanta, will be with her. I hope to see Jean 
when I visit my granddaughter in CT. Linda 
Stedman writes that her mother Natalie 
Sidman Smith continues in good health 
in spite of some memory loss. Her son 
Gordon and daughter Linda live nearby so 
are able to visit Natalie daily Linda adds, 
"Her smile continues to light up her room." 
Janet Bruce Bailey is tine, still lives at 
Stonegate, enjoys bridge and looking for- 
ward to the beauty of her garden in the 
Spring. In Sept. I went to Bermuda with 
daughter Jane Messer '59 and grand- 
daughter Sarah and her family. While there 
I had a long anticipated visit with Jane 
Wilkinson Banyard, a faithful '29 cor- 
respondent through the years. She and her 
sister provided us with a delightful "dish 
of tea" in her lovely seaside home. Jane 
was about to have another hip operation 
but was optimistic about the outcome. She 
has lived in Bermuda almost since college 
days but is still an American citizen and 
still devoted to Sweet Briar A later letter 
said that Jane had problems lollowing the 
surgery, had to be taken to a hospital in NJ 
but is now back in Bermuda with curtailed 
activity 

Izzie North Goodwin is one of the 
"really sprightly ones" who plans to go to 
CA in April to see her "great grand" twins 
during the Masters Tournament. Her clan 
keeps growing and she will have an M.D. 
grandson in June. Izzie sent me a poem 
she composed with the stern request not 
to publish it. It is 'An Ode on Being 88" 
ending with the lines, "No matter what the 
next years bring, I've had enough lun to 
make bells ring." Sue Tucker Yates is 
among the sprightlies ot our group. She 
lives in Raleigh in a retirement home and 
is "feeling really fine". She sees lots of old 
friends, visits her 4 children and contin- 
ues to have a happy social life. Her daugh- 
ter and family have moved from England 
to Charlotte, NC, a blessing, she says, as 
she would hate to fly to England now. 
Quoting Claire Hoyt Gaver, "After this 
winter in NJ I am contemplating learning 
lo ski, a sport SBC did not otter in the 



20's." She brings a smile when she states, 
"that she still reads a lot, plays bridge, 
goes to movies and tries lo behave, espe- 
cially in IronI of her children and 
grandchildren." She retired almost 10 
years ago and lives alone. Lisa Guigon 
Shinberger survived some knee trouble 
and though she travels no longer, enjoys 
visits from her children and grands. 
Evallne Thoma is merrily flapping along 
to AZ and CA, has joined a painting group 
again and can't wait tor the golf season to 
start Belle Brockenbrough Hutchins 
and I have irequent telephone visits and 
enjoy exchanging news about our family 
and friends In July I will agam be at Torch 
Lake with tamily, including daughter Jane 
'59, Beth Smith Stone '58, and we will see 
Ruth Smythe '29 and Meredith Smythe 
Grider '56. At Christmas, when visiting son 
Jamie in Williamsburg, I had a surprise 
telephone call Irom Margaret "Whiz" 
Weislger Proctor in Arlington We 
talked lor an hour. She is in good health 
and continuing her work with Asian stu- 
dents in the Washington area, some of 
whom she recently visited in Thailand. Till 
'97 then, keep flapping' 

[Ed's note Ruth Meredith 
Ferguson Smythe, who shares summers 
at the lake with Sally Jamison, sent the 
following "report on the reporter" to the 
Alumnae Office: "Sally has not gained a 
pound nor a wrinkle over lo these many 
years... Her sense of humor has survived 
life's slings and arrows and she is as gay 
and as much fun as always. She still plays 
golf and bridge, reads widely, and is ac- 
tive in her church and community. She is 
the matriarch of her large family, sharing 
their joys and sorrows. . Her secretarial 
duties to the Class of 1929 have meant 
much to us and to the College and we are 
indeed grateful. Keep it up Sally, as long 
as we last!" 

1937 

Class Secretary pro tem: Margaret 
Cornwell Schmidt 

Greetings Class of 1937! Thanks to 
those who answered my plea. 

Betty Ball Fensom spent Christmas 
with her wonderful first grandchild. She 
plans to move back to her FL beach house 
which miraculously survived Hurricane 
Opal with minor damage. Margaret Bra- 
dley Forsyth (Brad) spent a happy, snow- 
bound winter reading all of Jane Austen's 
novels! She keeps up with Dottle Price 
whom she says "is as ebullient as ever." 
Peggy Crulkshank Frazer and her hus- 
band. Holmes, enjoyed a warm winter on 
Siesta Key in FL. Peter Sorensen, her sis- 
ter-in-law. was there for Peggy's big birth- 
day celebration. Peggy still loves tennis 
and sailing Rebecca Douglass Mapp s 
husband George sent news of Becky and 
a contribution to SB. They still live in 



Accomac, VA, but Becky is not well and 
needs assistance. She still remembers 
Sweet Briar 

Molly Gruber Stoddard is consid- 
ering a move to a retirement home Her 
husband died 4 years ago. Polly 
Lambeth Blackwell and her husband 
celebrated their 55lh wedding anniversary. 
Their 3 daughters are happily married and 
each has 3 children. Polly and her husband 
have traveled in 52 countries! Sara 
KIrkpatrick Fearing is thrilled by a 79th 
birthday gift Irom her 5 children. Now she 
can continue her gardening in spite of em- 
physema, by riding in her electric golf cart. 
Nancy Nalle Genung sells real estate 
and, with her husband, participates in 
Princeton alumni activities. Izzy Olmsted 
Haynes is rejoicing in finally becoming 
a grandmother. Unfortunately, she had to 
have a knee replacement in Jan. - a pain- 
ful procedure. She recently gave the Sweet 
Briar Library a copy of a book written by 
her son - The Electric Commerce Dictio- 
nary. It gives the definitive terms for do- 
ing business on the Information 
Superhighway. 

Marion Leggett Whyte enjoys vol- 
unteering at Bethesda Memorial Hospital 
and traveling in the USA She golfs also. 
Wes Ward Francis is busy with board 
meetings and trips, here and abroad. She 
went to Wimbledon in June then to Nan- 
tucket Lib Lee McPhail enjoyed seeing 
Nancy Nalle Genung at Easter time. She 
reports that "Nancy is as peppy as ever." 
Lib is looking forward to "a trip or two" in 
the near future Margaret Sandidge 
Miller, in Baltimore, is busy in the Car- 
ing Network and other activities, but 
doesn't travel as much as she and George 
did before George's death. She is in good 
health and looks forward to our 60th next 
year. Biddy SIcard SIta and her husband 
are looking forward to summer in Mexico 
and Europe. It is with real sadness thai I 
report that Natalie Hopkins GrIgg died 
ot lung cancer on 4/24. She was active in 
her church, the Red Cross and Meals on 
Wheels. Her husband died in 1986. She 
leaves a son and 2 daughters and a bevy 
(13!) of beautilul grandchildren. Our hearts 
go out to them all May Weston Thomp- 
son sent the sad news of the sudden death 
on Feb. 1 of her husband of 54 yrs. We 
send our sympathy and love. We will all 
be saddened by the news of the death of 
Sue Matthews Powell on 2/8/96. Her 
name was read at the Memorial Service at 
Reunion. 



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1941 

President: Helen Littleton White 

Secretary: Cynthia Harrison 

Drinkwater 

Fund Agents: Barbara Nevens 

Young, Jane Loveland Byerts 

(These notes by former secretary, 

Barbara Holman Whitcomb) 

Thanks, all of you who sent me news 
for these class notes Please be loyal to 
Cynthia Harrison Drinkwater as she 
takes over from me Bebo Chichester 
Hull called just before reunion. She had 
iust arrived in NH from the islands where 
she spends the winter. Hopefully she'll sail 
down here for a quick reunion. I'll try to get 
together with Jean Ruggles Hall and 
Lou Lembeck Reydel either in the 
Chatham or Duxbury area. Betsy Tower 
Bennett also called to update me. She has 
sold her home and is considering a move 
to a place like my new home. Everyone is 
invited to my placel 

Joan "Dedore" Roth is moving to 
a retirement complex as is Margie 
Cralghlll Price. It is harder for them be- 
cause they are leaving many years of 
memories Bette Fawcette Collier's 
husband sent a card for our reunion scrap- 
book. Bette had a stroke and is in a nurs- 
ing home. He wished the class a wonderful 
reunion. All of your cards, forms and pic- 
tures are at the Alumnae Office. Look at it 
if you visit and add more pictures and 
messages. There are extra pages. 

Many of us still travel Cralgie and 
LIbby Lancaster Washburn went on 
the Sweet Briar trip to Austria. Great! Pat 
Potter Duncan was in Scotland, Ruth 
Hemphill De Buys signed up for the SB 
trip to Florence Edie Vongehr Bridges 
works parttime but also travels to fascinat- 
ing places like Zimbabwe. The other class- 
mates travel to visit family and be at the FL 
reunion hosted by Helen Gwinn 
Wallace this year. I'm going next year! 

Meredith Mallory King is glad to be 
included in our class even though she was 
only at Sweet Briar one year. Look her up 
in AZ. Judy Davidson Walker is very 
busy as a volunteer in Colonial Dames, Al- 
tar Guild and with the Historical Society, 
restoring a windmill. Caroline Des 
Granges Wallis travels to TN and lA to 
visit her families Ellle Damgard Firth 
is waiting for her grandchildren's college 
decisions. She is learning computer so 
that she can play bridge when she is with- 
out partners. Katherlne Estes has finally 
retired. What stamina! 

Fifteen people represented 1 941 at the 
reunion. They all had a wonderful time to- 
gether. I was thrilled to talk with those slay- 
ing in Grammar (with elevators). Helen 
Anne. Helen Gwinn, Craigie, Edge, Wilma, 
Betty Neill, Barbie Nevens, Jane Loveland 
all wished the rest of us were there. I think 
Wilma and Ruth Hemphill win honors tor 
sending cards to the secretary. Please, all 
of you, help Cynthia now that she is our 
secretary. 



1945 

President: Mary Hasklns King 
Secretary: Jodie Morgan Hartman 
Fund Agent: Anna Mary Chidester 
Heywood 

What a nice surprise to hear from so 
many of you. Thanks for being so support- 
ive Chickle Chidester Heywood and 
Hal Davis Wohlers met in Charleston, 
SC for a Sweet Briar Alumnae Recognition 
weekend last Sept. and were entertained by 
the Charleston Alumnae, Chickie was off 
to South Africa in Nov. and is having a 
family reunion in May, He! went on a walk- 
ing trip in Italy last fall and then on to York, 
England. She will bicycle the C. and 0. ca- 
nal in VA this fall. 

Nancy Feazell Kent now spends 6 
mos. in Hilton Head, SC. She has a grand- 
daughter who is doing some news anchor- 
ing at CNN in Atlanta. Mary Kathryn 
Frye Hemphill's daughter Kathryn. a 
lawyer, was married in Sept. Mary Kathryn 
wrote about Edie Page Gill Breakell, 
who is moving into a new contemporary 
house in Roanoke, VA. After reunion Edie 
Page and Stan invited Jim and me, and 
Elaine Krause Anderson and Chick 
(who live in Sun City, AZ) to visit them at 
Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Martha 
Holton Glesser went to northern Ml af- 
ter reunion. She, her son and granddaugh- 
ter went on a floating trip which ended with 
their boat going down river without them. 
They were soaked but unhurt. 

Joyce Livermore Foust and Fred 
did a week of touring in GA in March. They 
travelled in their 1911 Cadillac. Ann 
McLean Loomis and Gil are having their 
50th anniversary this year with their clan 
gathering from 5 states. Ellen Marcus 
Kates and her husband Bill have moved 
permanently to Stuart, PL. Jean Portmann 
Allen and Dave were pictured in the fall 
'95 Alumnae Magazine wearing masques 
which they had made. They have recently 
been to the lakes in Northern Italy. They say 
Cape Cod is the best place to be in the sum- 
mer Jean Ridler Fahrenbach had 30 ' 
of snow in Tomkins Cove, NY and the big 
blizzard of '96 took her 3 days to dig out. 
Her house is on the market and she will 
divide her time with family in FL and VT 

I heard from Ruth Longmire 
Skelton who really enioyed catching up 
with everyone at reunion, as did Dale 
Saylor Morgan and her husband Phil. 
Hedy Edwards Davenport |ust returned 
from South America, the Galapagos Is- 
lands and the Amazon basin. She will at- 
tend her grandson's graduation at 
Washington and Lee. Sarah Temple 
Moore and Tom went to a family reunion 
in Big Horn, WY, and in Feb. to Islamorada 
in the Keys. Beck Avery Duff and Frank's 
son Avery is a movie writer in Marina Del 
Ray, CA. Their son Frank lives in Chatta- 
nooga and daughter Elizabeth lives in Rye, 
NY. Ave and Duff were in Egypt last Nov. 

Cappy Price Bass and Bruce had a 
trip to Italy in May and are taking some of 
their family to Wimbledon in July. They 



have a big 50th anniversary coming up. 
Hilda Hude Chapin and Ed had a visit 
with Wyllne Chapman Saylor at Boca 
Grande TuttI Hall Peckham wrote that 
she had just been to Chattanooga to see 
her SBC pals - she also saw Mil 
Carothers Healy and Bill at Ponte Vedra 
Betty Healy Cutler is looking forward to 
a trip this summer on the Rhine and the 
Danube. 

Steve NIcolson Mcllvalne said she 
and her husband were off to the rain for- 
est and the birds in Costa Rica. They plan 
sailing in New England and then to Turkey 
for more sailing. She has a daughter now 
living in a tent in a refugee camp on the 
border of Tanzania, Rowanda and Burundi 
working for CARE. Her son is an architect 
in LA working on the environmental as- 
pects of architecture such as straw bale 
buildings. "Anyone with pals in LA must 
use him Mary Symes Anderson talked 
to Zu Zulick Reuter when she and her 
husband Don were skiing in CO for 2 mos. 
Zu has 13 grandchildren and feels like they 
run a "camp" for their visiting family all 
summer long 

DIddy Gaylord Thompson has 
moved back to Long Island after spending 
the winter with her daughter on Staten Is- 
land. She and all her family are looking tor- 
ward to a Memorial Day Weekend Cruise 
to Bermuda on the OE 2. Harriet Hazen 
Harnack had a great trip to Greece last 
fall. She and her daughter just returned 
from a visit with her granddaughter in 
Paris. 

Last year in our class notes in the 
Alumnae Magazine it was suggested that 
we have a reunion at Anne Warren 
Robinson's castle in Scotland. A card 
from Anne recently said she sold her castle 
in 1993 and now lives in a small but ideal 
home which she built nearby. "My roots 
are now firmly in this part of the world - 
not surprising after 39 years in the UK." 

Mary Hasklns King visited her 
sister's family in CA. While there she had 
a good visit with Joan Stover Kemper 
who lives in Oakview, CA. Mary's oldest 
daughter. Telle, is a Physician's Assistant 
and was recently here in Charleston, WV 
giving a lecture. She took time off to come 
to our house tor lunch. 

Lovah Willcox Gearhart and David 
have had several family reunions. Their 
daughter Rosie came from CA with hus- 
band and 2 1/2 yr. old daughter (their first 
grandchild). Lovah and David |ust returned 
from a pilgrimage to England. A card from 
Ann Dickson Jordan told about going 
to Lyn Dlllard Grone's daughter Keedie's 
wedding last fall. It took place at Oak 
Ridge, Amherst. The bride and groom each 
have yellow labradors, and they were par- 
ticipants in the wedding - brought in on a 
leash by one of the bridesmaids. It was a 
real SBC affair Perk Traugott Brown 
picked up Ellen Gilliam Perry in 
Charlottesville and they all stayed at the 
Inn. Lyn has been in the hospital for 7 wks. 
but seems to be recovering well and hopes 
to go to the farewell festivities for SBC 



President Barbara Hill in April. 

Jim and I traveled a lot this winter. We 
were in FL staying with friends who live 
just across the street from Hilda Hude 
Chapin and Ed at Vero Beach. On our way 
home we spent the night in Camden, S(i 
with Pooch Porcher Barnwell and Bob 
We showed them pictures of reunion and 
told them what a good time they missed. 
Our big news is that we finally have our 
first grandchild - an adorable little guy 
who lives in Fairfield, CT with his mom 
and dad, our Sarah and husband Billy. Our 
Laura is an architect in Berkeley, CA. She 
has her own firm and has projects through- 
out the country. She is married to an En- 
glishman who writes and does research. 

Now for some sad news. I had a letter 
from Cynthia Thompson Cowger's 
daughter, Cecy Cowger Glenn, in Kennett 
Square, PA telling of the death of her 
mother last Sept Julie Mills Jacobson 
wrote telling of her son John's death in 
Jan. at age 49. He had had brain cancer 
since 1994. Our love and sympathy go to 
these 2 families. 

Before I end this I would like to thank 
Lovah and Zu for all the time, thought, ef- 
fort and fun put into our 50th Reunion. We 
all had such a happy time. As Zu said "Re- 
union really brought us together again..." 

1949 

President: Fritzie Duncombe Millard 
Secretaries: Kitty Hart Belew, 
Betty Wellford Bennett 
Fund Agent: Mary Fran Brown 
Ballard 

Congratulations to Kay Bryan 
Edwards on receiving the 0. Henry 
Award for outstanding contributions to 
the arts and cultural development in 
Greensboro, NO in 1 994. New class grand- 
mothers are Larrle Lawrence 
Simmons with a girl and a boy. Carter 
Van Deventer Slatery with a grand- 
daughter. Carter, born 1/95, Kitty Hart 
Belew with a first, Charles Chapman Paul, 
and Joyce Smith White has a grandson 
Vidmer Megglnson Down s grand- 
daughter, Margaret Vidmer Oswat, was 
Mardi Gras Queen this year in Mobile, AL. 
The entire family participated in the week- 
long celebration. 

Marilyn Hopkins Bamborough 
has been in Fort Myers, FL this past win- 
ter A mini-reunion was held with Sally 
Strickland Johnson and Zola Garri- 
son Ware Judy Easley Mak spent 
some time in Sanibel, FL and Sea Island, 
GA Ann Eustis Welmer spent some 
time on the west coast visiting her son, 
Scott, who is Judy's godson. Ann Doar 
Jones spent Feb. on Siesta Key at 
Sarasota, where Sally Legg DeMartlne 
lives and continues her painting Sue 
Corning Mann spent Feb. and March in 
Naples FL avoiding the blizzard of '96 in 
Mass. Between winter storms, Polly 
Plummer Mackie spent a night in Rich- 
mond with Margaret Towers Talman 
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St^ Petersburg, Russia in the faii ot '95, 
followed by a stay in Ireland, Once home, 
she enjoyed a phone visit with Bertie 
Pew Baker in Nova Scotia Caroline 
Casey McGehee spent Christmas, '95 in 
Canterbury, England, and in Feb. '96 spent 
10 days sailing with her 3 children in the 
waters ot St, Martins, In May, she and her 
brother will travel in Ireland. Anne 
Holmes Bryan spent 3 weeks touring 
parts of Antarctica. She is the president of 
the Zoological Society of NJ and her trips 
to see penguins, turtles, whales etc, reflect 
her interest in animals, 

Preston Hodges Hill and Marga- 
ret Towers Talman thoroughly enioyed 
the Sweet Briar Alumnae College trip to 
Florence and environs. Preston also en- 
joyed trips to visit children and grandchil- 
dren in CA as well as a return to VA to her 
50th reunion at Petersburg High School. 
Sally Melcher Jarvis and John had a 
very special trip to India to attend the 250th 
birthday reunion ot John's WWII regiment 
of Hindu troops. For 3 days they lived the 
life of a Raj and experienced Indian hos- 
pitality at its best Ruthie Garrett 
Preucel accompanied Ann Higgins 
Compton and her husband to Berlin. 
While he lectured, Ruthie and Ann went to 
Dresden. Prague and Budapest In IVIay 
they hope to visit Spain Bunny Barnett 
Brown, Alice Trout Hagan and Patsy 
Davin Robinson were in Charleston, SC 
for the SBC Board ot Directors meeting and 
naturally, spent time with Stevie Webb 
In Feb. they met again at the Browns' in 
John's Island, FL. In Aug. '95 we in Rich- 
mond had the pleasure of the Browns' 
company as they had a practice run in their 
RV. Bunny and Walter left in 3/96 for their 
trip via Rt. 60 to Arizona. They saw Ann 
Henderson Bannard in Tucson and dis- 
cussed with her their 50th reunion gift to 
Sweet Briar. This will be a bronze sculpture 
for the Dew courtyard and Ann will be the 
artist! In July, Bunny and Walter and their 
two daughters will be among those on the 
Sweet Briar Baltic and Scandinavian Cruise. 

Betty Wellford Bennett, Jean 
Taylor, Ann Eustis Weimer, Sally 
Legg DeMartine, Carolyn Cannady 
Evans, Jackie Jacobs Letters, and 
Jackie Tappen Kern attended a wonder- 
ful mini-reunion in the Garden District 
home of Deborah Carroll Ziegler in 
New Orleans. The tours of the city were 
very special, as was the dining, Katie Cox 
Reynolds and Phil took an Elderhostel 
trip to France in the Fall of '95 and are 
planning a walking tour of the Dordognes 
in Oct. Kitty Hart Belew enjoyed a fas- 
cinating trip through the Greek ruins in 
southern Italy, including Sicily in 6/95, 
Back on the home front, Ann Bryant 
Watkins's daughter, Rebecca, is being 
married in San Angelo in Oct, and having 
a garden reception at home. Anne Fiery 
Bryan and Dick spent a weekend in Rich- 
mond in Jan. A huge oak tree fell on a wing 
oftheir home in Charlottesville which they 
had just completely redecorated. Work is 
progressing on restoring the damage. 



From Baltimore, Judy Baldwin 

Waxter is relishing her grandson, church 
work, and teaching outdoor nature classes, 
June Eager Finney is thoroughly enjoy- 
ing her adventures into portrait painting in 
pastels and her watercolor classes. She is 
hospitality chairperson for their retirement 
community. We are delighted with the 
progress that Libby Trueheart Harris is 
making since her bout with spinal com- 
pression in the summer of '95. She looked 
so well at the Sweet Briar Day luncheon in 
Richmond in Dec. Fritzie Duncombe 
Millard slays busy at home in CA with 
bridge, book clubs, and altar guild. In the 
summers her daughters. Carter and Susan, 
and son. Brook and the grandchildren get 
together, Fritzie plans to be at Alumnae 
Council in the fall helping to make plans 
for our 50th Reunion. We were distressed 
to learn of the death of Mary Anne Craft 
O'Neal in February, 1995 In February, 
our former and present Fund Agents, Pat 
Brown Boyer and Mary Fran Brown 
Ballard, met for lunch in Wayne, PA 
Mary Fran sends thanks to all who have 
sent gifts to the Annual Fund this year. Re- 
member, the percentage of donors is as 
important as the amounts. Keep up the 
good work! 

1953 

President: Liz Gibson Brooks 
Secretary: Kathleen Bailey Nager 
Fund Agent: Anne Elliott Caskie 

News from Estelle Courand Miller 

whom we lost about 25 years ago! She and 
Paul are living in Costa Rica. She stopped 
at Sweet Briar 8/95 and it prompted her to 
send Christmas cards to all her old 
roomies and they were delighted In April 
Estelle, Nan O'Keeffe, Anne Kirksey 
Ervin and Nancy Ord Jackson had a 
roommate reunion in Charleston. They 
were probably hoarse for days after. In 
Rochester, NH Kay Amsden has found 
the joys of 'full retirement', i.e Social Se- 
curity and Medicare. She enjoys puttering 
and antiguing and planned a trip to Savan- 
nah in March Janet Martin Birney and 
her husband are both retired in Wellesley, 
MA. She sold her bookstore 4 years ago 
They travel a lot, visiting her parents, 92 
and 96 in CO, as well as grandchildren in 
PA and TX Betty Thomas Rahv is in 
Newton Highlands, MA and appreciated 
the call from Mary Kimball Grier very 
much. Mary and Bos divide their time be- 
tween their Madison and Avon, CT homes. 
They traveled to AK and the Grand. Bryce 
and Zion Canyons, also to Holland with 
their daughter and her husband. Sallle 
Wemple Codman still sells real estate 
in Fasten, CT and her son graduated from 
college. Liz Gibson Brooks traveled from 
West Redding, CT to Dallas for the birth of 
grandson Stephen Campbell Brooks in 
Jan. While there she and Betty Behlen 
Stone, who 'looks great' enioyed a Cajun 
lunch and museum hopping. Neighbors 
Liz. Sallle and Mary planned a get together 
In Guilford, CT Connie Werly Wakelee 



is happy that her back surgery and winter 
are past and that her health and spring 
have returned Mary Stagg Hamblett 
and Ken love baby sitting two of their off- 
springs' children at home in West 
Simsbury, CT. Their son Brooks is at 
Fidelity Investment Center in NYC. 

Anne Joyce Wyman and Joseph 
commute between their homes in NYC and 
Quogue, Long Island weekly. They often 
visit daughter Anneke who is with Morgan 
Stanley in London. They have been to 
Paris. Holland, Aruba and the West Coast 
and will go to Tahiti for their 30th anniv. 
Flo Pye Apy retired after 24 years on the 
School Board in Little Silver. NJ, She en- 
joys the perks that go with her son's job 
with a major airline, but will have to come 
home once in a while to fill the freezer for 
Chef who is still a ludge. Joan Dean 
(whom you will remember as Dean 
McCoy) sent a wonderful picture of her- 
self atop Mt. Katahdin in ME, sporting a 
Sweet Briar T shirt She visits Sweet Briar 
yearly while hiking, caving, doing fitness 
trails and shopping in the Bookstore. 
Daughter Jacgueline has tenure at the U. 
of Texas at Austin where husband is com- 
pleting architecture. Their son Liam saw 
his first snow while visiting Joan in 
Maplewood, NJ Daughter Lisa works for 
EDS in NJ and Suzanne is a Dept. Editor 
for Business Week. Joan travels 6 months 
ot the year, last year hiking in Nepal. Thai- 
land and Scandinavia. She volunteers with 
outdoor and research organizations and 
will visit Atrica and Antarctica. We hope 
she will plan to hike to our next reunion. 

Caroline Moody Roberts and Bill 
are still in the same house in Sewickley. 
PA after 38 years. They have 3 children, 
one in the house, and 3 grandchildren 
nearby Carolyn Smith does 1 9th century 
research at George Peabody which is part 
of Johns Hopkins. She moved to a new 
home in Baltimore Ann King Dietrich 
loved being snowed in in Great Falls, VA 
for a few days before it got tiresome. She 
looked forward to spring and the huge 
crowds at the National Cathedral where she 
is a docent Kirk Tucker Clarkson is 
very involved with the Chrysler Museum 
Board and the National Affairs and Legis- 
lation Committee of the Garden Club of 
America. Jack is still a judge and a 'Flo- 
tilla Commander' of his Coast Guard Aux- 
iliary. They cruise the Chesapeake on their 
sailboat 'Cheers' and went canoeing in the 
Adirondacks. On a rafting trip on the 
Salmon River they were joined by Nella 
Gray Barkley '55, Louise Jenkins Maybank 
'60 and Lydia Taylor '62. Janie Pieper 
Meredith had all 4 children and spouses 
and 3 grandchildren for Christmas in Rich- 
mond. She does enjoy '53 news. 'Only 
went to Sweet Briar one year, but I did love 
it,' Virginia June Earley Holt and Tad 
spend much of their time on her parents 
larm 'Edioe Glades' 5 miles east of Sweet 
Briar on Rt. 624, and invite you all to visit. 
Tad raises Pinzgauer cattle and a vegetable 
garden, and he paints and sculpts. She 
grows, dries and arranges flowers when 



not playing tennis, golf and bridge Their 
Lynchburg home will be open lor Garden 
Day 4/97, The Richmond contingent con- 
tinues to be active Katty Turner Mears 
volunteers with the Garden Club of VA, the 
Chesapeake Foundation and Lewis Ginter 
Botanic Garden. She has traveled to Santa 
Fe, Mustique in the Caribbean, the Baha- 
mas. Italy and is taking the grandchildren 
to a dude ranch in WY in the summer, 
Anne Elliott Caskie and Challen are oft 
to Britain in May with fellow Alabamians. 
Kitty Guerrant Fields welcomed her first 
grandchild, Stephen Guerrant Nugent, son 
of daughter Fran and husband Steve 10/ 
12/95. She and Fran and the little prince 
were off to NYC to stroll Central Park and 
visit FAO Schwartz. She was also going on 
the Sweet Briar trip to Scandinavia and the 
Baltic Sea in July with Men Hodges 
Ma|or'54. 

A beautiful card announced the 
Elisabeth Wallace Hartman exhibition 
of drawings and paintings in the 
Frankenberger Art Gallery at the U. ot 
Charleston, WV. Our talented and dedi- 
cated Dolly keeps reaching new heights. In 
Concord, NC Jane Perry Liles and 
George can now field a basketball team 
plus a sub with 6 grandsons. Twins 
Sherwood Edmund Liles II and Jackson 
Hines Liles loined two older brothers as 
children of son Jock and Betsy Bell Liles 
'82 in June. Daughter Perry Liles Lucas '85 
and Bob welcomed a second son, George 
Woodruff Lucas in Aug. Isabel Grayson 
Parish and Hav continue with the most 
extensive travels imaginable, 'before old 
age really sets in', A smattering includes 
the Australian Outback, Tasmania, Antarc- 
tica. The Ross Sea, and Tristan de Cuna in 
the Lost Islands of the Atlantic. Last sum- 
mer it was Samiland, Lapland. Finland, 
Denmark and Murmansk and on by Polar 
Icebreaker to Franz Joseph Land and 
Svaalbard. She was back in Fearrington, 
NC from Costa Rica long enough to report 
'a little jungle, a little luxury, a lot of birds 
and a lot of fun. The children think we're 
crazy and wonderful'. Sallle Gayle Beek 
has retired to Raleigh. NC and travels to 
Kansas City to see son Rob's Robbie, 'a 
wonderful grandson'. Her daughter Gayle 
practices Clinical Psychology and has ten- 
ure at Sony Buffalo Harriette Hodges 
Andrews works tor a small computer 
company in Statesville, NC. She plays the 
Appalachian dulcimer in a small band, they 
have even made a tape! Her daughter 
Frances and husband Nigel Walker sell 
their organically raised produce at the San 
Francisco Plaza Market every Sat. Son 
Charlie is with IBM in San Jose- 
Joan Arey Harrison and Chuck are 
building their first and probably last house 
in Wilmington. NC. She thinks she is too 
old for all those details. They plan to visit 
S. America and DisneyWorld with grand- 
daughter Sydney. Jean Felty Kenny has 
been a widow since '75, She is a Profes- 
sor of Pediatrics at the East Carolina 
School ot Medicine in Greenville, NC 
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ing on their house in Hilton Head, SC and 
officiating at various golf and tennis tour- 
naments. Sympathies to Sug Cantey 
Patton whose mother died at 97 Ginny 
Dunlap Shelton and Tom moved to a 
smaller home in Atlanta and en|oy having 
3 grandchildren near by. They looked for- 
ward to a trip to the Amazon, Galapagos 
Islands and Machu Pichu in Sept. if they 
survive the Olympics! Ginny spoke with 
Betsy Lewis Enney who is working with 
a large group to get St, Simon's Island, GA 
incorporated. Betsy's son Kenny is a Cap- 
tain in the Marines in CA and her daugh- 
ter Liz publishes a weekly shopper in 
Carrolton Ann Saunders Miller is an 
artist in Memphis Sadly she lost her hus- 
band, Lee, but enjoys her adorable grand- 
children. Drew 9, Ryan 4 and Sam 2. 

Our Louisville group is lively. Edie 
Norman Wombweil and George spend 
much time at their home in CO, have been 
to a Harvard 'B' School reunion, Jackson, 
WY to visit son Van and LA to visit son 
Andy, both still single. Jane Dawson 
Mudwllder's son David is the Advertis- 
ing Manager of the Hilton Head Island 
Events Magazine and the Christmas cover 
had a picture of 2 year old Savannah 
Mudwilder who looked remarkably like her 
grandmother Caroline Miller Ewing 
and Bud welcomed their iirst grandchild, 
Anne Taylor 5/94. Bud has a financial in- 
terest in a small company. Jim, Jr. is in the 
restaurant business in Louisville and his 
wife is with Vencor there. Sweet Briar is 
definitely in their daughter's future! Daugh- 
ter Selby is a film producer in Nashville 
and works with her husband John Lloyd 
Millen in their new company, the AV 
Squad. Caroline spoke with Mary 
Littlejohn Belser, who, along with her 
husband, is a retired teacher in Auburn, AL. 

June Arata Pickett and Bob toured 
the Northwest and CA. They visited their 
son Dave in Dallas and CInnle 
Moorhead McNaIr and Norm in San 
Antonio. June volunteers at the animal 
shelter in Vero Beach, FL. Cinnie has full 
time care of Norm's mother while he is 
Business Manager for the Ecumenical 
Center, a non-profit organization lor physi- 
cal and spiritual growth. Gloria Rawls 
Askew lost her mother in Dec, but wel- 
comed a first granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Claire Stewart, whose mother, Gloria's 
daughter Allison, was named by Washing- 
tonian Magazine as one of the top 50 pe- 
diatricians in the D.C, area. Gloria is happy 
to be near 2 grandsons in Houston. In Tuc- 
son. AZ Cathy Munds Storek is raising 
grandchildren and entertaining in her 
guest house. She traveled to London and 
Prague 7/95. She 'misses Sweet Briar and 
is proud to be an alumna'. Apologies to 
Kim Green Stone whose Arabian horse 
ranch in Gardnerville, NV I somehow 
shrank from 40 acres to 10 in last year's 
notes. Kim and John spent 5 weeks in Bra- 
zil where he did appraisals of iron and 
magnesium mines. From there they did a 
photo safari into Pantanal, 'the world's 
largest wetland'. 



Ginger TImmons Ludwick, with a 
new titanium rod in her spine, has relumed 
to golf and tennis. She and Dave will be in 
Wimbledon (playing?) and Scotland in 
June. Their daughter Leslie X'80 is now 
with the Bank of America in San Francisco. 
The Los Angeles Ludwicks are happy to 
have her so close. Janie Collins 
Sjoberg suffered the loss of her mother 
and also a mild heart attack. She has re- 
covered and helps her son with their busi- 
ness in Atherton, CA. She hopes to publish 
a computer program. What a resilient lot 
we are! The Nagers' news is that C.J re- 
tired in Dec. from Hughes Aircraft Co. in 
Los Angeles and we left CA in search of 
'the kinder, gentler' life. We are delighted 
to be back nearer family and old friends in 
our lakeside spot here in Lake Wylie, SC, 
iust south of Charlotte. We welcomed our 
son Bailey and wife Elizabeth's third son 
in Raleigh 3/28. In Feb. our children sur- 
prised us for our 40th anniv. by inviting 
many of our old friends for a |oyous week- 
end. They all arrived in hard hats to chris- 
ten our renovation pro|ect and many had 
familiar Sweet Briar faces. 

1957 

President: Carol McMurtry Fowler 
Secretary: Marjorie Whltson Aude 
Secretary pro tern: Lee Haskell Vest 
Fund Agent: Anne Wilson Rowe 

It's warm up time again! This is the last 
column about us in this magazine until 
after our fortieth reunion next May. So here 
is a word from our President Carol 
McMurtry Fowler (aka Kim) 

"Why not make the 40th a big deal? If 
you look at the alumnae magazines, the 
push, the emphasis, the energy are all de- 
voted to the 50th. I am confident that I can 
make May, 1 997, but 2007? That's too far 
in the future for me. 

So let's make the push, center the en- 
ergy and the emphasis on making our 40th 
reunion a blowout The Class of 1 957 fun- 
damentally is held in awe by most other 
classes because we have done things bet- 
ter, With more elan and distinction. 

We've got a good thing going. Why 
mess with success? You will be contacted 
at multiple points in the coming year about 
returning for Reunion. Why not make it 
easy now. Set your compass for Route 29 
and Numero40 in 1997." 

As for Carol's news - She is still in 
Boston with State Street Bank and Trust in 
a benign form of banking. She is recon- 
necting owners with their lost or aban- 
doned property No widows or orphans get 
tossed in the snow. "Speaking of which, 
after eons of Texas sunshine, I arrived lor 
the worst winter in Boston's history - 1 10 
inches in the city!" She is uncertain how 
long she will remain. 

We received notice that Florence 
Potter Robb died 8/21/95, She was with 
us as a freshman and resided in Grosse 
Pointe, l\yiL Our sympathy also goes along 
with many hugs to Nancy Godwin 
Baldwin as Tom died very suddenly this 



spring. We will miss him as host to us 
many times at our reunions. 

There are several authors in our midst 
flogging their wares. Dee Robin, Chair of 
the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Litera- 
ture at U. of New Mexico's third book con- 
cerns an Italian Renaissance feminist 
named Laura Cereta. Dee will be at re- 
union Page Phelps Coulter's poem 
"Elegy in Winter" won 2nd prize from the 
National Library of Poetry and was pub- 
lished in their anthology A Delicate Bal- 
ance. Mary Stoll Cross' newest book 
Morocco - Sahara lo the Sea came out in 
9/95. It is wonderful. She really caught the 
spell of that country. 

Ninie Laing is writing the brochure 
on the Walking Tour of SBC to be pub- 
lished in time for the College's acceptance 
as an Historic District and placement on 
the National Register of Historic Places. 
Ninie is also Co-Chair of SBC's Strategic 
Planning Committee. Jane Rather 
Tiebaud is writing her dissertion on 
Madame La Maquise de Rambouillet, the 
1 7th century Frenchwoman who launched 
the weekly salons in Pans from whence the 
great arts of French culture emerged. She 
will be at reunion. 

Ruth Ellen Green Calhoun wrote 
from Natchez of trips and children. Ruthie 
in PA with husband and 2 grandchildren. 
Bo, a cardiologist in Tupelo, who was 
cossetted by Fran Childress Lee and 
her family while he was a student in 
Gainesville, FL and Ellen in Med School 
and in Chapel Hill. Ruth Ellen is looking 
forward to seeing Nannette McBurney 
Crowdus and Bill if they really do retire 
to Natchez. Day Gipson Kerr and 
Whitney attend the yearly Antiques Forum 
in Natchez. They have 8 grandchildren! 

The mini reunion in Charleston last fall 
was marred only by the absence of Jane 
Pinckney Hanahan who was in England 
She is very involved with Drayton Hall and 
has met Miss Sally Reahard '30, who is on 
this board and is a classmate of Jane's 
mother. The rest of us, Nannette, Carol, 
Ninie, Ann Wilson Rowe and Joe, Carroll 
Weitzel Rivers and Buist, and me - had a 
wonderful time. We enjoyed the SBC fes- 
tivities and ate a delicious meal at "Mag- 
nolias" thanks to Buist and then we toured 
Carroll's studio. She has now moved from 
the one we saw to yet a new one on the 
waterfront. Guess we'll just have to go back 
and visit again. Nanette was awarded the 
Sweet Briar Rose for her fundraising ef- 
forts, given by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown. 
Nannette and Bill are awaiting their first 
grandchild. [FLASH: Nannette reports the 
birth of William Warren Crowdus IV - 6/ 
7/96 in Washington. DC] I am planning 
to visit them in Ml this summer. Diane 
Duffield Wood (9 grandchildren) and 
Cynnie Wilson Ottaway (13 grandchildren) 
are invited. Cynnie's 60th was celebrated 
on a cruise through the Inland Passage 
with her children. 

Enid Slack spent a long delayed Jr. 
Yr in France at Ville Franche-sur-Mer 
immersed in a French language course tor 



3 1/2 months. She was fined 5 FFR if she 
spoke another language. She and Mar- 
guerite McDanlel Wood got together in 
March - no idea what language was spoken! 

Suzy and Bob Lee Stephens (11 
grands) celebrated their 40th anniv. with 
a barge trip through France and a cruise 
from Sweden to St. Petersburg and also 
had a grand party according to Chris 
Smith Lowry who was there. Chis and 
Britt have retired to Lake Lure, NC which 
is 50 miles from Hickory. Last Jan they 
picked up Nancy Shuford Dowdy in 
Hickory, who had |ust retired from Century 
Furniture Co and they all spent 3 weeks 
traveling around FL They saw Marylew 
Cooper Redd and her husband one 
evening 

Alice Barnes has married Raymond 
Robertson and is very happy. They bought 
some land and plan to build a log house 
on it. Her younger son is in Austin finish- 
ing a Ph.D. and her older son suffers from 
Huntington's disease. She will have to 
move him to a nursing home soon, Jane 
Best Wheland looks forward to having 
her 2 grandchildren back on the East Coast 
as her son-in-law has been transferred to 
Ft. Bragg. Her son is a partner in the law 
firm of Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue in 
Chicago. Jane will be at reunion. Lucile 
WInerJch Pipes and Bill are in the "what 
will we do for the rest of our lives" exer- 
cise. Her son and his family have moved 
to Lincoln, NE and her daughter is a |r at 
TCU in Ft Worth Ann Frasher Hudson 
and Ed, when not in Ft. Worth, are either 
in Aspen or traveling. They have two 
grandchildren including Edward the IV! 
Ann Ford Melton still gets the prize of 
being the first person to return her card! 
She saw Carolyn Swift Fleming in 
Greenville, SC while Carolyn was visiting 
her daughter. Carolyn lives in Omaha, NE. 
Ann Ford has a granddaughter in Ft. Lau- 
derdale Jane Fitzgerald Treherne- 
Thomas will be in Flatthead Lake, MT in 
July, Tuscany in Aug. and England in Sept. 
She will be at Reunion. Dot Duncan 
Hodges is going to Kimberly, Australia. 
Her newest plea for beauty advice is fin- 
gernails! Hers are falling apart. 

Jane Campbell Englert's husband 
John appeared in an episode of "The 
American Experience" concerning Nelly 
BIy on PBS. Jane also had a visit from 
Yolanda Avram Ellis '55, who came to us 
from Greece She now lives in Pittsburgh 
and was giving a talk on her experiences 
during WW II that Jane attended. Small 
world! Jan Pehl Ettele wrote from Sun 
City, AZ. She and her family sailed in the 
B.V I and went to a WW II reunion. She is 
Past President of their local museum. A 
long message from Mary Anne Van 
Dervoort. who is not looking forward to 
moving in the fall from a house she's been 
in for 28 years. Bob is and i quote, "The 
Project director of the Year 2000 for the 
Nations Bank Corporation. He must invent 
his job and have it completed by 1998. 
Data usage has excluded century digits in 
most automated systems so that comput- 



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ers cannot tell 1 9xx from 20xx. Ttierefore, 
work could not be processed, vaults and 
exterior doors would not open, elevators 
would be off schedule etc." Awesome! To 
prepare for ttiis arduous year ttiey spent 2 
weeks in Soutfiwest France and 2 weeks in 
Costa Rica, Please come to Reunion and 
tell us tiow we will bank after 2000! 

Carolyn Scott Arnold and IVlark live 
in Honolulu. Mark retired from Gannett Co. 
where he started USA Today 1 5 years ago! 
They have jumped into computers with 
both feet and her letter was the most leg- 
ible, Anna Chao Pai's son IVIike the 
golfer has his dream job with Maxfli and 
is meeting all the top golf pros. Her son 
Ben moved to Charlotte, so Chips will rack 
up the mileage between EWR and CLT. 
Virginia Marks Paget lives in Yellow 
Springs, OH and directs the Individualized 
Master of Arts Program at Antioch Univ. 
She is also a consultant to the Pew Project 
lor Civic Change. She has two grandchil- 
dren Dagmar Halmaji Yon will retire at 
age 62 - years from now! I had a long talk 
with Margie Scott Johnson last Jan 
She had seen Stella Moore McClintocl< 
and Jock m John's Island, FL, Suzle 
Stephens and Bob Lee at Tide's Inn and 
Jane Hanahan in Charleston! Every one 
looked fabulous!! 

Our scribe, Marjie Whitson Aude is 
now ensconsed in Phelps, NY. She has fin- 
ished picking out faucets, window stops, 
not to mention paints and stains. "THEY" 
stopped making her kitchen floor tiles and 
some light fixtures right in the middle of 
the |ob. She didn't say a thing about clean- 
ing out her old house and moving in! Ev- 
ery one on the East Coast has a horror 
story of this winter. My short driveway was 
plowed 10 times! Anne McGrath 
Lederer in Earlysville, VA gave up and left 
the car at the head of her road. She lives 
in a beautiful spot overlooking a lake with 
a huge dog and a herd of deer who eat ev- 
erything. Therefore her spectacular view! 

1 am off to Northern Spain in June on a tour 
entitled "Wines and Shrines" for 2 weeks 
and I have a house in Chatham on the Cape 
for 2 weeks in Aug. I expect to see all of 
you at SBC next May! 

1961 

President: Suzanne Seaman Berry 

Secretary: Elizabeth Hutchins 

Sharland 

Fund Agents: Julie O'Neil Arnheim, 

Margaret Wadman Cafasso 

(Notes by Simone Aubry. former Secretary) 

Patti Anderson Warren and hus- 
band. Rob, bought a "cabin" in the Tahoe 
area. They were there when Patti, born on 
Leap Year Day, celebrated her "14th birth- 
day" by downhill skiing for the first time 
in 15 years! She continues on the Board 
of the Rape Crisis Center in Marin County, 
CA. Willoughby Applegate Ansell has 

2 horses, traveled to England to foxhunt 
with Cathy Detmer Nicholls (SBC '63) and 
is training a pony for her granddaughter. 
She sent an interesting article about 



"Dressage Horses of the 1960's" which 
featured Irish Galvin, who left SBC to 
train lor the Olympics m CA. Janie 
Arensberg Thompson, Chair of the 
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and 
Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration 
since 1994, writes "This has been an ex- 
hilarating and exhausting volunteer |ob. 
Alter the Centennial, I am taking a 'Leave 
of Absence' from all volunteer work!" 
Beverly Ayers Peck visits SBC often as 
her daughter, who went to SBC, now works 
there, "Imagine - they pay her!" She ex- 
tends her support to Sara Finnegan 
Lycett, Chairman of the Board of Direc- 
tors since 7/95, during the search for a new 
President. Sara meets freguently with fac- 
ulty, staff, and students, who are "superb 
- bright, creative, high energy level, and 
very caring about the college," Sarah finds 
time to work as docent at the Walters Art 
Gallery in Baltimore, Stevie Barutio 
Welch shows Cutting horses, enjoys her 
grandchildren, and spends much time car- 
ing for her parents (both 90). Susan Bell 
Davies, an exchange student from St. 
Andrews, lives in Wales, is retired from 
teaching and enjoys orienteering, skiing, 
and travel. A sponsor of 7 children in the 
third world, she visited one in Nepal in 
1993, and will visit 3 more this year. 
Nancy Bloomer moved from VT to the 
Hudson Valley (NY). As rector of an Epis- 
copal Church, she finds the work challeng- 
ing but satisfying, Carol presented Nancy 
with a granddaughter 1 2/95; Sarah attends 
school in NY Fran Brackenridge 
Neuman, Exec. Dir. of Day One, a com- 
munity coalition to reduce alcohol and 
drug problems, plans to retire and pursue 
her interests in gardening, cooking and 
spiritual development. Jeanne Bounds 
Hamilton and Ross divide their time be- 
tween NY and MD's Eastern Shore and "are 
trying to keep up with tuition!" Will, Chris, 
and Blair "are all teenagers, finally!" Ross, 
Jr., is married and practices law in NC. 
Faith Bullis Sebring, busy planning 
Heather's wedding (9/96), teaches math 
and French and is remodeling her FL 
home, getting it ready for retirement, 
Catherine Caldwill Cabaniss, an art- 
ist and printmaker, is teaching art to emo- 
tionally disturbed children. Martha 
Chandler Romoser has been teaching 
ballet and modern dance part-time for 35 
years and loves it! "My other loves are my 
family and my Arabian horses." Celia 
Williams Dunn and Larry continue work- 
ing in her real estate business. Their son, 
Laurence, married 2/96, is a 3rd year resi- 
dent in radiology at George Washington U, 
Daughter, Celia, is with a modern dance 
company in Amsterdam. Lou Chapman 
Hoffman enjoyed seeing Mimi Lucas 
Fleming last year, and is in touch fre- 
guently with Celia, who sold a row house 
in Savannah to Mimi's son. Mills Fleming 
and his wife. The remodeling was featured 
on "This Old House" on PBS for 8 shows. 
Mimi is an attorney in St, Petersburg, FL, 
running lor election for Circuit Judge. She 
enjoys babsitting 2 grandchildren and 



flower arranging. Lou's son, Richard, 
joined Mary Hunter Kennedy Daly and 

her son, Newell, at the Supreme Court to 
watch Mary Hunter's husband, George, 
argue. Their daughter, Anna, who now 
practices law with her lather, was seated 
at the counsel table. Mary Hunter and Lou 
had a wonderful visit in New Orleans the 
following weekend. Mary Hunter, certified 
as a licensed protessional counselor, also 
writes and had her first short story ac- 
cepted for publication! Babs Childrey 
Fowler "stays busy with her part-time 
clothing business and loves antiquing, 
gardening, and grandmothering her 4 
grandchildren." Husband, Cal, a ludge 
nearing retirement, is an avid fisherman. 
Their family enjoys gathering at Smith Mt 
Lake where Babs sees Susie Venable 
Jamison Anne Cone Liptzin enioys 2 
"beautiful" grandsons who live nearby. Her 
"other 4 kids are spread from Houston to 
Maine." Anne is very involved in Hospice, 
serves on the Board of the Triangle Com- 
munity Foundation, and enjoys photogra- 
phy, "dabbling in water colors" and 
traveling with Mike, recently retired, Su- 
san Cone Scott, in private practice as a 
nationally certified massage therapist, is 
also an instructor at the VA School of Mas- 
sage. She practices yoga and enioys her 
children, one ol whom is living at home, 
Nancy Coppedge Lynn still has her 
shop and has been taking conversational 
French - "lots of fun and stimulates the old 
brain " This winter she had 2 more grand- 
sons born 3 weeks apart! Willia Fales 
Eckerberg, a realtor in DC, loves opera, 
languages, golf and has traveled exten- 
sively. She and Lennart have 3 children: 
John (29), a lawyer, Alice (27) a banker, 
and Christopher (25) who has a degree in 
international business and economics. 
Marie Garnett Hood and Bob both work 
for Northampton Co Schools and operate 
their Camp Greenbrier which experienced 
a devastating Hood 1/96. All their children 
came to help out: daughter. Garland (SBC 
grad), "teaches Spanish, 1st darling 
grandson; Will, married an attorney in Al- 
exandria; David, married, 2nd grandchild, 
with IBM in Raleigh; Courtney, married. 
Executive with Office Team in Norfolk; and 
Michael, getting Ph.D. in plant pathology 
from NC State" Maria writes," Elinor 
Scherr Mosher, my old roomie, still 
comes with all her family every Aug. to the 
Camp Greenbrier House Party for families. 
I hear from Lynn Adams Clark from time 
to time " Lucy Giles Richey, moved 
from CT to TN, is getting her neighborhood 
made an historic district, and gearing up 
for renovations and an addition to her 
home Judith Greer Schulz's daughter, 
Cecily (SBC grad), married Jonathan 
Banks 1 1/95 during which there was a mini 
SBC reunion with Cecily's classmates and 
"my vintage represented," Her son, 
Stephen Garth, finished his MBA 5/96; 
they celebrated with him in San Francisco. 
Sally Hamilton Staub works at the Sci- 
ence and Technology Museum, and 
spends weekends at her cabin in Maggie 



Valley, NC. She and Bamby Miff explored 
the Copper Canyon of Mexico. Bamby 
continues as a light rail operator, loves 
antiquing, traveling, and photography. 
Sheila Haskell Smith, a member of 2 
book clubs, has joined an investment club, 
and enjoys gardening. She and Lynn will 
take advantage of a trip east for his reunion 
at Brown to visit Kristin, her husband. 
Randy, who is in Med. School in ME, and 
"our little granddaughter." Judy Harris 
Cutting commutes every few weeks be- 
tween Richmond and Chicago where Tom 
is on the faculty of the Chicago Theologi- 
cal Seminary until 12/96, Tom is "flirting 
with retirement from the Presbyterian 
Church." Judy is Board President of a day 
care/social service agency. Barbara 
Horton Logue, expecting 8th grandchild 
10/96, consults as a speech-language 
pathologist while maintaining a private 
practice (The Institute of Human Commu- 
nication) with her husband in Durham, NC. 
Julie Johnson Chapin "recently let my 
RN license expire - happy now on our farm 
in NH helping Bill with apple orchard, land 
management, Christmas trees, maple 
syrup operations, gardens; and we have a 
beautiful yawl moored off the coast of 
Maine " Bette Hutchins Sharland was 
named "Friend of the Year" for her work 
with the MD Federation of Art. Congratu- 
lations! Congratulations also to Cloe 
Lansdale Pitard, who was named "Busi- 
ness Woman of the Year" by the Great Val- 
ley Regional Chamber of Commerce for 
her work as Owner/President ol 
HomeNurse Inc. in Devon, PA. Started in 
a spare bedroom ol her home in 1970, her 
company now grosses in excess of $4 
million a year! Lucinda Lowry Stein and 
Ron, with Merrill Lynch, spent a week in 
Mexico 2/96. She is still involved with the 
Master Gardener Program at the MO Bo- 
tanical Garden, and loves having both 
daughters and sons-in-law in the St, Louis 
area Ginger Lutz Stephen's daughter, 
Elizabeth Belser Kistler (SBC '88) "gave 
birth 4/16/96 to ter daughter Lauren Davis 
Kistler (possible SBC, 2017?), That makes 
6 grandchildren when I include my 'steps!'" 
Mary MacKenzie Shaw, Assistant Di- 
rector of Compliance for SIGNA Individual 
Ins., has a married daughter, Elizabeth 
(30), and 2 sons, James (28) and Ian (26), 
Sister McCall Engelhardt's son. Miller 
(27), is in international sales; daughter, 
Margaret (25), is in public relations in 
Dallas: son, Sam (24), a Tulane grad, spent 
last year in Costa Rica learning Spanish. 
Sister has been a full-time social worker 
in New Orleans, a consultant to a hospital 
in Montgomery, studied at La Varenne in 
Paris, and thereafter taught cooking 
classes and worked m a kitchen shop. 
"Now I garden and needlepoint and am a 
C Span lunkie!" Our thanks and congratu- 
lations to Bee Newman Thayer tor her 
hard work and very successful year as 
Alumnae Fund Chair, Bee writes: "Our 1st 
grandchild, Hannah Margaret, born 6/27/ 
95 to Emily and Peter, is our best news; 
Bill and Luisa are still in the retail busi- 



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ness; Chris (25). is on the staff of the Ap- 
palachian Mountain Club in NH," She and 
Brad enjoy hiking, golf, tennis, skiing, 
snowshoeing, gardening, and "nature pho- 
tography continues to fascinate me." 
Annabel Pagan Blakey and Bob own 
and operate "Celebration Designs" where 
they design and screen print infant and 
children's clothing and accessories. 
Susie Prichard Pace writes "I'm so 
thankful for those years at SBC!" She en- 
joys tennis and baby-sitting for her 2 
grandchildren. Anne Rogers KMIefer, a 
Knoxville resident and adoring grand- 
mother of 6, scuba dives, enioys garden- 
ing, working with international students, 
and traveling. Suzanne "Seabreeze" 
Seaman Berry, an interior designer, and 
Fritz, a doctor, have had numerous 
memorable trips because of his teaching 
assignments. They enjoy fishing and sail- 
ing at Deltaville, VA. Anne Semmes 
Stavropoulos lives in Athens, "still 
horse-rides, helps with Riding for the Dis- 
abled, and works with Animal Welfare, as 
there are many strays in Greece - a lot of 
which end up at my house!" She has taken 
up drawing and painting again and enjoys 
travel Winifred Storey Davis, in the 
movie theatre business since 1982, volun- 
teers with her church and Egleston 
Children's Hospital. Four generations of 
family living nearby keep her busy. 
Georgina Tebrocl( Ritchie writes "I am 
President of the Executives Association of 
San Francisco (the oldest business net- 
working association in the US) and serve 
on the Board of Women for IVIutual Secu- 
rity. We personally meet with heads of state 
worldwide to promote women's and 
children's issues. I have written a book 
chapter on problems of refugee women 
and children " Paige Will<erson Pruitt 
and Neil have traveled - Ireland, Scotland, 
Australia, New Zealand, and Peru last year, 
with Spain planned for 7/96! Son, Neil, Jr., 
is the last of 3 graduating from college. 
Judy Rohrer Davis, a counselor/thera- 
pist, writes "I've finally made it into private 
practice and love it!" Her "baby," Tim, 
married 10/94, has his own business 
(DaySaver Computer Consulting) in 
Raleigh; Brooks, one of the twins, will 
marry 7/96 and live in NY; the other twin, 
Rick, graduates from Pitt Law 4/96 Mary 
Denny Scott Wray is spending most of 
her time in Santa Barbara, CA with hus- 
band, Michael. "Michael had more serious 
heart problems, but is doing well now; 
working harder than ever, he is now Presi- 
dent of a small oil company. We travel lots 
and see our 6 children and 6 spouses and 
4 grandchildren often." She bought a small 
townhouse in Richmond so that she can 
"return to her roots," see her new 
grandbaby (Ellie), and keep active on The 
Poplar Forest Board. Penny Stanton 
Meyer, a teacher in a small public school 
near Woodstock, VT, said she'd be think- 
ing of us Reunion Weekend, and that ours 
"was a good class. Wish I could have 
stayed at SBC." Miss Em Whaley 
Whipple operates a ballroom dancing 



school in Charleston (teaches 450 children 
a week!), and enjoys gardening, tennis and 
golf. An exhibition at the Marty Whaley 
Adams Gallery of work by Miss Em's art- 
ist son, Douglas Balentine (27), received 
excellent reviews. Daughter, Emily 
Balentine (24), is doing graduate work at 
Brown. Robin Wawro Bataillon, in 
France, is a legal translator/interpreter. 
She and Georges have two sons, Remy 
(29), a doctor, and Marc (28), a Harvard 
B School grad who works in Paris. Anne 
Worboys Buske is volunteering, taking 
computer courses, reading and exercising. 
Her older daughter, Dana, is doing gradu- 
ate work in chemistry at MIT, and Rachel 
IS Cornell '99. Simone Aubry retired 
from her 35-year career as a secretary, 
most recently as Exec. Secretary to the 
Supt. of Schools in Sudbury, MA. Having 
designed an addition to her home, she 
looks forward to being on site daily dur- 
ing its construction, and redesigning the 
landscaping and gardens. A fourth cat has 
joined the Aubry household; Mitzie 
Abigail. Simone extends heartfelt thanks to 
classmates who sent news for this column 
during the last 5 years. Being your Class 
Secretary has been lots of fun! 

1965 

President: Sarah Porter Boehmler 
Secretary: Harriet Wall Martin 
Fund Agent: Brenda Muhllnghaus 
Barger 

(To meet space confines. Empty Nest 
for the remainder of my tenure is shortened 
"EN." Further and random abbreviations 
may occur unannounced.) No abbrevia- 
tions needed for Bonnie Chapman 
McClure's rich card from Paris announc- 
ing a move to Nimes, France's bullfight- 
ing capital. Likewise little compression of 
Betsy Knodes Newton's comment on 
the "poignant circularity of lite" in dealing 
with her mother's death and the marriage 
of her architect daughter, or abridgement 
of Jean Murray McDermid's expres- 
sion of sadness about Mrs. Barton's death 
and tribute to her inspiring leaching. Jean, 
a teacher in Kelso, Scotland, sent greetings 
and happy memories of her one year at 
SBC. Mai Leslie Welch has a 60+-hour- 
week |ob in the NYC media business as 
director of marketing at Disney-owned 
Discover Magazine. Her children are 
"degreed" and "launched" with daughter 
Leslie from Lafayette (to Atlanta) and son 
Rob from UVA (to NYC). Her "free" time 
goes to gardening and learning golf from 
a "great guy with a 3-handicap." Julie 
Bearden Adams is involved with both an 
antigues business and a bridal consultant 
enterprise in Macon, GA. Daughter Mar- 
garet moved with husband and Kate (2) to 
Ft. Bragg after 4 years in Germany; Jenni- 
fer, married '94, lives in Greensboro, NC; 
twin brother, Tim, a '95 groom, is a med 
student in Augusta; Fran attends the Col- 
lege of Charleston. Julie and Tim, a law- 
yer, celebrated the EN in Greece and 
Turkey! Bunny Sutton Mealy is learning 
about "domestic engineering" with son 



Eben, 1 3, and daughter Elizabeth, 12. Hus- 
band Jay is the Massachusetts Commis- 
sioner of Food and Agriculture. 

"Scribble" Scribner Euston re- 
ports an "unglamorous retirement" with 
Greg to FL, where they "volunteer here and 
there and destroy clay pigeons regularly." 
Dryden Childs Murck and Sandy are 
"happily retired" in Savannah, GA, where 
they destroy tennis opponents with their 
respective 3.5 and 4.0 ratings. They went 
to England to visit her grandmother (85) 
and daughter Liz (24), a starving artist, 
both visual and vocal, whose first record- 
ing will be released by ASCAP. Son Mor- 
ris still dabbles in the LA arts However, 
Whitney Jester Ranstrom has 
"unretired" in TX to handle the financial 
side of a recent investment with her hus- 
band in a construction company. She uses 
her IBM experience there, and her step- 
mother expertise to help Stacy with her 
wedding. Her weekly golf game is surely 
not the reason that she has lost more than 
30 pounds toward her 50+ goal, Sally 
Rasco Thomas relates change in San 
Diego with a new |ob in charge of 
fundraising and PR at the local Red Cross. 
More change occured through her sepa- 
ration after 26 years of marriage, but the 
presence of granddaughter Naia eases the 
difficult transition. Magda Salvesen 
teaches art history at NY area colleges and 
the history of landscape design at the NY 
Botanical Gardens. She gives seminars for 
NYU Continuing Ed, gallery talks at the 
Metropolitan, plus single lectures to vari- 
ous organizations. A recent lecture on the 
Scottish architect and designer, Charles 
Rennie Mackintosh, gave her a "marvelous 
chance to revisit his work in Glasgow." 

Sally Wright Hyde "tries to age 
gracefully" while daughter Alix receives 
her Masters from Smith and daughter Katie 
graduates from Williams. Son Michael re- 
turned to Delaware to teach/coach at St. 
Andrew's school Alice Virginia Dodd 
finds her 25th year as librarian in a Louis- 
ville public middle school still a lively 
undertaking. Judith Howe Behn still 
works for Boyd Income Tax Service. Son 
Mark graduated PBK from Bates to head to 
the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti- 
tute. Husband Bob continues at Duke 
teaching public policy at the Sanford 
Institute. Jean Mcintosh is News Art Edi- 
tor for The Times-Picayune in New 
Orleans. She "finally" returned to France, 
unvisited since her treasured junior year, 
and "finally" launched renovation of her 
beloved Victorian cottage, unimproved 
since 1920. She has frequent contact with 
Dana Reinschmidt Tompkins, who did 
not report that she and Robert (in addition 
to their biology research at Tulane) have 
opened a homemade candy shop in the 
French Quarter, which their son Peter man- 
ages and which takes phone/mail orders. 
Bev Sharp Amberg's visits have given 
these three friends a stack of snapshots 
that capture their aging smiles Dana 
Wasson Noyes, "after 7 years of widow's 
weeds," will become Mrs. Robert W. 



Paulus. Still in the ad game, she owns a 
"small but dynamic agency" in Red Bank, 
NJ. Son Bradford. 24, UVA architecture, is 
an associate with a proiect consultation 
and management firm in DC. Gregory, 21, 
enjoys a "questionable mix" of activities in 
CO, with plans to return to Clemson. She's 
a member of the church choir and vestry, 
the Jr. League, and the lesser world of golf, 
bridge, etc Dabney Williams McCoy is 
president of St Catherine's Parents' 
Assoc, where daughter Catherine is a se- 
nior. Son Tim, 28 (UNC-CH). is a broker 
for 1st Union in Harrisonburg; son Chris, 
24 (UNC-CH), is a paralegal in Chapel Hill. 
Dabney helps with her husband's business 
and has a small mailing label business at 
home. Not Ann herself but The Cleveland 
Plain Dealer {4/2/%) proclaims that Ann 
English Warden, curator of textiles at the 
Cleveland Museum of Art, oversees "areas 
of art so vast no one could possibly mas- 
ter them " Her territory extends "from Egypt 
of the pharaohs to the present day " Like- 
wise, Carol Reifsnyder Rhoads s 
former professor, Barbara Blair, proclaims 
that Carol, a research assistant at LSU in 
Shreveport, has several joint publications, 
both at NIH and LSU. Husband Bob is 
chair of biochemistry at LSU Med. Center. 
Their daughter is a physician's assistant in 
Winston-Salem, NC; the older son enters 
U. of MA med. school, and the younger 
son is at U- of Colorado. Charlotte, NC is 
becoming home for Blair Both, who was 
called as rector of the 900 member St, 
Martin's Episcopal Church. The Charlotte 
Observer (3/U/%) noted that "Both" is 
pronounced "Baath" and that the church's 
search committee was won over by Blair's 
spirituality. A highlight of her first year was 
the attendance of Sarah Porter Boehmler, 
Hugh and Brenda Muhllnghaus Barger, 
Linda Schwaab Hodges, and D.G. and me 
at her installation. Her ability, steadfast- 
ness, and kindness are already evident. 
Ghost-bragging continues with Linda's 
report that Brenda is super-mom-civic- 
leader, which similarly applies to Linda, 
who teaches nursery school and lives in 
the Kinston country with a lot of big ani- 
mals. Daughter Samantha is at Davidson, 
Rebecca (married '95) is a grad student at 
UNC-CH in Rehabilitative Counseling, and 
son Marcus is a med student at East Caro- 
lina. Sarah is a business consultant and 
church volunteer, with twins Jean and Liz 
at Davidson and Alexis (at Nightingale), 
husband Bill, and two spaniels in the NYC 
apartment. 

The four children of Julie Bradshaw 
Sackett have all married and produced 
two "very best" grandchildren, Ansley 
Sackett and Matthew, Jr. After all the wed- 
dings, her life returns to garden, quilt, and 
grandmotherly design in Lynchburg, while 
Henry continues to "chip away at the de- 
fense of too many law suits." Kathleen 
Watson Taylor's son Carney is a resident 
at Vanderbilt in Internal Med. Daughter, 
Anne, graduated from Furman, and plans 
to work with underprivileged children in an 
outdoor setting. With younger son. Selden, 



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entering VMI, Kathleen's EN will fill with 
gardening, piano, church, walking, and 
tennis Alice Haywood Robbins trav- 
eled from Pinehurst, NC with her husband 
to Australia and later to Prague to visit their 
sons, both of whom were on exchange pro- 
grams. Their older son is now at UNC-CH 
Business School. Alice obtained a masters 
in counseling at NCSU in '95. With both 
sons at the Univ of Oregon, Mimi Vogt 
Macht can see 4-year SBC roommate 
Beth Hunt in Eugene. Mimi is teaching 
German and running a grammar business 
(GRAMIVIAR TO GO), Sherry Bradford 
Christhilf is an art consultant in Balti- 
more. She and Stuart have 3 daughters: the 
oldest married, with one child and another 
arriving; the 2nd marrying this year; and 
the third at UVAI Their son graduated from 
W&L (96) Fair MacRae Gouldin worlds 
at Cornell Plantations (arboretum and 
botanic gardens of Cornell) in the Educa- 
tion office. Ann (Cornell '94) is an assis- 
tant buyer at NYC Bloomingdales, and 
Gary (Colby '96) was in Florence for the 
spring semester. Anne Butler is a writer 
(10 books published) and operates a B&B 
on the family plantation in Louisiana. 
Daughter Chase is senior at Emory, and 
son Stewart is 10 Melinda Musgrove 
Chapman sells real estate lull time in Bir- 
mingham (and full-speed, with $3,000,000 
sales last year). Her two daughters are at 
San Francisco State, and son David's mar- 
riage to a "Melinda" has produced a grand- 
son and granddaughter, Davis and Katie 
With a move to Dallas, JoAnna Jones 
Ellis has returned to TX after a 36-year 
absence. In the same state, Mibs Sebring 
Raney ends a statistics class toward her 
Master's in Gerontological nursing. Sally 
McCrady Hubbard, retired from Rice 
Univ., and husband Charles await a move 
from Houston to their solar-powered home 
under construction in southwestern CO. 
Sally has been put to work by daughter 
Anna, who undertook raising $2500 to 
benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation 
525-mile bicycle ride from SF to LA in 
June. A 10-year survivor of HIV infection, 
Anna is a volunteer speaker to students 
and politicians. She will be a cyclist in the 
race while her mother will work as a crew 
member. Their letters have raised over 
$10,000, not surprising when one reads 
Sally's letter and its guotes from Anna's 
students: "It made me think that it can hap- 
pen to the best of people."., "I feel that 
because you are young and beautiful we 
listened to your message." Please call (91 9 
933-3002) for further information on the 
above. 

Though humbled by their adolescence, 
I'm now disgustingly chatty about son 
Grier, a new lav^er in Charlotte, and daugh- 
ter May, who ends her unsettling stint at the 
South Bronx jr. high in time to marry on 
summer's hottest day. I have a stress-free 
life but am nonetheless riled daily by some 
factor (D.G.'s clutter, the struggling 
septic tank, the reproducing voles), and I 
participate unwillingly in the plethora of in- 
tellectual offerings in Chapel Hill. 



1969 

President: Nancy Crawford Bent 
Secretary Ginny Kay Baldwin Cox 
Fund Agent: Lynn Pearson Russell 

A gallimaufry for sure, buen 
provecho Sally Boucher Hovermale 

in Winchester, VA, has been principal of a 
670 student elementary school since 7/95. 
With son John graduated from Radford U, 
and son Glenn from Elon C, Sally and 
husband were planning a vacation to At- 
lanta to see the Olympics and former 
roommate Midge Yearley Haden Rid- 
ley Winborne and husband John leave 
Atlanta often to visit "the girls," daughters 
Annie at Duke U. and Lizzie at Georgetown 
U. Also in Atlanta. Carolyn Mapp 
Hewes and 'new' husband are enioying 
the challenges of her 3 teenage sons, 
Michael (2nd year U Va.), David (h.s. sr), 
and Paul (9th grade) who |ust won 2nd 
place in the Dupont Challenge Science 
Essay. Avis Brown Yount is practicing 
dermatology and keeping up with daugh- 
ter Lindsay's (16) tennis schedule (her h.s. 
tennis coach was a SBC alum) and son 
Kenan's (12) golf activities. Giana 
DePaul, still the marketing director for 
John-Haynsworth Photography and still 
raising money for the Dallas SPf^A, spends 
half her lime in Boca Raton with her mom 
(fortuitous since Haynsworth opened a 
gallery in Palm Beach) but did travel to 
Sonoma and Napa Valleys. In New York 
Esther Michel Lyons and husband Rich 
are proud parents of Michele (12) who 
maintains straight A's and First Honors at 
St. Anne's School. Ann Tremain Lee's 
girls are coast to coast, Maria and husband 
Marshall in Newport, Bch., CA, Cameron 
in her 4th year at U.Va. in the Commerce 
School, and Allie in her first year at 
Amherst, leaving Ann and Saint in Newport 
News "home alone." From the home of Hee 
Haw Kay Hutton Barry's commercial real 
estate business is booming. Son Baker at 
UNC is President of the DKE's, and son 
Hutton attends MBA (local boys' school) 
and volunteers at the YMCA. Nancy 
Crawford Bent is an expert in head lice, 
pinworm and over-protective parents after 
her year as elementary school nurse, 
daughter Adele (16) is involved with 
theater, creative writing, Appalachia 
workcamp with her church youth group, 
and the Breadloaf Young Writers' Confer- 
ence at Middlebury C, son Charles (12) 
does all sports except swimming and foot- 
ball, and husband Peter keeps her laugh- 
ing. Mary Lee Bell Coffey and Shelby 
were in Washington for the Gridiron Din- 
ner, and spent part of March in Jerusalem 
listening to Palestinian, Egyptian and Jor- 
danian Foreign Ministers and taking walks 
on the Mt, of Olives and in Gethsemane. 
Jane Banks Petrey's family spent spring 
vacation at St. Lucia, then Banks had to 
decide among Vanderbilt, W&L, Davidson 
for Fall '96. McRae (in HS) was looking 
forward to the Olympics since they are so 
close to Atlanta. Look for "Population and 
Planet Earth," an educational exhibit cre- 



ated and scheduled by Jan Holt who also 
volunteers in the areas of social justice, 
human rights, foreign policy, and was flee- 
ing pollution by moving from Boulder to 
Durango, CO Jean Rushin Brown's 
family is counting its blessings as she has 
made a miraculous recovery from her '94 
cerebral aneurysm and stroke, is active 
with PTA, Jr. League, and is again chief 
chauffeur and cook. Husband Jonathan 
works for Usertech, a company that con- 
sults to large companies installing client- 
server computing systems, and is an AOL 
net surfer Son Rob canoed on the Allagash 
River, ME, played on a state lacrosse team 
and during his freshman year made soc- 
cer and ski teams and the Honor Roll. 
From New Orleans, Lynne Pottharst 
McMillan sent a Christmas card with a 
picture of her and Rick's three handsome 
offspring (Leslie at Tulane, Hillary at W&L, 
Lee at Woodbury Forest). Pam Sinex 
Subalusky writes from GA that she loves 
working in the technology division at her 
school system, husband Bill is still at 
INPO, and daughters Leah (a '96 graduate) 
and Amanda (finished freshman year) both 
love Vanderbilt. Meeny Hill Pettit and 
husband spent last tall on a slow trawler 
up the Intracoastal Waterway. Daughter 
Rachel was a \i at Florida State U,, son 
Coleman a freshman at Davidson, and her 
three granddaughters live nearby in Talla- 
hassee Pat Wlnton Newmark gave up 
all 12 of her Jiffy Lubes for a blind date 
arranged by her mother and now lives out- 
side San Francisco with her 4th generation 
Californian husband Kent who runs a mu- 
tual bond fund for Loomis. Sayles. When 
they are not traveling or playing golf, Pat 
works with Operation Smile and takes 
classes on the flora and fauna of CA. 
Daughter Jennifer is at UVA and plans to 
go to law school Kelthley Rose Miller 
traveled from St. Louis to Richmond for her 
30th St. Catherine's reunion where she saw 
Cathy Hall and Carolyn Mapp. Son Gib 
(18) will be at BU 9/96 and daughter Tory 
(15) was ranked #9 in tennis for St. Louis 
girls 16's. Keithley and husband Dwight 
had dinner in Wrightsville Beach, NC, with 
Wilmington, NC, City Manager Frere 
Murchison Gornto and Dean Frere's 
face a la pie and in color graced the 10/95 
Wilmington Morning Star as she partici- 
pated in a United Way fund raiser, Eliza- 
beth (Betsy) Blackwell Laundon 
continues her yarn shop, Cast-On Cottage 
in Georgia, daughter Katie is a '95 VPI 
graduate and a Navy Ensign aboard the 
USS Tarawa in San Diego, daughter Beth 
loves NCSU Design School, and as a ben- 
efit of husband Walt's business travels, 
Betsy expected to accompany him to En- 
gland in August, Liz Beach Baker and 
company campaigned for Lamar 
Alexander, but still found time to do her 
interior design work, and husband Tom to 
run the real estate division of First TN 
bank. One daughter is a '91 W&L gradu- 
ate, second daughter is at SMU and son 
is in HS in Memphis. Blair Josephs 
Rohrer. the top salesperson for her Char- 



lotte real estate company, spends time with 
husband Ivon and family at their mountain 
cabin hiking the AT. Daughter Anna Blair 
(16) is 5 ft 10 in, son Ivon III received the 
Morehead Award for UNO In Atlanta 
Diane DeLong Fitzpatrick and family 
looked forward to lots of houseguests for 
the Olympics as well as their respective 
volunteering duties: Leslie (21) and 
Charlie (19) moving equipment and mom 
in the results control room at swimming. 
Matt (17) as an athlete escort, husband 
John as an assistant envoy for the Malay- 
sian Team Barb Duffield Erskine has 
her own planes, trains, and automobiles 
show commuting 7 hrs. to see husband 
David. CEO of Scott Paper in Canada, and 
shuffling among her blended family, sons 
at Salisbury School in CT, Hill School, and 
South Kent School, and daughter at Yale. 
Working out. reading, and needlepointing 
keep her head together. Ginny Stanford 
Perdue is enjoying her reunion business 
(31 last year) and having one self-support- 
ing child. One is in college and one in HS, 
and all are anticipating Christmas on St. 
John s With Nancy Wendling Peacock s 
divorce final, she moved to TN to follow 
her dream of being a successful songwriter 
and her days are full writing, demoing and 
pitching songs, networking and taking 
guitar lessons Close encounters with 
ma|or artists (Whitney Houston, Oak Ridge 
Boys), a Christian song due to be cut, 
friends (Lonestar and Baker and Myers) 
who have become artists, and commercial 
work with Nissan indicate she is well on 
her way Jenni (19) is a pre-med major at 
UNC and a Kappa Kappa Gamma and Josh 
(15) at HS in Nashville plays electric gui- 
tar, golf, basketball and is an artist. Per- 
haps Sue Scanlan can hear Nancy's 
melodies at the international car show 
when it opens in Taiwan. Since she aced 
her 7,500 character test in Mandarin, she 
and Jared plan to stay in the "Pearl of the 
Pacific" for a few more years where he is 
involved with the Very Well Made in Tai- 
wan program and also dabbles in Taiwan 
media with a weekly column in the News. 
TV segments and radio shows. Besides 
being part of the first democratic elections 
in 5000 years of Chinese history. Sue has 
entertained Win Waterman Gildehaus 
and husband Tom, traveled with Jared to 
Boracay, Vietnam and India and with her 
sister back to the States where she caught 
up with Pam Noyes Nagel and husband 
Paul in Great Falls, VA. Pam was recover- 
ing from her first serious riding accident 
(broken ankle), but still managed dinner at 
Auberge Chez Francois with Melissa 
Griffith Manning who shared healing 
remedies from her health food emporium 
and planned to start up a long distance 
access and spray vitamin business, Janet 
Abney Moore anticipated having both 
Joel (returning from a year of study in 
India and heading to MIT for his Ph.D.) and 
Lindsay (at Bates College in ME) home for 
the summer which meant cleaning her art 
supplies out of their rooms and taking the 
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painting at the Corcoran, Jane Merriam 

Hildt, a linancial analyst at HUD, and Inus- 
band Dan wtio has a graphics design busi- 
ness and designed a museum last year, 
will be empty nesters with son Patrick at 
JMU playing soccer and daughter Amanda 
at UVA. The Hildts continue to be involved 
in community civic issues, spend August 
on Cape Cod, and mom accompanied 
Amanda's government class to Europe, Liz 
Medaglia Sinolt and husband Joe trav- 
eled together with Peggy Davis 
Molander and husband Erik to Italy last 
year where they enioyed picture postcard 
scenery, and were greatly assisted by Erik's 
command ol Italian and his knowledge of 
wine Barbara Hastings Came emailed 
from the Northern VA rat race that between 
her CPA work and. with husband David, 
extensive church and charity work there are 
not enough hours in the day. She attends 
the VA Annual Conference of the tJnited 
Methodist Church, sits on the American 
Cancer Society state board, and locally 
plans the Prince William Relay for Life, 
Lynn Pearson Russell was able to write 
Christmas cards on time this year thanks 
to the government furlough. Still at the 
NGA, she reports that the Vermeer and 
Homer exhibits were fabulous, husband 
Bill's pediatric practice flourishes, Mudge 
(14) wrestles, does well in school and 
owns 4 snakes, and Emily (10) prays for 
a horse Mary Mahan Marco was devel- 
oping a Web home page which would link 
to the Bucks County Community College 
home page, and keeping up with her three 
sons age 16, 13, 11, Rob (16) is into bike 
racing and the family is into hiking in the 
NH White lyiountains, Mary sees Sue 
Roessel Gibson and Phyllis Girard for 
dinner and reports that Sue is very in- 
volved with her children's activites 
(Michael (12) with the boy scouts and at- 
tending space camp. Amy (8) with danc- 
ing and horses) and that the family spends 
summer vacation at the Finger Lakes 
Phyllis planned to be in London over 
Christmas, Mary talks to Ann Moore via 
email. Finally, AtLee Walker after work- 
ing on a PhD in Sign Language and teach- 
ing at Gallaudet U,, has rediscovered her 
love of sewing and is off on a whole new 
career as a cloth doll artist. Husband John, 
a trade association executive, has 3 grown 
sons and 4 granddaughters, and AtLee's 
daughter Jessica (23) is at Loyola maior- 
ing in creative writing. To end on a sad 
note, Judith Griffiths Mattison died 
July 14, 1995, All is relatively stable if 
chaotic here in Poguoson, Elizabeth (21) 
spent the summer as a nanny in Nags Head 
and will graduate PBK from W&L in '97 
with a degree in chemistry, Katie (18) is 
going to HOLLINS as a Hollinscholar, and 
Ann Stuart (14) has begun HS with no sis- 
ters at home. Tommy keeps trying to catch 
a fish and practice law and I am still part 
time primary teacher and part time library 
promoter. With great appreciation for all 
your communication and hopes to hear 
from all of you and a few more as well in 
the spring - or anytime! 



1973 

President: Kathleen Cochran 

Schutze 

Secretary: Louise Blakeslee Gilpin 

Fund Agent: Janice Keith 

The Olympics changed the lives of 
Alison Baker and husband Gary, His 
photography studio was leveled to create 
a parking lot (reminiscent of Joni 
Mitchell?) so the business was moved 
home to Senoia, GA, Alison works as his 
producer Cindy Bekins Anderson is 
adding rooms to her "new old house," 
Lauren, 7, and Andy. 4, "keep me hop- 
ping " In Orlando. Anne Billings 
McDougall is home full-time enjoying 
Maggie, a h.s, freshman and Jim, a 
middle-schooler, Anne and Ed spent part 
of March in Vail, Anne volunteers with 
church, sports, Lauren's choir and is Pres- 
elect of the middle school PTA, Peggy 
Cheesewright Garner works with two 
garden clubs and lectures about hydran- 
geas and botanical names of plants. She 
works 1 1/2 days a week in Whitney's kin- 
dergarten and is marking the 12th year of 
coordinating "Super Sitter" babysitting 
classes, Peggy says life is great and "John 
is wonderful " Kathleen Cochran 
Schutze, on living with adolescents; "they 
are claiming more of my sanity if less of 
my time," Still in Richmond, Kathleen re- 
mains active in school and club activities. 
At SBC Day in Dec, she talked with alumna 
Betty Booker '66, a columnist with the 
Flichmond Times Dispatch. In Miami 
Beach. Dede Conley's free time outside 
of managing Lion Wine and Spirits is spent 
in aerobics classes preparing to climb Mt. 
Blanc, An 8,000 foot climb up Mt, Ranier 
made her realize that more training was 
necessary for higher climbs and, with PL's 
highest elevation at 84 feet, aerobics 
seemed to solve the problem. On a stop- 
over from Seattle Dede saw Liz Clegg 
Woodard '72 and her 3 daughters. In 
March Dede attended the 35th anniversary 
of the Peace Corps in DC, Susan Craig's 
life consists of "baseball, soccer, cub 
scouts, etc," with Bennett. 9 1/2. and Ed- 
ward. 8, Susan moved her graphic design 
business into a home office. At age 46 
Wayne ran his first marathon in Chicago 
which he finished! Susan saw Emily 
Garth Allen and her family when 
Campbell started at the College of Charles- 
ton as well as Jane McCutcheon and 
Robin O'Neil, Susan's boys play with 
Jane McFaddin Bryan's son William at 
the beach Mac Cuthbert Langley's Will 
attends the Knox School on Long Island 
and loves the access to NYC, He com- 
pleted work for his Eagle Scout ranking in 
Dec, Hibernia spent spring break in Italy 
with her grandparents leaving Mac, 
Johnny and Cuthbert in SC Diane Dale 
Reiling loves the flexibility ot her new 
career in real estate and had a good year. 
Even with a 7 day week she has more time 
with Erica. 8. and Steven. 11, Husband 
Chuck has been very supportive: "20 years 
of selling air freight lor Fed Ex was 



enough!" Susan Dern Plank and David 
will be in the Augusta. GA area through the 
summer of '97, They visited David's cous- 
ins in Athens and Patras 7/95 and the 
Greek Isles and Turkish Coast - "a 
historian's dream come true," They had a 
family reunion in the Adirondacks - the 
first time that the 4 siblings and 8 cousins 
had been together, Lillian Dugger Lon- 
don and her second husband Steven cel- 
ebrated their 10th anniv, Lillian opened an 
art studio in Highland, NJ, painting and 
teaching drawing and wafercolor. She and 
Steve are building a house in coastal GA 
where they plan to live part-time. The 
teaser news that a classmate is pregnant 
belongs to Ann Evans Klett, Congratu- 
lations from us all! Lisa Fowler 
Winslow's husband Bill has expanded his 
law practice, Suzanna 9, plays the violin, 
enjoys sports and is a |r. Girl Scout, 
Russeli, 14. surfs, plays volleyball and will 
be an Eagle Scout soon, Lisa is a part-time 
law librarian, volunteers and is the 
children's chauffeur, Jane Lucas' interior 
design firm. Lucas Stefura Interiors, and 
her teaching at RISD are both going well. 
The firm has work around the globe - a 
synagogue in San Antonio, a prep school 
library in NJ and a library in Athens, 
Greece, Her office shares space with hus- 
band Carmen's architectural firm. With her 
2 stepsons and 2 step-grandchildren, they 
keep busy, Jane celebrated her 5th year 
cancer free in March, In Rl Suzanne Gar- 
rison Hoder's life with her sons, 10 and 
13, is "filled with the usual - driving 
carpools to tennis, baseball and basket- 
ball, and packing kids and husband off to 
Boy Scout camping trips," In June 
Suzanne went to Czechoslovakia, Austria, 
Germany and France where she planned to 
see Pascale Boulard Dutilleul and her 
family Janie Genster was at the Agricul- 
tural Fair on Martha's Vineyard last Aug, 
and saw my needlepoint entry - 1 hope that 
this summer we can see each other! John 
and Janie Buckley live in D,C, with chil- 
dren Emily, 14, Darcy, 12. Claire, 9, and 
Connor, 2 1/2, John is a law partner with 
Williams and Connolly, Janie works as 
Associate Counsel to The Washington 
Post. In May Robin Harmon O'Neil is 
joining husband John and 15 art history 
students from USC on a trip to Russia, 
Robin showed horses in FL last winter. In 
'97 Robin, John and little Robin will spend 
a year In Europe, Chris Hegarty Sav- 
age, working lull-time after 14 years of 
part-time work, is finding being a single 
parent of 2 active children and having her 
own social life an exhausting combination. 
Clay, 14, is 5 inches taller than Chris, 
Chris enjoys regular visits to a fitness cen- 
ter, Kris Howell has moved which she 
writes is "at least as extraordinary" as Ann 
Evan Klett's news, Kris' new address is 406 
N, Channel Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 
28480-2724 Susan Kirby Peacock - 
single mom of Daniel. 8, and Marley, 6, 
artist, pharmacist, living in a cottage in the 
woods - has designed, contracted and 
helped to build an addition, and says there 



are many good points to making all the 
decisions. She spent 2 weeks in Ireland 
last summer, Linda Lipscomb was pro- 
moted to manager of a marketing group 
that supports American Airlines world- 
wide sales staff, a job she loves and that 
has made her a computer techie, Linda 
took her 1 2 year old niece to London which 
will "satisfy very occasional maternal in- 
stincts." Ann Major Gibb and Ernie "live" 
in the car and/or at their children's sports 
- volleyball and basketball for Emily, 16, 
and basketball and baseball for David, 14. 
Emily is driving and has begun looking at 
colleges, Ernie has taken on a third part- 
ner in his practice, Ann teaches computer 
classes at a local private school. Last sum- 
mer the family made a trip to Mystic, CT 
and Long Island as well as a week at a 
boys' camp where Ernie was camp direc- 
tor, Joan May Harden had |ust made a 
reservation at the Inn at SBC so Meredith, 
16. could have her first interview at a fa- 
miliar place. Her sons Bill and Richard 
start h,s, and middle school respectively, 
Joan and Rick, a NYC attorney, spent 2 
weeks in Italy which Joan loved, Carpools 
and volunteer work occupy Joan's time. 
She saw Gillian Heptinstall in Baltimore 
on the trip to SBC, Living in Chesterfield, 
NH Jane Perry McCutcheon 
McFadden and Barclay's son, Barclay II. 
graduates from St, Paul's and probably will 
be headed to Davidson College, Thomas 
starts at St, Paul's and George is still in 
school at home, Jane has run her natural 
food/gourmet shope for 20 years. She still 
rides and on her trips to Columbia, SC she 
sees the SBC gang Deborah McDowell 
Gilronan lives in Portland, OR where she 
owns and operates the Van Dyhe Choco- 
late Co. Her 2 children attend private 
schools Marion McKee Humphreys 
had just returned from San Francisco but 
says that most of her time is spent watch- 
ing her 2 boys play the sport of the sea- 
son - one Is driving, the other is a "new" 
teenager. In her plans was a trip to Exuma 
for "sun. solace and snorkeling," Marion 
and Cathy Blackburn. SBC roommates, 
have reconnected and spent two weekends 
together last year, "Friendships formed in 
college are the best!" Anita McVey 
O'Connor and John moved back to PA, 
John received a nice promotion; Anita will 
help her brothers expand their business. 
Their temporary address is RD #4. 343 
Boot Rd. Malvern. PA 19355, In New 
Orleans. Betsie Meric Gambel is PR/ 
Marketing Dir, at Academy of the Sacred 
Heart, Greg chairs the Disciplinary Board 
and is nicknamed "the conscience of 
lawyers" by the family, Gregory is at 
Villanova and Merle attends Jesuit HS, 
Betsie and Meric continue their long 
distance biking and spend time in their 
Pass Christian. MS home Lisa Fowler 
Winslow and her family spent Mardi Gras 
with the Gambels last year, Lisa Slatten 
was planning a spring '96 wedding if she 
and Betsie could make all the arrange- 
ments, Betsie also sees Dessa Rutter 
who is Marketing Dir, ot Fidelity Home- 



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stead Sara Meyerdierks Hillgrove 

views last winter rather differently ttian I 
do. "Wtiaf a great winter!" Katherine, 19, 
is at William & Mary, All, 6, and Elaine, 3, 
are becoming great skiiers. Sara looks for- 
ward to relaxing in tier off-season and do- 
ing some non-company PR work, Laurie 
Norris teaches reading to first graders and 
high schoolers - "quite a challenge." She 
is making slow progress on her disserta- 
tion, A Feb, visit to her sister, Lynn Norris 
Pfeifler 75, in Tampa included a campaign 
to lure Laurie and her daughters, 13 and 
15, down there to stay. Having success- 
fully rehabilitated her knee, Jane 
Olmstead Murphy is back to tennis and 
golf, Peter finished his first year at Duke 
which he loves, Moira is a h.s. freshman 
and plans to play on the school's golf team. 
Husband Paul travels the world with 
Caltex Debbie Pollock Arce, Roger and 
their children Cory, 1 1 , Ross, 9, and Reed, 
5 1/2 spent two weeks in HI, Debbie works 
part-lime as a financial consultant but 
most of her time revolves around the chil- 
dren, volunteer work and being PTA trea- 
surer In Feb Lisa Fowler Winslow and 
daughter Suzanna visited and Debbie 
writes, "I felt like 20 years just slipped 
away," They made firm plans to be at our 
25th reunion in '98 - possibly with Cory 
and Suzanna who will be in 6th grade then. 
Life is anything but dull for Kathy 
Prelzfelder Steele and Dave with their 
teenage daughters, Tracy, 16, and Kelly, 
13, Tracy is learning to drive. Between la- 
crosse and dancing, Kelly is rarely home 
at night. Family time is primarily during 
vacations with trips planned to Captiva, 
Hilton Head and a Notre Dame football 
game Carol Anne Provence Gallivan 
had a busy holiday season last winter with 
Anne Genevieve's debutante activities. 
Mills was Carol Anne's escort tor her deb 
ball! Anne Genevieve is a Kappa Kappa 
Gamma at the Univ of AL, Henry, 14, and 
Harriet, 12, play classic soccer and bas- 
ketball. They both attend Christ Church 
Episcopal School. Mills is the managing 
partner of Gibbes, Gallivan, White and 
Boyd, He does get away for their annual 
scuba diving and ski trips. Cathy 
Rasmussen Rentzel is manager of Me- 
dia Publishing Group, Bermac Communi- 
cations, Inc which creates and converts 
media for 3D animation, computer graph- 
ics and interactive multimedia presenta- 
tions. Cathy's group designed their web 
page at www. BERMAC @ BERMACcom, 
Kelly, 21, will chair orientation week at 
Rice Univ. Lynn, 18, is being courted by 
colleges to play volleyball and "Christie is 
still a kid!" Cathy was looking forward to 
her 25th JYF reunion in April. Nancy 
Richards Akers has a new agent with 
William Morris Agency and a multi book 
contract tor historicals set in Ireland, Her 
newest books are The Heart and The Holly 
and Wild Irish Heart Small world - Betsy 
Cann Akers and Nancy both have sons 
who live on the same floor in boarding 
school! Robin Roden, husband George 
Corrent and Ryan, 4, announce the arrival 



of Cianan Michael Roden-Corrent 8/29/ 
95. Robin says that, "having done it twice 
now - there is much to be said for having 
a baby after 401" Candy Sheffield 
Neilson and Keith took their 4 children 
(ages 6 to 15) from wintry CT to Disney 
World and "it was truly magical," Renee 
Sterling shuttles between Dallas and CA 
managing portfolios for west coast clients. 
She skiied in Telluride in March and hoped 
to go to Italy in May, Renee writes that "Sr. 
Allonsi's Italian class has paid off in 
spades!" She also reminded me that she 
has yet to have a baby.. In VA Beach, 
Carol Stewart Harper and Doug are 
celebrating Alison's early decision accep- 
tance to UVA, Their younger daughter, 
Elizabeth is 13, Doug teaches middle 
school and coaches soccer, Carol was di- 
agnosed with breast cancer a year ago but 
is currently healthy! Lacy Williams 
moved back to Richmond having been 
away for 25 years for a job offer she could 
not refuse, Evan, 1 1 , is a 5th grader at St. 
Christopher's, Lacy says it is good to be 
back in the South, Ginger Woodard 
Gast's children are now 16, 14, 7 and 5. 
Her son plays hockey and referees. The 
girls are active in gymnastics and ballet. 
Ginger works part-time in the gymnastics' 
office, tutors kids in reading and com- 
pleted a 2 year term as Dir of Women's 
Ministry at The Falls Church. She and Paul 
are celebrating their 20th anniv. and hope 
to return to Austria - possibly taking their 
two youngest After a 5 year reprieve 
Deborah Ziegler Hopkins is a research 
attorney for an appellate judge based in 
Covington, LA where Deborah and George 
have lived for 5 years. Their sons are 10 
and 13 Cathy Rasmussen and her 
daughter were in New Orleans for a volley- 
ball tournament and got together with 
Deborah. The one mystery postcard is from 
someone who moved to New York after liv- 
ing in Chicago for 24 years. Frances, 16, 
is a soph, at Lawrenceville (NJ) and 
Harriet, 13, an 8th grader at Nightingale- 
Bamlord School in NYC, And, I, Weezie 
Blakeslee Gilpin finished my 10th year 
as Dir ol Counseling at the Walnut Hill 
School, Bob's and my 20th year at Milton 
Academy and we celebrated our 20th 
anniv. 8/95. Alexa begins at the College of 
Wooster (OH); Blake, 17, is a senior at 
Milton and, as the #5 under 19 squash 
player in the country, is looking for the 
college with the best team and facilities; 
Christopher, AKA Critter, a 9th grader at 
Milton, plays squash and won the MA 
State under 1 4's, Bob had vocal chord sur- 
gery in March, His consulting business. 
Time Out, is flourishing as more students 
take a year off from school. With college 
tuition looming I will be working at the 
same produce stand on the Vineyard where 
I worked last summer and we hope to rent 
our house for part of August. Hope to see 
you in May of '98. 



1981 

President: Allison Roberts Greene, 

Carol Hays Hunley 

Secretary: Jane Terry 

Fund Agents: Nancy Webb Corkery, 

Molly Rodgers Cramer, Nancy 

Golden 

Notes by former Secretary, Carrie 

Maynard Nichols 

Anne Grosvenor Evrard sends 
greetings from France. She returned to 
Memphis lor the wedding of her sister 
Katie '83 to Tom Hutcheson from Chatta- 
nooga. Nancy Golden is Director for Or- 
ganizational Development and Fundraising 
for American Oceans Campaign, based in 
Santa Monica, AOC is dedicated to pre- 
serving and protecting the world's oceans. 
She loves her job. Wfiile not working, she 
sings or goes rollerblading, skiing, scuba 
diving, cycling, or hiking Dawne Cotton 
Ward and husband Jim, purchased a new 
home which keeps them very busy. She 
will be the 1996-97 Recording Secretary 
for the Junior League. Dana Painter 
Parkey moved to Kansas City after living 
in Omaha for the past year She learnecl 
that Nancy Brown Gemer had baby #4 
- a boy to add to her 3 girls, and lives in 
Lufkin, TX Jamie Planck Martin's life 
is wild with three children 4 yrs. and un- 
der and a fulltime job, but she is having 
more fun than ever! She also works for the 
theatre in Jackson. She sees Ethel Burwell 
Dowling '82 and Missy Gentry Witherow 
'80 and they are planning an SBC function. 
Barbara Burns Wray Tamarri is a stay 
at-home mom with William "Will" Thomas 
Wray Tamarri, bom 3/12/96. 

Anne-marie McAndrews Pagli 
feels as If she is running a small Iraternity 
house. She and husband John, welcomed 
their third son Oliver Augustus on 2/29/96. 
Alexander (8) and Christian (6) are thrilled! 
Suzanne Pomeroy Ready reports the 
birth of Michael William on 2/27/96, Her 
husband Tom is finishing his Ph.D. in Or- 
ganic Chemistry at U, of MA Karol 
Lawson IS Dir, of Collections/Chief Cu- 
rator at the Columbus Museum in Colum- 
bus, GA, She has worked there for 4 1/2 
yrs and organized over 20 exhibitions. She 
serves on two peer-review panels for the 
American Assoc, of Museums and has 
been in Who's Who in the South and 
Southwest She has a cat and enjoys her 
niece (2 1/2) and nephew (6 mths). She 
has traveled extensively in South America 
and Asia. 

K. Ellen Hagan is in grad, school at 
Clemson pursuing an Ed.S. in Administra- 
tion. Work, church and the Pilot Club keep 
her busy and she has been invited to join 
Delta Kappa Gamma. Susan Leffler 
Creasy and husband Mike, have their own 
screen printing and embroidery business 
called Perfect Fit, Inc. Their children Jade 
(11) and John (7) have a black lab named 
Jerzee. Lynn Croft Reeves enjoys being 
a full-time mom. She keeps busy with the 
kids, works out and volunteers, Sarane 
McHugh and John spent 3 months on the 



island of Dominica in the West Indies. 
They plan to spend a week in Atlanta dur- 
ing the Olympics. Sterling Cassidy 
Smith is very busy with son Alec (5) and 
daughter Palmer (1 ) and her stationery co.. 
Sterling's Specialties, She saw Ruthie 
Reid Beam and sees quite a lot of Beth 
Newberry Phillips '80, Florence Baldwin 
Langford and Mary Ann Albright '83. 
Siggy Carlen Veasey is practicing 
medicine at the U. ol PA. and has 18 month 
old twin boys. Quinne Pokes is in busi- 
ness for herself as a designer specializing 
in packaging, brand identity and corporate 
identity and loves it! Her temporary co, 
name is Q, DESIGN. Charia Borchers 
Leon decided, after 6 years, to take a 
"leave from any more projects." She was 
Jr. League President, was on 6 local 
boards, spent 5 yrs on the State Republi- 
can Exec, Committee, helped plan/execute 
the centennial activities for the Nat, Soci- 
ety of Children of the American Revolution, 
and was Chairman of the 1 995 Cattle Bar- 
ons Ball which raised over $250K for the 
American Cancer Society. Her husband 
Bobby is doing well in the home furnish- 
ings business and they got a champagne 
toy poodle named Champ. 

Marlene Weber Delledera and 
husband Ted, live in Goode, VA. Their son 
Teddy was born on 7/1 5/95. She works for 
a food service and catering co. based in 
Lynchburg and is the Dir./Catering Mgr. at 
Westminster-Canterbury in Lynchburg. 
Karen Gagnon Wojciak is running the 
Tech Writing dept at MKS Instruments 
where they make products used in the 
semiconductor industry. Her sister Kathy 
Gagnon Pappas and husband George, 
bought a small horse farm in Boxford, MA 
and now she has the luxury ot having 
horses in her backyard, Sophia Crysler 
Hart, after traveling for 10 yrs with the 
Foreign Service, works in public relations 
for Colonial Williamsburg, teaches a Gov- 
ernment course at William & Mary and 
consults for the American Enterprise Insti- 
tute in Washington, Barbara Bush Coo- 
per is Dir. ot Development at St. Stephen's 
& St. Agnes School Other SBC grads on 
staff include Tenia Voss Ryan, Head of 
the Lower School, Anne Morion Young 
Habliston '82, a board member, several 
faculty members, and administrators. She 
saw Sarah Martin Herguner during her 
visit from Turkey. Sarah looks wonderful 
and recently had baby #2 - a girl! Barb's 
life revolves around work, husband Doug 
and dog Sox Claire McDonnell 
Purnell lives in Annapolis and works out 
ol her home as a graphic designer. This 
gives her lots ol time with Mary (28 
months). Husband John is with ARINC, 

Kearsley Rand Walsh is doing well 
in Short Hills. Her son Duncan (4) will 
continue in pre-school while son Angus 
(5) will go to the same Kindergarten that 
she did Virginia Donald Latham mar- 
ried Rick Latham on 2/3/96 during an ice 
storm in Birmingham. Caroline Hawk 
Sparrow, Laura Coleman Proctor, 
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Rowat-Steiner were theie Molly 
Rogers Cramer, Nancy Webb 
Corkery & Laura Evans 79 were stuck 
in the Charlotte airport and couldn't make 
it Heidi Van Patten Bell 80 couldnt 
leave home in Charlottesville, but her hus- 
band Jimbo was in B'ham on business and 
was able to attend. Virginia and Rick have 
moved to Atlanta. Jane Losse 
Momberger and family moved to 
Singapore in 3/95. She and her husband 
enjoy it but their kids miss the States. They 
spent spring break with Felicia Nelson 
Baker and her family in Jakarta. They had 
a great time parasalling together. After yrs 
of looking. Julie Brooke Davis and fam- 
ily moved into their new house She said 
the location is good and the price right for 
the potential - definitely a fixer-upper. The 
CO. that Julie has been working for was 
sold, so she'll be out in the job market 
since no |obs will remain in Jacksonville. 
Congratulations to Pat Moreland 
Germelman on her appointment as Exec 
Dir. of Development at Jacksonville Univ. 
She has been at Stetson since 1987 and 
prior to that worked in development re- 
search at SBC. She and her husband Noah, 
a teacher, have two children. Leah (13) and 
Nathan (11). After a winter with too much 
hockey, Nancy Webb Corkery reports 
that husband David, and sons Kevin and 
Kyle are enioying baseball and spring soc- 
cer. Her family went to London in April and 
had a blast. They visited friends and were 
tourists. She looks forward to seeing Lisa 
Schneider Thornton '80 and Lillian Sinks 
Sweeney '80 this summer, and welcomes 
a visit from anyone near Marion, MA- May 
Carter Barger is busy with her advertis- 
ing agency. She does lots of unusual 
things, and most recently helped write 2 
direct mail letters tor a monastery. Also, 
she started a stationery manufacturing co., 
named The Wild Hare Post and has pro- 
duced and is selling 6 invitation designs 
and 14 enclosure cards She keeps in 
touch with Jane Terry, Allison Roberts 
Greene. Theresa Blane Lange, Mary 
Boehling Schwartz and Nan Dabbs 
Lottin and they are making beach vaca- 
tion plans Allison Roberts Greene is 
going to Jackson Hole, WY in June to 
search for a house with more space. She 
will spend the summer at Greenewood 
Lodge in Hayward, Wl. Daughter 
Mackenzie is one. The Basset season be- 
gins in Oct. and they hope to go to Aldie, 
VA for the trials in the fall. Jane Terry is 
teaching college Freshman English and 
running her flower business called The 
Lamb's Ear. She has two shops where she 
creates dried floral designs. Her sons are 
now 10 and 7. Boo Major has finally 
moved to a newly renovated house on 26 
acres called Edgewood Farm and loves it 
She plans to breed mares and will get 2 out 
of the 4 foals that her stallion Donnerkiel 
produces this Spring. She is currently 
competing the stallion, is still riding and 
teaching and has volunteered to help with 
the 3-day Event at the Summer Olympics 
in Atlanta. 



As for me, I spend my days in Central 
Park with my twins Bucky and Austin, now 
2. I'm very involved in the Manhattan 
Mothers of Twins Club and serve on the 
monthly newsletter staff, I keep in touch 
with Kearsley Rand Walsh, Anne- 
marie McAndrews Pagli. Presley 
Nelthammer Schwinn, Sterling 
Cassidy Smith, Maggie McCarthy 
Stoeffel, Sharon McGrath Gardner, 
Florence Baldwin Langtord, and Blair 
Redd Barnes '83. Tommy and I had a 
terrific time at reunion and look forward to 
our 20th. Thanks to everyone who came to 
reunion - it was great to see youi Many 
heartfelt thanks to Allison for doing a won- 
derful job as President. She did a great job 
with the hospitality suite and made every- 
one feel at home. Thanks also to Nancy, 
Holly and their crew for their hard work as 
our Fund Agents and thanks to everyone 
for their contributions. My personal thanks 
to all of you for writing in lor the past 5 yrs. 
I'm going to miss hearing from everyone. 
Please call me if you get to the Big Apple 
- (212)421-2397 or E-mail - carrienick 
@aol. com anytime. 

1985 

President: El Warner 
Secretary: DeAnne Blanton 
Fund Agent: Lenetta Archard 
McCampbell 

Careers, marriage, and motherhood: 
the class of '85 continues to have it all. 

Our class president. El Warner, is 
Asst. Prof, of English at Lafayette College, 
and owner of the Optimal Athletic Com- 
pany She was hired by the Aerobics & Fit- 
ness Association of America to certify 
aerobics instructors. Additionally, she fin- 
ished a book of poetryi Jeanie Guthans 
Wilkins has also written a book She 
works at the Chamber of Commerce, and 
lives in Mobile, AL with husband Richard, 
and sons Richard. Jr. and Christopher. 

Catherine Hubbard is a Design 
Manager for Jim Henson Productions in 
New York. She's also a rollerblader. Kathi 
Knippel Tysor, husband Steve, and chil- 
dren Ryan and Lauren live in Corpus 
Christi. TX. Kathi is a Human Resources 
Manager at Onyx Engineering, Louellen 
Brooks Meyer, husband Robert, and 
children Vic and Vivian are in San Angelo, 
TX, where Louellen is organist and coor- 
dinator of children's music at her church 

Elizabeth Morriss Srinivasan is a 
Legal Aid Lawyer helping the poor and 
abused in Glen Mills, PA, where she lives 
with husband "Srini" and sons Christopher 
and David. Patsy Kraeger practices law 
in AZ, and is the Arizona Chapter Chair of the 
American Immigration Lawyer's Associa- 
tion. She is on the board of Ballet Arizona. 

Suzanne Branch Martin and hus- 
band Lansing are renovating a 200-year- 
old farmhouse in Greenwich, CT. Suzanne 
develops perfumes for the French firm 
Robertet Fragrances, Inc. Barbara 
Tragakis Conner and husband Yost are 
in Charlottesville with their two children, 



Maggie and Kit Barbara is president of the 
board of the Focus Women's Resource 
Center. Laurie LImpitlaw is temporarily 
leaving Lawrence, KS to accept an intern- 
ship, as part of her doctoral training, at the 
Univ. of Illinois School of Medicine in 
Chicago. She and her boyfriend, Craig, 
have a new Lab puppy, and will keep the 
house in KS. 

Whitney Machnik teaches 7th and 
8th graders in Bethel. VT Linda Manley 
Darling moved into a new home, and is 
supervising student teachers at Randolph- 
Macon Women's College, as well as teach- 
ing there part-time Deborah Fisher 
DIeisley is teaching at Garrison H. S. in 
Owings Mills. MD. where she lives with 
husband Jonathan and daughter Sarah. 

Maha Kanoo still lives in Bahrain, 
and is now a board member of her family's 
company. She spent part of the summer on 
a cruise to the Far East, Ruth Sill is 
Assoc. Librarian at the American Univ of 
Paris, France Mimi Godfrey Hockman, 
husband Greg, and baby Jack are living in 
Singapore. Mimi owns a marketing and 
publishing company Lori Waller 
Underwood is living in London with her 
husband and 3 children. Avery. Ryan, and 
baby Ashton. born 6/95, Lori is busy with 
the Jr League Mallihai Lawrence 
Tambyah. her husband, and baby Philip 
live in Queensland, Australia. Mallihai 
teaches part-time at Queensland Univ. 

Suzanne Weaver Zimmer, hus- 
band Jeff, and little Joshua have moved 
into the house they built in Mt. Pleasant, 
SC Mary Dragas Shearin, husband 
Lee, and daughters Taylor and Holly are 
doing well in Virginia Beach Martha 
Boxley Creasy, husband Grimes, and 
children Mead and Grimes. Jr. are now in 
Roanoke Melissa Gelsel Parry and 
husband Skip live in Southern CA with 
their children, Nicholas and Alexandra. 
Ann Martin Gonya and husband Jeff 
celebrated their 10th wedding anniv.l Their 
daughter, Caroline, started school 9/95. 

Heidi Belofsky Turk, husband, and 
son. Carter, are in Vienna, VA, where Heidi 
still rides every chance she gets Nancy 
McMullen Bearsch is in grad. school tor 
health administration, and is competing in 
dressage. She and husband Bobby live in 
MD Beth Anderson Kearns and hus- 
band Ed, still in Boston, are avid backpack- 
ers and cyclists Christine Corcoran 
Trauth and husband John live in Falls 
Church. VA with their two sons. Christine 
is training for the Marine Corps Marathon. 

Sandy Whaling Wierman married 
Mark 5/95. They live in Davidson. NC, and 
Sandy is studying computer programming. 
Cathrien de Kruyff married Gepco in 
Rotterdam 9/95. They live in Tienhoven, 
the Netherlands, where she works in mar- 
keting for a Dutch consumer goods com- 
pany Cecily Schuiz Banks married 
Jonathan 11/95. They live in Providence, 
Rl. where Cecily works for the law firm of 
Hinckley. Allen & Snyder Angeleque 
Akin married Dr. Jack McMillan 12/95. 
They live in Hatfiesburg. MS, where 



Angelegue is finishing her Ph D. in school 
psychology Martha Shorter Lanier is 
a Provider Relations Representative with 
PCA Health Plans of AL. and was married 
4/96. Lauren Swaylick is District Sales 
Manager for American Power Conversion 
in NJ. She married Michael Keenan 8/96. 

Virginia Stone Robinson and hus- 
band Terry welcomed their second child, 
Benjamin, 6/16/95 Elizabeth Kelly 
Ravitz. husband William, and son 
Alexander welcomed their new addition, 
Rebecca, 11/9/95. Elizabeth is a Systems 
Engineer for AT&T in Belle Mead, NJ. 
Leanne Weber Krels husband George, 
and son Phillip welcomed Katie to their 
family 11/13/95. Leanne is a manufactur- 
ers representative for a furniture company, 
and lives in Crownsville, MD. Susan 
Scagel Young and husband Marshall 
had their third child, Susannah. 2/6/96. 
She lOins Callie and Marshall, Jr, Pafti 
Dolan Stuebe and husband Douglas had 
theirfirstchild. Owen. 2/7/96. 

By the time these notes are published, 
many more babies will have arrived. Anne 
Faulconer Case expected her first baby 
in April. She and husband John live in New 
York. Jennifer Campbell and husband 
Vincent Koehl expected their second child 
4/96. They live in an 18lh century farm- 
house in France, and Jennifer works for 
Disney Karia Kennedy Newman and 
husband Tim could hardly believe they 
were due twins in Mayl They were hoping 
they wouldn't have to buy a minivan. 

Ginger Ryon Church, husband 
John, and daughter Alexandra expected 
their new family member in June. They are 
still in Lynchburg. Also due in June, a sec- 
ond child for Caroline Clayton Tufts 
and husband Christopher. Caroline gradu- 
ated Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Nurs- 
ing in May. Newlywed Renata Leckszas 
Davis and husband Bill expected their first 
child in Aug. They live in Annapolis, where 
Renata works with the Maryland State 
Highway Administration. Also due in Aug., 
a second baby for Madge Hall Vosteen 
and husband Paul. They recently moved to 
Sterling, VA Kim Knox Norman and 
husband Bart announced their first baby 
was due in Aug. They live in Atlanta, where 
Kim is Art Director of a monthly magazine. 
Kim is also Co-fund Agent for the Class of 
'85. and she thanks everyone who has 
given so generously to the College, 

Baby #3 was due in Sept. for Cheryl 
Fortin Young and husband Richard. The 
Young family, including sons Tate and 
Timothy, live in Myrtle Beach, SC. Nancy 
Finley Worcester also expected baby #3 
in Sept The Worcester family, including 
daughters Katie and Lauren, live in 
Dumfries, VA Ashby Clark Hopkins and 
husband Jim. who live in Virginia Beach, 
expected their first child in Oct. Ashby 
enjoys her job with CIGNA Insurance. 
Susan Lazarus Bailey and husband Jim 
live in Roanoke with daughters Tyler and 
Carrie. 

Now for our mystery alumnae. You get 
to guess who they are, because I have no 



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idea. Mystery alum #1 and her husband 
bought their lirst home in Fair Haven, NJ 
She still works for JJ, Kenny Mystery 
alum #2, also known as "Kym," is in 
Charlottesville working as a coordinator in 
the UVA Cancer Center, She and her hus- 
band expected their tirst baby in July 
Mystery alum #3 is a US, Naval Flight 
Surgeon at the Naval Air Station in Dallas, 
She oversees four reserve sguadrons. 
Mystery alum #4 is still in New York, 
where she |ogs in Central Park and con- 
tinues to work in Southeast Asia Equity 
Sales at ING-Baring Securities. 

I\/ly news is that Marc Wolfe and I 
eloped to Key West, FL in Feb,, and were 
married on the beach, I'm still a military 
archivist at the National Archives in Wash- 
ington, D,C, It's been great fun receiving 
your postcards, and I apologize that I 
couldn't include everything! I look forward 
to hearing from you all next year, 

1989 

President: Kim Kline 
Secretary: Emmy Leung 
Fund Agent: Beth Roland 

Thanks for all the cards and phone 
calls! Everyone has been busy with work, 
families and some exciting proiects, I love 
hearing from all of you! 

News all the way from London! 
Jennifer McKinney Bromage and hus- 
band, Dan, had their first baby 6/95, Jen- 
nifer teaches in a "traditional" primary 
school and Dan is a senior editor for a 
publishing company. Back to the States. 
Julia Carter Baker was married to Ralph 
Baker, Jr, (H-SC '89) 2/95. This year they 
had a son, Ralph III. They live in NYC. Julia 
works for the NY Dept. of Health. Sandy 
Martin Cross married Craig Cross 8/20/ 
94. They live in a colonial house built in 
1786 in Providence, Rl. Sandy works for 
her family at Brahrmin Leather Works, 
Whitney Bay works for Maritz Travel, She 
attended Michelle Beauvais 
Malseed's wedding, 4/15/96, where there 
was a mini-reunion with Christina 
Spada, Sans Good Washington, 
Stacey Hannan and Kristi Beauvais '92, 
Krista Biggs works for Louisville Free 
Public Library She hopes to start her f\/las- 
ters in Library Science, Geneal Darden 
Lauder completed her IV1,S in elem, ed, 
and now teaches second grade. She and 
husband, Richard plan to take a cruise for 
their third anniv. Joy Canada married 
Thomas Gregory Faust 12/23/95, Amy 
Jenkins Millican is Director of Develop- 
ment at the New Community School in 
Richmond. Her husband. Jeff graduated 
from law school at the Univ. of Richmond. 
Suzanne J. Mason received her IVl.Ed. 
in special ed. She works for Campbell 
County Schools in Va. Sarah West 
Reeves works at Mary Ann & Co, Interior 
Designs. She moved into a new home in 
Richmond in Dec. Beth Tweedy Farmer 
and husband, Steve, had a baby girl, 
Gaurielle Elizabeth, 2/8/96 Their son 
Ethan is 3. Tracy Carter Warren and 



husband, Andy, wecolmed a baby girl. 
Caroline, 9/29/95, They may move from 
Conn to London in late '96 Sherri 
Brockwell Dymon and Bill had Jessica 
12/95 They live in Chicago, but hope to 
move back to VA when Bill finishes his 
Oral Surgery residency, Wendy Steel 
Hastings bought a house in Eagles Mere, 
PA that she is renovating. She was ap- 
pointed Deputy Coroner of Sullivan 
County, Sharon Bittner is finishing her 
second Masters in history She has taken 
up racing bicycles and is a US Cycling 
Federation licensed racer! Karen Greer 
Goss and Richard had a baby boy, Nicho- 
las Alexander 5/21/95, Kathleen 
Kavanaugh became president of her 
father's business. Motivated Security Ser- 
vices, Inc, 6/95, She sees Aubrey Adam 
a lot. They were planning a trip to the BVI's 
to do some sailingi Nancy Lumpkin is 
working on her PhD in economics. The re- 
search on the organizational structure of 
the railroads in the 19th Century will take 
her across the country Patricia 
Witcher-Jordan and Rodney bought 
their first home in Lake Ridge, VA, Edie 
Rue completed her PhD in Chemistry at 
UC, Santa Cruz, Her husband Chris 
Scholin has a molecular biology |ob at the 
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Insti- 
tute Laura Lawson Trevey manages 
Omega Travel in Richmond She and hus- 
band, Sam, traveled to Paris in April. 
Nancy Quinones Chancier and Bob 
moved to Richmond with their 2 grey- 
hounds. She is a sales manager at the 
Jefferson Hotel. Shelly Brashear mar- 
ried Edward Tomlin 4/94. They had a 
daughter, Haley, 5/95. She sees Betsy 
Howie, who is running the Keep Texas 
Beautiful campaign, and Susan 
Stoebner, who is working for a documen- 
tary film company. Cpt. Raquel 
HIckman-Thiebes is finishing up her 
basic training company command and is 
writing a book about it. She and husband, 
George (a Green Beret), will be moving to 
Germany, They will finally be stationed 
together after 2 years! Angie Cabell is 
Dir, of Development at Memorial Child 
Guidance Clinic in Richmond Michelle 
McGhee is active in the Jr, League, and 
works as a paralegal in Atlanta, She sends 
news that Mary Ann Kramlick Nash is 
expecting, and that Ramona Leonard 
moved to Atlanta to attend Clark/Atlanta 
Univ Tish Markey Hotter and Rob 
moved to Minneapolis. They were expect- 
ing their second child in June, Lisa Koob 
works for Texaco in Houston. TX, 
Michelle Lenane married James 
Gorman 4/29/95 They live in Naples, FL. 
She enjoys flying a Cessna 182 and fly- 
fishing in the Bahamas! Michelle works for 
her father selling software. Amy 
Peterson lives in Missoula, MTwith Erik 
Swanson and their two dogs. She moved 
to MT to finish law school. She is a Tribal 
Prosecutor tor the Confederated Salish and 
Kootenia Tribes of the Flathead Nation. 
Allyson Welch Cain is working towards 
her masters in software engineering from 



Johns Hopkins Univ JoAnn Bogolin still 
lives in Atlanta and works for KPMG Peat 
Marwick. She is working on her Masters 
in actuarial science at Georgia State Univ. 
Sans Good Washington teaches third 
grade on the Eastern Shore of MD. She and 
Michael are hunting for a larger house. 
Son William is now 4! Kathleen 
Koesterer now lives in Burlington, VT, 
after 3 years in Maui, HI She is at the New 
England Culinary Institute leaching food 
history, communications and computers. 
Julie Littleton Smith is kept busy by 
son, Harrison (3), Her husband. Buddy, 
changed to a smaller law firm and is now 
a partner Rebecca Hendrix and Penny 
Burnett both earned a Masters of Interna- 
tional Management at Thunderbird in AZ, 
Rebecca works for a division of Duty-Free 
International in Westport, CT, Penny is a 
buyer for Target Stores in Minneapolis, 
Molly Currins Gaskins, Bob and Adam 
(3) live in Oakton, VA She works for Smith 
Barney, They are considering a move to VT 
where Bob grew up Sandy Compton still 
teaches 1st grade in Adelphi, MD. She 
bought a condo in Laurel, MD' Courtney 
Kneece Grimm loined the law firm of 
Marks, Gray, Conroy & Gibbs, P,A,, in 
Jacksonville, FL, 5/1/95, Tracy 
Worthington Ginn and husband, Robert, 
are getting ready to build their house in 
Maine She works in a tack shop, and still 
competes in cross country Sarah 
Consolino Murphy moved to Racine, Wl 
6/95 She and Bill are fixing/decorating 
their new home Daughter, Carolyn (14 
months) keeps them both busy. Deanna 
"Bunny" Catana Lemert is in Charles- 
ton, SC. Husband, Robert, is graduating 
from med, school from MUSC and will 
begin his residency in Ob/Gyn at the Univ. 
of S Florida in Tampa. Suzanne Rester- 
Watson and Tom live in Atlanta She re- 
ceived a BFA in interior design. She 
practices in Atlanta and is also dealing in 
antiques Sarah Anderson Stanton is 
busy with her farm and her piano studio. 
She also helps Murray in his law oftice. 
Her projects include writing and directing 
a musical and getting fox hounds to chase 
the coyotes! (Her own version of fox hunt- 
ing in Idaho!) Stacey Hannan is in Boca 
Raton, FL. and works for EDS writing tech- 
nical documents for their products, 
Sydney Loughran is living on Beacon 
Hill in Boston. Sheworksfor Bank of Bos- 
ton in Marketing. She was a bridesmaid in 
Stacey White's wedding last Oct., along 
with Karen Cole and Laura Lawson Trevey, 
Hildee Williams Wilson enjoys moth- 
erhood, Emily is now one! She and Alistair 
purchased a new home, Lisa Wallen 
married Randall Gardner 12/2/95 They 
purchased a home in Salem, VA, She is a 
Senior Training Specialist for Allstate In- 
surance, Kale Robinson is still leaching 
In Northern VA, She has her 2 horses and 
tries to ride every day. Over spring break, 
she visited Beth Hodgkins Green. Brad 
and their new addition, Michael Joseph, 
born 2/28/96, An earlier trip was cancelled 
due to the Blizzard of '96! Donna Meyer 



Hodgert and husband Jerry had their first 
child, Calvin James, 9/10/95, 

I am working for a drug testing labo- 
ratory, working on my equine massage 
therapy business, and acting as an inde- 
pendent distributer for Cell Tech. (Busy, 
busy, busy!) Well, that's it in a nutshell! 
Sorry if I left anything out. Space is lim- 
ited! Keep the news coming! Take care! 

1993 

President: Ellen Ober 
Secretary: Marissa Ashe 
Fund Agent: Cat Jannik 

Colleen Losey is in her third year 
teaching third grade. She will receive her 
MA in Reading from ODU 5/96, Julie 
Skilinski Brooks married Dennis 6/10/ 
95, She will receive her MS from SUNY- 
Oswego in Elementary Ed. 12/96. Maid of 
Honor, Laurie Palmer, will get her Nurs- 
ing degree 5/96, Cassandra Owollo and 
Sally Estes also attended Julie's wed- 
ding Sally married John 3/23/96 in 
Georgetown, then honeymooned in HI, 
Shelly Netf Garcia, who transferred 
freshman year, is working on her MA in 
chemistry in TX, Daniella Ceccarelli 
Toomey married Chris 3/16/96, Many 
SBCers attended. Daniella and Chris 
bought a new home in Baltimore and share 
it with their dog. cat and, of course, a 
bunny. Daniella is still waiting to hear from 
PA program and Chris is in Dental 
School Meredith Alpert DeSantis 
teaches second grade in FL, where she and 
Jimmie bought a new home. 

Camelot Lindauer received her MA 
in Art History from UA. Last 8/95 she 
started Law School in OR. She hopes to 
become an Art Lawyer and a tanning con- 
sultant. She talks to Kerry Pollok, who 
is in Denver working for Arthur Anderson, 
She plans to be back in Atlanta when she 
marries Doug on 3/22/97 Harpreet Bedi 
and Beth Davis are bridesmaids and 
Camelot is maid of honor, Preet will gradu- 
ate Northwestern Law 5/95, She and 
Satinder are still together, Beth Davis is in 
Austin, TX taking classes for film school, 

Tracy Parker and fiancee Tim wel- 
comed Timothy Michael Tyree 12/28/95, 
They purchased a home in Madison 
Heights. Tracy plans to attend grad school 
at LC, Debra Elkins is managing an "un- 
official" web page for SBC alumnae. She 
can be reached at http://http.tamu. 
edu:80001-dae5450. By day she is at 
Texas A&M earning her PhD in Industrial 
Engineering. She writes news from several 
classmates: AN Ditfon is manager for 
Laura Ashley in Hilton Head, SC, Renee 
Rose Flowers will receive her MA 5/96 
from U of Ml-Columbia in Math. Sherani 
Amarasinghe is in her 4th year of PhD 
program at U of MN. Sutapa Mukhergee 
is Network Applications Programmer for 
Hogan & Hartson. 

Dana Varnado will marry Jamie 
Campbell (W&L'91) 8/10/96. Katie Abel, 
Amanda DePriest and Cat Jannik will 
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Arlington, VA. Cat works on a dual MA 
program In history and library science at 
U of SMS Caria Anne Lackey Muller 
married Rictiard 9/9/95 at AsfiLawn in VA, 
Stie owns Muller Business Solutions 
whicti provides computer consulting and 
software training. Candice Chang is Di- 
rector of Graptiic Design at Multimedia 
Presentation wfiich designs education pro- 
grams lor dentists- Sfie will graduate 5/96 
from U of Baltimore witti MA in Publica- 
tion Design Susan Messikomer will 
marry Matt Horenkamp 5/31/97, She is 
still with MBNA America in Wilmington, 
DE, Jaki Loy married Brian Canaday 
(VMI'93) 6/22/96 at SBC, Michelle 
Gibbs and Tanya Gupta were brides- 
maids and Ginger Amon '94 registered 
guests Christina Andert Hoy is living 
at 29 Palms, CA, 2 hours from L,A, She 
substitutes and teaches riding. She imple- 
mented a youth group tor teens on the 
Marine Corps base where she lives with 
her husband, David Pamela Subranni 
Barman lives in Margate, NJ with her one 
year old twin girls, Logan and Colby, 
Kelly Gardner worked with young SBC 
alum's in DC on an Art Show tund-raiser, 
which raised $3,000 for SBC scholarships. 

Kim Cutting is in Burlington, VT and 
still dating Jay. She works as an Invest- 
ment Analyst and often sees Erin O'Boyle 
and Tish Andreson Erin Glen is in Se- 
attle studying lor her MA lor Teaching En- 
glish to Speakers of Other Languages. She 
works as an Assistant Manager of 
Histelling International Hostel. She plans 
to go to Bogota in the tail, Laura War- 
ren married T. George Underwood (HSC 
'92) 5/18/96. Ginger Amon '94, Jamie 
DelMonte Galbreath '92 and Sabryna 
McClung were bridesmaids Dianne 
Hayes has a new job as a consultant in 
Atlanta. Kay Pierce wrote of Dianne's 
impending marriage to Bill, 9/97! Jenni- 
fer Jarvis Ballard and husband gradu- 
ated Irom MO College with MS degrees in 
Environmental Engineering 5/95. They 
moved back to NC where Jenniler is a 
Landtill Supervisor & Project Engineer. 
Elizabeth Harder is a pharmaceutical 
rep. in Charleston, SC She sees Ashley 
File and visited Lisa LaLonde and 
Cathy Viette in NYC Ashley will gradu- 
ate Irom Med. College ol GA and is apply- 
ing to hospitals all over the country. Kaci 
Chandor is planning her wedding to Chris 
9/96 Lisa LaLonde, Patti Doranand 
Susan Messikomer are bridesmaids. 
Kaci, Patti and Susan spent a week skiing 
in CO last winter. Heather Swenberg is 
at Columbia U working on her MSW with 
clinical concentration. She hopes to work 
as a research assistant in Environmental 
Psych She sees Melissa Thomason 
O'Toole, Melinda Junker and 
Camielle Crawford Ellen Ober is 
leaching second grade in Falls Church and 
loving it. She keeps in touch with many 
SBC alumnae. 

Kristina Kukk is a Project Manager 
ol Distance Learning al Estonian Banking 
Association. Amy Densford enjoys her 



work at the National Gallery ol Art in DC 
She passed on news of Courtenay 
Cranford's wedding where she saw 
many SBCers. Tori fVlilner is living in Al- 
exandria, VA with Rebecca Carle. Tori 
works for The Women's Center in Ihe p.r 
depl. She recently went back to SBC to 
talk on lesbian issues. Hilary Taylor 
Bukumirovich attends LSU Law School 
and spent last year substitute teaching 
Jennifer Murphy Burns and David live 
in Morgantown, WV and are expecting 
their first baby 6/6/96. Kay Pierce is still 
with Price Waterhouse and en|oys travel- 
ing for them developing and selling a new 
product. Tracy Imse is an Underwriter for 
General Reinsurance Corp. in Atlanta. She 
finds time to ride, go to the gym and play 
with her 2 dogs She sees a lot ol Corinne 
Judekis and Amy Waite, who also live 
in Atlanta 

Johanna Kelleher will slay tor an- 
other year teaching in Japan She plans to 
see Vietnam belore coming home to see 
sister Nicole '97 graduate. Bonnie 
Insalaco Abrams married John 5/95 
She is still with Tiffany's and loves living 
in NYC. She sees Hopie Carter '94, Kim 
Clayton '94 and Jenny Brodlieb '92. 
Annalisha Anderson moved to Seattle 
and was named Creative Director of 
NinCon, Inc., a non-profit internet organi- 
zation. She promotes and organizes Rock 
Group conventions Wendy Stevenson 
is in grad school for physical therapy al U 
ol MD 2nd Lt. K.L. Polevitsky is a com- 
munications officer with the 2nd Surveil- 
lance Reconnaissance and Intelligence. 
She is looking forward to an operation in 
Norway during '97. Laurel Bryant's 
daughter, Rachel, turned 3 3/96. The two 
will head to Jerusalem this summer. She 
still teaches Spanish in VA. Sisi Zirkle 
finished her MBA at W&M 5/96 and works 
at Ihe Metropolitan Museum ol Art in NY 
She is associate manager ol the Interna- 
tional Retail Shops with 21 locations 
around Ihe world. Britt Ellison moved 
back to MA after 2 years in CA; her new 
|ob is in Boston with Arnold Advertising. 
Beth Gilkeson is still in DC working for 
American Bankruptcy Institute planning 
meetings lor them across Ihe country. She 
saw Christina Andert Hoy in LA last 
April Laura Goebel Hammer had a 
baby boy, Keith William III, 8/31/95. She 
and her husband bought a new house 1/ 
96. Laura met up with some 93ers in CO 
last summer, Gretchen Smith, Tracy Meier, 
Amy Eller and Cat Jannik 

Melissa Cranmer McManus mar- 
ried John (W&L '91) on 9/9/95 in 
Greenwith. Patti Friend was a bridesmaid 
while other SBCers attended. Melissa and 
her husband live in Alexandria, VA and she 
studies al Ihe Washington Montessori In- 
stitute Jen Mooney lives in Crescent 
City and continues to work for Arthur 
Anderson as a consultant for Healthcare 
Operations Patti Doran will marry Paul 
M. Walczak; Susan Messikomer and 
Kaci Chandorwill be bridesmaids. Patti 
IS teaching and going to school in NPB, 



FL Alex Alexander graduates 12/96 
with an MA in Ocean Engineering Acous- 
tics. She visited Paige Holmes-Forkel 

and saw Harpreet in San Jose 2/96. Alex 
is now contemplating between a PhD and 
the real world Laurie Baker Knights is 
living in N. VA and runs the membership 
service tor the United Seniors Association 
Amy Edwards is earning her MA at Co- 
lumbia tor International Affairs. She plans 
to take a leave of absence to join the Peace 
Corps. Laurie Dabbieri lives in Old 
Town Alexandria and teaches Latin al GW 
Middle School. (Jim Morrison went there 
when it was a h.s ) She attends George 
Mason for her MA in Middle School Cur- 
riculum and Instruction. Ashley Cells 
attended St. George's Medical School and 
IS now at the Med College of GA. She is 
also president of Women in Medicine. 
Carolyn Imperato-McCammon and 
husband, Frank took a belated honeymoon 
to Italy and now await the arrival of their 
first born due 8/96. She is still working on 
her PhD in Psychology Tracy Stuart left 
the Briar for Nashville where she sees 
many SBCers and works for an Ad agency. 
She is also an Assistant Lacrosse Coach 
at Vanderbilt. 

Kristen Swenson started a business 
painting furniture in Raleigh. Meighan 
Templin will graduate from ND Law 
School 5/96, then head to Chicago to prac- 
tice. Tutti Foshay is putting her German 
to good use as a trading assistant for 
Dresdner Bank. Stacey McClain was in 
grad school in NM but missed the South 
so moved to Jacksonville, FL where she is 
implementing an office intranet in Ihe MIS 
dept. at Barnett, Inc. She attended Laura 
Warren's wedding where she saw many 
SBCers Norma Bulls Valentine and 
Nancy Bulls are riding and training show 
hunters and jumpers. Nancy is organizing 
their summer riding program. Norma is 
involved with the local show jumpers as- 
sociation. Norma loves married life with 
Michael. They keep in touch with Melinda 
Junker, Megan Spadaro '92, Tracy Imse 
and Sabryna McClung Kate Watson 
is working in TX at Meridell Achievement 
Center, a psychiatric residential treatment 
center lor adolescents. And thank you Kate 
for keeping in such good touch with 
Danielle Tedesco over there in Uganda, 
Africa with the Peace Corps!!! Nalini 
Mani Clement married Stephen Scott 
Clement 5/9/96. She is still a Management 
Consultant at Pragma Inlernational, trav- 
eling a lot to meet with clients. She keeps 
in touch with many SBCers. 

The past year lor me has brought many 
changes. I lett teaching to pursue tax work 
for a CPA firm. I started with Ihe lirm 7/95 
and just tinished my first busy season. I 
think I may have found my niche. I am tak- 
ing accounting courses this summer and 
who knows where this could lead! Thanks 
again for all who write, I love hearing from 
SBC friends. Till next time-HOLA, HOLAIII 



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SWEET BRIAR 

ALUMWAE MAGAZINE FALL l»BB 

Editor 

NANCY GODWIN BALDWIN '57 

Assistant Editor and Class Notes Editor 

MOREEN DONMELLY PARKER 
Managing Editor 

LOUtSE SWIECKI 2INGAR0 80 
Design 

EOWANA COLEMAN 
The Design Group 
Lynchbuig. VA 

Alumnae Board. Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Association July 1 , 1996 - June 30, 1997 

Presideni 

ETHEL OGOENBURWELL '58 

Grosse Pomte Fdrms, Ml 

First Vice Presideni and Direclot ol Clubs 

MYTHMONNICHBAYOUO'80 

Dallas. TX 

Second Vice Ptesldent and Chair o( Reunion 

and Council Planning 

LINDA MAE VISOCAN '87 

Cleveland, OH 

Third Vice President and National Alumnae 

Admissions Representative and Financial Aid 

Chair 

KATHLEEN (KATHY) GARCIA PEGUES "71 

Warrenton, VA 

Secrelary 

JANE TATMAN WALKER '60 

Indianapolis. IN 

Treasurer 

MARGARET (ROBIN) CHRISTIAN RYAN 74 

Wellesley, MA 

Alumnae Fund Chair 

ANN RITCHEY BARUCH '62 

Havertord, PA 

Nominaling Ctiair 

MARJORIE (MARJIE) MCGRAW MCDONALD '60 

Ruxton. MO 

Academic Outreach Chair 

GAIL ANN ZARWELL WINKLER 76 

Neenah, Wl 

Regional Chairs 

JUDITH BENSON STIGLE '67 

Madison, CT 

MARGARET (MEG) RICHARDS WIEDERSEIM 78 

Devon. PA 

FAITH RAHMERCROKER '54 

Williamsburg, VA 

FRANCES GILBERT BROWNE '56 

Charlolte, NC 

CLAIRE DENNISON GRIFFITH '80 

Allanta, GA 

WENDY IGLEHEART 78 

Evansville, IN 

DIANE DALTON '67 

Milwaukee, Wl 

MELISSA (MISSY) GENTRY WITHEROW '60 

Vicksburg, MS 

MELANIEBOWENSTEGLICH '78 

Dallas, TX 

PENN WILLETS FULLERTON '66 

SanRalael.CA 

Members at-Large 

English Grittith '95 
Elkins, WV 
Sarah Dennis '96 
Sweet Btiar, VA 



Members of the Board ol Directors ol 
Sweet Briar nominated by the Alumnae 
Association and elected by tlie Board ol 
Directors of Sweet Briar: Mtiry (Molhe) 
Johnson Nelson '64, Lookout Mountain, TN; 
Nancy Hall Green '64, Atlanta, GA: Eugenia 
Dickey Caldwell '65, San Francisco. CA. Jane 
Merkle Borden '65, Denver. CO 

Ex Officio: Nannelte McBurney Crowdus '57, 
Spring Lake, Wl, Planned Giving Chair, Mary 
{[(flollte) Johnson Nelson '64, Lookout Mounlain. 
TN, Boxwood Circle Chair, Jo Ann Soderquisl 
Kramer *64, Essex Junction. VT. Boxwood Circle 
Co-Chair. Lynne Manov Sprinsky 71, 
Montoursville, PA. Fund Agent Chair, Ann Young 
Bloom '59. Wynnewood PA, Nalional Reunion 
Gitis Chair, Lochrane Coleman Smith 76, 
Birmingham. AL. National Reunion Gills Chaif- 
Elecl, Nancy Godwin Baldwin '57, Monroe. VA. 
Editor. Alumnae Magazine, Louise Swiecki 
Zingaro 80. Sweet Briar, VA, Diiector. Alumnae 
Association 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



Are You Keeping A Secret 
You Really Should Share? 




Nannette McBurney 
Crowdus '57 
Planned Giving Chair 



During the October 1996 
Alumnae Council meetings 
at Sweet Briar, Planned 
Giving Committee members 
asked if the College 
gives alumnae an easy, 
convenient opportunity t( 
let the College know that 
Sweet Briar is in their 
estate plans. 



If you have included the College in your 
estate plan, please share that information 
with us. Please fill out the LETTER OF 
INTENT at right, and send it to 
Nannette McBurney Crowdus, 
Planned Giving Chair, Box G, 
Sweet Briar College, Sweet 
Briar, VA 24595. 

Fur further iiijurmatkin ahuiil 
making a planned gift to 
Sweet Briar College, please 
contact Mitchell L. Moore 
Vice President for 
Development/College 
Relations, Box G, 
Sweet Briar College, 
Sweet Briar, VA 24595, 
(804) 381-6162. 





September 1 : New students arrive 
September 6: Registration 
, September 9: Classes begin 

September 9: Opening Convocation (Distinguished Alumna Award) 
September 20-23: Board of Directors meetings & Recognition Weekend, Williamsburg 
I October 3: Founders' Day (Outstanding Alumna Award) ^ 

f October 3-6: Alumnae Council meetings W 

^ October 13-14: Admissions Open House 

^ October 17-18: Reading Days 

October 18: Friends of Library meetings, SBC 

October 18-19: Friends of Art meetings, Washington, D.C. 

October 21-30: Alumnae College Tour, Sante Fe to the San Francisco Bay 

October 25-27: Families Weekend, SBC 

November 3-4: Admissions Open House 

November 6: Registration for Winter Term 

November 1 1 : Admissions Open House— area schools 

November 11-14: Registration for Spring Term 

November 14-16: Board of Directors meetings, SBC 

November 26: Thanksgiving Vacation begins 

December 2: Classes resume 

December 13: Classes end 

^ December 14-15: Reading Days 

December 16-20: Examinations 

December 20: Christmas Vacation begins 

COLLEGE CALENDAR 

January 6: Winter Term begins 
January 8: Winter Forums Lecture Series begins: "The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind" 

January 1 5: Winter Forums Lecture 

January 22: Winter Forums Lecture 

January 29: Winter Forums Lecture 

January 31 : Winter Term ends 

February 6: Spring Term begins 

February 7-14: Alumnae College Tour: Rome Escapade 

February 22-23: Admissions Open House for Scholars 

March 21 : Spring Vacation begins 

March 31 : Classes resume i^ ' ^a^^ 

April 3-6: Ewald Scholars Program: Women Succeeding in the Sciences 

April 6-7: Accepted Applicants Weekend 

April 15-18: Registration for Fall Term 

April 18: Friends of Art, Friends of Library meetings, SBC 

April 23-26: Board of Directors meetings 

April 24-27: Alumnae Association Board meetings 

May 4-5: Admissions Open House for Juniors 

^^^^ May 14: Classes end 

I^^B; May 1 5: Reading Day 

^^H May 16-17: Examinations 

^^^^ May 18: Reading Day 

May 19-21: Examinations 

May 24: Baccalaureate Service 

May 25: Eighty-eighth Commencement 

May 26: Memorial Day 

May 30-June 1 : Alumnae Reunion 

June-August: Sweet Briar Summer Programs 

June 5-1 7: Alumnae College Tour: 

Ireland's Historic Houses and Hidden Gardens 

July 29-August 10: Alumnae College Tour: Waterways of Russia 

October 9-22: Alumnae College Tour: Along the Ancient Coast of Turkey 

November 29-December 7: Alumnae College Tour: 

Costa Rica, the Panama Canal and the Darien Jungle 



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HALLENGE 

FROM THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION BOARD 




Above: 

Alumnae Association Board 
members celebrating 
with President Muhlenfeld 

Below right: Cup presented to 
President Muhlenfeld by the 
Alumnae Association Board 



To: All Sweet Briar Alumnae everywhere who 
haven't yet made a gift to the 1996-97 
Alumnae Fund 

From: Ann Ritchey Baruch '62, Alumnae Fund Chair 

During the October '96 Alumnae Council meetings 
at Sweet Briar, 1 was delighted to be able to 
announce a very early, 100 percent participation 
of the Alumnae Association Board members in the 
year's Alumnae Fund effort. To celebrate this 
absolute support, the Board presented President 
Muhlenfeld with an engraved loving cup filled with 
pink roses. 

The Stveet Briar Alumnae Association Board 
wants the Association to be 100 percent! 



CHALLENGE: 

The Board challenges you to help us reach 100 per- 
cent participation in giving to the Alumnae Fimd. 
For the past several years, our alumnae participation 
rate has hovered aroimd 40-42 percent. We know 
we can do better. 

In addition to the obvious benefits to Sweet Briar's 
students, faculty, and academic programs, there are 
two strong incentives to accept the challenge: 

1. The Association Board will honor the Sweet Briar 
Alumnae Club with the highest percent partici- 
pation by giving $1,000 to the club's endowed 
scholarship or to a Sweet Briar scholarship of 
the club's choice. 

2. The Association Board will honor the region 

with the highest participation by giving $1,000 

to the Alumnae Daughter Scholarship Even if 

your area doesn't have a club, you can help your 

region be a wiimer. 

PLEASE ACCEPT THE CHAL 

LENGE TODAY: IT'S v 

BETTER THAN 

THE LOTTERY. 

YOU— AND 

SWEET BRL\R— 

CAN'T LOSE. IT'S A 

WIN/WIN SrrUATION! 







Gins may be charged to your Visa or Mastercard: call Denise McDonald, Director of Development, (804) 381-6164 

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Magazine Policy: One 
of the objectives of the 
magazine is to present 
interesting, thought-pro- 
voking material. 
Publication of material 
does not indicate 
endorsement of the 
author's viewpoint by the 
magazine, the Alumnae 
Association, or Sweet 
Briar College. The Sweet 
Briar Alumnae Magazine 
reserves the right to edit 
and, when necessary, 
revise all material that it 
accepts for publication. 

The Alumnae Office Staff; 
Louise Swiecki Zingaro 
'80. Director, Alumnae 
Association, Managing 
Editor, Alumnae 
Magazine; Sharon Watts 
'91 , Alumnae Programs 
Coordinator; Sandra 
Maddox '59, Assistant to 
the Director; Nancy 
Godwin Baldwin '57, 
Editor. Alumnae 
Magazine; Noreen 
Parker, Asst. Editor, 
Alumnae Magazine, 
Class Notes Editor, Tour 
Coordinator; Bonnie 
Seitz. Computer 
Operator. Secretary; 
Cynthia Sale, Secretary; 
Frances Swift, Secretary 

Contact us any time! 
Boxwood Alumnae 
House, Box E, Sweet 
Briar, VA 24595; (804) 
381-6131; FAX 804- 
381-6132; E-MAIL: 
1) (office) alumnae@sbc. 
edu; 2) (magazine): sbc- 
magazine@sbc.edu 

Sweet Briar web site 
address: w/ww.sbc.edu 

Sweet Briar College 
Alumnae Magazine (ISSN 
0039-7342). Issued four 
times yearly; fall, winter, 
spring and summer by 
Sweet Briar College. 
Periodicals postage paid 
at Sweet Briar. VA 24595 
and Lynchburg VA 
24506. 

Printed by Litho Artists, 
Inc., Charlottesville, VA 
22902. 

Send form 3579 to 
Sweet Briar College, Box 
E, Sweet Briar, Va 24595. 
Telephone 
(804)381-6131. 




L-r: Ethel Ogden BunA/ell '58; President Muhlenfeld; Alice Gary Farmer Brown '59. 
See page 2. 



Sweet Briar Alumnae Magazine 



VOL. 6f, NO. 2 



WINTER 1997 



special section 

Annual Report 41 

features 

Challenge inside front cover 

1996 Outstanding Alumna Award 2 

Profile: 1996-97's New Students 4 

Sweet Briar, Flower Fair 10 

Hauntings by Daisy 11 

What's Happening 12 

departments 

Spotlight 5 

Club Corner 18 

Mini Reunions 22 

Notices; Recent Deaths 24 

Book Shop Ad 25 

Class Notes 27 

In the Sweet Briar Tradition inside back cover 

Reunion Schedule; Travel back cover 



Cover Art: The painting of Sweet Briar House on the cover is an original work by 
Regi Klein. Grace Wallace Brown '52 has given this painting to be raffled at Reunion '97. 
Proceeds will go to1952's Reunion gift. For details on purchasing a raffle ticket, call 
Mitchell Moore at (804) 381 -6262. You do not have to be in a Reunion class or be 
present to win. 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



1996 OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD 

Recipient 

Alice Gary Farmer Brown '59 

Founders' Day Convocation, October 3, 1996 

REMARKS BY ETHEL OGDEN BURWELL '58, 
PRESIDENT, ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 



L-r, seated: Mrs. Alice Gary 
Farmer: Alice Gary Brown: 
Lee Brown 

L-r, standing: Elizabeth Farmer 
Owen '62: Gary Brown 
Epstein; Steve Epstein 



As president of the Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Association, it is my ver>' great iionor and delight to 
present this year's Outstanding Alumna Award, estab- 
lished in 1968 to recognize "alumnae who have given 
outstanding service to the College in a volunteer 
capacity." Our 1996 awardee certainly has done that! 
She is Alice Car)' Farmer Brown of the Class of 1959. 
"We welcome her, her classmates, friends, and especially 
those of her family who are with us this evening: her 
husband, Lee; daughter Gary and husband, Steve 
Epstein; sister Elizabeth Farmer Owen "62; and mother, 
Alice Cary Farmer Our honoree is the fourth Alice 
dry; daughter Gary is the fifth! Two sons, Lyons and 
Stuart, could not be present but, 1 am sure, are here 
in spirit. 

Alice Gary's list of service to Sweet Briar is so 
long that I will only cover highlights, but hope that you 
wiU gain an idea of this remarkable woman's love of 
her college. 

Her devotion to Sweet Briar has been demonstrat- 
ed over and over. She has worked on Sweet Briars 
behalf at the local, national, and international levels. 




mostly in the critical area of fund-raising— an area that 
many shy away from as an onerous task. Alice Can- has 
made fund-raising "fun." Her warmth, sparkle, and 
enthusiasm infect all around her, inspiring many, many 
people to see her vision of Sweet Briar's needs, and to 
want to give of their time and resources to help. 

As a freshman in the fall of 1955, her charm, won- 
derful sense of humor, delight in the absurd, and infec- 
tious giggle made her an instant favorite with class- 
mates. She was elected class treasurer. 

During her four years, she spent many 
hours working in the libran,' to help pay 
for her tuition, but also found time to 
serve as house president, chairman of the 
Finance Committee and of Patch Work 
Day (a clean-up-the-campus day), staff 
member of the Sweet Briar News and We Briar 
Patch, and member of Tau Phi and World Affairs Club. 
Senior year she was listed in Vljo's Wljo iii American 
Universities and Colleges. Her organizational skills, 
willingness to work hard for a worth)' cause, and talent 
for dealing with money already were recognized! 

After majoring in sociology, she went on to the 
American Institute of Foreign Trade in Phoenix, Arizona 
for graduate work in French and Far Eastern Studies, 
while Lee also was in graduate school. After a brief res- 
idence in New York City, Alice Cary, Lee, and by now 
two children, found themselves living in France where 
the French studies came in handy, especialh' since little 
Car}' learned to talk there and spoke only French! 
Three )'ears later, the}- were home in Louisville. Sweet 
Briar immediately claimed this talented alumna and has 
not let go of her since. 

Alice Car)' has supported Sweet Briar in every- 
way. A fund agent for her class, she was a leadership 
donor and Reunion Gifts Committee member for her 
last two reunions, and has sen'ed as National Chairman 
of the Annual Fund. She holds memberships in the 
Sweet Briar Circle, the President's Circle, the Boxwood 
Circle, and the Indiana Fletcher Williams Associates. She 
contributed greatly to the Honors Program and the 
Science Initiative— but the jewel in her crown is the 
chairmanship of the phenomenally-successful tive-\ear 
Campaign For Sweet Briar College. Under her leader- 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



ship, this $35 million campaign raised not $35 million 
but $38. 3 million! Walter Brown, chairman of the Board 
at that time, says, "You could tell the campaign was 
going to be a success when you saw her enter a com- 
mittee room with that wonderfi.il smile and sunny dis- 
position." On the campaign trail with Waher, she often 
was introduced immediately after him and would 
quickly say, "But he's not my husband," and giggle, 
which always got a laugh and relaxed the group. She 
became known as "the other Mrs. Brown." As a cam- 
paign kick-off gift, Alice Gary and Lee did something of 
extraordinary breadth and generosity: they established 
the Sara ShaUenberger Brown Chair in English in honor 
of Lee's mother. Class of 1932— herself winner of the 
Outstanding Aluntna Award in 1991. 

Alice Cary has been active in her hometown 
Louisville, K\' Alumnae Club, serving as bulb 
chairman and always willing to talk with 
prospective students. She was Regional 
Chairman on the Alumnae Association Board 
in the mid-'70s, and was nominated by that 
group to serve on Sweet Briar's Board of Directors 
where her expertise and talents were gratefully utilized 
for 16 years on various committees including the 
Nominating, Student Affairs, and Executive Committees, 
and as chairman of the Development and Campaign 
Leadership Committees. Wlien she stepped down in 
1994, the Board passed a resolution in her honor, 
recorded in the official minutes: "We are indebted to 
Alice Cary for the many ways she has served her col- 
lege so well for so long. Her enthusiasm, verve, and 
enduring energy have provided ballast for numerous 
Board committees of wliich she has been a member 
She has led with spirit, animation, and sensitivity." 

With her boundless enthusiasm, she not only has 
worked for Sweet Briar, but has been a devoted wife and 
mother, and has furthered many civic causes in Louisville 
and nationwide. Long involved with the Garden Club of 
America, she just completed a term as director and has 
been asked to chair the Visiting Gardens Committee. 
She was vice chair of the club's National Horticulture 
Committee which, as a special tribute in 1993, donated 
an oak tree to the Sweet Briar campus in her honor 
Historic preservation is a longtime interest; she has 
been a board member of the Preservation Alliance and 
the Historic Homes Foundation, and currently is work- 
ing hard on a campaign to restore Christ Church 
Cathedral in downtown Louisville, Louisville's oldest 
cathedral. She has served on the altar guild of 
Louisville's St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church 
and is on the vestry of St. John's Episcopal Church on 
Fisher's Island, New York, where she and Lee spend 
summers. She has served the boards of the Louisville 
Ballet, the Junior League, the Kentuck7 Chapter of the 
National Society of Colonial Dames in America, St. 
Francis's School, and Planned Parenthood. She was pres- 
ident of the Thurston B. Morton Fund, Inc. for helping 
chronically dependent persons and their families. And 
the list goes on! The lives touched and made better by 
Alice Gary's involvement are innumerable. 




Alice Cary Brown 

Alice Gary Farmer Brown occupies a special place 
in the hearts of all who know her, but for the Sweet 
Briar community, she is one of our brightest and most 
beloved stars. For her enormous generosity and dedica- 
tion to this institution, 1 am so proud to present her 
one of the highest accolades Sweet Briar can bestow: 
its Outstanding Alimina Award. 



RECIPIENTS OF THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD 


1968 SBC's first graduates, Class of 1910: 


1982 Preston Hodges Hill '49 


Anne Cumnock Miller; 


1983 Mary Elizabeth Doucett Weill '41 


Eugenia Griffin Burnett; 


1984 Nancy Dowd Burton '46 and 


Louise Hooper Ewell; 


Jane Roseberry Ewald Tolleson '52 


Frances Murrell Rickards; 


1985 Julia Sadler deColigny '34 


Annie Powell Hodges 


1986 Adelaide Boze Glascock '40 and 


1969 Edna Lee Gilchrist '26 


Sarah Adams Bush '43 


1970 Gladys Wester Horton '30 


1987 Julia Gray Saunders Michaux '39 


1971 Mary Huntington Harrison '30 


1988 Evelyn DillardGrones '45 


1972 Phoebe Rowe Peters '31 


1989 Ann Noyes Awtrey Lewis '43 and 


1973 Edith Durrell Marshall '21 


Catharine Fitzgerald Booker '47 


1974 Florence Freeman Fowler '19 and 


1990 Margaret Sheffield Martin '48 


Helen H. McMahon '23 


1991 Sara ShaUenberger Brown '32 


1975 Elizabeth PrescottBalch '28 


1992 Catherine Barnett Brown '49 


1976 Juliet Halliburton Burnett Davis '35 


1993AnnSamfordUpchurch'48 


1977 Martha von Briesen '31 and 


1994 Clare Newman Blanchard '60 and 


Jacquelyn Strickland Dwelle '35 


Mildred Newman Thayer '61 


1978 Dorothy Nicholson Tate '38 


1995 Helen Murchison Lane '46 and 


1979 Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman '34 


Adeline Jones Voorhees '46 


1980 Dale Hutter Harris '53 


1996 Alice Cary Farmer Brown '59 


1981 Ann Marshall Whitley '47 





ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



Profile: 1996-91 's New students 




The Class of 2000 enjoys its 
first Step-Singing 



Chosen to lead their 
class through its first 
year at Sweet Briar 
were: 

Lacey Banis, West Millord, NJ, 
President 

Abby Schmidt, Bear Creek, PA, 
Vice President 

Carol Skriloff, Ctiarlotte. NC, 
Secretsry/Treasurer 

Susan Bobb, Midlottiian, VA, 
Judicial Board Representative 

Petrina Jotins, New Orleans, L^, 
Social Violations Hearing 
Board Representative 

Elissa Pugli, Smittisburg, tyJD, 
Student Activities Board 
Representative 

Alison Stockdale, Woodbridge, 
VA, Student Activities Board 
Representative 



Last September, 
Sweet Briar wel- 
comed 168 new 
students, literally 
"blown in" by 
Hurricane Fran: 156 
members of the Class 
of 2000: eight transfer 
students from other 
colleges and universi- 
ties (including 
Har\ard!):and four 
Turning Point (adult) 
students. 

Ten new interna- 
tional students (five 
visiting, five enrolling) 
are from Ethiopia, 
France, Germany, 
India, Italy, Japan, 
Spain, and 
Switzerland. 
The total new student population includes 10 
African Americans, seven Asian Americans, two 
Hispanics, and two Native Americans — representing 12 
percent of the new student count. 

The Class of 2000: Setting the Standard 
for the New Millennium 

• Freshmen entered from 13" high schools, 73 percent 
of which were public, 27 percent independent, and 
from 30 states. The top states represented are 
Virginia, North Carolina, Marj'land, New Jersey, 
Florida, Texas, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, 
New York, and Pennsylvania, 

• Thirty percent came from Virginia, 27 percent from 
other parts of the South, 23 percent from the 
Northeast, 10 percent from the Midwest, and eight 
percent from the West. 

• Ten percent have alumnae connections. 

• Sevenrj-nine percent of the entering class received 
some r\pe of academic award while in high school: 
two Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Scholars, a Coca 
Cola Scholar, a Silver Congressional Medal winner, a 
National Merit Finalist, three National Merit 
Commended Scholars, four valedictorians and one 
salutatorian, 4 1 members of WVjo's VIIm Among 
American High School Students. 59 members of the 
National Honor Societ)', and nine Beta Club members. 

• Fifty-eight percent took AP and/or IB classes; 22 per- 
cent took three or more AP/and or IB classes. 

• Sixty-eight percent held leadership positions in high 
school, including 44 student government, class, or 
club officers (three student government presidents, 
42 class/club presidents), and 18 newspaper, year- 



book and literar)' magazine editors. 

• Eight)-six percent participated in volunteer/commu- 
nity service work with groups such as fire and rescue 
departments. Special Olympics, hospitals, political 
campaigns, historical groups, churches and missions, 
food/clothing drives, and tutoring elementary school 
.students. 

• Eighty-seven percent held a job during the academic 
year, including: stable hand; retail; child care; camp 
counselor; ballet and dance instructor; hospital med- 
ical assistant: work at Saratoga Race Track; childrens 
museum; commissioned artist; floral arranger; vice 
president of paving company; ski instructor; improvi- 
sational actress; lifeguard; pet-sitting service; and 
Congressional intern. 

• The Class of 2000 includes a licensed emergency 
medical technician, airplane and helicopter pilots, sky 
diver, seeing-eye dog trainer, black belt in Tae Kwan 
Do, world traveler (f countries to date), bowling 
champion, sheep breeder, author and illustrator of a 
Virginia historical coloring book, Junior Ohmpics vol- 
leyball player, church pianist, school mascot, Spanish 
dancing champion, and a "Women of Washington " 
panelist. 

• Music, drama, and the fine arts are well represented: 
28 percent sang in a choir or chorus; 2" percent play 
one or more musical instruments (cello, flute, piano, 
oboe, organ, percussion, violin, viola, bass, clarinet, 
piccolo, hand bells): 25 percent participated in 
school and communin, theatrical productions; 16 per- 
cent were active dancers; and l-t percent performed 
with an orchestra or band. 

• Twenty-three students participated in foreign 
exchange programs in Australia, Austria, Canada, 
Ecuador, England, France. Germany, Holland, India, 
Japan, Spain, and Switzerland. 

• Fody percent of the Class of 2000 entered Sweet 
Briar with academic scholarships and 63 percent 
received need-based aid. 

• Sixty-eight percent of the class indicated math or sci- 
ence as a first or second academic interest, followed 
by English/creative writing, history', pre-la\\/govern- 
ment, education, studio art, international affairs, and 
modern languages. 

• Fort)' percent already plan to go on to graduate or 
professional schools. 

• Top athletic interests are riding (27 percent), termis 
( 1 1 percent), softball (seven percent), fencing (six 
percent), and soccer (six percent). 

• Tuesda)', November S was Election Day not only for 
the United States, but for the Class of 2000. (See offi- 
cers at left) No longer the "new kids on the block," 
the Class of 2000 has taken its place with energy, 
enthusiasm, and high visibilit) ! 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



spotlight 



Ei 



Nominee for Alumna 
Representative to tlie 
Sweet Briar Board of 
Directors 

I lizabeth (Betty) Stanly 
Gates '63 of Vero Beach, 
I FL, has been nominated by 
the Board of the Alumnae 
Association for membership on 
SBC's Board of Directors. 

An enthusiastic traveler, she 
has "had the opportunit}' to trav- 
el extensively and been privi- 
leged to see firsthand the incredi- 
ble treasures of places such as 
Abu Simbel, the Acropolis, the 
Forbidden Cit)', and the 
Hermitage." Her interest in exotic 
places fostered an involvement 
in travel services as well; she has 
served as an independent con- 
tractor in Vero Beach, in which 
capacity she sold and escorted 
two trips as fund-raising efforts 
for the American Cancer Society, 
and from 1973-83 she was sole 
owner and manager of 
Adventures International Travel 
Agency, Inc. in Atlanta. 

Betty's civic service has 
included many board member- 
ships. Since 1994, she has been a 
trustee for the Center for the 
Arts in "Vero Beach and a member 
of its Development Committee. 
She also chairs the Center for the 
Arts' Lecture Luncheon Program. 
In 1996 she was chair of the 
Awards Dinner for the Cultural 
Council of Indian River County, 
and was elected an Honorar>' 
Rotarian for her work on the 
annual Windsor Polo Match to 
benefit Rotary's Camp Florida. 
Also in 1996, she served on the 
capital campaign committee for 
Trinity Episcopal Church, and as 
co-chair of the Christmas House 
project sponsored by Republican 
Women Aware Federated— a top 
fund-raiser for RWAF with all 
profits going to Indian River 
County charities. Since 1986, she 
has been a board member and 
volunteer for the American 
Cancer Societ)', Indian River 




County Unit; in 1990 and 1991, 
she chaired its Public Issues 
Committee. She formerly was an 
Active Professional Member of 
the Junior League of Atlanta and 
now is a member of the Junior 
League of Indian River, Inc. 

Rett)' served as co-chair of 
her class' Reunion Gifts 
Committee for 30th Reunion in 
1993 Currently, she is a primary- 
planner for President 
Muhlenfeld's March visit to Vero 
Beach; the president will be the 
speaker for Alumni Series 1997 at 
the Center for the Arts. 

In addition to travel, the 
arts, and fundraising, Betty's 
strong interests include the areas 
of community relations, public 
relations, women's education and 
religion (SBC AB in religion). She 
also enjoys beachwalking and 
photography And she says, "I 
would welcome any opportunity 
to serve Sweet Briar College!" 

Betty's late husband's (Alvin 
B. Cates,Jr) daughter is Ginger 
Gates Mitchell '63. 



Corinne Loney Benson '20: 
Honored as "Oldest 
Living Commodore" 

Reprinted with permission from 
the August 15, 1996 issue of 
The ADVANCE of Bucks County 
[PA] 

Corinne Benson of 
Pennswood Village in 
Newtown [PA| was hon- 
ored last week by the Chatham 
Yacht Club on Cape God as their 
"oldest living former com- 
modore " as the Yacht Club cele- 
brated its 75th anniversar)'. 

Commodore Benson will be 
99 years old on September 30. 

Ms. Benson travelled to 
Cape Cod to take part in the fes- 
tivities which included the annu- 
al Chatham Yacht Club Regatta 
with sailboat races in seven dif- 



Commodote Corinne Benson gets 
ready to launch her daughter's Beetle 
Cat sailboat on Cape Cod. 



ferent classes of boats over the 
two-day weekend, a 
Commodore's Dinner, an elegant 
lunch catered by Chatham's 
famous Christian's Restaurant, 
and entertainment on the beach 
by the steel band 'Magic." 

Chatham Yacht Club has an 
open membership policy, 
depends heavily on volunteers, is 
a family-based program, has one 
of the most respected sailing 
schools in New England, has 
produced national champions, 
and emphasizes sailing safety and 
racing skills. 

As Commodore Benson 
said, "We race a lot and we like 
to win." 



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Ms. Benson's daughter, 
Ann Reece [Ann Benson Reece, 
SBC "631 ofYardley [PAl.also a 
former Commodore, raced her 
boat, "Blizzard," in the Beetle Cat 
division with Commodore 
Benson's other daughter, Corinne 
Johnson of Philadelphia, as crew. 
Commodore Benson's grandson, 
Stockton Reece ofYardley, sailing 
instructor at the Yacht Club and 
a senior at George School, 
Newtown, also raced in the 
regatta in a "420," the high-tech 
collegiate racing boat. 

Corimie Benson was the 
second woman commodore of 
the well-known Cape Cod Yacht 
Club, succeeding her good 
friend, Carolyn Rogers, during 
World War II after the two 
women had vowed to keep the 
Yacht Club going while "all the 
men were away during the war. " 
This they did in spite of the 
required 'blackouts " at night and 
volunteer patrols of the Cape 
Cod beaches to watch for 
German submarines or"U-Boats" 
which were occasionally sighted. 

Chatham is located on the 
elbow of Cape Cod and is the 
closest point of the U.S. mainland 
to Europe. 

The Chatham Regatta has 
often attracted over 100 yachts 
and had 57 entered last week in 
spite of the forecast and pres- 
ence of heavy winds. During 
Commodores Benson and 
Rogers' regimes during the war, 
the former Commodore said 
their "regatta" sometimes consist- 
ed of "four or five rowboats 
going around the course, but the 
men were counting on us and 
we were determined the war 
wasn't going to stop us." It obvi- 
ously didn't. 




Caitlin Sundby '94: 
Teaching English 
in Japan 

Caitlin s October return to 
Sweet Briar to share her experi- 
ences with students was spon- 
sored by the Alumnae and 
Career Services Offices as part 
of the Alumnae-in-Residence 
Program. 



Caitlin and friends practice with taiko drums 



B 



I eating a big drum in the 
ipark on weekends might 
'seem an unusual hobby 
but for Caitlin Sundby '94, who 
recently returned from two years 
in Japan, playing the traditional, 
deep, resonant taiko drum was 
one of her favorite activities, and 
an important part of her social 
life. "Joining a taiko group and 
performing at Japanese festivals 
helped me to make many 
Japanese friends and learn about 
the culture," she observed. 
Karaoke too is very popular in 
Japan; Caitlin enjoyed singing 
with her friends in man}' 
karaoke bars. 

After a Sweet Briar degree 
in French, Caitlin went to Japan 
under the auspices of the Japan 
Exchange and Teaching (JET) 
Program sponsored by the 
Japanese government, to teach 
English to schoolchildren. She 
returned to campus October 10- 
13 to talk with students and fac- 
ulty about her experience "Very 



few foreigners can travel in Japan 
because it is so expensive; I can't 
think of any other way I could 
have learned so much about the 
country and the people," she 
said. "I loved being in Japan, and 
will be excited if I can help even 
one student to go." 

Students asked many ques- 
tions about logistics. Caitlin 
replied that the JET Program 
took care of everjlhing, buying 
her air ticket and holding orien- 
tations, both pre-departure and 
upon arrival in Tokio. Many 
Japanese want to improve their 
English (six years' study is 
required in the schools). JET 
brings in 4,000-plus participants 
each year from throughout the 
world, due to increasing popular- 
ity in the Japanese school sys- 
tem. Caitlin made interesting 
friends from this group, as well. 

Caitlin had asked not to be 
in a big cir\'.JET found an apart- 
ment in Kimitsu, (population ■¥/- 
90,000) an hour and a half south 
of Tokyo, where rent and li\'ing 
costs were very low. She worked 
at 1 1 schools with many different 
classes and teachers. Her job was 
to create lessons that were fun 
for pupils: she made up songs 
and games to teach specific gram- 
mar points. One popular game 
where the children must think of 



an English word before they 
throw a beanbag to another stu- 
dent in the circle, actually got 
them talking— quite an accom- 
plishment, said Caitlin, since most 
Japanese understand quite a lot 
of English but are shy to speak it. 
Caitlin stayed after school to pla}- 
sports with the older children, 
who taught her volleyball, basket- 
ball, and kendo, a traditional 
Japanese fencing sport. 

During her second year, she 
became fluent enough in 
Japanese to give a 30-minute talk 
to the Kimitsu Rotary Club about 
the differences between 
American and Japanese schools. 
Articles about this appeared in 
some 30 local and two national 
Japanese newspapers. 'With her 
looks— tall, blonde and athletic— 
and her friendly, outgoing per- 
sonalit)", she aroused interest 
wherever she went. The Japanese 
found all her facial expressions 
especially entertaining, as their 
own tend to be impassi\e. 

Though knowledge of the 
Japanese language is not required 
bi|- JET, Caitlin found that a Sweet 
Briar course in Japanese which 
she took from Professor Fumiko 
Radile was extremely helpftil. 
"Learning the language helps one 
not only to speak but also to 
understand how Japanese people 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



think," she said. This understand- 
ing helped her to deal with a 
Japanese characteristic, frustrat- 
ing to westerners, of not talking 
directly about most things, for 
fear of giving offense. Personal 
pronouns— I, you, him, her — are 
not used unless absolutely neces- 
sary; one would not say, for 
instance, "She is going," but sim- 
ply, "Going." Caitlin thought this 
would make the language very 
difficult but found that, in con- 
text, she could get used to it. 
Another Japanese custom is to go 
through a third party to avoid 
confrontation. ^X^^en Caitlin 
wanted to buy a car, she asked 
another teacher to present her 
request to her supervisor at 
work. She knew that her supervi- 
sor, who was also her unofficial 
"guardian," would worry about 
her driving. However, the indi- 
rect approach, which gave the 
supervisor a chance to consider 
all the details, worked; he con- 
sented and thereafter Caitlin 
enjoyed driving to work through 
the rice paddies in that lovely 
rural part of Japan. 



Caitlin applied for JET 
through Sweet Briar's Career 
Services Office."! realize now, 
even more than when I was a 
student, what terrific opportuni- 
ties I had at Sweet Briar," she 
noted. "Through being on the 
Junior Year in France Program, I 
discovered that I really enjoy the 
international arena; that prepared 
me to pursue the chance to go 
to Japan." 

Her future hopes include 
interpreting (already she has 
been a translator for Japan's 
Olympic Women's Basketball 
Team when they played in 
Chattanooga before the (iames 
this summer), and perhaps gradu- 
ate school in international affairs. 
Caitlin also would like to do con- 
sulting for companies sending 
their executives abroad, and for 
foreigners visiting the United 
States. 

—By Noreen Donnelly 
Parker, Assistant Editor, Sweet 
Briar Alumnae Magazine 




Caitlin Sundby receives liar certificate for completing ttie JET Program from ttie 
mayor of Kimitsu 




Katie Harris l^nows everybody you'd 
want to know in La-La Land. 



Katie Harris '70: 
Senior Writer for 
FORTUNE iVIagazine 

Reprinted witfi permission from 
the September 4, 1995 edition 
of FORTUNE. © 1995 Time 
Inc. All rights reserved. 

—EDITOR'S DESK 

John W. Hue)', Jr, Managing Editor 



N 



HOORAY FOR HOLHWOOD 
I business story is quite 

I as ephemeral, quite as 
challenging for a serious 
business magazine to get its arms 
around, as the industry we 
quaintly call "Hollywood." After 
all, it's only entertainment. On 
the other hand, it's increasingly 
important in our economy— pop 
culture is America's No. 2 
export— and it's constantly 
spilling over or converging with 
other businesses we tend to 
deem more important; telecom- 
munications, computers, advertis- 
ing, retailing. 

So when FORTUNE decided 
a few months ago to seek the 
best representation we could 
possibly find in La-La Land, it was 
a particularly serious search- 
but a short one. We quickly set- 
tled on Katie Harris to be our 



woman in Hollywood. She had all 
the credentials; two prestigious 
Gerald Loeb awards for coverage 
of Tinseltown at the Los Angeles 
Times— one for covering the 
Time- Warner merger, another for 
her work on the Viacom- 
Paramount takeover— a master's 
degree in journalism from 
(^okmibia, and a Bagehot 
Fellowship in economics from 
that same institution. 

But in Hollywood, creden- 
tials aren't nearly as important as 
who you know, and Katie knows, 
well, everybody. She's covered 
the ins and outs of the entertain- 
ment industr}' now for more 
than 16 years, and while her 
reporting is tough and demand- 
ing, almost everyone in the 
industr)' still not only respects 
her but also likes her. Maybe it's 
because she really does know 
where the bodies are buried. 

When Disney's Michael 
Eisner rocked the entertainment 
industry recently with his spec- 
tacularly clean purchase of 
Capital Cities/ ABC, it was sort of 
a vindication for both Katie and 
myself. We first met last winter 
when— as competitors— we 
were the only journalists Eisner 
gave access to. A lot of the press 
believed his star was fading, and 
both of us chose the opposite 
route, painting him as the re- 
ascendant mogul following a 
truly tortuous year. 1 liked her 
stor)' on Disney so much that 1 
did the only sensible thing: 
talked her into joining 
FORTTINE. So, besides raising her 
two kids and listening to her 
raconteur/attorney husband, 
Marvin Rudnick, Katie now deci- 
phers the Hollywood stor}' for 
us. Don't miss her take on how 
the business has come to its 
current pass (page 83), accompa- 
nied by a different look at the 
new Kings of Content from our 
Stratford Sherman. 

Eel. Note: Katie's two chil- 
dren are now age 1 1 (Virginia) 
and 8 (Charlie). 



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Museum Director Sarah 
Becker '70 

Museum's Texts on Medicine 
and Society Date to 1790s 

By Steve Bates, Washington 
Post Staff Writer 

Unlike most old drugstores, 
the Stabler Leadbeater 
Apothecary in Alexandria 
has virtually all of its original bot- 
tles and fixtures, right down to 
the dusty mahogany drawers 
filled with dried carrot tops and 
Job's tears seeds used to concoct 
potions. It has provided visitors 
with a snapshot in time— the 
way the business looked the day 
it closed in 1933- 

Only in recent weeks have 
historians stumbled upon the 
original owners' true gift to 
future generations: a virtually 
uninterrupted, 141-year written 
record that promises a colorful 
panorama of medical practices 
and social history over parts of 
three centuries. 

Eager volunteers sifting 
through about 200 boxes of 
crumbling books and letters have 
found a copy of Martha 
Washington's note asking that a 
bottle of castor oil be sent to her 



Sarah Becker ponders the wonders of her shelves. 



home, a letter directing Robert E. 
Lee to travel to Harpers Ferry, 
recipes for curing everything 
from gout to hams, a beautifully 
preserved algebra workbook dat- 
ing from 1809— and that's just 
the start. 

"It's a real national treasure, 
one that has been overlooked for 
50 years," said Bill Tindall, a phar- 
macist, educator and historian 
who lives in Alexandria. 

Established in 1792, the 
apothecary manufactured herbal 
medicines and other goods, 
shipped them to five states and 
sold them retail in the building 
on South Fairfax Street. The fami- 
ly business succumbed to the 
Great Depression and was pur- 
chased at auction by the 
Landmarks Society, which 
opened a museum on the ground 
floor but pretty much left the 
documents intact. 

Perhaps it was the sheer 
volume of the papers that 
deterred any concentrated effort 
to evaluate them in recent 
decades. Or maybe it was the 
creaky attic floorboards and the 
foul smells in the basement. 



Whatever the reason, when 
museum director Sarah Becker 
and a cadre of volunteers under- 
took the task in earnest recently, 
they soon felt like they had stum- 
bled upon the local equivalent of 
King Tuts tomb. 

A few weeks ago, the excite- 
ment "sort of crescendoed," 
Becker said. "Suddenly it dawned 
on me: My God, I've got 141 
years of history here!" 

The records follow medi- 
cine from the days before pre- 
scription forms through the 
introduction of the hypodermic 
needle, pills and federal controls 
on narcotics. Local historians say 
the shop is the only old apothe- 
cary museum in the country' 
where retail, wholesale and man- 
ufacturing business was conduct- 
ed over a long period of time. 

The museum has been a 
sleepy stop on the Old Town 
walking tour, but Becker says she 
hopes to concoct an elixir for it: 
one part antique display and one 
part names such as Washington 
and Lee, ground together with 
the everyday lives of several gen- 
erations of customers. The result. 



she hopes, will be a teaching 
museum for area students. 

Historians say Edward 
Stabler who founded the shop in 
1792, was a compulsive pack rat, 
the kind of man who wrote 
down— and kept— records of 
almost everything. His 16 chil- 
dren and their descendants- 
including the Leadbeater clan— 
apparently shared the same trait. 

Before the days of written 
prescriptions. Stabler and his 
peers sought out plants that 
could be used to cure ailments — 
or at least ease discomfort. 

But the Stablers were more 
than the local pharmacists. They 
helped diagnose problems— for 
the landed gentry, the common 
man, the slave, the Indian. They 
kept minutes of civic meetings, 
noted the first casualt)- of the 
Civil War, who died two blocks 
away, and kept ledgers for the 
local poorhouse. 

The Stablers also circulated 
the finest recipes of the times: 
puree of grouse soup, pickled 
walnuts, a wild duck sauce fea- 
turing large portions of port 
wine and cayenne powder 

Some of their homegrown 
remedies— including toxic sub- 
stances such as mercury— were 
not exactly useful. But others — 
such as cinchona bark, a source 
of quinine— were advanced med- 
icine for the time. 

Yet, for all the medical 
advances, some things never 
change. A note received at the 
shop from an Alexandrian short 
on cash pledges that "1 will send 
you over the amount of these 
articles the latter end of the 
week." It is signed, "Yr ob Serv, 
Wm Baker. Sept. 23, 1793." 

© 1995 The Washington Post 
Reprinted with permission from 
the September 21. 1995 issue. 

Ed. Note: The Apothecary 
Museum is co-sponsoring 
Gardening Days at Mt. Vernon 
Estate and Gardens April 19 - 
May 4. 199'':Sarah inrites 
Sweet Briarites to visit en 
masse! 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 




Jean Campbell with one of her 
paintings depicting victims of AIDS. 



Jean Walker Campbell '64 

Artist Portrays Pain of 
People with AIDS 

By Towanda Underdue 

The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ 

Reprinted with permission 

A Short Hills [NJ] artist has 
put a human face on 
harsh AIDS statistics by 
interviewing patients and 
displaying their words and like- 
nesses. 

Jean Campbell designed the 
"In Darkness and Light " exhibit 
at Bloomiield's Westminster Art 
Gallery on Fremont Street after 
six months of interviews with 
people being treated for AIDS in 
the Comprehensive Care Clinic 
of St. Joseph's Hospital in 
Paterson. 

The patients' portraits 
[were] accompanied by brief 
autobiographies. 

"1 see this as a way of edu- 



cating people about AIDS, the 
social problems leading to it and 
the problems created by it," said 
Campbell, who devised the pro- 
ject after reading articles about a 
lack of foster care for children 
with AIDS and staggering statis- 
tics about AlDS-afflicted orphans. 
'1 tried to capture their per- 
sonal stories, their self-isolation 
and their concerns about who 
would look after their kids," she 
added. 

After meeting with chief 
doctor Christine Reyelt, 
Campbell spent hours interview- 
ing patients of various races and 
socio-economic backgrounds, lis- 
tening to their stories, writing 
their words and sketching their 
likenesses. 

She said she changed their 
names to protect their identities. 
The exhibit features Todd, a 
drug-free young man who got 
AIDS through a blood transfu- 
sion; Joe, a married businessman 
who got AIDS after having sex 
with prostitutes while on busi- 
ness trips to London and Paris; 
and Sue, a high-school dropout 
who got the disease after shoot- 
ing drugs. 

The exhibit also includes 
narratives of Sonja, a wife and 
mother who got the virus from 
her husband, and Ralph, a homo- 
sexual who also got AIDS 
through sexual contact. 

Many of the patients felt iso- 
lated and eager to tell their sto- 
ries, said Campbell, who met 
with them once a week for six 
months. 

The professional artist said 
she is grateful to Bloomfield 
College administrators for open- 
ing the gallery to her exhibit. 

"This college is often used 
for art not deemed commercial," 
said Lisa Farese, director of 
Student Life for the college, and 
coordinator of the "Arts as a 
Catalyst" program. 

"We all know of someone 
who has died of AIDS," she said. 
"It's nice to have an exhibit that 
goes beyond beautiftil art to a 
ver)' important subject."' 



NOW Hosts Virginia 
Senator Patricia Ticer '55 

By Devon Vasconcellos '99 
Staff Reporter, The Sweet Briar 
News 

Feminism is not a new phe- 
nomenon. It is as old as the 
human desire to be treated 
fairly and judged equally." 

These words, contained in a 
poem b)' the National Federation 
of Business and Professional 
Women's Clubs, were delivered 
by Virginia Senator Patricia Ticer 
in a talk sponsored by Sweet 
Briar's chapter of the National 
Organization for Women (NOWO 
Senator Ticer, who graduated from 
SBC in 1955, returned on 
Thursday November 7, to speak at 
Chaplain Leliman's house about 
"Women in Politics: How Sweet 
Briar Women Can Make a 
Difference." 

Born in Washington, D.C., 
Ticer now lives in Alexandria, VA, 
where she was the city's first 
female mayor from 1991 imtil she 
joined the state senate in January 
1996. At Sweet Briar, Ticer studied 
government and regrets that her 
graduation from SBC marked the 
end of her formal education. 

"I have no graduate degrees, 
and that's not something 1 am 
proud of," she admitted, encourag- 
ing current students to pursue 
graduate study after leaving Sweet 
Briar 

Invited to Sweet Briar and 
introduced by Alexa Schriempf '97 
on behalf of NOW, Ticer empha- 
sized that there are a dispropor- 
tionately small number of women 
in government, but that women 
are beginning to create a "good 
old girl" network to parallel the 
'good old boy " network that has 
been established for centuries. 

While the United States 
Senate [includes] only nine 
women, the Virginia Senate is 18 
percent female. Tliese numbers, 
although an improvement over 
past decades, do not accurately 
represent the makeup of the citi- 
zens of the United States. 
Additionally Ticer pointed out 




Patricia Ticer 

that men seem to be more power- 
oriented, while women are more 
issue-oriented; a balance is need- 
ed in the government. 

In order to gain access to 
political power, Ticer advocates 
getting to know local leaders, 
such as the local school board. To 
battle long-term ethical issues, she 
suggests joining well-established 
groups such as the Sierra Club in 
order to combine resources with 
others who have similar interests. 
Because there are so many impor- 
tant issues facing Americans, Ticer 
believes that each person must 
"find a niche, and make [herself] 
useful in that niche " 

In closing,Ticer asserted 
optimistically"! know that you 
can do it. I know that you will do 
it. I invite you, if you are interest- 
ed in public service, to help dis- 
pel the myth that it is a dishonor- 
able service." 

Schriempf remarked, "Sweet 
Briar was really fortunate to have 
her come. 1 am grateful for the 
fact that her talk was not limited 
to one topic but did stress the 
lack of women in public office, 
local and national. I found her 
presentation to be informative, 
educational, and extremely 
encouraging." 

Reprinted from the November 
15. 1996 Sweet Briar News 



ALUIVINAE MAGAZINE 




meet (^^viat, (flower (^ak... 



BY SALLY ANDERSON BOWLEY '44 




Qyl nrrii'cd on these 
shores alonq ii'/lh ihe 
ehiekeiis niid mas 
and other assorted 
treasures parked 'into 
the holds ofj ships 
carrtjing settlers fjroui 
Devonshire, hound 
•^ot the Q^ew 
Q/dorB. 



Drawing of the Sweet Briar 
Rose from ttie 1 91 5 6r/ar 
Patch 



You may have noticed the little pint; five-petaied 
roses blooming between the Sweet Briar Book 
Shop and the development office. Pretty, aren't 
they? But, sad to say, they are not Rosacea 
sweetbn'erensis.The fact is that finding a Sweet Briar 
rose on Sweet Briar's campus is becoming more and 
more difficult. 

NX'hen I first set to work rehabbing the Ames 
Greenhouse in 1978, Elizabeth Sprague was a great 
help to me in many ways, but perhaps the greatest 
thing she did was to introduce me to the real rose for 
which the plantation, and later the College, were 
named. She showed me where six bushes were, and 
pointed out the distinctive features by which they can 
be identified: leaves with a distinct scent of apples 
when rubbed between one's finger and thimib, and 
large thorns curving in the opposite direction from 
most roses. She also suggested that I should tn to 
propagate some by rooting cuttings from those few 
remaining bushes. 

This became a rwo-pronged project involving 
both a concentrated search for other remaining plants, 
and attempts to root cuttings from the ones we had. 
Two more plants were uncovered as students, faciilt), 
and staff joined in the search, but tray after tray of cut- 
tings, carefully "rootoned" and placed in the choicest 
spot under the greenhouse's mister, stubbornly refused 
to develop roots. 

After poring over even' book that I could find in 
an effort to discover the reason for the cuttings not to 
root, I came across one paragraph that turned the tide. 

ft seems that the Sweet Briar (or, more properl)' 



written, sweetbrier) rose is not, as we had assumed, 
native to America. It arrived on these shores along with 
the chickens and pigs and other assorted treasures 
packed into the holds of ships carr\'ing settlers from 
Devonshire, bound for the New World. 

After my first awe at the thought of people spend- 
ing months aboard one of those tiny boats filled with 
livestock and plants, I read on to learn that the 
Eglantine sweetbrier was brought along because the 
candied leaves were traditional sweetmeats for the chil- 
dren. Naturally these plants, along with special herbs, 
would be planted in the dooryards of the settlers' cot- 
tages, where wood ash from their stoves would be 
spread to sweeten the acid Virginia soil. AHA! EUREKA! 
A little dose of lime was all that was needed. 

Soon I was potting up dozens of tin}' rose bushes 
which grew rapidly so that a year later I was able to 
give one to each graduating senior One was planted 
near the door of the greenhouse, and all known speci- 
mens on campus were given annual treatments of lime. 
Alas, illness combined with the insistence of my wor- 
ried children made it necessary for me to leave Sweet 
Briar at this juncture. 

1 don't know whether candied Sweet Briar rose 
leaves were among Daisy Williams' childhood treats, 
but I do know that her grandmother, Maria Crawford 
Fletcher, cared enough about these charming flowers 
to name the plantation for them, and that those who 
established our college placed them prominently on 
our crest. Perhaps it is time to bring them out of hiding 
once again! 



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Hauntings By Daisy 

By Katie Martin '98, Oskaloosa, lA, Staff Reporter, Sweet Briar News 



Ghosts and goblins are free 
to roam anwhere, and 
Sweet Briar is no excep- 
tion. As tradition tells, Sweet Briar 
has its share of ghosts, including 
Daisy. 

The haunting of Sweet Briar 
is not limited to the dorms, nor to 
current times. Many unexplain- 
able incidences have occurred 
since the ver}' beginning. 

In Ann \XTiitley's Ghost 
Stories and Mysteries of Sweet 
Briar, some of the older stories 
are told, mainly those occurring 
in Sweet Briar House. One stor\' 
features a professor who went 
into an empty room where 
Daisy's music box was sitting. The 
music box suddenly began to 
play It played one song (it was 
programmed to play eight), then 
stopped. Wlio opened the music 
box? 

Also in Ghost Stories is a tale 
about an instructor reading alone 
in the West Parlor of Sweet Briar 
House. The room had a floor 
lamp, which was turned on, and a 
chandelier, which was not on. The 
chandelier suddenly switched on 
and off in rapid succession. The 
instructor was still alone, and told 
Daisy to quit playing with the 
lights. It stopped immediately 
Who was making the lights go on 
and oft? 

Daisy's hauntings have con- 
tinued into the present time. 
Daisy seems to spend much of 
her time in Meta Glass dormitor}', 
but she can be felt everywhere. 
There are many ways Daisy 
attracts attention. For example, it's 
3:00 a.m. and you're fast asleep. 
Suddenly your phone starts ding- 
ing. You wonder who in the 
world would leave a message at 
3:00 in the morning. You sleepily 
punch the right numbers to your 
password, to hear 'You have no 
new messages " But wait, your 
phone was dinging. It wasn't your 



imagination playing tricks. Your 
roommate agrees. Who was mak- 
ing your phone ding? 

Or you can be sitting in your 
room doing homework. All is 
quiet and \ our door is securely 
shut. You hear a click— and turn 
to see your door standing wide 
open. No friend is waiting there 
to take you on a Bistro run. You 
think maybe someone in the hall 
accidentally opened your door, so 
you get up to look. The hall is 
empty All of the doors are 
closed. Who opened your door? 

There are many incidents 
that can be explained only by say- 
ing that Dais}' did it. You re in 
Meta Glass elevator, going down 
to the ground floor All at once 
you're going up instead of down. 
The doors open: you're at the 
attic. There is no one there wait- 
ing to get on the elevator Wlio 
needed to get off or on at the 
attic? 

You are sitting in your room, 
procrastinating by watching "Must 
See TV" on NBC. Your remote is 
on the floor, and you're lyii"ig on 
your bed, several feet from the TV. 
Suddenly the volume gets really 
loud. You look over at your room- 
mate; she's doing homework, 
ignoring you and the TV. You look 
down at the remote: its right 
where you left it. Then the vol- 
ume turns down so low that you 
can't hear Your roommate looks 
at you and asks, "What are you 
doing? "You can only shrug. Who 
keeps changing the volume? 

There are many rumors 
about hauntings at Sweet Briar, 
some of which may have a logical 
explanation, some that make you 
think you "re going crazy, and 
some that you chalk up for Daisy. 
Almost everyone at Sweet Briar 
has had Daisy's presence made 
known in some way. 

What are your stories? 



Katie's article originally appeared in the November 1, 1996 issue 
of the Sweet Briar News, and is reprinted here with permission. 



If the Walls Could Talk 

Wlien the College was 
built and the first facult}' 
hired, there was not 
enough housing on campus 
for everyone. So, several faculty 
members were invited to live in 
the extra bedrooms at Sweet 
Briar House. These were not nor- 
mally superstitious people who 
took fright at odd happenings 
and things that go bump in the 
niglit, but one or two felt uneasy 
after Sterling Jones told them of 
the body that had been dug up 
from the floor in a basement 
room. The room had been the 
old winter kitchen during plan- 
tation days. 

Sterling had helped with 
the construction of the original 
College buildings, as well as 
with the remodeling of certain 
areas of Sweet Briar House. In 
those early days, the house 
became the administration 
building, containing the presi- 
dent's suite, offices, infirmary, 
faculty rooms, and the post 
office. 

In plantation days, cooking 
was done in the lower-level 
kitchen in a large fireplace com- 
plete with cooking crane, 
pothooks, and a fieldstone 
hearth. A dumb waiter was built 
along the side of the chimney to 
carry food and wine to the din- 
ing room directly above. During 
renovations, all of this was 
removed and concrete was 
poured to make a wide, smooth 




area 

for the future 

post office. 

When the hearthstones 
were pried up to be carried 
away, the skeleton of a man was 
discovered, lying stretched full 
length and fully clothed in a 
shallow grave beneath. 

Sterling, Lewis Chambers, 
and several others described the 
man as being dressed in cloth- 
ing of the far distant past, per- 
haps early 1 9th centur>".The 
man had black hair touched 
with gray, and probably was in 
middle age. He wore a brown 
coat with buttons, a slurt with a 
red neck cloth, a vest, and in the 
coat pocket there was a fur cap. 
Lewis removed the body to the 
rear yard and buried him else- 
where at Sweet Briar. Nobody 
knows who he was, why he was 
buried there, nor when he was 
buried. In all the histor)' of 
Sweet Briar, these questions 
remain unanswered. 

"If the Walls Could Talk" was 
written lj)'Ann Marshall Whitley '47, 
Curator of the Sweet Briar 
Museum. More of her stories 
appear in Ghost Stories and 
Mysteries of Sweet Briar, avail- 
able through the Sweet Briar 
Museum. 



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what's happening 




George Lenz 



Presidential Inauguration Date Set 

The inauguration of Elisabeth S. Muhlcnfcid, ninth 
president of Sweet Briar College, will take place on 
Saturday, April 12, 1997, at 4:00 p.m., with a reception 
following. 

That evening, from 7:00 - 1 1 :00, there will be a 
Sweet Briar Celebration: buffet and dance in Prothro 
Common.s, music by John McClenon's (Charles A. Dana 
Professor of Chemistry) Big Band, for the entire cam- 
pus community and guests. 

President Muhlenfeld Appears 
On "CNN & Company" 

SBC President Elisabeth Muhlenfeld was one of 
three panelists Tuesday, January 28 on "CNN & 
Company," the onh- live talk program featuring women 
debating top stories of the day. 

The half-hour television program airs weekdays 
on CNN at 1 1:30 a.m. (EST). From around the world by 
satellite, it brings together panelists who discuss the 
issues of the day from the point of view of women, but 
from very different perspectives. The panel is most 
often composed of political figures, journalists, and aca- 
demics. Among the regular panelists are Republican 
strategist Bay Buchanan, A'eir York Newsday's Susan 
Page, the Vl'ashington Post's Jodie Allen, and Eleanor 
Clift, A'e«'5«'eefe's\XTiite House Correspondent. 

TT Guide calls the show "a hard-hitting public 
affairs show in the tradition of David Brinkle) and John 
McLaughlin." 

President Muhlenfeld's appearance came about 
through the amazing Sweet Briar network: a conversa- 
tion between Claire Dennison Griffith '80 and Wendy 
Woodward Guarisco '80. Wend}- is a senior producer 
for CNN in Atlanta, who works with the booker for 
CNN & Company 

If you missed the show, }ou can check the CNN 
homepage for a transcript: bttpV/cmixomiu/CNN 
/Programs/CNNCo/index.html. 



George H. Lenz Reappointed Dean 

George Lenz, Sweet Briar's Wliitne) -Guion 
Professor of Physics since 1974, and Dean of 
the College since 1990, has been reappointed 
to the position of Dean of the College and Vice 
President for Academic Affairs, President 
Elisabeth Muhlenfeld announced on December 
3, 1996. 

"George's willingness to continue in this 
role provides ongoing stabilin- in the senior 
leadersliip of the College. I have been 
impressed with George's clear academic 
integrity, his honesty, his knowledge of and 
respect for the faculty, and his broad view of 
the health of the College," said President 
Muhlenfeld. 




Mary Lou Merkt 



Well-known to generations of Sweet Briar stu- 
dents, Dr Lenz joined the Sweet Briar faculty in 1971 
as associate professor of physics. Previously he had 
been assistant professor of physics at the University of 
Virginia. He earned his bachelor's, master's of science, 
and doctorate degrees from Rutgers University. 

His research interests are in experimental low 
energy nuclear physics, specifically isobaric analog 
states and multinucleon transfer reactions, as well as 
the use of computers and video in physics. He has pub- 
lished 1 1 research papers and has received National 
Science Foundation grants. Dean Lenz teaches one of 
several ph\'sics courses 
every semester 

New Vice 
President for 
Finance and 
Administration 

Mary Lou Merkt, 
formed)' Interim Vice 
President for Business 
Affairs at Radford 
LIniversity, began her 
duties as Sweet Briar's 
Vice President for 
Finance and 
Administration on 
January 1, 199". 

Ms. Merkt had been at Radford since 1985, as 
Director of Internal Audit and Director of Financial 
Services before becoming the Assistant Vice President 
for Business Affairs in 1994, and Interim Vice President 
in 1996. She previously was a junior partner/staff 
accountant at Cole & Armbrister, a public accounting 
firm in Wytheville,VA. At Sweet Briar she serves as the 
chief personnel officer and oversees the comptroller's 
office, physical plant, security. material management, 
food services, the Book Shop, and the College's Elston 
Inn. 

"We are extremely pleased with Ms. Merkt's exten- 
sive and impressive background in finance and her 
commitment to higher education," President 
Muhlenfeld said in announcing the appointment. "At 
Radford, she has been in\olved in designing a strategic 
planning/budgeting process, and has implemented an 
integrated information system, projects that will prove 
helpful to Sweet Briar." 

"I am so pleased to join the staff of Sweet Briar 
College, Ms. Merkt said "1 believe that the role of a busi- 
ness vice president is to support the academic mission 
of the institution, and to contribute positively to stu- 
dent life. Sweet Briar affords me the opportunin tt) do 
that. 1 am delighted to be a member of the communir\" 

Ms. Merkt senes as the vice president of the Fiscal 
Officers of Colleges and Universities, president of the 



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Radford Noon Rotary Club, and is the immediate past 
treasurer of the Montgomery /Radford United Way. She 
reeeived her bachelor's degree in accounting from 
Radford in 1980, and her master's of business adminis- 
tration, also from Radford, in 1990. She is a certified 
public accountant. 

Her husband. Bill, is the Senior Vice President for 
Strategic Planning at Carillon Health Systems in 
Roanoke. 

C-SPAN Covers 1 997 Winter Forums 

C-SPAN, the cable television network which spe- 
cializes in in-depth coverage of government in the 
United States, taped each of Sweet Briar's four 199" 
Winter Forums lectures for later broadcast. 

The 1997 lecture series, "The Priestly Tribe? The 
Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind," will be 
shown as part of C-SPAN's "America and the Courts" 
program, which airs on Saturday nights at 7 p.m. EST, as 
well as on the network's regular programming cycle. 

Check your 71' Guide or visit C-SPAN's web site at 
http://wwwx-spau.org/ for scheduling information. 

Professor Chang's research in Kazalchstan 
Awarded Grants from both NEH and NSF 

By Kara Vlasaty '97, SBC Public Relations Intern 

In academia, the sciences and humanities often 
move along different paths, both in thought and 
research methodoiog)'. It is a rare thing for a researcher 
to be recognized as a practitioner of both. Claudia 
Chang, professor of anthropology at Sweet Briar, has 
done just that, having recently been awarded grants 
from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the 
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her 
ethnoarchaeological research in Kazakhstan, a remote 
outlying republic of the former Soviet Ihiion. 

Chang will use her NEH award to write a book 
based on the data she has collected during three sea- 
sons of fieldwork in the Talgar region of Kazakhstan. 
The NSF grant will be used to support future fieldwork 
examining the evolution of steppe cultures from the 
Bronze Age through the Mongol period in the Chilik 
area of southeastern Kazakhstan for three seasons, 
beginning in the summer of 1997. Chang's fieldwork to 
date has been supported in grants totaling more than 
$47,500 from the National Geographic Society and the 
Wenner-Gren Foundation. 

"Because the work that 1 am doing is multidiscipli- 
nary in focus 1 was able to draw on the resources of 
both the NSF and the NEH," said Chang. "Archaeology is 
a discipline that falls between humanities and science 
Because 1 am dealing with the study of cultural her- 
itage, I must take a broad humanities approach, but at 
the same time I rely on hard science to do the work 
that 1 do.'" 

Teaching at a small liberal arts college like Sweet 
Briar for the past 15 years, Chang has learned to 
become more interdisciplinar)' in focus. 




Professor Chang 

"1 do not see the divisions between disciplines, I 
work across them," she said. 

That focus is essential to Chang's research. Her 
NSF project will bring together a team of Western, 
Kazakhstan, and Chinese specialists in archaeology, his- 
torical linguistics, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, 
archaeobotany, ethnography ethnoarchaeology, cartog- 
raphy, and environmental studies. 

Living in field camps in Kazaklistan while 
researching has provided all kinds of cross disciplinary, 
cross cultural discussion. She has discovered that col- 
laborative research has a personal dimension, bringing 
together people who share a common interest despite 
politics. 

"Hiding under your desk during bomb drills and 
being told that the Soviets were the bad guys was all a 
part of growing up in America in the 1950s. As a child 
of the cold war, 1 never dreamed that 35 years later 1 
would be in the former Soviet Union working and talk- 
ing with ex-Soviet archaeologists and scientists, realiz- 
ing that politics aside, they didnt live up to my child- 
hood expectations," recalls Chang. 

"Kazakhstan has limited access to the most recent 
Western scientific technology. Ex-Soviet archaeologists 
are \tr\ good at researching cultural heritage using 
ceramics, metals, and architecture. This project is an 
opportunity to combine Western technological exper- 
tise in reconstructing past environments with 
Kazakhstan knowledge of cultural heritage," said 
Chang. 

In pre\'ious fieldwork in Kazakhstan, Chang has 
uncovered evidence of rice cultivation. This suggests 
that the Eurasians were not merely nomads, but farm- 
ers as well. B}- the 7th century AD they had developed 
an urban communit)- along the Silk Road, a caravan 
route between China, India, the Near East, and Europe. 

Most archaeological research done in this region 
focuses on the Kurgians, burial mounds built as tombs. 



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One or two members of the elite Kazakhstan soeiety 
are buried in these sites along with valuable gold and 
silver treasures. Chang, on the other hand, is interested 
in examining how the societies evolved from farming 
and herding communities into cities. Rather than exclu- 
sively examining the treasure-rich grave sites of the 
elite, Chang is focusing on locating the settlements of 
ordinary people. 

"When you relate the settlements of ordinary peo- 
ple to the elaborate burial Kurgians, you can begin to 
reconstruct what life was like," said Chang. 

The newly independent Kazaklistan should do 
archaeological and research work so its people can 
understand and appreciate their own history, Chang 
believes. 

"Kazakhstan is going through extraordinarih' rapid 
social, economic, and cultural change that is very hard 
on its people. The financial resources that were avail- 
able in the former Soviet Union to finance such 
research are no longer available," she said. "As this sec- 
ond world country devolves into a third world country, 
their entire economic system is crumbling." 

"This is the project of my dreams because 
it combines my professional, scholarly, and per- 
sonal interests with my commitment to support 
the people of Kazaklistan," said (;hang."l hope 
Kazakhstan has a bright and promising future 
and that it can rebuild the scientific infrastruc- 
ture so its people can do the important work 
that needs to be done." 

Preferring to approach archaeology and 
anthropology hands-on rather than in an 
abstract theoretical manner, Chang is eager to 
draw on examples from her own experiences in 
Kazakhstan in the classroom. 

"When professors don't do what they 
teach, they have a tendency to get stale," said 
Chang. "1 am ver\' fortunate to be able to actual- 
ly do what 1 teach. It gives me the abilit)' to 
speak about my subjects with a freshness of 
approach." 

Medieval Matters: A Very Special 
Exhibition at Sweet Briar 

February 17-April 20, 1997 

"Medieval Matters," an exhibition featuring 
a variety of medieval illuminated manuscripts 
from the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore and 
from the library of Mr Harry A.Walton, of 
Covington, VA, is on display in the College's 
Anne Gary Pannell Art Gallery February 17-April 
20, 1997. 

The Walters Gallery does not often allow 
this collection to travel; the very valuable manu- 
scripts must be transported by courier, housed in prop 
er conservator-appro\'ed display cases, and handled 
only by Walters personnel. 

Sweet Briar's good fortune in securing the exhibit 
is due to two alumnae with clo.se connections to the 



Walters Galler)': Chairman of Sweet Briar's Board of 
Directors Sara Finnegan Lycett '61, who is a docent 
there, and Sweet Briar Professor of Art Histor\' Aileen 
Laing 'S7. Professor Laing has had a long affiliation 
with the Galler)', using its collection for her disserta- 
tion research and working closely with the Gallery's 
Manuscripts Curator Emeritus, Dr Lilian Randall. She 
has taken her students to visit the Walters as part of 
their studies in art histor)' at Sweet Briar. 

In addition to serving the art history department, 
the exhibition has much broader appeal, within and 
without the College conimunir\'.The nearest public col- 
lection that houses medieval manuscripts is the Walters 
Art Gallery: not even in Richmond or in Washington, 
D.C. can a group of such significant treasures be found 
in a public collection. As well as the surrounding col- 
lege audiences and the general population, we antici- 
pate serving many pupils in the Amherst Count}' public 
schools through Sweet Briar's docent tour program. 

The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Sue 
Reid Slaughter Fund and The Interdisciplinary Studies 
Fund of Sweet Briar College. 




AU interested viewers are welcome! Pannell Gallery 
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12-9:30 p.m.; Friday- 
Sunday, 12-5 p.m.. Lodging available at Elston Inn 
on campus: Reservations (8O4) 381-6207. 



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Sophs and Profs Inducted 
into Alpha Lambda Delta 

Fort)-two mcnibcTs of the Class of 1999 were 
selected for membership in Alpha Lambda Delta hon- 
orar}- sociefs-, which recognizes academic excellence 
during a student's first year in college. Also, biology 
professor Robin Davies and chemistry professor Jill 
Granger were inducted as honorar)' members for their 
efforts to include first-year students in scientific 
research. 

Class of 1999 members of Alpha Lambda Delta 
include: Rachel Bratlie, Fairfax Station, VA; Christine 
Carl, Lynchburg, VA; Devon Vasconcellos, Boulder, CO; 
Aracelie Castro, San Antonio, TX; Katelin Chmielinski, 
South Weymouth, MA; Carolyn Vaughan, Centreville, VA; 
Emily Clark, Puyallup,WA; Margaret Dally, Colimibus, 
GA; Laura Walters, Gray TN; Jessica Dennig, Clarkston, 
MI; Kelley Dize,Yorktown,VA; Wendy Webb, Unionville, 
PA; Allison Dubenezic and Andrea Dubenezic, 
Harrisonburg, VA; Amy Gibbs, Geneseo, NY; Amy Jo 
Downing, Raleigh, NC; Catherine O'Brien. Warrenton, 
VA; Laura Lamb, Cincinnati, OH; Lindsey Neef,West 
Bloomfield, MI; Sarah Dean, Chantilly,VA;Tarah 
Feyerherd, Montpelier,VA; Mary Harris, Columbus, OH; 
Brandi Wliitley, Monroe, NC; Melissa Henning, 
Mehoopany, PA; Amira Hernandez, Spartanburg, SC; 
Elizabeth Wiley, Portland, OR; Susan Hurley llrbanna, 
VA; Rebecca Jackson, Baltimore, MD; Sharon Wilson, 
Rosemont, PA; Christina Milbury, East Lansing, MI; Emily 
Poore,West Newbury, MA; SakuraYoshida, Tokyo, Japan; 
Anne Jones, American Embassy Madrid; Meredith 
Tillery, Augusta, GA; Erin Vlasary, St. Louis, MO; Kelli 
Rogowski, Newport News,VA; Jennifer Schmidt, Bear 
Creek, PA; Rachel Self, Riverdale, GA; Megan Senecal, 
West Worthington, OH; Amy Smith, Manlius, N\'; 
Andrea Sharretts, Patton, PA; Heather McLeod, San 
Marcos.TX. 

Ewald Scholars Program, April 3-5, 1997: 

Women Succeeding in the Sciences: Theories 
and Practices Across the Disciplines 

This conference made possible by the Ewald 
Scholars Program will focus on discussions of the ways 
in which women succeed in the sciences as 
researchers, as teachers, as students, and as private indi- 
viduals coping with professional demands. The confer- 
ence program will include papers, panels, and work- 
shops, as well as an undergraduate conference period 
sponsored by Sweet Briar's Honors Program and devot- 
ed exclusively to the work of students. 

Conference speakers: 

Keynote address: Dr. Katherine Sullivan: 
"Sea and Space Perspectives." Chief scientist at the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dr 
Sullivan oversees the agency's research and technology 
programs. In 1978, she was one of 20 mission .speciaL 
ists in the first class of space shuttle astronauts; from 
1979-81, she was assigned as a mission manager and in- 




Congratulations! Alpha Lambda Delta 

flight scientist in NASA's high-altitude research aircraft 
program. A veteran of three shuttle missions, she was 
the first American woman to walk in space (1984) 
aboard the Challenger. She helped deploy the Hubble 
Space Telescope from the Discovery in 1990, and flew 
her final mission aboard the Atlantis in 1992. 

Dr. Lynda Marie Jordan and Dr. Vallie 
Williams Guthrie: "The Woman Scientist: 
Preparation and Survival." Dr. Jordan, a biochemist 
at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State 
Universit)', is a widely-published researcher at the inter- 
national level, and a former Institut Pasteur Fellow. One 
of sLx female scientists profiled in a PBS series entitled 
"Discovering Women," she was a 'White House honoree 
in "Women in Science, Technology and Engineering." 

Dr Guthrie is director of the Greensboro Area 
Mathematics and Science Education Center at North 
Carolina A&T and UNC Greensboro. She is renowned 
as a science educator and has presented more than 
300 science workshops in 43 states. 

Dr. Geraldine Richmond: "Quilting Together 
a Professional Life in the Sciences." Professor of 
Chemistry at the Universit)' of Oregon, Dr Richmond is 
responsible for working to make her institution more 
"woman friendly." Successfully balancing career and 
profession, her many accomplishments include helping 
to bring da\' care facilities to the university. 

Dr. Nancy Tuana and Dr. Linda Martin Alcoff: 
"How Can Politics Inform Inquiry? Challenges 
from Feminist Epistemologies." University of 
Oregon Professor of Philosoph)' Nancy Tuana is a 
respected writer/theorist in the feminist epistemology 
and philosophy of science areas. She has published and 
lectured on issues related to the construction of 
unique feminist theories of knowledge, such as femi- 
nist empiricism and feminist standpoint theory. 

Dr Alcoff, Meredith Professor for Teaching 
Excellence at Syracuse University, is a leading scholar 
in feminist theory. Numerous publications include 
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between race, class, and gender in the formation of sci- 
entific theories and practices. 

Session Presentation speakers will lead panel 
sessions to address areas such as "Female Mentoring 
and the Woman Scientist V'Historical and Biographical 
Accounts of Successful Women Scientists ": "Race, Class, 
and the Sociolog}' of Science"; 'Successful Pedagogical 
Strategies for Female Students of Science"; and "Women 
and Science Institutions." 

Jane Roseberry Ewald Tolleson '52 and her bus- 
band, John A. Ewald, Jr., established the Ewald 
Scholars Program hi 19^7 to bring recognized schol- 
ars from diverse Jields to Sweet Briar College. In 
1981, Mr and Mrs John A. Ewald, Sr permanently 
endowed the program in honor of their late son. The 
1997 Ewald Scholars Program is partially funded by 
the Sue Reid Slaughter Fund. 

Join us! Lodging available at Elston Inn, SBC: 
Reservations (804) 381-6207. For listing of nearby 
motels/hotels/bed & breakfasts, contact: 
Alumnae Office, (804) 381-6131. 

January Term Internships Expand SBC 
Students' Horizons 

By Kara Vlasaty '97, SBC Public Relations Office 
Intern 

Sweet Briar College's January Term is designed for 
intense study in a single class, or the opportimit}' to 
explore a specific area of interest through an internship. 
Sponsored by a professor and approved by the dean of 
the College, an internship is a serious academic commit- 
ment. In addition to 120 hours of work, each internship 
requires an extensive reading Ust, writing assignments 
such as a daily journal, and a final paper which synthe- 
sizes the required reading and experience the student 
has gained. 

An internship provides the opportunit)' to explore 
career alternatives, gain day-to-day work experience, meet 
fascinating people, and establish working contacts. Valu- 
able exposure and firsthand knowledge gained in an 
internship empower students when making career deci- 
sions. 

The majority of internships are attained through a 
network of Sweet Briar aliminae eager to serve as a con- 
tact or as an on-site supervisor for students. This year, 74 
students interned across the country and abroad, in such 
diverse fields as politics, medicine, the arts, education, 
public service, law, and business. 

Kelli Takes Manhattan 

Having loved Jim Henson and his Muppets as a 
child, Kelli Rogowski '99, from Newport News,VA, 
admits her internship with Jim Henson Productions in 
New York Cit)' was "like a dream come true." 

A studio art major with a minor in art history and 
theater, Rogowski combined her love of art with her 
love of theater Floating between departments, Kelli 
spent the majorit)' of her days in the Design Services 
Office, an art department specializing in two- and tliree- 



dimensional design for merchandise. She visited the site 
where all the puppets are built, and watched the filming 
of "The Wubbulous World of Dr Seuss," a television show 
that airs on Nickelodeon. Kelli was surprised to find that 
the majority of the employees are women in their '20s 
and '30s, and found it easy to relate to such a )'oung and 
dynamic group. 

Holding Court in D.C. 

Seniors Margaret Jenkins (Winston-Salem, NC) and 
Connor Louis (Miami, FL) both worked in the Curator's 
Office of the United States Supreme Court in 
Washington, D.C. Responsible for evaluating current 
exhibits, developing future exhibits, and coordinating 
the visitor's program, Margaret and Connor gave lectures 
on the history, fimction, and operations of the Supreme 
Court, as well as the architectural features of the build- 
ing. Margaret gave tours to ordinary citizens, new con- 
gressmen, an Italian ambassador, the FBI Wives Club, the 
entire government department from the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel HiU, and a law school class 
from Georgetown University. 

"Listening to arguments for Clinton v. Jones and for 
the right-to-die case has cidtivated a new respect for the 
judicial ,s}'stem," Margaret said. "Every day I was led by 
police escorts into the Supreme Court, surroimded by 
thousands of protesters. It is so exciting to witness histo- 
ry in the making." 

Kerri Didn't Fumble While Working for the NFL 

The recorded voice on the information hot line for 
the Super Bowl Players Party was the voice of senior 
Kerri Ralwings (Hagerstown, MD). Kerri worked in the 
Player Marketing and Events Coordinating Office for the 
National Football League in Washington, D.C. as a liaison 
between the NFL and the marketing departments of the 
corporate sponsors for the 1997 Sega Super Bowl 
Players Party. Some of her additional duties included 
arranging "VIP passes for the corporate sponsors, making 
travel arrangements for the players, and coordinating 
player appearances. 

An American Studies major with a minor in history 
and a business management certificate, Kerri's interest in 
events plamiing stemmed from her position as chair- 
woman of Orientation for the Class of 2000. Using her 
experience as Orientation chair as a foundation, Kerri 
looked at her internship with the NFL as an opportunity 
to refine her communication skills and increase her 
knowledge in the field of events plaiming. 

Ms. Seder Goes to Washington 

Katherine Seder '9" (Bozrah. CT), an environmental 
studies major, interned with the Wilderness Society in 
Washington, D.C. Her main project was to redo the 
debriefing manual distributed to lawmakers. Katherine 
designed a map that will be sent to each congressman 
and senator containing all the information and statistics 
traditionally found in a debriefing manual. 

"Senators and members of Congress were com- 
plaining that these manuals were long and tedious," she 



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Kara Vlasaty '97 



said 'I had to develop a way to present the same materi- 
al in a creative and innovative manner." 

Kara Vlasaty '97 

I,Kara\lasat>'(St. 
Louis, MO), am a senior 
interning in Sweet Briar's 
Office of Public Relations 
while taking a January 
Term class, "Introduction 
to Museums." As an art 
history major with an arts 
management certificate, 
my internship in the 
press office of the 
National Galler)' of Art 

last Januan, Term sparked my interest in public relations. 
Hoping to pursue a career in public relations, I was 
eager to gain more exposure, as well as handson experi- 
ence in this field. 

In the Sweet Briar Public Relations Office, I have 
had the opportunit)' to research and interview students 
and faculty as I write news articles on various topics. 
These articles are being used in a variety of media, 
including press releases, the Alumnae Magazine, and the 
Sweet Briar web site. With the internet becoming such 
an integral part of marketing and public relations, this 
internship has provided me with invaluable knowledge 
and experience working on Sweet Briar's web site. 

1 have discovered that organization, meticulous pre- 
sentation, and relentless attention to detail and deadline 
are all essential to a successful career in public 
relations. 

Success Through Alumnae Networking 

By Alicia Allen '97 (Newnan, GA) 

This past summer 1 spent two months interning at 
the Center for Hohstic Management in Albuquerque, 
NM. Simple steps using on-campus resources allowed 
me to have one of the best experiences of my life. 

In March of 1996, 1 visited Sweet Briar's Career 
Services Center looking for assistance in finding an 
internship. My interest in environmental studies led me 
to the "New Internsliip" files. Stacey McClain '93 had 
sent a packet detailing an opportunity' with the Center 
for Holistic Management. "With the help of Career 
Services, I forwarded my resume and cover letter to 
the Center and waited for a response. Soon afterward, I 
was offered an internship. 

Stacey McClain then sent me a list of alumnae liv- 
ing in Albuquerque. Learning that Dr. Ann Gateley '70 
[professor, internal medicine, Llniversit)- of New 
Mexico] lived within two blocks of the Center, I called 
and asked for her help. She was wonderful. Ann 
helped me find local house-sitting responsibilities, and 
when 1 didn't have a job, I stayed with her 

I gained so much from my experience in New 
Mexico. The actual internship was incredible, but I 



learned even more from experiences beyond the 
office. Adapting to a new environment and meeting 
new people taught me a great deal about myself and 
the type of person I want to be. My confidence grew 
each time I succeeded, without the help of my parents. 
I learned that I am a woman now and it is time for me 
to choose my own path 

The people in Albuquerque introduced me to the 
larger community. I gained an awareness of various cul- 
tLires flourishing in this world. Ann's friends came 
from diverse backgrounds which they honored and 
cultivated here in the United States. After I was intro- 
duced to each of them as her "little sister from Sweet 
Briar," they welcomed me into their circle of friends 
and made me part of their lives. Each week we would 
all gather in someone's home to watch the Summer 
Olympics. Everyone brought an ethnic dish, creating an 
international dinner and introducing each other to the 
options we all have. 

On a more humorous side, I also learned a great 
deal about the history of Sweet Briar College. Here are 
just a few of the tidbits Ann shared about her days at 
SBC: no men past the parlor of any dorm; men always 
wore coats and ties when visiting or when SBC women 
visited them; when visiting Lexington, there were "host- 
ess houses " awaiting SBC students for check-in and a 
stay overnight— not getting to the hostess house on 
time, or at all, was an honor violation; during these 
trips, your gentlemen friends could pick you up after 
breakfast; everyone had to wear skirts to class; seniors 
wore plain black academic robes every day. 

When asked if I 
would recommend alum- 
nae networking, I imme- 
diately said yes. Alumnae 
networking works. 
Alumnae are ever>'where, 
and they want to help us. 
The system helped me 
find an internship I could 
never have found on my 
own, an internship which 
allowed me to become a 
new person. I have more 
direction, more confi- 
dence, and more knowL 
edge than ever before. 
Furthermore, 1 learned 
that there is life beyond 
Sweet Briar. One day we 
will graduate, join the 
work force, and be inde- 
pendent women. Wliat a 
great feeling! 

Ann Gateley '70. Alicia 

Allen '97: Ann encouraged 

Alicia to start running. 

Photo taken after Alicia's 

debut race — the Dine 

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club corner 



^ Atlanta, GA: More than 100 alumnae gathered in 
September at the home of Jane Lauderdale Armstrong 
'78 to celebrate the 129th birthday of Daisy Williams 
and to honor Beryl Bergquist Farris '71, recipient of the 
1996 Distinguished Alumna Award. 

Clockwise from rt.: 

• Luther & Claire Dennison Griffith '80; Mike & Jane Lauderdale 
Armstrong 78 • Nancy Conkle Swann '66; Marshalyn Yeargin- 
Allsopp '68; David Swann; Mary Bailey Izard '52 • Becky Mitchell 
Keister '70 & Larry Keister; Jane Dameron; Marian Dolan '76; 
Haden Ridley Winborne '69 & John Winborne • Elizabeth Harley 
Willett '84; Tisa Delaney '90; Amy Waite '93; Ginger Marx '90; 
Holly Caswell '92; Dianne Hayes '93 • John & Katharine Powell 
Heller '78; Frank & Nancy Hatch Schwartzmiller '79; Stacey White 
'89 • Steve & Anne Mobley Hassett '87; Michelle Henderson 
McGee '89; Sue Lav\rton Mobley '55; Carl McGee • Former SBC 
dean Catherine Sims; Catherine Tift Porter '44 • Atlanta's birthday 
party invitation 





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^ Charlotte, NC: 40 alumnae/spouses/guests enjoyed a 
September party at the home of Betsy Smith White '59. 

Clockwise from top: • Michelle MacMurtrie Constable '93; Betsy 
Smith White '59 & Bill White; Frances Gilbert Browne '56 • 
Becky Towill McNair '60; Gordon & Caroline Trask Wallace '87; 
Mary Yorke Robison Gates '87 • Sally Schall Van Allen '42; Ross 
& Alice Allen Smyth '62 • Nancy Carter Jewell '50 & Dunbar 
Jewell • Tim & Nancy Palermo Lietz '86 • Allen and Lura Litton 
Griffin '78 





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^ Dallas, TX: August get-together at the home of Jill 
Redpath Noland '85. 

2nd row: Melanie Bowen Steglich 78; Silky Hart '80; Jill Redpath 
Noland '85; Mrs. Harper (mother of Annie). 1st row: Stephanie 
Franz '96; Brianna Boswell Brown '82; Annie Harper, Class of 
2000 



^ Detroit, Ml Sweet Briar Day: December gathering. 

Lindsey Neef '99; Kristina Glusac '92; Sheila Carroll Cooprider '64; 
Carrie Bake '92; Christina Muir '97; Serena Ailes Stevens '30; 
Mary Fran Brown Ballard '49; Ethel Ogden Burwell '58; Robin 
Rodger Heller '76 



-^ Dallas, TX Sweet Briar 
Day: January luncheon at the 
home of Tennessee Nielson 
'76. 

Beth Bates Locke '76; Lisa 
Wray Longino '78; Ann Stuart 
Kling McKie '74; Cissy 
Humphrey '76; Janet Baldwin 
McColloch '79; Mavis Ray 
Griffith '78 




^ Philadelphia, PA Christmas Party at the home of Ann Ritchey Baruch '62. 

Lto R: Lynne Manov Sprinskey '71; Ann Ritchey Baruch '62, hostess; Ann Young 
Bloom '59 • Vickey Clarendon Richter '80; Cannie Crysler Shafer '78; Suzanne Stryker 
Ullrich '78; Meg Richards Wiederseim '78; Meredith Borst Quillman '78 

^ Roanoke, VA November 

party to welcome President 

Muhlenfeld at the home of 

Edie Page Gill Breakell '45. 

Edie Page Gill Breakell '45; 

President Muhlenfeld; 

Fran McClung Ferguson '80 




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^ Atlanta, GA December Luncheon hosted by Bradley & Anne Sheffield Hale '54 in honor of President 
Muhlenfeld's visit. 

L to R from top: • Bradley Hale; President Muhlenfeld; Anne Sheffield Hale '54; Laurin Wollan, liusband of President Mufilenfeld 
• Ellen Newell Bryan '26; Peggy Sheffield Martin '48 • Leila Barnes Cheatham '45; Anne Sheffield Hale '54; President Muhlenfeld; 
Rebecca Young Frazer '35 • Ann Ritchey Baruch '62; Mary Lane Bryan Sullivan '58 • Betsy Cann Akers '73; Rossie Ray Spell '74 
Mary Bailey Izard '52; Laurin Wollan; former dean Catherine Sims; Winifred Storey Davis '61 

PLEASE NOTE: 

CLUBS DESIRING INVITATIONS GENERATED BY THE ALUMNAE OFFICE 

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mini reunions 




1962 mini, 5/96, Bridal Falls, Yosemite, l-r: Anne Parker Schmalz; 
Jean Gantt Nuzum. 



1964 mini reunion in '96 at Mary Lee Ryan Strother '34's D.C, Inome, L-r. 1st row: Mai> Lee 
Ryan Strottier (mother of Sarah Strother King); Sarah Strother King (Luxembourg); Elizabeth 
Matheson (NC). Back row: Jackie Nicholson Wysong (VA); Helen Dunn (NJ). "A wonderful 
weekend— visited several art shows when we weren't feasting or laughing." 




Gathering ot 19/6 3/94. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I 
Elizabeth Perkinson 78. 



■r: Tennessee Nielsen; Pat Dean; Beth Bates Locke; Cissy Humphrey: 




Tom Gilpatrick. Professor of 
Government Emeritus found Lynne 
Gardner Detmer '68 among 200 other 
singers. 80 orchestra members, & 10 
soloists/actors at the Berkshire Choral 
Festival, Sheffield, MA, 8/96. Tom & 
Lynne rehearsed 4 hours/day for 5 
days, then performed Arthur 
Honneger's "Joan at the Stake": Claire 
Bloom was "Joan." 



Class of 1952 plans for 45th Reunion during Alumnae Council. 10/96 Seated: Anne Hoagland Kelsey: Sue Judd Silcox; 
Suzanne Bassewitz Mentzinger; Laura Radford Goley; Kitchey Roseberry Tolleson. Standing; Leila Booth Morris: Grace 
Wallace Brown 



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L-r: Maria Elena Ford '84, a writer doing a piece on Caribbean travel, life, & art, 
noticed SBC socks on Lynne Gardner Detmer '68 when their Wind Star Cruises' 
sailing ships (Wind Star, Wind Spirit) stopped at St. Martin the same day, winter 
'96, SBC is everywhere! 



SBC 10/96; Students congratulate Alice Cary, L-r: Alicia King '97; Susan Hurley '99; 
Heather McLeod '99; Alice Cary Farmer Brown '59; Melissa Henning '99; Tina 
Hansel '99; Alexa Schriempf '97 (see p, 2), 




1962; 3rd annual mini reunion, Hilton Head, SC, spring '96, 
l-r: Lydia Taylor; Laura Connerat Lawson; Sally Scherer. Back 
row; Fran Oliver Palmer. 




Detroit, 7/96; Katie Renaud Baldwin '78 (far right) visits from 
Alaska. L: Lisa Burwell Reichard '84; Middle; Ethel Ogden 
BunA/ell '58. 



1964 with guest, Atlanta 

alumnae party 11/96 

l-r: Susan Croft 

President Muhlenfeld 

Harriet Houston Shaffer. 






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Then: Class of 1948 at Sophomore Wall, Fall 1945, L-r; Eve Godchaux Hirsch; Virginia Holmes 
Turner*; Nan Steptoe*; Mary Lou Wagner; Beatrice Backer Simpson; Jane Shoesmith 
Newcomb; Ann Paxson Gail. 

Now: Class of '48, 5/94. L-r; Jane Shoesmith Newcomb; Eve Godchaux Hirsch; Ann Paxson 
Gail; Beatrice Backer Simpson. 

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notices 




(^lequests j^or the 
meet ^^t'mt sMuseum 



Dresses worn by Sweet Briar May Queens over the years for 
museum display 

Photo Books or Snapshots from your scrapbooks, 1950 to present, 
to enlarge and add to photos from 1906-1950 for display ("100 
Years of Sweet Briar Faces and Activities") during the College's 
Centennial Celebration 

PLEASE CONTACT: 

ANN WHITLEY, CURATOR, SWEET BRL\R MUSEUM 

SWEET BRMR,VA 24595, 

(804) 381-6246 or 

(804)381-6131 



Corrections 




Elizabeth Kyle Donahue "82, 
pictured above, was incorrectly 
identified as Leigh Meyer 
MitcheU '87 in the Fall 1996 
issue of the magazine (See p. 
17). We regret the error! 



2. We apologize for switching 
names in the May '96 photo 
from the Indianapolis Club (p. 
24, Fall issue). Caption should 
have read: 1-r, Nancy Kegley 
Jenkins '42; Jane Rice 
McPherson '44, instead of the 
reverse. Thanks to Mary Virginia 
Grigsb)' Mallett '49 for bringing 
this to our attention. 



Alumnae College Tour 
Reading Lists 

Whether you plan to take these 
Aliminae College tours spon- 
sored by the Alumnae 
Association, or are an armchair 
traveler, here's fascinating 
reading! 

I. "Waterways of Russia," 
cruise aboard the riverboat 
Sergei Kirov, July 29-August 
10, 1997. Guest lecturer from 
Yale. 

Novels 

DeVilliers, Marq, A Journey 
Through Mother Russia in a 
Time of Troubles. (PW) Viking, 
1992. Accoimt of a journey in 
1990, traveling alone and with 
others— "Probing, knowledge- 
able report on heartland 
Russia. ..relates tales going back 
to the Huns and Tartars... the 
Cossacks, the Revolution, World 
War II. ..nostalgia for a noble 
dream corrupted." 

Dostoyevsky, F, Crime and 
Punis/jmentThTilleT set in 
Czarist St. Petersburg. 

Golgol, Dead Souls. Set in rural 
Central Russia— land of the 

serfs. 

Lourie, Richard, Russia Speaks. 
(PW) Harper Collins, 1991. 
Oral history, reads like a 
novel. Capsule history of 
Russia. "Dramatic; engrossing 
recollections capture the 
havoc of civil war; perpetual 
paranoia; World War II; stir- 
rings of glasnost." Characters 
range from ordinary people 
to Elena Bonner, wife of the 
late Sakhorov. 

Massie, Suzanne, Land oftlx 
Firebird, tlie Beauty of Old 
Russia. S&S, 1982. Dazzling 
cultural history of pre-revolu- 
tionar)' Russia. Profusely illus- 
trated. 

Milncr-Gulland, Robin and 
Dejtvsky, Nicolai, Cultural 



Atlas of Russia and the 
Soviet Union. (BL) Facts On 
File, 1989. "Compelling, con- 
cise histor)', enlivened and 
enhanced b\" more than 40 
detailed maps and 250 color 
illustrations." 

Smith, Hedrick, Tlie New 
Russians. (PW) Random, 
1990. Follow-up to Smith's 
earlier book The Russians, 
published in 1976, updated 
and republished in 1983. 
Thematic chapters include 
three on the non-Russian 
republics. Character sketches. 
"Riveting, in-depth report" of 
10 trips from Lithuania to 
Central Asia over a period of 
two years. 

Pasternak, Boris, Doctor Zhivago. 
(BRD) Pantheon, 1958. 
"Brilliant kaleidoscopic chron- 
icle, illuminates period of the 
Russian Revolution, the vio- 
lent, proletarian upheaval and 
the Communist succession." 

Rand, Ay n. Vie, Tlje Living. 
Random, 1959. By the philo- 
sophical heroine of political 
libertarians; originally pub- 
lished in 1936. Takes place in 
post-Revolution Russia; plot 
concerns a woman torn 
between a communist and an 
aristocrat. 

The Revolution and Dissidents 

Bulgakov, M., 77je LLeart oftlie 
Dog. Criticism of the Soviet 
Revolution. 

Massie, Robert K., Nicholas and 
Ale.xandra.(BRD) Dell, 1978 
(first published 1968). 
"Intimate history at its mag- 
nificent best." Motivations, 
personal emotions of the 
ro)al famih' whose son's ill- 
ness (hemophilia) led to 
Alexandra's dependence on 
Rasputin for help, which in 
turn led to disastrous deci- 
sions that helped Kerenski' 
and Lenin gain power 

Sakharox; Andrei, Moscow and 



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Beyond. Knopf, 1991 . Sequel 
to his Memoirs (1990). The 
book picks up with 
Sakharov's return from exile 
to Moscow in 1986 and 
shares his views of 
Gorbachev and the myriad 
difficulties inherent in pere- 
stroika. 

Solzhenitsyn,Aleksandr, The 
Gulag Archipelago. Har-Row, 
1974. His own personal expe- 
riences and those of 227 
other survivors. 

Solzhenitsyn.Aleksandr, 
Rebuilding Russia. FS&G, 
1991. A "prescient essay, writ- 
ten in 1990" by the exiled 
author, and his plan for a 
post-communist U.S.S.R. that 
includes divestiture of the 
non-Slav republics, a decen- 
tralization econoni)', local self- 
government, built from the 
bottom up with rejection of 
Western pop culture. 

n. "Along the Ancient Coast of 
Turkey— Hidden Harbors 
and Antiquities," aboard the 
private yacht Panorama, 
October 9 - 22, 1997. Sweet 
Briar's Gregory T. 
Armstrong, Charles A. Dana 
Professor of Religion (ret.), 
will be lecturer and host. 

Guidebooks 

The highly regarded Blue Guide 
series includes volumes for 
Turkey and Istanbul. Highh' rec- 
ommended to readers who enjoy 
thorough, concise histories. 
Includes plans/diagrams of major 
monuments, and information on 
the holdings of museums. 

Drake, Diane, Guide to Aegean 
and Mediterranean Turkey. 
London: Michael Haag, 1989. 

Facaros, Dana and Michael Pauls, 
Cadogan Guides to Turkey. 
Chester, CT: Globe Pequot 
Press. Designed to help 
sophisticated travelers get 
even more enjoyment from 
their trips. Rich in history/cul- 
tural background. 

Freeley,John and Sumner-Boyd, 



Hillary, Strolling Through 
Istanbul. Istanbul; Redhouse 
Press, 1972. 

Freeley, John, Classical Turkey: 
An Architectural Guide. San 
Francisco: Chronicle Books, 

1990, and Turkey's Southern 
Shore and Lycian Turkey. UK: 
Bath Press, 1979. 

Insight Guides: Turkish Coast, 
APA Publications, latest edi- 
tion. Abundant color pho- 
tographs and practical infor- 
mation complement essays on 
history/culture. 

Kelly, Lauren, Istanbul, A 
Traveler's Companion. 
Constable, 1987. Excerpts 
from early travelers' accounts 
of the cit)', maps and draw- 
ings. Delightful, edifying. 

Knopf Guides: Istanbid. New 
York, Knopf 1993. Over 2,000 
full-color drawings, photo- 
graphs, art reproductions, 
maps, matched by encyclope- 
dic descriptions of histor)', 
art, literature, architecture. 
Presented in handy, compact 
format. 

Lonely Planet Guides: Turkey. 
Berkeley, CA: Lonely Planet 
Publications, latest editions. 

Travelogues 

Butor, Michel, The Spirit of 
Mediterranean Places. 
Marlboro,VT, 1965. Poetic 
prose. May be difficult to find, 
but worth the effort. 

Settle, Mary Lee (SBC 40), 
Turkish Reflections. New 
York: Prentice Hall Press, 

1991. A biography of a place. 

Stark, Freya, Alexander's Path. 
Woodstock, NY: The 
Overlook Press, 1988. 
Following the route 
Alexander the Great took 
2,200 years ago along the 
Turkish Coast from the Syrian 
border to Bodrum, the author 
mixes ancient history and 
modern observations to con- 
struct a compelling travel 
memoir. 

Tumpane,John,5co?c/j and Holy 
Water. Lafayette, CA: St. Giles 



Do you know 

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who is "just right" 

for SBC? 



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Press, 1981. For more than a 
decade the author traveled 
throughout the countr)' 
exploring archaeological 
ruins and living among the 
Turkish people. 

General 

Attenborough, David, The First 
Eden. The Meditenanean 
World and Man. Boston: 
Little, Brown. Script and pho- 
tos from four BBC programs. 
A cultural/ecological histor)'. 

Beckwith, John, Early Christian 
Byzantine Art. Pelican 
History of Art. 

Kemal,Yasar,Me/bmerf, My 
Hawk, 1961; The Lords of 
Akchasaz. 1979; and The Sea- 
Crossed Fisherman, 1985. 
Collins and Harvill. Turkey's 
leading contemporary novel- 
i.st. 

Macauley, Rose, The Towers of 
Trebizond. ¥ulurd, 1981. A 
classic and very funny novel 
about a journey in Turkey 
with a cast of wonderful 
eccentrics. 

Seton, Lloyd, Ancient Turkey: A 
Traveler's History of 
Anatolia. University of 
California Press, 1989. 



Swallow, Charles, The Sick Man 
of Europe: Ottoman Empire 
to Turkish Republic. Benn, 
197.^. Relatively small book 
with interesting illustrations 
showing the rise of modern 
Turkey. 

Magazine Articles 

"A Charter in the Aegean." 
Gourmet Magazine, April 
1986. 

Hornblower, Malabar, "Port-hop- 
ping on the coast of Turkey." 
New York Times,'Xrz\'(i\ 
Section, July 23, 1995. 

"Istanbul."" Conde Nasi Traveler, 
December 199.^. 

"Mediterranean:The Waters of 
Civilization." Conde Nasi 
Traveler, August 1991. 

Rose, Mark, "Cruising Turkey's 

Southern Coast." 

Archaeology, July/August 

1995. 
"Sailing the Turkish Coasi" Conde 

Nast Traveler, September 

1993 and June 1989. 



New York Club Cookbook: A Gift for All Seasons! 

Superb CDokbuok. the N'^'C; SBC; (^lub fund-raiser for scholarsliips. 
Recipes from NfYC alumnae, NYCs best restaurants, + favorites from the 
SB family 

Please mail order t(>rm + check to: Ellen R.Weintraub, 10175 Collins 
Ave., Bal Harbour. FL 33 1 5-i, or stop by our web site to order 
interactively: http://www.winnet.net/sbc/ 
Please send cookbook(s) at $20/book ($16 + S-t p/h) to: 



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Recent Deaths 

Mrs. Homer A. Holt 
(Isabel Wood 19) 
September 5, 1996 

Mrs. Fred C.Andersen 

(Katherine D. Blount "26) 
August 21,1996 

Mrs. Burton E. Forster 
(Katherine Zeuch 23) 
July 12, 1996 

Mrs. Lawrence B. Graham 
(Mary Bristol 26) 
August 22, 1996 

Mrs. Francis L.Johnson 
(Margaret Moncure "29) 
December 16, 1995 

Mrs. Robert P Moore 
(Katrine Blake 30) 
Word received October 1996 

Mrs.Theron R. Harrell 
(Susan H.Haskeir31) 
July 21, 1996 

Mrs. William W.Shoaf 

(Blanche Vandenburg '31) 
August 11,1996 

Mrs. Malcolm J. Baber 
(Jean van Home '33) 
Word received October 1996 

Mrs. Robert W. Lawson, Jr 
(Virginia Broun '34) 
June 16, 1996 

Mrs. Mary Evelyn W. Littrell 
(Mary Evelyn Wood 34) 
October 10, 1996 

Mrs. Susanne S.Anderson 
(Susanne Strassburger "35) 
September 9, 1996 

Julia Moss Peterkin "35 
August 24, 1996 

Mrs. Robert Epes Jones 
(Lucile Cox '36) 
August 16, 1996 



Mrs. Perry Mitchell 

(Bessie Lee Garbee '38) 
September 3, 1996 

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(Ramona Camion Spurlock "-tO) 
August 25, 1996 

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(Grace Anne Brinson 47) 
October 17, 1996 

Mrs. James P Mapother 

(Caroline Grinter Rankin 48) 
October 19. 1996 

Mrs. (Charles Doss 

(Barbara Ann Austin "50) 
December 1995 

Mrs. Jane TMyhre 

(lane S.Tomlinson "50) 
August 1996 

Mrs.J. B.Barrow 

(losephine C. Bierhaus '52) 
October 1, 1996 

Andrea Genevieve Wallace '55 
August 26, 1996 

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October 2, 1996 

Mrs. John B. Burghardt 
(Nancy-Lane Rogers 63) 
June 28, 1996 

Susan Esther MuUer "71 
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class notes 



1930 

President: Katryne Blake Moore 

Secretary: Elizabeth Williams 

Gilmore 

Fund Agent: Emmy Riely Lemaire 

The Class ot '30 survived its 65" 
Reunion year, and has gone on to the 66", 
with 10 classmates writing to your secre- 
tary We have lost several members (see 
necrology), and one of these - Dorottiy 
Sherman Sherman (CA) left 5 children, 
13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchil- 
dren. She was truly a charter member of 
our Descendant's Derby Piggy Sproul 
Bush has moved to a healthcare center in 
Staunton, VA, and should be happy to 
know that her farm is being used by the 
Glenmore Hunt Club, which was started 
by Piggy alter she graduated from Sweet 
Briar. 

For our active friends we have, as 
usual, Scootie Gorsline, in Richmond, 
meeting Louise Nelson Redd for their 
weekly luncheon, propagating Boxwood, 
and serving lunch lor the homeless at St, 
Paul's Church. No grass grows under her 
feet. Elizabeth Carnes does not travel 
any more, but is very busy in Tampa, FL, 
with church work. Pilot Club meetings, and 
her many hobbies Caroline Martindale 
Blouin, S. Berwick, ME, writes that she is 
o.k., and is grateful for the pluses that 
come with old age. (She didn't say what 
they were!) She wishes more classmates 
came to New England - she is only an 
hour from Boston. 

We had an OBSERVER at the Olym- 
pics in Atlanta. Teresa Atkinson 
Greenleaf lives on Peachtree Street, and 
those Olympic runners ran right past her. 
She had a grandstand seat Adelaide 
Wampler Kundahl still lives in Chevy 
Chase, IVID, with Klara, her Maine Coon 
cat. Her son and his wife took her to En- 
gland in July, and she is happy to be well, 
and doing pleasant things with her family. 
Emma Riely Lemaire is trying to get 
used to an excellent retirement colony in 
New Jersey, but a great change from her 
past home in NYC. She spent 2 weeks in 
Paris, seeing her Lemaire relations and 
having a grand time. 

Dougie Lyon Stedman is one ol our 
most faithful correspondents. She is very 
happy in her retirement home in Bryn 
IVIawr, PA. and has a large apartment to 
accommodate her 2 daughters when 
they visit. She keeps busy with bridge, 
traveling, and reading, and says she loves 
reading our class notes (A welcome thing, 
for a class secretary!) Liz Copeland 
Norfleet, in Charlottesville. VA, has had a 
remarkable recovery from a serious bout 
with surgery. She is now back at her desk, 
with what she "gaily calls my mind, still 
relatively in place." She is working on fam- 
ily memoirs. 



This is a pleasant record for '30, in this 
Olympic year. We should all have gold 
medals. 

1934 

President: Eleanor Alcott Bromley 
Secretary: Martha Lou Lemmon 
Stohlman 

Sixty-two years after we stopped being 
college students, we now have matri- 
archs with, egad! qreat-grandchildren. 
Marjorie Lasar Hurd, out in HI, has at 
least two: Dotty Prince Oldfield, three: 
Dee Hutchinson Howe, two: Dot 
Turno Gardner, one, and one on the cal- 
endar whose papa works with Bill Gales 
and is, natch! computer-savvy, Mary 
Evelyn Wood Littrell, who, sadly, lost 
her husband in 1990, has one. And there 
must be others? Several, like me, had to 
say that offspring don't keep up with col- 
lege friends Anne Corbitt Little and 
Mary-Lee Ryan Strother gave positive 
reports of their SB alum daughters who do 
see former classmates. What a loss for 
others! Insomnia has given me time to 
enumerate 11 alumnae of '34 whom I have 
visited, bless you! and others who have 
corresponded. (Further nocturnal statistics 
divert me, such as the number ol state- 
names derived from England. France, 
Spain, and Native Americans. How do you 
entertain yourselves in the small hours of 
the night? - theme for our next letter.) 

Ivlany of us are still on the go. Helen 
Hanson Bamford as usual wintered in 
FL, hampered alas! by sciatica, which is 
hard to associate with that energetic body 
In the fall Nancy Hotchkiss Boschen 
will join our alumnae Irip to Santa Fe and 
Sacramento Maggie Ross Ellice's visit 
to the Greek Isles and Istanbul wrung 
from her, "All praise and glory to Miss 
MacLaws" whose art course left meaning- 
ful residues Ruth Myers Pleasants, 
with three of her family had an interesting 
two-week study tour ol Scotland and 
England Nancy Russell Carter went to 
CA and the Northwest with her son 
and family and admits to "a bit" of golf, "a 
little" canoeing, "some" trail walking and 
tennis You know Nancy' Peter and Smut 
Mayfield Roughton have made separate 
trips to Italy England and Wisconsin It'll 
be hard to beat Marjorie Van Evera 
Lovelace's lifetime travel that includes 27 
trips to Europe, three each to S. America 
and the Orient and eight to Mexico. She 
admits that she now sticks to one-floor 
American motels. My daughter Suzy. '72. 
joined me with the SB-Johns-Hopkins 
marvelous jaunt to New Zealand in Febru- 
ary paced just right lor this aging person 
on an all-around absorbing journey. 

Several have new addresses in retire- 
ment homes Bonnie Wood Stookey 
has moved - sort of - to one in Bedford, 
MA, but Cotuit lures her back in summer. 



Marcia Morrison Curtis, after 55 years 
in the same house, now graces a commu- 
nity in Temple, TX and Betty Suttle 

Briscoe and Clarence have moved to one 
in Hilton Head Island, SC. This has not 
kept her from reading Sartre's Age ol 
Reason and studying astronomy at an 
elderhostel. 

Helen Hoffecker Roehm found di 
saster in the winter, including a broken 
hand and a slide on snow "beneath my car 
where it took two neighbors and a postman 
to extricate me" - unharmed! She is wisely 
distracting herself from political confu- 
sions by courses on "Contemporary Moral 
Dilemmas" and "How Others Worship." 
Connie Burv/ell White says that six 
weeks of recovery from a hip replacement 
has "made an excellent gardener out of 
Bill ' Helen Bean Emery and Jane 
Morrison Leak write of happy involve- 
ments with family in Bethlehem and Char- 
lotte, respectively I continue to rejoice in 
this Quaker community ot three hundred of 
varied backgrounds. One night at dinner 
I realized that three ot the five at our table 
had been prisoners, two in China who lost 
a crucial document after serving at a 
Friends' hospital, one in USSR after being 
captured while leaving Poland. When a 
member of our Writers Group read an ac- 
count ol rock-climbing and rappelling 
down a sheer drop we asked, "How long 
ago was that?" She shrugged and said, 
"Last week," Right now, she's floating 
through the Grand Canyon. For me, a day 
in Philadelphia is exciting. One of our 
residents is Corinne Loney Benson '20 
who was honored on Cape Cod this sum- 
mer as the oldest living commodore of the 
Chatham Yacht Club. See article about her 
in the Spotlight section of this magazine. 

1938 

President: Janet MacFarlan 

Bergmann 

Secretary: Frances Bailey Brooke 

Being your new Class Secretary is a 
great way to keep in touch, but, sadly, I 
am replacing Pollyanna Shotwell 
Holloway, who died in the summer. Our 
love and condolences are with her family 

Janet MacFarlan Bergmann and 
Carl headed for Cape Cod in June and plan 
to play golf and enjoy the beach with visits 
from cfiildren and grandchildren. Kitty 
King Corbett Powell spent a week in 
Ireland in July and will visit friends in 
August in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 
She writes that Dorothy Gilbert Browne 
is planning their annual mini-reunion to be 
held in Oct. in Sanibel Island, FL. Janet 
Forbush Fead expects to attend even 
though she is recovering from a broken 
hip. Kitty is moving to an apartment in Aug. 
Molly Talcott Dodson is happy with a 
new address in Roanoke, and especially 
excited over her new daughter-in-law Son 



Gril married at age 46 for the first time. She 
sees Josephine Happ Willingham on 

trips to visit children in Ga 

Pauline Womack Swan and 

George celebrate their 59th anniversary 
Aug. 9. Pauline had a serious blood clot 
four years ago, but made a miraculous 
recovery and she and George are in "pretty 
good health " They spend winters in N, 
Palm Beach, FL and summers in Higgins 
Lake in N. Mi. She still has her photo 
of our 25th Reunion when George was 
the only man! Ida Todman Pierce 
enjoyed a cruise on the "Crystal Sym- 
phony" in April, visiting Gibraltar, Greece 
and Turkey. She plans to move to a retire- 
ment community in Sept., address later. A 
distressing card from Cecily Jansen 
Kendrick's daughter tells ol her mother's 
problems with Alzheimer's disease Cecily 
is no longer able to correspond. Barbara 
Ferguson Hill reports a rough winter in 
Stuart, FL, where Larry had open heart 
surgery and is slowly recuperating, Fergie 
still plays tennis and golf, and does a lot 
of hospice work in FL Her granddaughter 
was accepted at SBC, but decided to stay 
nearer home. She still has expectations for 
her second grand. Fergie enjoys seeing 
Mary Ann Housel Carr who lives 
nearby 

We are reminded by Helen Walton 
Andrae that we graduated 58 years ago! 
She will be one ol "the 80's girls at the 
beach" mini-reunion in Sanibel, FL in Oct, 
Billy Heizer Hickenlooper and Bo are 
in their "still years" - still driving to 
Sanibel, FL in the winter, and still going to 
London in Oct They have three great 
granddaughtersi Billy and Bo attended 
Dottie Mather Goyerts fun 80th 
birthday party with several generations of 
friends, including Ruth Pfingsten 
Polster Our sympathy to Fritz Cordes 
Hoftman, whose hustjand Frank died in 
February in Hilton Head, SC where they 
have a home 

Elinor Wilson Gammon is spend- 
ing June and July at her summer home on 
Nantucket, and expects all her family while 
there. She had a wonderful SBC cruise on 
the "Renaissance" last Sept. to Greece and 
Turkey. Elinor stays busy with golf and 
bridge Josephine Happ Willingham 
is in good health and. even with a deafness 
problem, still enjoys traveling, church 
work and her children and grandchildren. 
Bobbie Derr Chenoweth writes from 
her summer home in Western, NC that she 
had a lovely trip to France with her two 
girls and is ready to celebrate her 55th 
anniversary She recommends Retirement 
Community living with its fewer responsi- 
bilities Lucy Robb Winston Works 
also likes living in a Retirement Communi- 
ty. She and David reside at Westminster- 
(ianterbury in Charlottesville, but still 
spend summers in New Hampshire. They 
had their 50th anniversary, and David is 



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still working Marge Thaden Davis be- 
gan a busy year with a trip to tfie National 
Figure Skating Ctiampionstiips in San 
Jose, Ca. A cruise down Itie Amazon River 
in Feb., and in March Marge spent a week 
in Nassau with her three daughters - "no 
children, no husbands." In July she will 
cruise the Mediterranean and will spend 
the rest ot the summer at home in NJ. 

Our sympathy goes to Lucy 
Taliaferro Nickerson on the death of 
Charley in Jan. after a long siege with 
Alzheimer's disease. Following a lovely 
Episcopal service with all the family 
present, Charley was buried in the family 
plot in Easlon, MD. 

Isabelle Ftanke DeGraaf is enjoy- 
ing the St. Petersburg International 
Museum's "Splendors of Ancient Egypt" 
and the Fine Arts Museum's Egyptian ex- 
hibit. Margaret Weimer Shepherd 
enjoys her live grandchildren - the oldest, 
Janet, at Brown U. and her brother at 
Episcopal H.S She keeps busy with 
water exercise classes, mystery reading 
and bridge Emma Glass Beasley is a 
retired librarian and real estate broker 
in Houston and Uniontown, AL. She spent 
the last two years rehabilitating the exteri- 
or of her 150-year-old family home in 
Uniontown called "Westwood" on the 
National Register ol Historic Homes. She 
plans to do the interior in the future. Her 
daughter Ellis Long, SBC '63, is complet- 
ing her dissertation in Spanish Literature 
and Language Her younger daughter Mary 
Schaeffer, a '67 graduate of Smith College, 
is in real estate in Houston. Emma expects 
to return to Alabama in early '96 Louise 
Grace Prince hopes to celebrate her 80th 
birthday in June by going to see the re- 
stored Sistine Chapel. She invites us all to 
join her! 

Mackey Fuller Kellog's husband 
Moulton died 6/22/95 after 56 years ol 
marriage - a sad loss after such a long and 
happy union. Mackey is a Librarian Assis- 
tant at the new Weston Public Library 
and is doing the town census. Sarah 
Tomlinson Fescue says they spent a 
family week at Figure Eight Island and later 
were all together for Jimmie's 87th birth- 
day They hope to visit this summer at their 
daughter's home in Highlands. Sue 
Gibson Davenport is off to try camping 
in Canada. At 80, she says we may never 
hear ol her again! 

Our sympathy goes to Shirley 
Haywood Alexander whose husband 
Tom died unexpectedly last autumn 
in Raleigh. Her grandson Haywood will 
graduate from Woodbury Forest next 
spring and is busy looking at colleges. 
Betty Bowley Phillips is hoping one of 
her unmarried sons will move in with her 
this fall in Gig Harbor, WA where she lives 
alone and is unable to drive. 

George and I are the proud great- 
grandparents ot Emily Brooke Jackson - 
our first - born Jan. '96. Our grandchildren 
keep us busy with G.M.B. IV getting mar- 
ried in June and another grandson Cyrus 
Philpott graduating Irom Davidson. We 



enjoy traveling and had a delightful trip to 
the National Parks ol the U.S. and Can, last 
July The SBC trip to Salzburg was great as 
was the week on the "Delfa Queen" in 
April. Now we look forward to the beach 
and a trip to England in Aug. faking our 
two children and their spouses to celebrate 
our 54th anniversary Thanks to all who 
answered my cards. Next time let's hear 
some news from even more of our class. 

1942 

President: Ann Morrison Reams 
Secretary: Sally Waike Rogers 
Fund Agent: Florence Bagley Witt 

Thanks for all your help! Have a great 
article (from the Chattanooga Free Press. 
reprinted in spring '96 alumnae magazine) 
on our own Flo Bagley Witt and all that 
she has done for Chattanooga in the last 
50 years - what a volunteer she is! There 
were 2 mini-reunions, one here in 
VA with Helen Sanford, Betty Hanger 
Lippincott, Betsy Gilmer Tremain 
and Mike, Ann Hauslein and Tom 
Potterfield, Gege Moorman and Bill Hall, 
Sudie Clark and Bill Hanger, and Martha 
Buchanan and Joe Wadsworth. The other 
mini-reunion was in Charleston - Betty 
Hanger Lippincott, Grace Bugg Muller- 
Thym, Shirley Hauseman and A! Nordhem, 
Ann Morrison Reams, Betsy Gilmer and 
Mike Tremain, Sally Schall and Bill Van 
Allen, Sudie Clark and Bill Hanger and 
Margaret Preston Moore. 

Many of us are traveling, solo, with 
family SBC groups or other tours, in this 
country or abroad - Grace Lanier Brewer 
and Carlos; Betty Whifaker Hook; Vive 
Walker Montgomery - she's lost a 
number ol body parts, fallen downsfairs, 
survived a tornado and a blowout "but 
travels on, especially on rivers"; Betsy 
Gilmer Tremain and Mike; Jean Hedley; 
Ruth Hensley Gambles and Jack; Douglas 
Woods Sprunt; Debbie Wood Davis and 
Nancy Pingree Drake, going to Provence 
and cooking school; M'Alice Bennett 
Baumberger to Southampton and then 
on safari in Africa with an assorted 
group of children and g/children; Grace 
Bugg Muller-Thym on SBC trip Aren't we 
amazing? 

Shirley Hauseman Nordhem had 
heard from Marion Moss Dutcher who 
came only our freshman year They were 
planning a get together. Helen Sanford 
and Bambie Ryan traveled for culture - 
Helen to Oregon for Shakespeare and San- 
fa Fe for the opera while Bambi had seen 
all the major art exhibits and a few private 
collections in S.F I envy them. The card 
from Sudie Clark Hanger exhausted 
me. Two weddings, one new baby (first 
named Sudie) and the Olympics all in one 
summer! Patty Rose Early Trippet saw 
SBC last summer and is trying to get 2 
g/daughters to consider it. Peggy 
Cunningham Allen had her first 
g/grandbaby and in between was working 
on TN's Bicentennial. 

Many classmates said, "There is no 



news and isn't that great!" Families, 
church, gardening, and other volunteer 
work occupy them. Ginny Wilkinson 
Swanson; Margie Troutman Harbin; 
Cynthia Abbott Dougherty; Frances 
Caldwell Harris; Diana Stout Allen; Eliot 
Jeffords Townsend; Margaret Leonard 
Proctor; Betty Duffield Fajans; Barbara 
Ripley Furniss, Toppin Wheat Crowell; 
Chookie Groves Martin; Bobby Engh Croft; 
Ginny Boothby; Joanne Oberkirch Willis 

"Army" Lucy Case Wendelken 
spent last summer in a nursing care facili- 
ty but is now home in her own apartment. 
Laura Graves Howell is very busy car- 
ing for Gordon who is not well, Ruth 
Jacquot Tempest had 2 direct hits from 
hurricanes and her husband is on chemo- 
therapy Eugie Burnett Affel spent last 
spring babysitting, chauftering and staying 
off a sprained ankle. Di Greene Helfrich 
sent a nice letter. Her children are 
all around Baltimore and Annapolis and 
her daughter has moved near Ocean City, 
She says "the latch string is out" for SBC 
friends. 

Some not good news Margaret 
Preston Moore lost her daughter 
Frances 12/95, Pres has moved to a retire- 
ment home near her daughter, Laura Our 
best love to you, Pres Dotty Hutchings 
Donley lost her sister last Dec Her good 
news is a new g/baby due in Sept and 
she's sold 5 novels now My brother Rog- 
er died last spring, I was sick last fall and 
am now on oxygen 24 hours a day because 
of my heart. It doesn't slow me down too 
much. 

Grace Bugg Muller-Thym, Ann 
Morrison Reams, and I had dinner to- 
gether in June We falked solid from 7 to 
11! Had a great time. Betty Grumpier 
Molting had planned to meet us but sev- 
eral trees across her drive dissuaded her 
An impressive ending Jean Hedley 
Currie's grandson had a perfect score 
(800) on his SAT's! 

I'm so impressed by how much we all 
do. Hooray for '42! 

1946 

Presidents: Bea Dingwell Loos, Ade 

Jones Voorhees 

Secretary: Polly Vandeventer 

Saunders 

Fund Agent: Caroline Rudulph 

Sellers 

I am writing this in July and as usual 
you won't read it until February (St, Paul's 
letters took a long time to be delivered too, 
but ft/swere more timeless!) 

The reunion was a huge success 
There were 29 of us plus some neat hus- 
bands. Those not present were missed. 
We falked about you (good good things). 
Friday evening, we had a delicious dinner 
when Barbara Hill presented each ol us 
with a daisy pin, a certificate, and a hug. 
After dinner we rehearsed with Graeff the 
songs we were to sing the next day at con- 
vocation. Bea Dingwell Loos, our pres- 
ident, described life at SBC between 1943 



and 1946 It was a very descriptive ac- 
count! Ade Jones Voorhees announced 
that we were the winners of the Nancy 
Dowd Burton award and that we had 84% 
participation Helen Murchison Lane 
announced that one ot the songs we were 
going to sing was written for us by her sis- 
ter, Muffet Our other song was written by 
Lynn Hannah Crocker We sang loud 
and clear, were able to climb the sfairs to 
the sfage and back down again! We were 
well received! There was free time the rest 
of the day I wandered around the campus 
and remembered the bad times and the 
good times, (I ducked into the library's 
reading room - a haven I always loved.) 
The evening masguerade dinner was not 
as cozy as it could have been - we were 
interspersed among all the other classes. 
Sunday we went to chapel for a very im- 
pressive service by Chaplain Susan 
Lehman Helen Graeff Ellerman played 
the organ and Catherine Smart Grier 
played her harp. The choir consisted of 6 
members of our class - Cholly Jones 
Bendall Sue Criswell Bornschein 
Betsy Gurley Hewson Leila Fellner 
Lenagh, Bea Dingwell Loos, and 
Bertha Lee Toole We had to swallow 
hard when the names of the "deceased" (in 
the last year) in our class were read - Jo 
Thomas Collins Peggy Todd Fan- 
ning, and Tody Corcoran Hartzer. 

Maybe this is the place to commend 
our president, Bea As Ade wrote "We 
couldn't have done it without her Her en- 
couragement and enthusiasm were terrific. 
She worked very hard and led us to the 
grand finale 'on stage' Many thanks Bea, 
from all ol us Rosie Ashby Dashiell 
also commended Bea, "for her willingness 
to be class president for the umpteenth 
time and also lor her graciousness and ef- 
ficiency in handling her tasks." I want to 
add my thanks and kudos too. We all felt 
great pride and confidence when our prexy 
took the floor She inspired us and we love 
her as our leader. Incidentally she con- 
sented to lead us for the next live years 
Another STALWART Caroline Rudulph 
Sellers has consented to be our fund 
agent. She writes, "My news is that I'll be 
twisting arms for support Don't let me 
down " Wheats Young Call is to be 
thanked for being our past fund agent. 
She's a line arm twister and we appreciate 
her five years of good work. 

Mary Upshaw Pike writes from 
Marietta, GA, that she missed us - she 
went to her other 50th at Chapel Hill, along 
with Betsy Bowman Townsend and 
Margaret Carmichael Lester Mary 
goes four times a year to Charleston, SC, 
for the Huguenot meetings and to Chicago 
as advisory trustee for the American Acad- 
emy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation 
(That last one is a whopper Mary') Hallie 
Tom Nixon Powell was distressed to 
miss reunion. She and Jack were in 
Rudiso, NM, watching their favorite filly 
photo for second. The miles between 
NM and VA were too great 

Monk Witherspoon Brannon 



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writes from Tampa that ttiis was their 50th 
year for everything - Newcombe and SBC 
tor her, Tulane lor Carl and their 50th anni- 
versary Their six "otfspring" and spouses 
gave a beautiful party in March. They 
then took all the tamily on a Caribbean 
cruise Then fterlamily reunion and Carl's 
tamily reunion. By this time, the spring had 
sprung! They are awaiting their 1Zth 
grandchild, {IMA6INB I think that's the 
most our class has,) They like golt, 
traveling, church work and other volunteer 
work and bridge. "Lite is good!" Candy 
Greene Satterfield also tinds lite good. 
She lives in Nortolk alter many years away 
and is a full-blown citizen already She 
rented a cottage this summer 
at Virginia Beach where her son, Jim, 
and my daughter, Liza, enjoyed her 
hospitality She spent a week at Blowing 
Rock, NC with her daughter, Caroline, anc! 
had a trip to Greece at reunion time Nolly 
Thompson Mikell from Charlotte, NC, 
expressed regrets that she was unable 
to make reunion and sent her love (Her 
address is lovely - Lemon Tree Lane) 
Catherine Smart Grier also writes from 
Charlotte that she and Joe "had a ball" at 
a judicial conterence at the Greenbrier 
When we were at SBC Catherine and I 
strolled through the gardens at Sweet Briar 
House. 

Let's congratulate Ade and IVIurch. 
That 84% participation would never have 
happened if you two bulldogs hadn't made 
calls all over the country Your persever- 
ance is admirable. Thank you Murch for 
providing us with the attractive SBC tee 
shirts, all pink and green - and also lor the 
crazy beauty queen - 50*^ reunion cele- 
brant for the scrapbook, Ade and Coerte 
will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 
Bermuda with all their family - then just 
the two of them will travel France Cholly 
Jones Bendall lost her husband "BRO" a 
very short time before reunion. She came 
just the same. We were so glad she was 
there. She writes that thanks to her son and 
daughter-in-law, who live just over the hill, 
she will stay on at their farm in NC. She 
stays busy and is adjusting to her new sta- 
tus. She has a part time job at the Tourist 
Information Center on 29 South outside of 
Danville. She invites us to stop by! Jessie 
Strickland Elcock writes from Atlanta (or 
Big Canoe) "It's so nice to have good 
news Dottle Caldwell Crowell and 
Bob came up for the night after their flight 
from Dallas. Dottie had a good report on 
her health and she shows it - she is just as 
beautiful as she was 50 years ago!" The 
Elcocks are another couple to celebrate 
their 50th. They will go to London. 

Arle Jones Wittke returned to 
Princeton after spending a month 
babysitting tor three in Flagstaff, AZ. She 
enjoyed but it was strenuous. She even 
had to worry about forest fires but never 
had to evacuate. "SBC sent the pink book- 
let and a pretty daisy pin so I did have a 
taste of reunion " Betsy Gurley Hewson 
writes, "What a treat every minute of our 
fabulous 50th was - 1 think there's a lot of 



life and vitality left in our old bones yet and 
I bet we were the youngest looking 50th 
class to ever march up on the stage and 
sing with so much gusto Already looking 
forward to the 55th." She and Tommy had 
a great 50th celebration at Sky Top Hotel in 
PA. Bea writes that she enjoyed both 
her reunion and Dick's. They are both 
"reunioned out" at the moment. Her son 
and his family (who live in Norway) spent 
two weeks with them. They will spend 
August at their cottage on the Outer 
Banks, which she hopes will survive the 50 
hurricanes predicted "We are 60' trom the 
Atlantic and that is precarious." 

Wistar Watts King trom Columbus, 
GA, was delighted to receive our 50th 
reunion scrapbook. "What a great idea - 
especially for us unable to attend It 
sounds like a fun-filled event and what an 
achievement lor our class to win the Nan- 
cy Dowd Burton award once again." 
Margo Sibley Lewis writes from Austin, 
TX, "Reunion was truly wonderful I loved 
visiting everyone there and now have many 
mental pictures so that I can enjoy the 
newsy Newsletter even more. Those not 
there were really missed " She has no trip 
plans but it any opportunities arise they 
will be ready! Louisa Lloyd thoroughly 
enjoyed the reunion. "After 52 years of 
being away from SBC it was tun to see so 
many of our classmates and to catch up on 
their lives since graduation. I particularly 
enjoyed the alumnae convocation and 
class reports on Saturday and seeing some 
of the changes - on campus. Though too 
brief, our 50th was special. Thanks to 
those who made it all possible." The Lloyd 
clan met at Briarwood Principal Conter- 
ence Center at Cape Cod. There were three 
generations ranging from 1 year old to 77. 
From Charlottesville, Libby Ryland 
Cecil writes that Bea noted that ail lour 
chem majors survived and were present at 
the 50th. "Maybe inhaling all those 
noxious fumes preserved us - at least in- 
ternally!" She was expecting three different 
waves of guests, has put a precious 
fountain in the old fish pond (sunken bath- 
tub) and is planning a rock garden. In ad- 
dition, she makes delicious grapefruit 
cakes for sale and she's going to Egypt on 
a trip given to her by her children. (There 
really is a lot of vitality and life in our 
bones!) 

Murch wrote a lovely story from Ponte 
Vedra but I can only condense it. Murch 
had ordered yellow tablecloths for a party 
she was giving. The cloths arrived pink 
and green. Ade remarked on the phone: 
"You can't even order tablecloths right 
anymore" Murch responded "I could 
order right they just came wrong!" Ade 
then said (Murch said she would always 
remember it) "Deep down in your heart you 
wanted them to be pink and green." They 
had a good laugh but "who knows, she 
may have been right." As the last line ot 
Mutfet's song went, "We carry with us all 
that Sweet Briar taught us. It will shape us 
to the end." Thank you again, Murch for 
the great work you did for the fund drive - 



you and Ade really made it a fun drive. 
Lynn Hannah Crocker and Ken 

have moved to Ponte Vedra They had a 
lovely evening with Murch and Ed, "As all 
of you who were at reunion know, they 
both look and are |ust great. So glad 
they're here" Betty Ann Bass Norris 
was all scheduled to come to reunion, but 
at the last had to cancel because of knee 
problems. We missed you Bass, 

Bob and I had a grand tour days 
with Rosie and David Dashiell at Capon 
Springs, WV We ate our heads off. Our 
Robbie had a July baby girl - now we have 
one ot each! One thing is certain. I will 
never catch up with Monk. We hope lor a 
trip to those hill towns in Italy in October. 
Some long letter. I will ask tor another dis- 
pensation because it's reunion. Remember 
to support our friend Rudy! All the best to 
each one of you. 

1950 

President: Mary Waller Berkeley 

Fergusson 

Vice-President: Louise Moore 

Secretary: Lola Steele Shepherd 

Fund Agent: Mary Morris Gamble 

Booth 

The Traveling Grannies SBC 1950 
turned on their answering machines and 
flew the coop. Take along the list of ad- 
dresses of classmates and wave or phone 
as you pass by 

Though "a little surgery" upset 
Ginger Luscombe Rogers's planned 
rendezvous with Dotsey Wood Letts and 
Judy Campbell Campbell to attend our 
45th, she recovered and flew to England 
for her biannual visit with her daughter and 
son-in law who own a restaurant in 
Nayland, East Anglia. Three weeks in a 
1600's vintage cottage beside a river afloat 
with swans and ducks was "much better for 
a mother/mother-in-law". This veteran 
cowhand returned to a Montana ranch to 
drive cattle Fall '96. "Miss Rogers might 
not have been impressed with the level of 
horsemanship, but it got the job done." At 
home in Ohio, she serves on the boards of 
the Art Museum and Architecture Review, 
plays tennis and rides, 

Jean Probeck Wlant and Dick 
cruised the Mediterranean visiting Italy 
and Southern France with bridge-playing 
friends. After our 45th, they toured British 
Columbia and the Canadian Rockies, then 
enjoyed their condo in Captiva, FL. 
Bonnie Loyd Crane visited them for a 
long weekend to see the sights, especially 
the galleries, in Cleveland. Pat Halloran 
Salavadori left Chicago in July for 
Toronto, VT and CT to see friends, on to 
Louisville tor her 50th H.S. reunion and 
finally to Ireland in Sept. with a study 
group from the U of Illinois. "Mario's re- 
tirement is a myth. He consults and works 
until the wee hours". Daughter Sharon is in 
Rome on a NYU grant. 

Dolly Clark Rasmussen and John 
went to Paris for John's Harvard AMP re- 
union with side trips to Normandy and Mt 



Saint Michelle With John working 1/2 
time, they play more golf and less tennis 
Ann Belser Asher and Norman took a 
different route trom Bethesda Their choice 
was Istanbul, the Greek Isles and Athens, 
Ann would like to return to Turkey First, 
there was summer in Nantucket 

Henrietta Hill Hubbard and 
Charles spent a month in the Spring visit- 
ing Paris, Bayeux, Cherbourg, Rouen, the 
Omaha and Utah beaches, and on to a 
cruise ship lor Athens and Istanbul. 
Monet's home in Giverny and Ephesus 
were Iheir favorites. The two attended the 
W&L Alumni College featuring Turkey and 
Africa in July Ann McNeer Blanken and 
Susan Tucker Yankee were reading the 
600 pages on the Ottoman Empire, too 
Susan and Dick have been attending the 
summer program in Lexington lor 12 
years They managed to sneak away one 
afternoon to see us. Their son, Mike and 
family live in Corpus Christi. Granddaugh- 
ter Marcia is off to Texas A&M in the Fall. 
Daughter Ellen and new baby stayed with 
the "Grands" while the new Dad was in 
Hungary during the Bosnian upheaval 
Now, the couple is in Wurzburg, Germany 

Of course, French linguist B.G. 
Elmore Gilleland and Guy went to 
France. Twice. Once on an Elderhostel 
barge trip in Alsace to meet French pen 
pals Second to the Basque Country in 
July with their oldest daughter. In March 
Nancy Storey White and Ed were their 
hosts in Sarasota for "The Magic Flute". 
All agreed retirement is wonderful. Alter 45 
years, B.G. had a long letter from Merry 
Moore Lynn. A second letter arrived. 
"Please don't answer, I can't keep up the 
pace " Ackie Easter Henderson was in 
France in June, loo, for 2 weeks ot 
French wines and cuisine in Bordeaux 
and the Dordogne Valley then 2 more 
weeks in England with her daughter and 
tamily at Durham University She visited 
Northumbria and took an offshore trip to 
the Fame Islands to watch seals and sea- 
birds. Charlottesville seems tame now. 

Late news from Beverly Benson 
Seamans. Summer '95 they sailed and 
cruised off Maine. Ackie visited in Septem- 
ber. October was spent in Italy walking the 
Lake District and along the mountainous 
shore ot the Cinque Terra near Genoa, the 
towns of Tuscany especially Florence. 
Forget the Blizzard of '96, Bev used her X 
country skis and spent time in her studio 
Spring found them on a Baltic cruise stop- 
ping in Germany, Poland, Lithuania. 
Latvia, Estonia, and finally St Petersburg. 

Pat Owens Purvis returned to En- 
gland with daughter Lisanne (SBC '78) and 
husband. Doug. Fall '96. Pat will visit the 
two in Orange Ct, CA, perhaps escaping 
hay fever season in Fort Worth. Jean 
Yanick Snyder was in Jordan and Egypt 
in Aug with side trips to NY to visit her 96 
yr old mother and a son in Utah. Three of 
her 10 grandchildren spent 8 wks in the 
summer with her. Jean, retired from teach- 
ing, has a private tutor business and 
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basis. 

Some did slay in the US Botti Bill 
Bailey Fritzinger and Julia Freels 
Chwalik went to their 50th h,s, reunions: 
Bill to Emma Wiliard and Julia to Miami 
High's celebration at the Billmore Hotel. 
Julia has a new grandchild, whose Dad did 
well on the Nike Tour in VA. The Chwaliks 
are considering a move to SC, VA, or TN. 
Helen Missires Lorenz has one more 
school year at Hockaday in Dallas, Despite 
a miserable winter and spring - 2 cancer 
surgeries and before a shoulder operation 
in July, she did three A. P. Institutes 
for teachers, then took off for a Maui 
vacation stopping on the way to visit sons 
living in LA. 

Debbie Freeman Cooper and 
Newbie are spending more and more time 
at Vero Beach, FL at John's Island. They 
leave each Oct. visit children in Potomac, 
Ashville and Atlanta and stay until April 
except for a return to PA in December. 
Their youngest son, Tom (36). finished his 
1 st year of Med school in Grenada. Debbie 
hosted her 50lh Westover h.s. reunion 
What to do about her "big house"? Though 
Nell Greening Keen missed Reunion, 
she had a "wonderful talk" with Bonnie 
Loyd Crane and Fran Cone Fitzpatrick 
in Boston where her daughter finished an 
appraisal course Sally Bianchi Foster 
and Nancy Franklin Hall had their get- 
together before Sally's cruise down the 
Mississippi with the Yale Alumni Group 
hearing lectures by Shelby Foote about the 
Civil War sites. Nancy and her husband 
live on a farm in Grand Junction, TN 
and treated the city slickers to a fish try, 
calving, cotton fields, two ol their sons and 
four ol their 8 grandchildren. Mary Kelley 
(SBC '70) was on the same tour 

Marianne Delacorte Holland 
vacationed in Jackson Hole on her way to 
visit a son and family in Seattle. They 
spend most of the snow months in Florida 
visiting children and some of the 9 1/2 
grandchildren Marianne plays golf with 
Patty Carlin Furse (51) Ann Green 
Pangels's husband returned Irom Mexi- 
co, She continues to work in Real Estate 
with Coldwell Banker in York, PA. Cora 
Jane Morningstar Spiller moved an 
1820 log house info the backyard, uncov- 
ering the remains of slave quarters during 
the archaeological survey, and is ready for 
Briarites passing by in Kentucky on I 65. 
Stokie Kyle Kimple was off 
on their 6th cruise - a change Irom the 
NM desert. Grandchildren live in the 
East which means only twice a year 
glimpses. Nevertheless, no regrets about 
the move West 1 1 yrs ago Dottie Barney 
Hoover added two golden retriever 
pups to their new home in Hilton Head 
besides new friends and new activities. 
She sees Mary Ann Mellon Root (SBC 
'53) and saw Jean Probeck Wiant at 
their h.s. reunion in Cleveland. Mary 
Waller Fergusson attends births ol 
grandsons in Richmond - three so lar - 
and wonders it a granddaughter will ap- 
pear among two more arrivals. Betty 



Todd Landen, the ever-loving Granny 
frolicked with her "so cute and smart little 
ones" and clan in Florida. A tew more 
arthritic aches and unwanted pounds don't 
matter as much as conquering the fax 

Our May house party brought Diane 
Dietrich Shepherd and Edith Brooke 
Robertson Edith is on a church commit- 
tee searching for a new minister Their son, 
Brooke, supervises 6 restaurants in Colo- 
rado where they visit each Fall Son Peyton 
and his wife visited Ann Brooke (SBC 
'54) in Wales. Daughter Betty and family 
live in NYC. Dee visited Dolly Clark 
Rasmussen in DC, then back to CA to 
pacify their extraordinary dog Frisky Kata 
Edwards Crain travels the Texas Triangle 
to weddings and to see grandchildren. A 
daughter and two children live in Dallas. A 
newly married son lives in Houston. 

Yes, our decision to leave sunny CA 
was RIGHT How else could I have seen 
Nancy Drake Maggard passing through 
on their way to Lake Wales, FL, or gone to 
Frances Martin Lindsays 40th wed- 
ding anniversary party in Norfolk lo see 
Sidney Sue Overstreet Meredith for 
the 1st time in 50 yrs or been on a house 
party in Kiawah, SC, with Jane Lewis 
Zollicoffer'? 

BULLETINS: Kay Lang Gibsons 
son Chip was a news clip in the I^SJ not- 
ing his appointment as Pres. Crown Books 
Publishing Co and Exec VP of Random 
House Ginger Luscombe Rogers now 
has a daughter living in Annapolis giving 
her a reason lo head South to visit Anne 
Fiery Bryan (SBC '49) in C'ville and 
SBC. reviving her memories of the "beau- 
tiful places". 

Grandchildren abound and are 
nurtured and volunteerism continues. 

1954 

President: Mary Jane Roos Fann 
Secretary: Bruce Watts Krucke 
Fund Agent: Faith Rahmer Croker 

We have a celebrity in our midst! 
Peggy Jones Steuart was selected as 
1995 DC Woman ol the Year. Some of her 
many volunteer efforts cited in her being 
chosen for this honor are: Boards 
of Norwood, St, Albans, and National 
Cathedral Schools, Founding Trustee of 
the Museum of Women in the Arts, on the 
Boards ol the Friends ol the National 
Arboretum, the Kingsbury Center, and the 
Washington Cathedral's All Hallows Guild 
of which she was President for lour years 
and chaired the Flower Mart for two years 
celebrating the completion of the cathe- 
dral. Other organizations she has served 
include the Antiques Show lor the Thrift 
Shop Charities, the Women's Committee of 
the Smithsonian Associates, Washington 
and Lee University, Friends of Jamaica, 
and the Junior League ol Washington. The 
article stressed Peggy's special devotion to 
religion, horticulture, and music, as well, 
ol course, as her raising of five successful 
children who are still in the DC area They 
didn't even mention that she still works 



very hard at her piano talent, just complet- 
ed huge renovation and additions to their 
house, and still had time to come see 
struggling old artists who were invited to 
exhibit at the Friends of the National Zoo 
ZooArts Fest last October. Congratula- 
tions, Peggy. We're proud to know you' 

Ruth Sanders Smith and Norman 
had a month in China, Thailand, and 
Taiwan, They still spend a week a month in 
West Palm Beach and will probably do 
more when Norman retires in December. 
Two of our group. Faith Rahmer Croker 
and Judith Catlin, went with the SBC 
trip to Switzerland 8/95. Vicky Toot 
Johnson, who still teaches French and 
English, went to a Total Immersion French 
Program at the Univ. of Montana to 
recharge and then vacationed at their 
places on lakes in Montana and in Canada. 

Bev Smith and Bill Bragg didn't take 
some huge exolic mission trip for once this 
year, but did take a few mini trips and did a 
lot of babysitting with their four grandsons 
and (finally) granddaughter, whom she 
hopes will continue the family tradition of 
going to Sweet Briar, Nanci Hay 
Mahoney vacationed cruising the Missis- 
sippi and in New Orleans. She conducts 
therapy classes at the local nursing home 
and is on the board of the garden club. 
Barbara Chase Webber and Temple 
don't have any new grandchildren, but do 
have some new horses. Trying to learn goll 
is frustrating Barbara. She's pleased that 
their place at Point Clear survived last 
year's hurricanes I hate to even hear the 
word at this time of year - it's August as I 
write. The Webbers have also bought some 
property in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Bette- 
Barron Smith Stamats works lull time 
for her own professional landscape design 
company and also teaches courses on 
container gardening and maintenance and 
pruning at the New York Botanical Garden 
and gives lectures and tours on the same 
subjects to garden clubs 

Louise Aubrey MacFarland Dilly 
Johnson Jones, Mary Ann Robb Freer, 
Mary Lee McGinnis McClain, and per- 
haps some others were in Charleston last 
fall lor the SBC Board Meeting, That's 
when I was at the DC zoo, so I didn't get to 
see anyone, but several left notes at my 
gallery The Joneses sent a Spring card 
this year which included a picture ol Ihem 
all gathered at Christmas - a neat ideal I'm 
sorry to say that I lost the SBC Christmas 
cards with your news, so all this is from 
fund llap notes which I really appreciate. 
We've had a busy year with my mother's 
dealh in October at nearly 96 and then Bill 
had a heart attack and open heart surgery 
in March. He should be the poster boy tor 
them - feels better than he ever didL Our 
youngest has gone into business lor him- 
self - piano restoration, repair, tuning, ap- 
praisal, etc, and our middle son has 
moved to Camden, SC, where he is profes- 
sional Huntsman for the much larger and 
more prestigious Fox Hunt there. I still try 
to do one large art show a month (Look lor 
me at a Fest or in a Mall near youl) 



1958 

President: Eleanor Humphreys 

Schnabel 

Secretary: Jane Shipman Kuntz 

Fund Agents: Peggy Fossett 

Lodeesen, Marcia Jones Currie 

Many thanks to all who wrote As 
always, I am amazed at your accomplish- 
ments and interesting lives, Lee Wood 
Audhuy would like to hibernate in the 
SBC library while she linishes her thesis. 
She has visited the U.S. several times this 
year to visit her mother Letha Morris Wood 
(SBC '32) and her sister Nancy (SBC '63). 
She keeps in touch with Lynn Crosby 
Gammill by e-mail. In Anchorage, AK, 
Elizabeth Gallo Skladal found her year 
quiet compared to last year in Africa. 
Betty and George spent Christmas and 
spring holidays in Bend, OR, with their son 
and his family. At the time of writing, 
Betty's daughter-in-law and twin 
granddaughters were visiting and their 
youngest son was expected so he could 
show his new bride the beauties ol his 
home state. The Skladals are hunting for 
their dream house. Betty taught 5th grade 
last year and will take on the 4th next year 
She was having loot surgery: we hope she 
has recovered Beedy Tatlow Ritchie 
says that "everything's the same - con- 
stantly in a state of change." Daughter 
Laura passed the Calilornia bar exam, 
practicing in San Francisco. Laura 
was confirmed by Episcopal Bishop of 
California William Swing, husband ol 
Mary Taylor Swing, It was really tun for 
Beedy to see Mary again after so many 
years Son Hank lives nearby and is a prin- 
cipal in Stratigent Technologies: Chad is 
still in NYC with Tiffany & Co. Adele 
Scott Caruthers continues as an 
occupational and hand therapist at a small 
outpatient clinic in Albuquerque, NM. She 
exhibited her watercolor paintings at a 
local church. She plans a river rafting trip 
to Utah to see Bryce, Canyonlands and 
Arches National Parks. Daughter Susanna 
lives and works in Santa Fe and son Bruce 
is with a TV studio in Boston. Adele com- 
mented on the seriousness of the drought 
and lores! fires in the west - she can see 
and smell the smoke. Elaine Schuster 
visited SBC in April to bid farewell to 
retiring president Barbara Hill: Elaine was 
on the Board of Overseers at the time of 
Hill's appointment. Oklahoma City is well 
represented on campus: Paul Dudman, 
whose oldest daughter graduated this May 
and whose other daughter will be a sopho- 
more, is serving on the Board: and there 
have been 7-8 students from there 
recently including Katie Gumerson, '97, 
Student Government president. In 
Midland, TX. Betty Rae Sivalls Davis 
and Paul had a butterfly watching tiip to AZ 
and are planning a birding trip to Panama. 
They are making improvemenis on Iheir 
ranch where B. Rae has planted 
a butterfly garden Biffie Fairfield 
Creighton, Carthage, MO, expressed her 



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grief over the death of Diane Stafford 

IVIayes in November after a 9-month 
illness, Diane, author of two charming 
cookbooks, is survived by her husband 
Roy and two sons. Rick of Carthage and 
John of Dallas, as well as three grandchil- 
dren, Biffie described Diane as "an 
energetic, tun, caring and generous 
friend," I'm sure all of you join me in 
sending our condolences to Diane's 
family 

Ann Plumb Duite and Bob have 
lived in Germantown, TN, a suburb of 
IVIemphis, for three years. Bob is minister 
of Farmington Presbyterian Ctiurcti. 
The Dukes visit Dallas often to enjoy their 
twin granddaughters. Rebecca and Laura, 
born 11/95 Also in Memphis, IVIarietta 
Eggleston Burleigli's daughter Kathryn 
was married this spring and moved to 
San Francisco, she'd like to see any SF 
alumnae friends. Rose Montgomery 
Johnston's (SBC '56) daughter Liza was in 
the wedding; Liza brought her darling son 
Joe who is Kathryn's godson Ruth Car- 
penter Pitts and Alex Carpenter Cole, 
Marietta's old "roomie," also attended the 
wedding, Alex's son Brian will marry in 
Oct, in the East, The Burleighs also had 
Bob and Bessie Smith Stone, nearly- 
newlyweds from Martha's Vinyard, for a 
visit; they did all the Memphis things like 
eating ribs at the Rendezvous and 
having drinks at the Peabody Hotel while 
admiring the ducks in the fountain! Julia 
Pegram O'Gara, daughter of Kevin and 
Mary Shivers O'Gara has been named for 
her two grandmothers Julia McCullough 
Shivers and Susan Pegram O'Gara, sister 
of Ann Pegram Harris (SBC '59), Julia's 
son Olin is doing research at MIT living on 
Harvard Square, Daughter Julia and her 
husband Jim Cusack, with daughters Grey 
and Juliana, are in Chapel Hill where Jim 
is an oncological surgeon at UNC and 
Lineberger Cancer Research Institute, Julia 
writes that Mary Lane Bryan Sullivan's 
daughter Keeley Jurgovan works at the 
High Museum and the fabulous Five 
Rings art exhibit, mounted for the Olym- 
pics, Julia continues to sell real estate in 
Atlanta Betsy McCutcheon Williams 
is a reference librarian at the College of 
Charleston; she is delighted to be embark- 
ing on a new career at this stage of her life. 
Betsy's daughter, the mother of a two year 
old, is expecting twins' Betsy says she and 
Jane Oxner Waring are ecstatic but that 
Eleanor Cain Pope is morose - just kid- 
ding. Sounds as if "Coon" is a grandmoth- 
er wannabe Sandra Elder Harper says 
she keeps in touch with me because her 
husband Tom does the alumni notes for 
his class at Dartmouth and she knows how 
important it is to write, Dana Dewey 
Woody visited the Harpers in Beaufort, 
NC, over Easter and a few weeks later, in 
Burlington to talk to Sandra's garden club- 
Dana is chairman of "Art In Bloom," a 
fund-raising project for the Mint Museum 
of Art in Charlotte, Sandra volunteers and 
inputs computer data lor her husband's 
business Ceci Dickson Banner's hus- 



band Roger had successful brain surgery 
at Johns Hopkins in March, Ceci, who 
continues as a fund-raising consultant for 
nonprofit organizations, planned to visit 
her daughter Becky a veterinarian with a 
small animal practice, to see the Grand 
Prix equestrian events and boxing finals of 
the Olympics Joan Nelson Bargamin, 
Richmond, continues as an antiques deal- 
er four days a week with three booths. 
Husband Paul is Joan's auction specialist. 
The Bargamins have two grandchildren - 
Alex. 3-1/2, and Matthew, 1 , Son Paul has 
managed to avoid marriage; he is a store 
manager and is involved in both politics 
and church - "not necessarily in that 
order" I'm sorry I missed Patty Williams 
Twotiy when she visited daughter 
Elizabeth Baucom in Cincinnati in June, 
The Twohys' first grandchild. Sarah 
Pierpont Sharpley is 18 months Patty 
says that Tibby Moore Gardner's grand- 
son Nate, who lives in WY, visited them at 
Virginia Beach for a week, Dorothy 
"Poogle" Wyatt Shields is in her 
second year at a Christian ecumenical 
community, Richmond Hill, Richmond, 
VA. Classmates are invited to visit her as 
well as retreat there, Poogie was awaiting 
the birth of her first grandchild to daughter 
Sarah and her husband Sam. They live in 
Shanghai where Sam "shepherds Furman 
students" After 27 years in Bernardsville, 
NJ, Jim and Gis Benecke Odell moved 
to Tequesta, FL, Gis says her children are 
"still in shock" but the Odells are having 
the time of their lives. Gis golfs four times 
a week. Daughter "Twig" Odell Tucker 
(SBC '89), Richmond, visited in Nov. with 
baby Jack, 6 mos. While there. Karen Greer 
Cans (SBC '89) visited with her same aged 
son Nicholas - "quite an experience!" 
Fran, who lives in MN, has 3 children and 
Jim, Jr. Bronxville, has 2, 

A rushed note from Ruth Frame 
Salzberg announces the birth of their 
third grandchild, Sydney Anne, to daugh- 
ter Anne and husband John Their whole 
family including son Tom and Moira. with 
children Carta and Robby vacationed at 
Nag's Head. NC, Ruth and Bob enjoyed a 
Whitewater rafting trip on the Salmon River 
in ID, They are still ballooning - remember 
when they brought Iheir balloon for re- 
union and what fun it was? Ruth adds that 
her twin sister, Marjorie Sargent, has just 
been adopted into the Mattapori American 
Indian tribe in Virginia, The Mimi Garrard 
Dance Company had a successful tour to 
Lima, Peru, in the early summer Jim and 
Mimi Garrard Seawright's son Andrew 
married Nicole Gelardi in CA in June, 
Judy Graham Lewis and Jim moved 
from Raleigh to Bethany Beach. DE, Jim is 
working for the Episcopal Diocese doing 
social ministry in Sussex County, The 
Lewis's daughter Kathy. one ol the twins, 
and her husband Bill graduated together 
from Virginia Seminary and were ordained 
June 29, in Cincinnati, They will be part of 
a "cluster ministry" in southeastern Ohio, 
Their son Jesse was born in April. Judy 
and Jim had a big family reunion 



to celebrate Judy's 60th; the Lewises have 
six grandchildren A treat to hear from 
Suzanne Brown Henry, the first time in 
ages! "I'm still practicing adult and child 
psychoanalysis and especially get a kick 
out of a connection with the Cleveland 
Center tor Research in Child Develop- 
ment." Suzanne has "cut back on work and 
it is so nice," The Henrys, like so many of 
us, are "child followers," She and Pat vis- 
ited daughter Chrisandra, a Fellow at the 
Guggenheim Museum in Venice, They 
were joined there by son Patrick, a journal- 
ist in Moscow, "Together we enjoyed many 
a long, sunny lunch, with wine, on the 
campos," Suzanne was on her way to 
Jefferson City to be with older daughter 
Marguerite while she had her third baby 
Ina Hamilton Houck and John attended 
the First Congress of the World Council of 
Psychotherapy m Vienna in June, Ina 
says it was wonderful being with psycho- 
therapists from all over the world - 
"shamen from China and Tibet and tradi- 
tional healers from Africa... There were 
several workshops on combining spiritual- 
ity and psychotherapy, which has been 
John's interest tor 20 years as a clinical 
psychologist and Episcopal priest," Ina 
"led" her youngest son Fred and his wile 
Linda through their wedding vows at a 
Catholic service in Nov,; the newlyweds 
live in Bloomington. IN; oldest son Bob 
and wife Linda moved to Boise, ID; and 
middle son Donovan still lives in New 
Orleans although he summered in AL 
working on his writing, Ina continues work 
on a doctorate at McCormick Seminary in 
Chicago 

Libby Benedict Maynard and her 
husband Olof enioy each day on their farm 
near Flint, Ml, with horses and other as- 
sorted animals. Their collective children 
and grandchildren are in lar-flung loca- 
tions, Libby is a member of a nonprofit 
"think tank" on state public policy issues - 
the Michigan Prospect for Renewed 
Citizenship, started in 1992, The president 
of the SBC Alumnae Association, if you 
didn't know it, is our own Ethel Ogden 
Burwell. "I have been having a wonderful 
time getting back to SBC so often and 
exciting things are happening there!" 
Armistead and Ethel had two more grand- 
children; Ethel (SBC '82) and Ben wel- 
comed Peter, born in Feb. in Jackson, MS. 
where Ben is attending seminary for a M, 
Div. Daughter Lisa (SBC '84) and Glenn 
added Hunter to their family in May, they 
are in OIney, MO, and have two other chil- 
dren, Andrew, 6, and Mary, 4, Armistead III 
is with a bank in Atlanta and volunteered 
lor the Olympics this summer Ethel and 
Armistead are having great fun being "re- 
tired," traveling and volunteering for their 
community and church, Ethel reminds us 
to mark off the last weekend in May. 1998. 
lor our reunion. I'm pleased that Eleanor 
Humphreys Schnabel and Hank are in 
my neck ol the woods now. Hank is direc- 
tor of the Historical Society of Southwest- 
ern Ohio, located in Sharon Woods Village 
in suburban Cincinnati, The Schnabels 



live in an historic house in Covington, KY. 
right across the Ohio river and Ellie works 
lor Federated Stores in Cincinnati; she is 
nearly finished her thesis and hopes to get 
into museum work when she gets her 
degree. Daughter Ellie (SBC '87) is still 
in Matblehead, working and sailing, Liza is 
in Richmond with an upscale furniture 
store, considering going into interior 
design The biggest news in the Kuntz 
family is the birth ol a son, Peter Cole, 
(4/26/96) to Martha and Don Schenck, 
Burke. VA, He has two older sisters. Katie. 
8, and Lauren, 6, Martha's twin sister Lee 
has a son. Scottie, 6. Our youngest daugh- 
ter Anne is Director ol Aftercare Services 
lor Routsong Funeral Homes here in 
Dayton, This is a whole new field in the 
funeral business; she is developing an 
extensive bereavement program tor 
Routsong, Anne is nearly finished her 
master's at Wright State tJniv, in mental 
health counseling, I had a great trip to 
NYC in Nov, for the opera and some 
shows, then on to Wilton, CT for Maggie 
Shipman's wedding. She is the younger 
daughter of my brother Ship and his wife 
Peggy Besides going to TN and VA to 
play grandmother. I did get to northern 
Michigan this summer We had a mini- 
lamily reunion the end of August, at 
Columbus Beach Club with my mother 
Martha McBroom Shipman (SBC '31), age 
87. our 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. 
Eddie and I hope to go up again in Oct, I'm 
back on the board ol the Garden Club of 
Dayton as well as the board of the Visual 
Arts Network and the Sustainers' Council 
for the Jr League. Singing is still my "ther- 
apy;" I was thrilled to be a part of the 150- 
voice Philharmonic Chorus that performed 
Verdi's Requiem twice this spring with the 
orchestra. Please keep in touch - I love 
hearing Irom all ol you 

1962 

President: Jocelyn Palmer Connors 
Secretary: Parry Ellice Adam 
Fund Agent: Ann Ritchey Baruch 

Sarah Adams Model's husband is 
linishing 30 years with Hewlett-Packard. 
Daughter Heidi is a |r at UCLA alter 
summer school at Cambridge U, Son Fritz 
is in marketing services at Bay Networks, 
Sarah has been temping at various high- 
tech companies, Juliette Anthony visit- 
ed SBC in Feb, while attending uncle 
David Anthony's 50"^ wedding anniv. in 
Lychburg She is still doing environmental 
work with a trallic study for W, Los Angeles 
County for the Coalition tor Clean Air 
Gray Baird is enjoying life on Echobrook 
Farm in Keswick, VA, having retired as a li- 
brarian. She volunteers at her library and 
church while caring for her dogs, donkeys, 
horse and guinea fowl, Martha Baum 
Hartmann and Helmut were married 7/1 
in Venice. FL. where Kim Patmore Cool 
lives. The renewed friendship blossomed 
as Kim attended their wedding, Martha is 
still practicing law in N,E, GA, Son 
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employee of Sen. Sam Nunn, spend leave 
in Japan, and attend law sctiool wtien 
he returns. Daugtiter Suzanne is in ttie 
Peace Corps in Motocco. Ginger Borah 
Slaughter is Director of Planning and 
Researcti for United Way of IVletropolitan 
Atlanta as an urban planner. Patsey 
Carney Reed ctiimed in from Nasfiville. 
Her 3 cfiildren are in Seattle, Santa Fe, and 
San Francisco. She'd love to hear from 
SBC friends Laura Connerat Lawton is 
making a CD-Rom about Savannah, a very 
exciting project Joyce diBiase Reilly 
is riding guite actively in Bedminster, NJ 
and also collects antigues. Elizabeth 
Farmer Owen and Doug did yet another 
bike trip in France, this time to the 
Dordogne area. Their son and his w/ife 
recently bought a house in St. Louis. Their 
daughter just purchased a condo in 
Louisville. Lizzie Fleet Wallace's topic 
Is grandchildren: another "Lizzie" (2) 
daughter of Caroline Trask and Gordon 
Wallace, Jr; Elizabeth Richmond Wallace 
("Ellie") (1) daughter of Elizabeth and Fleet 
Wallace; Robert Joseph Wallace (8 mos.) 
son of Ashley and Scott Wallace 

Jean Gantt Nuzum is still a part- 
time psychotherapist in private practice, 
w/hile Tom is still Professor of fVledicine 
at N C. Memorial Hospital. Daughter 
Christine is a sr. at Harvard (doing 
photography for the Crimson) w(here son 
Henry is a freshman and enjoys rowing 
Mig Garrlty Sturr is still leaching deco- 
rative arts at Harford Comm College Last 
summer she began working as a travel 
agent for "The Cruise Desk, Inc." in Bel Air, 
IVID. So far this "job" has taken her to 
Bermuda and Vancouver, and hopefully 
soon to Russia. Dixon remains the same, 
but she enjoys their 3 grandchildren 
Brooke Hamilton MacKinnon and 
Gillis had some up-front views of the 
Olympics. Their youngest is at Tusculum 
Coll. in Greeneville, TN Son Hunter is a 
production designer for independent films 
in LA. Katherine is an English professor in 
Korea. Virginia is in Jackson, WY - a great 
destination for her parents in Aug Nina 
Harrison Scribner's daughter Anne was 
married to James Hopkins, a Scotsman, at 
their island summer home in IVIE 7/20 
She'd love to hear from SBC friends. 
Nancy Hudler Keuffel has turned a 
"slack" year into a new venture. Acorn 
Strategies, which does research for devel- 
opment offices. It is a service which helps 
in the search for funds and sounds very 
exciting. Susie Hunt Wright and Jay are 
still in Middletown, OH where she has 
been painting for the past few years. Her 
first one-man (???) show was in Aug. They 
have 2 sons, one in Cincinnati and one 
in SI Petersburg. Also one grandson. 
Peggy Johnson Laney and Jim are re- 
storing a 1900 house. About her daugh- 
ters: IVIargaret is a painter in Brooklyn, 
IVIabs is a "provisioner" (meal supplier) for 
NOLS Pacific N W. Jessica still loves to 
dance Dru McEachern Martin retired 
from Charleston Day School in Feb., fol- 
lowed by a trip to Italy with daughter Ellie 



who teaches English at Foxcroft, Their son 
Will has made the U.S. Olympic Sailing 
Team After graduating from Duke in '92 he 
won the U.S. trials in Savannah. He sails a 
one-man boat called a Finn. Addie 
Kamke Cook reports from the lovely Fin- 
ger Lakes (NY) region where she airdly 
gardens and also had a one-man (???) 
show at a local gallery Son Chris is at 
Cornell Veterinary College. Adeline is 
working for a State Rep. in D.C. Husband 
David is president of a company which 
sells and leases huge computers. Fran 
Oliver Palmer sent a wonderful photo of 
Lydia. Laura, Sally and herself at a 3'*^ 
annual mini SBC reunion at Hilton Head. 
Unfortunately Rosalie couldn't make it 
Fran and Al keep busy in their retirement in 
Signal IVItn , TN with hiking, tennis, travel 
and visiting Al's grandchildren. Anne 
Parker Schmalz retired from nursing 
only to volunteer for Habitat (KY), Global 
Volunteers (Jamaica) and overseeing a 
greenhouse repair project in a New Haven 
city park Anne and Bob joined Jean Gantt 
Nuzum and Tom in San Francisco and 
Yosemite in June. (She sent a great photo.) 
Their children are scattered in TX, 
Chicago, DC, and VT Anne hopes to have 
a collection of Suzy Rusmisel Ides 
poetry available at our reunion. Kim 
Patmore Cool continues to be our most 
prolific correspondent - pages on her trip 
to Bali as well as Singapore and Hong 
Kong with daughter Heidi. Kim was named 
Precision rep. to the competitions and 
judges committees of the U.S. Figure Skat- 
ing Assoc. She will be in Lausanne 3/97 
for the World Figure Skating competition - 
all this from Venice, FL where she writes 
for the local paper and looks for a publish- 
er for her book Bargello from Start to 
Finisti When in Boston judging skating 
last fall, she visited Betsy Shore Gross 
and family Betsy's daughter is Kim's god- 
child Nancy Powell French writes that 
husband Bruce's boss is opening the 
Charleston, SC, "Music Hall" near the Vis- 
itor Center Ann Ritchey Baruch was 
honored to serve on the search committee 
for SBC's new president and is extremely 
enthused about Betsy Muhlenfeld. Son 
David is a soph, at U.Va. and is on the 
varsity lacrosse team. Ann sees Jocelyn 
and Tom Connors often when in 
Charlottesville. 

Lynne Rynders Welchs son Bill 
graduated from George Mason U. Law 
School in May and is now in San Fran- 
cisco. Son Mike graduated from William 
and Mary 5/95 and works for the Fortress 
Group in McLean, VA. He is also consider- 
ing law school Mary Jane Schroder 
Oliver, although living on campus, has a 
life beyond as well. Loren's health remains 
poor but with his sense of humor his spir- 
it is high. Their son Jasper (26) teaches at 
New Canaan Country Day, assisting with 
soccer, hockey and lacrosse. He is also 
involved in orchestras, trios, his violin, 
and singing in St. Mark's choir He is the 
summer groundskeeper at Mt St Angelo. 
Mary Jane teaches art at Holy Cross, pre 



K-12, and is still singing! Julia Shields 

is back at Charlottesville H.S. having taken 
off last year to travel and just unwind. 
Mary Steketee MacDonald had a 

marvelous month-long trip to ID and MT 
in late spring. After 13 years, she put her 
belongings in storage, visited family in Ml, 
and is searching for a new address near 
Albany 

Adele Vogel Harrell and Parker are 
still very much in the work force. Adele 
does research on drug and crime preven- 
tion programs at the LIrban Institute They 
had a great week on Nantucket with their 
daughter and grandchildren Logan (3) and 
Job (1). Also a weekend visit with Ann 
Ritchey Baruch Mina Walker Wood 
loves her Lynchburg-proximity to SBC and 
crossing paths with many alumnae. The 
Woods' three grown sons all live and work 
in Lynchburg which thrills Mina. 

The Adams haven't strayed far from 
"This Old House," opting for long-overdue 
renovations. Aubrey '89 is still in Boston 
and freguently visits her grandmother 
Margaret Ross Ellice '34 in NH. Gladden 
'90 and Phil thrive on life in Hoboken and 
working on their vintage condo. It doesn't 
seem possible but our Reunion is fast 
approaching. In good old Virginia 
vernacular, "Y'ALL COME, HEAR?" See 
you then, and again thank you so much for 
the great response. 

Addendum from Anne Schmalz: There 
will be a dedication of a Memorial Garden 
in honor of Susan Ide at Keystone Junior 
College in La Plume, PA (north of 
Scranton) at 4 p.m. on April 6, 1997. 
Susan was a beloved teacher there tor 
many years until her death in November of 
1993. That same afternoon will be the 
opening of an exhibit of works of local art- 
ists based on some of her poems. For 
more information you may contact Anne 
Schmalz. 203-562-7233. 

1966 

President: Abby Patterson Shultis 

Secretaries: Keenan Colton Kelsey, 

Penn Willets Fullerton. Randi 

Miles Long, Susan Sudduth 

Dodson 

Fund Agent: Evelyn Day Butler 

Greetings from one of your new staff of 
secretaries! The baton (or quill) has been 
passed; note that it takes tour of us to re- 
place the dynamic duo! Penn will be the 
mailing contact 

Suzy Moseley Helm has been at 
the helm of this desk - along with the able 
and dedicated assistance of Makanah 
Dunham Morris - for ten years' This is a 
|ob we too often take for granted How 
many of us continually forget to send in 
news updates, but are quick to complain 
"Where are our notes? Why aren't I includ- 
ed? Where are the reports about my best 
friends?" We lake this opportunity to raise 
the flag, clap the hands, throw the flowers, 
for Suzy and Makanah! Thank you, faithful 
communicators, for a job well done, exe- 
cuted with joy with humor, with love, with 



dedication. Without qualification, it is for 
certain that we would not be as connected 
as we are, as firmly grounded in ongoing 
class identity as we are, without the com- 
mitment and enthusiasm and perseverance 
of Suzy and Makanah. 

Now about our 30th reunion last May: 
It was fantastic! The opportunity to recon- 
nect with people we have known for over 
30 years (is it possible?) is a gift to be 
cherished. We celebrated Sweet Briar and 
its gifts to us. Because of the smaller-than- 
usual turnout, we connected on a person- 
al, less formal, less constrained level. Ev- 
eryone got to talk with everyone We even 
played "Botticelli" around the dinner table, 
too long into the nighfi Progressively each 
reunion, we find that we have a lot more in 
common than we have in difference. We 
are a little older, yes, but also better! We 
are less self conscious, more open and 
accepting, more tolerant, more forgiving, 
more lovely . Much of our talk was remi- 
niscing Although we did a lot of personal 
check-ins, this reunion seemed (for me) 
less about individuals and more about be- 
longing and connection. We all came 
through the same filter, in the same place, 
at the same time of history We share 
something unique. We knew each other in 
formative years; we now see how our per- 
sonalities, our talents, our paths, were al- 
ready in place. From that vantage point, it 
is fun to see where the springboard sent 
us. Compared to 1966, we are all different 
- yet the same And the campus; it is the 
same - yet different. We walked through 
the buildings; visited old rooms; became 
nostalgic about the old Retec and 
Grammer pit; spent money at the (greatly 
expanded) Book Store; swooned at the 
men's bathrooms in the dorms; were awak- 
ened by a 4 AM tire alarm; and enjoyed the 
new elevators and air conditioning as well 
as the pretty parlors and porches. We mar- 
veled at the number of campus activities 
taking place during the school year. A pre- 
sentation of using the Internet in teaching 
Art History impressed upon us the perma- 
nent and pervasive presence of the com- 
puter in higher education. The Woody Mi- 
crocomputer Lab in Gray the Computer 
Room in the Library as well as regularity 
of computer modules and hookups 
throughout the dorms, all speak to the 
necessity of computer literacy Children 
and grandchildren; heads upi 

Those attending Reunion were: Patty 
Thornhill Edwards. Pearl Riggan 
Nancy Bollard Reed Susan Wilson 
Ashcom Georgia Graham Carroll 
Judy Baker DeSouza Natalie 
Roberts Funk Susan Moseley 
Helm. Keenan Colton Kelsey Anne 
Mercer Kornegay Julie Whitehurst 
MacKinlay. Ellie Gilmore Massie, 
Marilyn Garabrant Morris Jane 
Nelson. Helen Raney Pinckney 
Abby Patterson Shultis Courtney 
Stevenson Nancy Conkle Swann 
Sidney Turner, Mary Meade Gordon 
Winn. (Georgia, Natalie, Suzy Julie, Abby 
and Nancy all had spouses with them as 



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well. In fact, Georgia conlesses it was 
Marvin who persuaded Of course we'll go! 
I want to see Sweet Briar. And Nelson, on 
his third reunion, could only remember 
being there once before: but I don'l know 
what the moral is there!) 

Do you recall the Reunion question- 
naires? Of the 52 questionnaires returned: 
40 of us are married: we have 115 chil- 
dren: six are already grandmothers: 15 
have some sort ol graduate degree. We all 
like to travel, with destinations such as 
Kenya, USSR, South Africa, Indonesia, 
Israel, Greek Isles, Hong Kong and Japan, 
France, Germany, Hawaii, Some have lived 
abroad and some speak several languages. 
Gardening is our next favorite interest (no 
one mentioned cooking'). Many are volun- 
teer activists for projects like homeless- 
ness, fair housing, gun control, pro- 
choice. Our exercise and recreation 
includes jogging, tennis, hiking, skiing, 
dance, riding, fly fishing, SCUBA diving, 
and even bungle jumping! Happy memo- 
ries include close friends and female 
camaraderie, including faculty: the cam- 
pus, the dells and the lake, especially in 
spring: sunbathing: Grammer and Reid 
commons (spite and malice, bridge, talk- 
ing): roommates typing last-minute papers 
for us: skipping 8 am History of Art for 
strawberries and cream at Boxwood: and 
"bending some of the dumb rules." We 
didn't like comps, the isolation. Sunday 
nights, the "awful period between 
Christmas break and exams: Exams (and 
anxiety): being homesick: organic chemis- 
try: smell of chemistry lab: "spoiled rich 
girls," Our favorite SBC foods locus on 
yogurt, London broil, brown sugar pie, 
fresh warm homemade rolls, and a vote 
each for spoonbread, beef stew with pearl 
onions, grilled tuna at Date House. Sunday 
night waffles at Boxwood, biscuits and 
honeycomb at Boxwood. As for the ques- 
tion about favorite or most influential 
teachers, 20 different ones were mentioned 
- Miss Barton and Or Hapala had most 
duplications. It is noteworthy that we have 
three (at least) published authors in our 
class: Penn Willets Fullerton (working 
on her fourth series of children's adventure 
books): Jane Ellen LIshnoff Glasser 
(published poetry in several publications 
and a book: Naming the Darkness): 
and Anne Newton Walther (Divorce 
Hangover) 

That's all for now. Please keep in 
touch. Help us make the next magazine lull 
ol individual updates. Let us know what 
you are Ihinking. loving, fearing, hoping 
lor, these days. One major impact of the 
Reunion was the reminder that we have 
much to otter one another, much lo share 
in experience, insight, empathy, sympathy, 
encouragement, etc. Until then, God bless. 



1970 

Presidents: M.J. Hipp Brock, Katie 
IVIcCardell Webb 
Secretary: Kale Schlech 
Fund Agents: Kathy Barnes 
Hendricks, Carey Cleveland Swan 

To give your "little gray cells" a bit of 
exercise, this year's notes are in reverse al- 
phabetical order. Those not listed are 
believed to be recovering nicely from their 
liposuctions. 

Welcome home to Johanna Yaple 
Wolski. finally back in PA after 6 years in 
Japan and now on the job market. Ugh! 
(and good luck). Also not one lo stay idle 
is AnneAdare Wood Denkins, who be- 
tween golf, theater work, and houses in 
Aspen and Boca Raton, has decided to 
get into stock market and financial plan- 
ning Molly Woltz Carrlson has just 
started a new career as chief financial 
officer for a property management group 
now that the kids, Susan and Henry, are 
nearly grown Not to be outdone, Wallls 
Wickham Raemer is going back to 
school in ed. admin, which she thinks will 
give her more time to spend with Maggie 
(4 1/2) She and Mary Jane Hipp Brock 
are cooking up a 50th b'day trip to Italy, 
and we're all invited along Kaly Lou 
Warren Towers reports that she and 
Charlie, now fully recovered after an acci- 
dent, had a wonderful trip to London and 
Normandy to celebrate (and tend to their 
Christian ministry). Heather Tully 
Click, learning the joys of HRT and bifo- 
cals (welcome to the club!), still juggles 
her nursing career, Amanda and Ben's 
middle and H,S. activities, and Richard's 
flightpath at Delta, Ann Tedards checked 
in from Eugene where she sang her way 
into the hearts of U of OR and got tenure, 
bought a house (with room for visitors), 
and treks to the mountains in search of the 
spotted owl Sally Taylor wrote while in 
S.F. en route from South Africa to South 
America, still doing international book 
publishing. She saw Katie McCardell 
Webb in R'mond, and also reports that 
Christy Love was headed from her WY 
ranch to South Africa and Namibia with her 
nephew Pat Swinney Kaufman is still 
with the NY Film Comm'n, which lets her 
boondoggle in Cannes when the three girls 
and husband Lloyd say it's ok Another of 
our int'l jet-setters is Liz Smith, just back 
from South America and starting a new ca- 
reer as an emerging markets investment 
banker Lalita Shenoy Waterman 
chases the fair weather clouds between 
homes in Sarasota and S.F: daughter Tara, 
a soph at Stanford, interned on Capitol Hill 
last summer. Also lacing the college- 
bound challenge is Margaret Sharp 
Howell, whose eldest Ruth is a H S se- 
nior and Lorene not far behind M, still 
teaching at Belmont U, and the whole 
gang, including husband Bill, now an en- 
vironmentalist, were planning a trip to the 
Olympics Betty Rau Santandrea is on 
the move again, this time to Concord, NH 
where Bob will start law school (I guess it's 



not enough that 2 of the 3 kids are also in 
college) and Betty hopes to land a job as a 
volunteer tour guide, 

Mary Jo Petree Murphy and 
Frank are now olficially empty nesters in 
NC with all ol their brood in college, but 
they keep busy with Young Life and hope 
to iDuild a home at Kiawah Is. From Aspen 
(we should be so lucky), Bonnie Palmer 
McCloskey, reports that her 4 kids are 
thriving (one of whom climbed El Capitan 
in Yosemite). She and Tom keep tabs 
on the family business and a wealth of vol- 
unteer work, but found time for a 3-week 
trip to India in Feb. Sarah Nutt Wigert 
still teaches 2d grade in CA, but is rapidly 
becoming an empty-nester as the young- 
est of her four is out of H.S., and the old- 
est, a W&L grad, is soon to marry Kim 
Mitchell Bethea writes that tho' glad to 
be home, she had a fabulous year in 
England while David was visiting prof, at 
Cambridge and Emily (12) was in a local 
school there Emmy Moravec Holt and 
Bill celebrated their 25th in June and 
planned time off from her work as a teacher 
of dyslexics and his as a gastroenterolo- 
gist for trips to Scotland and the Olympics, 
now that only the youngest of her 3 is still 
living at home in SC, On the VERY good 
news front, Betty McKee Werlinich 
says she has finished chemo, has a better 
prognosis than she thought, feels great, 
has put away her wigs and is back to work 
for Estee Lauder! 

Sydney McCampbell Glass re- 
ports from Atlanta that her oldest is at UNC 
and the youngest two at home are her 
career and love. She ran in the P'tree Road 
Race last year (cuz she wanted the T-shirt), 
and has seen Stuart Davenport Simrill 
and Spenser who are also doing well in 
Atlanta. And guess what? Kitty Litchfield 
Seale checked in (pretending as if 
we hear from her every year) - her ballet 
company, the Alabama Dance Theatre, 
turns 10 this year, but her daughter Kate 
(18) has defected to study dance at ABT 
Son Turner, Jr is a "brilliant" engineering 
student at Auburn, maybe to follow in 
Turner, Sr's contracting business? 
Barbara LaLance Kelly says no news 
is probably good news - same house, 
same editorial work, same tennis, same 
two daughters, Sarah at UNC and Rachel a 
H.S |r What more can we ask? Page 
Kjellstrom, writes from DC - she moved 
from NYC. but is still at work planning 
special events, including the Coke 
Olympic Torch relay and the Republican 
Convention in San Diego. As usual. Page 
has news of others - Vieve Minor 
Moeckel gave her husband a 50th b'day 
bash on a boat in Annapolis. Page also 
reuned with Wallis Wickham Raemer, 
Corbin Kendig Rankin and Louise 
Hayman at St. Cat's in R'mond 

Debbie Jones writes from OH that 
she's still on the road a lot reviewing med- 
ical programs for accreditation. She and 
John both wish they could spend more 
time with his two gorgeous granddaugh- 
ters Baird Hunter Campbell is still 



enjoying MD's Eastern Shore, but now 
that she has "retired" from fund-raising for 
the local hospital, she's busier than ever 
with the activities of her 3 teens, while Bill 
commutes to DC and Baltimore for the 
medical supply business. Holly Hudson 
wrote late last year from Philly to report 
on a visit with her daughter who's at 
Georgetown, I'm sure still doing brilliantly. 
Big doin's for Kristin Herzog who says 
she got a U. Fla. teaching award (desktop 
publishing and graphics), a nice raise 
(I wish!) and an appt to the int'l Bd of 
Dir. for the Society of Newspaper Design 
(meriting a trip to Indy). For the computer 
literate, here-mail iskherzog@jou.ufl.edu, 
Louise Hayman also wrote of the 30th 
St Cat. reunion (where she got elected 
class sec. and shares my pain). Louise still 
works for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 
in Annapolis, and lives just down the street 
from her daughter (26) when not at her 
Bethany Beach house or with relatives in 
Arizona. Also on the coast is Laura 
Hawkins Brady who says Providence 
isn't all that exciting but a trip to Greece 
with husband Roy and Owen (9) was 
splendid. They are the proud owners of 
four cars (or did the note say "cats"?) Had 
a long letter from Karen Harnett (who 
feared I'd make something up). When not 
at work for the H.R. dept. of Bank United in 
Houston, she's fund raising for the Hous- 
ton Ballet and the Am. Heart Ass'n, fielding 
house guests at Kamp Karen, plotting her 
50th with Kay Parham Picha and Sue 
Lykes Mueller, or just kicking back with 
George. 

Mary Beth Halligan Hibbard tells 
ME I should relax more, while she's work- 
ing her way thru Middlebury for a masters 
in Spanish and trying not to stew about 
Ken and the kids coping without her for the 
summer Two years down, two to go. then 
you get to job hunt - hang in there M.B. 
Fran Griffith Laserson was totally 
surprised (we're not) at receiving the Dis- 
tinguished Alum Award at her 30th reunion 
at Kent Place School. She's still enjoying 
her job as vp./marketing for Moody's and 
remains active in an adult substance abuse 
program in NYC Speaking of jobs, Fran 
Gravely reports that her company, Vietri, 
is doing well importing Italian handcraft 
items for gift shops around the world. Of 
course, that's when she's not doing the col- 
lege tour with daughter Susan (1 7). super- 
vising (from afar. I trust) son Lee's H.S. 
western states bus trip or popping over to 
Italy with beloved Haig, a design prof, at 
NC State. 

The unsigned card posed a challenge, 
but I think it came from Jane Gott who 
has just gotten into a second business - 
Interior Design Nutritionals, which markets 
the products Olympians use She and Ron 
enjoy biking and gardening, and Jane still 
watercolors when she has the time, Betty 
Glass Smith and Bill are beginning to 
long for retiremeni, but with two teens, 
Wes (14) and Corbin (12), it's probably a 
ways off yet. So instead, Betty does finan- 
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systems consulting; gardening, golf and 
antique cars keep them ottierwise occu- 
pied Claudia Forman Pleasants is as- 
tonishing - after 3 years of hard work, she 
got her IVIS in Real Estate from Johns 
f^opkins in May 1995 and two months lat- 
er, gave birth to a gorgeous little girl, 
Casey, who joins Claudia's teenage son, 
Ross, from her first marriage Congrats to 
Claudia and DonI NIa Eldrldge Eaton 
wrote a real letter to say she and Gil have 
FINALLY finished the addition to their 
house, just in time to welcome home their 
newest family member - Bouncer, a boxer 
pup, joins Snickers (6) and Wiz (11). The 
entire family enjoys obedience school to- 
gether, but it leaves little lime to stop and 
smell the roses or water the hydrants. 

Curiously, Debbie Denemark's life 
these days is a close parallel to Nia's - she 
moved back to Dallas last year, bought a 
wonderful house and then embarked on 
"major renovations" that seemed endless. 
She, too, has made the c-c-commitment - 
her first dog - probably a black or blue 
standard poodle to look well with her 
wardrobe and new house interior. Northern 
Telecom still pays her enough to under- 
write some European travel (Vienna. 
Prague and Budapest, last winter). Katliy 
Cummings Catlin came back to 
Virginny on a "nostalgia" trip, to enroll son 
Jack at UVA, in the same class as the kids 
of two of Chip's frat brothers both of whom 
married SBCers (Trish Neat and Camie 
Crocker). She sees Elsa Jones Foster in 
and around Boston, and visited Libby 
Tyree Taylor ('71) in S.F. Carey Cleve- 
land Swan appears to have un-retired, 
enjoying her 3d term on Hunter's Creek 
City Council and as a board member of the 
Houston and Harris Co. Mental Health 
Ass'n, Once in a while she misses the law, 
except when she's cooking, gardening, and 
traveling. 

From the Deep South, Stuart 
Camblos Rodwell says she's loving real 
estate sales after 22 years of child rearing, 
Caroline (16) is a jr at VES in Lynchburg, 
Margaret (18) is at Franklin & Marshall, 
and Stuart's busy planning a wedding for 
Jennifer (22) who's studying fashion in At- 
lanta Lawson Callioun Kelly told of a 
fascinating trip to S, Korea, Singapore and 
Hong Kong (lor husband Frank's medical 
practice. Yeah, right!) She SAID the 
Singaporeans have solved a lot of the cul- 
tural problems we have like illegitimacy, 
drug gangs and soaring med. costs, but 
didn't tell me how. (Caning, perhaps?) 
Barbara Brewster may hold the 
answers — she coordinates the Youth 
Services Center at a middle school in 
Louisville and also runs the kids' program 
at Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Cen- 
ter, when not watching the soccer finals of 
Brewster, 17, and Pritchett, 13 Barbara 
also wrote that Mitly Walton Coonley 
and husband Howard visited from Philly 
where Miffy is putting her decorating skills 
to use on a house they are restoring. From 
Atlanta, Kathy Barnes Hendricks wrote 
that now that the boys have been sent off to 



summer camp, she and the rest of the City 
are waiting for the Olympic hordes to de- 
scend. Just to take the edge off, she's 
putting a 60' garden border around her 
mountain cabin And one of our busiest is 
Margaret Arnold Jackson - she and 
husband Jim still live in Macon, but M. 
spent the summer at U of S. Miss, work- 
ing on her specialist degree in ed. admin., 
planning on starting her doctorate in the 
fall, while still doing H.S counseling. 
Thai's all when she's not riding herd on son 
James (H.S sr), daughter Meg (nursing 
student) and Maggie (retriever, age 6), and 
dreaming of a mountain cabin in NC. 

Your class sec. thanks all of you for 
paying your taxes and ergo her salary at 
DOJ's Antitrust Division. Without your 
support, I probably wouldn't have been 
sent on three trips this year - to Vilnius, 
Lithuania, Bratislava, Slovakia, and Brno, 
Czech Republic - a week each to leach 
their legal eagles how to keep their newly 
emerging capitalist markets free of anti- 
competitive cartel behavior. Not boondog- 
gles, I promise. Really! Keep the cards and 
letters coming - I so enjoy having fun 
vicariously 

1974 

President: Jane Reeb Chadwick 

Secretary: Marcia Brandenburg 

Martinson 

Fund Agent: Nancy Mortensen Piper 

Elizabeth Andrews Watts works 
part time in the development office at Epis- 
copal High in Alexandria where her hus- 
band teaches and children attend classes. 
Her son Rob will spend a semester in 
China this fall. Elizabeth and Jane 
Hutcberson Frierson get together about 
once a month for dinner Barbara Asbton 
Nicol and Liz Thomas Camp spent a 
relaxing (her words) week at the beach with 
seven children and Barb's husband Robert, 
Barb has joined the "get gray quick" 
club with two sons with drivers permits' 
She is still at the U of AL. Ellen Bass 
Brady's son, Chad, is entering VMI. The 
two other boys went to St. Kitts last sum- 
mer on a missions trip. Ellen has semi-re- 
tired from working in the family business 
with husband. Chuck. Congratulations to 
Victoria Bates who graduated from her 
Family Practice residency program. She is 
working in a rural clinic outside Tallahas- 
see three days a week and plans to open 
her own Osteopathic manipulation prac- 
tice. Vicki and David bought 3 acres and 
plan to build a new house Betsy Biggar 
Hellmuth will be adding to the collection 
of clothing that she has shown lor the past 
10 years She travels from Cleveland to 
Charleston, SC where her daughter Katie 
attends university Sally Brice-O'Hara 
is still in the Coast Guard and attended 
War College in Washington, DC. She 
expects to be assigned to Coast Guard 
Headquarters in DC. next year She and 
Bob have two sons who keep them busy 
with sports and social calendars. Mary 
Lee Burch Doering. Dean, and daughter 



Deanna (born 12/95) are living in 
Canandaigua, NY She taught French at 
Keuka College, has been tutoring, and 
enjoys being a mom Wendy Cherry is 
alive and well in Knoxville She hopes 
that none of us is taking life too 
seriously' Bonnie Cbronowski Bropby 
is sending her oldest off to UVa. She vol- 
unteers and makes time for golf and bowl- 
ing. Family travel has included skiing in 
VT; St. Martin: and Nantucket Bonnie went 
on another pilgrimage to Betania, 
Venezuela last December. Robin 
Christian Ryan and family have relocat- 
ed to the Boston area She is job hunting 
while husband Jerly travels, buying nurs- 
ing homes for a Boston-based healthcare 
company. Their two sons attend Wellesley 
schools and are heavily into soccer, skiing, 
lacrosse, and hockey. Ruth Willingham 
Lentz visited with Robin for a terrific 
weekend last May Alice Cohn is training 
horses on the Kentucky circuit in the sum- 
mer and New Orleans in the winter. 
Wanda Cronic Howell and her father 
formed a new corporation and purchased 
a second car dealership. She is now a 
Buick-Pontiac-GMC-Chrysler-Plymouth- 
Jeep-Eagle dealer! Wanda and Lee 
look forward to traveling to Rome and Flo- 
rence in '96 

Christine Cummings Bass visited 
Alaska last March and did a lot of 
breathtakingly beautiful cross country and 
downhill skiing. She enjoys running, 
weight lifting, beginning ballet and yoga 
Christine sells real estate and does private 
mortgages. She and Wayne have three 
children ages 15, 13, and 10 She enjoys 
seeing her former roommate Colleen 
Dee Butterick who now lives nearby 
Laurie Epstein is busy with work, 
aerobics, housekeeping, gardening, and 
her senior citizen canines. She has been 
remodeling at her lake cabin and adding a 
gazebo in her backyard. Laurie's e-mail 
address is Phibet@aol.com. Nancy 
Hardt spent the year as one of 25 inaugu- 
ral fellows in the Executive Leadership in 
Academic Medicine (program for women). 
Nancy followed up this program with an 
internship in the Dean's Office at U.FL. 
Nancy Katie (13), and Will (11) 
attended the U,S, Pony Clubs Nat'l 
Championships in Culpeper, VA in 
August Mimi Hecker Dyer closed her 
private practice as a psychiatric nurse 
practitioner and took a position with 
Abbott Pharmaceuticals. Her twin daugh- 
ters begin college at FL State. Mimi is into 
eligible (middle-aged) men? Sandra 
Herring graduated from Duke Law School 
and is practicing in Durham, NC. She re- 
cently married Gary Gaddy and has two 
new stepsons. Mimi Hill Wilk is substi- 
tute teaching in AZ, She works around the 
schedules of her two children, Liz - 6th 
grade, and Beau - 8th grade Paula 
Hollingswortb Thomas has a new job 
as the Diiector of Paralegal Services 
for Attorney Resource, Inc. Husband, 
Steve, and children, Charles IV and Elise 
are proud of her! Sarah Johnston 



Knoblauch writes from Cleveland: "Our 
garden was on tour for St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church. I am illustrating a book 
called Fleshing the Word by Reid Issac 
in celebration of our parish's 150th 
anniversary." Sarah teaches middle 
school art at Hathaway Brown Kathleen 
Kavanagh enjoys her new life in Boston 
She is Sr VP and Managing Dir of 
Grenzebach Glier & Associates, Consult- 
ants in Philanthropic Mgmt. Kathy says the 
travel is hideous, but the work is terrific! 
Linda Kemp Couch has kept me busy 
with her trips to Jacksonville to check up 
on the "money pit" that she and husband, 
Steve, have bought in Sawgrass Country 
Club. With the work on that project fin- 
ished I'm going to have to find another 
destination for Linda and Steve to travel 
to on a regular basis She sees Jody 
Anderson Wharton. Lisa Walker, Cindy 
Conroy Nancy Mortensen Piper, and 
Sharon Mangus at wild "Girls Nites". 

Penelope Lagakos Turak, hus- 
band, George, and son, Gregory moved to 
a new home in the Chadds Ford area of 
West Chester, PA. They live close to Sus- 
an White Hough and her family 
Alethea Lee attended a Christian Healing 
Conference in Rutland, VT and showed 
some of her paintings at a city-wide art 
show Alethea's older brother, Clendon, 
died of lung cancer 12/95. 

Congratulations to Sharon Mangus 
who completed a Paramedics course. Ann 
Stuart McKie Kling fulfilled a life-long 
dream of attending the summer Olympics. 
This was a huge growth year lor her Ella 
skin care business. Ann and husband Bill 
have two children. Jay (7) and Shelby (3) 
Edie McRee-Whiteman and sons, Alex 
(9) and Jamie (14), have moved to a new 
home in Richmond, VA Edie is a fund rais- 
er for Medical College of VA and teaches 
Arts Management at Randolph Macon 
College Jamie had his first real summer 
job on Martha's Vineyard where he lived 
with grandparents, Harold and Deedie 
Whiteman, Alex attended arts and sports 
camp Nancy Mortensen Piper has 
had a Norwegian exchange student 
living with her family for the past year. She 
and husband, Chris, are expecting a 
new addition to the family in January 
Daughter, Katie (8) is excited! Tana 
Meier Parseliti has a new job as Mam 
Street Coordinator for Main Street Plus, a 
community based development organiza- 
tion. Husband, Frank, has a new job as 
outlet manager for the Sheraton Hartford 
Hotel. Son, Dan, completed his frosh. year 
at Wesleyan Univ while daughter, Dana, is 
a frosh at Glastonbury High Jane Piper 
Gleason and Joe have been tripping 
around America: they cruised the Missis- 
sippi on the steamboat, the American 
Queen: relaxed in Nantucket and Martha's 
Vineyard: and plan to visit Sberrie 
Snead McLeRoy and family in Colo- 
rado Ellie Plowden Boyd and lamily 
Doug, Clayton (4th grade), and John 
(nursery school) are enjoying another year 
in southern CT Ellie keeps up with friends 



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Connie Norweb Abbey Liz Thomas 
Camp, and Barb Ashton Nichol via e- 

mail. Her address is ElinorBee@aol,com, 
We should start an e-mail directory! 

MaryAnn Reese Moses lives in 
Houston vtfitti tier tamily. Husband, Eddie 
drills deepwater oil w/ells in ttie Gult ot 
Mexico and travels around ttie world to talk 
about it, Rebecca (12), Edward (14), and 
Elicia (16) have all been busy with camp 
and sports, Jan Renne is editor of the 
High-Lile and a member of the Board of 
Directors of the Tall Clubs of Orange 
County, CA, Jan designed her first house 
and has been doing some graphic design 
Claire Sandifer Tuttle has been living 
in Paris since graduation. She works as 
Asst. to the Dir. of Nobile Language Svcs 
- teaching European languages to busi- 
ness men and women; translating press 
releases, contracts, etc: and seminars on 
negotiating and cross-cultural awareness. 
Husband, Ty is also a translator and teach- 
er as well as a record critic. They have two 
children, Solange (13), and Jean-Phillipe 
(11). Jana Sawicl<i is pleased to 
announce the birth of her son, Zev Samuel 
Benjamin 5/95, Zev's birth mother is Jana's 
partner Laurie Benjamin. Jana has been on 
leave this year so that she can enjoy being 
a mom' Patty Shannon and children 
Katie (9) and Scott (3) are back living in 
Lake Oswego, OR for the summer. They 
traveled 5000 miles in their minivan sight- 
seeing In the Northeast last summer Patty 
says it was an education for all of them! 

Colleen Shannon Robertson and 
family moved from CA to Atlanta, Colleen 
and husband Dwight have adopted a 
daughter, Holly (2). Their son Is now 13, 
Julie Shuer, Steve and their three chil- 
dren Ben)i (9), Gaby (7), and Sofia (4) 
spent three weeks in Coronado (an island 
off the coast of San Diego) this past sum- 
mer. She and Steve spent 5 days in NYC in 
May - their first time away trom the kids in 
4 years! Sherrie Snead IVIcLeRoy fin- 
ished her fourth book in 2 years! Husband 
Bill has left Austin College to set up his 
own business as an Independent fund- 
raising consultant He is the incoming 
president of the Rotary Club. Daughter, 
Ann is 3 and keeps Sherrie hopping! 
Sandra Taylor Craighead and husband 
Billy stay busy with work, home, and fam- 
ily Sandra has been asked to serve on the 
Board of Trustees for VA Historic 
Preservation by Gov Allen. She presented 
a seminar on personal finances for the 
senior class at SBC - it was so much lun 
she hopes to do it again next year. Daun 
Thomas Frankland and family have 
moved to Paris for business. Daughter 
Leslie (20 mos) will probably be their 
teacher! Liz Thomas Camp has a new 
job as a columnist for a new local maga- 
zine. She writes local historical/cultural 
stories for the enlightenment of new resi- 
dents. Helen Travis is on the committee 
for the American Lung Assoc, of NY's 85 
mile bike ride/fund raiser, which she has 
participated in for the past 4 yrs. Knee 
trouble may keep her from riding this year. 



Helen works for Fujitsu as Office Manager, 
sings in the Oratorio Society of NY and 
works out regularly at the Vertical Club on 
43rd & Madison. 

Cheryl Viar Upchurch and family 
are all well in Birmingham Sam is Gener- 
al Counsel of Regions Bank. Shannon (19) 
will be a Soph, at W&L; Kit (17) is a Sr. in 
h.s.; Jeanne (15) will be a Soph. Cheryl 
enjoys being a full time momi Nathalie 
Ward lives in Woods Hole, MA and works 
at the Marine Biological Laboratory on the 
faculty of B.U. Marine Program. She teach- 
es and does research on humpback 
whales. Nathalie just published a field 
guide to Nat'l Marine Sanctuary in N.E. as 
well as two children's books. Lynn 
Watson Philpott keeps busy with her job 
at AFLAC and serving on the board for the 
Columbus chapter of CHADD (Children 
with Attention Deficit Disorder). She and 
children Drew (13) and Kate (11) visited 
VA and FL last summer. Chris Weiss 
Pfeil invites all SBCers to visit the Cleve- 
land Museum of Natural History where she 
is a science instructor. Lee Wilkinson 
Warren had a fulfilling year of ministry in 
her church and working with college and 
h.s. kids. She accompanied kids from 
Longwood College Wesley Foundation to 
Harlem, NY for a week of mission work. 
They lived and worked at a residential 
facility for recovering drug addicts and 
homeless people, helping to renovate a 
brownstone and feed over 300 homeless 
every day Ruth Willingham Lentz vis- 
ited San Diego in July She Is the new 
President of the Memphis Exchange Club 
Son David attends boarding school for 
tenth grade. Mary Witt Will keeps busy 
with work and traveling for some presenta- 
tions. She is the president of the Richmond 
SBC Club. On a sad note, I received notice 
of the death of our classmate Ann Mundy 
Keane on May 16, 1996 I continue to 
work for AMEX in the Travel Services 
Division. I have completed my first year on 
the Board of Trustees at my alma mater, 
Thayer Academy in Braintree. MA. Our 
son Andrew (18) Is a freshman at Union 
College. Eric (1 4) is taking the 8th grade at 
Thayer Middle School by storm! 

Twenty-six years ago, at our first SBC 
Parents' Weekend, my folks bought a tiny 
boxwood plant; an offshoot of one of the 
magnificent bushes on campus. I trans- 
planted that plant to my yard this past year 
While It is nowhere near the size of the 
boxwoods at SBC, it has prospered and 
greets me with that familiar scent every 
morning as I leave my back door. I hope 
that you too have something that reminds 
you of Sweet Briar on a dally basis. 
Cheers! 



1978 

President: Dorothy Lear Mooney 
Secretaries: Cannie Crysler Shaler, 
Mary Page Stewart 
Fund Agent: Lucy Darby Cole 

Almost every one of you agreed that It 
just isn't possible that our 20th is only two 
years away. Start planning now for 
Memorial Day weekend '98! One blatant 
sign of the onset Alzheimer's - several of 
you neglected to sign your notes! I did my 
best on detective work, but If I goofed, sor- 
ry!! The most common threads that tie us 
together are kids and 40th birthday 
celebrations! 

Edie Baird and Bob had a real 
"family" summer with her parents 50th an- 
niversary celebration, reunion, and week- 
ends camping or in their canoe. Leslie 
Anderson Battle had her annual trip to 
Italy with her sister (Helen Lewis '79). She 
is busy with Bailey (10) and Taylor (9) and 
had a month in NC and Maine. Melanie 
Bowen Steglich's husband, Lee had a 
surprise party for her 40th and gave her 
tickets to the El Dorado Resort and Spa in 
Mexico - they are there as I write this! 
Paula Brown Kelley is busy with a new 
home, John Patrick (4) and Genny (1) and 
keeps in touch with the SBC Washington 
crowd. She still works full time in commer- 
cial real estate. Are we really old enough to 
have h.s. age kids? I guess so, as Lee 
Carollo's son Is on his way! She is 
science dept, chair and teaches Honors 
Chemistry This summer she is working as 
a research & development chemist for the 
adhesives industry. Photographer and 
Hawaii resident Monte Costa was off to 
New Mexico for two weeks last year. 
Lenore Cox is healthy and looked for- 
ward to a vacation in Miami; she had just 
returned from Hilton Head. She sees Lisa 
Spruill Darby often 

Lucy Darby Cole has moved to Tam- 
pa and was looking forward to seeing 
Janet Smalley Todd during the Olym- 
pics in Atlanta. Following is a poem, "I 
Celebrate," that Lucy wrote and would 
like to share with classmates (for space 
reasons, the lines are separated with semi- 
colons): "Life begins at forty I am ready; 
To dance anew under a pale blue-yellow 
dawn.; I will skip, jump and sing, heady; 
With joy. I'll catch sunbeams and flutter 
over lawns; On gossamer wings while 
lightly tasting; Earth's nectar. When shad- 
ows fall, I'll softly embrace; The twilight 
and darkness. Though resting,; I won't be 
alone. Heavenly starlight will mark my 
place; And illuminate my way The best 
things; And purest light, will come to me 
through Grace.; I will look to the stars." 

Dana Dotten Endacott Is the Naval 
Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Opera- 
tions Officer on a one year tour of duty She 
works with Cuban Asylum Seekers who 
enter the Naval Base by swimming, rafting 
or walking through bordering minefields!!! 
Allison Egbert Brokaw performs in 
local productions of operas and operettas 
in Summit, NJ, is kept hopping by her two 



sons Bert (6) and Caleb (3). She saw 
Barbara Behrens Peck and reported 
that her two daughters Sarah and Haley are 
wonderful Muffy Hamilton Parsons is 

"kept on her toes" by James (9) and 
Spencer (5) and is Development Chair for 
the Childhood League which runs a pre- 
school for children with special needs. 
Susie Heitmiller Busch still lives in 
Richmond, but has renovated a 150 year 
old farmhouse outside town where she had 
a growing herd of cows! Children Charles 
(5), James (3) and Whitney (2) love their 
weekends there Drusie Hall Bishop 
enjoys her son Ben, still rides, and 
was headed to see Olympic riding In 
Atlanta! Jane Hemenway Sullivan had 
a "honeymoon baby" in April - Nine 
months after their trip to Ireland and 
Scotland Elizabeth Caroline arrived! Eelen 
Humphrey Gora is busy with 4 children 
in 4 different directions and writes that her 
sister Elinor Humphrey Comer is 
returning from 2 years in Guam to San 
Diego. Son Patrick (5) has a new baby 
sister Alicia! 

Eve Jackson London and family 
went west this summer to Montana, 
Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. 
Mitchell (11), Jack (8) and Ivey (7) were 
the perfect age to en|oy the great outdoors! 
Her cousin Kathy Jackson Howe is the 
Queen of Carpools with Trey (13), Khaki 
(11) and Janie (8). but she did get away 
from it all when husband Root gave her 
just a few hours notice that they were 
headed to Bermuda for her 40th. She saw 
Robin Jones Eddy at W & L and says 
she looks great! Anne Jarrell Berry and 
family moved back to Georgia. Children 
Ellis (12), Will (10) and Frank (7) have lit- 
erally been bike riding across the state! 
Carey Johnson Fleming with children 
David (11) and Ian (5) and husband are 
moving from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach - golf 
anyone? Nancyellen Keane Smithers 
is Associate General Counsel of a subsid- 
iary of Circuit City She sent exciting news 
of the birth of their daughter, Caroline on 
July 1! Ann Key Lucas has three 
boys John (7), William (5) and Hunt (3) - 
all active in sports tor all seasons. Jane 
Lauderdale Armstrong and husband 
Mike are chairing the Parents' campaign at 
Westminster, making it a better place for 
David (8) and Kate (5). Piano lessons 
abound in the life of Maggie Laurent 
Gordy; she is taking lessons as well as 
Meg (12) and John (9). They are escaping 
the Florida summer and heading to Mt. 
Desert Island in Maine. 

Ann Maricle Stefano and husband, 
Vince visited France and also had a mini 
reunion in Nagshead, NC with Jean 
Beard Barden, Lu Litton Griftin, and 
Sue Griste Russell. Ann is still an ac- 
count manager with Lexis-Nexis and chil- 
dren Will (5) and Kate (1) are happy and 
healthy Leigh McDonald Forrester 
has moved too! After living in Pennsylva- 
nia she and her family decided that they 
like the Florida lifestyle. She has visited 
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her husband, Sol Holly McGlothlln had 

an "elegant" 40th birthday, loined by Andy 
Yellolt (76) and Robin Behm (79) 
Holly IS still looking for a B & B to buy. 
Cindy McKay's 100 year old farmhouse 
lakes most of her time with major renova- 
tion although she's become a little league 
baseball fan thanks to son Kevin (7). 
Jeannette Mehl started the year at 
DisneyWorld with daughter, Tamara and is 
keeping mind and body in shape by teach- 
ing Art and Aerobics 

Cathy Mellow Goltermann fits 
substitute teaching and volunteer w/ork 
around the schedules of twins Catherine 
and Christen (6) and son Woody (4). She 
goes to the Ozarks tor summer weekends 
After vacationing in Alaska, Mo Moffett 
Kyle and her husband, Steve will return to 
teaching; Ashley begins second 
grade. From Los Angeles Mary Moore 
Garrison reports that daughter Jennifer 
(6) is growing up too fast! Mary is 
studying musical theatre in hopes of 
writing musicals She plans on coming to 
our 20th, but wants her pals to come tool 
Becky Mulvihill McKenna is still a 
counselor, and keeps her practice of 
Marriage and Family Therapy. Her daugh- 
ters Katie (12), Maggie (10) and Erin (7) 
love singing and Irish Dancing while dad. 
Ken plays the music! Life has changed lor 
Susan Negaard Harley as husband 
David graduated from Law School and she 
had a baby girl. Marl Caroline in Jan, She 
is the Plant Manager for Baxter Healthcare 
and her son Andrew is growing fast! 
Katherine Nesbit loves Greensboro and 
working for AT&T. She was oft to the Olym- 
pics with her mom (Mary Burwell Nesbit 
SBC '56) leke Osinga Scully writes 
from Cologne, Germany that she had her 
third son. Kirk Patrick in April. He joins 
Brendan (5) and Dunstan (4) and they plan 
to return to the States in time for our 20th! 
Julie Pfautz Bodenstab works part time 
at the Medical Society of Delaware and is 
president of the PTO She and her family 
planned a trip to the Grand Canyon where 
son Peter (10) was to compete in the U S. 
Transplant Olympics in Salt Lake City. 
Phillip (13) is an athlete as well Alohai 
from Lauren Place Young in Maui, 
Hawaii where she and her husband, a land- 
scaper, have started a rose farm with 400+ 
rose bushesi Jake (8), Brittany (6), and 
Makenna (3) love their spot on a mountain 
of 4000 feefi Sally Poison Slocum was 
off to Europe Her job as Senior VP of 
Health Cost Consultants keeps her on the 
road a lot, but she gets to see Mavis Ray 
Grifffth when she goes to Texas - they 
were planning a trip to SBC to show their 
husbands where they "grew up". Hallie 
Powell Morton loves being President of 
the Junior League of Austin, Missy 
Powell Adams runs to keep up with her 
twins Philip and Whitman (8) but takes 
time out to enjoy "girls nights out" with 
Maria Rixey Gamper (also mother of 
twins Charles and Richard (8) and 
Catherine (6) and me!!! Another 40th 
birthday celebration - this one in the 



South of France - away from two daugh- 
ters ages 8 & 4 - Katherine Powell 
Heller and her husband. An Atlantan, she 
escaped from the Olympic craze to Hilton 
Head. She says she will miss Carey 
Johnson Fleming and her family when 
they move to Myrtle Beach. 

Ann Taylor Quarles Doolittle will 
take a leave from teaching to pursue 
writing and was at the Sewanee Writers 
Conference this summer working with 
poets Katie Renaud Baldwin is 
teaching again and all is well in Alaska 
with Amanda (10) and Emily (7). They 
were going to Oregon and Michigan this 
summer where they hope to see Jean 
Lightfoot (SBC 77) Anne Riordan 
Flaherty is doing a lot of volunteer work, 
but I don't know where she finds the time 
with Mary (7), Patrick (5), Timothy (4) and 
John (3)1 She reports that all is well with 
her sister-in-law, Catherine Flaherty 
(SBC '80). Betsy Ryan is a Vice 
President in Institutional Sales with 
C S. Boston and her travels take her to 
Orlando where she sees Catherine 
Taylor Moore. She is taking a Septem- 
ber bike trip to Provence. Janet Rakoczy 
Hudson completed her MBA and has al- 
ready started an investment club and is 
going to San Francisco and then to the 
beach with her family. Eileen Scully is in 
her third year as an Asst. Professor at 
Princeton teaching Diplomatic History. 
She will be on sabbatical this year at 
Harvard Law School as an SSRC- 
MacArthur Foundation Fellow studying 
international traffic in indentured labor - 
whew' 

Anne Simonds Lowe took respite 
from the heat at their lake house in the 
Texas hill country She and husband, Rick, 
son Jeffery (3rd grade) and Stephanie (1st 
grade) vacationed in Steamboat Springs, 
CO Julia Sutherland is a Senior VP at 
Powell Tate (a Washington PR Firm) and 
celebrated her 40th with Sue Griste 
Russell In Winter Park, FL Catherine 
Taylor Moore has "retired" from Sun 
Trust and works as a training facilitator 
conducting workshops and seminars. She 
planned a trip to San Francisco and 
Monterey, CA for her 40th She had a fun 
visit with Elizabeth Perkinson in Janu- 
ary As Anne Thrash Jones turned 40 
her "baby", Mary Pat turned 10 and son 
Chris is 15! She and Bob are working hard, 
she as a paralegal in Atlanta Wedding 
bells rang for Drasi von Wiesenthal 
Blanc Soren is a horse-loving film mak- 
er and she still shows horses while living 
in LA Deb Davison Weidner's daugh- 
ter, Whitney was the flower girl in Drasi's 
wedding Lisa Wray Longino and 
George love being back in Dallas. She and 
her daughter Fleming have been riding 
all year (LISA?) taking time out for yet 
another birthday trip - this one to Italy! 
She also told of a snow-mobile trip 
through Yellowstone. Big news from the 
Wray family is that Barbara Burns (SBC 
'81) and Joe had a baby boy, Will, in 
March! More wedding bells, this time (or 



Cindy Whitley! Dave is with a European- 
based company, but they will still be in DC 
where Cindy is in archeology with the 
Parson's Corporation. The bells are peal- 
ing for Liz Williams too! She met Chuck 
Woodworth six years ago while bare boat- 
ing in the BVI ,1 wonder if they'll honey- 
moon there too' When these notes go to 
press Deb Davison Weidner will be in 
a totally renovated house in LA With kids 
Bo (11), Whitney (9) and Peter (4) she is 
busy, but finds time to ride and compete 
on the California "A" show circuit and so 
does Whitney! Last but not least, alphabet- 
ically, is Ann Yauger, the very first to 
respond! She was promoted to AT&T Chief 
of Protocol and had responsibility for all 
international customers & AT&T Senior 
Execs during the Olympic Games'! Think 
ol the people she met as she was to ac- 
company them the whole time in Atlanta! 
Claire Cartwright Vaughn and family 
were to meet Ann in Atlanta. Late card from 
Lexington from Robin Jones Eddy! She 
had great "catch up time" this spring with 
Lynn Spilman Williams and Kathy 
Jackson Howe - age 40 is flattering to 
both! Tony Christian Brown bought a 
beautiful farm near town where she will 
have horses. Robin still enjoys selling real 
estate and has been to her two brothers' 
weddings. Stets was off to camp when she 
wrote and they were both preparing for the 
trauma of Middle School. 

Cannle Chrysler Shafer and I are 
both doing well. She and Win went away 
for a golf weekend and it snowed! She be- 
came Senior Unit Head at school, which 
she says adds to making her "feel" 40. I'm 
sure that Francie (9) and Blake (6) add into 
that eguation Cannle says when not work- 
ing she is either chasing or transporting 
them. She lost her Uncle Tom Baldwin 
(husband of Nancy Godwin Baldwin 
SBC '57) and the family gathered for a 
service in the SBC Chapel. 

Bob and I are doing well as are Ellie 
(1 1 ) and Geordie (8). I too have the trauma 
of my oldest making the leap to Middle 
School. I still teach nursery school and am 
amazed at how YOUNG all the mothers of 
my charges are. I've become a regular on 
the weekend morning news of the ABC 
affiliate here in Baltimore where I do a 
segment on kid's activities and family 
entertainment. It's a lot of fun - and you all 
know what a ham I am anyway! So, that's 
itH! By the time you read this our 20 re- 
union will be just over a year away SEE 
YOU THEN, Mary Page Stewart 

1982 

President: Ethel Burwell Dowling 
Secretary: Lucie Stephens Holland 
Fund Agent: Rhoda Harris 

These five years have certainly flown 
by guickly, and I have enjoyed immensely 
keeping in touch with you all as your sec- 
retary Carol Searles Bohrer has moved 
again, this time to Richmond 5/96, where 
she oversaw a large addition on her new 
house. She had Emily Walker on 1 1/27/94, 



and son Price is 4 Jean Von Schrader 

Bryan in Ohio works two days a week for 
a temp company - her mental health days 
- as she is a busy mom to Betsy, 5. 
George, 4, and Anne, 3. The children have 
season passes to Sea World lor family out- 
ings. Jean saw Molly Finney in May and 
planned to see Jane Dure at the 
Greenbriar in WV where she was going for 
her 6th annual family reunion Libby Lee 
Gantt Castles wins the class fertility 
award! She was expecting triplets in 
October to join Mason, 4, Guy, 3, and 
Mary Etta 1. Her guote, "Our lives will 
certainly change!" Other happy baby news 
is Ethel Burwell Dowllngs son, Peter, 
born 2/96. Ethel enjoys the seminary 
community in Jackson, MS, and is 
involved in the Junior League. She looks 
forward to seeing everyone at reunion. 

Visiting London for the first time since 
she lived there in the '70s was Heather 
Pirnie Albert last June. She lives in NJ 
and has two children, ages 12 and 7, New 
mom Deborah Price Bowman wel- 
comed Katie on 4/4/96, The little traveler 
has already been to FL, IL and SC Debbie 
is now back at work, Brianna Boswell 
Brown and her family (Hannah, 7, Sarah, 
4, and Matthew, 1) vacationed at the 
Outer Banks and joined Dirt Davidson 
and her family in NM for skiing Nancy 
Daugherty Davidson also visited 
Alexandria last summer with her girls, 
Meredith and Katherine, who are adorable. 
Nancy stayed with Molly Finney at 
Molly's new house in Old Town, Francie 
Mantho Belliveau is in Annapolis, 
where Scott works at the Naval Academy. 
They are involved with Academy events 
and attend church there, Francie had Anna 
on 7/1/96, who joined brothers Michael 
and Ned Anne Goebel Bain is in CA 
working as a chef and has her own com- 
puter address: anne@onlinechef,com. 
Anne spoke to Suanne Huskey, who was 
expecting her first child. 

In Columbus, GA, Lucile Redmond 
Flournoy directs the Logos Program at 
First Presbyterian Church for Christian 
nurture directed at youth and children. She 
enjoyed a 10-day boat trip to the Virgin 
Islands with her husband. She said Lee 
Watson Lombard! expected her first 
baby in December. Jill Maple Fallon 
lives in the hills of CT and works at 
Duracell Son Jack turned 2 last April and 
is now talking in nice complete sentences. 
Jill and husband John enjoy their son. 
their jobs and making their house a home. 
Sportster Jane Dure gualified for two 
national tennis tournaments and met all 
the lady tennis stars. Now she's taking up 
boxing, so don't make Jane mad! She is 
copy chief lor Texas Monthly magazine 
and secretly hopes that Texas will secede 
and she will be the Empress of the Texas 
Republic Cynthia McMechan Curry 
and her husband practice criminal defense 
law together in Ft. Lauderdale. They have 
two girls, ages 2 and 4. Lisa Church has 
Olympian news. ..Salt Lake City will host 
the 2002 Winter Olympics, and Lisa's 



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marketing company will be involved wilh 
advertising the Games. Lisa is now busy 
perfecting her golt. fly fishing and 
cross-county skiing, Monika Kaiser and 
her family traveled to Germany in July 
and detoured to France to baptize their 
son, Julius, Daughter Alexa, 6, is a great 
help with Julius, who is a "rascal". Liz 
Kauffman, Esq,, and her horses moved to 
Lexington KY, Liz plans to race her horses 
there in horse country. From Paris, Lorie 
Teeter LIchtlen was expecting baby #2 
in January. Son Nicky is 3, and Lorie still 
works in banking. 

Seattle is home to Rachel Giles 
Gronsky and her family. After two boys, 
Rachel finally had a girl, Jordan. Family 
vacations are spent on their 28-fool 
boat, and Rachel volunteers at school and 
tends vegetable garden in the summer. 
Rosemary Hardy changed schools but 
still teaches behaviorally disordered stu- 
dents in KS. She keeps in touch with 
Rebecca Coggin Hubert ('83). In a similar 
profession is Leslie Hertz, who teaches 
children with multiple handicaps in 
Cleveland public schools. She will soon 
complete her M.Ed, in that field. Rural 
Kentucky life suits Betsy Helm, who 
shares five acres along the Ohio River with 
3 horses, 3 dogs and 5 cats, Betsy recent- 
ly developed an automated victim notifica- 
tion program for victims of domestic vio- 
lence that the State of Kentucky has imple- 
mented Liz Hoskinson enjoys the 
Junior League of NYC and still rides. She 
worked at the Olympics in Atlanta at the 
equestrian venue. Liz sees Rhoda Harris 
and stays in touch with Nancy Davidson. 
Rhoda expected a baby in Sept. '96. Lots of 
news from Nancy Trimble Howell in 
New Orleans. Daughter Devin is 5, and 
husband Brad patented a formula to repair 
skipped and scratched compact discs 
called "CDShell" which should be in 
stores by now. Nancy sawTricia Whelan 
Schenck, who visited the Big Easy on 
vacation from her home in TX. Tricia has 
five children. She teaches Spanish and had 
a letter from Michelle Martinez Cartel 
in Italy Robin Piatt Wetherbee is 
teaching art to elementary school children 
and a mother's-day-out class to pre- 
schoolers. She is also studying art at the 
Univ. of Houston. Gina Parish South 
and Rob moved from Atlanta back to 
Louisville three years ago. She keeps busy 
with Miles, 6, Caroline, 4, and Kelli, 2. 
Rachel Mlllrood Perlman trades 
bonds in Bala Cynwyd, PA Her daughter, 
Sophie, is now 6. Patti Snodgrass was 
named managing editor of the Loudoun VA 
Times Mirror upon the resignation of the 
editor. She is also still news editor. Nancy 
Smith teaches French and math al a 
public school near Richmond and is on the 
Board of Deacons at her Baptist Church. 
She saw Heidi Slavin in December '94. 
Heidi is in Poland on an international 
teacher program and has been busy pub- 
lishing. Holly Bates married E. Michael 
Snow on 6/8/96. Holly is director of 
government relations tor the Georgia 



Hospital Association Betsy Keiser 

Smith and Patrick recently completed 
their new house in North Palm Beach Her 
sons are Alexander, 5, and Nicholas, 1. 
Retirement suits Aimee Nelson Smith, 
who is a stay-at-home mom to three 
children in Baltimore - Porter, 8, Shelby 
5, and Peyton, 3 Jennifer Rea is active 
with the SBC DC Club and has been busy 
recruiting graduating high school seniors 
Her desktop publishing business is grow- 
ing. Wedding bells rang in November for 
Angela Avereft-Rock and William H 
Scurry Jr. Angela's business. Parents First 
Inc. is flourishing in Atlanta, leading par- 
enting seminars for churches and busi- 
nesses. Gracie Tredwell Schild is 
working on book #3, a biography of JFK 
for a German series. She has made three 
trips to the States recently, the latest in 
August for birdwatching in AZ. Ginny 
Beverly Ring is expecting (with the help 
of in vitro) after five years of trying. Con- 
gratulations! She and Michael celebrated 
their 7lh anniversary at The Homestead 
and made a swing by SBC during the 17- 
year cicada visitation. Cynthia Shannon 
and her father, retired SBC music 
professor John Shannon, gave a double 
harpsichord recital for the Piedmont Foot- 
hills Arts Council last June. Cynthia is or- 
ganist for St Andrews Episcopal Church in 
Greensboro, NC A talented family! 
Carolyn Shaffer Llorens plans to return 
to medical school in January She has two 
sons, John, 7, and Henry 1. Mary Ames 
Booker Sheret has been promoted to 
Curator of Collections at the Southern 
Oregon Historical Society in Medford, 
where she has worked for three years. She 
and her husband are buying their first 
house in the country. Mary Ames will at- 
tend our 15lh reunion with her mother, 
Catherine Fitzgerald Booker ('47), who will 
be celebrating her 50th reunion! Anne 
Powers Touchette runs a boat business 
in West Point, VA, and is working on her 
M.Ed, at William and Mary. She has two 
boys Palsy Griffith Van Etten moved to 
Boston, where she hopes to open a horse 
farm. Her second son, Riley, was born 
8/95. 

I have included news from everyone 
who sent a post card Please try to attend 
our 15th reunion - we will have a wonder- 
ful time. I am writing this from Alexandria, 
VA, where my time is now spent 
preparing bottles and changing diapers 
lor my first baby, Carter, born 2/7/96 I 
sometimes run into Kathy Reynolds 
Barsness on the tennis court Ann 
Morton Young Habliston is planning 
an addition to her house in Old Town to 
make room for herself, Charlie and their 
three darling children. See you at reunion! 



1986 

President: Jenny Crossland 
Secretary: Mary Jo Biscardi Brown 
Co-Fund Agents: Carol Dixon, Beth 
Ann Trapold Newton 
Notes by former secretary Lisa 
Redd Toliver. 

It was wonderful seeing everyone at 
our 10th Reunion. In spite of the rain, 
those attending enjoyed seeing so many 
familiar faces on the beautiful SBC cam- 
pus. To those not in attendance, we hope to 
see you at the 15th. Meantime, if you're 
visiting SBC, stop by the Alumnae Office to 
browse our Reunion Scrapbook. Congrat- 
ulations to our new class officers, listed 
above. 

Harriet McNair Alexander enjoys 
life in Charlotte, NC with husband, 
Chris and Rebecca (1). Kirsten Bailey 
Atkinson is part-time Program Director 
for St. John's Episcopal. Her children, Loid 
IV (7) and Caroline Bailey (3) are well 
Kirsten and husband, Loid III planned a Wl 
trip to celebrate his 20th Reunion 6/96 
They also celebrated their 10th anniversa- 
ry 6/96. She has heard from Susan Mann 
Levy, Harriette Cooper Liederbach, 
Gail Glifort, and Maureen Mahoney 
Also, from Charlotte, NC: Suzanne Craft 
Bailey is still a Realtor with Prudential 
and is "full" time mom to Christopher (14 
mos). Husband, Drew was promoted to 
Asst. VP/ Senior Officer at First Union's 
Environmental Department. They plan a 
Fall 95 trip to San Francisco. They had a 
mini-reunion at McKenzie Reed's 
wedding Cathy Moore Barksdale and 
family are soon to move into a new home 
in Richmond. Trying to pack with 2- and 
14 month toddlers is challenging. Tracy 
Pryba Baugham and husband, Graham 
welcomed daughter, Hayley Erin 5/27/96. 
The "new" family is adjusting well and Tra- 
cy will return to her career as a chemist 
with Whitehall-Robins in Richmond, VA in 
4 mos. 

Leigh Ringler Bennett and Jim 
missed reunion due to the recent birth of 
baby #1 , Sydney Taylor. Now that's an ex- 
cused absence!! Leigh is back in her new 
job as a Change Management Specialist 
for CSC Consulting. In 9/95, Mary Jo 
Biscardi married Frank Brown in NJ and 
in 2/96, they moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
as a result of Frank's job transfer. Mary Jo 
saw Lynn Higgins Dreyer before she 
moved from FL to IL. She is excited to be 
Class Secretary Kathleen Teague 
Bogusky is teaching school in Baltimore, 
MD Ashley Simmons Bright is 
expecting #3 8/23/96. Ashley, husband, 
Edgar, Ella (5) and Gordy (3) are planning 
a trip to Northern Wl late June to escape 
the New Orleans heat Rushton Haskell 
Callaghan is Director of Alumni at Epis- 
copal H.S. in Jacksonville, FL, coaches the 
Women's Cross Country Team, and 
does personal training at the local 
YMCA. Rushton was one of the 50 in NE 
FL chosen to carry the Olympic torch 
and was honored to do so at it passed 



through Jacksonville. Rushton is still 
running, but taking a much needed break 
from racing Kaky Connors Cassada is 
busy planning events for the SBC Alumnae 
Club of Charlotte Harriette Cooper 
Liederbach and Sally Engleby Farrell 
both provided her with a complete Reunion 
update. Kaky and Garland had a 10th 
anniversary trip to the Chalet Club at Lake 
Lure in the NC mountains Along with 
Jocelyn (6) and Stuart (2), their summer 
travel will include VA and the SC beaches. 
Lynn Mather Charette is busy with 
Tucker John (7/20/96). He joins Ben (2). 
Elizabeth Wharton Charles resigned 
from Fisons Pharmaceuticals and is home 
full-time with Eugene (2). During the week, 
they are very busy with swimming lessons 
and art classes and the weekends are spent 
at the family's cottage on Keuka Lake in 
upstate NY Jessica Sinnott Cotreau 
and husband Bill plan a summer trip to 
Nova Scotia, but meanwhile are busy with 
their "work" jobs and "fun" jobs taking 
care of their horses and dogs. Jessica saw 
Patty Glick and Kelli Colby in her home- 
town, Middleburg, VA. Aside from work, 
Jenny Crossland enjoys her new kitten 
and anticipates a trip to Hilton Head with 
her parents and Linda Mae Visocan ('87) 
where she will see Nancy Ray Wiltshire 
and family. 

Terry Cerina Davis enjoys married 
life and spoke with Nancy. Deanne 
Dawson is happy in England, working as 
the International Sales Manager responsi- 
ble for GOS in 17 countries, and wonders 
if she will ever return to the states. Her 
summer will include trips to Kenya and 
Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, then off 
to South Africa to her boyfriend's home for 
the holidays. Linda DeVogt writes in 
from Richmond, VA and is doing well. 
Mimi Holland Dinsmore enjoyed see- 
ing so many at reunion. The family plans a 
tall trip to DC to attend a WVA art exhibi- 
tion and visit with Holly McGovern 
Barberandhertamily in Alexandria. Mimi 
continues PR work for the slate of WVA 3 
days a week. She says Fall is a beautiful 
time to visit the state and would love to 
hear from anyone coming to the area In 
Marietta, GA Drusilla Davis Fadus and 
Joseph love parenting Margaret Lauren 
(18 mos). The Fadus family almost 
moved to the Panhandle, and just before 
selling their house decided to "stay put". 
Sally Engleby Farrell shared Reunion 
with her mother (Jane Sigloh '56), who 
was celebrating her 40th. Grandmom glad- 
ly took charge of Sally's 3 yr. old Tommy 
Sally and family enjoy working on their 
house in Bedford, NY She stiil teaches 
Pre-K at Greenwich Academy in CT Bella 
Viguerie Gsell and husband. Gordy are 
expecting their first child 11/96 and until 
then will spend as much time as possible 
in CO. Betsy Nott Hall loves life in LA 
where she teaches 3rd grade at Brentwood 
School. She says "3rd Graders are great". 
Betsy and Roger celebrated their 5th anni- 
versary with a trip to Rome and Florence 
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finished her first year of Business School 
at use and Pamela Edwards, who 

continues to freelance as a Production 
Coordinator making commercials. Betsy 
anticipates a summer visit with Mary Via 
Cuoco ('87), husband Marl<, and Will 
(2/24/96) Elizabeth Sheehan Hamrlck, 
husband Jamie (HSC) and son, Shaw (3) 
are still in Savannah, GA and she works tor 
IVIanaged Corp. as an account manager 4 
days a week. They enjoyed a beach trip to 
Tybee Island, GA with Mlml Holland 
Dinsmore, husband Tyler (HSC), and son 
Mac (2). Shaw and Mac enjoyed the beach 
while Elizabeth and Mimi had fun watching 
the Greek sailing team warm up for the 
Olympics Judith Bell Henri's son 
Christopher (5) has finished Kindergarten 
and Sophie is almost 3 The family vaca- 
tioned in Smugglers Notch, VT and plan 
summer travels along the east coast to vis- 
it family and friends 

Eve Hill writes in for the first time and 
reports that she is an attorney wilh the Civil 
Rights Division of the Dept. of Justice She 
works to enforce the Americans with Dis- 
abilities Act and coordinates the Division's 
Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. 
She also chairs the board of a nonprofit 
organization She visits Jennifer Green 
Mitchell and husband, Jeff frequently and 
looks forward to the summer '96 wedding 
of Mary Beth Miller Meme Boulware 
Hobbs, David, and Libby (2) welcomed 
David Whitehead. "Whit" 2/8/96 The kids 
keep the house very active. Meme enjoyed 
a pre-union trip with Ashley Simmons 
Bright and Holly McGovern Barber 
Meme has officially "retired" from her 
leadership position with the Ballet Guild 
and plans to travel in the fall. Dayna 
Avery Hulme and husband, Tom had a 
great time at the Reunion. Dayna admired 
the beautiful SBC campus and felt that the 
events were well planned. Elizabeth 
Gallagher married Scott Jeffery 6/93 and 
Alexander was born 10/94. They live in 
Westford, NJ and Elizabeth continues as 
Director of Economic Development for Jer- 
sey City Elizabeth Butterfield Jones 
loves living in Aspen, CO and invites us to 
visit her at Little Nell's, where she is enjoy- 
ing and doing art. I was pleased to hear 
from Susan Smith Karp, who trans- 
ferred to UVA after two years at SBC and 
met her husband Andrew while he was at 
UVA Law School. After living in NY for 6 
years working in Children's Book Publish- 
ing, Susan and Andrew moved to Char- 
lotte, NC and enjoy the location as well as 
Eliza (3) Occasionally Ihey see Kaky 
Connors Cassada and family Karen 
Fennessy Ketola has a new Market 
Manager position in the Automotive Group 
of Dow Chemical, She will relocate from 
Midland, Ml to the greater Detroit area. Her 
"fabulous" husband Barry is also changing 
jobs. Although dual career timing is diffi- 
cult, it has worked for them Shannon 
"Spunk" Kuehlwein was sorry to miss 
reunion. She has moved from OE to 
beautiful VT After many years as a Camp 
Administrator, she has put that on the 



"back burner" and is pursuing Firefighting 
and Rescue full-time. She has joined a Fire 
Dept, but is applying to work in a more 
active company 

Harriet Cooper Liederbach is hav- 
ing a great time in Charlottesville, taking 
care of Daniel (3) and Hannah (2), and rid- 
ing. Husband, Mark is working on his doc- 
torate at UVA. Elizabeth Lindsey and 
husband. Ken are in NJ where Ken is in 
his final year at Princeton Theological 
Seminary Elizabeth is doing editorial work 
at Educational Testing Service. Due to 
Ken's summer internship in Cavalier, ND, 
they missed reunion, but hope to attend 
the next one Elizabeth "Lee" Malley 
Lowe and husband. Bill are in Vienna, VA 
working hard on some large additions to 
their house. Their "biggest" addition was 
John "Jack" Francis, 8/95. Elizabeth can't 
wait to introduce him to the "girls". 
Mariah Smith Malik enjoyed reunion, 
especially the opportunity to drive to SBC 
with Catherine Callender Sauls and 
Suzanne Craft Bailey She attended 
McKenzie Reed's wedding, where she 
saw many SBC'ers Lisa Marks loves liv- 
ing in Wilmington, NC, where her home is 
under major construction During reunion, 
she was in Italy Between that trip and 
several ski trips to Vail, she is out of 
vacation time. She is awaiting her annual 
"girls" trip with QuincI Stevenson Velie 
and Elizabeth Wood Kleppe After five 
years as a "stay at home" mom, April 
Adelson Marshall took a position in 
computer based training sales and market- 
ing with a local engineering firm The fam- 
ily is looking for another home centrally 
located in Potomac, MD 

Mary Beth Miller moved to 
Phoenix, AZ and is an attorney at Quarles 
& Brady She is getting married to Carl 
Orson, 7/20/96 from Scottsdale, AZ 
After living in VA, NY, DC since graduating 
from SBC, she is happy to settle down in 
AZ. After eight years in NY with her hus- 
band and daughter, Julia (1), Jeremy 
Weithaus Minnetian and family have 
moved to Little Silver, NJ. She enjoyed 
reunion and the opportunity to "catch up" 
with Julie Weyand Watson Bella 
Viguerie Gselle Beth Wharton 
Charles, Karen Fennessey Ketola 
and Elizabeth Haynie Wainstein Eliz 
abeth is expecting baby #1 11/96. 
Jessica Steinbrenner Molloy and 
husband, Joe are busy raising Elizabeth 
(7), Jennifer (6), Robert (4), and Michael 
(2) Jessica plays tennis frequently and is 
now at a 4.0 level. She would love to hear 
from SBC friends Beth Ann Trapold 
Newton checks in from McLean, VA. 
Karen Gonya Nickels and family will 
spend some time in N, Myrtle Beach. She 
challenges herself to find time to read books 
without pictures! In the Fall, Garret starts 
Kindergarten Robyn Bailey Orchard 
had a much quieter year than 1995. Tatt 
(a,k. Jem 3) welcomed his brother Jeremy 
Raymond Lee, born 9/16/95. Robyn has a 
wonderful time as a "stay-at-home" mom, 
working on the house, and substituting at 



the junior and senior high schools. In 
1/96, Olivia Hardin Pettifer returned to 
the U.S. after 2 years in Sydney, Australia 
where she was an Assistant Buyer for Dav- 
id Jones and attended Textile and Color 
Theory Design School. After returning, she 
married Andrew James Pettifer, originally 
from Great Britain. They live in Raleigh, 
NC, where Olivia attends Interior Design 
School and Andrew is a chef at a renowned 
French restaurant 

Ann Bruce Faircloth married Billy 
Pozler 4/13/96 in SC and the couple 
has settled in Birmingham, AL. The brides- 
maids included Meme Boulware 
Hobbs, Rushton Haskell Callaghan, 
and Eileen McCardle Memo's daughter 
Libby was the flower girl. They all had 
"such a fun time". Stephanie Jones 
Renfro, husband Jim, Helen (5), and 
Gavon (2) moved to Colorado Springs, CO 
6/96 when Jim received a promotion to 
sales. Stephanie loves being a "stay-at- 
home" mom and reports that Helen 
continues to do well with her chemothera- 
py for leukemia and should finish 5/97. 
Vicki Wolf Rosenfield, husband Stuart, 
Emily Elizabeth (3/6/95), and Will 
(3/12/96) enjoy living in Baltimore. Vicki 
frequently sees Dale Banfield Banning '85 
and her "adorable" kids, Mary Webb 
and Will Vicki also keeps in touch with 
Lynn Mather Charette Catherine 
Callender Sauls. Roll, and Noah (1) 
moved to CO due to Rolf's promotion and 
transfer Catherine loves being a "stay-at- 
home" mom. The family enjoys their new 
home and being so close to the mountains. 
Ava Spanier and Scott are excited to 
leave the "Big Apple" and move to Short 
Hills, NJ. where they purchased a 75 year 
old English Colonial home. Plenty of 
charm, but no closet spacel! Ava looks for- 
ward to putting in a garden. She still does 
management consulting for Coopers & 
Lybrand and has visited quite a few inter- 
esting towns in the US include living in 
Boston. Phoenix, and most recently lovely 
downtown Dayton, OH. Ava says "it made 
hei miss Lynchburg"! Kay Redmond 
Teague is busy in Charlotte, NC with son, 
Jensie (3) and teaching art history (usual- 
ly one class per term) at Oueens College 
She was sorry to miss reunion, but heard 
it was great from Harriet McNair 
Alexander. On 4/27/96, McKenzie 
Reed married a Dutchman, Kees Van 
Meet and honeymooned in HI. They live in 
Amsterdam, where Kees is a tax attorney 
and advisor at KPMG-Meijburg & Co. 
McKenzie will continue modeling and is 
grateful that her job is so flexible. She is 
tapping the European market. Their wed- 
ding was a mini-reunion: Co-matrons of 
honor were Vicki Wolf Rosenfield and 
Catherine Callender Sauls Many 
SBCers attended and reported that it was a 
beautiful wedding in her parents' garden 
and the guests were entertained by the 
Voltage Brothers, Jesse White had a 
great time at the reunion. She finished her 
internship in school psychology and is 
searching for a new job. Who knows if she 



will reside in PA next year? Melissa 
Halstead White enjoyed seeing every- 
one at reunion and reports the birth of 
Christopher Thomas, 7/23/96 She looks 
forward to the 15th, Nancy Ray 
Wilshire missed reunion, but was busy at 
home with James (4) and John Lawrence, 
born 2/24/96. She plans to enjoy a six 
month leave of absence from work, Nancy 
saw Susan Mann Levy and daughter 
Preston. Jenny Crossland, and Linda 
Mae Visocan ('87) at Hilton Head. 

Chris Jones Winder still works for 
Penguin Books, but moved from NY to 
London two years ago with husband, 
Simon, Barnaby (3), and Felix, born 
3/96. Chris was sorry to miss reunion, 
but celebrated when Jackie Genu 
and daughter Sophia visited from NY 
Cornelia Woodworth and husband, 
Brett enjoy the Bay Area in CA. Cornelia is 
still a program manger at Hewlett 
Packard's Netserver Division. The compa- 
ny manufactures around the world, which 
means frequent traveling, especially to the 
Grenoble area in France Brett is a corpo- 
rate attorney for a firm which focuses on 
Venture Capital Funded Start-ups, 
Initial Public Offerings and Mergers and 
Acquisitions. He loves representing 
the small companies in Silicon Valley 
Louanne Woody still teaches math at 
Manteo M.S. and sells real estate with Sun 
Realty Louanne and Martha Cooke had a 
mini-reunion in Nagshead. They discov- 
ered they both live on the Outer Banks. As 
for LaMont and me, life is never dull with 
Julian (6). Jordan (4), and Tristan (18 
mos.). It was a pleasure seeing everyone at 
reunion I traveled to SBC with Patricia 
Pauling Gissendanner and Charade 
Boiling Estes While we attended re- 
union, Patricia's husband Maurice and 
son, Mxolisi (1) spent the weekend 
with "my men". Our husbands were 
college roommates at VMI, Charade, hus- 
band Davis, and daughters Chelsea and 
Cameron have moved into a beautiful 
home in Stafford, VA After reunion, Beth 
Ann Trapold Newton Linda DeVogt 
Karen Gonya Nickels April Adelson 
Marshall, Katie Hearn '85. and I met 
Beth Conner Pace in downtown Balti- 
more for a mini-reunion during a visit for 
her brother's wedding. My tenure as your 
class secretary has been rewarding and I 
will miss "catching up" with everyone each 
summer I have appreciated all of your per- 
sonal notes and well wishes. All the best to 
everyone. 

1990 

Secretary: Cheryl Bishop Gilman 

Thanks to all who responded. Here is 
the scoop for the last year and a half. From 
Arlington, VA Sarah Andres writes that 
she is still teaching in Fairfax County She 
keeps up with Meg Caulk and Jill 
Straughan Meg lives nearby in Wash- 
ington, DC working as an event planner. 
They both attended Jill's engagement par- 
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in Ponte Verde. FL at dawn. They will hon- 
eymoon in Scotland Meantime they are 
restoring a 1 60 year old Victorian house in 
Madison, GA where they will live. 

At the U of Minnesota-Minneapolis 
Chaira Ascari tinishes her MA in Italian 
in 12/96. She will teach the fall 1997 
semester at Mary Washington College. 
She plans to attend West Virginia 
University-Morgantown to earn a MA in 
counseling. For 3 weeks in June she 
vacationed in Alaska, the Yukon and 
British Columbia with her family Pattie 
Booker works in Richmond as GIS con- 
sultant /Business Analysis at the Virginia 
Housing Development. She enjoys her 
country home in Appomattox on the week- 
end, canoeing and her 2 granddaughters 
Dene Burnham plans her wedding to 
Tony Wong on 8/31/96. He is a registered 
nurse like Dena. They are building a house 
in Fredericksburg, VA. On Madison Ave. in 
NYC Amy Burton designed the tea room 
and expansion at the Mackenzie Child's 
store. She vacationed in France for 2 
weeks. She is in touch with Suzanne 
Szak and Mary Ellen Naff Ptillpott 
Ben and Mary Ellen had their first child, 
Emily Willian, on 12/7/95. She sleeps with 
her SBC teddy bear. Congratulations to all 
the new parents! Bryn Currie Pottow 
and Jim delivered William Richard in Bos- 
ton on 7/18/96. They moved back to 
Toronto and Jim has done a merger with 
his family business Bryn plans to return to 
work by 2/97 Chris Carrlere Zazulak 
had #2, another boy in 4/96. Amy 
Kroeger and Meg Caulk traveled to New 
Orleans to visit Jennifer Ctiambers 
Glenn and husband, Steve, bought their 
first home tall 1995 in Gaithersburg, MD. 
They anticipate their first child in 9/96. On 
11/7/95 Amy Donnelly Toblk and Steve 
had Katie Spencer. She enjoys playing with 
Susie Sickels Dyer's ('91) son. Amy is a 
systems security analyst contracted out to 
the Immigration & Naturalization Service. 
Sonja Grufil became the proud godmoth- 
er of Kent Baxter Heckel, son of Slacey 
Sickels Heckel '88. Sonja remains in 
Washington DC, working for the 
Securities & Exchange Commission as a 
paralegal assisting a visually impaired at- 
torney Becki Finkbeiner Streett and 
Dave bought a house and expect a baby 
girl in 8/95. Dave finished med school and 
started his psychiatry residency Becki 
teaches math courses at a college, but will 
take off the fall semester. In Puerto Rico 
Dolly Garcia and her husband are ex- 
pecting Mogul Juan in 9/96. She had a 
mini-reunion with Jean Spillane, Amy 
Kroeger, Ann Beatty and Beth 
Pesiri in Jan 1996 Esther Goldberg 
Harrison, husband Tony and son, Preston 
welcomed Dorothy Laura Grace, "Dollie" 
on 6/17/96 Tony is a station commander 
in Hagerstown while Esther teaches kin- 
dergarten. She starts her masters in Ed. 
Administration in the summer 1996. Eliz- 
abeth Jones Greenhaigh and Ty had 
their first baby on 7/17/96, His name is 
Gunter Daniel. The whole family relocates 



to Venice, FL in 8/96 Rosanna Jones 

Thurman and Danny delivered their sec- 
ond son, Derek Paul on 6/29/96. She still 
works as a clinical psychologist in Iowa 
Marie Kettler Green married Kevin Th- 
omas Green on 3/21/92, He's 
an attorney with his own firm: Walton, 
Ritchie & Green, Marie received her 
nursing degree 5/94. Now she's retired, 
painting and expecting a boy They bought 
their 1st home on Mobile Bay, Alabama. 
Karen Malmquist Laakso and Eric 
are busy with theii first child. Reed Erik, 
born 5/18/96 Carole Witherington 
Lumpkin is still in Jamaica where 
her husband, Albert, is a chel with the 
Wyndhan Rose Hall Resort, They expect #1 
on 10/30/96 She was a bridesmaid in 
Jacy Carter's wedding, Kristen Rieder 
Costello and Mike had Megan Elizabeth 
on 4/24/96. Mike builds "spec" and cus- 
tom homes with his brother in Longmont, 
CO. Kristen is pursuing a broker's license 
at U of CO-Boulder. She is also a contract 
administrator lor the Dept. of Contracts & 
Grants. 

Across the Atlantic Ocean Joan 
Armstrong Abbington and Bill enjoy 
traveling while he is working for Int'l 
Paper in Poland. They have seen Russia, 
Sweden, Turkey Czechoslovakia and plan 
to go to Alrica this winter Rickie Fisher 
is in Germany pursuing a career in 
interpreting. She is riding regularly and 
leasing an appaloosa, Gael Guillermou 
Bachmann and her husband are renovat- 
ing her parents house which was passed 
on to Gael and Chrislophe Being an 
architect he has done all of the work him- 
self They are expecting their second child 
in August. Linka Weyrauch lives in 
Novosibirsk, Russia (western Siberia). She 
has a 4 year commitment as a missionary 
It snowed on 5/26/96 in Vail, CO where 
Jacy Carter married DatI Goorno. They 
spent their honeymoon in Turkey Jacy is 
office administrator for Aspen Financial 
Planning Leslie Carson Albizzatti and 
her husband bought an apartment in 
Key Biscayne, FL a block from the 
beach. She is still with Banco Santander in 
the operations dept., working on a reengi- 
neering project. Leslie was a bridesmaid, 
along with Stacy Gilmore Hicks, Amy 
Calandra Zechini, and Susan Beebee 
in Lisa Waldrop's wedding on 4/20/96 
Lisa and her husband break ground on an 
eguestrian/tennis facility in Montpelier, VA 
in 8/96 

Candace Collins married Peter 
Preston 9/30/95. Jackie Kjona '91 partici- 
pated in all the festivities. Candace and 
Peter bought a home in Iveness, FL where 
she works lor the State Attorney's Office, 
KC Cushman married Mark Slack IV 
(W&L '86) 2/10/96, Mark is a commercial 
Mortgage Banker for GMAC, while 
KC works her way up the ladder at 
Merck-Medco Managed Care Stephanie 
Dance married Anthony Tancredi 3/9/96 
in Washington DC Catherine Hollberg 
was maid of honor Stephanie and Anthony 
moved to Memphis, TN where she is 



active in the Junior League, substitute 
teaching and volunteering. Kimberley 
Dickey relocated to Denver, CO She 
manages the Lord & Taylor in Denver In 
NYC Lara Fieve is a clinical research 
Associate at Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co in 
the int'l division She sees Wendy Tripp, 
Cata McDonald, Lyile Martin '89, and 
Carolyn Grant Gallagher '89. Jacqueline 
Gray Falk and John live in Georgetown 
where John practices law. She is home 
with Jack (1). She hears from Ailish 
O'Connor who just received her masters 
in Ed. from the U of Georgia. Ailish is mov- 
ing back to Atlanta, Jacgueline reports that 
Nancy Bethea married Andy Howell 
(W&L '89) 10/95, They live in Atlanta, 
Catherine Hollberg marries Steve 
Minor 11/96, She works at the Atlanta 
Journal in retail advertising. In Birming- 
ham, AL Cassie Jones married Robert 
Walker IV 6/29/96. She works at U of 
AL Hospital. Robert is an architect 
with Gresham Smith & Partners. Carol 
Krajewski Hajas and Steve traveled to 
Thailand, Malaysia, Greece and Hungary 
following the 1/96 wedding. They were 
transferred to Minneapolis where they 
bought a farm. They expect their 1st 
Fresian foal 9/96 Amy Kroeger relocat- 
ed to Phoenix, AZ to work lor Indian Health 
Services, She bought a home in the 
historic district. Working for a health 
care consulting firm, Allison Lea re- 
turned to Clearwater, FL, In Richmond, VA 
Elizabeth Mason is an associate with 
Williams, Mullen, Christian & Dobbins 
concentrating on Environmental Litigation 
and compliance work. She enjoyed Tisa 
Delaney's wedding and is the maid of 
honor for Kana Roess fall '96 Cata 
McDonald lives in Boston, MA with Ann 
Maitrepierre Cata received her masters 
in Spam in Spanish Literature & Lan- 
guage The summer of '95 she taught 
Spanish at Exeter (her alma mater) She is 
working on her masters in Ed. Allison 
Miree Gillespie travels a lot as a con- 
sultant for MACESS software. She and 
David fix up their home in their spare time. 
Sallie Mcllheran sent pictures of her 
latest art works She will be famous soon 
Rachael Renzy Meima started her own 
business, selling leas, aromatherapy prod- 
ucts and accessories. In Stamford, CT 
Beth Pesiri bought a condo, works as an 
art therapist, and enjoys her 2 nieces and 
her dog Allison Richards is Ihe Human 
Resources Manager lor Valve Manufactur- 
ing She speaks to Sarah van Deventer 
and Jill Straughan. Alter cycling through 
Ireland, Joie Roderick Tankard re- 
signed from teaching after 6 years, to start 
organic market gardening. She and 
Richard attended Lolly Crossland's wed- 
ding to Espen Lolly and Espen live in 
Oslo, Norway Ann Richardson O'Brien 
and Ian travel to England & Scotland in the 
fall. She is a sales rep. in the computer in- 
dustry Kathleen Sams Flippen is an 
associate strategist for Response Market- 
ing Group in Richmond Cecilia Schultz 
Haynie teaches 4th grade at Alexandria 



Country Day School. Parker Shultis 

Pearson is riding again. She hosted 
Jenni Vance Granieri '91 and Heather 
Service '91 during reunion weekend, Kate 
Smith married Thomas Clifton Patin III 
5/20/95. She pursues an MA in European 
history Irom LSU. She works for the Port of 
New Orleans. Thomas works for Lusk 
Shipping Co. while pursuing an MBA at 
Loyola U Jean Spillane and Ann 
Beatty are roommates in Philadelphia, 
Ann works for Corf Furniture Rental and 
Jean is a marketing consultant for Strohl 
Systems on the disaster recovery software. 
After graduating from law school at WVU, 
Jennifer Sullivan moved to Los 
Angeles to study for the California Bar 
Exam, 

I enjoyed catching up with Julie 
Brooks, Allison Miree Gillespie, and Amy 
Calandra Zechini at Ashley Flynn's 
wedding on 6/15/96 at SBC. She married 
Wilson Hall Blanchard. Julie, Alison and 
Latane Spencer '89 were bridesmaids. 
Wil's mother is Ginger Newman Blanchard 
'60, Aunt Bee Newman Thayer '61, and 
cousin Trista Newman '95 As for myself 
the last year has brought lots of change. 
James Emery Bishop, "JEB", joined our 
family on 9/8/95 Chasing after 3 children 
(Jenna 4, Luke 3) keeps me very busy 
Scott and I bought a home in Annapolis 
which we look forward to decorating and 
fixing up. I enjoy showing, fox hunting and 
training young horses in my spare time. 
We have plenty of room and welcome any- 
one passing through Annapolis. 

1994 

President: Erica Q. Clayton 
Secretary: Susan Margaret Barrett 
Fund Agent: Ashley Henderson 

Kelleigh Smith is in Austin, TX with 
Apple Computer in finance and keeps in 
touch with Mary Ellen Horner who is in 

Missoula, MT hoping to attend graduate 
school soon. Betsy Lanard received her 
MA in Music Therapy from the Medical 
College of PA, and works as a Music Ther- 
apy Consultant. She plans to move to 
Philadelphia soon, visit Caillin Sundby 
in Atlanta, and vacation in the Bahamas 
with her boyfriend, "the Dr" Dorothy 
Bailey is now in Ihe DC area but plans to 
attend veterinary school after she attends 
Clemson Univ. in SC this fall, Carlene 
Harper plans to visit Dorothy soon. She 
works for AT&T in Salt Lake City, UT but is 
seeking new employment. She is recover- 
ing well from open heart surgery last April 
and enjoying mountain biking and the 
weather in UT Kirsten Osmondson, in 
Richmond, VA, opened an 18th and I9lh 
century French antigue shop. Early & Co., 
which has already given her a chance to 
take several trips to France, Robyn Barto 
is engaged to Martin Thomas; Ihey are 
planning a wedding in '98. She is finishing 
her MA in Student Affairs and Higher Ed at 
Indiana Univ in PA. 

Katherine Lindsey is a homeowner 
in Jacksonville, FL and will soon be an 



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active member ol the Jr. League on ttie PR 
Comm, Stie still enjoys her job at Indepen- 
dent Life. Katherine visited DC for July 4th 
and stayed with Heather Bayfield who 
lives in Fairfax with her sisler, Heidi, and, 
now, four cats! She is a referee for women's 
h.s. lacrosse and enjoying the other side of 
the sport, and also working on her MA in 
Education. Jamee Thompson is still a 
Montessori teacher in CO, she and John 
Briggs (H-SC'95) are planning a March 
wedding. Susan Morgan is in Rich- 
mond, VA working on her credits in order 
to attend Occupational Therapy School. 
She often sees Amelia McDaniel who is 
Director of Christian Education at St. 
James's Episcopal Church in Richmond. 
Heather Forrester is still in Amarillo, TX 
and IS a Head Start teacher and loving it! 
Katherine Schupp will attend William & 
Mary for her MA in Anthropology and 
Historical Archaeology, after a two week 
Outward Bound course in the Colorado 
Rockies. She has been busy with her wine- 
tasting course and beach volleyball league. 
Beth Riccobono has been teaching h.s, 
mathematics for two years at St Johnsburg 
Academy in VT and really enjoys it. She 
visited Stephanie Hanson in Princeton, 
NJ a couple of times. Linda Lombardo 
is the Choral Director and music teacher at 
Nelson Middle School in Amherst, VA, 
while enrolled full-time in the MA program 
in Education at Lynchburg. In her spare 
time she is celebrating 16 years of mar- 
riage and is busy with four sons, 

Katie Blaik will attend Univ. of OK 
Law School fall '96 and is in her third year 
in the Jr. League. She will see Kathy May 
when she attends a pre-law program in DC. 
Lla DeSimone is still collecting taxes in 
No VA for the IRS. She moved to Silver 
Spring, MD with her fiance Frank Colbert, 
one of MD's finest They are planning a 
May wedding. Corrlne Glllard returned 
to New Orleans and attends Loyola Law 
School Courtney O'Dea received her 
MA in Counseling Psychology and is liv- 
ing in the DC area, teaching preschool in 
No Va Lori Ann Harris Johnson is 
managing the Floral Decorations Depart- 
ment at the Mayflower Hotel in Washing- 
ton, DC, and JP is still with the Restaurant 
Assoc Tracy Lauren Van Tyle married 
Jake Bartolomer on 6/22/96 in New 
Albany, OH. She plans to teach kindergar- 
ten in Milwaukee, Wl. Kim Mounger 
received her M.LS. from the Univ. of 
Washington and is seeking a library posi- 
tion. Katherine Cook finished at the 
Univ. ol Fribourg in Switzerland. She and 
her horse are moving to Charlottesville lor 
UVA graduate school in history. 

Amy Loux loves her job at Lucas 
Film and hopes to have a mini-reunion 
with Courtney Venable. Sarah 
Underbill. Lynn Martin and Mehreen 
Mallal soon. Amy is also singing with a 
local band. Amy Biatbrow is marrying 
Craig Ross Davidson 1/18/97. She is a 
Weight Management Consultant in Ra- 
leigh. NC, where she and Craig will live, 
Beth Riccobono ('94) and Stephanie 



Hanson ('94) are bridesmaids Cara 
Gunther received her MA in English Lit- 
erature and is an ad executive in Annapo- 
lis, MD. Shelly O'Brien won the Individ- 
ual Gold at the Olympic Festival in '95 She 
was promoted to Executive Director at pre- 
mier health and fitness club in San Anto- 
nio. TX Molly Pbemister lives in an 
activist house in Charlottesville, VA for gay 
and animal rights and is active with the 
Pagan Recognition. Molly presented a 
paper to the VA Education Council about 
integrating domestic violence prevention, 
intervention and survival skills into school 
curricula Greta Eustace Sullivan 
works for ARTnews magazine in NJ and 
enjoys married life to Gregory Sullivan. 
Jennifer Noble ('95) is her assistant. Jill 
Higginbotham is still working at Old Mill 
Townhomes renting apartments and con- 
tinuing school at CVCC and the search for 
her calling. Laura Greene finished grad- 
uate school at Auburn Univ. and is marry- 
ing her h.s sweetheart, Mead Silsbee. on 
9/7/96 Patricia Geets and Lee 
McEachern are two of her bridesmaids, 
Patti is finishing her MA at LSU in Baton 
Rouge and Lee is working in Atlanta. I saw 
both of them at Allison Chance 
Gabrielsen's wedding in Ponle Vedre, PL 
on 6/20/96. Patti, Lee, Tysha Calhoun, 
Michelle Lee Wallace, and Stephanie 
Dudley ('96) and I were bridesmaids in the 
wedding. Allison will be finishing law 
school this year, and she and her husband, 
Jimmy are living in Atlanta. Tysha is a 
manager in a restaurant in San Antonio, 
TX. Michelle will finish her degree at the 
Univ of TN this year. She and her husband, 
Bobby, still live in Knoxville. Kim 
Szuszczewicz is planning her wedding 
for 9/21/96 with her fiance John Snead. 
Kim is an analyst at AAMVA (Motor 
Vehicle Assoc.) and living in Fairfax, VA. 
She has been traveling a great deal and 
saw Katherine Lindsey while in FL 

JodI Szuszczewicz McGee is 
teaching math at North Stafford H.S, She 
and her husband, Bryan, live in 
Centreville. VA with their two Beagles, 
Spanky and Charlie, Jodi is helping Kim 
plan her wedding. She and Christy 
Young and Dorothy Bailey are three of the 
bridesmaids Ginger Amon moved back 
to Charlotte, NC and is traveling across the 
U,S, during summer '96 as a counselor for 
an outward adventure. Ginger was a 
bridesmaid in Laura Warren Underwood's 
('93) wedding, and stayed at Rebecca 
Nelson's home when she attended Jaki 
Toy's ('93) wedding Kathy May is a 
meetings assistant for CTAMC Cable TV 
Administrative and Marketing Society, Inc. 
in VA Lorelei Bahret Mote married 
Chris 10/94, They live in Atlantic Beach, 
PL Chris is in the Navy and Lori works lor 
an insurance company Erin Curpler is 
employed by Orvis Company in New York, 
NY and will move to the Orvis Corporate 
Headquarters 1/96, Hopie Carter is also 
in New York, working at Corp, Design at 
Tiffany & Co, She loves it! Hopie attended 
an SBC Tea and they published a cook- 



book as a fund-raiser for the Alumnae 
Club, She sees Bonnie Insalac Abrams 
('93), Jennie Broadlief ('92) and Kim 
Clayton Stacey Elsenberg moved to 
Birmingham, AL and is looking for a teach- 
ing position. She also attended Sarah 
Evans wedding this past summer. VInca 
Swanson spent the summer back in MT 
on the ranch and is heading back to 
Seattle to add lacrosse coach to her re- 
sume She attended the Nationals in May 
in MA. Liz Gllgan is still at Boston Univ 
graduate school finishing her MA in 
Archeology Liz worked in Belize, Central 
Am. again as a member of the Maya 
Research Project in Blue Creek. Victoria 
Sevastianova received her MA in 
French Literature from Univ of Cincinnati, 
traveled in Europe this summer and will 
begin a PhD in Mythology Folklore/Com- 
parative Lit. at UVA Allison Vollmer 
returned to Birmingham to work for South- 
ern Progress as their New Media Producer, 
and to reduce her phone bill, William 
Douglass (H-SC'94) is also in B'ham. 
Wendy Wall is in Birmingham working 
on her MA in psychology Randy Nace (LC 
'94) is still close by Kelly Schmitt start- 
ed a new job 8/95 as National Sales 
Manager for an electronic clipping compa- 
ny Luce Online, Inc. Went to Dave Mat- 
thew's Band Concert 7/96 with Lesley 
Byers who lives in Scottsdale. Kept in 
touch with Caltlin Sundby by e-mail and 
letters while she was in Japan, Unfortu- 
nately missed Tracy Lauren Van Tyle's 
wedding in Ohio this summer. Will be in 
DC mid September to see SBC alumnae. 
Elizabeth Thigpen was married 6/1/96 
to Aaron Landry in Chapel Hill, NC, Heath- 
er Forrester, Courtney O'Dea, Erica 
Clayton, Jamee Thompson and I 
were bridesmaids. The wedding was a mini 
reunion with many SBCers attending, Eliz- 
abeth and Aaron went to Tortola, BVI lor 
their honeymoon and now reside in 
Greensboro, NC, I have left DC and am 
attending Univ of MS Law School in 
Oxford, MS (Ole Miss) and I love it, I 
occasionally see Alice Windham who is 
in her third year here at the Law School. It 
was good to hear from all of you, and I 
wish you each the best! 



Editor 

NANCY GODWIN BALDWIN 57 
Assistant Editor and Class Notes Editor 

NOREEN DONNELLY PARKER 
iVtanaging Editor 

LOOISE SWIECKI ZINGARO 80 
Design 

The Design Group 
LynchbufQ, VA 

Alumnae Board, Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Association July 1. 1996 - June 30, 1997 

Presidenl 

ETHEL OGDEN BURWELL 58 

Grosse Poinle Farms, Ml 

Frrsl Vice PresiflenI and Diieclor ol Clubs 

MYTH MONNICH BAYOUO '80 

Dallas, TX 

Second Vice Piesideni and Chair ol Reunion 

and Council Planning 

LINDA MAE VISOCAN '87 

Cleveland, OH 

Third Vice Presidenl and National Alumnae 

Admissions Repiesenialive and Financial Aid Chatr 

KATHLEEN (KATHY) GARCIA PEGUES 71 

Warrenlon, VA 

JANE TATMAN WALKER '60 

Indianapolis. IN 

Treasurei 

MARGARET (ROBIN) CHRISTIAN RYAN 14 

Wellesley, MA 

Alumnae Fund Chaif 

ANN RITCHEY BARUCH '62 

Haverlofd, PA 

Nominating Chaif 

MARJORIE (MARJIE) MCGRAW MCDONALD '60 

Ruxlon, MD 

Acadeinic Outreach Chair 

GAIL ANN ZARWELL WINKLER 76 

Neenah, Wl 

Regional Chairs 

JUDITH BENSON STIGLE '67 

Madtson. CT 

MARGARET (MEG) RICHARDS WIEDERSEIM 78 

Devon, PA 

FAITH RAHMER CROKER '54 

Williamsburg, VA 

FRANCES GILBERT BROWNE '56 

Cfiarlotte, NC 

CLAIRE OENNISDN GRIFFITH '80 

Atlanta, GA 

WENDY IGLEHEART '78 

Evansville, IN 

DIANE DALTON '67 

Milwaukee, Wl 

MELISSA (MISSY) GENTRY WITHEROW '80 

Vicksburg, MS 

MELANIE BOWEN STEGLICH '78 

Dallas, TX 

PENN WILLETS FULLERTON '66 

San Ralael, CA 

Members at-Large 

English Gnllith '95 
Elkins.WV 
Sarah Dennis '96 
Sweel Bnar, VA 

Members ol the Board of Directors ot Sweel 
Briar nominated by the Alumnae Association 
and elected by the Board ot Directors of Sweet 
Briar: Maiy (Moliie) Jofinson Nelson '64, Lookout 
Mountain, TN, Nancy Hall Green '64. Atlanla, GA; 
Eugenia Dtckey Caldwell '65, San Francisco, CA, Jane 
Merkle Borden '65, Denver, CD 

Ex Officio: Nannetle McBurney Crowdus '57, Spring 
Lake, Ml, Planned Giving Chair, Mary (Moliie) 
Johnson Nelson '64, Lookout Mountain, TN, Bomood 
Circle Chair, Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer '64, Essex 
Junction, VT, BoKWood Circle Co-Cfiaii, Lynne Manov 
Sprinsky '71, Montoursville, PA, Fund Agent Chair; 
Ann Young Bloom '59, Wynnewood PA, National 
Reunion Gitis Chair, Lochrane Coleman Smith '76, 
Birmingham, AL, National Reunion Gills Chair-Elecl; 
Nancy Godwin Baldwin '57, Monroe, VA, Editor, 
Alumnae Magazine, Louise Swiecki Zingaio '80, Sweet 
Bnar, VA, Director, Alumnae Association, 



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19 9 5 - 1 9 9 6 
HONOR ROLL 
OF DONORS 



Siveet Briar College's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The 
1995-96 Honor Roll of Donors reflects the College's abiding gratitude for 
gifts sent by members of the Sweet Briar family between July 1, 1995 and 
June 30, 1996-four seasons of giving. Warmest thanks to each donor 
from all of us at the College. 

New this year: a Siveet Briar Rose appears to the left of the names of 
donors who have given faithfully over a fiveyear period. Rosam Quae 
Meruit Ferat! 



honor roll of donors 



FOREWORD 

Fundraising is the "means to an end" at Sweet Briar Col- 
lege, and our fiscal 1996 year-end results show tliat Sweet 
Briars alumnae, parents, and friends do believe in the 
quality' program that is offered here. Our total cash flow 
was $4,911,155. Our success continues to come from indi- 
vidual donors. 

Bequests and Life Income gifts continue to play a large 
role in Sweet Briar's fund-raising success. 

The College received tlie following from July 1, 1995 
tlirough Jime 30, 1996 



LIFE INCOME GIFTS 






3 Gift Annuities 




$ 156,680 


1 Pooled Income Gift 




50,748 


1 Charitable Remainder Trust 


13,531 


CASH RECEIVED 






25 Bequests 




$2,211,391 


-1 Lead Taist Payments 




65,957 


GRAiND TOTAL 




$2,432,350 




Goals 


Final Results 


Alumnae Fund 


$1,326,000 


$1,312,878 


Parents Fund 


120,000 


131,117 


Friends 


4,000 


9,1.37 



$1,450,000 $1,453,132 

naiiks to all who made the 1995-96 
fiscal year a successful one! 

Mitchell L. Moore 

Vice President for Development 

and College Relations 

The 1995-96 Annual Fund Committee 

Ann Rltchey Baruch '62 
Annual Fund Chair 

Mildred Newman Thayer '61 
Alumnae Fund Chair 

Jo Ann Soderquist Ki'amer '64 
National Reunion Giving Chair 

Ann Young Bloom '59 
Naluinal Reunion Cuing Chair-Elecl 

Mary Johnson Nelson '64 
Boxtniod Circle Chair 

Lynne Manov Sprinsky '71 

Fund Agent CItair 




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1995-96 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 



participation awards 



1944 and 1972 Win 1995-96 Participation Awards 

Certificates of Appreciation were presented by Bee Newman Thayer '61. 
Alumnae Fund Chain a)id Lynne Manor Sprhisky 71. Fund Agent Chair, 
to the 1944 and 1972 Class Fund Agents for their special efforts in leading 
their classes to achieve the highest annual percentage of participation in a 
non-reunion year 

We Class of 1972. led by Fund Agents Rhonda Griffith Durham and 
Susan Snodgrass W]'n)ie. won this award for classes prior to their 25tb 
Reunion for the second year in a row (Congratulations!). Tlie Class of 
1944. cheered on by energetic Fuiul Agent Betty B(yd Fariiiholt. won for 
classes having celebrated the 25th Reuiuon. 

Reunion 1996 

'Jhe extra-effort Reunion Giving Program was begun 15 years ago by the 
late Nancy Doivd Burton 46 to strenghten support of the Annual Fund. 
The Annual Fund, which enhances student scholarships, faculty salaries, 
and the academic program, is the lifehlood of the College's developmeiU 
program. 

In 1995-96 Reunion classes raised $431,662.31. Tl.w Class of 1946 
raised $120,010. with 87% participation, wiinnng the Na)icy Dowd 
Burton Award and the Participation Award for classes celebrating 25th - 
50th Reunion. The Class of 1976 won the Participation Aivard (48%) for 
classes celebrating the 5th - 20th Reunion. 



1995-96 REUNION CLASS TOTALS AND PARTICIPATION RATES 

Total (lifts Participation Rates 
1946 $120,010 87% 

Reunion Gifts Chairmen: Helen Miinijisoii Line. Adeline Jones Voorhees 

1951 24,587 72% 

Reunion Gifts CLiainnen: Patricia Anne Barion. Ann Pelescb Hazzard 



1956 27,645 

Reunion Gifts Chainnan: Kathryn Smith Schauer 



51% 



1961 53,638 51% 

Reunion Gifts Chairmen: Catherine Caldwell Cabaniss. Winifivd Storey Davis 



1966 

Reunion Gifts Chainnan: Nancy Conlile Swann 



30.095 



1971 39,850 

Reunion Gifts Chairmen: Evelyn Manov Sprinsky. Jacqueline Penny 

1976 26,301 

Reunion Gifts Clxtirmen: Barrel Ann Humphrey, Lochrane Coleman Smith 

1981 14,570 

Reunion Gifts Chairmen: Nancy Webb Corkery, Holly Silsand 

1986 13,837 

Reunion Gifts Cliairmen: Elizabeth Conner Pace. Rushton Haskell Callaghan 



47% 
54% 
48% 
22% 
28% 



1991 1,437 20% 

Reunion Gifts Chairmen: Christine Flint Canterbury, Maty Ann Fanner Farley, 
Victoria Campn Byrd 




1995-9b Class Kesnlls: 
Top Ten Classes' 
Gift Totals 

1946 $120,010 

Reimiun Gifts Cu-Chairmen: 
Adeline Joiie.s Voorhees. Helen 
.Miircbisoit Lane 

Fund .Agent: Edwinci Yoiiiig Call 

1961 $53,638 

Reunion Gifts Co-Chairmen: 
Catherine Caldwell Cabaniss. 
Winifred Store)' Davis 

Fund Agents: Julie 'Neil 
Arnbeim. Faith Bullis Sebring 

1945 $41,155 

Fund Agent: Anna .Maiy 
Chidesler Heyu <ood 

1971 $39,850 

Reunion Gifts Co-Chairmen: 

Evelyn Manov Sprinsky. 

Jacqueline Penny 
Fund Agent: Judith Brown 

Fletcher 

1941 $35,405 

Fund .Agents: Jane Loveland 
Byeris. Badnmt Sevens Young 



1930 



$34,160 



1957 $33,953 

Fund .Agent: .Anne Wilson Rouv 

1943 $33,408 

Fund .Agents: .Margaret Swindell 

Dickerman. 

.\kuy Love Ferguson Sandeis 

1949 $33,343 

Fund .Agent .\liuy Fran Brown 
Ballard 

1948 $32,173 

Fund .Agents: Martha Davis 
Barnes. .Anne Ricks Griffin, 
.Marion Bower Hanison 



1995-96 Class Re.wlts: 
Top Ten Classes' 
Participation Rates 

1946 87% 

Reunion Gifts Co-Chairmen: 
.Adeline Jones Voorhees. Helen 
.Murcbison Lane 

Fund .Agent: Edwina Young Call 

1944 75% 

Fund Agent: Belly Farinholl 
Cockrill 

1949 73% 

Fund .Agent: Maiy Fran Brown 
Ballard 

1951 72% 

Reunion Gifts Chairman: 
Kathryn Smith Schauer 
Fund .Agent: Ann Sheldon Taylor 

1948 70% 

Fund .Agents: .Martha Davis 

Barnes. .Anne Ricks Griffin. 

Marion Bower Harrison 



1934 



70% 



1943 69% 

Fund Agents: .Margaret Swindell 
Dickerman. Mary Love 
Ferguson Sanders 

1942 68% 

Fund Agent: Florence Bagley 
Witt 

1941 68% 

Fund Agents: Jane Lowland 
Byerts. Barbara Nevens Yoinig 

1945 67% 

Fund. Agent: .Anna Mary 
Chidesler Herwood 



1995-96 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 



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gift clubs 



The Sweet Briar Circle 
The Sweel Briar Circle honors 
donors who make unrestricted gifts 
ofSlO.OOO or more. SLxty-sLx gifts 
of this magnitude ti'ere receiwd in 
1995-96 from the following 
meml)ers: 

«The Estate of Mildred Lewis 

Adiiins ^r 
« Mr. and Mns. Homer I. Altice 

* Tile Estate of Margaret Banister '16* 

* Ann Ritchey Barucii '62 

* Gordon G, Beemer 

» Tfie Estate of Audrey Betts '45" 

* Tlie Estate of Betty Bean Blacic '49" 
« Mr and Mrs. J. Bruce Bredin 
*Joanne Raines Brinldey '57 

* Alice Gary Farmer Brown '59 
« Laura Lee Brown '63 

* Mr. and Mrs. Waller H Brown 

(Catherine Barnett '49) 

* The Estate of Ruth Simpson 

Carrington '21' 

* Mr. and Mrs. John R. Childress 
The Estate of Nancy Hancock 

Coe •31" 
The Estate of Emilie Turner 
Cowling '30* 

* Mr. and Mrs. W. Ford Cramer, Jr 

* Flora Cameron Crichton '46 

* Nannette McBumey Crowdus '57 

* Chariotte Heuer de Serio '57 
Margaret K. Ellis 

* The Estate of Fannie Fletcher" 
ft Elizabeth Morton Forsyth '36 
« Carol MdVIurtry Fowler '57 

The Estate of Mary Stokes 
Fulton '36* 

* Sally Fishburn Crockett '52 
« Adelaide Boze Glascock '40 
« Nancy Hall Green '64 

* Mr. and Mrs. Philip Greer 

* Rose Berger Griggs '28 

* Evelyn Dillard Grones '45 

* Mr and Mrs. Victor W. 

Henningsen, Jr 
(Mayde Ludinglon '48) 
Drs. Tom and Marika Herskovic 
« Kathryn Trogdon Hightower '67 
Dr and Mrs. Arthur]. Horowitz 
« Gladys Wester Horton '30 

* Helen Murchison Lane '46 

* Helen S Lanier 

« Frances Gnffith Laserson '70 

* Frances Childress Lee '57 
The Estate of Elliott Lewis '37* 

* Mary Jane Luke '48 

« Sara Finnegan Lycett '61 

* Mary Lee McGinnis McClain '54 
« Lois Fernley McNeil '40 

» Norma Palte.son Mills '60 
« Kathleen Bailey Nager '53 

* Mary Johnson Nelson '64 

« Mr, and Mrs. J. Wilson Newman 

* Shirley Hauseman Nordhem '42 
Teresa Wood O'Daniel '53 

« Frances Gregg Petersmeyer '43 

* Margaret Craighill Price '41 

* .Allison Stemmons Simon '63 

* Stephanie Bredin Speakman '68 

* Serena Ailes Stevens '30 



The Estate of Eleanor Crumrine 
Stewart '47' 

* Katherine Upchurch Takvorian '72 

* Evaline Edmands Thoma '29 
« Emmy Lou Thomson '47 

George S. Trimble 
ft Adeline Jones Voorhees '46 
The Estate of Cornelia Murray 
Weller ■33' 

* Lois Peterson Wilson '26 

* Helen Wolcon '35 

* Margaret Jones Wyllie '45 

The President's Circle 

Sixty President's Circle members 
(up from 54 in 1994-95!) gave 
between $5.000 and $9.999 dur- 
ing the last fiscal year 

* Patricia Sorensen Ackard '4l 
ftjean Love Albert '46 

« Clare Newman Blanchard '60 

* The Estate of Margaret Davison 

Block '54- 
« Ina Brown Bond '67 

* Ethel Ogden Bursvell '58 

* Fay Martin Chandler '43 

« Claire Cannon Christopher '58 
» Mary Whipple Clark '35 
« Alice Edwards Davenport '45 

* Winifred Storey Davis '61 
The Estate of Frances Hallett 

Denton '34' 
Mr and Mrs. David H. Dorminey 
.Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Dudman 

« Anne Hill Edwards '46 

ft Leila Burnett Felker '45 

* Mary Vinton Fleming '46 

* Mary Goodwin Gamper '78 
« Bonilee Key Garrett '43 

* Catherine Smart Grier '46 

* Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Hale 

(Anne Sheffield '54) 

* Winbome Leigh Hamlin '58 

* Betty Forsyth Hams '60 

* Vesta Murray Haselden '38 
» Anne Saickle Houston '46 

* Mary Bailey Izard '52 

* Margery Scott Johnson '57 
ft Louise Conigan Jordan '39 
« Kathleen Kavanagh '74 

* Sarah Tanis Kreker '39 

ft Elizabeth Bramham Lee '48 
« Anne Noyes Lewis '43 
ft Beatrice Dingwell Loos '46 
Timothy E. Mansell 

* Caroline Rankin Mapother '48' 
« The Estate of Mary Virginia 

Marks ■35" 
ft Julia Groves Martin '42 
ft Marie L. Moore "'O 

* Jane Tomlinson Myhre '50' 

ft The Estate of Kadiarine Means 

Neely '34' 
« Alpine Martin Patterson '41 
ftjoanne Holbrook Patton '52 
« Kitty Corbett Powell '38 
« Patricia Powell Pusey '60 

* Whitney Jester Ranstrom '65 
ft Virginia Nelson Self '56 

ft The Estate of Marjorie Shepherd 
■26- 
Catherine Slatinshek '76 



Dr. and Mrs. Charies Stewart 

* Mildred Newman Thayer '61 
ftjane Aren.sberg Thompson '61 
ft Jane Roseberry Tolieson '52 

* George R Walker 

* Lee Montague Watts '39 

ft Mr and Mrs. George H. Weiler, Jr 
ft Connie Burwell ^'hite '34 

* Ariana Jones Wittke '46 

* Mary Denny Scott Wray '61 
T Evans Wyckoff 

* Kalherine Jones 'I'ouell '71 

The Boxwood Circle 
The 1995-96 Boxuiood Circle 
Committee: 

Mary Johnson Nelson '64, Chair 
Nanc7 Godwin Baldwin '5"^ 
Mary Fran Brown Ballard '49 
Martha Mansfield Clement '48 
Donna Pearson Josey '64 
Claire Hughes Knapp '64 
Caroline Rankin Mapother '48* 
Ann Momson Reams '42 
Audrey Lahman Rosselot '48 
Helen J. Sanford '42 
Anne Hinshaw Vanderweil '68 
Elizabeth Smith White '59 
Hedi Haug White '64 

The Boxivood Circle honors those 
ivho contribute $1,000 to $4,999 
There were 414 members in 1995- 
96, compared to 399 in 1994-95- 

« Margaret Storey Abernathy '61 
Susan Ragland Abrahamson '57 
Mr and Mrs. A Marshall Acuff, Jr 
ft Eugenia Burnett Affel '42 
ft Joan Jolinston Ambrose '63 

The Estate of William P. Ames, Jr* 
ft Gertrude Anderson '21 
ft Martha Garrison Anness '48 
Jane Lauderdale Armstrong '78 
Lisa Haggart Arnold '88 
ft Eleanor Johnson Ashby '53 
ft Marjorie Whitson Aude '57 

Nancy Weinberg Auersperg '81 
ft .Mr and Mrs Guilford C. Babcock 
ft Jean van Home Baber '33' 
« Alberta Pew Baker '49 
ft Dorothy Tobin Baldwin '44 
ft Nancy Godwin Baldwin '57 

* Mary Fran Brown Ballard '49 

ft Merrill Underwood Barringer '54 
ft Anna Whitaker Bartel '41 
ft Barbara Rockefeller Barden '63 
« Cadierine Pnce Bass '45 
ft Mary Bmsh Bass '62 

* Myth Monnich Bayoud '80 
Sally Skinner Behnke '44 

* Colleen Bradley Bell '89 

* Suzanne Hardy Benson '48 
ft Br>an Alphin Bente '69 

HRH Saad Al Faisal Bin 
Abdulaziz 

Lucinda Michel Blakely '66 
ft Nancy .Alexander Blaney '47 
ft Carolyn Martindale Blouin '30 
ft Sarah Porter Boehmler '65 
ft Louise Cobb Boggs '61 

Letitia Ord Bonbnght '43 
« Elinor Plowden Boyd '74 



Dr and Mrs. Joseph B. Boyd 

Marguerite Smith Boyd '71 
» Mr and Mrs W. Waldo Bradley 
» Allena Bredin-Beil '^4 
B Anne .Mcjunkin Briber '43 

Mr and Mrs. Richard A. Brodie 
» Frances Bailey Brooke '38 
« Julia Olive Craig Brooke '58' 

Mrs. Dace P Brown 
is Mary Linman Brown '50 
« Frances Gilbert Browne '56 

Mr and Mrs. Carter B. Bryan 
i Ellen Newell Bryan '26 
» Nina Wilkerson Bugg '60 

Ann Stryker Busch '76 

Jean Shaw Byrne '65 
ft Mr and Mrs. William Cabaniss 
(Catherine Caldwell '60 

* Carla Pellegrino Cabot '84 
Mr and Mrs. Philip B. Cady 

» Margaret Wadman Cafasso '61 
» Mr and Mrs. Craig J. Cain 
ft Mr and Mrs. Carl W. Calandra 
» Eugenia Dickey Caldwell '65 
ft Barbara Hastings Carne '69 

Candida Casey '76 
» Elizabedi Stanly Gates '63 
ft Murrell Rickards Chadsey '44 
ft Hilda Hude Chapin '45 
» Leila Barnes Cheatham '45 
ft Barbara Derr Chenoweth '38 
» Margaret Robertson Christian '47 

Mary Lee Bell Coffey '69 
ft Louisa Hunt Coker '56 
s Virginia Upchurch Collier '72 
ft Mr and Mrs. Thomas N. Connors 

(Jocelyn Palmer '62) 
» Nancy Jenkins Copeland '72 
ft Mr and Mrs. Albert B, Cord 
t Nancy Webb Corkery '81 
»Jean Inge Cox '65 

.Margaret Craw '72 
» Gertrude Pauly Crawford '21 

Mary Stoll Cross '5^ 
ft Mary Wlieat CroweU '42 

Mr and Mrs, Joe M. Crutcher 

Mr and Mrs. William M. Culloni 
ft Rebecca Manning Cutler '27 
» Mr and Mrs. Peter V. Daniel 
ft Carolyn Conley Danley "46 
» Mr Harold R. Dann 
i Rosemary Ashby Dashiell '46 
» Holly Chaikowski Davis '61 

William G. de Coligny 

Marsha Taylor DeLain '76 
» Catherine Newman Detering '76 
i Lynne Gardner Deuner '68 

Marilyn Mandle Dick '46 
» Margaret Swindell Dickemian '43 

Carol Dickson '86 
& Janet Broman Dingle '51 
» Dr and Mrs. William H. L. 
Dornette 

* Nanc7 Pingree Drake '43 
» Elizabeth Avery Duff '45 
fe Kemp V. Dwenger 

Luc7 Boyd Lemon Edmunds '63 
» Michela A. English "'I 

Mr and Mn>. H. Clyde Evans 

Susan Sellers Ewing '71 

Mr and Mrs. Daniel C. Faller 
p Beryl Bergquist Farris '71 
i Marianne Hutton Felch '79 
fr Frances McClung Ferguson "80 



ft Alice Johnson Fessenden '44 
ft Katherine Guemint Fields '53 
« Mary Beth Hamlin Finke '76 

* Frances Jolinson Finley '3'' 

* Eleanor Damgard Firth '41 
Judith Brown Fletcher '71 

* Virginia Squibb Flynn '32 
ft Judy Mundy Fowler '66 

* Decca Gilmer Frackelton '41 
ft Elinor Ward Francis '37 

Ruth Hoopes Frangopouios '69 
« Rebecca Young Frazer '35 
ft Clara Call Frazier '40 
ft Caria de Creny Freed '51 
« Mary Ann Robb Freer '54 

Mr and Mrs. Eric G. Friberg 
ft Dorotliea Reinburg Fuller '26* 

Gay Hart Gaines '59 
« Sarah Belk Gambrell '39 

The Estate of Mary Sailer 
Gardiner '25' 
ft Ann Gateley '"0 

Valerie Gordon-Johnson "'4 

Linda Sims Grady '60 
ft Patricia Paterson Graham 79 

* Lee Stevens Gravely '46 
Allison Roberts Greene '81 

ft Dianne Verney Greenway '55 

* Claire Dennison Griffith '80 

ft Helen Carrudiers Hackwell '35 
ft Mr and Mrs. Thomas W. Halligan 
ft Sarah McDuffie Hardaway '46 

Margaret Nelson Harding '52 

Helen Schmid Hardy '40 
ft Ann Pegram Harris '59 
ft Elizabeth Trxieheart Harris '49 

* .Mar\' Lawrence Harris '"9 

Mr and Mrs. Richard J Harns, Jr 

Luc7 Hart 
ft Ann Petesch Hazzard '51 

Paula Brumm Hermessy "77 
ft Dorothy Marks Herbruck '51 
ft Kadirv'n Yeager Hen-eid '84 

Mr and .Mrs. Leonard G. Herring 
ft Anne Day Hemnann '64 

Mary Ray Hessler '53 

* Anne Willis Hedage '56 

* Elizabeth Guriey Hewson '46 

* Anna Mar)' Chidester Hej-wood '45 
ft Drs. Barbara and John Hill 

ft Betty-Potter Kinne Hillver '43 

Hilda G, Hite 
« Esther Jett Holland '43 
ft Linda McArthur HoUis '6I 
ft Margaret MiUender Holmes '63 

Susan Ostrander Hood '51 
ft Lesley Bissell Hoopes '68 
ft Kathy Jackson Howe '78 
ft Jacqueline Mabie Humphrey '60 

SiiU Hunter, Jr 
ft Belle Brockenbrough Hutchins '29 
ft Marjone Ris Hyland '33 

Wendy Igleheart '^8 
ft Dorothy Keller Iliff '26 
ft Lucy Gordan Jeffers '39 
ft Logan Phinizy Johns '36 
ft Sally Lane Johnson '50 
ft Cathanne Hardwick Johnston '49 
ft Dallis Johnson Jones '54 

* Lucile Cox Jones '36* 

* Nanc7 Parsons Jones '36 

* Donna Pearson Josey '64 
Elizabeth Rountree Kellemian '26 

ft Anne Hoagland Kelsey '52 



44 



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gift clubs 



Gay Kenney '82 
» Jane Johnson Kent 48 

Melissa McGee Keshishian 71 
» Nanq- Hudler Keuffel "62 
» Cornelia Chalkley Kittler '40 
» Ann McKje Kling '74 

Mr. and Mrs. Gail M. 
Knappenberger 
»Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer '64 
» Mr and Mrs. William A. Kroh 

The Estate of Katharine Hancock 
Land '23" 
» Elizabeth Todd Linden '50 
» Mary Anne Van Dervoort Uirge '57 

Drs. Oscar and Rosario Laserna 

Ella Jesse Latham '33 

Mr. and Mrs. William M, Lechler 

Ann Tremain Lee '69 
» Leila Feilner Lenagh '46 
» Kate Sulzberger Levi '38 

Paul S. Lew 
% Susanne Gay Linville '32 
» Elizabeth Hanger Lippincott '42 
fe Anne Cone Liptzin '61 
fe Pamela Sullivan Livingston '67 

Elizabeth Bates Locke '76 

Elizabeth Wray Longino '78 

Sally Gray Lovejoy '80 

Perr>' Liles Lucas '85 

Adalyn Memll Luthin '36 
fe Frances Graham Macllwinen '63 
» Kathrina Howze Maclellan '33 
» Marjorie WilletLs Maiden '44 
» Mary Virginia Grigsby Mailetl '49 
» Rebecca Douglass Mapp '37 
» Robert G. Marshall 
» Margaret Sheffield Martin '48 
» Susan Elder Martin '57 
» Emily Wilkins Mason '44 

* Cornelia Long Malson '58 
Martha Hornor Maxwell '36 
Allison Jennings McCance '64 

» Margaret Graves McClung '53 
» Carol Blanton McCord '47 

* Martha Hoffman McCoy '44 
sjean Moores McCulloch '45 

» Louise Aubrey McFariand '54 
» Caroline Casey McGehee '49 
i Sherrie Snead McLeRoy '74 
» Dorothy Woods McLeod '58 
s Elvira Cochrane McMillan '34 
» The Estate of Ruth Remon McRae 
■32- 
Miriam Washabaugh Meglan '71 

* Helen Sim Mellen '31 

i Carolyn Foster Meredith '61 
B Julia Gray Saunders Michaux '39 
» Gertrude Robertson Midlen '39 
» Sara Noll Tliompson Mikell '46 

Mr and Mrs. Douglas A. Milbur\' 
» Barbara Bolles Miller '43 

Jeannette Bush Miller '71 

Mar)' White Miller '4I 
« Martha Jean Brooks Miller '41 
» Mary Fitzhugh Miller '64 
» Virginia Gates Mitchell '63 
» Sue Lawton Mobley '55 
ft Irene Mitchell Moore '42 
ft Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell L. Moore 

* Makanah Dunham Morriss '66 
» Vaughan Inge Monissette '54 

* Frances Kirven Morse '68 
The Estate of Virginia Morgan 

Mowry '35' 



» Evelyn Mullen '31 

s Grace Bugg Muller-Thym '42 

* Chariotte Spmnt Murchison '46 
» Ernestine White Murray '44 

i Susan Waller Nading '72 

» Elizabeth Doucen Neill '41 

» Elizabeth Schmeisser Nelson '43 

sjane Nelson '66 

» Patricia Smith Nelson '48 

t Tlieda Sherman Newlin '32 

Anne Walker Newton '38 
» Tennessee Nielsen '76 

* Martha Frye Nye '48 

fe Anne Borough O'Connor '4I 
» Nancy McVay O'Neill '43 
ijean Old '47 
fr Mary Scully OIney '41 
» Katharine Weisiger Osborne '47 
« Mr. and Mrs. John P. Ottaway, Jr 
(Cynthia Wilson '57) 

Elizabeth Conner Pace '86 
»■ Anna Chao Pai '57 
ft Alice Perr^' Park '65 
» Helen Addington Passano '55 
ft Courtney Gibson Pelley '59 
i Edna Syska Peltier '42 
» Kathleen Peeples Pendleton '55 

Deborah Haslam Penislon '66 
» Greta Barksdale Brown Peters '66 

Mr and Mrs. C. Gregg 
Petersmeyer 

Dr and Mrs. Cornelius W. 
Pettinga 

Terry Faulkner Phillips '51 
» Virginia Noyes Pillsbury '44 
» Mr and Mrs. Vernon W. Piper 
ft Chloe Lansdale Pitard '61 
ft Susan Dern Plank '73 
» Ruth Myers Pleasants '34 

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin H. Pollard 

Dr. Nancy Dutton Potter 

Hallie NLxon Powell '46 
ft Elizabeth Perkins Prothro '39 
ft Mr and Mrs Mark H. Prothro 
ft Mr and Mrs. Paul H. Pusey 

Mary Ann Hicklin Quarngesser '56 
ft Betty Johnson Ragland '48 
» Ann Wesley Ramsey '75 
ft Nancy Pesek Rasenberger '51 
ft Virginia Cooke Rea '31 
» Ann Momson Reams '42 

Betlie Katherme Arnold Reed '64 

Christopher Reeve 

The Estate of Seymour Laughon 
Rennolds '51' 
ft Mr and Mrs. Billy D. Rhoades 
ft Susan Van Cleve Riehl '47 

Mary Cosby Rinehart '61 

Christoph Ringier 
ft Dorothy Price Robeits '37 
ft Marion Mann Roberts '39 

Lisa Nelson Robertson '76 
» Barbara Collis Rodes '56 

Patricia Martin Rodier-Kera '66 
ft Audrey Laliman Rosselot '48 
ft Joan De Vore Roth '41 
« Patricia Traugott Rouse '48 
» Dorothy Rouse-Bottom '49 

* Anne Wilson Rowe '57 
ft Mary Moore Rowe '34 

ft Frances Morrison Ruddell '35 
ft Jill Steenhuis Ruffato '80 
ft Elizabeth Moore Rusk '26 
ft Mr. and Mrs. Burt T Ryan. Jr 



Janet Durham Sam '76 
ft Mary Love Ferguson Sanders '43 
ft Helen Sanford '42 

Yvonne Leggett Sanford '39 
ft Merriam Packard Sargent '43 

Kathr)'n Smith Schauer '56 

Helene P. Schewel 
ft Mr and Mrs. Andrew J. Schroder II 
ft Janet Monroe Schumann '56 
ft Elisabeth McKeown Scott '46 
ft Elizabeth Pinkerton Scott '36 

Vivian Butler Scott '59 
ft Mar)' Lou Morton Seilheimer '63 
ft Caroline Rudulph Sellers '46 

David H. Semmes 

Virginia Dunlap Shellon '53 
ft Frances Bell Shepherd '55 

* Stephanie Harmon Simonard '72 
ft Susan Hendricks Slayman '60 

ft Emily Pleasants Smith '65 
» Lochrane Coleman Smith '76 
ft Nancy Salisbury Spencer '56 
ft Patti Birge Spivey '61 
» Evelyn Manov Sprinsky '71 
ft Agnes Cleveland Slackhouse '31 
ft Mary Lyon Stedman '30 

Melanie Bowen Steglich '78 
ft Elynor Neblett Stephens '57 

Melissa McDowell Stevens '71 
ft Courtney Stevenson '66 
ft Chariotte Snead Stifel '52 
» Valeria Parker Storms '58 
s Ruth Lowrance Street '27 
ft Josephine Reid Saibbs '30 
ft Julia Sutherland '78 
ft Nancy Conkle Swann '66 
ft Paulett Long Taggart '44 
ft Margaret Cromwell Taliaferro '49 
ft Nancy St. Clair Talley '56 
ft Elvira McMillan Tate '65 

Jane Findlay Tate '43 
ft John A. Tate, Jr 
ft Jean Taylor '49 

Jean Mackenzie Thatcher '71 

Mr and Mrs. Paul B. Thomas 
ft Isabel Gaylord Thompson '45 
ft Jessie Silvers Thompson '38 

Lisa Redd Toliver '86 

Katherine Tolson 
ft Newell Bryan Tozzer '55 
ft Betsy Gilmer Tremain '42 
ft Margaret Addington Twohy '48 
ft Carolyn Dickinson Tynes '56 
ft Margaret West Valentine '55 

Sally Schall Van Allen '42 
ft Anne Hinshaw Vanderweil '68 
ft Dorothy Barnum Venter '35 

Elizabeth Haskell Vest '57 
ftjudith Atkins Wall '61 

Edith Brainerd Walter '42 
ft Barbara Warner '46 

Mary Cox Watson '75 
ft Helen Gravatt Watt '44 
ft Mr and Mrs. Richard D. Webb 
ft Wendy C. Weiler '71 

Charies M. Weis 
ft Jane Bradley Wheeler '64 

* Elizabeth Smith White '59 
ft Hedi Haug White '64 

ft Karen Kniskern White '43 

* Elizabeth Colwill Wiegers '59 
Mr and Mrs. Paul G. Wiley II 

ft Cecil Butler Williams '47 

ft Maqorie Woods Williamson '44 



* Courtenay Sands Wilson '66 
Joan O'Meara Winant 

« Florence Bagley Witt '42 

* Camilla Crocker Wodehouse '71 
« Helen Davis Wohlers '45 

« Johanna Yaple Wolski '70 

* Elizabeth Bond Wood '34 
Tile Estate of Rachel Forbush 

Wood '16' 

* Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wood III 

(Mina Walker '62) 
« Shannon M. Wood '87 
Cornelia Woodworth '86 

* Susan Snodgrass Wynne 72 

* Dorothy Malone Yates '42 

* Barbara Smith Young '71 

« Cynthia Noland Young '40 
Roma Skeen Young '71 
Donna Martin Zahorik '66 
Mr. and Mrs. Elwin J. Zarwell 

* Louise Swiecki Zingaro '80 
Fannie Zollicoffer '80 

The Golden Stairs 

Donors of gifts between $500 and 
$999 are recognized by member- 
ship in the Golden Staii's. TIjis 
year's membership reached 236. 

Carolyn Sample Abshire '51 
Ann Greer Adams '56 

* Margaret Ryan Ale '76 
Ann Stevens Allen '56 
Hazel Sterrett Allen '40 

ft Joan Motter Andersen '51 
ft Victoria Archer '81 
Sallie Bernard Armstrong '76 

* Norma Bradley Arnold '44 
Susan Wilson Ashconi '66 
Jan Huguenin Assmus '69 

* Barbara Gracey Backer '71 
Nancy Thompson Baker '50 
Martha Barchowsk7 '76 
Patricia Barton '51 

ft Suzanne Seaman Berry '61 

* Janet Manin Birney '53 
Elizabeth Coleman Blackwell '78 

ft Suzanne Edinger Boas '68 

* Patricia McClay Boggs '55 
Allison Akeson Bond '86 

ft Virginia Quintard Bond '31 
ft Mar]* Morris Gainble Booth '50 
Blair Bunting Both '40 

* Laura Hailey Bowen '56 

* Elizabeth Rodgers Boyd '84 

« Phyllis Herndon Brissenden '55 

Margaretta Bredin Brokaw '70 
« Eleanor Alcott Bromley '34 

* Rlioda Allen Brooks '71 

ft Emily McNally Brown '72 
Margot Mahoney Budin '76 
Evelyn Day Butler '66 
ft Ann Arnspiger Canipe '69 
« Anita Crossingham Cannon '77 

* Emily Schuber Carr '47 
« Elsie Prichard Carter '59 

* Frances Shannonhouse Clardy '56 
ft Ellen Ramsay Clark '49 

ftjane Black Clark '56 

* Jeanne Posselt Clear '41 
« Eleanor Myers Cole '46 

ft Elisabeth Ward Connors '80 
ft Carol Cooper '"^1 



Mary King Craddock '67 

Molly Rogers Cramer '81 

Ann Kiley Crenshaw '76 
ft Marilyn Hannah Crocker '46 

Susan Bronson Croft '64 
ft Faith Rahmer Croker '54 
« Caroline Gibbes Crosswell '71 
ft Marcia Morrison Curtis '34 
ft Sally Dobson Danforth '59 
« Ruth Frye Deaton '54 

Debrah Denemark '70 
ft Margaret Huxley Dick '36 

Comer Schmoeller Diehl '71 

Eleanor Griggs Diemar '66 
ft Alice Warner Donaghy '62 
« Mary Treadway Downs '39 

Lynne Higgins Dreyer '86 
ft Marie Shields Duke '76 

Thelma Carr Dykstra 76 

* Frances Early '62 
ftjulie Micou Eastwood '51 

* Putnam Mundy Ebinger '70 
Katharine Weiser Ekelund '23* 
Maria Ward Estefania '69 

* Mary Rich Ewing '36 

ft Augusta Saul Farrier '39 
ft Mary-Fleming Willis Finlay '66 
ftjanna Staley Fitzgerald '61 
ft Marger)' Fleigh '64 
ft Constance Currie Fleming '40 
ft Sally Bianchi Foster '50 
« Mary Carter Frackelton '72 
ft Joanne Williams Eraser '51 
« Natalie Roberts Funk '66 
Ann Mountcastle Gamble '51 
Nancy Nalle Genung '37 
Constance Hancock Gemian '48 
Cynthia Livingstone Gibert '63 
Mary Waterman Gildehaus '69 
ft Suzanne Lockley Glad '51 
ft Laura Radford Goley '52 

Barbara Paulson Goodbarn '83 
ft Nancy Douthat Goss '55 
« Natelie Hopkins Griggs '37' 
Cecelia Williamson Grinslead '68 

* Katherine Grones '79 
Barbara Sublett Guthery '62 
Mary Sutheriand Gwirin '65 

« Katherine Hagan '81 

* Annette Hagens '33 

* Merta Streit Halla '55 
ft Virginia Hardin '37 

Martha Mattern Harvey '64 
ft Mary Groetzinger Heard '63 
ft Susan Moseley Helm '66 
ft Patricia Neithold Hertzberg '67 

Mary Taylor Hollowell '46 

Darrel Ann Humphrey '76 

Carol Hays Hunley '81 

* Marian Shanley Jacobs '44 

* Julia Mills Jacobsen '45 
Grace Buder Johnson '66 

ft Rose Montgomery Johnston '56 
ft Katherine Doar Jones '43 
» Mary Kelley '70 

Keenan Colton Kelsey '66 
« Wistar Watts King '46 
ft Sally Old Kitchin '76 

* Janet Hiestand Koller '63 
Elizabeth Landen Krone '81 

ftjane Lawder '35 

* Donor for past 5 years 

* Deceased 



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* Enima Rifly Lemaire '30 
Natalie Roberts Lemon '31 

* Ruth Willingham Lentz 74 

* Charia Botchers Leon '81 

* Elizabeth Grones Leonard '76 

* Margaret Sibley Lewis '46 

« Elizabeth Johnston Lipscomb '59 

« Elinor Clement Littleton '46 

Valerie Stoddard Loring '59 

Susan Posey Ludeman '80 

The Estate of Louise Lutz '29' 

« Mary Stollenwerck Lynch '63 

* Patricia Sparks Lyndon '68 

* Julie Whitehurst MacKinlay '66 
Margaret Holcomb MacMillan '3^ 

* Gertrude Lewis Magavern '31 
(B Eleanor Gilmore Massie '66 

« Anne Stupp McAlpin '68 

* Deborah Koss McCarthy '77 

* Marie Musgrove McCrone '49 

* Marjorie McGraw McDonald '60 
Dorothea Campbell McMillan '66 

* Rebecca Towill McNair '60 
« Elizabeth Medaglia '69 

Joanna Pink Meeks '3'» 
*Ruth Oddy Meyer '51 
« Lee Mackubin Miller '66 

* Margaret Sandidge Miller '37 

* Dorothy Lear Mooney "78 
«Jane Mooney '77 

Ann Moore '69 

* Dorodiy Myers Morehead '42 

« Virginia Van Winkle Moriidge 28 

* Marilyn Gurabrant Morris '66 

* Rosemary Newby Mullen '-15 

* Juliette Rollins Napier '46 
Francisca Brackenridge Neumann 

'61 
» Lindsay Smith Newsoni '67 

* Beth Ann Trapold Newlon '86 
Carrie Maynard Nichols '81 

* Molly Reeb Nissman '77 
Denise Wisell O'Connor '71 

* Katharine Mockett Oberteuffer '66 
Norma Davis Owen '56 

Nancy Keen Butterworth Palmer 
'51 
« Isabel Grayson Parish 53 

* Katharine Niles Parker '36 

* Ann Parks '39 

* Barbara Searies Panett '41 
Margaret Weimer Patrish '76 

» Julia Peterkin '35 

* Elaine Newion Peters '57 

* Ruth Magee Peterson '51 
Janice Pogue '71 

* Ruth Pfingsten Polster '38 

* Catherine Tift Porter '44 

* Louise Weston Rainey '74 

* Louise Lembeck Reydel '41 

* Catherine Cox Reynolds '49 

* Norma Neblett Roadcap '76 
Susan Rowat-Steiner '81 
Charlotte Garber Rudulph '43 

* Jean Oliver Sanor '39 

* Ellen Harrison Saunders '75 
Mary Vandeventer Saunders '46 
Cecil Collins Scanlan '63 
Elliott Graham Schoenig '76 

* Marj' Barge Schroder '39 

* Beveriy Benson Seamans '50 

* Elc>anor Bosworth Shannon '47 
Jane Russo Sheehan '52 

* Lola Steele Shepherd '50 



* Karen Norris Sibley '43 

* Anne Sinsheimer '51 

* Anne Kleeman Sites '47 

* Sarah Garrison Skidmore '56 

* Blandina Jones Skilton '35 
Mars' Skinner '71 

* Catherine Brownlee Smeltzer '59 
Betty Haverty Smith '44 

* Mary Virginia Camp Smith 36 
Wendy Weiss Smith '71 

* Alice Allen Smyth '62 

* Eleanor PotLs Snodgrass '48 

* Caroline Birdsall Sory '61 

* Virginia Lutz Stephen '61 

* Margaret Jones Steuart '54 

* Nan Hart Stone '47 
Janet Storey-Honick '73 
Kathleen Worobec Story '71 
Karen Adelson Strauss '76 

* Virginia Burgess Struhsaker '44 

* Helen Allen Stupp '38 

* Marie Sushka '67 

* Anne Allen Symonds '62 

* Ann Collins Teachout '54 

« Margaret Smith Thomasson '36 
*Joan Vail Thome '51 

* Janet Thorpe '39 

Pamela Trimingham Van Dyck '68 
*Jane Richardson Vieth '46 

* Linda Mae Visocan '87 
« Maria Carozza Voipe '62 

* Ann Souder von Weise '86 
*Jane Tatman Walker '60 

* Christine Devol Wardlow '63 
Anne Bryant Watkins '49 

* Julia Baldwin Waxter '49 
«Jane Feltus Welch '55 

Gale Hull Whetzel '71 

* Helen Linleton White '41 

* Margaret Richards Wiederseim '78 
« Kay Leroy Wing '50 

Gail Zar^ell Winkler '76 
«Joan Broman Wright '56 
Alexandra Bernard Wyllie '86 

* Anne Joyce Wyman '53 
Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp '68 

* Margaret Mapp Young '67 
Anonymous '94 

The Junior Bench 

The 1995-96 Junior Bench 
welcomed 358 memhers who seiil 
gifts of $250 to $499. 

* Heather Pirnie Albert '82 

* Mary Armstrong Allen '29 

* Nora Antrim '29' 

Mona Thornhill Armistead '65 
Julie O'Neil Arnheini '61 

* Carolyn Scott Arnold '57 
Jean Duerson Bade '51 
Ethel Green Banta '55 

* Martha Davis Barnes '48 

* Patricia Levi Barnett '49 
Mona Wilson Beard '51 

* Lucy-Charies Jones Bendall '46 
« Janet MacFarlan Bergmann '38 

* Frances Weil Binswanger '34 

* Martha Neill Boney '72 

* Barbara Sampson Borsch '59 

* Desiree Bouchat '83 

* Elizabeth Bulkley Bradley '61 
Jane Williams Bradley '44 



ft Barbara A, Brand '71 

Diane Ball Brendel '78 
> Betty Suttlc Briscoe '34 

Claire Cieszko '83 
» Mary Dame Stubbs Broad '50 

Sue Brooke '29 

Virginia Cunningham Brookes '35 

Judith Hartwell Brooks '62 
» Anne Carter Brothers '63 

* Martha Ake Brouse '36 
Ellen Moseley Brown "71 
Nancy DLxon Brown '63 

» Wendy Norton Brown '71 

* Ann-Barrett Holmes Bryan '49 
ft Cecilia A Br^'ant '68 

ft Alice Lancaster Buck '44 
ft Luriine Tolbert Buppert '65 

Frances Simmons Byeriy '43 
ft Ann Walsh Cahouet '54 
ft Mary Swift Calhoun '31 

Rushtcn Haskell Callaghan '86 

Lin Campbell '66 
ft Mary Housel Carr '38 

Victoria McCullough Carroll '84 
ft Elizabeth Frenzel Casalini '>M 

Holly Caswell '92 
ft Anne Sniffen Gates '71 

Elizabeth Brewer Caughman '70 
ft Bettye Thomas Chambers '62 
ft Lynn Mather Charette '86 

Elena Quevedo Chigas '83 
ft Jane Mattas Christian '52 

Victoria Chumney '87 
ft Lucy Canary Church '61 
ft Nancy Church '77 
ft Anne Macfariane Clark '45 
ft Lynn Adams Clark '61 
ft Carolyn Monteith Clarke '42 

Vivian Vamaguchi Cohn '77 

Louise Galleher Coldwel! '56 
ft Alexandra Carpenter Cole '58 
ft Hazel Stamps Collins '32 
ft Eleanor Wright Conway '32 
ft Catharine Spessard Cooper '57 

Harriet Cooper '56 
ft Shiriey Sudtff Cooper '55 

Paula Ayotte Convin '67 
ft Virginia Ramsey Crawford '59 

Dorothy Caldwell Crowell '46 

Susan Andrews Cruess '79 
ft Jean Hedley Currie '42 
« Jaquelin Ambler Cusick '57 

Luc7 Call Dabney '42 
ft Gariand Hunter Davies '50 
» Julia Brooke Davis '81 
ft Deanne Dawson '86 

Francoise Happe De Braconier 51 

Amanda de Coligny '68 

Sallie Legg De Martine '49 
ft Betty Emerick Dethlefs '43 
ft Cathleen Gilmore Dietz '75 
ft Anne Quaries Doolittle '78 

Carol Goodman Doty '87 

Celia Williams Dunn '61 
» Rhonda Griffith Durham '72 
ft Mary Evans Edwards '64 
ft Jessie Stnckland Elcock '46 
ft Wendy Worthen Elliott '79 
ft Helen Hartman Ellis '56 
ft Bettina Bell Emmons '39 
ft Adelaide Eshbach '78 

Jill Maple Fallon '82 
ft Patricia Dolph Fallon '84 
ft Mary Berkeley Fergusson '50 



Sarah Kalber Fiedler '66 

Catherine Flaherty '80 

Mary LaVigne Fletcher '82 
ft Linda Knickerbocker Ford '59 
ft Patricia Lynas Ford '51 
ft Sarah Tomlinson Foscue '38 
ft Joanne O'Malley Foster '52 

Exna Lind Dore Fountain '71 
ft Barbara Childrey FowJer '61 
ft Manon Malm Fowler '32 
ft Heather WOlson Freeman '84 

Penn WiUets Fullenon '66 
ft Margaret Lewis Furse '50 
ft Carol Provence Gallivan '73 
ft Caroline Chobot Garner '54 
ft Mar>' Davis Garone '81 
ft Toni Naren Gates '67 
ft Anne Christovich Gay 73 

Anne Gentry '76 
ft Capel Grimes Gerlach '36 
ft Elizabeth Gibson '48 
ft Anne Cooke Gilliam '4O 

Liura Hand Glover '86 
» Rebecca Frost Good '77 
ft LuL7 Regester Goode '51 
ft Patricia Roby Gotfredson '84 
ft Palmer Gulley Graham '71 

Karen Nielsen Grammaticas '73 

Judy Wilson Grant '66 

Meredith Sm\lhe Grider '56 
ft Mary Kimball Grier '53 
ft Ann Peterson Griffin '68 

Josephine Moore Griffin '66 
ft Keating Griffiss '60 
ft Mary French Halliday '51 

Judith Burnett Halsey '47 
ft Mary Stagg Hamblett '53 
ft Jeanne Bounds Hamilton '61 
ft Mary Hannah '62 

Susan Negaard Harley '78 
ft Haniet Hazen Harnack '45 
» Lynn Prior Harrington '58 

Rhoda Harris '82 

Jane Hatcher '61 
ft Susan Arbenz Hazlett '34 
ft Katherine Powell Heller '78 
ft Sarah Easter Henderson '50 
ft Iris Potteiger Hinchman '56 
ft Lucy Hoblitzell '35 
ft Dorothy Duncan Hodges '57 
ft Linda Schwaab Hodges '65 
ft Nevil Crute Holmes '33 

Kathnn Levi Hoover '81 
ft Hallam Hurt '67 

Lauren MacMannis Huyett '79 
ft Marybelle Iliff '61 
t Barbara Garforth Jackson '55 

Fanchon Lewis Jackson '50 

Mary Wilmer Jacobs '76 
ft Sara Callison Jamison '29 
ft Elizabeth Washabaugh Janis '75 
ft Shirley Levis Johnson '47 

.■\nne Smith Jones '61 
» Arnold Susong Jones '36 
i Anne Wimbish Kasanin '59 
ft Martha Legg Katz '52 
ft Pamela Ford Kelley '67 
ft Marguerite Kramer Kircher '84 
» Jean Pollard Kline '46 

Linda Whitlow Knight 71 

Ella-Prince Trimmer Knox '56 

Polly Shriver Kochan '75 

Manlyn K, Kolb '71 

Alice Johnson Krendel '72 



ftjane Shipman Kuntz '58 

* Blair Walker Lawrence '68 
« Emilie Emory Leary '34 

* Catharine Bracher Leggett '43 
4 Deirdre Leiand '68 

* Ann Colston Leonard '47 

* Lynda Overiy Levengood '64 

* Marcia Pace Lindstrom '66 
« Judith Perkins Llewellyn '48 

* Jean Morris Long '54 

* Katharine Tilghman Lowe '57 
» Frances Matton Luckett '45 

* Nancy Coppedge Lynn '61 
Clair Falcon Maasbach '81 

ft Meta Bond Magevney '63 
Linda Poole Maggard '75 
« Dorothy Campbell Maher '43 

* Peachey Lillard Manning '50 

* Martha Staley Marks '51 
Elaine Deshler Marshall '70 
Elizabeth Mason '90 

« Eugenia Ellis Mason '51 

* Alice McBee '41 

Stella Moore McClintock '57 

* Mary K. Lee McDonald '65 

* Carter Donnan McDowell '57 

* Aimee Des Pland McGin '47 
« Sarah Kennedy McGroarty '77 
« Cynthia McKay '78 

* Elizabeth Lee McPhail 37 
Rebecca Bottomley Meeker '71 
Anne Milbank Mell '71 

* Lucy Chapman Millar '83 
Ruth Courand Miller '53 

« Bessie Garbee Mitchell '38' 

Jessica Steinbrenner Molloy '86 
« Nancy Moody '54 
« Louise Moore '50 
» Chadotte Orr Moores '55 

* Carter Hej-ward Morris '73 

* Miriam Molander Moss '62 
Janet Trosch Moulton '39 

* Helen Turner Murphy '56 

* Constance Budlong Myrick '44 
Laura Conway Nason '61 
Anne Brinson Nelson '47 
Carol Newman '71 

Karia Kennedy Newman '85 

* Patricia Jenney Nielsen '48 
« Lossie Taylor Noell '4l 

« Louise Konsberg Noll '44 
Virginia Illges Norman '47 
Betty- Ann Bass Norris '46 
» Margaret Sn ann Nonis '45 
» Martha Bulkley O'Brien '59 
ft Susanna Bernard Odence '55 
« Lamar Ellis Oglesby '54 

* Mary Jane Schroder Oliver '62 
Leslie Ludington Orendorf '72 
Ann Prichard Pace '61 

Mar)' Owens Parkinson '61 

Susan Verbridge Paulson '76 
ft Barbara Sloan Pearsall '49 

Beveriy Ayers Peck '61 
•Joy Garcia Pegues '^1 
ft Jacqueline Penny ^I 
» .\nne .\llen Pllugfelder '54 
ft Valerie Fannon Phillips '73 
ft Sarah Raney Pinckney '66 

Andria Calhoun Plonka '67 
ft Magdalen Andrews Poff '54 
ft Elizabeth Tyson Postles '31 
ft Ann Hauslein Potterfield '42 

Judith Powell '69 



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^ Barbara Mendelssohn Price 78 
» Cynthia Vaughn Price '31 
» Elizabeth Gate Pringle '52 

Yvonne Worley Randall '50 
fe Elizabeth Rawles '75 

Carla Kinney Reiniger '77 

Melanie Holland Rice '76 

Kathnn Richardson '89 
fe Peggy Moore Ripley '52 
» Frances Root '80 
» Doris Brody Rosen '51 
fe Frances Meek Rowe '-+2 
ft Margaret Christian Ryan '74 

Dicksie Lee Waterhouse Sandifer '61 
» Judith Welton Sargent '59 
fe Gloria Sanderson Sartor '42 
B Evelyn Ware Saunders '30 
» Ann Orr Savage '48 
» Anne Parker Schnialz '62 
p Margaret Cornwell Schmidt '37 

Linda-lean Smith Schneider '76 

Mar\'-Byrd Schroeder '95 
B leke Osinga Scully 78 

Rebecca Patton Shepard '63 

Jane Slack Sigloh '56 
& Diane Richmond Simpson '51 
» Ellen Smith '87 

Frances Street Smith '52 
fr Margaret Lotterhos Smith '54 
i Sheila Haskell Smith '61 

Kathleen Keogh Snelling '88 
* Helen Elliott Sockwell '48 
B Katharine Osborne Spirtes '75 

Julia Pettinga Stalnecker '76 
B Ann Henderson Stamets '75 

Jane Johnson Stanek '68 
B Nancy Sanders Starr '46 
» Jane Street Steele '56 
B Mary Clarkson Stein '82 
B Catherine Lawder Stephenson '39 
8 Annie Ward Stern '66 

Lisa-Margaret Stevenson '71 
B Jesse Stewart '74 

Judith Bensen Stigle '67 

Barbara Duncombe Stolp '44 
B Betry Behlen Stone '53 

Malta Tucker Stover '61 
B Ann Percy Stroud '62 

Ellen Sullivan '77 
B Cindy Sorenson Sutheriand '74 
B Martha Madden Swanson '66 
B Margaret Towers Talman '49 
B Ann Sheldon Taylor '51 
B Elizabeth Tyree Taylor '71 

Mar\' Ludmgton Taylor '76 
B Martha Owen Thatcher '48 

Douglas Dockery Tliomas '62 
B Margaret Lee Tlionipson '31 
B Sherilyn Irving Titus '69 
B Ruth Ulland Todd '22 
B Bertha Lee Toole '46 
» Mar^- Kelso Treanor '31 

Rosemary Dunaway Trible '71 

McKenzie Reed vanMeel '86 

Sigrid Carien Veasey '81 
» Virginia Joachim Wade '63 

Karen Waldron '75 

bum Campbell Walker '68 

Manon Walker '72 
B Helen Gwinn Wallace '4l 

Carolyn Jones Walthall '71 

Dawne Cotton Ward '81 
i Betty Byrne Gill Ware '55 

Julia Lowry Warfel '71 



« Patricia Whitaker Waters '44 
Ellen Weintraub '71 

* Emily Whaley Whipple '61 
Barbara Holman Whitcomb '41 

* Wendelin White '74 

*Joan McCarthy Whiteman '49 
« Patricia Calkins Wilder '63 
Roselise Holmes Wilkinson '49 

* Eleanor Claflin Williams '39 
*Jane Dildy Williams '55 

* Mildred Gill Williamson '38 
Ellen Thackray Wilson '46 

* Mary Anne Wilson '57 
Mar^' Gordon Winn '66 
Thi Nguyen Woo '75 

* Keitt Matheson Wood '63 
Wend\' Bursnall Wozniak '""6 
Kathleen Harris Wray '63 

*Jane Miller Wright '48 

* Virginia Wynn '46 

* Ann Benet Yellott '51 
Barbara McNeill Vow '43 

*Jane Lewis Zollicot'fer '50 

The Hitching Post 

Contributors of $100 to $249 
hxame members ufVie Hitching 
Post This largest gift club welcomed 
1.M14 members in 1995-96- 

* Teresa Witt Aagaard '87 

* Eleanor Goodspeed Abbott '44 
« Louise Brandes Abdullah '54 

Marjorie Levine Abrams '52 
Elizabeth Smith Ahse '56 

* Mar)' Dohs Acey '60 

* Anne Ellice Adam '62 

* Janice Wiley Adams '38 
Kathrj'n Ewald Adams '79 

* Victoria Lee Adams '82 
Marv' Oakey Aiken '71 
Deborah Butteri Akers '77 
Nancy Richards Akers '73 
Leslie Carson Albizzatti '90 

* Anne Mitchell Albyn '43 

* Martha Williams Alday '44 
ft Kristv" .Mderson '73 

Harriet McNair Alexander '86 

* Shirley Haywood Alexander '38 

* Diana Stout Allen '42 

* Kathleen Ward Allen '40 
Sara Bn'an Allen '43 

* Beveriey Sharp Amberg '65 
Elaine Krause Anderson '45 

* Jana Bekins Anderson '59 
« Jean Cole Anderson '31 

Helen Walton Andrae '38 

* Harriette Hodges Andrews '53 

* Elena Doty Angus '33 

Ton! Santangelo Archibald '80 
Kyoko Ohara Asakawa '62 

* Lucinda Converse Ash '47 
Ann Belser Asher '50 

* Susan Galleher Askew '60 
Betty Boswell Athey '65 
Mary Newell Baird '44 
Katherine Tams Bairstow '80 
Ruth Houston Baker '46 

* Victoria Baker '67 

Ann Works Balderston '76 
Marguerite Emmert Baldwin '46 

* Mary Drxson Baldwin '67 
ft Myra Carr Baldwin '36 



» Sydney Holmes Bales '44 
Cecilia MacKinnon Ballard '40 
Mary Handy Ballentine '59 

» Patricia Carroll Bankenstein '74 
Cecily Schuiz Banks '85 
Gretchen Bullard Barber '67 
Brenda Bareika '64 
Rebecca Carter Barger '81 

» Brooks Barnes '43 
Marylew Redd Barnes '83 
Florence Row e Barnick '80 

« Vicky Thoma Ban-ette '65 

ft Josephine Bierhaus Barrow '52 
Carey Bates '91 
Leslie Anderson Battle '78 

» Gail Davidson Bazzarre '55 

ft Kathrv'n Beard '55 

« Hartiotle Bland Beckwith '48 
Katharine Spaatz Bell '41 
Sophie MacKenzie Belouet '68 
Jennifer Slade Belovsky '71 

* Janet Martin Bennett '40 
Linda Hatten Bennert '71 

ft Sally-Ann Sells Bensur '79 
Claudia BerntiU '72 

ft Ethel Gurney Betz '41 

ft Elizabeth Gillespie Billings '84 
Elisabeth Brawner Bingham 51 
Barbara Baker Bird 52 

ft Wilma Cavett Bird '4I 
Drusilla Hall Bishop '78 

ft Ashley Flynn Blanchard '90 

ft Anne McNeer Blanken '50 

ft DeAnne Blanton '85 

ft Nancy Dicks Blanton '36 
Lynn Carol Blau '63 
Cynthia Craig Bliss '66 

ft Ann Young Bloom '59 

ft Muriel Grymes Blumenthal '43 
Katherine Lenoir Blunk '75 

ft Elizabeth Hudson Boba '41 
Pauline Wells Bolton '52 
Betty Booker '66 

ft Mary Green Borg '64 
Suzanne Criswell Bornschein '46 

ft Nancy Hotchkiss Boschen '34 
Mildred Picken Bost '30 
Susan Desmet Bostic '72 
Saralee Cowles Boteler'79 
Christine Davis Boulware '77 

ft Anne Lile Bowden '47 

ft Marion Coulter Bowditch '48 
Kay Diane Moore Bowles '57 
Deborah Price Bowman '82 
Susanna Boylsion '87 
Elaine Griffin Bracewell '77 
Gracey Luckett Bradley '39 
Suzanne Petrie Brady '91 

ft Sydney Graham Brady '57 
Wendy Neuman Bragaw '86 

ft Edith Page Gill Breakell '45 
Virginia McGuire Brent '42 

ft Grace Lanier Brewer '42 
Judith Haskell Brewer '61 
Anne Briber '69 

ft Edith Vongehr Bridges-Cone '41 
Susan Davis Briggs '58 
Ashley Simmons Bright '86 
Mary Jane Hipp Brock '^0 

ft Anne Brooke '33 
Nicole Hlusko Brooks '90 
Leslie Wilkinson Brotman '78 

ft Barbara Rliodes Brown '35 
Betsy Sm^th Brown '45 



Brianna Boswell Brown '82 

Eden Zuckerman Brown '88 
ft Pauline Hudson Brown '43 

Pr>de Brown '56 
ft Rosamond Sample Brown '64 

Sarah Tedeschi Brown '86 
ft Susan Glasgow Brown '64 
ft Dorothy Gilbert Browne '38 
» Shiricy Poulson Broyles '54 
ft Sarah Bubb Batch 46 

Helen Bauer Baickniann '78 
ft Myra Marshall Baish '30 

Helen Anderson Bryan '4O 
ft Grace Crisler Buchignani '51 

Nancy Buckey '86 
ft Martha Hedeman Buckingham '55 

Marie Ironmonger Bundy '51 
ft Elisabeth Chambers Burgess '59 
» Nina Sledge Burke '64 

Susan Jackson Burns '48 

Rebecca Burt '76 

Terese DeGrundi Busch '76 
ft Margaret Lloyd Bush '36 
» Elizabeth Butler '91 
ft Virginia Lee Butters '66 
ft Virginia Claus Buyck '83 
ftjane Loveland Byeits '41 

Deborah Ryan Cairns '74 

Beda Carison Calhoun '37 
ft Edwina Y'oung Call 46 
ft Anne Estill Campbell '5U 
ft Sarah Van Winkle Campbell '66 
ft Nancy Hanger Canada '81 
ft Suzanne Jones Cansler '63 
ft Mar)' Noble Capenon '54 
ft Susan Capozzoli '80 
ft Betty Noland Caravati '63 
ft Lucy Kreusler Carey '50 
ft Martha Burnet Cariisle '59 

Rew Pnce Carne '59 
ft Elizabeth Carnes '30 

Victoria White Carpenter '72 
ft Georgia Graham Carroll '66 
ft Anne Babson Carter '61 
ft Anne Russell Carter '34 
ft Barbara Smith Carter '4O 

Eleanor Wells Carter '83 

Anne Faulconer Case '85 
i Anne Elliott Caskie '53 

Katherine Connors Cassada '86 

Elizabeth Ryland Cecil '46 

Jane Reeb Chadwick '74 

Marydee Wimbish Chalfant '60 

Judith Soriey Chalmers '59 
» Clara Sasscer Chandler '4O 

Ruth Rundle Charters '37 
ft Katharine Barnhardt Chase '67 
ft Cynthia Manning Chatham '75 
» Sharon Bradford Christhilf '65 
ft Kate-Roy Massie Christian '64 

Glenys Dyer Church '73 
ft Lisa Church '82 
ft Carolyn Carter Clark '34' 
ft Laura Morrissette Clark '85 
ft Nancy Hamel Clark '52 

Susan Bundy Clark '73 
ft Katherine Wood Clarke '65 
ftjonna Creaser Clarkson '70 
ft Kirkland Tucker Clarkson '53 

Erica Clayton '94 

Alicia Clegg '77 

Pape Mercur Cleveland '64 
ft Virginia Skeppstrom Cline '48 
ft Patricia Snowden Cloetingh '79 



Katherine Mikell Cochran '76 
ft Betty Farinholt Cockrill '44 
Melanie Coyne Cody '76 

* Martha Corretti Coghlan '82 
ft Margina Dunlap Cogswell '67 

Lucy Darby Cole '78 

* Rodes Estill Coleman '51 
ft Mary Duer Colen '64 

ft Louise Wilbourn Collier 46 

* Pamela Weiler Colling '79 
Catherine Cadett Collins '76 

* Gertnjde Collins '84 

ft Elinor Humphrey Comer '78 

* Nancy Lenihan Conaty '73 

* Frances Ulmer Conley '47 
Jennifer Merritt Conner '87 
Cynthia Conroy '74 

Gail Robins Constantine '67 

* Margaret Cook '59 

* Anne Helms Cooper '71 
« Barbara Bush Cooper '81 

* Deborah Freeman Cooper '50 

* Hortense Powell Cooper '40 

* Sheila Carroll Cooprider '64 
ft Bonnie Cord '66 

Anne Dearstyne Cornwell '39 

Ruth Clarkson Costello '51 

Page Phelps Coulter '57 
ftjane Ellis Covington '60 

Evelyn Carter Cow les '73 
ft Paula Wirtzman Craighill '63 
ft Bonnie Loyd Crane '50 

* Laura Grogan Crane '47 
Polly Crawford '93 

ft Louise Martin Creason '72 
Diane Stevens Creedon '61 
Cutler Bellows Crockard '72 
Margaret Reeder Crosbie '64 

* Martha Stewart Crosland '71 
Anne Frothingham Cross '66 

ft Marjorie Ward Cross '32 

* Jennifer Crossland '86 
ft Eleanor Crossley '67 

Lynne Smith Crow '64 
« Ethel Hauber Crowe '39 
ft Laura Cmm '79 

Lee Cullum '60 
« Margaret Bennett Cullum '32 

Carter Bums Cunningham '71 

Mary Via Cuoco '87 

Marjorie Newell Curiee '51 
ftjane Guignard Curry '23 
ft Frances Gardner Curtis '47 
« Elizabeth Healy Cutler '45 

Helen Crump Cutler '44 

Robin Cutler '66 
ftjudith Harris Cutting '61 
»St, Claire Hayden D'Wolf '51 

Suzanne Gay Dailey '83 
ft Chesley Johnson Dale-Amurius '43 
ft Jacqueline Sexton Daley '4O 
ft Diane Dalton '67 
ft Shirley Shaw Daniel '41 
ft Sarah Davis Daniels '82 

Josephine Ragland Darden '74 

Mary Simpson Daugette '55 

Jane Davenport '70 

* Elizabeth Ripley Davey '47 
Katherine Robison Davey '83 
Ann Brown Davidson '76 

ft Nancy DaugherTy Davidson '82 

* Donor for past 5 years 

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Carolyn Foster Davis 75 
Deborah Wood Davis '42 
Janet Houstoun Davis '42 
Margaret Royall Davis '40 

* Marjone Thaden Davis '38 
« Mary Boyd Davis '59 

* Virginia Cummings Davis '42 

* Anna Gilliert Divy '32 
Laurinda King deBeclt '63 

* Ruth Hemphill DeBuys 'il 

« Georgia Riley de Havenon '68 

Linda DeVogt '86 

Elizabeth Robinson Dean '91 

Christine N'avratil Deeter '86 
« Margaret Mohlnian Degler '54 

Mariene Weber Delledera '81 
« Diana Dent 50 

Bevedey Birchfield Derian '59 

* Katherine Munter Derr '47 

* Barbara Tessin Derry '72 
Closey Faulkner Dickey '48 

* Margaret Stuart Wilson Dickey '41 
Ann King Dietrich '53 
Elizabeth Buxton Dietz '56 
Emily Pitts DLxon '71 

* Beatrice Dodd '58 

« Louise Pritchartt Drxison '79 

* Mary Talcott Dodson '38 
Susan Sudduth Dodson '66 
Marian Dolan 76 

* Ann Thomas Donohue '54 
Palmer Lane Dorn '73 

* Cynthia Abbott Dougherty 42 
Tria Pell Dove '64 

Barbara Bin Dow '51 

* Phyllis Tenney Dowd '44 

* Vidmer Megginson Downing '49 

* Joan Lamparter Downs '58 
Diana Muldaur Dozier '60 

« Michelle Kocik Drag '84 
« Katlileen Walsh Drake '72 

* Maud Tucker Drane '38 

* Elizabeth Wliite Drbal '77 

« Josephine Gibbs Du Bois '31 

* Lois Means Duchene 73 

* Carole Dudley '65 

* Virginia Decker Dudley '45 
Julia Howell Dunbar '77 
Mary Major Duncan '56 
Mimi Galloway Duncan '42 
Patricia Potter Duncan '41 
Jeannette Mandle Dunlap '42 

* Elizabeth Space Dunn '59 

* Helen Dunn '64 

* Loti Kennedy Dunn '62 
Luc7 Frost Dunning '59 
Augusta Harrison Dunstan '88 
Margery Cruikshank Dyer '37 
Susan Sickels Dyer '91 

« Elizabeth Walker Dykes '54 
Betty Early Eberwine '56 

* Elaine Johnson Edwards '46 
Kathleen Bryan Edwards '49 
Patricia Thornhill Edwards '66 

* Anne Wrightson Efird '63 
« Deborah Hart Eiserie '74 

Cynthia Seller Eister '76 

* Mary Tliompson Ela '42 

* Manha Meehan Elgar '67 
Debn4 Elkins '93 
Regina Jones Elkins '75 

* Caroline Robinson Ellerlie '56 
Helen Graeff Ellerman '46 

» Margaret Ross Ellice '34 



* Phjilis Todd Ellis '39' 

A Carolyn Jones Elstner "69 

» Helen Bean Emery 34 
Joan Chamberlain Engelsman '54 

sjane Campbell Englen '57 

» Nancie Howe Entenmann '56 
Moira Erickson-Lawrence '80 
Barbara Duffield Erskine '69 

»Mary Eriksen Ertman '51 
Louise Wright Erwin '79 
Nancy Cornell Esposito '60 
Cecile Waterman Essrig '44 
Carol Brewer Evans '75 

ft Carolyn Cannady Evans '49 

» Elizabeth Cassidy Evans '33 

» Helen Wolfe Evans '56 

» Stuart Bohannon Evans '61 
Melinda Brown Everett '68 
Caroline Miller Ewing '53 

» Gladden Adam Falivene '90 

» Tabb Thornton Farinholt '59 

» Sue Wakeman Farquhar '63 
Ann Sims Fauber '64 
Sarah Norman Faulconer '44 
Teresa Lioy Faulkner '71 

» Fitzallen Kendall Fearing '23 
Nanc7 Banfield Feher '64 

s Margaret Mather Feldmeier '71 

ft Mary Roos Fenn '54 
Karen Fennessy-Ketola '86 

« Elizabeth Ball Fensom '37 
Martha White Feola '53 
Jennifer Stockwell Ferguson '73 

ft Coralie Kahn Ferro '40 

ft June Eager Finney '49 

» Marian Finney '82 

* Elizabeth Glenn Fisher '83 
» Frances Butt Fisher '66 

Martha Field Fite '56 
a Ramona Spuriock Fite '40" 
» Isabel Anderson Fitzgerald '55 
» Rachel Mays Fitzgerald 73 
» Moselle Worsley Fletcher '38 
» Carolyn Irvine Forbes '48 

* Margaret Bradley Forsyth '37 
Chloe Fort '62 

» Alice Mighell Foster '65 
» Virginia Watts Fournier '44 
Anne Gwinn Fox '57 
Daun Thomas Frankland '74 

* Page Franson '87 
Catherine Gornto Freeman '92 

* Patricia Cariin Friese '51 
Mary Hancock Fritzsche '49 
Dorothea Fuller '53 
Sheila Nolan Fuller '66 

« Beveriey Hill Fumiss '35 

Gail Sims Furniss '64 
» Ann Paxson Gail '48 
»Joan Fisch Gallivan '56 
» Marianne Schultz Gait '68 
» Elizabeth Meric Gambel 73 

Elizabeth Moore Gardner '58 

Mary Moore Garrison '78 

Lynn Frazier Gas '67 

* Carolyn Cooper Gates '55 

* Elizabeth Dershuck Gay '49 
Mary Bryan Gay '72 

« Eileen Gebrian '72 
Louise Jones Geddes '84 
Patricia Mast George '70 
Susan Stephens Geyer '74 

* Ellen Bordley Gibbs '56 
Mary Ware Gibson '83 



» Anne Green Gilbert '69 

» Linda MacPherson Gilbert '58 

» Nancy Hawbaker Gilbert '58 

Marie Dennig Gildehaus '46 
» Anne Kilby Gilhuly '55 

Elizabeth Gilkeson '93 

Gladys Van Horn Gille '76 
ft Elisabeth Elmore Gilieland '50 
ft Nancy Gillies '64 

Kathleen Button Ginn '55 
ft Ellen Wilkerson Given '50 
ft Nancy Jameson Glass '43 

Susan Glass '59 
ft Sydney McCampbell Glass 70 
ft Jane Piper Gieason '74 
ft Alice Williams Glover '42 
ft Suzanne Wright Godfrey '75 
ft Donna Reese Godwin '52 
ft Wayne Stokes Goodall '48 
ft Barbara Ross Goode '62 

Jane Goodndge '63 
ft Cheryl Gorman '84 
ft Mary Murchison Gornto '69 

Anne Evans Gorry '64 

Jane Gott '70 

Suzanne Taylor Gouyer '61 
ft Priscilla Mullen Gowen '34 
ft Melanie Archer Graetzer '76 
» Mercedes Gravatt Grandin '72 

Jane Baker Grant '40 

Anne Lee Gravely '62 

Elizabeth Duggms Green '86 

Catherine Frowery Greer '59 

Mary Shine Gregg '62 
ft Evelyn Christison Gregory '56 
» Frances Gregory '36 

Stephanie Hamilton Gregory '86 

Gail Harrison Gregson '66 
ft Anne Ricks Griffin '48 

English Griffith '95 

* Reba Smith Gromel '40 

ft Marie Pickering Grose '61 
Caroline Mauck Grumbine '72 
Isabelle \'iguerie Gsell '86 
Jean Lewis Guergai '87 

ft Elizabeth Cumnock Gunn '38 
Ann Young Habliston '82 
Nancy Haight '75 

* Barbara Jones Hale '43 

ft Barbara Murphy Hale '60 

Nancy Hall '61 
« Virginia Moomaw Hall '42 

Jennie Bateson Hamby '76 

Lois Streett Hamrick '66 
» Marilyn Fisher Hanford '50 
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'73 
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Dana Dewey Woody '58 
ft Nanq- Jones Worcester '49 

Rosalie Barringer Wornham '51 

Bett\- Cocke Wright '45 

Jill Wentorf Wright '76 
ft Barbara Wuehrmann '71 
ft Susan Tucker "iankee '50 
ft Marihalyn Rushing Yocum '44 
ft Lizora Miller Vonce '59 

.Anne Kendig "ioung '63 
ft Jacqueline Lowe Young '53 

Joyce Lenz Young '36 

Susannah Scagel Young '85 
ft Camille Williams Yow' '55 
ft .Amanda Ottaway Zarabetti '89 

Janis Thomas Zeanah '52 
ft .\my Caiandra Zechini '90 

Diana Zeidel 71 
ft Page McFall Ziebold '60 
ft Suzanne Weaver Zimmer '85 

Marie Brede Zimmerman '24 




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Alumnae Giving by Class 
Warmest thanks to each alwnna 
who sent a gift to the College dur- 
ing 1995-96 It is because of your 
strong, ongoing support that Sweet 
Bnar stands at the forefront of 
American education loday- 

1918 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 1 
Participation: 100% 
Dollars: S25 
tjane Pratt Belts 

1921 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 2 
Participation. 50% 
Dollan: $2,000 

* Gertrude Anderson 

* Gertriide Pauly Crawford 

1922 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: I 
Pailicipalion: 33% 
Dollars: S300 

* Rulh Ulland Todd 

1923 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 4 
Participation: }6% 
Dollars: S964 
*Jane Guignard Curr>' 
Katharine Weiser Ekelund' 

* Fitzallen Kendall Fearing 
Virginia Thompson McElwee 

1924 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 4 

Panicipation: ii% 

Dollars: $270 

V Cornelia Skinner Seay 
Blanche Quincey Stubbs 
Elizabeth Guy Tranter 
Marie Brede Zimmerman 

1925 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 4 
Participation: 31% 
Dollars: $1,220 
Mary Sailer Gardiner" 

* Margaret Hogue Pfauiz 
Evelyn Pretkm Rutledge 
Mary Sturgis 

1926 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 11 
Participation: 58% 
Dollars: $7,750.75 

* Helen Carter Bailey 

* Ruth Will Beckh 

* Margaret Posey Brubaker 

* Ellen Newell Bryan 

* GertRide Collins Calnan 

* Dorothea Remburg Fuller" 
« Dorothy Keller lliff 

Elizabeth Roiintrec Kellemian 



* Martha Bachman McCoy 

* Elizabeth Moore Rusk 

* Lois Peterson Wilson 

1927 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 7 
Participation: 52% 
Dollars: $2250 
Daphne Bunting Blair 

* Rebecca Manning Cutler 
Emily Jones Hodge 

ft Camilla Alsop Hyde 

* Maude Adams Smith 

* Rudi Lowrance Street 
Nar Taylor 

1928 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 8 
Participation: 31% 
Dollars: $10,705 

* Marion Jayne Berguido 
Dorothy Bunting 

* Madelyn Markley Clark 

* Rose Berger Griggs 
Alice Babbitt Hackley 

* Louise Conklin Knowles 

* Phyllis Walker Leary 

* Virginia Van Winkle Morlidge 

1929 

1995-96 Unrestiicted 
Number of Donors: 18 
Participation: 40% 
Dollars: $13,720 

* Mary Armstrong Allen 
« Nora Antrim' 

Jane Wilkinson Banyard 
Sue Brooke 

Helen Schaumleffel Ferree 
Claire Hoyi Gaver 
« Isabelle North Goodwin 

* Virginia Chaffee Gwynn 

« Belle Brockenbrough Hulchins 

* Sara Callison Jamison 
ft Gertrude Prior 

ft Margaret Weisiger Proctor 
« Dorothea Paddock Seeber 
ft Lisa Guigon Shinberger 
ft Ruth Ferguson Smyihe 
Martha Maupin Stewart 

* Evaline Edmands Thoma 
Jessie Exiey Wooten 

1930 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 26 
Participation: 56% 
Dollars: S34 160 
ft Lucy Miller Baber* 

Mildred Pickett Bost 
ft Myra Marshall Brush 

* Elizabeth Carnes 

ft Elizabeth Williams Gilniore 
ft Elizabeth Gorsline 
ft Merrin Murphey Green 
ft Teresa Atkinson Greenfield 

* Charlotte Brown Harder 
« Gladys Wester Horton 

ft Adelaide Wampler Kundahl 

ft Emma Riely Lemaire 

ft Frances Harrison McGifferl 



Helen Smith Miller 

* Katryne Blake Moore 

ft Elizabeth Saunders Ramsay 
ft Sally Reahard 
Mar>' Burks Saltz 

* Evelyn Ware Saunders 

* Mary Lyon Stedman 

* Serena Ailes Stevens 

* Josephine Reid Stubbs 

* Eleanor Marshall Tucker 

* Claire Giesecke Wingo 

ft Lindsay Prentis Woodroofe 
Winogene Springer Yost 

1931 

7995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 26 
Participation: 51% 
Dollars: $9,297.45 
ft Jean Cole Anderson 
ft Virginia Quintard Bond 
ft Mar)- Swift Calhoun 
ft Josephine Gibbs Du Bois 

* Mary Cannaday Gore 
Pauline Woodward Hill 

ft Dorothy Ayres Holt 

Natalie Roberts Lemon 
ft Gertrude Lewis Magavern 
ft Mar)' Seaton Marston 

* Helen Sim Mellen 
ft Evelyn Mullen 

ft Marion Murphy Munz 

* Elizabeth Tyson Postles 
ft Jean Countr\'man Presba 
ft Cynthia Vaughn Price 

« Gillette Hilton Pritchard 
ft Virginia Cooke Rea 
ft Martha McBroom Shipman 
ft Liura Howe Smith 

* Agnes Cleveland Stackhouse 
ft Hamel Wilson Tarbert 

ft Margaret Lee Thompson 
ft Mary Kelso Treanor 
Helen Liwrence Vander Horst 

* Martha von Briesen 

1932 

Fund Agent: Eleanor Wnght 

Commy 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 22 

Participation: 47% 

Dollais: $6,297.40 

« Hazel Stamps Collins 

* Eleanor Wright Conway 
ft Marjorie Ward Cross 

ft Margaret Bennett Cullum 
ft Anna Gilbert Dan- 
ft Jane Hays Dowler 

Elizabeth West Etheredge 
ft Marion Malm Fowler 
ft Sally Ainsworih Glass 

Roberta Drane Jones 

* Amalie Frank Kohn 
ft Susanne Gay Linville 

Emily Maxwell Littlepage 

* Ruth Remon McRae* 
Eugenia Ware Myers 
Theda Sherman Newlin 

ft Alice Dabney Parker 
ft Clarice Hancel Pearson 
« Barbara Munter Purdue 
Geriaide Buist Robert 



ft Kathenne Scott Soles 

ft Susan Marshall Timberiake 

1933 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
NumlTer of Donors: 35 
Participation: 47% 
Dollars: $6145 
ft Elena Doty Angus 
ft Sara Houston Baker 
ft Blanche Davies Barioon 
« Mary Patton Bromfield 

* Anne Brooke 

ft Lucy Oli\'er Brooks 
« Elisabeth Ratcliff Brjan 

* Mar)' Barnhart Carlton 
Alice Martin Cooper 

* Gertmde Raymond Dempster 

* Elizabeth Cassidy Evans 
« Elizabeth Gray 

ft Annette Hagens 
« Ne\'il Crute Holmes 

* Maqone Ris Hyland 
ft Margaret Imbrie 

* Mary Imbrie 

ft Glen Worthinglon Johnson 
Ella Jesse Uitham 

* Jessie (>)burn Laukhuff" 
Doris Crane Lo\eland 

ft Kathnna Howze Maclellan 

Mar)' Murdoch Martin 
ft Kathenne Oglesby Mixson 
ft Frances Neville Newberry 
ftjane Martin Person 
ft Mary demons Porzelius 
ft Helen Persise Roberson 
ft Conen Skinner Shepherd 
ft Mary-Nelson Neville Sieman 
ft Elizabeth Selden Stainbrook 
ft Sue Graves Sttibbs 
ft Margaret Wayland Taylor 
ft Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts 
Bett>' Workman Wright 

1934 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Numlyer of Donors: 48 
Participation: 70% 
Dollars: $8,230.97 
ft Helen Hanson Bamford 
ft Edith Hagen Benson 
ft Frances Weil Binswanger 
ft Nancy Holchkiss Boschen 
ft Betty Suttle Briscoe 
ft Eleanor Alcott Bromley 
ft Anne Russell Carter 
ft Carolyn Carter Clark" 
ft Marcia Morrison Curtis 
ft Margaret Ross Ellice 
« Helen Bean Emery 
ft Eleanor Cooke Esteriy 
ft Dorothy Turno Gardner 
ftPriscilla Mullen Gowen 
« Bonney McDonald Hatch 

* Susan Arbenz Hazlett 

ft Helen Closson Hendncks 
ft Dorothy Hutchinson Howe 

Marjorie Lasar Hurd 
ft Virginia Broun Lawson 
ft Emilie Emory Leary 

* Nancy Butzner Leavell" 
Rebekah Strode Lee 

i Dearing Lewis 



* Anne Corbitt Little 

* Mary McCandlish Livingston 

* Lydia Goodwyn Lorentzen 
ft Baylis Rector Love 

ft Marjorie Westcott Mackey 
ft Elizabeth Scheuer Maxwell 
ft Elvira Cochrane McMillan 
ft Satilla Franklin Means 
Joanna Fink Meeks 

* Emily Marsh Nichols 

* Dorothy Prince Oldfield 
ft Ruth Myers PleasanLs 

* Mary Pringle 

* Helen Hoffecker Roehm 

* Rosemary Frey Rogers 

* Elizabeth Mayfield Roughton 
Victoria Parsons Saunders 

* Marguerite Stephens Sheridan 
ft Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman 
ft Bonnie Wood Stookey 

ft Mary Lee Ryan Strolher 

ft Elizabeth Collier Wardle 

ft Elizabeth Bond Wood 

Amy Davies Yingling 

1935 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 41 

Participation: 49%' 

Dollars: $ 1 8.324. .U 

ft Marion Walker Alatro 

ft Susanne Strassburger Anderson 

ft Lois Vanderhoef Benner 

Virginia Cunningham Brookes 
ft Barbara Rhodes Brown 
ft Mar)' Whipple Clark 
ft Mary Honeywell Dodds 
ft Frances Meeks Ford 
« Rebecca Young Frazer 

Janet Imbrie Frey 
ft Beverley Hill Fumiss 
« Elizabeth Cotter Gilmore 
ft Helen Carruthers Hack-well 
ft Ruth Gilliland Hardman 
« Allyn Capron Heinlz 
ft Cynthia Harbison Heye 
ft Lucy Hoblitzell 
ft Rebekah Huber 
ft Elizabeth Hamilton Hunt 

Marv' Willis Kempe 

Ethel Shamer Lamkin 

* Alice Laubach 
ftjane Lawder 

ft Barbara Benzinger Lindsley 
ft Eleanor Rust Mattern 
Virginia Morgan Mowry" 

* Julia Peterkin 

* Sarah Rick Putnam 

ft Harriet Williams Rand 

* Lillian Simmons Rountrey 
ft Frances Morrison Ruddell 
ft Suzanne Wilson Rutherford 
ft Ann Temple Samson 

* Alice McCloskey Schlendorf 
ft Frances Spiller Scott 

* Isabel Scriba 

ft Blandina Jones Skilton 
« Mary Templeton 
« Dorothy Barnum Venter 
ft Lavaleite Dillon Wintzer 
ft Helen Wolcott 

* Donor for past S years 

* Deceased 



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1936 

Fiiml Agent: Margaret Smith 

Thomasson 

1995-96 Vnreslricted 

Sumlier of Donors: J9 

Participation: 54% 

Dollars: S25.577.13 

* Myra Can" Baldwin 

* Nana' Dicks Blanton 

* Martha Ake Brouse 

« Sophia Campbell Brown 
« Margaret Uoyd Bush 

* Mariorie Griffin Caskey 
Harrier Williams Cook 

* Lillian Steele Cook 

* Mar\- Bl^lhe Cunningham 

* Maria \alentine Curtis 
Martha Talley Devereux 

» Margaret Huxley Dick 
» Mary Rich Ewing 

* Elizabeth Morton Forsylh 

* Lillian Cabell Gay 

* Capel Grimes Gerlach 

* Mary' Vogdes Haines 

* Eleanor Francisco Hood 

* Jacqueline Moore Hoofnagle 

* Logan Phinizy Johns 
Jane Moore Johnson 

* Arnold Susong Jones 

* Nano' Parsons Jones 
Lucille Scott Knoke 

« Abigail Lesnick Leibowitz 
Adalyn Merrill Luthin 
Martha Homor Maxwell 

« Kathleen Donohue McCormack* 
Constance Warner McElhinney 

* Margaret Mencke 

* Carol Straus Ney 

* Katharine Niles Parker 

* Marion Sim Reid 
Elizabeth Wall Saunden> 

* Elizabeth Pinkenon Scott 

* Margaret Smith Thomasson 

* Margaret Robertson Whitney 
« Mary Poindexler Willingham 

* Adela Cocke Winfree 

1937 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
.\iimljer of Donors: 28 
Participation: 54% 
Dollars: S8.105.75 

Beda Carlson Calhoun 

Ruth Rundle Charters 

* Helen Williamson Dumont 
Margery' Cniikshank Dyer 
Sara Kirkpatrick Fearing 

* Elizabeth Ball Fensom 
« Frances Johnson Finley 

* Margaret Bradley Forsyth 
Nancy Nalle Genung 

* Natalie Hopkins Griggs* 

* Virginia Hardin 

* Mary Shaffer Hardy 
Isabel Olmstead Haynes 

* Rosalie Hall Hurst 
Margaret Holcomb MacMillan 

* Kathleen Eshleman Maginnis 
« Rebecca Douglass Mapp 

* Elizaljelh Lee McPhail 
Mary Agnew Merrill 

* Margaret Sandidge Miller 

* Mary Cochran Nicholson 



t Frances Kemp Pettyjohn 

* Dorothy Price Roberts 
«Jeanette Bowen Runyan 

* Margaret Comwell Schmidt 

* Elizabeth Sicard Sita 
Helen Rae Stebbins 

* Marion Leggett Whyte 

1938 

1995-96 Lnreslricled 
.\umber of Donors: 58 
Participation: 64% 
Dollars: S22.327.63 
*Janice Wiley Adams 
« Shirley Haywood Alexander 

Helen Walton .\ndrae 

Emma Glass Beasley 
•Janet MacFarlan Bergmann 

* Frances Bailey Brooke 

* Dorothy Gilbert Browne 
» Mary Housel Carr 

* Barbara Derr Chenoweth 

* Virginia Guild Colmore 
ft Florence Caven Crosnoe 

Susan Gibson Davenport 

* Marjorie Thaden Davis 

* Isabelle Franke DeGraaf 

* Marv Talcott Dodson 
» Maud Tucker Drane 

* Janet Forbush Fead 

» Moselle Worsley Fletcher 

* Sarah Tomlinson Foscue 

* Elinor Wilson Gammon 
» Lillian Williams Grymes 

« Elizabeth Cumnock Gunn 

* Vesta Murray Haselden 
« Imogen Brock Haw ley 
« Harriet Daniel Herd 

» Virginia Heizer Hickenlooper 

* Pollyanna Shotwell HoUoway" 
Cornelia Hicks Kaufman 

* Marion Fuller KeUogg 

* Kate Sulzberger Levi 
« Elizabeth Lockett Lord 
*Jane Gregory Marrow- 
Josephine Sutton McCandlish 

« Anne Old Mercer 

« Bessie Garbee Mitchell' 

Anne Walker Newton 
« Luq' Taliaferro Nickerson 

Carolyn Staman Ogilvie 
» Elizabeth Bowley Phillips 

* Ida Todman Pierce 

* Ruth Pfingsten Polster 

* Kitty Corbett Powell 
» Louisa Grace Prince 

* Barbara Cross Reese 

« Elizabeth Willcox Riddle 

* Elizabeth Burks Ridenhour 
Mary Hamilton Schuck 

* Margaret Weimer Shepherd 
Marion Brown Snider 
Winifred Hagberg St. Peter 

* Helen .Mien Stupp 

« Pauline Womack Swan 

* Jessie Silvers Thompson 
Elizabeth Hopper Turner 

« Mildred Gill Williamson 

* Josephine Happ Willingham 
« Betty Dail Windeler 

* Justine Domhoff Wright 



1939 

Fund .-igeiil: fean Oliver Sartor 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Sumher of Donors: 53 

Participation: 63% 

Dollars: S28.878.13 
Gracey Luckett Bradley 
.\nne Dearstyne Comwell 

* Elizabedi \'anderbilt Crampton 

* Ethel Hauber Crowe 

» Mary Treadw ay Dow ns 

* Bettina Bell Emmons 

* Augusta Saul Farrier 
Ellen George Frampton 

* Sarah Belk Gambrell 

* Henriette Minor Han 
Mary Brower Henderson 
Julia Ridgely Howe 

« Lucy Gordan Jeffers 
*Jean Black Jennings 

* Louise Corrigan Jordan 

* Ruth Harman Keiser 

* Sarah Tarns Kreker 
Martha Fuller Leys 

* Suzette Boulell McLeod 

* Julia Gray Saunders Michaux 

* Gertrude Robertson .Midlen 
Janet Trosch .Moulton 

* .Ann Parks 

* .Mary Judd Patton 
.Mary Welles Pearson 

« Eleanor Wallace Price 

* Elizabeth Perkins Prothro 
Katharine Porter Read 

* .Marion .Mann Roberts 
Clarice Bailey Robinson 
Yvonne Leggett Sanford 

#Jean Oliver Sartor 

* .Marj' Barge Schroder 
Fayth .Mueller Shirkey 

* Audrey Siebert Snyder 

* Catherine Lawder Stephenson 
*Jean McKenney Stoddard 

* Lois Lear Stoops 

* Katharine Bonsall Strong 

* Elsie Day Sudierlin 

* Nancy Gatch Svien 

* Anne Benedict Swain 

* Janet Thorpe 

* Patricia Balz Vincent 
Anna Davies Volwiler 

*Jean Moore von Sternberg 
« Lee Montague Watts 

* Margaret Ballard Whilehurst 

* Eleanor Claflin W'illiams 
« Lillian Neely Willis 

Shirley Jones Woodard 

* Lottie Lewis Woollen 
Mary .Mahan Zimmerman 

1940 

Fund .Agejit: Betty Franiz Rolxrts 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Sumher of Donors: 61 

Participation: 59% 

Dollars: S19 741 

Hazel Sterrett .Mien 
» Kathleen Ward .Mien 

Cecilia MacKinnon Ballard 

* Janet Martin Bennett 
Jean Blount 

* Blair Bunting Both 
Helen Anderson Br\'an 



* Agnes Spencer Burke 
« Barbara Smith Caner 

* Clara Sasscer Chandler 

* .Marjorie Stock Clemens 
« Honense Powell Cooper 

* .Margaret Woodward Countess 

* Jacqueline Sexton Daley 
Margaret Royall Davis 

* Coralie Kahn Ferro 

« Ramona Spudock File* 
« Constance Currie Fleming 

* Clara Call Frazier 

* Anne Cooke Gilliam 
Jane Baker Grant 

* Reba Smith Gromel 
Irene Wyckoff Gustafson 
Helen Schmid Hardy 

* Georgia Herbert Hart 

* \irginia Allison Haywood 
Jane Burnett Hill 
Shirley Nalley Irving 

* Rosemarv' Bjorge Johnson 
« Katherine Estes Johnston 
« Helen Comwell Jones 

* .Margaret Dowell Kearney 

* Mariana Bush King 

« Cornelia Chalkley Kittler 

* Eleanor Snow Lea 

* Maria Burroughs Li\ingston 
Jane Bush Long 

» Beth Thomas Mason 
» Marion Daudt .McBride 

* Margaret Katterjohn .McCollom 

* Anne Burr McDermott 
« Martha Rector McGee 

* Elizabeth Gockley McLellan 
t Lois Femley McNeil 

* Carringion Lancaster Merrill 
« Muriel Barrows Neall 

Louise Partrick Newton 

* Dorothy Campbell O'Connor 

* lean Tyree Osetli 

« Florence .Merrill Pilkinlon 
Polly Poe Richmond 

* Betty Frantz Roberts 

* Ruth Mealand Schwartz 

* Estelle Sinclaire 

* Evelyn Williams Tumbull 

* Irene Vongehr Vincent 
« Anne Conant Weaver 
« Emory Gill Williams 

* Louise Pugh Worthing 

* Helen Patton Wright 

* Cynthia Noland Young 

1941 

Fu nd .-{gents: Jane lot viand Byerts. 

Barlxira .\eiens Young 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

.\uml>er of Donors: 66 

Participation: 68% 

Dollars: S35.405 

* Patricia Sorensen .\ckard 

* Helen Carmine Barber 
Doris .Mbray Bardusch 

* .Mina Vi'hitaker Banel 

* Phyllis Can- Beinhom 
Katharine Spaatz Bell 

* Ethel Gumey Betz 

* Wilma Cavett Bird 

* Elizabeth Hudson Boba 

* Edith Vongehr Bridges-Cone 

* Jane Loveland Byerts 

* Jeanne Posselt Clear 



♦ Shirley Devine Clemens 
.Mine Smith Clow 

♦ Bene Fawcett Collier 

♦ Betty Bartelt Croasdale 

♦ Shiriey Shaw Daniel 

♦ Josephine Harlan Darby 

♦ Ruth Hemphill DeBuys 
« Barbara Clark Dickey 

♦ .Margaret Stuan Wilson Dickey 
Margaret .Miderton Dortch 
Cynthia Hanison Drinknater 
Patricia Potter Duncan 

♦ Katherine Estes 

♦ Eleanor Damgard Firth 

♦ Decca Gilmer Frackelton 
Laetitia Seibels Frothingham 

♦Jane Clark Hartrich 

♦ Frances Chichester Hull 

♦ Patricia Eaglesfield Kirchhoffer 

♦ Anita Loving Lewis 

♦ .Mice McBee 
Lucy Parton Miller 

♦ .Martha Jean Brooks Miller 
Mary White Miller 
Elizabeth Harrison Monroe 

♦ Betty Doucett Neill 
t Lossie Taylor Noell 

♦ Anne Gayle O'Beime 

♦ Anne Borough O'Connor 

♦ .Migela Cardamone O'Donnell 
« .Mary- Scully Olney 

♦ Barbara Thomp.son Parker 

♦ Barbara Searles Panett 

♦ .Mpine .Martin Patterson 

♦ Helen Flatten 

♦ Margaret Craighill Price 

♦ Emor\- Hill Rex 

« Louise Lembeck Reydel 

♦ Linda Boyle Richardson 

♦ Joan De \'ore Roth 
.Marion Webb Shaw 

♦ Eunice Foss Sneed 
Gertrude Marill Stanchfield 

♦ Lillian Fowlkes Taylor 

♦ Chariotte Davenport Tuttle 

♦ Judith Davidson Walker 

♦ Helen Gw inn Wallace 

« Caroline Des Granges Wallis 

♦ Sarah Esler Walters 

♦ Elizabeth Lancaster Washburn 
Barbara Hoiman Whitcomb 

« Helen Littleton White 
Olivia Rhodes Woodin 

♦ Barbara Nevens Young 

1942 

Fund .Agent: Florence Bagley Wtt 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Sumher of Donors: 70 
Participation: 68% 
Dollars: S28.329.06 

♦ Daphne Withmgton Adams 
Eugenia Bumett .Mfel 

♦ Marion Robbins -Mexander 

♦ Diana Stout .Mien 

♦ .Margaret Cunmngham .Mien 
.Mary .Mice Bennett Baumberger 

♦ Jessamine Boyce Bowles 
Virginia .McGuire Brent 

♦ Grace Lanier Brewer 

♦ Edna Swann Carter 

♦ Elizabeth Chamberiain 

♦ Betty Blackmer Childs 



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« Carolyn Monteith Clarke 

lanana Darby Craniield 
« Mar)' Wheat Crowell 
«|ean Hedley Currie 

Lucy Call Dabney 

Deborah Wood Davis 

Janel Houstoun Davis 
« Virginia Cummings Davis 
« Dorothea Mulchings Donley 
» Cynthia Abbott Dougherty 

jeannette Mandle Dunlap 

* Elizabeth Dunn 

* Mary Thompson Ela 
Barbara Ripley Furniss 

« Alice Williams Glover 
« Virginia Moomaw Hall 
« Sudie Clark Hanger 

* Margaret Troutman Harbm 

* Frances Caldwell Harris 

* Alice King Hamson 

* Diana Greene Helfrich 
« Susan Greer Hendrick 
« Laura Graves Howell 

Anne Bundy Lewis 

* Elizabeth Lewis Lewis 

* Elizabeth Hanger Lippincott 
«Jane Taylor Lowell 

* Genevieve Mundy Lyttle 
« Julia Groves Manin 

« Vive Walker Montgomery 

* Irene Mitchell Moore 
Margaret Preston Moore 

« Dorothy Myers Morehead 

* Grace Bugg Muller-Thym 

* Lindsay Grumpier Nolting 

* Shirley Hauseman Nordhem 
« Edna Syska Peltier 

Mar)' Chilton Phillips 
« Ann Hauslein Potterfield 

* Eloise English Rankin 

* Ann Morrison Reams 

* Nancy Davis Reynolds 
« Sally Waike Rogers 

* Frances Meek Rowe 

* Jeanne Buzby Runkle 

* Helen Sanford 

* Gloria Sanderson Saitor 

* Douglas Woods Sprunt 

* Jeanne SaiAyer Stanwood 

* Jessie Marr Strahman 

* Ruth Jacquol Tempest 

* Betsy Gilmer Tremain 
Pattie Early Trippet 
Edith Brainerd Walter 

« Margaret Gearing Wickham 
*Joanne Oberkirch Willis 

* Florence Bagley Witt 
« Dorothy Malone Yates 

1943 

Fund Agents: Mcvgarel Swindell 

Dickerman. 

Mar)' Love Ferguson Sanders 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 73 

Participation: 69% 

Dollars. S33.408.41 

» Anne Mitchell Albyn 

Sara Br)'an Allen 

Anne Tweedy Ardery 

* Brooks Barnes 

* Jeanne Turney Beniamin 

* Muriel Gr^'mes Blunienthal 
Letilia Ord Bonbnght 



* Effie Siegling Bowers 

* Anne Mcjunkin Briber 
Virginia Wliite Brinton 

* Pauline Hudson Brown 

* Cynthia Smith Bmlzman 
Frances Sminions Byerly 

* Fay Martin Chandler 

* Carol Tanner Cover 

* Primrose Johnston Craven 

* Chesley Johnson Dale-Arnunus 
« Betty Emerick Dethlefs 

Margaret Swindell Dickerman 

* Nancy Pingree Drake 

* Page Ruth Foster 

* Bonilee Key Garrett 
« Nanc7 Jameson Glass 
« Barbara Jones Hale 
*Jane Hardy Harris 

« Nancy Bean Hector 
« Mary Wheeler Hilliard 
« Bett)'-Potter Kinne Hillyer 

* Esther Jen Holland 
« Marguerite Hume 

Byrd Smith Hunter 

* Dolores Cheatham James 
Jean Latham Jones 

* Katherine Doar Jones 
« Lucy Kiker Jones 

* Catharine Bracher Leggett 
« Anne Noyes Lewis 

* Dorothy Campbell Maher 

* Valerie Jones Materne 
« Clare Eager Matthai 

Dorothy Slauber McCarthy 
Caroline Miller McClintock 
Barbara Bolles Miller 
*Jane Gregory Moore 

* Mary Christian Mulligan 

« Elizabeth Schnieisser Nelson 

* Louise Moore Nelson 
« Nancy McVay O'Neill 
« Harriet Pullen Phillips 

* Rozelia Hazard Potter 

« Annabelle Forsch Prager 

* Betty Preston 

* Mary Carter Richardson 
Charlotte Garber Rudulph 

* Mary Love Ferguson Sanders 

* Merriam Packard Sargent 

* Roseile Faulconer Scales 
Elizabeth Hall Schwartz 

* Elizabeth Shepherd Scott 

* Marjorie Shugart Short 

* Karen Norris Sibley 

* Cathenne Parker Silverman 
« Elizabeth Diclinian Smith 

Mar>' Kinkle Sullivan 
Jane Findlay Tate 

* Suzanne Douglas Terry 

* Frances Taylor Trigg 

* Anne Williams Tuley 

* Pegg>' Roudin Weinberger 

* Janice Fitzgerald Wellons 

* Fayette McDowell Willett 
« Mary Steiger Wingerd 

Barbara McNeill Yow 

1944 

Fund Agent. Betty Farinholt 

Cockrill 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 83 

Participation: 75% 

Dollars: $19.91625 



* Eleanor Goodspeed Abbott 

* Martha Williams Alday 

* Norma Bradley .^nold 

* Martha Rugeley Bachman 
Mary Newell Baird 

* Dorothy Tobin Baldw in 

* Sydney Holmes Bales 

* Louise Smith Bany' 
Sally Skinner Behnke 

* Elisabeth Vaughan Bishop 

* Dorothy Beunell Blakeman 

* Mary Anderson Bowley 
Jane Williams Bradley 

* Cariisle Mornssett Branch 

* Ann Seguin Britt 

« Mildred Faulconer Bryant 

* Alice Lancaster Buck 

* Murrell Rickards Chadsey 
« Anita Lippitt Clay 

* Betty Farinholt Cockrill 
Helen Crump Cutler 

* Phyllis Tenney Dowd 
Cecile Waterman Essrig 
Sarah Norman Faulconer 

* Alice Johnson Fessenden 

* Virginia Watts Fournier 

* Dorothy Slagie Fullerton 

* Elizabeth Williams Gookin 

* Persis Ladd Herold 

* Marian Shanley Jacobs 
Helen Whilmore Jenkins 

* Jean Ryan Kehl 

* Marjone Willetts Maiden 

* Emily Wilkins Mason 

« Martha Hoffman McCoy 

* Jane Rice McPherson 
« Ellen Du\'al Miller 

* Marion Saunders Montgomery 
Janet Staples Mum 

* Jean Blanton Murphy 
Ernestine White Murray 

« Constance Budlong Myrick 

* Sarah Hollerith Nietsch 

* Louise Konsberg Noll 

* Gene Patton Odell 

* Marj' King Oehmig 

« Hartien Ta\'enner Owens 

* Hannah Mallory' Perkins 

* Margaret Eggers Perry 

* Virginia Noyes PiUsbury 

* Dorothy Devore Piatt 
ft Catherine Tift Porter 

Alice Hepburn Puleston 
Shirley Coombs Ramsour 

« Ann Moore Remington 

« Marguente Brendlinger Robinson 
Aruie Hynson Rump 

* Munel Abrash Schapiro 

« Frances Longino Schroder 

* Margaret Gordon Seller 
Louise Hesson Shelburne 
Betty Haverty Smith 

* Patricia Stickney 
Barbara Duncombe Stolp 

* Virginia Burgess Struhsaker 

* Dorothy Denny Sutton 

* Paulett Long Taggart 

* Kathenne Mensing Teitgen 
Eleanor La Motte Trippe 
Hazel Fellner Turtle 

« Barbara Clark Utiey 

* Martha Falk Vallery 

« Mary Walker Van de Water 
ft Sloan Hawkins Ward 



« Patncia Whitaker Waters 

« Helen Gravart Watt 

« Mabel Breese Wellinghoff 

* Marjorie Woods Williamson 
ft Mimi Etheridge Wood 

« Helen Cantey Woodbridge 

Grace Woodard Wysor 
ft Marthalyn Rushing Yocum 

1945 

Fund Agent: Anna Maty Chidester 
Heytmod 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 60 
Participation: 67% 
Dollars: $41,155-51 
«Jean Portmann Allen 
Elaine Krause Anderson 

* Catherine Price Bass 

* Lile Tucker Bell 

ft Edith Page GiJ Breakell 

Betsy Smylh Brown 
ft Mary Traugott Brown 
« Hilda Hude Chapin 
» Leila Barnes Cheatham 

* Anne Macfariane Clark 
» Elizabeth Healy Cutler 

ft Alice Edwards Davenport 
ft Ann Parsons Davis 
ft Virginia Decker Dudley 
ft Elizabeth Ai'ery Duff 
ftjane Spiegel Eakin 
ft Jean Ridler Fahrenbach 
ft Joyce Livermore Foust 

* Martha Holton Glesser 
Jane Lesh Gould 

ft Elizabeth Gray Gray 

* Evelyn Dillard Grones 
« Hamet Hazen Harnack 
ftjoanne Morgan Hartman 
« Mildred Carodiers Healy 

« Mary Kathr\'n Frye Hemphill 
ft Anna Mary Chidester Heywood 

* Irene McDonnell Hill 
ft Julia Mills Jacobsen 

ft Anne Dickson Jordan 
ft Mar)' Haskins King 
ft Ann McLean Loomis 
ft Frances Marton Luckett 

* Antoinette LeBris Maynard 
ft Jean Moores McCulloch 

ft Alice Nicolson Mcllvaine 

ft Dale Sayler Morgan 

ft Rosemary Newby Mullen 

* Margaret Swann Norris 
ft Mia Hecht Owens 

ft Alma Hall Peckham 

Margaret Booth Pierce 
ft Elizabeth Hicks Pollak 
ft Elizabeth Zulich Reuter 
ft Wyline Chapman Sayler 
ft Caroline Parrish Seager 

* Frances Estes Seibels 

* Esther Cunningham Shay 
ft Ruth Longmire Skelton 

ft Anne Walker Somerville 
ft Alice Gearhart Stinson 
« Barbara Bourke Stovall 

* Mary Herbert Taylor 
ft Jeanne Skerry Tepe 

« Ellen Dodson Wightman 
ft Ellen Gray Wilson 
ft Helen Davis Wohlers 
ft Amanda Parsley Worth 



Betty Cocke Wright 
ft Margaret Jones Wyllie 

1946 

Fund Agent: Edtiina Young Call 

Reunion Gifts Co-Chairmen Helen 

Murcbison Lane. Adeline fones 

Voorhees 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 96 

Participation: 87% 

Dollars: $119595 20 

ftjean Love Albert 

* Katherine Brooks Augustine 
Ruth Houston Baker 
Marguerite Emmert Baldwin 

ft Lucy-Charies Jones Bendall 
Patricia Thompson Bennett 
Suzanne Criswell Bornschein 
Martha Witherspoon Brannan 

ft Julia Bristow 
Elizabeth Force Browder 

* Sarah Bubb Bruch 
ft Edwina Young Call 

Shiriey Ferguson Cannon 
Elizabeth Ryland Cecil 
Jane Pickens Church 

* Eleanor Myers Cole 

ft Louise Wilbourn Collier 

Florence Taylor Corse 

Flora Cameron Crichton 
ft Marilyn Hannah Crocker 

Dorothy Caldwell Crowell 

* Carolyn Conley Danley 

ft Rosemary Ashby Dashiell 

Marilyn Mandle Dick 
ft Anne Hill Edwards 
ft Elaine Johnson Edwards 
ft Jessie Strickland Elcock 

Helen Graeff Ellerman 

Marguerite Brink Feuer 
« Harriet Inge Fillmore 

* Anne Stubbs Fitzsimmons 
ft Mary Vinton Fleming 

Suzanne Feder Fried 
Marie Dennig Gildehaus 
Joan Berend Gordon 
Margaret Stafford Gould 

* Lee Stevens Gravely 
ft Cadierine Smart Grier 
ft Emily Albert Hanahan 

ft Sarah McDuffie Hardaway 

ft Mar)' Holland Hardin 

ft Nan Puckhaber Hamngton 

Shields Jones Harris 
ft Elizabeth Guriey Hewson 

Mary Taylor HoUowell 
ft Anne Smckle Houston 

Ann Atkinson Keever 
ft WisLir Warts King 
ft Jean Pollard Kline 
ft Mary Evans Landrum 
ft Helen Murchison Lane 
ft Leila Fellner Lenagh 

Ann Farr Lewis 
ft Margaret Sibley Lewis 
ft Elinor Clement Littleton 
ft Louisa Lloyd 
ft Beatrice Dingwell Loos 
ft Elizabeth Camlin Maher 

Jennie Keeling Mansfield 

« Donor for past 5 years 

* Deceased 



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* Palniour Holmes Mclntire 

* Elizabeth Fruit Metzenthin 

* Sara Thompson Mikell 
Douglas Parker Moncure 

* Charlotte Spnjiit Murchison 

* Juliette Rollins Napier 
Julia lemiun Neal 
Betty Bass Norris 
Lillian West Parron 
Mary' Upshaw Pike 
Bowdre Budd Poer 
Hallie NLxon Powell 

* Ellen Rohbins Red 
Judith Bailey Refo 

* Legare Thompson Robertson 
Margaret Fish Rock-wood 

* Noma Greene Salterfield 
Mary Vandeventer Saunders 
Carroll Cone Saxton 
Marjorie Christian Schley 

* Elisabeth McKeown Scott 

* Caroline Rudulph Sellers 
« Margaret Coffman Smith 
« Nancy Sanders Starr 

Catherine Evans Suoud 
ft Jean Carter Telford 

Evaline Rife Thompson 
« Leila McLaughlin Thompson 
« Bertha Lee Toole 

Betsy Bowman Townsend 
sjane Richardson Vieth 

* Adeline Jones Voorhees 
Barbara Warner 

Joan Darby West 
Ellen Thackray Wilson 

* Ariana Jones Wittke 
« Virginia Wynn 

1947 

Fund .Agents: Lucinda Converse 
Ash. Katharine Weisiger Osborne 
1995-96 Vnrestricled 
Number of Donors: 64 
Participation: 59% 
Dollars: S 13.968 J5 
« Lucinda Converse Ash 
Constance Clevenger Berg 

* Elaine Davis Blackford 

s Nancy .Alexander Blaney 

* Anne Burckhardt Block 

* Anne Lile Bowden 

* Maria Tucker Bowerfind 

* Martha Francis Burrows 

* Emily Schuber Can 

« Margaret Robertson Christian 
Virginia Walker Christian 

* Frances Ulmer Conley 

* Laura Grogan Crane 

« Frances Gardner Curtis 

* Elizabeth Ripley Da\'ey 

* Katherine Munter Derr 
Shiriey Small Edwards 

* Mary McGuire Gilliam 
Sara Bryan Glascock 
Judith Burnett Halsey 

*Jane-Arthur Etheridge Hamlin 

* Margaret Dawson Hellyer 

* Frieda Manley Hutchinson 
Elizabeth Newell Johns 

« Shirley Levis Johnson 
» Gloria Gamble Jones 

* Virginia King 

* Ann Colston Leonard 



« Sara McMullen Lindsey 

« Carol Blanton McCord 

« Mary Jones McGehee 

« Aimee Des Pland McGirt 

« Anne Webb Moses 
Anne Brinson Nelson 
Virginia lUges Norman 

*Jean Old 

« Katharine Weisiger Osborne 
Cecil Herr Perry 

* Barbara Golden Pound 
*Jean Femer Ramsay 

* Margaret Redfem 

* Isabel Zulick Rhoads 

* Mary Hudgins Rice 

« Susan Van Cleve Riehl 

* Elizabeth Gates Rogers 

« Jacqueline Murray Sanner* 

* Patricia Hassler Schuber 

« Eleanor Bosworth Shannon 

* Anne Kleeman Sites 

* Martha Smith 

ft Suzette Morton Sorenson 

* Wenllian Jenkins Stallings 
Cordelia Lambert Stites 

ft Nan Hart Stone 
Virginia Barron Summer 
Mary Lib Vick Thornhill 
Saravetle Royster Trotter 

* Alexandra Marcoglou TuUy 
Bettie Golden Tyler 

ft Margaret White Van Buren 

* Suzanne Fitzgerald Van Home 

* Cecil Butler Williams 
ft Jane Warner Williams 

* Margaret Bromberg Williams 

1948 

Fund Agents: .\Iailha Davis 
Barnes. .Anne Ricks Griffin. 
.Marion Boiver Harrison 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 90 
Participation: 70% 
Dollars. $32.17338 
« Kathryn Fulton Alston 

* Martha Garrison Anness 
« Annabell Brock Badrow 

* Martha Davis Barnes 

* Harriotte Bland Beck-with 

* Suzanne Hardy Benson 

* Manon Coulter Bowditch 
Susan Jackson Burns 

* Julia Blakey Butler 

* Martha Mansfield Clement 
ft Virginia Skeppstrom Cline 

* Constance Conover 
Closey Faulkner Dickey 

* Martha Shmidheiser DuBarry 

* Marguerite Rucker Eliett 

* Carolyn In'ine Forbes 
« Ann Paxson Gail 

* Jeanne Morrell Gariington 
Constance Hancock Getnian 

* Elizabeth Gibson 

* Wayne Stokes Goodall 

« Elizabeth Anderson Gorrell 
Elizabeth White Gregory 

* Anne Ricks Griffin 

* Marion Bower Harrison 
Avery Draughon Helm 
Mayde Ludington Henningsen 

* Eve Godchaux Hirsch 



Mar\' Humphries Hook 
Elinor Taylor Hough 
Ruth Faulkner Howe 
Jane Taylor Lx 
« Murray Armstrong James 

* Catherine Vance Johns 
ft Patricia Damron Joy 

* Nancy Vaughn Kelly 

* Jane Johnson Kent 

* Elizabeth Bramham Lee 
» Judith Perkins Llewellyn 

* Martha Skinner Logan 
*Jo Vestal Lyon 

« Caroline Rankin Mapother" 
Margaret Sheffield Martin 
Constance Somervell Matter 

* Faith Mattison 

* Maddin Lupton McCallie 
Mary Barbour McCrea 

* Katherine Berthier McKelway 

* Claudia Antrim McKenna 
Phyllis Thorpe Miller 

ft Elvira Whitehead Morse 

* Ann Porter Mullen 

* Diane King Nelson 

* Patricia Smith Nelson 
Jane Shoesmith Newcomb 

* Westray Boyce Nicholas 
ft Patricia Jenney Nielsen 

* Martha Frye Nye 
Sarah Pearre 

« Josephine Neal Peregnne 
Elizabeth Graves Perkinson 
Emily Loftis Peters 

* Ardis Fraais Porter 

ft Elizabeth Keman Quigley 

* Betty Johnson Ragland 

« Elizabeth Hooks Richards 

* Helen McKemie Riddle 

* Frances Robb 

Mary Barrett Robertson 
ft Audrey Laliman Rosselot 

* Patricia Traugott Rouse 
Elizabeth Beltz Rowe 

* Betty Jackson Ryan 

* Ann On- Savage 

* Beatrice Backer Simpson 
« Caroline Haskell Simpson 

* Eleanor Potts Snodgrass 

* Helen Elliott Sock-well 
Pamela Terry Stoutenburgh 

* Martha Owen Thatcher 

* Ann Ro^'land Tuck 

* Margaret Addington Twohy 

* Virginia Wurzbach Vardy 

* Bess Pratt Wallace 
Malloy Wright Warren 

ft Elizabeth Plunkett Williams 
Sally Smith Williams 

* Betty Leffel Wingate 
ft Helen Pender Withers 

* Dorothy Wallace Wood 
ft Jane Miller Wright 
1949 

Fund .Agent: .Man' Fran Bruivn 

Ballard 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

.Mimher of Donors: 67 

Participation: 73% 

Dollars: S33.342.51 

* Alberta Pew Baker 

ft Mary Fran Brown Ballard 
ft Marilyn Hopkins Bamborough 



* Ann Henderson Bannard 
« Pamela Levi Barnett 

* Katharine Hart Belew 

* Elizabeth Wellford Bennett 
ft PaU"icia Brown Boyer 

* Catherine Barnett Brown 

* Ann-Barrett Holmes Bryan 
ft Anne Fiery Bryan 

* Ellen Ramsay Clark 
Elizabeth Ruth Cleaver 
Alice Dalim Crane 

« Nanc7 Frantz Davies 
Sallie Legg De Manine 
Mary Geer DiRaddo 

* Vidmer Megginson Downing 
Kathleen Bryan Edwards 

ft Carolyn Cannady Evans 

Frances Pope Evans 
ftjune Eager Finney 

Mary Hancock Fritzsche 

* Elizabeth Dershuck Gay 

« Katherine Veasey Goodwin 

* Alice Trout Hagan 

ft Elizabeth Trueheart Harris 
« Preston Hodges Hill 

* Carolyn Aubrey Humphries 
Sarah Strickland Johnson 
Cathanne Hardwick Johnston 

« Ann Doar Jones 
ft Emily Prtiitt Jones 
ftjaclyn Tappen Kern 
ftjacquelin Jacobs Leffers 

* June Krebs Liversage 
ft Polly Plummer Mackie 
ftjulia Easley Mak 

« Mary Virginia Grigsby Mallett 

* Sue Corning Mann 

ft Marie Musgrove McCrone 
« Caroline Casey McGehee 

* Fredda Duncombe Millard 
ft Mar>' Booth Parker 

« Barbara Sloan Pearsall 

* Catherine Cox Reynolds 
ft Lindsay Coon Robinson 

Patricia Davin Robinson 
ft Dorothy Rouse-Bottom 
ft Lucie Wood Saunders 

.Mice Dulaney Sheridan 
ft Margaret Lawrence Simmons 
ft Carter Van Deventer Slatery 

* Gratia Boice Smith 

ft Margaret Cromwell Taliaferro 
ft Margaret Towers Talman 
ftjean Taylor 

Anne Bush Train 
ft Zola Garrison Ware 

Mary- Bryant Watkms 

* Julia Baldwin Waxter 

* Mary Stevens Webb 

* Ann Eustis Weimer 

* Joyce Smith White 

ft Joan McCarthy Whiteman 

Roselise Holmes Wilkinson 
ft Nancy Jones Worcester 

1950 

Fund .Agent .Man .Morris Gamble 

Booth 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 62 

Pariicipation: 49% 

Dollars: $17266 

ft Ann Belser Asher 



Nancy Thompson Baker 
ft Anne McNeer Blanken 
ft Mary Moms Gamble Booth 

Elizabeth WTiite Bradley 

* Mary Dame Stubbs Broad 
ft Mary Lanman Brown 

ft Anne Estill Campbell 

* Lucy Kreusler Carey 
ftjane Munneriyn Carter 
ft Anne Peyton Cooper 

* Deborah Freeman Cooper 
Margaret Murchison Corse 

ft Carolyn Tynes Cowan 

* Gariand Hunter Davies 

* Diana Dent 

ft Mary Berkeley Fergusson 

* Sally Bianchi Foster 

ft Caroline Bailey Fntzinger 
ft Margaret Lewis Furse 

Genevieve Hammel Geer 
ft Mary Davis Gettel 
ft Elisabedi Elmore Gilleland 
ft Ellen Wilkerson Given 
ft Jo Gulick Grant 

Nancy Franklin Hall 
ft Marilyn Fisher Hanford 
ft Sarah Easter Henderson 
« Ellen Warner Hudson 

Fanchon Lewis Jackson 
ft Nanc7 Carter Jewell 
« Sally Lane Johnson 

Emma Kyle Kimpel 
ft Elizabeth Todd Landen 

Margaret Gee Lawes 
ft Dorothy Wood Letts 

* Miriam Wyse Linsky 
ft Virginia Page Love 

Nanc7 Drake Haggard 
ft Peachey Lillard Manning 
ft Joan Teetor Marder 
ft Elizabeth Hutchens McCaleb 

Joan Livingston McFall 

* Louise Moore 

ftjane Tomlinson Myhre' 

Allen Dunnington Ohrstrom 

Ann Green Pangels 

Patricia Owens Pums 

Yvonne Worley Randall 
ft Edith Brooke Robertson 
ft Virginia Luscombe Rogers 
« Patricia Halloran Salvadori 
ft Beverly Benson Seamans 
ft Diane Dietrich Shepherd 
« Lola Steele Shepherd 

Louise Streeter Smith 

* Cora Morningstar Spiller 
« Nancy Storey White 

« Kay Leroy Wing 

ft Susan Tucker Yankee 

Virginia Mann York 
ftjane Lewis Zollicoffer 

1951 

Fund Agent: .Ann Sheldon Taylor 

Reunion Gifts Co-Chairmen: 

Palncia Barton, Ann Petesch 

Hazzard 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 76 

Participation: 72% 

Dollars: $24,586.56 

Carolyn Sample Abshire 
ftjoan Mottcr Andersen 

Jean Duerson Bade 



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Mar)' Emery Barnhlll 
Patricia Barton 
Mona Wilson Beard 
Elisabeth Brawner Bingham 
Jean Randolph Bruns 

• Grace Crisler Buchignani 
Marl Parroit Bullington 
Marie Ironmonger Bundy 

t Rodes Estill Coleman 

Ruth Clarkson Costello 

Marjorie Newell Curlee 
ft Joan St. John Curlner 
» St. Claire Hayden DWolf 

Francoise Happe De Braconier 
» Janet Broman Dingle 

Barbara Birt Dow 
» Julie Micou Eastwood 
ft Maty Jane Eriksen Ertman 

Mary Pease Fleming 

* Patricia Lynas Ford 

ft Joanne Williams Eraser 
» Caria de Creny Freed 
ft Patricia Carlin Friese 

Ann Mounlcastle Gamble 

Mai;garel Works Gibbs 
ft Suzanne Lockley Glad 
ft Lucy Regester Goode 
ft Mar\' French Halliday 
ft Ann Petesch Hazzard 
ft Jean Stapleton Hellier 

Dorothy Marks Herbruck 
ft Helen Stanley Hollifield 

Susan Ostrander Hood 
ft Susan Taylor Hubbard 
ft Louise Coleman Jones 

Margaret Fitzsimons Jones 

Joan Kuehnle Kaufman 

Georgia Dreisbach Kegley 
ft Sue Taylor Lilley 
ft Monna Simpson MacLellan 
ft Katharine Phinizy Mackie 
ft Martha Staley Marks 
ft Joan Widau .Marshall 
ft Eugenia Ellis Mason 
ft Elizabeth Cooke McCann 

Ann Van Norden McDuffie 

Ada French McWane 
ft Ruth Oddy Meyer 
ft Joan Hess Michel 
ft Mary Street Montague 
ft Jane Moorefield 

Myrtle Alston Mott 
ft Frances Browder Nibley 

Nancy Butterivorth Palmer 
ft Ruth Magee Peterson 
ft Mar\' Kraus Pierson 
ft Audrey Breitinger Post 
ft Nancy Pesek Rasenberger 
ft Anna Coolidge Richardson 
» Doris Brody Rosen 
ft Margery Davidson Rucker 

Etta Dick Shuricy 
ft Diane Richmond Simpson 
ft Anne Sinsheimer 
ft Nedra Greer Stimpson 
ft Ann Sheldon Taylor 
ft Joan Vail Thorne 
ft Ursula Reimer Van Anda 

Naomi Sirna Waldstein 

Joan Davis Warren 
ft Ann Kilpatrick Webster 
ft Ashby Jenkins Willcox 

Rosalie Barringer VVornham 
» Ann Benet Yellott 



1952 

Fund Ageiil: Aiiiii' HiHifiliiiul Kelsef 
1995-96 Unresmcted 
Number of Donors: 74 
Participation: 55% 
Dollars: $17,887.17 
Marjorie Le\'ine Abrams 

* Cynthia Balch Barns 

* Josephine Bierhaus Barrow 

* Clara McDonald Bass 
Barbara Baker Bird 
Pauline Wells Bolton 
Ruth Edgerton Buyer 

* Grace W^allace Brown 
Carma Lindsay Burton 
Elizabeth Wilder Cady 
Mar)' Miller Carroll 
Donna Robinson Cart 
Jacqueline Razook Chamandy 

* Jane Mattas Christian 
» Nancy Hamel Clark 

* Sally Fishburn Crockett 

* Keir Henley Donaldson 

* Anne Forster Dooley 
Mary Marshall Dyke 

* Grace DeLong Einsel 
Haniet Thayer Elder 

* Grace Jones Fishel 
sjoanne O'Malley Foster 
« Cynthia Fowie 

* Barbara McCullough Gilbert 

* Mary Ford Gilchnsl 

« Donna Reese Godwin 

* Laura Radford Goley 
Catherine Yerkes Grant 

« Brigitte Guttstadt 

* Holly Hillas Hammonds 
Margaret Nelson Harding 
Nancy Laemmel Hanmann 
Cornelia Dumas Herff 

* Mary Barcus Hunter 
Mary Bailey Izard 

* Ginger Dreyfus Karren 

* Martha Legg Katz 

* Anne Hoagland KeLsey 
Carroll Morgan Legge 

* Virginia Sheaff Liddel 
« Betty Mundy Littrell 

Nancy Morrow Lovell 
« Edith Bell Lyon 
*Jean Caldwell Marchant 

* Suzanne Bassewitz Mentzinger 
*Joan Sharpe Metzinger 

* Katharine Shaw Minton 

* Leila Booth Morris 
Gertrude Kelly Morron 
Jane Carter Ogburn 
Catherine Coxe Page 

* Mildred O'Neal Palmer 
Betty Morris Panott 

* Joanne Holbrook Patton 

* Louise Kelly Pumpelly 
*Joan Stewart R:mk 

Lynn Mitchell Riddick 

* Peggy Moore Ripley 
Jane Russo Sheehan 

* Susanna Judd Silcox 

* Ann Whittingham Smith 
Frances Street Smith 

* Chariotte Snead Stifel 
« Louise Warfield Stump 

Mary Kimball Temple 



* Patricia Beach Thompson 
*Jane Roseberrj' Tolleson 

Catherine Kinnear Train 
Carolyn Black Underwood 
Mary Grafe Warren 

* Nancy Trask Wood 
Janis Thomas Zeanah 

1953 

Fund Agcnl: Anne Elliott Caskie 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 63 
Participation 53% 
Dollars: $22,065 
w Kathenne Amsden 

* Harriette Hodges Andrews 

* Nancy Bomar Andrews 
Florence Pye Apy 

* Eleanor Johnson Ashby 
Elizabeth Moore Baker 

« Sallie Gayle Beck 

* Janet Martin Birney 
Lisbeth Gibson Brooks 
Patsy Phillips Brown 
Lynne Kervs'in Byron 

ft Anne Elliott Caskie 

* Kirkland Tucker Clarkson 
Sallie Wemple Codman 
Ann King Dietrich 

*Jane Yoe Duggan 
Caroline Miller Ewing 
Martha White Feola 

* Kalherine Guerrant Fields 
Dorothea Fuller 

ft Sara Ironmonger Greer 

« Mary Kimball Grier 

« Mary Stagg Hamblett 

ft Dale Hutter Harris 
Janel Widau Harris 
Eli.sabeth Wallace Hartman 
Mar) Ray Hessler 

* Ann Leonard Hodges 
ft Virginia Eariey Holt 
ft Nancy Ord Jackson 

ft Martha Black Jordan 
ftjean Felty Kenny 
ft Virginia Timmons Ludwick 
ft Alice Triick McClements 
ft Margaret Graves McClung 
ft Nancy McDonald 

Cynthia Moorhead McNair 
ft Ann Saunders Miller 

Ruth Courand Miller 
ft Jane Dawson Mudwilder 

Teresa Wood O'Daniel 
ft Nan O'Keeffe 
ft Isabel Grayson Parish 
ft Olivia Cantey Patton 
ft June Arata Pickett 

Caroline Moody Roberts 

* Josephine Wells Rodgcrs 
ft Mary Ann Mellen Root 

* Nan Locke Rosa 

Mary Alexander Sherwood 
ftjane Collins Sjoberg 
Carolyn Smith 

* Anne Green Stone 
ft Betty Behlen Stone 

ft Catharine Munds Storek 
ft Virginia Hudson Toone 
ft Carol Exnicios Tucker 

Constance Weriy Wakelee 

Patricia Tighe Walden 



Jane Westbrook 

Douglas Phillips Whiimarsh 

* Edith Norman Wombwell 
« Anne Joyce Wynian 

* Jacqueline Lowe Young 

1954 

Fund Agent Faitb Rahmer 

Croker 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 78 

Participation: 61% 

Dollars: $22,749.19 

ft Louise Brandes Abdullah 

ft Betty Orr Atkinson 

Jeanne Sioddart Barends 
ft Merrill Llnderft'ood Barringer 
ft Mary Bowns Bell 
ftjoan Potter Bickel 
» Margaret Davison Block' 
ft Jo Nelson Booze 
ft Beverly Smith Bragg 
» Anne Brooke 
ft Shirley Poulson Broyles 
ft Sarah Bumbaugh 

* Ann Walsh Cahouet 

* Mary Noble Caperton 
Judith Callin 

« Nancy Cornwall 

* Faith Rahmer Croker 

ft Barbara Wilson Daniel! 

« Mary Hitchcock Davis 

ft Barbara Day 

ft Ruth Frye Deaton 

ft Margaret Mohlman Degler 

Page Croyder Diehl 
ft Ann Thomas Donohue 

* Elizabeth Walker Dykes 
Joan Chamberiain Engelsman 

ft Mary Roos Eenn 
ft Susan Bassett Finnegan 
ft Mary Ann Robb Freer 
ft Caroline Chobot Garner 

Marion Brice Griffey 

Margaret Van Peenen Grimes 
ft Anne Sheffield Hale 
ft Doreen Booth Hamilton 
ftjoy Bennett Hartshorn 
ft Elizabeth Carper Hoffman 
ft Barbara Mathews Holley 
ftjoan Anson Hurait 

Karen Looker Hyde 

* Vicky Toof Johnson 
ft Dallis Johnson Jones 
ft Bruce Watts Knicke 
ft Ann Henr}- Lake 

ft Elisabeth Helm Lawson 
« Page Brydon Leslie 
ftjean Morris Long 
ft Jerry Dreisbach Ludeke 
« Nanci Hay Mahoney 

* Meri Hodges Major 

ft Elinor Vorj's Matchneer 
ft Eriend Carilon McCaffree 
ft Louise Aubrey McFariand 
ft Anne Maury Miller 

* Nancy Moody 

ft Vaughan Inge Morrissette 
ft Lamar Ellis Oglesby 
ft Kay McLiughlin Patrick 

Frances Reese Peale 
ft Anne .Allen Ptlugfelder 
ft Sally Gammon Plummet 



* Magdalen -Andrews Poff 

* Margaret Morris Powell 
Mary Barber Read 
Katherine Willcox Reiland 

* Margaret Ewart Riter 
ft Anne Davis Roane 

* Ann Venable Rogers 
Clara Tretter Rosegger 
Cynthia Sinclair Rutherford 

« Margaret Hobbs Shaw 
ft Margaret Lotterhos Smith 

Ruth Sanders Smith 
ft Bette-Baron Smith Stamats 
ft Margaret Jones Steuart 

Hattie Hughes Stone 
ft Ann Collins Teachout 
ft Ann May Via 

Barbara Cha.se Webber 
ftjane Henley Zahner 

1955 

Fund Agent: Audrey Stoddard 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 61 
Participation: 52% 
Dollars: $15,660.33 
Ethel Green Banta 
ft Gail Davidson Bazzarre 
ft Kalhryn Beard 
ft Patricia McCIay Boggs 
ft Phyllis Herndon Brissenden 
ft Catherine Cage Bams 
ft Martha Hedeman Buckingham 

* Susan Haywatd Collins 
ft Sliiriey Sulliff Cooper 

Mary Simpson Daugette 
Elise Wachenfeld de Papp 
Gary Fox Fisher 
ft Isabel Anderson Fitzgerald 

* Nathalie Robertson Fox 
ft Carolyn Cooper Gales 
ft Anne Kilhy Gilhuly 

Kathleen Button Ginn 

* Nancy Douthat Goss 
Virginia Chamblin Greene 

* Dianne Verney Greenway 
« Constance Hill Hall 

* Metta Streit Halla 
Jeanette Kennedy Hancock 

* Lenora Fiducia Hartmann 

* Barbara Plamp Hunt 

ft Mary McThcnia lodice 
ft Barbara Garforth Jackson 
« Phyllis Joyner 
ft Rebecca Faxon Knowles 
ft Diane Hunt Utwrence 

Anne Williams Manchester 

Petsy Gautier Mezey 
ft Chariotte Taylor Miller 
ft Sue Liwton Mobley 

* Betty Sanford MoLster 
Denny Williams Moore 

ft Chariotte Orr Mtxires 
ft Lydia Plamp Mower 

* Frederika Merriman Naylor 
ftjudy Trevor Nettles 

* Patricia Kilmer Norris 

ft Susanna Bernard Odence 
ft Helen Addington Passano 

Renis Siner Paton 
ft Lucretia Crater Pearse 

* Donor for past 5 years 

* Deceased 



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* Kathleen Peeples Pendleton 
Sue Starkey Ragland 

ft Gretchen Armstrong Redmond 
« Elizabeth Miller Sayler 

* Frances Bell Shepherd 
Emily Hunter Slingluff 

ft Audrey Stoddard 

Barbara Telfer Thompson 
ft Newell Bryan Tozzer 
ft Margaret West Valentine 

Andrea Wallace' 

Pamela Compton Ware 
ft Jane Feltus Welch 
ftjane Dildy Williams 
ft Emily Coxe Winburn 
ft Camille Williams Yow 

1956 

Fund Agent: Ann Stevens Allen 
Reunion Gifts Chairman: 
Kathryn Smith Schaiier 
l99'>-96 Unrestricted 
,\'uml>er of Donors: 68 
Participation: 51% 
Dollars: $14,257.51 

Ann Greer Adams 

Sally Whitlier Adams 

Ann Stevens Allen 
ft Laura Hailey Bowen 

Pryde Brown Brown 
ft Frances Gilbert Browne 
ft Frances Shannonhouse Clardy 
ftjane Black Clark 

* Barbara Darnall Clinton 

* Louisa Hunt Coker 
Louise Galleher Coldwell 
Leona Chang Crozier 

ft Susan Clay Disharoon 

Mary Major Duncan 

Bett\' Early Eberwine 
ft Caroline Robinson Ellerbe 
ft Nancie Howe Entenmann 
ft Helen Wolfe Evans 

Martha Field Fite 
ft Joan Fisch Gallivan 
ft Ellen Bordley Gibbs 
« Evelyn Christison Gregory 

Meredith Smythe Grider 
ft Lottie Lipscomb Guttry 
ft Mary Ktx>nz Gynn 
ft Elizabeth Meade Hastings 

* Anne Willis Hetlage 

* Iris Potteiger Hinchman 
ft Eve Altsheler Jay 

ft Rose Montgomery' Johnston 
ft Karen Steinhardt Kirkbride 

Ella-Prince Trimmer Knox 

Gwen Hoffman Lamb 
ft Barbara Bernhard MacLea 
ft Sally Hyde McMillin 

Catherine Lotterhos Mills 

* Nancy Ettinger Minor 

* Anne Carroll Mulholland 
ft Helen Turner Murphy 

ft Martha Clay Nichols 

ft Mary Tliornton Oppenhimer 

Virginia Echols Orgain 

Norma Davis Owen 

Paula Purse Pointer 

Mary Ann Hicklin Quarngesser 
ftjane Eiser Rather 
ft Betty Forbes Rayburn 
ft Barbara Collis Rodes 



Margaret Ann Rogers 
Ann Train Ross 

* Gary' Maxwell Rousseau 
Kathryn Smith Schauer 

* Janet Monroe Schumann 
Barbara Bradshaw Sedgwick 

* Virginia Nelson Self 

* Anne Jacobson Shramko 
Jane Slack Sigloh 

ft Sarah Garrison Skidmore 
ft Nanc7 Salisbury Spencer 
ftjane SU'eet Steele 

* Nancy St. Clair Talley 
Leila Thompson Taratus 

ft Sarah Sharp Taylor 

ft Carolyn Dickinson Tynes 

Dorothy Urner 

Mary Pender Warren 

* Marguerite Geer Wellborn 
ftjoan Broman Wright 

Joyce Lenz Young 

1957 

Fund Agent: .Anne Wilson Rowe 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 72 
Participation: 55% 
Dollars: S33.953.45 

Susan Ragland Abrahamson 

Judith Ruffin Anderson 
» Carolyn Scott Arnold 
ft Maqorie Whitson Aude 
ft Nancy Godwin Baldwin 

Kay Diane Moore Bowles 
ft Sydney Graham Brady 
ft Joanne Raines Brinkley 
ft Mary Landon Smith Brugh 
ft Ruth Ellen Green Calhoun 
ft Elaine Kimball Carieton 

Louisa Morton Chute 
ft Catharine Spessard Cooper 

Page Phelps Coulter 

Mary Stoll Cross 

Carol Turner Crosthwait 
ft Nannette McBurney Crowdus 
ftjaquelin Ambler Cusick 

Margaret Liebert Dobbins 

* Charlotte Heuer de Serio 
ftjane Campbell Englert 

Janet Pehl Ettele 
ft Suzanne Gipson Farnham 

Anne Gwinn Fox 
ftjane Pinckney Hanahan 
ft Dorothy Duncan Hodges 
« Betty Folmar Hunt 
ft Margery Scott Johnson 
ftjoan Law^son Kuhns 
ft Aileen Lung 

ft Mary Anne Van Dervoon Large 
ft Nancy Fink Leeds 

Patricia Lodewick 
ft Katharine Tilghman Lowe 
« Christine Smith Lowry 

Helene Bauer Magnjder 
ft Joy Peebles Massie 

Stella Moore McClintock 
ft Carter Donnan McDowell 
ft Thelma Houk McGrory 
ft Anne Melton 
ft Betty Murden Michelson 
ft Mary Webb Miller 
ft Carolyn Westfall Monger 
« Natalie Wittich Morrow 



Jan Armstrong Neuenschwander 
ft Sue Roth Olson 
ft Barbara Falge Openshaw 

Virginia Marks Paget 
ft Anna Chao Pai 
ft Elaine Newton Peters 
ft Eleanor Johnson Ponder 
ft Averala Paxlon Poucher 
ft Carroll Weitzel Rivers 
ft Alice Barnes Robertson 

Diana Robin 
ft Emma Matheson Roe 
ft Anne Wilson Rowe 

Enid Winkelman Sharpe 

Elaine Steele Shults 

* Enid Slack 

ft Elynor Neblett Stephens 
Jane Rather Thiebaud 
Elizabeth McMahan Tolben 
Jane Fitzgerald Treherne-Thomas 
Elizabeth Haskell Vest 

ftjane Best Wehland 
Louise Wallace Wilemon 

ft Mary Anne Wilson 

ft Marguerite McDaniel Wood 

ft Elizabeth Wilson Woodmff 

ft Dagmar Halmagyi Yon 

1958 

Fund .^ents: Janet Jones 
Citrrie. Pegg}' Fossett Lodeesen 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 77 
Participation: 48% 
Dollars: $18,658 

* Sarah Austen Adams 

ft Cecile Dickson Banner 

Susan Davis Briggs 
ft Julia Craig Brooke 
ft Marietta Eggleston Burleigh 
ft Ethel Ogden Bura-ell 

Mary Johnson Campbell 
ft Claire Cannon Christopher 
ft Edith Knapp Clark 
ft Alexandra Carpenter Cole 
ft Marion Thorington Conover 

Elizabeth Fairfield Creighton 
ft Betty Sivalis Davis 

* Shiriey McCallum Davis 
Jean Lindsay de Su-eel 

ft Carolyn Mclvor Dews 
ft Beatrice Dodd 
ftjoan Uimparter Downs 
ft Juliet Tucker Dudley 
ft Ann Plumb Duke 
ft Carol McClave Duncan 

Barbara Elliott Eddins 

Mary Sample Edmonds 

Ann McCullough Floyd 
» Ruth Mackie Gabay 

Elizabeth Worrell Gallagher 

Elizabeth Moore Gardner 
ft Linda MacPherson Gilbert 
ft Nancy Hawbaker Gilbert 

Marsha Taliaferro Gillis 

* Winborne Leigh Hamlin 
ft Lynn Prior Harrington 
ftjoan Cabaniss Hamson 

* Marian Martin Harrison 

ft Susan Calhoun Heminway 
ft Suzanne Brown Henry 

Floride Buchanan Heyward 
ft Ina Hamilton Houck 



ftjane Shipman Kuntz 
ft Linda McGuire Last 
ft Judith Graham Lewis 
ft Peggy Fossett Lodeesen 
ft Cornelia Long Matson 

Olivia Benedict Maynard 
ftjoan Baggs McKenzie 
ft Dorothy Woods McLeod 

Emma Coggeshall Nock 

Leitie Huribert North 
ft MoUie Archer Payne 

Ruth Carpenter Pitts 

Sara Gait PoLard 
ft Eleanor Cam Pope 

Stephanie Butan Profaci 

Celia Loving Richeson 

Annette Tadow Ritchie 

Mar)' Lineberger Roberts 
ft Anne Robinson 

Ruth Frame Salzberg 
ft Betty Phillips Sanford 

Dorothy Wyan Shields 

Elizabeth Gallo Skladal 

Helen Burken Stevens 

Elizabeth Smith Stone 
ft Valena Parker Storms 
ft Mary Lane Bryan Sullivan 

Mary Taylor Swing 

BeLsy Robinson Taylor 

Sue Rosson TeimI 
ft Eleanor St. Clair Thorp 
ft Patronella Sykes Treadwell 
ft Patricia Williams Twohy 

Kenan Myers Van Vranken 
« Jane O.xner Waring 
ft Langhorne Tuller Webster 

Elizabeth Kemper Wharton 

Louise Dunham Williams 

Elizabetlr McCutchen Williams 

Dana Dewey Woody 

1959 

Fund Agents: Ann Young Bloom. 
Courtney Gibson Pelley. 
Elizabeth Smith White 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 79 
Participation: 55% 
Dollars: $19,975.07 
ftjana Bekins Anderson 

Mary Handy Ballentine 
ft Karen Herschbach Bates 
ft Ann Young Bloom 
ft Barbara Sampson Borsch 
ft Alice Gary Farmer Brown 
ft Julia Watts Buchanan 

Kathleen Matlier Bulgin 
ft Elisabeth Chambers Burgess 
ft Patricia Chandler Burns 
ft Ethel Bniner Campbell 

Mary Cooke Carle 
ft Martha Burnet Carlisle 

Rew Price Carne 

* Elsie Prichard Carter 
Judidi Sodey Chalmers 

* Virginia Nassib Collett 
ft Margaret Cook 

ft Virginia Ramsey Crawford 
Betsy Salisbury Creekmore 

ft Sally Dobson Danforth 

ft Mar)- Boyd Davis 
Beveriey Birchfield Derian 

ft Elizabeth Space Dunn 



Luc7 Frost Dunning 
ft Tabb Thornton Farinholt 

Susan Perry Farmer 
ft Cathenne Watien Flemings 
ft Lmda Knickerbocker Ford 

Gay Hart Gaines 

Jane Wheeler Garcia 

Patricia Frawley Gates 

Susan Anne Glass 
ft Rachel Bok Goldman 

Cathenne Frowery Greer 
ft Ann Pegram Harris 
ft Ann Hearin 

Mary Payne Hester 

Evelyn Moore Horton 
ft Anne Wimbish Kasanin 
ft Carol TurnbuU Kidd 
ft Snowdon Durham Kisner 
ft Virginia MacKethan Kitchin 
ft Cornelia Fitzgerald Lange 

Jane Kroegar Larimore 

Judy Nevins LeHardy 
ft Lucia Woods Lindley 
ft Elizabeth Johnston Lip,scomh 
ft Elizabeth Meyerink Lord 

Valerie Stoddard Loring 
ft Sandra Maddox 
ft Dorothy Ulf Mayer 

Sallie Armfield McMillion 
ftjane Jamison Messer 
ft .Martha Bulkley G'Bnen 
ft Courtney Gibson Pelley 
ft Elizabeth Brawner Pittman 

Sally Hale Riggs 
ft Susan Hight Rountree 
ft Menweather Hagerti' Rumrill 
ft Judith Welton Sargent 
ft Sarah Mayfield Schreiner 

Prudence Sandifer Scott 

Vivian Buder Scott 

Elizabeth Duke Seaman 

.Mary Todd Singh 
* Sara Beatlie Sinkler 

Joann Derrickson Slights 
ft Catherine Brownlee Smeltzer 

Karen McKenzie Smith 

Gertrude Jackson Smither 
ft Diane Doscher Spurdle 
ft Jacqueline Hekma Stone 
ft Patricia Davis Sutker 
ft Joanne Bossert Thompson 

Pauicia Coxe Ware 

Cay Ramey Weinier 
ft Elizabeth Smitli White 
ft Elizabeth Colwill Wiegers 
ft Lizoia Miller Yonce 

1960 

Fund Agents: Margot McKee, 
Page .McFall Ziehold 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 74 
Participation: 51% 
Dollars: $30. 757.50 
ft Mary Dohs Acey 
ft Judy Barnes .\gnew' 
ft Susan Galleher .^skew 
ft Clare Newman Blanchard 
ft Mollie McDonald Brasfield 

Ann Smith Bret.scher 
« Nina Wilkerson Bugg 
ft Isabel Ware Burch 

Annie-Laurie Martin Cariton 



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Marydee Wimhish Chalfani 

* Anne Rienecke Clarke 

* Elizabeth Quaile Clement 

* Jane Ellis Covington 
Lee Cullum 

Barbara Beam Denison 
Diana Muldaur Dozier 

* Kathy Knox Ennis 

* Suzanne St)'er Ericksen 
Nancy Cornell Esposito 
Maydelle Foster Fason 
Lucy Martin Gianino 
Linda Sims Grady 

« Keating Griffiss 

* Anita Pen-in Grymes 

* Barbara Murphy Hale 

* Dorothy Grant Halmstad 
Betty Foisylh Harris 

* Janet Maynard Henderson 
Adrianne Massie Hill 
Theodora Hill 

Renate Weickert HLXon 

* Anne Gatling Honey 
sjane Haldeman Hope 

Elizabeth Meade Howard 
Margaret Kistler Jackson 
Gaye Gardner Jacob 

* Mary Claiborne Johnston 
Judith Cowen Jones 

« Ellen Nichols Jump 
Gwen Speel Kaplan 

* Dorothy Barnwell Kemson 
Barbara BuUis LaFayette 
Jane Riddle Lincaster 
Ann Crowell Lemmon 

* Gail Lloyd 

* Deborah Lane Lyon 

* Louise Jenkins Maybank 
Kathryn Mendelson McDonald 

* Marjorie McGraw McDonald 
Margot McKee 

* Rebecca Towill McNair 
« Norma Patteson Mills 

Margaret Cook Montgomery 

* Barbara Bowen Moore 
Harriet Hurley Nelson 
Carol Barnard Ottenberg 

* Barbara Bell Peterson 

* Patricia Powell Pusey 

* Carolyn King Ratcliffe 
Ellen Pringle Read 
Robin Ould Rentsch 
Louise Winslett Richardson 

* Mary Laird Silvia 

* Susan Hendricks Slayman 

* Elizabeth Shwab Stephen 
Jean Morris Stevenson 

« Grace Sutlle 

* Alice Jones Torbett 

* Sarah Underbill Viault 
*Jane Tatman Walker 

* Lura Coleman Wampler 
Winifred Ward 
Suzanne Rcilz Weinstein 

« Dorothy Westby 

* Page McFall Ziebold 

1961 

Fund A^ffils Julie OWt'll 
Arnheim. Fuilh Bullis Sebring 
Rintnkm Gifts Co-Chairmen: 
Callx'ivie Calclii'ell Citbaniss. 
\X'i}iifivd Storey Daris 
1995-96 Viireslhcled 
Number of Donors: SI 



Participation: 51% 
Dollars: $53,638.10 

* Margaret Storey Abernathy 
Susan Applegale Ansell 
Julie O'Neil Arnheim 

* Simone Aubry 

* Suzanne Seaman Berry 
Annabel Pagan Blakey 

* Louise Cobb Boggs 
Marjorie Hill Bradford 

» Elizabeth Bulkley Bradley 
Judith Haskell Brewer 

* Anne Worboys Buske 

* Catherine Caldwell Cabaniss 

* Margaret Wadman Cafasso 

* Anne Babson Carter 
Julia Johnson Chapin 

» Lucy Canary Church 

* Lynn Adams Clark 

* Dale Cooper 

Diane Stevens Creedon 

* Judith Harris Cutting 
Mary Kennedy Daly 

* Holly Chaikowski Davis 
Judith Rohrer Davis 

* Winifred Storey Davis 
Celia Williams Dunn 
Margaret McCall Engelhardt 

* Stuart Bohannon Evans 
*Janna Staley Fitzgerald 

* Marion Lucas Fleming 

* Barbara Childrey Fowler 

* Marion Moltz Funkhouser 
Ann Sinwell Gabor 
Suzanne Taylor Gouyer 

« Marie Pickering Grose 
Margaret Whyte Gutherz 
Nancy Hall 

* Jeanne Bounds Hamilton 
Jane Hatcher 

* Louise Chapman Hoffman 

* Linda Mc.Anhur Hollis 
Maria Garnett Hood 
Elizabeth Pease Hopkins 

* Marybelle lliff 

Susie Venable Jamison 
Sallie Small Johnson 
Anne Smith Jones 
Susan Decker Keith 

* Anne Rogers Killefer 
Jane Garst Lewis 

« Anne Cone Liptzin 
» Sara Finnegan Lycett 

* Nancy Coppedge Lynn 
Barbara Stanford Mason 

* Carolyn Foster Meredith 

* Nell Morlidge 
Laura Conway Nason 
Francisca Brackenridge Neumann 
Lucy Israel Oliver 

Ann Prichard Pace 
Mary Owens Parkinson 
Beveriy Avers Peck 
« Chloe Lansdale Pilard 
Paige Wilkerson Pniitt 
Lucy Giles Richey 
Mary Cosby Rinehart 
Georgina Tebrock Ritchie 
Dicksie Waterhouse Sandifer 

* Dorothy Haskell Sarris 
Elizabeth Hutchins Sharland 

* Sheila Haskell Smith 

* Caroline Birdsall Sory 

* Patti Birge Spivey 

* Sally Hamilton Slauh 



« Virginia Lutz Stephen 

* Janet Cook Stephens 
Marta Tucker Stover 

* Mildred Newman Thayer 
a Jane Arensberg Thompson 

* Judith Atkins Wall 

* Patricia Anderson Warren 

* Emily Whaley Whipple 

* Mary Denny Scott Wray 

1962 

Fund Agent: Patsey Carney 

Reed 

1995-96 Vnrestricted 

Number of Donors: 68 

Participation: 44% 

Dollars: S16.231.33 

* Anne Ellice Adam 
Juliette Anthony 
Kyoko Ohara Asakawa 

* Gray Baird 

* Ann Ritchey Baaich 

* Mary Brush Bass 
Evelyn Pnngle Boyd 
Judith Hartwell Brooks 
Mary Altgelt Campbell 

* Bettye Thomas Chambers 
*Jocelyn Palmer Connors 

* Alice Warner Donaghy 

* Loti Kennedy Dunn 

* Frances Eariy 

* Barbara Ross Goode 
Anne Carter Lee Gravely 
Mary Shine Gregg 
Barbara Sublett Guthery 

* Mar)' Hannah 

* Adele Vogel Harrell 

« .\nne Johnson Henderson 

* Margaret Pulis Herrick 

* Margaret Innes 
Molly Hanis Jordan 

* Nancy Hudler Keuffel 

* Margaret Johnson Laney 
Willie Newbury Lansing 
Reyhan Tansal Larimer 
Laura Connerat Lawlon 

* Mary Steketee MacDonald 
Brooke Hamilton MacFCinnon 
Linda Emery Miller 
Katharine Crommelin Milton 

* Miriam Molander Moss 

* Katherine Carter Nelson 
Toiise Gathings Norwood 

*Jean Gantt Nuzum 

* Mary Jane Schroder Oliver 

* Elizabeth Farmer Owen 
Linda Byrd Powell 

* Elizabeth Gate Pringle 
Leslie Heye Quarrier 

* Mary Belle Scott Ranch 

* Patsey Carney Reed 
Joyce Dibiase Reilly 

* Catherine Grinnan Ritter 
Fernanda Castelli Sammis 
Helen Pogue Sanders 

* Anne Parker Schmalz 
Jane Roulston Schottker 

* Cornelia Harrison Scribner 
« Julia Shields 

* Martha Baum Sikes 

* Gracia Walker Slater 
Virginia Borah Slaughter 

« Adel Shinberger Smith 

* Alice Allen Smyth 



* Virginia Sortor-Sumner 
« Ann Percy Stroud 

* Ann Anderson Stuckey 

* Anne Allen Symonds 
Douglas Dockery Thomas 
Ray Henley Thompson 

« Maria Carozza Volpe 
Elizabeth Fleet Wallace 
Carol Davis Wells 
Mina Walker Wood 

1963 

Fund Agent: Nancy Dixon 

Brown 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 87 

Participation: S2% 

DoUars: $25,330.54 

w Su.san .Mexander 

ajean Meyer Aloe 

« Joan Johnston Ambrose 

*Jane Yardley Amos 

* Lucy Otis Ander.son 

* Lea Osborne Angell 

* Barbara Rockefeller Bartlett 
Jean Young Behan 

* Melissa Lohr Berge 
Lynn Carol Blau 

* Harriet McCormick Bobbitt 
» Anne Carter Brothers 

* Laura Lee Brown 
Nancy Dixon Brown 
Linda Reierson Burchard 
Sharon Fitzgerald Burchard 

ft Suzanne Jones Cansler 

* Betty Noland Caravati 

* Elizabeth Stanly Gates 
Catherine Dillingham Caveriy 
Martha Sweet Colangelo 
Katharine Blackford Collins 

* Christine Strous Conner 
« Mary McClure Conway 

* Paula Wirtzman Craighill 
Martha Kirchheimer Culbreth 
Laurinda King deBeck 

Lucy Boyd Lemon Edmunds 

* Anne Wrightson Efird 

« Sue Wakeman Farquhar 

* Anne Pinckney Gay 
Cynthia Livingstone Gihert 
Jane Goodridge 

* Mary Groetzinger Heard 
Sarah Battle Hitch Hill 

« Margaret Millender Holmes 
Harriet Ree.se Jensen 

* Mar)' Fontaine Keown 
Janet Clark Knudsen 

« Janet Hiestand Koller 

* Kate Myer Ledbetter 
Dearing Ward Lewis 
Elizabeth Randolph Lewis 
Rachel McHugh Lilly 

* Julia Fort Lowe 

* Mary Stollenwerck Lynch 

* Frances Graham Macllwinen 

* Meta Bond Magevney 
Lucetta Gardner Mannion 

* McNair Currie Ma.xwell 

* Elizabeth Parker McCoU 
« Nancy McDowell 

Mary Trabue Meyer 

« Barbara Yocom Miller 

Virginia Corwin Millo 

* Virginia Gates Mitchell 



* Julia Arnold Morey 
Judy Gutches Needham 

*Joan Newhall 
Nancy NLx-Karnakis 
Sarah Whitener O'Connor 

* Leila Kucewicz Parham 
Kathleen Caldwell Patten 

* Carolyn Clark Pegg 

* Kathryn Spencer Pixley 
Ann Benson Reece 
Anne Leavell Reynolds 

* Olive Wilson Robinson 
Cecil Collins Scanlan 

* Mary Lou Morton Seilheimer 
Rebecca Patton Shepard 

* Anne Smith Simet 

« Allison Stemmons Simon 
Cynthia Hubard Spangler 

* Sally Strain 

« Prtidence Gay Stuhr 
Katherine Haskell Subramanian 

* Judith Johnson Varn 

* Virginia Joachim Wade 
« Barbara Noojin Walthall 

Barbara Sullivan Wanamaker 

* Jessica Bemis Ward 

* Christine Devol Wardlow 

* Patricia Calkins Wilder 
Sallie Y'on Williams 

* Kein Matheson Wood 

* Nancy Wood 
Kathleen Harris Wray 
Anne Kendig Young 

1964 

Fund Agent: Susan Glasgow 

Brown 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 87 

Participation: 52% 

Dollars: $31,508.75 

* Elizabeth McGuire Appel 
Margaret Aurand 

* Pamela Larson Baldwin 
Brenda Bareika 

Joan Moore Biddle 

* Mary Green Borg 

« Rosamond Sample Brown 

* Susan Glasgow Brown 
« Nina Sledge Burke 

Lee Huston Carroll 

* Kate-Roy Massie Christian 

* Barbara Little Chuko 
Rape Mercur Cleveland 

* Mary Duer Colen 

* Sheila Carroll Cooprider 
Susan Bronson Croft 
Margaret Reeder Crosbie 
Lynne Smith Crow 

* Emily Ward Gulp 
Diana Davis 
Virginia deBuys 
Tria Pell Dove 

« Helen Dunn 

« Mar)' Evans Edwards 

* .Anne Pniitt Everett 
Ann Sims Fauber 
Nancy Banfield Feher 

« Margery Fleigh 
Ciail Sims Furniss 

* Virginia Del Greco Galgano 

* Donor for past 5 years 
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* Nancy Gillies 
Anne Evans Gorry 

* Nancy Hall Green 
Katherine Griffilh 

* Margaret Thouron Harrell 
Martha Matlern Har\'ey 

« Diane Hatch 

* Anne Day Herrmann 
Susan Thorndike Hunt 

* Dona Van Ar^idale Jones 
Jillian Cody Jones 

* Donna Pearson Josey 

* Anna Piatt Kemper 
Sarah Strother King 

«Jo Ann Soderqiiist Kramer 

* Nancy Newell Lennon 

« Lynda Overly Lcvengood 
Joan Hulley Liverman 
Catherine Lynn 
Susan Deasy Maguire 
Susan Jahn Mancini 
Martha Benn Martin 

« Elizabeth Matheson 
Allison Jennings McCance 

* Frances Mallory Meyers 
« Mary Fitzhugh Miller 

* Alice MacKroth Minassian 
Mary Payne Morton 

* Carol Lowdon Mullis 
Dagmar Sloll Murphy 

« Bettina Patterson Murray 
Katherine Johnston Myatt 

* Mary Johnson Nelson 

* Grace Mary Garry Oates 
Elisabeth Scott Porter 
Anne Litle Poulet 

* Gail Anderson Ramey 
Bettie Arnold Reed 

« Lynne Riley-Coleman 

* Barbara Burns Roper 

« Christie Calder Salomon 
« Dorothy Nonis Schipper 
Elizabeth Kopper Schollaert 

* Betty Cariton Schroeder 

* Harriet Houston Shaffer 

* Katharine Carberry Siemsen 

* Susanne Williams Snead 

* Judith Dunn Spangenherg 
Anne Stanley 

Alice Fales Stewart 

* Carol Eckman Taylor 

* Penelope Wnter Theis 

* Caroline Keller Theus 
« Gail Rothrock Trozzo 

* Kathleen Stevenson Turner 

* Carolyn Peyton Walker 
*Jane Bradley Wheeler 
« Hedi Haug White 

Pamela Hellmuth Wiegandt 

1965 

Fund Agent: Brenda 
Muhlinghaiis Burger 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
NumfKr of Donors: 72 
Participation: 42% 
Dollars: $18385 51 
Julie Bearden Adams 

* Beveriey Sharp Amberg 
Augusta Marshall Andrews 
Mona Thornhill Armistead 
Betty Boswell Athey 

* Nancy Moog Aubrecht 



Abby Starke Baird 

* Brenda Muhlinghaus Barger 
« Vicky Thoma Barrette 

* Judith Howe Behn 
*Joan Clinchy Blood 

Sarah Porter Boehmler 
Maiy Blair Both 
Beatrice Totten Britton 

* Margaret Cuthbert Broaddus 

* Luriine Tolbert Buppen 
Anne Butler 

Jean Shaw Byrne 

* Eugenia Dickey Caldwell 
Margaret Rand Chapman 

* Sharon Bradford Chrislhilf 
« Katherine Wood Clarke 

Foy Roberson Cooley 
*Jean Inge Cox 

* Alice Dodd 

Patricia Markle Dresden 

* Carole Dudley 
Irene Parker Flowers 

« Alice Mighell Foster 
Fairfax MacRae Gouldin 
Mary Sutheriand Gwinn 
Pryor Hale 

* Juliet Young Hancock 
Elizabeth Sutton Healy 

« Linda Schwaab Hodges 
Mar)' Benoit Hoover 

* Sarah McCrady Hubbard 
Pegg)' Jones 

Mar;' Pederson Kyger 
Elizabeth Hanger Luther 
ft Anne MacClinlock 

* Brooke Patterson Mahlstedt 
» Haniet Wall Martin 

* Nanq' Moss McDaniel 

* Harriotte Dodson McDannald 
Jean Murray McDermid 

* Mary K. Lee McDonald 

* Susan Strong McDonald 
ft Aline Rex McEvoy 

* Evelyn Graham Mdnnis 
Jean Mcintosh 

ft Joan Messenger Merchan 

Susan Fedeler Mills 
ft Alice Perry Park 

Carol Cole Pelzer 
ft Laura Haskell Phinizy 
ft Miibrey Sebring Raney 

Whitney Jester Ranstrom 

* Marguerite Morgan Reynolds 
ft Carol Reifsnyder Rhoads 

ft Alice Haywood Robbins 
ft Traylor Rucker 
« Magdalena Salvesen 

* Belle Williams Smith 
« Emily Pleasants Smith 
« Saralyn Mc.\fee Smith 

Elaine Horton Snook 
ft Jane Hamill Sommer 

Elvira McMillan Tate 
ft Kathleen WaLson Taylor 

Payson Jeter Tilden 

* Cynthia Topping 

ft Katharine Weinrich Van Geel 
ft Anne English Wardwell 



1966 

Fund Agent: Miinlru Qinilmint 
Morris 

Reunion Gifts Chairman: 
Nancy Conkle Swann 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 90 
Participation: 47% 
Dollars: SJ0.095 

PeaH Riggan Adamson 

Susan Wilson Ashcom 

Linda Wallace Bailey 

* Mary Trombly Bailey 
Susan Brown Barry 
Lucinda Michel Blakely 
Cynthia Craig Bliss 
Betty Booker 
Margaret Rogers Brown 
Evelyn Day Butler 

ft Virginia Lee Butters 
Lin Campbell 

* Sarah Van Winkle Campbell 
ft Georgia Graham Carroll 

ft Bonnie Cord 

Anna Bartel Cox 

Anne Frothingham Cross 

Anne Mason Curti 

Robin Cutler 

Clare Loyd Davison 

Eleanor Griggs Diemar 

Susan Suddulh Dodson 

Susan Page Driver 

Patricia Thornhill Edwards 
ft Mary Anne Calhoun Farmer 
ft Laura Penick Felt 

Sarah Kalber Fiedler 
ft Mary-Fleming Willis Finlay 
« Frances Butt Fisher 
ft Judy Mundy Fowler 

Sheila Nolan Fuller 

Penn Willets Fullerton 
ft Natalie Roberts Funk 

Judy Wilson Grant 

Gail Harrison Gregson 

Josephine Moore Griffin 

Nadian Finch Hampton 

Lois Streett Hanirick 

Katie Pritchett Harris 

Sandra Hatten Hartwell 
ft Susan Moseley Helm 

Sally Thomas Hoffman 

Grace Butler Johnson 

Keenan Colton Kelsey 
ft Muriel Wikswo Lambert 
« Mar)' Behnke Larsen 

Mary Entwistle Limbert 
ft Marcia Pace Lindstrom 

* Julie Whitehurst MacKinlay 
ft Eleanor Gilmore Massie 

ft Kathr\n Carroll Mathewson 
« Sarah Dean McGill 

Dorothea Campbell McMillan 
ft Lee Mackubin Miller 
ft Marilyn Garabrant Morris 

Susan Parker Monison 
« Makanah Dunham Morriss 

Marguerite McKee Moss 

Margaret Gillmer Myers 
ftjane Nelson 

Marsha Dumas O'Connor 
» Katharine Mockett Oberteuffer 
♦Josephine Noland Old 

Viola Graveure Patek 

Deborah Haslam Peniston 



Andrea Pearson Pennington 

Greta Brown Peters 
ft Sarah Raney Pinckney 

Ann Kerr Preaus 

Nancy Bullard Reed 

Patricia Martin Rodier-Kern 

Victoria Nalle Rowland 
ft Diana Simrell Savory 

Abby Patterson Shultis 
ft Penelope Steketee Sidor 
ft Eileen Hodges Small 

Ltura Saunders Spratley 
ftjeannine Corbett Squires 
ft Annie Ward Stern 
ft Courtney Stevenson 
ft Harriette Horsey Swrges 

* Nancy Conkle Swann 

ft Martha Madden Swanson 
Katharine Baker Sydnor 
ft Alice Spruance Talbot 
ft Eleanor Thomson 

* Sidney Turner 

ft Victoria Chainski Verify 
Anne Nenlon Walther 
Courtenay Sands Wilson 
Mary Gordon Winn 
Donna Martin Zahorik 

1967 

Fund Agents: Sally Tuedell Biigley. 
Susan Sumneis Alloway 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Xumher of Donors: 86 
Panicipation: 45% 
Dolkiis: $11.63232 
« Elizabeth Kurtz Argo 
ft Sally Twedell Bagley 
ft Victoria Baker 
ft Mary DLxson Baldwin 
Gretchen Bullard Barber 

* Carroll Randolph Barr 

ft Mary-Baird Shinberger Bell 

Joan Breier Brodsky 

Margaret Dortch Brooks 
ft Peggy Kennedy Brown 
ft Sara Brv'dges 
ft Katharine Barnhardt Chase 

Ellen Kelley Cinq-Mars 
ft Margina Dunlap Cogswell 

Gail Robins Constantine 

Paula Ayotte Corwin 

Mary King Craddock 
ft Eleanor Crossley 
ft Diane Dalton 

* Direxa Dick Dearie 

ft Martha Meehan Elgar 
ft Linda Fite 
Margaret Handly Fitzgerald 

* Susan Soriero Galbreath 
Lynn Frazier Gas 

ft Toni Naren Gates 
ftjill Berguido Gill 

Dixie Thompson Hanes 
ft Martha Mitchell Hartzog 
ft Maria Wiglesworth Hemmings 
ft Charlotte Hoskins Herbert 
ft Patricia Neithold Hertzberg 
ft Kathryn Trogdon Hightower 

Grace Gould Hohbs 
ft Sarah Haskell Hulcher 
ft Hallam Hurt 
ft Margaret Williams Hun 
ft Victoria Jones 



* Barbara Tillman Kelley 
ft Pamela Ford Kelley 

Adele Laslie Kellman 

ft Margaret Waters Keriakos 
Dorothy Dana King 
PnsciUa Blackstock Kurz 
Diane Mann Lankford 
NancT Dew Lathrop 

ft Pamela Sullivan Livingston 
Marion MacR;ie 
Judith Powell Martin 

ft Mary-Ellen Martin 
Judy Addison Mayberry 
Janie WiUingham McNabb 

ft Mary Gillespie Monroe 
Elizabeth Braden Moody 
Elizabeth Glaser Morchower 
Lucille Orr Morrison 
Margaret Moran Morrow 

ft Marion Harvey Morton 
Carole Munn 

* Mellie Hickey Nelson 

ft Lindsay Smith Newsom 

* Britton Hassell Nielsen 

ft Kristin .\mundson Ogley 

* Bonnie Blew Pierie 
Andria Calhoun Plonka 

ft Pamela Pryor 

Sue Reineke 
ft Page Munroe Renger 

Elizabedi Gawthrop Riely 
» Nancy Pendergrass Scott 
ft Elizabeth Brown Sebren 

Rose Smith Sharp 

Virginia Yelverton Showalter 

Gracey Stoddard Sloterbeck 

Hallie Darby Smith 

Judith Bensen Stigle 
ft Lynn Gullett Strazzini 
ft Marie Sushka 

Madeleine Long Tellekamp 

* Melissa Sanders Thomas 
Mary Bell Timberiake 

ft Penelope Titter 
Elder Win Wellborn 

* Ann Denton Wells 
ftjane Stephenson Wilson 
ft Margaret Mapp Young 

1968 

Fund Agent: Cecilia Bryant 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 74 

Panicipation: 39% 

Dollars: $20315 
Jane Brady Arnold 
Elizabeth Pennell Bedrosian 
Sophie MacKenzie Belouet 
Jacqueline Israel Blakeslee 

ft Suzanne Edinger Boas 

* Cecilia Bryant 
Marilyn Meyers Buckey 

* Eugenie Can 

* Octavia Wood Cooper 
Electa Hoffman Culver 
Man' Donaldson De Figard 

ft Georgia Riley de Ha\ enon 
ft Lynne Gardner Detnier 

Anne Kinsey Dinan 
« Barbara Baur Dunlap 

Melinda Brown Everett 
ftjeanne Brassel Ford 
ft Marianne Schultz Gait 



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Kathleen Obenchain Glass 
Elizaheth Miller Green 
Katherine LaRoche Greer 
« Ann Peterson Griffin 
Cecelia Williamson Grinstead 

* Ann Clarke Gwinn 
Elizaheth Haney 

Ann Matthews Hemphill 
Rickey Hendricks 

* Ann Banks Herrod 

» Lesley Bissell Hoopes 

* ling Wang Huang 

* Conover Hunt 
Alice Preston jacohs 
Suzanne Little Jones 
Linda Mallon Krulwich 

* Susan Herbert Kyle 

* Blair Walker Lawrence 

* Deirdre Leiand 

* Patricia Sparks Lyndon 
Tonia Macneil 

* Katherine Cooley Maher 
Mary Matheson 

ft Melanie Stembal Mathews 

* Anne Stupp McAlpin 

* Amy Thompson McCandless 
Francine Frate McNeill 

* Frances deSaussure Meade 
Carol Vontz Miller 

ft Frances Kirven Morse 
Christine Kulczycki Murray 
Margaret Newton 
Bonnie Pitjrian 
Catherine Porter 

* Jeanne Forsyth Powell 

ft Martha Bennett Pritchett 

Sarah Massey Rankin 
« Marguerita Chandler Riggall 
ft Christina Bacchiani Schieffelin 
ftjule Seibels-Northup 

Adaline Allen Shinkle 

Lorna ,\llen Soriey 
» Stephanie Bredin Speakman 

Jane Johnson Stanek 

Kathleen Israel Starnes 

Celia Newberg Steingold 

Anne Stoddard 

Michal Twine 

Pamela Trimingham Van Dyck 

* Anne Hinshaw Vanderweil 
Ashley Jones Walker 
Laura Campbell Walker 

* Suzanne Torgan Weston 
« Eleanor Keen Williams 

Margery Jackson Wingenbach 

* Betsy Wolfe 
Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp 
Ellen Wakefield Yenawine 

1969 

liiml.^enl: Lynn Pearson 

Rmu'll 

1995-96 Unresliicted 

Number of Donors: 68 

Participation: 39% 

Dollars: S13. 780 

Judith Daniel Adams 
« Anne Craw ford Bent 
ft Bryan Alphin Bente 

Marcia Bernbaum 

Loraine Kneip Bmdley 

Anne Briber 

Rosemary Warner Bristol 



Jean Rushin Brown 
Anne Richards Camden 

* .Ann Arnspiger Canipe 
Barbara Hastings Carne 
Lucile McKee Clarkson 
Mary Lee Bell Coffey 

* Carolyn Jones Elstner 
Barbara Duffield Erskine 
Maria Ward Estefania 
Cynthia Hays Finley 

Ruth Hoopes Frangopoulos 
ft Susan Roessel Gibson 

* Anne Green Gilbert 
Mary Waterman Gildehaus 

* Mary Murchison Gornto 
ft Carolyn Mapp Hewes 

Jane Merriam Hildt 

Diane Hoiloway 

Carolyn Hollister Holmfelt 

Edna Cunningham Horning 
ft Alice Powers Hudson 

Mary Chesnutt Hunt 

Kimberiy Johnson-Smith 
ft Joan Sheets Jones 
ft Beveriy Bassett Kimmel 
« Melville Douglass Krebs 

Dianne Cassedy Lambert 

Ann Tremain Lee 
« Elizabeth Lewis 

Virginia Taylor Lopez 

Esther Michel Lyons 
» Melissa Griffith Manning 
ft Ann Mathews 
« Lynne Pottharst McMillan 

* Mary Elizabeth Medaglia 
Anne Taylor Merrill 

ftjoan Adriance Mickelson 
Kathr^'n Montz Miller 
Keithley Rose Miller 

* Peggy Davis Molander 
Ann Moore 

ft Janet Abney Moore 

Marianne Burtis Mooter 

Pamela Noyes 
« Carol Osborn 

* Cathryn Gray Paul 
.\lmena Hill Pettit 
Dariene Pierro 
Judith Powell 
Bettye Hobbs Pmitt 

ftjane Nexsen Robertson 
Elizabeth Maunsell Smith 
Katherine Bhthe Southerland 
Cathenne Hall Stopher 
Diana Carmichael Styers 

* Pamela Sinex Subalusky 

* Carol Moseley Tash 
Elizabeth Smith Taylor 

« Sherilyn Irving Titus 
« Susan Walker 
Haden Ridley Winborne 

1970 

Fund Agents: Kathiyn Barnes 

Hendricks. Carey Cleveland Swan 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 71 

Participation: 36% 

Dollars: $8,270 
Loring Harris Amass 
Elizabeth Edw'ards Anderson 
Deborah Ohier Bowman 

ft Laura Hawkins Brady 



Mary Jane Hipp Brock 
Margaretta Bredin Brokaw 
ft Linda Williams Buttnll 

* Suzanne Yates Cahill 
» Sarah Campbell 

ft Mary Woltz Garrison 
Katherine Cummings Catlin 
Elizabeth Brewer Caughman 
Candace Buker Chang 

ftjonna Creaser Clarkson 
Emily Gooch Crenshaw 

ft Susan Holbrook Daly 
Jane Davenport 
Debrah Denemark 
AnneAdare Wood Denkins 
Virginia Eldridge Eaton 

* Putnam Mundy Ebinger 
ft Lucy Lombardi Evans 

ft Elsa Jones Forter 

* May Humphreys Fox 

* Fielding Clark Gallivan 
ft Ann Gateley 

Patricia Mast George 
ft Sydney McCampbell Glass 
Jane Gott 
Karen Hartnett 
Kathr^n Barnes Hendricks 
Mar\' Halligan Hibbard 

* Emily Moravec Holt 
Jessica Holzer 

ft Margaret Sharp Howell 
« Carolyn Barr Hoyt 
ft Deborah Jones 
Patricia Swinney Kaufman 

* Alice Mitchell Keister 
ft Mary Kelley 

* Barbara LaLance Kelly 
Kathryn Waldrop Kerkering 
Mar)' Scales Lawson 

Allen Lybrook 
Elaine Deshler Marshall 
Marjorie Rebentisch McLemore 
ft Marie Moore 

* Mary Petree Murphy 
Mary Kyger Norman 
Lindsley Brown Oehlert 

ft Kay Parham Picha 

Claudia Forman Pleasants 

Anne Purinton 

Wallis Wickham Raemer 

Carolyn Rogers Rainbow 

Mary Clemens Randolph 

Mary Kendig Rankin 

Josephine Shaw Robinson 
ft Betty Rau Santandrea 
ft Frances Dornette Schafer 
ft Katherine Schlech 

Jane Lewis Seaks 
ft Katherine Litchfield Scale 

Susan Davenport Simrill 

Carey Cleveland Swan 

Sally Taylor 
ft Katy Warren Towers 

Susan Hampton Vernooy 

Phyllis BIythin Ward 

* Sarah Watson 

ft Katharine McCardell Webb 
ft Sarah MacFariane Wiley 

Elizabeth Wilson 
ftjohanna Yaple Wolski 



1971 

Fund Agents: Judith Broten 

Fletcher. Melissa McCee 

Keshishian. Marilyn Kolh. Anne 

Milhanli Mell. feannette Bush 

Miller Evelyn Manov Sprinsky. 

Wendy Weiler Gail Hidl Whelzel. 

Camilla Crocker Wodehouse. 

Kathenne Jones Youell 

Reunion Gifts Co-Chaimen: 

Evelyn Manov Sprinsky, 

Jacqueline Penny 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 111 

Participation: 54% 

Dollars: $38,850.42 
Mary Frances Oakey Aiken 
Nancy Wood Ambrosino 

* Barbara Gracey Backer 
Mary Barnes 

Kathleen Burns Beaudreau 
Jennifer Slade Belovsky 
Linda Hatlen Bennett 
Rene Roark Bowditch 
Marguerite Smith Boyd 
Rebecca Randolph Boyers 

* Barbara Brand 

* Rhoda Allen Brooks 
Ellen Moseley Brown 

* Wendy Norton Brown 
Christine McLain Buck 
Beverly Turnbull Carpenter 

« Anne Sniffen Gates 

Maureen Conway 
ft Anne Helms Cooper 

* Carol Cooper 

* Martha Stewart Crosland 

« Caroline Gibbes Crosswell 
Mary Burns Cunningham 
Ann Webster Danford 
Ruth Allen Dariington 
Comer Schmoeller Diehl 
Emily Pitts Drxon 
Carolyn Thomas Dold 
Betty Duson 

* Michela English 
Susan Sellers Ewing 
Beryl Bergquist Farris 
Teresa Lioy Faulkner 

* Margaret Mather Feldmeier 
« Frances Woltz Fennebresque 

Judith Brown Fletcher 

Carol Remington Foglesong 

Exna Lind Dore Fountain 

Laura Mink Gardner 
ft Palmer Gulley Graham 

Lendon Gray 

Susan Greenwald 
« Carol Johnson Haigh 

Tricia Hammer 

Kathleen Horan 

Alice Meyer Hughson 

* Deborah Proctor III 
Karen Murphy Ireland 
Louise Jackson 

Frances Barnes Kennamer 
Melissa McGee Keshishian 
Linda Wiitlow Knight 
Marilyn Kolb 
Linda Hill Krensky 
A Liidi Kysor 
Nancy Glaser LaGow 

* Sally Uptegrove Lee 
Alison Jones MacEwan 



Margaret McElveen 
Virginia Lord McKee 
Gertrude Slade McKnight 
Martha McKenzie McNeill 
Rebecca Bottomley Meeker 
Miriam Washabaugh Meglan 
Anne Milbank Mell 
ft Beverly Van Zandt Mickley 
Jeannette Bush Miller 
Katharine Fisher Moriand 

* Anne Wiglesworth Munoz 
« Valeria Murphey 

* Caroline Turtle Murray 
Carol Newman 
Denise Wisell O'Connor 

* Ann Shipper Gates 
Pamolu Oldham 
Mary Bell Parks 
Barbara Payne 

ft AILx Sommer Pearce 
ft Joy Garcia Pegues 

* Jacqueline Penny 
Janice Pogue 
Cynthia Gridley Pruden 
Mary Lyman Ray 
Cynthia Riddle 
Margaret Mackie Sanders 

* Amanda Thrasher Segrest 
Sarah Thorndike Shepherd 
Mary Skinner 

Wendy Weiss Smith 

ft Evelyn Manov Sprinsky 
Lisa-Margaret Stevenson 
Kathleen Worobec Story- 
Amanda Megargee Sutton 

ft Elizabeth Tyree Taylor 
Martha Roton Ten}- 
Jean Mackenzie Thatcher 
Elodie Taylor Thompson 
Rosemary Dunaway Trible 

ft Nancy Liebowitz Voss 
Carolyn Jones Walthall 
Julia Low-ry Warfel 
Wendy Weiler 
Ellen Weintraub 
Gale Hull Whetzel 
Elizabeth Mumford Wilson 

ft Camilla Crocker Wodehouse 

« Barbara Wuehrmann 

ft Kathenne Jones Youell 

ft Barbara Smith Young 
Roma Skeen Young 
Diana Zeidel 

1972 

Fund Agents: Rhonda Griffith 
Durham. Susan Snodgrass Wynne 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 74 
Participation: 38% 
Dollars: $17,791.25 
« Cecilia Albert 

* Susan Norton Allen 
Claudia Berr)'hill 

ft Martha Neill Boney 
Susan Desmet Bostic 
Elizabeth Williams Bowman 
Constance Brewer 
Ann Brown 

* Emily McNally Brown 
Victoria White Carpenter 

* Donor for past 5 years 
■ Deceased 



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« Virginia Upchurcli Collier 

Mary Gott Collins 
« Kale Williams Cox 

Margaret Craw 
« Louise Martin Creason 

Cutler Bellows Crockard 
« Barbara Tessin Derry 
« Kathleen Walsh Drake 
« Rhonda Griffith Durham 

Margaret Holding Eil 

Cecile Essrig 
» Abby Flynn 

* Carter Frackelton 
Mar^- Bryan Gay 

* Eileen Gebrian 

* Janet Nelson Gibson 
Kathryn Keys Graham 

* Mercedes Gravatt Grandin 
Caroline Mauck Grumbine 
Jean Mann Hardesty 

* Marsha Albert Haugen 
Candace Curran Heyward 

* Martha Holland 

* Nathalie Ryan Hoyt 

* Martha Bugg Hughes 
Susan Jensen 

« Margaret Lyie Jones 
« Briggett Keitli 

Lucinda Hart Kennon 

Alice Johnson Krendel 

Joan Langenberg 

Rosario Brache Leparulo 

Deanna Boggs Lewis 

* Edna Osmanski Loftus 
Barbara McCleave 
Pamela Drake McCormick 

* Dorothy Courington McGinley 

* Karen Medford 
Warren Moore Miller 

* Karen Terstappen Morr 

* Susan Waller Nading 
Elise Webb Neeland 
Frances Stith Nilsson 
Linda Odum 

Leslie Ludington Orendorf 
Jeannette Pillsbury 

* Robin Rutter Price 

* Virginia Stevens Purcell 
Leslie .Armstrong Ramsey 

* Charla Leonard Reynolds 
Catherine Howell Riordan 

* Sally Blalock Seidel 
Margaret Shelly 

* Stephanie Harmon Simonard 
Joan Hobbs Spisso 

« Bonnie Moe Stook 
Grace Sherfy Straszheim 

* Katherine I'pchurch Taborian 
Penelope Thomas-Kez;ir 
Greyson Shuff Tucker 

* Mary Einhaus Vallen 

* Sarah vonRosenberg 
Marion Walker 

* Marcia Wittenbrook 

« Susan Snodgrass Wynne 

1973 

fund Agent: Jiinke Keith 
l'm-% Unrestricted 
Xuniljer ofDimurs: SO 
Participation: .i5% 
Dollars: S8. 197.50 
Nancy Richards Akers 

* Krist\- Alderson 



* Cynthia Bekins Anderson 

* Jeanne Schaefer Bingham 
Blanchette Chappell 
Glenys Dyer Church 
Susan Bundy Clark 

Nan Robertson Clarke 
Elizabeth Thayer Clough 

* Nancy Lenihan Conaty 

* Deirdre Conley 
Evelyn Carter Cowles 
Susan Craig 

Laura Montague Cross 
Palmer Lane Dom 

* Lois Means Duchene 
Judy Loving Dudley 
Clementina Virgin Durkes 
Jennifer Stock-well Ferguson 
BeLsy Buchanan Fishback 

i Rachel Mays Fitzgerald 

* Carol Provence Gallivan 
« Elizabeth Meric Gambel 

Margaret Cheesewright Garner 
» Anne Christovich Gay 

* Ann Major Gibb 

* Louise Blakeslee Gilpin 
Kathryn Tliilking Goto 
Karen Nielsen Grammaticas 

* Mary Beverley Taylor Haque 
Louise Towers Hardage 

* Margaret May Harden 

* Alice Stewart Harper 
Dorothea Buck Harrison 

* Barbara Cain Hegarty 

* Debra Bogdan HQl 
Sarah Dalton Jacob 
Andrea Niles Jones 

* Hibernia Cuthbert Langley 
Anita Clarendon Ledsinger 

* Margaret Leigh 
Diane Leslie 

* Christine Eng Leventhal 
Lillian Dugger London 
W'anda Hudnall Lynch 
Anne Billings McDougall 

*Jane McCuichen McFadden 
Wendy Hoilman Mitchell 

* Carter Heyward Morris 
Langhorne King Murray 
Laurel Norris 

* Roberta Harmon O'Neil 
Susan OToole 

Mar\' Osborn 

Susan Rockwell Patten 
« Susan Kirby Peacock 
w Valerie Fannon Phillips 

* Susan Dern Plank 

* Kimberiy Riccardi Ramsey 
Pamela Rasche 

* Diane Dale Reiling 

* Chariotte Battle Robbins 
Robin Roden 

Odessa Rutter 

* Lee Addison Sanford 
Kathleen Cochran Schutze 
Helen Elizabeth Oakley Smith 
Patricia Donaldson Smith 
Karol Kroetz Sparks 

* Kathleen Pretzfelder Steele 
Janet Storey-Honick 

« Sandra Schwartz Tropper 
Freida Carpenter Tucker 
Gypsie Bear Van Anrsverp 

* Lucy Dennington Van Zandt 
Marye Taylor Wagner 



Mary Van Gundy Waller 
Marianne Vandervon Wiggishoff 
Lacy Williams 
Patricia Wood Wingfield 

* Lisa FowJer Winslow 
Christine Sheris Wood 

1974 

Fund Agent: Xancy Mortensen 

Piper 

1995-96 Vnresliicted 

Number of Donors: 65 

Participation: 27% 

Dollai^: $15,525.25 

* Patricia Carroll Bankenstein 
Katherine .Amundson Boase 
Elinor Plowden Boyd 
Ellen Bass Brady 

* Allena Bredin-Bell 
Deborah Ryan Cairns 
Jane Reeb Chadwick 
Sara Clary 

Cynthia Conroy 
Linda Kemp Couch 

* Sandra Taylor Craighead 
Josephine Ragland Darden 

« Deborah Hart Eiserle 
Nancy Nunnelley Foster 
Daun Thomas Frankland 

* Elizabeth Redwine Garner 
» Karen Greer Gay 

Susan Stephens Geyer 
tjane Piper Gleason 
Valerie Gordon-Johnson 
Eleanor Magnider Harris 

* Alexandria Francis Haruda 
Sandra Herring 

« Leslie Elbert Hill 

Alice Hodges 
» Winton Smoot Holladay 

* Nancy Lea Houghton 

* Wanda Cronic Honell 
Tracy James 
Kathleen Kavanagh 

* Ann McKie Kling 

« Ruth WiUingham Lentz 

« Marilynn Marshall Livingston 

Karin Lawson Look 

Elizabeth Francke Lynn 

* Nancy Black-well Marion 
Marcia Brandenburg Martinson 
Susan Hanger McCormick 
Barbara Ashlon Nicol 

Mar)' Bush Non\^ood 
« Christine Weiss Pfeil 
Nano' Mortensen Piper 
Cathenne Pritchett 

* Louise Weston Rainey 
Sarah Rebentisch Randolph 
Mary Reid Roach 

* Susan Casde Rolewick 

* Margaret Christian Ryan 
Joan Buckley Saunders 

* Katherine Vuicich Schinasi 
Anita Brosius Sisk 
Rosalind Ray Spell 

* Jesse Stewart 

* Cindy Sorenson Sutherland 
Kristin Amylon Swain 

» Deborah Griffin Tanner 

* Cathy Weiss Thompson 
« Meredith Thompson 

Ann Pritchett Van Horn 



Melissa Leib Veghte 
Deborah Canialier Walker 

* Elizabeth Andrews Wans 

* Wendelin White 
Mary Holman Williams 
Mary Satterfield Won-ell 

« Cecilia Kirby Wraase 

1975 

Fund Agents: Elizabeth Brooks 

Jones. Maria Jones Tisdale 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 63 

Participation: 31% 

Dollais. $8,000 
Joanna Arias 
Dolores-May Scott Arias 
Katherine Lenoir Blunk 
Nelly Osinga Branson 

* Cynthia Manning Chatham 
Amanda Weber Clark 
Sarah Clement 

Carolyn Foster Davis 
Mary Dubuque Desloge 
« Cathleen Gilmore Dietz 
Regina Jones Elkins 
Carol Brewer Evans 
Linda Frazier-Snelling 

* Heather MacLeod Gale 
Sharon Mendelson Gallery 

* Suzanne Wright Godfrey 
Nancy Haight 
Marv'betli Connor Hamlin 
Sally WiUiams Hanison 

* Beveriey Crispin Heffernan 
» Elizabeth Washabaugh Jarvis 

* Elizabeth Brooks Jones 
Janet Sheppard Kelleher 
Catherine Grier Kelly 

« Elizabeth Scott Kimmel 
Polly Shrh'er Kochan 
Abigail Bradley Ledbetter 
Linda Poole Maggard 
Linda Carroll Matthews 
Cecelia Clark Melesco 
Denise Montgomer}' 
Elizabeth Burdge Murphy 
Joan Douglas Murray 
Christina Hoefer Myers 

* Katharine Wilson Orton 
Anne Felch Park 
Cecilia Robertson Queen 
Marsha Millican Quinn 

* Ann Wesley Ramsey 

* Elizabeth Rawles 

* Ellen Harrison Saunders 
Sallie Scarborough 

* Katharine Osborne Spines 
Cynthia Smith Spotswood 
Carol Leslie St. John 

« Ann Henderson Stamets 
« Linda Lucas Steele 

* Nan Stuart 

* May Waters Summerour 
Barbara Tafel Thomas 

« Maria Jones Tisdale 
Gary .Anderson Trainor 

* Nancy Wilson Tucker 
Pamela Myre Turner 
Karen Waldron 
Elissa Walker 

Mary Cox Watson 
« Nancy Cunningham Watson 



* Catherine Cranston Whitham 
Worden Willis 

« Bet Bashinsky Wise 
Helen Harrison Witty 
Thi Nguyen Woo 

1976 

Fund Agent: Darrel Humphrey 
Reunion Gifts Co-Chairmen 
Darrel Humphrey. Lochrane 
Coleman Smith 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 91 
Participation: 48% 
Dollars: $26,301.47 
« Margaret Ryan Ale 

Sallie Bernard Armstrong 

Nursat Aygen 

Ann Works Balderston 

Manila Barchowsky 
» Phyllis Schulman Bell 

Margol Mahoney Budin 
« Susan Gaiser Burke 

Rebecca Burt 

.Ann Stryker Busch 

Terese DeGrandi Busch 

Cornelia Radford Butler 

Candida Case\' 

Katherine Mikell Cochran 

Melanie Coyne Cody 

Cathenne Catlett Collins 

Anna Coroneos 

.Ann Kiley Crenshaw 

.Ann Brown Davidson 

Marsha Taylor DeLain 

Patricia Dean 
« Catherine Newman Detering 

Marian Dolan 

* Marie Shields Duke 
Thelma Carr Dykstra 
Cynthia Seller Eister 

* Mar\' Hamlin Finke 
Megan Morgan Fischer 
Sarah Mott Freeman 
.Anne Gentry 

Gladys Van Horn Gille 

« Melanie .Archer Graetzer 

Kelsey Canady Griffo 

Jennie Baleson Hamby 

* Robin Rodger Heller 
Hilary Speare Hewitt 
Patricia Cassidy Higgins 
Pamela McDonnell Hindsley 
Dianne Powell Hope 
Margaret Ellisor Hopkins 
Marv' Costello Howell 
Darrel Ann Humphrey 
Mary Wilmer Jacobs 
Elizabeth Famier Jarvis 
Jane De Butts Kates 

Holly Weaver Kenreich 
« Sally Old Kitchin 

Susan Walton Klaveness 

Denise .Alexandre LeComte 

Carol Wilkinson Lee 
ft Elizabeth Crones Leonard 

Elizabeth Bates Locke 

Chen I Lux 

Margaret Milnor Mallory 
« Marihn .McClelland 

Caroline Bickel .McLoughlin 

.Mary Clare Bri.scoe .McNatt 

Wendy Schnering Meehan 



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* Tennessee Nielsen 
Deborah Mutch Olander 
Margaret Welnier Parrish 
Susan Verbridge Paulson 
Carol Fiske Piatt 
Virginia Spangler Polley 
Chariotte Bunnck Reback 
Melanie Holland Rice 

* Norma Neblett Roadcap 
Lisa Nelson Robertson 
l.\ nn Kahler Rogerson 
lanet Durham Sam 
Linda-Jean Smith Schneider 
Elliott Graham Schoenig 

* Rowena Van Tuyl Schubert 
Kari Andersen Shipley 
Mary Parrlow Short 

Mary Slatinshek 

Maureen O'Hearn Slowinski 

Katharyn Kelly Smith 

* Lochrane Coleman Smith 
Julia Pettinga Stalnecker 
Karen Adelson Strauss 
Mar\' Ludington Taylor 
Catherine Adams Thompson 
Deborah Massie Thurman 
Ainslie Jones L'hl 
Alexandra Collie Wilson 
Gail Ann Zaro'ell Winkler 
Anne Brown Wise 

Mar>- Woodford 
Wendy Bursnall Wozniak 
Jill Wentorf Wright 
« Ann Yellott 

197? 

Fund .Agents Jane Mtxmey. 
Anne RuM Wiiditell 
1995-% Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 58 
Participation: i5% 
Dollars: $7,490 

Deborah Butteri Akers 

Ramona Akins 

Manha Branch Alexander 

* Anne Fomon Armstrong 
Christine Davis Boulwarc 
Elaine Griffin Brace\\'ell 
Wendy Bradford 

* Anita Crossingham Cannon 
« Nancy Church 

Alicia Clegg 

\'ivian Yamaguchi Cohn 

Gloria Cowan 

* Elizabeth White Drbal 
Julia Howell Dunbar 

* Dabney Bragg Foshee 
ft Rebecca Frost Good 

Christine Weerasingha Hand 
Paula Bnimni Hennessy 
Louise Laniben Hunter 
Carol Gamberg Kenyon 
Stephanie Maxson Kenvon 
Lucy Kimbrough 
Phooi-Ching Lai 
Ann Marshall 
Anne Marshall-Ross 
» Deborah Koss McCarthy 

* Ellen Sellers McDowell 

* Sarah Kennedy McGroarty 
Rosalinda Guardabassi Michael 

* Sarah Bonham Mohle 
Catherine McElhinney Montgomery 



* Jane Mooney 

Kristi Karpinski Mutschelknaus 

* Molly Reeb Nissman 

» Loretia Fitzgerald Nowlan 

Janet Williams Osborne 

Lucy Eubank Peak 

Elvira Cash Pecora 
« Barbara Bernick Peyronnel 

Carla Kinney Reiniger 
*Jo Ella Schneider Samp 

* Sarah Scott 

* Carolyn Williams Seeling 
Lisa Brundage Shapiro 
Margaret Haley Sheehan 

* Maggie Shriver 
Carol Smeja 
Carolyn Ivey Spencer 
Wendy Congdon Stanton 

* Elizabeth Little Stevens 
Ellen Sullivan 
Deborah Thacker 
Cynthia Kendree Thiennger 
Vera Blake Thiers 

Linda Uihlein 

* Elizabeth Wade 
« Patricia Waters 

Nancy Nichols Williams 

1978 

Fund Agent: Lucy Darby Cole 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 61 
Participation: 29ki 
Dollars: SIS. 758.6.1 

* Priscilla Powell Adams 
Jane Lauderdale Armstrong 
Kathnn Renaud Baldwin 
Leslie .\nderson Battle 
Anne Jarrell Berri' 
DnisJla Hall Bishop 
Elizabeth Coleman Blackwell 

* Julie Pfautz Bodenstab 
Diane Ball Brendel 
Allison Egbert Brokaw 
Leslie Wilkinson Brotman 
Helen Bauer Baickmann 

* Susan Heitmiller Busch 
Lucy Darby Cole 

* Elinor Humphrey Comer 
Mazeppa Costa 
Virginia Craig 

Lisanne Purvis Davidson 

* Anne Quarles Doolittle 
Marietta Jones Eddy 

« Adelaide Eshbach 
Rebecca Dane Evans 

* Anne Riordan Flaherty 

* Leigh McDonald Fon'ester 

* Mary Goodwin Gamper 
Mary Moore Garrison 

« Elizabeth Freeman Goetz 
Eelen Humphrey Gora 
Susan Negaard Hariey 
Kim Hershey Hatcher 

* Katherine Pow ell Heller 
Ann Ramsey Hill 
Hallie Powell Honon 

* Kathy Jackson Howe 
« Janet Rakoczy Hudson 

Wendy Iglehean 
« Susan King 

* Marsha Altice LeBrun 
Nancy Robinson Lindberg 



* Eve Jackson London 
Elizabedi Wray Longino 

* Anne Baldwin Mann 

* Emily Dick McAlister 
Kathrsn McGlothlin 

* Cynthia McKay 

Mary Mulvihill McKenna 
« Dorothy Lear Mooney 

Dnicilla Springer Oswalt 

Elizabeth Perkinson 
« Lee Carollo Pforsich 

* Barbara Mendelssohn Price 
Meredith Borst Quillman 

« Susan Griste Russell 

* leke Osinga Scully 

* Cannie Crysler Shafer 

« Melanie Bowen Steglich 

* Mary Page Stewart 

* Elizabeth Hemenway Sullivan 

* Julia Sutheriand 

* Margaret Richards Wiederseim 
Susan Whinen Williams 

Ann Yauger 

Andrea von Wiesenthal 

1979 

Fund .■{genis: Mar]' Wilson Brook. 

Pamela Weiler Colling 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Nnmlvr of Donors: 46 

Participation: 2i% 

Dollars: $7.29114 

Kathryn Ewald Adams 

Caro Uiwrence Bahnson 
« Page Breakell Beeler 
ft Sally-Ann Sells Bensur 

Deborah Kocik Benton 

Saralee Co^ les 

Ashley Wilson Brook 
« Laura Bowen Carmichael 

* Patricia Snowden Cloetingh 

* Pamela Weiler Colling 
Susan Andrews Cruess 

* Laura Crum 

* Louise Pritchartt Dodson 
ft Wendy Worthen Ellion 

Sarah Colhoun Engram 

Louise Wright Erwin 

Clara Jackman Garbett 

Therese Geraghty 

Deborah Parker Gibbs 
ft Patricia Paterson Graham 
ft Katherine Grones 
ft Krishna Furches Harcum 
ft Katharine Hardin 
4 Mary Harris 
ft Elizabeth Hester 

Lisa Hite 

Lauren MacMannis Huyett 

* Elizabeth Kelly 
Sally Byron LaBarre 
Celia Brown Lee 
Kathleen Evans Lluheres 
Alice Benton Major 
Janet Baldwin McColloch 
Karen Jaffa McGoldnck 

ft Pamela Ramsdell Mitchell 
Mary Pittman Moore 
Diana Cecil Pickering 
Corby Hancock Pine 

* Prudence Saunders Pitcock 
Jane Hubbard Sams 
Nancy Hatch Schwanzmiller 



Cynthia Lee Sinchak 
Anne Garrity Spees 
Rebecca Trulove Symons 
Ellen Byrne Utterback 
Caroline White 

1980 

Fund Agents: Tout Santangelo 

Archibald, Frances McClung 

Ferguson. Catherine Flaherty. 

.Melissa Gentry V-'itheroie 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 55 

Participation: 31% 

Dollars: $14..W.50 
Toni Santangelo Archibald 
Barbara Wesley Bagbey 
Katherine Tams Bairstow 
LaQuela Scaife Bamett 
Florence Rowe Barnick 

* Robin Bayless 

* Myth Monnich Bayoud 
« Susan Capozzoli 

Lisa Carangelo 

* Elisabeth Ward Connors 
Lisa Heisterkamp Davis 

* Dianne Delledera 

* Pamela Koehler Elmets 
Kathenne Taylor Erickson 
Moira Erickson-Lawrence 

* Frances McClung Ferguson 
Catherine Flaherty 
Wanda McGill Fry 

* Charlotte Gay Gerhardt 

* Claire Dennison Griffith 
Susan Stetson Grist 

♦Jeannine Davis Harris 
Pamela Willetl Hauck 
Catherine Mills Houlahan 
Lindsey Meadows Hundley 

» Susan Smith Kemp 
Amy Campbell Lamphere 
Tinsley Place Lockhart 
Elisabeth Fletcher Lubin 
Susan Posey Ludeman 
Ann Vandersyde Malbon 

« Carson Freemon Meinen 
Susan Mengden-Ellis 
Amy Andrews Monahan 
Nancy Holdsworth Moore 
Ellen Clement Mouri 
Sandra Rappaccioli Padilla 
Beth Newberrj' Phillips 

* Florence Powell 

« Elizabeth Hardin Randall 
ft Ann Connolly Reagan 
Julie Smith Rentschler 
« Georgia Schley Ritchie 

* Frances Root 

Jill Steenhuis Ruffato 
Anne Secor 
Anne Darden Self 
Susan Dushman Speer 
Leslie Williams Summers 
Elizabeth Swearingen-Edens 
ft Lillian Sinks Sweeney 
ft Susan Boline Thompson 
» Elizabeth Schneider Thornton 
Hollis Hutchens Volk 

* Louise Swiecki Zingaro 
Fannie Zollicoffer 



1981 

Fund .Agents: Olivia Chaplin 
Baker, Molly Rogers Cramer, 
Caroline Haii'k Spairoie 
Reunion Gifts Co-Chairmeii: 
Nancy Welib Corkery, 
Holly Silsand 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Numlvr of Donors: 44 
Participation: 22% 
Dollars: $14,570 
ft Victoria Archer 

Nancy Weinberg Auersperg 

May Carter Barger 
ft Hedley Sipe Bethke 

Susan Graham Campbell 

* Nancy Hanger Canada 

* Barbara Bush Cooper 

* Nancy Webb Corkery 
Molly Rogers Cramer 

» Julia Brooke Davis 
Mariene Weber Delledera 
Leslie MacNeil Dobbins 
Stephanie Slitt Fitzpatrick 
Sharon McGrath Gardner 

ft Mary Davis Garone 
Allison Roberts Greene 

* Katherine Hagan 

* Tracy Drake Hamilton 
Terrell Luck Harrigan 
Sophia Crosier Hart 
Kathryn Levi Hoover 
Carol Hays Hunley 
Stephanie Snead Juarascio 
Elizabeth Landen Krone 
Theresa Blane Lange 

* Karol Liwson 

ft Charia Borchers Leon 

* Nancy Dabbs Loftin 
Linda Lynch 

Clair Falcon Maasbach 

* Sarane McHugh 
Carrie Maynard Nichols 

* Henrietta White Palmer 

* Susan Richeson 

Anne Sargeant Rosenthal 
Susan Rowat-Steiner 
Susan Clay Russell 
Catherine Cassidy Smith 

* Karen Battle Smith 

ft Caroline Hawk Sparrow 

* Margaret McCarthy Stoeffel 

* Margaret Robinson Tallmadge 
Sigrid Carlen Veasey 
Dawne Cotton Ward 

1982 

Fund .'{lient Rhoda Harris 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Niimlxr of Donors: 45 
Participation: 24% 
Dollars: $4. 1.^0 

* Victoria Lee Adams 

* Heather Pirnie Albert 
Frances Fowler Bauerie 
Carol Searles Bohrer 
Deborah Price Bowman 
Brianna Boswell Brown 

ftjean \on Schrader Bryan 

* Elizabeth Frenzel Casalini 

* Elizabeth Gantt Castles 

* Donor for past 5 years 

* Deceased 



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* Lisa Church 

* Martha Corretti Coghlan 

* Sarah Davis Daniels 

« Nanq' Daugherty Davidson 

* Ethel Buwell Dowling 
Jill Maple Fallon 

* Marian Finney 

Elizabeth Engelsmann Flanigan 
Mary LaVigne Fletcher 
Lucile Redmond Flournoy 
Ann Young Habliston 
Anne Edmunds Hansen 

* Rosemary Hardy 
Rlioda Harris 

* Lucie Stephens Holland 
Elizabeth Hoskinson 
Kelly judson Jenkins 

* Katharine Johnson 

* Monika Kaiser 
Alicia Zuke Kline 
Lynda Leihel 
Catherine Adams Miller 

« Louise Cooke NeMon 
Sally Shapard Peek 

* Rachel Miilrood Perlman 
Elizabeth Sheets Reed 
Patricia Whelan Schenck 

* Grace Tredwell Schild 
Nancy Smith 

* Teresa Powell Smith 

* Patti Snodgrass 

* Mary Clarkson Stein 

* Erin Davis 

Patsy Griffith Van Etten 
Robin Piatt Wetherbee 
Mary Tripp Wolfensberger 

1983 

Fund Agent: Virginia Clans Buyck 
1995-96 Unreslricled 
Number of Donors: 45 
Participation: 23% 
Dollars: $4,601 

Mary Ann Albright 

Marylew Redd Barnes 

* Desiree Bouchat 
Claire Cieszko Britt 

* Virginia Glaus Buyck 
Eleanor Wells Carter 
Ellen Chancy 

« Lee Anne MacKenzie Chaskes 
Elena Quevedo Chigas 
Suzanne Gay Dailey 
Katherine Robison Davey 

« Emily Kitchel DeCamp 
Wellesley Legier Dombek 

« Elizabeth Glenn Fisher 
Mary Ware Gibson 
Barbara Paulson Goodbarn 
Katherine Grosvenor 
Elizabeth Williams Hartley 

* Bridget O'Reilly Holmes 
Karen Keriin 

Elizabeth Pierpoint Kerrison 
Alice Cutting Laimbeer 
Tracy Gatewood Lyons 
Joan McGetligan 
Mary Watt Messer 
« Lucy Chapman Millar 
Rebecca Campbell Moravek 

* Miriam Baker Morris 
Virginia Harsh Mossburg 
Elizabetli Sprague O'Meara 



Barbara Rose Page 
Nina Pastuhov 
Elizabeth Dykes Pope 
Helen Robinson 
Utura Mixon Rodriguez 
Lisa Rogness 
Elizabeth Taylor Seifert 
Pamela Dickens Sellars 
« Wylie Jameson Small 

* Elizabeth Clark Smith 

« Margery Johnson Springer 

* Julia Snodgrass Walker 
Mary Pope Hutson Waring 
Diana Duffy Waterman 

* Pamela Weekes 
Joan Wright Wood 
Anne Little Woolley 
Barbara Pratt Zerega 

1984 

Fund Agent: Elizabeth Rodgers 

Boyd 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 44 

PaiUcipation: 22% 

Dollars: $6.187 A 1 

Nancy O'Brien Albus 

Patricia Andonian 

* Elizabeth Gillespie Billings 
Kimberiy Hofmann Bird 

« Elizabeth Rodgers Boyd 
Sharon Ingham Brown 
Elizabeth McShan Budd 

« Wanda Buriey 

* Caria Pellegrino Cabot 
Victoria McCullough Carroll 

* Gertrude Collins 

* Margaret Dempsey 

* Michelle Kocik Drag 

* Patricia Dolph Fallon 

* Heather Willson Freeman 
Louise Jones Geddes 

* Cheryl Gorman 

* Patricia Roby Gotfredson 

* Penelope Parker Hartline 
Mary Patterson Hatcher 

* Kathryn "Yeager Herreid 

* Karen Goodspeed Hertlein 
Katherine Hoffner 

* Marguerite Kramer Kircher 
Kirsten Void Larsen 
Susan Dickinson Lindner 
Virginia Lynch 

« Kathryn Marion 
« Cathy Cash Mays 
Diana Crandall Nielsen 

* Beth Slayman Nubbe 

« Barbara Callahan O'Neill 
Melissa Darden Odom 
Kathleen Papadimitriou 
Alicia Faims Petrone 
Lauretta Scovel Pfeifer 

* Shannon Young Ray 

« Elisabeth Burwell Reichard 
Mary McElruy Robertson 
Janet Lewis Shepherd 
Marian Wahlgren Vester 
Wendy Hyland Wan-en 
Sophie Desprez Whitehouse 
Elizabeth Hariey Willen 

* Camille Mitchell Wingale 



1985 

Fund Agents: Lenelta Archard 

McCamphell. Kimberiy Knox 

Norman 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 36 

Participation: 20')b 

Dollars: $3135 

Caperton Morton Andersson 

Cecily Schuiz Banks 

* DeAnne Blanton 
Anne Faulconer Case 

* Laura Morrissette Clark 
Barbara Tragakis Conner 
Susan Podesta Cozzi 
Mary-Jo Ellis 

Heather Homonnay Finly 
Kelley Manderson Fitzpatrick 
Ann Martin Gonya 

* Katherine Hearn 
Linda Hedrick 

Mary Godfrey Hockman 
Frances Clardy Hooper 
Ashby Clark Hopkins 

* Cadiarine Hubbard 
Jennifer Campbell Koehl 

« Kama Boswell Koudelka 

* Leanne Weber Kreis 
Martha Shorter Lanier 
Brigid McGlynn Lengyel 
Perry Liles Lucas 
Whitney Machnik 

Lenetta Archard McCampbell 
Louellen Brooks Meyer 
Nancy Ness 

Karia Kennedy Newman 
« Gale Oertii 

* Deborah Fischer Oleisky 
Allison Bennett Pishko 
Elizabeth Kelly Ravitz 
Maura Horodyski Rodway 
Sharon Booth Shanahan 

* Christine Corcoran Trauth 
Heidi Belofsky Turk 
Marguerite Hall Vosteen 

«Jean Guthans Wilkins 

Susannah Scagel Young 
« Suzanne Weaver Zimmer 

1986 

Fund Agent: Maiy Jo Biscardi 

Broim 

Reunion Gifts Co-Chairmen: Beth 

Connor Pace. Rushton Haskell 

Callaghan 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 64 

Participation: 28% 

Dollais: $13,836.80 

Susan Finn Adams 

Harriet McNair Alexander 

Kirsten Bailey Atkinson 

Allison Akeson Bond 

Wendy Neuman Bragaw 

Ashley Simmons Bright 

Mary Jo Biscardi Brown 

Sarah Tedeschi Brown 

Nancy Buckey 

Rushton Haskell Callaghan 

Katherine Connors Cassada 

* Lynn Mather Charette 

* Jennifer Crossland 
Melissa Davison 



« Deanne Dawson 

Linda DeVogt 

Christine Navratil Deeter 

Mary Farinhok Denious 

Carol Dickson 

Mary Holland Dinsmore 

Lynne Higgins Dreyer 
« Drusilla Davis Fadus 

Karen Fennessy-Ketola 

Patricia Glick 

Laura Hand Glover 

Elizabeth Duggins Green 

Stephanie Hamilton Gregory 

Isabelle Viguerie Gsell 

Elizabeth Non Hall 
« Mary Boulware Hobbs 

Dayna Avery Hulme 

Karole Boggs Johns 

Susan Drez Joseph 

Shannon Kuehlwein 

* Shapleigh Donnelly LaPointe 
Susan Mann Levy 
Harriette Cooper Liederbach 
Maureen Mahoney 

* Mariah Smith Malik 

* April Adelson Marshall 

« Elizabeth Maraffi Michaud 
Jessica Steinbrenner Molloy 

* Beth Ann Trapold Newton 
Karen Gonya Nickles 
Robyn Bailey Orchard 
Elizabeth Conner Pace 
Nanc7 Palermo 

Ann Faircloth Porter 
Stephanie Jones Renfro 
Jennifer Memmott Rosenberg 
Cathenne Callender Sauls 
Aniy Simmons 
Anne Smith 
Ava Spanier 
Elizabeth Doyle Teare 
Lisa Redd Toliver 
Virginia Reed vanMeel 

« Anne Souder von Weise 
Star Hollis Waldron 
Julie Weyand Watson 
Jesse White 
Leigh Ann Wliite 

« Nancy Ray Wiltshire 
Cornelia Woodwonh 
Louanne Pahel Woody 
Alexandra Bernard Wyllie 

1987 

Fund Agent: Page Franson 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 40 
PaiUcipation: 21% 
Dollars: $4,380 

* Teresa Witt Aagaard 
Courtney Banton Alford 
Susanna Boylston 
Karen Bryan 

Anna Gallant Carter 
Victoria Chumney 
Jennifer Merritt Conner 
Mary Via Cuoco 
Pamela Miscall Cusick 
Carol Goodman Doty 

* Page Franson 
Jean Lewis Guergai 
Chnstina Gunn 
Anne Mobley Hassett 

* Barbara Jastrebsky 



Wimberiy Eaton Jessup 
Julie Geddes Johnson 
Leslie Ross Kellogg 
« Michaelle Connors King 
Deborah Brennan Leslie 
Mary Buckingham Lewis 
Laura Lynch 
Teresa Pike Majors 

* Ann McAllister 
Molly McNamara 
Melissa Murray 
Melanie Nelson 

« Mary Robison Oates 
Caroline Owen-Houde 
Lezlie Vansco Pinto 
Lee Carroll Roebuck 
Hilary Harris Salley 
Blair Beebe Smith 

* Ellen Smith 
June Speight 

Katherine Jaschen St. John 
Elizabeth Nelson Suhr 

« Linda Mae Visocan 
Caroline Trask Wallace 

* Shannon Wood 

1988 

Fund Agents: Cameron CoxHirtz. 
Stephanie Sproiise MaCoy 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 32 
Participation: 21% 
Dollars: $2,981 

Christine Diver Ans 

Lisa Haggart Arnold 

Whimey Bolt 

Eden Zuckerman Brown 

Julie Martin Collins 

Lee Ann Conard 

Caroline Comm Cook 

Leslie Corrado 

Laura Dean 

Susan Detweiler 

Augusta Harrison Dunstan 

* Lloys Frates 

* Amy Gould-Pilz 
Stacey Sickels Heckel 
Susanna Broaddus Hickman 
Cameron Cox Hirtz 
Kathleen Meredith lacobelli 
Julie Lindauer Jacobson 
Beveriy Freeman Kump 

* Kadiarine McCoid 
« Cecilia Moore 

* Anne Powell 

Kristen Petersen Randolph 
Caroline Reu Rolader 
Jennifer Bach Rosen 
Jeanne Rovics-Mexic 
Stephanie Wilt Sage 
» Mary Sanler 

* Mary Halliday Shaw 
Paige Shiller 
Kathleen Keogh Snelling 
Marjorie Holthaus Tomaso 



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1989 

Fiiikl Agent Belh Roland 
;995-96 Unresliicleil 
Niimfyer uf Donors. 30 
Pailicipation. 15% 
Dolltm. S2.875 

Whitney Bay 

Colleen Bradley Bell 

Krislj Biggs 

Madeleine Blanchard 

Kjthiyn Bolton 

Roberta Duffie Fritz 
« Stacey Hannan 

Alicia Markey Hutter 
» Kelli Ketchum 

Lisa Koob 

Mary Kramlich-Nash 

Michelle Lennane 

* Emmy Leung 

Ruth Taul Magnusson 
Monica Mahoney 
Kimberly Kline Malone 
« Donna Meyer-Hodgert 
Elizabeth Wheeler Morring 

* Sarah Consolino Murphy 

* Wesley Powell 
Kalhryn Richardson 
Eden Rue 

Julie Littleton Smith 
Brooke Haw Spencer 

* Sarah Anderson Stanton 

* Helen Bradley Tarbutton 
Laura Uiwson Trevey 
Whitney Odell Tucker 
Melissa Walker 

* Amanda Otlaway Zamhetti 

1990 

Fund .Agent: Jean Sptllane 
W5-96 Unrestricted 
Niinilyer of Donors: 34 
Participation: 20% 
DolUm. SI. 76360 

Leslie Carson Albizzatti 

Sarah Andres 

Hope Bartlett 

Amanda Priddy Berkey 

* Ashley Flynn Blanchard 
Elizabeth Babbitt Bowen 
Mary Brodie 

Julie Brooks 

Nicole Hlusko Brooks 

Dena Burnham 

* Amy Burton 
Heather Colson Ewing 

* Gladden Adam Falivene 
Ura Eieve 

LJrike Fischer 
Dolly Garcia 
Laura Gredys 
Nancy Kershner 
Amy Kroeger 
Irfan Kiratli Latimer 
Elizabeth Mason 
Rachel Renzy Meima 

* Beth Pesiri 

» Mar^- Naff Philpott 
Candace Collins Preston 
Allison Richards 
Nina Rowles 
Cecilia Schultz 
Jean Spillane 
Stephanie Dance Tancredi 



*Joie Roderick Tankard 

Christine Carriere Zazulak 
« Amy Calandra Zechini 

1991 

Fund Agent: Christine Flint 
Canterhiir]' 

Reunion Gifts Co-Chairnien: 
Christine Flint Canterbiiiy. Mart- 
Anne Train Farmer. \ 'ictona 
Campo 

1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: JO 
Participation: 20% 
Dollars: $1.43743 

Susan Mane Barbour 

Carey Bates 

Suzanne Peine Brady 

Amy Br^'an 
* Elizabeth Butler 

Victoria Campo 

Elizabeth Robinson Dean 

Susan Sickels Dyer 
« Mary Anne Farmer 

Anne Crow Galanides 

Nicole Gauthier 

Kathyrn Johnson Glass 

Signee Hoffman 

Karen Holland 

Karen Hott 

Mary Lanford 

Stacey Lawrence 

Elizabeth Hensley Martin 

Angela Wall Metheney 

Elizabeth Tnplett Milam 

Sarah Pitts 
« Patience Richeson 

Charlotte Sanders 

Susan Spurrell 

Penelope Tadler Thompson 

Amber Vellenga 

Sharon Watts 

Susan Wright 

Kathryn Hagist Yunk 

Suzanne Ziesmann 

1992 

Fund Agent: Holly Casuell 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number uf Donors: 32 
Pailicipation: 19% 
Dollars: $1,435 

Laura Arceneaux 

Cynthia Chilton Barrett 

Diana Bradford 

Holly Caswell 

Sally Croker 

Margaret McClellan Driscoll 

Kimberiey McGraw Fusion 

Jill Fahy 

Elaine Barksdale Finncame 

Catherine Gornto Freeman 

Jaimie Del Monte Galbreath 

Susan Georgi 

Brett Haltiwanger 

Ellen Sullivan Jurgovan 
« Ann Knoke 

Cara Ardemagni LaRoche 

Ann Lindquist 

Julia Hanneken Linza 

Virginia Marks 

Canice McGlynn 

Sheila McWilliams 



Caroline Newman 
Abby O'Steen 
Nora Oney 
Nezahat Ozmen 
Amy Peck 

Tracy Steele Scileppi 
Megan Spadaro 
Karalyne Speriing 
Jennifer Toomey 
Vick)- Harvey White 
Kathleen Davis Willis 

1993 

Fund Agent Catherine Jaunik 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 22 
Pailicipation: 12% 
Dollars. $980 

Marissa Ashe 

Jennifer Jarvis Ballard 

Dana Varnado Campbell 

Michelle MacMurtrie Constable 

Polly Crawford 

Amy Edwards 

Debra Elkins 

Melony Ellinger 

Thomasin Foshay 

Kelly Gardner 

Elizabeth Gitkeson 

Catherine Jannik 

Stacey McClain 

Susan Messikomer 

Ellen Ober 

Laurie Palmer 

Kerr)' Pollock 

Susan Rapello 

Wendy Stevenson 

Kristen Swenson 

Norma Bulls Valentine 

Sigrid Zirkle 

1994 

Fund Agent Ashley Hcndeison 

Neivman 

1995-96 Unrestricted 

Number of Donors: 17 

Pariicipation: 12% 

Dollars: $895 

Ginger Amon 

Robyn Barto 

Erica Cla)'ton 

Lenora Farrington 

Chandra Garcia 

Stephanie Hanson 

Carlene Harper 

Katherine Lindsey 

Kathryn May 

Kimberiy Mounger 

Kelly Schmitt 

Katherine Schupp 

Belinda Smith Suuckmeyer 

Greta Eustace Sullivan 

Caitlin Sundby 

Elizabeth Thigpen 

Jamee Thompson 



1995 

Fund Agent: Beivrley Stone 
1995-96 Unrestricted 
Number of Donors: 13 
Participation: 9% 
Dollars: $789.95 

Heather Aspinwall 

English Griffith 

Katherine Maxwell 

Victoria McClintock 

Christie Newman 

Charlotte Prothro 

Beverley Stone 

Laura Swope Townsend 

Kalhenne Warner 

Katherine Whitby 

Meredith Williams 

Amy Woods 

Sarah Young 

Class of 1996 

Our special thanks to the Class of 
19% for their senior class gift, 
which has been used to help reno- 
vate the Byrd Stone Memorial 
Playgroiimi Tlje class goal iras to 
raise $10,000 to be split equally 
Ijetueen this special project and the 
Annual Fund over the next Jour 
years. To achieve this, they 
launched a two-week Spring cam- 
paign, "Kitls at Heari. " ivith as- 
tounding success: $11,535 was 
raised from pledges, with a record- 
setting 76 percent class pariicipa- 
tion (102 out of 133). Hurrah for 
'96— pacesetters! 

Erin Adams 
Elsuko Aiura 
Julie Baer 
Rachel Balms 
Laura Barkley 
Bridget Bayliss 
Jennifer Beck 
Robin Bettger 
Laura Billings 
Amy Bowman 
Rachael Boyd 
Janie Bradley 
Rachel Briers 
Wanda Brockman 
Melissa Broderick 
Judith Brown 
Natalie Brown 
Constance Bump 
Katherine Campbell 
Christie Garden 
Hilary Carison 
Sarah Chaffee 
Claire Chrislensen 
Wynn Cole 
Anne Collins 
Kelly Collins 
Angela Conklin 
Rachel Cooper 
Mary Copeland 
Jessica Crowley 
Stephanie Cullom 
Amy Daugherty 
Kerri Davis 
Yolanda Davis 



Sarah Dennis 
Mary Margaret DLxon 
Stephanie Dudley 
Amelia Dudman 
Jesse Duriiam 
Rebecca Edwards 
Heidi Faulconer 
Megan Fletcher 
Lee Foley 
Shannon Fountain 
Stephanie Franz 
Jessica Gindlesperger 
Elizabeth Groves 
Jennifer Harper 
Alexandria Hiribame 
Octavia Hyland 
Elizabeth Ike 
Sandy Jennings 
Nicole Johnson 
Laura Rihl Joiner 
Elizabeth Jordan 
Leah Jorgensen 
Catharine King 
Kelly Knappenberger 
Emil)' Kuchar 
Catherine Linter 
Catherine Latimore 
Laura Lechler 
Natalie Liberi 
Eileen MacMurtrie 
Margaret Magistro 
Patricia Mark 
Lynn McEachern 
Laura McGlamery 
Janna McLart)' 
Frazier Miller 
Kathryn Mulligan 
Claire Myers 
Anne Osterholm 
Dejerianne Oslrow 
Annie Pankoski 
Robin Peckol 
Abigail Phillips 
Cynthia Rakow 
Sarah Reidy 
Jennifer Richmond 
Santina Russell 
Ute Koehler Sanin 
Sara Selby 
Janeen Sharma 
Ana-Marija Simic 
Imogen Slade 
Jennifer Smith 
Lauren Smithens 
Melissa Snyder 
Kay Morcom Thomas 
Ashley Thorner 
Linda Towers 
Phuang Tran 
Elizabeth Traylor 
Ana Trejo 
Jennifer Trzupek 
Paige Vaught 
Kelly Walker 
Alison Wallis 
Tracy Walters 
Susan Whitehead 
Cynthia Wilkerson 



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parent giving 




Parent Giving 

The Society of Families Steering 

Committee 

Members 1995-96 

Mr. and Nfrs. Paul W Dudman. 

Chaircouple 
Mr and Mrs. A, Marshall Acuff, Jr 
Mr and .Mrs. James H, Black IV 
Dr and Mrs. J, Barr>' Boyd 
Mrs. John R. Childress 
Mr. and Mrs, David Dorminey 
Mr Stai Hunter Jr 
Mr and Mrs. William M. Lechler 
Mr. and Mrs. A. D Martin, Jr 
Mr and Mrs. Douglas Milbury 
Mrs. Grace B. Non'ille 
Dr Nancy Dutton Potter 
Mr and Mrs. Charles W. Smith 

The Society of Families contributed 
$1311170/ the Sl.453.132 
Annual Fund total in 1995-96. 
Sweet Briar College is grateful for 
the generosity of the parents listed 
beloiK 

Mr and Mrs. A. Marshall Acuff, Jr 

Ms. Elizabeth Addison 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Addison 

*Lt. Col. and Mrs John L. Alderson 
Mrs. William W. Alexander 
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Allen 

« Mr. and Mrs. Homer I. Altice 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Andett 
Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Andres 
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Armentrout 
Mr and Mrs. Edwin R. Aronhalt 
Mr. and Mrs. Clavio F. Ascari 

* Mr and Mrs. Edward L. Ashe 

* Mrs. George Austen, Jr 

* Mrs. Quincy C. .Ayres 

» Mr and Mrs. Guilford C. Bahcock 
Ms. Sandra Baer 

Mr and Mrs. Raymond A. Bahret 
Mr and Mrs. Robert W. Bake 
Mr and Mrs. David W. Balding 



^ Dr and Mrs, James L. Baldwin 
Mr and Mrs, .Martin A. Bandy 
Mr and Mrs. Julian W. Banton 
Mr and Mrs. Donald A. Barkley 
Mr and Mrs. LeRoy Bartlett III 
Mr Dennis E. Bazar 

> Mr and Mrs. Charies Beach, Jr 
Mr, and Mrs, Frank H Beard 
Mr and Mrs, Robert J Beaulieu 
Mr and Mrs, Tom M, Becherer 

< Mr and Mrs. William H. Beck, Jr 

* Mr and Mrs, John H, Beebe. Jr 
» Mni, Henry Behnke 

i Mr and .Mrs. C. E. S, Bellows III 

Ms, Joy A, Belzer 

Mr and Mrs, Harold C, Bender 
ft Mr and Mrs, John L. Bender 

Mr and Mrs F Gordon Benhard 
» Mrs, William Bennett 

The Honorable and Mrs, Maurice 
Bernbaum 
»Mr and Mrs, Melville J, Berry, Sr 

Mr and Mrs, Cad S Biathrow 

HRH Saad Al Faisal Bin Abdulaziz 

Mr and Mrs, James H, Black IV 

Mr and Mrs Lawrence J, 
Blanchard. Jr 

Mis. Patricia H. Blanchard 

Mr and Mrs. John R, Bohannon 

* Mr and Mrs, Robert M, Bolz 
Mr and Mrs, James A, Bond 
Mr and Mrs, Robert J, Bonini 
Mr and Mrs, R, Michael Bonnell 
Dr and Mrs. George M Boswell. 

Jr. 
Mr and Mrs. W. F Boswell. Jr 
Mr and Mrs. Viorel Botea 
Mrs. Donald G. Bounds 
Mrs. Paul W. Bounds 
Mr Deryle A. Bourgeois 
Ms. Linda S. Bourgeois 
fe Mr and Mrs. James N. Boyd 
Dr and Mrs. Joseph B. Boyd 
Ms. Renee .M. Boyd 
Mr and Mrs. W. Waldo Bradley 
Mr and Mrs. John M. Brady 
Mrs. Donald Branum 



w Mr and .Mrs. J Bruce Bredin 
« Mr and Mrs. Leonard 1. Bregman 

Ms. Donna Bna 

Mr and Mrs. Thomas B. Briers 

* Mrs. Owen W. Brodie 

Mr and Mrs Richard A. Brodie 
Mr, Bruce H Broughton 
Mr and .Mrs, Bobby L, Brown 
Mr, and .Mrs, David K, Brown 
Mrs. Dorothy M. Brown 
,Vir and Mrs. Carter B. Br\'an 

* Dr and Mrs, Phillips R, Bryan 

* Mr, and Mrs, John L, Burkhardt, Jr 
Mr and Mrs, Frederick Butcher 

« Mr, and .Mrs, Craig J, Cain 
.Mr and Mrs. Phillip F Cameron 

* Mr and Mrs. Ferdinand L. 

Carangelo 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T Carl 
Mr, and Mrs, Harvey R Carmichael 
Mr and Mrs, Michael T, Carr 
« Mr, and Mrs, William R, Carson, Jr 
Mr, and .Mrs, Franklin D, Castro 
Dr and .Mrs Rodolfo Cells 
Mrs. Steven W Chaffee 
Mr and .Mrs. Christopher B. 

Chandor 
Dr and Mrs. Yung-Feng Chang 
Mr and .Mrs. John R. Childress 
Mr and Mrs, C, Lynch Christian, Jr 
Mr and Mrs, Joseph A, Cicotello 

* Mrs, John A, Clark 

Dr and Mrs, Terrence T, Clark 

* Mr and .Mrs. Walter G. Clinchy 
Mr and Mrs. Blaine A. Coblentz 

* Mr and Mrs. William H. Cogswell 

III 
Mrs. Nancy B Cole 
Mr, and Mrs, Michael E, Collins 
Mr and Mrs, John B, Colquitt 
.Mrs, Anne W, Cone 

* Mr and Mrs, Henry Conkle 
Mr and Mrs, Bryan M Cook 

* Mr and Mrs, Edward H, Cooper 
Mr and Mrs. James M. Corcoran 

« Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Cord 

« Mrs. Robert O Costa 

« Mr and Mrs. Kenneth H, Crandall, 

Jr. 

* Mr and Mrs, Page D, Cranford 

* Mr and Mrs, W, Howard 

Crossland 
Mr and .Mrs. Joe .M. Cmtcher 
Mrs. R, Godwin Crysler 
.Mr and Mrs, William .M, Cullom 
Mr, and Mrs, Thomas M, 

Cummings 

* Mr and Mrs, John T. Cunningham 

III 

* Mr and Mrs. Orison B. Curpier 
Mr and Mrs. Hilton B. Currens, Jr 
Mr and Mrs, Overton A, Cunie 
.Mr and Mrs. David F Cushman 
Dr and Mrs. Leslie G. Dally 

* Mr and Mrs. Edwin R. Daniels 

* Mr Harold R. Dann 

* Mrs. Wat.son Darby 

Mr. and .Mrs. Bmce S. Darney 
Mr and .Mrs. Michael C. 

Daugherty 
Mrs. Christie S. Davis 
« Mr and Mrs. Corbin J. Davis 
Lt. Col, and Mrs, James W. Davis 

* Dr and Mrs William R, Da\ison 



» Mr and Mni, G, Richard Day 
Mr and Mrs, John F Day 
Mr and .Mrs. Gregory L. DePne.st 
Col. and Mrs, James N, Dean 
Mr and Mrs, Robert Del Monte 
Mr and Mrs, William J, Dennig 
Mrs, Judy W, Dennis 
Mr and Mrs, Haskell Dickinson 

s Dr and Mrs, John R, Dickinson 
Mrs, Nancy Dingman-Cobb 
Mr and Mrs, Allan D, DIttmer 
Mr and Mrs, Joseph .M, Drxon. Jr 
Mr and Mrs. Jesse H. Dize 
Mr and Un. Frank C. Doczi 
Mr and .Mrs. Henry C. Dolan 

fe Mr and Mrs. Robert B. Donald 
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Dorminey 
Dr and Mrs, Serge R, Doucette, Jr 
Mr, and Mrs, Joseph R, Downing 

B Mr and Mrs, James S, Dudley 
Mr and Mrs, William M Dudley 
Mr and Mrs, Paul W, Dudman 
Capt. and Mrs, James L, Durham 
Mr and Mrs, Donald S Dusenbury 
Dr and Mrs, Norman R, Edwards 
Mr and Mrs, James G Ehlen. Jr 
Mr and Mrs. Allen S. Ellion, Jr, 
Mr and Mrs, James D Ericson 
Mr, and Mrs H, Clyde Evans 
.Ms Pauicia A, Evans 
Mr, and Mrs, Cari B, Everert III 
Mr and Mrs, Dart Weed Everett II 
Mr and Mrs, Jonadian W 

Fairbanks 
.Mr and Mrs, Robert Falkingham 
Mr and Mrs. Daniel C, Faller 
Dr and Mrs, Paul H, Fesche 
Mr and Mrs, William R, Fink 
Dr and Mrs, Timothy T, Flaherty 
.Mr Martin R Flannery 
Ms. Sheila Flannery 
Mr and Mrs. James L. Fletcher 

» Mr and Mrs. Joseph P Foley 
Mr and Mrs John R Pons 
Mr and Mrs Eugene J. Foran 
Mr and Mrs, Waverly C, Foster Jr 
Mr, and Mrs, Row land W, 
Francisco 

» Mr and Mrs, Paul E, Franson 

B The Reverend Dr and Mrs. Allie 
W. Frazier Jr 

» Dr and Mrs. Charles A. Free 
Mr and Mrs. Richard A, Freeman 
Mr and Mrs, Eric G, Friberg 

» Mr and .Mrs, A. Thomas Friend 

» Mr and Mrs. Dwight A. Fry 
Dr and Mrs. Robert C. Garcia 
Mrs. Nanc7 E. Gavitt 

ft Mrs. Douglas T. Geddes 
Ms, Elsa Gettleman 
Mr and Mrs, Ronald K, Gheen 
Mr. and Mrs, Waverly W. Gibbs, Jr 
Mr and Mrs. J. Kevin Gilgan 

B Mr Paul W. Girard 
Mr and .Mrs, Michael Gnat 
Mr and Mrs, C Wallis Goodwin 

ft Mr and Mrs, John K, Goodwin 

ft Dr and Mrs, James P GooLsby, Jr 
Mrs, Arthur C, Gorman Jr 
Mr and Mrs, Jim B, Green 
Mr and Mrs, William M, Grimes, 
Jr 

ft Mr and Mrs, William R, Griswold 
.Mr and Mrs Steven S. Gross 



Ms. Susan B. Gros\'enor 

.Mr and Mrs. George H. Groves 

ft Mr and Mrs. Peylon Grymes, Jr 
Mr. and .Mr. William D. 

Gumerson 
Ms. Esiella R. Hager 
The Re\erend and Mrs Donald F. 
Hague 

ft Mrs. William N. Hale 

ft Mr and Mrs, Da\id L, Hal! 

ft Mr and Mrs, Thomas W, Halligan 
Mr and Mrs, Alton Z, Hallum, Jr 
Mr and Mrs, Tom L, Hamby 
Dr and Mrs, Howard L, Hamilton 
Mrs, Harr)" R, E, Hampton 
Mr and Mrs, John E, Harbour 

ft Dr and Mrs, Byron B, Harder 

ft Dr and Mrs, H, M, Hardy 
Mr, and Mrs, Paul E, Harju 
Ms, Linda A, Harrigan 
Mr and Mrs, Michael A, Harris 
Mr and Mrs. Richard J. Harris. Jr 
Mr and Mrs. Neal Harvey 
Mr. John T. Hayes 
Mr and Mrs. Timothy K Hayes 
Dr and Mrs, Edward M. 

Hedgpeth 
Mr and Mrs. Louis C, Henderson, 

Jr 
Mr and Mrs. Clarence W. 

Henning HI 
Dr and Mrs, Rafael E Hernandez 
Mr and Mrs, Leonard G, Herring 
Mr and ,VIrs, John T Higgins 
Ms, Mary M, Hogan 
Mr, and Mrs, James R Holland 

ft Mr, and Mrs, David K Hollis. Jr 
Col and Mrs, John W. Holly 
Mr and Mrs, John F Holmes 
Mr and Mrs, Sidney G. Holthaus, 
Jr 

ft Mr and Mrs Joseph E, Horak 
Mr. and Mrs John Ward Hunt 
Mr Still Hunter Jr 

ft Dr, and Mrs William P 
Hutcherson 
Col, and Mrs Rufus D, Hutcheson 

ft Mr and Mrs, .Arthur Hutchison 
Mrs, Sara L, Ike 
Mr and Mrs. Frank L. Jackson, Jr 

ft Mr and Mrs. Frederick T. Jackson, 
Jr. 
Mr and Mrs. George L. Jackson 
Mr T Haller Jackson, Jr 

ft Mr and Mrs, Harry V, Jaffa 
Mr and Mrs, Evan W Jahos 
Mr and Mre, Francis P Jenkins, Jr 
Mrs, Jack E, Jensen 
Mrs, Gretchen W, Johnson 
Mrs. Ining A, Johnson, Jr 

ft Col, and Mrs, Kenneth W. 
Johnson 

ft Mrs, G, Burke Johnston 

(Mni, .ybert N, Jones 
Mrs Cari A, Jones 
Dr and .Mrs, E, Palmer Jones 
,\Ir and Mrs, Gary D, Jones 

B .Vlr and .VIrs. Meredith C. Jones, Jr 
.Mr and .Mrs, Paul Kaufman 

i .Mr and .Mrs James S, Kemper III 
Dr and Mni, E, Lawrence Kendig, 

Jr 
Mr and Mrs, Aubrey C, King 

f Capt, and Mni, John J, Kingston 



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» Mr, and Mrs. Cenap Kiratii 

Ms. Nancy A. Kirby 
fe Mr. and Mrs. H. Donald Kistler 

Mr and Mrs. Glen E. Kitchen, jr. 

Mr and Mrs. Hugh E. Kitchen, Jr 

* Mrs. Joan S. Kline 

Mr and Mrs Richard R. Kline 

Mr and Mrs. Gail M. 
Knappenherger 

Mr and .Mrs John Knazs 
t Mr and .Mrs. Winfield S. Knoke 
fr The Re\ erend and .Mrs. Peter N. 
Knost 

Mr and Mrs. Herman S. 
Kohlmeyer, Jr 
& Mr and Mrs. William A. Kroh 

Mr and Mrs. JospehJ, Kucinski 
i Mr and Mrs. Robert E. Kuehhvein 
& Mr and Mrs. Charies J. Kurtz, Jr 

Victoria Munn and Bruce Lamb 
t Mr Melvin R, Lane" 

Drs. Oscar and Rosario Laserna 

Mr and .Mrs. David S. Latiniore 
sMr and .Mrs. Richard J. Leary 

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lechler 

Mr and Mrs. Woodruff W. 
Leeming 
i Mr and .Mrs. Stanley Leming 

Mr and Mrs. Bryan T. Lloyd. Jr. 
i Mrs, Albert Long 
s Mr and Mrs. John W Losse. Jr, 

Mr and Mrs, Paul A Louis 

Mr and Mrs. Ronald J Loy 

Mr and Mrs. R. M. Luby 

Mr and Mrs. Charles P. 
MacDonald III 

Mrs. Franklin H. MacGregor 

Mrs Sally Myers Maciavish 

The Reverend and Mrs. Charles F. 
Magistro 

* Mr and Mrs. Joseph J. Mancusi. Jr. 
Mr and Mrs. John B. Maraffi 

Mr and Mrs. Aubrey Dallas 

Martin, Jr. 
Mr, and Mrs. Steven W. Martin 
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ma,son 
Mr, and Mrs, James R, Mather 
» Mr, and Mrs, Linwood S Mather 

Jr- 
Mr. and Mrs, Richard \l Matlingly, 

Jr- 
Mr, and Mrs, Hamish W, H, 

Maxwell 
Mr, and Mrs, Joseph K, 

McCammon 
.Mr and Mrs Kenton McCartney 
B Mrs. Margie P McClure 
Mr and Mrs. Daniel C, McCowan 

* Captain Joseph M, McDowell 
Mr and Mrs, Neal V, McGlamery, 

.Ir 
Mr and Mrs, Nonnan F 
McGowin, Jr 
» Mr and Mrs, James McKee 
Ms, Linda K. .McKeever 
Mr. and Mn>. Edward E. McKimni 
i Mr. and Mrs. William G. McKoy 
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J .McLaughlin 
Mr and Mrs. Colin A P McNease 

* Mr and Mrs. S. Jcseph Meelan 
Mr and Mrs, C, Richard Melvin, Jr 
Mr and Mrs, Richard W, Meres 

» Mr and Mrs, Edwin E, 
Messikomer 



* Mrs, Richard H. Meyer 

« Mr and Mrs Robert Milbank 
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Milhury 
Mr and Mrs. H. Augustus Miller 

III 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Clifford Miller, Jr 
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Miller 
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Mink, Jr 

« Mr, and .Mrs. Ben E. Mobley 
Mr. and Mrs, Alfred E, Mockett 
Mr, and Mrs, David T Monacelli 

« Mr, and Mrs, C. Robert Monnich 
Mr, and Mrs, John L, Morgan III 
Mr, and Mrs, Carios A, Moros 
Mrs, Frank A, Morris, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Joel T. Morton 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mullen 
Mr and Mrs. Edwin M. Mulock 111 
Mrs. Ann L. Myers 

* Mr and Mrs. J. Wilson Newman, Jr 
« Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Nexsen 

Mrs. Natalie S. Nielsen 

* Mr and .Mrs. Charles H. Noble, Jr 
Mr, and Mrs. Da\'id M. Nolton 

« Mrs. Nancy F Norman 
Mr. and Mrs. Peylon Nonille 

* Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nott IV 
Mr. and Mrs. James G. O'Brien 
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. O'Dea 

« Mrs. James E. Hearn 
Dr and Mrs. John C. Oloughlin 
Mr and Mrs. Chnstopher D. 

Olmstead 
Mr and Mrs. Larry P Osborne 
Mr and Mrs. Jerold M. Ostrow 
.Mr and Mrs. James D. Osuna 
Dr. Christine E. Otiersberg 

* Mrs. Elmer H. Owens 
« Dr. Robert G. Page 

Mrs. Mary Ann Pappanikou 

* Dr. and .Mrs Jerry L. Parker 
Mr and Mrs. Ashuin B. Patel 
Mrs. Suzanne P Patten 

* Mr. and Mrs. S. R Pauley 
Mrs. Brew P Pearson 

Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Pearson 

* Mr and Mrs. William H. Petree 
Dr and .Mrs. Cornelius W. 

Pettinga 
Mr and Mrs. Danny E. Pfeiffer 
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Pierce 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Pike 
ft Mr and Mrs. Ballard F Pinkard, Jr 
« Mr and Mrs, Vernon W. Piper 
Mr and Mrs, Kevin H Pollard 
Mr and Mrs, Dale W, Policy, Sr 
Mr and Mrs, David M, Poore 
Dr Nancy Dutton Poner 
Mr and Mrs, Wayne G, Pottmeyer 
Mr and Mrs, Donald J. Prem 

* Mr, and Mrs, Dean W, Proctor 
Mr, and Mrs, Michael S, Prosise 

* Mr, and Mrs, Mark H, Prothro 

« Mr, and Mrs, W, R Qucsenbetry, Jr 
Mr, and Mrs, William O, Rakow 

* .Mr and Mrs, Donald \. Ramsay 
Mr, and Mrs, William Raney 
Mr, and Mrs, Gerald P Reidy 

* Mr, and Mrs, Walter A. Reiler, Jr 
Mr, and Mrs, William H, Reynolds 
Mr and Mrs, Billy D, Rhoades 

« Dr and Mrs, Renzo Ricci 
Mr, and Mrs, William J, Riccobono 
Ms, Julie Ann Richmond 



Dr Linda L, Richmond 
Dr, and Mrs. Michael J Rieder 
& Mr and Mrs. Uiwrence M. Riegel 
Dr and Mrs. Robert H. Rihl 
Mr and Mrs. Charies R. Riling. Jr 
Mr Chnstoph Ringier 
Mr and Mrs, Keith Ripka 
Mr and Mrs John H Robison, Jr 
1 Mr and Mrs. Milton L. Roe.s.sel 
s Mr and .Mi^ Samuel H. Rogers. Jr 
t Mr and Mrs. Clyde H. Roman 
« Mr Raymond G. Ruff 
» Mr and Mrs. Burt T. Ryan, Jr 
Mr and Mrs. Mitsuo Saito 
Mr John W. Schiltges 
* Dr, and Mrs, Guy L, Schless 
The Re\'erend and Mrs. Daniel M 

Schmalz 
Mr. and Mrs. R. Denny Schmidt 
fe Mr and Mrs. Andrew J. Schroder 11 
te iMr and Mrs. George E. Schultz, Sr 
» Mr and .Mrs. Charles R Scott 
J .Mr and .Mrs John H. Scott 
.Mr and .Mrs Michael I. Scon 
Mr and .Mrs William L. Senecal 
Mr and Mrs Rick Seyfarth 
.Mr and .Mrs. Madan M. Sharma 
i Mrs Richard C. Shaw 
Mrs. Jean Shay 
Mr and Mrs, Gilbert H, 

Sheinbaum 
Ms, Susan D, Shevlin 
Mr and Mrs, Richard A, Shiller 
i Mr and Mrs, John G, Shillestad 
r Mr and Mrs, Kenelm L, Shirk 
Mr and Mrs Frank C, Sidles 
Mr and Mrs. Charies H, Sinex 
I Dr. and .Mrs. William H. Sipe II 
Mr and Mrs. Charies W. Smith 
Mr and Mrs Paul G. Smith 
Mr and Mrs. Phillip E. Smith 
Mr and Mr. Stephen E. Smith 
i Mr and Mrs. William W. Smith 
Mr and Mrs. Wayne D. Smithers 
Capt. and Mrs. Joseph C. 
Snodgrass, Jr. 
i Mr and Mrs. Eurman South 111 
Mr and Mrs. Chester E. Spangler 
Jr 
fr Mr and .Mrs Richard T Sparks 

Ms. hey St. John 
i Ms. Elizabeth E. Stafford 
Mrs. Carole H. Stalling 
Mrs. Genevieve M. Stark 
Mr and Mrs. John .M. Stemmons 
Mr and Mrs. Gerry U, Stephens 
Mr and Mrs. John L. Stokes 
Mr and Mrs. C. F Stover 
Mr and Mrs, Walter E, Stracey 
Mr Richard E, Stromberg 
Mr and Mrs, Thomas G Swales 
Mr and Mrs, Douglas L, Swanson 
t Dr, and Mrs, James A, Swenberg 
I Mr and Mrs, Fred E Szak 
Mr and Mrs, David G, Taylor 
Mrs, R, L, Taylor 
Dr and Mrs, Nelson S, Teague 
Dr, and Mrs, Daniel W, Tedder 
Mr and Mrs, William B. Tliacker 
i Mrs. Werner Thiele 

Mr and Mrs. Calvert Thomas 
» Mrs. Emily B. Thomas 
Mr and Mrs. Robert S. Thomas 
Mr and Mrs. Truman T Tillolson 



.Mr and Mrs. Eugene R. Tinfo 
Mr and Mrs. Joseph H. Toler 
Dr and Mrs. Claudio E. Toro- 

Leyton 
Mr and Mrs. John M. Trask, Jr 
Mr and Mrs, Anthony J, Triana 
Mr and Mrs, William H, Tucker 
Mr, and ,Mrs William O'Neill 

Turney 
Mr and .Mrs John C. Turtle 
Mr and .Mrs. Gary M. Underhill 
.Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Valenzuela 
Mr and Mrs, Kim Albert Van 

Duzer 
Mr, and Mrs, Wilfred C, Vam 
Mr, and Mrs, Roy B, Vamado 
Mr Arthur L, Vasconcellos, Jr 
.Mr and Mrs, Craig W, Vaughan 
Mr and Mrs, Richard D, Visocan 
Mr and Mrs, Frederic B, Voght 
Mr Jerrold R, Voss 
Mr and Mrs, Gary R, Wagner 
Mr James W, Wailis 
Mr and Mrs, Gary M. Walters 
Mr and Mrs, Woodward A, 

Warrick, Jr 
Mrs. L. Brtidford Waters 
Mr and Mrs. Andrew D. Wieaver 
Mr and Mrs. Richard D. Webb 
Ms. Lorene Weber 
Mr and Mrs. John A, Webster 
Dr and Mrs. Albert A. Weckerie 
Mr and Mrs. Lester H. Weekes 
Mr, and Mrs, George H, Weiler, Jr 
.Mr and Mrs. Jay M. Weinberg 
Mr and Mrs. Dennis R Weiner 
Mrs. Richard C Weiss 
Mr and Mrs, Jerry M, West 
Dr and Mrs, Gus S. Wetzel II 
Mr and Mrs, Hyo Y, Whang 
Mr and Mis, George W, Whitby, Jr 
Mr, and Mrs. Alan J. White 
Mr and Mrs. James W. White 
Mr and Mrs. Richard G. Whidey 
Mr and Mrs. Kenneth L. Whitlock 
Ms. Donna M. Whitton 
Mr and Mrs. James C. Wigginton 
Mr and Mrs. Matthew G. Wiherie 
Mr and Mrs. Stephen L. 

Wilcoxson 
Mr and Mrs, Ronald W, Williams 
Mr, and Mrs, George J, WiUock III 
Mr, and Mrs, Charles B, Wilson 
Mr, and Mrs, James E, Wilson 
Mr and Mrs, Roland .M, Witt, Jr 
Mr William B, Wolf, Jr 
Mr and Mrs. .Sang H. Won 
Mr and Mrs. David K. Woodbury 
Mr and Mrs. James A. Woods 
Mr and Mrs. John E. Yakubinis 
Capt and Mrs. Terrence L. 

Zackowski 
Mr and Mrs. Elwin J. Zan\ ell 
Mrs. Cynthia Zirkle 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zuckerman 



Facultv and Staff Giving 
Most f^miij'ttl thanks to memlKvs of 
the faculty ami staff who gaiv sup- 
port to Suwl Bniir College in 
I99>96 mil} a total of 55 gifts, tip 
from -i-j ,t<i//s III 1994-95 

* Mr and Mrs. Leif Aagaard, Jr 

* Mr Ralph .(^iken 

* Dr and Mrs. Gregory T 

Armstrong 
Mr and Mrs. Clavio E Ascari 

* Mrs. Nancy Godwin Baldwin 
ft MLss Barbara Blair 

Ms. Catherine Bost 

Mr and Mrs. John Gregory Brown 

Ms. Jean T. Buricy 

Ms. Jan Thomas Campbell 

Ms, Claudia Chang 

* Ms, Nancy Church 

* Mr and Mrs, Paul D. Cronin 
[)r Pamela J, DeWeese 

* Ms, Monica F Dean 

Mr and Mrs, Ernest P Edwards 

Ms, Tracey T Garrett 

Ms. Elna Green 

Dr Judith Evans Gmbbs 

Mr and Mis. Neal Harvey 

Miss Gloria A. Higginbotham 
t Drs. Barbara and John Hill 

Dr and Mrs. Scott D. Hyman 
ft Mr and Mrs. John G. Jaffe 

Miss Joan R. Kent 

Mr and Mrs. Charles C. Kestner 

Mrs. Bessie H. Kirkwood 
« Dr Aileen H. Laing 
ft Ms. Rebecca Massie Lane and Mr 
Douglas Lane 

Mr and Mrs. Emile A. Langlois 
ft Dr and Mrs. George H. Lenz 
ft Ms. Elizabeth Grones Leonard 

Mr and Mrs Dominique Leveau 
ft Mr, and Mrs Elbert Maddox 
ft Mr and Mrs, Mark M, Magruder 

Ms, Cheryl Mares 
ft Mr and Mrs, Neal A, Mays 

Mr and Mrs, Travis C, McDonald, 

Jr 

Mr Reuben G, Miller 
ft Mr and Mrs, Mitchell L, Moore 

Mrs. Gail Dalton Payne 

Ms. Laura Pharis 
ft Mr and Mrs. E. Lee Piepho 

Mr and Mrs, Michael D. Richards 

Ms. Marcia Robertson 

Mrs. Cynthia A. Sale 

Mrs. Ute Koehler Sartin 

Ms, Margaret Stanton 

Mr and Mrs, A, Kendall Sydnor, Jr 

Dr Stephen R, Wassell 

Mrs, Je,s!.e W. Whitley 

Mr and Mrs. Paul G. Wiley II 
ft Ms. Mary Anne Wilson 

Mr and Mrs. Kenneth T Wright, Jr 

* Mr. and Mrs. Scott Zingaro 



! Donor for past 5 years 
Deceased 



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friends' giving 




Friends' (jiving 

hii'iuls uflh' Oilk'iii- mink a 
grand total of 244 gifts during 
1995-96. Wiirmesis tijaitks to each 

oflh'filhiinng. 

Mr Lclancl R, Abliey 
Mr. Lauruncf E. Acli 
* Mr David P. Adams 
Dr. Douglas W, Alden 
Ms, Margo Elisc Allan 
Ms, jutlith M, Aiperin-l-ried 
llc-L'n Altnian, M.S,W, 
Mrs, Tina li, AnK'nl 
The Estate of Mrs, Doris A, Ames" 
The E.state of Mr, William P. 

Ames, Jr," 
Mrs, Genevieve L, Angus 
Mr, John I''. Aniello 
Ms, Lauren Ashwell 
Mrs. Fred S, liailey 



Mr and Mrs, Neil Baldwin 
Ms, Anna Marie Bardone 
« Mrs. Dede T, Bartlett 
Ms, Nancy Gerry Bedford 

* Mr. Gordon G, Beemer 
Mrs, Josephine Benedek 
Ms, Sally C, Benoist 
Mrs. Sarah R. Herman 

Mr. and Mrs, J, Robin Blanton 
Dr, Frederick T, Borts 
Mr, Robert F Boyer 
Mr. David A, Bradl 
Miss Maureen F Brennan 
Mr Daniel R, Bruwer 
Mrs, Dace P. Brown 
Ms. Sarah K, Brown 
« Ms, Ellen S, Buclnvaller 

* Mrs, Kalhrin Burleson 

Mr and Mrs Philip B, Cady 
Mr, and Mrs, Gary W, Caldwell 
Ms. Maxine C. Callahan 



Mr Hugh Cannon 
Mr, and Mrs, James F Cantrell 
« Dr, Anthony Caprio 
Ms, Jane H, Carlson 
Mrs, E, Reed Carter 
Dr, Margaret S, Child 
,Mr John D, Conley 
,Ms, Joan K, Co.\ 
Mr, and Mrs, Norman Cross 
Ms, Lucia V, Cushman 
,Mr Peter B. D'Amario 
.Mr. C, F Damon, Jr, 

* Mr, and Mrs, Peter V, Daniel 
Mr, Calvert G, de Coligny. Jr, 
Mr, William G, de Coligny 
Mrs, Ethel Devol 

* Mr. Peter B. Dirlam 

« Mr, Vincent J, I3oddy 
Mr Richard Dolen 
,Mrs, Muriel Fariey Dominquez 
Ms, Millicenl M, Dunhan) 

* .Mr and Mrs, Rodman H, Durfee 

* ,Vlr, Kemp V, Dwenger 

,Mr and Mrs, Bernard L, Eisler 
Ms, Margaret K, Ellis 
.Mrs, Elizabeth D, Enriquez 
Mr, and Mrs, Michael B, Faulkner 

* Ms, Carma C, Fauntleroy 
Scott and Barbara Fegan 
Mr, Jonathan Fielding 
Miss Ruth Firm 

* Mr, T, Richard Fishbein 
Mrs, Bruce Crane Fisher 

The E.state of Fannie Fletcher* 
Mrs, Robert J, Friedlander 

* Ms. Ethel Froewiss 

Mr, Forrest L. Gager, Jr. 

Mr. John A. Gallucci 

Ms, Anna B, Garcia 

Mr, Robert M, Garner, Jr, 

Mr, and Mrs, S, R, Gay, Jr, 

.Mr, and Mrs. Joseph Geller 

Mrs. Frederica T. Gibbon 

Mr, Joshua D, Gibson 

Ms, Elizabeth Gilbert 

.Mr Joseph A, Gilchrist, Jr, 

Mr, Robert M, Gill 

Mrs, Mary Miller Kress Gillespie 

Mr, Thomas V, Gilpatrick 

Ms, .Sara Glartim 

Mrs, Sivert H. Glanjm 

Ms, Mary Goodwin 

Ms, Mary Ann Gosser 

Mr Frederick F Graves 

Mrs, Alice C. Grover 

Ms. Carole A. Grunberg 

The Reverend Angus Mack Hagins 

* Mrs, Margot H, Hahn 
Mrs, Adelaide H, Hapala 
Mrs, Susan K, Harden 
Mrs, Archibald Hardy 111 
Ms, Patricia Harrington 
Ms, Lucy Hart 

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Hayes 

Ms. Mariflo S. Heblich 

Ms. Angela Rose Heffernan 

Mrs. Nina Hellcrstein 

Drs, Tom and Marika Herskovic 

Mr and Mrs, H, William Holt III 

Mr and Mrs, Richard A, Horan 

Dr, and Mrs, Arthur J, Horowitz 

Mr Jo,seph J, Hovish 

Killis T, Howard 

Ms, Virginia S, Hudson 



Eliane Hughes 

Mr, Richard M, Hughes 

Mr. Arthur F Humphrey III 

Mr. Rector S. Hunt, Jr. 

Mr. R. Eugene Jaegers 

Mr Joshua Jaffe 

Mrs, Ann B, Jones 
» Mr, Benjamin H. Jones 

Mr and .Mrs, Bernard ,S, Jones 

Mr and .Mrs, Harold R, Jones 
» Mr, Richard T, Jordan 

Mrs, Katherine F Jorrens 

Mr Arnold Joseph 

Ms. Barbara A, Kelly 

The Estate of Mrs Dorothy Jones 
Kirrinann" 

Mr Michael S, Koppisch 

Ms, Arelia S, Langhorne 

Mr Walter G, Langlois 

Mrs, Helen S, Lanier 

Mrs, Harriet Lawrence 

Mr Seung Yoo Lee 

Miss Janet T, Letts 

Ms, Julia B, Leverenz 

Mrs, Anne Shullenberger Levy 

Mr Paul S, Levy 

Miss Mary R, Linn 

Mr John Linton 

Mr David L. Longfellow 

Mr Jack C, Lotz 

Dale B, Louiso 

Mr Henry Sharpe Lynn, Jr 

Mr John D, Lyons 

Miss Katherine Macdonald 

Ms. Daphne Macneil 

Ms. Lucy Parke Macneil 

Ms. Mar)' Allen Macneil 

Mrs. William H. Macon 

Mr Michael J. Madden 

Mr and Mrs, Luke J, Malloy 

Mr Timothy E, Man.sell 
» Mrs. Ingrid W. Marshall 
t Mr Robert G. Marshall 

Ms. Delia E. Martinez 

Mrs. Kathleen Mastrangelo 

Ms. Shirley T. Mays 

Mr and Mrs. William N. Mays 
» Mr and Mrs. Norman E. 
McCulloch 

Mr George W. McDaniel 

Ms. Martha E. McGrady 

Mr and Mrs. J. Judson McKellar 

Ms. Lynn M. McWhood 
» Mr and Mrs, William H, .Meadows 
III 

Ms, Helene Mewborn 

Mr Stephen Mirabella 

Mr John .M, Moncure 

Ms, Anna Marie Moore 

Mrs, Jacques Morin 

Mrs, Eleanor M, Mudge 

Mr John C, Mueller 

Mrs, Bernice W, Mummer) 
t Mrs, Lawrence G. Nelson 
» Mrs, .Stanley Nemser 

Mr Cody G, Newman 
i Mr Byron Nimocks 

Mr Michael J, Olecki 

Mr Nicholas D, Paige 

Mr and Mrs, John J Peichul 

Mr and Mrs, James K Peters, Sr 

Mi.ss Julia R, Plea,sants 

Ms, Margaret O, Pridgen 

Mr and Mrs, Paul H, Pusev 



Ms, Maruta Racenis 
Mr Christopher Reeve 
Mr James W. Reid 
Ms, Ruth M, Reiss 

* Mr Frederick W, Renshaw 
Mr Da\id P, Riley 
Captain and -Mrs, Evan D, 

Robinson 
Mr William D, Romey 
Mr and Mrs. Richard Rosen 
Mr, David Rosenbloom 
.Mrs. Patricia M. Rosenthal 
Mr Richard C. Rowland 
Ms, Tanya M, Roy 
.Ms, Rebecca L, Rubin 
.Ms, Anne Lindsay Sanford 

* Mr Tom M. Schaumberg 
Mrs. Helene R Schewel 
Mrs. Nelson Schwab, Jr 
Mr David H, Semmes 
Ms, Norma Shakun 

Mr James R, Shuster 

Mrs. June Siegel 

Mrs, Barbara K, Silverstone 

* Mrs, Roff Sims 

Mr Howard Hunter Smith 

* Miss Elizabeth F, Sprague 
Mr Brent Stait-Gardner 
Miss Clelie D, Steckel 

Mr and Mrs. R. C. Steele, Jr 

Mrs, Barbara H. Steiner 

Ms, Elisabeth Stevens 

Ms, Phyllis Stevens 

Dr and Mrs, Charles Stewart 

Mrs, Patricia Carry Stewart 

Ms, Virginia Storkan 

Mr, and Mrs. Walter Storozum 

Ms, Laura L, Stottlemyer 

Mr and Mrs, Harold M Swisher 

Jr. 
Mr James W, Sykes, Jr 
Mrs. Susan A. Talbot 
Ms, Catherine Tarazi 
Mr and Mrs, William A, Temple 
Mr Lynn H Thompson 
Mrs, William C, Thompson 
Ms, Katherine Tolson 
Mr George S, Trimble 
Mr Daniel Vaillancourt 
Ms, Rebecca M, Valette 
Mr and Mrs, Paul W. Vestigo 
.Mr George F Walker 
Dr Pamela W. Wallace 
Mr Charles M. Weis 
Mr James M. White 
» Dr and Mrs, Harold B. Whiieman, 

.Ir. 
Mr H, P Whiteside, Jr 
Ms, M, Lyndon Whitmore 
Ms, Ellen G, Wilbur 
Mr and Mrs. James G. Williams 
Ms, Winifred B, Wilson 
Mrs, Joan O'Meara WinanI 
Dr, R, H, Langley Wood 
Mr William W, Wood 
Mr T Evans Wyckoff 
Ms, Leda W, Zuckerman 



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planned giving, bequests 



l>)')i-')() Planned (.i\inn Report 

Meniht'iyhip iii the hulltiiiti 
FIclcbcr KVIiciim Associates sliiiiils 
(It 276 Diiiiiig 1995-96. the 
Chllegc ivceii'eil thcfollnnvii;: 

3 Gift Annuities 

$H6.6H0 
I Pooled Income Gift 

50,748 
I Charitahle Remainder I'nitrusi 

do lie .idded tu an existing unitnisll 
Total 
$221 1, W) 

Lite Income Gifts 
The jolloii'ing dotwrs entetvd into 
lifeincome anangements irith the 
College during 1995-96. These 
donors continue to receiiv income 
for themselves and/or others U'hile 
realizing immediate income and 
estate tax benefits: 

\V Ford and Reginal Cramer 

(Parents) 
AK in R, and Shidey Haiiseman 

Nordhem '42 
Elizabeth Hanger Lippincott '42 
Mary Jane Luke '48 
Helen B, Wolcott '35 

Bequests 

During 1995-96. Sieeel Briar 

received bequests fivm the estates 

»f 

Mildred Lewis Adkins '2') 

Dons Ames (Friend of the College) 

William P. Allies, Jr (Friend of the 

Ct)llege) 
Margaret Banister '16 
Audrey T. Betts '45 
Bett\ Bean Black '49 
Margaret Davison Block '54 
Ruth Simpson Carrington '21 
Nancy H, Coe '31 
Kniilie Turner Cowling '30 
Frances Hallett Denton '34 
Phyllis Todd Ellis '39 
Fannie Fletcher (Friend of the 

College) 
Mary Stokes Fulton '36 
Mary Sailer Gardiner '25 
Katharine Hancock Uind '23 
Elliott Lewis '37 
Louise Lutz '29 
Mary V, Marks '35 
Katharine Means Neely '34 
Seymour Laughon Rennolds '51 
Marjone H, Shepherd '2(i 
Eleanor Crumrine Stewart '-17 
lac and Cornelia Murray Weller '33 
Rachel [-nrliirsh Wood Id 

The Indiana Fletcher 
Williams Associates 

The Indiana Fletcher Vl'illiams 
.'\ssociates recognizes, duiing their 
lifetimes, those individuals irho 
state in writing that Siveet Briar 



College is a Ivneficiaty in their 
trills, participate in a life-income 
arrangement, create a life estate, 
or luinie the College as the hettefi- 
ciaiy if an nisiirance policy 

Eugenia Burnett Affel '42 
Kathleen Ward Allen '40 
Gertnide Anderson '21 
lean Cole Anderson '31 
Carolyn Scott Arnold '57 
Carole Gilkeson Baker 
Lois Ballenger 
Brooks Barnes '43 
Marie Gaffney Bart)' '41 
Elizabeth M. Beale '63 
Ruth Will Beckh '26 
Deborah Kocik Benton '79 
Pauline Dickey Berault '69 
Clare Newman Blanchard '60 
Ann \'oung Bloom '59 
Carolyn Manindale Blouin '30 
Catharine Fitzgerald Booker '47 
Barbara Sampson Borsch '59 
Patncia Brown Boyer '49 
Joanne Raines Brinkley '57 
Bett)' Sutlle Briscoe '34 
Mrs. Owen \V. Bnidie 
Eleanor Alcott Bn)niley '34 
Alice Cary Farmer Brown '59 
Nancy DLxon Brown '63 
Polly Benson Brown '58 
Catherine Cage Bmns '55 
Ellen Newell Bryan '26 
Mary Simpson Bulkley '39 
Sarah Bumhaugh '54 
Julia Thomas Burieigh '28 
Carl W. Calandra 
Eugenia Dickey Caldwell '65 
Mary Swift Calhoun '31 
Anne Russell Carter '34 
Lynn Mather Charette '86 
Ellen Ramsay Clark '49 
Mary Whipple Clark '35 
Martha Mansfield Clement '48 
Kim Patmore Cool '62 
Mr and Mrs- W. Ford Cramer Jr. 
Sally Fishburn Crockett '52 
Susan Bron.son Croft '64 
Faith Rahmer Croker '54 
Paul D, Cronin 

Nannette McBurney Crowdus '5~ 
Jane Guignard Curry '23 
lydia C. Daniel 
Peter V. Daniel 
Juliet Halliburton Davis '35 
Ruth Hemphill DeBuys '41 
Monica F. Dean 
Andrea Dcn.son-Wechsler '62 
Elise Wachenfeld de Papp '55 
Margaret Huxley Dick '36 
Margaret Stuart Wilson Dickey '4l 
Patricia Potter Duncan '41 
Mary Thompson Ela 42 
Nancie Flowe Fnlenniann '56 
Eleanor Crosby Erdnian '60 
Mary Rich Ewing '36 
Fitzallen Kendall Fearing '23 
Frances Johnson Einley '37 
Elizabeth Glenn Fisher '83 
Constance Currie Fleming '40 
Elizabeth Morton Forsyth '36 
Carol McMurtry Fowler '57 
Elinor Ward f'rancis '37 



Rebeiia Young Erazer '35 

Clara Call Erazier '40 

Barbara Ripley Furniss '42 

Lynn Crosby Gammill '58 

Stewart Gammill 111 

Alfred G. Genung 

Nancy Nalle Genung '37 

Adelaide Boze Glascock '40 

Jane Piper Gleason '74 

Virginia Chamblin Greene '55 

Frances Gregory '36 

Lura Litton Griffin '78 

Evelyn Dillard Grones '45 

Alice Trout Hagan '49 

Anne Sheffield Hale '54 

Virginia Hardin '37 

J. Stanley Hare 

Margaret Bell Hare '32 

Elizabeth Tmeheart Harris '49 

Jeanne Harris 40 

George T Harrison 

Marion Bower Harrison '48 

Vesta Murray Haselden '38 

Katherine Powell Heller '78 

Mayde Ludington Henning.sen '48 

Victor W. Ilenningsen 

Dorothy Marks Herbaick '51 

W. Gibbs Herbruck 

Kristin E. Herzog '70 

Anna Mary Chidester Heywood '45 

Jane Burnett Hill '40 

Preston Hodges Hill '49 

Esther Jetl Holland '43 

Martha C. Holland '72 

Anne Gatling Honey '60 

Kathleen Horan '71 

Anne Stuckle Houston '46 

Belle Brockenbrough Hulchins '29 

Wendy Igleheart '78 

Marybelle Iliff '61 

Mary Bailey Izard '52 

Marian Shanley Jacobs '44 

Julia Mills Jacobsen '45 

Elizabeth Cox Johnson '27 

Helen Cornwell Jones '40 

Lucy Kiker Jones '43 

Gwen Speel Kaplan '60 

Kathleen Kavanagh '74 

Nancyellen Keane '78 

Nancy Hudler Keuffel '62 

Helen Murchi.son Uine '46 

Frances Griffith Laserson '70 

Alice Uiubach '35 

Rebekah Strode Lee '34 

Natalie Roberts Lemon '31 

Anne Noyes Lewis '43 

F.lizabeth Hanger Lippincott '42 

Anne ('oriiitt Little '34 

Judith Perkins Llewellyn '48 

Lydia Goodwyn Lorentzen '34 

Mary Jane Luke '48 

Sara Finnegan Lycett '61 

Mrs. William W.Lynn. Jr. 

Katherine Macdonald 

Mary Virginia Grigsby Mallelt '49 

Mary Seaton Marston '31 

Margaret Sheffield Martin '48 

Buckley A. Maynard 

Ona C. Maynard 

Mary Lee McGinnis McClain '54 

Aimec Des Pland McGirt '47 

Vera Searcy McGonigle '37 

Mrs. Peyton E McUnib 

Dorothy Woods McLeod '58 



Helen McMahon '23 
Anne Milbank Mell '71 
Suzanne Bassewitz Mentzinger '52 
Julia Gnty Saunders Michaux '39 
Margaret Sandidge Miller '.37 
Catherine Taylor Moore '78 
Loui.se Moore '50 
Margaret Preston Moore '42 
Makanah Dunham Morriss '66 
Joy Reynolds Mouledoux '84 
Janet Trosch Motilton .39 
Lysbeth Muncy 
Laura Conway Na.son '61 
John B. Nason III 
Muriel Barrows Neall '40 
Antoinette D. Nelson 
Elizabeth Schmeisser Nelson 43 
Mary Johnson Nelson '64 
Mary Smith Newsom '67 
Anne Walker Newton '38 
Alvin B. Nordhem 
Shiriey Hauseman Nordhem '42 
Denise Wisell O'Connor '71 
Jean Old '47 

Katharine Weisiger Osborne '47 
Anna Chao Pai '57 
Katharine Niles Parker .36 
Ann Parks '39 

Joanne Holbrook Ration '52 
Gray Thomas Payne '75 
Kathleen Peeples Pendleton '55 
Ellen Gilliam Periy '45 
Frances Gregg Petersmeyer '43 
Cornelius Pettinga 
Susan Dern Plank '73 
Ruth Myers Pleasants '34 
Catherine Tift Porter '44 
Ann Hauslein Pollerfield '42 
Patricia Powell Pusey '60 
Elizabeth Kernan Quigley '48 
Virginia Cooke Rea '31 
Sally Reahard '30 
Ann Morrison Reams '42 
Bettie Arnold Reed '64 
Janice L. Renne '74 
Catherine Cox Reynolds '49 
Rosemary Erey Rogers '34 
Elizabeth Maylield Roughton '34 
Frances Meek Rowe '42 
Helen Sanford '42 
Yvonne Leggett Sanford '39 
Betty Rau Sanlandrea '70 
Merriam Packard Sargent '43 
Ellen Harri.son Saunders '75 
Kathryn Smith Schauer '56 
Margaret Cornwell Schmitlt '37 
Patricia Hassler Schuber '47 
Elaine Schuster '58 
Lsabel .Scriba '35 
Harriet Houston Shaffer '64 
Eleanor Bo.swortli Shannon '47 
Joseph F Sherer, Jr 
Mary Alexander Sherwood '53 
Martha McBrooni Shipnian '31 
Deborah Snead Shrader '78 
J. Thomp.son Shrader 
Susanna Judd Silcox '52 
Allison Stemmons Simon '63 
Mary Virginia Camp Sniilh '36 
Marion Brown Snider '38 
Brooke Haw Spencer '89 
Evelyn Manov Sprinsky '71 
Agnes Cleveland Stackhouse '31 
Robert A. Sleckel 



Anne Slelle '8 

Serena Ailes Stevens '30 

Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman '34 

Bonnie Wood Stookey '34 

Virginia Burge.ss Stmhsaker '44 

Dorothy Denny Sutton '44 

KLilherine Upchurch Tak\'orian '72 

Jean Taylor '49 

Wilhelmina Rankin Teter '30 

Douglas Dockery Thomas '62 

Margaret Smith Thomasson '.36 

Janet Thorpe '39 

Jane Ro,seberry Tolleson '52 

Sanih Everett Toy '28 

Katharine Tracy '26 

Alexandra Marcoglou TuUy '47 

Lucy Denninglon Van Zandl '"^3 

Birdsall S, Viault 

Sarah Llnderhill Viault '60 

Irene Vongehr Vincent '40 

Martha von Briesen '31 

Adeline Jones Voorhees '46 

Marion Walker '72 

Helen Gwinn Wallace '41 

Jessica Bemis Ward '63 

Betty Byrne Gill W;ire '55 

Barbara Warner '46 

Joan Davis Warren '51 

Wot)dward A, Warrick, Jr 

Patricia Whitaker Waters '44 

Julia Baldwin Waxter '49 

Mary Stevens Webb '49 

Gwendolyn Weiner '62 

Anne C. Whinery 

Helen Littleton White '4I 

Kenneth S. White 

Connie Burwell White '34 

HaK)ld B, W'hitenian, Jr 

Ann Marshall Whitley '47 

Patricia Calkins Wilder '63 

Carrington Williams, Jr 

Emory Gill Williams '40 

Lois Peterson Wilson '26 

Man Anne Wilson '57 

Florence Barclay Win.ston '57 

Dr Mary E Witt '74 

Helen Wolcott '35 

Elizabeth Bond Wood '34 

KeitI Matheson Wood '63 

Wendy Bursnall Wozniak '76 

Dorothy Malone Yates '42 

Frank J. Yeager 

Kathryn Prothro Yeager '61 

Jacqueline Lowe Young '53 

Anonymous '40 

Anonymous '40 

Anonymous '42 

Anonymous '59 

Anonymous '66 



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club gifts 




Club Gifts 
Club Scholarship 
Endowment Funds 

Hach yuar Aliimiiuc Cluh j^l/ls pro- 
vide signijicaiil scholarship aid for 
Siivel Briar sliidents Vie College is 
uralefidfor the dedication and 
work which makes this generous 
leivl of sitppon possible 

Amherst and Nelson Counties. VA 

Atlanta, GA 

Austin, TX 

Baltimore. MD 

Birmingham, At 

Boston, .\1A 

.Southern Caliiornia 

Central Ohio 

Charlotte, NC 

Charlottesville, VA 

Chattanooga, TN 

Chicago, IL 

Cincinnati, OH 

Cleveland, OH 

Dallas, TX 

Denver, CO 

Fairfield County, CT 

Greensboro, NC 

Hou.sion, TX 

Hunt Country, VA 

Indianapolis, IN 

Long Island, NY 

Louisville, KY 

Lynchburg, VA 

Montgomery', AL 

Nashville, TN 

New York, NY' 

Northern New Jersey 

Peninsula of Virginia 

Philadelphia, PA 

Pinsburgh, PA 

Richmond, VA 

Roanoke, VA 

Rochester, NY 

St, Louis, MO 

Tidewater Area, VA 

Washington, DC 

Westchester County, NY 

Wilmington, DE 

Winston-Salem, NC 

Friends of Art 

Tl]e Fhemls of Art's 1995-% mem- 
bership of 166 made gifts totaling 
$18,425 to the galleries and the 
arts program. Our special thanks 
to all it'ho supported the Friends of 
Alt this past fiscal year 

Jean Love Albert 46 

Barbara Gracey Backer 71 

Nancy Godwin Baldwin '57 

Mr and Mrs Donald A. Barkley 

Barbara Blair 

Ashley Flynn Blanchard '90 

Mr and Mrs. James N. Boyd 

Anne Mcjunkin Briber 'i3 

Julie Beauvais Brooks '90 

Luira Lee Brown '6.^ 

Helen Anderson Bryan '40 

Margaret Lloyd Bush '}b 

,Mr .ind Mrs. William A. Campbell 



Aline Hope Carter '94 
Murrell Rickards Chadsey '44 
Claire Cannon Christopher '58 
Gail Robins Constantine '67 
Catharine Spessard Cooper '57 
Barbara Bush Cooper '81 
Bonnie Loyd Crane '50 
Faith Rahmer Croker '54 
Mr and Mrs, Paul D. Cronin 
.Mr and .Mrs, Peter V, Daniel 
Katherine Robison Davey '8.3 
Ruth Hemphill DeBuys '41 
Georgia Riley de Havenon '50 
Carol Anne Dickson '86 
Nancy Pingree Drake '43 
Stephanie Heather Dudley '96 
Celia Williams Dunn '61 
Dr and Mrs. Norman R. Edwards 
Adelaide Eshbach '78 
Carma C, Fauntleroy 
Marianne Hutton Felch '79 
Stephanie Stitt Fitzpatrick '81 
Elizabeth Morton Forsjth 'M> 
Chloe Fort '62 
Thomasin Alida Foshay '93 
Lisa Uoys Ftates '88 
Clara Call Frazier '40 
Dorothea M, Fuller '53 
Sarah Belk Gambrell '39 
Jessica Lori Gindlesperger '96 
Jane Piper Gleason '74 
Sarah Giddens Glenday '69 
Nanc7 Hall Green '64 
AllLson Roberts Greene '81 
Keating Griffiss '60 
Mr and Mrs. David L, Hall 
Lois Streett Hamrick '66 
Dr and Mrs, H, M. Hardy 
Patricia Harrington 
Betty Forsyth Hanis '60 
Vesta Murray Haselden '38 
Marsha Albert Haugen '72 
Mr and Mrs, V,W, Henningsen, Jr 
Kristin E, Herzog '70 
Sarah McCrady Hubbard '65 
Jacqueline .Mabie Humphrey '60 
Maura Elizabeth Hutchens '93 
Sally Wright Hyde '65 
Maia Free Jalenak '88 
Barbara M. Jastrebsky '87 
Anne Galbreath Jenkins '90 
Phyllis Joyner '55 
Anne Wimbish Kasanin '59 
Martha Legg Katz '52 
Nell Greening Keen '50 
Meli,s.sa McGee Keshishian '71 
Ella-Prince Trimmer Kno.\ '56 
Bmce Watts Krucke '54 
Aileen Laing '57 
Helen Murchison Lane '46 
Rebecca Massie Lane 
Margaret Johnson Laney '62 
Mr and Mrs, David S, Latimore 
Karol A, Lawson '81 
Mr and Mrs. Stanley Leming 
George H, Lenz 
Ann Colston Leonard '47 
Elizabeth Grones Leonard '76 
Anne Noyes Lewis '43 
Susanne Gay Linville '}1 
Lillian Dugger London '73 
Beatrice Dingwell Loos '46 
Mary Jane Luke '48 
Nancy MacMeekin '65 



.Mary Virginia Grigsby Mallett '49 
Nancy Blackwell Manon '74 
Ingrid W. Marshall 
Ann Schuyler McAllrster '87 
Sarane McHugh '81 
Rebecca Towill McNair '60 
Mr. and Mrs, W, H, Meadows III 
Helen Sim Mellen '31 
Julia Gray .Saunders Michaux '39 
Jeannettc Bush Miller 71 
Norma Patteson Mills '60 
Laura Conway Na.son '61 
Elizabeth Schmeisser Nelson '43 
Diane King Nel.son '48 
Lindsay Smith Newsom '67 
Roberta Harmon ONeil '73 
Mary Jane Schroder Oliver '62 
Kimberiy Condit Olmstead '92 
Katharine Weisiger Osborne '47 
Mr and .Mrs, Lany E. Pearson 
Parker Shultis Pearson '90 
Edna Syska Peltier '42 
Elizabeth Few Penfield '60 
Meredith Slane Person '47 
Susan Dern Plank '73 
Ruth Myers Pleasants '34 
Ann Hauslein Potterfield '42 
Anne Litle Poulet '64 
Elizabeth Gate Pringle '62 
Elizabeth Perkins Prothro '39 
Barbara Munter Purdue '32 
Maruta Racenis 
Cynthia Lynn Rakow '96 
Arm Morrison Reams "42 
Frederick W, Renshaw 
Susan Van Cleve Riehl '47 
Marion Mann Roberts ',39 
Helen There.se Robinson '83 
Anne Wilson Rowe '57 
Jill Steenhuis Ruffato '80 
Stephanie J, Wilt '88 
Magdalena Salvesen '65 
Helen J, Sanford '42 
Jean Oliver Sartor '39 
Deborah .Ann Schmidt '89 
Mar)' Lou Morton .Seilheimer '63 
Janet Lewis Shepherd '8i 
Susan Hendricks Slayman '60 
Helen Oakley Smith '73 
Marsha Phillips Smith '74 
Alice Allen Smylh '62 
Sara Davis Spencer '48 
Elizabeth F Sprague 
Brent Stait-Gardner 
Katharine Bonsall Suong '39 
Ann Percy Stroud '62 
Shiriey Hayman Sudduth '60 
Grace E, Suttle '60 
Amanda Knost Thomas '95 
Ray Henley Thomp,son '62 
Janet D, Thorpe .39 
Linda Welsh Towers '96 
Sandra Schwartz Tropper '73 
Ellen Byrne Utterback '^9 
Irene Vongehr Vincent '40 
Pauicia Balz Vincent '39 
Judith .Atkins Wall '61 
Pamela W. Wallace 
Jessica Beniis Ward '63 
Helen Gravatt Watt '44 
Sarah Clifford Weaver '95 
Pamela .Su.san Weekes '83 
Mr and Mrs, John H, Wells 
Dorotliy C Westby '60 



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friends of art, friends of library 



K.ilherine Vaughan Whitby 'QS 
Helen Littleton White 41 
Patricia Calkins Wilder '63 
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Williams 
Josephine Happ Wiilingham '38 
Mary Anne Wilson 'S7 
Helen Davis Wohlers nS 
Amy Calandra Zechini '90 
Louise Swiecki Zingaro SO 
Sigrid Anne Zirkle '93 
Georgia Riley de Havenon '68 

Collector's Circle 

Jean \an Home Baber '33' 
Laura Lee Brown '63 
Nanc>' White Bryant '79 
Jean Walker Campbell '64 
Cordelia Penn Cannon '3^* 
Fay Martin Chandler '43 
Claire Cannon Christopher '58 
Mary Whipple Clark '35 
Anne W. Cone 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Connors 
(Jocelyn Palmer '62) 
Jean Inge Cox '65 
Juliet Halliburton Davis '35 
Marianne Hulton Felch '79 
Lynn Crosby Gammiil 58 
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Greer 
Betty Forsyth Harris '60 
Elisabeth Wallace Hartman '53 
Victor W. Henningsen, Sr.* 
Lesley Bissell Hoopes '68 
Jacqueline Mabie Humphrey '60 
Donna Pearson Josey '64 
Melissa McGee Keshlshian '71 
Mary Seaton Marston '31 
Antonia Bredin Ma.ssie '77 
Caroline Casey McGehee '49 
Mr. and Mrs. W, H. Meadows 111 
Irene Mitchell Moore '42 
Ruth Myers Pleasants '34 
Nancy Pesek Rasenberger '51 
Lynn Kahler Rogerson '76 
Mary Lou Morton Seilheimer '63 
Mary Virginia Camp Smith '36 
Elynor Neblett Stephens '57 
Penelope Lagakos Turak '74 
Wendy C, Weiler '71 
Connie Burwell White '34 

Friends of Librai7 

Dtiiing 1995-96. 218 members of 
the Friends of Sweet Briar College 
Library donated $14. 750 for 
additions to the Library's collec- 
tiuns. ne Libran' gralefully 
acknowledges the important siip- 
poi1 of this group. 

Elizabeth Smith Abse '56 
Ralph Aiken 

Nanq" Richards Akers '73 
Leslie Carson Albizzatti '90 
Mrs. William W. Alexander 
Martha Garri.son Anness '48 
Nora L. Antrim '29' 
Gregory T. Armstrong 
Rosalia C. Ascari 
Nursat Ismet Aygen '76 
Alberta Pew Baker '49 
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Baldwin 



Nancy Godwin Baldwin '57 
Mary Fran Brown Ballard '49 
Ann Ritchey Banjch '62 
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Beebe, Jr. 
Barbar;! Blair 

Catharine Fitzgerald Booker '47 
Dr. and Mrs. G. M. Boswell, Jr 
Isabel Scott Bowen 33 
Mr and Mrs. James N. Boyd 
Patricia Brown Boyer '49 
Edith Vongehr Bridges-Cone '4I 
Rhoda Allen Brooks '71 
Catherine Barnelt Brown '49 
Frances Gilbert Browne 5b 
Dr and Mrs. Phillips R. Brvan 
Ellen Newell Bryan '26 
Margaret Lloyd Bush '36 
Margaret Wadman Cafasso '61 
Rushton Haskell Callaghan '86 
Mr and Mrs. William A. Campbell 
Suzanne Jones Cansler '63 
Mr and Mrs. James F Cantrell 
Emily Schuber Carr '47 
Bettye Thomas Chambers '62 
Katharine Earnhardt Chase '67 
Claire Cannon Christopher '58 
Mr and Mrs. David R. Claylon 
Mr and Mrs. Walter G. Clinchy 
Jocelyn Palmer Connors '62 
Gail Robins Constantine '67 
Eleanor Wright Conway '32 
Mary E. King Craddock '67 
Lt. Col. and Mrs. John I. Craw 
Virginia Ramsey Crawford '59 
Faith Rahmer Croker '54 
Mr and Mrs. Paul D. Cronin 
Jane Guignard Curry '23 
Mr and Mrs. Edwin R. Daniels 
Debrah L. Denemark '70 
Margaret Huxley Dick '36 
Alice Virginia Dodd '65 
Dr & Mrs. Serge R. Doucette, Jr 
Nancy Pingree Drake 43 
Mr and Mrs. Gordon C. Duke 
Jean Ridler Fahrenbach '45 
Mr and Mrs. Michael B. Faulkner 
Scott and Barbara Fegan 
Elizabeth Weil Fisher '47 
Mary Vinton Fleming '46 
Jeanne Brassel Ford '68 
Elizabeth Morton Forsyth '36 
Decca Gilmer Frackelton '4I 
Lisa Lloys Frates '88 
Clara Call Frazier '4O 
Dorothea M. Fuller '53 
Sarah Belk Gambrell '39 
Kelly Kathryn Gardner '93 
Bonilee Key Gan'ett '43 
Dr and Mrs. Thomas D. Christ 
Elizabeth C. Gibson '48 
Joseph A. Gilchrist, Jr 
Mary McGuire Gilliam '47 
Marion P. Girard '69 
Paul W. Girard 
Laura Radford Goley '52 
Jo Gulick Grant '50 
Anne Carter Lee '62 
Nancy Hall Green '64 
Frances W. Gregory '36 
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Griswold 
Elizabeth Cumnock Gunn '38 
Anne Sheffield Hale '54 
Alison Sims Hall '97 
Mr and Mrs. James C. Hall, Jr 



Adelaide H. Hapala 

Dr and Mrs. H. M. Hardy 

Betty Forsyth Harris '60 

Georgia Herbert Hart '40 

Deborah R. Harvey '82 

Mar^' Groetzinger Heard '63 

Mariflo S. Heblich 

.Mr and Mrs. V.W. Henningsen, Jr 

Alice A. Hodges '74 

Mrs Lloyd R. Hoilman 

Esther Jett Holland '43 

Lesley Bi,s.sell Hoopes '68 

Eliane Hughes 

Richard M Hughes 

Still Hunter Jr 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hutchison 

Marjorie Ris Hyland '33 

John G. Jaffe 

Col. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Johnson 

Mrs. Carl A. Jones 

Mar)' Sexton Jones '53 

Lucy Kiker Jones '43 

Louise Corrigan Jordan '39 

Richard T. Jordan 

Anne Wimbish Kasanin '59 

Joan R. Kent 

Nancy Dodge Kershner '90 

Marguerite Kramer Kircher '84 

Bruce Watts Krucke '54 

Helen Murchison Lane 46 

Joan F Langenberg '72 

Arelia S. Langhorne 

Anne Whaley LeClercq '64 

Abigail Lesnick Leibowilz '36 

Mr and Mrs. Stanley Leming 

George H. Lenz 

Anne Noyes Lewis '43 

Elizabeth Johnston Lipscomb '59 

Catherine W. Lynn '64 

Mary Virginia Grigsby Mallett '49 

Mr & Mrs. Joseph J. Mancusi. Jr 

Cheryl Mares 

Mary Seaton Marston '31 

Barbara Offiitt Mathieson '70 

Sarane McHugh '81 

Dorothea Campbell McMillan '66 

Mrs. James S. McNider Jr 

Elizabeth Lee McPhail '37 

Jeannette Bush Miller '71 

Reuben G Miller 

Stephen Mirabella 

Mr and Mrs. Ben E. Mobley 

Mr and Mrs. C. Robert Monnich 

Denise Montgomery '75 

Anna Marie Moore 

Mary Kelley Moore '62 

Evelyn D. Mullen '31 

Margaret Gillmer Myers '66 

Elizabeth Schmeisser Nelson '43 

Diane King Nelson '48 

Jane W. Nelson '66 

Mrs. Lawrence G. Nelson 

Frances Stith Nilsson '72 

Beth Slayman Nubbe '84 

Grace Mary Garry Oates '64 

Mr and Mrs. Carmen J. Palermo 

Elizabeth Few Penfield '60 

Mr and Mrs. John J. Petchul 

Julia M. Peterkin '35' 

.Mr and Mrs. E. Lee Piepho 

Virginia Noyes Pillsbury '44 

Susan Dern Plank '73 

Magdalen Andrews Poff '54 

Catherine Tift Porter '44 



Elizabeth Tyson Postles '31 
Kitty Corbett Powell '38 
Stephen M. Pratt 
Margaret Craighiil Price '41 
Barbara Munter Purdue '32 
Virginia Cooke Rea '31 
Ann Morn.son Reams '42 
Anne H. Richards '84 
Marion Mann Roberts '39 
Marcia Robertson 
Ann Venable Rogers '54 
Rosemary Frey Rogers '34 
Anne Wilson Rowe '57 
Richard C. Rowland 
Yvonne Leggett Sanford '39 
Helen J. Sanford '42 
Memam Packard Sargent '43 
Mr & Mrs. George E. Schultz, Sr 
Eleanor Bosworth Shannon '47 
Mrs. Richard C. Shaw 
Susan Hendricks Slayman '60 
Marsha Phillips Smith '74 
Stephanie Bredin Speakman '68 
Joan Hobbs Spisso '72 
Agnes Cleveland Stackhouse '31 
Margaret Stanton 
Sarah Anderson Stanton '89 
Elynor Neblett Stephens '57 
Martha Lou Lenimon Stohlman '34 
Virginia Burgess Struhsaker '44 
Marie E. Sushka '67 
Grace E. Suttle '60 
Mr and Mrs. Fred F Szak 
Katherine Llpchurch Takvorian '72 
Mr and Mrs. Howard T. Tellepsen 
Mr and Mrs. William A. Temple 
Deborah Louise Thacker '77 
Margaret Smith Thomasson '36 
Janet D. Thorpe '39 
Irene Vongehr Vincent '40 
Jessica Bemis Ward '63 
Mr and Mrs. W. A. Warrick, Jr 
Sarah Watson '70 
Helen GravatI Watt '44 
Mr and Mrs. Andrew D. Weaver 
Mrs. Richard C. Weiss 
Mr and Mrs. John H. Wells 
Elizabeth Smith White '59 
Margaret Ballard WhitehursI '39 
Sallie Yon Williams '63 
Jo.sephine Happ Wiilingham '38 
Mr and Mrs. James E. Wilson 
Elizabeth Bond Wood '34 
Justine Domhoff Wright '38 
Susannah Scagel Young '85 
Marjorie Smith Zengel '34 
Louise Swiecki Zingaro '80 
.Martha von Brie.sen '31 



Friends of Library Life Members 

Jean Love Albert '46* 
Jay Albrecht' 
C. Waller Barrett- 
Mr and Mrs. J. Bruce Bredin 
Keene C. Brown" 
Fay Martin Chandler '43 
Dorothy H. Crosby 
Laura Lynn Crum '79 
Juliet Halliburton Davis '35 
Lynn Crosby Gammiil '58 
Jane Piper Gleason '74 
Pamela Cogghill Graham '74 
Mr and Mrs. Philip Greer 
E\elyn Dillard Grones '45 
Gladys Wester Horton '30 
Maiiorie Ris Hyland '33 
Harold Leggett" 
Mrs. waiiam W. Lynn, Jr 
John J. Marquis, Jr 
Mrs. Gerhard Masur" 
Dr and Mrs. Coleman McGehee 
(Caroline Casey '49) 
Evelyn D. Mullen '31 
Mr and Mrs. J. Wilson Newman 
Mrs. J. J. Perkins" 
Dr and Mrs. C. W. Pettinga 
Mr and Mrs. Vernon W. Piper 
Elizabeth Perkins Prothro '39 
Nancy Pesek Ra.senberger '51 
John C. Risher 
Margaret A. Rogers '56 
Anne Wilson Rowe '57 
Anne Cummins Schutte '19 
Elizabeth Pinkerton Scott '36 
Catherine C. Seaman 
Mary Virginia Camp Smith '36 
Stephanie Bredin Speakman '68 
Anne Gary Pannell Taylor H'lO" 
Mrs. Robert C Tyson" 
Constance Lane Vucurevich '69 
Jane Miller Wright '48 
Margaret Jones Wyllie 45 



Deceased 



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corporations and foundations 




Virginia Foundation of 
Independent Colleges 

Sweet Briar College is most grateful 
for the continued annual support 
received through the Virginia 
Foundation for Independent 
Colleges (ITICI. During 1995-96, 
the College receiivd $167. 744.9}. 
Such support represents the aware- 
ness of the business community of 
the importance of higher education 
m Mrgniia. 

1996 leadership Contributors 
(These names proiided by the 
VFICJ 

$150,000 and above 
E. Claiborne Robins Estate 
Jessie Ball duPont Endowment 

$125,000 and abofe 
Philip Monis Companies. Inc. 
Reynolds Metals Company 
Foundation 

$100,000 and aboiv 
Bell Atlantic-Virginia 
Estate of Shelley Krasnow 
Norfolk Southern Corporation 

$50,000 and aboi<e 
Anonymous 

Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. 
Beazley Foundation. Inc. 
CSX Corporation 
Camp Foundations 
Camp Foundation 



J 1. L.uiii' 1 .iUikLuum 

Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation 

Camp Younis Foundation 
Creslar Financial Corporation 
Ethyl Corporation 
NationsBank of Virginia 
North Shore Foundation 
Virginia Power Company 

$}0.000 and aktiv 
Wan'en W. Hobbie Tni,st 
Mars Foundation 
The Perry Foundation, Inc. 
George A. and Lomiine Snell Fund 
United Parcel Senice Foundation 
for Independent Higher Education 

$25,000 and above 
Estate of Mr and Mrs. N. Chisholm 
Barnhart 

Mrs. Thomas J. Lennon 
Ma.ssey Foundation 
I'niversal Corporation 

$20,000 and above 

Amencan Elecuic Power Company 

Central Fidelit)' Bank 

First Union National Bank of 

Virginia 
First Virginia Banks, Inc. 
The Homestead* 
Landmark Communications. Inc. 

The Virginian-Pilot 

The Roanoke Times 
Maurine L. Mednick Memorial Fund 
Signet Banking Corporation 

•|n-Kind Contribution 



S 15.000 and ahotv 
William E, Bens, Jr 
Chesapeake Corporation 

Foundation 
Robert B, Clajtor/Norfolk Southern 

Fund 
First Colony Life Insurance 

Company 
The Flagler Foundation 
Gwathmey Memorial Tru.st 
Leggett Stores 
Media General, Inc 
LInion Camp Corporation 

$10,000 and above 
Allied-Signal, Inc 
Clark-Winchcole Foundation 
Coopers & Lybrand 
English Foundation Tnj.st 
Ernst & Young 
Gottwald Foundation 
Coleman A. and Emily S. Hunter 

ChariUible Foundation 
The Lane Company, Inc. (The Lane 

Foundation) 
Mobil Foundation 
Roanoke Electnc Steel Corporation 
Soutli Trust Bank of Alabama. N.A, 
Sumitomo Machinerj' Corporation of 

America 
Washington Fonest Foundation 
Wheal First Butcher Singer 

$7,500 and above 
AT&T Foundation 
Buriingion Industries Foundation 
E.R. Carpenter Company. Inc. 
Craddock-Terry Foundation, Inc. 
Mrs. Bruce C. Gottwald 



J.J Haines & Company, Inc. 
Home Beneficial Life Insurance 

Company 
Jefferson Bankshares. Inc. 
KPMG Peal Mani.ick 
L?krop's Super Markets, Inc. 
Westvaco Corporation 
Whitehall-Robins 
The Wilton Companies 

$5,000 and above 
.\mencan Fillrona Corporation 
Eugene .\I Bane Charitable Tnj.st 
,\Irs, Jane Parke Banen 
Booz, ,Allen & Hamilton, Inc. 
tiinon Virginia. Inc. 
(.Christian. Banon, Epps, Brent iS 

Chappell 
Clark Charitable Foundation. Inc. 
.Mr and Mrs, CA. Cutchms. Ill 
Deloitte S Touche 
DIMON. Inc, 

Dominion Resources, Inc. 
Ferguson Enterpri.ses. Inc. 
Furnace .Associates. Inc, 
Anonymous 

I iray Land & Timber Company 
Hunton & Williams 
IBM United States 
Kennametal Foundation 
^lar^• and Daniel Loughran 

Foundation, Inc. 
Charies Lunsford Sons and 

Associates 
Markel Corporation 
Mrs. June M. McBroom 
McGuire. Woods, Battle & Boothe 
.Mr HP McNeal 

Nalionw ide Insurance Companies 
Noland Company Foundation 
The Ohrslrom Foundation. Inc. 
Owens & Minor Inc. 
The PitLsion Company 
Price Waterhouse 
CE. Richardson Benevolent 

Foundation 
Richfood, Inc. 

Rouse-Bottom Foundation, Inc, 
Sam Moore Furniture lndu.stnes. 

Inc. 
Dwight C Schar 
Snell Constniction Corporation 
Mrs. John W, Snow 
Sprint Centel-Virginia 
Tredegar Industries. Inc. 
The United Company 
Vult^in .Materials Company 

Corporations and Foundations 

Gifts from corporations and foun- 
dations represent an impurlant 
commitment to academic freedom 
of choice and the continued 
strength of independent liberal arts 
colleges. We are grateful to tbefol- 
louing for gifts in 1995-96. 

Abbott Laboratories 
Amencan Elecuic Power 
Amherst-Nelson Alliance for .\rt5 
Central Fidelit\ Bank 
Jessie Ball du Pont Fund 



Andrew Horsley Easley and Anne 

Owen Easley Charitable Trust 
Ericsson, Inc. 
CB. Fleet Company 
F & M Central Virginia Bank 
First Colony Life Insurance 

Company 
Flippin Bruce and Porter Inc. 
Charies A, Frueauff Foundation. Inc. 
Hughes Motor Company 
Intemiet Corporation 
Lowe. Brockenbrough. Tiemey. 

Tattersall. Inc. 
.Marsh & .McLerman Companies. Inc. 
Montague-Betts Company 
Ru.st Foundation 

Sheffield Harold Charitable Tnist 
Taylor Brothers. Inc. 
\'irginia Council of Colleges 
\irginia Foundation of Independent 

Colleges 
W.D. Campbell Insurance 
Wheal First Securities Butcher and 

Singer Foundation 
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, 

Inc, 

Corporations and Foundations 
Which Matched Individual Gifts 
in 1995-96 

3M 

ARCO Foundation, Inc. 

AT & T Foundation 

.Abbott Laboratories Fund 

Aetna Foundation. Inc. 

.\kzo Nobel. Inc. 

.\lcoa Foundation 

Alexander O'Neill Haas & Martin 

Allied-Signal Foundation. Inc. 

American Express 

Aon Foundation 

BP .America, Inc 

BT Foundation 

Bank of Boston Charitable 

Foundation 
Bank of New York 
Barclays Bank Foundation 
Barnett Banks, Inc. 
Ba.\ter Foundation 
Bell Atlantic Foundation 
Bellcore 
BellSouth 

Bemis Company Foundation 
Black and Decker Corporation 
Bristol-.VIyers Squibb Foundation 
Brown-Forman Corporation 
Buriington Industries. Inc. 
CBS Foundation. Inc 
CIGNA Foundation 
CIT Foundation 
CNA Foundation 
CPC International. Inc, 
CSX Corporation 
Gimpbell Soup Company 
Capital Management .Associates 
Carolina Power and Light Company 
Caterpillar Tractor Company 
CertainTeed Corporation 

Foundation 
Champion International Corporation 
Chase .Manhattan Foundation 
Chemical Bank 



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1995-% HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 



memorial gifts 



Chesapeake Corporation 

Foundation 
Chevron Companies 
Chicago Title and Trust Company 
Chrysler Corporation Fund 
Chubb And Son. Inc. 
Circuit City Foundation 
Citibank 

Coca-Cola Company 
Connecticut Mutual Life Foundation 
Coopers and Lybrand 
CoreStates Financial Corporation 
Corning Incorporated Foundation 
Crestar Financial Corporation 
Cnjm and Forster, Inc. 
Dow Chemical Company 
Dow Jones and Company, Inc 
Duke Power Company Foundation 
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation 
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation 
Ericsson 

Ernt-t ;i Young Foundation 
Exxon Education Foundation 
FannieMae Foundation 
Fidelity" Foundation 
Fifth Third Tmst 
Finger Lakes Eggs, Inc. 
First Bank System Foundation 
First Union National Bank 
First Virginia Banks. Inc. 
Ford Motor Company Fund 
Fo.sIer Wheeler Corporation 
Freepon-McMoRan, Inc 
GE Fund 
GTE Foundation 
Georgia Power Company 
Genix Corporation 
Goldman Sachs & Company 
Guardian Life Insurance Company 

of America 
Guy F Atkinson Company of 

California 
H & R Block Foundation 
Hartford Insurance Group 
H, 1. Heinz Company Foundation 
Hercules, Inc. 

Hershey Foods Corporation Fund 
Hewlett-Packard Company 
Hoechst Celanese Foundation 
Honeyift'ell Foundation 
IBM International Foundation 
INCO United States, Inc, 
ITT Hartford Insurance Group 

Foundation 
Independent Insurance Group 
International Paper Company 

Foundation 
.1, R Morgan & Company, Inc. 
Johnson & Higgins of PA.. Inc. 
Johnson's Wax Fund. Inc. 
KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation 
Kansas Cit\- Southern Industries 
La\\7ers Title Insurance Company 
Lehman Brothers, Inc. 
Lever Brothers Company 
Lockheed Martin Corporation 
Mack Trucks, Inc. 
Maritrans 
Maritz, Inc. 
Marsh And McLennan Companies, 

Inc. 
May Department Stores Company 
MBNA America Bank 
McCormick & Company, Inc. 



McGraw-Hill Foundation, Inc. 

McKesson Foundation. Inc 

Mellon Bank 

Merck Company Foundation 

Merrill Lynch and Company 

Michie Company 

Mobil Foundation. Inc. 

Monsanto Fund 

Morgan Stanley Foundation 

Motorola Foundation 

Mutual of America 

NYTMEX 

Nationsbank Corporation 

Nationwide In.surance Foundation 

NatWest Bank 

Neiman-Marcus Group 

Norfolk Southern Foundation 

Norgren 

Northern Telecom. Inc 

Northern Trust Company 

Northwestern Mutual Life 

Olin Corporation Charitable Trust 

Openaka Corporation, Inc. 

PPG Industries Foundation 

Pennzoil Company 

Pepsico Foundation 

Perkins-Prothro Foundation 

Pfizer. Inc. 

Philip Morris Companies, Inc. 

Phillips Petroleum Foundation 

Phoenci Home Life Insurance 

Company 
Price Waterhouse LLP Foundation 
Procter and Gamble Fund 
Providian Corporation 
Prudential Foundation 
RJR Nabisco Foundation 
Salomon Brothers 
Sanofi Winthrop, Inc 
Santa Fe Pacific Foundation 
Scott Foresman and Company 
Shell Oil Company 
State Farm Companies Foundation 
State Street Bank & Tmst 
Stanley Works 

Struever Brothers Eccles & Rouse 
SunTrust Bank, Atlanta Foundation 
Survey Sampling, Inc. 
TRW Foundation 
Teledyne, Inc. 
Telesis Foundation 
Tenneco 

Texaco Foundation 
Time Warner, Inc. 
Times Mirror 
Towers Perrin Company 
Tropicana Products, Inc. 
T. Rowe Price Associates 

Foundation 
UPS Foundation 
Union Camp Corporation 
Universal Leaf Tobacco Company 
Virginia Power/NC Power 
W. W. Norton & Company. Inc. 
Wachovia Foundation, Inc. 
Warner-Lambert 
Washington Post 
Western Asset Management 

Company 
West\'aco Foundation 




Memorial Gifts 
Mauv alumnae, parents, ami 
fiiends make gifts to Sweet Briar 
fur capitai or current snppiiil in 
thefiirm ofmemoriais. Listed 
beloti' are the names of those in 
ifhose memory' such gifts were 
made in 1995-96. 

Thomas L. Baldwin 
Marilyn Ackerson Barker '50 
Ruth Byrne Breakell 
Margaret Davison Block '54 
Sarah Adams Bush '43 
Helen Smith Davenport '57 
Julia Sadler de Coligny '54 
Sophia Ezzelle Dobson '01 
Emerson H. Drake 
Florence Woelfel Elston-Beemer '21 
Margaret Todd Fanning '46 
Ella Williams Fauber '31 



Mimi Worthington Foster '4 1 

Nenah E. Fry 

Dorothea Reinburg Fuller '26 

Robert S- Grady 

Milan E. Hapala 

Mary Marshall Hob.son '24 

Huldah Edens Jackson '45 

John Lawrence Jacobsen 

Jessie Coburn Laukhuff '33 

Fariss Gambrill Lynn '34 

Carrolle Markle 

Mary V. Marks '35 

Florence Maupin '52 

Elizabeth Lankford Miles "29 

Betty Mohn 

Katherine Gnffith Murphy '01 

C. Wrede Petersmeyer 

Shirley Gunter Ratliff '4~ 

Seymour Laughon Rennolds '51 

James W. Rouse 

Suzanne Schmid '55 



Caroline Sauls Shaw '58 
Sara Von Schilling Stanley '27 
Louise Watson Steele '56 
Byrd Stone '56 
Edna Sutherland 
Janet Bogue Trimble '37 
Polly Peylon Turner '42 
Ann .Samford Upchurch '48 
Ruth Gilliam Viar '36 
Eugenia Buffington WalcotI 13 
Alice Sweney Weed '42 
Elizabeth Munce Weis '43 
Kathenne Man- White '30 
Virginia Vesey Woodward '33 
Graham Wright, Jr. 
Thomas W. Zinsser 



In-kind Contribution 



1995-96 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 



71 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 1995-96 

Sara Finnegan Lycett '61 
Chairman 

Bradley Hale 
Vice Chairman 

Joanne Holbrook Patton '52 
Secretary 

Ann Ritchey Baruch '62 

Clare Newman Blanchard '60 

Ethel Ogden Burwell '58 

William J. Cabaniss, Jr. 

Carl W. Calandra 

Eugenia Dickey Caldwell '65 

Michelle MacMurtrie Constable '93 

Nannette McBurney Crowdus '57 

Marsha Taylor DeLain '76 

Paul W. Dudman 

Michela A. English '71 

Ernest H. Em 

Carol McMurtry Fowler '57 

Madeleine R Green 

Nancy Hall Green '64 

Mary Lawrence Harris '79 

Katherine Lindsey '94 

Norma Patteson Mills '60 

■Vaughan Inge Morrissette '54 

Mary Johnson Nelson '64 

John P. Ottaway, Jr. 

C. Gregg Petersmeyer 

Mark H. Prothro 

Patricia Powell Pusey '60 

Stephanie Bredin Speakman '68 

Elizabeth Smith White '59 

Meredith Williams '95 

Robert C. Wood 111 




This report has been prepared by the Division of Development and Public Relations. 

We have taken great care to ensure that complete and acnirate listings appear. 

HouvivK cine Iti the huge number of donors, to whom we are most grateful a mistake may have gone unnoticed. 

Should you find an enor tir omissitm. please bring it to our attention. 

Please note that an individual's name may appear im several lists, 
and also that some donors have ivt/nested that their gifts be ammymims 



72 1995-96 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 



in the sweet briar tradition 



The Pooled Income Fund: A Wonderful Solution 




Adelaide Boze Glascock 



"The beauty of 
donating highly- 
appreciated stock is 
that the market value 
of the stock, not the 
amount you paid for 
it, determines the 
amount you can 
deduct." 



Anyone not aware of the 
thundering bulls loose in 
the stock markets the last 
few years must be living in total 
isolation without newspapers, 
magazines, books, or television 
pundits. Capital gains— on paper, 
at least— must be affecting every 
owner of stocks, and even mod- 
erate trading can create a tax 
payment which could be a signif- 
icant burden. If you are facing 
such a situation. Sweet Briar's 
Pooled Income Fund may be a 
wonderful solution, since it 
allows you to donate stock to the 
College, receive a tax deduction, 
and receive payments on a regu- 
lar basis during your life. 
Afterwards, the remaining 
amount goes to Sweet Briar. 

The first Chair of the Pooled 
Income Fund in 1980 was Adelaide 
("PoUy") Boze Glascock '40. 
Adelaide led the initial steps to 
create vehicles to provide a 
broad range of opportunities for 
alumnae and friends of Sweet 
Briar to make gifts reserving 
income for life to themselves, 
which would eventually benefit 
the College. As a participant in 
the Fund, Adelaide knows the 
benefits well, for as she told me 
recently, "The beauty of donating 
highly-appreciated stock is that 
the market value of the stock, 
not the amount you paid for it, 
determines the amount you can 
deduct. And here's the best part: 
instead of receiving a dividend 
from the stock— usually at a fairly 
low rate of return— your Pooled 
Income Fund payout probably 
will be at a much higher percent- 
age rate. To enjoy the highest 
benefits, you will want to donate 
a stock with a high appreciation 
and low return. 

"Another plus is that the 
sum the donated stock repre- 
sents is removed from your 



estate, lowering its value. This 
means that your heirs can avoid 
some or all of the estate taxes. I 
recently endowed a scholarship 
at Sweet Briar for foreign study, 
because studying abroad was 
such a wonderful experience for 
me — but 1 also did it to lower 
the tax bite for my son when the 
time comes." 

A gift to the Pooled Income 
Fund can be any asset, such as 
appreciated real estate or an 
insurance policy. But a word of 
caution: be sure to talk to 
Mitchell L. Moore, Sweet Briar's 
Vice President for 
Development/College Relations, 
for the mechanics of making a 
gift. You must donate the asset, 
not the proceeds from the sale of 
the asset. If you sell the asset 
before giving it to the College, 
you probably will have to pay 
the capital gains tax. You will 
want to know also that all of the 
funds are managed by profession- 
als, whose performance is moni- 
tored by the Investments, 
Finance and Audit Committee of 
Sweet Briar's Board of Directors. 

Adelaide and numerous 
other alumnae, parents, and 
friends have made Sweet Briar's 
Pooled Income Fund into an 
important part of the College's 
endowment. Participation in the 
Pooled Income Fund can be a 
"Win/Win " situation for you and 
for Sweet Briar, giving you the 
chance to improve your income, 
receive a tax deduction, and 
enjoy the satisfaction of helping 
to ensure the future of the insti- 
tution we love. 

Nannette McBurney Crowdus '57 
Platmed Giving Chair 



A gift of appreciated stock 
to the Alumnae Fund— perhaps 
tou^ard your Reunion Gift— is 
always a very good idea, "imi 
are able to deduct the market 
value of the stock, not just what 
you paid for it, from your taxes. 
Call Mitch Moore (804/381- 
6162 to arrange the transfer 



Friday, May 30 

1:00-8:00 p.m. 



2:00-5:00 p.m. 
6:50-8:30 p.m. 



9:00 p.m.-midnight 

Saturday, May 31 

7:00-8:50 a.m. 
10:00 a.m. 
10:00-U:30 a.m. 

11:45-12:15 p.m. 
12:15 p.m. 
1:50-2:00 p.m. 
2:00-7:00 p.m. 



5:00 p.m. 
6:50-7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 

Sunday, June 1 

7:50-9:00 a.m. 
9:50-10:50 a.m. 
11:00-12:00 noon 
12:00 noon 



Reunion Schedule 
May 30-June 1, 1997 

Note: This is not Memorial Day Weel(end 

Registration in Babcock 

(after 8 p.m. register at Information Center) 

Lunch available in Bistro (Dutch Treat) 

Open Houses on campus 

Class Picnic for all classes except 50th, 

55th, 60th, 65th, & 70th 

Cocktails & Dinner for classes of 1927, 1932, 

1937, 1942, & 1947, honoring the Class of 

1947 celebrating its 50th Reunion 

Bistro Bop 



Breakfast 

Update on the State of the College 

Alumnae Convocation 

Class Reports 

Class Meetings 

Limcheon 

Class Photos 

OPTIONS: 

Swimming,Tennis, Golf 

Tours of Campus 

Exliibits 

Open Houses: Museum, Academic Buildings 

Alumnae College 

Class Photos 

Cocktail Buffet with Faculty, Staff, & Retirees 



Breakfast 

Chapel Service 

Alumnae College 

Luncheon in Sweet Briar Gardens 



Special Reunions: 1927: 70th; 1952: 65th; 1957: 60th; 1942: 55th; 1947: 50th; 1952: 45th; 1957: 40th; 
1962: 55th: 1967: 50th; 1972: 25th; 1977: 20th; 1982: 15th; 1987: 10th; 1992: 5th 



SAVE THE DATE!!! 
ALUMNAE COUNCIL 1997, OCTOBER 3-6: ALL WELCOME!!! 



Alumnae Coliege Tours sponsored by the 
Sweet Briar Alumnae Association in 1 997 



Rome Escapade, February 7-14 

Ireland's Historic Houses and Hidden Gardens, 
June 5-17; 

hvsident Muhlenfeld and her husband will he on 
the trip to Ireland 



Along the Ancient Coast of Turkey, October 9-22; 
Gregory T.Armstrong, Charles A. Dana Professor 
of Religion (ret.), will host the trip to Turkey 

Costa Rica, Panama Canal, & the Darien Jungle, 
November 29-December 7 



Waterwaxs of Russia, July 29-August 10 



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SWEET BRIAR 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



SPRING 1997 



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NOTE: The 1997 
summer and fall issues 
of the magazine will be 
combined. A 64-page 
issue will be mailed in 
the fall; all class notes 
normally appearing in 
summer/fall issues will 
be included. 




Presidential Medalists: see p. 23 



Sweet Briar Alumnae Magazine 



SPRING 1997 



VOL. 68, NO. 3 



special section 

inauguration 1-13 

Inauguration: A Splendid Success 1 

Inauguration Ceremony 3 

Comments for the Occasion 4 

Induction 5 

Inaugural Address 8 

Inaugural Celebration! 12 

features 

The Priestly Tribe: The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind 14 

Learning in Atlanta Living Rooms 17 

Jane Feltus Welch — Onstage, Offstage, and Backstage 18 

What's Happening 22 

Mini Junior Year in France 27 

departments 

From the Museum 20 

Notices; Recent Deaths 25 

Book Shop Ad 26 

Mini Reunions 27 

Class Notes 28 

In the Sweet Briar Tradition inside back cover 

Sweet Briar Summer 1997 back cover 

Cover Photo: Sweet Briar's Ninth President 
Photo by David Abrams, Little Pond Productions 



Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Magazine Policy: One 
of the objectives of the 
magazine is to present 
interesting, thought-pro- 
voking material. 
Publication of material 
does not indicate 
endorsement of the 
author's viewpoint by the 
magazine, the Alumnae 
Association, or Sweet 
Briar College. The Sweet 
Briar Alumnae Magazine 
reserves the right to edit 
and, when necessary, 
revise all material that it 
accepts for publication. 

The Alumnae Office Staff: 

Louise Swiecki Zingaro 
'80, Director, Alumnae 
Association. Managing 
Editor, Alumnae 
Magazine; Sharon Watts 
'91 , Alumnae Programs 
Coordinator; Sandra 
Maddox '59, Assistant to 
the Director; Nancy 
Godwin Baldwin '57, 
Editor, Alumnae 
Magazine: Noreen 
Parker, Asst. Editor, 
Alumnae Magazine, 
Class Notes Editor, Tour 
Coordinator; Bonnie 
Seitz, Computer 
Operator, Secretary; 
Frances Swift, Secretary 

Contact us any time! 
Boxwood Alumnae 
House, Box E, Sweet 
Briar, VA 24595; (804) 
381-6131; FAX 804- 
381-6132; E-MAIL: 
1) (office) 

alumnae@sbc. edu; 2) 
(magazine): sbc- 
magazine@sbc.edu 

Sweet Briar web site 
address: www.sbc.edu 

Sweet Briar College 
Alumnae Magazine (ISSN 
0039-7342). Issued four 
times yearly; fall, winter, 
spring and summer by 
Sweet Briar College. \ 
Periodicals postage paid 
at Sweet Briar. VA 24595 
and Lynchburg VA 
24506. 

Printed by Litho Artists, 
Inc., Charlottesville, VA 
22902. 

Send form 3579 to 
Sweet Briar College, Box 
E. Sweet Bnar. Va 24595. 
Telephone 
(804)381-6131. 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 




nauaumtlon: 

A Splendid Success 



On Saturday, April 12, the Sweet Briar 
College Community inaugurated its ninth 
president, Elisabeth Showalter Muhlenfeld. 

Spirits were not dampened by the 
afternoon rains which moved the 
Inauguration indoors to Babcock 
Auditorium. Those who were unable to get 
into Babcock could watch the ceremony 
via the campus closed-circuit television 
network. The ceremony also was broad- 
cast on the world wide web via the 
YooglyCam and RealAudio. 

Later that evening, guests enjoyed a 
celebration buffet dinner and dance, fea- 
turing music by John R. McClenon, 
Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, 
and his Big Band. The food was excellent, 
the atmosphere festive. 






Board of Directors Chairman Sara Finnegan Lycett '61 lends a 
hand. 




Inauguration morning, l-r: Rebecca IVIassie Lane, Director of College Galleries/Arts Management 
Program, President Muhlenfeld, Victor Henningsen, and Mayde Ludington Henningsen '48, gather in 
the President's Office to view "Ebb and Flow," a painting by Frederick T. Waugh, N.A., a gift to the 
College from the Henningsens. Victor Henningsen is a former chairman of SBC's Board of Directors. 




Inauguration photo coverage by Delegates and guests robe for procession. 

David Abrams, Little Pond Productions 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 




Directors Carol McMurtry Fowler '57 and Nannette McBurney Crowdus '57 prepare to process. A little ram on the parade! Delegates approach! Babcock. 




The faculty gathers in Daisy 
Williams Gymnasium, 



Margaret Jenkins, president and marshall ot 
the Class of 1997, in Babcock lobby. 



Joanne Holbrook Patton '52. secretary. Board of 
Directors, arrives for Inauguration ceremony. 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 




The Inauguratio n 



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Invocation: The Reverend Susan C. Lehman, Chaplain of the College 

Let lis pray. Blessed he God. our creator judge, savior and sustainer 

We give you thanks for hringing us to this celehration. . .for the gift 
of life. ..for the beauty' of this campus... and for the safe arrival of family, 
friends, and delegates. And most especially do we give thanks for the 
inauguration of Elisabeth Showalter Muhloifeld as the ninth president of 
Sweet Briar College. We give thanks for her. . .for her warmth and under- 
standing. . .for the talent, training, and experience she brings to the work 
of presiding in this place over the education of young women. 

We express our gratitude to all who have made this event possible: 
the Board of Directors, students, faculty, alumnae... and the tireless 
efforts of the staff of this college. We receive into history the imagination, 
commitment and labor that has brought us to this day 

As we continue our task of learning and teaching, we pray that you 
will create in us a love of learning, a desire for wisdom, and a respect 
for discipline. 

Wlien we fail to take (me another seriously, fail to honor and 
respect each other. . . when through our arrogance we trivialize the ideas 
and contributions of others, ive pray that you will enable us to hear the 
judgment (four companions calling forth from us ever more humane 
standards of decency 

We beseech you to save us from the presumption of thinking that 
we are the first, only, or best generation of inquirers. Save us, we pray, 
from distortion in our thinking, and the betrayal of trust in each other, 
in our several callings. 

And jincdly we pray that in your mercy you 
ivill sustain in us a capacity for gentleness and 
humor for intellectual play and a passion for the 
life of the mind... and most (fall, awaken in us a 
spirit of generosity that we may welcome our new 
president and all that her being here represents as 
we continue the work for which this college was 
founded. 

This we ask in the name of God. our creator 
judge, savior and sustainer Amen. Chaplain Lehman 

Welcome; Sara Finne(;an Lycett '61, Chairman of the Board of Directors 

This is a great day for Sweet Briar as we participate in the installa- 
tion of our president and look forward to our centennial and the new 
century I thank you for joining us (m this auspicious occasion and for 
sharing with us our hopes, our pride, our enthusiasm, and our great joy 
I am veiy pleased that we have a number of special guests, includ- 
ing several former chairmen of the Board of Directors: MrWalter H. 
Brown, who served from 1987 to 1995:MrVictor Henningsen, who 
served fnmi 1980 to 1 98-i: and Mr f Wilson Newman, who served from 
1963 to 1969 and whose daughter, Clare Newman Blanchard '60 has 
served on the Board previously. His second daughter, Mildred Newman 
Tljayer '61, is now a Board member 1 would also like to recognize 
Barbara A. Hill, who seri'ed as Siveet Briar's president from 1990 to 
1996. Barbara is here with her husband, John, and daughter, Katherine. 





The Sweet Briar College Concert Choir Sings the Inaugural Ode, "Of Learning 
Lightly Like a Flower." 




Mildred Newman Thayer '61, J. Wilson Newman, President Muhlenfeld, Ashley 
Flynn Blanchard '90. and husband William Blanchard (son of Clare Newman 
Blanchard '60). 





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Barbara A. Hill, eighth president of Sweet Briar College with her daughter 
Katherine. 



ALUMNAE MAGAZINE 



Di: Polk teaches 
American literature, 
speciciliziiig in American 
fiction and Mississippi 
writers, especially William 
Faulkner ami Eudora 
Vi'elty. A well-known editor 
of Faulkner for the 
Librar\' of America and 
for Random House, he 
received his bachelor's 
and master's degrees from 
Mississippi College and his 
Ph.D. from the Universit)' 
of South Carolina. He is 
the author and editor of 
numerous books on 
Faulkner and Welt}' 
including, most recently. 
Eudora Welty: A 
Bibliography of Her Work, 
19'M: Children of the Dark 
House:Text and Context in 
Faulkner, 1996; and 
Outside the Southern 
M}th: Life in a Parallel 
Universe, forthcoming in 
1997. He has taught at the 
University of Strasbourg 
and the Universit)' of 
Brittany, both in France, 
and has published and lec- 
tured on Faulkner and 
Welt)' in most of the coun- 
tries of Europe, in Japan, 
the former .Soviet Union, 
and across the United 
States. A longtime friend 
of President Muhlenfeld. 
he shared a few com- 
ments with the 
Inauguration audience. 




omments 

For the Occasion 



By Dr. Noel Polk, Professor of English, University of 
Southern Mississippi 



It is a great honor and an inestimable pleasure to 
be here today to help you inaugurate your new presi- 
dent, to celebrate with you your choice of my old 
friend Elisabeth Muhlenfeld to lead this distinguished 
institution into the next century. It is more than a par- 
ticular pleasure for me— it is a matter of some pride: 
no, it is pure vanity, because I take credit for Betsy, as 
much as I can, and unashamedly, as you certainly will if 
you haven't already. 

You have by now thoroughh^ investigated her aca- 
demic and administrative credentials, but I have been 
offered these few minutes today to talk about her as a 
person. I can do that at far more length than I have 
been allotted (and besides, there's a part}' later this 
evening that I don't want to interfere with). I can per- 
haps best tell you about Betsy as a human being by 
way of a brief report from Tallahassee, but to do so I 
need to back up a bit to tell you non-academics how 
much harder it is to be a good dean with friends than 
to be a bad dean with friends, and that it is categorical- 
ly impossible to be a dean of any sort and be adored. 
respected, perhaps, but adored — never! It's a manage- 
ment technique: I'm here to testifj that Bets)' can look 
you straight in the eye, tell you precisely the one thing 
you don't want to hear, the one thing that will make 
you the unhappiest, the one thing that will most dis- 
rupt your life, and you will leave her not just with a 
'thank you. ma'am," but with absolute gratitude that 
she has taken such an interest in your life! 

So I bring you the news that Tallahassee is still in a 
state of shock from her departure. Bobby Bowden, her 
old friend, in denial during the regular football season, 
finally got honest with his team on New Year's Day, in a 
desperation move to inspire them; he told them to 'win 
this one for Betsy," but they were so devastated that- 
well, you know what happened in the Sugar Bowl, 
Bobby himself has now named today, April 12, to be an 
annual statewide Seminole day of mourning. His team 
will wear black armbands throughout the next season, 
and loyal Seminoles throughout the state will paint the 
hubcaps of their BMWs black and drape black crepe on 
their cellular phone antennas— all to mourn Betsy's 
passing on to Sweet Briar's higher sphere. Their loss is 
your gain, and I should be bereft at her moving e\'en 
farther away if it were not for e-mail. 

I wish I could claim that I had discovered Betsy, 
but the truth is, I'm afraid, that she discovered me — or 
rather perhaps, that William Faulkner discovered both 




Dr Noel Polk 



of us, and then brought us together one lovely and 
memorable day in, say, 1972, when I stepped off the 
elevator on the sLxth floor of my office building at the 
Universit)' of Texas at .\rlington, directl)' into the smile 
that you all know by now, I heard a Wagnerian fanfare 
and a crash of cymbals; somewhere violins began play- 
ing Tchaikovsky I hasten to say that it was not just the 
smile that caught me so by surprise, but rather what 
the smile represented— her commanding pre.<re«fe— of 
person and of mind, that nevertheless sparkled with 
energ} and enthusiasm and good humor She seemed 
even then so completely complete in herself, so formi- 
dable, that she swept me away and I knew that there 
was not much she could not do that she wanted to do, 
and that there was not much 1 would not do for her if 
she asked. 

She asked to enroll in my Faulkner seminar. It was 
a life- and career-affirming moment for me:Wow. I had 
just published my first earth-shaking essay on Faulkner 
and here was an actual adult person, the worid, beating 
a path to m\' door Ah, \'outh! "Please be in m}' Faulkner 
seminar," I said, and from that moment on, she has been 
the best teacher I have ever had to sit in my classroom. 
She wrote the first master "s thesis I ever directed, and 
it is still the best one I have ever seen, a model which I 
give to students who want to know what to do. Back in 
South Carolina, she became the matrix, the organizing 
principle, of our group of friends. Our families fell in 
together and we— her children and ours— became pals; 
we saved each other baby-sitting expenses, had lovely 
times at the beach, placing the game of bridge that I 
could never get the hang of, drinking bourbon and 
singing hymns while she played the piano. She once 
single-handedly saved our children from being attacked 
by a flock of wild geese, and on another occasion 
scared off a gang of hoodlums who were in the act of 
stealing our television. If you think she is Superwoman 
now, you should have seen her then! 

More important than sa\'ing my television from 
hoodlums and m\ children from wild geese, however, is 
how often she has saved me from myself 1 have too 
often used her as a sounding board for personal and 
professional problems, and she has shepherded me 
through many a dark night of the soul. I have been glad 
to come to her for her wisdom and counsel, for advice 
and instruction to be sure; but mostly I still seek from 
her that commanding presence that greeted me the 
first da\ we met, that inspiriting serenit) and ge;i;;rosi- 



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ty of spirit that I would most liiie to have if it were 
something one could wiU oneself to have or take from 
someone else's example. I expect it is not something 
appropriable or even learnable.but merely something 
to admire in those who have it naturally. Betsy has 
never let me down when I have called on her In a cri- 
sis, personal or professional, she would be the first per- 
son I would call. 

This is both a solemn and joyous occasion for me, 
then, and in some ways an occasion full of mystery and 
awe. 1 would not describe a professor's life as one of 
quiet desperation, though to be sure there is a good 
deal of quiet, and those of us who read literature know 
a good deal about despair — or maybe it's just those of 
us in English departments. Our lives are more like 
sieves through which pass an enormous number of stu- 
dents, most of whom go on to make more money than 
we do, and many of whom make an impression. For 
the most part, even when they enliven our classrooms 
for a semester or two, they pass through our lives, take 
whatever of substance they need from us, then go their 
own way; that is in the nature of things, and it is not at 
all a bad life to lead. Some few, however, not only touch 
our lives but become part of them, expand them, and 
in doing so help to justify the entire enterprise. 

So that whatever of melancholy we may feel at 
those moments at middle age and beyond when we 
look around and realize not just that our children are 
grown but that our doctors and bosses are younger 
than we are, when suddenly our students have become 
our bosses — that melancholy is quickly refracted into 
a barely expressible bliss to see, on such occasions as 
this, our highest expectations not merely met, but 
exceeded on so grand a scale. 

This occasion is thus for me a chance to feel a 
good deal more complete myself; to wax sentimental if 
not exactly eloquent; to preen vainly at my great good 
luck at having been in Betsy's path when she swooped 
by; to reflect on such a world and such a life in which 
lovely things happen to people who are important to 
you; a world in which people who can do things find 
places to do them; a world in which responsibility' 
attaches itself to those sufficient to it; a world in which 
reward attaches itself to those who have earned it. 
Wlien these things happen, especially to those we 
love, we may well believe that this is, after all, an order- 
ly and just world. 

So 1 congratulate myself on my astonishing good 
luck a quarter of a century ago; I congratulate Betsy on 
her bright new prospects; and I congratulate you for 
your wisdom in selecting her and your great good for- 
tune in getting her 

And 1 thank you for letting me be part of this mar- 
velous day. 




nduction 



OF THE President & 
Presentation of the 
Presidential 
Medallion 



Sara Lycett: 

/ anil now administer the oath of office. Elisabeth Showalter Muhlenfeld. 
you have been elected by the Board of Directors of Sweet Briar College to be 
the ninth president of this institution. As president, your influence will fall 
across the paths of many - faculty students, alumnae, parents, and fellow 
administrators. It is the hope and expectation of the directors that, in the 
fulfillment of your tasks, you tvill bring to and call forth from the members 
of this educational community the highest in scholarship, the best in teach- 
ing and learning, and the finest of our heritage and our culture. To these 
ends I pledge you the support and assistance of the Board of Directors 

By the authority vested in me by the Charter and By-Laws of Sweet 
Briar College and on behalf of the Board of Directors, I do now declare you 
President of Sweet Briar College and deliver to you the Presidential 
Medallion, charging you to carry out faithfully the duties and responsibili- 
ties of that office. 

Acceptance of the Office: Dr. Muhlenfeld 

VCijen I first received a call from 
Sweet Briar College almost exactly one 
year ago, I did what all scholars do- 
went to the library to see what I could 
find out I had known about Sweet 
Briar all my life, and indeed one of my 
cousins is a graduate, but I needed to 
know more. In the library, I found a lit- 
tle volume entitled. The Story of Sweet 
Briar College by Martha Lou Lemmon 
Stohlman '34. Wljen I turned to the fly- 
leaf I realized that this had been the 
personal copy of a former president of 
Florida State University. The flyleaf read, 
"To President Robert Manning Strozier in happy memory of an August inau- 
gural. ..and in anticipation of a May Day visit to Siveet Briar" and it was 
signed, "Anne PannelU'I took that to be an omen, and came to Sweet Briar 
with high anticipation. President Pannell wrote, in her introduction to that 
book, that Siveet Briar nourishes "the freedom and the time to enable each 
student to experience the challenge of a good teacher in the best academic 
environment." Although it had not always been easy to find the fiscal 
resources to sustain that environment, she went on, "the three essential ingre- 
dients — idealism, loyalty, and freedom — Sweet Briar has had, and will con- 
tirme to have, if I read aright the sentiments of her family of students, teach- 
ers, and alumnae" In that spirit and with deep humility, I accept this office. 




Sara Lycett presents the Presidential Medal 



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Virginia Colleges: 

Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson 
(U.S. Army-Retired), President of 
Hampden-Sydney College 
It is truly a signal privilege 
for me to represent Hampden- 
Sydney College in paying respect 
to this occasion on behalf of my 
oivn institution and on behalf 
of the other colleges and univer- 
sities of the Commonwealth, 
especially the private liberal 
arts institutions making up the 
membership of the Virginia 
Foundation of Independent 
Colleges 

One cannot let this occa- 
sion pass without noting the 
commonality of . . sacred pur- 
pose, which unites us all who 
work in higher education in 
Virginia: the preparation of the 
next generation, our youth, for 
the heavy responsibilities, the 
daunting challenges, and cer- 
tain dangers of the rapidly 
approaching twenty-first 
century, beginning the third 
millennium. We further unite 
here on common ground in our 
commitment to the goals of 
classic liberal arts education. 




f 



'S 



Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson (U.S. 
Army-Retired), President of Hampden- 
Sydney College 



President 



where we strive to: 

* understand the wisdom of the 
ages — in eras of human histo- 
ry even Ijefore the Son of the 
Carpenter came to live 
among us; 

* ask ourselves who are ive and 
why are we here; 

* encourage our students to 
delight in the sheer dynamics 
of the thinking process, to 
marvel in the awesome power 
of creative thought, and to 
thrill iu the life of the 
enriched mind, filled with the 
joy of poetry and song, truth 
and beauty; 

* develop the innate gift of 
human communication in all 
Its forms, that we might share 
our inner thoughts and 
dreams and visions with oth- 
ers; 

* sensitize the social conscience 
of our students, their sense of 
moral and civic responsibility, 
that they respond to the needs 
of others less fortunate than 
they; 

* persuade these world citizens 
of the future to commit them- 
selves to the critical necessity 
of knowing the issues of the 
time, taking stands and 
becoming involved in the 
political process— without 
which commitment the 
Republic may falter. 

It is in ideas and ideals 
such as these that we Join 
hands, that we unite and find 
common ground. It is to ideals 
and Ideas such as these that we 
recommit ourselves (m occa- 
sions like this inauguration. 
And from working with you 
these past months. President 



Muhlenfeld, I know that no (me 
is more committed than you to 
the goals of the classic liljeral 
arts education. Small wonder 
that we are grateful and proud 
that you have come to live and 
work among us. 

In this light. Madam 
President— "Mis ' Betsy," I pledge 
you the full fraternal support 
of Hampden-Sydney College in 
all your endeavors, and I know 
our colleague Institutions 
underwrite a similar pledge. In 
you, the Sweet Briar Board of 
Directors has chosen wisely. 
Warm best wishes and God's 
speed as you chart your course. 



The Students: 

Katherine Gumerson '97, 
President of the Student 
Government Association 

It is quite an honor to 
speak today on behalf of the 
student body as president of the 
Student Government 
Association of Sweet Briar 
College. Earlier this year, I had 
the pleasure of welcoming new 
and returning students at 
Opening Convocation. I noted 
that we had just dealt with hur- 
ricane "Fran," and that soon we 
would be casting our votes for 
the next president of the United 
States Indeed, we have all 
shared these experiences as 




members of a world communi- 
ty, but in all honesty I had no 
idea what was to lie ahead in 
this microcosm that we call 
Sweet Briar With a new presi- 
dent and the process of Strategic 
Planning about to move for- 
ward, I was not sure of my own 
role. I was quick to learn that 
although Sweet Briar is under- 
going a great deal of change, it 
is still an institution that relies 
on every member of the com- 
munity. 

By the same token, I 
tjelieve that it was just this time 
last year that President 
Muhlenfeld set foot on this cam- 
pus for the very first time. 
Having the opportunity to give 
President Muhlenfeld her first 
tour of the physical campus, I 
am sure that nothing I could 
have said would have prepared 
her for what was to lie ahead, 
either 

The first thing she must 
have learned after the students 
arrived on campus in the fall is 
that there are few things about 
which the students do not hold 
a strong opinion. We are fi>rtu- 
nate to have such an active stu- 
dent voice, a faculty and 
administration ivilling to listen, 
and a president who is commit- 
ted to cultivating student 
involvement in every aspect of 
the College. 

From "Brownies with 
Betsy" to early morning walks 
with our two newest four-legged 
acquisitions, Guinevere and 
Elinor— President Muhlenfeld. 
you are truly a driving force in 
the life of Sweet Briar College. 
You have brought us a new 
spirit and the visi<m to take 
Sweet Briar into the twenty-first 
century. 



Katherine Gumerson '97 



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The Staff: 

Shirley P. Reid, Librar)' 
Circulation Supervisor 

My name is Shirley Reid As 
the longest-serving staff member 
at Sweet Briar, I have been 
asked to say a few words of 
greeting to President 
Muhlenfeld On behalf of all of 
us on the College staff, I extend 
a hearty welcome and congrat- 
ulations to you on this wonder- 
ful inauguration day 

There have been many 
changes at Sweet Briar College 
since 1954 when I first came 
here to work in the library for 
the Housekeeping Department 
Gradually I began helping out 
in the library itself more and 
more. And in I960, 1 was hired 
as circulation assistant At that 
time, I was the first African 
American to serve on the 
administrative staff. I am now 
circulation supervisor 

During the past 43 years, 
college buildings have been 
built and renovated; faculty 
and staff have come and gone. 
The one constant has been the 
students, who have been closest 
to my heart. One of my daugh- 
ters, Yolanda, graduated from 
Sweet Briar, which makes this 
college doubly important to me. 
Students from all over the 
United States and the world 
come here to study, and I have 
been fortunate to meet many of 



them over the years. They have 
enriched my life, and I hope in 
some small way that I have 
made a difference in their lives. 

Now Sweet Briar has 
another change, this time in 
leadership, with the arrival of 
President Muhlenfeld. She has 
only been on campus for a few 
months, but we already know 
we are in good hands We look 
forward with great excitement 
to the forthcoming years. 

Once again, on behalf of 
all the staff at the College, I 
extend my heartiest congratula- 
tions and all good wishes for 
the future. 

Thank you for being here 
at Sweet Briar, Madam 
President' 



The Faculty: 

Dr. Reuben G. Miller, Charles A. 
Dana Professor of Economics 



President Muhlenfeld, 
Professor Muhlenfeld, Doctor 
Muhlenfeld, Betsy 

It is an honor and a plea- 
sure to bring you greetings 
from the faculty. My colleagues 
and I are delighted to greet you 
under each of your titles 

As President Muhlenfeld, 
we greet you as our chief execu- 
tive officer— the leader of our 
administration. As president 
and faculty, our functions may 
differ, but our responsibility is 
the sanw. Together we share the 




Shirley R Reici 



Dr. Reuben G, Miller 



task of providing the highest 
possible quality of liberal arts 
education to the women who 
are our students Tridy ours is a 
common purpose, and the fac- 
ulty enthusiastically welcomes 
the vigor, rigor, and vision you 
bring to our task of clarifying 
and furthering the purpose of 
our college in these challenging 
times. 

As Professor Muhlenfeld 
and Doctor Muhlenfeld, the fac- 
ulty greets you as a fellow 
teacher and scholar, and we 
invite you to join us in our 
teaching and research activities 
I do not envy you the task of 
finding time for this activity, 
but I certainly hope you suc- 
ceed. To be a member of the 
College and not study and teach 
is to miss the best, most interest- 
ing, and most challenging part 
of the life of our institution. 

Finally, Betsy I bring you 
and your family personal greet- 
ings from the faculty. My col- 
leagues and I welcome you with 
warm personal regards, high 
expectations, and the promise 
of our cooperation and whole- 
hearted support 

Congratulations. 



The Alumnae: 

Ethel Ogden Burwell '58, 

President of the Alumnae 

Association 

// is my great privilege and 
distinct honor to bring to you. 
President Muhlenfeld, the greet- 
ings and congratulations of 
13,632 Sweet Briar College 
alumnae. We welcome you 
warmly 

In the brief time that you 
have been amongst us, you 
have impressed us with your 
professional and academic 
qualifications, with your ability 
to synthesize reams of informa- 
tion, to understand tije chal- 
lenges facing this college, and to 
articulate a vision for its 
future. Y'ou also have shown the 



alumnae, both here on campus 
and "on the road" your generos- 
ity of spirit, your sense of fun, 
and your warm hospitality. You 
have, in fact, already endeared 
yourself to us We are excited 
that you are leading us into the 
opportunities and challenges of 
the new millennium. 

The Sweet Briar experience 
has forged an alumnae body 
that is involved in continued 
learning, is in the forefront of 
many professional fields, is 
working hard to improve local, 
national, and world communi- 
ties, and is remarkable for its 
devotion and loyalty. We are a 
formidable force. We pledge to 
you not just our loyal and 
enthusiastic support, but also 
our active participation. 
Together with you, the students, 
the faculty, the staff, and the 
Board of Directors, the Sweet 
Briar College alumnae will 
work to be proactive in meeting 
the challenges of the future, 
while still helping to preserve 
the traditions we cherish, and 
Sweet Briar's solid educational 
foundations and goals. 

In this time when the 
keynote of life is "change," Id 
like to assure you of one thing 
that will remain constant: the 
love and support of the alum- 
nae of this wonderful institu- 
tion. We are proud and indeed 
fortunate to have you as the 
ninth president of our beloved 
Sweet Briar 




Ethel Ogden Bunnell '58 



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April 12, 1997 




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By Elisabeth S. Muhlenfeld, 
President of Sweet Briar College 

As I have walked the paths of this campus morn- 
ing after morning, it strikes me that Sweet Briar is char- 
acterized by its remarkable vistas. It is not possible to 
drive into the campus without taking a sweeping look 
at the landscape. From the vantage point of Monument 
Hill, it is not possible to take the near view; one must 
look far down into the little valley where the lovely 
buildings of the (College nestle; from the valley, one 
must look upward to the hills; and either way, one sim- 
ply has to feel, viscerally, one's place in the universe. 
And as I have gotten to know the history of this col- 
lege, it strikes me that the people who have envisioned 
Sweet Briar have taken from the landscape the habit of 
perspective, the habit of the long view, and have adapt- 
ed that habit to time, seeing in their hearts and in their 
mind's eyes possibilities that would unfold over years 
and even decades. 

The story begins, as many of you know, with Elijah 
Fletcher, who at the age of 2 1 left his native 
Vermont in 1810 to journey south to teach 
school and, in 181 1, landed in Amherst County, 
Virginia. He believed in the importance of education, 
and in particular in the education of women; in a letter 
to his father, the recent college graduate spoke strongly 
on behalf of the education of a sister saying "A girl will 
be more respected with an education than with 
wealth. I think female education is too much neglect- 
ed," an unususal — even visionar)— view for such a 
young man to hold in his day. And Elijah Fletcher was 
willing at the age of 21 to put his hard-earned money 
where his mouth was. He sent along more than a tenth 
of his teaching salary to pay his sister's school fees. 

After a full and long career in public life, he set- 
tled on one of the plantations he owned, named it 
Sweet Briar, and turned what had been a summer 
retreat into a showplace. He planted trees and box- 
wood hedges for the long run— some would take SO or 
60 years to mature; he knew he would not be there to 
see them in their glory or enjoy their fruits, but they 
were still worth the planting. 

At Elijah's death. Sweet Briar Plantation was left to 
his daughter One is ver)' moved by the notion of 
Indiana Fletcher Williams in the last years of her life, 
just 100 years ago in the late 1890s. She, who had 
inlierited her father's appreciation for the life of the 
mind and his business sen,se, is a solitary figure ver)- 
like Judith Sutpen in Faulkner's Ahsuloiii. Abmlom! 



who lives alone most of each year in the twenty rooms 
of Sweet Briar House. Her life has been a procession of 
deaths— the death of her fiance, the death of her moth- 
er and then her father, the death of her only daughter, 
Daisy, the deaths of her siblings and finally of her hus- 
band. Having failed to embrace the Confederate cause 
during the Late Unpleasantness, she does not now fit 
well into Virginia society and has few friends. 

But she loves Sweet Briar where her two most 
constant vistas are the view from the second floor por- 
tico of Sweet Briar House as she looks over the 
grounds sculpted by the trees her father had planted, 
and the vista from Monument Hill where she has laid 
to rest her father her husband, and her beloved Daisy, 
and from which she can look down into this little val- 
ley and envision something daring and grand. 

Wlien Indiana died in 1900, she too was buried 
on Monument Hill to look for all eternity on the valley 
below, and then the world learned that she had left her 
entire estate to the founding of a school for young 
women, in honor of her only child. Indiana's will was a 
rude shock to various distant relatives, who tried to 
break it. But she had foreseen every objection; her will 
was airtight; there would be a school. 

Beyond that, Indiana did not impose her view, but 
placed in the hands of the first directors the task of 
determining what manner of school to create. Despite 
the tact that market forces would certainly have argued 
in favor of a finishing school or an institution with a 
vocational bent (something Indiana herself may have 
had in mind, by the wa)), the directors felt strongly 
that Sweet Briar must be a "liberal arts college of the 
highest rank," wherein the 'reputation of its teachers" 
would be equaled only by the "beauty of its plant and 
surroundings."To realize that vision, they engaged the 
services of a noted architect, Ralph Adams Cram, who 
in turn layered his own grand vision on the College. 

Somehow, Sweet Briar has always encouraged 
those who are associated with her to think grandly. 
Thus, the directors at first envisioned an institution 
that would eventually offer "master's and doctor's 
degrees "—a vision that has never been realized. 
Similarly, the architect, Cram, drew up plans for an elab- 
orately terraced quadrangle of buildings, complete with 
a majestic entry road that .swept behind Monument 
Hill and thence down into the valley— a vision that 
reached far back into Classical antiquit)', and that 
echoed the soft red (ieorgian brick of eighteenth- 
century Virginia. So grand were the plans for the physi- 
cal plant that the little college was very nearly bank- 
rupted before it opened its doors. 

One of the most visionary acts of that first group 



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of directors was to hire a young Ph.D. recipient named 
Mary K. Benedict to be the first president: a woman 
president for a women's college. Interestingly, Miss 
Benedict's doctoral work in philosophy and psycholo- 
gy, earned in the years just before psychology broke off 
from philosophy to become a separate discipline, lay at 
the frontiers of knowledge, at the juncture of science 
and the humanities. 

Mary K. Benedict was, herself, a risk-taker and a 
visionary. In fact, some thirt)' years later, she returned 
to Sweet Briar and talked about those first years of the 
College: "I see myself," she wrote, "looking down from 
the monument upon the first four buildings— the 
columns of the academic building seeming like strings 
to some great musical instrument . . . telling of the pro- 
cession of girls which I always visioned so plainly— I 
realize that I do not now," she went on, "and that I 
never did see Sweet Briar as it was then and must have 
appeared to any interested observer From the day I 
first learned about the College ... I saw Sweet Briar as 
it was to be and as it is yet to be. In fact, that vision of 
what we have all been working for since the inception 
of the College has always been more real to me than 
what existed on the campus at any time" [italics mine]. 

Mary K. Benedict set out to develop a facult)' in 
keeping with her vision, and working with 
very little money she managed to entice a 
remarkable group of teachers to a tiny fledgling college 
in rural Virginia. One of those was Connie Guion, a 
Wellesley graduate then teaching at 'Vassar whose name 
now graces our science buUding. She came, for no 
more money than she had been making at Vassar, to 
teach chemistry, with algebra and physics thrown in 
for good measure, and she came for the adventure. She 
valued Sweet Briar for its ability to make its own rules, 
to look forward. According to one story, she was 
assigned to direct the first play produced by Sweet 
Briar students and, just before the dress rehearsal, was 
called into the president's office: 

"Miss Guion, do I understand our girls plan to 
wear men's clothing in your play?" 

"Yes, indeed." 

"Surely you know it's customary for young ladies 
to wear bloomers when they impersonate men " 

"They do at Vassar and Wellesley, but Sweet Briar 
is a twentieth-century college. Miss Benedict. 
There's no place for old-fashioned notions here." 
From Connie Guion's perspective. Sweet Briar was 
breaking new ground. In 191 1 she wrote for her 
reunion class at Wellesley a paean of praise to Sweet 
Briar: "How I pity any of you that don't know the 
blues, the violets, and the lavenders of these moun- 
tains! When coupled with work in a new, growing col- 
lege, I can't express how fascinating it is. Imagine 
working in a place not tainted with precedent but 
open to conviction on every point! Our students are 
surprising in their sense of responsibility. You should 
hear how our student government works, and see the 




We are revisioning and 
reinventing ourselves 
because we will be a 
twenty-first century col- 
lege, and if we do our 
work well, it will be 
hard to match us. 



rules they enact. They beat Wellesley, and Vassar, too." 
Indeed, within the first three weeks of the first semes- 
ter of the very first year the College opened its doors, 
the students had submitted to the faculty a petition to 
set up a student government. The petition, which was 
granted, gave rise to a student government that has 
endured to the present day Students, too, have been 
visionaries at Sweet Briar 

I have spent a few moments this afternoon talking 
about these founders whose names you know so well 
because I revere the fact that the College we celebrate 
today is the vibrant legacy of living, breathing people 
who walked across these meadows not so very long 
ago— people of vision inspired by a very special place. 
We who have inherited the legacy are not just the 
recipients of their vision, but indeed the engines there- 
of because their visions live in us, and have not yet 
been fully realized. We carry, like genetic markers 
through successive generations, their traits which reap- 
pear periodically, sometimes in weakened form, but 
sometimes blessedly full blown. We have embedded 
within us the ability and the obligation to envision a 
college more real, as Mary Benedict said, than the col- 
lege that we see each day. And we have within us the 
instinct to take risks to realize that vision. 

In the last year, as we have looked to the future of 
Sweet Briar College, we have asked ourselves with 
great candor whether Sweet Briar ought to aban- 
don some fundamental element that has defined her 
And perhaps to our surprise, we have been reaffirmed 
in our faith in the rightness of this college, and in the 
vision of its founders. In an era when few women's col- 
leges of national rank endure, we have found that the 
reasons why we should remain a women's college are 
compelling. For our students, we can provide an educa- 
tional setting where gender is interesting but not deter- 
minant of opportunities, a proving ground where 
women comfortably take on any and all positions of 
leadership as a matter of course, and where for four 
years, their ideas are measured only by their merit and 
cogency. The role women of the twenty-first century 
will be asked to play will be considerably more com- 



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plex than that required of most men— if only by virtue 
of the biological imperative to bear children, and the 
layered historical patterns of gender roles. It follows 
that there is a legitimate need for Sweet Briar to 
remain a college designed to help women handle the 
complexit}' they will encounter not onl)' as human 
beings, but also as twenn-first century women. 

These days, most American college students live 
with their parents or share more or less grubby apart- 
ments some distance from a campus. In such a time, 
we have asked ourselves whether we are hopelessly 
old-fashioned, and should abandon our identity as a res- 
idential communit)'. And we have decided that to do so 
would be a serious mistake. For ours is an honest-to- 
goodness community', small, concentrated, deliberate, 
intense. Our students still have a chance almost 
unlieard of in colleges these days to get to know facul- 
ty and staff members as real people— to see how they 
live, what they like to cook, whether their dogs are 
well behaved (mine aren't), and how they struggle, 
sometimes unsuccessfully, to balance their lives. 

We value these interactions, a good example being 
the dinner discussion held at the Chaplain's house last 
month, when fifty Sweet Briar women came to hear 
two science professors talk candidly about their lives 
as scientists, teachers, wives, and nursing mothers. We 
praise the passion with which students draw together 
to effect a change in the visitation policy or plan Step 
Singing or teach Saturday classes to Amherst County 
schoolchildren. It is important to us that a crucial part 
of the educational experience for all our students is 
nothing less than learning to create and sustain a 
healthy community. 

We have asked ourselves whether, in a time when 
many liberal arts colleges are struggling, when many 
people dismiss their value, and opt instead for some- 
thing practical, or job-related, we should remain a liber- 
al arts college? Our answer? Of course we should. In 
fact, we find ourselves in a season of renewal when a 
liberal arts perspective is coming into its most profuse 
flowering. Ours is a time when ceaseless technological 
change has seemingly entered our bloodstream. 
Scientific knowledge in innumerable fields has stopped 
merely growing rapidly and has now begun to 




Applause, applause! from members of the president's family. 



explode. Economic and geopolitical realities shift 
before we can learn them; moral and spiritual compass- 
es whirl: and physical and psychological needs of vast 
segments of human societ>' go unfilled. 

In such a time, when we cannot predict for our stu- 
dents what to expect, when we can only predict 
with any certaint) that the\ will encounter oppor- 
tunities and challenges we could not possibly have 
foreseen, then a liberal arts education becomes more 
important than it has ever been, for it bestows on us 
the abilit)- to put things into perspective, it shows us 
the cormections between things, trains us to analyze, to 
apprehend complexit\-, to see phenomena from many 
different points of view. 

Our college has always striven to provide for stu- 
dents this kind of integration; indeed, many of my pre- 
decessors have spoken to the critical need to help stu- 
dents integrate what they learn. Meta Glass suggested 
in 1925 that we might best think of college as 'the 
period of orientation toward life." 

For Martha Lucas, leading the College immediately 
after World War II, the question of the integration of 
knowledge was the College's greatest challenge: "By 
what catalytic course ... are we to evoke the 
Philosophic Mind, whereby a student may tie together 
the tag ends of his astronomy, sociology, biology and 
art into a synthetic and consistent view of the nature 
of man and his world . . . ?" She believed that "the real 
hope of integrated education is in teachers who are 
themselves integrated himian beings." 

Martha Lucas was right, of course. The real hope 
of Sweet Briar College is its teachers, and they are 
indeed modeling this vet) integration. I have talked 
with each of them individual!)' about their teaching 
and their scholarship, and I can attest that they are liv- 
ing the liberal arts. Bringing as they do very specific 
training in narrow fields from the top graduate schools 
in the country-, they have learned here to talk across 
disciplines, and their own areas of expertise are 
strengthened immeasurab!)' and often changed by their 
interactions with one another As one teacher, anthro- 
pologist Claudia Chang, puts it, 'What we as educators 
provide are the road maps that will allow a new genera- 
tion of students to cross borders, boundaries, and disci- 
plines—and thus to reform the world they will live in " 

In truth, everyone associated with a college is, 
almost by definition, an optimist, thinking far into the 
ftiture, and believing that the hiture can be brighter 
than the present. The business at hand for ever)' stu- 
dent is to prepare for her future; thus, the future is her 
familiar her constant context, provoking both hope 
and (as our seniors can attest) fear.This is a place, then, 
where each )'oung woman comes to learn about the 
strength of her own intellect, to envision what she can 
and must achieve, and to picture a world in which she 
can imagine wanting to live. 

The often-quoted statement b)- c;hrista McAuliff 
the teacher who died so tragically in the Challenger 
explosion, is true as well: "I touch the future— I teach " 



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Teaching, particularly at colleges within the liberal arts 
tradition, is an act of absolute optimism. In and out of 
our classrooms, we provide for our students a self 
adjusting angle of vision, a high vantage point from 
which to survey the scene and put important notions 
together in ways that are not always visible to the 
naked eye. 

We model habits of mind. We, in ever>' discipline, 
know well that the seeds we plant may not blossom in 
the semester they are planted— or even in that decade 
But we do not care. We want to provide context for 
our students such that the)' may throughout their lives 
make sense of their world and contribute to its well- 
being. We English professors teach Wliitman's "Wlien 
Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Blooni'd" or Wordsworth, or 
Dylan Thomas, knowing that the poems will be there, 
will spring into vivid imperative years from now, when 
the student needs them. 

It is not surprising then that we have reaffirmed 
our commitment to integration as our key concept as 
we move into our second century, or that we have 
decided to strengthen the role of our entire communi- 
ty, facult)-, staff and alunmae, in helping students to 
make sense of their education, for we are convinced 
that we must not waste any of our resources, and our 
staff and alumnae are precious resources. Nor should it 
be a surprise that we are reaching back to the values 
practiced by the College in its first years, particularly 
the value of flexibilit>', the eagerness to invent and rein- 
vent, "not tainted," as Connie Guion put it, "with prece- 
dent but open to conviction on every point." 

We are just beginning to glimpse the possibili- 
ties for the future of this college. After all, 
we've only been at it for a century. Blessed 
with 3,300 acres, we are just now starting to explore 
new ways to use our land intelligently— learn how we 
can weave it into our academic programs and into the 
lives of our students. We sense possibilities for our own 
arts programs opening up in our relationship with the 
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. We begin, tenta- 
tively, to investigate opportunities for partnering with 
other institutions, still thinking conventionally, course 
by course, major by major, but aware that with a little 
stretching, a setting aside of preconceived notions, pos- 
sibilities might unfold that we can't even imagine yet. 
And finally, we are beginning to understand that 
our traditional notions of place are inadequate. 
Technology has uncoupled place from physical space. 
In decades past, when Sweet Briar women went 
abroad for a year, they left the College behind. But 
today, in ways that still seem incredible to me, they can 
reconnect to Sweet Briar at any hourThe technology 
exists on our campus, right now, to turn our laptop 
computers into broadcast studios, accessible via the 
Internet, so that the student at St. Andrews in Scotland 
or in Tok7o, Paris, or Seville can hear and see a campus 
discussion virtuciUy, as it is unfolding, and can con- 
tribute to the dialogue— or for that matter, can "attend" 
Junior Banquet and hear her own ode read! You may 




not realize that several members of our faculty are well 
known by their fellow scholars all over the globe who 
have never seen them, but who rely on their excep- 
tional web sites. 

We are just beginning to glimpse the possibilities 
our emerging technologies create, but we begin to see 
that Sweet Briar College, a place in time that began as a 
Virginia plantation, has become an academic place 
found approximately fifteen miles north of Lynchburg, 
and precisely at www.sbc.edu. From plantation to web 
location, site of education, experimentation, internatio- 
nahzation, exploration, imagination— all in less than 
100 years.This is what Sweet Briar College is. It is 
vision, it is possibility, it is place in all the classical and 
visionary' meanings of that word. 

This hour upon this stage, our tin)' place in the 
histor)' of this college, and in human history, feels 
momentous indeed. We are daily aware of a percussive 
and inexorable rush toward the beginning of the sec- 
ond hundred years of Sweet Briar College, a new cen- 
tury, and a new millennium. The Class of 2000 has 
almost completed a freshman year; the Class of 2001 is 
coming. Today we celebrate the myriad strengths on 
which we can draw to educate these students: the 
power of our communit)', the creativit)' of our faculty 
and staff, the wisdom of our alumnae, and the energ)" 
of the young women themselves who are our students. 
They come to us, in the words of President Anne Gary 
Pannell,"not just for an education, but for a Sweet Briar 
education. We must be certain that their experiences 
here will be valid, exciting, mind-stretching!" 

Sweet Briar has been, as Connie Guion put it nine- 
t)' years ago, "a twentieth-centur)' college" and proudly 
so. We are revisioning and reinventing ourselves 
because we will be a twenty-first century college, and 
if we do our work well, it will be hard to match us. 



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President Muhlenfeld with tier mottier and fattier, Mr. and Mrs. 
Merle Showalter. 

President Muhlenteld, tiusband Laurin, and Laurin's mother, Mrs. 
Laurin Wollander 

Eric Finch, fiance of Allison Muhlenfeld, President Muhlenfeld, 
daughter Allison Muhlenfeld. 

Above, top to bottom: 

Christine Bump, Class of 2000, Napa, CA 

Jennifer Savage, Class of 2000, Southfield, Ml 

We couldn't have had the party without him: Archie Waldron, 
director of Food Sen/ices. 



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From top, left to right: 

Associate Professor of Physical Education/Atlnletics Jennifer Crispen 
witfi Nessim Al-Yafi '97, London. 

Wendy lglel:eart '78, Alumnae Association Board, Mel Smitfi (fiusband 
of Locfirane Coleman Smitfi '76), Gordon Beemer H'21 (tiusband of ttne 
late Florence Woelfel Elston-Beemer '21). 

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And tfie band played on. 



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The Priestly Tribe: 

The Supreme Court's Image 
in the American Mind 

Barbara A. Perry 

Associate Professor of Government, Sweet Briar College 







Professor Barbara Perry, 
Keynote Speaker and Chair, 
1 997 Winter Forums 
Committee 



"I'm going to take this case all the way to the 
Supreme Court!" How often have we heard that 
sentiment expressed over the years? In a sense, 
such a declaration of judicial confidence (mis- 
placed though it might be') illustrates how 
embedded the concept of the high tribunal is 
in the American consciousness. The 1997 
Winter Forums were devoted to exploring 
how nine black-robed jurists, ensconced in 
an imposing "marble palace," have developed 
and continue to maintain such a captivating 
pubUc image. This topic is of practical, not 
merely academic, interest because the legiti- 
macy of the Court's decisions rests, in part, on its status 
in the public mind. 

The topic is dear to me for a number of reasons. 
Over 20 years ago, an inspiring professor at the 
University of Louisville introduced me to the fascinat- 
ing story of the Supreme Court in a yearlong course on 
U.S. constitutional histor)'. It has been the abiding 
focus of my teaching and research ever since. My fasci- 
nation with the institution culminated with the oppor- 
tunit)' of a lifetime— the chance to serve as the 1994- 
95 Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United 
States. During my )ear at the Court, 1 worked in the 
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief 
Justice. One of my duties there included briefing some 
of the nearly one million annual visitors to the Court. I 
spoke to nearly 3,000 foreign dignitaries, students, busi- 
ness executives, and academics, some of whom made 
pilgrimages from as far away as MongoUa and 
Kazaklistan to learn about the jewel in America's judi- 
cial crown. 

1 was honored to inaugurate the Sweet Briar 
series, whose title was borrowed from my forthcoming 
book on the Court. My keynote address on January 8 
provided a historical context for the Court's public 
. image. Entitled "The Priestl) Tribe or Nine Old Men? 
The Supreme Court During the New Deal," the talk 
briefly traced the development of the Supreme Court s 
image from the institution's inception as the most 
obscure branch of government to its full partnership 
with the president and Congress. Its journe\' from the 
unknown to the most re\ertd branch of government 
was aided by the symbols of its trade, including the 
black robe. As federal Judge Jerome Frank noted 
(derogatorily) in 1949, "The robe . . . gives the 





impression of unifor- 

mit} in the decisions of the 

priestly tribe. Says the uniform black garment to the 

public mind: Judges attain their wisdom from a single 

superhuman source; their individual attitudes must 

never have an)' effect on what they decide ."' 

Bolstering this priesth image in the twentieth 
centur)' was the erection of the "marble temple," the 
Supreme Court's first permanent and separate edifice, 
which was completed in 1935 Moreover the justices 
of the U.S. Supreme Court (on both sides of the battle 
with President Franklin Roosevelt over the New Deal) 
clung tightly to their image of impartialit)', fairness, and 
independence throughout the 1930s— even in their 
most contentious and politically charged decisions. In 
addition, the media transmitted that image to the pub- 
lic, whose favorable opinions toward the Court are evi- 
dent in polling data from the era. 

Nevertheless, image and realit}- of the Court col- 
lided during the New Deal crisis. The clash between 
the justices and FDR embodied two competing strands 
of the Court's modern history-. Inserting itself so boldly 
and obviously into the go\ernmental process is said to 
have politicized the Court. Yet if FDR's Court-packing 
proposal represented the nadir of the Court's sullied 
image, its rescue b)' Congress in defeating the plan 
helped to restore the tribunal's revered status, 
("ongress's salvaging of the independent judiciary' — 
ensuring that it was be>ond the reach of the more 
political branches— was truly a "defining moment" in 
the (Ajurt's history, to quote Chief Justice William H. 
Rehnquist. 



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Professor Karen O'Connor 

Photo by Melissa Laitsel. American University 



Professor Karen O'Connor 
of American Universit)', who pre- 
sented the second lecture in the 
series on January' IS, also includ- 
ed a historical overview— this 
one on the development of 
women's rights through the 
Supreme Court's interpretation 
of the Constitution and federal 
statutes, as well as the impact of 
women justices on the Court's 
resolution of issues involving 
gender Dr. O'Connor, a lawyer 
and political scientist, described 
in vivid detail how the justices 
moved from their 1873 declara- 
tion that women were suited 
only for motherhood and domes- 
tic chores and, therefore, could not be lawyers, to their 
most recent pronouncement in 1996 that women must 
be given an equal chance to attend state-funded mili- 
tary academies like VMI. 

Obviously, the presence of the first two female 
justices — Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader 
Ginsburg— has influenced the Court's shift in postures 
on gender rights. In fact, O'Connor's research has 
revealed the striking impact of Justice O'Connor on 
her colleagues in gender cases during the chief justice- 
ship of Warren Burger One of O'Connor's first opin- 
ions for the Court, and the controlling precedent in the 
VMI case, came in a gender discrimination suit involv- 
ing a single-sex, state university in Mississippi. After 
her talk. Professor O'Connor graciously participated in 
an informal luncheon with students. Her enthusiasm 
and innovative ideas for teaching American govern- 
ment and public law made a lasting impact on col- 
leagues and students alike. She even inspired Professor 
Steve Bragaw to create a web site for the Department 
of Government at Sweet Briar. Look for it on an inter- 
net connection near you! 

For the third Winter Forum, Sweet Briar experi- 
enced an embarrassment of rich- 
es. Two speakers with close ties 
to the Supreme Court generously 
devoted their time and knowl- 
edge to the series. General 
William K. Suter, Clerk of Court, 
and Harvey Rishikof recently 
Administrative Assistant to the 
Chief Justice, agreed to present a 
joint program on the Court. 
General Suter, Assistant Judge 
Advocate General of the Army 
from 1985-90, has served as the 
Clerk at the Supreme Court for 
six years. Not to be confused 
with law clerks — those recent 
law school graduates who work 
with individual justices for one 
ytHT—the Clerk is responsible for 









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receiving and processing all of 
the 7,000-1- petitions that arrive 
at the Court annually. In his talk, 
entitled 'Inside the Supreme 
Court," General Suter presented a 
riveting picture of the daily oper- 
ation of the institution. Indeed, 
he brought to life the inner 
workings of the Court, the jus- 
tices, and their staffs. Still dis- 
playing his proud military bear- 
ing, the General spoke convinc- 
ingly of the "disciplined and hard- 
working " nature of the justices as 
they labor to determine answers 
to some of the most controver- 
sial and wrenching issues of the 
era. Indeed, the Clerk communi- 
cated the precise image that I argue raises the Supreme 
Court above the common perception of other puWic 
officials. 

Following General Suter, Harvey Rishikof 
described the compelling image that the Supreme 
Court and the entire federal judiciary present abroad. 
Speaking on "The Supreme Court as a World Export," 
Mr Rishikof joked that federal judges rank with blue 
jeans and Coca-Cola as America's most popular current 
exports! As a native of Canada and a recent visitor to 
Russia and Haiti with a committee of judges, he has 
gained a clear picture of how other countries view the 
American judiciary. The former aide to Chief Justice 
Rehnquist highlighted the unique combination of criti- 
cal characteristics that render the federal judiciary the 
envy of nations throughout the world. For example, 
judicial independence (especially in budgetary mat- 
ters), superb support services, life tenure, and impartial 
disciplinary action against judges make them effective 
and highly respected public servants. He concluded by 
noting that the U.S. Constitution binds Americans 
together in a civil religion. As the tinal interpreter of 
that document, the Court has developed a priestly 

image that contributes to its abili- 
ty to mold national consensus. 

At the end of their presenta- 
tions General Suter and Mr 
Rishikof participated in a panel 
discussion in response to audi- 
ence questions. They both 
offered enlightening, as well as 
entertaining, answers to ques- 
tions ranging from, "What are the 
most common misconceptions of 
the Court? " to "Does the Court's 
policy of allowing spectators the 
option of staying just three min- 
utes to hear a brief portion of 
the oral arguments disrupt the 
dignity of the proceedings?" 
Sweet Briar House was the site of 
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guest speakers, who dined with stu- 
dents and local judges and attor- 
neys. We were also pleased that 
Elaine Schuster '58, Beryl Bergquist 
Farris 71, and Joyce Coleman '85. 
prominent Sweet Briar alumnae in 
the field of law, were able to join us. 

Our final participant in the 
Winter Forums, Ms. Joan Biskupic, 
presented a journalist's view of the 
judiciary from her vantage point as 
the Supreme Court correspondent 
for the Washington Post. A five-year 
veteran of that position, she dis- 
cussed the topic, "The Supreme 
Court in American Life," with refer- 
ences to several of the current term's 
most contentious cases, namely, the 
physician-assisted suicide dispute, Paula Jones's sexual 
harassment suit against Bill Clinton, and a challenge to 
the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Ms. Biskupic 
ended her talk with an anecdote that illustrates how 
Hollywood views the role of the media vis-a-vis govern- 
mental institutions. During preparation for filming of 
The Pelican Brief, the movie based on John Grisham's 
best-selling thriller in which two fictional members of 
the Supreme Court are murdered, popular actor Denzel 
Washington visited Ms. Biskupic at the Court to learn 
more about the enigmatic tribunal. She recalled that 
he asked her,"'Who[ml did_)'o» bring down?" In other 
words, he assumed that as a journalist, she would be 
responsible for the undoing of public officials! Ms. 
Biskupic concluded with the truism that the justices 
are 'mortal and fallible" human beings. My book 
argues, however, that some public officials (in the exec- 
utive and legislative branches) are perceived as more 
'fallible" than others, and that for a variety of historical, 
professional, constitutional, and behavioral reasons. 
Supreme Court justices have tended to rise above an 
image of fallibility in the public mind. 

Ms. Biskupic left ample time for audience queries 
and expertly fielded over a dozen of them. They 
reflected the public's concern with term limits for fed- 
eral judges, the inadequacy of labels 
such as judicial activism and strict 
constructionist, the impact of public 
opinion on the Court's decisions, 
how Justice Clarence Thomas is per- 
forming on the bench, whether ju.s- 
tices frequently disappoint their 
appointing presidents, the distinc- 
tion between ethical values and 
legal interpretation in the Court's 
rulings, whether justices personalize 
their judicial disagreements, the 
finality of the Court's rulings, the 
qualifications of nominees appoint- 
ed to the Court, and the possibility 
of lobbying of the justices by the 
executive or legislative branches of 




Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court correspon 
dent for tine Washington Post 



government. The vast range of 
sophisticated questions posed by 
the audience was reflective of 
the enduring hold that the Court 
maintains on the American mind. 
In fact, the Sunday before Ms. 
Biskupic appeared at Sweet Briar, 
she published a feature article in 
the Washington Post on the per- 
sistent relevance of the Court to 
the lives of Americans as illustrat- 
ed this term by the standing- 
room-only audiences at the tri- 
bunal's oral arguments on politi- 
cally and morally charged issues. 
Sweet Briar's policy of 
sponsoring a Winter Term course 
that parallels the Winter Forum's 
topic was again a rousing success. Professor Bragaw of 
the Government Department taught an enlightening 
class on "The Supreme Court in Its Political 
Environment," and the popularity of both the topic and 
the instructor was reflected in the fact that it was over- 
subscribed with twenty-two students. We hope that 
the Forums and the speakers enlivened the topic for 
them as much as it seemed to for our public audi- 
ences, which numbered several hundred each week. 
Those of us associated with the series were sorry to 
see it end, for it provided an intellectual spark to 
relieve the post-holiday, mid-winter doldrums. We can 
relive the excitement, however, in the coming months 
when C-SPAN (the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs 
Network, not to be confused with CNN) broadcasts the 
talks, all four of which they taped. With reception 
available in 69 million households across the nation, 
the College is looking forward to unprecedented expo- 
sure. (The first broadcast occurred on February 8.) 

At the laying of the cornerstone of the new 
Supreme Court building in 1932, Chief Justice Charles 
Evans Hughes proclaimed, "The Republic endures and 
this is the symbol of its faith " In the depths of the 
Great Depression, many Americans must have won- 
dered if the country (much less the Court) would 

endure. Indeed, both have and 
we hope that memories of and 
Ixiiowledge from our successful 
1 997 Winter Forums Series will 
tlo so as weU. 

' ['lie Court currently hears only about 
40 cases out of over 7,000 appeals 
each year. 

'Jerome Frank, Courts on Trial: Myth 
mill Reiility in American Justice 
(New York: Athcncum. IQd""). pp. 256- 




Harvey Risliil<of, former aide fo Chief Justice 
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Learning 

in 

Atlanta 

Living 

Rooms 

By Sue Lawton Mobley '55 



"w-^7-Tlicn Anne Sheffield 
\ Ik / Hale '54 went to Sweet 

T T Briar's Fall Alumnae 
Council as Atlanta's Alumnae 
Club Bulb Chairman in the mid- 
sixties, she had no idea that she 
was about to inititiate three 
decades of continual learning in 
Atlanta's living rooms. While lis- 
tening to Alumnae Council 
reports, she learned of the Living 
Room Learning program that was 
so popular in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Presented in cooperation with 
the Adult Education Division of 
Cleveland (College at what is now 
Case Western Reserve University, 
Living Room Learning was a suc- 
cess with Cleveland's Sweet Briar 
alumnae. (The University called 
its Sweet Briar contact "The 
Responsible Friend"!) 

Back in Atlanta, Anne Hale 
recruited her own responsible 
friends — Sue Burnett Davis '32, 
Nancy HaU Green '64, Betsy 
Meade Hastings '56, Harriet 
Houston Shaffer '64, and Newell 
Bryan Tozzer' 55 — to form an 
organizing committee to bring 



Living Room Learning to life. 
Lively it has been ever since! 

The 1997 brochure explains 
the purpose of the gatherings: 

Living Room Learning is 
designed for those who seek 
university-level education with- 
out academic credit Weekly 
classes are based on lecture and 
discussion of a selected topic. 
Over the past twenty-eight years 
this program has encompassed 
a variety of subjects— literature, 
art history, American foreign 
policy, theology, social change, 
business ethics, and public 
health. The course has been 
designed to appeal to Sweet 
Briar alumnae and friends 
who wish to broaden their area 
of interest Special emphasis is 
placed on contemporary devel- 
opments. 

The lecturers have come 
from a variety of backgrounds. 
Professors from Georgia State 
LIniversity, Emory University, and 
Agnes Scott College have regular- 
ly presented outstanding pro- 
grams. In recent years we have 
learned from Catherine Sims, for- 
mer dean of Sweet Briar College 
and a perennial favorite of Living 
Room Learners {Europe, 1994); 
Dr Philip S. Brachman, Rollins 
School of Public Health at Emory 
University {Public Health Issues, 
1995); and Gwen Cleghorn, long- 
time English teacher at Atlanta's 
Westminster Schools {Revelation: 
Universal Ideas in Literature). 
This year's program was present- 
ed by Monique Seefried, a curator 
of Near Eastern Art at the Michael 
C. Carlos Museum at Emory 
University, who enlightened us 



about Islam Between East and 
West.Vms was one of the most 
popular topics we have studied; 
Ms. Seefried is a professor extra- 
ordinaire and no one missed a 
lecture if at all possible. 

Although the course is not 
publicly advertised, the annual 
brochure mailing, as well as 
"word of mouth," fills living 
rooms each winter. A list of 
friends of Sweet Briar alumnae is 
increased regularly as more peo- 
ple become aware of the pro- 
gram (alumnae are given prefer- 
ence if space is tight). Inclusion 
of non-alumnae provides a won- 
derful mix of interested and 
interesting people. Sweet Briar is 
at the same time associated with 
serious education and a most 
enjoyable group of individuals! 

Held in the gray months of 
January and February on 
Wednesday mornings at ten 
o'clock, the lectures are an annu- 
al event for many Atlanta 
women. Having been provided 
with a supplementary reading 
list in advance, some will have 
started background reading on 
the subject to be presented 
before the first session. 
Questions and discussion are 
encouraged during each lecture. 

This is a self-perpetuating 
program in that Sweet Briar 
alumnae often provide names of 
lecturers and suggestions for top- 
ics. They generously offer their 
homes (a large living room is 
always a target!). Two homes are 
used for eight-week sessions and 
one home for a six-week session, 
the length of the program 
depending on the availability and 




1997 Lecturer Monique Seefried, 
curator of Near Eastern Art, Michael C. 
Carlos Museum at Emory University 

lesson plan of the lecturer 

During the year between 
Living Room Learnings, there is a 
great deal of conversation about 
the lectures— the success of the 
last one and the anticipation of 
the next one. Sweet Briar is men- 
tioned often, and there is gen- 
uine gratitude for the program 
from the "students" who await 
the brochure each fall. 

Wliether it's Renaissance 
Art, The Future of Computers 
and You, or a yet-to-be deter- 
mined subject, a living room will 
be full next January with eager 
Learners! 




Winifred Storey Davis '61 ; Carolyn 
Tolbert Smith '53 




L-r: Kathy Barnes Hendricks '70; Elvira McMillan Tate '65; Jane 
Lauderdale Armstrong '78 



Catherine Tift Porter '44; Suzanne Barnes 
Inman '72 



Dorothy Malone Yates '42; Betty 
Haverty Smith '44 



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Jane ^ 

Feltus 

Welch 

Onstage, 

Offstage, 

and 

Backstage 

By Enid Slack '57 



The voice on my answering 
maciiine speaks in a soft, gracious 
tone:"Enid, this is Ruth Ellen 
[Ruth Ellen Green Calhoun '57]. 
I'm excited to tell you that Jane 
Feltus Welch '55 is coming to 
Denver to play in Edvi'ard Albee's 
Three Tall Women Mou remember 
her— from here in Natchez— 
always in plays, all four years at 
Sweet Briar." 

Ah, the magic of the Sweet 
Briar cormection! 1 phoned Jane 
Welch, with whom 1 had had no 
contact for 42 years. The comfort 
of shared classrooms, professors, 
and traditions made it seem that 
only days had passed— lovely 
Although Jane lives in Louisville, 
no strong southern accent 
emerged. 1 heard the deep, 
trained voice of an actress who 
speaks from somewhere below 
her rib cage. 

Then, together with 
classmate Joan 
Grafmueller Grier '57 and 
Sweet Briar Board of 
Directors member Jane 
Merkle Borden '65,1 saw 

Jane Feltus Welch '55 

/nse(.- Jane as "A" in Three Tall 
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Jane Welch in Three Tall Women's 
leading role (played by Maggie 
Smith in London). Wow! A tour 
de force performance. Jane had 
made me promise not to tell her 
when we would be in the audi- 
ence. "Knowing about friends, 
plus Opening Nights, are my pres- 
sure points," she explained. 

At 63, Jane has a kind, 
always-interested-in-life facial 
expression, blond hair pulled 
back in a bim, and tall, graceful 
posture.The day we chatted, she 
looked like a stylish understated- 
ly-dressed New Yorker. She wore 
dark trousers, a long tweed coat 
with a hand-loomed scarf of dark 
greens and browns thrown 
around her neck, and a tote bag 
over her shoulder. She had taken 
the downtown minibus to meet 
me and, in spite of her demand- 
ing schedule (only Sundays off), 
she appeared relaxed and eager 
to visit. 

Jane spends a fair amount of 
time in New York. "All the audi- 
tions take place there," she 
explained, and she is a nonstop 
theatre-goer. 

Three Tall Women marks 
Jane's debut at the Denver City 
Theatre Company, one of the 
country's most outstanding resi- 
dent companies, and the largest 
between Chicago and the West 
Coast. In this 1994 Pulitzer Prize 
winner (Albee's third), she plays a 
very old woman reviewing her 
difficult, often sad and ironic life. 

The audience sees this 
woman at three stages. The char- 
acters are given no names, only 
letters. "C" represents her at age 
26,"B" at 52, and "A" at 92, por- 
trayed by Jane. She was so con- 
vincing that someone in the audi- 
ence was overheard saying, "1 bet 
in real life A is 80." A Denver Post 



critic wrote, "Mouth drawn into a 
grimace of discontent, querulous 
and demanding, Jane Welch stun- 
ningly creates a frightening pic- 
ture of all the worst aspects of 
aging." 

During its eight-week run 
the play, based on the life of 
Albee's adoptive mother and 
their uncommunicative relation- 
ship, became so popular that 
extra performances were added. 

"I love Three Tall Women" 
said Jane. "You feel as though 
you've thought those thoughts or 
heard them expressed. It's a uni- 
versal story of aging.The compro- 
mises we make in life— what we 
expected and what we get." 

Last year in Springfield, 
Massachusetts, indicative of 
her versatility, Jane played 
the part of "B," the middle-aged 
woman. "At the time I thought it 
was the best role in the play.'B' 
fascinated me. She was in the 
prime of her life. Now I think A' 
is the best role. A much richer 
role I realize now." 

And a much longer, more 
demanding one. Jane is onstage 
and speaking almost 90 percent 
of the time. "There's a lot of lis- 
tening in Three Tall Women" 
according to Jane. "That's a very 
important aspect of acting. You 
have to listen, and carefully, not 
just for your cue, but in your 
character." 

Both on and off the boards, 
Jane's commitment, quiet disci- 
pline, and love of her work come 
through to those around her. Her 
interest in theatre came into 
focus at Sweet Briar Long before 
that, as a child growing up in 
Natchez, Mississippi, "My mother 
was kind of the Helen Hayes of 
little theatre," said Jane. "My father 



.idored my wanting to be an 
actress. When my parents had 
company, I would stand up and 
recite poems. Later I was sent to 
.1 Northwestern University sum- 
mer acting program for liigh 
school students." 

At Sweet Briar Jane majored 
in drama. I remember what a hit 
she made as "Elvira" in Noel 
Coward's Blithe Spirit. 

"After graduation in 1955, 
four of us planned to seek fame 
and fortune in New York," she 
reminisced. "One by one, through 
the summer, they called and 
backed out. I went on, alone " 

Jane managed to secure an 
enviable slot in THE place to 
study, the celebrated 
Neighborhood Playhouse School 
of the Theatre, under the direc- 
tion of Sanford Meisner Until his 
death at 91 last February, Meisner 
was known as one of the most 
influential American acting teach- 
ers of this century. His students 
included Gregory Peck, Diane 
Kcaton, and Joanne Woodward. 
From Jane's class Meisner invited 
two of his students to study pri- 
vately with him— Robert Duvall 
and Jane Feltus. 

A charming University of 
Virginia law student named 
James Welch also discovered 
Jane. They married, moved to 
Louisville, James' home, and had 
three children, James, Jr, Lucy, 
and Eliza, all of whom came, with 
their children, to see Jane per- 
form in Tl}ree Tall Women. 

Jane kept a foot in stage 
door entrances by performing in 
Louisville theatre and 
one-woman produc- 
tions. With her high 
energy, she also 
became a community' 
and social force. She 
raised funds for the 
Louisville Opera 
Company, held major 
positions in her 
Presb^lerian church, 
and was active in the 
Junior League. 

With a deeply 
supportive family and 
a peach of a husband 



who is extremely proud of her 
career, Jane decided in 1982, at 
age 49, to return seriously to the 
theatre. Typical of her ability to 
track with the best, she again 
studied acting in New York, this 
time with Academy Award-win- 
ning actress Geraldine Page (The 
Road to BoimtifiiD. 

"That got my motor running 
again," Jane declares. "Geraldine 
taught well. Going back to the- 
atre made my final dream in life 
come true." 

For the last 12 years Jane 
has played every season in major 
regional theatre productions, and 
in Hollywood films from 
Massachusetts to Oregon. 

"1 think live theatre, next to 
reading, is the most exciting way 
to have your mind stretched. I'd 
feel that even if I weren't an 
actress," Jane says with convic- 
tion. Then, philosophically,"It's so 
tough, this business.The rejection 
is incredible. What makes me 
keep at it? I adore acting. It's very 
fulfilling to be in somebody else's 
skin — to create another human 
being. We've all got these dark 
sides. Acting is finding a different 
human being than you are and 
making her breathe. We "ve aU got 
so many selves." 

The many "selves" of Jane 
Feltus Welch — actress, communi- 
ty leader, wife, and family nurtur- 
er, inspire her sisters of every 
age. Asked what would be the 
next role for Jane, her husband 
Jim replied,"! dont know yet. But 
if its out there, she "II go after it."' 




Playwright Edward Albee, perhaps best known for his 
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Whatever 

Happened 

To....? 



By Ann Marshall Whitley '47 
Curator, Sweet Briar Museum 

A call came recently for 
information about the Sophomore 
Wall.>XTiere was it, was it still in 
use, did I have a photo? 

It is still in use holding up 
the embankment leading from the 
basement of Randolph dormitor)' 
to the Quad. Sophomores no 
longer claim it. They inherited a 
large rock next to the Freshman 
Hitcliing Post, which now stands 
in front of Benedict (formerl)' 
called Academic). I don't know 
exactly when the transfer from 
the wall to the rock took place, 
but it was after the freshmen had 
to give up their Freshman 
Fireplug for a Freshnian Hitching 
Post, as a result of a fire in 
Crammer dormitory. (Tliere was 
so much paint on the fireplug 
that the firefighters couldn't open 
it to attach hoses — the fire was 
put out by a bucket brigade!) 

Tliese changes led me to 
reminisce nostalgically over oth- 
ers in the past 50 years. 

Alumnae returning to cam- 
pus in recent years after a long 
absence have wondered what 
happened to the reflecting pool 
in front of the librarv'. Current stu- 
dents who come to the museum 
and see old photos of the pool 
ask the same question: where did 
it go? Actually, it's still there- 
buried in place. When the grass is 
cut short, the dim oblong outline 
of the pool still can be seen. 

Spring creates a certain 
ambience at Sweet Briar. Daylight 
conies early Birds chirp loudly at 
dawn; deer run through the c;uii- 
pus; students get spring fever; 
bodies appear in bikinis in the 
East Dell, nearly causing auto acci- 
dents in the traffic circle; arcades 
begin to smell of suntan oil; 



exams loom ominously on the 
horizon ...and the library- packs in 
students day and night. 

The students got rid of the 
library's reflecting pool. Frogs 
always had taken over the pool in 
spring; their croaking was a caco- 
phany loud enough to set your 
teeth on edge. Never-ending, it 
reverberated through the libran s 
rooms and corridors from sunset 
until dawn. The students finally 
revolted: the pool was drained 
and buried. 1 have never under- 
stood why it couldn't have been 
emptied each spring rather than 
buried. It certainh' added a finish- 
ing touch to the library's hand- 
some facade. 

Night floodlights sliining on 
the statue of Faith on Monument 
Hill had a brief fling at fame, too. 
What a lovely sight— to look up at 
the statue from the College below 
during the hours of darkness and 
see it glowing like a beacon. 
Unfortunately the lights drew too 
much attention from party-mind- 
ed people; the trash and litter as 
well as vandalized tombstones 
among the graves, caused the 
removal of the lights. Tilings are 
peaceful again on Monument Hill. 
Those resting there in eternal 
sleep have the hours of darkness 
to themselves. 

Then there was the Sweet 
Briar Dairy. We do miss our beauti- 
ful holstein cows, as well as our 
yogurt, but with all of the govern- 
ment's unfunded mandates on 
farmers, including Sweet Briar, the 
price was too high to pay. Sweet 
Briar decided our money must go 
to educate our students, rather 
than into government coffers as 
fines, or into new dairy buildings. 
So, farewell, beloved bovines. 

Wlien I was a student during 
the World War 11 years, we loved 
the lake. We swam to the dam, 
paddled canoes, and rowed. We 
had Spring Lake Day with sports, 
picnics, prizes, blue ribbons, and 
great fim. Now there are two 
lakes, neither the scene of much 
activity. Today's students use the 
Prothro Natatorium— the gor- 
geous indoor pool at the gym. 
Such luxury— a heated pool! Why 




Tfie library reflected in its pool 

swim in a muddy old lake? Well— 
during WWII, there was no beauti- 
ful, Olympic-size pool. But we did 
love; no chlorine; full sunlight; 
peaceable blue sky above; floating 
in an innertube; a suntan; beavers; 
turtles; bluegills; serenity and 
quiet; a place to think and dream; 
nature at its best. 

Remember the Refectory? 
All the good smells of cookies and 
fresh bread baking. Tliere were 
water canifes on each table, and 
chimes announced mealtimes. 
Diners were not harassed by rau- 
cous announcements over a pub- 
lic address system. Tlie seniors 
were always there to make cer- 
tain that some lowly underclass- 
man didn't walk up their Colden 
Stairs. There were lovely formal 
dances on special occasions, 
replete with fiowers and a dance 
band on the balcony. Christmas 
dinner was by candleliglit. Only in 



Photo from 1 957 Briar Patch 

memory! Today, the Refectory is 
the stellar Anne Gary Pannell Art 
Gallery. 

1 remember meeting buddies 
in the cupola at the front of Gray 
dormitory to see who was getting 
on or off the Lynchburg Tran.sit 
bus that stopped hourly below, or 
to view what was happening in 
the Quad. Now the cupola is a 
bell tower and the old buses are 
ghosts in one's mind. 

Freshman Aprons became 
passe in 1948. The gentle hazing 
of the early years was just too 
juvenile for young women after 
the WWII years. Freshmen were 
also relieved of memorizing the 
names of all sophomores. Other 
things were more important— like 
studying. 

What happened to the spe- 
cial cookies for holidays? Hatchet- 
shaped for George Washington's 
birthday; turkeys at nianksgiving; 



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humpbacked cats for Halloween: 
rabbits for Easter; assorted Santas 
for Christmas, as well as camels, 
Christmas trees and stars. Ah, 
progress: suddenly there were too 
many students and too few cook- 
ie cutters.The wonderful old 
handmade tin cutters are now in 
our Sweet Briar Museum. 

One of the most important 
places on campus was the post 
office.Years ago when there was 
only one extension phone on 
each hall and virtually no long- 
distance calls were made, letter 
writing was a necessit)-. Only the 
facult)' had private phones. 
Because we had to go to the 
Information Office to place a 
long-distance call, and also had to 
reverse the charges, nobody 
called off campus, unless some- 
thing like a broken leg or a near- 
fatal illness was involved. 
Fortimately, most of us were 
sound of limb and wind. For many 
years there was only one phone 
line from the campus to the great 
outside world. 

So, for students, the post 
office was the lifeline to the 
world beyond. Until recently, the 
post office had never found a real- 
ly permanent home. First, it was 
located in the Sweet Briar House 
basement, while the house was 
the administration building. Wlien 
Fletcher was built in 1925, the 
post office moved to its ba.se- 
ment. Along came the Book Shop 
and faculty apartment building: 



Photo from 1957 Briar Patch 

the post office again found shel- 
ter in a subterranean setting. 
Because of inadequate space 
there, it moved to the basement 
of Manson dormitor>'. It could 
have started a sideline of growing 
mushrooms in so many dark, dank 
surroundings! Today the post 
office is roomily, coEily housed 
under the Security Office beliind 
the Bistro in the Wailes Student 
Center— still in a basement nearly 
95 years later, but not like a stray 
dog with no home of its own. 

Many riders first heard of the 
"Forward Seat "at the original sta- 
ble; how proud the Department 
of Physical Education was to be 
able to provide an indoor ring 
and horse stalls by the early 
1930s. Long a place of beehive 
activity, the old stable gave way in 
the 1960s to an installation of 
first-class accommodation, the 
Harriet Howell Rogers Riding 
Center on the other side of cam- 
pus near Monument Hill. 

Now the old stable area is 
used for storage of College 
castoffs. Full of used refrigerators, 
stoves, three-legged chairs, bath- 
tubs on legs, basins and com- 
modes, battered, scarred dormito- 
ry' hirnishings, dishwashers — 
"broken everything"'— it is a par- 
adise for scroungers. I go reli- 
giously tltree or four times a year 
on pilgrimage to search out great, 
wondrous things for the museum. 
1 have found many, including the 
original 1902 model of the first 



College buildings, earh' hardware 
from those buildings, many fine 
old farm tools, book shelving, my 
office desk, and taping and work 
tables. The entire old stable area 
was transformed to serve utilitari- 
an purposes when our students 
and horses moved to one of the 
best riding facilities in the coun- 
tr)'. Again we make progress. 

The renovation of Manson, 
Carson, Randolph, and Crammer 
dormitories is quite remarkable. 
The building's exteriors remain 
the same, but some find it hard to 
believe the air-conditioning, ceil- 
ing fans, up-t(>date bathrooms, ori- 
ental carpets, and elevators. Yes: 
ground zero to top deck at the 
push of a button! Whoever would 
have believed this transformation 
possible 50 years ago? 

Daisy's garden, that quiet lit- 
tle sheltered spot formerh buried 
behind giant boxwoods and long 
overgrown to the point that it 
became unusable for an^ihing 
other than a game of hide-and- 
seek or a place tor birds to nest, 
now is opened up, terraced and 
landscaped. It is a beautiful place 
with lovely cast-iron furniture and 
a charming vista past the (iarden 
Cottage to the small fountain with 
its cherub figure. Used for out- 
door hmctions, it is a marvelous 
addition to the College grounds. 



With her love of all growing 
things and the beauty of flower- 
ing plants and trees, Daisy must 
think that the metamorphosis of 
her little vegetable patch is a 
childhood dream come true. 

Perhaps the best change for 
alumnae is their new home in the 
old Boxwood Inn, now the 
Boxwood Alumnae House. The 
building was gutted, rebuilt, glori- 
fied, and re-landscaped, through 
the generosit)' of an anonymous 
alumna. Bright sunny offices, a 
lovely reception room, and a new 
terrace overlook the himt field 
and the mountains, with the 
Sweet Briar Museum in the lower 
level. 

We may not have cookies for 
special holidays anymore, but 
Sweet Briar has been rated by its 
students in a national survey as 
providing the best college food in 
the U.S.A. Come tr)' some! 

Sweet Briar House and eigh- 
teen of our early college buildings 
are now listed on the Virginia and 
the National Registers of Historic 
Places. 

Indeed Sweet Briar has come 
a long way in all aspects since the 
first .35 students arrived by horse- 
drawn vehicles in 1 906. We move 
with the times. But we also save 
the best from the past while 
preparing for the future. 




Tlie bus from Lynchburg drops oft SBC shoppers in front of Gray 

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The Class of 1997 

Sweet Briar Seniors 
PLEDGE MORE THAN 
$12,000 TO COLLEGE 

The Sweet Briar (College 
Class of 1997 has raised $12,505 
to be split between the College's 
Annual Fund and a special 
endowed fund for future pro- 
jects. Additional funds from a 
$5,()()t) challenge grant brought 
the Class of 1997 Senior Pledge 
Campaign totals to $17,505. 

The seniors surpassed their 
original goal of $10,000 and set 
new records for campaign partic- 
ipation with 100 seniors (88 per- 
cent) making a pledge. The previ- 
ous participation record was set 
by the Class of 1996 with 76.9 
percent of its membership mak- 
ing pledges. 

The class voted to create 
The Class of 1997 Endowment 
Fund as a way to give back to 
the College so as to benefit 
future generations of Sweet Briar 
students. 

"The purpo.se of the senior 
gift is to reach beyond ourselves 
and into the future," said Class 
President Margaret Jenkins. "Our 
gift will continue to grow with 
the years, enabling us to accom- 
plish things yet unimagined. As 
Lao-Tse said, A journey of a thou- 
sand miles must begin with a sin- 
gle step.' Today, we are about to 
take that first momentous step." 

A group of anonymous 
donors was so impressed with 



the Class of 1997's campaign 
that thc\' made a challenge grant, 
offering $5,000 if the class met 
its $10,000 goal.The class sur- 
passed that goal, raising $12,500 
which, when added to the chal- 
lenge money, gave them a grand 
total of $17,500. 

Participating students 
pledged donations now with a 
promise to pa\' in full within four 
years. Their first payment is due 
by June 30, 1998, giving them a 
full year after graduation to get 
settled into a career or graduate 
school. 

The Cla.ss of 1997 Endow- 
ment Fund will be spent on 
future College projects as deter- 
mined by the class. A percentage 
of the interest income earned 
from the fund's principal will be 
used to fund special projects, 
while the rest will be reinvested 
into the principal. This allows the 
fund to perpetuate. 

Unrestricted gifts to the 
College's Annual Fund are used 
to help run the da}-to-da)- opera- 
tions of the College, sending 
money where it is needed most, 
primarily toward student scholar- 
ships and facuin' salaries. 

Here's to 1997: Rosatn 
Quae Meruit Ferat! 




Paul Cronin 

Paul Cronin Honored by 
Virginia Horse Council 

Paul (Cronin, director of the 
Sweet Briar College Riding 
Program, has been named 
Outstanding Educator tor 1997 
by the Virginia Horse Council 

A recognized Affiliated 
National Riding Commission 
(ANRC) judge and a No. 1 rated 
rider, Cronin is liiglily regarded by 
the national riding community as 
a judge, trainer, and educator. He 
has coached Sweet Briar teams to 
1 2 ANRC national championships 
or reserve championships, and 
has coached numerous Sweet 
Briar riders to the winner's circle 
in International Horse Show 
Association (IHSA) competitions. 
His students have gone on to suc- 
cess in the international horse 



world, as instructors, judges, and 
competitors. 

Oonin came to Sweet Briar 
in 1963 when the Riding Program 
consisted of about 20 students 
and recreational riding in modest 
facilities. Today, more than 120 stu- 
dents take advantage of a compre- 
hensive curriculum which offers 
more than 20 courses ranging 
from basic riding position to 
advanced training of young 
horses. Tliree areas of emphasis in 
hunter/show horses, training and 
schooling, and hunter/cross coun- 
tr>' provide opportunities for all 
levels of riders, from expert to 
absolute beginner. 

Cronin was instrumental in 
the design and construction of 
the (College's Harriet Howell 
Rogers Riding Center, one of the 
premier college facilities in the 
countr}'.The center boasts a 
1 20'x300' indoor ring, two out- 
door rings, stables for up to 58 
horses, numerous paddocks, and a 
vast network of trails throughout 
the 3,300 acre campus. 

Seeing the need to provide 
educational opportunities for 
horse people outside the College, 
Oonin offers a \ariet>' of shows, 
"A" rated to fim shows. Seminars 
and clinics, open to the public, 
featuring world class instructors 
and speakers are held each year. 
Additionally, official ANRC train- 
ing centers are held at Sweet 
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Three Seniors Awarded 
Presidential IVIedai 

Three seniors are the recipi- 
ents of Sweet Briar College's 199" 
Presidential Medal. Elizabeth 
Hunter of Birmingham, AL, 
Katherine Johnston of Jefferson 
Cit)', MO, and Ute Kohler Sartin of 
Amherst, VA were presented the 
award by President Elisabeth 
Muhlenfeld during the College's 
Academic Awards Dinner on 
February 20. 

The Presidential Medal rec- 
ognizes seniors whose accom- 
plishments have demonstrated 
exemplar)- intellectual achieve- 
ment and, in addition, distinction 
in community' service, contribu- 
tion to the arts, leadership, athlet- 
ic achievement, and contributions 
to community discourse. 
Honorees receive a replica of the 
President's Medallion, which is 
traditionally presented during the 
Inauguration Ceremony. 

Elizabeth Hunter is the 
daughter of Grace B. Norville and 
Still Hunter, Jr., both of 
Birmingham. A graduate of 
Mountain Brook Higli School, she 
is an honors degree candidate 
majoring in English with a minor 
in history. She has studied abroad 
during the summers in Athens, 
Greece and at Oxford. 

Elizabeth has been the recip- 
ient of numerous scholarships 
and awards, including being 
named a Pannell Scholar for three 
consecutive years. She has been 
awarded the Virginia E. Ranney 
Memorial Scholarship, been 
named to the Dean's List every 
single semester, achieved First 
Year Honors, and is a member of 
Alpha Lambda Delta honor soci- 
ety. She is listed ui Wjo's Who 
Among Students in American 
Universities and Colleges for 
1997. 

Active in the Sweet Briar 
community, she has served as a 
student representative to the 
Student Affairs Committee of the 
Board of Directors, and on the 




Elizabeth Hunter 

Search Committee for the posi- 
tion of Director of Student Life. 
Elizabeth has served as a class 
officer all four years. As part of 
student government, she has 
helped tackle sensitive issues, 
including a revised anti-hazing 
policy regulating student behav- 
ior, and a new policy regarding 
male visitors on campus. She also 
has worked to change the student 
government constitution to allow 
the inclusion of students with 
learning disabilities. 

"During her four years at 
Sweet Briar, Elizabeth has become 
ever more aware of the needs of 
young women," said President 
Mulilenfeld. "She has consistently 
demonstrated compassion and 
concern for the health and well- 
being of her fellow students and 
is clearly a young woman of 
tremendous accomplishment, 
leadership, compassion, and 
grace." 

Katherine Johnston is the 
daughter of Mrs. Carolyn 
Johnston and Dr. Robert 
Johnston, both of Jefferson City. A 
graduate of Jefferson City High 
School, she is majoring in interna- 
tional affairs with a minor in 
French. She has been named the 
Emilie Watts McVea Scholar as the 
highest-ranking member of her 
class. She also has been named a 
Kenmore Scholar, Founders 
Scholar, and Robert C. Byrd 
Scholar. She has made Dean's List 



Katherine Johnston 

all four years, is a member of 
Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Beta 
Kappa, and is listed in Who's Who 
Among Students in American 
Universities and Colleges. 

Katherine has served as a 
student representative to the 
Academic Affairs Committee and 
pertbrmed with Sweet Briar 
Dance Theatre. She has worked at 
the Academic Resource Center, 
helping numerous students in var- 
ious academic disciplines, and 
served as a mentor for students 
on Academic Probation. Locally, 
she has volunteered at a homeless 
shelter and children's home. As a 
member of Circle K, she received 
the Distinguished Club Vice 
President Award. 

She has interned at the 
Missouri Secretary of State Office, 
assisting with state primary elec- 
tions, and the U.S. Department of 
Commerce. At the Missouri 
International Trade Office, she 
assisted with market research and 
trade promotion events for state 
companies. 

Her studies outside Sweet 
Briar took Katherine to the 
Wasliington Semester Program in 
Foreign Policy at American 
University. She traveled to Paris, 
Brussels, and London to partic- 
ipate in an economics course on 
the European Union, and she has 
served as an American Field 
Service exchange student in 
Germany. 



Ute Sartin 

"Throughout her tour years 
at Sweet Briar, this accomplished 
scholar, artist, and leader has 
always allowed her actions to 
speak louder than her words," said 
President Muhlenfeld. "Blessed 
with a remarkable degree of 
humility, common sense, and com- 
mitment to service, this young 
woman has truly earned the 
honor "Presidential Medalist'." 

Ute Kohler Sartin is a 
Turning Point adult degree stu- 
dent from Amherst, VA. A devoted 
wife, and mother of a five-year-old 
son, she works full-time in the 
College's Development Office 
while majoring in psychology 
with a religion minor 

A member of Psi Chi, the 
national psychology honor soci- 
ety, she will graduate this spring 
near the top of her class. She also 
is listed in Wljo's Wljo Among 
Students in American 
Universities and Colleges. 

Over the years, she has 
served the College as secretary in 
the Dean's Office and office man- 
ager in Public Relations. She now 
serves as development associate, 
responsible for coordinating hand- 
raising activities such as 
phonathons. Reunion Giving, 
Parents Fund, direct mail, and 
senior class gifts. She coordinated 
the campaign for the Class of 
1996's gift to help fund the Byrd 
Stone Memorial Playground, and 
even helped to assemble and 



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build it. See page. 22 for the spec- 
tacular siicces.s of the Class of 
1997's campaign, which she also 
coordinated. 

lite consistently serves the 
local Amherst community, always 
willing to volunteer her tinie and 
energy for the benefit of others. 
An active member of the Amherst 
chapter of Habitat for Hunianir\', 
she designed their 1994 and 1995 
calendars. At the Ascension 
Episcopal Church, where her hus- 
band Randall is the priest, she 
helps with wedding logistics, 
even going so far once as to pro- 
vide a gray suit for a groomsman 
who forgot his own. Originally 
from Germany she is fully bilin- 
gual in German and English. 

"Driven by a genuine love of 
knowledge and passion to learn, 
Ute has challenged herself to 
excel as a student and a scholar," 
said President Muhlenfeld. 

Though pulled in many dif- 
ferent directions, she manages to 
succeed and excel in all her 



endeavors. Ute proves that the 
compam' of educated women 
that enriches the life of this com- 
munity includes women from 
every generation and all stages of 
life." 

Turning Point, the Sweet 
Briar Adult Education/Degree 
Program, is a program designed 
for women of non-traditional col- 
lege age who have been out of 
formal education for at least four 
years. 

First Year Honors List, 
Class of 2000 

Congratulations to the 
recipients of First Year Honors, 
based on the records they 
achieved during their first col- 
lege semester! 

Anita LeShay Allen, Arrington, VA 
Amanda Darcy Ankerman, 

West Hartford, CT 
Amanda Marie Atkinson, York, PA 



Alumnae Association Launches Web Site 



Sweet Briar 
College alumnae 
now have a virtual 
home on the web. 
In addition to 
information on 
programs such as 
Reunion, network- 
ing, tours, and 
admissions repre- 
sentatives, alum- 
nae can visit the 
new AlumLink 
service to find and 
post e-mail and 
web addresses, 
peruse online 
class notes, and 
speak out in the 
Forum bulletin 
board or in the 
Chat Cafe. 



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Susan Christine Bobb, Midlothian, VA 
Wendy Irene Bramlett, Ocean Springs, MS 
Chnstine Pamela Bump, Mapa, CA 
Heather Rebecca Anne Carson, 

Weymouth, MA 
Kristy Lynn Chatham, Mouth of Wilson, VA 
Alison Michelle Cooper, Dallas, TX 
Devon Denise Day, Albuquerque, NM 
Moelle Elyce Dwarzski, Adrian, Ml 
Mary Evangeline Easterly, Knoxville, TN 
Germaine Mickole Gottsche, Ocean 

Sphngs, MS 
Kimberly Anne Harden, Bowie, MD 
Anne Winslow Harper. Pans, TX 
Amy Bntton Hess, Winchester, VA 
Mary Ashley Hill, Naples, PL 
Dorothy Moore Hughes. Ridgefield, CT 
Deona Nicole Johnson, Concord, VA 
Elizabeth Anne Keating, Potomac, MD 
Tarrah Lyn Kehm, Littleton, CO 
Darcy Allison Kennedy Sandy OR 
Marlena Koper, New Rochelle, NY 
Ardyce Gregor Lee, Asheville, NC 
Kathehne Frances Markwalter, 

Savannah, GA 
Emily Demarest McGregor, 

Wichita Falls, TX 
Cara Michelle Millar, Hollywood, MD 
Alethea Maren Okonak, Pittsburgh, PA 
Dina Ruth Orbison, Anaheim, CA 
Emily Stevens Pegues, Warrenton, VA 

(Mother: Kathy Garcia Pegues 7f ) 
Amanda Lynn Rice. Anchorage, KY 
Jennifer Caroline Savage, Southfield, Ml 
Abby Bradford Schmidt, Bear Creek, PA 

(Sister: Jennifer Schmidt '99) 
Amelia Anne Scott, Mount Pleasant, SC 
Christa Marie Shusko, Jeannette, PA 
Caroline Genevieve L. Stark. Chapel Hill, NC 

(Sister: Eugenia Stark Weingartner '95: 

Aunt: Caroline Rudulph Sellers '46; 

Cousins: Susan Sellers Ewing '71, 

Ellen Sellers McDowell '77) 
Rebecca Jane Stephenson, Fairmont, WV 
Julia Parham Swords, Boulder, CO 
Emily Suzanne Taylor, Mount Airy, NC 
Jaclyn P Trentacoste, New Preston, CT 
Benedicte Martine Mane Valentin, 

St. Just le Mattel, France 
Tatum Duncan Webb, Indianola, MS 
Holly Ann Wilmeth, Providence. Rl 
Erin McLennan Wright, Springfield, VA 
Victoria Catherine Zak, Reston, VA 



CONGRATULATIONS! 

to the 26 seniors and three 
juniors among the 1997 Sweet 
Briar College \<tljo'sWho Among 
Students in American 
Universities unci Colleges Award 
Recipients: 

Nessim Adnan Al-Yafi '97, London, 

England (Cousin: Lisa La Londe '93) 
Katrina Ann Balding '97, Leesburg, VA 
Sarah Longworth Betz '97, Centreville, VA 
Melanie Lee Chriscoe '97, Lexington, NC 
Cathenne Lang Clarkson '97, Richland. SC 
Elizabeth Forbes DuCharme '97. Grosse 

Pointe Park, Ml 
Thea Alyssa Galenes '97. San Antonio, TX 
Katherine Gumerson '97, Oklahoma 

City, OK 
Alison Sims Hall '97, Dothan, AL 
Elizabeth Lanier Hunter '97, Birmingham, AL 

(Grandmother: Grace Lanier Brewer '42; 

Aunts: Betty Brewer Caughman '70, 

Connie Brewer '72, 

Carol Brewer Evans '75) 
Margaret Hewell Jenkins '97, Winston- 
Salem, NC 
Manon Renee Johnson '97, Orlando, FL 
Kathenne Lea Johnston '97, 

Jefferson City, MO 
Cristy Carmen Maria Jordan '97, 

Fort Wayne. IN 
Connor Cnstina Louis '97, Miami, FL 
Margaret Ann MacDonald '97, Clifton, VA 
Autumn Lorraine Mather '97, 

Woodstock, IL 
Rebecca Denise Moats '97, Midland, VA 
Darelle Ann Pfeiffer '98, Howell, NJ 
Lucinda Lynn Polley '97, Nashville, TN 
Kern Ann Rawlings '97, Hagerstown. MD 
Charlotte Jeannine Rognmoe '98, 

Lexington, KY 
Kindle Lanee Samuel '98. Baltimore. MD 
Ute Kbhier Sartin '97, Amherst, VA 
Alexa Tatyana Schriempf '97, 

Alexandria, VA 
Jennifer JennellSwisher'97. 

Tallahassee, FL 
Cassandra Lynn Thomas '97, 

Sykesville, MD 
Megan Keiko Usui '97, Bellevue. WA 
Kara Robidoux Vlasaty '97. St. Louis, MO 

(Sister: Enn Vlasaty '99) 



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notices 



Recent Deaths 

Mrs. John M. Arthur 
(Harriet White SP) 
Word received Januar)' 1997 

Mrs. P.W Hamilton 
(Katherine Page Withers AC) 
January 16, 1997 

Gertrude O. Anderson '21 
January 22, 1997 

Mrs. Sidney J. Stubbs 
(Blanche Quincey '2A) 
December 31, 1996 

Mrs. Sydney Cameron 
(Eleanor Tucker '31) 
November 22, 1996 

Mrs. Edward B. LeMaster 

(Elizabeth Phillips '31) 

June 14, 1985 
Mrs. J. Stanley Hare 

(Margaret EUen BeU '33) 

November 2, 1996 

Anne Marvin '33 
December 4, 1996 

Mrs. John S. Watterson, Jr. 
(Emily K.Timberlake '34) 
November 8, 1996 

Mrs. William M. Stearns 
(Jarry Marie West '36) 
November 7, 1996 

Mrs.Willard R Young 
(Lyle Davidson Glass '36) 
June 18, 1996 

Mrs. Dvv'ight Green, Jr 
(Barbara Anne Munn '37) 
November 2, 1996 

Mrs. Donald A. Maginnis, Jr 
(Kathleen Legendre Eshleman '3'7) 
July 30, 1996 

Mrs. Stanton Friedberg 
(Martha Louise Asher '38) 
Word received December 1996 

Mrs.WiUiam B.Neil 
(Laura Antoinette Dickie '40) 
March 1,1996 

Mrs. David B. Allen 
(Jean Frances Portmann '45) 
January 25, 1997 

Mrs. Wallace O.Westfeldt, Jr 
(Elisabeth Kauffelt '46) 
October 8, 1996 



Mrs. Donald R. Hammonds 
(Holly HUlas '52) 
Date unknown 

Mrs. Boyce V. Cox, Jr 
(Anna Bitting Bartel '66) 
November 29, 1996 

Mrs. Carey Branch Shore 
(Eileen Riley '68) 
December 30, 1996 

Novice Marie McClellan '87 
Word received December 1996 

Pamela Allen Pargellis '88 
November 14, 1996 

If you wish to write to a mem- 
ber of the family of someone 
recently deceased, please con- 
tact the Alumnae Office for 
name and address. 



Sue Reid Slaughter 
Events 1996-97 

During the 199(>-97 college ses- 
sion. Sue Reid Slaughter funds 
supported the following 
events/speakers/programs: 
'Writers Series: Dennis Sampson, 
Sandra McPherson, Carolyn 
Kizer, Philip Levine, Donald 
Justice 

"Chamber Music Series: Edwards- 
Park-Law Trio, Garth Newel 
Chamber Players and Rebecca 
McNutt 

'Medieval Manuscripts Exhibition 
from the Walters Art Gallery 
and the Walton Collection 
'Alumnae in Residence Program: 
Caitlin Sundby '94, Francie 
Root '80, Beryl Bergquist Farris 
'71 , Mary Pope Hutson 
Waring '83, Laura Groppe '85 
*To Kill a Mockingbird 
'Cultural Awareness Week and 
Unity Club Festivities 
*Ewald Scholars Program: 
"Women Succeeding in Science" 
'Academic Orientation Speakers 
"Fiddler on the Roof 
'Winter Forums Series: "The 
Priestly Tribe? The Supreme 
Court's Image in the American 
Mind" 



New York Club Cookbook: A Gift for All Seasons! 

Superb cookbook, the NYC SBC Club fund-raiser for scholarships. 
Recipes from NYC alumnae, NYC's best restaurants, -I- favorites from the 
SB family. 

Please mail order form & check made out to "SBC Club of NYC" to: 
Ellen R Weintraub, 10175 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL 33154, or stop by 
our web site to order interactively: http://www.winnet.net/sbc/ 
Please send cookbook(s) at $20/book ($16 -i- $4 p/h) to: 



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State/Zip 



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Attention All Sweet Briar Alumnae 

For your convenience. Sweet Briar's Career Services Center main- 
tains a resume disk for each SBC class. Students and alumnae are wel- 
come and encouraged to store their resumes on their respective disks. 




(^ecjuests j^or ike 
(^meet (^dar ^Museum 

Dresses worn by Sweet Briar May Queens over the years for 
museum display 

Photo Books or Snapshots from your scrapbooks, 1950 to present, 
to enlarge and add to photos from 1906-1950 for display ("100 
Years of Sweet Briar Faces and Activities ") during the College's 
Centennial Celebration 

PLEASE CONTACT: 

ANN WHITLEY, CURATOR, SWEET BRIAR MUSEUM 

SWEET BRLyi,VA 24595, 

(804) 381-6246 or 

(804)381-6131 



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notices 



ALUMNAE COLLEGE 
TOUR READING LIST 

Costa Rica, tlie Panama C^anal 
and the Darien Jungle, 
aboard the Yorktown 
Clipper, November 29- 
December?, 1997. 

Ayensu, E. Jungles. Crown, 1980. 
A well-illustrated general book 
on the biology of tropical rain 
forests. 

Beisanz, Richard, Beisanz, Karen & 
Beisanz, iMarvis, The Costa 
Ricans. Prentice-Hall. 
Considered the "bible" for those 
traveling in, or exploring the 
natural wonders of Costa Rica. 

Boza, M., Costa Rica National 
Parks. Editorial Heliconia, 
1988. 

Caufield, Catherine, In the Rain 
Forest. University of Chicago 
Press, 1984. An overview of 
the world's rain forests and the 
pressures placed upon them, 
with information on both con- 
servation issues and tropical 
ecology. 

DeVries, P, The Butterflies of 
Costa Rica. Princeton 
University Press, 1987. A good- 
quality field guide for the 
Costa Rican butterfly watcher. 

Emmons, I.., Neotropical 
Rainforest Mammals. 
University of Chicago Press, 
1990. A field guide to the 
mammals of the neotropics 
(Central and South America). 

Fodor's Central America. Fodor 
Travel Publications, 1993. Good 
general overviews of Costa 
Rica and Panama. 

Forsyth, Adrian, and Miyata, Ken, 
Tropical Nature. Scribners and 
Sons, 1984. "Lyrical, richly 
detailed and delightful to 
read," according to the 
Philadelphia Inquirer. A book 
of science told in storyteller 
style. 



Janzen, Daniel, Costa Rican 

Natural History. Universit)' of 
Chicago Press, 1983 An in- 
depth scientific look at the 
rain forests and natural history 

Kricher, J.,^ Neotropical 
Companion. Princeton 
University Press, 1989. A 
broad, in-depth look at the 
flora and fauna of neotropical 
rain forests. 

Martini, Frederic, Exploring 
Tropical Isles and Seas: An 
Introductio)! for the Traveler 
and .Amateur Naturalist. 
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 
New Jersey, 1984. 

McCullough, D., The Path 
Between the Seas. Simon and 
Schuster, 1977. A comprehen- 
sive account of the building of 
the Panama Canal from 1870 
until its completion in 1914. 

Newman, A., Tropical Rainforest. 
Facts-on-File Publications, 
1990. An excellent, well-illus- 
trated hook that gives an 
overview of the biolog}- and 
diversit)' of life in tropical rain 
forests. 

Ridgeh', K..A Guide to the Birds 
of Panama. Princeton 
University Press, 1989. An 
exceptional field guide, useful 
in both Panama and Costa Rica. 

Scheck, R., Costa Rica, A 
Natural Destination. John 
Muir Publications, 1990. A 
guide to the natural wonders 
of Costa Rica, including 
national parks and private 
nature reserves. 

Searby, Ellen, Costa Rica 
Traveler. 1988. Travel Guide to 
Costa Rica. 

Shaw, J., The Nature 
Photographer 's Complete 
Guide to Professional Field 
Techniijues. Watson Guptill, 
1984. Excellent book for both 
the beginner and advanced 



photographer. 

Skutch, Alexander E, A 
Naturalist on a Tropical 
Farm. Universit)' of California 
Press, 1980. 

Stiles, Skutch & Gardner, .4 Guide 
to the Birds of Costa Rica. 
Cornell University Press, 1989. 
A comprehensive and up-to- 
date guide to the birds of 
Costa Rica. 



CORRECTION 

"Kerri didn't fumble..." but 
we did! On page 16 of the 
Winter X'-n'^ Alumnae 
Magazine, in the news about 
the Winter Term NFL intern- 
ship held by Kerri Rawlings 
'97, we misspelled Kerri's last 
name. We apologize. 



How to Order a 
Transcript from the 
Registrar's Office 

In compliance with the 
Family Education Rights and 
Privacy Act of 1974, aU requests 
must be in writing. If you wish a 
copy for yourself, please note 
that official copies are issued to 
graduates; non-graduates receive 
unofficial copies. Please include: 
1 ) Social Securitv' number or date 
of birth; 2) Name during atten- 
dance; 3) Dates of attendance; 
4) Name and full address of tran- 
script destination. Mail request 
to: Office of the Registrar, SBC, 
Sweet Briar, VA 24595. Fee per 
transcript is $5. We will send ver- 
ification that transcript was sent. 




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Alumnae College Travel Program 




"Rome Escapade," February 7-14, 1997 drew 45 Sweef Briar travelers, gath- 
ered here In the lobby of the 5-star deluxe Excelsior Hotel on the Via Veneto, 
their "home in Rome." 




Mrs. George C. Finly, mother-in-law of Heather Homonnay Finly '85, pauses by 
Neptune's Fountain In the Piazza Navona. 




Lt. Col. Chris Mendel Prewitt ' i3 and 12-year-old daughter, Whitney were 
among the Rome revelers. 



Mini Junior Year in France: June 4-17, 1998 

Retrace (in luxury!) the Queen Elizabeth I voyage of early Junior 
Year in France participants — an exceptional trip sponsored jointly by 
the Sweet Briar Alumnae Association and the Junior Year in France, to 
celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sweet Briar's program. The tour is 
open to all alumnae, space permitting. Sail to Southampton on the 
Q.E.II. travel to Paris via the Chimnel— or fl>' to join the group in Paris 
for the 6-night program. Three days at the Hotelleric du Prieure Saint- 
Lazare at the Abbaye de Fontevraud near Tours, visits to chateaux, 
special receptions and concerts; 3 days at Hotel Cayre in Paris with 
behind-the-scenes visits, receptions, and full-day visit to Monet's 
gardens and the American Art Museum in Givern)-. Meet alumnae 
living in France. Fl)- Air France back to the U.S. 

To receive further details, contact Alumnae Office, Sweet Briar, 
VA 24595. Tel: (804) 381-6131; e-mail; aliimnae@sbc.edu; FAX: 804- 
381-6132. 



Mini Reunions 

Jane Feltus 
Welch's theatre 
run in Denver 
(See p. 18) 
brought together 
many SBC-ers. 
among them 

1 ) 1-r: Roberta 
Malone 

Henderson '57, 
Jane '55, Enid 
Slack '57; 

2) Enid Slack, Jane, 
Joan Grafmueller 
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URGENT NOTICE 

The dates for the Fall 1997 Alumnae Council 

were listed incorrectly on the back cover of 

the Winter 1997 issue. 

CORRECT DATES: 

OCTOBER 2 - 5 

Please plan to be here! 



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class notes 



1919 

Isabel Wood Holt died on 
September 5, 1996, at ttie age of 97 Stie 
was ttie mother ot Julia Holt Coyle '47 
and grandmother ot Lucy Holden Coyle 

79. Isabel loved Sweet Briar. The wife ol 
Attorney General and Governor of West 
Virginia, she did social work in Hell's 
Kitchen in New York City, did editing work 
at Scribners Publishing House in New 
York, was active in Girl Scouts, was 
Volunteer Service Chairman lor American 
Red Cross in World War II, a member ol the 
Daughters of the Revolution, National 
Society of Colonial Dames, Director of 
Robert E. Lee birthplace Stratford Hall, par- 
ticipant on many local charities and sup- 
port groups, and was an avid gardner and 
homemaker. She was born in 
Charlottesville. VA and attended Mrs. 
Ruflin's school and St. Anne's school. 

1923 

Jane Bruce Guignard writes. "After 
25 years in FL. I wisely decided to return to 
my hometown of Columbia. SC, Here my 
sons, grandchildren, great grands and 
other close relatives and old Iriends are 
near me. I live alone in a restored 19'*^ cen- 
tury cottage with a garden and being rea- 
sonably well and active at 92. I consider 
myself most fortunate in every way 

1931 

President: Toole Rotter Wellford 
Secretary: Evelyn Mullen 

Evelyn Mullen was recovering from a 
fall and was unable to write the class notes 
The Alumnae Office received the sad news 
ol the death of Glenn Thompson, husband 
of Margaret Lee Thompson Glenn was 
described as "a superb editor of the Dayton 
Journal Herald and a fine fine gentleman'." 

1935 

Mary Lavalette Dillon writes that a 
knee replacement in April has slowed her 
down Suzanne Wilson Rutherford 

writes. "Same old stuff! Bridge, travel, fam- 
ily and friends - not necessarily in that 
order." 

The Class Secretary Judy 
Halliburton Davis, had to resign 
because ot health problems. Volunteers for 
the position, please contact the Alumnae 
Office, 

1939 

President: Lucy Gordan Jeffers 

Vice President: Jean McKenney 

Stoddard 

Secretary: Anne Benedict Swain 

Fund Agent: Jean Oliver Sartor 

I'm sure we were all shocked to read of 
Ruth Daugherty Brooks and husband 



Ed Brooks's deaths in the crash of TWA 
Flight 800 on 4/17/96 I remember her as a 
very upbeat, full-of-fun freshman. And on 
9/28 Barbara Earl Reinheimer died in 
Santa Clara, CA She also had led a full and 
active life as detailed in the memorial ser- 
vice leaflet her son Philip sent to me. 
Among other accomplishments Barbara 
and husband Fred (who died in 1990) 
helped to found St. Philip's Episcopal 
Mission in San Jose, CA. She is survived 
by 2 sons and a brother, a daughter-in-law 
and 4 grandchildren. 

Lil Smith answered my 1 995 plea lor 
news, but not until late Nov Sorry you 
missed the deadline. Lil - nice to hear from 
you. Nancy Gatch Svien went on her first 
Elderhostel service project in mid-Oct. The 
aim is to create a famous bird rookery (45 
miles into the Gulf of Mexico from Corpus 
Christi) into a place both birds and tourists 
can share without driving each other out. 
Sounds fascinating, let us know how it 
went. She says she is a great fan of 
Elderhostel as it keeps her in motion 
Lottie Lewis Woollen says that while 
she should move to a retirement communi- 
ty she resists! She's enjoying watching her 
3 granddaughters grow. And she is still 
reading around the cataracts. Gertrude 
Robertson Midlen says nothing special 
is going on Granddaughter is working in 
Chicago as a fund analyst, and grandson is 
figuring out what to do next. Julia 
Ridgely Howe writes from NH that she 
practically spends July and August at the 
Weathervane theatre. She attended "Joseph 
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 6 
times, but the highlight was a special sin- 
gle pertormance ol "Miss Julie" by August 
Sttindberg which was dedicated to Julia 
Howe! 

Clarice Bailey Robertson gives 
what time she can in support of the 
Palestinians. She also gets to the opera, 
and to Folger Library, and does a lot of 
translating; Arabic, French and Italian. 
Dutch Hauher Crowe says there's not 
much exciting news She'll be taking the 
country club bus to Williamsburg to watch 
U ol Delaware play William & Mary Jean 
Moore von Sternberg and George had a 
wonderful cruise from Spain to New York 
on the Maasdam. After that, all their trips 
were to the hospital lor George's 2 strokes, 
broken bones, pacemaker, etc. At the 
moment they're coasting, and have their 
house on the market; they plan to move into 
a nearby residential hotel care community 
Janet Thorpe is doing two exercise 
classes a week and says faint easy! Kay 
Porter Read is still playing bridge and 
goll every week. Went to Germany and 
Austria last summer She has 2 sons living 
in VA and a daughter in Atlanta. She lives 
among a lot ol widows, so something is 
always stirring. Jean Oliver Sartor, our 
Fund Agent, says she'll be hounding us to 



do as well or better than last year Jean went 
to an art workshop in Sarasota last Feb., 
and took a trip to Kenya lor the 4'^ time, 
Alton gave up his spot to their daughter 

Suzette Boutell McLeod and hus- 
band John continue their work with the 
technical journal of the Society for 
Computer Simulation and attended a con- 
ference in Portland. OR Suzette has had a 
hip replacement and is getting around bet- 
ter Younger son Robert is rector of the 
Episcopal Church of Christ the King in 
Orlando. FL. and Mac continues his work 
as an architect in Washington. DC, Ann 
Parks says she's still attempting to play 
golf, but each year she thinks she's worse. 
She manages to stay busy (because every- 
thing takes longer. Ann says') and she's in 
good health Julie Saunders Michaux 
keeps very active She is on the Interior 
Design Com. lor her church which plans on 
reopening Easter '97 after a disastrous fire 
two years ago. Julie also works on the Bd 
01 Sheltering Arms Hosp . has a volunteer 
job at the Va Museum of Fine Arts, and is 
busy with a Jack Russell terrier puppy Both 
Michaux are feeling pretty well in spite of a 
lew aching joints! Elizabeth (Perky) 
Perkins Prothro writes that she and 
Charles are doing fairly well. They expect 
their 8'^ great grandchild 3/97 Three great 
grands live in Wichita Falls, children ol 2 
SBC granddaughters and Perky says it's 
great fun to watch them grow. The Prolhros 
spend part of every year in Pebble Beach, 
CA and the rest in W.F 

Patty Balz Vincent said that 
Hurricane Fran arrived just a few hours 
alter they flew in from England. Durham 
and the Triangle area were hard hit with 
trees and power lines down everywhere but 
the Vincents lucked out with only a lot of 
debris to pick up, and 5 days without 
power Lucy Gordan Jeffers had a love- 
ly Sept. tour of Maria Burroughs 
Livingston's historic house in the Hudson 
River Valley Earlier in the summer she vis- 
ited a friend in CA. and then took a tour of 
Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion. the latter 
being her favorite. Augusta Saul 
Edwards Farrier has children and grands 
spread around the South Daughter Betsy is 
in Charlotte. NO. John Edwards is now a 
senator in VA. Dr R. Thomas Edwards, her 
eldest, has 2 granddaughters in GA and in 
TX. Augusta stays busy with a piano group, 
tennis and church activities with old and 
new Iriends, and loves her cottage in 
Brandon Oaks Retirement Center in 
Roanoke Henrietta Minor Hart writes 
that a planned mini-reunion with Gracey 
Luckett Bradley, Eleanor Claflin 
Williams, Lottie Lewis Woollen, and 
Lilian Neely Willis fell through in tail 
'96, but they have high hopes for spring 
'97. Henri is thrilled because after 22 years 
of no more grand kids her youngest son 
has his first. As they live on the Western 



slope she gets to see them often. 

Ronnie Mann Roberts has nostal- 
gic thoughts of our SBC days. She has 
loads of friends in Mountain Lakes, NJ and 
family in Princeton and New Canaan, CT 
She serves on the boards of her local 
library and YMCA, and is an active member 
and founder of the National Hospice 
Organization Mary Treadway Downs 
and Fritz just celebrated their 50^" anniver- 
sary They've had a tun-filled year including 
cruising through the Panama Canal, 
spending 12 days in Florence, Italy and 
visiting a daughter in Friday Harbor, WA 
Tready plays golf. Fritz gardens and does 
woodworking but they have given up their 
NH condo as their skiing days are over. 
Audrey Siebert Snyder writes she is still 
hypnotized by Downcast ME. 
Granddaughters aged 14 & 9 are musical. 
win swimming medals and dabble in ballet. 
They complain about being tall and leggy 
everything Audrey wanted to be, Grace 
Robinson McGuire and husband have 
celebrated their 56"^ wedding anniversary 
"Snooks" feels extremely lucky and happy 
and is living at Sharon Towers in Charlotte, 
NC. a retirement community. They have 10 
grandchildren - no greats yet 

Ruth MacFarlane Debevoise is 
still in her house, and keeps busy with gar- 
den, bridge and garden club. She goes to 
Washington, DC for Thanksgiving with 
daughter Barbara Dinsmore and family and 
they turn around and come to her lor 
Christmas. Daughter Nancy will also be 
there from WY to celebrate. Lee 
Montague Watts divides her time 
between Walnut Creek, CA and Vera Beach, 
FL, She has 3 offspring. 6 grandchildren, 
and 4 great grands. She loved seeing so 
many Sweet Briarites on the SB Baltic 
cruise last summer Mary Welles 
Pearson still surviving (her words) in her 
very pleasant retirement home, Jeff's 
daughter Betty Brand takes a group of h.s. 
Latin students to Italy in the summer The 
Brand sons are bright and motivated. 
Younger daughter Sally Kelly is sec'y for 
her husband's business They have a 6 year 
old son Anne Dearstyne Cornwell is 
another who has moved to a lovely retire- 
ment home in Prairie Village, KS, There are 
many activities and she has lots of friends 
to do them with, Kitty Lawder 
Stephenson remains content with her 
small house in Greenville, SC, She's near 
her girls, always a plus, Eleanor Claflin 
Williams took a painting trip to Tuscany 
Italy 10/96, She had a Retrospective Show 
at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset 
1/96. Clalfy has 11 grandchildren, 3 in CA, 
2 in CO, 1 in London, and the rest in New 
England Katharine Bonsall Strong had 
a thrill when the Navigator Baseball game 
scoreboard flashed a sign "Kay Strong - 80 
years." Kay attended an art workshop in late 
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sings in the choir, but alto - no longer 
soprano Marguerite Myers Glenn 

stays healthy living on her cranberry farm 
in WA, She swims, belongs to a Mentor 
Club and a Willa-pacitic Branch ot AAUW, 
Two sons live nearby, and one in VA. 
Grandson Guy M, Glenn, Jr has been 
named intercollegiate polo player of the 
year. Marguerite took a trip to London and 
through the Chunnel to Paris. 

Finally, Ned and I are fine. Spreading 
myself too thin on committees here and at 
church, but I'm slowly shucking a few |obs. 
Ted, Ruth, and the 2 grandsons are nearby 
and fine 

1943 

President: Barbara Prentiss Jones 

Hale 

Secretary:Tish Hall Schwartz 

Fund Agents: Mary Love Ferguson 

Sanders, Margaret Swindell 

Dickerman 

First we offer our deepest sympathy to 
Frances Gregg Petersmeyer at the 

death of her husband, Wrede, who con- 
tributed so much ot his time and financial 
support to SBC. Their son, Gregg, is a cur- 
rent member of Sweet Briar's Board of 
Directors Barbara Prentiss Jones 
Hale says she is gradually getting ad|ust- 
ed to single life after Peter's death last year 
She stays busy with church, lecture series, 
and a group of like-minded ladies called 
the Connecticut Explorettes. Visited her 
son in New Hampshire and cousins at 
Sunapee, sister-in-law on Cape and in 
Florida Etfie Siegling Bowers spent a 
month in France with her daughter. Was 
robbed of all valuables. Gendarmes so 
sorry. Took SBC trip to Salzburg with son in 
March and garden trip to England in July 
Hurricane Fran and tornadoes did extensive 
damage to Janice Fitzgerald Wellon's 
house, yard, and automobile. Lost some 35 
trees in yard, some fell on house and one 
totaled her car Her granddaughter received 
a scholarship to SBC and is a happy fresh- 
man. Kitty Dear Jones |ust returned from 
Portugal and Madeira, two wonderful 
weeks. Brooks Barnes was surprised by 
friends and family with a super 75th birth- 
day party at the Yacht Club. In May, she 
toured the Northwest and sailed 5 days on 
the Columbia River Still working three 
days a week, writes Mary Carter 
Richardson but had a trip with daughter 
to western Canada last summer. Byrd 
Smith Hunter and Henry are trying to 
decide to sell their large house built 45 
years ago and then where to go. Betty 
Schmeisser Nelson continues her vol- 
unteer work and her children gave them a 
50th anniversary party October 19th. Going 
to Bermuda first ol November Primrose 
Johnston Craven is very active in AAUW 
and on two town committees. So sorry to 
hear from Sandy Packard Sargent ol 
her sister's fatal auto accident in July. Had 
a good family reunion at a niece's wedding 
and spends too much time in doctor's 
offices with leukemia. Skip Bracher 



Leggett writes of her 6lh visit to African 
continent, this time to Egypt and a cruise 
on the Nile Dodi Cheatham James and 
Harry spent 3 weeks in Europe going by car 
to Italy, train through Alps from Milan to 
Paris The big news from Esther Jetl 
Holland is that grandson is a freshman at 
UVA Nancy Bean Hector made their 
14th trek to Eugenic-les-Bains France 
where Michael Guerard treats them to his 
famous cuisine. It's their home away from 
home Fayette McDowell Willett 
gained a granddaughter and grandson with 
the marriage of son Roscoe. Her husband 
remains at an Episcopal church home but 
comes in weekly for cocktails with friends. 
Beth Dichman Smith made a visit to 
Winston-Salem to see sister, then spent 3 
weeks in London visiting daughter and two 
gtandbabies Dorothy Campbell Maher 
now has a great grandchild and attended a 
grandson's wedding in August in New 
Orleans Anne "Junk" McJunkin 
Briber after 3 months in Milwaukee has 
returned home to Amelia Island. She and 
Frank made their annual trip to Wisconsin 
for a brief period of poor fishing. Another 
50th reunion Harriet Pullen Phillips 
and all children and grandchild celebrated 
at Williamsburg, VA lor 3 days. In June 
attended her 50th class reunion at Johns 
Hopkins. Posy Hazard Potter sold her 
condo and bought a 5 bedroom house in 
Sarasota. Her daughter and 7 year old 
granddaughter live with her A happy year 
lor all Tookie Kniskern White continu 
ing golf and tennis. Took 6 grandchildren 
on tenting safari in Kenya after which she 
and Bob hiked in Ring ol Kerry Ireland and 
lake district ol England Going to Amazon 
end of October Weezy Woodruff Angst 
was just returning to Del Ray Beach tor next 
8 months after a good summer in St, Louis 
where her daughter and family live 2 blocks 
away Nancy Pingree "Ping" Drake 
joined Douggie Woods and her niece tor a 
trip to Provence, France, Stayed in a private 
home enjoying the culture and culinary 
fruits of the area Claire Eager Matthai 
gardens and plays golf and does property 
maintenance in the summer Still on vestry 
at church, works in soup kitchen and on 
public relations committee at hospital. 
Grandmothers her daughter's two children 
who live close. Son Chris in Baltimore 
working for US Air and a publishing com- 
pany Annabelle Forsch Prayer's books 
are now available in Random House's "Step 
Into Reading Series". The ISO Symphony 
she founded in 1 972 was invited to perform 
at an International Music Festival in 
Venezuela. She has had by now a flying trip 
to Caracas Pat Robineau McCullough 
reports all daughters are now happily mar- 
ried Elizabeth "Shop" Shepherd 
Scott loves living back in Shepherdstown, 
WV Mary Page Ruth Foster and hus- 
band are now in a retirement community in 
Hawaii with son and family close by, 
Margaret Swindell Dickerman doing 
well and grandson Paul married in June 
Louise Nelson and husband are moving 
back to Maine to be close to grandchildren 



whose parents live in Peru. Jane Findlay 
Tate and husband still spend summers at 
Lake of Bays, Ontario although this year 
much time was spent at Mayo Clinic tor 
husband's cancer treatment. The poem on 
aging she sent me is wonderful - so apro- 
pos Diddy Christian Mulligan has fin- 
ished 1 5 years of summer work at Challorte 
Hotel in Cape May NJ followed this year by 
a trip to Southwest Asia. Reporfs all family 
are well, Sally Bryan Allen and I finally 
were able to spend a week at Litchfield 
Beach in October 95 This has been a busy 
year tor us traveling to San Miguel Mexico, 
then to Boston and Cape Cod where we 
saw Ginny Dewing Dorsey and Jack in 
Chatham, MA a great reunion. She paints 
and loves to swim in nearby ocean. In 
October we went to St. Louis, Baltimore 
and Chicago. Will spend thanksgiving with 
sister Ruth'45 in Asheville, NO and visit 
Sally Allen in Georgia. Christmas we cruise 
the eastern Caribbean. My daughter now 
living in Kingsville, only 75 miles away and 
what a blessing. Am busy being Junior 
Warden at church and also lay reader and 
Chalice bearer. Thanks to all for your news. 

1947 

President: Jane Warner Williams 
Secretary: Elizabeth Ripley Davey 
Fund Agents: Lucinda Converse 
Ash, Katharine Weisiger Osborne 

Who can believe our 50th class 
reunion' Everyone must come to heat first- 
hand all the remarkable things we are still 
doing' Jean Old visited the Arctic Circle 
Nortfiwest Territory last July and Whitewater 
ratted for 135 km and 10 days down the 
Firfh River and into the Beaufort Sea. "At 71 
years old it took a lot out of me. One morn- 
ing the temperature was 32 degrees, snow- 
ing with the wind 65 mph. It blew our three 
rafts away Fortunately it was our last day 
and the plane was picking us up " Shirley 
Levis Johnson and Jean cruised the 
upper Amazon 3/96 on a houseboat, then 
visited the ruins at Machu Picchu, Shirley 
keeps busy in the travel business and Jean 
is still very much employed as a stockbro- 
ker after 43 years. They plan to go great 
whale watching in the Baja in early '97 
Shirley recommends traveling with grand- 
children. She took her 1 1 and 9 year olds to 
London last summer and also spent time 
with three generations at Club Med and 
time in HI with another daughter and fami- 
ly Ginger Barron Summer writes of a 
nice visit that Jean, Shirley and Margie 
Redfern had with Jacquie Murray 
Sanner 11/95 in Tryon, NC. Jacguie died 
of cancer in July '96 and we extend sympa- 
thy to her family as well as to the families of 
Elizabeth Thomson, Mary Jo 
Williams Duckett and Ann Brinson 
Nelson who have all died since our last 
class notes Ginger reports that Meg 
Dawson Hellyer takes classes in creative 
writing when not traveling and that Irish 
Munter Derr says she has had a year 
"without trauma " Mary Lib Vick 
Tbornhill in early '96 reported that she 



was still doing portraits, was associated 
with an Austin art gallery with time out for 
family tennis, bridge and volunteer work. 
Martha Smith visited Spain and Portugal 
last Oct, accompanied by Julia Brislow '46. 
Constance Clevenger Berg says all is 
well Chris still works and she volunteers, 
plays bridge and "fights to keep the county 
government on the straight and narrow." 
She has five grandchildren: one at Brown, 
one at Middlesex and a 6 year old and a 
pair of 5 year olds at home in Galveston. 
Barbara Golden Pound has had to cut 
back on her art and travel since contracting 
MS five years ago, "But thank heavens I 
waited so late to have it - I've done all those 
really active things and raised three boys!" 
Carol Blanton McCord and Mac cele- 
brated their 50th wedding anniversary on 
Columbus Day with a gala family party! 
They continue to enjoy summers at their 
home in NH with visits from family and 
friends and last year attended a senior for- 
eign affairs seminar Winters are spent in 
their Baltimore home "still biking, birding 
and walking on two legs," Carol's mother, 
96, is in a Virginia nursing home Ashley 
Hudgins Rice enjoyed The SBC annual 
recognition dinner in Williamsburg, Other 
members of our class attending were Nan 
Hart Stone and Billy, Jean Old, Martha 
Smith, and Margie Redfern Katie 
Street Sharp writes from Nashville that 
she still lives in the country, is over- 
whelmed by her tile painting business and 
trying to keep up with an active family and 
"becoming less active friends." One grand- 
son is married, one granddaughter is in 
design school, another grandson follows in 
his father's furniture making footsteps. A 9 
year old granddaughter lives in Oklahoma. 
Katie's 101 year old mother is in a nursing 
home Aimee Des Pland McGirt teach- 
es part-time at the community college as 
well as being very much involved in com- 
munity activities - Womenfolk Unlimited, a 
health improvement board, church vestry, 
historical association, etc. Last August she 
took a cruise from Athens to Istanbul. In 
November she goes to Costa Rica and 
plans to attend our 50th in IVlay What a 
traveling group we are! Agnea Jeffers 
Sonntag enjoyed vacations in Indiana, 
Myrtle Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and 
Cashiers, NC "Bob is majoring in comput- 
er and I am majoring in bridge " Margaret 
Munnerlyn Haverty wrote a wonderful 
letter about the Olympics. Her daughter, 
Peggy, and family and friend from 
Jacksonville are very involved in gymnas- 
tics and are good friends with the Russian 
gymnastic team. An administrative member 
of the Russian team stayed at Munn's home 
during the games along with Peggy and her 
family and Munn's daughter from NY, Liz 
Mutter Munn and Rawson have two more 
grandchildren. Ben's wife, Suzanne, had 
another little boy 4/96 and Liz had a son in 
Sept. That's 10 grandchildren "all whole 
and well." Although retired 4 years, Billee 
Jenkins Stalling continues consulting, 
grant writing and desktop publishing. She 
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leader for a Rotary group study exctiange 
and is secretary of her Rotary club. Her five 
grandcliildren are ages 4 Ihrougti 25. Her 
fiobbies are gardening and genealogy. Pat 
Knapp Cook now lives in lier mother's 
home in Lynchburg "which we did over top 
to bottom and inside out," A planned trip to 
Holland, Germany and Austria will include 
the new Rhein-Main-Danube Canal. 
Saravette Royster Trotter writes about 
a "roller coaster summer" including a 
"gubernatorial beat," trips to WA state and 
Canada, CO and Scotland, a family reunion 
at the beach disrupted by Hurricane Bertha, 
the death of her brother (our sympathy) and 
the devastation ot Hurricane Fran in 
Raleigh. All this and three "car smashes" - 
not her fault. She plans to survive and 
come to our 50th Nancy Cofer Stacy's 
hip and leg healed well enough that she 
continues her decorating business - about 
a house per month. Her daughter and two 
sons from NJ, and her sons from Roanoke 
and Charlottesville all celebrated Nancy's 
70th birthday in Nags Head in August. She 



too looks forward to our 50 



i1h 



Kay 



Weisjger Osborne stays busy with inter- 
ests in writing, art, church activities and 
scattered family from FL to AK. She saw her 
21 month old grandchild in Seattle. She 
also had trips to FL and VT. She attended a 
writing retreat and workshop in the moun- 
tains of NC and has been published - short 
personal essays in the local Life Plus sec- 
tion aimed at seniors! Kay plans to come to 
reunion Evie White Spearman is also 
looking forward to our reunion. Her son is 
moving back to Huntsville He is a research 
analyst, his wife will teach courses at the U. 
of AL. Evie's grandson is a 3 1/2 year old 
"blond bombshell." Evie and Alan enjoyed 
a mini-reunion in Lexington, KY with his W 
& L compatriots. Anne Webb Moses 
returned in Oct. from a month-long trip to 
France Linda IVIcKoy Stewart and Jack 
en|oy living within an hour's drive of NYC 
and also a two minute bike tide to tennis 
courts and the beach Jack, retired from the 
NY TIMES, edits a newsletter for Harvard 
and Linda still does freelance travel writing. 
In '96 she went to Provence, India, and 
Tahiti but sold more stories about 
Gloucester, fVIA. She has 11 grand-children 
and "summers are overffowing with buck- 
ets and shovels, sandtoys and picnics" 
IVIaria Tucl(er Bowerfind visited with 
daughter, Jane, in Philadelphia and son. 
Bill, in Baltimore. She and Pete look for- 
ward to Bill's wedding in the Bahamas in 
IVIay Eleanor Bosworth Shannon says 
the highlight of last year was daughter 
Virginia's graduation from the U. ot NC 
business school. Virginia now has a job in 
Boston and lives in Cambridge, MA Edgar 
and Bozzie traveled to Hanover, MA 8/96 to 
visit Eleanor and her family. Bess came 
from Philadelphia with her two little daugh- 
ters and Lois and her husband arrived from 
Paris Joan IVIcCoy Edmunds and Bill 
have moved from their house in 
Birmingham into a condo - carefree living 
with lots of travel and summers in their cot- 
tage in Linnville, NC and time to enjoy their 



three grandchildren Joan had lunch with 
Mary Stuart McGuire Gilliam in 

Lexington and reports that Stu is being a 
good grandmother as well as taking care of 
Rockbridge Baths. Everyone is sorry to 
learn of the death of Irving Brenizer 
Johnston's husband and we send sympa- 
thy and love Meredith Slane Person is 
still building miniature rooms, designing 
ecclesiastical needlepoint and helping her 
three grandaughters to build their own doll- 
houses. She serves on the Duke 
Comprehensive Cancer board and High 
Point College board She winters in Palm 
Beach and summers in Grandfather Mt , 
NC Sara Ann McMullen Lindsey spent 
last year working to get her 1815 house in 
Essex County VA listed on the National 
Register of Historic Landmarks. She and 
Doug took time off for leaf-viewing in 
Stowe, VT and a wedding in Boston She 
reports that Ann Colston Leonard is very 
active in the world of pottery Does Sue 
Van Cleve Riehl have the oldest grand- 
child'? Her daughter Chris '69 has a 26 year 
old who owns a restaurant where his broth- 
er is the chef. Her twins are 14. Sue's son 
has a daughter at Allegheny and another 
goes off next year Her youngest has three 
dogs and a husband who races cars all over 
the country Jane Arthur Etheridge 
Hamlin took her granddaughter Becky, to 
visit SBC She is justly proud of her son 
Garrett, who received his Masters ot 
Architecture from RPI in Troy, NY He was 
awarded the Alpha Rho Chi medal for lead- 
ership and promise of professional merit. 
All her family joined him there for the fes- 
tivities My own news for '96 includes a 
Mediterranean cruise, a vacation in 
Sanibel, FL, and visits to and from my 
daughters and grandchildren. I have a new 
grandson, Paul William, born to Ellen in 
Boston Ann Marshall Whitley's news 
comes straight from SBCi She says the 
museum looks marvelous and everyone 
loves it. "Sweet Briar House is also under 
my umbrella and it too looks lovely. 
Hurricane Fran was awful - trees down 
everywhere and SBC was hard hit. Ann had 
no power for four days, her basement 
flooded and she lost all of her frozen food. 
Ann and Jane Warner Williams met in 
Oct to get our 50"^ reunion on the road. 
Jane is still a busy real estate agent. We all 
know what a great job Ann and Jane will do 
for reunion. Don't forget to come! 

1951 

President: Ann Mountcastle Gamble 
Secretary: Patricia Barton 
Fund Agent: Ann Sinsheimer 

Reunion - what a wondertui time! We 
really missed those who couldn't be with 
us. Special remembrances of Seymour, 
whose incomparable wit (and sketchbook) 
were always a treat at past reunions. Please 
circle your calendar now for THE BIG ONE 
in 2001 - our SO^^, SBC's 100th! '51 held 
its own in the fundraising department, 
thanks to the expert chairmanship of Ann 



Petesch Hazzard and her team. It was a 
pleasure to have news from so many (Am 
including some '95 information received 
too late for the last alumnae news.) 

Rosalie "Pinkie" Barringer 
Wornham - ('95) "Looking forward to the 
West Coast reunion in April - ocean and 
beach instead of dogwood and dells but the 
spirit of '51 lives anywhere'" Ruth 
Clarkson Costello and Ann 
Sinsheimer are among the stemwinders 
who keep our West Coast contingent ener- 
gized Jean Randolph Bruns - "I'm 
heading out for my 6th winter in a row in 
Thailand visiting my son and his family. 
Last winter I went on for an Elderhostel in 
New Zealand, visit in Sydney with an old 
friend, and 10 days In London for friends, 
plays, museums. I go to Tuscany this 
November with our Chamber Music 
Center's trip to a small village in Chianti 
And, of course, I went West for the SBC 
gathering in Monterey, CA. Children line 
and flourishing. B&B business here ditto. 
To summarize my life: I read in the winter in 
Chiang Mai and weed in the summer in 
Warm Springs. For our 50th at Sweet Briar: 
how about a pre- or post-reunion gathering 
here, two hours drive from the College?" 
Elizabeth Cooke McCann "After years 
of shuttling back and forth to my "roots" in 
Switzerland, Germany and England. I did 
something difterent - went to see Hong 
Kong last year (before the British gave it 
away) and I'm going in Oct. on a cruise to 
see the Panama Canal (daylight commen- 
tary by canal pilot/guide) before we give it 
away. I volunteer one day a week in 
Governor George Allen's D.C. Virginia 
Liaison Office. Other activities: volunteer 
for Republicans in a 70% Democratic city 
(Executive Vice Chairman, Alexandria 
Republican City Committee): publish a 
quarterly newsletter for Northern Virginia 
Republican Business Forum: was (term 
ended July 1) District Secretary for 
Northeast Potomac District, Pilot 
internationai (Boston to Northern 
Virginia) " Janet Broman Dingle - "This 
year has been very family oriented - helped 
daughters Cathy in Corning. NY, who bat- 
tled rheumatic fever for about 6 months 
(with husband and five children at home) 
and Sue in Lubbock, TX who had twins in 
early August - a boy and a girl, with hus- 
band and two other children at home. Then 
their friends came through magnificently. 
Both families are getting along fine now 
Enjoyed a family reunion (25) at a lovely 
mountain lodge in WV Busily winding up 
two volunteer jobs and looking forward to 
spending February and March in Florida 
Sue Ostrander and Lloyd Hood wel- 
comed a new granddaughter Tristan Miller 
Hood Joan Widau Marshall and 
Gordon are now happily ensconced in their 
new home in Sun City, AZ Muff Marks 
Herbruck - Enjoyed working on the class 
fundraising "So glad we had a good per- 
centage Bud and I are having a wonderful 
time in Aiken " Terry Faulkner Phillips 
"Wes and I are very happy living in the 
northeast kingdom of Vermont. If you see 



Jim Mosher's movies, you will see our 
beautiful country Wes and I are landown- 
ers, restoring our property with an eye on 
environment. Our 4 dogs. 3 shepherds and 
1 golden puppy, are in 7th heaven, walking 
with me on all our land, especially in the 
woods. We have a lot of birds and wild 
game - moose, deer and bears for instance. 
I still play bridge every other week." 
Joanne Williams Eraser - ('95) "Status 
quo year - no new grandchildren, no trau- 
ma - just good health for us and our fami- 
lies while they progress. We continue to 
spend 5 months a year in the Adirondacks." 
Suzanne Lockley Glad - "Spent the 
summer at Black Butte Ranch. OR - where 
we have bought a vacation home that can 
handle the whofe family for occasional get- 
togethers - chaos, but fun. as everyone 
came in August. Planning a November trip 
through the Panama Canal. Doing the 
decent thing at the L.A. Zoo, the 
Huntington Library and voiunteer work for 
Planned Parenthood. Last year a London 
trip, as the Queen honored members of the 
Order of the British Empire at a speciai ser- 
vice Ned earned his for promotion of 
British Trade in California." Angle 
Vaughan Halliday - "Sorry I missed 
Reunion. I know everyone missed 
Seymour We were privileged to have such 
a special classmate My family now con- 
sists of 3 sons. 2 daughters, one son-in- 
law, one daughter-in-law and 3 adorable 
grandsons - also my husband, Bob. who 
has launched into a new career as a painter 
of watercolors. His works are currently 
shown in 4 galleries, and his mind is con- 
stantly on the next painting. I continue with 
my home-based accounting and tax prac- 
tice, gardening, and as little cooking as 
possible. We are oft to Provence 10/8 for a 
painting trip " Kathie Phinizy Mackie - 
"After renewing friendships at Reunion, 
spent a delightful long weekend with 
Georgia Dreisbach Kegley and Jack 
Was wined and dined graciously by them 
and Mona Wilson Beard and Will. Hope 
to play hostess to them at my mountain 
cottage in Craig Springs. VA near 
Roanoke." Ann Benet Yellott -"Looking 
forward to our 50th, which will be my 
daughter's 25th - might make it!" Mona 
Wilson Beard - "Reunion was a delight 
and my only wish for #50 is that we a// get 
together It was a pleasure to enjoy the 
company of longtime friends and to see 
Sweet Briar prospering. This last year in 
Charlottesville has been guite a change 
from the 26 years in Honolulu and we have 
enjoyed seeing Randy and Georgia more 
frequently and making new friends. Those 
visiting Sweet Briar need to see us, too!" 
Patricia Lynas Ford - "Between 3/95 
and 2/96, I had breast cancer and a 
'lumpectomy', Dick"s mother died, our 
younger daughter was diagnosed with 
breast cancer and had a mastectomy and 
Dick was diagnosed with prostate cancer. 
He and I both had radiation treatments and 
are fine. On the brighter side. Dick and I 
had a wondertui trip to Chicago to see the 
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whelming) and a 2 week trip to England to 
see triends. Have just sold our tiouse and 
are planning to move to Healdsburg, north 
ol Santa Rosa, It's a small town ot 9500 
with many vineyards, wineries and an 
attractive country setting, with hills and 
mountains covered with redwoods, 
Douglas iirs, oaks and madrone Also, we 
will be guite close to Ruth Costello," 
Marcy Slaley Marks - "Been staying 
home since Reunion except for a briet trip 
to southern OR to see some ol the 
Shakespeare plays in Ashland. We are hop- 
ing some good environmental candidates 
will be elected in November." Anne 
Sinsheimer - Visited m March with 
Margy Davidson Rucker and her sister 
Gail Bazzare, SBC '55 Sunday chapel at 
Reunion was one "of the linest services I 
have ever attended. Rereading Susan 
Lehman's service and wish there was a tape 
ol Marsha De Lain's vocal," Anne still man- 
ages the family business, volunteers lor the 
Art Center, Mozart Festival and Botanical 
Gardens Took a walking tour of the 
"Cotswolds and Medieval Britain" - and 
was "not the oldestHH in our group." St. 
Clair Hayden D'Wolf - "Four grandchil- 
dren, ages 18 months through 6 years. All 
beautiful, of coursel" Nan Sima 
Waldstein ("95) - "It was great talking to 
Nancy Rasenberger and catching up 
after 45 years. I'm looking fonward to lunch 
with the Red Fox in San Francisco on New 
Year's and enjoyed seeing Sue Lockley 
Glad in Santa Monica last spring. I have a 
daughter there and so see Sue from time to 
time. I'm still working as a clinical social 
worker and George as a lawyer and have 3 
children - 2 married, and 1 grandchild 
Anyone coming through Cambridge, MA, 
give me a call " Marjorie Newell Curlee 
- "Had several good visits with Mary 
Emery Barnhill and Dick, since I 
acquired a vacation house on Hilton Head. 
They are nearby in Beaufort. II anyone has 
a clue about how to reach Pat (Chandler, 
please let me know" Anne-Louise 
Fletcher Bedford Tm sure very few 
remember me as I was at Sweet Briar only 
my freshman year Nancy Snoke Garret 
was my roommate. Through the years I 
received masters and advanced study in 
reading and taught in public and private 
schools for 26 years. My first husband and 
I have two lovely girls: Clare is an attorney 
married to a great son-in-law - a pediatric 
cardiologist in Jacksonville, FL and 
Marianne is Executive Assistant to the 
Director ol Hospice in D.C. My second 
husband and I are retired in Ocala, FL. 
We've had many extensive trips abroad and 
three to Russia. Thank God for good 
friends, good books and marvelous music, 
plus 9 grandchildreni" Patty Carlin 
Friese - "Keeping the school ties rejuve- 
nates the soul, S.B, is more beautiful than 
ever, and has grown in keeping with the 
original architecture. That makes me happy 
We've been traveling since June - China, 
Maine and a cruise down the Danube and a 
week in Vienna. October 3 we fly to 
Bangkok, then back to Florida" Julie 



MIcou Eastwood - "Dick and I had a 6 
week trip to Europe including a 2 week 
cruise on the Rhine, the Main and through 
the new Main-Danube Canal to Vienna. 
Wonderful to be retired and have that much 
time'" Mary Pierce Clark - "Ed and I are 
well, have 4 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 
dogs. Ed is retired and I am still happily 
working full time in New York," Lynne 
McCullough Gush - "Working on elabo- 
rate duo-performances for the holidays and 
some harp pieces, I teach 15-20 students 
weekly and do ballet 3 times weekly Gerry 
is in good shape, always hungry Cooking 
is eternal " Carolyn Sample Abshire - 
"All's well and children grown, married 
except for two- Phyllis and Caroline, 27 
and 22, both back in graduate school. Our 
eldest, Lupton Abshire. is assistant to the 
rector at Christ Church, Georgetown, An 
Episcopal priest married last October Two 
grandchildren living with parents Anna and 
David Bowman in Warrenton, VA David 
continues as President of CSIS, Has written 
a book Putting America's House in order - 
The Nation as a Family I run a small shop 
'Bygone Bagatelles' behind my house!" 
Mary Jane Eriksen Ertman M J and 
Gardner have 3 new grandsons: Teddy 
Benjamin and Henry "On 10/27 three of 
our children Eric, Martha and Andy are run- 
ning in the Marine Corps Marathon - first 
marathon lor all. We're going down to cheer 
them on " Margie Works Gibbs - 
"Margery Rucker and I had a wonderful 
annual trip together in May lour days in 
Chicago with the special treat of seeing 
"Show Boat, I spent 10 weeks in NH this 
summer - our family's 39th summer there, 
Salem is still home," Caria deCreny 
Freed - "Reunion was so short and sweet. 
So good to see everyone but not enough 
time to visit one on one. Think also of those 
who weren't there. The summer has been 
great on Nantucket, What we didn't have in 
sunshine we made up in company - lots of 
children, grandchildren, family and friends 
Once here, nobody seemed to mind the 
fog!" Carol Rolston Toulmin - "I talked 
to Georgia Kegley as she was leaving early 
the next morning for a trip to Russia with 
her sister Jerry and her 90 year old mother 
I said I would pray for them. I talk to Nedra 
often and see her occasionally - mostly at 
funerals. My lite remains untroubled and 
my health good." 

It is with great sadness that I advise of 
the deaths of Patty Lynas Ford's mother 
Nedra Greer Stimpsons mother, and 
my mother, who died shortly after I returned 
from Reunion. Looking forward to the 
Grand Opening of the Globe Theatre in 
London this June. It will be marvelous to 
see Sam Wanamaker's "impossible dream" 
realized at last. 

1955 

President: Rebecca (Sexy) Faxon 

Knowles 

Secretary: Ginger Chamblin Greene 

Fund Agent: Audrey Stoddard 

I'm sorry to have to start my report on 



a sad note, Andy Wallace died in August 
She was visiting her sister in France and 
had a fatal heart attack. We all send our 
sympathy to her lamily 

I'm amazed at how much traveling our 
class is doing Is anyone at home? Except 
for Marty Hedeman Buckingham, who 
writes that they did so much traveling over 
the years that they are quite content to stay 
at home They have a busy volunteer and 
social life and see both children and all 4 
grandchildren often But the rest ol us seem 
to have been everywhere! Here goes: 
Jeanette Kennedy Hancock went hik- 
ing in the Cotswolds with friends; she is 
also enjoying their grandchildren and 
being a surrogate parent lor inner-city 4- 
year-olds. Mitzi Streit Halla and Roman 
have been all over Europe, and she is now 
one of two owners of her travel business. 
Their 2 children are doing well, one in 
Virginia and the other in Doha Qatar. 
Betsy Stevens Sutton has been all 
over — the Amazon, The Caribbean, the 
Mediterranean from Spain to Turkey, 
Michigan, and Disney World They plan to 
visit South America, Bermuda and 
California next year Betty Byrne Gill 
Ware and Hudnall went to Scotland, 
Russia, Seattle, and Vancouver and are 
aiming for Costa Rica in January She final- 
ly has a grandchild, a girl born in April, 
Evelyn Sanders ttaugen and Will have 
been fishing and birdwatching all over 
Alaska: she says she never thought she 
would find sitting in a rowboat in the cold 
rain for hours so much fun. Her son was 
recently married, in Georgia, Susan 
Hayward Collins is just home from 
Provence and is hoping to visit Kenya next 
year She sees Camille Williams Yaw 
every summer in NC, Susan has just 
moved, and is working on a Japanese gar- 
den, (Next time please sign your postcard, 
Susan!) Gail Davidson Bazzarre and 
John, who |ust retired, are just back from 
visiting family in Calilornia, She says being 
together all the time, even after 40 years of 
marriage, is scary but so lar so good, 
Lydia Plamp Mower and Ted have been 
busy traveling and visiting: to Honolulu to 
stay with Barbara Plamp Hunt and 
George, then to Florida, Maine, and 
Nantucket: then Ireland lor Ted to play golf 
and Lydia to look at flowers. Bar and 
George have moved back to the mainland 
and are in California, Lydia has just added 
a new grandson to her other 4, She had the 
usual mini-reunion in Maine with Shirley 
Sutliff Cooper and Tom. Nancy 
Doulhat Goss and Tom, Anne Williams 
Manchester and Eli, and Bexy Faxon 
Knowles and Bob, who arrived by sea on 
their boat, Bexy says she is about to retire 
because she is too busy to go to the office 
They have been cruising the Maine coast, 
the Chesapeake, and the Florida coast. Her 
hip surgery was a great success. Her 
daughter Holly is taking Nella Gray 
Barkley's seminar and enjoying it thor- 
oughly Diane Johnson deCamp will 
put in her usual few weeks in England, 
going to antique fairs and driving around. 



Tinker Beard reports visiting family in 
Niagara Falls, New Hampshire, and Maine; 
she says that Didi Stoddard's recently 
remodeled house is really lovely Tinker is 
planning to spend the winter in Alabama 
and Christmas in Indianapolis Emily 
Hunter Slingluff and Craig took a 
Mediterranean cruise, on the Love Boat, 
Their daughter and granddaughters are 
tine, and their son has just become 
engaged. Patsy Smith Ticer reports that 
her first year as a Slate Senator was tough 
but she got her feet wet After the session 
she and Jack traveled to Berlin, up the Elbe, 
in Prague and Budapest, and they are just 
back from Egypt where their youngest 
daughter joined them, Liz Rector Keener 
and Ross vacationed in Maine, Scotland 
and England, and are just back from Florida 
visiting their year-old grandson. Ross is 
planning to retire in 1997 Liz says her new 
kidney is now 2 1/2 years old and works 
beautifully And linally Art and I are leaving 
to spend a week at the Grand Canyon just 
as soon as I finish typing up these notes. 

Those of us who aren't retired or trav- 
eling are working hard and enjoying it. 
Catherine Cage Bruns is still enjoying 
being a stockbroker She has a new house 
in Houston and travels to Mexico occa- 
sionally on business. Camille Williams 
Yow worked as a volunteer during the 
Olympics and says it was fun She had a 
mini-reunion with Mary Boyd Murray 
Trussell and Pam Compton Ware in 
September Fritz Merriman Naylor 
retired from one job and started another, 
part-time tutoring. She is teaching adults to 
read and finds it very rewarding, Phyllis 
Joyner had a one-person show ol her art 
at the Paris-New York-Kent Gallery in Con- 
necticut recently and says it was quite suc- 
cessful. She spent six weeks in India a 
while ago, staying in three different 
ashrams. Sounds interesting. She sees 
Jane Feltus Welch and Jim in New York 
every now and then Patty McClay 
Boggs is ready to retire but hasn't done it 
yet. She and her husband spend a lot of 
time in NC visiting the 2 grandchildren, 
and they take the 2 Michigan grandkids to 
soccer games Honey Addington 
Passano reports the birth ol a ninth 
grandchild in October I'm not keeping 
score (must do that sometime) but it 
sounds like a class record. She was expect- 
ing a visit from those busy sailors Bexy and 
Bob Knowles any day. Chase Lane 
Bruns is still an active potter in Alexandria: 
her daughter Jordan was recently married, 
Nella Gray Barkley's career counseling 
firm is highly successful, with offices in 
New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and 
Atlanta, She has become a nationally 
known speaker, and gave the keynote 
address at a recent Centering on Women 
Conference in Charleston, Amanda 
McThenia lodice reports that her grand- 
daughter, who recently stayed with them, is 
the pertect age — old enough to comb her 
hair but too young to date. Another grand- 
daughter was married in August, and she 
and Don went to the wedding in Maine and 



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did some camping afterwards, 

Sally Oberljn Stevens' note made 
me tired to read, stie is doing so mucfi, Stie 
and tier tiusband are botti retired, but are 
working tiard: tie on wtiat tias become a 
full-time fiobby, sfie on landscaping tfieir 
grounds, Stie mentions painting birdtious- 
es, playing witfi ttie grandcfiildren (one 
brand new one) and dogs, chasing ground- 
fiogs with a golf cart, and using her new 
rototiller around the property. You have 
more energy than I do, Sally 

A few late-arriving notes gave me the 
following news: Mary Boyd Murray 
Trussell and George have been traveling 
in Provence and Tuscany — gorgeous! — 
and went scuba diving in Cozumel and 
Bonaire, She has a new grandchild, and is 
starting a mentoring program for juvenile 
offenders. Ethyl Green Banta has THREE 
new grandchildren and has a daughter get- 
ting married next summer. She will spend 
Christmas with her son and his family in 
Singapore, She will also visit her daughter 
Alice, who is moving to Richmond, VA 
soon Come and see me loo. Ethyl, Joan 
Kells Cook has visited IVIexico several 
times lately and is just back from 3 weeks 
in Greece and Turkey She says it reminded 
her of all that Classical Civilization we 
studied. She reports 2 grandchildren, a boy 
and a girl Ellse Wachenfeld de Papp is 
still working in pathology (one more year, 
she says) but found time to go on a tour to 
Egypt, She says the cruise up the Nile was 
fun but she wouldn't go back to Cairo, She 
has 2 grandchildren. One ol her daughters 
is an endocrinologist, the other a vet, and 
her son is an electrical engineer She is still 
in touch with some of the SBC faculty 
Elizabeth Sprague and Gert Prior 

That's all I have. If you want to be 
mentioned next year, send back the post- 
card! PS I was impressed with the fact that 
several of you sent e-mail responses, and 
several others would have sent faxes except 
my fax machine was out of whack. We 
seem to be adjusting well to new technolo- 
gy 

1959 

President: Courtney Gibson Pelley 
Secretary: Ann Pegram Harris 
Fund Agents: Ann Young Bloom, 
Betsy Smith White 

IVIidstream entre reunions here again 
are lots of happy white postcards full of 
grandbabies and cheer [We now have a 
1500 word noose it this sounds strangled ] 
Martha Burnet Carlisle, Winston- 
Salem, retired, had successful operation 
then zipped oH to Tanzanian safari; then 
visited Jackson Hole pal [rope ladders?] 
and ran another's NC state senate race 
Grandbaby "Carley" is two, (Retired?) 

Pat Davis Sutker, Evansfon, IL dit; 
daughter Cindy marrying, 10/96; husband 
Marshall, (Pat's) still lawyers but also vaca- 
tion more; Pat does Goodwill volunteer 
teaching Parenting and works on 
Davis/music family tree in S,E, Ga, Anyone 
help her on that? ,,, Sally Beattie 



Sinkler in Atlanta had beautiful lolly wed- 
ding of son Scott; saw Nina Hopkins 

Raine there, both beautiful and dear as 
ever, Sally and Brock moved to an apart- 
ment, yardfreei Betsy Brawner Pitlman 
and Frank were at Atlanta Opera looking 
grand, 

Snowdon Durham Kisner printed she's 
moved to charming Potomacside 
Shepherdstown, WV and walks to most of 
her (mystery) activities. Son Kenneth's 
bride, wonderful; both boys working, pros- 
pering. She "fairly happy for arthritic old 
lady" (No room here tor fun, Snowdon,) 
Alice Cary Farmer Brown, class hero, 
now SBC crowned as Outstanding Alumna, 
(We knew that ) We proud ACFB also 
chairs Garden Club of America "Visiting 
Gardens " - big, tun. Says Elsie Prichard 
Carter was facing scary RXs in 
Charlottesville, needs us. Young Ann 
Bloom, head of All Reunion Giving, came 
to SBC and is wonderful (We tew that) 
Also sweet Or Elizabeth Johnston 
Lipscomb, too, and present at 
Coronation Penny Fisher Dunklee 
in 2 places in Arizona, pots and paints; 
John writes. Elks bugle Children: David 
preparing another Mt, Bike Book, Debbie, 
New York, Fungshei (??) consultant; Clint, 
California, engaged. Fishers soon visit 
Spain, Elks bugl^ Pres Pelley 
(Courtney Gibson, y'all) had 2 hurri- 
canes to their beach house, (Any of us, girl, 
would behave better) and still computes 
and lobbies volunteerly with Retired 
Educators, Arlington-way Suzanne 
Hater Hambrick writes delightedly of 2 HI 
grandsons - Hickory NC; undelighted with 
ice storm damage. Gay Hart Gaines we 
just glimpsed on C-Span; she is all over 
Palm Beach and the Rotogravure, decora- 
tive and cooly-dooly as ever 

Meri Hagerty Rumrill, Springfield, 
Va,, claims the most adorable 1 year old 
grandson; he's in South Dakota which has 
more buffalos than people. Who can argue 
with besotted grandmothers? IVIeri 
designed a garden for the U S, National 
Arboretum in DC, mature spring '97 - the 
Big Time! Mary Harrison Cooke Carle 
in Wynnewood, Penn still works at a Life 
Care; rewarding and exhausting. So does 
Sam her dog Chile Rebecca (SBC '93) 
works in DC, Cookie went with SBC to New 
Zealand last year "paradise," and sends 
love. Pet Jane Jamieson Messer is 
"still kicking," had the pmk ribbon opera- 
tion, spring '96, then she ran husband 
Frank's superior court judge reelection 
campaign, (Connersville, IN residents) We 
trust all is well. 

Beautiful Isa Mary Lowe Ziegler 
reports she's on San Francisco's Sfrybing 
Arboretum Board, Pacific Horticulture 
Board and looking at 2 years hard labor as 
president of her GCA Club, And Sally 
Maylield Schreiner is the new pastor of 
First Congregational United Church of 
Christ in Manistee, Michigan, Bill retired, 
daughter Susan and granddaughter Julie 
visit; Florida son Bill expected soon Sally! 
Preacher! Sehr cool, Lizora Miller 



Yonce has 10/96 First Grandson, Sam, 
She saws lotsa SBC at Mary Blair Scott 
Valentine's child's October wedding, 
hooray' Jane Moore Banks, Baltimore, 
is soon handing off her Retirement Home 
business to son and two daughters Judy 
Nevins LeHardy and the captain are back 
from their five year Around the World Sail, 
Sarah Jane Murdock Moore in 
Lynchburg has recently lost husband Jim 
Please write. The Rev, Fleming Parker 
Rutledge is Interim Rector at St, John's, 
Salisbury, CT 1/2 done on a book and busy 
speaking. All over She and Dick have two 
grandchildren, 

Dr Pickie Payne Hester, clinical 
psychologist in Richmond, has "entered 
the Blessed Sisterhood of Grandmothers" 
with Mary Flam, 8/95, Awwww Virginia 
Ramsey Crawford had two joints 
repaired and they were off to Greece and 
Turkey; then to Chatauqua, NY Ginny 
Robinson Harris's Whitney weds June 
'97 in their garden in Highlands Betsy 
Salisbury Creekmore had Ann 
Turnbull Kidd, as recent overnight guest 
in Jackson, Mississippyapisspy Betsy is a 
portrait artist' Ann Smith Heist, retired in 
Ormond Beach, El; is working toward GCA 
Flower arranging judge (I think); she and 
John started a Rowing Association and 
also put on a Croquet Benefit for local 
museums Lil Betsy Smith White saw 
Sue Right Rountree at Williamsburg 
SBC Do, praises her books and miniatures; 
"gel her to Reunion!" Sees Irish Coxe 
Ware visiting children in Betsy's Charlotte, 
Has 3 grands and 2 more due, sends y'all 
love Polly Space Dunn, Savannah, 
same cheery news. Daughter Elizabeth to 
wed May '97; will see Betsy Colwill 
Weigers skiing in Colorado Judy 
Sorley Chalmers still in New Jersey 
exported children and 1 grand to Atlanta 
(We still hope) She and daughter did 
grand medical missionary trip to Panama, 
Tabb Thornton Farinholt, Richmond 
teacher, and Blair, off to Switzerland and 
Germany then home to meet #5 in 
Pennsylvania, Kathy Tyler Shelton still 
way up there. Newfoundland, "John will not 
retire as Family Doctor." teaches lay min- 
istry gives workshops and retreats, 3rd 
grandchild due Jan '97; she still sails, skis 
, Ga, is On Her Mind (And Vice Versa, 
Kathy) Jane Wheeler Garcia, alphabet- 
ical cows tail, in Oregon, still has a high 
schooler' She's refiretJ, would love to Get 
Involved now in SBC, (Listen, y'all,) 
Rachel Bok Goldman and Allen have 
one toot in Maine and one (each) in 
Chicago; says hey and 7th gran'chile due in 
February ,,, who has the most? (I have the_ 
best,) 

Bryon and I Keep On 5 gorgeous 
grandbabies, no dog. B, retired from work 
and driving. We just did the SBC western 
trip; christened Boston baby attended NY - 
GCA meeting ,,, woof. Come Visit! Love, 
Ann, 



1963 

President: Betty Stanly Cates 

Secretary: Katharine Blackford 

Collins 

Fund Agent: Nancy Dixon Brown 

My first offering ol an e-mail option 
(kath@trib com) for news attracted five tak- 
ers - not bad tor a class that graduated 20 
years before word processors and about 30 
years before electronic mail became an 
established form of communication "How 
easy it is!" wrote Cynthia Hubbard 
Spangler "I've already begun to lose my 
ability to write long-hand," She wrote ol the 
"magical event" of her son's wedding 4/96 
in Napa Valley and the couple's immediate 
departure lor Sydney Aust,, where his 
sports marketing firm dispatched him to 
work on the 2000 Olympics, Cynthia was 
headed "down under" for Christmas, She 
says her FedEx position has landed her "in 
the fountain ol youth, if work and learning 
keep you young " Rinda King de Beck 
also protesses to have "forgotten how to 
write with a pen," She's also professing his- 
tory and political science at community 
colleges in the Greensboro area, Rinda had 
her 15 minutes of fame when six TV sta- 
tions showed up during the '96 election 
cycle to film a guest speaker in one of her 
classes, the racing mogul who ran for Sec, 
of State (and lost) in NO Her class coin- 
cided with the breaking news story of a 
contretemps the candidate had just had 
with another driver on the interstate. Shows 
we should always look our best, I guess. 
Rinda's children are pursuing their medical 
careers - dental student Laurin practicing 
her crown work on Rinda, Karia finishing 
psychiatry residency at Chapel Hill, and 
Christian heading to Puerto Rico to med. 
school In news from another medically- 
gifted family. Cynthia Livingstone 
Gibert, whose practice is specialized in the 
treatment of AIDS, attended the latest Int'l 
AIDS conf in Vancouver, accompanied by 
her husband Steve. Son Chris graduated 
from U of ARK med school. Daughter Jenny 
is pursuing an MBA at Vanderbilt, 
Barbara Sullivan Wanamaker con- 
cedes that e-mail is great, but that she has- 
n't quite got the hang of it. She is still 
involved in real estate on Long Island, trav- 
eling, and keeping up with three grown 
kids. Son Dave, 25. and his "Expanding 
Man" band released a Columbia disc last 
Aug . "Head to the Ground." and then took 
off on a nationwide tour Her oldest child is 
finishing at U of Colo at Boulder Barbara 
saw Carol Crowley Karm recently Julia 
Fort Lowe is another e-mail resister, 
despite stalwart efforts of son Seth, an 
undergraduate at U of Memphis, "to drag 
Bob and me into computer literacy" Son 
Bob III is a 3d yr, med, student at 
Vanderbilt, Julia's still an enthusiastic ten- 
nis player, gardener and arts and sympho- 
ny backer 

Sarah Hitch Hill and Harvey had 
their first grandchild. Ben, 1 1/6, They spent 
three weeks last summer, with both sons 
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Dingle peninsula in SW Ireland "There 
were 45 shades of gteen, and hedges of 
wild fuschia. In the evenings we burned 
peat cut from the nearby bogs," Sarah's 
book, "Weaving New Worlds: An 
Ecological History of Southeastern 
Cherokee Women and Their Basketry." 
published by UNC Press, will be out by the 
time these notes are published. Sarah, 
along with Julia Ann Hunt, helped Nancy 
McDowell tie the knot in style 4/96. She 
married Jerry Sawaza, an economics prof, 
at U ol Conn "I fell rich, indeed, to have 
them here with me - had to keep pinching 
myself to be sure it really was 1996 " Later, 
Nancy spent "a lovely long, busy couple of 
weeks" with daughter Kathy who had pre- 
sented Nancy with her second grandchild, 
a girl In other wedding news, Laura Lee 
Brown was married in Oct and took off on 
a monthlong honeymoon Ginger Cales 
Mitchell, who attended, provided more 
detail: "She married Sieve Wilson while 
standing on a high bluff overlooking the 
Ohio R. on a gorgeous autumn afternoon at 
sunset. She never looked prettier or happi- 
er" Ginger and Cecil Collins Scanlon 
went to Argentina last Feb. Ginger was back 
in time to "help oldest daughter Jennifer 
put finishing touches on wedding plans." 
The marriage took place at Spring Island off 
the coast of SC. Ginger's travel bug still not 
satiated, she and Mitch spent two months 
in China in Sept 

Ann Knickerbocker McCulloch is 
sure she's the "grandmother of the 90s" as 
she completes her graduate work at Dallas 
Theological Seminary "My computer., is 
flanked by a crib used by our grandson 
Andrew" Lyn Clark Pegg, in Dululh, is 
also completing her doctoral dissertation 
entitled "Case Studies of Eleven Women ol 
Color in Corporate America." She called it 
an "important lite work for me and hopeful- 
ly (one that) will be useful to corporations 
as they attempt to include and capitalize on 
the richness of diversity in our midst" 
Ginni Corwin Millo has opted lor a 
"sweet deal" involving early retirement 
from Northrop, "to see what I've been miss- 
ing these 32 years and spend some time 
without a full time job." She's taking grad- 
uate courses in computer science at 
Harvard, and spending more time with son 
Gregory, who's just entered h.s. Another 
happy retiree - Jane Goodridge - left IBM 
in Oct. and was on her way to sail around 
the Bahamas for an undetermined period ol 
lime. Former retiree Julia Arnold Morey 
is back at work at Historic Hudson Valley, 
conducting tours to six sites in the valley 
She's having a hard time keeping up with 
the grandkids count, but thinks it reached 
eight last summer. She planned an Oct. 
visit in Greenville SC with Penny 
Pamplin Reeves 

Too busy to retire is Allie 
Stemmons Simon, who finally moved 
into the much talked ol dream house, with 
"real guest quarters so everyone can come 
visitl" In Oct. Allie and husband Heinz 
moved their offices to Irving/Las Colinas, 
the same Dallas suburb in which they live. 



They traveled twice to Germany in the wake 
ol Heinz' mother's death there. They also 
went to see their daughter in London, and 
on a cruise through the Norwegian fjords to 
celebrate their 25th anniversary. Some 
classmates have already taken Allie up on 
the hospitality offer, KeitI Matheson 
Wood and Frank paid a visit, which Allie 
returned when the Woods' son Gordon was 
married in Kansas City, Keitt writes that the 
bride is Carrie Gutekunst. a first-grade 
teacher in Lawrence, KS, and that Gordon 
is a computer consultant Daughter Helen 
is a catering sales mgr for an Atlanta 
restaurant group. Lee Kucewicz 
Parham. also a guest of Allie, found lime 
to visit Stevie Fontaine Keown in her 
new Richmond home, and visit her all-time 
favorite Italian teacher, Signor Del Greco in 
Charlottesville, Anne Carter Brothers is 
turning out some stunning watercolors - 
she sent me the notice of her one-woman 
show in Nov with a photo of a charming 
front porch scene. It evokes a lime when a 
front porch said more about a family than 
the security system warnings ol today 
Anne attributes her transition to profes- 
sional artist lo the "encouragement and 
overlavish praise" of SBC classmates. 
Encouragement in the form of a commis- 
sioned work came from Anne Leavell 
Reynolds. When not painting, Anne 
Brothers is granddaughter-sitting with son 
Carter's daughter Another grandchild is on 
the way Son Jay is manager of their fami- 
ly-owned travel agency Gary is in LA 
shooting his first movie as ass't to produc- 
tion head. 

Also working the brushes harder since 
her children left home is Cheri Fitzgerald 
Burchard. She's also an interior designer 
and art consultant, Lynn Carol Blau is 
having fun with her travel and lifestyle con- 
sulting CO. Their daughter Elizabeth is in 
NYC helping open the new Le Cirque 
restaurant Their other daughter, Alex, is 
getting an MFA at the RISD. Nancy Brown 
Dixon still works with special ed students, 
while helping daughter Katherine search 
out colleges. Their son is now 12, Nancy 
enjoyed volunteering at the '96 Olympics, 
Also watehing the Olympics, particularly 
the equestrian events, was Jean Meyer 
Aloe, who was visiting her longtime riding 
friend Pat Col Iyer Zavitz ('60) at her new 
home in Atlanta, Jean is active in AAUW 
and is a commissioner in CT for the Clan 
Grant society which entitles her to don a 
kilt and represent the clan at various func- 
tions. One daughter is pursuing a doctorate 
in psych at Northwestern, and the other 
has transterred to UPenn where she's a pre- 
med major. Also in the Olympics crowd 
was Betsy Parker McColl, no mean ath- 
lete herself. Betsy is still tearing up the ten- 
nis circuit, traveling last year to Tenn, and 
Tex. for tournaments. Daughter Eliza is fin- 
ishing her sophomore year at UNC, where 
she pledged Tri Delt with Betsy 
McDonald McCutcheon's daughter 
Lauren. The two Betsys have enjoyed get- 
ting together there. 

Kathy Caldwell Patten and Bryan 



spend more lime at their home in Maine, 
now that their nest is empty Son Bryan is 
finishing at Yale, and Sarah is a jr at 
Cornell, Dartmouth grad, Kathleen worked 
in Paris for a yr and is trying to find a job 
in NYC More graduations from UVA lor 
Sallie Yon Williams's boys, Whitredge, 
25, wilh an MBA and JD, is now an invest- 
ment banker in NYC. Courtney earned his 
BA and is looking for work in entertainment 
financing Mary Lou Morton 
Seilheimer is still hard at work on a cap- 
ital fund drive for the Garden Club of VA, 
and involved in other volunteer organiza- 
tions, while husband Charlie stays busy 
with real estate and historic preservation. 
Son Charlie is a junior at Middlebury in 
economics, while Anne is "having a ball" at 
the corporate collections depi, at Sotheby's 
in NYC, Karen Gill Meyer did some 
hands-on real estate, "tearing a house 
down to the ground" at Paradise Valley golf 
course near Phoenix, then acting as con- 
tractor for putting it back together. All that 
while continuing her job at Smith Barney 

On the foreign and travel front, 
Harriet Reese Jensen writes from 
Denmark that her youngest son has mar- 
ried and produced a daughter, Harriet's first 
grandchild. She was looking forward to a 
visit from her parents, "still going strong at 
92 and 81 Valerie Elbrick Hanlon flew 
to Rio de Janeiro lo wateh the filming of a 
movie about the 1969 kidnapping of her 
father, when he was ambassador to Brazil 
She had a bit part "in the background ol 
one party scene," she writes. The film is 
directed by Bruno Barreto who did "Dona 
Flor and her Two husbands " Back in DC 
Valerie continues to bring classical music 
to DC schools in her "Bach to School" pro- 
gram, now in its 8th year Son Nicholas is a 
jr at Tulane Her older son Burke lives with 
her and works in DC Valerie recently had a 
glimpse of Nerissa vom Baur Roehrs, 
who now lives in Leipzig Betty Stanley 
Cates and Meta Bond Magavney went 
to England last Sept. They had "perfect 
weather and a fabulous time," Betty writes. 
She was headed lor the Oct Alumnae 
Council at SBC. McNair Currie 
Maxwell and Bob had a "terrific driving 
trip" thru Germany and Italy tor six weeks 
last summer lo celebrate their 30'^ anniver- 
sary The sad downside is that her mother 
died while she was away and she didn't 
hear until the day before the funeral She 
also went to Puerto Vallarte to visit daugh- 
ter Ashley, who has a baby girl Son 
Reynolds, a 1995 Stanford grad. is using 
his Latin degree to help universities and 
endowments invest their money Judy 
Gutches Needham finally found time for 
her first trip to Europe - 2 1/2 weeks in 
Switzerland and Italy with a church group. 
Judy was elected to the Ft. Worth School 
Board. She also raises money for United 
Way. 

Sadly our classmate Nancy-Lane 
Rogers Burghardt died at the Princess 
Margaret Cancer Hospital in Toronto last 
July Nancy had earned a Masters in 
Education from U Toronto and worked near 



there as a family therapist Our sympathy to 
her husband John, her father Philip, and 
her daughters Lissa and Rebecca, 

Our older son's passion for Whitewater 
kayaking has drawn us into a tamer substi- 
tute — sea kayaking. We spent a week on 
a sea kayak tour of the Queen Charlotte 
Islands, between Vancouver Island and 
Alaska, with my brothers and their wives 
last summer. The killer whales, the birds, 
the mists, the beauty - it was a superb out- 
ing, in spite of nearly continual rain. Is 
there anyone out there who could do the 
newsnotes in the fall of '97? I expect to be 
on sabbatical wilh John in Mexico at that 
time, and I fear that mail delays might make 
me even later than usual in completing this 
enjoyable task. Thanks to all of you for your 
contributions. I am continually amazed and 
delighted at the diversity of news and 
views. Last but not least, one year from now 
we will have our 35th class reunion, 
Nancy McDowell promised at our last 
reunion lo put together a special question- 
naire to be administered some lime this 
year, so she and I will center on that and 
have it sent to you. It will explore our class 
members' views and experiences following 
the past three-and-a-half decades of 
tumultuous social change, and through our 
own vicissitudes. Exciting? I think so. Plan 
now to be there at Sweet Briar. May 29-31, 
1998. 

1967 

Secretary: Judith Bensen Stigle 
Fund Agent: Sally Twedell Bagley 

Thanks to all for your news. I am just 
back from Alumnae Council at SBC and it 
is more beautiful than ever, so for those of 
you who have not been home to "MOTH- 
ER" do come lor our 30th in May So far 
those who have indicated they plan to 
attend are: Dalton, Bensen, Blew, Tillman, 
Stoddard, Gawthrop, Baker, Darby, R. 
Brown, Berguido, Lucas, Milton, Randolph, 
Bollard, Wiglesworth, M.L, Smith, Ewalt, 
Blackstock, Barnhardt, Gillespie, File, 
Frazier, MacRae, Willingham 

Diane "Toots" Dalton is still with 
the Milwaukee Rep Theatre Once again 
Diane chaired the steering committee for 
the Wisconsin Aids Walk with Belte Midler 
as the honorary chair and over $1 Million 
was raised, I enjoy Alum Council because 
Diane and I gel lo be roommates for 3 days. 
Janie Willingham McNabb plans to 
sell her ladies speciality shop early in 97 so 
she can spend more time being a grandma, 
gardening, and traveling. Linda Fite and 
Herb are still enjoying rural Kerhonkson, 
NY 100 miles from Manhattan. Linda has 
had many changes this year but has much 
love in her life and is "physically fat. emo- 
tionally stable and spiritually rich". 
Francois, Arielle and Lynn Frazier Gas 
spent the summer in Telluride, CO climbing 
mountains, fly fishing and canoeing Mary 
Gillespie Monroe is still teaching 
Biology at Richard Bland College in 
Petersburg, VA while her daughter graduat- 
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second daughter is taking a semester at 
Columbia Univ, and worl<ing for Cornell 
Medical Center on an Aids project. Gracey 
Stoddard is doing well in NYC wtiile her 2 
sons are at W & M Bonnie Blew Pierie 
was so busy this summer that our bimonth- 
ly golf games were neglected. Son Tommy 
is graduating from Miami of Ohio and 
daughter Elizabeth is marrying in June. 

Randy Brown is soon to be single, 
celebrated her 50th being a new grand- 
mother. She had the wonderful opportunity 
to travel in Europe with her mother and sis- 
ters Kat Barnhardt Chase and Bob are 
in Amherst, Kat teaches literature, history 
and English in the middle school in 
Lynchburg and Bob teaches Computer 
Science and Math at SBC, They have a 6th 
grader and a sophomore at U, Tenn. Vicky 
Jones is gainfully employed m 
Correspondent Banking and engrossed in 
family life with their son in 3rd grade in a 
NYC public school, IVIargy Dortch 
Brooks is very busy with residential real 
estate sales in Nashville and looks fonA/ard 
to visiting SBC friends when in DC with 
their daughter, who lives in Alexandria, 
Their son is at U, Georgia. Prissy 
Blackstock Kurz is coming from St, 
Louis tor reunion and looks forward to see- 
ing old friends and enjoying the beauty of 
the SBC campus once again, Stephanie 
Ewalt Coleman has had a busy year 
merging two families, a new home in a new 
county, and getting her youngest son set- 
tled in a new school Stephanie is working 
for her husband Ron's business, insurance 
adjusting and litigation management, along 
with her two stepsons. Her son is a Jr, at 
James Madison and her oldest is out of 
school and job searching. While at SBC in 
October I saw Maria WIglesworth 
Hemmings, Gratchen Bullard Barber 
and Marlon MacRae who were back on 
campus for reunion fundraising seminars, 
Maria is still at NASDAQ and volunteers at 
a hospital ER and through her church 
Marion has had a tough year with some 
medical problems and recently lost her 
youngest sister in a car accident, Kerry 
Weber Brown feels she will never suffer 
from "empty nest" syndrome. Her 9 yr, old 
keeps her busy as a school volunteer, cub 
scout leader, and soccer and baseball fan. 
Her other son is a senior at U, Michigan, 
Margaret Mapp Young had a year of 
milestones. Her youngest graduated from 
UVA, her second is managing Arlington 
Sport and Health and her eldest just mar- 
ried. She and Dick enjoy their freedom with 
travel and fishing, Beth Glaser 
Morchower enjoys her work as a financial 
analyst for Signet Bank and is getting mar- 
ried to Larry Mullins in early 1997, Jane 
Stephenson Wilson says hello to all 
Stella Mae Renchard Seamans is 
writing her 3rd novel which deals with 
deafness. Her children (5) are all occupied: 
working in China, studying architecture. 
Maine Maritime Academy high school and 
elementary school. Her husband Tony is a 
financial analyst, 

Lyn Milton Walker finished her 



doctorate in psychology and works at 
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in child and 
adolescent psychiatry. It is both grueling 
and fascinating. Her son graduated from 
McGIII and her daughter is a sophomore at 
Marymount and plays in a men's roller 
hockey league, Stephanie Lucas 
Harrison continues to practice law in 
Houston and lakes ballet, Jill Berguldo 
Gill is doing very well with her tutoring 
business while her husband Bruce bought 
an Amish horse and carriage Their son is a 
jr in high school Barbie Tillman Kelley 
had a surprise visit from Gracey Stoddard 
who was in Birmingham, Barbie writes that 
all are healthy and happy The kids are 2. 3, 
20 and 14, She and Carlton are taking a 
'honeymoon' after 17 yrs of marriage by 
visiting all Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, 
Hallie Darby Smith wrote that her 
daughter is in 3rd yr, law school at Notre 
Dame and her son is a sophomore at 
Hampden-Sydney and is traveling the road 
to Hollins Beth Gawthrop Riely just 
had published the 2nd edition of her riictio- 
nary The Chefs Companion: A Concise 
Dictionary of Cuiinary Terms. Ten years 
after its first edition, it includes new mater- 
ial on Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin 
cooking Gene King Leyden has 
expanded her work teaching dance to 3-13 
yr, olds to a group of seniors with 
Alzheimer's, She is putting together a guide 
and music for other groups around the 
country to use Susan Sumners 
Alloway was ordained as a Presbyterian 
minister in Oct, 1996, She will be the solo 
pastor lor the Bloomsburg. NJ Presbyterian 
Church and is 1 of 5 women solo pastors 
out of 66 in that geographic Presbyterian 
division of churches, Peggy Minis 
Trethewey is still involved with the San 
Francisco Museum of Art, Peggy and 5 
friends with 2 male guides sea kayaked the 
north coast of Molokai in Hawaii for 5 days, 
which they found fun and challenging, 
Laura Pratt Gregg's time is divided 
between children (27 to 18) who are now in 
college, law school or working, and gar- 
dening and sailing and tennis She says, 
"What more can one want?" Pat Neithold 
Hertzberg writes of the trials and tribula- 
tions of running a small business. The title 
of President comes with the functional 
duties of mailroom clerk, word processor, 
file clerk and receptionist, Pat is President 
of the Washington Society of Investment 
Analysts, and has guest lectured on invest- 
ments to undergraduates and MBAers, 
Toni Naren Gates is still involved with 
her children's theater and hopes to contin- 
ue it into the 21st century Her son is a sr, 
at a performing arts school outside Boston 
while her daughter is an actress in L,A, with 
an agent and a small part in a pilot, 

Anne Stuart Brown Swann and 
Kirk are relishing their nearly 30 yrs, of 
marriage with both sons out of college, 
Anne Stuart recently had her 4th eye oper- 
ation lor her rare glaucoma condition in 
one eye, Susan Tucker is a volunteer 
organizer for the High Museum's special 
exhibit on Henri Matisse to be held 10/96, 



While at SBC I saw an article on this event 
and some wonderful pictures of Susan, 
Susan had two trips to France and a relax- 
ing New Years in Mexico, Carol 
MacMillan Stanley is still practicing law 
in Delray Beach as a Board Certified 
Estates, Wills and Trust lawyer Their son is 
a sophomore at Princeton and is on the 
football team Baird Shinberger Bell 
still works at Sf Stephens/St Agnes 
School, She wrote that Ruth Marshall 
Bell has filled in teaching Latin, Baird's 2 
sons are in Charlottesville, Vicky Baker 
spent the past summer on an Asian 
Odyssey which included research in India. 
Bangladesh, and China She also signed a 
contract with Harcourt Brace for her case 
study A Sinhalese Village in SriLanka - 
Coping with Uncertainty Susan Soriero 
Galbreath and family have been living in 
San Antonio lor 20 years and when they 
can they escape to a lake house on Lake 
LBJ Eugenia Bull Ryner has been 
appointed the Administrative Librarian at 
the FBI Academy in Ouanfico. VA and looks 
forward to becoming reacguainted with 
SBC alums in the area Diane Mann 
Lankford and Frank are building a new 
home in Atlanta instead of remodeling an 
old one. Their son is still pitching lor the 
NY Yankee system and is in Venezuela 
while their daughter is a Sr, at U, 
Richmond Lynn Gullett Strazzini is in 
her 12th year commuting to her FAA |ob. 
She says the wear and tear is cumulative 
but the job is great. She hopes to retire 
between 1997 and 2002 I received a letter 
from the daughter of Eleanor Kidd 
Crossley saying that her parents are in 
Zimbabwe - a mission from the United 
Methodist Church. Life appears to be a lit- 
tle different in Zimbabwe when they went 
shopping and left the window open only to 
come home and find their bananas were 
missing. No one had told them of the 
neighborhood wild monkeys. So nice to 
hear from Anne Carr Bingham who is 
now living in Salem, CT Kim is with the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service as a 
lawyer and Anne is helping run a country 
inn/B&B in Salem called the Woodbridge 
Farm Anne also will fulfill a lifelong dream 
of returning to college lor her undergradu- 
ate degree at Eastern CT State Univ, M. 
Lindsay Smith Newsom's daughter Kate 
graduated from Duke in '96 and is working 
in Vail until grad school, Lindsay visited 
this summer with Sue Morck Perrin and 
Sally Haskell Hulcher at Sue's Pawleys 
Island home Carroll Randolph Barr is 
still Director of Studies at Huguenot 
Academy where her son is a sophomore. 
Their son Michael is a Kappa Sig at UVA, 
Carroll spent 2 months in Michigan this 
summer with the boys and played lots of 
tennis and some golf Finally, Sally 
Twedell Bagley wrote that she now has a 
chauffeur - her youngest daughter just 
turned 15, Sally is serving her 2nd term as 
President of the Women's Club while con- 
tinuing to work with the Museum of Fine 
Arts and has 28 piano students Your 
Secretary is in the midst of moving within 



my town (downsizing) and planning on 
wintering in FL and playing golf every day 
I have finally learned how to "SAY NO" to 
every committee and event planned in town 
though am still actively involved with the 
Republicans and the local VNA, SEE YOU 
IN MAY 1997, Remember to support our 
Class Fund Raising and the community of 
SBC 

1971 

President: Jacque Penny 
Secretary: Caroline Tuttle Murray 
Fund Agent: Camilla Crocker 
Wodehouse 

Reunion 25 was a joy! We missed 
those of you who could not come but. fear 
not. we talked about you. Those who did 
come were simply the most accomplished 
and best-lookin' group of women I have 
ever had the pleasure of spending a week- 
end with, I am extremely proud to be a 
member of this class, though I must con- 
less to a lingering feeling of inferiority. 
Many thanks to our outgoing officers and 
fund-agentsi 

Rhoda Allen Brooks (Cincinnati. 
OH) is excited about SBC English profes- 
sor and author. John Gregory Brown, com- 
ing to speak at her children's school, 
Frances Barnes Kennamer 
(Montgomery. AL) commented on the 
"scent of SBC" bringing back so many 
memories at reunion. She has done much 
traveling lately and continues to work in 
public health. Mary Bell Parks 
(Loveland. CO) is teaching preschool and 
completing her masters in Early Childhood 
Special Education. She has one child in 
college, one in h.s,. and one in second 
grade We are so proud of Beryl 
Bergquist Farris (Atlanta. GA) for receiv- 
ing the Distinguished Alumna Award at 
SBC's Opening Convocation, Jacque 
Penny, Barbara Brand, and Amanda 
Megargee Sutton attended the ceremony 
and Amanda reported that it was "very 
moving to see all those young women 
being addressed by our classmate!" 
Marilyn (not Mimi) Boyd Silar has 
been in Richmond. VA since 1993, and 
works in sales for an award winning video 
production company while husband 
Vaughn is starting his own business, Kay 
Brown Grala (N Tarrytown, NY) has sur- 
vived three bank acguisitions and is cur- 
rently a VP and Assistant General Counsel 
at Greenpoint Bank, She not only takes care 
of three children and two dogs but runs 
marathons while her husband Broni rides 
bikes a hundred miles at a time, Cami 
Crocker Wodehouse is happily re-situ- 
ated in Ponte Vedra. FL after 7 years in 
Richmond. Son Charlie is at UVA. Daughter 
Casey is in 10th grade at Episcopal H.S. in 
Jacksonville and very involved in crew. 
Cami volunteers for the Guardian Ad Litem 
program and also records rainfall and 
kayaks from her house to collect water 
samples to test tor phosphates and nitrates 
for the county Louise Dempsey 
McKean (Gilford. NH) is planning a tami- 



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ly trip to Florence at Ttianksgiving to visit 
daugtiter Margot, wtio is ttiere witti tfie 
Syracuse program. Louise is still a real 
estate paralegal Stie and Ted enjoy tfie 
empty nest alttiougfi it "still fills up often." 
Dr. Betty Duson (Bellaire, TX) is in a rad- 
ically changing profession (psychology), is 
getting back into writing, and discovering 
the joys of cub scout camping. She is 
"longing more than ever to check out for- 
eign and exotic cultures." Deb Eck (San 
Diego, CA) was not able to make Reunion 
because she was preparing for her first 
wedding - on the cliffs overlooking the 
ocean in La Jolla, CA. She has a travel 
agency and a wonderful 15 year old step- 
son. She honeymooned on a "Golden Art 
Treasures Tour of Russia." Kathy Garcia 
Pegues (Warrenton, VA) - whom Lynne 
Manov Sprinsky calls the "Queen ol 
Everything" - is now teaching gifted and 
talented middle school students. Sadly, she 
lost her mother and father-in-law this year 
Her daughter Emily, is a member of SBC 
Class of '00 and son Adam is hoping for 
UVA Husband John is a h.s. principal. 
Elizabeth Glassman (Santa Fe, NM) is 
President of the Georgia O'Keefe 
Foundation, which recently opened the 
home of the artist to the public Barbara 
Gracey Backer (Defray Beach, FL) spent 
the summer at their home in Beech 
Mountain, NC, and keeps hopping with 
John (11), David (9), and Katie (7). She 
works part-time in insurance and "stays 
useful" doing volunteer work. Lendon 
Gray (Bedford, NY) continues to teach and 
train dressage horses and riders and 
demonstrated various aspects of dressage 
at twice a day exhibitions at the Olympic 
Games in Atlanta Anne Helms Cooper 
(Lynchburg, VA) leaches third grade. Son 
Will will get his Masters in Accounting 
from Wake Forest in May and daughter 
Daisy is a junior at N. C. State. Pam 
Hanery Arey (Severna Park, MD) is 
teaching 4-year-olds and serving as Pre- 
school Head. She finished her Masters, 
husband Pat is still practicing law. Pam is 
making college visits with daughter Molly. 
John is in 6fh grade. Anne is in grad school 
and is a teaching assistant at Va. Tech, 
Lindsay is a French linguist with an insur- 
ance company and loved her Junior Year in 
Paris with the SBC program. Margaret 
Highsmitli Dickson (Fayetteville, NC) 
says she thoroughly enjoyed herself at 
Reunion, returning to SBC after all these 
years. She felt we have weathered the years 
guitewelll Linda Hill Krensky(Rockville, 
NM) finished her M.S. in Counseling from 
Johns Hopkins and has all 3 daughters in 
college at JMU. Zachary (8) came with her 
to Reunion and tells everyone he wants to 
go to college at SBC. Her husband keeps 
all walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture cov- 
ered with his extensive art collection. 
Louise Jackson (Shreveport, LA) is VP 
and Trust Officer of Commercial National 
Bank and last year bought her dream house 
and garden Carolyn Jones Waltiiall 
(Mobile, AL) is the new administrator of 
Youth Leadership Mobile, a program she 



helped develop. It's "supposedly" part-time 
but she still has time for PTA. Son David is 
junior at Dartmouth, Claiborne a junior in 
h.s,, and husband Julian has taken up lly 
fishing. Dee Kysor (Manakin-Sabot, VA) 
is a veterinarian and sings and tells folk 
tales with her husband, George. She also is 
the pianist and choir director at her church. 
Daughter Jennifer has applied to W&M 
early decision. Jill Lowry Warfel (Dade 
City, FL) has two daughters at Vanderbilt 
and one at U ol Fla. Her 1 3 year old at home 
is in "the throes ol adolescence." Mary 
Lyman Ray (Columbia, MD) is a single 
parent of three "growing" children who also 
has a daughter at Vandy. She and son Kevin 
(12) traveled 350 miles in six days in 
"Cycle Across Maryland" in July Melissa 
McDowell Stevens now lives in 
Australia where her husband is an Army 
attache. Her son is a plebe at the Naval 
Academy Dr. Margaret Mackie 
Sanders (Warrenton, VA) has moved back 
to VA from Dallas Son John is at Colgate. 
Lynne Manov Sprinsky (Montoursville, 
PA) returned from Alumnae Council much 
impressed with our new president. She 
continues to ride, volunteer, and manage 
her Mary Kay business. Slierrill Marks 
Byrd (Charleston, MO) is looking forward 
to her 30th h.s. reunion next summer (how 
can that be?). Husband Hugh Hunter is still 
farming and sons Nelson, 16, and Hudson, 
10, are busy with school and related activ- 
ities Amanda Megargee Sutton 
(Petersburg, VA) has taught Early 
Childhood Special Education for 20 years 
and has become a teenager's mother Son 
Jamey is an ardent skateboarder and swims 
competitively Amanda is in the church 
choir and is layreader and chalicer as well 
as supervisor of youth Christian education. 
Plus she finds time to walk and weight 
train. Alice Meyer (Charlottesville, VA) is 
in the computer software industry and was 
transferred from Florida in August. She 
loves being back in VA. Her daughter is a 
sophomore at St. Annes-Bellfield. Anne 
Milbank Mell (SummiL NJ) has had a full 
time job for the past year Meredith (19) is 
a sophomore at Bucknell, John (15) is a 
h.s. sophomore, and Caitlin (12) is a sev- 
enth grader All are Involved in soccer and 
lacrosse Jill Minnema Worth 
(Ridgewood, NJ) was in charge of her 
town's Fourth of July celebration, which 
used $30,000 worth of fireworks. She still 
works part-time as Church School Director 
Husband Larry is the new Village Manager 
of Ridgewood Liz Mumford Wilson 
(Hyannis Port, MA) enjoyed another sum- 
mer on Cape Cod, She continues to paint 
and market her prints and cards. Karen 
Murphy Ireland has moved to 
Hillsborough, NC and took a trip to London 
at Reunion time. Son Jonathan is a sopho- 
more at Carolina and husband Bob is doing 
great. Val Murphy (Richmond, VA) and 
her husband of six years have moved into a 
new home, built on stilts over a ravine with 
a bridge to the front door It's been featured 
in Southern Living and has won architec- 
tural awards. They are enjoying a 2-year- 



old grandson Wendy Norton Brown 

(Richmond, VA) is in the college hunt 
process with her younger son and while 
touring schools, met a woman from 
Charlotte who knows both Claire Kinnett 
Tate and Frances Woltz 
Fennebresque. Then, Anne Milbank 
Mell's daughter gave them a tour of 
Bucknell. She thought the coincidences 
noteworthy - especially since all this hap- 
pened the week she received the "news" 
card Carol Remington Fogelsong 
(Maitland, FL) toured Australia in the 
Spring. She is surrounded by males 
(spouse, Eric, 19, Chris, 14, and yellow lab 
Bud) and seeks respite with female friends 
on a regular basis. She is Recorder of 
Orange County and continually spars with 
tax protesters. Sailing is what she does for 
fun Robbin Richardson Falls (Raleigh, 
NC) sells real estate Daughter Kylie gradu- 
ated from W&L and is in cooking school in 
Charleston, son Chip is a sophomore at N. 
C. State, and son Will is at VES - she 
"always manages to keep a child in a 
Virginia school" Rene Roark Bowditch 
(Williamsburg, VA) teaches part-time at the 
law school of William & Mary She has a 
daughter (5), and son (8). She and her hus- 
band celebrated their 18th anniversary at a 
Family Life Marriage Conference spon- 
sored by Campus Crusade for Christ. 
Shannon Salmon (Arlington, VA) is Vice 
President for Johnson & Johnson and took 
her last child to college this year (Vassar). 
To till the empty nest, she and Rob have a 
new male lab named Jake We have heard 
from Margaret Schiltges Schultheiss 
for the first time. She has been married for 
26 years to a German exchange student she 
met in h.s. They have lived in Germany, 
England, Chicago, and back to Germany, 
where they have been for 16 years. She has 
2 daughters, Sandra, 19, and Christine, 16. 
She does volunteer work and serves in her 
local church and hopes to return to an SBC 
reunion before retirement, Ann Shipper 
Gates' (Rochester NY) daughter Alison, 
is a sophomore at SBC who hopes to go 
abroad for her lunior term and son, TK, III, 
is a senior at Marietta College, OH, Alix 
Sommer Pearce (Fredericksburg, VA) is 
Supervisor of Gifted and Talented 
Education and Special Projects with the 
Stafford County schools. She, her husband 
and 3 cats are "healthy, not wealthy, and 
perhaps half wisel" Mim Washabaugh 
Meglan (Frederick, MD) recently visited 
Sue Crandall who is an artist in VT, She 
is crazy about her new house - lots of glass 
and light on 2 acres of woods. Ellen 
Weintraub (Bal Harbour FL) has a new 
job as Senior VP of Bayview Finances. 
Linda Whitlow Knight (Nashville, TN) 
continues to practice law and is chairman 
of the county Republican Party, Dick is 
General Counsel of the Tennessee Dept. of 
Health, Daughter Katherine is at William & 
Mary and Elizabeth is a sophomore at the 
University School Anne Wiglesworth 
Munoz has loved living in Salt Lake City 
for the past 20 years. Milton teaches 5th 
grade. Anne is freelancing graphic design 



and batiking. Maya (15) and Alicia (11) are 
"active and growing too fast". Kathy 
Wilson Lamb (Atlanta, GA) met Betty 
Bottomley Meeker, Linda Lewis 
Brauer, and Mimi Sonstelie Guy tor a 
mini-reunion in D.C. Daughter Marie is a 
senior at W & L. Daughter Katie is a senior 
in h.s., applying early decision to W & L. 
Denise Wisell O'Connor (Longwood, 
FL) spent 3 weeks in Scotland last summer 
She and Jim hope to go to Non«ay next 
year. Son Aaron is at New College and pub- 
lishes a music newspaper. Or. Barb 
Wuehrmann (Grand Rapids, Ml) got her 
appendix out on New Year's Day, just before 
vacationing in Colorado. Her family prac- 
tice is busy and husband Jim Palazzolo 
may retire this year. Son Mark is in medical 
school at MSU, Son Jim is getting his PhD 
at Case Western Reserve, Michela 
English (Bethesda, MD) has left National 
Geographic to join Discovery 
Communications (parent company of the 
Discovery Channel) to become President of 
Discovery Enterprises, Tricia Hammer 
(Cincinnati, OH) is still Director of 
Marketing at Miami Systems Corp, She 
also remains busy teaching riding and 
judging horse shows. 

Before closing, I would like to extend 
the sympathies of the Class of '71 to the 
family of Susan Muller, who died on 
March 16, 1996. 

I continue to lead an ordinary life in 
small-town Reidsville, NC, with lawyer 
husband Rick, college-hunting Cassidy 
(1 7), soccer goalie/tennis player Scott (14), 
and yellow lab/trouble maker Boomer (2), It 
was great hearing from you! 

1975 

Co-Presidents: Gray Thomas Payne, 

Cathie Grier Kelly 

Secretary: Beverley Crispin 

Heffernan 

Co-Fund Agents: Maria Jones 

Tisdale, Betsy Brooks Jones 

Thanks for the gobs ol news; apolo- 
gies for ruthless editing re: space con- 
straints! Elaine Altice Saman had a 
mini-reunion at her MD home: "Meta Glass 
Revisited." Attendees were Heather 
McLeod Gale & family, Ginny Shipe 
Cameron & sons, Cindy Smith 
Spotswood '76 & family, and Maria & 
Sandra Vonetes. Elaine's daughter 
Jordan started SBC this year! Elaine's start- 
ing law school 8/97. Randy Anderson 
Trainor's still busy in NH with her 
Decorating Den, coaching ski racing at 
Cannon Mtn., and momming Cliff (13) and 
Gary (11). Tom's a consultant for Digital 
Equipment Corp. Bet Bashinsky Wise 
and Doug have enlarged their TN farm- 
house; son Case is in Boy Scouts. They 
spent summer '96 at their lake house in MT 
A biking trip to Australia & New Zealand is 
planned for '98. Cece Clark Melesco's 4 
boys span grades 1-9 in Rocky Ml., VA, 
Cece substitute teaches in addition to 
school-related volunteering, A new puppy 
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kepi in touch with Kathy Osborne 
Spirtes Carol Clement Pavia tool< a 
year's leave Irom her VP position to earn 
her MBA and is otherwise occupied with 
her two boys (1 1 & 8), buying a new home, 
and learning to play tennis. In New Orleans, 
Yvonne Collier Gwin teaches 2nd grade 
alter 9 years in Grade 1 Husband Oscar is 
still in the construction business: Mac is a 
Davidson college trosh, Elder is a h,s. jr 
and Sibby is in 8th grade. Marybeth 
Connor Hamlin is a busy single mom, 
teaching h.s. English in Naples. FL. 
Catherine Cranston Whithams Ann 
(16) is now driving while Craig (14) drives 
goll balls and plays football Whit is line; 
they recently saw Libby Whitley and 
Randy Anderson Trainer Beverley 
Crispin Heffernan & clan continue to 
enjoy UT; I'm still speechwriting for the 
Under Secretary o( Energy Stayed with 
Nancy Height for the Olympics last sum- 
mer as did Robin Singleton Cloyd and 
daughter Trudi Coni Crocker 
Betzendahl and family skied last winter in 
SY. and she went to CO to be a ski tester lor 
SKIING Magazine (see Oct. '96 issue)! 
Daughters Lindsay (14) and Ashley (11) 
are great Bonnie Lee Damianos 
Rampone has kept up with Marcia 
Thomas-Gladwish, Maria Vonetes, 
Worden Willis, and others Chuck III and 
Chris are 14 & 16. Hubby Chuck Jr Is busy 
with his car dealerships and school buses: 
they will celebrate their 20th in St. Earth's. 
Louisa Dixon e-mailed Irom Besancon, 
France, where she works for an association 
that organizes exchanges between VA and 
Franche-Comte. Mary Dubuque 
Desloge and lamily moved to Darien. CT 
Mary hopes to renew the real estate suc- 
cess she enjoyed in St. Louis and was 
planning a dinner 11/96 with Carol 
Leslie St. John and Kathie Shirk 
Gonick (who has a daughter at Carnegie- 
Mellon) Deborah Gabriel Glascock 
phoned when in Salt Lake for NuSkin Intl.'s 
convention — still enjoying her work; all's 
well in Williamsburg, Katylou Gray 
Brittle is managing & marketing tor the 
Warrenton and Upperville horse shows, 
teaching riding, and buying & selling used 
tack and apparel. Saw Polly Shriver 
Kochan last summer and recently spoke 
with new "Mom" Keedie Grones Leonard 
76 Melissa Greenwood Riemre e- 
mailed from London, where Jeff's Project 
Director tor construction of Heathrow's 
Terminal 5. Emily (16) and Katherine (13) 
attend the American School and Melissa's 
doing a year of postgraduate study at 
Drama Studio London! Cathy Grier 
Kelly's hubby Bill still works in bank audit 
management; Cathy's still a bank part-timer 
in training & development. Thomas is 3; 
new pursuits include team tennis and serv- 
ing as president of her church's ECW chap- 
ter Randi Hoffman is in Ardsley NY. liv- 
ing in an old Victorian house with her hus- 
band, 3 boys, 2 dogs. 3 lizards and a cock- 
atiel. She teaches lilm at the School of 
Visual Arts and her career has taken her to 
NY, Iran and Europe. In Chicago, Ginny 



Holden is still at Gordon & Glickson PC. 
building a technology law practice. Kitten 
Otis has joined dog Corky and cat Sylvester 
creating hairballs at home Cynde 
Manning Chatham's oldest son Gene 
marched in the Rose Bowl parade this year 
with Ferris H.S, ol Spokane. WA. 
Margaret McFaddin, Jody Anderson 
Wharton, and Kathleen Ryan were par- 
tying last summer at Pawley's Island, SC 
when Hurricane Bertha ended the fun. 
Margaret's still with Trinity Housing Corp. 
in Columbia SC. and vacationed with her 
Mom and nephew in CO. UT and MT fall 
'95 Denise Montgomerys now an 
Associate Professor at the Valdosia State U 
library She must have good karma, has 
won numerous prizes including a trip to 
Lake Tahoe. and also journeyed to Denver 
and New England. Kathy Osborne 
Spirtes and family moved from Nome to 
Kotzebue. AK in early '97. Alexandra is 2. 
and Kathy continues coaching swimming. 
With no roads, all travel is by plane — up to 
600 miles one way lor swim meets! Nellie 
Osinga Branson enjoys being Mom to 
Susie (6) and Molly (4); works part time at 
a plant nursery; and serves as spokesper- 
son for two wild bird centers. Husband 
Lindsay is fine. 

In 6/95, Pat Parker declared victory 
over her 20-year banking career and earned 
her M. Ed , 12/96. She recently spent a 
month in Mexico City, and has been in 
touch with Cyndi Hardy McCabe and 
Liz Washabaugh Jarvis In CA Linda 
Poole Maggards Ben & Buck are in 
grades 4 and 5. In addition to volunteering 
at school, Linda plays golf and enjoys the 
beach, Sara Ruble Kyle, Ted, and their 3 
sons enjoyed reworking their overgrown 
garden in Pittsburgh They uncovered and 
restored a 50-year-old rock garden! Janet 
Sheppard Kelleher and hubby celebrat- 
ed their 20th anniversary, 1/97, in Mexico. 
David is a Clemson trosh; Sarah (15) and 
Jill (1 1 ) are VERY busy Janet is office mgr 
for her husband's computer business; she 
rides her motorcycle among many other 
pursuits! Ginny Shipe Cameron enjoyed 
a mini-reunion (see Altice above); her sons 
are busy with school and sports with her 
youngest sharing the lacrosse state cham- 
pionship (MD) last spring Polly Shriver 
Kochan and Jeff have moved to PA where 
Jefl is Director ol Neurointerventional 
Radiology at Temple U. Hospital in Philly 
Polly's presently a lull-time Mom; Michael 
and Andrew are 13 and 9, Libby Stough 
Rush and family enjoy their new house; 
Noel is with National City Bank and Libby 
has an interior design business & store, for 
which she endured a 2-week buying trip to 
Italy Will (^5th grade) plays lootball and 
Caroline (8'^ grade) swims. In Louisville. 
Barbie Taffel Thomas has seen great 
press for SBC. When not ferrying kids to 
sports activities (Grant. 18; Clay 16; Lee, 
14), Barbie is a landscape designer and 
plays tennis. She ran in the San Francisco 
Marathon last summer for her brother who 
had a successful bone marrow transplant. 
Gray Thomas Payne completed 2 years 



of newsletter production and was teaching 
a parenting course She hopes eventually to 
be a "Sex and Drug" educator Gray skied in 
CO with Ann Wesley Ramsey and dined 
in Vail with Meg Shields Duke '76. Also 
stayed with Beth Montgomery last sum- 
mer in DC Dorsey Tillett Northrup's 
oldest, Tom. is a h.s senior and so they are 
busy applying to colleges. Dorsey is learn- 
ing new tricks at 43; she's been taking art 
classes and plans to have her real estate 
license by 1/97 For the second straight 
year. Maria Vonetes reports the loss ol a 
toe — you can stop now, Maria. She's seen 
Ellen Harrison Saunders & kids, and 
Betsy Brooks Jones & son, and attend- 
ed the aforementioned reunion (see Altice) 
Sandra continues to do flowers, has been 
busy with Democratic fundraisers and 
Maria reports President Clinton can tell 
them apart. 

Attention Atlanta' Beppy Walton is 
relocating there to work at Delta's Executive 
Offices, (404) 715-1353. Life is good, her 
parents are fine and she enjoys her 6 nieces 
& nephews in FL and GA Carroll Waters 
Summerour's brood ranges from 
Clemson soph down to 6th grade. She 
enjoyed a spring '96 visit from Ann 
Cogswell Burrls. and the lamily has 
bought and en|oys a lake house in NC 
Ann Wesley Ramsey is a volunteer 
Court Appointed Special Advocate lor child 
abuse cases in Richmond. She's also busy 
with the Garden Club Conservation 
Committee, yoga classes, and rooting the 
kids' school teams. Ann and 16 kids Irom 
her church journeyed to S. Africa last sum- 
mer where they met Desmond Tutu' Libby 
Whitley's VA menagerie now includes 2 
horses and 5 dogs, including a very rare 
"Bedlord County retriever" Whitley Inc. is 
flourishing, and she's pondering getting 
into old house rehabilitation, Worden 
Willis lives in Parkland. FL with her 
boyfriend Augustine whom we met at our 
last reunion. They rescued "Kermit" the 
sheepdog from the Miami pound, and 
Worden is a stockbroker with "Your 
Discount Broker." 1-800-800-3215. 
Kathy Wilson Orton and clan are still in 
Houston where she's still with Texas 
Commerce Bank. She and John bought a 
new bay house in Galveston, and enjoy 
golfing with Betsy (9th grade) and Ginny 
(6th grade). Wendy Wise Routh & fami- 
ly had travails which we hope have passed 
for good After vacationing in Palm Beach 
& Mexico. Wendy awoke on her birthday to 
find John Carlos (6) with his hair on fire 
due to a fallen night light! They lost the top 
lloor of their house. Subsequently Wendy 
developed an allergy and in July her lather 
had a stroke 

In LA. Laura-Hope Walton 
Laurence reports Elizabeth (6) has a new 
sister Britain-Anne, born 8/28/95. Last 
summer they visited Stephanie Dewey 
Hoffman & lamily in Memphis Shari 
Mendelson Gallery reports another 
busy year in WV Her family traveled to MS 
to attend the decommissioning ol the USS 
Gallery, named lor her father-in-law and 2 



other family members, all admirals! Johna 
Pierce, with husband Tom Stephens and 
daughter Rachel (7) moved to a 25 acre 
spread in Davidsonville, MD In Richmond. 
Ashton Williams Morrison and hus- 
band Dave are still busy with their retail 
store and national catalog, "Shades of 
Light " In MA, Diana Martin Gordon has 
recently sung the Brahms Requiem and 
reuned with Betsy Brooks Daley '74 Chris 
Hoefer Myers enioys juggling her job as 
Sr Dir 01 Development at U.S.C where 
they are in the first phase of $250 million 
capital campaign, her husband's recupera- 
tion Irom total hip replacement, the busy 
schedules ol her 13 and 3 year old daugh- 
ters, the construction of an addition to her 
home, and travel to Bangkok and the 
Caymans, I dined with Nan Stuart, who 
was in Salt Lake to teach a course as part of 
her humane society work. 

1979 

Co-Presidents: Cynthia Little 

Townsend, Susan Anthony Lineberry 

Secretary: Lauren MacMannis 

Huyett 

Co-Fund Agents: Ashley Wilson 

Brook, Pamela Weiler 

First of all, I apologize to my class- 
mates for the inconvenience of mailing 
overseas, I don't know it that is why we had 
so little response or it people were just 
really busy this year! Anyway here is our 
news that I did receive. 

Only 2 births reported this year The 
first is to Louise Wright Erwin who now 
has a daughter named Emily bom 4/96. 
Emily joins Mom, Dad and brother Alex. 
Louise is an investment banker for First 
Union Bank in Philadelphia. The other birth 
is to Kimberly Louis Stewart who now 
has a girl named Emily Caitlin The proud 
parents and the 3 boys (6, 5 and 3) are very 
happy to add a girl to the lamily! 

A couple of us have moved this past 
year. Susan Andrews Cruess moved to 
Kansas City in April. Susan is still "retired" 
but very active playing tennis, volunteering 
at school and assisting as basketball coach 
lor son Jim's team. Sherri Manson has 
moved to the Chicago area. She will com- 
plete her MBA 4/97 and graduate in June. 

And a lot ol us have stayed put. Corby 
Lynne Hancock Pine writes that she is 
still in the Baltimore area and is now teach- 
ing preschool science at the Garrison 
Forest School. Her son Johnny is now 2. 
Cindy Little Townsend is in 
Martinsville. VA and loving it Brittany (10) 
and Hunter (8) are best friends and class- 
mates with Page Breakell Beeler's 3 
children so they see each other all the time 
Page also saw Jeannette Rowe 
Cadwallender in Fredericksburg when 
she attended a Garden Club of Virginia 
meeting Karen Jaffa McGoldrick is still 
teaching and showing dressage at Prospect 
Hill Farm in Alpharetfa, GA Karen sees 
Prudence Saunders Pitcock. husband 
Wade and son Justin quite often - they live 
near Rome. GA Judy Williams 



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Carpenter still remains busy with tier job 
as Alumnae Director at St, Catherine's 
School in Richmond, VA. Hunter (11) has 
begun middle school and daughter 
Melinda (7) is enjoying first grade Holly 
Butler Prattler is enjoying "tree time" 
now that her 2 children are in school all 
dayi Holly lives in Acworth, GA. Graham 
IVIaxwell Russell is still living in Palm 
Beach, FL and working as the Director ol 
Membership at the Norton Museum Her 
sons Alex (14) and Max (1 1 ) are both heav- 
ily involved in soccer and lacrosse. 
Graham saw Laura Evans and Joanie 
Dearborn Choreml this spring m Palm 
Beach Katliryn Leonard DeWItt is in 
Indianapolis with husband, George and 
their 5 children who are 13, 11, 9. 6 and 2 
years old Kalhryn is home-schooling 
some ot the children and even teaching 2 of 
their daughters how to horseback ridel 
Nancy Wliite writes from New York City 
that she is working as the National Sales 
Manager for Avenue Magazine Nancy has 
been doing tons of traveling! Becky 
Trulove Symons is remaining busy with 
husband Don and their 3 girls, Sally (8), 
Elizabeth (6) and Anne (3). Becky is also 
busy with Jr League, Garden Club and 
church activities. Saralee Cowles 
Boteler writes from Alexandria. VA that 
she has been promoted to Vice-President 
tor International at an international public 
relations firm, Saralee is commuting 
between DC and Johannesburg, South 
Africa' Irene Rothschild de Dorfzaun is 
still in Ecuador and has her own agency to 
represent foreign lirms for imports to 
Ecuador. She works a lot with Europe. 
Irene's children Andrea (15), Maurino (12) 
and Daniela (5) are all doing well and wel- 
come any visitors! 

While we are on an international note, 
I got a very nice letter from Connor Kelly 
who now lives in Kusel, Germany Connor 
is busy studying German and started a 
LaLeche League group on the Army base 
where her husband Steve took a civilian job 
as a psychologist with the Exceptional 
Family Members Program Their son 
Patrick is 4 and they are all enjoying the 
traveling that Europe has to offer 

As most of you know, I too am in 
Europe, living in Zurich, Switzerland, My 
husband Bill is working for McKinsey and 
Co. as a consultant primarily for pharma- 
ceutical firms My 5 children Kate (13), 
Phillip(ll), Peter (8). Chip (7) and Susan 
(3) are all really enjoying it, especially the 
skiing! The Alps are literally right out our 
back door! The international school otters 
quick friendships and lots of interesting 
conversations comparing countries - their 
goods and their bads! We have now been 
here a year and our plan is to return to the 
States 6/98 - to either DC or the Boston 
area. If anyone is planning a trip to Europe 
please plan a side trip to Zurich - we would 
love to show you around! 



1983 

President: Mary Pope ttutson 

Waring 

Secretary: Melissa Byrne Partington 

Fund Agent: Virginia Claus Buycit 

It was wonderful hearing from every- 
one - thanks lor sending me a note - or an 
email! Kathy Barrett has a new job in the 
china business as a Department Manager 
tor a jewelry store in Richmond. She has 
been traveling to Canada to visit her 
boyfriend and seeing SBC friends Mary 
Ware Gibson and Sarah Babcock 
Alice Cutting Laimbeer and Rick are 
putting a new kitchen on their house which 
dales back to the 1 750's They are enjoying 
their children's participation in riding 
Martha Riggs Lowry is quite busy 
recovering from thyroid surgery and keep- 
ing her interior design business going She 
is VP on the board ol the Sawtooth Center 
tor Visual Arts In August, she visited with 
hiannah Davis Emig and her daughter 
Helena. Lea Sparks Bennett is busy with 
her "mom" duties and gets together with 
Mary Ware Gibson in Charlotte Kim 
Howell Franklin sent news ol the birth ot 
her daughter, Isabelle Roux, in June. 
Nancy Cunningham Mauck is still in 
Richmond and is quite successful with her 
business ot portrait painting. In between 
carpooling and scheduling her 3 children, 
she has studied with a renowned portrait 
artist and has several years of commis- 
sions lined up! Julia Bass Randall 
enjoyed her summer sailing with Jim and 
her two children She visits with Lizanne 
Shumacher Quinn and Amy Seddon 
Leger quite often They all miss 
Elizabeth Birkhead Click and want her 
to come and visit' Ann Little Woolley 
and Doug are expecting number three in 
February and write that all is well in 
Richmond Katie Grosvenor married 
Tom Hutcheson last April in Memphis, TN. 
Julia Grosvenor Sanford {'80), Anne 
Grosvenor Evrard ('81) and Janet Lewis 
Shepherd ('84) were all in the wedding. 
Katie and Tom are living on Lookout 
Mountain Libby Glenn Fisher is busy 
with her new business doing organization- 
al consulting with small businesses. This 
allows her the flexibility to work and spend 
time with her children. Besides kids and 
part-time work, she teaches Sunday School 
and does other volunteer work at church. 
Mary Ware Gibson and Brian love 
Charlotte and their visits with Lea Sparks 
Bennett and family Ava Carmichael 
Eagles lives in Iowa with her husband 
Mitch and her two children She is in 
school to get her B S in Nursing with the 
goal ot a degree in Nurse Midwifery or as a 
Nurse Practitioner. Elena Quevedo- 
Chigas had her second child Sebastian 
William, in the Blizzard of '96 in New York!! 
She and Charles are gradually decorating 
the new apartment which they recently pur- 
chased. Meantime, she delivered her Ph.D. 
dissertation in April and received her 
degree in May' Bridget O'Reilly 
Holmes is busy with Olivia and Frances 



and spending her "off hours" volunteering 
tor nursery school, church and the commu- 
nity. She is looking forward to a trip to 
Prague with John in May. Mimi Kitchel 
DeCamp continues to sell real estate in 
Nashville and cannot believe that her oldest 
child started kindergarten' Susan Hughes 
Hutfman continues to teach second grade 
in Nelson County. Her daughter. Amy, is 19 
and a freshman in college Susan and her 
husband have started a custom furniture 
and framing business and they still batteau 
in their "spare" time' Suzy Ireland 
Dupree welcomed Frederic Leighton in 
September — four weeks early! She is 
busy now with three children and keeps in 
touch with Libby Glenn Fisher and 
Mary Watt Messer Lucy Chapman 
Millar saw a lot of the Olympic events in 
Atlanta. She was excited to see Blair Clark 
Smith when she came to see the Olympics 
as well Lucy is playing lots ol tennis and is 
working with Angela Averett-Rock {'82) on 
a citywide tennis tournament proiect to 
benefit Egleston Children's Hospital. She 
saw Anne Little Woolley and family near 
Hilton Head and Elizabeth Sprague 
O'Meara in Savannah Patee White 
Ramsey is constantly running with her 
three children Fuller, Virginia and Patricia. 
They moved into a house with "loads ot 
potential" and are trying to make it live up 
to it" Leslie Wright Root is still in 
Dallas, busy juggling an Executive 
Recruiting business, h«/o children and vol- 
unteer work. She and Randy celebrated 
their 12th anniversary!! Lee Anne 
Chaskas and family have moved to Ft 
Lauderdale, FL, As the boys get used to 
their new school, Lee Anne is enjoying a 
little free time and a tew trips to the beach!! 
Also from Fort Lauderdale, an unsigned 
card from a classmate who works tor an 
insurance co., is visiting her parents in AZ 
tor Xmas with her boyfriend and, in Atlanta, 
saw former SBC roommate Becky 
Reeves Alley and her new baby girl. 
Please sign your card next time' Melissa 
Cope Morrissette is a flextime pharma- 
ceutical salesperson and a Portrait Brokers 
ol America rep. She is also busy with her 
two sons and made it to Atlanta for the 
Olympics where they stayed with Bet 
Dykes Pope and her family Elizabeth 
Taylor Seifert is marveling at Catherine's 
one year birthday! She saw Anne Little 
Woolley when she came to the DC area for 
a visit. Elizabeth is busy being a working 
mom and enjoying her Saturday horseback 
riding jaunts Amy Painter Hur is in 
Austin, TX raising two girls with husband 
Russell. She has been involved with Junior 
League and the Kappa Kappa Gamma phil- 
anthropies Miriam Baker Morris enjoys 
her newly remodeled kitchen as well as a 
little tree time since her two children are 
now in school. She still works part-time at 
the church. She visited Ellen Clare 
Gillespie Dreyer and Lili Gillespie Billings 
'84 this summer Tracy Gatewood Lyons 
and Brooks love Atlanta and have enjoyed 
seeing Sweet Briar friends Janet Lewis 
Shepherd and Danielle DePaul 



Morgenthaler They also saw Mary 
Pope Hutson Waring and Lizzie 
Pierpoint Kerrison in Charleston. Tracy 
is busy with a small staffing service that 
specializes in marketing and customer ser- 
vice programs Sarah Edmunds Butters 
and Andy are in Manchester, CT enjoying 
their son, Elijah Ellen Clare Gillespie 
Dreyer is expecting her third child in 
December 1996. She'd love to hear from 
anyone going to Washington, DC for a 
visit Polly Parker McClure is outside 
Cleveland, luggling working with raising 
her daughter Kathryn Elizabeth. Elise 
Wright Wood welcomed Huntley Bash 
Wood 2/96. She also started an Interior 
Design business and says she gets to 
Charlottesville 2 or 3 times a year to visit 
her parents and would love to see anyone 
who IS nearby! Ann Sterling Hart has 
been attending horse shows with her moth- 
er and daughters' She is also volunteering 
with the girls' school and with an equestri- 
an committee in her neighborhood. She 
started her own video production company 
called Hart Stopping Productions, catering 
to equestrians Adriana Garza Read was 
married 6/96 and she and husband Tom are 
living in Houston. Tom is a landscape 
architect and she is teaching Spanish at the 
High School for the Pertorming and Visual 
Arts They are expecting their first baby in 
June Mason Bennett Rummel and 
Rick bought an older home in an historic 
community called Anchorage (outside 
Louisville). They are busy renovating as 
well as parenting their three children, keep- 
ing track of their new puppy and managing 
their jobs" Sally Archibald Roberts and 
Jerry are busy with their two children and 
working on their house (circa 1825) in 
Connecticut Sally is beginning some vol- 
unteer work at her daughter's school and is 
still working full time and trying to get in a 
little golf Suzy Balog Ingram and 
Stephen had their first child, Emma 
Alexandra, in October. In addition, Stephen 
was promoted to Senior Member in the 
high technology practice of Arthur 
Andersen in Boston. Mita Sanyal 
Felman has a new career as a Realtor in 
Georgetown. She wonders it anyone knows 
how she can contact Monica Suplicy in 
Rio Virgina Claus Buyck had a son, 
Mark, in July The Buycks went to the 
Republican National Convention in San 
Diego as Mark (husband') was a delegate 
from SC. Virginia sees Mary Pope 
Hutson "pool shark" Waring now and 
then and saw Lee Anne MacKenzie 
Chaskes on her way to Florida. Amy 
Boyce Osaki and John's business. 
Walking Softly Adventures, takes them all 
over the world. They recently led 2 walking 
trips - one along the fjords in western 
Norway and the other along the peaks ol 
the Dolomites. Amy loves the fact that her 
passion, travef, is now her business and 
invites anyone to write lo inquire about 
trips Bobbie Serrano Black and hus- 
band Paul moved inlo a new house and 
have been working on it quite a bit. Their 
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garten and is taking ballet witti tier sister, 
Anna, and playing soccer, Ttieir youngest, 
Gracie. will be 2 in January Lizzie 
Pierpoint Kerrison and Nancy 
Cunningham tAauck are botti Grade's 
godmothers Wylie Jameson Small 
was named to the 1996-1997 Who's Who 
of American Teachers. She is working on a 
book with 19 others in her e-mail group on 
adopting and still teaching 10th and 11th 
grade English in Webster Barb Paulson 
Goodbarn and Steve are still in Denver 
Their girls are 5 (Elizabeth) and 2 (Grace). 
In addition to tending to the girls and their 
busy lives, Barb is volunteering at 
Elizabeth's school and playing tennis. She 
saw Bridgel O'Reilly Holmes in April. 
Leslie Malone Berger returned to 
school lull time this summer to attend the 
Graduate Qualifier program for 
Communicative Disorders at West Chester 
University, PA. Kiernan (3) started 
preschool and Alexander (5) is in 
Kindergarten. To add lo their happy chaot- 
ic life, Leslie and Kevin are expecting a 
baby in February!! Leslie had a fun mini- 
reunion with Hannah Davis Emig, visit- 
ing from Germany, and her daughter, 
IHelena. and Pam Dickens Sellars. 
Duncan and kids. Sophia and Henry 
Sandy Ahern Carnes and Steve are still 
in Washington. DC. She still en|oys work- 
ing in Old Town Alexandria as Benefits 
Manager for a nonprofit association. Water 
Environment Federation Steve is applying 
to graduate school back home in 
Mississippi and they plan to move back 
6/98. Joan McGettigan, still in New 
Orleans, finished her MEd at Tulane and is 
teaching at Trinity Episcopal School. 
During the summer (and through indepen- 
dent studies during the academic year), she 
is pursuing an MA. in Computing in 
Education at Teachers College. Columbia 
Univ She sees Ellen Howard a lot- 
she's a practicing attorney in New Orleans 
with her own firm. Janet Lewis 
Shepherd had a little girl. Emilie Grace, 
Sarah Babcock says life is still treating 
her well in Richmond, VA. Her highlight of 
the year was spending three weeks in 
Atlanla, working as an Olympic Eguestrian 
volunteer, which was GREATi She is still 
working on her old house, and riding and 
showing her horses. As for Robert and 
myself, we are busy getting our lives back 
together after Hurricane Fran and enjoying 
our wonderful collie. Abbey! 

1987 

President: Junie Speight 
Secretary: Jean Lewis Guergai 
Fund Agent: Page Franson 

Reunion is around the corner. 
Everyone mentioned if and most plan to 
attend. It's hard to know where to begin, 
many promotions, moves, new kids, new 
marriages and even new pets. 

Jennifer Wise is Asst to the 
Director of Education Technology for the 
Association for Investment Management 
and Research (AIMR), This is her 3"^ year 



as Manager of the Culbreath Theater for the 
Virginia Film Festival. She can claim her 
first published essay, "Cascading Hair: An 
Exercise in Romantic Cinematic 
Frustration," run in June/July '96 issue of 
Albemarle Magazine Ellen Smith went to 
Germany and the Czech Republic 1/96 with 
Mina von Voss She continues with the 
same Atlanta law firm. Last year she was 
bridesmaid to Renata Leckszas '85 who 
married Bill Davis in Annapolis, Ann 
Moorberg Wentworth-Stanley is hav- 
ing #2 in 2/97 Charlie is now 1 She and 
her husband are still in London, very happy 
and very exhausted Ellie Schnabel is 
engaged lo Patrick Doyle of Erie, PA. She 
was promoted to Administrative Manager 
of the Loft at North Sails. It involves lots of 
yachting including this years' Newport 
Bermuda Race in which she and Patrick 
raced on the same boat. Sara Mason fin- 
ished her 5"^ year of her landscaping 
design business. She attended McKenzie 
Reed's wedding in 4/96 There she saw 
Heather Pollock '86, Carol Dixon '86, 
Mariah Malik '86. 

Page Franson has moved around 
with Meditech and celebrated 9 years in 
6/96, She's still lolally into sports, Beth 
Parker was made Assistant Director of 
Financial Aid at James Madison Univ, 
where she has nearly completed her mas- 
ter's. She says, "Life is exciting, well after 
your 40's," Her third grandchild (finally a 
girl) was born 4/96 Lezlie Varisco 
Pinto and Victor made a local move to 
Collegeville, PA (near Philadelphia), Lezlie 
is a full time mom with #2 expected 4/97, 
She wrote thai Jill O'Ree Stryker had a 
little boy 8/96, Victor and Lezlie made a trip 
to Peru They saw the ruins in Cuzco, 
incredible' Vikki Schroeder is in a new 
house with Target Stores keeping her busy 
She toured Beijing on a recent trip to 
China 

Piper Murray married Paul 
Quinones in 5/96 with Lee Webster '89 and 
Laurie Starrettas bridesmaids Heather 
Davenport McCastlain had a baby boy 
#2. William Davenport McCastlain born 
9/96, Heather is very active with the 
Arkansas Arts Center, Jr League and the 
Museum of Science and History She will 
be in Carole Thrash's 12/96 wedding in 
Atlanta Cameron Clark Sipes gave birth 
prematurely to Landon Clark in 4/96 He's 
|ust pertect and big brother Charles (3 1/2) 
adores him, Blair Beebe Smith is god- 
mother and expects #3 in 2/97 to join 
Sarah (5) and Peyton (3), Caroline 
Taraschi was off to Italy and France at this 
writing. In 10/97 she will marry Gabriel 
Rosko in a small town, Belevidere where 
they will be buying an old Victorian house. 
They will go into business together - creat- 
ing Sage Street Landscaping and Tree 
Arborist A new job as Director of 
Membership at the Nat'l Museum of 
Women in the Arts has Christina 
Knowles very busy! Lynn Weinberg 
received her Master's in Speech Language 
and Auditory Pathology, She's now an 
audiologist with an ENT in West Palm 



Beach, FL, Ceecy Gunn is head of new 
business development for a New York ad 
agency She is also enrolled in a writing 
class Missy Ackerman is in Richmond. 
VA coaching field hockey and lacrosse at 
Randolph Macon College, She and Jen 
Crispen worked together at the Atfanta 
Olympics covering hockey "It was a thrill." 
Missy wrote Anna Gallant Carter and 
Rob are thoroughly enjoying Stuart, now 
18mos Rob cared for him solo while Anna 
went on a Habitat for Humanity mission trip 
in 8/96 to Malawi, Alrica for 3 wks, 

Sharon Staley wrote from Nashville, 
She recently got her securities license after 
leaving Record Company Benson 
Suzanne Wells Bergmann and Michael 
are all smiles and laughter with son Bayard 
born 2/96, Leslie (3) gets along great with 
him! Karen Bryan is Vice President of 
Investor Svcs, For HomeSide Lending. Inc. 
in Jacksonville, FL Mary Hunter will be 
finished with grad school in 12/96 in the 
Nurse Practitioner Program She has a job 
lined up in Richmond with a family prac- 
tice Courtney Banton Alford enjoys life 
in Lynchburg raising daughters Blair (3) 
and Emily (16 mos ) Rebecca Michie 
McVeigh and Charlie are doing great. 
They have an adorable cocker spaniel 
named Khaky Rebecca works in a gift shop 
a few days a week and also helps a local 
realtor. She went to Atlanla in June and saw 
many friends Victoria Chumney visited 
Lynchburg in 9/96 and they had a great 
time Lee Carroll Roebuck had a big boy 
in 8/96 He arrived 3 days after Drew 
Hardy Jubert's daughter Grace Nicole, 
Shannon Wood says Eleanor (15 mos) 
loves horses! Chris and Shannon are run- 
ning Santa Gertrude's Cattle, hanging on 
through a poor beef market and severe 
drought Caroline Trask Wallace and 
Gordon are brought great joy by Lizzie (27 
mos), Caroline works out of her home as a 
travel consultant for Travel Agents 
Inlernational, She attended Caroline Reu's 
wedding in Sea Island Ann McAllister is 
Director of Creative Svcs, for Chromagen, 
She works with art directors and designers 
from ad agencies doing high end retouch- 
ing and photo manipulation In July '95 she 
married Peter Thomas, Stacy Lee Pae 
was a bridesmaid and Beth Nelson Suhu 
matron of honor June Lee '86 and 
Jocelyn Flores also attended Ann 
expects a baby in April, 

After 2 moves this year Mary Via 
Cuoco and Mark have their own home in 
Winnetka, IL, William Peyton Cuoco was 
born 2/96 and Mary guit her job with 
Marsh & McLennan Julie Trant Coates 
had a baby girl Payfon Hamilton 4/96 and 
lives outside Cincinnati in Batavia, OH, Liz 
McKnight Whatley and Craig bought a 
home 2 years ago in Birmingham, AL, Liz 
teaches first grade at Briarwood Christian 
School, coaches swim team, and writes the 
science curriculum. She sees Kelly Dean 
Lancaster who lives in Montgomery AL 
with her 2 children and husband, Erin 
Kingston Betro called from around the 
corner from me. She and Tom are in VA 



after 3 years in Rl where Erin was YMCA 
program manager Erin is home with their 
daughter now and looking for a job, Tom is 
traveling a lot and still with FBI DeeDee 
Connors married Charles Taylor King in 
7/95 in Lynchburg with a reception at 
Boonsboro Country Club Karen Bryan 
Sanders and family continue in Chicago 
She had #3, Thomas 8/96, to join Emily (3 
1/2) and Josh (6) She spoke to Stephanie 
Renfro '86 who is living in Colorado 
Springs Julianne Burkhardt is now an 
attorney practicing in Bozeman. MT She is 
also a part time public defender Pam 
Miscall Cusick and Ted made a two week 
trip lo Ireland, Pam is an Evaluation 
Specialist at Prospect Associates which is a 
health communications research organiza- 
tion in Rockville, MD, Ted and Pam are 
buying a new home in the DC area. She and 
Pam Ythier Berkley are in touch regularty 
and she'll probably see Kristen Kressig 
Carter at a VMI game this fall, Teresa 
Pike Majors was the last to get her card 
in to me Work has slowed somewhat so 
that she's been able to travel (San Juan, 
Vermont, Nashville), In January Teresa 
expects to visit Victoria Chumney while in 
San Antonio on business, Courtney Banton 
Alford was down south for the Olympics, 
and Teresa saw her then. 

As for the Guergais, we are well! 
Mustapha is a chef at Capitol City Brewing 
Company and busier than ever Aicha (5) 
went out for Halloween with Stacy Lee Pae's 
daughter, Emily out in Ashburn, VA, I'm 
volunteering still with ACS, and substitut- 
ing Spanish for Fairtax County Love it! I 
have a new job as Human Resources 
Assistant at The Virginian, an assisted liv- 
ing/retirement community in Fairfax, Until 
our 10'^ Reunion, stay well!! 



1991 

President: Suzanne Petrle Brady 
Secretary: Klmberley("Kimber") 
Hatter Ellis 
Fund Agent: Beth Hensley Martin 

Thanks to the past class officers for 
doing such a great job Dawn Monahan 
Nelson, President; Beth Robinson 

Dean Secretary; and Christine Flint 
Canterbury, Fund Agent 

Carey Bates continues lo work 
towards her MA in Communications at 
American Univ Carey is godmother to her 
sister's baby girl. She enjoys traveling and 
playing goll Carey sees a lot of Amber 
Vellenga Stephanie Berger is in 
Atlanta preparing tor the LSAT and hopes to 
relocate to Washington DC, She recently 
saw Connie Gehrman and Amy 
Lemleux Amy Bryan received her MA 
with honors in Classical Studies from the 
Univ of St, Andrews in Scotland and works 
at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art 
Institute in Williamstown, MA, She has 
traveled to Cambodia and Vietnam Vickie 
Campo was married on 9/28/96 to Garnett 
Byrd, Hampden-Sydney '90, Cara 
Ardemagni LaRoche '92 and Twig Odell 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



Tucker '89 were bridesmaids Kalherine 
Cooper married Willy Hoffman in 12/95 
They reside in Bethesda, MD, He works at 
his family's insurance agency and 
Katherine works in sales for WMAL radio. 
She keeps in touch with Terri Brockwell 
Allene Doucette Miller and Todd still 
live in Bethel, IVIE Al is a free lance artist, 
Melanie Duke works for Bayview 
Finances in Florida Rachel Elkins teach- 
es in the English depi, at Clemson Univ, 
Rachel keeps in touch with Amber 
Vellenga. Debra Elkins '93 and Sarah 
Elkins '99, She continues to work with the 
Admissions Office as an AAR Shelble 
Fllson is the Performing Arts Coordinator 
tor the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, 
Wesley Foster is an interior designer in 
Atlanta, GA L. Renne Gardner is the 
Seminar Coordinator at Dornier, Renee's 
fiance, Ari, is an Engineer with ABB - 
Finland and lelecommutes from their home 
in Charlotte, NC Nicole Gauthier was 
married on 10/14/95 to Randy Arndt, 
IVlelinda Wick '92 and Claire Stapleton '93 
were in the wedding Karen Holland and 
Katherine Black '92 attended Nicole keeps 
in touch with Donna Peters, Ann Knoke 
'92 and Reed Skaggs (HSC) '92 Calhi 
Goslau is a manager with Jenny Craig in 
Denver, CO Jennifer Gregg works at 
Egleston Children's Hospital Egg worked 
as a statistician for field hockey at the 
Olympics. She keeps in touch with Allene 
Doucette Miller, Stacey Lawrence 
and Cricket Rabin '92 Kathryn Hagist 
was married on 8/24/96 to Daniel Yunk 
Carey Bates and Stephanie Pratt 
McKinney were bridesmaids Kathryn and 
Daniel now live in Chicago, IL Elizabeth 
Hensley Martin had a baby girl, 
Katherine Winter, on 10/13/95, Her hus- 
band has been stationed at Ft, Irwin, CA 
Beth was awarded The Molly Pitcher Award 
and The Army Meritorious Award for her 
work with Army family support groups, Liz 
Hourihan taught high school science in 
Swaziland, Africa with the Peace Corps, Liz 
is now in her second year of med, school at 
the Univ of Wisconsin She keeps in touch 
with Gwen Fisher. Kathryn Johnson 
Glass and John, Hampden-Sydney '90, 
bought a house in Holly Springs, MS 
Kathryn had a baby in 7/96, Erin Keever 
is completing a masters in art history at 
SMU in Dallas, TX. Erin was an intern at the 
Whitney Museum of American Art in New 
York, summer '95 Mary Lanford was 
married on 8/14/96 to Tim Price, After a 
honeymoon in Hawaii they moved into their 
new house in Haymarket, VA, Stacey 
Lawrence is a compliance analyst for ITG 
in New York Stacey attended Marie 
Wright's wedding Labor Day weekend 
Stacey keeps in touch with Susie Sickels 
Dyer and spent a couple of days this sum- 
mer with Allene Doucette in ME Laurel 
Lestrange lives on an island with Tom, 
her golden retriever and her cat outside 
Charleston, SC, Laurel is the Program 
Director of two clinical day programs for 
adolescents with emotional and behavioral 
problems, Leigh Matzdorf lives in 



Philadelphia, PA and is engaged to 
Matthew Chancier, A wedding is planned 
for 12/7/97 She is Head Senior Mortgage 
Underwriter for Option One Mortgage 
Corp Leigh recently assumed the AAR 
Philadelphia Club Chair position. She stills 
plays volleyball and is in the process of 
buying a house, Leigh keeps in touch with 
Nancy Quinones Chancier '89 and Amy 
Dickson Riddell '92, Dawn Monahan 
Nelson and Morgan still reside in 
Richmond. VA, Dawn is at home with Libby 
who turned 1 in Sept Morgan has opened 
a concrete plant in Goochland, VA Amber 
Bennett Moncure received her Ph,D, 
from the Univ of Pennsylvania in 5/96, She 
has spent the last year digging at 
Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Amber and her 
husband are moving back to Richmond, VA 
in the near future, Marbury Patrick mar- 
ried Frank Abella (Jay) on 6/24/95, 
Gladden Adam Falivene '90 and her hus- 
band were members of their wedding party 
They reside in Raleigh, NO Marbury is a 
recruiter tor Nortel, a telecommunications 
CO Jay is a regulatory specialist for 
Quintiles, a drug development co, 
Suzanne Petrie was married to Thomas 
(TJ,) Brady on 7/20/96, Kimberley 
McGraw Euston '92 and Christina Stoltz '89 
were bridesmaids, Suzanne completed the 
Presidential Management program with an 
Army fellowship with Sen John Warner of 
VA and is still working as a Latin-American 
political military analyst at the Pentagon, 
Suzanne and TJ are moving to Colorado 
Springs in '97 Wendy Pressel Sullivan 
and Biff reside in Atlanta, GA, Wendy works 
for the law firm of Holland and Knight, Bift 
works as a gunsmith and range manager at 
Classic Guns, They moved into their first 
house on 11/15/96 Ashley Quarrier 
Moran and Eamon moved back to the 
States from Shanghai, China They now 
reside in Ann Arbor, Ml, Eamon is at the 
Univ of Michigan Business School, Ashley 
is a Marketing/Advertising Consultant for 
Domino's Farms Yolanda Reid resides 
in London England with her husband, Beth 
Robinson Dean and Todd still live near 
Birmingham, AL and Beth is still teaching. 
They spend a lot of time on Anna Maira 
Island, FL We want to express our sympa- 
thy to Beth whose mother passed away in 
10/96 Laura Rose Martin and Chris are 
expecting their second child in 3/97, She 
writes, "I'm only a year away from finishing 
my Masters in Secondary Education. I 
enjoyed seeing many classmates at 
Reunion, but was sorry I couldn't have 
stayed longer," They now reside in Dothan. 
AL Kana Roess was married on 11/9/96 
to Michael Goldsmith, Elizabeth Mason '90 
was maid of honor Wesley Foster, Sara 
Clinton and Brandi Beck Fowler '90 were 
bridesmaids They have bought a house in 
Birmingham, AL, Kana volunteers for the 
Junior League and works for an antigue 
store, Beth Triplett married Mark Milan, 
Hampden-Sydney '91, on 11/15/96, They 
reside in Oak Park, IL with their two dogs, 
Beth completed her MA in Biomedical 
Visualization at the Univ of Illinois at 



Chicago Jennifer Vance Granlerl and 

Ron moved to PA Jenni is riding and help- 
ing out with training horses, Angela Wall 
Metheney finished her MA in Special 
Education with an emphasis in 
Behavior/Emotional Disorders in 8/96 She 
has been working as a research evaluator 
for West Va, Univ Stephanie White mar- 
ried Eric Frost, Randolph-Macon '90, on 
8/26/95, Eric works for Sen, Orrin Hatch 
(R-UT) and Stephanie is in marketing for 
the SkyTel Corp They bought their first 
home in Alexandria, VA Suzanne 
Ziesmann is still working towards her 
Ph D, in Cell Biology at the Univ of CA 
Davis, As for myself, Danny and I are still in 
Nellysford, VA (near Wintergreen), Our son 
"Danny-Boy" turned 1 on 6/26/96 I heard 
from Ellen MacDonald (my freshman 
roommate-transferred). She lives in 
Annapolis, MD and is an interior designer, 
Katherine Black '92 spent part of her Spring 
Break with us, I continue to play lacrosse 
and am learning to play golf, 

1995 

President: Holly Prothro 
Secretary: Katie Maxwell 
Fund Agent: Beverly Stone 

Holla, Holla Class ol 1995!i! Almost 
two years out of collegel It's been fascinat- 
ing to watch everyone's transition from their 
first year out of Sweet Briar to their second 
year. To many, there were engagements, 
several marriages, babies, military enlist- 
ments, big moves, and new jobs. What an 
exciting group of friends I have' Just look at 
what we've been doing' 

Shana-Tara Regon is at U ol New 
Orleans lor her MFA in fiction writing and 
is the assistant to the Dir, of the Creative 
Writing Dept, She is engaged to Joseph 
Long (Cleveland. OH), Shana-Tara was 
Maid of Honor for the wedding of Amanda 
Knost and Graham Yarko Thomas (HSC) 
on 10/19/96 in Newport, NC, Amanda and 
Graham live in Raleigh working for Cup-A- 
Joe Coffeehouse, Catherine Orr is work- 
ing on her MPA at George Washington 
Univ in DC and is a Congressional Fellow 
for Ford Motor Go's Govt, Affairs Office, 
She trams ex-race horses for the hunt field 
and foxhunts regularly. She lives with 
Susannah Silverbrand and Stephanie 
Arnold Susannah Silverbrand is work- 
ing on her Masters in Middle Eastern 
Studies at Georgetown U and interns at the 
Dept, of Energy, Stephanie Arnold works 
tor the Pentagon's White House Liaison 
Office Kara Dickey lives in DC with an 
RMWC grad, works for the Nat'l Gallery of 
Art, and visits her boyfriend Justin (VMI 
'95) in Richmond, Trade Burroughs 
lives outside DC and is applying to grad 
schools for Wildlife Management, She has 
become skilled at pheasant hunting and 
purchased Tyler Louthan's ('97) horse 
which was at SBC, Amy Woods lives in 
Georgetown and is working on her Foreign 
Service degree at Georgetown U, Mary 
Byrd Shroeder still works at the 
Association of College and University 



Offices in DC and lives in Alexandria, She 
is the Corresponding Secretary for the 
Alum, Club of DC, Nancy WIegle is in 
her first year ol medical school at George 
Washington U, She received full scholar- 
ship from the US, Public Health Service! 
To relax in the summer '97. she is canoeing 
in the Yukon KImberly Roda is an adver- 
tising coordinator for Heldref Publications, 
a non-profit publishing house. She sings 
soprano at St, David's Episcopal Church 
and lives with Anna Reilly Anna Reilly 
works for Senator John Warner (R-VA) on 
Capitol Hill Heather Theis returned to 
the States from Germany for Officer 
Candidates School in Ouantico, VA as a 
Marine, Holly Elkins works for Snow 
Industries of America and lives in Old Town 
Alexandria, Lee Roman Winn was mar- 
ried to Jason at the USNA in Annapolis, 
MD on 5/25/96 Jason is a Second LI,, 
USMC in Ouantico Lee is substitute teach- 
ing until they move to Pensacola, FL in 
Spring '97, Lee's bridesmaids included 
Mary Margaret Dixon '96, Anna Hawrthome, 
Jennifer Wissman, Sarah-Glenn Stafford, 
Jill Goolsby, Eleanor Dickinson, Anna 
Hawthorne finished the School ol Design 
in New York and moved to Colorado, Jenn 
Wissman is in Nashville. TN, and 
Eleanor Dickinson in Arkansas Jill 
Goolsby is an administrative assistant 
with "Keep Texas Beautiful" headquarters in 
Austin Sarah Glenn Stafford lives in 
Texas, Yanna Wagg is engaged to 
Christopher Gardephe tor June '97, Chris is 
at Vermont Law School, Yana wishes to 
study Physical Therapy at the U, of 
Vermont Heather Lyn Roll is in Geneva, 
Switzerland studying French, She plans to 
pursue her masters in Internat'l Language 
and Culture, Laura Swope married Scott 
Townsend at VMI on 5/11/96, They live in 
Kitingen, Germany where Laura is a kinder- 
garten aide at the American school on base 
and is working on her masters in Human 
Relations/Counseling of Children. Cynthia 
Harris is a telemarketer with J Crew 
Outfitters in Lynchburg and is a customer 
service rep. for Kroger. She plans to pursue 
her masters in English/Communications at 
the U of Oregon Amy Splsso lives in Los 
Angeles where she worked at a casting 
agency in Hollywood and did stand-in/act- 
ing extra work for movies, tv, and commer- 
cials. Now she's at the Fashion Institute ol 
Design and Merchandising studying textile 
design Kelly "Pepper" Coggshall is 
still in the Ph D program for Chemistry at 
UVa, She misses SBC and the dairy route! 
Bergen Hall teaches Kindergarten and 
lives in Richmond, VA with Megan 
Maltby and Beverly Stone Beverly is at 
VCU for her masters in teaching. She 
teaches pre-school and was Maid of Honor 
at Gwen Hickey's wedding to Devin on 
10/19/96, Gwen and Devin live in Reading, 
PA with King, who is 4' Long, 15" round, 
and 1 lbs! Margaret Bruha is a research 
assistant with FoodSlaff 2000 in Oak 
Creek. Wl, FoodStatI recruits for positions 
in quality assurance, research, and devel- 
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lives with Lida-Anne Elliot in Huntsville, 
AL. They have 6 animals! Both are in grad 
school, and Katie runs a jewelry business. 
Shannon La Shell and her husband 
Mark celebrated their second wedding 
anniversary on 8/3/96. They live in the NY 
suburbs, but anticipate moving to 
Philadelphia in June. Mark will graduate 
from the U. ol Kansas Med, College 
Shannon will complete her M.A. in 
Developmental Pysch. at Sarah Lawrence. 
Jessica John is still with Jack tiager 
(HSC '95) and is Director ol Treelops 
Childrens Center. She works with Carson 
Scheppe, who lives with Butt Barkley '96. 
Tricia Lynn spent her summer working in 
King Salmon, AK She lives in CO where 
she is finishing her masters and getting her 
EMTcertilication, Maren Howard lives in 
Lynchburg and is still seeing Peter Leggett 
(HSC). Nancy Nichols attends Texas 
Christian U lor grad school in Education 
and Teaching She plans to move back to 
NJ and teach. Cat Ehlen lives in NYC and 
is in school lor interior design. Meredith 
Williams is in her 2nd year ol law school 
in Dallas at Southern Methodist U, Mary 
Gordon Gill is substitute teaching in 
Roanoke, VA. She spent summer '96 travel- 
ing to San Diego, Mexico, and lileguarding. 
DeAndrea "Andie" Thomas is a case 
manager lor Big Brothers/Big Sisters ol 
Central VA. She is resident dir lor RMWC 
and plans to pursue her masters in criminal 
justice. Kathy Whitby works tor the 
Federal Reserve ol Richmond on their 
United Way Campaign She keeps busy 
visiting the DC girls and Heather Aspinwall. 
Heather Aspinwall is teaching middle 
school in Daiien, CT She plans to teach 
elem, school in the Fall. Carl Miller is 
engaged to Doug lor a 6/28/97 wedding 
outside DC She sees Sarah Clinord 
Weaver and Bob. Sarah is a graphic artist 
lor an environmental consulting lirm out- 
side DC. She continues Ireelance work, 
painting, and wellness/nutritional consult- 
ing Vanessa Mortarino is linishing her 
masters in history at Virginia 
Commonwealth U, She hopes to teach 
either middle or upper school She present- 
ly works at the VA Museum ol Arts. 
English Grittith moved to Columbia, SC 
from WV and now works lor Merrill Lynch 
She says she misses WV on occasion (I do 
too'!), but couldn't be happier. Molly 
Becherer is in med school at U. ol 
Louisville, KY She spent 3 months in TX 
visiting her boylriend She also saw Lisa 
Buckingham-Darr. Jen Parker 
Broughton and Rick (HSC) live in West 
Chester, PA. She is in her 2nd year in 
Speech-Language Pathology, and he is in 
his lirst year law at Widener U, Wilmington, 
DE Theresa Moore Smith married 
Charles E , her high school sweetheart, on 
3/2/96. She IS the Group Sales & 
Promotion Director at The Mark Two 
Dinner Theater in Orlando, FL. She plans to 
pursue her M.BA, at the U. ol Central FL in 
Fall '97. Keena Seagle is at James 
Madison U pursuing her masters in 
Biology She will graduate 5/97 Amy 



Schroeder Hunter lives in GA and works 
in the Commercial Lending Dept. at 
SunTrust Bank She and Jeft will be sta- 
tioned in Oahu, HI in 1/97 They have sev- 
eral military Iriends there and are very 
excited. Jenn Gaudette is graduating 
Irom Christopher Newport U in 5/97. She 
is marrying Doug Nelson (USNA '93) in 
June Ericka Bishop lives in 
Williamsburg, manages a peanut shop, and 
is looking into grad. school. Robin 
Hendrickson still works at EDS in Piano, 
TX. She sees Holly Prothro, who works 
at an insurance otiice Katharine 
Harrington was married to Ray Welder on 
11/23/96 They are living in Beeville, TX 
Cathy Cummjngs is interning at the U. ol 
Georgia and lives in Athens. Tory 
McClintock is a proud mother of 
Benjamin Alexander Derr McClintock born 
6/30/96 and is engaged to be married. The 
little fellow atlended alumnae council and 
keeps his mother busy. She is teaching at 
Montessori school and working at 
Hampden-Sydney's preschool. She keeps 
in touch with Janae Thomas who was 
with her when Beniamin was born. Mandy 
Monk is at the Univ of Wyoming, working 
on her MA. in international studies, locus- 
ing on Environmental Diplomacy She 
keeps in touch with Jennifer Cumby who 
married Summer ol '96 Kathryn 
Czarkowski is a full-lime research assis- 
tant tor the Dept ol Psychiatry at Yale Univ 
She attends grad school at night. Eileen 
Yates is a research associate at the Univ 
of California, San Francisco She is next 
door neighbors to Sarah Scales who is a 
kindergarten teacher at the same place she 
attended. Wendy Long lives nearby in 
San Fran and is busy with several |obs. 
Lucy de Oliviero Bosworth and her 
husband Claude are still enjoying New 
Orleans. Lynn Ivy is engaged to marry Eli 
Turner in 5/97, The word is that Heather 
Bond is taking courses at George Mason 
U in VA. Macarena Loustric finished 
her thesis about Sweet Briar and is living in 
France outside Paris. Shannon Newman 
is in Greensboro, NC and is engaged to be 
married March '97 Liz Dunck will be mar- 
ried in April '97 to Paul (VMI '95). She is 
working for a new mortgage brokerage firm 
in Charlotte with two dogs named Bud and 
Millie. Daniella Ricci returned from Italy 
and works in Washington, DC. Christy 
Patten is an airline stewardess for 
Continental and flies all over the U.S. 
Lyssa Vaught lives in Alexandria, in the 
same apartment complex as Katie Maxwell. 
Trista Newman lives in Richmond and is 
about to buy a home Nicky Stewart lives 
in Fredericksburg, VA with her boyfriend 
Scott (WnL). Lucille Page is beginning 
nursing school at Emory U. in Atlanta She 
visited Heather Theis lor Heather's gradua- 
tion Irom OCS in 12/96. Sarah Butcher 
is doing grad. work in entomology at U. 
MD College Park. She is a teaching assis- 
tant and working with the local Kiwanis and 
Circle K groups CeeCee Valentine 
works for Continental Airlines and is doing 
grad work at St Johns Univ, Annapolis. 



Stephanie Scott is in FL in Medical 
school Gretchen Vida is in Tampa as an 
account representative lor a medical supply 
company. Tina Carlton works lor 
Comprint Militaiy Publications (newspa- 
pers-go ligure!) in Alexandria, VA She got 
rid of Thunderchicken and bought a real 
car Holly Miller spent the summer in DC 
working in journalism She is linishing her 
masters at Northwestern Jenn Noble is 
still in NYC Kristina Pody is married to 
Thomas Johnson and living in Nashville. 
Sybil Walker was spotted visiting the 
National Zoo in Washington, DC Kelly 
Hall got her masters in medieval studies at 
the Univ of York in England. She is teach- 
ing English at WV Wesleyan College and 
French at Corhart, Inc. Karen GiorgettI is 
getting her masters at Purdue U. and will be 
pursuing her doctorate in the Fall. Anne 
Cho lives in Alexandria and attended Lee 
Roman's wedding in May Sarah Young 
lives outside DC and joins Mary Byrd 
Schroeder, Holly Elkins, Anna Reilly, and 
Katie Maxwell at their dinner parties. 
Sheila Miller lives in No VA and works 
in DC as a technical writer lor a contractor 
with the FAA She stays involved with com- 
munity theatre and keeps in touch with 
Dawn Leary, Kate Warner, Laurel Knaup, 
and Nalini Mani '93. Nancy Ferguson is 
teaching at Temperance Elementary 
School Margaret Willett Sapsara is a 
graduate assistant at Va Commonwealth 
University As for me Katie Maxwell, I 
live and work in Alexandria doing govt rela- 
tions lor the Society of American Florists 
trade association. I have a ten minute com- 
mute! I love hearing about everyone. Please 
be sure to inlorm SBC ol your address 
changes and or email me at 
kmaxwell@salnoworg. Don't lose touch! 



Editor 

NANCY GODWIN BALDWIN 57 
Assistant Editor and Class Notes Editor 

NOHEEN DONNfLLY PARKER 
Managing Editor 

LOUISE SWIECKI 2INGAR0 '80 
Design 

The Design Group, Lynchburg, VA 

Alumnae Board, Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Association July 1 . 1996 - June 30, 1997 

Presidenl 

ETHEL OGDEN BURWELL '58 

Grosse Pointe Farms, Ml 

First Vice PresidenI and Director ol Clubs 

MYTH MONNICH BAVOUD '80 

Dallas, TX 

Second Vice President and Chair ol Reunion 

and Council Planning 

LINDA MAE VISOCAN 87 

Cleveland, OH 

Third Vice PresidenI and Nahonal Alumnae 

Admissions Reptesenlalive and l^mancial Aid Chair 

KATHLEEN (KATHY) GARCIA PEGUES 71 

Warrenton, VA 

Secretary 

JANE TATMAN WALKER '60 

Indianapolis, IN 

Treasurer 

MARGARET (ROBIN) CHRISTIAN RYAN '74 

Wellesley, MA 

Alumnae Fund Chair 

ANN RITCHEY BARUCH '62 

Haverlord, PA 

Nominating Chair 

MARJORIE (MARJIE) MCGRAW MCDONALD '60 

Ruxlon, MD 

Academic Outreach Chair 

GAIL ANN ZAflWELL WINKLER '76 

Neenah, Wl 

Regional Chairs 

JUDITH BENSON STIGLE '67 

Madison, CT 

MARGARET (MEG) RICHARDS WIEDERSEIM '78 

Devon, PA 

FAITH RAHMER CROKER '54 

Williamsburg, VA 

FRANCES GILBERT BROWNE '56 

Chailolte, NC 

CLAIRE DENNISON GRIFFITH '80 

Atlanta, GA 

WENDY IGLEHEART '78 

Evansville, IN 

DIANE DALTON '67 

Miiwauliee, Wl 

MELISSA (MISSY) GENTRY WITHEROW '80 

Vicksburg, MS 

MELANIE BOWEN STEGLICH '78 

Dallas, TX 

PENN WILLETS FULLERTON '66 

San Ralael, CA 

Members at-Large 

English Grillilh '95, Elkins WV 
Sarah Dennis 96, Sweet Briar VA 

Members ol the Board of Directors ol Sweet 
Briar nominated by the Alumnae Association 
and elected by the Board ol Directors ol Sweet 
Briar: Mary (Mollie) Jotinson Nelson (>4, Lookoul 
Mounlain, TN, Nancy Hall Green '64, Atlanta, GA, 
Eugenia Dickey Caldwell '65. San Francisco, CA, Jane 
Meikle Borden '65, Denver, CO 

Ex Officio: Nannelte McBurney Crowdus '57, Spring 
Lake, Ml, Planned Giving Chair, Mary (Mollie) 
Johnson Nelson '64, Lookoul Mounlain, TN, Boxwood 
Circle Chair, Jo Ann Soderqutst Kramer '64, Essex 
Junction, VT, Boxwood Circle Co-Chair, Lynne Manov 
Sprinsky '71, Monloursville, PA, Fund Agent Chair, 
Ann Young Bloom *59, Wynnewood PA, National 
Reunion Gifts Chair, Lochrane Coleman Smitti '76, 
Birmingham, AL, National Reunion Gilts Chair-Elect. 
Nancy Godwin Baldwin '57. Monroe, VA, Editor. 
Alumnae Magazine, Louise Swiecki Zingaro '80, Sweel 
Briar, VA, Director, Alumnae Association 



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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



in the sweet briar tradition 



Lois Ballenger: A Lifelong Love Affair 




LOIS Ballenger in 1987 



Tlic College received word 
on AprU 4, 1997 of the 
death of Lois Ballenger, for- 
mer secretary to three Sweet 
Briar presidents (Meta Glass, 
Martha Lucas, and Anne Gary 
Pannell). She also served as man- 
ager of the Boxwood Inn for 10 
years. 

Miss Ballenger was spot- 
lighted in the "In the Sweet Briar 
Tradition" section of the Fall 
1987 Alumnae Magazine: 

Little did Lois Ballenger 
know, when she said "yes "to 
President Meta Glass' request 
that she serve as the president's 
secretary, that she would be 
embarking upon a lifelong love 
affair with Sweet Briar College. 
"Sweet Briar is more my alma 
mater than my own college. The 
campus was my home for 53 
years, and many of my dearest 
friends have been Sweet Briar 
alumnae." It is little surprise, 
therefore, that Lois has chosen 
to remember Sweet Briar in her 



will, as a member of the 
Indiana Fletcher Williams 
Associates 

A graduate of the Woman's 
College of Furman Universit)', 
Lois was attending Columbia 
University's graduate School of 
English when Meta Glass 
approached a friend at Columbia 
to ask for recommendations for 
an outstanding student who 
might come to Sweet Briar to 
serve as secretary to the presi- 
dent. In addition to serving as 
Miss Glass' secretary for 19 of the 
21 years of her presidency, Lois 
served as secretary to Martha 
Lucas Pate and to Anne Gary 
Pannell Taylor Alumnae from the 
1950s and 1960s remember her 
fondly as the manager of the 
Boxwood Inn. 

A woman of many interests, 
Lois retired to Westminster- 
Canterbury in Lynchburg, but 
faithfully attended aU gatherings 
of the Indiana Fletcher Williams 
Associates, and as many campus 
events— especially Reunions — as 
possible until failing health inter- 
fered. Generations of campus 
friends (both current and 
retirees), faculty children now 
grown up, and alumnae return 
her "lifelong love." 

For information about 
incuding the College in your 
will as a member of the 
Indiana Fletcher Williams 
Associates, please cotitact 
Mitchell L. Moore, Vice President 
for Development/College 
Relations, Box G, Sweet Briar 
College. Sweet Briar, VA 24595, 
(804) 381-6162. 



SWEET BRIAR SUMMER 1997 



53rd Annual Spring Riding Clinics 

May 18-20 
May 27-29 
June 2-4 
June 7-9 
June 10-12 

Schooling Oriented Horse Show Series 

Ma}7June 

This includes preparatory' schooling and help ses- 
sions, coaching at the competitions, and follow-up 
instructional sessions after competition. Local and 
rated horse show choices will be tailored to the 
participants' schooling plans. 

Dennis Van der Meer Tennis Clinics 

June 6-August ^ 

Dennis Van der Meer, regarded by many as "The 
World's Leading Tennis Teacher, " will return to 
Sweet Briar to conduct his ongoing tennis clinics. 
Along with his staff specialists, Dennis will 
instruct professionals, adults, and juniors with his 
innovative teaching techniques. For details and 
reservations call (800) 845-6138. 

Virginia Miniature Enthusiasts Show 

June 12-15 

K-8 Quest Conference 

June 19-21 

Prince William County Art Talented and 
Gifted Program 

June 22-28 

Inner Movement Seminar 

June 23-28 

Blue Ridge Soccer Camp 

June 28-July 4 
August 4-9 Girls Only 

Alexander Technique 

July 1-6; 
.Iuly8-13 

The Alexander Technique offers a joyful, systemat- 
ic look into the underlying principles which gov- 
ern human movement. The courses are recom- 
mended for: anyone who is physically uncomfort- 
able due to stress, postural habits, movement 
problems, old injuries, or poor self-image; perform- 
ing artists and teachers of the performing arts; ath- 




letes and martial artists; movement educators, 
dance therapists, occupational therapists, coun- 
selors, and psychologists; anyone who wishes to 
regain more of their ease, flexibility, tone, breath, 
fluidity, strength, expressiveness, and grace. 

Givargis Soccer School 

July 6-11 All Boys 
July 13-18 All Girls 
July 20-25 Girls and Boys 
July 27-August 1 Team Camp 
August 1-3 Adult Clinic 

Governor's German Academy 

July 3-August 2 

Present Moment Seminar 

July 15-20 

An intensive workshop led by Lynn Quirolo, Larry 
Altman, and Michael Frederick. The seminar offers 
eight hours of daily practice of Enneagram stud- 
ies, Gurdjieff Movements, Alexander Technique, 
and meditation. 

Suzuki Music Institute 

July 26-August 3 Chamber Music Workshop 
July 28-August 3 Suzuki Institute 
August 4-10 Suzuki Music Institute 

For information and brochures about sum- 
mer programs open to the public, please 
contact: Archie Waldron, Director of 
Summer Programs, P.O. Box L, Sweet Briar, 
VA 24595, (804) 381-6145. 




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reelings! I hope by now you've had a chance to i^ead tlie first President's Letter \o 
the Sweet Briar community. That was my first opportunity to talk with all of you 
about the strategic planning process in which the College is now engaged. Although our 
vision for Sweet Briar only came clear to us a few short months ago, you will see many 
instances in this issue of that vision in action. The summer research projects conducted by 
our faculty and students this year, for example, speak to two strategic goals: making 
experiential learning a part of each student's education and making maximum use of our 
land and facilities throughout the year. You'll also see updates on technological advances on 
campus; this technology is a tool to help us integrate alumnae into the life of the campus, as 
well as prospective students and our own students, faculty, and staff. 

I am particularly pleased that Professor Claudia Chang's talk, which was given to the 
Virginia Foundation for hidependent Colleges this past spring, appears in this issue. When I 
heard Professor Chang speak, I thought she gave one of the best explanations I had ever 
heard of how a liberal arts education actually works for faculty as well as students. Chang's ' 
talk underlines our vision that such an education, conceived broadly, makes it both possible ' 
and valuable to confront many subjects from a liberal arts perspective. 

And there are many other initiatives underway. As we welcomed our largest first -year 
class in ten years, our orientation prpgrain was designed to model the strategic vision for our 
newest students. Part of Orientation Week was devoted to a new outdoor component, led by 
professional instructors from the North Carolina Outward Bound School, with the dual goals 
of connecting students with their classmates and connecting students with Sweet Briar's 
campus and land. We are also in the beginning stages of developing a master plan for land 
use. Our land and our historical resources constitute a unique educational setting for our 
students, so we will be looking at every aspect of the physical campus for ways to enhance 
teaching and learning both in the classroom and in the co-curricular life of students. 

1 will keep you updated with periodic letters, and I invite your comments and suggestions. 
As far as I'm concerned, you, the alumnae, are a critical part of the strategic planning 
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TABLE OF CONTENiTS 



2 Alumnae Association Online 

By Dave Blount, Director of Electronic/Media Communications, Sweet Briar College 

3-4 ANTiciPATiNG Excellence in the Future; 

The Aiumna-in-Residence Program Exposes Students to Unlimited Possibilities 

By Ann MacDonald '97, Alumnae Programs Coordinator, Sweet Briar College 

5 Charge to the Sweet Briar Class of 1997 

By President Muhlenfeld 

6-7 Class of 1997 Alumnae Relatives and Turning Point Graduates 

8-10 1997 Distinguished Alumna Georgene Vairo 72 

11 New Alumnae Association Board Mekibers 

12-15 Sweet Briar College News 

15 Notices 




Commencement 199T. the rain drizzled 
and the fears pouredl 



16-17 
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20-21 

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26-31 
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How 1 Got a Liberal Education at Sweet Briar 

By Claudia Chang, Professor of Anthropology, Sweet Briar College 

An English Professor Goes to China 

By Lee Piepho, Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of English, 
Sweet Briar College 

Cornerstones of the Collection: 

P/casso's Vollard Suite, Two Women Looking at a Sculpted Head 

By Kathryn Haw '92 

Sweet Briar's Water Wonderland 

By Ann Marshall Whitley '47, Curator, Sweet Briar Museum 

Club Corner 

Reunion 1997 Scrapbook 

Reunion Chapel 

In the Name of God Who Has Given Us the Gift of Sabbath 

By The Reverend Susan Lehman, Sweet Briar College Chaplain 

A Psalm of Our Everyday Life 

By Marjorie Whitson Aude '57 

Transitions 

New Faces, In Memory of.... Deaths 

Mini Reunions 
Class Notes 



Cover photo by Vavid Abrams. Utile Pond Productions 



Sweet Briar Alumnae Magazine Policy 
One of the objectives of the magazine is to present 
interesting, thought-provoking material. Publication 
of material does not indicate endorsement of the 
author's viewpoint by the magazine, the Alumnae 
Association, or Sweet Briar College. The Sweet Briar 
Alumnae Magazine reserves the right to edit and, 
when necessary, revise all material that it accepts for 
publication. 

The Alumnae Office Staff 

Louise Swieckl Zingaro '80, Director, Alumnae 
Association, Managing Editor, Alumnae Magazine; 
Sharon Watts Turner '91 , Senior Alumnae Programs 
Coordinator; Ann MacDonald '97, Alumnae 
Programs Coordinator; Kerri Rawlings '97, Alumnae 
Programs Coordinator; Sandra Maddox '59, Assistant 
to the Director; Nancy Godwin Baldwin '57, Editor, 
Alumnae Magazine; Noreen Parker, Asst. Editor, 
Alumnae Magazine, Class Notes Editor, Tour 
Coordinator; Bonnie Seitz, Computer Operator, 
Secretary. 

Contact us any time! 

Boxwood Alumnae House, Box E, Sweet Briar, VA 

24595; (804) 381-6131; FAX 804-381-6132; 

E-Mail: 1) (Office! alumnae@sbc.edu; 

2) (Magazine) sbcmagazine@sbc.edu 

Alumnae Association web site address; httpj'/ 

www.alumnae.5bc.edu 

Sweet Briar web site address: www.sbc.edu 

SwEFT Briar Alumnae Magazine Production 
Sweet Briar College Alumnae Magazine (ISSN 0039- 
7342). Issued four times yearly; fall, winter, spring, 
summer by Sweet Briar College. Periodicals postage 
paid at Sweet Briar, VA 24595 and Lynchburg, VA 
24506, 

Printed by Litho Artists. Inc., Charlottesville, VA 
22902. 

Graphic design by Catherine S. Best, Director of 
Publications, Sweet Briar College. 

Send form 3579 to Sweet Briar College, Box E, Sweet 
Briar, VA 24595. Telephone (804) 381-6131. 



SWEET BRIAR A L LI M M A E MAGAZINE 



Alumnae Association Online 

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The past two years have seen some extraordinary leaps forward in 
the use of technology at Sweet Briar. 

• All residence hall rooms are wired for internet access, as are most all 
of the College's academic and administrative buildings. 

• A student can carry her laptop computer into the library stacks and 
plug into the campus network at the study carrels. 

• All students, faculty, and staff have access to e-mail and world wide 
web accounts. 

'''• Professors are using web pages, e-mail list servers, and internet 
news groups to enhance their classroom teaching. 

• Using the College web site at "www.sbc.edu," prospective students 
can visit the College, receive information about our academic 
programs, and send their credentials to the Admissions Office. 

Now, you can add another dimension to that list... 

• Alumnae with internet access can keep up with campus news, find 
classmates, and voice their opinions on College issues. 

In April 1997, the Sweet Briar Alumnae Association web site went 
online and provides an interactive forum for alumnae around the world - 
a virtual Alumnae House. 

The web site boasts an entire slate of information about the Alumnae 
Association and its programs. Just point and click to find the schedules for 
Reunion and Alumnae Council, a list of Alumnae Clubs and events around 
the country, the latest College news, information on Association tours, or 
how to become an Alumnae Admissions Representative, or how to use the 
"old girl" network to find a job, scout a graduate school, or help a 
newcomer get settled into your hometown. 

The most exciting feature of the site, however, is AlumLink, an 
interactive playground where you - the alumnae - provide the content. 
AlumLink is for and about Sweet Briar alumnae. 

Start off by registering. Use our interactive form to activate your 
username and password, give us your updated information, submit news 
and notes about yourself, and answer survey questions. It's quick and 
easy — and you might win a free gift. Once registered, you can start 
exploring such AlumLink pages as... 

The E-List - By far the most popular area of the AlumLink web site, the 
E-List is exactly what you think - a growing list of e-mail addresses for 
alumnae around the world. Each listing provides the name, class year, 
hometown, and a clickable e-mail address, so that you can find your 
classmates and start corresponding immediately. You can even send an 
SBC Virtual Postcard which features photos of the most beautiful college 
campus in the world. "V 

Web Sightings - There are a surprising number of alumnae out there 
who have set up their own web sites, whether the site is personal, 
professional, or even the web site of their employer. You can find the 
clickable URL addresses and a brief description of each web site. )ust a 




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quick click and you can visit web sites by Allison Vollmer Douglass '94, a 
new media professional who designs the official web sites for Southern 
Living and other magazines. Or check out the site for Girl Games, Inc., a 
software company founded by Laura Groppe '85, which specializes in 
computer games for young girls. 

The Forum - Speak out 
on issues of concern. Ask 
questions. Respond to 
others. The Forum is a free- 
form electronic bulletin 
board. You can submit a 
question, statement, or 
request about any subject 
you desire. It is then 
automatically posted onto 
the web page so that other 
alumnae. Alumnae 
Association Board 
members, and the Alumnae 
Office can see it and 
respond to it. This is a place 
to let us know what you think. Ask! We're listening! Tell us your thoughts 
about Reunion. Suggest topics or authors for the Alumnae Magazine. You 
can even ask if anyone knows some good vacation spots, or where the 
nearest alumnae-owned bed- and-breakfasts are to the area you expect to 
visit. Hey, it's all up to you. 

t Chat Cafe - Okay: you've heard about them — "chat rooms" — but 
never tried one. Simply put, a chat room is a place where people get 
together to talk. How does it work? Simple. You schedule a meeting and 
invite people to come. There's a booking form on the front page. Fill it out 
and say that you are going to log on to the Chat Cafe on a certain day at a 
certain time, and name a subject you want to talk about. Other alumnae 
will then know to log in at that time to join the discussion. You don't need 
any special software, just your web browser. The Chat Cafe can 
accommodate up to 100 users at a time. It's like having one big 
conference call... without the big bill. 

Class Notes - Want to find out what your classmates are doing? You 
can browse through the class notes of all the AlumLink members. These 
sections contain news submitted by online alumnae specifically for 
AlumLink. We understand that not everyone wants her notes posted on the 
web, so these notes are only from those alumnae who wish them to be 
there. AlumLink class notes are divided by class and stamped with a date 
so that you can tell just how fresh the information is. 

So you're saying, "Wow, where do I sign up?" It's easy. If you have 
access to the world wide web, point your web browser to http:// 
www.alumnae.sbc.edu and start reconnecting with your Sweet Briar 
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SUMMER/rALL 1997 



lose your eyes for a 
few minutes and 
picture yourself during your senior year 
at Sweet Briar. Remember the thick sense 
of anticipation hanging in the air Uke 
the rings of fog which form circles 
around the bell tower on a misty fall day. 
Your class would soon graduate; you 
would all find homes in distant places, 
causing some of you to not reunite for 
decades at a time. You were forced to 
become more serious about your 
academics, regardless of your past 
successes and failures as a student. Your 
parents and relatives were counting on 
you to perform to your utmost potential 
in all aspects of your life that year, for 
this was when you could really shine. 
You only needed a few additional credits 
in order to complete your major, and 
your friendships on campus were in 
their finest hour. Traditions of the 
College flooded your already-heavy 
schedule as always, but it was different, 
because this year the traditions 
incorporated and honored you, your 
classmates, and your future as Sweet 
Briar alumnae. 

Anticipation. Excellence. Future. 
Inspiring words — the first a feeling, the 
second a possible reality, and the third 
representing hope. Close your eyes again 
and relive your experiences as a 
senior — desperately attempting to fit 
everything in, because after three full 
years, there is finally a "last time" for it 
all; anticipating the success of your class, 
and wishing for all your classmates the 
achievement of excellence in a 
promising future. But between studying 
for exams and racing around campus 
tiying to accomplish extracurricular 
duties and social responsibilities on time, 
did you really have time to consider your 
future? Were you offered many chances 
to meet adults who could provide you 
the opportunity to tiy for a career that 
you really wanted? Of course noti You 
barely had any energy and time to 
research and network for an occupation 
or career, with all of the academic and 





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social responsibilities you had to 
maintain. 

Two campus offices, the Alumnae 
Office and the Career Services Center 
joined forces in the Fall of 1 996 to 
design an annual series of events geared 
toward helping students to make 
planning for their individual future