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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE 



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MAGAZINE 





DEAR ALUMNAE AND FRIENDS 




Since my first days on campus, 
I've heard many stories: 
stories of academic discovery 
and scholarly collaboration, 
stories ot longstanding traditions, stories 
of epic athletic achievement, stories of 
more than a century of remarkable 
women — in short, the stories that 
make Sweet Briar unique. 

As alumnae, you know that the story 
just begins here — on the quad and in 
the dell and in Guion and the arts barn, 
at the riding center and in Prothro, out 
at the Boathouse and late nights in the 
residence halls. The story of each Sweet 
Briar woman continues through many 
more chapters after she graduates. 

It is impressive to talk with alumnae and 
hear of the lives Sweet Briar women 
forge tor themselves after graduation. 
Recently, I made a quick trip and spent 
time with several alumnae. 

One very recent alumna was just 
heading off to the Courtauld Institute in 
London for graduate school. She said 
that the National Gallery, where she's 
employed in the sculpture department, 
will be holding her position open for 
her while she's away. 

Another alumna, who graduated in the 
1980s, practices real estate law. A 
member of Sweet Briar's Athletics Hall 
of Fame, she now plays in a senior 
women's lacrosse league and has served 
as chair of the board of the Quaker 
school she attended as a child. She's a 
dedicated Sweet Briar volunteer too, of 



And an hour flew by while I listened to 
an accomplished woman from the Class 
of 1950 tell her story. Born in Poland 
and educated in Russia, she came to 
Sweet Briar when her father arrived here 
to teach languages. She now reaches 
Russian and Polish at a community 
college near her home and volunteers as 
a translator for recent immigrants. 
Hanging on the wall in her apartment 
was a commendation for her service 
helping to trace and document the 
families of Holocaust victims. 

Three alumnae at three different stages 
of life, challenging themselves daily to 
learn, compete, serve and grow. All are 
part of the larger story of Sweet Briar, 
and all are proud of the Sweet Briar 
chapter in their lives. 

You'll notice this issue of the Sweet Briar 
College Magazine has a new look and 
tells of far-flung places — the Amazon, 
Cambodia, France. It dives into the 
ocean to study coral oflFthe Virgin 
Islands and steps into the classroom 
with Dr. Durham's "Anthropology of 
Globalization." 'We'll be sharing more 
stories like these in future issues — 
stories of alumnae, students and faculty 
who share meaningful, and often rare, 
experiences. 

I hope it inspires you to reflect on, and 
perhaps even to share, your own Sweet 
Briar stories. 

Sincerely, 



jo Ellen Parker, President 



SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE MAGAZINE POLICY 
The magazine aims to present interesting, thought-provoking ma- 
terial. Publication of material does not indicate endorsement of 
the author's viewpoint by the magazine or College, The Sweet Briar 
College Magazine reserves the right to edit and. when necessary, 
revise all material that it accepts for publication. Contact us any- 
time! 

MAGAZINE STAFF 

Colleen Karaffa Murray *06, editor 

Meridith De Avila Khan, photographer 

Zach Kincaid, director of media, marketing and communications 

Jennifer McManamay, staff writer 



EDITORIAL BOARD 

Louise Swiecki Zingaro '80, vice president and chief of staff 

Ken Huus. dean of admissions 

Heidi McCrory, vice president for development and alumnae 

Zach Kincaid, director of media, marketing and communications 

Colleen Karaffa Murray '06, editor 

Designed by Jon Scott 

Printed by Progress Printing Company 

Photo credits; 

p. 1 , p, 1 2, p. 1 4, p, 15: Photos by Craig Downs 

p. 1 , p, 20: Photos by Jason Weddington 

p, 4: Photo by Patrick Gnffith 

p. 35: Photo by Jessica Romano 

p, 41: Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths 

p, 38: Photo by Chnstopher N, Spangler, University of Virginia 

Medical Alumni Association 



Contact information 

Office of Media, Marketing and Communications 

PC Box 1056, Sweet Briar, VA 24595 

(434)381-6262 

cmurray@sbc,edu 

Find Sweet Briar online 

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Contents 

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Features 



10 Boren Scholar: 

Sophomore earns junior year in 
Vietnam through perseverance 

12 Diving for Clues: 

Researchers investigate potential 
underwater crime scenes in Virgin Islands 

20 The U.S.-Japan Alliance: 

Alumna's analysis calls for action 

24 Better Schools, Brighter Smiles: 

Cambodia's kids benefit from 



President's Note 
2 On the Quad 

News and notes around campus 

Sweet Briar welcomes the Class of 2014 

iPads in the classroom 

Four students, four unforgettable internships 

And more... 
1 6 Faculty News 

Tracy Hamilton walks the roads of royal women 

Rob Alexander photographs wildlife In the Amazon 

John Casteen's new poetry 

And more... 
26 Featured Course 

Anthropology 238 
28 Athletics 

Athletes take advantage of the liberal arts 
30 Giving 
32 Alumnae News 

Highlights from Reunion Weekend 2010 

35 Perspective 

Puschart Prize nominee CM Burroughs '04 talks poetry 

36 Class Notes 

37 Dianna Rankin '66 

38 Mary Witt '74 

41 CM Burroughs '04 



alumna's work with nonprofit 





On the Cover: Lindsay Eneguess '1 1 dives off the coast of 
St. John Island. Read the full story on page 12. 

Photo by Craig Downs. 



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THE COLLEGE RECENTLY 
FORMALIZED A PARTNERSHIP 
with Endstation Theatre Company, 
which performs the Blue Ridge 
Summer Theatre Festival each year on 
Sweet Briar's grounds. Beginning with 
the 201 1 summer season, the College 
will expand its support of the festival, 
providing housing, rehearsal space, 
use of equipment, and some 
administrative support to make the 
festival possible. The College hopes to 
use this partnership to develop 
student internships and new 
educational programs. 

This past summer, Endstation's 
BRSTF season included performances 
of "The Complete Wrks of Wllm 
Shkspr (Abridged)" by the Reduced 
Shakespeare Company, "Alice in 
Wonderland" adapted by Madge 
Miller and Shakespeare's "Hamlet." 



Sweet Briar Co-Sponsors the 

Blue Ridge Summer 
Theatre Festival 



Each year at least one play is set 
outdoors in a location that 
complements and enhances the 
dramatic experience of the story. The 
2008 performance of "Romeo and 
Juliet" made use of the College's 
buildings and balconies. In 2009, "A 
Midsummer Night's Dream" set the 
dell aglow near Guion Science Center, 
and this year, "Hamlet" was 
performed behind one of the dairy 
barns with spectators lounging on the 
hillside. 

This innovative company strives 
to unite both play and place. 
Endstation's performance of "Hamlet" 
was set in 1864 during the height of 
the Civil War, using the paint- 
chipped barn, the hills studded with 
hay bales and even the passing clouds 
to conjure the world of the play for its 
viewers. 




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Sweet Briar in Nice 

, SWEET BRIAR JUNIOR YEAR 
IN FRANCE, the oldest co- 
educational intercollegiate study 
abroad program in Paris, has 
expanded to include a partnership 
with the University of Nice Sophia 
Antipolis in Nice, France. 
Students were enrolled in the 
program beginning in August 2010. 
The Nice program is based on JYF's 
successful Paris model, which was 
established in 1948. 




Sign Dedication 

During Homecoming Weekend, descendants 
of James and Lavinia Fletcher attended the 
dedication of a new interpretive sign at the 
slave graveyard on campus. The record of 
Lavinia's enslavement on the antebellum 
Sweet Briar Plantation was discovered by 
research anthropologist Lynn Rainville. 
Lynn delivered the keynote address on 
Founders' Day, honoring the contributions of 
enslaved and freed African-Americans whose 
labor enabled the founding of the College. 



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SWEET BRIAR PROMISES TO HELP EVERY INTERESTED 
STUDENT^«^/z« internship sometime during her college career that 
best suits her goals and needs. Many students participated in internships 
and study opportunities this past summer. Here are four examples. 



A SUMMER HAZE HUNG 
OVER THE NATION'S 
CAPITAL as Bianca Ktenas '12 
reported to her first day as an 
intern at Fox News to help 
produce "America's News HQ." 
The security checkpoint at the 
building almost made her late, 
but a nicely dressed gentleman, 
as she puts it, helped her wind 
through the red tape. In the 
elevator, Bianca commented, 
"That's a good looking Hermes 
tie," as the ding indicated she 
had reached the right floor. Ten 
minutes later Bianca saw him on- 
air, his image (and tie) multiplied 
by the many monitors around 
the room. He was the security 
expert for the news show. 

Her first day experience 
allowed Bianca to dive right into 



her work, whether it was the 
grunt labor of tape filing or the 
more rewarding work of 
conducting pre-interviews, going 
out on assignment or filming a 
news package. 

She says, "hands down," the 
most valuable experience was 
going on a shoot with Heidi 
Noonan. "We covered the Boy 
Scout Jamboree Parade to mark 
their 100th anniversary," she 
says. "I was able to see a news 
crew at work and even got to do 
a couple off-camera interviews 
while receiving invaluable 
pointers from Heidi." 

As an economics major and 
a communications minor, Bianca 
hopes to combine the two 
avenues after she graduates. 




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COREY LATTA '1 1 IS MAJORING IN THEATER with a minor 
in voice and French horn performance. She spent nine weeks inside 
the stories of "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Angelina Ballerina" 
with groups of children ages 4 to 16 as her cast. 

As a "teaching artist" at the Lexington Children's Theatre, Corey 
incorporated art projects, games and performance to enliven the 
setting each week so her cast of budding actors and actresses would 
feel the world of the theater. 

"It was an intense experience, but a good one," she says. "I 
learned a lot about myself and it was a safe space in which I could 
learn from my mistakes and also receive feedback, advice and any 
other kind of help." 

This summer experience offered a good staging ground, since 
Corey's aspirations are to continue similar work after she graduates. 
And she didn't close the case on her French horn either. This 
summer afforded her the opportunity to play in the orchestra for a 
local theater's main stage production. 



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BEL CANTO MEANS BEAUTIFUL 
SINGING, and for Sarah Schofield '1 1 it was the 
pursuit of her summer experience — studying bel 
canto opera in Italy. It's a style first used in the 
19th century for an opera that combined powerful 
and effortless legato of range and a poetic subject 
matter. The idea of contextualizing Italian culture 
with the music Sarah performs made the trip worth 
her while. "The vocal pieces came much more 
naturally being in the place of their original 
language," she says. "I was surrounded by teachers, 
coaches and students — all talented and all with 
the common goal: bel canto opera. I have never 
been in an atmosphere that rivaled this one, and I 
was surprised by everyone's willingness to help and 
their level of passion for their art." 

No doubt that her four semesters of Italian 
and her major study of music at Sweet Briar 
immersed her in the language and culture of Italy 
well before her study abroad experience. "My 
training and classes in Italy were almost a direct 
parallel with those here on campus," she says. 

Sarah plans to continue the music track and 
pursue graduate studies in musical performance 
next year. 



FOUNDED IN 1954, THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF 
THE UNITED STATES, "seeks a htmiane and sustainable 
world for all animals — a world that will also benefit 
people." That's the PR statement, and one that Morgan 
Harman '1 1 learned the ins and outs of while working in 
the public relations office of the HSUS as an intern this 
summer. 

In researching internships, Morgan was chosen from a 
list of 200 to work at the Smithsonian. She also received an 
offer for a paid position at a law office in Virginia. She 
turned them both down to go to the HSUS. 

She spent the summer combing news articles and 
compiling clips for the public relations staff to review. She 
also proofed press releases and worked closely with senior 
executives. 

A highlight of her time was writing a 750 word essay 
that, "showed why an 'umbrella' group like the HSUS was 
needed," she says. "It's now being featured on the student 
outreach page on the HSUS website." Morgan is the editor 
of the Sweet Briar newspaper and an anthropology major 
with a minor in English/creative writing. Her goal is to 
work in the news industry. 




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Teaching Model Pilot Gets 

High-tech Lift 



EBONNIE "TY" SHREVE '14 STARTED 
CARRYING HER APPLE IPAD everywhere she 
went — even to Wal-Mart — as soon as it arrived 
in the mail. 

Ty received the iPad this summer from Sweet 
Briar, free, but with strings attached. She is one of 
30 students in two sections of English 104 who 
agreed to experiment with the device to examine 
ways to incorporate it into their learning. Before 
they even arrived on campus, the students 
completed creative projects related to reading 
assignments. 

Fifteen faculty members are conducting a 
similar experiment using iPads for teaching. These 
were paid for by a Mellon Foundation grant that 
provides discretionary funds for new presidents to 
support initiatives important to them. Both 
groups will share what they learn as part of a 
strategic effort to ensure that Sweet Briar is 
providing a digitally sophisticated education to all 
students. 

"Of course, what is meaningfiil in this pilot is 
not the iPads themselves," says President Jo Ellen 
Parker. "They are simply one opportunity to 
examine the ways in which digital tools can — or 
cannot — enhance pedagogy. In other words, this 
pilot project is about teaching, not about a 
device." 

Ty, a multi-instrument musician and biology 
major who is eyeing the pre-vet program, has 
found the highlighting feature a bit tricky to use 
but doesn't mind the e-reader Annotating is fast 
and easy, she says. She likes the way it organizes 
her notes by page number — almost like a table of 
contents — and how easy it is to find a notation 
or passage in the text by searching. And unlike a 
laptop, the iPad is always ready to go. 




On-Campus 
Research 

CHRYSTAL COLLINS '10 AND professor of 
environmental studies David Orvos used the 
environmental sciences lab's atomic absorption 
spectrometer to test about 70 samples of human 
breast milk for mercury. They used cold-vapor 
hydride analysis to measure levels of the metal. 
The samples were collected from women in 
Belize in response to concerns about 
environmental contaminants. Collins, of Lusby, 
Md., graduated summa-cum laude with a B.A. 
in archaeology and minors in anthropology and 
environmental science. 




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Goal-driven 

Sophomore Lands 
$20,000 Trip to 
Vietnam | 

By Jennifer McManamay 




Amanda-Cristina "Cris" Gonzalez 

looked at Vietnam and 
saw a nation on the rise. 



SHE MADE A PERSUASIVE ARGUMENT TO THAT 
EFFECT, winning a prestigious $20,000 Boren Scholarship 
from the National Security Education Program to study there 
during the 2010-201 1 academic year. 

Cris is learning the Vietnamese and Khmer languages, 
culture, national politics and international affairs at Vietnam 
National University, while living with a Vietnamese family. 
During her stay, she also will study in Cambodia for a 
month. 

Boren Scholarships are funded by the government to 
encourage study of geographic areas, languages and fields that 
are critical to U.S. interests. Recipients must complete a one- 
year ser\'ice obligation, which means Cris will be guaranteed 
a job after college in a national security-related post. 

The service obligation made the opportunity attractive 
to Cris, a government major and law and society minor, who 
is planning a career with the FBI or CIA. She will have three 
years to complete her service obligation, and may choose to 
pursue graduate studies. 



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Cris' research on study abroad destinations 
led her to beUeve Vietnam is an up-and-coming 
economic and cultural power, poised to become 
the next Japan or China. As its importance to 
U.S. interests grows, people who know its 
languages and culture will be in demand, she 
reasoned. 

"By the time Vietnam is a major player I 
will be ahead of the game," she says. 

She used that argument in her essay for 
application, a rigorous, months-long process. 
National Security Education Program grant 
applications require an on-campus review board 
to ensure the undergraduate makes a compelling 
case for how her study abroad plan advances 
national interests, meets her own career goals 
and why she will be successful in the program. 

"The NSEP Boren grant is really 
specialized," says Tiffany Cummings, Sweet 
Briar's director of international studies. "You 
truly have to have an interest in national security 
to succeed. It was clear from Cris' application 
that this is her intended career direction. She 
worked very hard on her application, submitting 
numerous drafts first to me and then to the 
NSEP on-campus committee. I'm really proud 
of her." 

She also notes that to her knowledge, the 
Boren award is the largest external grant an SBC 
student has received to study abroad. 

"[The review board] tested my limits," Cris 
says. "Let's just say it was tough love. It was 
tough love big time. I had to demonstrate that I 
was very knowledgeable of the country and that 
I knew what I was getting myself into." 

She had support from her professors, 



particularly government instructor and pre-law 
advisor Larry Janow. He was a reliable ear to 
whom she turned often for encouragement. 

He also wrote a letter of recommendation, 
which he said was easy to do. "One thing about 
Cris is she's pretty driven," Larry says. "She had 
a plan. She wanted internships, she wanted a 
year abroad, various things to comingle with her 
traditional education. . . . The Boren zeroed in 
on and gave her the opportunity to do just what 
she wanted to do." 

The granddaughter of a Marine, Cris was in 
the Navy Junior ROTC at Pike High School in 
Indianapolis, and has contemplated military 
service. She is adventurous and despite being 
dubbed "too Americanized " by her cousins on 
extended visits to Mexico, her ability to fit in 
there became a plus in her quest for the 
scholarship. 

Her mother, on the other hand, deluged her 
with articles pointing out the perils an American 
might face in Southeast Asia. And Flora 
Gonzalez's persistence is a force to reckon with. 

During Cris' college search. Flora was taken 
with Sweet Briar's mission statement. She kept 
slipping the College's pink admissions envelope 
into the pile to be considered even as her 
daughter set it aside. As Cris was about to 
commit to Seton Hall her mother said, "Are you 
sure?" The pink envelope appeared once again. 

Her mother's powers of persuasion 
notwithstanding, Cris was ready for Vietnam 
and she knew her parents were behind her. 
"They believe in me enough to let me go," she 
says. 



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VIETNAM 



Capital 

Hanoi 
Largest city 

Ho Chi Minh City 

Official language(s) 

Vietnamese 

Government 

Socialist republic 

Area 

128,527 sq mi 

Population 

2009 census 

85,846,997 

GDP (PPP) 

2009 estimate 

$256,584 billion 

Percapita$2,942 

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"A HEALTHY REEF IS REALLY LOUD. It's 
deafening under water," says Lindsay Eneguess ' H . 

Depending on the number and variety of species, 
sea creatures noshing on the corals' hard exoskeleton 
can sound hke crunching on chalk or eating Grape 
Nuts without the milk. 

Corals are animals. They secrete calcium 
carbonate, forming an exoskeleton, which builds the 
reef that creates an ecosystem for more than 25 percent 
of Earth's marine species. But coral reefs cover less than 
1 percent of the world's ocean surfaces, so it's 
important to know why so many are dying. 

Hawksnest Bay, part of the Virgin Islands National 
Park on the island of St. John, is one of the places 
where reefs are in trouble. Lindsay, an environmental 
sciences and studio art major from Peterborough, 
N.H., spent a week there in June investigating why. She 
worked as an intern to collect sediment samples with 
coral reef expert Craig Downs, along with two scientists 
from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration. Lindsay's mother also accompanied 
them. 

Craig is a Virginia-based forensic scientist who 
investigates the causes of environmental damage to 
habitats around the world. In 2009 Professor Dave 
Orvos invited him to join Sweet Briar's faculty as a 
research professor in the environmental studies 
program, a collaboration that offers additional 
internships and field experience to Sweet Briar 
students. The relationship benefits Craig as well. 

"One of the reasons I'm at Sweet Briar is to help 
introduce students into the field," he says. "There is a 
need for environmental forensic investigators by 
various federal, state and territorial agencies. And there 
are very few people out there that do this." 

But he also notes that while he and his coUeagues 
make up a relatively small community, many of them 
are women and he regards Sweet Briar as natural 
training ground. 



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In Hawksnest Bay, Lindsay and Craig were working with the 
National Park Service. Later in the summer, they went to the 
Florida Keys and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they collected 
coral, sediment and algae samples for a U.S. NOAA-led project. 

Because the U.S. Navy restricts access to Guantanamo Bay, it 
is home to some of the world's most pristine coral reefs. That 
makes it an ideal reference site for what healthy reefs should look 
and sound like. Lindsay was lucky to be able to dive there and 
joined the relatively few civilians allowed access to parts of the 
island and the naval base where they lodged and ate. 

It was fortunate for the entire team that the weather 
cooperated enough for her to dive, Craig says. They were short- 
handed and needed her help as an extra field technician, but 
conditions in Guantanamo are often too dangerous for novice 
divers. 

Lindsay certified in scuba diving last spring to prepare for her 
internship. She'd also worked in the lab alongside Dave Orvos for a 
year learning to run toxicity assays. With Dave and Craig, she 
mapped the land and sea transects they wanted to investigate at St. 
John, researched potential sources of pollution in the bay and set 



up the collection procedures. 

The last item is important because it establishes a chain of 
custody to ensure the integrity of the specimens. Many coral 
species are federally protected and if illegal activity is causing their 
destruction, the samples could be used for criminal prosecution. At 
St. John, Lindsay collected terrestrial soil samples from the 
surrounding watershed as well as sediment from the bay floor. 

After so much preparation, Lindsay was happy to finally make 
a dive. "I got to see lots of wildlife," she says. "Seeing everything 
I've seen on National Geographic was really cool. " 

The underwater forensic work quickly became a favorite part 
of the project. "It's made me think about what I want to do after 
school," she says. 

Dave also has noticed a change in his student from her early 
years at Sweet Briar. She is an athlete who has received all- 
conference honors in field hockey and a double major in studio art. 
"Lindsay wasn't all that interested in science," Dave says. "Now 
she's thinking about it. II she'll be a scientist, who knows?" 

Lindsay says it was obvious where reefs are healthy and where 
they are not. The telltale quiet and scarcity of fish were especially 



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noticeable around mooring buoys where small craft: and sail boats 
tie up in the bay. One of the team's hypotheses is that anti-fouling 
marine paint is leaching heavy metals into the water. 

Meant to keep the hulls of watercraft free of algae, barnacles 
and the like, the paint is among the "most toxic substances you can 
find," Craig says. "It kills everything — bacteria, plants, 
invertebrates." 

During the fall semester Dave and Lindsay are testing the 
sediment for pollutants, but duplicate samples also were sent to a 
commercial lab. If toxicity is present, the assays should distinguish 
between paint compounds and contaminants coming from other 
sources. A lumber yard and landfill within the bay's watershed also 
are suspects in the investigation. 

Lindsay and Craig made eight dives, including in areas of the 
bay that catch drainage from the surrounding jungle. They usually 
waded from the surf out to depths of 25 to 30 feet — which made 



it doubly exciting when Craig spotted a 9-foot bull shark 
swimming within 15 feet of his intern. He motioned to ascend and 
they were done diving for the day. 

Craig was cautious because the bay was slightly cloudy from a 
recent rain, which occurs in marine waters fed by gullies or 
streams. Experienced divers usually avoid such conditions in waters 
known for really scary sharks, such as tigers and makos, he says. 

"The turbidity and 'flavor' of the water drives sharks to be 
aggressive. This bully was circling us and throwing its head back 
and forth in an agitated manner. I've wrestled small bullies out of 
sea turde nets by hand, in the water on snorkel, and never an issue. 
But this bully really looked like it was dangerous." 

They returned in a boat and chased the shark away the next 
day. Craig couldn't help but notice it was towing two 3-foot 
remoras, a fish that hitches rides on other animals, traveling for fi-ee 
and sometimes snacking on their leftovers. 



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A Royal Journey 

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY 
Tracy Chapman Hamilton has always been fascinated 
with maps, and, being a medievalist, old maps are her 
specialty. This past summer, Tracy traced the footsteps 
of medieval royalty, visiting regions of France where 
several queens and countesses built important 
landmarks, uncovering new facets of their culture and 
history. 

Tracy set out for Paris, Burgundy and Picardy with 
the hypothesis that royal women in the 13th and I4th 
centuries often became patrons of certain stopping 
points along roads that connected their birthplace to 
their place of marriage and adulthood. They would 
enrich such places, called foundations, with hospitals, 
schools, gifts to local monasteries, libraries and other 
amenities. Such beneficence showed visitors along these 
well-traveled routes evidence of a connected heritage of 
place, a link or bond between the homelands of these 
women and their lands of rule in France. The royal 



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lady's name, heritage, interests and care of the land thus 
became known to all travelers, from peasants to 
pilgrims, along the routes of her foundations. 

Tracy's research suggests there is more to be learned 
about gender as it relates to the rule of land — where 
governing women may have seen their role as 
connectors of lands and cultures, men viewed their role 
as keepers of borders and boundaries. This is all part of 
a larger study, where Tracy has and will continue to 
explore how these women were able to increase their 
own power through these foundations. 

Tracy became interested in the history of women in 
graduate school and never ceases to find new, intriguing 
avenues for exploration. "There are all kinds of back 
doors to di.scovering the history of women," she says. 
"And because of these new methods of finding them, 
we're getting an entire other version of history, not just 
about women, but about men and class, and in the 
process enriching our understanding of the whole past. " 



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A Lens on Wildl ife 

Wildlife economist 
Rob Alexander 
pursues photography 

ROB ALEXANDER'S PASSION FOR WILDLIFE ECONOMICS 
goes hand in hand with his talent for photography. Throughout his career 
as a professor of environmental studies, Rob has traveled to China, 
Africa, Australia and New Zealand to investigate the economic factors 
that play a role in the decline of endangered species. On his trips, he 
never forgets to bring his camera along. 

Rob's research goal is to find ways that both humans and wildlife can 
benefit from one another. One of his research projects involves the 
African wild dog, an endangered species whose habitat is being lost to 
ranching, farming and development. Although protected by law, the wild 
dog is considered a pest by many landowners in South Africa, where it is 
often shot as a danger to livestock. Rob looked at ways for these people to 
benefit from the dogs. Wild dog tourism was one financially viable idea, 
and today, at least one landowner is now selling wild dog tours. 

As Rob strives to help people re-envision their relationship with the 
wildlife and resources around them, he's also providing inspiration 
through an interest that has blossomed into full-fiedged talent. Rob has 
been taking photos on his travels for more than 25 years, rising before his 
research team to get the best shots at daybreak. Recently, he and his wife 
Sheila took a trip along the banks of the Amazon. They stayed at a lodge 
in Peru owned by an American biologist, which served as a home base for 
daily excursions. Here are a few of his latest photographs from the 
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To see more photos and learn more about wildlife economics, 
visit Rob's website: www.wildearthnet.org. 




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Rob Granger 




LINUS BOOKS RECENTLY RELEASED TWO TEXTBOOKS by 
professor of chemistry Rob Granger, entitled "Chemistry: A Decidedly Pre- 
Organic Approach" and "Chemistry: An Introduction to Advanced Topics." 
The set is designed for an emerging curricular trend in college chemistry, 
which splits the general chemistry curriculum in two with organic chemistry 
sandwiched in between. The first volume prepares students for success in 
organic chemistr)', while the second, taught after the organic sequence, acts 
as a foundation for advanced topics. 

"We switched to teaching the one-two-one sequence in the fall of 2006," 
Rob says, "but there wasn't a book on the market that fit our style. I began 
by trying to modify an existing textbook, and eventually wrote my own. 
Students will be using the two-volume set this fall." 

At Sweet Briar, Rob not only enjoys teaching, but is dedicated to his 
research on improving cancer drugs. He's working with a selective cancer 
fighting drug, enhancing its ability to preserve healthy cells as it attacks 
harmful ones. He's also designing a catalyst that mimics photosynthesis; in 
essence, he's working toward designing electrochemical cells that can recycle 
air, similarly to trees and plants. 

Rob has been at Sweet Briar since 1999 and has been published most 
notably in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of 
Inorganic Chemistry, the Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research and 
the Virginia Journal of Science. 



John Casteen 




IN SPRING 201 1, THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGL\ PRESS will release "For the 
Mountain Laurel," a collection of poems by visiting assistant professor John Casteen. Poems 
from the manuscript have appeared in the Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah and other 
literary magazines. 

"My poems tend to start in the outside world and then to move inward," John says. "I'm 
interested in the associative moves that link abstract thought, which is private, to the 
outside world, which is public: history, culture, religion, economics and art. I write less 
2SS about family and work, more and more about recovery and perseverance. I 
:e people who are resilient and resourceful, and I want to write poems that 
emulate those qualities." 

Over the past several years, John has found a home at Sweet Briar, a 
place of natural beauty filled with a supportive group of people where he 
can teach and write. He says people's openness has been a tremendous 
gift. 

Of writing, John says, "What I enjoy most is the feeling of preparing 
to do justice to the creative impulse, and the occasional confidence 
that I've done it well. When I find out from other people that they 
find pleasure in the poems, that's prett)' much the best. Writers 
ought to please themselves first and foremost, but they 

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Celeste Delgado-Librero 

THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF Jaume Roig's "The 
Mirror" will be released this fall by the Arizona Center for Medieval and 
Renaissance Studies, featuring Sweet Briar's Junior Year in Spain 
director, Celeste Delgado-Librero, as translator. "The Mirror," a 
canonical work of Catalan literature, is a 1 5th-century narrative poem 
originally written in the Valencian dialect. The text is extremely 
challenging, even for native Catalan speakers. Its 16,247 pentasyllable 
lines integrate many European and Eastern traditions and motifs 
including Mariology and the Bible, misogyny, the sermon, the dream 
and more. 

"Transcribing and translating 'The Mirror,' and writing the 
introduction and notes was an exhilarating and exasperating 
undertaking," Celeste says. "I learned a great deal about all kinds of 
topics: medicine, law, religion, history, science, agriculture, languages, 
even fishing! Not being a native speaker of either the original or the 
target language — my native tongue is Spanish — the translation 
process was quite challenging." 

But Celeste considers herself, as she puts it, an old-fashioned 
philologist, a lover and lifetime learner of all languages. She has been 
affiliated with Sweet Briar since 1990, first as an exchange student and 
now as a Spanish professor and director of JYS. 



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Stephen R. Wassell 

STEVE WASSELL, PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICAL 
SCIENCES, celebrates the release of "The Mathematical 
Works of Leon Battista Alberti," which he edited with two 
other scholars, Kim Williams and Lionel March. 

The book delves into four mathematical treatises of Leon 
Battista Alberti (1404 to 1472), whose prolific and more widely 
known contributions to architecture, art and literature earned 
him a place in history. Steve's book provides new English 
translations of Alberti's works, along with expert commentaries, 
making the content accessible for all levels of interest. 

Steve's previous book, published in 2006, "Andrea 
Palladio: Villa Cornaro in Piombino Dese" surveyed one of 
Palladio's most famous and influential architectural works and 
included 14 fold-out architectural drawings. 

The connections between art, architecture and 
mathematics have intrigued Steve since he began his 
professional career. 

"The aim of my research into the relationships between 
architecture and mathematics is to explore the mathematics of 
beauty and to extol the beauty of mathematics," Steve says. 




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In 1960, the United States and Japan 
signed a revised Treaty of Mutual 
Cooperation and Security pledging both 
countries to resist armed attack on 
territories under^ Japanese administration 



2010 MARKS THE 50TH 
ANNIVERSARY of the treaty, an 
opportune time for both nations to take a 
hard look at the accord in light of political 
and economic developments in East Asia 
since its signing. The treaty positioned 
Japan as the linchpin for security in the 
region, but it's no longer dear the 
agreement fulfills this vision. Carolyn 
Leddy '98 spent the past year in Tokyo 
researching this critical and delicate balance 
of power as a Council on Foreign 
Relations/Hitachi Ltd. research fellow. 

Carolyn focused on the impact of U.S. 
extended deterrence — America's 
commitment to use all means of military 
power, including nuclear weapons, to 
protect Japan from an adversary — on 
Japan's defense posture. Her analysis 
examines how the rise of Chinese military 
capabilities and the nuclear and ballistic 
threat posed by North Korea influence 
Japanese strategic thinking. In her view, 
Japan lacks a coherent national security 
policy reflecting the present-day strategic 
reality. 

When the treaty was signed, it was 
understood that Japan would not assist any 
U. S. territories should the occasion arise, 
because its constitution forbids waging war 
overseas. The treaty has allowed the U.S. to 
provide an international security presence 



in East Asia, an area in which nuclear, 
ballistic and armed forces threats have been 
anything but stable. However, Carolyn 
suggests that Tokyo take greater 
responsibility for regional and international 
security. She believes Japan must begin this 
process at home by removing political 
constraints that hamper its ability to craft a 
genuine national security policy. 

"If U.S. naval vessels were engaged in 
training operations in international waters 
off the coast of Japan and came under 
attack from North Korea, Japan could not 
come to the aid of the U.S.," she wrote 
recently in the Wall Street Journal. "A 
similar constitutional interpretation also 
prohibits Japan from acting to intercept a 
North Korean ballistic missile headed for 
the U.S." Carolyn says it's been a bumpy 
year for the U.S. -Japan alliance, and she 
hopes that she has contributed to the 
dialogue on the future role of international 
security between the two countries in a 
constructive way. 

Carolyn's strong interest in 
international politics grew from her junior 
year abroad in the Czech Republic. An 
internship at the U.S. Embassy in Prague 
gave her an opportunity to see firsthand the 
ups and downs of implementing a 
democratic system. Carolyn pursued her 
interests in graduate school at Columbia 




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Tokyo 
Largest city 

Tokyo 

Official language(s) 

None 
Government 

Constitutional monarchy 

Area 

145,925 sq mi 

Population 

2010 estimate 

127,420,000 

GDP (PPP) 

2009 estimate 

$4,267 trillion 

Percapita$33,478 

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University, where she earned a masters degree in 
international affairs with a concentration in 
international security poMcy. She began her career 
at the State Department, working on 
nonprohferation and disarmament initiatives in 
Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This experience 
led her to a new position with the Senate Foreign 
Relations Committee. 

In 2003, she rejoined the State Department 
as a political appointee in the Bush 
administration, working on a variety of 
nonprohferation and counter-proliferation issues 
from biological weapons to Libyan disarmament 
activities. In 2006, Carolyn made the move to 
the White House as director for counter- 
proliferation strategy on the staff of the National 
Security Council. A year into the position, she 
traveled to North Korea as a member of the U.S. 
delegation surveying and negotiating the 
disablement of the Yongbyon nuclear facility, a 
trip that marked a turning point in her career. 

"After I returned from North Korea it was 
apparent to me that the appearance of progress 
was a higher priority than actual progress toward 
disarmament itself and that my views were no 
longer welcome," Carolyn says. "There are always 



internal policy skirmishes and disagreements in 
every administration. You know from the outset 
that you can't win every policy battle. But North 
Korea policy was different because the dramatic 
change in the policy direction seemed to me to 
be a betrayal of the nonprohferation and 
counter-proliferation goals the administration 
had advocated since the beginning. I am proud 
of my service in the Bush administration and 
believe we achieved a number of important 
policy victories in the nonprohferation and 
counter-proliferation area on behalf of U.S. 
national security. But I believe to this day that 
the reversal of course on North Korea policy was 
a mistake." 

After disagreeing with the talks and policy 
negotiations in North Korea, she resigned from 
the Bush administration. "I am a type A 
personality, and I have always planned and 
carefully considered my career progression, but at 
the end of 2007, I left without a plan," she says. 

Carolyn had accepted an assignment for a 
small think tank when an unexpected illness put 
her career on hold. While recovering from heart 
surgery, she began searching for something that 
would reignite her passion for foreign policy. 



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"A friend sent me an e-mail about tiie 
fellowship and I said why not?' I had been 
searching for a sign that would refocus my life after 
my health crisis," she says. 

After an extensive application and interview 
process, Carolyn was awarded the fellowship. 
Sponsored by Hitachi Ltd., a large, Japanese 
technology-based corporation with a global 
presence, and the Council on Foreign Relations, the 
post is designed for mid-career professionals who 
may assist in establishing new links and maintaining 
ties between the U.S. and Japan. 

The U.S. defense umbrella includes the large 
conventional force presence of nearly 47,000 troops 
stationed in Japan, strategic commitments in the 
region and commitment of extended deterrence 
guaranteed by U.S. nuclear forces. Time and events 
have strained this arrangement. Aside from 
economic problems and potential threats from 
China and North Korea, many Japanese are 
unhappy with the number of U.S. troops stationed 
on their soil. Two incidents related to the Futenma 
airbase, home to about 4,000 troops, contributed to 
the unrest. The first was the abduction and rape of a 
12-year-old Okinawan girl by three U.S. servicemen 
in 1995. In 2004 a helicopter crashed into Okinawa 
International University, elevating already 
heightened concerns about public safety near the 
urban base. After nearly 1 5 years of negotiation, an 
agreement was struck in 2006 to relocate the base, 
only to fall apart four years later. 

U.S. forces stationed in Japan have long been a 
controversial and complex issue. While the majority 
of the Japanese public supports the presence of U.S. 
forces in Japan for maintaining security, the people 
of Okinawa remain less sanguine about U.S. forces 
in their backyard. Moreover, most Japanese remain 
unaware of the strategic value of U.S. forces in 
Japan for security and stability in East Asia. 

"It's a very challenging time for Japan," Carolyn 
says. "Japan is witnessing its economy being 
surpassed by China. To top it off, Japan is facing a 
massive fiscal deficit. Japan has one of the world's 
oldest populations, combined with one of the lowest 
birth rates in the world. The pension system is 
under severe stress, and it is expected to get worse in 
the coming years. There are simply not enough 
workers to support the graying population. And in 



many respects, Japan is becoming a more inward- 
looking .society rather than a global societ)'. 
Immigration is an extremely sensitive issue here. 
Japan also still continues to try to overcome its 
colonial past in Asia, including with Korea and 
China." 

In the numerous articles that Carolyn has 
published over the last year in the Wall Street 
Journal, the Daily Yomiuri and other publications, 
she urges the Japanese not to become complacent 
about taking initiative for their own defense, to take 
a stronger look at the changing world around them, 
and make decisions that will strengthen their own 
foothold as peacekeepers in East Asia. 

Carolyn is realistic about the U.S-Japan 
alliance. She believes it can endure another 50 years 
if the country adapts to face 21st-century threats to 
its own security, including its constitutional 
constraints on warfare. "But this is no easy task. 
Japan faces significant domestic political constraints 
which render it difficult to view foreign policy as 
playing a prominent role in Japanese politics in the 
coming years," she says. 

One constraint is the economic slump the 
country has struggled to overcome for two decades. 
It was made worse by the 2008 banking crisis and 
the worldwide recession that followed. 



Moreover, most Japanese remain 
unaware of the strategic value 
of U.S. forces in Japan for 
security and stability. 



"As a result, no matter how hard the U.S. 
government pushes Japan to do more in the security 
area, it is likely to see the same minimal level of 
effort from Japan," Carolyn says. "And the tension 
over Futenma may only represent the beginning of 
turbulent times in the coming years. Thus, it may be 
necessary for the U.S. to look toward other security 
relationships in the Asia-Pacific, including Korea, 
Australia and even India, to assume more 
responsibility for security in the region as China's 
military rise continues and the instability of the 
Korean Peninsula persists." 



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Better Schools, 
Brighter Smiles 



By Colleen Murray 





CAMBODIA 



Alumna's work helps Cambodian 
children build better futures 



LIVING IN SINGAPORE WITH HER 
HUSBAND AND TWO BOYS, Paige Shiller 
Okun '88 works for an organization that 
changes children's lives with books and 
toothpaste. Caring for Cambodia is a nonprofit 
devoted to the education of nearly 5,600 
children in the Siem Reap province of 
Cambodia. As an employee of CFC, Paige sees 
positive change happening there all the time, a 
welcome reward for the CFC team that has 
helped to build the organization from the 
inspiring vision of one Texan woman. 

Seven years ago, Jamie Amelio of Texas 
visited the Cambodian temples of Angkor Wat, 
where children stood begging outside the 
temple walls. When she asked one of them why 
they wanted money, the child replied: to go to 
school. 

When Jamie questioned villagers, she 
found that teachers are paid a tiny stipend and 
some not at all. The children and their families 
were supplementing teachers' salaries. 
Investigating further, she discovered other basic 
needs: books, shoes, hygiene instruction, 
proper nutrition and more. In the schools, 
children were crammed 10 to 15 to a desk in 
shoddy structures infested with insects and 
birds. 

After that trip, Jamie soon founded Caring 
for Cambodia, which not only provides a 
strong Cambodian education for the students, 
but helps them to live healthier lives. In some 
cases, it has saved them. 

Since 2006, Paige Okun has held one of 
two paid non-teaching positions at CFC. She 
works remotely from her home in Singapore 



and visits Cambodia several times each year. As 
chief operating officer, she handles all of the 
fundraising and administration of the 
foundation. Her work assists CFC in covering 
the cost of teachers' salaries, libraries, school 
supplies, food and more. The children no 
longer have to pay for anvthing to attend 
school. 

"We will take any child in the district who 
wants to come to school," Paige says. 
The organization has eight schools, ranging 
from preschool, the first in Cambodia, to high 
school. It uses a professional teaching 
curriculum that is internationally recognized, 
but remains distinctly Cambodian. 

"Our schools are run by paid professionals, 
all of whom are Cambodian," Paige says. "We 
have more than one hundred employees 
ranging from security guards to cooks to 
teachers to librarians. We leel it is very 
important for the staff to be Cambodian in 
order for the program to remain sustainable 
and replicabie." 

CFC had rwo goals for its teachers when it 
began its own training program: First, that they 
learned to teach a modern, effective 
curriculum, and second, that the curriculum 
they taught preserved the Cambodian spirit 
and culture. The organization recruited a group 
of practicing international teachers to volunteer 
as consultants. The group visited the schools, 
discussed best practices in teaching and created 
modules to educate the teachers on these 
practices. 

The consultants had the national 
curriculum translated from the official 



Capital Phnom Penh Largest city Phnom Penh Official language Khmer Government Constitutional monarchy Area 69,898 sq mi 
Population 2010 estimate 14,805,000 GDP (PPP) 2009 estimate $28,092 billion Per capita $2,084 Currency Riel (KHR) 



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guase, Khmer, to EngJj^^^RPraBnd it tb be an excellent 

, was that Cambodian teachers 

^ ^ J iiaant been taught how to use it well enough. The 
consultants trained many of the CFC teachers to use the 
Cambodian curriculum more effectively, and added English 
as a second language and computer skills' They also 
identified and trained promising Cambodians to mentor 
their peers in the new techniques. 

"We are hoping it will eventually always be Cambxidians 
teaching Cambodians," Paige says. 

The curriculum and teachhig success ot CFC has been 
recognized by the Cambodian government, which recently 
invited the organization's superintendent to speak at 
educational conferences. 

"The government has now turned to us to ask how they 
can be involved," Paige says. "We're looking at making a 
huge change in how the whole country handles its education 
system." 

But the program does even more than provide the 
educational tools that the students need. CFC believes in a 



holistic approach to learning and development. 

"We provide everything these children need to go to 
school," Paige says, including uniforms, a nutritious 
breakfast, books, backpacks, flip-flops, bicycles and even 
toothbrushes. 

Becau.se dental problems are a main cause of disease in 
third-world countries, Paige helped CFC start a program 
called Bright Smiles, Bright Futures. The program provides 
toothbrushes and paste for all of the children at the schools, 
where after breakfast, they brush their teeth. 

"In the last three years, we haven't had a single child 
die," Paige says. "Before the program, we were losing ten to 
fifteen kids each year." 

Paige savs that CFC has had an impact on the lives of 
her own children, too. 

"1 \isit Cambodia at least four times each year for about 
a week. On one of those trips, I take my kids. I've been able 
to show [them] a side of the world where there's such great 
need and such great hope. For us as a family, it's been 
incredible." 




URED COURS 



WHEN MANY OF US THINK OF 
GLOBALIZATION, we think of the West 
overwhelming the rest oi the world, of chain 
stores and monopolies driving out the local fare, 
and the steady trickle ot American jobs lost to 
overseas manufacturers. But Professor Debbie Durham's fall 
course "Anthropolog)' of Globalization" seeks a wider view 
and asks students to look at the complex ways that 
globalization occurs and affects our decisions. She guides 
students through a dizzying array of ideas and scenarios that 
show how globalization is being produced in industries, 
communities and families around the world. 

Debbie says that when anthropologists look at 
globalization, they focus on the individual: How do 
individuals solve problems in an environment now impacted 
by a global economy and mindset? How do they react to 
shifts in economy, culture and family life? How do they 
handle the new opportunities presented to them? And, most 
of all, why are their decisions important? 

To generate discussions of these questions, the class 
explores how McDonald's isn't just exporting American 
culture. Debbie notes that Spain, not the United States, was 
one of the first places you could use a credit card at a 
McDonald's; that in China, locals appreciate McDonald's 
because it treats all customers equally; that in Korea people 
see McDonald's food as suitable for snack-time only; and that 
in some American McDonald's restaurants you now can eat 
samosas and black beans that first appeared on menus 
overseas. McDonald's is doing a lot more than what many 
Americans see as imposing on other cultures — while 
introducing American practices and items, it's also borrowing 
and inventing others abroad, in response to people's ways of 
living, and occasionally bringing them to the United States. 

"When asked for an example of globalization, people 
often think first of McDonald's," Debbie says. "But 
anthropologists are interested in the complex way 
McDonald's becomes part of different people's projects." 

The global impact of non-governmental agencies, 
especially western humanitarian organizations in Africa, 
makes up another part of the course. 

"In Zimbabwe, the individual effects that these 
organizations have are very complicated and surprising," 
Debbie says. "Child-saving charities can cause family tensions 
and weaken the child's ability to call upon support from a 
wide variety of people that typically would have been 
responsible. They also undermine the way goods and wealth 




are distributed among family members." 

At the same time, such organizations have also helped to 
empower children, and in some cases, given them the ability 
to start their own programs of social change under limited 
adult supervision. Zimbabwe, Debbie notes, experimented 
with a Children's Parliament that reported to the 
government, and has a child-led African Movement of 
Working Children and Youth. 

Although globalization is often thought of as the 
movement of western ideas and commodities, the course 
explores aspects of non-western influence as well. In countries 
around the world, Latin American telenovelas, Bollywood 
and Hong Kong kung fii films are popular, while American 
Hollywood films hold litde interest. The Islamic fashion 
industry is another global movement that reaches from Asia 
into many parts of the world, including Great Britain and the 
U.S. as well as Niger and Indonesia. 

"We live in a world where how we live our lives can have 
an impact on women in Sri Lanka, children in Africa and 
local restaurants in Belize," says Debbie. "Everything is 
connected. And an awareness of globalization is important 
for anyone working in any field today from banking to health 
care. These are things to be aware of that will make you think 
creatively and should help you act responsibly, but also to see 
opportunities and work with them." 

A professor at Sweet Briar since 1993, Debbie Durham 
has co-edited two books, "Generations and Globalization: 
Youth, Age, and Family in the New World Economy" and 
"Figuring the Future: Globalization and the Temporalities of 
Children and Youth." Much of her research on youth has 
taken place in communities of Botswana; however, she is now 
undertaking a study of aging in Turkey. 



Recommended Reading: 

Arjun Appadurai, "Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization" | Sidney Mintz, "Sweetness and Power: The Place of 

Sugar in Modern History" | Aihwa Ong, "Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality" | Richard Wilk, "Home Cooking 

in the Global Village" | Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, eds., "Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in 

the New Economy" | Colleen Ballerino Cohen, Richard Wilk and Beverly Stoeltje, eds., "Beauty Queens on the Global Stage" 



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CO 



VIXEN HITTER 

Leads by Example 



CASSIDY JONES '11 DRAWS A 
LOT OF INSPIRATION from her 
parents and older sister. 

"I have always been taught and 
shown how hard work is the only 
thing that will get you somewhere 
and in the end it will pay off," she 
says. 

Cassidy lives by those values, 
working since she was 16 to pay her 
way through college — and facing 




loans when she graduates. Wanting to 
stay close to home, the Rustburg, Va., 
native found what she was looking 
for at Sweet Briar: A small school 
where she could pursue interests in 
"designing and building things" and 
play volleyball. 

While working toward her 
Bachelor of Science in engineering, 
Cassidy has been a leader on the 
Vixen volleyball team for four years 
playing middle and outside hitter. On 
the court she is consistently among 
the top performers on both offense 
and defense. Competing in the tough 
Division III Old Dominion Athletic 
Conference, Cassidy was an 
honorable mention for the first and 
second All-ODAC teams in 2008. 

Sports have always been a part of 
Cassidy's life and she feels it has 
helped shape who she is. She began 
playing volleyball at age 1 1. Her 
coaches have taught her many life 
lessons, especially accountabilirj', she 
says. Another is "trying to find the 



positives out of negatives," otherwise 
known as "no pain, no gain." 

"Being places on time, putting 
motivation and hard work into 
everything to help influence those 
with less experience, being someone 
people can rely on to always give one 
hundred and ten percent and get the 
job done when it needs to be; being a 
leader on the court and ofl^and 
having others look up to you really 
makes you evaluate yourself and focus 
on being a better person for you and 
them," she says. 

Cassidy ran track at Rustburg 
High School and has been an 
assistant coach for the high jumpers 
since graduating. Now she enjoys 
being the one helping the younger 
girls make positive choices and strive 
to be their best. 

"What they dont know is they 
are helping me too, because I have to 
be accountable to them so they have 
something to look up to." 



FROM SIDELINE TO 



Field 



SAMANTHA BRITELL '11 DIDN'T PLAY SOCCER AT ALL her junior 
year at Sweet Briar. She was under doctors' orders to rest until she could have 
surgery to repair problems in both hips. The pain had begun in high school and 
progressed until it threatened permanent injury. 

She hated not playing and spent the season on the bench filling with angry 
resentment when a teammate fussed about playing in the rain or that a blister 
hindered her play. One day the frustration brought her to tears. 

"I was being completely selfish and unhelpful to the team, and looking 
back at that, I'm ashamed of myself," Sam says. So she made a choice. "II I 
couldn't play, then I could at least aid those who could." 

The next day she threw herself into her duties as team manager, filling 
water bottles, taking stats, supporting players and staying near the coach to 
learn from his direction. 

During that time, she says, "I was constantly reminded that soccer is not 
just a game that you play, but a position that you live; you constantly switch 
between defending yourself from things that will take away from you mentally 
and moving forward to a goal." 

Her goal was to play again and on Aug. 19, 2010, Sam put on her 



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BUSY SCHEDULE, 

Diverse Interests 




ALEX ST. PIERRE PICKED UP A 
HOCKEY STICK for the first time in high 
school because her mother made her choose 
a team sport. Until then, all she wanted to 
do was ride horses. 

Now the junior classical languages 
major from South Hamilton, Mass., 
considers it one of her mother's best 
parenting decisions. Sports, she says, have 
given her confidence and skill in 
competition and the ability to handle 



herself with grace in both 
victory and defeat. 

At Sweet Briar Alex is a 
midfielder on the Vixens field 
hockey team. She has been 
named to the Old Dominion 
Athletic Conference All- 
Academic team the past two 
\'ears. She also is an Honors 
Scholar and this year's recipient 
of the Betty Bean Black and J. A. 
Moore scholarships. 

She is combining her 
major with minors in music and 
biology. Each plays to her varied 
interests: The classics because she loves the 
ancient Greek and Roman cultures and 
grasps the intrinsic value of the major's 
encompassing nature; music because she 
loves to sing and "wanted a better 
understanding of music on the whole — 
both its theory and practice"; and biology 
because she's also completing pre-vet 
requirements. 

Rather than competing against one 
another, she finds the pace and variety of 



her commitments keep her focused, 
especially during hockey season. "I often 
find that I have more free time in season 
because it dictates that the schedule of my 
day be carefully planned, " she says. 

"Another advantage to having multiple 
interests is that I can never claim boredom. 
When I get tired of reading about the rise 
of the Roman Empire, I go and hang out 
with my horse. When I'm sick of smelling 
like a barn, 1 dress up and sing opera in the 
chapel and when I'm ready to compete 
again I head out to the field." 

That doesn't mean Alex doesn't 
sometimes think about homing in on one 
thing. Before entering vet school, she's 
considering dedicating a year with her 
horse, Aidan, on the three-day eventing 
training circuit. 

"I have never had the opportunity 
given my other commitments," she says. "It 
would be a fantastic opportunity to see how 
far I could go and how well we can perform 
when I work single-mindedly towards one 
goal — a very unusual circumstance for a 
Sweet Briar woman!" 



"shinnies" and "boots" for the first time since midway through her 
sophomore season. "I've hit some bumps in the road this season due to 
the healing process, but I know that I can push my way through it, and 
that it's all about being in the right defensive position," she says. 

Coach Kevin Fabulich saw the growth in Sam, an outside right 
back defender from Shady Side, Md. And she's helped him position the 
team for the fiiture. "She is much more team focused, on and off the 
field," he says. "Last year she acted as my recruiting assistant and was 
instrumental in bringing in the biggest and best recruiting class SBC 
soccer has had." 

While sidelined from the sport she's loved since third grade, life 
went on for Sam, who won this year's Rebecca Tomlinson Lindblom 
Award for excellence in philosophy and religion. She is double majoring 
in both disciplines. Since she was a little girl she's asked questions about 
faith, free will versus determinism, and "why people bicker over 
religions when they have the same idea about God." 

She is thinking about pursuing a doctorate in religion with a focus 
on Christianity and interfaith dialogue. She wants to have that 
conversation "whether or not everyone else wants to," she says. 




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Be a Part of the Story* 





At Sweet Briar you learned, explored and prepared 

for whatever life would throw at you. It's a place where 

the story begins, where a student blossoms. 

But it's only the beginning. You graduate, 

but Sweet Briar never leaves you. The professor who 

challenged you to think, the coach who encouraged you 

to lead, the mentor who set you on your professional path, 

the friendships strong enough to last for decades... 

the experience and place become a part of you. 

And your ongoing story represents the Sweet Briar ideal: 
empowering and educating young women to build and 
reshape their world however their passions lead them. 



Giving to the Annual Fund is a great way to be part 

of the story. It creates an immediate beneficial impact 

on students because it supports necessary scholarships, 

valuable programming and the funding of faculty positions. 

For example, during just last year, the entire 

Annual Fund amount supported the equivalent 

of scholarship support for 180 students, or funding 

for 27 faculty positions, or the entire varsity 

athletics program, or all co-curricular life programming. 

That's how much your gift helps Sweet Briar 

flourish. Your gift to the Annual Fund provides roots for 

Sweet Briar's success and the ability to sustain the SBC 

experience. Just as giving nurtured your experience, 

be a part of providing for the next generation through 

your gift to the Annual Fund. 



Add your story— www.sbc.edu/story 




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THIRTY-EIGHT MEMBERS OF 
THE CLASS OF 1960 attended 
their 50th reunion with unmatched 
enthusiasm. On Saturday, they were 
recognized with the Nancy Dowd 
Burton Award, having contributed 
the largest unrestricted Annual Fund 
gift: during the reunion year. They 
also received the Centennial Award, 
recognizing the class with the largest 
total giving to all funds of the College 
since their previotis reunion 
celebration. With the highest 
participation in Annual Fund giving 
among classes celebrating their 25th 
through 50th reunions, 1960 received 
the Participation Award as well. 



HAPPY RETURNS 

Reunion Weekend 2010 



THREE HUNDRED TWO ALUMNAE RETURNED TO CAMPUS for 
the celebration of Reunion 2010. During the wellness-themed weekend, 
President Jo Ellen Parker joined alumnae for an intense Nia workout, Fannie 
ZollicofFer Mallonee '80 led a yoga class and the Fitness and Athletics Center 
was open for racquetball, tennis, swimming, jogging and more. Other offerings 
included an art exhibition by Jill Steenhuis '80, a book club with writer-in- 
residence Carrie Brown, an introduction to Facebook with Professor Lisa 
Johnston and more. 

At the Reunion Celebration Luncheon, Elvira McMillan Tate '65 was 
recognized as the 2010 Outstanding Alumna, having served as a leader for the 
Atlanta Alumnae Club, a faithful attendee of alumnae events, a member of the 
board of directors and a tremendous supporter of the College's initiatives in 
many areas. Awards were given to recognize several classes, in particular the 
Class of 1960, celebrating its 50th reunion. 

Perhaps one of the most notable events, one that doesn't occur each year, 
was the ring game, played by the Class of 1985 at their 25th reunion celebration 
dinner announcing Heidi Belofsky Turk's recent engagement to Dr. George 
Everly Jr. As twilight settled over the lake, a cheer went up from the boathouse 
deck when Heidi seized her ring. 



View the Reunion 2010 story in photos at 
photos.halfpress.com/sweetbriarcoliege. 



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THE CLASS OF 1985 celebrated its 
2Sth reunion with a welcome dinner at 
the Boathouse. Twenty-three 
members of the class attended. 




THE CLASS OF 1980 set a new record for 
the largest unrestricted gift to the Annual 
Fund at a 30th reunion. The class is 
recognized on the Reunion Giving 
Recognition Plaque in the Prothro Student 
Commons. 



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to the music of the Jangling Reinharts. 



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PATTI POWELL PUSEY, Reunion 
Giving co-chair, accepts the 
Centennial Award for the Class of 
1960 at Saturday's celebration 
luncheon. 



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REUNION WEEKEND 




THE CLASS OF 1 990 won the 
Participation Award, recognizing the 
class with the largest percent 
participation in the Annual Fund 
among classes celebrating their 5th 
through 20th reunions. 



PRESIDENT JO ELLEN PARKER stands 
with the 2010 Outstanding Alumna 
Award winner, Elvira McMillan Tate '65, 
and president of the Alumnae 
Association, Jennifer Crossland '86. 




MEMBERS OF THE CLASS 
OF 2005 attended reunion 
dressed for the occasion. 




HEIDI BELOFSKY TURK '85 slips on her 
engagement ring after a celebratory 
round of the ring game on Friday night. 



Reunion 2010 Class Giving Accomplishments 


Class Year 


Reunion 


Class 


5-Year Total 




Gift ($) 


Participation (%) 


Giving ($) 


1960 


266,292 


78 


744,895 


1965 


101,286 


71 


484,622 


1970 


36,087 


56 


265,784 


1975 


71,595 


64 


159,345 


1980 


100,341 


63 


397,766 


1985 


21,027 


36 


67,362 


1990 


16,727 


36 


38,447 


1995 


11,958 


28 


36,915 


2000 


15,975 


29 


38,145 


2005 


4,177 


19 


17,254 


Reunion 


2010 Post-fiftieth 




Class Giving Accomplishments 




Class Year 


Reunion 


5-Year 


Lifetime 




Gift ($) 


Giving Total ($) 


Giving Total ($) 


1945 


16,533 


3,688,479 


10,701,533 


1950 


15,398 


129,051 


4,343,032 


1955 


14,114 


358,524 


1,661,023 



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The Private Work of Poetry 

B>- CM Burroughs "04 

My public life includes a variety of podiums, microphones and audiences — both in the 
performance of my poetrj' and in front of my creative writing students at the University of 
Pittsburgh. When I escape that public realm. I go home to the private work of poetry. 



DEAR INCUBATOR. 



At six months gestation, 1 am a fabrication born far too soon. My body, a stone in a steaming 
basket. 

1 remember you. 

— [Figureless] 

— A black kaleidoscope. Turn. Turn. The dangerous loom of the loom of you. Patterns pressing 
upon — me inside. Nothing luminous as my mother's womb. This second attempt at formation; a turn. 

The nurse slides her wedding band past my hand, beyond my elbow and over my shoulder. I am 
lib. 12oz. and already feminine. Knowing nothing of it. I am tr)'ing to be clear — 

I was first fascinated then afraid of the shapes' rise from your darkness. And their growth 
toward me. I wailed under their weight. My eyes were shuttered by lids. My skin was 
translucent; anyone could see me working. 

How can I ask you from inside the poem — what senses did I have so early. . . So unformed. 
I was tangled in tubes (that kept my heart pumping; that kept my lungs from collapsing; food 
to the body; oxygen to the brain.) 

You are everything and nothing. 

A surrogate. A packaging of half-made sensory detail; a past. 

I have scars on my belly in shapes offish... Where sensors tore thin skin. What a tragedy to 
be powerless. And yet, I controlled the choreography of everyone around me (the check of 
vitals; arms through the arm ports; my parents' speech; also, there were surgeons.) 

I am trying to tell you something important. About after they opened you and took me out. 
I was infected. Could command nothing of my legs. For years. 

The surgeonSj thin blades shining into nothing. Imagine the cuts — blood spread along the lip of 
each, spilling as my skin parts. Someone bringing cotton to catch It. 

Is it your rault? I don't know. I was in a state, I've explained. I don't know what you let in... 
Perhaps. Do you know lovers ask about these scars. Touch these raised scars. 

So much has happened. I'm black. I have a dead sistet. I love you, but, and believe this, 
I mosdy want to talk. 




PERSPECTIVE 



"Dear Incubator" is the first poem in my manuscript, "The Vital System," and the poem from 
which my poetic obsessions unfold. I wrote the poem because there seemed something missing 
from the mythology of my manuscript — a catalyst, a story that provided a reason for all the 
manuscripts other stories. Immediately, I knew I needed to investigate my beginning — the 
incubator — the character that appears in my imagination as both captor ana creator. 

I was born weighing 1 pound 12 ounces, three months premature, then thrust into an other womb. 
(I stress other in order to denote the incubator's foreignness.) For this poem, imagery was my first 
tool/nag/reflex. The image that began my first draft was "a stone in a steaming basket," and it 
possessed texture, activity and tension. Most important, it was a metaphor that provided a tonal 
anchor for the poem, and gave me a means of thinking about the body and birth. From that image 
forward, I experienced the rather normal impulse to evoke the stories I'd been told of my birth. 

However, it is within that instinct that my personal aesthetic comes to stage. As an 
experimental poet, I resist conventional "story." what matters more is the brevity of language, 
disruption of regular syntax, cinematic imagery, and my particular obsession with exposing tension. 
Because my own story was interrupted — by an untimely birth (oh, I love that phrase) — I had to 
allow the poem's story to experience interruption, as well. The incubator, that artificial workshop for 
my body, had to be shown, but it also had to be dissected and opened into the wedding ring being 
pushed over my shoulder, shapes offish imprinted into my skin, scars that lovers would touch. In 
other words, I needed to explore the narratives of my birth moment, but that exploration had to 
open a doorway to the stories' larger significance — the experience of suffering and the absolute 
necessity to examine and discuss suffering. 

Over a long pack of hours, and a few revisions thereafter, the poem came to be what it is 
now. A mythology, a doorway in. "Dear Incubator" was published by Runes literary journal in 2007 
and nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2008. 

Of all the gracious experiences that have ever happened to me — discovering poetry, 
becoming a poet, falling in love — I have valued them most because they were surprises. Buried 
somewhere in my system and sparking, but surprises nonetheless. I could not have imagined this life 
when I arrived at Sweet Briar in 2000. I wouldn't have wanted to know it then ... I might even have 
been afraid in the face of all this freedom. 



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1935 

Juliet Halliburton Davis 

4100 Well Spring Dr.. No. 2305 
Greensboro, NC 27410 



1938 

Frances Bailey Brooke 

405 Jackson Ave, 
Lexington. VA 24450 



1942 




Ann Morrison Reams 

771 Bon Air Circle 
Lynchburg, VA 24503 
amrsbc@verizon.net 

Wonderful things continue to 
happen at SBC. President Parker 
has created a blog where she posts 
something each week. Sometimes 
it's about a particular student, a 
faculty member or an interesting bit 
of news. Visit 

blog.president.sbc.edu. You'll find it 
fascinating. 

Last week, we took our folding 
chairs, a cooler and nibbles, and 
went to see summer theater per- 
formance of "Hamlet" at Sweet 
Briar. Some people went early and 
took a picnic. The show was held at 
the old dairy barn. It was a grand 
scene as the sun went down and 
night came on. The play itself was 
beautifully done, the lead being 
played by a young man from Buck- 
nell U. 

Our dear friend, Barbara Frek- 
ing, died last year in Greenwich, CT. 
Another sadness was the death of 
Bunny Barnett Brown '49, who did 
such an excellent job as editor of 
our Alumnae Magazine in the late 
'80s. Her husband, Walter, was 
chairman of our board for a time. 
They chose SBC as their final rest- 
ing place, so I attended last month. 
The service was in the Chapel with 



burial on Monument Hill in the 
Columbarium. What a beautiful set- 
ting it was. 

Bless Bobble Engh Croft and 
Edie Bralnerd Walter who stay in 
touch. Bobbie sent a wonderful pic- 
ture of her with her sister, Jean 
Engh Lyncan's children ('41). She's 
still gorgeous, has the figure of a 
teenager, and reports that she's ad- 
justing to a new life without Cross- 
well. Edie stays busy with 2 book 
clubs, bridge and taking care of 
house and yard. She made a com- 
ment with which all of us can relate, 
more and more of our friends aren't 
able to get around. Sad. but true, 
but how blessed we are that we're 
still hanging in there, alive and kick- 
ing. 

While you are reading this, take 
out pen and paper and send me a 
note! All of us want to hear from 
you! Love always to all. 



1944 



Alice Lancaster Buck 

21085 Cardinal Pond Ter.. Apt. 106 
Ashburn. VA 20147 
alicelbuck@gmail.com 

1945 

Dale Sayler Morgan 

486A Beaulieu Ave. 
Savannah. GA 31406 
dalemorgan@comcast.net 

Julia Mills Jacobsen 

4416 Edmunds St., NW 
Washington, DC 20007 
ljamj@erols.com 

Mary Haskins King 

501 Kimberly Dr. 
Greensboro, NC 27408 

I, Dale, have been overcome 
and overjoyed by your responses. 
Helping Julie, who has written our 
news for many yrs., has delegated 



Classmates Want to Hear from You! 

To submit notes, send your news to the secretary listed. If your class doesn't 
have a secretary, send news to Colleen Murray, magazine editor, at 
cmurray@sbc.edu or PO Box 1056, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. The magazine is 
also happy to accept high quality, digital or print images depicting your class' 
mini reunions, weddings and new arrivals. 

Secretaries may submit notes for every issue of the magazine and will need to 
receive your news before the following deadlines: 

Spring 'I 1 Magazine: February 1, 20 11 
Fall 1 1 Magazine: August 1, 201 1 

Update your e-mail and home addresses with the alumnae office 
(alumnae@sbc.edu or 434-381-613!) to be sure you are receiving all of your 
secretary's correspondences. Class secretaries are volunteers elected by their class 
and are responsible tor the accuracy of the notes. 

Finally, mark your calendars for Reunion Weekend 201 1, May 20 - 22, 
celebrating class years ending in a one or a six. 



to me a most rewarding job. The 
love of SBC and each other is alive 
and strong. 60 remain in our class 
and 16 have e-mail addresses. I 
tried to reach all of you. If any cards 
come late, we'll save for the next is- 
sue. 

Julie Mills Jacobsen, Washing 
ton, DC, Mary Haskins King, 
Greensboro. N.C. and Anne Dick- 
son Waldrop, Salem, VA, attended 
our 65th Reunion in May. Julia's old 
friend. Clark McCartney, drove her 
down and back and made sure that 
the 3 got to everything in one piece. 
They adopted him into the class of 
'45; and they elected me Class 
Secretary with help from Julia and 
Mary Haskins. Dickie was unani- 
mously elected Class President. 
They hope to return for our 70th 
and encourage all of us to join. 
They met our new President, Jo 
Ellen Parker, and agreed that we 
have a winner with a vision. They 
announced Peggy Jones Wyllie and 
late husband Jesse Wyllie have 
given $3 million to SBC as an en- 
dowment in support of the engi- 
neenng program, which the Coll. 
named for her. It's the 1st named 
academic program in the Coll.'s his- 
tory. (Check out the summer 2010 
issue. Alumnae Magazine). Julie's 
electric scooter got stuck in wet 
grass, but secunty rescued her. She 
asks that we all get our acts to- 
gether: bnng your walkers, canes, 
scooters, wheelchairs or whatever 
and plan to return in '15. We might 
even have a mini reunion sooner. 
Mary Haskins King had a great 
time and plans to return for our 
70th! The campus was as beautiful 
as ever. The choir, made of return- 
ing alumnae for their particular yr.. 
sounded professional. They were 
the oldest ones there and were 
treated with kid gloves. She 
couldn't imagine how they'd have 
gotten along without Julie's friend. 
On returning home, she had hip sur- 
gery, planned but put off until after 
Reunion. She got along initially, but 
then developed a clot in her leg. A 
piece got loose and went to her 
lung, which put her back in the hos- 
pital in ecu for 5 days. What a fi- 
asco; but she's recovering. 

Cappy Price Bass and Bruce are 
still in their house after 45 yrs. She 
no longer plants her vegetable gar- 
den, but picks an abundance of veg- 
etables for their table. She has a 
great-grandson. When she visits her 
daughter in Baltimore she sees Lo- 
vah Wilcox Gearhart in assisted liv- 
ing. She lost her husband some 
time ago. Talking to her made me 
forget the time elapsed since our 
last meeting. 

Wyllne Chapman Sayler and hus 
band Henry (my brother) still live in 
St. Petersburg: 2 sons live in St. 
Pete, another across the state and 
one in Atlanta; they get together of- 
ten. She has 4 great-grandchildren 
and 2 more due in Sept. She retired 
her tennis racquet last spring. 
Henry, almost blind, never misses 
biking each wk with his group at the 
gym. She delivers Meals on Wheels 



and volunteers at the Salvation 
Army. She lost brother Alvah Chap- 
man last yr. He and wife Betty built 
2 fantastic centers and started 
Community Partnership for the 
Homeless in Miami, which is going 
nation-wide. Betty continues their 
work. 

Llle Tucker Bell. Richmond. VA is 
doing well at 88. She's been at 
Westminster-Canterbury Retirement 
Comm. in Richmond for 3 yrs. She 
has her health and uses a cane 
only for stability. She has 3 daugh- 
ters and their families plus friends 
in Richmond. Her activities are; 
book club, movies, meals and so- 
ciability; also 4 great-grand kids. 

Leila Barnes Cheatham, Griffin, 
GA. said. "Doesn't everyone need 
help? Therapists are bothersome, 
taking up time. She knows better 
than to climb mountains with 
switchbacks. She's resisting protec- 
tion from the cradle to the grave as 
her mother did until 98. but says 
better not brag too soon. She rat- 
tles around in her 1896 4-floor an- 
cestral home. 

Betty "Zu" Zulick Reuter, 
Towanda. PA. wrtes at 87. life is a 
bit slower. She had a hip replace- 
ment this yr.. can't do her daily 1.5 
mi. walk yet. She enjoys bridge, 
grandchildren and 2 great-grands: 
they also play for singing at a 
skilled nursing unit. She ends with 
"We're both happy!" 

Ellen Gray Wilson, Spokane. WA. 
and husband try to walk a mi. a 
day, half in AM and half in PM. 
They're in good health and enjoy 
family, children and grand kids. 
They volunteer in efforts to keep 
fnends moving, as in walking to and 
in the park. 

Edie Page Gill Breakell, 
Roanoke, VA, writes that 11th 
grandchild arrived in Mar. and the 
oldest is being marhed in Sept. 
Missed Reunion because a trip to 
Hilton Head conflicted. She gave up 
piano, golf and tennis, but can play 
bridge, travel and enjoy family. She 
went to the Garden Club of Vir- 
ginia's Daffodil Show at SBC in 
Apr.; it was beautiful. 

Jane Clarke Morrow, Louisville, 
KY, said one of her best memories 
was visiting Frances Matton Luck- 
ett at SBC in the spring '45 when 
World War II ended. They blew the 
steam whistle in the laundry to let 
all know. Such excitement! She's 
lived in her house for 56 yrs., with a 
huge collection of treasures, "stuff" 
to anyone else. She works on throw- 
ing things away, but hard to do. She 
uses a cane. She cherishes her 1 
yr. at SBC. 

Hedy Edwards Davenport, Look- 
out Mountain, TN, is well and 
healthy at 87, grateful to be busy. 
She was headed to Spoleto so 
missed Reunion. She returned from 
Aspen, CO, and its music festival, a 
welcome relief from the heat. She 
sees Hilda Hude Chapin and Sarah 
Temple Moore often. In Aug.. she's 
taking 45 of her family to the Broad- 
moor in CO Springs for a family get- 
together. 



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Dianna Yaeger Rankin '66 

Directs Riding at The Madeira School 

By Colleen Murray 

Dianna Yaeger Rankin seemed destined to 
become a great rider, having spent her childhood 
on a thoroughbred horse farm in Maryland, with 
an uncanny knack for the saddle. As a child, she 
rode with the Green Spring Valley Pony Club. 
. !iich prepared her for the kind of hding environ- 
ment she found at Sweet Briar — a program with 
many opportunities to show and sharpen her 
skills. While earning her degree in English with 
minors in both French and history, she rode with 
the College's show team. Now. after many na- 
tional and international successes in the saddle, 
Dianna has accepted the position of director of 
equestrian programs at The Madeira School in 
McLean. Va. The girls' boarding school has gradu- 
•ed such famous women as Katherine Graham, 
inces Sternhagen and Alice Rivlin. 
After graduating from Sweet Briar in 1966, Di- 
anna earned her master's in teaching from Goucher College and went on to man- 
age international equestrian centers in Maryland. Rorida and Wisconsin. She 
also worked as assistant professor of equestrian studies at Stephen's College in 
Columbia. Mo. 

In the showing realm. Dianna has ridden both hunters and dressage. She has 
trained, ridden and shown jumpers who won at the Washington D.C. International 
and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and shows on the Florida circuit. She 
has been on the United States Equestrian Team in Dressage' for two World Cups 
and one World Championship and was on the gold-medal winning U.S. team at 
the North American Championships. In 1987. Dianna took home the USET grand 
prix championship and was honored with the title of Team Master. 

On the home front. Dianna is the mother of five children and grandmother of 
five grandchildren. She met her husband. Tom. while studying at Sweet Briar and 
enjoys biking, hiking and writing children's books. She and Tom have just moved 
to the 376-acre campus of The Madeira School overlooking the Potomac River. 
Working with three of her greatest passions — riding, horses and teaching — 
bianna looks forward to a fantastic first year at Madeira. 




Mary Symes Anderson, Woody 
Creek. CO. says she lives too far for 
SBC news, but keeps in touch with Zu 
Zulick, Alice Gearhart Stinson and 
Diddy Gaylord Thompson, her college 
roommates. She and her family are all 
happy and well. 

Jean Ridler Fahrenbach, South 
Burlington. VT. is still travelling around 
the world, but will soon be finished with 
her "bucket list." This past spring she 
went to Israel and in the fall will go to 
Japan. It's been a hot summer in VT. 
but she enjoys boat rides on Lake 
Champlain with daughter Ann and hus- 
band. She can keep an eye on the boat 
as it's moored in front of her condo. 
Daughter Mary and husband have a new 
boat for her to try out when visiting in 
Aug. Son Rob and family, granddaughter 
Sierra (7) will visit in Aug. Her other 
granddaughter. Christina (22) finished 
her degree at VA Commonwealth U. in 
Richmond. Jean attends exercise 
classes 3 times a wk. If any classmates 
visit VT, please get in touch. She'd love 
to see you. 

Joyce Virginia Livermore Foust, Ann 
Arbor. Ml. wrote that husband Fred died 
in Nov.. after 63 great yrs. together. She 
moved to an apt. across the street, 
near 2 of her children and many friends. 

Sarah Temple Moore, Lookout Moun- 
tain. TN, is enjoying life at 87. She does 
what she can and not what she can't. 
She moves a little slower, watches her 
step, but still drives and has fun with 



friends and the comings and goings of 
children, grandchildren and great-grand- 
children. Her "Golden Oldies" group. 
Sat. lunch and gossip, includes Hilda 
Chapin and Hedy Edwards Davenport. 
She's still involved in the art world and 
has an interested buyer now and then to 
keep the "Home Rres" burning. She 
thinks often of the "old school days"! 
She and I had a visit 8 yrs. ago for her 
youngest son's wedding to a beautiful 
Savannah young lady. 

2009 was sad and difficult for Sadie 
Gwin Blackburn, Houston. TX. who lost 
daughter Catherine in Jul. and her hus- 
band of 63 yrs. in Aug. Her 2 sons and 
their families have been wonderful tow- 
ers of strength. She remains semi-ac- 
tive in her community. Sadie Gwinn was 
President of The Garden Club of Amer- 
ica in 1989 to 1991 and I had the 
pleasure of seeing her many times in 
NY and other GCA meetings, as well as 
GCA Rower Shows in other cities. She's 
another outstanding GCA lady. 

Margaret Swann Norris, Nashville, 
TN, retired 12 yrs. ago. She's unable to 
travel because her husband (90) isn't 
well. She has 6 grandchildren ages 30 
to 6 yrs. 

Virginia Osborn McNabb's daughter, 
Lisa Adkins, wrote that her mother has 
Alzheimers in the last stage, but she's 
happy. She still lives in her home with 
24-hr. care. 

Amanda E. Hamblett White, Madis- 
onvllle, KY, said that an ice storm last 



winter destroyed all the trees on 22 
acres of her land, but happy news was 
the wedding of her 2nd grandson. 

Nancy-Ellen Feazell Kent, Hilton 
Head Island. SC. spends her time be- 
tween Hilton Head and Marietta. GA. 
She's planning a big Christmas with 4 
new stockings for 4 new arrivals! 

Betty Gray, Willoughby. OH. still has 
all of her joints and all of her own teeth. 
Living in a retirement community keeps 
her moving. She's given up driving and 
travelling. 

Mary Kathryn Frye Hemphill, Hickory 
NC. says she "has been there and done 
that" — knee and hip replacements — 
and was blessed with caregivers and 
children. She can no longer do physi- 
cally what she'd like. She's spending 
the summer at her home at Grandfather 
Lodge and Country Club. Linville. NC. 

Amanda Parsley Worth, Raleigh, NC, 
said that reading my card and writing 
one was pretty much of a triumph. She 
still knits, walks, cooks and reads, but 
more slowly. Her 3 children live there 
and they and their children are com- 
puter literate. She says it's all "Greek" 
to her! George is in the building busi- 
ness; Margaret is a nurse at Wake Re- 
hab; and Amanda works with professors 
at NC. 

Mary Herbert Taylor, Columbia, SC, 
wrote that she and husband Edmund 
are lucky beyond measure. He still plays 
tennis every day at 94. She's still keep- 
ing house, although it may be the house 
keeping her. They walk 2 mi. every 
morning and stay interested in many 
things. One recent project has been a 
stream and wetlands restoration that 
turned out well and received lots of no- 
tice. They're concerned about the envi- 
ronment, and its many aspects. They've 
worked particulariy on land banks and 
easements. 

Frances Matton Luckett, Louisville. 
KY. is in a new nursing home in 
Louisville, since having a major stroke 
10 yrs. ago. She's been in therapy 
since, but can't travel. She may not see 
SBC again, but she has her happy mem- 
ories. 

I've already told you about myself. Al- 
though 86, I'm still moving as fast as I 
can. I have been widowed for 8 yrs. 2 
knees and a hip replacement keep me 
from gardening, but haven't deterred me 
from other activities such as garden 
club: Colonial Dames; local, state and 
national politics. I may not always be 
heard, but I'm vocal. I read, both fiction 
and non-fiction; love to needlepoint; play 
bridge; attend church; keep up with 
events at our Art Museum, special pro- 
grams at theaters, and attend other 
noteworthy events. I hope that is the se- 
cret to keeping the mind from becoming 
rusty. I still drive, very carefully. I'm 
blessed with friends who fill my social 
life. My 2 sons. Philip and Henry, and 
their families (wives and 4 grandchil- 
dren) live in Savannah. Daughter Diane 
and husband Dick Vial! live in Sewickley. 
PA. They each have 3 children: all are 
married and are scattered over the 
globe. Diane and Dick are both retired 
from the travel business. They spend 
their winters. Nov. to Apr., in Patagonia, 
Argentina, to escape the snow and 
sleet. You've been so appreciative of my 
contact, but. believe me. I thank you 



CLASS NOTES 



sincerely for your response. You've 
brought me joy. Keep in touch and may 
those not heard from please send news 
for our spring issue. My best wishes 
and love to all of you. 



1946 



Mary Vandeventer Saunders 

955 Harpersville Rd. 
Newport News. VA 23601 

1947 

Linda McKoy Stewart 

18 Osprey Lane 
Rumson. NJ 07760 
lmckstewart@verizon.net 

1949 

Catherine Cox Reynolds 

20 Loeffler Rd. T-408 
Bloomfield. CT 06002 
Reynolds@duncasteremail.com 

Caroline Casey McGehee Lindemann 
Brandt married Paul Edwin Brandt on 
5/11/10. Her marriage was far too 
short since Mr. Brandt died on 
6/30/10. However. Carolyn says the 
picture was taken on the happiest day 
of her life, so here it is. Perhaps the les- 
son for all of us should be to seize the 
day no matter how short. 

Margaret Towers Talman, LIbby True- 
heart Harris and Kitty Hart Belew par- 
ticipated in Mr. Brandt's funeral service 
at Westminster Canterbury in Richmond 
where a large number of alumnae re- 
side. It must've been a great comfort to 
Caroline to have old friends with her at 
a very sad time. I'm sure the rest of us 
extend our deepest sympathy. 

Kitty Hart Belew says Bunny Bar- 
nett Brown's memorial service in the 
SBC Chapel was very nice. She and 
Margaret Towers Talman journeyed to 
SBC from Richmond for the service and 
the interment in the columbarium on 
Monument Hill. Alice Trout Hagan, 
Bunny's first cousin, also attended as 
did Carolyn Cannady Evans, Rip Eustis 
Weiner and Judy Easley Mak. LIbby 
Trueheart Harris couldn't attend be- 
cause as she wrote to me. she's just 
not that mobile. She zips through the 
hallways at Westminster Canterbury on 
her motor chair, however, and manages 
to attend grandchildren's nearby gradua- 
tions. 

Now we'll shift to new beginnings. 
Larry Lawrence Simmons started a new 
business called Lawrence Lines, a po- 
etry on-demand service for people who 
need clever jingles for celebrations such 
as weddings, birthdays, promotions, 
christenings, bar mitzvahs etc. You can 
look up her company on the internet at 
www.lawrencelines.com and get a taste 
of her clever lyrics. 

Mary Fran Brown Ballard journeyed 
to Ann Arbor. Ml. for her grandson's 
graduation from the U. and heard Presi- 
dent Obama deliver the graduation ad- 
dress in the football stadium. 



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There are many other grandchildren 
graduating from assorted colleges 
these days Including those of Caroline 
Casey Brandt and Preston Hodges HIM. 

Sally Melcher Jarvis returned to St. 
Andrew's, Scotland, in Jun. for her 
granddaughter's graduation. Ten family 
members attended. Sally spent her jun- 
ior year at St. Andrew's. There, she met 
her husband. John Jarvis. who died in 
11/09 after a long distinguished career 
as headmaster of schools In Philadel- 
phia and Lancaster, PA. John would be 
happy to know that his granddaughter, 
Emily Gerbner, spent all 4 yrs. at St. An- 
drew's. The ceremony was full of pomp 
and color and she enjoyed sharing 
happy memones with the other grand- 
children who attended. Beth Jansma's 
daughter, Bibi Dutry, also came to the 
celebrations before setting off to climb 
Ben Nevis. 

Sue Coming Mann and Hank spent 
their summer vacation on Block Island. 
Betsy Brown Bayer Is on Martha's Vine- 
yard. Ann Henderson Bannard and 
■Vorke sought relief from the Tucson heat 
inNM. 

Phil and I will be gathering our chil- 
dren and grandchildren at Squam Lake, 
NH. for a week in Aug.. where we'll re- 
new acquaintance and spirits. It's get- 
ting more difficult to gather the group as 
grandchildren grow older and more inde- 
pendent. 

When you read this, summer will be 
long gone, but you can reflect on lan- 
guid warm days and enjoy whatever it is 
you're doing. At our advanced age. we 
should be living life to the fullest. 



1951 



Patty Lynas Ford 

2165 W. Dry Creek Rd. 
Healdsburg, CA 95448 
patella2@sonic.net 

Thanks to you all for your messages. I 
heard, sadly, that Diane Richmond 
Simpson died on 6/29/10. I sent the 
information to the class by e-mail and 
U.S. mail and hope everyone was noti- 
fied. 

Mona Simpson Beard: I had an ele- 
gant luncheon with Jo Ellen Parker and 
7 others. SBC is fortunate to have a 
leader of such capability and Insight. I'm 
well, but busy! I'm trying to maintain my 
former friends and volunteer and make 
new fnends and participate here In this 
fine community across town. 

MJ Eriksen Ertman: I've put 5/20- 
22/11 on the calendar, and hope to at- 
tend the Reunion. Can you believe it's 
60 yrs.? My news is about family gradu- 
ations. Three granddaughters have grad- 
uated this spnng: Kit from GWU, Thalia 
from h. s. in MD. and Hannah from h. s. 
in WA. Kit is going to China for 2 yrs. 
with the Peace Corps; Thalia to USC; 
and Hannah to Grinnell. Gardner and I 
enjoy life at Brookhaven. This morning 
we heard a talk by E. 0. Wilson (fellow 
resident) about his novel. "Anthill." I've 
been practicing tonight for a recital by 
the residents here, a few pianists and 2 
flutists. My clarinet-playing neighbor. 
Ren, is hiding out in VT, but maybe we'll 
play next yr. or for a chapel service. It 
was fun to practice my Schubert Inven- 
tion and more fun to play through a few 
Bach inventions from yrs. past (not to 
perform in public). 



Susan Taylor Hubbard: I'm looking 
forward to our 60th! My big news Is 
that I have a new bicycle! A Schwinn, no 
less! 

Sue Lockley Glad: It looks like we 
will make it to OR this summer. We look 
forward to a quiet summer except for 
the wk of Aug 1-7. which is the date for 
the family (and dogs!) to be there. I 
hope to get back to playing golf and 
even tennis while Ned hopes to make 
progress with walking. 

Jean Graham "Handle" Randolph" 
Bruns: I had a second knee replace- 
ment 6/24/10 and doing well, perhaps 
better than last time. Thank goodness I 
only have 2 knees! Or is it 4, or 2 origi- 
nal and 2 fake?! I plan another winter in 
Seagrove. FL, at my son's townhouse 
beginning in early Dec. That was very 
pleasant last winter, with daughter Mary 
just down the road and lots of in-laws 
nearby. How the beach will be remains 
to be seen. It's between Panama 
City and Fort Walton, just east of the lit- 
tle tarted-up new Victorian development 
called Seaside. 

Carolyn Sample Abshire: Hard to be- 
lieve we're 60 next yr! Our news Is 
much the same: David working as Presi- 
dent of the Center for the Study of the 
Presidency & Congress (CSPC) in Wash- 
ington. We're still in our Old Town. 
Alexandna home. Gardening, volunteer- 
ing and walking our almost 14 yr. old 
Cairn, Sophie, endlessly and trying to 
stay fit, endlessly. Happily. 2 of our 5 
children are nearby; the others In FL and 
WA. so lots of planning for visits and 
joint travels. Nancy Pesek Rasen- 
berger and I get together often. Best 
wishes to everyone. 

Lynne McCullough Gush: Business is 
somewhat slow due to summer dol- 
drums and uncertainty in the off-shore 
oil patch where many of my patrons are 
Involved. In Feb.. I acquired a staph in- 
fection in the left leg. misdiagnosed for 
3 wks. It was a minor accident at the 
Dog Park. Fired that doctor, found an- 
other, had antibiotic IV. etc. and was 
back at ballet class in Apr. What next? 
Kensington Weimaraner is lovely and 
charming on all occasions. Piano playing 
Is going well, as Is the garden despite 
our freeze, but then the weather is al- 
ways quite mad. 

Kae Fretz: I live In VT with my 2nd 
husband In a retirement community. It's 
a pleasant place, but it's filled with old 
people! We're well but a bit forgetful. I 
celebrated my big 80 in Jun. by renting 
an apt. on the Jersey shore near home 
and was joined there by assorted kids 
and grandkids — gorgeous weather, 
great swimming. Perfect. I cherish my 
year at SBC. 

Julie Micou Eastwood: My daughter 
LIbby and I. after visiting my brother and 
his family In NJ, had a pleasant drive 
down the Shenandoah Parkway to Warm 
Springs for several days with Jean Gra- 
ham "Handle" Randolph Bruns ending 
with a wonderful dinner concert at 
the Garth Newell Music Center. The 
camera club keeps me busy with Gallery 
shows here in Rossmoor. Dick and I en- 
joy swimming, reading and watching the 
world go by from our patio. 

Patty Lynas Ford: We have 2 new ad- 
ditions to our family: our new great 
grandson. Tristan, in Leesburg. VA. and 
our other daughter's gorgeous new harp- 
sichord, the sound board of which she 



Mary Witt '74 

Sets High Goals as President 




By Colleen Murray 

Twenty years ago, a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Virginia School of Medicine met 
Mary Witt '74 and saw her potential for lead- 
ership and her talent for reaching out to oth- 
ers. Dr. David Stnder became a mentor for 
Mary, encouraging her involvement on UVa's 
Medical Alumni Association Board. Because 
of that friendship and Mary's dedication to 
the board's goals, she was recently named 
the first woman president of the alumni 
board, whose medical school is ranked 25th 
in the nation. 

Mary's term as president spans from April 
2010 through the academic year, for which 
she has high hopes. 

"There are three goals of the association, 
and my personal goal of the three Is scholar- 
ships," Mary says. "Last year, $800,000 in 
scholarship funds were given to students, and I want to focus on that." 
Throughout the year, Mary will lead the association's mission to increase 
fundraising for these scholarships, grow participation in the board's activi- 
ties, and work with students and medical school faculty. 

Mary's career In medicine began at Sweet Briar, where she majored in psy- 
chology and worked at a camp during the summer for children with medical 
needs. After graduation, she went directly to medical school at UVa and be- 
came a pediatric endocrinologist. She worked In a private practice before 
later taking a position with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Richmond. 
Va. As a case management medical director. Mary helps others through the 
difficulties of managing healthcare. 

"In private practice, you don't have as much time as you'd like with the pa- 
tients," Mary says. "I didn't like having to churn out numbers. In Richmond, I 
had the opportunity to find other ways to use my profession. What's been 
nice is that we all knew healthcare was evolving. I always enjoyed working 
with my fellow physicians toward healthcare change, and Blue Cross gave me 
the opportunity to do that." 

Beyond scholarships, the alumni association educates medical students 
on finances, private practice and financial giving. It also hosts functions that 
strengthen relationships between graduates. 

"What I love most is the opportunity to develop friendships with others 
whom I wouldn't have known otherwise, with graduates of all ages and from 
all over the country." Mary says. 

Mary also has served as president of the SBC Richmond Alumnae Club 
and on her Reunion Gifts Committee. She -cherishes the friends she made at 
Sweet Briar as a student, living In Reid Hall and the Boxwood Inn, and the 
memory of the Sweet Tones caroling through the halls at Christmastime. 



painted as well as other hand-crafted 
decorative features. Both baby and in- 
strument are lovable, in different ways! 
Tristan coos in his way and the harpsi- 
chord makes gentle music. We're look- 
ing forward to seeing the paintings from 
the Musee d'Orsay In San Francisco 
soon. We've enjoyed our various fruit 
crops this summer and watched the 
gray fox make its unwelcome visits to 
the raspberries. Please remember to 
mark your calendars for 5/20-22/11 for 
our festive 60th! 

1952 

Patricia Layne Winl<s 

312 Arguello Blvd.. Apt. 3 
San Francisco. CA 94118 
plwinks@earthlink.net 

Our class is still thriving as many of us 
mark our 80th birthdays. Pat Beach 
Thompson celebrated a 2-day affair or- 
chestrated by her children. Pat admitted 
she too was involved in advance prepa- 
ration, as there were about a dozen 
family members staying overnight. But 
a sumptuous dinner at the Westchester 
Dinner Theater preceding the perform- 



ance was a surprise. 

Joanne Holbrook Patton earns top 
honors as most diligent correspondent. 
I'm especially grateful for all the news 
she has passed along to me. I've al- 
ways relied on the advice 
to ask the busiest person when you 
want something done. She never disap- 
points! Joanne hosted her annual picnic 
at Green Meadow Farms in July. Presi- 
dent Jo Ellen Parker and VP for Develop- 
ment Heidi McCrory were among the at- 
tendees, as well as our 
classmates Grace Wallace Brown, Pat 
Beach Thompson and Calvin, Martha 
Legge Katz and Bill, and Edith Marsh 
Fonda. Joannie has scheduled a trip to 
KY In Aug. to visit the Patton Museum 
for the last ever reunion of her father-in- 
law's WWII Armored Division. She'll stay 
at reunion headquarters In Louisville, 
and has a lunch date with Louise Kelly 
Anderson. After being a widow for 7 
yrs., Louise married again about 3 
yrs. ago. Not all the weddings I get to 
report are those of our children and 
grandchildren! In Sept., Joanne is going 
to the Netherlands, where Dutch 
Utopia, an exhibit of Impressionist-era 
artists who painted in Holland In the 



38 SWEET BRIAR MAGAZINE I SBC.EDU 



late 1880s, will Include the work of 
Joanne's grandmother. Anna Stanley. 

Another world traveler Is Rorence 
Fitch Patton. who has held many lead- 
ership positions with the DAR. and is 
now the DAR National Chairman of Units 
Overseas, which oversees 24 chapters 
in 12 countries. Rorence will be travel- 
ing to chapters from Australia to Spain. 
Early this year I went to Africa, specifi- 
cally, Morocco. I'm not a safari type — I 
prefer urban amenities! My admiration 
for the country's beauty was diminished 
by the sight of so many men sitting in 
cafes wearing jeans and trainers, while 
the women performed arduous tasks 
despite being wrapped up from head to 
toe. 

As long as we are able, we stay ac- 
tive. Ann Whittlngham Smith plays bad- 
minton, bridge, and the piano (after a 
30-year hiatus). Janis Thomas 
Zeanah supports the arts in a volunteer 
capacity, after years of working in univer- 
sity media relations and publications. 
Sally Gearhart. who maintains a busy 
schedule of music, exercise, and com- 
munity involvement, reminds us to ask 
Netflix for a rental copy of the 1977 doc- 
umentary Word Is Out. which featured a 
vibrant 40-ish Sally speaking for gay and 
lesbian rights. 30 years later. Sally can 
take pnde in having helped to initiate 
enormous changes. 

Admittedly, we're moving around less 
nimbly. Trudy Kelly Morron wrote. "In a 
way. I planned for growing old. I talked 
to myself, was disorganized (relatively 
speaking), and otherwise displayed 
aged symptoms at an early age and 
drew attention to my bad habits by an- 
nouncing that since I was already doing 
it. they couldn't blame it on old age. 
These symptoms did not include weight 
gain or creaky knees, however." Some 
of us are faring less well. Mary Bailey 
Izard, Edith Marsh Fonda and Anne 
Garst Strickland are failing. Linda 
Brackett is in rehab following a 
stroke. Nancy Hamel Clark has. I hope, 
fully recovered from back surgery. Some 
of us who are holding up relatively well, 
including Pauline Wells Bolton and 
Nancy herself, are caretakers of ailing 
spouses. 

In my last message to you all I prom- 
ised to report the accomplishments of 
children and grandchildren. Pat Beach 
Thompson's son Alexis (46) is to be 
married in fall for the 1st time, and her 
daughter Jennifer, at 47, just finished 
her law studies. Anne Hoagland 
Kelsey has children and grandchildren 
all over the continent: a granddaughter 
at Dartmouth, and sons at Belmont Hill 
School in Wellesley. MA. 3 others in 
Avon, CT, and her husband's daughter 
and grandson in Boulder, CO. Now Anne 
gets to stay in her own homes in FL and 
CT. and let the 4 families visit her. Leila 
Booth Morris's grandson was to be mar- 
ried in NC this summer. Elizabeth, 
daughter of Catherine KInnear Train, is 
the 3rd generation Navy rear admiral in 
the family — indeed, the 4th generation 
rear admiral, counting Catherine's 
grandfather, a Marine rear 
admiral. Benlta Phlnizy Johnson's son 
William is teaching at Duke, and her son 
Stewart lives in Durham, so all her chil- 
dren are now nearby. My daughter Cathy 
returned to school a few years ago for a 
master's in social work and now works 
in hospice care. 



Now. go back to the top of this col- 
umn, check my e-mail and home ad- 
dresses, and write a note to bring me 
up to date, so that we can all enjoy your 
news. 



1953 



Florence Pye Apy 

67 Rivers Edge Dr. 
Little Silver, NJ 07739 
732-747^155 
f loapy@verizon .net 

They say "no news is good news." but 
that defeats the purpose of this column. 
I'm therefore grateful to those of you 
who have responded to my requests to 
hear what you are doing. 

Patti TIghe Walden is returning from 
Las Vegas. NV, to reside in Hightstown, 
NJ, near her childhood home in Prince- 
ton, NJ. Prior to her move, however, her 
daughter, Emily, underwent successful 
surgery for cardiac ablation. Liz. another 
daughter, is a psychiatric nurse practi- 
tioner on the Big Island in HA, where 
she runs a school for addictions coun- 
selors. Patti and family are moving east 
by plane and truck. Most, but not all, of 
the pets will come by truck. As she sug- 
gested, her narration was reminiscent 
of the Beverly Hillbillies. Lest you won- 
der, Patti opted for the plane. She hears 
from Caroline Miller Ewing and Mary 
Littlejohn Belser that all is well with 
them. Edie Norman Wombwell and 
George visited Patti on their way to visit 
their sons in CA. Edie and George divide 
their time between Vail. CO. where 
they're involved in the summer music 
festival, and Louisville, KY, Edie's child- 
hood home. Edie and George marked 
their 50th wedding anniv. at the May 
graduation of their oldest granddaugh- 
ter. Allie, from Rhodes Coll. (formerly 
Southwestern U.) in Memphis. A history 
major, Allie managed to find a job in 
D.C. in 3 days! A family celebration of 
the anniv. was planned for later in the 
month and a Mediterranean cruise in 
Sept. for just Edie and George. 

Katzy Bailey Nager and C.J. still play 
tennis several times a week with oppo- 
nents who are "aging as we are" (for 
which she is "grateful"). Early mornings 
are frequently spent kayaking (Katzy) 
and sculling (C.J.) The 4th of July was 
spent entertaining 75 friends to watch 
the fireworks from their home. She at- 
tributes their sudden popularity to the 
good view they offer from across the 
lake. More notably they have also 
started a book distribution program in 
their local elementary school, which she 
describes as an "inner city school in the 
country." She and C.J. spend many 
evenings reviewing large quantities of 
children's books, which they order from 
Scholastic Press. Three times a year 
students can each select their own new 
book, which, as Katzy and C.J. suspect, 
may be the "only books some of them 
have at home." Certainly this is a note- 
worthy project which should be encour- 
aged. 

I phoned our prez M. A. Mellon Root. 
Her daughter, Francie. and Maggie 
Graves McClung and Dave's daughter, 
Fran, attended their SBC Class of '80 
reunion together. M.A. sees Jackie 
Lowe Young frequently, as both are resi- 
dents of Hilton Head Island, SC. Except 
for the fact that M.A. is impeded slightly 



by macular degeneration, all is well in 
Hilton Head. Speaking of Maggie, she 
and Dave will have welcomed their 1st 
great-grandchild by the time you read 
this. Congratulations! 

I received sad news from Eleanor 
Johnson Ashby. Eleanor's husband. Gar- 
nett, died in May. She reports that "he 
was doing very well with the chemo. In 
fact he was on a 6-wk. vacation from it 
when, on the 10th, he became violently 
ill and was gone at dawn on the 14th 
(one day after our 56th wedding an- 
niv.)". Friends and family have been very 
supportive. She is fortunate that their 
daughter. Stuart, lives "just down the 
street." Eleanor is gradually putting her 
life back on track. In June, she attended 
grandson Max's graduation from the Taft 
School in CT. He plans to resume his 
studies at St. Lawrence U. Another 
grandson. Harrison, graduated this year 
and is following his sisters to the U. of 
North FL. Eleanor's traditional get-to- 
gether to watch the 4th of July fireworks 
will go on as usual. Nancy McDonald 
will be among the attendees. A week 
later Eleanor and her daughter, Baba, 
who lives in CT, plan to drive north 
through the Hudson River Valley. 

On a happier, personal, note: Chet 
and I welcomed our 9th grandchild, 5th 
grandson, on 6/14. Jackson George Apy 
weighed 9 lbs, 12 oz. and was 22 in. 
long. It appears that he and his 2 older 
sisters (3 and 5) will take after their 
5'10" mother. Our son. Dean, flew east 
from LA with the 2 girls to attend his 
20th Princeton reunion. We flew back 
with them to meet "Jack." The score is 
now even, with each son having 3 chil- 
dren. We don't expect any tie-breakers. 

In the next issues of class notes we 
will be permitted to include photos of re- 
cent "mini-reunions, weddings, and 
births," etc. So get out your digital cam- 
eras and send me some pictures (with 
captions, of course). No delivery room 
snapshots please. 



1954 



Bruce Watts Krucke 

7352 Toogoodoo Rd. 
Yonges Island, SC 29449 
b.krucke@hughes.net 

The class sends sympathies and condo- 
lences to the family and friends of Bar- 
bara Wilson Danielle, about whom I 
have no details. And Anne Sheffield 
Hale, who died suddenly at the end of 
May of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. 
Dilly was nice enough to send me 
Anne's obituary from the Americus. GA, 
paper. What an accomplished woman 
Anne was! Her contributions to historical 
preservation are renowned, as was the 
family's generosity. 

Dallas "Dllly" Johnson Jones is well 
and likes her new house in the Carlyle 
community where she's near old 
friends. Early in the year. Dilly and her 
daughter Louise hosted a lunch for the 
Atlanta alumnae to meet the new presi- 
dent, with whom they were very im- 
pressed. In spite of terrible weather, 
they had a great turnout of nearly 60 
people, including Anne Sheffield Hale 
and Shirley Poulson Broyles from our 
class. 

Mary Jane Roos Fenn is enjoying the 
summer in Williamsburg. Her next trip 
will be taking her twin granddaughters. 



CLASS NOTES 



whose mother is deceased, up to CT to 
visit their aunts, uncles and cousins. 

It was nice to hear from Joan Oram 
Held in England. Bob still works and she 
still does various volunteer things. As 
the historian for the Benjamin Franklin 
house, Joan meets many Americans 
among the tourists. Two of their sons 
live in Australia, so they visit every yr. 
The 3rd son lives nearby and has 3 
sons also, one of whom loves playing 
golf with his granddad. Joan continues 
to enjoy her books, research, theatre, 
concerts and all the other events of 
London. She's even growing tomatoes 
and herbs on the balcony of their apt.! 
They still have their house out in Oxford, 
but they stay in London more. 

Mary Anne Bowns Bell and Dan 
don't travel much anymore, but they're 
fortunate to live in a place that offers 
Broadway shows, opera, lectures given 
by famous people to do with politics, au- 
thors of books, broadcasters and more! 
She says John's Island is a wonderful 
club with good food, good friends, won- 
derful service, weekly movies, dinners, 
and sing alongs, full moon parties, wine 
tastings, etc. Sounds like a great place 
to live! They entertained the new presi- 
dent of SBC too. After the outstanding 
lecture at the museum, about 25 SBC 
couples came back to their house for 
drinks before going out to dinner. 

Ruthle Frye Deaton and Hugo spent 
the last part of Jul. and early Aug. in 
Duck, NC, at the beach with their whole 
family — all 21 of them. Daughter 
Sarah has a house there, and they rent 
one next door too to hold all of them. 
Their "outstanding progeny" are David 
who is vascular surgeon and is chief of 
Endovascular Georgetown, that is when 
he's not circling the globe representing 
2 manufacturers of surgical devices for 
aortic aneurysms. He and Lorraine live 
in Annapolis. MD. where she is a breast 
cancer surgeon. They have 2 of Ruthle 
and Hugo's 11 grandchildren. Then 
there are the identical twins. Sarah and 
Regg live in Old Greenwich, CT. They 
have 4 children (9 to 19). Barbara and 
Mark live in Winston-Salem. NC. They 
have 2 boys (4 and 10). Barbara works 
for IBM at her home office. Beth just 
moved from Iowa City to Cincinnati, OH, 
with husband Derek and their 3 boys 
(12, 10, and 6). Only 2 girls in the group 
of grandchildren. 

Ruthie keeps up with Ann Collins Tea- 
chout as they compare recent foot sur- 
geries. Ruthie thinks Ann's went better. 
Ann also recently had a knee replace- 
ment too. But that hasn't interfered 
much with their travels, which included 
FL and the Panama Canal, Yosemite 
twice. Lake Tahoe, the CA coast, and 
Cabo San Lucas. They've enjoyed sev- 
eral family gatherings too. Their grand- 
children are also big travelers with one 
doing an internship in Zimbabwe, an- 
other a semester abroad in South 
Africa, and now in Japan, Korea, and In- 
donesia on mission trips. Ann and Bill 
are active in their church. Small worid: 
Ann's granddaughter Elizabeth took 
courses in the music dept. of Wheaton 
Coll. where my husband's brother-in-law 



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teaches. Ann's granddaughter Wendy at- 
tends Wheaton. Wendy participates in 
Wheatons HNGR program, a 6-mo. 
cross cultural expehence. during her 
senior yr. It's a wonderful opportunity 
for young people to be exposed to other 
cultures and worlds so different from 
our own. Ann feels it will, without ques- 
tion, shape their lives. 

Nancy Maury Miller sent news of her 
oldest grandson's wedding on Tybee Is- 
land, GA. overlooking the beach and 
ocean. The couple lives in WV. Nancy is 
in her 8th yr. of writing a weekly column, 
"On the Menu," for the Palm Beach 
Daily News. Her main hobby is collecting 
dolls and doll accessories. One of her 
favorite, recent craft projects was reno- 
vating an early 20th century doll house 
from the inside out, including replacing 
shingles and windows: removing and ap- 
plying wallpaper: installing a staircase; 
making and putting in place white lace 
curtains, a lace canopy and skirt for a 
crib, rugs and other accessories. Be- 
sides painting the doll house inside and 
out (with trim), she created an outdoor 
landscape from various materials, a 
piece of plywood forms the base of the 
lawn. The house sits on a table with a 
swivel attachment, so the doll house ro- 
tates in a circle. She says it will always 
be a "work in progress," which adds to 
the fun. Nancy has photos of the house 
she'd be happy to send to anyone with 
an interest. It's hard for Nancy to travel 
since she has 3 cats. But she's happy 
and content to still be living in her 
house on a small lake in a retirement 
community in Boynton Beach, FL. get- 
ting together often with family and 
fhends. 

Shirley Poulson Broyles went to AK 
with Norris's children celebrating what 
they called a 50-80 party last yr. In fall 
'09, they also did an Athens to Dubai 
trip. They do their traveling in between 
graduations and marriages of grandchil- 
dren, with a thp to Budapest, Prague 
and London coming next. Shirley 
also sees Merrill Underwood Bar- 
ringer and Paul in Charlottesville and 
Hilton Head. 

Caroline "Kobe" Cliobot Garner 
wrote that last yr. was not good for her 
husband Thorn, who had several prob- 
lems after some small strokes and a di- 
agnosis of early Alzheimer's and Parkin- 
son's. A shunt was put in to help with 
pressure on his brain and it has im- 
proved his balance and walking. He had 
cataracts removed from both eyes. She 
called it the year of the doctor. They like 
they're home in Alexian Village in Signal 
Mountain, TN. Daughter Laurie is doing 
part-time marketing and promotional 
work for retail stores while her husband 
Bruce manages the Atlanta office of 
Transwestern Commercial Real Estate. 
Their children, Parker (18) and Caroline 
(12) are both in Holy Innocents Episco- 
pal School. Kobe's son Gailor was 
called up to active duty to assist the 
mobilization of the local National Guard 
unit to go to Iraq, but he'll not go. He's 
a major and is the rear detachment 
commander. The deployment was to be 
a year, so he may already be back as 
ROTC recruiter at Liberty U. Their chil- 
dren are Thomas IV (12) and Clara (9). 
All four of the Garner grandchildren went 
to summer camps near Kobo. 

My yr. started with shoulder surgery. 



which turned out to be more compli- 
cated than anticipated. We went with 
friends on a hver cruise in Eastern Eu- 
rope in Apr. It was a terrific trip from Bu- 
dapest to Bucharest with Grand Circle, 
whose ships and service are superb. 
But our trip was literally dampened by 
rain nearly every day, so the thps 
ashore weren't as spectacular as they 
might have been. We were struck by 
how the countries still haven't fully re- 
covered from communism. Again this 
yr., we met my sister (Virginia '44) at 
North Topsail Island, NC, for a wk. in 
Jun. We've been doing this for years. 
It's a nice opportunity for our grand- 
daughter, Lauren, to get to know her 
cousins from CA too. Lauren just re- 
turned from her 2nd yr. on a mission trip 
to Nicaragua, which she loved. Her dad, 
Carl, continues to enjoy his retirement 
and doing various things from computer 
work to carpentry for friends and friends 
of fnends — his card reads Carl Can Do 
It. Kurt, the middle one, who is a profes- 
sional Huntsman has moved to a new 
Hunt near Knoxville, the Tennessee Val- 
ley Hounds. John, the youngest, is tun- 
ing pianos and doing back up for bands 
all over the east coast, occasionally 
working with some big names. 

You know you're sorry you didn't an- 
swer my email now, aren't you? Please 
email or write for the spring issue! 



1955 



Kathryn Beard 

1074 Zanzibar Ln. 
Minneapolis, MN 55447 
Kbeard3283@aol.com 



1956 



Meridith Smythe Grider 

1307 Killiney PI. 
Louisville, KY 40207 
Mgrider761@aol.com 

Martha Anne Clay Nichols 

3928 Old Brownsboro Rd. 
Louisville, KY 40207 
Macnich@bellsouth,net 

We begin with a sad note: Ann Hod- 
gin Williams died in mid-Jul. from lung 
cancer. We who live in Louisville miss 
her. 

Joan Broman Wright and Mary Ann 
Hicklin Wllllngham, your Class Co-Presi- 
dents, have been conversing about our 
upcoming 55th Reunion and remember- 
ing our 50th with happy thoughts. It was 
truly a wonderful time. Wonderful that 
40 of us were there, that we hadn't 
changed much and were still readily rec- 
ognizable, that fnendships were happily 
renewed, that those we hadn't known 
well 50 yrs. ago are now new friends 
and that we're eager to return for the 
55th, hoping that those who were not 
there will be this time! Mark your calen- 
dars NOW for May 2a22, 2011! Don't 
take it from us that the 50th was fabu- 
lous. Let some of those who attended 
convince you that if you can possibly be 
at the 55th, you will not want to be any- 
where else in the universe! Joan and 
Mary Ann attempted to communicate 
with everyone who was at the 50th to 
hear what they remembered as being 
especially outstanding. Apologies if they 
didn't succeed in getting your memoir. 



Here's some of what they heard which 
we hope will have you at SBC in May en- 
joying it all! 

Barbara Darnell Clinton enjoyed see- 
ing people she hadn't seen in 50 yrs., 
thought the skit was fabulous and 
pleased with the changes at SB, but so 
glad the College still had its 
"look." Jane Street Steele loved seeing 
so many classmates! A highlight for her 
was our class "performance" and the 
talents that made it possible. She re- 
members that everyone was glad to be 
there to see each other and recall our 
experience at SB. Nancy Howe Enten- 
mann remembers good visits with good 
friends and having fun singing on the 
stage just like our Senior Show. She's 
looking forward to seeing those from 
near and far at our 55th! Frances Shan- 
nonhouse Clardy loved seeing old 
fnends and receiving a College update. 
Our conversation with Bette Forbes Ray- 
burn was brief, but she says she'll be 
there in May! Louisa Hunt Coker has 
happy memories of seeing old friends 
and especially reuniting with the group 
she traveled to Europe with after her 
junior yr. She loved singing a song from 
the Virgins of Menace at the convoca- 
tion, enjoyed walking the grounds and 
seeing that SB is as lovely as 
ever. Nancy Salisbury Spencer thought 
that the 50th was special and enjoyed 
connecting with old friends and catching 
up on their lives. She notes that sadly 
we've lost some dear fhends and class- 
mates since then, which makes getting 
together again more meaningful. Kitty 
Harrison says the 50th was special in 
every way, and that although she at- 
tended SB only 1 yr., it was such a 
memorable experience in her life. She's 
bringing Sudie Shelton Moseley, plans 
already made, and hopefully Corky 
Lauter Murray with her to the 55th! She 
has floods of wonderful memohes of 
the girls who were at SB the yr. she was 
there and is ashamed of herself for not 
coming back more often. She loved our 
skit and the tee shirts we wore while lis- 
tening to Nancy St. Claire Talley's won 
derful words spoken on behalf of us at 
convocation as the introduction for our 
singing "A Career A Career" from our 
Senior Show. Ann Greer Adams remem- 
bers with giggles the ridiculous practice 
for our convocation musical perform- 
ance for which Ruth Philips Hollowell so 
valiantly directed us. She also fondly re- 
members staying in Randolph again and 
having the smell of Boxwoods waft 
through the windows, sitting in the din- 
ing hall enjoying long conversations with 
old friends and Jane Slack SIgloh's 
(our Clergy person) part in the Chapel 
Service. Helen Turner Murphy, who ac- 
companied Tayloe, was amazed that he 
knew almost everyone! (When in the 
Navy, Tayloe often came to SB to see 
Helen, spending many weekday hrs. in 
Commons chatting with whoever was 
there.) Helen remembers vividly the con- 
vocation and our silly skit. She adored 
the opportunity for long conversations 
with old fhends at the leisurely break- 
fasts. Karen Stelnhardt Kirkbrlde and 
Dick plan to attend the upcoming re- 
union. They want us to ask them about 
the progress in their writing projects... 
Could the antics of our 50th be literary 
inspiration? Nancy Ettlnger Minor just 
loved returning to SB for our 50th and 



reconnecting. She and Raleigh had at- 
tended our 45th, and as "a one year 
wonder" felt very much included. Says 
that is the SB spirit and is so glad to be 
part of it. She encourages anyone and 
everyone to come to the 55th and says 
we're a heck of a lot of fun and very 
young. She's looking forward to seeing 
everyone at #55! Catherine Lotterhos 
Mills says everything was just fabulous 
and so much fun. She enthusiastically 
endorses the 55th as the perfect en- 
core for the 50th! Some of Nancy St. 
Claire Talley's words at convocation 
quickly brought us back to 1956: "Be- 
fore the pill, before equal pay for equal 
work, before something like now or an 
era ... ideas that were as ridiculous 
then as a real man on the moon ... be- 
fore your father glowed with pride if you 
spoke of graduate school, medical 
school or law school: before you ever 
heard the four-letter words some chil- 
dren use today on the playground . . . the 
unmarried were old maids at 23 and 
pitiable at 30 and most fathers given 
the choice would rather have had an 
MRS than an AB for his SBC tuition." 
Although our world is light years away 
from our time at Sweet Briar, the friend- 
ships, fun and great memories are irre- 
placeable. We're counting on you to be 
there May 20-22. 2011! Our 55th Re- 
union promises more fun filled happy 
times. See you there! 



1957 



Carol McMurtry Fowler 

10 Woodstone Sq. 
Austin. TX 78703 
carol@curnon.net 



1958 



Jane Shipman Kuntz 

4015 Orchard View PL. No. 1 
Powell. OH 43065 
Jsk0536@att.net 

1959 

All Wood Thompson 

89 Pukolu Way 
Wailea, HI 96753 
808-874-8028 
travisnali@hawaii.rr.com 

I asked everyone to write just 1 or 2 
sentences about a pursuit 
that you're engaged in. which gives you 
a great deal of satisfaction. 

Caroline Blake Whitney: Designing 
with nature. I cannot resist the beauty 
of the earth, plants and all her crea- 
tures. Garden design and maintenance 
is coupled with love of other outdoor ac- 
tivities for relaxation. Writing and paint- 
ing porcelain both express these same 
passions. 

Joanne Bossert Thompson: I volun- 
teer in my church thrift shop once a 
week and also volunteer for Hospice. 

Patsy Buckley O'Brian: I'm still in- 
volved with horses. I nde and drive al- 
most daily and compete with a pair of 
small ponies. I don't jump anymore, but 
ride dressage on my horse. 

Martha Burnet Carlisle: I've had 
Parkinson's Disease for 10 yrs. and 
have spent hours exercising, research- 
ing , and otherwise putting my body. 
mind, and spirit in the best possible 



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CM Burroughs '04 

Pushcart Prize Nominee 

By Colleen Murray 

CM Burroughs '04 came to Sweet Briar in 
2000 with a talent for poetry, nurtured 
throughout her childhood in Atlanta. At Sweet 
Briar, she found encouragement and Inspira- 
tion in the natural beauty of the place and the 
people in it. 

"... the space and the people of that 
space — Carrie and John Brown, Marcia 
Robertson. Cheryl Mares. Karl Tamburr. 
Eleanor Salotto. Constance Merritt. Jennifer 
Bnce and Reetika Vazirani. They all had a 
hand in supporting my growth into myself." 
CM says. "I believe they knew the fullness of 
what I would become before I. Some of them 
have passed on. but they are no less with me 
than the others that are still engaged with the 
world." 
After Sweet Briar, CM earned her Master of Rne Arts at the University of 
Pittsburgh, where she now teaches creative writing and continues to write po- 
etry. 

"The topics that I obsess upon are the female body, emotional and physi- 
cal vulnerabilities and relationships between the self and others," CM says. 
"Currently, I'm writing away from the poems of my manuscript. 'The Vital Sys- 
tem.' which in part investigated the external body, and attempting to explore 
the internal female body — its strivings, failings and variety of operations." 
Since she left Sweet Briar, CM's poems have earned wide recognition. In 
2008. her poem "Dear Incubator" (see pg. 35) was nominated for a Pushcart 
Prize. In 2009. CM was a finalist for the Gift of Freedom Award, sponsored by 
A Room of Her Own, a foundation supporting women artists and writers. Her 
poetry has been published in the journals Callaloo, jubilat. Ploughshares, 
VOLT, Bat City Review and Sou'wester. CM gives frequent readings in the city 
of Pittsburgh and has published a chapbook, "I, I. 1." 

Visit her website at www.cniburroughs.com. 




condition to keep the demons of dis- 
ease at bay. I'm passionate about fam- 
ily — being involved in the lives of 
young folks who will lead us one day is 
compelling. 

Ann Bush Dunlap: I've taken up fid- 
dle and love the music and the charac- 
ters who play it. Never knew there were 
so many kinds — old time, bluegrass, 
Celtic, jazz and all kinds of hybrids. 

Pat Chandler Burns: For 7 yrs. I've 
been a CASA (Court Appointed Special 
Advocate) for the Juvenile Court. We're 
assigned a child or children who are in 
foster care and make sure they're well 
cared for and don't "fall through the 
cracks." The volunteer position requires 
30 hrs. of training: we report to the Ju- 
venile court judge. 

Betsy Colwill Wiegers: In May. we 
had a mini-reunion of 4 classmates in 
NYC — Claire Devener. me. Jackie 
Hekma Stone and Alice Cary Farmer 
Brown. We had so many tales to tell 
and laughs to share that we drove every 
other patron out of the restaurant! 

Mary Harrison "Cookie" Cooke 
Carle: I own a condo in Haverford. My 
contact info is: 264 W. Montgomery Av- 
enue. #305. Haverford, PA 19041. 
Phone and e-mail 
(MHCaried'comcast.net) are the same. 

Tricia Coxe Ware: To escape the 
triple digit heat wave In Richmond I've 
stayed inside cleaning out drawers and 
closets. Exhilarating! 

Pat Davis Sutker: I'm taking writing 
classes with the intention of completing 
a book of memoirs for my grandchildren 



and find it very satisfying. 

Deborah Dunning: I've replaced re- 
tirement with re-engagement and am 
having a great adventure helping manu- 
facturers develop products that support 
human health and quality of life. 

Alice Cary Farmer Brown: I serve on 
the board of The Winterthur Museum in 
Wilmington. DE, as chairman of the Gar- 
den Committee. Our mission is to con- 
tinue to restore and to maintain Henry 
Francis du Font's glorious gardens as 
his abiding passion was horticulture, 
and it is mine as well. 

Penny Rsher Duncklee: John and I 
continue to laugh our way through life, 
while he writes wonderful philosophical 
historical novels and I learn about paint- 
ing watercolor pictures and do photogra- 
phy. 

Pat Frawley Gates: I take great 
pleasure in tending my reunion Sweet 
Briar rose. It's flourishing on the East- 
ern Shore of MD. Between watering and 
singing the school song to it, we're both 
surviving the draught and a very sad 
time in my life. 

Gay Hart Gaines: My passion Is 
Mount Vernon. George Washington's 
home. I represent FL on the board and 
am excited that we're finally building a 
presidential library for our 1st and great- 
est president. I'm chairing the Capital 
Campaign: we plan to raise $100 mil- 
lion. It will be the most important library 
built in the 21st Century and possibly 
the most historically important building. 

Meriwether Hagerty Rumrill: I dance 
as much as possible and am learning 



the Argentine tango, very different and 
more challenging than the tango, which 
isn't hard to fake. 

Harriet Henderson Stubblefleld: 
While being temporarily "sidelined" with 
polymyalgia rheumatica. I've had 
good results with my Canon camera 
and long lens at horse shows where our 
granddaughter Is jumping. I'm an enthu- 
siastic beginner at Ikebana. 

Jane Jamison Messer: Am in Ml for 6 
wks. and planning a slumber Eeyore 
party for my 6 granddaughters with fun 
and games. 

Elizabeth Johnston Lipscomb: I enjoy 
volunteering with young children, first at 
Miriam's House day care, a rehabilita- 
tion center for homeless women and 
their children, and now at the preschool 
at the Presbyterian Home and Family 
Services. 

JIni Jones Vail: My passion for the 
past 5 yrs. is my book, a military his- 
tory, or some call it a biography: 
"Rochambeau, Washington's Ideal Lieu- 
tenant, A French General's Role in the 
American Revolution." It will be pub- 
lished in fall 2010. Also, my new email 
address is: jinivail@gmail.com. 

Isa Mary Lowe Zieglar: As I slowly 
retire from 4 boards (2 in San Fran- 
cisco, 1 in Orinda. 1 regional), I'm find- 
ing pleasure in maintaining an old 
house and garden, old body, and an old 
husband. It's a wonderful stage. 

Virginia MacKethan Kitchin: I've 
been a docent at the Chrysler Museum 
for over 30 yrs.. off and on since the 
60s. Was also a docent in Roanoke 
(Rne Arts Center). Charlottesville (Bayly 
of UVa ), Westchester County, NY (Neu- 
berger of SUNY Purchase ) and NYC 
(Guggenhiem). 

Kathleen Mather Koestler: I volun- 
teer as a nurse at HealthServe In 
Greensboro, a clinic for the uninsured. I 
help with vaccine clinics and referral 
work. 

Vicki Meeks Blair-Smith: I spend 
much of my time in my self-appointed 
role as family genealogist. In sleuthing 
the more difficult branches of the tree, 
each teeny twig found becomes a monu- 
mental victory. 

Nita Mixson Cox: I volunteer with 
Hospice and find it gives me balance 
and a sense of how precious life is. Af- 
terwards. I come home to the humming- 
birds in my garden. 

Evelyn Moore Rickert: After 4 yrs. 
without my husband Ham Horton. I've 
found another wonderful man to spend 
the rest of my life with! I'm now Evelyn 
Moore Horton Rickert. Mrs. Robert 
Dale Rickert, same address: 760 West- 
over Ave. W-S. NC 27104, ehortonrick- 
ert@triad.rr.com. 

Jane "Puss" Moore Banks: I've been 
employed in the family business, now 
called assisted living, now my business, 
for 58 yrs. including h. s. summers. 
I'm currently in the process of making a 
seamless transition to 2 of my children. 
1. the nurse directs the nursing program 
and my son takes care of the business 
side. 

Judy Nevins LeHardy: I started taking 
piano lessons again 3 yrs. ago after 
nearly 50 yrs. I enjoy practicing (that is 
a switch!), but will never play as well as 
4 of our grandchildren. 

Reming Parker Rutledge: I hope to 
finish my magnum opus within the 



CLASS NOTES 



next 12 mos., but it's a tedious slog. I 
love reading and sorting our 19th and 
20th century family letters, and I've 
made some trips to VA to locate their 
houses and churches. 

Ann Pegram Howlngton: I do mostly 
III bitty stuff, the best sounding is as 
Garden Club of America horticulture 
judge. You get Invited to a show to judge 
with nice people, most of whom know a 
lot more than I, and get nicely fed and 
watered. 

Cay Ramey Welmer: My passions 
are keeping up with family and friends 
and doing primitive art, the wonderful 
Richmond Sweet Briar Book Club, im- 
proving my bridge skills and knitting 
prayer shawls for our church prayer 
shawl ministry. 

Debbie Von Relschbach Swan: I'm 
still racing my 21' sailboat, love it. I 
teach ladies sailing, am on the race 
committee of our yacht club and on the 
committee for the lobster race this sum- 
mer between Stonington. CT and Booth- 
bay Harbor. ME. 

Ginny Robinson Harris: It's a great 
joy to me to spend much time in our 
new, state of the arts, art center Hav- 
ing been involved with the arts for- 
ever, and being a designer for interiors 
and exteriors, it's a joy to spend so 
much time in that space. 

Mary Blair Scott Valentine: My pas- 
sion besides my family is tennis. I play 
every morning at 6:00 a.m. with 3 men 
average age 88. They've brought such 
joy to my life. Also, the SBC '59 Book 
Club is a passion. 

Polly Space Dunn: I'm working to im- 
prove my golf and my painting, and love 
being there for my 2 girls and 3 grand- 
children, very rewarding. 

Susan Taylor Montague: I took my 
daughter, her husband and grandchil- 
dren to Nantucket for a week in Jul. I'll 
be off on a SBC trip to Italy in Oct. 

Tabb Thornton Farinholt: We enjoy 
following the events of our 6 grandchil- 
dren, all of whom are 3-season athletes 
of one sort or another. 

Kathy Tyler Sheldon: We've had a 
busy summer with visitors and grand- 
children and are off to celebrate my sis- 
ter's 70th birthday in Tuscany where 
she has rented a villa for family and 
friends. 

Judy Welton Sargent: Although my 
home in Wilmington hasn't sold. I've de- 
cided to establish my residency in TX. 
I've leased a small 2 bedroom apt. in 
Austin near my children and precious 
grandson, John Paul. New address: 800 
W 38th Street. #3104: Austin, TX 
78705. Phone # 512-524-0534. 

Anne Wimbish Kasanin: I lead back- 
stage tours of the San Francisco Opera 
House and meet people from all over 
the worid. 

All Wood Thompson: For the past 15 
yrs. I've been the band leader of a 
Hawaiian band which plays each month 
at nursing homes, a geriatric hospital 
and several Adult Day Care Centers. Our 
16 member band (who are the average 
age of 76) sing, play our ukuleles and 
dance the hula to entertain the elderly. 
It does cheer them up! 



SBC.EDU I SWEET BRIAR MAGAZINE 41 



1960 

Carol Barnard Ottenberg 

1420 41st Ave. East 
Seattle WA 98112 

Many thanks to all who responded to my 
request for news. First, sad news. We 
send our deepest sympathy and heart- 
felt condolences to Mickey Oliver! Svo- 
boda and her family on the loss of 
Mickey's husband. Joe, who died in July. 

We are. indeed, continuing our jour- 
ney separately and together after our 
glorious 50th reunion, a weekend of re- 
connecting, rediscovering and learning 
— with a lot of laughter and catch-up 
conversations. Patricia Russell Howard 
(Toronto, ON): "I had a wonderful time 
at our reunion and was thrilled that we 
had such a large turn-out. After 40 yrs. 
as a Professor of English. I took up 
painting full time, watercolors and draw- 
ings." Patricia's art may be viewed at 
her web site: Lee Cullum (Dallas, TX): 
"I'm on a plane, ready to fly home from 
London and prepanng to interview Al 
Carey, the CEO of Frito Lay, mainly by 
sampling a lot of potato chips. Boone 
Pickens is next on the program I host 
for the PBS affiliate in my part of the 
world. He's high on natural gas." Debo- 
rah Lyon (Jamestown CA): "Sorry I 
couldn't make it to the reunion, but with 
a trip to visit my granddaughter and. 
later this year, a trip to Greece. I was 
pretty tripped out. Life in the foothills of 
the Sierras is good, quiet." Barbara 
Beam Denlson (Bethesda MD): "Busy 
summer with visits from children and 
grandchildren and visits to them as well. 
They threw a lovely 50th anniv. party for 
us in CA. George still lobbying, me still 
framing, both golfing (trying) and travel- 
ing. Sorry to have missed reunion." 

Sue Styer Ericksen Cahlll (Reading 
PA): "I took up golf 3 yrs. ago. After 
many lessons from the club pro and my 
husband, and playing 3 times a wk., 9 
mos. a yr., I'm beginning to play fairly 
well. After all the years of horse show 
ribbons and trophies, I've now brought 
home a golf trophy! I'm so glad I went to 
reunion and reunited with my old class- 
mates — I will long cherish those week- 
end moments!" Winkle WImblsh Chal- 
fant (Ponte Vedra Beach FL): "Although I 
was unable to attend our 50th reunion, 
surely the next best thing was reading 
Lura's reunion booklet containing re- 
sponses from so many of us. It was a 
delight to be updated. Ed and I would 
love to see you all as you travel in the 
vicinity of Ponte Vedra." The reunion 
booklet, initiated and assembled by 
Class Secretary (now retired) Lura Cole- 
man Wampler (Wayne PA), contains re- 
flections by 51 of us. It's a wonder to 
read. Lura may have copies available. 
To order one ($6). contact her at Anne 
Rienecke Clarke (Wilton CT) also 
spends time in FL. in Venice. "1 do enjoy 
goirtg there a few times a year, espe- 
cially in the winter. 

Teddy Hill and Liz Few (New Orleans 
LA): "We're still spending a couple of 
weeks in Kenya each year with the little 
conservancy in the Mar we are involved 
with. This year we're also going to Zam- 
bia in the wet (Emerald sounds better) 
season when the bird migration is full 
blown and there are hardly any tourists 



around. It'll be hot and wet, but wild and 
interesting. Zambia is our next love after 
Kenya. We had an NYC house party of 
old friends from Columbia. SC. Ellen 
Pringle Read was with us. and Elizabeth 
Meade Howard joined us for dnnks and 
dinner when we could get her. We also 
saw Molly Haskell '61 there. We were at 
her apt. by chance on the very night she 
received the Guggenheim Award for her 
next book. A very happy occasion. We 
went to CO in July, having reached our 
limit with the heat, humidity, politics and 
BP in New Orleans. The spiir is still on 
our minds, as are the images of dam- 
age to people, livelihood, animals and 
wetlands. We'd love to see any of you." 
Jane Headstream Yerkes (Seattle WA): 
"PattI Powell Pusey and I went to Hong 
Kong last Feb. We're both married to 
members of Pnnceton's "Great Class of 
1958." all of whom were invited to visit 
another classmate. Sir Gordon Wu, in 
Hong Kong. A week touring Hong Kong 
and environs was most fascinating! Last 
spnng. Leonard and I had a visit with 
Nancy Corson GIbbes and then went on 
to Mulberry, a beautiful plantation near 
Camden, SC. Former SBC president Eliz- 
abeth Muhlenfeld wrote a wonderful and 
learned book about former resident 
Mary Chesnut. Come visit any time in 
Seattle." 

Carolyn King Ratcllffe (White Stone, 
VA): "We took a tnp to Egypt with our 
family (11 of us) last summer, in cele- 
bration of our 50th wedding anniv. It 
was hot, but the international news was 
about the heat on the U.S. East Coast, 
which was hotter than Egypt! Also, 
daughter Cathy and granddaughter Car- 
olyn were treated to a wonderful back- 
stage tour of the Broadway show. Lion 
King, by Lucy Martin Glanlno's daugh- 
ter. Antonia." Lucy (NYC) explains fur- 
ther: "Antonia's currently the production 
stage manager. She loves it! Disney 
loves her as well and sends her out to 
do promo work for the show before a 
road production goes to a city. Her hus- 
band Joel Hoestra's show. "Rock of 
Ages." IS also playing on Broadway. All 
80s rock music. Great cast, cute story 
and Joel is on stage as the lead gui- 
tanst for the rock band. I'm sure Anto- 
nia and Joel would be happy to give 
backstage tours if they're there." Anita 
Perrin Grymes (Richmond, VA): "It was 
wonderful to be with so many accom- 
plished and energetic women at re- 
union. The best part was reconnecting 
with old friends that I hadn't seen in 
years, especially Mary Anne Claiborne 
Johnston and Robin Ould Rentsch." 
Jane Ellis Covington (Richmond, VA) 
and Isabel Ware Burch (Williamsburg, 
VA). new class co-presidents: "Having 
said to ourselves that the 50th might be 
our last reunion, we are eating our 
words — big time! It was so great being 
back on that gorgeous campus and re- 
connecting with old friends that we ask 
you to mark your virtual calendars now 
for May 2015. No excuses — tempus 
fugitr 



1961 



Elizabeth Hutchins Sharland 

1724 Aberdeen Cir. 
Crofton. MD 21114 
thefroghall@verizon.net 

Mary Denny Scott Wray sees lots of 
her family, both in Richmond and NY: 
Mystic, CT: and Rshers Island in Block 
Island Sound. Larry and Cella Williams 
Dunn visited her on the island, and she 
sees Emily FitzHugh and Molly Haskell 
in NY. She's also seen MIml GIbbs 
Piper. Also in Richmond, Susie Prichard 
Pace "keeps movin' along," caring for 
wheelchair-bound George, 4 children 
and 6 grands. She enjoys "simple pleas- 
ures like a ride in the country with her 
daughter Margaret." Judy Harris Cutting 
and Tom celebrated their 51st anniv. in 
Richmond. Tom grew up in Fort Smith, 
where they live a few months of the yr. 
for "a western twist." That also brings 
them closer to Dallas, where their 
daughter and her tnplets (10) reside. In 
Feb., Judy and Tom drove to NY and got 
snowed in (with the rest of the Middle 
Atlantic). "Saw 6 shows, ate well and 
made daily visits to the bank." Last 
summer they enjoyed fun and culture in 
Chautauqua. NY. Judy ends. "We do en- 
courage each other with our tales." 

Marjorle Ann "Oeeda" Hill Bradford 
and Reed celebrated their 50th anniv. 
last Jun. with family, friends and locals 
— "a wonderful time for us. Though 
roommate Faith Bullls Mace couldn't 
make it, but after exchanging e-mails 
and pictures, it's "great getting back to- 
gether." In '59 and'60 Reed was sta- 
tioned with the Army in Worms: they 
thought a 4-mo. honeymoon in Germany 
on Uncle Sam would be nice. Reed's 
Colonel changed their plans for a NY 
wedding: their parents, her sister and 
"what family could get away" joined 
some parental friends and Reed's army 
buddies for the wedding. The required 
civil ceremony in the Worms court- 
house, the mayor presiding, and the 
post chaplain conducted the beautiful 
church ceremony in the chapel. They en- 
joyed 4 mos. in Germany before return- 
ing stateside. 

Stevie Barutio Welch will celebrate 
her 50th anniv. in Sept. "Our son and 
his wife treated us to a thp in Apr. to LA 
as an early anniv. gift. We watched the 
Santa Anna Derby and the Pacific again. 
Our oldest grandson is in his 3rd year of 
med. School and our youngest grand- 
daughter is starting middle school. Find 
all 5 of them fascinating. We're still 
horse racing fans with trips to Lexing- 
ton. Louisville and Tampa where the 
ponies love running. Cella Williams 
found me on facebook. and I hope we 
can keep up. Would love to hear from 
others." 

MImi Lucas Reming and Peter cele- 
brated their 50th in Jun. in Savannah, 
with family and members of their wed- 
ding party, including bridesmaids Lou 
Chapman Hoffman with Don. and Cella 
Williams Dunn with Larry. All enjoyed a 
picnic at Celia's country home, and Sat. 
dinner at their son's home, the Savan- 
nah project for the television show. 
"This Old House." Sun. began with wor- 
ship in St. John's Episcopal Church, 
where Mimi and Peter were married. 



Calla lilies graced the altar as they did 
50 yrs. ago. The finale was a midday 
dinner at the Oglethorpe Club, where 
"Mimi gave the perfect toast." Mimi and 
Peter continue to work part time: Peter 
as an assistant to the Dean of St. Pe- 
ter's Episcopal Cathedral, and Mimi as 
a senior judge on the FL trial court 
bench. Their greatest joy is time with 
their 3 sons: Peter and his wife with 2 
children in Atlanta: Lucas, his wife and 
2 daughters in St. Petersburg: and 
youngest son Mills in Savannah with his 
wife and son. 

Last fall. Lou Chapman Hoffman vis- 
ited Miss Em Whaley Whipple in 
Charleston. They hadn't seen each 
other since SBC. Miss Em gave Lou a 
tour of houses and gardens, the high- 
light of which was her son's artwork in 
his studio. She and Dody Prevost Rags- 
daie in Raleigh keep up by phone. Janna 
Staley Rtzgerald and husband Hans 
Tiefel of the Coll. of William and Mary 
enjoy Williamsburg and gardening. 
Janna visits her mother (103). living 
solo in a Charlottesville condo. Last 
May. she and Hans visited in Martha's 
Vineyard and on the way back saw col- 
lege friends, including Anne Worboys 
Buske. whose daughter Dana had 
moved her close to her home in Arling- 
ton, MA and Holly ChaikowskI Davis in 
Lebanon, PA. She hears from Lucy Giles 
Richey busy with grandchildren and 
dogs. "The most beautiful child ever is, 
of course" Hunter Staley Fitzgerald, who 
joined the rest of her family at the 
beach in Jun. 

Some of us mentioned our projects. 
Judy Greer Schuiz has restoration proj- 
ects: at Thomas Jefferson's retreat. 
Poplar Forest: then an 1840s vintage 
house in Bedford, serving as a Parish 
House for the Lutheran Church Steve is 
helping to establish there: and lately, a 
girls' school Konnarack. which her 
grandfather helped found in the moun- 
tains of Southwestern VA in the Depres- 
sion. She helps with Lynchburg's 5-year- 
old opera company and has her piano 
students. They visit their "delightful 
grandchildren." in Rye. just north of 
NYC. and in Providence, Rl. When living 
in her creekside cottage near the 
Chesapeake, Margaret Gwathmey sup- 
ports the "dynamic" West Riverkeeper. 
She volunteers, mostly testing the water 
for why the critters have so much trou- 
ble thriving. The local umbrella civic as- 
sociation has found that finding a 
dorque to be secretary is harder than 
finding a vice president, so Bette 
Hutchins Sharland, between Bowie and 
Annapolis, is back taking minutes. In 
staring down a bad birthday last Jan. 
and early Feb., she realized that older 
women should identify the men who 
need an extra Valentine, buy. sign "your 
secret admirer." and drive to a Post Of- 
fice 50 mi. away, hopefully in the next 
state, before mailing them. The "Red 
Rock News" ran a feature of Laura Con- 
way Nason out in Sedona, AZ. Laura 
runs The French Group, who meet 
Thursdays to speak and keep French a 
part of their lives. She and Jack enjoy 
regular visits from friends "back east" 
and their 2 sons, one outside Philadel- 
phia, and the other in Olympia. WA. Her 
family love hiking in the red rocks. Laura 
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with his Dartmouth classmates and get 
back to Penn almost every autumn. 

Susan Cone Scott moved into "a 
lovely condo" despite all that snow last 
winter. Like many, she says "Best trips 
are visits to 1 child in New Orleans and 
1 in Austin." Penny Stanton Meyer 
spent last winter back on MD's Eastern 
Shore, shoveling more snow than did 
Vermonters. and has now moved to be 
near family and old friends. Her 38 won- 
derful yrs. raising kids and teaching in 
the countryside are special memories. 
Son David and family are in Carbondale. 
where he teaches at CO Rocky Mountain 
School. Susannah and family live near 
Tampa, where she teaches. Penny says 
both are great for a visit. She planned 
to be just back from Costa Rica now. 

Many enjoy travel. Alicia Laing Salis- 
bury and John escaped a "really cold 
snowy KS winter in Palm Desert. CA. 
and a hot. humid summer by spending 
the season" at their place in Grand 
Lake. CO. They've just returned from an 
excursion through the German. Italian. 
Austrian and Swiss Alps and saw the 
passion play in Oberammergau, and 
have traveled in South America in the 
past 2 yrs. 

1962 

Parry Ellice Adam 

33 Pleasant Run Road 
Remington. NJ 08822 

With many thanks to Allison Moore 
Garrett, here are our tidbits. Allison and 
Tom still live in Memphis. They have 10 
■grandchildren. The oldest 2 granddaugh- 
ters are at Vanderbilt and UVA. Allison 
works part time as a psychologist, spe- 
cializing in eating disorders and 
women's issues. She and Tom spend 
time in Vero Beach in winter. Allison had 
a great visit with Douglas Dockery 
Thomas at her gorgeous home in CT 
this summer. 

1963 

Jane Goodridge 

31-C Archdale Street 
Charleston, SC 29401 
jane_goodridge@att.net 

Many thanks to those who responded 
to my news request! For those who 
don't have email, please send your 
news to me for the next issue as soon 
as possible. 

Chris Devol Wardlow's granddaugh- 
ter Anna Devol Richards will be attend- 
ing Sweet Briar in fall. Is the 1st grand- 
daughter from '63 to attend SBC? Chris 
and Anna's mother Dianna plan to at- 
tend Parents Weekend in Oct. 

Cynthia Livingstone GIbert continues 
as an infectious disease physician at 
the VA Medical Center in Washington, 
D.C.. and is a professor of medicine at 
George Washington U. Both of her chil- 
dren are physicians: son Chris and his 
wife have 3 children, one of them — 
Sophia (10) — loves anything to do with 
horses: her daughter Jennifer is at the 
U. of KY in Lexington so Cynthia visits 
the Bluegrass State every few mos. She 
had lunch with Valerie Elbrick Hanion in 
summer and spoke with Cheri Rtzger- 
ald Burchard recently. 



Connecting with our classmates in 
Europe is always special. From Den- 
mark. Harriet Reese Jensen is busy with 
'senior nanny duty' as her daughter is 
divorced, working full time, and living 
nearby with 3 small children. In May she 
and some Danish fhends visited 
Moscow and took a river cruise up the 
Volga and through a couple of lakes to 
St Petersburg. She never expected that 
she would find herself standing on the 
Red Square or touring a section of the 
Kremlin. In Aug. she plans to spend 10 
days in Provence before school starts 
and senior nanny has to gear up! From 
Germany Nerlssa vom Baur Roehrs 
wrote not only about her music but 
about her Siamese cats! Last fall a local 
radio station programmed some of her 
songs for a half hour over 2 wks. and 
played 2 of her Christmas carols during 
Advent. She recently wrote a song (cho- 
rus and full orchestra) for her old 
school, at the request of the departing 
headmistress, for the installation of the 
new headmistress in late Sept. which 
Nerissa will attend. She says that the 
school is "all fired up" about it and that 
the music director thinks it's going to be 
"terrific." 

Stateside Betty Stanly Cates was 
surprised to see Barbara Rockefeller 
Bartlett, Mary Lou Morton Seilheimer 
and Charlie, and Betty Noland Caravati 
at a successful SB event in Vero Beach 
in Feb. Jo Ellen Parker attended and 
charmed everyone. The distinguished 
professor lecture was given by John 
Morrisey — this "whale of a man" gave 
"a whale of a lecture" on whales. Betty 
managed a brief visit with Lea Osborne 
Angeii and Jack in Vero Beach last win- 
ter. Lu Gardner Mannion and Ed spent a 
night with her on their way back to TN 
after a Panama Canal cruise. They es- 
caped a snowstorm while they were 
away. 

From the mountains Allle Stemmons 
Simon's news centers around retire- 
ment — completely for Heinz and par- 
tially for her since her travel business 
has dwindled to a few die-hard clients 
who don't keep her too busy. They spent 
the summer at their CO home "because 
TX is too hot!" They've worked out about 
a 50/50 split between the 2 places. 
The dog and cat go back and forth with 
them and the kids visit both. Oldest 
daughter Karen is building a house near 
them in Snowmass Village. Lisa Wood 
Hancock and Pete spent a week with 
them and they went to a marvelous con- 
cert with Joshua Bell. Allie and Heinz 
will take a Mediterranean cruise this 
fall. 

Karen Gill Meyer and Jim had a great 
trip to Kiawah. SC. this spring: they also 
attended the Master's and U.S. Open. 
They're still working together at Morgan 
Stanley Smith Barney with no plans to 
retire and commute to Coronado every 
weekend. Karen enjoys her stint on the 
SB board in these challenging times. 

Nikki Griess Deupree has a 4th 
grandchild (2nd grandson) thanks to her 
son and daughter-in-law. Wanting to 
downsize, they put their house on the 
market, but don't know where they'll go 
next! They have a condo in FL so they 
won't be out on the street if the house 
sells quickly. Kathy Caldwell Patten is 
expecting a new grandchild in Aug. 



Kathy stays busy on The TN Gorge Land 
Trust. 2 book clubs, 2 garden clubs and 
traveling. In Oct. her husband got a 
moose hunting permit for when they're 
in Eagle Lake, ME: she's wondering 
what they're going to do with a 1500 lb 
moose! 

Sue Jones Cansler and Chuck took 2 
of their grandchildren (twins, 10) on a 2- 
wk. trip from Charleston. SC, to Wash- 
ington, D.C., and had fun seeing some 
familiar sights through new eyes! She 
stays busy with the Coastal Symphony 
of GA. This fall they're going on a 
Mediterranean cruise that includes 
Egypt, Israel, Greece and Turkey. Betsy 
Parker McColl and Jim love being grand- 
parents; they see 2 granddaughters, 
Frances (21 mos.) and Lucy (3 mos.) of- 
ten. Betsy still plays tennis and has 
found some people to play with when 
they're in Blowing Rock. NC, during the 
summer. Ann Knickerbocker McCulloch 
has a full life in Houston with 7 grand- 
children as well as many Iraqi. Afghan 
and Iranian refugees to whom she 
teaches English and serves as an Amer- 
ican grandmother. 

Anne Carter Brothers and family 
were headed for the Gulf Coast in Jul. 
(will she survive 5 granddaughters un- 
der 1 roof?) Anne says she's overcom- 
mitted herself for the fall with a one- 
woman show, a school show and 
Christmas commissions, but plans to 
take it easy in 2011 to enjoy her 70th 
yr.! Sallie Yon Williams has been busy 
traveling to see children, grandchildren 
and surrogate children. She volunteers 
at the local hospital and helps with 
school cookbook projects. She sees 
Barbara Yokum Miller, who looks great, 
whenever they come to Sandbridge, VA, 
from the Washington area. 

By the time you read this Betsey 
Beale should have recovered from a 
fractured right fibula which is keeping 
her housebound; we enjoy marathon 
phone calls every week. 



1964 



Ginny deBuys 

H16 Shirley Lane 
Lawrenceville. NJ 08648 
gdebuys@comcast.net 

It's wonderful to hear from class- 
mates any time. Grace Mary Dates 
heard from fellow Texan Margaret Gas- 
ton Clayton. She went to SMU and did 
graduate work in English and psych else- 
where. "I've been married for 46 yrs. to 
a lawyer, philosopher and rancher. We 
have 2 children: Christopher who lives 
nearby and is married with 2 daughters, 
and Catherine (36) married with 2 
daughters living in AL. I breed and show 
Cavalier King Charies Spaniels and en- 
joy church and community work." Carol 
EckmanTaylor and David are fine as are 
her granddaughter (9) and her mother 
who live with them. "I work very much 
full time with a small law firm I helped 
start 5 yrs. ago. David runs the house 
and several acres of vegetables when 
he isn't motorcycling all over the U.S. 
and abroad. My specialties are taxes 
and American Giri dolls." Dona Van Ars- 
dale Jones got an update from Frances 
Lee-Vandell. "I'm still reconstructing the 



C LASS NOTES 



1780 house I took down in Chesterfield 
County, board by board, brick by brick. 
Trying to get LEED certification and im- 
prove the farm surrounding it. I have 5 
granchildren: the oldest at Woodberry 
Forest, his sister at Chatham Hall." She 
also adds that the great blizzard slowed 
them down a bit, but that she had "a 
great winter teaching skiing at Winter- 
green." (It's in VA.) As for me. Ginny de- 
Buys. I may join the working world for a 
short spell. 



1965 



Sally McCrady Hubbard 

52 Sherwood Trail 
Sewanee TN 37375-2166 
sally@hubbard.net 

Please, please, send your new email 
addresses to Bonnie Seitz at Sweet 
Briar (seitz@sbc.edu) and to me, since I 
don't request class news by mail! 

The 45th reunion was a happy visit 
with classmates and a positive introduc- 
tion to the new president, Jo Ellen 
Parker. Laura Haskell Phlnizy handed 
over the class presidency to Brenda 
Muhlinghaus Barger, and I was rein- 
stated as secretary. To add a focus to 
our class notes, we decided to try send- 
ing a question with the request for news 
— what are your memories of the day 
John Kennedy was shot. 

Vicky Thoma Barrette retired in 
spring '08 after 36 yrs. with Baystate 
Health in western MA, to relocate to 
Portsmouth, NH, and travel. In 6/09 
she and Gene moved to their Tidewatch 
condo near the ocean, and the city and 
skiing. After only a few mos. to enjoy 
NH, Gene died in 1/10. Friends visiting 
Portsmouth are welcome to visit (603- 
373-0059). Vicky went to China 
with Nancy MacMeekin in Mar. and vis- 
ited relatives in Austin .TX, Seattle, WA, 
and Manitoulin Island on Lake Huron in 
Ontario. She plans a trip with Nancy to 
AK and is going to Egypt in Oct. 

Melinda Chapman remembers stand- 
ing in front of her dresser on the 
3rd floor of Carson when someone ran 
down the hall screaming the news from 
Dallas. Her 1st thought was that our 
country was under attack; everyone was 
so nervous about the Bay of Pigs. She 
went with a group to the chapel to pray 
and stayed until they heard Kennedy 
was dead. Melinda's response to 
Kennedy's death was compounded by 
her zany philosophy teacher, Dr. Crowe, 
who took the class on a field trip to 
Lynchburg to see "Dr. Strangelove: How 
I Learned to Love the Bomb." Exciting 
family news: son David and wife 
Melinda and their 4 children (17. 14, 13 
and 10) will live in Germany for the next 
3 yrs. David works for a German drug 
company and this is a step up the lad- 
der. Melinda plans to visit them: the 
children will be attending an interna- 
tional school in Frankfort. 

Elizabeth Sutton Healy retired from 
Park School in Boston, and she and Jay 
have given up their Beacon Hill condo to 
become country mice. This puts them in 



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Charlemont. as always, and In Dublin, 
NH, much of the summer. Jay was con- 
cerned that she'd be bored In retire- 
ment, but her lists of things to do. both 
house projects and fun projects, will 
long outlast her! Jay still has his lumber 
operation In western MA. plus he was 
appointed a year ago by USDA to be 
state director for rural development In 
MA. CT and Rl. Son Eben is in Philly. 
working on a master's in education, 
hoping to teach and coach. Daughter 
Elizabeth Is a vet tech In CO, where they 
love to visit. 

Scribble Heuston celebrates our own 
Elvira Macmlllan Tate being honored as 
Outstanding Alumna of the Year! She 
also encourages classmates to become 
members of the Boxwood Circle — that 
would make her daughter-in-law. chair- 
woman KImberley Euston '92. very 
happy. Scribble volunteers and lives in 
Jacksonville. 

Sally McCrady Hubbard was In a his- 
tory of opera class at Tulane on 
11/22/63; the professor dismissed the 
class, unable to speak. She went to her 
husband's side of the campus, stunned 
and afraid and found him unable to 
speak or to hear. He who was consid- 
ered a dangerous liberal by his family 
and an arch-conservative by his gradu- 
ate school peers — how could he gneve 
this event? She couldn't talk with him 
about it. It shattered her illusions that 
the USA was somehow different from 
other countries; that we had immunity 
from guerilla warfare, from assassina- 
tion. As for current news. Sally's 10 
mos. as office manager for the Sewa- 
nee Summer Music Festival ended on a 
high note (sorry!). The mo.-long program 
was successful: 145 talented young stu- 
dents attended, the faculty was happy, 
audiences were up. donations were up. 
concerts were incredible, and the festi- 
val ended well into the black (after years 
in the red). 

Nancy MacMeekIn and Vicky did a 
whirlwind trip to China on a Chamber of 
Commerce tour, seeing pearls, jade, 
silks and visiting Beijing. Xi'an (the ter- 
racotta warriors) and Shanghai. It was 
sleeting and snowing the day they went 
to the Great Wall, which added magic to 
the sight of the wall snaking along the 
mountain ridges. Nancy remembers be- 
ing in Classical Civilization class in the 
auditorium when Abby Mason Browne 
burst in and announced "The presi- 
dent's been shot!" Before she under- 
stood. Nancy's 1st thought was "Who 
would shoot President Pannell?" 

Mary K. Lee McDonald remembers 
seeing an emotional side of her classi- 
cal civilization professor that day. She 
had thought him an ancient stoic Greek 
who never showed emotion. Mary K, is 
still working hard in real estate; hus- 
band John is busy with HO model trains. 
Boy Scouts, shooting sports and golf. 
Their granddaughter (4) is in Richmond; 
their grandson (6 wks.) is moving to 
Penn State where both parents have 
teaching positions. Inveterate traveler. 
Mary K.'s been or is going to China. AZ. 
Hatteras. Sugar Mountain. NC. in Au- 
gust (where she hopes to connect 
with Alice Mighell Ficken again). NY. 
and Santa Fe in the winter. 

Laura Haskell Phinlzy remembers 
11/22 as overcast. She didn't know 
how to feel, act or react; so tried to 



study. Daughter Laura's family moved 
into their new. larger home in D.C. 
across from Lafayette Park. Grandsons 
Wesley and Stewart visited Laura and 
Stewart in Augusta. 

Mllbrey Sebrlng Raney was in the li- 
brary stacks that Fri. afternoon. She 
came out for a break and saw Miss 
Muncy running down the corridor, tears 
streaming down her face, calling out the 
news. Mibs was overwhelmed by the 
news and by the fact that Miss Muncy 
was crying. She was stunned and un- 
able to study. 

Sally Rasco Thomas was attending 
the U. of Madrid when Kennedy was 
shot, and may have heard the news 
sooner than friends in VA did. because 
she had a friend whose husband was 
stationed at the American airbase. Sally 
went to her friend's apt. while Kennedy 
was still en-route to the hospital to lis- 
ten to the Armed Forces network bul- 
letins. She attended a memohal service 
at the American Embassy. Other news 
from Sally is that HI is part of her terri- 
tory, and she's going there with her old- 
est granddaughter during the Honolulu 
Heart Walk. 

After reunion. Laura Phlnizy wrote 
President Parker an interesting ques- 
tion: "To whom are you marketing SBC 
now? Where are you finding girls who 
want to come? What drives them to look 
at an all-girls' college?" Jo Ellen's an- 
swer is of interest to us all; "These 
days, most students tell us they choose 
Sweet Briar because of specific pro- 
grams we offer. That is. they come be- 
cause of the strength of the business 
program, or creative writing, or engineer- 
ing, or the equestrian program, or any of 
our other outstanding offerings. Most of 
them are not specifically looking for a 
women's college. It's only after they 
study here for a while that they recog- 
nize all the advantages of single-sex ed- 
ucation. Many students also tell us that 
they choose Sweet Briar because of the 
beauty of the land. A typical comment is 
'I pulled in the gates and felt this was 
the place I wanted to be.' 

"So our typical student these days 
has chosen Sweet Bhar because of its 
strong academic reputation overall and 
the presence of some particular pro- 
gram that interests her. She is also gen- 
erally someone who appreciates the 
beauty of the land and may be athletic 
or 'outdoorsy.' She is clearly willing to 
attend a women's college, but she has 
considered both single sex and coed op- 
tions, and generally made her choice 
based on academic programs and stu- 
dent experience." 



1966 

Randi Miles Long 

19 Hidden Valley Road 
Lafayette. CA 94549 
randlpl@aol.com 

Sad news first. Molly Thrombly Bai- 
ley died on 5/14/10 due to a freak 
drowning accident. She's survived by 
her husband. John. 2 children, and 3 
grandchildren. John Bailey's address is 
1213 E. Shelby St. No. 16 in Seattle. WA 
98102. 

DIanna "Peppie" Yaeger Rankin 
writes that she dearly misses Sharon 



Price Quill who died last summer. 
2010. Herb and I keep up with Jim Quill 
who tells us that the local Garden Club 
and Presbyterian Church have made 
lovely tributes to Sharon. Peppie and 
Tom have moved to McLean. VA. as Pep- 
pie has accepted the position. Director 
of Equestrian Programs at The Madeira 
School. 

This year begins Meredith Aldrich's 
34th yr. with Childrens Hours' Primary 
School. She's looking forward to sum- 
mer and the renewal it will bring after an 
encounter with lung cancer. She has 
been undergoing treatment at Dana Fat- 
her in Boston. She welcomes visitors 
who might find themselves near 
Geneva. NY. or Martha's Vineyard. MA. 
Her email is moodleahws.edu. 

A destination also to keep in mind is 
Sweet Briar College for our 45th reunion 
May 20-22. 2011. I'm glad that Sharon 
Quill and i took the time to attend our 
40th. It turned out to be Sharon's last 
reunion. We never know what tomorrow 
brings our way. Missy Spruance Talbot 
writes that 5 yrs. have passed since 
she had her 2005 stroke. She reminds 
all of us that "God is good." 

Many of you love staying connected 
with SBC friends. I feel blessed to have 
Penn Willets Mullin close by; we enjoy 
fun times together during the yr. Hope to 
see Robin Cutler as she has a daughter 
and 2 grandsons who live in San Fran- 
cisco and also Tia Campbell McMillan 
who has 2 children and 5 grandchildren 
here also. Hopefully. Nancy Schmitt 
Bishop and Keenan Colton Kelsey can 
join us as they too are in the Bay Area. 

This yr.. Herb and I visited Makanah 
Dunham Morriss and Bob at their farm 
in Forest. VA. They have beautiful prop- 
erty outside Lynchburg for themselves 
and their horses. While we were there. 
Kit Baker Syndor from up the road 
stopped by. She is very proud to be a 
grandmother. Betty Booker Morriss 
says Makanah is up to a gazillion activi- 
ties. Betty gets to see Makanah and 
Bob a lot as Betty's husband Dabney is 
Bob's brother. Betty herself is very ac- 
tive writing Boomer related articles, 
managing a rental property, and serving 
as herfamily-o-origin matriarch. 

Sally Kalber Fiedler and Jay saw 
Jane Taylor Ryan and Jack this yr. Sally 
has a grandson (7) and wishes his fam- 
ily lived closer than OR. She and Jay 
loved being at SBC recently, and they 
were impressed with the architecture 
and natural beauty of the campus and 
both the past and current presidents. 

Penn Willets Mullin and her SBC 
roommates Jane Nelson, Keenan 
Colton Kelsey and Susan Dodson Hlller 
look forward to their yearly reunions. 
Penn and George enjoy a life busy with 
grandchildren, backpacking and fly-fish- 
ing. Penn enjoys her teaching and tutor- 
ing creative writing in nearby schools. 

Suzy Mosley Helms and Nelson look 
forward to another summer at Chau- 
tauqua and expect to see Marcy Rsher. 
Harrlette Horsey Sturges and Penny 
Steketee SIdor. 

This was also a yr. of change for 
some of us. Andrea Pearson Penning- 
ton will retire from her 28-yr. job as 
Court Referee at Slnckland Youth Cen- 
ter. She and Al are looking forward to a 
cross-country driving trip as their 1st ad- 
venture. 



Katie Pritchett Mitchell is retired 
from residential real estate after 30 yrs. 
Now is time for she and Jim to concen- 
trate on 8 grandchildren and her 3 chil- 
dren. She enjoyed a visit with Mar- 
guerite McKee Moss and heard from 
Carey Judy Weathers who is an emerg 
ing artist and enjoys her new hobby and 
all her grandchildren. 

Marcia Pace Lindstrom's husband 
retired as rector of St. Thomas Episco- 
pal Church in Apr. and they moved to 
Franklin, NC. Marcia has found a book 
club, duplicate bridge and a good hair 
stylist so all is well. 

While some classmates are facing 
new adventures as they retire, others 
are passionate about their current work. 
Martha Madden Swanson and David 
will make a return trip to Kenya to cele- 
brate the grand opening of the new 
buildings for the school they support — 
a high school for students who have 
been orphaned by Aids. 

Lee MacKubIn Miller is busy working 
with the homeless and mentally im- 
paired. She loves being a grandmother 
of 2. 

Barbara Dublin Van Cleve is an 
emergency room chaplain for our hospi- 
tal system in Greensboro. NC. but has 
time for long tnps to Scotland and Ire- 
land and trips with family to celebrate 
daughters' educational decrees. 

Cherry Brown Peters is still a busi- 
ness analyst with Suntrust Bank. She 
sings in the church choir and serves on 
a volunteer board. 

Vicki Chainsky Verity is president of 
the local hospice and serves on the 
board of the SC Coastal Conservation 
League. 

Judy Wilson Grant is still involved 
with the Denver Debutante Ball, the Gar- 
den Club of Denver, the CO Cattlemen's 
Agricultural Land Trust and the board of 
directors for Sweet Briar. They're enjoy- 
ing their 1st grandchild. 

Jane Ellen Glasser's 2nd book. 
"Light Persists." won the Tampa Review 
Prize for Poetry and her book. "On the 
Corner of Yesterday." was just released 
from Pudding House Publications, De- 
spite all her wnting. she still has time to 
enjoy her 3 grandchildren. 

Another writer is Sally Van Winkle 
Campbell who has a new book. "Saving 
Kentucky. Greening the Bluegrass." 
coming out in Oct. It has been a 7-yr. 
project. (See 
media.savingkentucky.com) 

Jody Nolan Old and Randy opened a 
consultation practice in Vero Beach. FL. 
for wellness through nutrition and herbal 
medicine (intuneherbalists.com). Jody 
lives close to Marilyn Garabrant Morris 
and enjoys golf with Debbie Haslam 
Penlston who returned from Africa and 
was delighted to see the Big Five on Sa- 
fari. 

Other travelers include Jean Camp- 
bell Barquin who recently had fun trips 
to Spain. France and Italy. They expect 
their 1st grandchild in Nov. 

Ellie Gilmore Massie loves their 
move to Plymouth. MA. where they play 
golf, tennis and bridge and enjoy visits 
from children who live nearby. Ellie sings 
in various groups. 

TIa Campbell McMillan also moved 
to a new house in Sheperdstown. WV. 
overlooking the Potomac River. She's 
learning how to fly fish. 



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Sidney Turner says this was an 
amazing yr, in the Baltimore/Washington 
area with over 80 in. of snow. They find 
life gets more difficult in entertaining as 
one must consider diabetes, high blood 
pressure. Crohn's disease etc. when 
planning meal. As for Herb and I. our 
lives too are filled with travel, birding. 
church and family and grandchildren ac- 
tivities, even though they're in NC. The 
most fulfilling thing though, is tutoring 
2nd graders in inner city Oakland once a 
week. The things these children experi- 
ence in their out of school lives over- 
whelm us. 

Hope to see you May 2a22. 2011 
for our 45th reunion. If you haven't 
given me your email address, please do 
so as it makes this job so much easier. 
Please title your email "SBC." give both 
your maiden and married name and use 
our email, hrlongl3@sbcglobal.net. 



1967 



Diane Dalton 

1014 N Astor St.. Apt. 43 
Milwaukee, Wl 53202 
dbdalton@milwaukeerep.com 



1968 



Lynne Gardner Detmer 

125 Wareham's Point 
Williamsburg. VA 23185 
lgdetmer@aol.com 



1969 



Nancy Crawford Bent 

14 Popping Brook Rd. 
Sherborn, MA 01770 
ascb614@comcast.net 

i have sad news to report. Rrst, Win 
Waterman Gildehaus (Moline, IL) died in 
11/09 of a rare cancer diagnosed 2 yrs. 
earlier, after Win and Tom returned from 
a family wedding in India. Susan Scan- 
Ian wrote: "Win fought without complaint 



or self-pity for nearly 2 yrs.. refusing to 
give up hope. Tom's devotion and deter- 
mination probably added a year to her 
(life], allowing her to meet a couple new 
grandchildren." In summer '09, Nancy 
Wendling Peacock and Susan decided 
it was time to say goodbye and flew to 
IL. where they had "a wonderful couple 
days recalling and even making great 
memories." Win and Tom took Sue and 
Nanner on a behind-the-scenes tour of 
Davenport, lA's Figge Art Museum (Win 
in a wheelchair but still game). Win and 
Tom were involved in its creation and, 
as chairman of the board, Tom was in- 
strumental in bringing Jackson Pollock's 
most famous drip painting and 22 other 
modern masterpieces to The Rgge from 
the U. of lA. "Nanner was able to fly out 
for the funeral. In Win's honor, all the 
women wore crazy patterned and 
brightly colored stockings or socks. It 
was Win's fashion trademark; she al- 
ways had the legs to carry them off. The 
men followed suit with wild ties and 
vests. Win would have loved that 
touch." 

I was shocked to hear in Jun. that 
Kelthley Rose Miller's (Palm Beach, FL) 
husband Dwight died suddenly while 
they were vacationing in the Dominican 
Republic. I'm sure you all join me in 
sending our deepest sympathy to Keith- 
ley and the Rose-Miller families. 

Martha Brewer (NoLa) had a chal- 
lenging year, breaking her wrist in 
11/09 and undergoing several surger- 
ies to repair it, successfully. Then her 
spouse, Susan Landry, was diagnosed 
with cancer. As of Aug.. Martha and Su- 
san are meeting the treatments (not 
surprisingly) with stamina and style. 

MA misses her, but Ronde Kneip 
Bradley (Brooklyn, NY) has moved to 
take a new job at Wylie publishing, for 
whom she has worked in college text- 
book sales for yrs. She appears to be 
reveling in Big City life, e.g. walks in B'- 
lyn Heights and suppers at a nearby 
Ethiopian restaurant. 

I met Ridgely Fuller (Waltham. MA) 
and Helen Willingham Meadors (Rabun 



CLASS NOTES 



Anne Sheffield Hale '54 

Anne Sheffield Hale '54 died Sunday, 
May 30, 2010, while with her family in 
Alabama. Anne's husband, Bradley, 
served on the College's board of direc- 
tors from 1992 to 2000. Anne and 
Bradley have been philanthropic lead- 
ers at the College and were key donors 
to Our Campaign For Her World. Anne 
was a member of the Silver Rose Soci- 
ety and the Indiana Fletcher Williams 
Associates. In 1969, she instigated 
and was the first chair of Sweet Briar 
Living Room Learning in Atlanta. She 
also served as the Atlanta Club presi- 
dent and was on her Reunion Gifts 
Committee in 2004 for her 50th reunion. In 2008, The Geor- 
gia Trust for Historic Preservation honored Anne with the 
Chairman's Award, which recognizes individuals for a lifetime 
of dedication to the cause of historic preservation. 




Recently Deceased 

Louise Miller Mann '23 Oct. 21, 1997 

Mary Holt Rosenberger '27 Nov.7, 2005 

Elinore Gibbs Brueckner '28 May 11, 1993 

Josephine Halsey Day '28 Oct. 10, 2009 

Barbara Lewis Howard '29 March 22, 1995 

Sara Buckley Garcelon '30 May 1, 1976 

Mary Earle Kaminer '30 Sept. 14, 2009 

Eleanor Whght Conway '32 June 18, 2010 

Mary Garver Gaines '33 March 31, 2010 

Helen Murray Ruschp '34 Aug. 2, 2009 

Jane Lawder '35 Feb. 6, 2009 

Janice Wiley Adams '36 July 21, 2010 

Mary BIythe Cunningham '36 June 6, 2010 

Mary Carney Hart '37 Aug. 29, 1993 

Margaret Sandidge Mason-Miller '37 Feb. 7, 2010 

Barbara Derr Chenoweth '38 March 10, 2009 

Isabelle Franke DeGraaf '38 Aug. 25, 2010 

Mary Brown-Serman Kirby '38 Sept. i, 2010 

Anne "Nancy" Old Mercer '38 June 20, 2010 

Elizabeth Bowley Phillips '38 May 15, 2004 

Hylah Coley Ebling '39 June 21, 2010 

Betty Bartelt Croasdale '41 July 28, 2010 

Elizabeth Colley Shelton '41 Aug. 2, 2010 

Cynthia Abbott Dougherty '42 March 29, 2010 

Jeanne Sawyer Stanwood '42 May 17, 2010 

Gloria Peniston Poole '43 July 30, 2010 

Elizabeth Hall Schwartz '43 July 20, 2003 

Constance Budlong Myrick '44 May 20, 2010 

Louise Hesson Shelburne '44 Aug. 4, 2010 

Alma Hall Peckham '45 Aug. 19, 2010 

Julia Bristow '46 May 18, 2010 

Frances Ulmer Conley '47 July 19, 2010 

Alexandra Marcoglou Tully '47 Aug. 16, 2009 

Maddin Lupton McCallie '48 Sept. 4, 2010 

Helen McKemie Riddle '48 Sept. 3, 2010 

Mary "Anne" Bryant '49 Aug. 2, 2010 

Elizabeth Hutchens McCaleb '50 July 11, 2010 

Diane Richmond Simpson '51 June 29, 2010 

Anne Forster Dooley '52 Feb. 19, 2009 

Anne Sheffield Hale '54 May 30, 2010 

Nancy Clapp Cudlip '55 July 16, 2010 

Eloise Marshall Cutchin '59 May 11, 2010 

Joann Derrickson Slights '59 Aug. 28, 2010 

Judith Haskell Brewer '61 May 4, 2010 

Anne Worboys Buske '61 Sept. 9, 2010 

Rosalie Owings Grant '61 June 27, 2010 

Mary Trombly Bailey '66 May 14, 2010 

Gale Hull Whetzel '71 May 8, 2010 

Hazel Wright Hilsman '73 Aug. 30, 2010 

Christine Carr Dykstra '76 Jan. 30, 2010 

Alison Mitchell '79 April 29, 2010 

Susan Neary '85 Feb. 17, 2009 

If you wish to write to a member of the family of someone 
recently deceased, please contact the Alumnae Office for 
name and address at alumnae@sbc.edu or (434) 381-6131. 



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Gap. GA) for dinner in Jun. as Helen was 
on her way to Nantucl<et for the wedding 
of Bill and Luclle McKee Clarkson's 
daughter. I wish someone would email 
me about how lovely the wedding was... 

Jan Sheets Jones (Hartford, CT) and 
Jimmy will be staying put until 2015 
since he has re-upped for 5 more yrs. 
as Pres. of Trinity Coll. Jennifer, Derek 
and baby Kellan are in Atlanta. Justin, 
Lori, Emma and baby Caroline are in 
Franklin. TN. Jason and Ellen are in 
C'ville. Liz Medaglia and Peggy Davis 
Molander came to Jason and Ellens 
wedding, were well and still working, but 
Jan hasn't heard from them lately. Like 
all of us still blessed with parents, Jan 
busily juggles the roles of wife, mother, 
g'mother ("The Best!") and daughter. 
And work. Jan does consulting, from 
fundraising to math curhculum evalua- 
tion to teacher training, parent work- 
shops and some classroom visitation. 
She is spared "empty-nest" syndrome 
by having 2K-I- students around her 9 
mos. a yr. Jan returned to SBC for the 
inauguration of Pres. Parker. "A dear 
friend of ours ... she's an outstanding 
academic and administrator who truly 
understands the challenges of women's 
colleges." 

Your class secretary sits in her base- 
ment, where it's cooler this Aug. day, 
and asks you to note that the next dead- 
line for news will be Feb. 1. 

1970 

Stuart Davenport Simrill 

4945 Dupont Ave. S 
Minneapolis, MN 55419 
Stuart.simrill@gmail.com 



1971 li 



Lynne Manov Sprinsky 

2218 Rt 87 Hwy 
Montoursville PA 17754 
lsphnsky@gmail.com 

I'm on my own for these notes, but 
there may be some of you who didn't 
yet get the news that my co-secretary. 
Gale Hull Whetzel, passed away 
5/8/10 from complications following a 
stroke. While she was still in stable con- 
dition. Frances Barnes Kennamer and 
Martha Roton Terry visited her. They 
say she was "very much the Gale we all 
remember." They told stories of their 
SBCs and beyond, laughed, hugged and 
had "an incredibly uplifting time." The 2 
had brought along a CD of "Acapella 
Gold," a Sweet Tones album recorded 
when Gale was part of the group, and 
they sang along to the album while hold- 
ing Gale's hand. Gale's husband Gene 
said she listened to it over and over af- 
ter they left. Frances added some per- 
sonal news about daughter Helen's mar- 
riage to John Hopson, a sales rep for 
Stryker Orthopedics. Helen is a speech 
pathologist: the couple live in Nashville. 
TN. Frances still plays golf several times 
a week and works part time with the 
School of Public Health at the U. AL at 
Birmingham. 

Susan "Susu" Schmidt. Ph.D. works 
as a developmental editor, coaching au- 
thors how to "polish to publish." Her 
website is www.susanschmidt.net. She 
also collects rain water for her sand 



dune gardens in Beaufort. NC. produces 
a new monthly contra dance and leads a 
creative writing workshop. 

Patsy Wheeler Maddox has retired 
from teaching and hopes to travel more 
and spend time with their 3 grandsons 
(granddaughter arnving in Oct.) 

Jill Lowry Welmer wrote "Hallelujah!" 
at seeing the last of her 4 daughters 
marhed at Highland. NC. in Aug. Also in 
NC IS Robbin Richardson, who says 
"Life is lovely." She's single in Raleigh, 
working real estate with her son. playing 
with grandkids. painting and wintering in 
Puerto Vallarta. Margaret Highsmith 
Dickson (NC) was appointed to the 
state Senate to fill an unexpired term af- 
ter serving almost 8 yrs. in the state 
House and has been campaigning hard 
to retain the seat. 

Wendy Norton Brown married off her 
older son David last Oct. to Scottie 
Howard. Barb Gracey Backer and Kathy 
Wilson Lamb attended as did Rene 
Roark Bowditch and Rosemary Dun- 
away Trible. who (small world!) are 
great fnends of the bride's mother. 

Liz Mumford enjoys being single 
again (no more Wilson, she notes) and 
in Aug. was trying to stay cool on a hot 
Cape Cod. painting all the time and 
lamenting weak sales. Liz's son Sam 
graduated in sphng '10 and came home 
for the summer to operate a gentle- 
man's 30" Regulator and go fishing. All- 
son Jones's artistic medium is photog- 
raphy (www.alisonjonesphoto.com) and 
her subject is Afhca. where she's work- 
ing hard with wvwv.nowater-nolife.org to 
combat the construction of a highway 
through the Serengeti that will adversely 
affect wildlife migration patterns. Alisa 
Yust Rowe's work on the board of the 
Art Guild of Rural Texas bhnging the 
arts to children has been rewarding. Al- 
isa was also part of a group from Hous- 
ton that visited SBC in 9/09 to dedicate 
a new building which houses the "Hous- 
ton Bistro." built with funds raised in 
part by SBC alumnae in that city. Anne 
Wiglesworth Munoz continues to work 
on her batik and will be teaching that 
medium through U. UT's continuing edu- 
cation program this fall. Daughter Maya 
started her 2nd yr. of residency in pedi- 
atncs and daughter Aliha is earning her 
master's in Nursing Education while 
working full time. Anne and Milton have 
been doing a lot of traveling: to Phoenix 
to see their daughters, LA. KY to see 
Anne's father (96). and Japan to cele- 
brate Anne's 60th. Deborah Chasen 
Wyatt is painting almost full time now, 
having some success with juried shows 
in NYC and San Francisco. She wrote 
from Aix in the south of France, where 
she'd gone to paint and run into a heat 
wave. She's also doing the final edit on 
a book. "Husband still tolerating me. 
Kids gone off." she concludes. 

Rhoda Allen Brooks is now a grand- 
mother, courtesy of son John's little boy 
Jack. John's family live in Minneapolis. 
as does Rhoda's sister Adaline '68. 
Adaline's daughter (Rhoda's niece) was 
to marry this summer and Rhoda was 
looking forward to being there with twin 
sister Ruth Allen Darlington. Kathy Wil- 
son Lamb's 2 grandbabies (21 and 28 
mos.) are a joy. Retirement in Lexington, 
VA. continues to be wonderful. She 
mentions spending the night after 
Wendy Norton Brown's son's wedding 



with Becky Bottomley Meeker and hus- 
band David. Kathy Jones Youells 1st 

grandchild. Madeline Elizabeth, was 
born in 3/29/10 to daughter-in-law Lau- 
ren, a pediatric MD. John and "KJ" had 
just returned from a 2-wk cruise of the 
British Isles. Margaret Schlltges 
Schultheiss still lives in Eriangen. Ger- 
many, with husband Gerhard. Their 
daughters are grown and gone. Chris- 
tine will start student teaching in 
Nuremberg and house breaking a new 
Lab puppy. Sandra, in Belton TX. mar- 
ned Jason Miller and had a daughter 
12/26/09. She's having another baby 
in 3/11. Diana Zeldei and husband Jon 
Seymour are also new grandparents to 
adopted Vietnamese daughter Ruth (3) 
(Annapolis. MD). Nora (8) and Cooper 
(5). who live in Manhattan. The clan 
gathered in spring '10 at Diana and 
Jon's home in Palm Beach Gardens. FL. 
and Jon is fully recovered from being hit 
by a car in Washington. D.C. They stay 
busy with leadership consulting, volun- 
teer work, travel and tennis (Jon) or Mah 
Jong (Diana). Diana sees Mimi Dixon 
frequently and the two also get together 
with Marilyn Kolb and CarolineTuttle 
Murray 

Wendy Weiss Smith and Gil fell in 
love with Morocco, where they visited 
last spring and will be heading to St. 
John, USVI in early winter. They've cele- 
brated their 34th anniv. I (Lynne Manov 
Sprinsky) am adjusting to life as a 
widow, but keep busy with my continuing 
renovations to my 150-y.o. farm house 
and my new horse, a wonderful "ma- 
ture" Prix St. Georg Dutch-bred gelding 
who serves as Schoolmaster to my BAL- 
IMO students. This summer I visited my 
stepdaughter in TN and son in Cincin- 
nati, and participated in several dres- 
sage clinics in NY and VA. An enticing 
trip to France awaits next spring, but I'll 
be home in time for Reunion! Susan 
"Sioux" Greenwald has enjoyed theater 
evenings and other NYC cultural activi- 
ties, and with Roberta "Robi" Randolph 
visited MIm Washabaugh Meglin. where 
Mim hosted them for a tour of Frederick. 
MD. Sioux suggests (with tongue in 
cheek. I'm sure!) we abbreviate these 
class notes by using the younger folks' 
text message language. Louise 
Dempsey McKean and Ted are retired 
and divide time between NY and La Mai- 
bale. Quebec, with a few trips south 
now and then. 

Martha Stewart Crosland's son 
Stewart graduated magna cum laude 
and Order of the Coif from W-L law 
school. He'll be clerking for an 11th Cir- 
cuit judge in Jacksonville, FL. next yr. 
MIml Fahs' son Craig and she survived 
college apps and Craig is now a fresh- 
man at Middlebury Coll.. "a campus al- 
most as beautiful as SBC." Mimi herself 
is still "professoring" and involved in 
building a new School or Public Health 
at Hunter Coll. in NYC. She invites any- 
one visiting the Big Apple for a drink at 
her loft in the West Village. Linda Whit- 
low Knight and Dick's younger daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, is a lawyer with the Dallas 
office of a big litigation and insurance 
defense firm. Sedgwick. Detert. Moran 
& Arnold, and is engaged to Rishi 
Gupta, a patent lawyer in Dallas: the 
wedding will be 9/19 in ME. Older 
daughter Katherine Layhew changed 
jobs to be with the Law Dept. of Dollar 



General Corporation where she'll focus 
on employment law and litigation man- 
agement. KristI Bettendorf's daughter 
Liz Swartz is in grad school at GW in 
D.C. Kristi's son was about to finish his 
training as a drone pilot with the Air 
Force and scheduled to wed AF Lt. 
Laura McAlister and set up housekeep- 
ing in NM. Barbara Wuehrmann cele- 
brated 26 yrs. of marriage to Jim Palaz- 
zolo. Barbara's "smart and 
hard-working" stepsons live in Orlando 
(an OB-GYN) and Silicon Valley. CA. 
(president of Zoll Circulation). They've 
given Barbara and Jim 2 granddaughters 
in FL and a grandson and granddaughter 
in CA. As a family physician. Barb finds 
part-time work where she and Jim split 
time between Green Valley. AZ, and Pier- 
son, Ml, and enjoys time in both loca- 
tions for hiking, birding. photography 
and travel. Sherrlll Marks Byrd's son 
Hudson graduated in 5/09 from the U. 
of the South where son Nelson gradu- 
ated in '03. Both have put careers on 
hold to update the Byrd's 5th generation 
family farm with new technology and 
equipment. Husband Hugh Hunter is try- 
ing to retire while assisting their sons in 
implementing the new plans. The couple 
spent the summer at the Monteagle 
Sunday School Assembly, one of the old- 
est and one of the few left in the U.S. 
Patricia Fuller works as an out-patient 
psychotherapist specializing in group 
and couple's therapy. She must have 
learned a thing or two, for she and hus- 
band Lee DeSorgher celebrated 35 yrs. 
of marriage and "the launching of 2 kids 
who make us laugh more often than 
tear out our hair." Pat and Lee are in- 
volved in local politics on opposite sides 
of the spectrum, and volunteer with the 
local food pantry, soup kitchen and 
emergency reserve corps, as well as 
serving as a library trustee (Pat) and en- 
joying bowling (Lee) and the abundance 
of arts in their area. Pat says she is a 
nature addict and skis before work 
when it snows, and walks, canoes, 
kayaks or bikes the rest of the year. 

Katie Horan works as a financial ad- 
visor and portfolio manager when she's 
not competing the English cocker 
spaniels she breeds for agility competi- 
tions. One of her cockers is at the top 
of the sport (#3 English Cocker), so 
they do a lot of travelling, including to 
Long Beach. CA, for the AKC Invita- 
tional. "It's so rewarding to still be com- 
petitive in a physically demanding sport 
at this age!" Katie writes. "There are 
wonderful people involved in the sport 
and it keeps us all young." 

Barbara Brand's husband Mike has 
had numerous surgeries for squamous 
cell carcinoma, and has required radia- 
tion and chemotherapy. His recovery 
has been long and difficult. Barbara 
credits Mike's great attitude and the 
staff and facility of Penn State Hershey 
Medical Center. She promises to be 
there for our 40th! 

Pam Henery Arey writes from Sev- 
erna Park. MD. that she's still working 
as a preschool director and 3s teacher. 
Husband Pat and 4 adult children are 
well: son John married last fall. 

Linda Krensky and Louise Jackson 
both checked in with me after I sent 
word of Gale's death, but didn't include 
any news! Linda inquired about her SBC 
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have disappeared from view. Anyone 
know where she is? Louise's note only 
said that things have been "topsy-turvy" 
at her end. We hope things aren't too 
dire for either of you, dear classmates, 
and look forward to hearing more defini- 
tive news next time. 

Speaking of which, a number of 
classmates don't have valid e-mail or 
snail mail addresses on file. If any of 
you are in touch with a classmate, 
please ask them to be sure their con- 
tact info is updated. We'd hate to have 
them miss out on our 40th! See you all 
there! 



1972 



Jill Johnson 

2012 Wolftrap Oaks Ct 
Vienna. VA 22182 
jilljohnson@isisllc.us 

Thanks to those who joined the 
Sweet Briar Class of '72 group on Face- 
book. Go forth and post! Pictures and 
comments are welcome by all. Remem- 
ber. I'm the admin, so only our class 
members are admitted. If you haven't 
joined, please do! 

Lee Essrig writes she has a new job 
in Tampa. FL. Hey. Lee. details please! 

Vivian Rnlay and husband Clyde 
Boyer moved from Wasilla, AK. (50 mi. 
north of Anchorage) to Homer, (250 mi. 
south of Anchorage) near the ocean. Her 
husband retired, and they've always 
wanted to spend more time in Homer. 
Vivian plans to look for part-time psy- 
chotherapy work and/or teaching at the 
local campus of the U. of AK. They 
travel often, both for Rotary Interna- 
tional service work and to see family (7 
children. 22 grandchildren, and soon to 
be 4 great-grandchildren!) and just to 
travel. In Oct., Vivian will be returning to 
India, where she grew up, to meet up 
with her twin sister from Ireland for their 
60th birthday. (Vivian's twin sister was 
at Duke when Vivian was at SBC, prior 
to transferring to UNC in junior year.) 
Then Vivian and Clyde will be touring 
South Africa with a Rotary friendship 
group. 

After 35 yrs. in the classroom. Susan 
Desmet Bostic retired from teaching. 
She plans to move on to something 
else, but isn't sure what yet. She's 
open to suggestions. 

In winter 10. Jeannette Pillsbury be- 
came tenured and promoted to associ- 
ate professor. In Jun.. she was ordained 
to the transitional deaconate in the 
Episcopal Church. Jeannette expects to 
be ordained a priest in Dec. She'll con- 
tinue as a professor at Luther Coll. and 
be on a team of volunteer priests at her 
church in Decorah, Iowa. 

After 25 yrs. in healthcare adminis- 
tration Patricia Reardon Riggins en- 
tered the Seminary of the Southwest in 
Austin, TX. She was ordained as an 
Episcopal priest in 1/10 and is currently 
serving as the Interim Vicar at Church of 
Reconciliation in Corpus Christi, TX. 
Husband Mike is an engineer and works 
for Sandia National Laboratory in Albu- 
querque, NM and teaches at Texas 
Lutheran U. Daughter Gloria and hus- 
band live in Rio Rancho, NM. 

Kitty Howeli Riordan enjoyed the 
Bethany Beach, DE, beach trip for the 



Annual Riordan Family Reunion. They 
were about 40 strong this yr. and took 
up 3 houses! Kitty and husband also en- 
joyed a Spring Transatlantic Cruise stop- 
ping at W. European sites from Azores 
to England. But the biggest news is that 
Kitty is leaving retirement after 5 Vi yrs. 
to reenter the aging field again after 15 
yrs. experience, opting for much less 
management and more front line en- 
gagement w/seniors. She'll be activity 
supervisor at The Virginian Retirement 
Home in Fairfax, VA. Youngest son is off 
to Albany Medical School next month af- 
ter a shift from business and is follow- 
ing his call. Eldest son is very success- 
ful w/ consulting firm specializing in 
operational support of financial institu- 
tions. Following the 10 grandchildren 
and large stepfamily is a delight. 

For iVIarion Waii<er. being in 
Barcelona when Spain won the Worid 
Cup was great fun. as was sailing the 
Mediterranean Sea. She rented a car 
and drove to Dordogne. France, which is 
beautiful. Marion fears she's losing the 
race for favorite great aunt with little 
Mary Knox to her sister because of work 
— schedule changes are in order. Life 
is good with great friends and family, 
books, gardening, sailing and golf. 

Katliy Upciiurcli Tal<vorian has been 
fortunate to get to know SBC president, 
Jo Ellen Parker. "She's brilliant, en- 
gaged and totally techno-sawy, having 
had an outstanding pre-Sweet Briar ca- 
reer leading a consortium dedicated 
largely to interfacing technologic ad- 
vances w/ higher education, specifically 
small private colleges. Her blog has in- 
troduced aspects of SBC that many of 
us had no clue about — who knew that 
an outstanding theatre group spends 
the summer at Sweet Briar? (Check out 
her blog: 

http://blog.president.sbc.edu.) Dr. 
Parker is already taking SBC in new di- 
rections, while at the same time re- 
sponding to the challenges that face all 
private colleges today. We're lucky to 
have her!" 

Kathy works full-time as clinical chief 
of rheumatology at UMass Medical 
School (or is it full and a half?) She's 
led the design and implementation of a 
new center (with a lot of help) and over- 
seen about 13.000 patient visits per yr. 
(her own plus those of 11 other rheuma- 
tologists). She teaches students, resi- 
dents and rheumatology fellows, a weird 
way to "ease into retirement." Kathy's 
still married to the same man, lives in 
the same house in Concord (come visit), 
and has the same 3 children who are 
wonderful, but unfortunately grown and 
not around too much any more. Hus- 
band Tak and Kathy have enjoyed 2 trips 
to Africa in the past 4 summers and 
could see volunteering there in some 
medical capacity in the future. She con- 
tinues to be baffled by how anyone can 
conquer the game of golf, but loves it. 
Kathy sees Margaret Hayes Brunstad 
and Susan Snodgrass Wynne often, gen- 
erally at weddings (there have been 
many over the past few years — their 
children, not hers!) and on Margaret's 
case trips to Birmingham. They remain 
close friends. Eileen Gebrian Barberich 
around the corner; she's hopeful that 
they'll connect more next year, though 
they bump into each other from time to 
time. 



IVIaylVlay Bryan Gay had wedding #3 
in Jun. for youngest daughter Margaret 
— a Gay affair! Had wedding #2 in '08 
and all the out of town guests stayed at 
SBC and the rehearsal dinner was at 
the Boathouse — so fun! All daughters 
are married and happy, and daughter #2 
Lucy is expecting baby #2 in Aug.! It's a 
boy! 

IVIarcIa Wittenbrool< writes that she 
and I are practically twins, with birth- 
days a day apart. In the middle of a ca- 
reer transition, she broke her ankle vol- 
unteering at a church function, so that 
limited her for a few mos. since she 
couldn't put weight on her foot or drive. 
Hope she'll be better soon! 

Kattiy Keys Gratiam Bill helped son 
David and daughter-in-law Ruth Ann 
move out of their Auburn U. apt. to a 
condo in downtown Chattanooga. In 
Aug. David defended his master's the- 
sis in civil engineering with a specialty 
in geotechnical engineering. He started 
work with a geotechnical company in 
Chattanooga the day after Labor Day. 
Ruth Ann spent time in Avignon. France, 
getting her last 3 credit hours towards a 
master's in French Education. She had 
a scholarship from the French govern- 
ment to work along side students from 
40 different countries at an interna- 
tional theatre festival in Avignon. Kathy 
writes her life is way more mundane. 
She's still working part time for a little 
gift shop that she loves, and she and 
Bill split time between their house in 
Birmingham and their lake house near 
the Coosa River. She's also in 2 book 
clubs and enjoys gardening. 
The Good News is the economy and 
wine sales are improving and Tropical 
Storm Bonnie did no damage, writes 
DeDe Conley. No big trips planned this 
yr. as friends and family are visiting 
from France. It's fun to show them 
around Miami even in the big heat. 
Happy Birthday to all the class of '72 as 
we face our big birthday this yr. She 
suggests we should have a "surviving 
60" poetry contest! 

DeDe is on email a lot. Twitter, 
Linkedin, Salesforce.com and a couple 
of web sites her company has already. A 
good story about why she can keep up 
with emails — her dad made her take 
typing classes one summer saying "You 
can always get a job!" not knowing that 
with the computer revolution, being able 
to type 80 words a min. would be a real 
plus. Only once, just after coll., did she 
have to type for her salary. Dede broke 
her arm the last day of SBC. falling off 
of Goodyear, a horse who had been ill 
and given too many oats (truly!) He ran 
away with her in the ring filled with lots 
of scared first-yr. riders, whom she tried 
to avoid, leading Goodyear in smaller 
and smaller circles. But. she didn't stay 
in the saddle for the last circle and sat 
in the sawdust for 3 hrs. with a broken 
right humerus until the local Lynchburg 
hospital ambulance could find the barn! 
So, with a broken arm, she couldn't go 
into the Peace Corps as planned right 
away. After 6 mos. of healing, she got a 
job with the FL Dept. of Pollution Control 
in Ft. Lauderdale as a secretary. Way 
before computers, she still had to use 
correction tape for errors! But she didn't 
type for long since the engineers didn't 
like giving community talks on pollution, 
and DeDe volunteered. She spent the 



C LASS NOTES 



rest of the yr. giving talks on pollution in 
local schools and business meetings. 
When she resigned to go into the Peace 
Corps, they actually offered her a begin- 
ning engineer position with education if 
she would stay, but the Peace Corps 
beckoned. She left for Tunisia and lots 
of adventures! Another good anecdote 
is that she got a final review before 
leaving and got Outstanding on all ex- 
cept 'dress" because there was a dress 
code that women could only wear pants 
if they wore a "jacket to cover the hips." 
DeDe wore pants without a jacket al- 
most every day. She also bought some 
very high stacked heel sandals, which 
made her about 6'3" and "looked 
down" on most of the guys to complete 
the effect. Just her way of pushing the 
glass ceiling! 

Cliaria Reynoids writes "Happy 
60"and says that it's really not that 
bad. She's been here since Jan. with no 
ill effects. Her husband keeps getting 
younger and has done a few tri-ath- 
elons. Charia tries to bike a lot and 
even did Bike Virginia this yr.. over 100 
mi. in 2 days! Charia is starting with 
Continuum Home Care as a leased 
speech pathologist from Culpeper. It's 
loads of new stuff to learn, and she 
hopes her old brain is up to the com- 
puter training. Technology over the past 
10 yrs. is amazing in the area of health 
care and electronic medical records. 
Husband Tom and Charia just returried 
from a fun 10 days in MN where their 
youngest son and his wife just moved. 
She's doing her residency in ER and in- 
ternal medicine and so will be in the 
twin cities area for the next 5 yrs. 
William has a job with an engineering 
firm so is also gainfully employed. Older 
son Keith lives in Richmond employed 
as a banker with BB&T. They feel 
blessed. 

No babies, no reunions, writes Bev 
Home Dommericli. Son John graduated 
from Stetson U. Coll. of Law in May and 
his father, an alumnus, got to hand him 
the diploma! John, pere, and Bev went 
to France the following week for a week 
in Paris. 2 days at the French Open, and 
then a bike trip through Normandy & 
Brittany. The real beauty about the trip 
was that they "ate like pigs, "croissants 
daily, desserts, cheeses, drank numer- 
ous bottles of wine, and they gained 
ZERO weight! (Stinkers!) 

Judge Jane Poweii Gray made it 
through big 6-0 last Nov. and has cele- 
brated all yr. long! Son Matthew got mar- 
ried last 7/11 to Lauren Bailey and they 
had a magical weekend at Atlantic 
Beach — perfect weather. They cele- 
brated their 1st anniv. and are happy as 
ever. The best part is they live in 
Raleigh and Jane gets to see them of- 
ten. Husband Frank survived another 
legislative session and is still hard at 
work in his law firm. As for Jane's cam- 
paign news, she finished a close 2nd 
(less than 1% behind) in the May pri- 
mary and is on the ballot in Nov. for a 
seat on the NC Court of Appeals. She'd 
love all SBCers who either live in NC or 
have family and friends who live here to 
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visit her website: 

www.judgejanegray.com. She got a 
lovely email of encouragement from 
Marty Nelll Boney. No big trips this yr. 
other than a long weekend in NYC after 
the primary. Her sister. Judy '69. met 
them and along with Frank's brother and 
his partner, who live in Brooklyn. They 
had a great time eating their way 
through the city. She gained back all the 
weight she'd lost during the pnmary. but 
it was well worth it! Jane's nephew is 
getting married in Oct. in Williamsburg, 
so that will be a quick trip home to cele- 
brate the big event. Next May, Jane will 
cruise the Mediterranean with friends. 

Anne Garrett Norloff and husband 
Chris live in Falls Church, VA, where 
Anne is an attorney representing 
abused kids. She can't wait to retire! 
Son Evan married Vera from Russia and 
he's in IT in D.C. Daughter Alison and 
Mike have baby Ivy who just turned 2. 
Alison owns a "green" diaper service in 
Charlotte NC. Daughter Morgan married 
Stuart and is an attorney in Portland, 
OR. Adopted foster daughters: Fallon is 
a deputy sheriff in Alexandna and Hale 
is a nurse at Arlington Hospital. And. 
Anne writes she has far too many par- 
rots! 

Tina Hall Baugher met up for cock- 
tails and dinner with Karen Medford, 
Mary Heller, Dale Shelly Graham, Janet 
Nelson Gibson, Eileen Gebrian and moi 
at our annual Jun. mini Reunion at 
Karen's lovely Rehoboth Beach, DE, 
house. The next day, we all had cock- 
tails at Tina's equally lovely beach 
house. Cocktails are so good at this 
age. And, so is the gossip! 

And, as always, please send any 
email address changes! If you aren't 
getting my rare emails. I do not have 
your email address. Again, not that I'm 
a rabid social media fan, but do check 
in. look, laugh, and contribute whatever 
to the Facebook Group, Sweet Briar 
Class '72. Big Thanks to all. 



five in democratic politics and gay rights 
issues. My partner of 7 yrs. is JoAnn 
Keller, wonderful person. She has 2 
wonderful children from a marriage. 

"My folks have passed way. I had the 
Disneyland ticket for parents. They were 
top drawer! Lind. my sister worked for 
Sweet Briar from '71 to '73. She was 
killed in a car 
accident in '97. I'll miss her forever!" 



1973 



Evelyn Carter Cowles 

PO Box 278 

Free Union, VA 22940 

ecc52@earthlink.net 



1974 



Rosalind Ray Spell 

2710 Orchard Knob SE 
Atlanta. GA 30339 
rossiespell@yahoo.com 

Meredith Thompson Sullivan 

PO Box 1283 
Livingston, MT 59047 
gigiinmt@aol.com 

Michele "Mitch" Dore writes: "I'm a 
metalsmith in Prescott Valley, AZ. You 
can get my bio from the past 30 yrs. 
from the web at doremetalsmith.com. 
Also I have another website, artin- 
urnest.com. for my new custom pet urn 
business. I've spent the last 5 yrs. do- 
ing R@D to help develop the process I'll 
use to make the urns. 

"1 moved to Phoenix in '84 from Ml, 
where I was in grad. school, and I 
moved to Prescott Valley in '05 to get 
away from the increasing heat. Very ac- 



1975 



Johna Pierce Stephens 

1703 Beards Creek Court 
Davidsonville. MD 21035 

Sarah Clement 

5028 Domain Place 
Alexandria, VA 22311 
SBCUpdates.1975@yahoo.com 

Bet Bashinsky Wise and Doug 
moved to MT from TN 2 yrs. ago. Bet 
says. 'It's been interesting learning the 
seasons after being southerners our en- 
tire lives; hearty souls in these parts. 
The best Christmas gift ever from my 
husband has been a dual control elec- 
tric mattress pad!" Son Case lives in 
Chattanooga and visited them for the 
1st time this summer. He had bad 
health and started a new job so Bet's 
traveled to see him. Although she 
claims she's not too sure how much 
longer she's going to pursue "this jump- 
ing game." Bet was preparing for horse 
tnals as she wrote in. In '09. Bet and 
Doug saw Gail Ann Zarwell Winl<ler and 
family on a cross country drives. 

Sarali Clement is an administrative 
judge for the Fed government in Alexan- 
dria, VA. often biking to work! She 
misses her mom. Martha Mansfield 
Clement SBC '48. who was her house- 
mate for 16 yrs. until she died in 3/09. 
Sarah has 2 dogs, 6 nieces and 
nephews, no kids, no husband and no 
regrets! Sarah says, "Lots of my co- 
horts at my agency are around my age 
and looking to retire in the next 3-5 yrs., 
but I'll likely be working until I'm a ripe 
old 70 and coming in here with a bad 
temper and a cane (that's what I 
threaten our support staff with, any- 
way)!" Maureen Hynes '74 visited, stay- 
ing with Sarah instead of a hotel during 
a conference in D.C. and they laughed 
like the old days. Sarah hopes all are 
well and healthy. 

Catherine Cranston Whitham missed 
being at Reunion, but her mother's 80th 
birthday took precedence. Catherine is 
busy with volunteer responsibilities 
"that don't take the summer off!" She 
visited her daughter and her husband in 
MT, hiking in Glacier National Park and 
"hoping to keep up with the 30-some- 
things and their dogs!" 

Bev Crispin Heffernan still enjoys UT 
after 15 yrs.! Husband Jim is eligible for 
retirement, but not ready, still likes be- 
ing a judge. Bev can retire (she's Envi- 
ronmental Group Chief, Bureau of Recla- 
mation in Provo) in 2 yrs. and thinks she 
just will and go play! Son Jimmy (29). 
works for Fed Ex in Sandy, UT; Chris 
(24) is at the U. of UT. getting his de- 
gree in history and also works for Enter- 
prise Rent-A-Car. Bev has 2 horses, still 
trail rides and foxhunts, a bit of golfing 
in summer and skiing in winter. They 



traveled to Egypt last fall, and will be go- 
ing to Russia and Prague at the end of 
8/10. She'll also be spending a wk. in 
Lexington. KY. in early Oct. with room- 
mates Cynde Manning Chatham, Nancy 
Haight and Robin Singleton Cloyd. They 
plan to see the World Equestrian 
Games, the Louisville Slugger factory 
and no doubt a bourbon distillery! Bev is 
"traveling to Houston more often to help 
the parents age as gracefully as possi- 
ble, which isn't always easy as I'm sure 
many of you know!" 

Coni Crocl<er Betzendahi was busy 
in 2009 planning the wedding of their 
eldest, Lindsay, to Marc Apfelbaum. In 
fall, post-wedding, Coni went to their 
place in VT for 3 mos. of riding and fox- 
hunting, whipping-in for North Country 
Hounds. Richard came up when he 
could from the boat. Winter 2010 was 
spent skiing and snowmobiling in VT 
and new-boat-shopping in FL. In Jun., 
they bought a 54' boat and brought it up 
via ocean and intercoastal waterway to 
Cape May, where it is now. Summer 
2010 was been spent fishing the 
canyons off NJ coast for tuna and mar- 
lin and having both their daughters and 
significant others on the boat too. 
Richard still does his import export of 
rare gases, and Coni dabbles in water- 
color and graphic design for her favorite 
customers. They're in the process of 
selling their PA home, looking for land to 
build on as they don't spend much time 
there between VT and Cape May. Coni 
hopes all are well. 

Mary Dubuque Oesloge and Chris 
are in St. Louis, where Mary sells real 
estate at Janet McAfee Inc.. a locally 
owned agency in St. Louis. On the side 
she sells at a shoe boutique for a 
friend's daughter where she tnes "not 
to get into too much trouble." Their 3 
sons are in town, each in different 
fields: sales, law and marketing. Mary 
hopes all are well. 

Linda Frazier-Snelling lives in West 
Seattle with husband Michael. She 
moved there over a yr. ago to help 
daughter Catherine with 3 of her grand- 
children: Joaquin (3), Sequoia (9) and 
Dahlia (12). She resigned from the 
biotech world last Dec. and works part- 
time in Shoreline, north of Seattle. Son 
Chris lives near Los Angeles with his 
wife and 2 children: Dylan (3) and 
Emma (8 mos.) Moving to Seattle from 
San Diego was a change, and it meant 
not seeing her other grandchildren as 
much as before, but Linda at least 
stayed on the West Coast. She enjoyed 
returning to SBC for the 35th reunion 
and seeing all who attended from our 
class, some notably pictured on her 
Facebook page, which included room- 
mate Ellen Harrison Saunders. During 
that same weekend. Linda's sister grad- 
uated from Mary Baldwin Coll. at age 
40, after already pursuing another ca- 
reer, getting married and having 2 boys! 
It was a memorable weekend! 

Melissa Greenwood Riemer is acting 
steadily, loves it. She became an en- 
semble member of Steep Theatre in 
Chicago several yrs. ago and that takes 
up a lot of time. When she's not acting 
there or at another theater, she says, 
"I'm up to my nose in the regular world 
volunteenng, helping my parents who 
live near us, travelling when we can." 
Jeff is still with BovisLendlease and 



loves what he does. Emily and Katherine 
are both nearby, living and working in 
Chicago: Emily works at Opportunity In- 
ternational as a Marketing Specialist 
(taking care of their blogs, web pres- 
ence, etc.) and Katherine is an Account 
Executive at Golin Harris Public Rela- 
tions. 

Ellen Harrison Saunders and Whitney 
are still in Suffolk, VA. Harrison (27) is a 
landscape architect in the D.C. area, 
Mary-Carson (24) will enter William and 
Mary School of Law in a few wks. and 
Grace (18) will be a freshman at Sewa- 
nee in TN. Ellen says they're not ready 
to be empty nesters! She loves seeing 
Betsy Brool<s Jones and Kathy Rose 
Rawls often and will miss working with 
Catherine Cranston Whitham on a Gar- 
den Club of VA committee. Catherine re- 
cently was the 1st recipient of the Presi- 
dent's Award, from the GCV. She was 
instrumental in working to establish a 
development program for the GCV. 

Mary Henningsen Collins had a mini- 
reunion in NY with Rose Anne Toppin 
Cranz — said she looks great. Their old- 
est daughter just finished graduate 
school in forensic psychology and 2 oth- 
ers are still in coll. at GW in D.C. Mary 
writes. "We're hoping they all get jobs 
and liberate their parents!" 

Carol Leslie St. John was sorry to 
miss Reunion. She threw her back out 
the day before and couldn't do the car 
nde. She's 2 yrs. out from breast can- 
cer, doing well. Although she went the 
traditional methods of treatment with 
surgeries, chemo and radiation, Carol 
swears it's her alternative therapies 
that are keeping her feeling so great: 
reiki, acupuncture, yoga and a new diet 
and nutrition plan. She never lets a day 
go by without being incredibly grateful to 
be here. She wrote "A note to all of my 
SBC friends: ALWAYS ask for a written 
report after your mammogram, and DO 
self-breast exams no matter what the 
AMA said last yr.!" Carol's still doing in- 
terior design and the family's well: 
Bryan (29) graduated from NYU Stern 
with his MBA this spnng, lives in NYC 
and works as director of finance at Ad- 
Safe Media in NY; Kevin (26) works in 
Equity Sales and Trading at Credit Su- 
isse in San Francisco; Harry (22) gradu- 
ated W&L last yr.. lives in NY and works 
at Media 6. Tommy's company has 
weathered the economic times and is 
doing well. They spent the summer at 
the beach, and Bryan and Harry trained 
down every weekend along with friends. 
They see Kevin whenever they can but 
think they've lost him to CA and can't 
blame him! 

Denise Montgomery thought Reunion 
was great, even though there were only 
about 21 from '75 and 2 husbands! 
Denise spent a wk. with Gerry in May 
and a wk. with Jeanne mostly on Cape 
Cod in Jun. She saw Edward Gorey's 
house and went to her 1st drive-in 
movie in 34 yrs.. seeing a double fea- 
ture of "Marmaduke" and "Date Night: 
with Tina Fey. Denise finished the book 
she's been writing for 4 yrs.; it should 
be available next spring from Scarecrow 
Press, but she doesn't expect to sell a 
lot of copies unless you either teach 
drama, run a theater company, or are a 
reference librarian, since it is the 8th 
edition of an index to the contents of 
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to playwrights by country, ethnic group, 
gender and LGBT status. Her health is 
good now; unfortunately, her father was 
diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and 
is showing signs of macular degenera- 
tion. Denise says she's lucky he's mar- 
ried to a strong and capable woman in 
her mid-60s who loves him. 

Lynn Norrls Pfelffer is finishing her 
1st yr. as full time organist/choir direc- 
tor at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in 
Belleview, FL. At 55 last yr., she finally 
realized her lifelong dream and still 
loves it. Husband John is fine; their 2 
sons are "hanging in there" during 
these hard times. 

Johna Pierce Stephens stays busy in 
"retirement" with volunteer activities 
(mostly environmental), equine sports 
and elder care. Her Dad (93) still lives 
on the farm with Bettie (82). Tom's 
Mom (82) still lives on her huntbox in 
Casanova. Johna helps wherever she 
can whenever she's needed. She 
burped out of retirement briefly last Nov. 
(as a favor to a friend) to conduct a me- 
dia tour for explorer and broadcaster 
Piers Gibbon as part of a National Geo- 
graphic Channel series, but tries not to 
take things too seriously. Daughter 
Rachael studied at the Sorbonne in 
Paris under Bryn Mawr's junior study 
abroad program and in Oct., Johna and 
Tom spent 10 lovely days in Paris with 
her for their wedding anniv.! Rachael in- 
terned at a sustainable asset manage- 
ment firm in Philly for the summer, 
learning lots about sustainable invest- 
ing, conducting outreach and event plan- 
ning; she returns for her senior yr. at 
BMC this fall. Tom is still in institutional 
investing and sponsoring drag racing 
cars (2). They travel to races across the 
country; Johna trail rides her horse and 
looks forward to cool weather and fox- 
hunting, hikes with the family dog. and 
is venturing into wildlife photography. 

Celia Robertson Queen has 2 new 
grandsons, Henry and Wade, both of 
whom are healthy and loud! They plan to 
visit Pawleys Island in 9/10, but their 
most favorite spot to relax is at their 
place in western NC near Highlands, 
where they can escape the heat in Co- 
lumbia. Celia took her mother, Mary Bar- 
rett Robertson '48 of Augusta, to Edisto 
Beach to visit Celia's brother and family 
for a weekend, a lovely time. 

Anne Ross Shipe and Jim are still in 
C'ville and still working! One son turned 
26 on 7/11 and lives in C'ville, working 
for UVa's Investment Foundation as an 
investment analyst. Anne had an ab- 
solute blast at the 35th, beginning with 
a "mini-reunion" the night before with 
Elaine Altice Saman and husband 
Saman, Betsey Clay Rizo, Sandra and 
Maria Vonetes, Ginny ShIpe Cameron, 
Heather iVIcLeod Gale and then onto 
SBC after breakfast. She met up with a 
lot of the classmates, caught up on 
everything and vowed to stay in closer 
touch through Facebook, e-mail, etc. 
Anne says, "Hopefully for the 40th, we'll 
have even more attend. Hope all are 
well." 

Janet Shepperd Kelleher missed re- 
union as her aunt, whom she had been 
caring for, had just died and Janet was 
"in a blue funk for a while." She worked 
through that, however, while vacationing 
this summer for 2 wks. at Hilton Head 
Island, 2 wks. at the Chesapeake Bay, a 



wk. at Massanutten and a w.k in AZ. All 
3 children married in the last 3 yrs. and 
are well. In addition to Macro. Inc., Ed 
has started a new company called Pal- 
metto Aeronautic Corp. Janet says he'll 
be launching rockets before long! And, 
although she's had several short sto- 
ries published, she's still perfecting her 
Southern novel. The Chest Beneath 
God's Beard. She spends much of her 
time volunteering. She noted, "I've been 
blessed with 10 cancer-free yrs. since 
my breast cancer diagnosis, so life is 
good and I enjoy every min." 

Ginny Shipe Cameron raved about 
Reunion! Rrst, a mini reunion in C'ville 
(See Anne Shipe entry) — they enjoyed 
a great dinner and breakfast celebra- 
tion, courtesy of Anne's mom, who took 
such good care of the gang in coll. Then 
on to SB, minus Heather and the 
Vonetes sisters, who couldn't make it. 
They stayed in the new townhouses, 
right down from Anne Cogsweii Burris, 
Wendy Wise Routh, Chris Hoefer IVIey- 
ers and Ann Wesley Ramsey. Ginny 
said. "We had a blast! It felt like we 
never left SBC!" Ginny's son Andrew 
and wife Lauren are expecting their 1st 
child in Jan.; she can't wait to be a 
grandmother for the 2nd time. Ginny 
hopes all are well, look her up on Face- 
book! 

Sarah "Sally" Smith Freeman en- 
thused. "I've made many trips to and 
from SBC in the last yr. and I can report 
the campus is even lovelier than I re- 
membered it so many yrs. ago." Oldest 
daughter Sarah Elizabeth Freeman 
started at SBC in '09 and younger 
daughter Catherine C. begins this yr. A 
pink and green flag forever blows in the 
wind outside the Freeman front door! In 
8/09, Sally, her husband 
and Sarah went to a fantastic "new stu- 
dent" party at Ann Kiley Crenshaw's 
('76) home in VS. Her family was so 
warm to all of the new giris and her 
home is spectacular! An elegant iron 
dog (with pearls on) greeted the guests 
as they arrived. Sally would love to hear 
from anyone from SBC at esqfree- 
man@aol.com. 

Barbie Tafel Thomas is an exterior 
designer, loves her work! With her own 
business, she has the flexibility to play 
tennis on several competitive teams 
and have fun in between jobs. Barbie di- 
vorced (3 yrs. ago after 30 yrs. of mar- 
riage) and just when she was getting her 
feet back, she was diagnosed with 
breast cancer. Last Jul., she had a dou- 
ble mastectomy, followed by chemo and 
radiation. She just had reconstructive 
surgery this past Jul., the day after win- 
ning the state USTA tennis tournament! 
Barbie's children are all boat captains in 
different capacities: Grant (32) is a 
Coast Guard officer and spent last yr. in 
Bahrain as the CO of one of the large 
cutters. He was married in June in D.C. 
(why Barbie missed reunion) and is now 
the CO of a ship off the coast of NC. 
Clay (30) is a private boat captain for an 
80' sailboat based out of Ft. Laud- 
erdale. Daughter Lee (28) and her fi- 
ance are the directors of J-World Sailing 
School in San Diego, where they teach 
and race; they planned to be married in 
Louisville in Sept. 

Gwynne Taggart Barter-Martin and 
Bill purchased a 2800-square-ft. new 
construction in 7/07, and have been 



making the house a home, along with 
landscaping and hardscaping. In be- 
tween, they've made several trips to FL, 
Las Vegas, and Jamaica. Daughter Adri- 
enne (25) and beau, Christopher (26), 
have their wedding planned for 
9/10/10. so Gwynne and Bill plan a trip 
to Puerto Rico in late Sept. Gwynne sad 
to have missed the 35th, but her 
niece's wedding was in NYC at that 
time! She's still with Tricorp as an Oper- 
ations Specialist/Member Account Spe- 
cialist and Bill is still busy with his ap- 
praisal business. 

Dorsey Tillett Northrup missed rfr 
union because her daughter graduated 
coll. Dorsey ended a 10-yr. run in real 
estate in '08 and is painting and travel- 
ing, camera in hand. She rafted down 
CO with the kids in '08, hiked from 
Bruge to Amsterdam in '09, and is hav- 
ing "a yr. of boring stories in '10" but is 
heading to Australia and New Zealand 
and back to the Netheriands in 2011 to 
bike through the tulips. 

Bonnie Walton Mayberry retired 5 
yrs. ago, having taught 1st grade at Elon 
Elem. Right after being diagnosed with 
Alzheimer's, her mother broke her hip, 
and Bonnie helped care for her until she 
passed away. Daughter Megan and hus- 
band Judson adopted 2 babies (now 3). 
They are 2 % mos. apart and seem like 
twins! Bonnie keeps them 3 days a wk., 
loves being Nannie and being retired; 
Jerry still works at Areva in Lynchburg. 

Carroll Waters Summerour writes. 
"Life is great here in Lake Toxaway, 
NC!" Daughter Kaki got married in Jun.; 
Toby did the ceremony and there wasn't 
a dry eye in the house! Their son and 
daughter-in-law are expecting their 2nd 
grandchild in Aug. 

Missy Nesbitt Volgt only went to 
SBC for one yr. (1971-1972), but writes: 
"I've spent quite a bit of time there 
since, in 2003, our oldest son, John, 
started dating a girl who was a student 
at SBC (Virginia-Anne Fowler '04). We at- 
tended her graduation, and lo and be- 
hold, they married at SB this past spring 
on 4/17. We couldn't have asked for a 
more lovely and unique place for a wed- 
ding. While we were there, I kept asking 
myself why in the world I ever trans- 
ferred. I loved Vanderbilt, but there's no 
prettier campus anywhere!" Missy and 
family have been in Nashville since '82. 
Her husband practices health care law, 
and she's busy keeping up with their 3 
(now 4) children, one working in Boul- 
der, CO, one teaching for the Peace 
Corps in China and the newlyweds mov- 
ing to Nashville. Missy says she looks 
"forward to class news. It always sur- 
prises me how many people I remember 
when 1 read the alumnae news!" 



1976 



Ann Kiley Crenshaw 

1216 Cedar Point Drive 
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 
akcrenshaw@cox.net 
akcrenshaw@kaufcan .com 

Plan ahead giris! Our 35th reunion is 
around the corner! 

Lynn Kahler Rogerson directs Art 
Services International and develops in- 
ternational museum exhibitions, cur- 
rently with shows of kimono, Victorian 
painting and Fernando Botero traveling. 



C LASS NOTES 



Lynn rejoined the SBC Friends of Art 
Board. Daughter Olivia adores 6th grade 
at National Cathedral School. At Christ- 
mas Lynn skied with Norrls Judd Ferge- 
son and family in Crested Butte, CO. 
This summer Olivia and Lynn will visit 
Africa. Lynn enjoys getting together in 
Washington with Maureen O'Hem 
Slowlnski and Sally Crickenburger 
Brady 

Karl Shipley's (Delray Beach. FL) chil- 
dren have all graduated from coll. and 
have jobs. "I'm busy raising money for 4 
charities, chairing several fundraisers 
and serving on boards and as a deacon 
at our church. I also paint, play golf and 
travel." Karl hopes to get back to her va- 
cation home in Lake Toxaway, NC, this 
summer to fly fish and hike with her 
husband and dog. 

Tricia Cassidy O'Callahan threw a 
surprise party with several other alum- 
nae for Janet Grainger who was getting 
re-married. The party was at Tricia's 
house in Rye, NY, and Janet was so sur- 
prised when the girls from Charlotte and 
Atlanta jumped out from behind the cur- 
tains! Janet married Tim Bryse and lives 
in Rye, as does Kate Kelly Smith. Janet 
has 7 new stepK;hildren in addition to 
her 4. All are grown. Tricia is still prose- 
cuting, this time on an organized crime 
commission. Trisha's husband Harold, 
to whom she has been married for 10 
yrs., is neariy retired. Trisha's son Timo- 
thy Higgins graduated from the 
Lawrenceville School and Holy Cross 
and works for Wells Fargo Securities in 
NYC. Trisha remarked that "(i)t was 
great to be with SBC friends; it felt like 
they had never left each other!" 

Marsha Taylor Norton is Regional 
Chair of Clinical Studies for Wilmington 
U. in DE, while busily parenting Sam 
(10) and Jasmine "Jazz" (7). They visit 
Richmond often, seeing Auntie Sandra 
Taylor '74. Last yr, Marsha and the kids 
had a mini reunion with Keedie Crones 
Leonard and kids. Cole and Belle. "My 
kids had big fun driving a scooter, milk- 
ing cows and archery. A highlight was a 
trip to the VA Safari Park, complete with 
a camel grabbing a bag of food right out 
of the car window!" Marsha recently ac- 
cepted an invitation to rejoin the SBC 
Board of Directors in fall. 

Keisey Griffo Grice is in VA Beach, 
playing way too much tennis, going to 
school and trying to figure out what to 
do next! Keisey has spent a lot of time 
traveling the East Coast. Daughter 
McKenzie graduated in May from the U. 
of Miami (theatre and business law). 
McKenzie is in her 2nd yr. as a Miami 
Dolphins Cheerieader and also works at 
Nordstrom in Merrick Park. Son Parker 
is in his 3rd yr. at High Point U. in NC, 
and social chair of Lambda Chi. Hus- 
band Chuck is busy with his yacht bro- 
kerage. Even though Keisey lives at the 
beach she escapes to the Jersey shore 
whenever possible. She just got back 
from Long Beach Island visiting Bruce 
Rsher (UVA, Theta Delt '75) and family, 
and plan to go to Stone Harbor in Sep- 
tember. 

Marilyn Mare Moran works for a 
multi-practice law firm as director of 



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client relations, writing press releases, 
quarterly newsletters and website con- 
tent; planning seminars and events: and 
overseeing all marketing and client serv- 
ices. Son Chris starts high school this 
yr. and loves videography and photogra- 
phy. He is taking a semester elective in 
digital photography. Mare still loves their 
house in Larchmont, NY. which is about 
8 blocks from the harbor. 

Kay Elllsor Hopkins's middle child, 
daughter Beth marned in 5/09 in Hous- 
ton — a joyous occasion. Tennessee 
Nielsen and Cissy Humphrey attended. 
as did an aunt and 2 cousins who at- 
tended SBC. Her youngest. John, com- 
pleted a 5-yr. program at Texas A&M in 
5/10 and earned a bachelor's degree in 
accounting and master's in finance. He 
has completed the CPA exam and will 
work for Ernst & Young in Dallas. Her 
oldest. Sarah, works for an advertising 
agency in Dallas. Kay's daughters are 
A&M grads also. Kay has been with 
Neiman Marcus 22 yrs. Tennessee. 
Cissy. Beth Bates Locke and Kay get to- 
gether on a regular basis. Beth's daugh- 
ter. Becky, is a first-yr. at U. of North TX. 
Kay says Kathy Whichard Poston has a 
granddaughter and is expecting a 2nd 
grandchild (daughter Kayce's children). 
Kathy's son. McLean, was engaged. Kay 
wants to attend the next reunion. It's 
been 20 yrs. since she has made it to 
SBC; she'd love to see everyone. 

Robin Rodgers Heller's youngest. 
Elizabeth, is at Alma Coll. (small liberal 
arts coll. in Ml) making her family empty 
nesters. Her son is studying business 
and her daughter plans to study psychol- 
ogy. Husband Bill took Lizzie on a busi- 
ness trip to TX and they visited with 
Cissy Humphrey. Robin chatted by 
Skype and Cissy assured me that she 
used discretion in describing our coll. 
antics to our coll.-bound daughter! Robin 
is busy running LocalMotionGreen. an 
environmental health nonprofit, and do- 
ing lots of volunteer work with Junior 
League, garden clubs, clinic for disabled 
youth and sitting on various nonprofit 
boards. The 1st round of renovations on 
their lOO-i-yr.-old home is almost com- 
plete. It's now listed on the National 
Register of Historic Places and received 
an historic plaque from our local histori- 
cal society. She has ample guest ac- 
commodations for classmates visiting 
the Detroit area. Just give Robin a call 
or email. 

Meg Shields Duke hasn't seen many 
SBC classmates this yr.. although she 
has visited with 3 surrogates. Meg's 
family got to meet and host for dinner 
Kate Kelly Smith's daughter Isabel, who 
was a houseguest of daughter Caro- 
line's oldest childhood friend. Meg took 
everybody out for a graduation celebra- 
tion dinner. (Isabel: Gettysburg '10; Car- 
oline: Colby '10.) Dariinggiri. no sur- 
prise there! Meg visited with SBC 
surrogates, including longtime SBC 
alumnae board rep from Denver: Jane 
Borden '68. who moved to W. Hartford; 
and SBC current big board member from 
Denver Judy Grant '66. Hoping for more 
'76 visits in 2010/11. Mary Beth Ham- 
lin Flnke and Meg have planned to re- 
unite at SBC's Homecoming to help 
plan reunion. Meg and Mary Beth would 
absolutely adore for others to join them! 

Karlna Schless went to coll. yr. 
abroad reunion ('75) to Rome in May. a 



great tinne! She is going back out west 
(WY/MT) to ranch to ride/hike. etc. & 
then down to Grand Teton Park to Jack- 
son Hole (been going 20 yrs. now). Ka- 
rina's job was eliminated after 29 yrs. 
with Pfizer. She's starting a temp job at 
Cephalon. in their compliance dept. for 
couple mos. 

Becky Burt's adventures in jewelry 
are bearing fruit. In addition to showing 
her pieces monthly at the Mid-City Art 
Market in New Orieans. she's been ju- 
ried in as a member of the Louisiana 
Craft Guild. This group takes only the 
best craftspeople from the southeast 
part of the U.S. Becky was waitlisted as 
an artist for Jazz Fest. but couldn't par- 
ticipate due to her stepfather (92) hav- 
ing emergency intestinal surgery. Becky 
displayed at the Renaissance Fine Art 
Festival in Ridgeland. MS. in May. and 
teaches weekly metalsmithing classes 
in New Orleans at NOLA Art and Craft, 
part of the New Orleans Conservation 
Guild. Finally, she was selected as one 
of 6 artists to be featured in "Louisiana 
Artists: Profiles on Canvas." a short 
film produced by the Louisiana Public 
Broadcasting as part of their annual 
fundraising Art and Travel auction. 

Kate Kelly Smith looks forward to re- 
union. Niece Olivia Smith is entering the 
fresh-yr. class and Kate looks forward to 
many visits to SBC. Daughter Isabel 
graduated from Gettysburg Coll. and will 
be going to graduate school in nutntion 
and public policy at Tufts U. in Boston. 
We're thrilled. Kate hopes all of our 
class IS into decorating as we become 
empty nesters. I'm in my 4th yr. as the 
VP/Publisher of House Beautiful and 
you can now get your decorating inspira- 
tion from many formats: the magazine, 
the website housebeautiful.com. the 
mobile mhousebeutiful.com and with 
the June issue on the iPad. Kate enjoys 
seeing lots of fnends. including Treacy 
Markey Shaw, Janet Thompson Burn, 
Tricia Cassldy O'Callahan, Laura Lee 
Bost and Katy Cochran. 

Debbie Mutch Olander finished her 
Ph.D. in musicology at FL State and 
moved to Ponte Vedra Beach. Debbie 
has had a challenging yr.. but she's for- 
tunate to have family nearby for part of 
the yr. Debbie was terribly saddened to 
hear of Kari Tamburr's passing and re- 
calls that she and Peggy Weimer were 
his 1st thesis students at SBC. 

Debbie Massle Thurman's 2nd 
daughter. Natalie, was wed in Lynch- 
burg. VA on 5/22 to 1st Lt. James 
Fowler. USA. Step-daughter Jessica is 
marrying 7/3/10 in Baltimore, which 
completes the trio. Daughter Jenni set 
the pace in '08. and 'twas at their wed- 
ding that Jesse met her husband-to-be. 
Russ and Debbie are empty nesters (3 
cats and a dog), making tnps to SBC 
campus to swim, play tennis and walk 
the trails. Life is good. She's always 
writing something and looking forward 
to his retirement from publishing soon. 

Trish Talbott Reed had a busy sum- 
mer. Oldest daughter Meghan com- 
pleted her 1st yr. as a 4th grade 
teacher. She's getting married 7/24. so 
Trish is busy with that. Daughter Ashley 
graduated from UMW in May and plans 
to be assistant coach for coll. basket- 
ball and go to graduate school. Wrightly 
attends East TN. is suffering through 
summer school. Her youngest. Carring- 



ton. is headed to ECU in fall, interested 
in occupational therapy. Sadly. Trish's 
Dad passed away this May. He had 
urged her to attend SBC and he was 
right: great education, great fnendships, 
and great foundation to build on. Tom 
and Trish completed renovations on 
their home on Gviiynn Island on the 
Chesapeake Bay. great weekend get- 
away and possible retirement home at 
some point. Tnsh caught up with 
Melanle Holland Rice, Sally Old Kitchin 
and Ann KIley Crenshaw at the wedding 
of Melanie's daughter — a beautiful 
wedding and she loved the picture of 
the SBC grads. Not bad for '76 grads! 

Virginia Spangler Polley says Frank 
graduated from Georgetown, looking for 
a job m D.C. The family visited Greece 
as a graduation present. David and Gina 
started a new business. David has been 
in the carpet industry for 50 yrs.. and 
they've started their own carpet manu- 
facturing CO. Her custom cremation urn 
business is chugging along. Gina is put- 
ting her new MBA degree to use. She 
still is involved in riding and showing 
Amencan Saddlebred horses. She uses 
Facebook to reconnect with classmates 
and hopes more join. Gina looks for- 
ward to reunion. 

Cissy Humphrey sees Beth Bates 
Locke, Tennessee Nielsen and Kay El- 
llsor Hopkins for Girls Night Out every 8 
wks. She hears from Candi Casey in 
Chicago via email. 

Mary Beth Hamlin Finke's daughter 
Caroline graduates from Mount Holyoke 
Coll. in 5/11 with a degree in astro- 
physics and French and completed a se- 
mester in Paris with SBC's JYF program. 
So although she didn't opt to attend 
SBC. MB feels she can consider her 
daughter an alumna! Son Hollis will be a 
junior boarder at Episcopal H. S.. mak- 
ing her an empty nester. She's been 
dating my old friend from coll. Days, Jim 
Shannon, who lives in Richmond. 
Friends may remember him since he 
was "down the road" a fair bit in those 
days! Peggy Weimer Parrlsh and MB 
took our kids to Loire and Pans on vaca- 
tion last summer, and Meg Shields 
Duke and MB still get together to ski at 
her home in Vail annually. MB and her 
daughter met Meg's daughter Margo 
while she was living in NYC. Margot Ma- 
honey Budin and David gave a brunch 
on 7/4/10. Carrlngton Brown Wise has 
visited her quite often in Chicago the 
past few yrs. while she has been taking 
teaching courses. Carrlngton even 
brought her daughter Annie (SBC) to 
stay one time. Carrlngton. Margaret Mil- 
ner Mallory and MB have been invited 
by Lochrane Coleman Smith to visit 
Loch and Mel in Birmingham this fall. 
Margaret and Bart came to Chicago last 
fall and we had a ball seeing Jersey 
Boys, then running into the stars of the 
cast on the street! Lisa Nelson Robert- 
son and MB ran into one another at a 
UVA football game. MB had a great time 
a yr. ago making a swing through Dallas, 
San Antonio and Houston where she 
saw our TX classmates. Dede Ryan Ale, 
Cissy Humphrey, Beth Bates Locke, 
Tennessee Nellsen and Kay Elisor Hop- 
kins. MB's been in touch with Cora Sny- 
der '77 in Charlottesville. Joella Schnei- 
der Samp '77 and husband Rich invited 
Peggy. Elliott Graham Schoenig and 
husband Jerry. Allx Colley Wilson, and 



Jim and MB to a weekend at VA Beach 
last summer. Sally Mott Randolph 

came through Chicago and they took 
pictures at "The Bean" and had lunch in 
Millennium Park. Sally, husband John, 
Jim and MB attended Cathy Slatln- 
shek's marriage celebration last sum- 
mer (to Bill Prillaman) in the Northern 
Neck. Bill is an architect and designed 
the home he and Slats have moved to. 
truly beautiful. Sill teaches tennis on 
the side. Sally and John hosted a pre- 
wedding reception attended by Paula 
Brum '77. Sally Mott Freeman, Megan 
Morgan. Meg Shields Duke, Caroline 
BIckel McLoughlln. Becky Dane 77. 
Mary Beth Hamlin, Peggy Weimer Par- 
rlsh. Maggie Shriver '77. Ookle Hays 
Cooper and Margot Mahoney Budin. 
"Meg and I had to sing the toast we de- 
livered at the event!" MB still works part 
time for family businesses in NC and SC 
and has added trips to as many east 
coast spots as possible. MB will be at 
Homecoming in Sept. Unfortunately 
she'll have to miss our 35th reunion 
(this will be the 1st time) since it's the 
same weekend as her daughter's coll. 
graduation. 

Cynde Seller Elster's city had the 
pleasure of hosting the making of the 
movie "Baseball Dreams." She played 
an extra and enjoyed working on an ac- 
tual film set. She enjoyed the wedding 
of son Ronald and bride Meghan in Oct. 
Youngest daughter. Laura, moved to 
NYC to take a position with the NY 
Times. Ron and I celebrated 30 yrs. of 
marriage in Jun. and have planned a trip 
to Israel and Jordan in fall. 

Ann KIley Crenshaw hosted the cele- 
bration sending our local students back 
to Vixen land. Sally Old Kitchin enter- 
tained our new president. Jo Ellen 
Parker, at her home. It was wonderful to 
catch up with alumnae of all classes, in- 
cluding Sally's own Maria Kitchin '04. 
Sally had a lovely dinner party for Cathy 
Slatinshek and Bill, who live in the 
Northern Neck of VA. Sally encourages 
you to come to Homecoming and Re- 
union! 

I'm (Ann KIley Crenshaw) happy that 
both of my boys will be at UVA next yr. 
Gordon will finish his 4th yr. in the Com- 
merce School and Clarke Jr. will return 
to attend Darden. Gordon spent the 
summer in NYC working in investment 
banking. Clarke and 1 intend not to miss 
UVA home games this season! I stay 
busy with my law practice and volunteer 
work. Look forward to seeing you all at 
Reunion! 



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Sally Bonham Mohle 

5039 Lewisetta Drive 
Glen Allen. VA 23060 
SallyBonhamSBC77@aol.com 

Please send an email address updates 
to me (address above!) If you're on 
Facebook. we have a group! Also some 
of your news below may have been ed- 
ited due to the word limit. 

Debbie Koss McCarthy: Our news is 
the birth of our 1st grandchild. Anna 
Grace Ramey to our daughter Courtney 
and John in Atlanta. Alex is in NYC so 
both of our offspring are in fun places to 
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Angela Scully: Serving as exec. dir. 
of the Darlington Arts Center In Garnet 
Valley. PA. Still painting. Almost empty 
nesters as the 2nd of our 2 children is 
graduating from coll. Planning to travel 
with my sister Eileen '78 to Hong Kong 
where shell give a paper on 'madness 
and psychopathology of global free 
trade." 

Cathy Goodhart Hanson: I'm looking 
forward to traveling with SBC to Italy in 
10/10. 2 of my daughters married W&L 
men: Susie married Taylor Marshall in 
8/08. They live and practice law in Little 
Rock. Catherine married Alex Curlet in 
6/10. My youngest child, Laura, is in 
the Peace Corps in Mozambique. 

Becky Mayer Gutierrez: Life is great, 
3 healthy, happy sons and 3 healthy, 
happy grandsons. Teaching 5th grade, 
will spend a week on the beach with 
family in ME this summer and hope to 
visit my son stationed in Heidelberg, 
Germany next summer. 

Ellen Sellers McDowell: Oldest child 
Emily is finished a master's in Geology 
from U. of TX and moved to Houston to 
start a job. Ginny graduated from TCU 
and works in Dallas. Mary Susan is go- 
ing to be a junior at TCU and youngest 
child Kate is headed to Samford U. in 
Birmingham. AL, this fall. I hope to see 
Lochrane Coleman Smith '76 and Eve 
Jackson London '78 when I go to drop 
Kate off in Aug. Kate and I went on a 
church trip to England. Rex still travels 
between Dallas and AL for business. 
This summer, we visited the beach in 
Destin, FL, which were beautiful, con- 
trary to news reports. 

Vivian Yamaguchi Colin: I continue to 
serve on the SB Visiting Committee for 
Riding, and enjoy returning to campus 
for meetings. Toni Bredin Massie is on 
this committee too, always good to see 
her. I ride regularly. 9/09 I 
attended SBC Homecoming during which 
our new president, Jo Ellen Parker, was 
inaugurated, a new fitness facility dedi- 
cated (it's amazing!) and SBC lacrosse 
coach, the late Jennifer Crispin and for- 
mer SBC director of riding, Paul 
Cronin, were inducted into the SBC Ath- 
letic Hall of Fame, I wrote and gave 
the introduction 

for Paul's induction. Last summer, Meg 
Wiederseim Richards '78, hosted Mag- 
gie Shriver, Libby White Drbal, JoJo 
Scott Busey, Keedie Grones Leonard 
'76. Addy Eshbach Donnelly '78, Mimi 
Borst Quillman '78 and Mary Goodwin 
Gamper '78 and me at Saranac Lake 
in the Adirondacks for a mini-reunion. 
Stuart and I celebrated our 27th anniv. 
9/09. Clayton (23) completed his serv- 
ice with the Marine Corps and returned 
home after 2 tours to Iraq. He works in 
downtown Chicago. Clifford (21) will be 
a senior at Vanderbilt and spent last 
spring semester in Tokyo, then traveled 
through Thailand, Vietnam and Indone- 
sia. We have 2 teenagers at home, 
twins, Chariie and Will (16): they'll be h. 
S. Juniors. 

Caria Kinney Reiniger: Older daugh- 
ter Heather (22) graduated Cum Laude 
from the U. of FL 5/1/10, with a B.S. in 
psychology. She works at the Clearwater 
Marine Aquarium. Heather is also a 
Color Guard instructor for Colonial H.S. 
in Orlando and is helping teach. She 
was a member of the Northeast Inde- 
pendent Winter Guard, which finished 



4th in the Infl competition in Dayton, 
OH this spring. Daughter Mallory (15) is 
finishing 9th grade on the FL Virtual 
School. She takes her classes online 
with frequent contact with her teachers 
via phone or email. She has her 
learner's permit, so Dan and I have got- 
ten a few more gray hairs lately! We're 
looking forward to our 1st full family va- 
cation in over 4 yrs. We're headed to 
Key West! Heather aged out of Drum 
Corps last yr., having reached 21. She 
was a color guard member of Bluecoats 
of Canton, OH for 3 yrs. and Phantom 
Regiment, Rosemont. IL for one yr. We 
went to Indianapolis last Aug. to watch 
the Drum Corps International finals in 
the new Indianapolis Colts stadium. I 
welcome contact from SBCers in Central 
FL, or from anyone visiting the 
Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg area. 
I'm 20 min. from Clearwater Beach! 

Lola Brock Meakin: Life is good in 
England this yr. Last yr., I had a stroke 
as a result of an injury. Somehow I 
twisted my neck, had a tear inside an 
artery and then 7-10 days later (the day 
after returning from skiing) the symp- 
toms occurred. Good news is that the 
only "symptom" I have left is fat! So af- 
ter 3 mos. sick leave and then cutting 
down to 2 days a wk.. I decided to give 
up work for a while. I'm busier than 
ever. Got a new puppy, 2 dogs are more 
than twice the amount of work, double 
trouble! Been travelling a lot, Miami at 
Christmas, Miami again in Mar, to help 
my mother post hip replacement, skiing 
in Apr., Norfolk in May with the dogs 
(and Jeremy), Jun. was northern France, 
Jul. in Greece for 11 days and Aug., NY, 
to visit my son Edward (21)! My other 
son James (23) works in insurance in 
Norwich and has decided to move to 
London. I'm pleased to have 1 son 
nearby!! Jeremy and I are well, enjoying 
the empty nest now. 

Martha Crowe Jones: Still working at 
family business (Sally Bell's Kitchen) 
Scott and son Caleb won bid with city of 
Richmond and opened 2nd location at 
Byrd Park. We're lucky to have a review 
in NY Times, mentions in GQ, Gardens 
and Guns and a small spot on Bobby 
Ray's show. Had a great visit with 
Cheryl Lennon Gibson and plan to meet 
with Cheryl and Joan Pietrucha when 
time allows. On occasion I see Marty 
Branch Alexander at the shop. My 
daughter. Sarah Natalie is a rising junior 
at James Madison. 

Roxane Clement: Went to Bele Chere 
(Asheville street festival) with Gregor 
Lee '00 and Amanda Diamond Ring '98; 
a good time was had by all! 

Ebet Little Stevens: Lizzie and hus- 
band, Derek, had a baby boy 3/10. 
Anne is getting married 8/10, and Rob 
will be a freshman at Davidson 
Col. Bob continues to teach, and I 
moved my consulting business out of 
the house and into an office — hoping 
that things will continue to grow. 

Anne Patrice Rubel met Antonia 
Dupont Bredin in HI for a wk.-long vaca- 
tion — a great, adventurous time on the 
Big Island. She met Toni's daughters, 
Sophie and Jackie, who are both charm- 
ing. She plans to join Toni in Nantucket 
10/10 for some more fun with her best 
friend forever. Anne's 1st born son, 
James "Cooper" Waddell III was gradu- 
ated from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo 



5/10 with a degree in Business Fi- 
nance. Cooper will be an intern for 2 
yrs. before he joins her husband Jim. as 
a team mate at Morgan Stanley, Smith 
Barney. As for Anne ... she continues to 
paint: equine, yachting and pet art and. 
also has several elderly, private patients 
who she takes care of during the day. 
Visit her new website, www.annewad- 
dell.com. And I, Sally Bonham Mohle, 
gained 2 great-nephews in the past yr.! 



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Suzanne Stryker Ullrich 

820 Waverly Rd. 

Kennett Square, PA 19348 

suzullrich@aol.com 

Cindy "Whitless" Whitley Auman 

and Dave finished their 10-yr. 1903 
farmhouse renovation. She's now with a 
Philadelphia-based environmental firm. 
Sadly, both she and Dave lost parents a 
few yrs. ago. 

Katie Renaud Baldwin is in OR after 
many yrs. in AK and is still subbing and 
waiting for a teaching position. Katie 
says Martha Miller's daughter is now 
attending SBC. I guess she bought 
something at the bookstore. "It made 
me smile to hear the voice of a 'Virginia' 
person again! Lots of memories." 

Lee Corollo Boyes celebrated 2 yrs. 
of good health and had a son married in 
June! She enjoyed being involved in the 
CA wedding, even though she wasn't the 
mother of the bride! She is teaching at 
Sonoma State U. in the Dept. of Educa- 
tion, preparing science teacher creden- 
tial candidates, while continuing her 
consulting on an educational assess- 
ment program (FACETS) and Clean Air 
Challenge. 

Cathy 'Mellow' Golterman's twins 
Catherine and Christen will be sopho- 
mores at Westminster Coll. in Fulton, 
MO. Woody will be a senior in h. s. The 
family will take a cruise when he gradu- 
ates. 

When Catherine Taylor Moore's par- 
ents moved out of ther house of 51 yrs., 
she found a lantern made by her "little 
sister" Cindy Little. "Who would've 
thought that it could survive the test of 
time?" Last Sept. Catherine traveled to 
Sea Island to visit Betsy Glenn who 
hosted her, Liz Dalrymple, Eve London 
and Lisa Wray Longino for a mini-re- 
union. Son Lee is at Camp Casey in S. 
Korea with the Army. "We're thankful for 
Skype: it helps us keep in touch in re- 
mote locations." 8th grader Ainsley en- 
joys dance, volleyball, music, horseback 
riding and volunteering. 

Donna J. G. Mihalik Lee and Dennis 
have each been writing poetry with pub- 
lications in various literary magazines. 
Her works can be found in Existere — 
Journal of Arts and Literature (Canada), 
Vallum: Contemporary Poetry (Canada), 
lacket Magazine and Journal of ttie 
Arts, and Atenea: A bilingual journal of 
the fiumanities and social Issues on 
time and temporality (Puerto Rico). "My 
poem 'Ode to Fungi-filled Face Cream' 
appears in the anthology Decomposi- 
tion: Fungi-Inspired Poems (Lost Horse 
Press, 2010): http://v™w.losthorse- 
press.org/books/decomposition.html." 
Anyone who loves mushrooms may en- 
joy this one! Look for her pen-name 
donna j. gelagotis lee. Dennis's wori( 



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will appear in the 2010 issue of Journal 
of New Jersey Poets. Look for his poem 
"Blood Room" in the Journal of Medical 
Humanities. The 2 of them have works 
appearing in antlTHESIS: A Graduate 
Student Journal of Criticism, Theory, 
and Creative Writing (Australia). 

Paula Brown Kelley is sending old- 
est, JP, off to Loyola U. in Baltimore, 
while Genny will be a sophomore in h. s. 
For her 80th birthday, Paula and her 
mother went to paint NYC red. Paula is 
busy with a women's club, along with 
the Youree ladies (Michelle Youree 
Hostler, Valerie and their mother). Paula 
and Liz Williams got together when a 
mutual friend was releasing a new wine! 
(Sounds like a great place to have a re- 
union, perhaps?) Commercial real es- 
tate has been flat, but Paula is busy de- 
signing a website (kcreco.com). Navy 
football games fill their weekends. 

Deb Davison Klein was in PA for son 
Peter's graduation, while Bo (26) is 
nearby in CA working at his dad's com- 
pany. Whitney (23) was in NYC working 
for In Style Magazine, but is now in At- 
lanta." Peter (18) is participating in a 
program in Equador for a semester. Deb 
still rides jumpers, loves CA, but looks 
forward to travels. HI and VA in fall. 

Cecilia Garcia-Tunon Lear had tons 
to report, highlights being a great senior 
yr. (wrestling, football, track, musicals 
and dramas) for son Fred before he 
takes off for Western New England Coll. 
in Springfield. MA. Ceci has taken out a 
business license for contracted techni- 
cal writing for an Atlanta based com- 
pany, as well as some government con- 
tracts in both Canada and the U.S. She 
and Steve realized that the move to ME, 
while having many up-sides also came 
with some down-sides... "heating a big, 
old clunker of a house, which we love 
anyway, and being far away from our 
nearest and dearest from BM (Before 
Maine!) We have tons of room, and love 
to have visitors!" 

Audrey Townsend spent 3 wks. in 
France, got daughter Betsy ready to 
head off to Occidental U. in CA and vis- 
ited Helen Bruckman, Liz Bowden, 
Emily McCalister and Michelle Frazier 
in Las Vegas last May. A trip to Balti- 
more also meant a fun visit with Missy 
Powell Adams. 

Holly McGlothlln bought her 1st 
home after a yr.-long search and has a 
guest room waiting in the San Francisco 
area! (40 min. away and walking dis- 
tance to BART.) Sadly, her mother (97) 
passed away after a 2nd hip surgery. 
Remarking on dinner with Cannle 
Crysler Shafer, Holly said, "1 can't be- 
lieve it took 32 yrs. to get her out here!" 

Cannle Crysler Shafer is head of 
lower school at Germantown Academy in 
Ft. Washington, PA, a school celebrating 
its 250th anniv. She loves being back 
with lower school students. Daughter 
Francie graduated from Northeastern U. 
last May and has an internship in NYC. 
Blake is at Bates Coll., attending Yun- 
nan Nationalities U. in Kungming, China, 
in fall. "One of the best experiences 
(last yr.) was the Blizzard of 2010 in Bal- 
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Page Stewart and the SBC gang was 
"hysterical... Lisa Wray Longino shovel 
ing out while in a mink coat. I haven't 
laughed that hard in a long time!" 

Sallie Sexton McKenney reported 
that husband. Bob. passed away last 
June at 56. They'd been together since 
'81. She had a rough time, but is keep- 
ing herself busy while the shock wears 
off. Deepest condolences from all of us, 
Sallie. 

TonI Brown is president of the Real 
Estate Association in Lexington. Daugh- 
ter Claibourne was married last yr., 
which afterwards, Toni promptly went to 
the beach in Litchfield. SC. to sleep for 
3 days! Younger daughter Rnley moved 
to GA. Toni and Jim traveled to Costa 
Rica with Turks and Caicos as the next 
target. Robin Jones Eddy is always 
around Lexington so they see each 
other often. 

Meg Richards WIederselm, Mary 
Goodwin Gamper, Maria Rixey Camper 
and MIml Borst Quillman got together 
to reminisce about a trip to Upper 
Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks, NY. 
after Meg had recently returned from 
Big Horn, WY, visiting relatives. Mana 
had been to France to pick up daughter 
Cathehne and Mary had been bottling 
too many gallons of honey from her 
bees! Mimi was heading out to Moose, 
WY, in Sept. while her husband was go- 
ing elk hunting. This past spring she 
caught up with Alden Corrigan and Car- 
oline McKlssIck Young at the Devon 
Horse Show, as well as Libby White Dr- 
bal '77. 

Julie Pfautz Bodenstab spent 2 wks. 
on Cape Cod, where she caught up with 
Lauren McMannis Huyett '79 and Bill 
(vacationing in Falmouth, MA). After 20-i- 
yrs., lunch together meant so much. Her 
eldest, Phillip, is engaged; a 6/11 wed- 
ding is planned. Son Peter works in Rl. 

Suzanne Stryker Ullrich: My father 
died last Dec. (Mom still in FL), but then 
in Mar. Alex (29) got married in Jamaica. 
Alex (and Kellie) and Andrew (27) are 
working in the Phila. area. We see them 
occasionally (but never enough), and 
Ned (22) is a Jr/Sr at Penn State after a 
40 day bike trek last summer through 
the Rockies and out to the OR coast. 
I'm working towards a Med, but also 
have a new job, working for an insur- 
ance company. The changes in educa- 
tion are all interesting, especially the 
online format! Seeing Carey Johnson 
Homing and Lauren Place Young in NY 
and VT were 2 of my stops during my 
'auto-trek.' 

So, another year has passed, and 
many of us have had celebrations and 
challenges, setbacks and advance- 
ments and losses. But in the end, we 
still have our connection to Sweet Briar. 
I didn't hear from as many classmates 
this time around, but hope this corre- 
spondence finds you well and content. 

P.S. Apologies to anyone who didn't 
get to contribute. If you didn't receive a 
pink postcard this past summer, please 
contact the Alumnae Office (call or do it 
online), or me. to update your informa- 
tion. I did receive a number of un-deliv- 
erable cards back in the mail. Also, 
email me for the notes, complete with 
quotes. 



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Mary "Robbie" McBride 
Bingham 

7624 Coors Blvd. SW 
Albuquerque, NM 87121 
sweetbriarl979@gmail.com 

Connor Kelly: My mother planned a 
cruise on the Baltic for her 80th birth- 
day! We went from Copenhagen to 
Stockholm. I got to spend a day 
with Karen Rels and her husband in 
Copenhagen. I hadn't been there in at 
least 15 yrs. so that was special. I 
spent my birthday in the Hermitage. I 
still dance, practice dance/movement 
therapy and teach yoga in a woman's 
gym. I'm also a La Leche League Leader 
and a midwifery standards consumer re- 
viewer. My 2 dance colleagues and I re- 
ceived a grant for a contemporary dance 
performance next yr. If anyone is ever in 
New Zealand, let us know. 

Piper Allan Severns: Graduated law 
school in '85 and moved to Orlando. I 
practiced commercial real estate law. 
married Keith in '97, became a stay-at- 
home mom in '01 with Annabel. Started 
working as a part-time 1st grade 
teacher's aide 2 yrs. ago and got my 
teacher's certificate. Annabel is enter- 
ing the 4th grade this fall. She's active 
in ballet, piano, lacrosse and soccer. 
We travel to the Abacos in the Bahamas 
and our mountain home in NC often. 
We're all active in church. Dad passed 
away last yr. and mom is in assisted liv- 
ing in Orlando. 

Ashley Wilson Brook: Looking at col- 
leges with daughter Mary Grayson (17). 
Son (14)loves Boy Scouts. I retired from 
being a preschool teacher of 2s after 11 
yrs. Would love to keep up with more 
alumnae. Where are some of you? Mar- 
ried 20 yrs. no pets, just chauffeunng 
the kids. Wish that I had attended the 
last reunion. 

Beth Bogdan Tetrault: I see Amy 
Smith often. We both live in the Rich- 
mond, VA, area about an hour away 
from each other. I'd love to hear from 
Pete, Kate, Brandy and Aimee. 

Anne Garrlty Nelson: I'm about to be- 
come an "empty nester" as the last of 
my 3 kids leaves home. Emily is at Penn 
State this fall. My eldest is in lA working 
on the governor's campaign and my mid- 
dle son will be a junior at Mary Washing- 
ton. 

Lynn Westlne: Daughters Nicole and 
Jen got engaged to the 2 best guys on 
earth. Weddings: Nicole and AJ, fall '11: 
Jen and Eric, 6/11. Business is good. 
We're down the home stretch on ship- 
ping and launching one of our space- 
craft. In Nov., NASA will launch 'Glory,' 
which will: help us understand some of 
the uncertainties with natural and an- 
thropogenic aerosols; and. also con- 
tinue recording the solar irradiance ... 
both are important in understanding the 
earth's energy (im)balance. The other 
mission is getting out of design phase. 
In 2012. we'll launch a mission that will 
continue looking for and understanding 
black holes. 

Sally Ann Sells Bensur: Left Mellon ( 
BNYMellon) in'09 after 30 yrs. Most of 
my time is spent with family and catch- 
ing up on projects. Bill is an investment 
consultant for public funds, endow- 
ments and corporate pension funds. 



Daughter Holly will graduate h. s. in 
6/11. Son Will is an h. s. sophomore. I 
saw Betsy Burns Utterback in Feb. in 
FL, wonderful to reconnect with my for- 
mer roomie! We missed Laura Evans by 
a day or 2, but managed to find Julie 
Muchmore Cooney by phone. 

Annette Teng: Left my job as engi- 
neer in silicon valley to be caregiver to 
elderly mother. I'm in Sydney, Australia. 
If there are any alumnae in Sydney, 
please contact me 
annetteteng@me.com. My daughter 
(SBC '08) and son (16) are independent 
enough not to starve with me gone. 

Cherl Harris Lofland: I passed my 20- 
yr. milestone in Europe — the 1st 4 in 
Switzerland and the last 16 in London. I 
was transferred to Switzerland and then 
attended London Business School for a 
MSc in Management in 1994-95, going 
from there to a series of communica- 
tions roles at Reckitt & Colman (now 
Reckitt Benckiser), Marks & Spencer 
and Lend Lease before spending 3 yrs. 
consulting in Dubai. Now back in London 
full-time, I've started my own strategic 
communications consulting business, 
optimistically hoping that the "end is 
nigh" for the financial crisis. 

Jane Hubbard Sams: Lives in Oakton, 
VA. Husband Lloyd travels and his pri- 
vate equity business is holding tight, 
working hard. Henry (24) moved home 
and is completing a degree and job 
searching. James (20) sophomore @ Mi- 
ami of OH. My father (90) thinks he's 
Labraune James, and said that "he has 
more hair on his butt, than on his head." 
His dementia is always entertaining ... I 
have something to look forward to in my 
old age. Connected with "wonderful" 
Nancy Hatch and Francis Biggers in At- 
lanta in Jun. with Ann Yauger 78 and 
Libby Freeman. 

Becky Tmlove Symons: Don is still in 
banking. Sally graduated from UNC- 
Chapel Hill in tvlay with a major in English 
and a minor in Creative Writing. Elizabeth 
is a lunior at UNC and is on a NOLS trip 
in the Wind River Range in WY Anne will 
be a senior. My nest is emptying, I'm ad- 
justing. I'm busy for about a mo. in fall 
and spring with the Furniture Market in 
High Point, which I enjoy. 

Holly Perkins Meyers: I still practice 
law with husband Charlie in Lufkin, TX. 3 
sons are Carter, a senior at the U. of TX; 
Sterling, a freshman at Ole Miss; and 
Miller, a junior in h. s. 

Karen Ries: I live in Denmark, north of 
Copenhagen, with husband S0ren and 
son Christian (16). He's happy and 
healthy, but at 6'4", it can sometimes 
feel a bit intimidating telling him to be 
home before midnight! We met up with 
Connor Kelly and her 2 charming sons, 
Patrick and league, in Copenhagen, 7/10. 
It was wonderful, especially to see Con- 
nor after 14 yrs. 

Day Pritchartt Dodson is an empty- 
nester, but aging parents provide some- 
one to care for. Anybody else know that 
tune? I live in Arlington, VA, and manage 
a faith-based foundation; also serve as 
minister for children and families at a lo- 
cal church. 

Lauren Evans: I live 5 mos. in Umbria 



and 6 mos. between Palm Beach and the 
Bahamas. Graham Maxwell Russell, 
Betsy Byrne Utterback, Nancy Webb 
Corkery '81, Virginia Donald Latham '81 
and Caroline Hawk Sparrow '81 have vis- 
ited. I'd love to have any alumnae come 
and visit. I'm making fantastic red wine, 
95% sangiovese, 5% merlot and hope to 
have it on the market in '11. 

Robin Behm: Happy & well in San 
Diego With Wendy and a wonderful circle 
of friends here. Busy with partnerships in 
real estate, wine, and some ventures in 
early stages. Made it East this past 
spring to visit family in MD, h. s. reunion, 
and attend a beautiful P-town wedding 
on the Cape, Out on Facebook, see you 
there! 

Vivian Hamlett McEntire: I'm a physi- 
cian employed as a Hospitalist in Mont- 
gomery, AL. Married 26 yrs. to LeRoy 
McEntire, mother of 2 college age daugh- 
ters (at Sewanee) and one son (15). 



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Phyllis Watt Wilson 

3939 Livingston St NW 
Washington, DC 20015 
phylliswjordan@hotmail.com 

Fran McClung Ferguson 

1917 Maylin Dr 
Salem, VA 24153 
franferguson@comcast.net 

Cliff Notes version: everybody either 
had a great time at Reunion, or was 
sorry to miss it. Lots of gratitude for 
friendships, renewed or new, and the 
support of SBC alumnae in person or 
via Facebook. No matter what, one of us 
has already been there, done that, and 
glad to share the T-shirt! 

Reunion 2010: We had a blast! The 
Class of '80 came back in force with 42 
members in attendance (to read their 
names, contact the Alumnae Office for a 
list, alumnae@sbc.edu). If you weren't 
there, we missed you! Please email or 
find one of us on Facebook... and plan 
to be back at the Briar in 2015! 

After 25 yrs. of practicing law and 8 
yrs. of "stomping grapes," Karen Black 
Meredith and Robin moved from NY 
back to Santa Fe, NM. Now she's a real 
estate agent with Prudential and having 
a lot of fun. While in NY, they owned 
Broadfields Wine Cellars, a winery on 
Long Island, which they sold a few yrs. 
ago. 

Susan Boline Thompson (TX) sur- 
vived breast cancer, divorce and going 
back to school at SMU full time to get 
certified to teach, all simultaneously. 
She credits Myth Monnlch Bayoud for 
being her SBC blessing, organizing 
meals for her during that difficult time. 
She now teaches 1st grade to minority, 
disadvantaged students. Susan's boys 
are seniors in h. s. (Myth's son attends 
the same school.) Her daughter is a jun- 
ior at Tulane. 

Amy Campbell Lamphere looks for- 
ward to the insanity of her daughter 
Sarah's senior yr. in h. s. Son Jake is a 
junior at Nebraska Wesleyan. She spent 
a weekend this summer at dance 
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teach a modern dance class for teens 
this fall in addition to her usual batch of 
wiggly 4 to 7 yr. olds. 

After 3 yrs. in Atlanta, Ellen Clement 
Mouri and Richard moved back to VA in 
'09. living "in the sticks' of Rixeyville 
with room for all the dogs and horses. 
Sadly, her mother, Martha Mansfield 
Clement '48. passed away in '09 and 
was interned on Monument Hill in Jun. 
Louise Swieckl ZIngaro hosted a recep- 
tion for the family afterward. Ellen's 
daughter Sarah Mouri '06 is in her 4th 
yr. of vet school and doing externships 
all over the USA and Canada. Cameron 
graduated from JMU seeking to pursue 
a music opportunity in FL. Ellen loves 
her job helping train young horses. She 
has 3 Dobermans and is obsessed with 
dog training, attending dog shows 2 
weekends a month. 

While taking a swim with Old Spice 
Guy in the Rnger Lakes region near 
Austin, Megan Coffield Lyon discovered 
the waters that lap at the roots of the 
picante salsa bushes growing along the 
shore take on a decidedly pink tint, cre- 
ating freshwater pearls of a remarkably 
rosy hue. By selling the movie rights to 
her latest NY Times best-selling novel, 
Megan was able to purchase half the 
state of Texas and bring her pearls to 
market. Look for luscious strands this 
fall in the SBC book store, available in a 
host of shades, from the pale blush 
Faintly Retcher, to the warm jewel-tones 
of Early Morning Dew, to the full-on 
flamingo pink of Dazzling Daisy. 

Ann Connolly Simpson is having fun 
too, celebrating 20 yrs. at The Dragon's 
, Nest toy store and "playing tennis like 
mad!" Her daughter Hannah is a senior 
at CT Coll., and Ann and hubby Charlie 
visited her in Italy when she did her fall 
semester abroad last yr. Charlie has a 
daughter at Springfield Coll. and another 
in h. s., with the little guy (10) in 5th 
grade. They live in Merrimac, MA. Ann 
saw True Dow Datllio in NH and Phyllis 
Watt Jordan and Day Pritchart Godson 
'79 in D.C. about a month before Re- 
union. 

DIanne Delledera moved back to VA 
after living in France and Finland. 2 of 
her boys are in coll., one is in h. s., and 
the giris are in middle school and grade 
school. She hopes everyone will come 
to Homecoming at SBC this fall! 

Claire Dennison Griffith is involved in 
Direct Hits Education, a SAT prep busi- 
ness. She notes: "if students aren't 
your own, they actually listen to what 
you say and think you are at least some- 
what intelligent." Look for the 3rd edi- 
tion of the Direct Hits vocabulary book 
on Amazon. Younger son Chariie is an h. 
s. senior and is searching for the right 
coll. 

Lisa Faulkner O'Hara works in health- 
care advertising. She and her husband 
attend daughter Evan's swim meets (lo- 
cal) and get to their son Bud's club 
lacrosse games (not local) from time to 
time. Bud is a sophomore at Boston 
Coll. and Evan is an h. s. sophomore. 
Lisa takes beginner yoga now, after lov- 
ing Fannie Zollicoffer Mallonee's intro- 
ductory class at Reunion, and hopes 
that "some day I'll be able to do her 
Bikram yoga class without having to call 
911." 

Carson Freemen IVIeinen (TX) got 
daughter Caroline graduated from A&M 
in May and son Burk married in Jun. 



Carson loves her job handling all the fi- 
nancials for 8 Jason's Delis spread 
from TX to OK, AR and MN. She didn't 
tell us that Parents Magazine named Ja- 
son's Deli one of the 10 Best Restau- 
rants in America (7/09)1 She and Ed 
traveled to Paris and Greece in '09. 

Missy Gentry Witherow lives in Char- 
lottesville, but spends a lot of time on 
campus as associate dir. of annual giv- 
ing. She loved having us back on cam- 
pus for Reunion. With both girls in h.s., 
Missy and Lee "find ourselves in a funny 
place — looking at colleges and finding 
boys on our doorstep!" 

Pam Koehler Elmets (CA) reports all 
is well. Her twins, Lauren and Andrew, 
are college juniors, and daughter Caro- 
line started h. s. in fall. Pam had fun 
catching up with Charlotte Gay Gerhardt 
in May in Williamsburg when she visited 
her dad. 

Leslie Ludwick BIres enjoyed Re- 
union and "feeling a little nostalgic for 
the marvelous, too-short life of an un- 
dergrad in that beautiful place." She 
claims the "dubious honor" of having 
the youngest kids of anybody in our 
class: Colin (7) and Alexander (10). She 
started a new job as the San Francisco 
Symphony's Director of Corporate Giving 
in fall 2010. 

After bouncing between 6 jobs in 8 
yrs., Fran McClung Ferguson has 
landed at the transportation museum in 
Roanoke, loves it. Son Robert is a sen- 
ior at Lenoir-Rhyne and daughter Carol 
is a junior at SBC, just a year behind 
Ann Vandersyde Malbon's daughter Nell 
'11. 

Catherine Mills Houlahan lives in 
Newport News, VA, with her 3 children 
(16, 14 and 9), 2 cats, a guinea pig and 
5 fish. She works part-time as a course 
administrator and the only staff for a 
start-up, non-profit university specializ- 
ing in 2-day courses. She's interested in 
networking! 

Sandra Rappaccioli Padilla missed 
Reunion, but for a good reason: her eld- 
est son Max Carlos was graduating from 
VA Tech in building construction and has 
a job in Huntsville, AL. Jorge is at SMU, 
graduates in '11. Youngest 3 are in 
school in Managua. Husband Max works 
on their farm, growing coffee and rais- 
ing cattle. Sandra works part time and 
keeps the welcome mat out for the rest 
of us. 

Francie Root is looking forward to a 
safari to Kenya and Tanzania in Dec. 
While her children were otherwise occu- 
pied, Georgia Schley Ritchie headed to 
Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Pic- 
chu! Her son Addison (17) was in Swe- 
den staying with family friends, and her 
giris India (15) and Tallulah (11) were at 
Camp Green Cove in Tuxedo, NC. Her 2 
dogs, 2 cats, 2 tortoises and guinea pig 
stayed home. 

Jill Steenhuis Ruffato enjoyed sum- 
mer at home with her boys. She spent 
her days riding or painting out in the 
fields or in her studio. In fall, she held 
shows in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and 
Oklahoma City. She and husband Serge, 
a sculptor, did a joint show at the 600- 
yr.-old Chateau in Bouc Bel Air in Sept. 

Louise Swieckl ZIngaro has been 
promoted to vice president and chief of 
staff at SBC! She assumed the leader- 
ship of the strategic planning process, 
the media and marketing group, and 
"other duties as assigned by the presi- 



dent." Holla, Louise, and Thank You for 
the fabulous party you threw for our 
class at Reunion! 

Betsy Thomas Rook arrived at Re- 
union with her new book. My Grand- 
mother Was From Wales, which can be 
ordered from www.mgwrfw.com or any of 
a zillion places where you buy books. 
Her sons play basketball; one is an h. s. 
junior and the other in 7th grade. Her 
husband (a retired actor) and his 5 
snakes keep the household lively. They 
vacationed last summer in the Sierras 
and in OK. 

Phyllis Watt Jordan moved from jour- 
nalism to public relations, a step that 
those in journalism call "going to the 
dark side." But since she now has a 
large window overlooking trees and 
pretty scenery, it doesn't seem that 
dark. Plus, her clients are all nonprofits 
and foundations working to improve pub- 
lic schools, end poverty, etc, which 
doesn't seem that dark either. She en- 
joyed seeing old friends at reunion and 
brought her children, Miranda (13) and 
Jake (11). along with husband Brian so 
they could hear all the wild stories first- 
hand. 

3 yrs. ago, Kim Wood Fuller and 
Bryan started Therametics, a biophar- 
maceutical company that develops topi- 
cal dermatological products to address 
various skin problems and skin aging. 
Not that any of us have aging skin, but 
Kim brought samples to Reunion that 
we all appreciated. Please send her any 
comments and suggestions! They es- 
caped the hot OK summer with trips to 
ME and HI and spent Thanksgiving at 
their timeshare in Puerto Vallarta, Mex- 
ico. 

Our class had a great coll. experi- 
ence, and we give back! At Reunion, we 
enjoyed the fabulous new fitness and 
athletic center that our class worked so 
hard to support. We also set a new 
record for giving in the 30th reunion 
year: $100,341! Thanks to everyone in 
our class who made a gift toward schol- 
arships, faculty salaries, and more. 
Holla us! 



1981 



Claire McDonnell Purnell 

Four Thompson Street 
Annapolis, MD 21401 
cpgd@verizon.net 

Naomi Weyand Smith's daughter, 
Briggs, will attend SBC this fall and live 
in Naomi's old dorm. "We're looking for- 
ward to orientation and parents' week- 
end and will be staying at the Elston 
Inn. We've been impressed with SB's 
admissions office! Roberta Perillo '80 
came to visit in Nantucket, MA, this 
summer. Spent the summer in Nan- 
tucket working via my laptop. The only 
problem is that I miss my husband! Son 
Harrison, a senior at Presbyterian Coll., 
is going to Italy for the fall semester and 
has applied to law school. I had to have 
my ankle replaced due to an old college 
injury; and then had to have more sur- 
gery on my ankle in May. I'm sure that 
I'll be hosting SBC admissions functions 
in Atlanta this yr., so I look forward to 
seeing alumnae! 

Vickie Archer and husband Tad Im- 
brie, along with sons James (17) and 
Addison (15) took Vickie's daughter An- 



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nie (19) to SBC where she'll be a fresh- 
man. While Vickie was In line register- 
ing, she was told Naomi Weyand 
Smith had already checked in with her 
daughter, Briggs, husband Scott and 
son Harrison. The giris are on the same 
floor of Glass. 

Lynn Croft Reeves and Jack are still 
living in Hanover, VA. "We have 2 active 
teens, Henry and Savannah. I spend my 
free time playing tennis and I'm on the 
Vestry of my church." 

Mary Kate Ferguson lives in Balti- 
more and is "having a quiet summer 
working, swimming (with Michael 
Phelps) and playing tennis. After the 
heartbreaking loss of my corgi, Paco, in 
spring, I've been longing for another 
dog, searching for another puppy. I'll va- 
cation in the mountains this fall. I see 
Eve Devlne, Brendy Relter Hantzes, 
Claire McDonnell Purnell, Amy Mar- 
shall Lewis and Kearsley Rand Walsh 
regulariy. What's most exciting is plan- 
ning our 30th reunion with Claire and 
Brendy! Hope to see everyone there!" 

Harriet Bielitsky Anderson 
visited with Julie Brooke Davis and hus- 
band Tommy, their 2 beautiful 
teenagers, Brooke and Susan, and 
Hope Keating for a weekend this past 
spring. Julie and Hope look fantastic 
and it was so much fun to hang out with 
such wonderful friends. Harriet writes 
"Can't wait to see everyone at reunion!" 

Boo Major writes, "I'm divorced and 
relieved that that chapter of my life is 
closed. I'm back in my house with son 
Mac (10). Mac is going into the 5th 
grade and loves baseball, football, hunt- 
ing and flshing. We have spent a couple 
of weekends at Lisa Kean's ('80) moun- 
tain house in Asheville — enjoyed 
watching bears and other scenery. 
We've hired a new assistant eques- 
trian coach with SBC ties. Carol Gwin 
taught riding at SBC in the 90s; we're 
happy to have her on staff. The Eques- 
trian Team at the U. of SO continues to 
do well. We flnished 3rd at the varsity 
equestrian national championships." 

Quinne Pokes was a guest lecturer 
for the art and design departments at 
Christopher Newport U. in Newport 
News, VA. She stayed in Williamsburg, 
VA and had dinner with Sophie Crysler 
Hart and husband. They had a wonder- 
ful time and discovered that they're all 
cat lovers. Sophie is the head of devel- 
opment for the Colonial Williamsburg 
Foundation. Quinne enjoys her work as 
a creative director, with many projects 
including an identity makeover and web- 
site for a law flrm. She writes, "I'm 
painting, doing yoga and riding a big 
pony named Rossmor. Geordie (partner) 
is general foreman for a solar company 
start up, that was also a client." 

Molly Davis Garone lives in Franklin 
Lakes, NJ, with husband John. They cel- 
ebrated their 25th anniv. in Apr. Daugh- 
ter Maddie (20) will be a junior at St. 
Lawrence U. and son Thomas is a soph- 
omore in h. s. Molly is "staying busy 
with training for triathlons, golfing, pad- 
dle tennis and ... studying pastel por- 
traiture for the last few yrs. with the 
hope of taking commissions and having 
my own studio this fall." 



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Liz Seacord and husband Adam are 
travelling through Switzerland and Ger- 
many "hoping to see lots of modern 
art!" Liz and family will go to Long Lake. 
NY. during Aug. 

K Ellen Hagan sent sad news. Her fa- 
ther, Forrest L. Hagan. died on 7/5 at 
the age of 83. If you would like to get in 
touch with K, her address is PO Box 
346. Commerce. GA 30529. 

Tracy Drake Hamilton is living in 
Pompano Beach. FL. and writes. 'I've 
retired from teaching due to effects 
from the radiation I had.' Tracy's volun- 
teer work keeps her busy. So does 
keeping up with 2 teenagers, stepchil- 
dren, and grandchildren, Lauren (4) and 
Aiden (1). Tracy looks forward to Re- 
union. 

Anne Grosvenor Evrard writes from 
France. "Things are always busy over 
here, especially with our antiques and 
art gallery doing well. We're in the midst 
of preparing for a fair in Biarritz, where 
we'll be exhibiting our entire shop for 5 
days. Art deco. Chinese and African an- 
tiques and artisanal works as well as 
contemporary art! The children are fine. 
The 2 oldest are working women, middle 
2 in masters programs, number 5 in 
dramatic art, and the 'baby' just gradu- 
ated from h. s.!" Anne would love to see 
alumnae travelling in France... 

Allison Roberts Greene is looking for 
ward to seeing everyone at Reunion 
next yr. Mackenzie is headed to school 
in PA in fall. The family has enjoyed 
some wonderful vacations this yr., and 
Allison is planning a trip to Tanzania for 
a safari next summer. She is still in- 
volved with Walk On Equine Assisted Ac- 
tivities non-tor profit program. 

Sharon Resener Miller and husband 
Toby, son Bailey and 3 Jack Russell ter- 
riers live in Orlando. FL. Sharon writes. 
"Bailey (17) is starting his senior yr. in 
h. s. and is busy evaluating colleges; 
way harder now than it was in our day!" 

Mary Hedley SIpe is a nurse practi- 
tioner in Richmond. VA. Hedley writes. 
"Daughter Edie is a sophomore in h. s. I 
see Holly Sllsand Ulrlch often and had a 
visit with Wendi Wood Macaffee and 
Bobin Bryant 

Sandra Meade Turturro and husband 
Michael hope to be at Reunion. "We live 
in Pinehurst. NC. love life. Our kids are 
all grown and it's only us and our 2 yel- 
low labs. Leo and Lily. I'm going into my 
30th yr. teaching and still going strong. 
Any SBC golfers who end up in our neck 
of the woods, please call!" 

John and I have been in Annapolis. 
MD. for 20 yrs. Daughter Mary (16) is a 
junior and Lizzie (13) is in 8th grade. 
Both girls love field hockey. Mary is a 
goalie and looks like a transformer all 
dressed up in her gear. I was in Pitts- 
burgh for a wedding and got to see Liz 
WInson Sweeney, which makes visiting 
my hometown more fun. 

Mary Kate Ferguson and Brendy Re- 
iter Hantzes and I are working on Re- 
union. May 20-22. 2011. If you'd like to 
be on the committee, please contact 
one of us. Also, if you're on Facebook. 
please join the Sweet Briar College 
Class of 1981 30th Reunion group. I'm 
not FB savvy, but Brendy is. Thanks 
again for writing and put our 30th on 
your calendar in pen! 



1982 



Consuelo Michelle Martinez 

7007 N. Tripp Avenue 
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712 
Consuelomichelle@yahoo.com 

Molly Finney Grenn (Alexandria. VA) 
visited Jean Von Shrader Bryan and 
Lynn Martin while they were en route to 
their h. s. reunion at St. Margaret's. 
Lynn is a holistic healer and Jean excels 
as a sales executive at Virginia Peanut 
Company. Molly's daughter Oracle at- 
tended her 1st overnight vacation bible 
camp. Husband Mike is working towards 
his Ph. D. The family will vacation at the 
beach for a week this summer. 

Rosemary Hardy thoroughly enjoyed 
the summer break from work at the 
Shawnee Mission Schools where she is 
a behavior specialist. Summer trips in- 
cluded a visit to NC. as well as a relax- 
ing retreat in Nantucket with family in- 
cluding time with her nephew (6 mos.). 
Rosemary celebrated her 50th birthday 
with a surprise party. She takes water 
aerobics a few times a week. The 
youngest in the class by about 20 yrs., 
she enjoys the exercise and socializing. 
Heather PIrnle Albert and family are 
enjoying a lifestyle change in Nashville 
after NYC. Daughter Samantha spent a 
semester in Spain and will be a junior 
this fall at U. of the South, Sewanee 
with a double major in economics and 
Spanish. Older sister Rebecca enjoys a 
career is a paralegal in Atlanta. Industri- 
ous as always. Heather is developing a 
tax service business for an insurance 
company. The economy hasn't helped, 
but this has certainly not deterred 
Heather. Husband Mike teaches 7th and 
8th grade history. The family managed 
to take a Caribbean cruise, followed by 
a week in New Orleans. Heather plans 
to travel to Orlando on business later in 
the summer. 

Empty nesters. Carol Searles Bohrer 
and husband will be busy traveling be- 
tween Greensboro, their river retreat in 
Tappahannock and Lexington. Son Price 
graduated from Woodberry Forest 
School and will attend W&L U. in fall. 
Daughter Emily is a sophomore boarder 
at St. Margaret's School in Tappahan- 
nock. Carol looks forward to returning to 
former SBC stomping grounds. 

Marie Engel Earnhart and daughter 
Mary Whitney will enjoy a vacation to 
Spain this summer before Mary Whitney 
begins her freshman yr. at SBC, where 
she'll play soccer. Son Chandler is in 
nth grade and equally athletic as his 
sister. 

Lucie Stephens Holland celebrated 
her 50th birthday in Paris with son 
Carter (14). She works part time at The 
Potomack Company auction gallery in 
Alexandria, while husband Steve, a 
White House correspondent for Reuters, 
IS covering his 4th president. Lucie 
would be happy to extend special serv- 
ice in helping any of our classmates 
managing their parents' belongings 
while they downsize from a larger to a 
smaller home at the auction gallery. 

Deborah Price Bowman continues 
her "full-time job" tennis as well as pur- 
suing a part-time (non-athletic) position. 
Daughter Katie starts h. s. in fall while 
son Kessler is in 4th grade. Deborah en- 
joyed a family trip to Cabo San Lucas, 



Mexico, as well as to SBC to see niece 
Lauren Miller graduate along with 
Priscllla Ream McPheeter's daughter 
Heather. 

Monlka Kaiser Nehelm writes from 
the Loire valley in France, the family is 
visiting husband Richard's relatives, 
then travel to Germany to visit her fam- 
ily. Daughter Alexa (20) will start her jun- 
ior yr. at The Frost School of Music. U. 
of Miami, while son Julius (15) will be a 
sophomore in h. s. Monika continues to 
be a stage mom as Julius' acting career 
flourishes. As in the past. Monika volun- 
teered in the German dept. 3 times a 
wk. Unfortunately foreign language 
classes fell victim to budget cuts, with 
no classes next yr. Richard enjoys his 
global position with Pepsi, though 
changes could come any day. 

In the interests of honesty and news 
worthiness. Grade Tredwell Schlld 
asked that I also write "bad" news, too. 
as she and husband Georg decided to 
split. They will stay together in the 
house for another yr. until son Chnstoph 
(12), finishes 8th grade, then she and 
Christoph will move to the States, prob- 
ably back to home town of Santa 
Fe. Grade writes starting over at 50 and 
trying to find a job won't be easy, but ex- 
plains "better happy and broke than liv- 
ing in a gilded cage." By the time of our 
2012 reunion, she hopes to be settled 
in after 17 yrs. as an ex-pat. 

This fall, Alice Olxon enters the 
worid of academia as a biology teacher 
and thanks Dr. Simpson for inspiring 
her! Alice visited Miss Garner, professor 
of religion emerita, last spring on her 
90th birthday. "She's exactly the same, 
very sweet and sharp as a tack!" If 
you'd like to write her, contact the alum- 
nae office. 

Brianna Boswell Brown and husband 
Randy will celebrate their 25th anniv 
with a trip to France. Spectators at Tour 
De France, they'll then drive to Provence 
to visit Jill Steenhuis '81. Proud owners 
of several of Jill's paintings portraying 
the Provence countryside, they look for- 
ward to seeing it firsthand. 

Nancy Howell has lived in Houston 
for 15 yrs. Her daughter is a sophomore 
in coll. and she and her husband look 
forward to celebrating their 20th anniv 
next Mar.! Nancy was happy to recon- 
nect with alumnae on Facebook. Active 
in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachro- 
nism) and puts her history degree to 
use. 

Patricia Whelan Schenck and family 
celebrated eldest daughter Lillian's, and 
my goddaughter, graduation from U. of 
CA, Berkley. Accepted to the "Teaching 
For America" program, Lillian will teach 
middle school mathematics in the New 
Orieans area. Younger brother Gus will 
be a junior yr. at AZ State U. going for a 
degree in education, while daughter He- 
len will be a sophomore at Loyola U. in 
Chicago. Twins Marion and George will 
be seniors at Sandia H. S. in Albu- 
querque and have mother Tricia as their 
Spanish professor. Bobby is the medical 
dir. of the Dept. of Orthopedics at the U. 
of NM. We enjoyed getting together with 
both he and Patricia while they were in 
Chicago for a medical conference. 

Cathy Miller and family moved 3.8 
mi. to a house on the water with a 
swimming pool. Daughter Madeline (17) 
works at husband David's dental office 



for the summer. Daughter All will be 16. 
but not quite ready to drive yet. Cathy 
will travel to Boston for a short weekend 
visit for a family wedding and 
reunion. They'll also start looking at col- 
leges for Madeline. 

While I was in New Delhi and Mum- 
bai. India (for work). Jean Von Schrader 
Bryan, Nancy Daugherty Davidson. Bri- 
anna Boswell Brown. Marie Engel Earn- 
hart. Leie Frenzel CasalinI, Molly 
Finney Johnson and Leslie Hertz Rre- 
stone were celebrating at the JW Mar- 
nott resort in San Antonio, TX, to honor 
Jane R. Dure's recent graduation from 
St. Mary's Law School in May. i did 
manage to sneak a gin (Bombay) and 
tonic at the Oberoi Hotel bar toasting 
Jane on her most recent and very im- 
pressive, accomplishment. 



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Cary Cathcart Fagan 

329 Kelford Lane 
Chariotte, NC 28270 
caryl983@bellsouth.net 

I want to share an adventure with all of 
you. On the drive back to Charlotte after 
our mini reunion with Delrdre Piatt at 
SBC in Apr. (wonderful to meet her and 
family), husband Chris and I decided to 
visit Natural Bridge. I never went while 
at SBC. We get to the main tourist build- 
ing and they want $18 per adult to walk 
down 128 stairs then get bused to see 
a big rock. We bought a souvenir mag- 
net and left. Determined to do some- 
thing fun. we pulled off at a local vine- 
yard. As we drove west into the Blue 
Ridge, we never saw another grape road 
sign and I swear the further into the 
mountains we drove our GPS started 
playing Dueling Banjoes! We turned 
around. Heading back to civilization, we 
came to a small town — can't even find 
its name on the geology.com map). We 
saw a sign: Civil War Reenactment To- 
day. We were captivated! A vendor near 
the tented camp ground said the battle 
was "just down the road a click." We 
drove the click, paid the $3 each and 
walked to the roped-off part the field. I 
thought reenactments were only in 
movies — real cannons, horses, 
swords, etc. A man in full Confederate 
general attire was standing in the back 
of a pick-up truck narrating the battle on 
loud speakers. Women in period 
dresses cheered on their fighting hus- 
bands. A man next to me said this was 
an annual event. When they had asked 
him to participate, he replied, "at age 
62 if I do participate I want to die first." 
I asked if they really played dead. He 
said eventually they'll get tired and start 
falling down. Priceless! We stayed until 
several died. It was obvious that we 2 
Yankees were in the minority. Thank 
goodness we have NC license plates! 
We also noticed Foamhenge. another 
tourist attracfion we plan to visit. Yes. ■ 
Stonehenge made of Styrofoam. What a 
riot! Definitely worth a 3 % hr. drive this 
fall. Here we go ... 

Alicia Nygaard Formagus and family 
enjoyed summer in Dallas. Son William 
was at USMC Officer Training School in 
Quantico. VA, and graduated in Aug. Son 
Thomas transferred to Texas A&M this 
fall. 



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Ann Sterling Hart Is working lots of 
dressage horse shows. Daughter 
Stephanie (22) graduated last spring 
and got her 1st job as a travel agent. All 
(19) is back at U. of FL as a sophomore. 
Ann's mother (70) is riding her baby 
horse (5) and is doing really well with 
her. 

Delrdre Piatt and family had a won- 
derful holiday in the USA last spring. 1st 
to SBC to see daughter Tanya's play Do- 
lores Veintimilla. the Ecuadorian poet. 
Deirdre and I caught up on each other's 
lives a bit more directly than via inter- 
net! While at SBC. they stayed with Dr. 
Claudia Chang and husband Perry. Her 
brother and one of his daughters came 
from NY and joined them. Then they 
traveled to D.C. They did the museums 
and the zoo. Deirdre was shocked at the 
probably quite toxic air in supermarkets 
due to the use of fragrant chemicals in 
cleaning or in the detergents. It's also a 
problem in Ecuador, but Deirdre thought 
U.S. consumers would've said no to per- 
fumed food. Unfortunately the family 
couldn't go to Tanya's graduation. She 
graduated Magna C Laude: she outdid 
her mother! 

Ellen Claire Gillespie Dreyer's daugh- 
ter. Gilly. is a freshman at Sewanee. 
EC's other children are a junior in h. s. 
and an 8th grader. 

Katherine Robinson Oavey and hus- 
band Drew are empty nesters. 2010 
was a big year for them: 25th wedding 
anniv.. Drew turned 50, a h. s. and coll. 
graduation and a family trip to Africa! 
Son Marshall was headed to Chapel Hill 
as a freshman, Ebet is a junior at SBC 
and loves it, and oldest daughter, LK, is 
in France doing graduate work in Aix en 
Provence. They look forward to visiting 
LK. Katherine loved seeing Anne Little 
Woolley at their 30th h. s. reunion and 
was planning a trip to VA in Oct. for Par- 
ents' Weekend and to check out all the 
new buildings on campus. 

Kathy Barrett Baker. Lea Sparks 
Bennett, Ann Goldman and Anne Little 
Woolley met up at The Boar's Head Inn 
in Charlottesville, VA, for cocktails and 
dinner last summer. Kathy wrote it was 
"so much fun like we had all seen each 
other yesterday!" Now that people can 
email photos and easily make color 
copies of old photos, Kathy asks that 
we all email or snail mail color copies of 
wedding photos, baby photos, children's 
Prom photos, vacations, etc. for the 
class scrapbook. Send to 
sabatschool@hughes.net. 

Kim Howell Franklin enjoyed summer 
while her daughter was off to camp for 
6 wks. She called it "Summer Enrich- 
ment,' as she started taking guitar les- 
sons and pilates classes. They vaca- 
tioned in Spain and Italy in Aug. Travel 
got off to a bumpy start: 1 delayed flight 
and a missed connection. She made the 
best of it by eating a ton of pizza, frozen 
custard, a cupcake and a couple of 
beers. Kim received a promotion to an 
associate at Booz Allen Hamilton last 
summer, really exciting (even though it's 
more work). 

Leslie Malone Berger is very excited 
that son Alex is a freshman at W&L. 
Class of 2014! Leslie wrote "where did 
the time go?!" 

Mandy Beauchemin Frohn traveled 
to Niagara Falls in Aug. for ancestral re- 
search. If any of you have done this. 



she'd appreciate advice on where to 
start or good websites to use. Email her 
at mfrohn@caheartl.com. She and hus- 
band Eric celebrated their 24th wedding 
anniv. and son Zack (16) finished at 
Leadership Academy in St. Petersburg 
last summer. Both Eric and Zack are 
certified rifle instructors and Zack is fol- 
lowing in his dad's footsteps, on his 
way to qualifying for "Distinguished Ex- 
pert" status in small bore shooting. 
Mandy finds any excuse to travel. She 
did the KY Derby in May and hopes to 
go to Costa Rica next yr. Still a "space 
geek." Mandy flew her face into space 
(electronically) on the space shuttle 
STS-133 in Nov. NASA has a program 
for "civies" to upload their electronic im- 
age to be flown into space. Mandy 
rented a condo across from the 
Kennedy Space Center to watch the 
launch. 

Mary Pope Hutson participated in 
the National Women's Grasscourt Ten- 
nis Tournament in Jul. where she and 
her partner took 4th (44-55 doubles). In 
Aug.. she headed to Mobile for a meet- 
ing to bring all land trusts together on 
the Gulf Coast to create a unified plan 
on Gulf Coast Restoration. MP was hop- 
ing to see Melissa Cope Morissette. 
Over Labor Day she saw Virginia Claus 
Buyck at the U.S. Open! 

Pam Weekes moved to a spacious 
apt. in Hariem that makes her feel like 
she's somehow cheating NYC. but very 
grateful. Virginia Carabelli '82 visited 
Pam last spring and she hears from Jen- 
nifer Rotman '84 every once and a 
while. Pam's bakery is doing well. What 
started as a simple project took up 
most of last yr. They want to get a new 
shop and company headquarters built in 
Hariem <Fredrick Douglas Ave and 117th 
St), lots of red tape. Last spring they 
had a new Food Netv^ork segment where 
Rocco Dispirito picked their chocolate 
chip cookie on "The Best Thing I Ever 
Ate — Chocolate Edition." In Feb., they 
participated in Rachel Ray's Burger 
Bash at the Food Network's South 
Beach Wine and Food Festival to benefit 
FL International U. School of Hospitality 
and Tourism Management. They got 
snowed in (blizzard in NYC) and enjoyed 
a luxurious day of doing nothing. In May, 
Pam participated in a Wellness in the 
Schools event to help raise money and 
awareness in order to improve nutrition 
and fitness in NYC public schools. In 
Sept.. they helped Bravo promote the 
launch of their new show "Top Chef — 
Just Desserts" and in Oct.. they were 
part of Martha Stewart's Cookies and 
Milk event at the Food Network's NYC 
Wine & Food Festival benefiting Food- 
banknyc.org and Shareourstrength 
(strength.org). an organization to end 
childhood hunger. Pam continues to 
practice yoga and swim 2-3 times a wk. 
as she has for the last 20 yrs. at Colum- 
bia U. with a triathlete team. Pam en- 
joys reading everyone's updates on 
Facebook! 

Polly Parker McClure said they had 
a great summer in Cleveland. Her 
daughter, a sophomore in h. s.. is soon 
to be a driver. Their son is in 5th grade: 
he keeps them young. He plays football, 
basketball and tennis. Polly and hus- 
band enjoy going to his games. Polly 
still works at Allstate Insurance Co. 
training new agents. Life is a busy life 



with kids: they love every moment! 

Rexanne Baker earned her Healing 
Touch Certification and in Aug. attended 
the Healing Touch International Conven- 
tion in Denver. She's looking for a place 
to set up practice besides her living 
room. Her son is attending GA Tech. 

Sarah Babcock still lives in Rich- 
mond. VA. and works as Chief of Educa- 
tion & Training at the Richmond SPCA, 
very busy and happy. Sarah teaches lots 
of classes: does trick demonstrations 
with her 5 wonderful dogs and helps 
people with pet behavior issues. Sarah 
wrote that all of this is a big change 
from her yrs. with IBM! In her rare free 
time, she's fixing up the old farm she 
bought a few yrs. back, and competing 
in agility, gardening and doing photogra- 
phy. Sarah would love to hear from SBC 
friends during the yr. ahead — and can 
be found easily either via her blog 
www.sarahsfarmreport.blogspot.com or 
on Facebook. 

Sarah Sutton Brophy had a great wk. 
staying with Sarah Babcock. While 
there. Parker Brophy (16) helped Sarah 
Babcock's staff at the Critter Camp at 
the Richmond SPCA. The Brophys love 
living on the Eastern shore of MD and 
not the least because Sarah is now 
closer to lots of special people and 
places including SBC where she is on 
the advisory board for Tusculum. 

Tracey Gatewood moved back to 
Tuscaloosa, AL, having a great time re- 
connecting with old friends and family. 
This past yr.. Tracey has spoken with 
several alumnae. Joan McGettigan (who 
moved with her 2 daughters to start a 
new job in Boca Raton. FL). Lochrane 
Coleman Smith '76, Penny Parker Hart- 
line '84 (Birmingham friends) and Ellen 
Howard Attar. 

Wylie Jameson Small and family had 
a summer full of travel. In Jun., she and 
husband Stuart spent a wk. in Bermuda 
for their 20th anniv. Stuart, Rudy (16) 
and Wylie joined Stuart's family in VT in 
Jul. for a family reunion. Rudy headed to 
the Jersey Shore and the Adirondacks 
with friends in Aug. Wylie had fun get- 
ting Rudy ready for his road trip. She's 
hoping to finish the sequel to The Great 
Prune Caper (available on Amazon for 
only $9.98!) She enjoys doing volunteer 
work and keeping up with alumnae on 
Facebook. Nice job ladies! Wylie... re- 
ally... using our treasured notes to 
shamelessly plug your book on Amazon, 
tisk, tisk. tisk. LOL. 

198411 

Debbie Jones 

4416 Bromley Ln. 
Richmond, VA 23221 
elliesam@aol.com 



1985 



Ellen Reed Carver 

1315 Boiling Avenue 
Norfolk, VA 23508 
757-536-0850 
Ellenreedcarver8@gmail.com 

The details are sketchy, but some- 
how I ended up as your illustrious class 
secretary, until you all come back for 
the 30th reunion and vote somebody 
else into this job. 



CLASS NOTES 



The 25th reunion was a lot of fun. 
especially the boat house party for our 
class on Fri. night and the announce- 
ment by El Warner during convocation 
that '85 raised $14,397,325 with 93% 
participation! Okay, it was a joke, but it 
got an uproarious laugh, 

62 of our classmates are active on 
Facebook. so I encourage all of you to 
get with the times and have your 
teenagers set you up on an account so 
you can read breaking news about what 
your classmates are baking for dessert, 
see timely pictures of pet turtles, and 
find out who has the longest "Friends" 
list. I, for one, have 197 friends, which 
feeds my inclusion needs on a daily ba- 
sis. Here's a sampling of news for the 
printed word lovers among us. 

Martha Boxley Creasy lives in 
Roanoke. VA, with husband Grimes. Old- 
est son Grimes Jr. is a freshman at the 
U. of AL. Mead is 16. and Claiborne is 
in middle school. Martha is determined 
to make the 30th reunion, because she 
heard about how much fun she missed 
at the 25th! 

Laura Morrlssette Clark is good in 
Mobile: "we're staying away from the 
oil!" Laura works for Brownell Travel, en- 
joys the research, especially the travel- 
ing! Son Lee graduated from the U. of 
AL, 5/09. He works for Region's Bank. 
Son Tee is a senior at AL. He hopes to 
attend his 2nd Championship game next 
Jan.! Roll Tide! Laura was sorry to miss 
reunion (as I, Ellen, am sure many of 
you were) It's hard to believe we've 
been out 25 yrs! 

Julie Shields Hickman Thompson 
keeps up with Heidi Turk and Patsy 
Kraeger. She has 5 children; David, 
Blake, Gavin, Sarah and Preston: 1703 
Bushrod Road, Alexandria, VA 22308. 

El Warner serves on the City Council 
of her hometown of Easton. PA. My. I 
bet those meetings turned entertaining 
when El joined their ranks. She was also 
elected President of our Class at the 
25th reunion and will be leading the 
movement to have all of you back for 
our 30th. wearing Lanz of Salzburg flan- 
nel nightgowns with baseball caps and 
pearis. El is a freelance marketing and 
PR professional, and is devoted to 
Brody, her faithful Brittany. 

Jeannle Guthans' family of boys is 
well. Richard is a junior at Ole Miss, 
Christopher is in 11th grade and 
Michael is in 8th. Daddy Richard is well, 
practicing law in Mobile, and Jeannle 
spends time painting. She and Richard 
celebrated 23 yrs. of marital bliss last 
Aug! Loved seeing everyone at Reunion. 

DeAnne Blanton moved to a new 
home in Ariington. VA. Her son is in 7th 
grade and is as tall as DeAnne! Anothe/ 
25th reunionite. DeAnne loved being 
back. She and I took the hayride around 
campus together! 

Cheryl Fortin Young lives in Hilton 
Head. SC, and just celebrated her 25th 
wedding anniv. She was the 1st to have 
a ring game in our class at SBC. right? 
Oldest son Tate is in his 2nd yr. at W & 
L and lives in the Phi Kappa Psi house. 
(Rashbacks?) Son Tim is in lOth grade 
in the International Baccalaureate pro- 
gram at Socastee H. S. Kayla. her baby, 



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will graduate 8th grade from St. Andrew 

Catholic School in the spnng. The whole 
family is active in sports and Cheryl is 
sporting her 1985 figure and is singing 
with the Carolina Master Chorale, 

As for me. I'm back to being Ellen 
Reed Carver. The cards dealt me a 
huge life-line in 6-yr.-old, Sophia Rose. 
She was our Mascot at reunion. I thank 
God every day for her and laugh at all 
her antics. Baba Fountain and Louellen 
Brooks Meyer (sisters-in-law!) are her 
TX godmothers. AfterlO yrs. with Nor- 
folk Public Schools. I've started a new 
adventure called the Career and Univer- 
sity Success Program. It's for h. s. grad- 
uates who are on the "CUSP" of inde- 
pendence, but need guidance 
overcoming learning disabilities or so- 
cioeconomic barners. 

Everyone, be well and be merry and 
stop in to visit me in Norfolk, where the 
wine is always chilled! 



1986 



Mary Jo Biscardi Brown 

29 Willowgreene Drive 
Churchville. PA 18966 
Fbmb91695@yahoo.com 

1 love being secretary for this outstand- 
ing class, and thank you all for your con- 
tributions to our notes. Sounds like 
many of you will attend Reunion, which 
is wonderful news! As we count down to 
our 25th (May 2a22, 2011), your class 
officers (Lynn Mather Charette. Beth 
Ann Trapold Newton, Liz Gallagher Jef- 
frey and I) will be working hard to plan a 
memorable event. We endeavor to have 
a record number return to "the patch." 
as well as meet our class's giving goal. 
If you haven't been back in a number of 
yrs., this is the time to make the trip. 
Contact your friends and make a date 
for 5/11! In other reunion news, it was 
so nice to visit with several old friends 
at the D.C. Metro/Balt./Tn State Re- 
union in Jun. Thanks to April Adelson 
Marshall, Linda DeVogt and Christina 
Savage Lytle '88 for putting it together. 
If you've moved or changed your e-mail 
address, please contact me with your 
updated info. 

Jesse White is still a school psychol- 
ogist, "trying to find more creative ways 
to connect with kids and help them sur- 
vive, and perhaps even enjoy their days 
at school!" She had a wonderful time 
visiting with Gail Giifort in NC and meet- 
ing Gail's son. Jesse misses all of her 
SBC friends and hopes to see them at 
Reunion! 

Anne Toxey earned her Ph.D. in ar- 
chitectural history at the U. of CA at 
Berkeley 4 yrs. ago. She and husband 
Patnck McMillan moved to a histonc 
family home in downtown San Antonio, 
TX. She juggles an academic career with 
the museum exhibit design firm that the 

2 of them direct. They spend a mo. or 2 
every yr. in Paris. France, where they 
met and began their lives and business 
together 20 yrs. ago. Anne says she 
misses her SBC pals, would love to be 
in touch, and hopes to link up with any- 
one in central TX. 

Charade Boiling Estes girls keep her 
busy! Summer 2010 Chelsea (21) in- 
terned at CSC in the business develop- 
ment office and returned to U. of TN. 



Knoxville. as a senior. Daughter Cam- 
eran still dances and serves as coKiap- 
tain of her h. s. dance team, as well as 
a company member at her dance studio. 
She was so excited when she discov- 
ered she could major in dance in coll.! 
Charade is still with CSC. working as a 
deputy program manager, supporting 
DARPA's Defense Sciences Office, a po- 
sition she took on in late '09. At the 
end of '10, she'll become the program 
manager. Charade and Lisa Redd To- 
liver talk often and had lunch together 
in Jun. "See you at Reunion!" 

Ann Bruce Faircloth Porter and fam- 
ily still enjoy living in Auburn, AL. Hus- 
band Billy is a distnct manager for U.S. 
Foods and Ann Bruce is with Keystone 
Bank. Daughter Brucie (13) plays soccer 
for a travel team so the Porter family is 
busy on weekends with games. Brucie 
also wntes a column for the local news- 
paper entitled "The Tween Philosopher." 
Maybe SBC is in her future, when faced 
with what color to select for the bands 
on her braces she picked pink and 
green! 

Vicki Wolf Rosenfieid is president of 
the Parents Association and on the 
board of trustees at The Gilman School 
in Baltimore. Son Will (14), a 9th grader 
at The Gilman School, is a tournament 
golfer. One of his classmates is CJ Roe- 
buck, the son of Lee Carroll Roebuck 
'87. who Vicki sees often. Daughter 
Emily (15) attends the McDonogh 
School. She's an excellent musician, 
playing the guitar and drums. Vicki is 
very involved with KIPP Baltimore, a 
charter school program that operates a 
middle school and an elementary school 
in one of the most impoverished areas 
of Baltimore. "The kids are amazing. 
Our middle school children arnve with 
the lowest test scores in the state and 
leave with the highest. We see them all 
the way through college and make a 
huge difference in the lives of many 
kids." Vicki and husband Stuart took a 
short trip to Newport, Rl, and a family 
trip to Martha's Vineyard this past sum- 
mer. "We used to be much more mobile 
before we inherited Flash when my mom 
passed away last summer." reports 
Vicki. Flash is a Cavalier King Charles 
Spaniel (13) and is truly part of the 
Rosenfieid family. Vicki loves to follow 
alumnae on Facebook and is sorry she 
doesn't have more time to keep up. If 
you're ever in Baltimore, contact Vicki at 
vrosenfieid@aol.com. 

Maureen Mahoney Deppman relaxed 
at their cabin in VT over the summer 
and enjoyed the summer off with her 
children Lydia (7) and Jack (10). Mau- 
reen and husband Benj celebrated their 
13th anniv. in Jul. She contends it's a 
far cry from her parent's 50th anniv.. 
which they'll celebrate with a family trip 
at Thanksgiving! In fall. Maureen will re- 
sume teaching at a local VT h. s. and 
driving the kids to all their activities. 
"Looking forward to Reunion!" 

Sandy Bernard Wyllie and Kevin cele- 
brated their 20th wedding anniv. this yr. 
They keep busy with their 3 children. 
Cameron (13). Heather (11), Jimmy (4), 
as well as their jobs. Sandi is still with 
Fannie Mae (23 yrs.) and Kevin teaches 
architecture at Catholic U. Sandy en- 
joyed a visit from Anne Merrlman Duffy 
and family in spnng. She also looks for- 
ward to Reunion. 



Missy Dugglns Green was busy this 
summer with swim team, golf, Softball 
and camps. The Greens spent a few 
days at Big Cedar Lodge before school. 
Miles started 6th grade (middle sch.) 
and Nancy. 5th. Missy continues to take 
on PTO assignments and will also be co- 
leading Club 121. an on-campus. stu- 
dent-led ministry. "Can't wait until 
5/11!!" 

Sally Engleby Farrell and family are 
still living in Bedford. NY, 16 yrs. in the 
same house! Three boys. Tommy (17), 
Henry (12) and Jack (12), love the 
neighborhood and their dad is happy as 
they're mirroring his childhood. Tommy, 
h. s. senior, became an Eagle Scout and 
a Lieutenant in the Jr. Fire Corps in the 
Vol. Bedford Rre Dept. They're search- 
ing colleges that specialize in meteorol- 
ogy. The twins are in middle school. All 
3 boys ski race at a mountain close by. 
Husband Chris and son Tommy coach, 
as well. Sally is studying for her M.A. in 
religion with a concentration in youth for- 
mation. She completed her 2nd summer 
at VA Theological Seminary this yr. One 
more summer to go! While in VA this 
summer, Sally attended an SBC mini-re- 
union. Great fun seeing some faces she 
hadn't seen in 20 yrs! Classmate Betsy 
Nott was attending a conference at EHS 
right next door! Betsy and Sally had din- 
ner with Beth Ann Trapold in Alexandria. 
Sally continues to teach pre-K at a won- 
derful little Nursery School in New 
Canaan, CT. Teaching pre-kindergarten- 
ers provides her with much humor and 
delight. 

Karen Gonya Nickles claims she's a 
bohng 46-yr.-old: "Same job. same hus- 
band, same kids (I've tned to trade 
them in. believe me.)" She's still playing 
soccer, reading a lot. and "wondenng 
why I can't lose weight as I munch on 
pizza and mashed potatoes..." Karen is 
looking forward to Reunion. "Thinking 
our hairstyles might be slightly different 
than in '86!" 

Paula Veale and Dan spent their 
summer working in hot NYC, but headed 
to the NH coast on most weekends. 
Paula's son lain (6) broke his arm in Jul. 
She's been told this a nte of passage, 
just not one that she wanted him to go 
through. 

Things are going well in Roanoke for 
Linda DeVogt. She celebrated her 20th 
yr. with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue 
Shield and is a Sr. Account Manager in 
National Account Sales. She and Robert 
celebrated their 1st wedding anniv. and 
survived a complete household renova- 
tion. On 7/1. Linda returned to the SBC 
Alumnae Board as nominating chair. 
She encourages all who are interested 
in serving in any volunteer capacity for 
SBC to submit their names to the Alum- 
nae Office. "It was great to see so many 
classmates in D.C. this spring; I'm look- 
ing forward to seeing even more at our 
25th!" 

In summer. Beth Ann Trapold New- 
ton's husband was recalled for several 
mos. as a Coast Guard Reservist to 
work on the BP oil spill. "Being a 'single 
mom' is even harder than I ever imag- 
ined. Kudos to all of you who do it so 
well every day!" In addition, Beth Ann 
left her position as dir. of development 
at Oakcrest School and works for a pub- 
lisher in D.C. Completely different work, 
but she can work from home and has 



more flexibility. She also spent the sum- 
mer teaching her f rstborn how to drive. 
"It's now a certainty that I'll have more 
grey hair at Reunion! I do hope all of you 
will join me in the effort to make the 
25th extra special. Your gift to the coll. 
IS the best way to start! See you all in 
May!" 

Elizabeth Lindsey and Ken still live in 
Nashville. TN. with their 2 basset 
hounds and were fortunate to not be af- 
fected by the May flood. The recession 
hasn't been kind to freelance editors, 
but on the upside she's had more time 
on her hands to do things such as finish 
half-done projects, paint rooms, expand 
the garden, care for her mother, take 
part in dog rescue transports, etc. She 
still enjoys her ballet and figure skating 
workouts, and continues her hospice 
visits with the older basset to provide 
pet therapy. 

April Adelson Marshall is still recruit- 
ing and consulting on different project 
assignments. Daughter Lily started coll. 
in fall at Savannah College of Art & De- 
sign; and April looks forward to visiting 
and playing in Savannah. Son Hayden is 
an h. s. junior. Back in Jun.. many alum- 
nae had a great evening together at the 
Sequoia in Wash.. D.C. She hopes the 
D.C. Metro/Balt/Tri State Reunion will 
be an annual event! "Looking forward to 
SBC Homecoming and best of all. our 
25th!- 

Dayna Avery Hulme's daughter 
Courtney is looking at either SMU or 
TCU to attend and dance in fall '11. 
Daughter Alexandra is in 7th grade at 
Harpeth Hall School in Nashville. 

Betsy Nott Hall and Roger celebrate 
their 20th wedding anniv. in 2/11 and 
20 yrs. living in LA. 2009/10 was her 
15th yr. at Brentwood School and 3rd 
year as Dean of Students and Service 
Learning Coordinator of the Middle Divi- 
sion. In addition to a great job, she 
spends her days cheenng on either son 
Griffin (13) or daughter Caroline (10) on 
a playing field or the stage. This yr.. she 
and Roger reconnected vacationed in 
ME. Betsy hopes to see you all at Re- 
union! 

Lisa Leigh Ringler Bennett and Bob 
were in full farming mode all spring and 
summer — 100 acres of tillable land on 
their 260 acre farm in Malvern, PA. 
Lisa's daughter. Sydney, started h. s. 
and already feels she knows way more 
than mom! And most importantly. Lisa 
IS continually amazed by the SBC ties 
that bind! "Can't wait for Reunion"! 



19870 

Jean Guergai 

3641 Elderberry PI. 
Fairfax. VA 22033 
guergai@aol.com 

1988 

Maia Free Jalenak 

605 Camelia Ave. 
Baton Rouge. LA 70806 
MaiaJay@cox.net 

Kelly Meredith lacobelll is thoroughly 
enjoying the alumnae board. She went 
to Reunion in May and saw Debbie Lee 
'90. Karen Malmquest Laakso '90 and 



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Lea Harvey '90. Dughter Kathleen (8) 
proudly proclaims she's a member of 
the Class of '24. Kelly hopes to see 
classmates at Homecoming and notes, 
"it's renewing to see the current stu- 
dents on campus, cheer for the sports 
teams and laugh during the cardboard 
boat regatta at the lake." 

Tracy Tigerman Shannon, Brookneal. 
VA: "I still teach, but have 
gotten switched from 3rd to 1st grade, 
which means that I won't be teaching 
my daughter in 3rd grade (blessing!) 
Son Ryan will be taking driver's ed. in 
fall, stay off the road!" 

Susan Detweller is returning to 
Antarctica after having taken last winter 
off to care for a friend injured in an acci- 
dent. That winter she taught Nordic ski- 
ing and led interpretive backcountry 
tours in the Tetons. This fall she'll be a 
field instructor again for the U.S. Antarc- 
tic Program and will return to the States 
in time for her Nordic Center job again. 
She enjoyed a road trip last spring 
climbing and visiting friends in the 
desert southwest and CO. 

Mary Halliday Shaw says twins 
Jack and Mike are heading off to coll. in 
Aug. She and husband Brad still have 
Kevin at home (9th grade). A highlight of 
the yr. was seeing Beth Bennett Haga, 
Paige Apple Montlnaro, Kate Cole HIte, 
Whitney Bolt Lewis, Kathryn Ingham 
Reese and Mala Free Jalenak in New 
Orieans last Jan. for a mini reunion. 

Heather Gregory Skeens lives in 
Raleigh, NC. where she is assistant dir. 
for children's services at Cumberland 
County Dept. of Social Services in Fayet- 
teville. She and husband, Ed (H-SC '86) 
have 2 children. Daughter Mckinsey is a 
sophomore at SBC and son Taylor is a 
junior in h. s. 

Melinda Sher: "I'm back in school for 
a 2nd degree. This time in environmen- 
tal ecology and biology from UNC, 
Asheville. I love being in school again, 
but hate the math prereqs! I bought a 
house in Asheville, my new official 
home. I hope to find rewarding work sav- 
ing the environment and hugging trees!" 

Jeanne Rovics Mexic e-mailed her 
news from the beach in NC where she 
and Kristen Petersen Randolph were 
spending time together while their sons 
attended surfing camp. Jeanne travels 
to amazing places with her job for 
Hilton. She traveled to China noting, 
"Shanghai was my favorite city." She 
also writes that one of her new clients 
is SBC grad. Kelsey Larus '98. Jeanne, 
husband Scott and son Blake (12) trav- 
eled to a wedding in New Zealand and 
fell in love with the country. They took 
an amazing Whitewater rafting trip there 
and went diving at the Great Barrier 
Reef in Australia. 

Kathryn Ingham Reese had a fun 
summer including poolside visits with 
Leslie Corrado Stillwagon and Katie 
Keogh Widener. Kathryn loves her job 
teaching middle school English at Tower 
Hill School. Daughters Landon (10) and 
Elliot (8) are doing great, and "I had to 
quit coaching this yr. so I could be their 
full-time taxi driver. Depending on the 
time of yr., I'm running Elliot to gymnas- 
tics and soccer, and Landon to and 
lacrosse and field hockey. They both 
play basketball and sing in the church 
choir (okay. I force them to go to choir, I 
admit it)." 



Denlse Landau Blind: "Life in NJ 
is busy, but I love it! I still can't believe 
my kids are 12 and 15! We lived 
through a home addition, which gave 
daughter Chelsea and I our dream walk- 
in closets! She deserved it, having been 
an absolute trooper, living through 6 
mos. in a back brace. As a competitive 
gymnast, she stress fractured her L5 
vertebra in her back. It was tough for 
her to start middle school in such a con- 
dition — then she got braces on her 
teeth to match!" Son Tyler was the 
freshman varsity catcher for his h. s. 
baseball team. They won the league ti- 
tle, and he was named to the 2nd 
team All League. This yr. he'll focus on 
baseball and bowling, and get his driv- 
ing permit. Husband Fred is an avid fish- 
erman and golfer. They plan to 
celebrate their 20th anniv. this yr. with a 
romantic getaway. Denise competed in 
her 1st biathlon. She was thrilled to par- 
ticipate in the event, which raised neariy 
$50,000.00 for Breast Cancer aware- 
ness. 

Laura Schumacher Kasprzal< lives in 
Ramsey, NJ, and entertains me with 
sightings of the cast from "The Real 
Housewives of NJ" in her area. She 
doesn't watch the show, but knows I'm 
hooked. She saw Dina at a local water- 
ing hole and saw the whole crew last yr. 
at a restaurant. Her oldest son. Jack, 
starts h. s. this fall; Kenny, 7th grade; 
and Ellie, 3rd grade. Laura is planning 
to enroll in a master's program in social 
work. 

Kristen Petersen Randolph: "life in 
Virginia Beach is busy with 3 boys: 
Ranny (14), Christian (10) and Peyton 
(8), They're into sports, mostly lacrosse 
and basketball. I sell real estate part 
time and do personal training part time. 
My passion is with health and fitness 
(guess it all started with the dairy route 
runs with Mehia Ogiesby de Viiie de 
Goyet at SBC). 1 talk to Jeanne Mexic, 
Nici Pechman and L^ura Kasprzak of- 
ten; we hope to plan a mini reunion." 
Kristen and Ran celebrated their 20th 
anniv. this summer with a trip to Palm 
Beach. 

My son Jack will be a senior in h.s. 
this year. Daughter Nina will be attend- 
ing middle school at the same school 
that my son goes to — having them at 
the same school for a yr. will be nice. 



198911 



Miss Emmy S. Leung 

7102 Wynnewood Ct. 
Richmond, VA 23235 
Fan-han@prodigy.net 
emmy@wakousa.com 



199011 



Kelly Wood Erickson 

104 S. Winterberry Ct. 
Smithfield, VA 23430 
skjs2@charter.net 

Glad I got back to SBC for Reunion in 
May — great to see old friends. I'm still 
teaching 1st grade and working my 2nd 
job as chauffer and activities coordina- ' 
tor for Jack (12) and Sophie (10). I hope 
everyone is well and I look forward to 
hearing from more of you for the next is- 
sue! 



Chris Carrlere Zazulak had lots of 
fun at Reunion and coll. touring with my 
oldest son. "I'm headed back to VA with 
my 2 youngest boys to see D.C. while 
my oldest is doing a lacrosse camp at 
the Naval Academy. My 2nd and 3rd 
sons will be at Fort AP Hill for the Boy 
Scout Jamboree. While I'm there, I'm 
getting together with Jole Tankard, 
Squiffy Walker Christopher, Meg Caulk 
Stephens and Chris Anne Spehar. Our 
family will have 3 graduations this yr. My 
oldest is graduating from high school. 
My 3rd one is graduating from elemen- 
tary school. My 5th one is graduating 
from kindergarten." 

Amy Kathleen Donnelly Tobik and 
Steve have spent the past 12 yrs. living 
in Winter Springs, FL. Amy is the Fea- 
tures Writer for the Seminole Chronicle 
newspaper and Moms Like Me maga- 
zine. She's been the Giri Scout leader 
for daughters. Katie (14) and Emily (11), 
since they were in kindergarten and 
serves on several school committees 
and local boards. Steve retired as a 
Naval Commander and continues to 
travel around the world with his work for 
Siemens. They celebrated their 19th an- 
niv. in Jul. 

Beth Pesiri Solomita has 3 children: 
Grace (6), Jack (4) and Ava (2). "We 
also have Rudy (4), a chocolate lab. We 
live in Stamford: I continue to work at a 
large preschool doing social work and 
admissions. Sorry to miss this Reunion. 
I'm on Facebook and have re-connected 
with several alumnae." 

Amy Burton is busy during summer 
tending her perennial gardens and day 
dreaming during the winter. 

LuAnne Hunt is still working for the 
City of Lynchburg in communications 
and marketing: however, she also 
started a part-time photography busi- 
ness, which she hopes to make full 
time in 3 yrs. "Google my name to 
check out my web and photo sites. My 
son Chris is a bank manager for BB&T 
in Southern Pines. NC. and daughter 
Candice is an advocate for the National 
Tourism Association in Washington D.C. 
Husband Larry works for Clorox in 
Amherst. Larry and I have helped plant 
a new church in Amherst Co. called Oa- 
sis. It meets at the local h. s. and is 
growing weekly! Between church and 
traveling to see kids and grandkids, 
we're always on the go, but it's so nice 
to live next door to SBC (the new gym is 
great)! 

Louise Bouidin Carter and Brian and 
4 kids, Virginia (7). Brian Jr. (6), Jack (3) 
and Lewis (1), still live in Huntsville. I 
play tennis between driving and chasing 
kids. I'm working part-time for a decora- 
tor. Brian Jr. loves playing with Chase 
Berkey, Amanda Chase Priddy's son. 

Amy Kroeger says "thanks to all who 
made the effort to return for reunion. It 
was awesome to catch up with every- 
one, especially those who we haven't 
seen in the past. I recommend everyone 
try to make our 25th. This returning to 
campus and acting totally sophomoric is 
so therapeutic! If anyone is passing 
through St. Louis, please look me up. 
I'm here for 2 more yrs." 

Gladden Adam Faiivene and Phil are 
still in NJ. "We're busy with Ellie (11) 
who enjoys tennis and James (9) putting 
miles on the car with ice hockey. Sorry 
we missed reunion. 



CLASS NOTES 



Tracey Thomas Jones says "FL sum- 
mers are a lot like northern winters as 
we end up being sequestered inside to 
avoid the extreme weather (sweltering 
heat and the ensuing storms). We're 
still living in our little Cape Cod on the 
north side of Jacksonville, and recently 
renovated. Jonathan is close to sitting 
for his exam to become a licensed men- 
tal health counselor and continues to be 
resource counselor for our church. We'll 
celebrate our 20th anniv. this Sept. We 
hope to visit Jonathan's family in Eng- 
land next spring. Oldest son Nathaniel 
(10) is an avid swimmer and reader. We 
both love Harry Potter. He came within 1 
second of qualifying for Junior Olympics, 
so we're hoping he can make the cuts 
this winter. Brennan (5) starts Kinder- 
garten this fall, enjoys competing in 
meets much more than the weekly prac- 
tices. This will be the 1st yr. I won't be 
assisting at my boys' school and can 
just be Mom! We'll continue home- 
schooling 2 days a week, doing year- 
round swim and considering soccer too. 
With both boys in school, I'm looking 
forward to having a little time to my- 
self." 

Anne Richardson Lackey says, 
"Mark and I have been growing our real 
estate firms. Stepson Andrew graduated 
from GA Southern and is going back to 
school to join ROTC and further his edu- 
cation. Stepdaughter Jessica goes to 
UGA and hopes to graduate next yr. I've 
enjoyed reconnecting with other alum- 
nae on Facebook. If you're ever in At- 
lanta, please let me know." 

Julie Brooks Nyquist says, "it was 
great to see our classmates the cam- 
pus at our 20-year reunion. I brought 
husband Stephen and son Andrew (8 
mo.) for their 1st trip to SBC. I'm still 
working full time as the grants manager 
for the John S. and James L. Knight 
Foundation in Miami. I'm also finishing 
my M.B.A. 

Sallie Mcliheran Wunner writes, "I 
keep up with a few from the class, but 
since I've lived in Germany for many 
yrs.. it's always hard to keep up with 
everyone. Unfortunately I couldn't 
make it to Reunion in May as I'm 
preparing for 2 larger art exhibitions 
(one in Dallas and one in Vienna, Aus- 
tria) this fall. I send all my greetings and 
best wishes to everyone who attended. 
I'll surely make it to the next one!" 

Rachel Renzy writes, "it was nice to 
bring daughter Rose (11) with me to Re- 
union and show her what a special 
place SBC is! Perhaps she is a future 
SB giri! I loved being back on campus, 
reconnecting with classmates and reliv- 
ing our experiences there! A walk 
around the Dairy Route, a late night trip 
to Daisy's grave and, yes, we even had 
security come and kick us out of the 
boathouse ... late, late night! Ahhhh, 
the memories! I can't wait to go back in 
5 more years and do it all again! 



SBC.EDU I SWEET BRIAR MAGAZINE 57 



1991 

Victoria Campo Byrd 

2800 NE 22nd St. 

Fort Lauderdale. FL 33305 

garnenandvickie@att.net 

Allene "Allle" Doucette moved bacl< 
to Pensacola. FL. spending 6 days on 
the road following husband and son (3) 
in a large Penske truck with dog Briscoe 
for company. They're enjoying homeown- 
ership again, but not the heat. Allie 
looks forward to Reunion. It looks like 
Billy will be able to join her. as well as 
Alastair. Technically Alastair was at the 
last Reunion, in her growing belly. Much 
better view this time. 

Joan Oabney Clickner and family are 
well, still in Charlottesville for the time 
being. Ian (9) and Georgia (3) are awe- 
some friends. Bobby's acupuncture 
practice is doing well, and Joan has 
been editing a novel for a local writer. 

Karen Hott: Our 20th Reunion is in 
spring, and I've created a Facebook 
page for our class. At our 15th we won 
the Participation Award, let's see if we 
can do it again! Plan on attending Re- 
union 2011. I still organize events for 
the alumnae club in Atlanta and we had 
a wonderful turnout in Jan. for SB Day 
despite the snow, yes snow. We have a 
Back-to-School event this very evening 
— great group of students! The design 
industry is well, and I'm thankful for in- 
credible projects and happy clients. I re- 
cently won an ASID Award for a historic 
project in Inman Park, which will be fea- 
tured on the Georgia Trust for Historic 
Preservation Ramble (tour) in Sept. Two 
projects were published this yr.. one of 
which was for a SBC alumna. Charlotte, 
my pug, and I spend as many weekends 
as possible in Abingdon, VA, with 
boyfriend Pete Percival — a nice es- 
cape. So much inspiration for gourmet 
cooking is found at the local farmers' 
market and organic farms. And for me. 
antique finds have made their way into a 
few Atlanta homes. Hope to see y'all on 
Facebook and at Reunion next yr! Holla 
Holla! 

Megan Read LIndberg writes. "Enc 
and I are busy and happy with 3 children 
Sutter (13). Tessa (11) and Logan (7). 
We work hard tending our horses, chick- 
ens and dogs, but are enjoying every as- 
pect of "ranching"! Our goal of living 
sustainably is almost met. We would 
love any SB visitors." 

Kathryn Hagist Yunk writes that she. 
Carey Bates and Suzanne Petrle LIs- 
couskl had a mini-reunion and spa re- 
treat while visiting Suzanne at her farm. 
Memorial Day weekend. "From all the 
laughter and fun times shared, you'd 
never know that nearly 20 yrs. has gone 
by since graduation. What fun to have 
friends that span a lifetime!" 

Lorraine Haire Greer "had a great 
year starting back as a school director. I 
love working in a Christian environment 
and our school is experiencing wonder- 
ful growth. Son Alex also attends and 
my hours are flexible. I've also been 
working on my state certifications and 
considering various programs to pursue 
my Ph. D. in education, i.e. Curriculum 
and Instruction or Christian Education. 
We've enjoyed time with family in NH 
and celebrated Tom's father's 80th 
birthday with the entire Greer clan in 



Nags Head. We look forward to next 
summer's beach wk. with Jen Kemper 
Wallis. Stephanie Berger and Chris 
Coleman (HSC). I'm looking forward to 
SBC Homecoming Weekend in Sept. as 
a great opportunity to see fellow riding 
friends and welcome new members onto 
the Visiting Riding Committee. A 2nd 
visit for Reunion, and I look forward to 
seeing classmates I've haven't seen in 
a while. Blessings to all." 

Kathryn Johnson Glass writes. "I'm 
still in solo family practice in Mayfield. 
KY. and am the medical dir. for Medical 
Spa 7 in Paducah, KY. I have 4 daugh- 
ters and 2 sons — I have kids in h. s.. 
middle school, elementary school and 
preschool and one (20 mos.) still at 
home! How's that for busy? Husband 
John (HSC '90) completed his Ph. D. at 
Ole Miss last yr. We've re-entered the 
job market and are exploring career 
choices. We're looking forward to a 
change. I'm hoping for a mini-reunion 
with Gwen Clew and Edie Rue '89 next 
summer in CA since I'll miss the 20th in 
May. I'm sorry to miss all of you! E-mail 
me at magnolial029@hotmail.com." 

Carey Bates spent the last year 
working for eTRADE and teaching Ist-yr. 
writing at the U. of Hartford. She spent 
a long weekend in ME with Amber Vel- 
lenga, Anne, and Jill Fahy. All is well 
with family of 8 nieces and nephews. 

Tara Gilder writes, "If's difficult to 
know where to start. I finished my B.A. 
at Pine Manor in Boston, where I would 
meet up with SBC big sis Chnstine 
Hostelly '89. In Atlanta. I would run into 
Heather Coleson '90. I then went on to 
grad. school at Royal Holloway. U. of 
London, where I got an M.A. in History 
of Art, and an M.B.A. in International 
Management. I work for KBC Bank in 
London and my own business. Beautiful 
Effects permanent cosmetics, which I'm 
fitting around my day job. I look back on 
my time at SB fondly, and over the years 
I have stayed in touch with Judie Currie 
'92. Toi Reynolds '92. and Heather 
Cross '92. but have lost touch with too 
many Sweet Briar Chums. I'm always 
happy to see anyone who comes to Lon- 
don, feel free to get in touch: tarag- 
ilder@yahoo.com 

Mamie Farmer Farley writes, "we've 
been busy with swim team and camp, 
headed to the beach in Aug.! Matthew 
and I have planned a getaway for Oct. 
Miller (11) in 5th grade. Harry (9). 3rd 
grade, and Joanie (6) is in 1st grade. 

Laura Rose Martin writes, "Chns and 
I are still in Dothan, AL. I've been work- 
ing as a tutor at one of the poorest ele- 
mentary schools for 2 yrs. Chns is an 
instructor at Fariey Nuclear Plant. We'll 
celebrate our 20th anniv. in Mar.! Both 
boys (Kyle. 15. Nathan. 13) are active 
Boy Scouts and on track to make Eagle 
in the next yr. Elizabeth (10) started rid- 
ing, loves it! She's telling people she's 
going to SBC for coll.! We've gotten in- 
volved with Dock Diving with our 2 dogs. 
Jolly and Magic. I've enjoyed getting in 
contact with classmates on Facebook! 
Can't wait to see everyone at Reunion! 

Jennifer Gregg wntes, "Getting mar- 
ried in 8/10 to my partner Tawnya. I still 
do a lot of cycling, primarily multi-day 
fundraising rides. In the past 3 yrs., I've 
raised over $15,000 for the Dana Fat- 
her Cancer Institute. For the '09 Pan 
Mass Challenge, I road in memory of 



Jennifer Crispen, a small pink and green 
ribbon with her initials pinned to me. 

Shelby Staples writes, "I was a Turn- 
ing Point student and my life is in the 
slowing down phase now. Am a retired 
nursing home administrator, volunteer in 
feral cat rescue and horse rescue. In my 
spare time I read. Wishing all of you the 
best. 

Suzanne Petrie LIscouskI writes. 
"Son Bobby (2) is growing like a weed 
and is a hilanous chatter box. Bob and 
I are enjoying our farm in Leesburg. VA. I 
just bought a horse (4) to train, after my 
show horse tragically broke her leg. 
Carey Bates, Kathryn Hagist Yunk and I 
got together for our annual girls week- 
end — always a great time. I can't wait 
to go to the D.C. United Soccer game 
with Kimberiey McGraw Euston '92 and 
son (my godson) Alex! Looking forward 
to seeing everyone at Reunion! 

Tammy O'Malley Fein writes. "We 
moved last yr. to a larger house in 
Jupiter. FL, not far from our old house. 
Right after we moved, I became preg- 
nant with my 3rd child. I gave birth to 
Zachary Elias on 4/6/10. Rejoined his 
big brothers. Ben (10) and Ethan (9). 
I'm still a psychotherapist in private 
practice. Husband Larry is a copywriter 
for a financial publication. Things are go- 
ing well, just very busy. Love to hear 
from fellow alumnae! 

Cathy Goslau, now known as Tavi 
Rainold. writes. "In 2010 AJ had hernia 
surgery. Mardi Gras in New Orleans was 
crazy, and my horse Almond Joy has 
taken most championships available! 
CO is wonderful and my family just blos- 
soms every day. I decided to be a men- 
tor for a young giri who is wonderful. 
Nice to have some female companion- 
ship. I'm still doing property manage- 
ment part time and a full time mommy 
to Tnx and AJ! I got my hunting license 
this yr. and almost got my 1st turkey!" 

Dawn Monahan Nelson writes, 
"Looking forward to Reunion. Enjoyed 2 
family weddings in Jun.. spending time 
at the beach. Can't believe we have a 
rising freshman and 5th grader. 

SIgnee Hoffman writes, "love being 
mom of Piper Anne (4). busy with my 
practice and husband Curt keeps me 
hopping. My life is a 3 ring circus. Hope 
to be at Reunion. 

Katherlne Cooper Hoffman writes, 
"this summer I worked at my old camp. 
Camp Alleghany (co-founded by an SBC 
professor. Mr. Worthington). while my 
daughter attended 1st term. On the 1st 
day. I ran into Margaret McClellan 
Driscoll '92 and Cynthia Chilton Bar- 
rett, both dropping off their daughters 
for the session! Then went down to 
Nashville visiting some of Willy's family. 
I'm in ME working on my business plan 
for my new company. Cross your fingers! 

As for me, Vickie Campo Byrd, I'm 
writing this from the beach in Nags 
Head, NC, where my husband's family 
has a reunion every 3 yrs. Garnett and I 
stay busy with our 3 children, Garnett 
(10), Ellie (7) and Caroline (5). Son Gar- 
nett loves playing golf, swimming and 
basketball and loves the Blue Angels. 
Ellie is going into 2nd grade and loves 
ballet, sewing and playing soccer. Caro- 
line wants to do everything her older 
brother and sister do. tries hard to keep 
up. This will be a busy year for us as I 
have taken on the job of PTA President 



at our children's elementary school. I 
welcome any advice you all have as I'm 
sure many of you have done this job in 
your children's schools! It's hard to be- 
lieve that we'll celebrate our 20th re- 
union in 5/11! Can you believe it's been 
20 yrs?! Please make plans to be there 
and join us for what is sure to be a fun 
weekend of laughter and memories! 



1992 



Tricia Pheil Johnson 

10359 Church Hill Rd. 
Myersville. MD 21773 
tricia.johnson@strollerfit.com 



1993 



Stacey McClain 

2219 Belote PI. 
Jacksonville. FL 32207 
staceydmcclain@hotmail.com 

1994 

Molly Morris 

1411 S 6th St. 
Columbus. OH 43207 
molly.morris@gmail.com 

1995 

Beverley Stone Dale 

2006 Ashcrest a. 
Richmond. VA 23238 
bsdale@comcast.net 

1996 

Mrs. Amy Daugherty Michel 

8185 E. Smooth Sumac Lane 
Tucson. AZ 85710 
amy@themichels.net 

Greetings friends! By the time you 
read this. Reunion will be about 6 mos. 
away, and I can't wait to see each of 
you and your families! 

Abby Phillips Hinga and Sean were 
thrilled to welcome 1st child James 
Phillips Hinga on 2/5 at 9 lbs.. 22 in. 
He's an incredibly easy baby who loves 
to sleep, making them happy! James 
was lucky enough to be welcomed to the 
world by Janeen Sharma and Laura 
Powell Gatllng. at the hospital. 

Sarah Dennis Roberts and family are 
well. Sarah continues to work for Inas- 
much Foundation 3 days a wk.. which is 
a perfect balance with all of Jackson's 
(7) and Owen's (1) many 
activities. Sarah and Hayden look for- 
ward to taking the boys on a long trip to 
CA this fall to visit family and go to Dis- 
neyland/Legoland. 

Jessica Gindlespger Hubbell spent 
an amazing week at camp with Janie 
Bradley Flowers and daughter Mary 
Katherlne. and Rachel Boyd Belmonte 
and her 2 kids Will and Emma. The chil- 
dren had a wonderful time playing in the 
mud. jumping off cliffs and nding their 
bikes to the candy store. My children. 
Jackson (6) and Brady (3) miss their 
friends and hope to see them before 
next summer. 

Heather Baskett and Layla moved to 
D.C. where she works at the National 
Zoo training elephants. They live in Ar- 
lington with their 3 dogs and 2 cats. 



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Heather has reunited with Rebecca 
Carle '93 and Penelope Spain '98. 

Lisa Aumlller Anderson started a mo- 
bile vet service last Apr. "Dr. Lisa's Mo- 
bile Vet Service" has been so success- 
ful, she's looking to add another vet by 
fall! 

Susan Whitehead Froehllch com- 
pleted an 18-wk. co-manager training 
program with the Kroger Company. She 
graduated in Jul., and was placed as a 
co-manager in a Lynchburg Kroger. She 
passed the pharmacy test to become a 
CPhT. Caden (3) and Lilah (1) are well. 

April Collins Potterfleld and family 
are on an amazing adventure! She got 
tenure and a promotion at Westminster, 
but resigned to move to Shekou, China 
in Jun. and they're having a blast. Rus- 
sell's job prompted the move. April is 
studying Mandarin, immersing the kids 
in it, too. 

Imogen Slade Rex and Chip wel- 
comed Connor Autrey on 4/8. Big sister 
Isabelle (2) is a great help! The Rex 
family also began a great new adven- 
ture, relocating to Portland, OR in Jul. 

Leah Jorgensen lives in Portland, OR, 
and celebrated the 1st anniv. of her 
business this summer as a marketing 
and communication consultant for the 
northwest wine industry (clients include 
WillaKenzie Estate, ArborBrook Vine- 
yards, Le Cadeau Vineyard, Pravia 
Wines & Events, Best of Oregon Food & 
Wine Festival). She's also a freelance 
writer covering food, wine and gluten- 
free living (she has celiac disease, an 
autoimmune disorder affected by the in- 
gestion of gluten). Leah enrolled in the 
winemaking degree program at the 
Northwest Viticulture Center in Jan., af- 
ter working her 1st harvest last fall at 
Anne Amie Vineyards. This summer 
she's doing cellar work at Shea Wine 
Cellars, where she'll work harvest in the 
fall. Leah met up with Imogen Slade Rex 
and her family in Portland in Jul., during 
their visit to find a new home for their 
relocation. Leah's excited to have an- 
other alumna girl nearby! 

Sarah Chaffee Paris and Jonathan 
welcomed Charies William on 7/9. Bella 
(7) and Stevie (3) are excited about 
their new brother! 

As for me. Amy Daugherty iVIichel, 
life is excellent! Owen (6 mos.) has fully 
recovered from the life-threatening ill- 
ness he contracted at 11 days old, and 
is healthy, strong and adorable. Xander 
has grown into a handsome little man, 
sweet and charming when he's not busy 
being 3. Both boys had a wonderful 
time when their Auntie Paige Vaught 
Campion visited us last Apr. And now 
that Imo is closer, we hope to get to- 
gether before Reunion. Sam and I are 
busy, but well, and are looking forward 
to Reunion. I hope our class has an- 
other amazing turnout. Please bring your 
families: I've heard from so many of you 
that you can't wait to see not only each 
other, but all of the spouses and chil- 
dren, too! 



1998C 



1997 



Kerri Rawlings Burtner 

601 N Rosina Ave. 
Somerset, PA 15501 
kerri.burtner@gmail.com 



Chantel Bartlett 

7775 Tiverton Dr. 
Springfield, VA 22152 
Pinkgreenl998@yahoo.com 

Cynthia Bumgardner Pucke-tt 

7123 High St. 

Royds Knobs, IN 47119 

cpuckett@sbc.edu 

Cady, Cynthia and I (the 3 Cs) all hope 
that everyone is doing very well. Keep in 
mind that our 15th reunion is just 2 
summers away. 

Anne-Ciaire Wacl<enhut was married 
7/16 at a small civil ceremony in 
France. She and Scott Allen Kasten 
were joined by family and a few friends, 
including BenSdicte Valentin Lamonthe 
'00. They were off to honeymoon in 
Barcelona. AC'S sister, Sophie '02 wel- 
comed 2nd child Easton Brooks on 6/7. 
Leslie Farinas Padron graduated med- 
ical school at U. of Zaragoza. Spain, 
7/12/10. She and her husband plan to 
stay in Europe. They look forward to 
starting a family soon. Hobby Holmes 
Cole was joined by Gannon Hunt, IVIary 
Friberg and Jenny Brundage Turner for 
a fun all-girls-ski-weekend in Apsen, CO, 
over the President's Day weekend. TC 
Weiseman Kennedy gave birth to Van 
Garrett in Nov. '09. It took 3 kids to fi- 
nally have one look like TC! He had a 
difficult labor — the cord prolapsed and 
cut off his oxygen. The doctors did an 
experimental treatment, all is well! TC 
went to the wedding of Nikki Johnson 
'96 in Oct. '09. Other Vixens in atten- 
dance were Kelly Knappenberger-Foit 
'96 and Laura McGlammery-Million '96. 
In 2/10, TC and iVIarnie Tokaruk-Bates 
caught up in Richmond. A visit to Seat- 
tle in Apr. for a wk. gave TC & Kelly '96 
a chance to catch up. TC and Janine 
Paris-Schofield '97 keep in touch. Ja- 
nine is expecting her 4th child. Work is 
going well, 5 yrs. at SunTrust Bank. The 
Kennedy family moved to the suburbs of 
Atlanta. Darelie Pfeiffer made a partner 
in Ocean County Foot and Ankle Surgical 
Associates. Ocean County Diagnostics 
and Bey Lea Ambulatory Surgical Center 
(that's a mouthful!) Daughter Morgan is 
2. Tim is still lobstering and blackfish- 
ing. Darelie and Kindle Samuel Barkus, 
joined by her "gorgeous" husband and 2 
boys, had a quick visit while Kindle was 
in Baltimore in May. Stephanie Belk 
Loter and her husband welcomed Ben- 
jamin Thomas into their family, 5/16. 
Big sister Abilene is enjoying helping out 
with diapers, toys and pacifiers. 
Stephanie and Cady Thomas had lunch 
recently. She still works for Novartis Ani- 
mal Health in Greensboro, commuting 
75 mi. daily. Kristy Winstead Anderson 
also added to their family. Katelyn Eliza- 
beth was born 6/18. Big brothers Justin 
and Christopher are so excited. Despite 
the harsh winter, the Anderson family is 
settled into OH and Kristy's practice is 
going well. Tiffany Whitmire Graham 
and husband Bart have one son, Caleb 
(5). Tiffany celebrated 7 yrs. in real es- 
tate and opened a Keller Williams Realty 
office in Columbus, GA. A huge under- 
taking, but worth it! Candlce Broughton 
Maiilard is expecting a new addition to 
their family in 2/11. Oldest son Everest 
begins 1st grade in Sept. He's excited 



to no longer have naps! Judah will have 
another yr. at preschool to study bugs 
and come home with shoes tilled with 
sand. Usa Williams is still in London 
and doing creative projects for BBC, in- 
cluding assisting with ideas for comedy 
and entertainment shows. Wrote her 
1st comedy TV series. Life is good! No 
interest yet in settling down. She 
misses SBC and says that it was an 
amazing experience and learned so 
much. Erin Wortley Valliere still works 
Rre Support for the Marine Corps. Her 
daughter celebrated her Rrst Holy Com- 
munion in May. Erikka Sund Neal (with 
son Sam), Joanne Hopkins and Page 
Darney were there to celebrate. Joanne, 
Erin and a colleague relayed an Olympic 
distance triathlon in Jul. They came in 
1st for the mix-gender relay. Anne Smith 
Culver keeps in touch with Andrea 
Sheets McCarney: they live down the 
road from one another. Anne's oldest is 
10, 2nd is 8 and youngest is 5 and in 
kindergarten. Ann hopes to work full- 
time when school begins. She thinks 
she'll teach at the school her children 
attend. Astrid LIverman got married to 
Taylor Streetman. Nuptials were 
5/28/10 at SBC. Congrats! Heather 
Smith finished school and works full- 
time as a diet tech for a group of dieti- 
tians in Chattanooga, TN. They special- 
ize in enteral nutrition (tube feeding) for 
patients once they've been discharged 
home. In her spare time. Heather works 
on needlepoint projects and has a new 
sport, boxing! Amazing stress reliever 
and confidence booster! Melissa Coffey 
married Tommy Gay on 6/12 in the 
Rose Garden at Oak Ridge Estate in Nel- 
son County. Bridesmaids were: Jennifer 
Anderson, Rhonda Tyree and Heather 
Plank '96. Melissa is the director of 
alumnae relations at SBC. Visit her at 
Boxwood Alumnae House if you're ever 
in the area! Chantel Bartlett continues 
working with exchange students, but not 
for long! After an upcoming business 
trip to Thailand in 9/10, she'll give her 
notice. Then on to bigger things! Her lat- 
est passions are health and Zumba. 
She'll become certified to teach this 
fall. Cady Thomas is having a busy sum- 
mer with the end of a successful legisla- 
tive session completed. She saw Susan 
Barney in May and will see Serena 
Putegnat and Tara Putegnat '00 in Aug. 
Kim Izqulerdo was in D.C. for a busi- 
ness trip and was able to catch up with 
Joanne Hopkins and Chantel Bartlett. 



1999iJ 



Ms. Lindsey Neef Kelly 

15012 Ashby Way East 
Carrollton, VA 23314 
lindseyckelly@verizon.net 

Natasha Aiam will marry Brian Ash 
on 8/7/10 in Ithaca, NY. The couple 
moved from NYC to Chicago in Novem- 
ber with their bulldog and cat, all are 
loving it. She's currently the SVP of Op- 
erations at Physicians Interactive. 

Keliey DIze Anderson celebrated her 
10-yr. wedding anniv. with h. s. /college 
sweetheart Adam Anderson and is thor- 
oughly enjoying the life of a stay-at-home 
mom with her daughters, Costen (5) and 
Holland (3). 

Kim Bolz-Andolshek started a new 
job at Ideal System Solutions, Inc. sell- 



CLASS NOTES 



Ing technology products and services to 
federal, state, local government and 
small to midsize business. Kim went to 
visit Noelle Milbury in FL this Jun., it 
was great to catch up after many yrs. 
Kim is very busy with work, her role as 
chair of the Pequot Lakes School Board, 
and her 3 children. 

Devon Vasconceilos BIJansky and 
husband Steve Tnished a year-long 
process of tearing down an old house 
and designing and building a new super- 
green home in Austin, where they hope 
to stay. 

Rachel Bratlle and husband Chris 
are doing well in northern CA. They 
spent a 2-wk. dream vacation in north- 
ern Italy in May — a fantastic time. 

Andrea Capano and husband Roder- 
ick will welcome a new baby in 1/11. 
Alexander (4) is excited to have a little 
sister/brother! Andrea is entering her 
10th yr. of teaching and also works as a 
science consultant in ME. 

Sara Catherine Ciyburn Corbett has 
moved to NOVA from Pittsburgh and is 
director of admissions at The Auburn 
School in Herndon. She and husband 
Courtney are glad to be back in VA ana 
are looking forward to getting involved 
with the SBC and HSC alumni chapters 
in the D.C. region. 

Jennifer Crutcher lives in Dallas with 
dariing cat Bean and working as a 
beauty and fashion freelance writer, all 
the while fussing over her unfinished 
novel. She's been dating JD Norris (Bay- 
lor '06, SMU '08) for a yr. 

Natasha White Gamboa is living in 
the San Francisco Bay area with hus- 
band Juan and 2 sons. Sebastian (2 V4) 
and Lucas (4 mos.). She retired from 
teaching tennis full time over a yr. ago, 
but continues to teach a couple hrs. 
each wk. She loves being a stay-at- 
home mom and is amazed by how 
quickly kids grow up. 

Brandi Whitley Hiider started a new 
job and moved in May, so it's been a 
busy summer. She's now a senior clini- 
cal research manger with Array Bio- 
pharma, leading several clinical trials for 
cancer drugs. She. Tom, and Amelia 
moved from Chapel Hill to Durham and 
love having more space and a big back 
yard. 

Sarah Elkins Ince gave birth to her 
1st (and only) child Asa David Ince on 
12/8/09. Asa was born at 4:17 a.m., 
weighing 7lbs 7oz and 21 in. It was a 
trial for mom who dealt with HELLP Syn- 
drome and went through an emergency 
c-section. but all are happy and healthy 
now. Asa is sporting a full head of hair, 
huge blue eyes, and 2 razor sharp 
teeth. Sarah still resides outside of 
Chariotte, NC, with husband Keith. In 
Jun., Sarah enjoyed the annual beach 
wk. to the Outer Banks, where she 
caught up with SBC Lacrosse Coach 
Hillary London and SBC Athletic Dept. 
facilities manager Jean Hazelwood. 

Lindsey Neef Kelly is looking forward 
to a new adventure as she leaves her 
position of 3 yrs. to begin work at the 
firm of Shapiro and Burson in Virginia 
Beach, where she'll continue to practice 
foreclosure and title law. She's writing a 
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http://highheeledmoni.com. Come visit 
to read about life as a working mom of 
3 girls under four yrs. old. 

Sarah KIngsley is working at the 
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce 
running their Young Professionals Pro- 
gram. She often sings the National An- 
them for mayors and the Tides baseball 
team and plans on dancing in Virginia 
Opera's Rigalatto in fall. Cole (4) is look- 
ing forward to soccer. 

Valerie Roche Kite had a big and 
busy yr: Moving to NE for her husband's 
new collegiate coaching job, welcoming 
baby #2. Shealyn Marianna, in Dec. and 
launching a new mother's resource 
blog: Village of Moms (http://thevillage- 
ofmoms.com). 

Meghan Pollard Leypoldt is expect- 
ing a baby boy 9/30/10 to join daughter 
Piper! Life continues to be full of activity 
and happiness with being a mom and 
work, and she's looking forward to a 
visit with Sarah Kingsley over the sum- 
mer as well. 

Heather McLeod's full-time job con- 
tinues to be mom. Baby Hazel will turn 
one this fall, a week after son Eamon 
turns 3. 

Emily Sartor Patterson and husband 
Brad welcomed Tyler (12 pounds!) to 
the world on 7/19/10. Big Sister Claire 
(22 mos.) is enjoying her new role and 
"helping" take care of her baby brother. 
After maternity leave. Emily will return to 
working part time at Duke Medical Cen- 
ter, where she is a therapist for families 
who have cancer. 

Betsy Wllbun Hanson is making the 
most of summer with daughter Lexi (18 
mos.) She has also volunteered to 
teach summer school at Appomattox 
County H. S., where she's taught for 8 
yrs. She's chairperson for the Special 
Ed. Dept. and currently co-teaches 
geometry, algebra and English. Betsy 
and J.D. will celebrate their 9th wedding 
anniv. in Sept. 

Katie Leeming Sparkman is still liv- 
ing in CT and loving the summer by the 
beach after the long winter. She's ex- 
pecting her 3rd child in Sept. She hasn't 
seen any fellow vixens in way too long 
and hopes to change that after the baby 
arrives. 

Lindsay Hicks Watrous is living in 
Phoenix with husband Tim, and sons 
Drew (2) and Owen (6 mos.) The boys 
keep her busy at home and are the 
loves of her life. 



2000 ij 



Mariten Jordas Sarian 

760 Kings Ridge Dr. 
Newport News, VA 23608 
artinspired@loveandmojo.com 

Congrats 2000 for celebrating our 10th 
yr. as alumnae! I hope this finds you 
well... 

There are so many blessings for our 
gals and many that have become proud 
mommies! KImlierly Leach Burge gave 
birth to Sarah Margaret on 7/8/10 and 
loves parenthood with husband Chris- 
tian. Katie Wright Thomas welcomed 
her 2nd son Michael Elliot on 8/09 and 
her oldest son. Spence Jr. will be 4 this 
year. She continues to devote her time 
to volunteer organizations, competing in 
equestrian circuits and writing news arti- 
cles in local publications. She saw 



Jackie Hauslein Kruchten with son 
named Caleb born 6/10. Katie will be 
attending Carol SklrloK's upcoming mar- 
riage to Pierce Starr of New Orleans on 
11/26/10. They're going to the Mal- 
dives for their honeymoon. Amanda 
Atkinson has double the blessings with 
twins Arlo Christopher Atkinson and Gus 
Edwin Atkinson born on 7/11/10. Laura 
Wessells Walsner took a break from 
teaching to be with daughter Emily 
Grace, born 5/13/10. Josle Beets 
loves her work as she balances life with 
Sonia (4 mos.) Josie and Sean are in ru- 
ral LA where she represents children in 
child abuse and protection cases. Kristy 
Chatham is awaiting the arrival of her 
son in Nov. with husband Bnan. Their 
new home is scheduled for completion 
in Oct. In Sept.. she plans on a mini-re- 
union with Elizabeth Hamshaw Mitchell, 
LIndsey Custer. Melanie Naquin May 
berry '01. and Amy Whitney Rippey 01 
where they'll visit Kristy's condo in Sara- 
sota, FL. Lindsey enjoyed catching up 
with Sarah Cunningham on their dnve to 
SBC for reunion. Other reunion atten- 
dees included Nicole Lamm who is gain- 
ing new certifications for fitness instruc- 
tion in the D.C. area; Amanda 
Ankerman, Alison Stockdale and hus- 
band Adam Newcomer, Christine Bump 
and her hubby Elias Papasawas 
rounded off the D.C. /NOVA gang and 
had a great time. Also present were: 
Evangeline Easterly Taylor and husband 
Eric. Brian and Kristen Lawlor Steege, 
Tara Putegnat, Gregor Lee. Chad and 
Kimberly Harden Fella. Josie, baby So- 
ma and Sean. Katie Cesarz, Amanda 
Elizabeth Baker, Sarah Lester, Melissa 
Belian. and myself with my daughter Sa- 
hara (6) and Mason (4). I have been 
busy getting our new house in Yorktown, 
VA ready where I'll be teaching ballroom 
dance and taking photographs out of 
the home studio. Nicole will visit end of 
Aug., and we'll be hanging out at York- 
town Beach where I had the honor of 
taking photos of LIndsey Brooker 
Brooks and her 2 boys: James Emerson 
(4) and David Epps (1). Lindsey is active 
with Relay for Life and church. Wendy 
Bramlett Jolly is in Leesburg, VA, with 
daughters Clara (3) and Megan (9 mos.) 
where she is now running the Compen- 
sation and HRIS Dept. for NEW Cus- 
tomer Service Companies. Recently, 
Germalne Gottshe Wilson and daughter 
Addie (1) visited Wendy: their girls had 
fun together at the pool. Anne Ryan 
Craig and family is unpacking and enjoy- 
ing their new home in Stephens City, VA. 
Her Abbey turned 4 in May and Anne is 
working as assistant dir. of a private 
preschool. Cara Millar Bean and Scott 
are enjoying their newly remodeled 
home along with their teenage daugh- 
ters, 2 dogs, 3 cats and a pond of fish. 
Big moves are in store for Amy Hess 
Snawder and Jared. who is leaving Mel- 
bourne, Australia, and heading to 
Schweinfurt. Germany. She hopes to 
visit Kim Harden Fella who moved to 
Stuttgart on 6/1/10. Kim's husband 
works with the Special Ops Side of EU- 
COM and Kim resigned as a school 
counselor in Macon to be a substitute 
teacher there with the DOD schools. Su- 
san Bobb will soon follow the move to 
Germany in fall where she'll settle into a 
research position at the U. in Goettin- 
gen in their psych, dept. Son Benjamin 



(15 mos.). her "whiriing dervish," keeps 
their lives interesting. Evangeline and 
Eric are moving to Baku, Azerbaijan with 
the Dept. of State for 2 yrs. Evangeline 
will switch gears from being a scientist 
to a new job as a community liaison offi- 
cer at the embassy, planning holiday 
parties, day trips and welcoming new ar- 
rivals. Melissa Fauber Carter is in 
Amherst County with husband Jack (H- 
SC '00), Clara (4) and Aubrie (19 mos.). 
She's moving to a new school in the fall 
to teach 2nd grade. Sarah Lester 
passed her comps exam for her Mas- 
ters of Education in school counseling. 
Mandy Rice is making a career change 
and IS on track to become a nurse in 
8/11. Eilzalieth Rice KInnaman is a 1st 
grade teacher and still loving life as wife 
and mommy to Ashlyn (10), Kolby (8). 
Austin (6). Brenton (4). and Katelyn (2). 
Brandy Cash Watts and her husband 
Les celebrated 6 yrs. of marnage and 
she is beginning her 11th year of teach- 
ing in Nelson Co. She attended Torrie 
Camden's wedding in Jun. Lacey Banis 
will marry Kelly Vorrasi in CT on 01/11 
and Jen Crutcher '99 will be attending. 
Lacey has a new job as editor at All You 
magazine, which is published by Time. 
Inc. and Kelly works as a production co- 
ordinator at the History Channel. Mon- 
ica Signoretti is a Ph. D. candidate in 
classics at Johns Hopkins and enjoyed 
catching up with Evangeline. Lina 
Halelul sees Sophia Kassim Ghorbani 
'97 often and saw Andrea, Tamara and 
Shweta '01 when they visited the NOVA 
area and Chhavi Sharma and her family 
every once in a while. Dina Orbison is 
working as a zoo keeper at the Santa 
Ana Zoo in Anaheim. CA. She visited 
Lindsay Perkins and Eilzalieth Keating 
Michaels in ME. Jessica Livingston 
writes that she's active growing 
lacrosse in AZ. She'll be running her 1st 
big tournament in AZ in 3/11. Jessica 
ran into Vinca Swanson '94. She plans 
on visiting family in Canada this mo. 
Becky Stephenson is traveling in Scot- 
land. Janice Anne D. Troesch is living in 
Switzerland, Virginia Gilbert Smith is on 
a camping trip in Cape Cod. MA. with 
her family. Sarah Beazley Ogden took a 
beach trip to Ocracoke, NC, and Laurie 
Evans Lamb had some fun at Hooker 
Falls in Dupon State Forest in NC with 
her family. 



2001 G 



Amanda Campbell Wright 

19304 Anna Kate Ct. 
Pflugerville. TX 78660 
Swim_vixen01@yahoo.com 
Campbell01@sbc.edu 

Can't wait to see everyone in May! You 
all have been a busy lot! 

Ariana Woiynec-Werner is sleeping in 
North Bethesda, MD, while living in the 
cube farm that makes up the headquar- 
ters of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Se- 
curity. After completing the Presidential 
Management Fellows Program, she was 
promoted to executive officer and acting 
deputy director for strategy, plans and 
policy in the Office of Intelligence and 
Analysis. Her 16 children, 8 each of 
tomato and cucumber plants, grown 
completely indoors and polinated manu- 
ally, are producing countless edible 
grandchildren, just the kind she likes. 



Ariana enjoys visiting Amanda Campbell 
Wright and family in Austin, TX, when 
she can. Ariana completed her 2nd 
marathon on behalf of the Leukemia 
and Lymphoma Society, and purchased 
a 2nd home in New Orleans, LA, as she 
prepares for retirement. Ariana boycotts 
Facebook and is publically loathed by 
her only animate companion, the feline 
Kit-Mo. 

Phill and Erin Packard Harrison are 
pleased to welcome baby boy Xavier to 
their family. Xavier was born 7/12/10. 
Erin and X are doing well. Erin and Phill 
are excited to have him meet all his new 
friends at Reunion next yr. Erin will be 
going back to teaching part time next 
fall. 

Sarah Kenning writes. "Husband 
Tyler will finish his residency in 6/11 
and we'll move to Philadelphia for a yr. 
for him to complete his fellowship. Life 
in Albany has been great, but I'm look- 
ing forward to our move. This past yr. 
with son Jackson has been wonderful. 
I'm amazed by him every day! I still work 
as a speech language pathologist, but 
have cut my hours to part time. I've had 
the pleasure of visiting with Meghan 
Stawasz Frier, Katie Wood Rae and 
their families over the summer. I'm look- 
ing forward to Reunion, hope to see 
everyone there!" 

Despite a couple of setbacks, Chris- 
tine Rangel has been enjoying NYC. She 
continues doing business development 
and government outreach liaison work in 
construction management. She recently 
joined the Board of Directors at The 
Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a 
nonprofit working to erase adoptable pet 
euthanasia by '15. She saw Kassie 
Brown '02. Jackie Devine Clayborn '03. 
her sisters Victoria '04 and Jane '06, 
Chris Murphy '06, and Joanna Wood '06 
in NYC. and hangs out with Alicia Gor- 
man '06 often. She competed in several 
water polo competitions in Canada and 
the Eastern U.S. representing Team 
New York Aquatics, including one in 
D.C, which gave her a chance to see Al- 
ison Funkhouser '03, Casey Periow '02, 
Whitney Bryant '02 and Misa Sarmento 
'02. She's now on a break from water 
polo to repair hip joint cartilage tears, 
the first surgery of which Sarah Be- 
langer Levlnson came up to NYC to play 
nurse! Now healing, she can't wait to 
get back to competing in fall. She trav- 
elled to London and Switzerland on va- 
cation with sister Jane '06. P.S.. she's 
looking for a new job anywhere in the 
worid, so give her a holla if you know of 
anything interesting! 

Mariana Souza lives in Rio and is 
soon moving to her new home with hus- 
band Humberto and Beatriz (1). She's a 
senior lawyer at Veirano Advogados in 
Rio. 

Kim Schmidt MIscavage and hus- 
band. Brian welcomed their 1st baby, 
Maxwell Alexander, 12/26/09. After 
spending 3 mos. on bed rest, they were 
thrilled to have a healthy, full-term baby 
boy! Between caring for Max and work- 
ing as a human resources advisor for 
Tyco Electronics, there's barely any time 
to relax, but she managed to sneak a 
visit in with Nia Fonow Ravenstahl and 
daughter Cassidy this summer. Kim. 
Brian and Max are looking forward to 
seeing everyone at Reunion! 

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in KY. The farm and my job at Kentucky 
BioProcessing leave me little time for 
other things. On a sad note we lost our 
Great Dane, Merlin (4) in Apr. He was 
my 1st dog: I miss him dearly. We did 
get 2 knew puppies to fill the empti- 
ness, a boxer and a German shepherd. 
Duncan and Murphy, respectively. 
They're full of joy (and trouble). I keep in 
touch with Lauren Kaplan Slobin, Alison 
Brown Breene, Christy Holterman 
Zlegler and Hillary Herlehy regularly. 
Christy. AN. Hillary and I got together 
last Christmas for a dinner in Brooklyn! 
We hope to meet up again this yr. in 
Dallas for the birth of Lauren's baby. 
Hope the class of 2001 is doing well, 
can't believe it's been 10 yrs." 

Elizabeth Haberle Davis and hus- 
band James expect their 2nd child (boy!) 
in late 10/10. Wyatt Nelson Davis, her 
1st, was born in 7/08. She's still prac- 
ticing law with James in Mt. Sterling. KY. 
and enjoying small town life. She was 
so glad to see Hunter McOwen Byrd 
and NIkki Gllklson La Rue in 7/10 when 
they came to visit. 

NIa Fonow Ravenstahl and husband 
Matt welcomed 3rd child Cassidy Ellen 
by adoption this past Sept. Nia finished 
her teaching contract for the yr. and will 
be taking a yr. of leave to be with Cass. 
The family followed Matt to Durham U. 
in the UK as he worked on his Ed. D. 
this summer, giving Nia a chance to 
catch up with Jessica McCiosky in New- 
castle. It was like no time had passed! 
Nia enjoyed meeting Max Miscavage 
this yr. as she visited with Kim Schmidt 
l\Alscavage before leaving for the sum- 
mer. The Ravenstahl's can't wait to see 
everyone at Reunion! 

Jana Putnam Sayler and husband 
Erik celebrated their 3rd anniv. in Jul. 
She's expecting their firstborn mid-Jan. 
and is looking forward to hosting her 
family for Christmas in Tallahassee. 

Rami Achterberg Hears and Jesse 
will welcome their 2nd baby boy at the 
end of Sept. Amy Tabb and husband 
Dave welcomed baby boy Jesse on 
4/27/2010. The new parents are hav- 
ing lots of fun with the little guy. Leah 
Brooks Waldrip and husband Adam wel- 
comed 2nd child Sabrina Ann Waldrip on 
3/8/10- Lucy Brooks Thomas '00 and 
baby Norah visited their new niece and 
cousin. Leah is excited to introduce 
Sabrina to SBC. 



2002 



Lori Smith Nilan 

14600 Windjammer Dr 
Midlothian, VA 23112 
Lorl.nilan@gmail.com 

Margaret Brooks Buck 

4436 Yoruk Forest Ln 
Charlotte, NC 28211 
buckybrook@gmail.com 

Hi Class of 2002! We hope you're well. 
Some of you need a new email address, 
so please email one of us or the Alum- 
nae Office (the @sbc.edu's don't work 
anymore)! For those of you who aren't 
avid writers, hopefully we'll hear from 
you next time?! Here's the scoop: Jern 
nifer Taylor Catano continues to live 
and work in Houston. TX. with husband 
Dave. The last yr. has been exciting 



since she was pregnant with her 1st 
child. Jennifer and Dave took a baby- 
moon trip to CA in Feb.. spent 1 night 
with Amanda Davis Stevens in Sacra- 
mento while on their way to San Fran- 
cisco. Amanda and Jennifer were able to 
compare baby bumps, which made the 
trip fun! Jennifer and her husband wel- 
comed daughter Taylor Grace Catano on 
5/20/10. She came 2 wks. early at 5 
lbs.. 11 oz and 20.5 in. Jennifer's labor 
and delivery were wonderful and Taylor 
Grace is growing like a weed! Jennifer is 
also fortunate to work part time after 
maternity leave so she can spend more 
time with Taylor. Mary Tassone Dunlevy 
and husband Dale welcomed 1st child 
Ariana Elaine on 4/2/10. 6 lbs., 4oz. 
On 2/13/10, Mary's parents threw her 
a baby shower attended by Kathy 
Fowler, Rachel Roth Allred. and Amy 
Waller 04. Rachel Roth Allred was also 
expecting and her 1st baby was born 
less than 24 hrs. before Ariana. Rachel 
and Toby's little giri Cristina Brianne 
was born on 4/1/10 (no fooling). She's 
the only one in the house without a Mar. 
birthday. Rachel is enjoying being a 
mom and can't believe how much pink 
and green clothing her daughter has (fu- 
ture SBC giri?) She's still teaching in 
Prince Georges County. MD. however 
this fall she'll be teaching 2nd grade at 
Greenbelt Elementary in Greenbelt. MD. 
Rachel is excited about this transfer — 
a shorter commute and more family 
time. She's looking into pursuing her 
Master's in Education. Katie Gjeldum 
Fraser and husband Jim moved to Mar- 
tinsburg. WV. 2nd child Peter was born 
5/26/10. Angle Withers Dawson 
wanted to announce that 2nd child Ash- 
ley Elizabeth Dawson was born on 
1/29/10. She's growing fast to keep up 
with big sister Casey. Katie IVIcNamara 
Brown and daughter Carolyn Joy (2) en- 
joyed a beach trip to Emerald Isle, NC, 
with family. Katie is enjoying teaching 
Carolyn to swim and ride. She switched 
careers to work in the IT industry as a 
government contractor and moved to Ar- 
lington, VA, in Apr. to be closer to her 
work location. Visitors welcome! Emily 
Yerby loves her new job with The 
Greater Boston Food Bank! So reward- 
ing. She and partner Gretchen are hav- 
ing a great summer with their full house 
of four 4-leggers! Lindsey Keller Sullivan 
is pregnant and due 10/ 7/10. 
Christina Kingsley Link is also pregnant 
and 3 days behind Lindsey, due on 
10/10/10. Lindsey says it was not a 
pregnancy pact just a very blessed coin- 
cidence! Lindsey is still busy working at 
her theatre as their equity stage man- 
ager in Denver. CO. All is well and 
happy. Arney Walker moved from Arling- 
ton to the Eastern Market section of 
Capitol Hill. She is a full time wedding 
planner with Pineapple Productions in 
NW D.C. and is running her own calligra- 
phy business. Sophie Wackenhut Szy- 
manski and family still live in Al Ain, 
United Arab Emirates until mid-2011. 
Their 2nd child, Easton Brooks, was 
born on 6/6/10. Becky Lewis Dowdy 
still lives in Germany with husband Joe 
and Weimeraner Dorian (5). She contirv 
ues to teach middle school science and 
ran her 2nd marathon in Oriando, FL, in 
1/10. Becky and Joe are expecting their 
1st baby in Mar! Tamara Young Metz- 
field and husband Dennis are expecting 



their 3rd child on 12/13/10, a boy. 
Daughters Emma and Cora are super ex- 
cited to have a little brother! She cher- 
ishes her time at home with her chil- 
dren. Tamara is also in the process of 
selling their house and moving up to 
Northern VA, where Dennis started a 
new job with Deloitte. She's excited 
about the move and being closer to 
more alumnae! Emily Johnston does 
fashion writing for Hello! magazine and 
Fashion Foie Gras. which has been writ- 
ten up by Vogue UK and Vogue Japan as 
the new must view for fashion news: 
www.fashionfoiegras.com . Emily is di- 
rector of public relations for the auction 
house. Spink, in London. She bought a 
flat there with her boyfriend: they plan to 
buy a house on the coast of CA so 
everyone will have to visit! Nada Bas- 
anti Golden and husband Jay had son 
Harrison Heet Golden on 6/23/10. She 
and Jay are beyond thrilled! Katherine 
IVIoncure Stuart and husband Harrison 
moved to Orange, VA, where he ac- 
cepted a job at Woodberry Forest as dir. 
of alumni affairs. Son Teddy will be 2 
and in late Sept.. and they'll be welcom- 
ing another baby! They're waiting to find 
out the sex. Serena Basten is getting 
married to Louey Kachinsky on her 
dad's farm in Amherst, VA, on 9/12/10. 
She lives in the San Francisco Bay area 
and works for Kaiser Oakland as an ER 
nurse. Serena and Louey have Rot- 
tweiler puppy Yara Bear keeping them 
busy. Casey Perlow is getting married 
on 9/4/10 at Valhalla Vineyards in 
Roanoke. VA. Sarah Levinson '01, Whit- 
ney Bryant, and MIsa Sarmento are in 
the bridal party. IVIisa Sarmento has 
traveled this yr. to exciting places includ- 
ing Cambodia, Laos, Borneo, other ar- 
eas of South East Asia. Prague and Slo- 
vakia. She sees Whitney Bryant, Casey 
Perlow, Allison Funkhouser '03, and 
Sarah Bellanger Levinson '01 often. It 
was surprising and fantastic to see her 
at the Chariottesville Half Marathon in 
May, when she was supposed to be in 
London! Whitney Bryant started her 
own web based company, www.whitney- 
bryantart.com, specializing in custom 
paintings and photography. Christi Rose 
Hart lives in Richmond with Jason and 
daughter Kendall (3) and will welcome 
baby #2 in Dec! She has traveled a lot 
this summer and visited Sonya Truman 
and IVIaria Thacker in Atlanta. GA. In 
Richmond. Christi also saw Samm Grist 
03 and Tamara Young Metzflied. 
Meghan Gregory graduated in Aug. with 
her M.B.A. She's enjoying her new 
nephew and patiently awaiting her 
mom's new shop to open in Raleigh, 
NC, called Upper Crust Pie and Bakery 
Shop. Denise McDonald Gentry went to 
Atlanta to celebrate Maria Thacker's 
30th birthday and had a great time see- 
ing all of the giris again! She got a job 
with Hoover & Strong Inc. in Richmond, 
VA, which she enjoys. She and husband 
Temple stay busy taking care of their 3 
dogs. In Apr., Susan Seitz Jackson and 
family sold their Madison Heights home 
and bought a cute cottage in sunny 
Charieston, SC. Susan is searching for 
gainful employment and hosting lots of 
yard sales to downsize to their new 
digs. All are trying to take up surfing, in- 
cluding Ben (3 %) and Sam (1 V2), who 
absolutely love the beach! Alicia Mc- 
Cartney moved to Paris in Jun. They live 



CLASS NOTES 



in le Marais (4th arrondlssemenl). This 
summer she's spending the weekends 
traveling (Brussels. London. Amster- 
dam, Geneva, Prague, Budapest and 
Spain). Alicia is enjoying Paris, learning 
French, shopping at neighborhood mar- 
kets and picnics on the Seine. They're 
planning on living in Paris until the fall 
'11. La vie est belle! Maria Thacker is 
still in Altanta, GA, and started her own 
event planning company called Maria 
Thacker Events, 

http://www.mariathacker.com. She 
threw a great 30th birthday party in 
which Denise McDonald Gentry, Kelly 
Monical, Brook Buck, Lori Nilan, Sonya 
Truman, and Ashley Johnson McGee '03 
were in attendance. She also went to 
Bermuda and Yellowstone. If you need 
her for events, she's your woman! 
Sonya Truman is fixing up her new 
house. She took a trip to Costa Rica 
this summer, a fantastic time. She 
came to Maria Thacker's birthday and 
is enjoying Atlanta. Lori Smith Nilan is 
training for her 2nd marathon in Nov. 
She's been training in the Richmond, 
VA, heat! She loves hanging out with her 
2 Cavalier King Charies Spaniels, 
Phoebe and Bridget. Lori and Andrew 
went on their annual family trip to ME in 
Aug. In Oct. she'll go on a rafting/hiking 
trip with Kelly Monical, Denise Gentry, 
Ashley Johnston McGee '03. Maria 
Thacker, Sonya Truman, and Brook 
Buck to celebrate her 30th birthday. As 
for me. Brook Tucker Buck. RN. gradu- 
ated in May from nursing school with a 
BSN and thankfully passed the ex- 
tremely difficult nursing licensing exam! 
On 8/9/10, I'll begin working 12-hr. 
days on an Orthopedic Trauma unit at 
Carolina's Medical Center, Chariotte's 
largest and public hospital. Since there 
isn't a nursing shortage in NC, I was 
thrilled to actually get a job: Trey is 
thrilled to finally have 2 incomes! I did 
my first 8K in Chariottesville, VA, with 
the help of Ashley Johnston McGee '03 
in May, which Maria Thacker and Kelly 
Monical also finished. Lori Nilan and 
Misa Sarmento finished the half 
marathon, while Denise McDonald Geiv 
try cheered us on. I'm trying to do my 
1st half marathon in Dec. Our chocolate 
lab Beaufort continues to be the cutest 
dumb dog and reached the lOOIb mark 
at a 1 % ! I'm excited about having my 
life back and actually having time to do 
things again! Good Luck to all of our 
new moms and moms-to-be, and see 
you again in spring! 



200313 



Courtney Arnott Silverthorn 

501 Palmtree Dr. No. 4 
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 
courtney.silverthorn@gmail.com 

Jane McKenzle Davis finished the 
renovations on her 1870s VA farmhouse 
12/09 and is ready for guests! She 
loves her job as an HR Business Part- 
ner at Martha Jefferson Hospital and re- 
ceived her M.B.A. in '07 and her SPHR 
in '09. Jane wanted to thank all of her 
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during the last 4 yrs. since the death of 
her husband. Jacl(Son. 

Carolyn Eney Miller married Matthew 
IVliller on 5/29/10 on Seabrook Island. 
SC. Serving as bridesmaids were Meg 
Foley, Sara Kemper, Allison Albanls 
Strohmeyer. and Sara Miller '02. Blair 
Balgent was a reader. Other SBC 
guests included Emma Kate 
Payne, Natasha Lingerer and Eliza 
Chenault Hamnett '02. It was a wonder- 
ful weekend and a mini reunion for all of 
them! 

Courtney Yerdon Gleason started a 
graduate program at UNC-Charlotte and 
will graduate next summer. She saw 
Samira Hossain '05 in D.C. and at her 
wedding in Mexico earlier this summer. 
She continues to visit with Lindsay 
KInyon Ashton and Lara Hansen. She's 
looking forward to attending Homecom- 
ing with Lindsay. Danielle Ross Oberg, 
and me this fall! 

Nahllah Webber received her M.A. in 
sociology and education from Teachers 
Coll. at Columbia U., and is a dir. of 
youth programs for Phipps Community 
Development Corp., a Manhattan non- 
profit. She had a mini reunion with 
Kanela Mayo and Christina Burroughs 
'04 in 07/10. 

MIchaela Krohn graduated Magna 
Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic Coll. 
West on 06/05/10 and is now a Dr. of 
Chiropractic. She'll be moving to AK in 
8/10 to practice: until then, she's been 
hanging out with Emma Kate in the Bay 
Area. 

Christine Aline Nail had 2nd child 
Jaxson Daniel Beisker on 2/3/10. 
Rachel Howell Smith had 1st son Dun 
can McAuley Smith on 07/07/09. 

Amanda Carpenter Page lives in 
Bedford County. VA with her husband 
and son (20 mos.) She works for the lo- 
cal dept, of social services as a foster 
care worker. She and her husband have 
been marned for 2 yrs. and are hoping 
to add another child to their family very 
soon, as well as moving into their new 
house, 

I. Courtney Arnott Sllverthorn. at- 
tended a mini reunion dinner in D.C, on 
6/26/10, Although I was the only repre- 
sentative from the Class of '03. I had a 
blast hanging out with Katie Marie 
Vaughan '06, I also completed my 1st 
sprint triathlon on 6/20/10. and am 
training for my 2nd on 9/19/10, I too 
am looking forward to Homecoming with 
Courtney. Danielle and Lindsay in 9/10! 

2004 f} 

Virginia Wood Susi 

7975 Dunstable Cir, 
Orlando. FL 32817 
ginnysusi@gmail.com 
■sbc2004@gmail.com 

Leah Phllhower was promoted and is 
taking over the Victoria's Secret in 
Greenville, SC. She moved to Taylors. 
SC in Jul. 

Stacey Maddox finished her 1st yr. 
of medical school at the West Virginia 
School of Osteopathic Medicine and 
was awarded a MOSS scholarship for 
out-of-state students. She spent the 
summer at her home in Scottsville. VA. 
resting and studying for boards. She 
and husband Rodney Hammack cele- 
brated their 6th wedding anniv, in 



Puerto Escondido, Mexico in Jul, Stacey 
moved back to Lewisburg. WV into a 
new. larger house and is excited about 
her 2nd yr, of medical school! 

Jozanne Summerville spent a month 
gallivanting in South Afnca for the 2010 
World Cup! An incredible expehence of 
new places, people and animals! She's 
happy to be back in D,C, to enjoy the 
summer events and prepare for her next 
holiday in fall. She's in the midst of an 
M,B,A, program at the U, of MD and still 
working for the U,S, Navy, 

Tasha Purcell relocated from Las Ve- 
gas, NV, to Jackson Hole. WY. in 5/10 
to take a position with the Teton Sci- 
ence Schools, loves it! She's exploring 
one of the most beautiful places in the 
country (almost as beautiful at Sweet 
Briar. VA!) She plans to complete her 
1st century ride in Aug! In 1/10, Tasha 
flew in from Vegas to meet up 
with Maria KItchIn and Laura Pearson in 
Charlottesville. VA, 

Camille Simmons is enjoying sum- 
mer break from teaching Spanish in 
Bermuda and had a wonderful time trav- 
eling to D,C, and VA to catch up 
with Hailey Hermosa, Khadine Fisher, 
and Caville Stanbury '06 this summer, 

Schyler Ellis Burke, husband Peter 
and son John Richard welcomed 2nd 
child Victoria Katherine Burke on 
3/16/10 at 7lbs, 5 oz and 18 y^ in, Pe- 
ter was promoted with Halliburton and 
chosen to move back to WV from TX, 

Kerry Keins Mutschelknaus and Joe 
welcomed 1st son Connor Joseph on 
7/17/10, He weighed 9lbs. 13o2. Con- 
nor Joseph is the grandson of Kristi 
Karpinski Mutschelklnaus '77, Kerry. 
Joe and Connor live in Arlington, VA, with 
2 black labs, 

Ashleigh Kresslein saw Virginia 
Fov»ler Volgt at her wedding on 4/17 at 
SBC where she was a bndesmaid. Other 
SBC bridesmaids were Erin Keck Walsh 
'03 and Karen Dennehy Godsey '05, 
Ashleigh is engaged and living in 
Charleston, SC, with her fiance. 2 labs 
and cat, 

Breanne Leibering moved to Rich- 
mond in 7/10 to accept a teaching posi- 
tion at Cosby High School in Midlothian, 
VA, She'll be living with Virginia Everett 
'07 and teaching 10th grade and is ex- 
cited to spend time with her SBC friends 
in Richmond, like Kelii Bergmann 
Thomasson 

Kelii Bergmann Thomasson relo- 
cated with her husband to Hanover Co,. 
VA. where they reside in the home her 
husband grew up in. In addition to the 
move, Kelii has landed a new job as an 
online instructor for h, s, AP courses 
and IS excited to work from home, 

Eilssa Davis joined the circus. And by 
circus, I mean the Flonda Public School 
System as a teacher. 

In Jul,, Sarah Ruff and Kirkland 
Wohlrab had lunch in Boston, Later that 
mo,. Sarah travelled with Sue 
Knouse 05 to TX for Sue to start her 
M.A, 

Jennifer Burton is living in Memphis, 
TN. working on her M.F,A, at U, of Mem- 
phis, She's expecting a boy. "Pace," 
due in 9/10. 

Sarah Elizabeth Bohn is serving the 
Kyrgyz Republic as a U,S, Peace Corps 
NGO development volunteer. She is also 
a master's candidate at the School for 
International Training- Graduate Insti- 
tute, Sarah hopes to complete her the- 



sis on Post Conflict Development soon, 

Mary Morris Park and husband 
Robert had Colin Patrick on 1/19/10, 
Colin joins Ethan (4) and Davis (2), Mary 
is still working as dir, of children and 
youth at First Presbytenan Church in 
Bluefield. WV. and working on her mas- 
ter's at Union Presbyterian Seminary in 
Richmond, Mary saw Autum Matysek- 
Snyder Fish, son Xavier and husband 
Jeremiah on 7/31 in Waynesboro for 
lunch, 

Nicole Basbanes unexpectedly re- 
ceived an opportunity to work as a Pri- 
mary School Libranan at Fay School in 
Southborough. MA (her old middle 
school, no less) for the 2010/11 school 
yr,, creating a new library for Pre-K to 
Kindergarten students. She'll be trading 
in her 3 jobs in Washington. D.C. as a 
medical libranan, music archivist and a 
personal assistant to Linda Reynolds 
Stern '66, While they're sad not to work 
together anymore, they'll remain lifelong 
friends and plan to keep in touch. 



2005 fj 



Mindy Katherine Wolfrom 

105 State St., Apt 1 
Newburyport, MA 01950 
mindywolfrom@gmail,com 

Mindy Wolfrom returned to SBC in 
May and saw several alumnae at Re- 
union 2010, She completed her 1st yr, 
of teaching Latin and an honors philoso- 
phy course at a public h, s, in Haverhill. 
MA, She sees Michelle Badger '06 and 
others at the Alumnae Club of Boston's 
gatherings, 

Amanda Watts and James Moffett 
are engaged to be married on 4/9/11 
in IL! Amanda still works for the federal 
government as a forensic document ex- 
aminer, loves her job. She and Jimmy re- 
side in Adington, VA, and will start the 
house-hunting adventure soon, 

Denva Jackson completed her teach- 
ing position at the MATCH charter h, s, 
in Boston, and she'll be attending Har- 
vard U, (7/10) to begin a Ph,D, program 
in art history, 

Christie Sears Thompson was mar 
ried to Kevin Thompson (HSC '07) on 
11/7/09 in SB's chapel, reception at 
the Conference Center, She's lived and 
worked in Denver since '06, She works 
at Regis U, in the Academic Resources 
Dept,, loves it! She started classes in 
Jan, to earn her M,A, in marnage and 
family therapy through Regis, It'll take a 
few yrs, (she's set to graduate in 1/14), 
but then she'll be on the path towards 
her career as a professional therapist. 
She's enjoying married life and living in 
CO, 

Jan Jennings Need and husband are 
expecting their 1st child, 

Miranda Zirbei Dobbins was married 
on 5/15/10 to Jim Dobbins in a small 
backyard wedding at her home on Wad- 
malaw Island, SC, Blair Cooper '05 was 
an attendant. She's working as a travel 
agent for AAA, loving it. 

Although Katharina Fritzler didn't 
make it to reunion, she caught up with 
Mindy Wolfrom in May, Katharina has a 
new job working with Alzheimer's pa- 
tients as a recreational specialist. She 
loves it and has already received sev- 
eral marriage proposals from the pa- 



tients. In her spare time. Katharina con- 
tinues her journey as a cat lady; still 
loves rock climbing. This yr,, she 
climbed in WV, NC and KY, While in KY, 
she saw Sabnna Via Scott '03, 

Brentz Basten East had an awesome 
time at Reunion and looks forward to 
the next one. She and husband Matt are 
expecting their 2nd child in the begin- 
ning of Jan, 

Courtney Kiel was engaged to Ben 
LeBlanc during the summer. She'll be 
getting married this spring! 

Krystal Dean Tucker completed her 
M, Ed, (7/09) in educational leadership 
from Longwood U, She's been employed 
by Appomattox County Public Schools 
for the past 5 yrs, as a 5th grade lan- 
guage arts teacher, Krystal will be tak- 
ing a yr, off, as she and her husband, 
Blake, plan to welcome their 1st child, 
Wyatt Blake Tucker, in Aug, Krystal and 
Blake reside in Keysville, VA, with 
Weimaraner Cooper, Krystal keeps in 
touch with Laura Brockman Bryan, 
Katie Niemeier, and Lyndsay Welsh 
Chambiin 

Casey Poore nippin is teaching 6th 
grade Science and History at Nottoway 
Intermediate School, She's also teach- 
ing dance at a local studio. She and 
husband Dustin are still living in Amelia 
County and have a new addition to her 
family: beautiful daughter, Emory Aline 
Flippin, was born 6/5/09, 

Neil Champoux is in her 5th yr, of 
Ph,D, work in the Dept, of Religion at 
Syracuse U, and is writing her disserta- 
tion on medieval monastic magic. She 
loved seeing everyone at Reunion and 
had fun catching up with Denva Jackson 
over the summer in Boston, 

Ashley Forehand will be married to 
Jeff Oakley on 9/25/10, 

Katie Parneli Robinson and husband 
Donald (HSC 02) welcomed their 1st 
child Elizabeth-Anne Donald Robinson 
on 5/26/10, She was Bibs. 3,6 oz and 
21,75 in. She's growing like a weed and 
they love every minute! Katie also en- 
joyed seeing Megen Blaesing '07 and 
her sister Kirsten Blaesing '11 in all the 
fun showers and parties for Megen's 
upcoming nuptials! Katie is nding and 
looking forward to showing this yr! 

Sarah KIdd Burchett is living in Rich- 
mond and starts a new job as a medical 
aesthetician at Renew Dermatology on 
7/26, She's super-excited about it. 
since she's meeting one of her profes- 
sional goals of working in a medical set- 
ting. She has a wonderful roommate 
and one cat to share the house 
with. She still ndes for fun. Other than 
that, she's just trying to survive being 
single and in the dating pool again! 

Casey Fleming and husband John- 
Michael had a baby boy. Charlie William 
Fleming, on 5/6/10, They're living in 
Cedarburg. Wl, 



2006 



Victoria Chappell Harvey 

PSC 76 Box 7851 
APO. AP 96319-0057 
chappell, victona@gmail,com 

Michelle Badger says, "I hope you've 
marked your calendar for our upcoming 
5-yr, Reunion. May 2a22, Michelle 
Badger, Sara Coffey, and Kathy Wilson 



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are chairing our Reunion Giving commit- 
tee and are working with 12 other mem- 
bers of our class to make sure that we 
break the records. Don't forget to par- 
ticipate in the Annual Fund this yr. The 
committee looks forward to calling our 
classmates and hopefully reconnecting 
with many of you at our Reunion." 
Michelle graduated in May from Suffolk 
U. with a MPA/MSPS and started work- 
ing on a Campaign in Cape Cod. Let's 
hope for a win in Nov! She's excited for 
the opportunity. She hopes everyone is 
doing well and cannot wait to see every- 
one at Reunion. 

NIcki Brandt spent last summer re- 
searching resident killer whales in the 
San Juan Islands of WA; then traveled 
down the coast to work with the Mon- 
terey Bay Aquarium doing sea otter re- 
search. Julie Drake lived nearby in San 
Jose. CA, so the 2 met up whenever 
possible, including a road trip where 
they saw Claire Carson '08 in Portland. 
OR. Julie is working for a private school, 
loves it! Julie also has the most 
adorable niece and nephew on the 
planet! And since late Jan., Nicki has 
been working with the School for Reld 
Studies in Baja CA Sur. Mexico, re- 
searching marine mammals and sea tur- 
tles, filling a post that Samantha Clark 
'08 vacated (moving on to save sea tur- 
tles on the East Coast). While stateside, 
she caught up with Melissa Massy and 
Mallory Sherwood '09 (soon to be Mrs. 
Englestad) on a trip through Denver, CO. 
Melissa will be starting a graduate pro- 
gram in sociology in CO this fall. Other 
random road trips have brought her to 
the doorsteps of Liz Eager Marvel '05 
and Rebecca Penny '08. At a visit to 
SBC she saw Kimberly Gibson '05 (soon 
to be Mrs. David McDonald), Grace 
Farnsworth Loughhead '04, Natalie Bat- 
man Barton '08 and Laura Staman. 
Also during visits back to VA. she's 
loved catching up with Dr. Cara Cherry, 
who graduated this yr. from VT's Doctor 
of Veterinary Medicine program and 
looks amazing in her white doctor coat. 
Nicki is looking forward to catching up 
with Kerri Faust, who has been in Co- 
lumbia doing missionary work since 
2008. during a visit later this yr. 

Cara Cherry graduated from VA-MD 
Regional Coll. of Veterinary Medicine in 
May and can officially be referred to as 
Dr. Cherry (though she'd prefer Cara). 
She accepted a position as a Veterinary 
Medical Officer with the U.S. Dept. of 
Agriculture's Animal Care Division and is 
moving to Amarillo, TX. Let the adven- 
tures begin! 

After 3 % yrs. in Fort Campbell, KY, 
Jennifer Jones Collins and husband 
Thomas Collins have moved to Heidel- 
berg, Germany! Although they have only 
been in Germany for several mos., 
they've already explored Belgium and 
will be heading down to Switzerland very 
soon. Jennifer was sad to leave her job 
and friends behind in America, but she's 
adjusting to the European lifestyle. She 
invites everyone to come visit! 

Victoria Chappell Harvey is loving 
life in Japan! This summer has been fun 
with cultural festivals happening all over 
the country. She hopes that some of her 
SBC friends can come for a visit. Also, 
this past spring Victoria made a short 
trip back to the States where she had 
the honor of being a bridesmaid in her 



dear friend Allison Martell Heath's wed- 
ding. While there, she saw Lea Pyne. 
Kassie Caola '07. Chariotte Speilman 
'05 and Becky Teachey '07. She also 
had a wonderful time seeing her sister- 
in-law Suzy Harvey Hodge! 

Elaine C. Mathews married J. Brooks 
Honeycutt III on 6/26 at SBC's Chapel. 
They live in Chesterfield, VA. 

Allison Martell married longtime 
beau Michael Heath on 4/17 at Daniel 
Stowe Botanical Gardens in Chariotte, 
NO. She was surrounded by her best 
friends, amazing women: Lea Pyne. 
Becky Teachey '07, Victoria Chappell 
Harvey, Charlotte Speilman '05 and 
Kassie Caola '07. 

Lea Pyne has enjoyed another yr. in 
the D.C./MD area. She is happily en- 
gaged to longtime boyfriend and other 
half Michael Klumb. They hope to marry 
in Sept. '11, most likely on a beach. 
Lea accepted a civilian position with the 
U.S. Navy, loves her job with Team Sub- 
marine in the Acquisition field. She con- 
tinues to cycle with the Oxen Hill Cycling 
Club and to train for triathlons. 

Nicole Traylor received her teaching 
license and post-baccalaureate in Edu- 
cation (biology) and is starting her 3rd 
yr. as a h. s. biology teacher. Next yr., 
she'll be moving to WA with Amy St. 
John and enrolling in the U. of WA for 
her Ph.D. program in biology. 

Jenn Wiley married Jamie Schmidt 
on 7/31/10 in Las Vegas, NV, with clos- 
est friends and family, and her favorite 
SBC giris Abby Adams, Lindsey Cllne 
and Joanna Meade 

Gemma Bourgeau married Philip Hel- 
bling in Aug. '09 in Lynchburg. They 
were expecting a baby girt in Aug '10 

Colleen Karaffa Murray saw Cara 
Cherry, NIckl Brandt, Melissa Massey 
and Kerri Faust at SBC the day before 
Haley Graham Bouvatte's wedding at 
Memorial Chapel this summer. Great to 
see old friends! Colleen is expecting 
2nd baby girt Scariett on 11/14/10, 
and is so excited for Rosie to have a 
sister! 

2007 

Emily Nicole Olson 

382 E. Scripps Road 
Lake Orion, Ml 48360 
emilynicoleolson@gmail.com 

It was fantastic to hear from all of you: 
thanks for sending news. I love hearing 
about all the awesome things that you'll 
are doing. 

I still teach musical theatre in Ml. 
The kids and I survived our 1st recital in 
Jun.; it went really well. I'll be teaching a 
camp at the studio in Aug. and then 
start teaching weekly classes in Sept. I 
was also asked to freelance with the h. 
s. theatre productions. I'm happy to be 
working in my field. I took my brother 
back to SVU in Buena Vista for his sen- 
ior yr. and was able to visit SBC, or "the 
mother ship" as my dad has dubbed it, 
briefly. I walked around the new gym/ac- 
tivities center, it's awesome! It was a 
hot day and it made me grateful that we 
never had classes in Jul. I definitely 
miss it though, and all of you! 

Danielle Briggs-Hansen still works at 
Systems Planning and Analysis. She 
writes, "Since starting with the com- 
pany. I went from working in both HR 



and Rnance as an assistant, to working 
primarily in finance. I'm taking classes 
to supplement my on the job training. I 
had never envisioned myself working in 
finance, but I enjoy it! That's one great 
thing that SB taught me — to learn and 
succeed at new things!" 

Rosanna Hawkins Winner says, "Rob 
and I are still living in Mt. Jackson, VA. 
We're finishing our living room since 
we've finished our nursery! Avarose 
Mackenzie Winner should be making her 
appearance sometime in eariy Nov. 
We're so excited. Hope everyone is do- 
ing well!" 

Kim Wadelton is doing an architec- 
ture internship in Indonesia and is 
about to head out on a long backpack- 
ing trip across Asia. Upon her return 
she says "I'll be continuing my studies 
at GA Tech, working on 2 M.A.s, in archi- 
tecture and in city and regional plan- 
ning." 

Morgan Roach lives in D.C. and 
works at The Heritage Foundation as a 
research assistant for foreign policy 
studies. Morgan became a contributor 
to The London School of Economics' 
British Politics blog and is a participant 
in the U.S. State Dept.'s Young 
Turkey/Young America exchange pro- 
gram. When she's networking, Morgan 
is travelling and preparing for a half 
marathon in Sept. 

Heidi Trude teaches French at Sky- 
line H. S. in Front Royal, VA. In May, she 
appeared in the school production of 
"The Sound of Music" and spent most 
of summer traveling around VA and PA 
visiting with friends and relatives. In 
Aug.. Heidi will be taking a group of 40 
students abroad to visit Ireland, Wales, 
England and France for 2 wks. 

Renee Tanner in Amherst, MA, 
started her own business: Tasteful 
Treasures by Renee. She writes, "I am a 
Romance Enhancement Specialist. I of- 
fer in home parties in which women can 
touch, taste and feel a variety of fabu- 
lous products all meant to enhance 
their love lives. I also offer virtual par- 
ties for those who aren't in the New 
England area. I can be reached at 
ttbyrenee@gmail .com . " 

Ferrell Lyies Smith wrote in saying 
"I'm writing you all from Afghanistan, 
where I'll be for the next yr. with my job. 
If there are any SBC giris out here, let 
me know! Andrew and I got married over 
Memorial Day weekend this May, and 
honeymooned in beautiful Virgin Gorda, 
British Virgin Islands. It was wonderful 
having SBC girls Lynnsey Brown, Katie 
Vaughan '06, and Amanda Ankerman 
'00 with us in Bar Harbor, ME, at the 
wedding. I miss everyone, especially 
clean VA air (pretty dusty and smelly 
here). It makes me miss midnight Pro- 
thro break-ins for Moose Tracks ice 
cream. I can't wait to see you ladies at 
Reunion in 2012!" 

Natalie Pye writes, "I've been getting 
great hands-on experience working at a 
law firm in Atlanta. This Aug.. I'll be 
heading back to D.C. to start my 2nd yr. 
of law school at A.U. Wash. Coll. of Law. 
I'm on the Mock Trial Honor Society 
team and am looking forward to compet- 
ing this yr. I've been enjoying the whole 
law school experience much more than 
any sane person should! I hope to see 
some SBC ladies this yr. at Homecom- 
ing!" 



C LASS NOTES 



Laura Schaefer says, "Loving Port- 
land and will be finishing up my yr. of 
service with AmeriCorps soon. I made a 
trip back to D.C. to visit Angelica Shea 
'06. Margaret Loebe '06, and Rachel 
Reynolds. I met up with Emma Meador 
'09, Julia Patt '09, Jessica Baker '09 
and Liz Zuckerman '09 with Rachel for a 
mini-sister class reunion. Devon and I 
are enjoying time with our new rescue 
dog. Dexter, and I'm crossing my fingers 
that the upcoming job search goes 
well!" 

Kim Battad works at Noteworthy Mu- 
sic School as a keyboard teacher. She 
says, "I'm excited to teach a new par- 
ent/child class where the parents and 
their preschoolers learn together. The 
kids make me laugh, and they love 
learning the music." Kim's best friend 
got married this summer and Kim was 
the maid of honor. "A small, beautiful 
ceremony, and I sang 'A Moment like 
This' as their 1st dance. I got to record 
it in a studio and everything! It was sur- 
real," she says. In Aug. Kim will be re- 
turning to her childhood church camp, 
this time as a counselor and arts and 
crafts leader, and says, "I'm excited to 
have some fun. I'm also planning to 
move at the end of the summer, but will 
still be in the Bay area. If any alumnae 
are coming this way, let me know so we 
can catch up! Take care, everyone!" 

Sarah KIndschuh is working her 2nd 
yr. as a biological science technician at 
the Valles Caldera National Preserve in 
NM. She writes, "I do a lot of monitor- 
ing: working on a turkey ecology study, 
an elk calf mortality study, long-term 
vegetation monitoring, fish monitoring, 
the list goes on. I'm keeping busy run- 
ning around the mountains of beautiful 
northern NM, but missing my SBC ami- 
gas!" 

Eleanor O'Connor is finishing her 
time at the U. Coll. of London and will 
be returning to the U.S.A. in Sept. with 
her M.A. in publishing. She has loved 
her time in the U.K., but is excited to re- 
turn home. 



2008 

Kathryn Mills 

4310 Bromley Ln. 
Richmond, VA 23221 
kpmills@affiniongroup.com 

2009(0 

Julia McClung 

5111 Block House Ct., Apt. 728 
Chariotte, NO 28277 
Julia.McClungl@gmail.com 



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Alaina McKee 

5939 W. Friendly Ave.. Apt. 44K 
Greensboro, NC 27410 
amblues87@comcast.net 



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O Mary Haskins King, Anne Dickson 
Waldrop and Julia Mills Jacobsen 
celebrated their 65th reunion in May 
2010. Julia was accompanied by her 
'( lend, Clarke McCartney. 
»9 Four alumnae from the class of 
1959 met in NYC for a mini reunion. 
Left to right: Claire Devener, Betsy 
Colwill Wiegers, Jackie Hekma 
Stone and Alice Cary Farmer Brown. 
© Betsy Duke Seaman '59, Tabb 
Thornton Farinholt '59, Molly Haskell 
Sarris '61 , Cay Ramey Weimer '59, 
Isabel Ware Burch '60 and Tricia 
Coxe Ware '59 attended Molly 
Haskell's lecture on her 
book "Frankly, My Dear" 
O Members of the Class of 1955 
gathered in Louisville, Ky., in late 
June. Left to right: Kathleen Peebles 
Ballou, Camille Williams Yow, Jane 
Feltus Welch, Pam Compton Ware 
and Betty Byrne Gill Ware. 
© Caroline Casey McGehee 
Lindemann Brandt '49 and Paul 
Edwin Brandt were married on 
5/11/10. 

© Fourteen members of the class of 
'49 gathered for their 60th reunion in 
5/09. Standing left to right: Dot 
Rouse-Bottom, Alice Trout Hagan, 
Pat Brown Boyer, Katie Cox 
Reynolds, Caroline Casey Brandt, 
Larry Lawrence Simmons, Flip Eustis 
Weiner and Preston Hodges Hill. 
Seated left to right: Judy Easley 
Mack, Debby Carroll Conery, Carolyn 
Cannady Evans, Goode Geer 
DiRaddo, Kitty Hart Belew and Mary 
Fran Brown Ballard. 
O Ferrell Lyies '07 married Andrew 
Smith in Bar Harbor, Maine, on 
Memorial Day weekend 2010. Photo 
by: © Gjergj Ndoja, Volaj 
Photography, LLC 
® Caden & Lilah Froehlich, July 
2010, children of Susan Whitehead 
Froehlich '96. 

© Christie Sears Thompson '05 
married Kevin Thompson on 
1 1/7/09. The wedding at SBC's 
Memorial Chapel included several 
alumnae guests, left to right: Jen 
Woodson Morton '05, Kelsey 
Holzman '05, Kathryn Davis '05, 
Kristen Bergquist '06, Chasity Clarke 
Miller '04, Sarah Parson Breeden '05, 
Rosanna Hawkins Winner '07, 
Lindsey Nash Hill '05 and Ashley 
Ruffead '05. Tiffany McCabe Carr 
'04, Jenni Stanley Thompson '03 and 
Jessica Taylor '06 also 
attended. Photo by: © J. Clinedinst 
Photography 

® Cathy Goslau '91 , known as Tavi 
Rainold, with her horse. Copper 
Penny. 

li' Several alumnae met for a mini 
reunion in the Adirondacks. Left to 
right: Elizabeth "Meg" Richards 
Wiederseim '78, Adelaide "Addy" 
Eshbach Donnelly '78, Vivian 
Yamaguchi Cohn '77, Elizabeth 
"Libby" White Drbal '77, Elizabeth 
"Keedie" Grones Leonard '76, 
Maggie Shriver '77 and Sarah 
"JoJo" Scott Busey '77. Not 
pictured are Mary Goodwin Gamper 
'78 and Meredith "Mimi" Borst 
Quillman '78, who also attended the 



O Several 1976 alumnae met at the 
home of Tricia Cassidy O'Callahan to 
throw a surprise party for Janet 
Grainger, who was getting married. 
Left to right; Maureen Ryan (not an 
alumna), Janet Grainger, Sue Ellen 
Hood Mitchell, Laura Lee Bost, Kate 
Kelly Smith, Tricia Cassidy O'Calla- 
han, Treacy Markey Shaw and Katy 
Mickell Corcoran. 

© From left to right: Elizabeth Massy, 
Nicole Brandt '06, Mallory Sherwood 
'09 and Melissa Massy '06 with one 
of the original Waffle Brothers in 
Denver, CO, at Waffle Brothers. 
© Alumnae gathered at the home of 
Buff Barkley Ramsey '96 the evening 
before classmate Katie Campbell 
Brumley's funeral. Standing from left 
to right: Wynn Cole Burr '96, Carson 
Scheppe Hobby '95, Meredith 
Williams Melmed '95, Maren Howard 
Leggett '95, Monica Paul Dennis '96, 
Amelia Dudman Atwill '96, Lee Foley 
Dolan '96, Jeni Brundage Turner '97, 
Elizabeth Hunter Ferguson '97 and 
Jesse Durham Strauss '96. Kneeling 
from left to right: Janna McClarty 
Chandler '96, Jessica John Ponce 
'95, Jessica Crowley Hershey '96, 
Buff Barkley Ramsey '96, Kathryn 
Black Watson '97 and Courtney 
Burke Harper '97. 

O 1965 classmates Vicky Thoma Bar- 
rette and Nancy MacMeekin at the 
Great Wall of China, March 2010. 
@ Vivian Finlay '72 and husband 
Clyde Boyer at Halibut Cove in 
Homer, Alaska. 

© Jennifer Gregg '91 completes the 
185-mile Pan Mass Bike Challenge. 
O Several alumnae from the Class of 
1988 met for a mini reunion in New 
Orleans. Seated, left to right are: 
Paige Apple Montinaro, Mary Halli- 
day Shaw, Bennett Haga and Whit- 
ney Bolt Lewis. Standing: Maia Free 
Jalenak, Kate Cole Hite and Kathryn 
Ingham Reese. 

© 2002 alumnae ran together in the 
Charlottesville, Va., marathon in May 
From left to right: Misa Sarmento, 
Kelly Monical Jones, Maria Thacker, 
Ashely McGee '03, Lori Smith Nilan, 
Denise McDonald Gentry, and Brook 
Tucker Buck. 

® 1983 classmates Anne Little Wool- 
ley Ann Goldmann Uloth, Lea 
Sparks Bennett and Katherine Bar- 
rett Baker met for a mini reunion at 
the Boar's Head Inn in Char- 
lottesville, Va. 

® Allison Martell '06 married 
Michael Heath on 4/17/10. Sweet 
Briar attendants from left to right: 
Becky Teachey '07, Charlotte Speil- 
man '05, Lea Pyne '06 and Victoria 
Chappell Harvey '06. 



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