Upcoming Television Shows
Feature MWC Students
you're watching television in the next
few weeks and catch sight of some familiar set-
tings, don't be surprised. Two widely diver-
gent television shows, one an NBC documen-
and the other a feature show on Virginia
educational television, have been prepared for
airing and both involve Mary Washington Col-
An NBC news documentary crew was on
campus in January to film student reaction to
u-e on wife-beating by visiting speaker
Stewart Onegha, a Maryland attorney and
judge who is considered a specialist in handUng
of abuse. Mrs. OnegUa's talk, which
detailed "the widespread but usually unreport-
ed" problem of marital abuse, was filmed in
its entirety by an NBC crew under the overall
direction of Clare Crawford, a Washington-
based reporter and producer who is also an
editor for "People" magazine.
A half-hour que stion-and -answer session
with MWC students was also filmed for possible
use in the "Battered Wives" feature slated to be
shown on the March 6 edition of late-night
NBC -Weekend" stTies. The taping at MWC
concluded more than 15 hours of filming for
Also in January, a half-hour show about
Mary Washington College was taped at WCVE-
TV in Richmond for broadcast February 24
on the station's "College Night" series. The
show features two students and a recent
graduate discussing the entire spectrum of
Ufe at the College today. Photographs of the
campus and various student activities accom-
pany the discussion.
involved in the prpgram are: Vicky Geis, a
junior from Cockeysville, Maryland; Scott
Sharer, a junior from Warrenton, Virginia; and
Susie Bond, a 1973 graduate who is now an
admissions counselor for the College.
The program is slated to be aired in
Virginia over WCVE-TV (Channel 23) at
8:00 p.m. on February 24.
Phi Beta Kappa Taps
27 Students, 2 Alumni
Two alumni, 21 seniors and six juniors
at Mary Washington College have been selected
for membership in the Kappa of Virginia Chap-
ter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and
most prestigious academic honorary society.
The nominations were made this month
by members in facuUate to recognize current
students for outstanding academic achieve-
ment at MWC and to honor alumni who have
distinguished themselves in the humane sci-
^mong the MWC students nominated to
the Kappa of Virginia Chapter are the first
three men to be selected to Phi Beta Kappa
Mary Washington College. Men were first
admitted to the College on a regular basis in
The alumni honored were Norma Ann
Kinsel, a 1949 graduate who is a research bi-
ologist for Gulf Research and Development,
and Wendy Joan Shadweli, a 1963 graduate
; currently Curator offprints for the New
York Historical Society.
Dr. Kinsel, who holds a matters degree
and doctorate from the University of Pitts-
burg, is a specialist in yeast chemistry, micro-
biology and fuels. A former microbiologist
and Fellow at the Mellon Institute, she is the
author of numerous articles for professional
and scientific journals. A member of Sigma
Xi, the American Society for Microbiology
and the American Association for the Ad- -
vancement of Science, Dr. Kinsel has been
listed in American Men and Women of Science
and has been with Gulf Research since 1969.
I Printing, the First 150 Years and
scores of articles in magazines and periodicals.
The former Curator of William J. Middendorf
Collection of American Prints, she has been
associated since 1971 with the New York His-
torical Society, working as an editorial assist-
ant and special consultant on collection cata-
logues before assuming her post as Curator of
Prints in 1974.
Mary Washington College seniors nomi-
nated to Phi Beta Kappa this year are: Deborah
Regim Allan of McLean, Va-^Katherine Anne
Bortz of Woodford, Va.; Gaii Josephine Bryant
of Chesapeake, Va.;G>wndo/j'n Veda Otenault
of Falmouth, Wa.,Drucilla Graves Davis of
Washington, Va..,Maria del Carmen Diaz of
Rio Piedra, Puerto Rico;7efln Louise Ellis of
Rosemont , Pa . ; John Grafton Ellis of Freder-
icksburg, Vdi.; Patricia Agnes Hall of Glouces-
ter, V a.- Martha Ellen Hawes of Buena Vista,
Va. ; Beverly Carol Hudnall of Heathsville,
Va.; Cynthia Jo Ingham of'Lorton, V a. .Mary
Portia Jones of Falls Church, Va.; Judith Lynn
Kerchner of Chatsworth, N. y;Mary Jane Long
of Fan-fax, Va.; Glenn Paige Markwith of Col-
onial Beach, Va.; Karen Edith Miller of Alex-
andria, Va.; Margaret Denny Nichols of Lex-
ington, Va.;Margaret Ellen Walter of Spring-
field, Va.;Barbara Conner Wilkinson of Peters-
burg, Va.; and Donald Ray Wolthius of Kala-
Juniors tapped to the Kappa of Virginia
Chapter were: Bonita Faye Habron of Mech-
anicsville, Va.;Patricia Kay Jaggers of Vienna
Va.; Faith Marie Lynch of Springfield, Va.;
Teresa Ann Mulloy of Vienna, Va.;Mary Anne
Pierce Myers of Fredericksburg, Va.; and Pam-
ela Sue Roberts of Harrisonburg, Va.
Continued This Semester
Bicentennial programs at Mary Washing-
ton College are incTeasing in number and scope
as the nation approaches the 200th anniversary
of declaring its independence.
Concerts of colonial-era music, lectures
on American theater from the 17th Century
to the present and weekly Bicentennial lectures
on lifestyles and history of the Revolutionary
period are among the varied pubUc offerings of
the College during the present semester. Mary
Washington College has already been designated
as an official Bicentennial Campus by the
American Revolutionary Bicentennial Adminis-
tration on the strength of its programs dealing
with the Bicentennial.
Of special note during the semester will
be the premiere performances of a play,
Belvidera, which will portray personalities and
occurrences in colonial Fredericksburg. Based
on the diaries of John Harrower, a Srattish
tutor at Belvidera plantation, the play wilt be
written and directed by Roger Kenvin, Pro-
fessor and Chairman of the De^partment of
Dramatic Arts and Dance. The production,
sponsored in part by the Fredericksburg Bi-
centennial Commission, will open a five-day
run in Klein Memorial Theater on April 2 1 as
one of the regular MWC student theater pro-
Music of the colonial period has been
featured in a number of concerts so far this
semester in performances by students, faculty
and visiting artists. Upcoming major musical
tributes to the Bicentennial include a perfor-
mance by The Fredericksburg Singers in Ann
Carter Lee Hall on February 29, and perfor-
mances by the College-Community Orchestra
on March 26 and April 1 4 in George Washing-
ton Auditorium. Each of these performances
is open to the public without charge.
The public Bicentennial Lecture Series
which proved to be so popular during the first
semester is being continued with programs
every Tuesday night at 8;00 p.m. in Combs
Science Hall. While the first semester lectures
dealt primarily with the broad historical as-
pects of the Revolution, this series is focusing
on selected topics and lifestyles of the colonies.
Included in the remaining Bicentennial Lec-
tures will be: TheBritish View of the Ameri-
can Revolution, with Dr. Almont Lindsey on
February 24; Drugs in Colonial America as
Seen through Hugh Mercer's Apothecary Shop,
with Dr. Mary Pinschmidt on March 2; and
Medicine in Revolutionary Virginia, with
Dr. Gordon Jones on March 23.
MWC TODAY. Volume 1. Number 4, February, 1976.
Published quarterly by Mary Washington College, Fred-
ericksburg. Virginia 22401. Second Class PosUge paid
For Regional Scholars
Several hundred outstanding high school
seniors in Virginia and surrounding regions are
being interviewed this month by alumni com-
mittees charged with screening applicants for
the coveted Regional Scholarships to Mary
The interview process, which is involving
68 alumni on thirteen regional committees, is
one of the final steps in the selection of those
25 students who will join next year's MWC
freshman class as Regional Scholars.
Those chosen this year for the special
scholarships - which are worth $ 1 ,000 per year
for each student - will join the 50 students
aheady on campus who were selected during
the program's first two years of operation.
In the Regional Scholarship Program,
academically superior students are nominated
to the College by their high schools and are
interviewed in person by alumni committees in
then- area before final selection is made. A total
of 25 Regional Scholars are chosen each year,
with two awards made in each of Virginia's ten
Congressional Districts and five from out-of-
Last year's group of Regional Scholars,
selected from among 218 nominees, included
23 students who graduated in the top 6% of
their high school class. Of the group, five had
been valedictorians and one had been saluta-
This year's group "will be just as good, if
not better," accordmg to G. Forrest Dickinson,
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial
Aid and Coordinator of the Regional Scholar-
ship Prograni. He said the three year old pro-
gram is becomijig better known in high schools,
leading to more student interest and an increas-
ing number of nominations.
"With a bigger pool of nominees, which
is expected to be about 330 this year, com-
petition for the scholarships becomes even
more selective," Dickinson said. The scholar-
ship, he pomted out, is designed to recognize
the top proven fiigh school scholars from the
various geographical regions and get them
involved in the liberal arts and sciences pro-
gram at the College. "They have the honor of
being a Regional Scholar and the opportunity
to take advantage of the College's strong aca-
demic program. In turn, the very presence of
these outstanding students cannot help but
strengthen MWC's program even more."
One significant point, Dickinson noted,
is that beginning in the Fall of 1977, one hun-
dred Regional Scholars - 25 in each of the four
classes - would be on campus every year, con
prising 5% of the entire student body at the
College. This fact, Dickinson said, "insures th
future of Mary Washington College as a leading
undergraduate college of the liberal arts an
Alumni Association News
For Board of Visitors
We need your suggestions for potential
nominees to the Mary Washington College
Board of Visitors. Members of the Board are
responsible for seeing to the effective govern-
ment of the College. Your Alumni Associa-
tion maintains a current list of appropriate
persons whose names might be submitted to
the Governor of Virginia for appointment to
the Board of Visitors as vacancies occur.
The twelve member Board must have at
least six members who are alumni of the Col-
lege. (At present, we are proud to have eight
alumni who are serving.) Of the membership,
no more than three may be non-residents of
You can help us by sending the names of
alumni you believe are qualified to serve Mary
Washington in this capacity. Developing
a "pool" of possible appointees is an ongoing
responsibility of the Alumni Association.
You may send suggested names to the Com-
mittee for Nominations to the Board of
Visitors. Box 1315 College Station, Freder-
icksburg. Va. 22401 . Please include the name
and address, congressional district in which
the person lives, and a brief description of the
person's background as it relates to qualifica-
tions for service as a Board member. The
Alumni Association welcomes your sugges-
Slated AprU 9-11
Homecoming, traditionally the time for
Eilumni to gather on campus for revelry and
reacquainting, is being expanded this year.
The festivities will be centered around "The
way we were-The way we are " and will be-
gin Friday, April 9 with a Bicentennial
Concert featuring alumni performing artists.
Saturday morning, in addition to the amiual
1 meeting and presentation of the
MWC TODAY February, 1976
1976 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Aileen
Hirschman Belford '53, attorney and judge
from Massachusetts and the 1966 recipient of
the EHstinguished Alumna Award, will address
alumni as keynote speaker.
After a luncheon at Belmont, estate of the
late artist Gari Melchers, there will be class
meetings, a Golden Club meeting, the Brompton
open house and a tour of Fredericksbui^.
For the husbands weVe added a full week-
end of special programs. There will be tennis,
voUeybail, handball and a 9-hole golf tourna-
ment. The golf tournament will be played at
the Sheraton Motor Inn's Shannon Green, a
challenging par 72 championship course. Res-
ervation mfonnation will be included in the
Homecoming Brochure. Following the tourna-
ment, the Association invites all husbands to
the "C" Shoppe for a "Brew and Bui!" session.
There is time allotted from 5-6:30 p.m. for
individual class parties and then a candlelighted
Seacobeck Dining Hall awsiits you for the
Homecoming Banquet. Golf awards and re-
union class awards will be given at the Banquet.
The concluding event will be the "Spring For-
mal" in the Ballroom of Ann Carter Lee Hall
from 9-midnight. The "Spring Formal" is a
benefit dance for the Alumni Scholarship
Frances Wishner, Homecoming Chairman,
and a very enthusiastic committee hope you
are making plans now to be on campus for
It's not t
Alumni Association's Sprmg Fhng trip to the
Canary Islands, April 15-23. Cost per per-
son of this deluxe all-inclusive vacation is
Upcoming trips include summer family va-
cations to Hawaii, July 29 - August 5, and a
two-week trip to Munich, Vienna and Budapest,
July 30 - August 14. Details on these summer
vacation packages will be reaching you soon.
Next fall, specifically November 31, spend
Thanksgiving vrith your family in Amsterdam.
Have Thanksgivmg dinner overlooking the
over 200 years ago. Truly a trip in America's
history — what better way to view the Bicen-
tennial than from the place it all began.
Kathy Deneke to Bud Oatenoff
&nift Jurite Bates MS
Mi&e//ejrcr Wallace "28
hhtUda Haile Mann '28
Ida Dressier Liebermann '39
Mary Ellen Seaborn Gilliam '41
Helen Schultz Cotting, retired facul
I Endries and Robert,
To Pat DePriest King and Pete, a daughter, Jessica
Katltryn.July 28, 1975
To Louise Hobart Bryant and Caiy, their first child,
1 daughter, Kathleen Louise, December i3, 1974.
To Maureen Murphy McCart and Dan, a son, K
Patrick, February 17, 1975.
To Sue Farnham Piatt and Joe, a son, Christof
Denning. June 28, 1975.
To Pamela Powell McWhirt and Walter, a son.
Matthew Pierce, August 24, 1975.
To Suzanne McCarthy VanNess and Sam, twin
daughters, Kristin Suzanne and Carolyn Elsbeth,
February 15, 1975.
Members of the Alumni Association will
e voting in March for President Elect and
ourth Vice President of the Association.
"he Nomination and Election Committee,
haired by Helen Starnell Wills '42, has placed
ination the following:
ylvia McJilton Woodcock '61, for President
art DeShazo Flemer '44, for Fourth Vice
President in charge of classes
The candidates were selected from nomi-
es sent by chapters, class agents and indivi-
lal alumni. The single-slate ballot will be
ent to all alumni for whom the Alumni Of-
i current addresses. The ballot will
1 space for write-in candidates. Those
lected will serve terms of two years com-
lencing July 1, 1976.
are recommended by Nomination and Elec-
tion Committee and are voted upon by the
Board of Directors.
For your consideration, we are including
in this issue information on the candidates.
Please keep this issue of MWC Today for ref-
erence. Detailed information on the candi-
dates will not be repeated on the ballot.
Members of the Nomination and Election
Committee are enthusiastic about the candi-
dates. Each was selected for her understand-
ing of the Association and its programs, past
involvement with the College and Alumni
Association, sincere willingness to serve,
achievements and interests which especially
relate to the position.
Duties of the offices a
"He shall study the workings of the Ass<
tion in order to more effectively carry o
his future duties as President. He shall
assume the responsibilities of the p
upon the request, resignation or incapacita-
tion of the President. He shall also assume
chairmanship of the Nomination and Elec-
tion Committee for the duration of his
fourth Vice President—
"He shaU be responsible for stimulating,
supporting and coordinating the work of
class agents, supplying coimsel and assist-
ance to the work of class agents and
Sylvia McJilton Woodcock '61 believes that
alumni need to be better informed of the val-
uable work and activities of the Alumni
Association. "Through better communication,
I feel that greater participation will be
achieved. The College desperately needs and
deserves the support of its alumni," she says.
Sylvia, husband, Stuart, and children Kathy,
Ed and Meredith, Uve in Williamsburg. As
Second Vice President, 1974-75, of thp Alum-
ni Association, Sylvia was responsible for
planning a most successful Homecoming '75.
She worked pn the committee for President
Prince Woodard's inauguration. She is a mem-
ber of the Peninsula Alumni Chapter and has
served on her Congressional district's Regional
Scholarship Selection Committee since the
program s mceptioh.
In addition to her alumni activities, Sylvia
serves as a Board of Directors member of the
Heritage Girl Scout Council; is a Director of
Tidewater District Virginia Federation of Gar-
den Clubs; is a Cub Scout den mother;
secretary of the Administrative Board of the
Williamsburg United Methodist Church; and
is current chairman of the Greater Williams-
burg Area Heart Association Fund Drive.
For these and her many other accomplish-
ments, she was selected for inclusion in the
1975 "Who's Who in Virginia."
Sylvia's husband is a production manager
for Dow Badishe Co., in Williamsburg.
Jean DeShazo Flemer '44 is a teacher and
department head for business education at
John Kennedy High School in Richmond.
Her goals as Fourth Vice President for Classes
will be to coordinate the work of class agents;
continue vrith annual class agent workshops;
to support the three major areas that Presi-
dent Prince Woodard has challenged alumni
to do and to continue to update class files.
Jean has served as a class agent for her class
and is a member of the Richmond Alumni
Chapter. She is a member of the Richmond
Education Assoc; Virginia Education Assoc;
Vii^inia Business Education Assoc; Virginia
Vocational Assoc; Ainerican Vocational
Assoc; and National Business Education
Assoc. She also is a member of Old Domin-
ion Woman's Club and Richmond Pageants,
Husband, John, is an engineer with Rey-
nolds Metals. Jean and John have four
children: John Jr., 23; Diane, 22; Virginia, 18;
and Joan, 16.
Jean holds the M.S. in Business Education
from VPI & SU.
0. Box 1397
chmond, Va. 23211
Ora Green Tiller, a retired teacher, spends time gf
ning, visiting her four children, five grandchildren
nd one great-granddaughter and working for her
and continues her teaching of conversational English,
of her classes she has a Cambodian n
daughters, 6 women from Thailand,
bride and some Vietnamese refugees. She is also
teaching a large group of women sponsored by the
ladies of Emmanuel Episcopal Church -a home mis-
Otariotte Rice Weymouth wrote of her 9 grand-
children and 8 great-grandchildren. Eldest grandson
was graduated from law school in June and joined his
father's law firm. Granddaughter, Laurie Lee Haynes,
daughter of Constance Pusey Haynes '44, was gradu-
ated from University of Texas last June.
314 South Lee St.
ufh Carter Vellines
lencoe Road, Box 59B
Allen, Va. 23060
On September 20th
Id chapter presidents.
t's have a greater participation.
Elsie Wood Rice represented
LUlie Lee Michie Behrendt wrote of the advanta
of belonging to a Senior Citizens group. She says
there is something for everyone to enjoy without
Qirrie C. Fox retired from teaching and the busi
ness world in 1962. Because of health, she doubts
being able to attend Homecoming '76.
Suffolk Academy in June.
Ruth Crim Bradfield and husband are retired, she
from teaching and he from Peoples National Bank in
Leesburg. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Daughter, Jane Bradfield Davison, is an MWC graduate
Lucy Walker Smith was sorry to miss the Golden
Club meeting. She stays busy with her home and her
crocheting. She has a grandson who is a high school
Edna Gibbs Hunter wrote recently. She is Rorida-
und for the winter with her daughter and family.
e has lost by death a sister and a favorite nephew
s year. Let's remember Edna in thoughts and
Interesting to me was news of Ann Perinchief
ilamar '67, with whom I was associated when she
mnae Director. Ann later entered law school
m and Mary and now is an assistant common-
ttomey in Fredericksburg,
Rice's great-grandson, Troy, won second
his age group in the Karate Tournament on
ugust 16th at MWC gym.
Elizabeth Ninde Bryan is fine and active. Her two
sy. Bealmear Unthicum Masters i!
Plyler's Nursing Home, 1615 Grove Ave., Rich-
Brighten up her day with a card,
iteresting letter came from Margaret Sayrt
Lucy Houston Christian
Three Otters Estate
Anita Pepmeier Bennett
R. R. 2, Box 260-A
Woodford, Va. 22580
Send some news. I depend on you to keep
1 see Louise Raiford Lowell and Edna Mae j
"ten. They are active in the Tidewater Alumr
MWC TODAY February, 1976
have suggestions for c
children and grandchildren.
Have talked with Grace Mason DuVal oflen,
haven't seen her because she has an invaJid fathe
I have a new granddaughter. Susan Ashley. b>
October I 2.
Start thinking about
Hope 1976 will be a ■
please, keep MWC evert
Helen VanDenburg Hall
Locust Hill. Va. 23092
Margaret Kirkpatrick Thompson
Fredericksburg. Va. 22401
Reba Collier Tliorpe
Route l.Box 80
Ncwsoms. Va. 23874
Mary Anne Ralner Levy
43 Glenbrook Rd.
Did you know-Lewise Cosby is the co-edilor of
The Centra! Virginian. I certainly enjoy reading this
paper when I am lucky enough to get a copy.
Did you know-Beamce Child French and husbar
Donald, spend their time between Connecticut and
Florida. What a way of life for the French's to enjo;
Bea gets to see Jo Griffith Kleiner every now and
then. They live in the sarhe community in Florida.
Did you know-/o Griffith Kleiner lives in Mary-
land and Florida and sees, in addition to Bea Child
French, Joan Brickhouse Beall and other former
Conchita deHfedio Gilbertson
109 Laurel Ave.
Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
WC girls. Thanks forth
J things you are doing; i
1 work and happy days
'ettit, November 1
a son and daughter and 5
Nan Sharp Boyer
grandchildren. She retired in 1973 as a seci
the Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, N
now enjoys trips with her husband who is a
with the American Trucking Association. S
volunteer work with the Women's Auxiliar)
Helen Dale Roop Osborne's son i
PI last June and was married soon
:r. Sue, gave birth to Michael Reavt
■tment D, 4723 S. Texas
1 April Fool's Day. Write
1 you are in Orlando.
Send news of yourselves a
Elizabeth Sloecker Gallant
Shop at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Blowing Rock,
N. C. Their sons are in Charlotte, N. C, Decatur, Ga.,
Winter Park, Fla., and Birmingham, Ala. Daughter is
in Deland. Fla., and will go to Russia after Christmas
for a month. Jo and Roger were in New Orleans for
a conference and visited with Virginia Urbin Melvin
and her husband. The Magees have 2 grandchildren.
From "Johnny" Johnson Coleman, more informa-
tion about Marie Williams Pascal. Marie passed away
in July from a form of hepatitis. She left a daughter
and a son. Irene Noble Frey visited "Johnny" last
summer. She moved to Allentown, Pa., about a year
ago. "Johnny" also sends word of the death of
Harriett Walls Carey '44 from cancer.
The Governor of New Jersey has appointed Anne
Saghy DUlman to the State Board of Education. She
and George, who is manager, of services for M and J
Chemicals, have a son currently a sophomore at
Johns Hopkins and a daughter who is an ESL special-
ist with their local school system.
iau-and a highlight was rafting down
Barbara Davidson Bailey's daughter, Elizabeth, is a
member of MWC class of 1979.
Gloria Conte Keith and Jack have 2 grown daugh-
ters-Diane who works in Richmond and Judy who
is married and lives in Roanoke. Jack is an attorney
in Richmond specializing in real estate law.
Whereabouts unknown: Olene fdema, Jean Oarke
Jones, Jeane Hartwell Jones, Elaine Horion Keys.
Donna Williams Kiihy , Mildred Johnson Loughead,
Nancy Douglas Moore, Betty Taylor Moian, Barbara
Hickman Monow,Rose Tnble Mowbray. Let's try to
find these classmates before our 30th reunion which
is upcoming in the Spring of '77.
Fnncei «ills Stevens
432 Oakland Dr.
Raleigh, N. C. 27609
Jo Walker Magee an
d Roger have 4 boys
n Aiken, S. C. Jo is
ing Coordinator for an
y school in
A postcard from Shirley Cole Schleter in late Oct.
from Heidelbert told of their wonderful trip to
Europe-Frankfort, Amsterdam and London. Shirley
liked Vienna, but said the Alps were spectacular.
Nat Wilton took a short trip to Florida and whUe
there stopped in to see Anne 'Oizie" Osbom Cox,
Mary Janet Graceley Lyness wrote of her foi
children: a son who was graduated from Fairlei
Dickinson in '7 5 ; son who is a junior at Ru tgers
daughter who is a high school senior and a 14 y
Evelyn Riggs Ross
711 Connecticut Ave.
Norfolk, Va. 23508
Helen Pressiey Voris
6086 Old Lawyers Hill F
Mary Helsabeck Tovmsend
Manquin, Va. 23106
Jean DeShazo Flemer
1202 Confederate Ave
Richmond, Va. 23227
Christine Vassar Farrar
Midlothian, Va. 23113
Our sympathy goes to Mae Barnes Hawthorne in
the loss of her mother and to Virginia Hawley Butler
and Helen Hawley Turner in the loss of their mother.
Virginia Gunn Blanton
369 Lexington Rd.
, Va. 23226
Marjorie Storms Reddoch and Ruskin toured Nor-
way, Sweden, Finland. Russia, Poland and Denmark
along with Lois Smith Venable '38 and Bob.
Marilyn Gessford Ockert
4202 BeU Pre Rd.
RockviUe, Md. 20853
Susan Jones Jackson and Milton live in Kennett
Square, Pa. They have four daughters and look for-
ward to three graduations in June: one will graduate
from Western State College; one from Florida State
University and one from high school. Third daughter
is a sophomore at Peabody College.
Anna May Wheeler GiSiM
7250 Darien Dr.
Hudson, Oh. 44236
1 976 wiU be a banner year in mo
Not only is our country 200 years o
MWC TODAY February. 1976
1 you have to do is v
hurry- you only have five months to go.- Anna May
any changes of address to her.
Gen Suits Lasker and I have just returned from
three years in Europe. She, with her Army family,
and I, with my Marine. Gen's older daughter, Polly,
is a sophomore at MWC this year. My two boys wUl
be in Lexington, Va., next year. Stuart will be a
senior at VMI. Mark, a freshman at Washington and
Lee. My MWC roommate, Ada Dodrill Cowan con-
tinues her interest in the dance and lives in Ann Arbo;
Mich., with her university instructor/administrator
Anna and I wish all of you a happy and healthy
Ca., 92633. Hermie writes that Barbara Kowalzyk
("Ski") was married to Price Deal Heppe in March of
'74. Their new address is 288 West Chelsea Circle,
Newton Square, Pa., 19073.
Joan Fletemeyer Moyer and Bill have finally re-
turned to the U. S. A. after 12 years abroad with Esso.
settled in Houston and Bill's new assignment is in the
Corporate Headquarters of Esso Eastern, Inc.
Perry and I are back in Washington again after a
great to be back on the East Coast again, if only briefly.
One of my biggest thrills was meeting Patsy Hubbard
Johnson, >4nne Qipps Robertson, ZJor/ene Grove Mc-
Neils and Barbara Mead Heishman for lunch. We had
Constance Booth Logothetis
2816 Kennedy Rd.
Wilmington, De. 19810
Kelly Oierry. whose novel, '
in^," was published in I 974, ha
published recently. Entitled "J
Books, 6366 Sharon Hills Road, Charlotte
Patricia Mackey Taylor
351 Level Green Ct,
Hampton. Va. 23369
Virginia Thackston Richardson
400 N. Beech Daly
Dearborn Heights, Mi. 48127
Carole Kolton Bryson
404 Kramer Dr.
Highland Springs, Va. 23075
■ my New Year's resolutions is to droj
notes a month to you all. Since we a
1 touch very weU, this will be my effc
"The Spinning Wheel" is the name of the shop that
Jean Byrd Steelman, who now Uves in Accomac, Va.,
has opened in Onley, Va. Sounds like lots of fun as
well as work. Would this be antiques and crafts?
Stop by and see her.
Another of our classmates who is busy outside of
home and family is Sue Bedell Albee Jr. Sue is a sales
associate with Century 2 1 -George F. Kettle, Inc., a
Vienna, Va., real estate firm. She received her gradu-
ate realtors designation at U.Va. Her husband, Tom,
is a '54 graduate of U.S.N. A. and they have 4 children;
asonRick, freshman at VPI, Ann. 16, Steve, 13 and
Chris, 8. Sue still continues to be active in Navy re-
A real professional from our class is
CampbeU (MiUle) who is a ^peciaUst in
nursing. She trained at the Heart Institute at Metho-
dist Hospital in Houston, Texas, in 1 965 and designed
and oversaw construction and beginnings of operations
of Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Hus-
band, Stuart, is the executive vice president of
Operations, Ethicon, Inc., in Sommerville, N. J. They
; very energe
r high mouni
of Sally Hanger Moravitz. Sally and dance surely will
always go together. She earned her M.A. in dance ed-
ucation at George Washington University in '73.
Presently she is dance chairman of Fairfax Co. Coun-
children with learning disabilities at Washington Ir-
ving Inst., is a part-time instructor of modem dance
for adults and teens, aeative dance for children and
directs her own dance group. She has a home full of
r of Appalachian
Oak Harbor, Wa. 98277
Charlene Parrotta Dahl
20 Hobart St.
Bronxville, N. Y. 10708
Loudonville, N. '
Catherine Wright Gadd
;n working part-tim
Roanoke Co. She
wo daughters ages 13 and 4 1/2.
theater arts. Bill is Chief of Archives at the J. F.
Kennedy Library. Four children complete the M
family. Eldest son is getting ready for college am
applied to MWC. Elizabeth will graduate from hi
school a year eariy and plans on nursing school.
Edna Gooch Trudeau
1221 Marceille Dr.
Mobile, Ala. 36609
Jane Tucker Broadbooks and family are settled
Asheville. They are very pleased with a new home
Jane, new job for John, new school for Jon Karl b
best of all. a new member of the family-eight-yea
old Joseph Anthony. Everyone is happy and on tl
Ann Brooks Papadatos and family had one of ti
best trips to Greece this past summer. Anastasia e
ters 5th and Gregory 8th grade this year. Ann is b
with PTA, room mother duties and other special
Liz HUl Heaney
247 Colchester Dr.
OakviUe, Ontario I
Elizabeth Caudle Mar;
Wilson, N.C. 27892
A'anc>' Maynard Gebelein wrc
she had received her Ph.D. in ma
the University of Miami and was
Barbara, Ca. She and her husband are teaching and
doing biological and ecological research at the Univer-
sity of California there. TTiey have a 4-year old
••B"Prall Granger has gone back to full-time teach^
ing-4th and 5th grade remedial reading. She and Bot
have moved again, to Harrisonburg, Va. Daughters
Elizabeth and Sarah are both in school. "B" and Bob
and Bob's mother went lo Copenhagan on the MWC
Sallie Granger Daughtrcy has moved to the
Wilhamsburg, Va., area. Ann Rasmussen Sale and
family are in Salisbury, N.C, where she teaches
weight watchers classes. She saw Glennie Haynes
Mueller in Richmond. Glennie is teachmg and hus-
band, George, is in insurance. Anne also had a visit
with Lillian Dix Smith '62 in Warsaw Lillian is teach
ing home e
Linda Reading PuUen
24 Colonial Lake Dr.
movmg to warmer cUmate soon, though the children
UwrenccvUle, N.J. 08648
reaUy enjoy ice skating.
Geme Ellis Perkins and tamiiy returned lo Waler-
Lynn Rowland Bagg
tord. Conn., in September. Bob arrived in November.
392 Central Park W., Apt. 7
Didn't take long to readjust to their house and neigh-
New York. N.Y. 10025
All is fine in Mobile. Virginia has Edna and Tom
almost organized! Looking forward to the New Year!
Lynch to" Va. 24502
Helen Vakos Standing
3400 Holly Rd. '
Virginia Beach. Va. 23451
Patricia Boyem Robinson
5 High Point Dr.
. J. 07092
MWC TODAY February. 1976 5
, 2 1 093
Alice Funkhouser Flowers wrote in the mid;
moving, teachine four courses and taking one.
band, George, has been made district manager i
Vepco for Fauquier Co. so they now reside on
brechi Lane in Warrenton.
Suzanne Mason Haff earned the M.Ed, from
in 1969. Husband, Peter, accepted a research p
tion in Copenhagen, Denmark, so, the Haf fs an
year old daughter. Tonya, invite classmates to i
them at Vester Sc^gade 46. Ground level, Coper
Pal DePriesi King and husband, Pete, are livi
Fairfax, Va. He is a District Traffic Manager wi
C&P Telephone Co. of Va. Pat worked for six ;
for IBM Corp. and "retired" in 1973. Their fir-
child, a dauRhlcr, Jessica Kalhryn, was born Jul
Gaif Jargowiky Farmei
4345 Rock Creek Rd.
Alexandria, Va. 22306
male county court judge in Pinellas County, Florida.
She attended the University of Florida Uw School
and spent four years as a pubhc defender before being
appointed to her new post by Florida Governor
Lawson Stillman Greenwood. Jerry and their two
boys were delighted to move into their new home in
Dumfries, Va.,just before Christmas after having to
delay plans a number of times. Jerry is having a very
busy election year with the Secret Service-he is work-
ing out of Simon's office.
A note from Star Meroney Wolven told of their
move from D, C. to Norfolk where Allen is a program
analyst for the Fleet Training Command, Dept. of the
Navy. Daughter, Britt, celebrated her first birthday
on December 9th, and Star is working towards a
masters degree at Old Dominion University.
Julia "Penny " Wheatcroft Waters decided to go
back to school for her degree. She was unsure in
Ginny Bateman Hewitt
Jacksonville. Fla. 32216
7644 Rockfalls Dr.
Richmond, Va. 23225
Dale Quel Woods
Albany, Ga. 31705
Suite Church Dillon
9566 Cherry Oak a.
Burke, Va. 22015
Mary Mac Blanchard Harris
1 1 130 Guilford Rd.
Richmond, Va. 23225
Anne Kirk Moody Burton and Dick have moved t
Austin, Tx., and would love to hear from other MWC
alumni in the area. Anne is a staff traininR and devel
opment specialist with the sta
Dick works at Westinghouse a
Ann Perinchitf Palamar ha
B comptroller's office.
; called 'Tocus on Choice for
Jean Mann Berkeley has made it with flying colors
through the first year with twins Carter and Campbell.
They have been a handful, but also double tlie pleasure
From the Virginia Beach area comes news of several
house. The guest room there will be turned into a
nursery before long for Meredith's new sister or
brother. Linda was delighted to discover Pjm Crutch-
field and her husband and children live just a few
doors away. We saw Jane Harrison Garriott, husband,
Mike, and daughter, Elizabeth, on our last visit to
Linda's. They are anxiously awaiting the arrival of
their second chad. Nelson "Puck" Puckett Snidow
and her famUy are not actuaUy residents of the beach,
but more and more time is being spent at their "hide-
dental practice in Richmond.
Barbara Price Wallach wrote of her husband,
Luitpold's. international honor. A collection of stu-
s entiUed GcscUsctiaft. KuUui. LUaatut, Festschrift
1 is dedicated to Luitpold.
'JSmd the Diatribe afaintf
1 accepted for publication in a classical series.
ChrU Cole Gaul
2800 Woodley Rd.. N.W.. No. 202
Washington, D. C. 20008
Janis Pwdy Brewer
Box 429A, Waugh Chapel Rd.
Ruth Siehol Myers
7572 RockfaUs Dr.
Richmond, Va. 3
Judy Bennett RusseU
12301 Persimmon PI.
Woodbridge, Va. 2219
Donna Sheehan Gladis
530 Humiston Dr.
Bay Village, Oh. 44140
MWC TODAY February, 1976
Marjorie Roszmann Tankersley
Roanoke, Va. 24015
Kathleen Bell Rutledge, a personnel specialist a
the U. S. Geological Survey's National Center in R
"Woman of the Month." Kathleen was also the re
cipient of a Special Achievement Award in 1974.
and husband, Gary, live in Reston.
Pamela Powell McWhirt is a part-time instructo!
the Education Dept. at MWC. She received a mast
Lucia Smithey Bushway
Tazewell. Va. 24651
Jane McKenzie Cutchins
28 Old Mill Rd.
Richmond, Va. 23223
Gabby Pagin Ficklin
3312 Brandy Ct.
Falls Church. Va. 22042
£7ai>ie C. Wilson Maloney
16 Bradley Woods Dr.
Hingham, Ma. 02043
Breckenridge, Co. 1
I Kay Schutte Flohri
The Flohres are expecting a second
Heath, was bor
Xnn Woodbridge Wafle has been named Director
of Publications for the Virginia State Travel Service,
based in Richmond. She was previously a reporter for
lbs Eiet IsMe-Sisr. the daily paper in Fredericksburg.
Karen Laino Lewis
318 West 35th St.
Wilmington, De. 19802
Sally Reichner Mayor
Rte. De Montana
Doris Agnes Lee Hancock
9302 Cason Rd.
Glen AUen, Va. 23060
Deborah Wiggins Seehom
28 W. Bayshore Blvd.
N. C. 28S40
i gardening, so we have lots of vege-
ida Brittain Miller and Art are now t
t of a baby girl, Jennifer Grace, born
' 23. Art recei
1 Brenda is taking care of
sr has decided to work part-
finance manager for a Chevrolet dealership ii
ton. Del., and really enjoys his job.
Flash Fletcher Foster and Steve have beei
ferred to Quantico. That's quite a change fr
in New York and
Oarksville, Ga. I receive.
I Harder who is very busy
anaging the Ugin Gallery
a great deal of photographic artists
ntry, which entails a lot of travelling ti
collectors, museums and other dealers,
! also teaching at Cooper Union in N.Y
Brenda Pritchett Boyles, for those of you who
not heard. was murdered quite savagely in her hon
F'burg on August 25. For those of us who knew
Brenda well, the tragedy is felt much dfeeper than
e sympathy to Brenda's
know that a tragedy such a
Kathy Deneke Clatanoff received her MBA from
the University of Maryland in December. Husband,
Bud. is an economist for the Washington. D. C, Dept.
Jean Campbell Graham, a dance major at MWC, is
leaching modern dance at the University of Oklahoma.
She holds a masters degree from Florida State Univer-
sity She can be contacted at the School of Drama,
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73069.
Annette Monsour works for the U. S. State Depart-
ment and is an Ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve. She
lives in Falls Church, Virginia.
Elizabeth Gayle Lewis lives in Gloucester. Va., and
IS working on a doctorate at the College of William
and Mary. She received her master's degree in biolog-
ical oceanography from W & M on June 1, 1975.
283 River Bend Rd.
Berkeley Heights. N.J. 07922
1065 Bobolink Dr.
Virginia Beach, Va. 23451
500 Greenbrier a., No. 101
Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
618Greenbrier Ct., No. 102
Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Anna Mary Alexander, recently promoted to asso-
ciate engineer, is working for IBM Corp. in Manassas.
Nancy Marshall Baker and husband, Robert, are living
in Spotsylvania where Nancy is working as a speech
therapist. Jeanne Coals Bales and husband, Ron, are
living in Richmond and Jeanne is teaching third grade.
Sally G. Bates, working as Children's Theater Director
in Wilson, N. C. recently starred in a playhouse pro-
Patricia Stewart Boytek and husband, Martin, are both
working as physical therapists in Portsmouth. Barbara
Goods in Louisville, Ky. Donna Calve, working for
the Monroe Center for Mental Health, is living in Rich-
mond. The U.Va. School of Nursing claims Linda Sue
Campbell as a student there. Also at U.Va. is Theresa
Carroll who is a teaching assistant while working on
her masters in art history. Susan Closer Clancy and
husband, John, are both working at NSWC, Dahlgren.
where Susan is a physicist. Qimille Crombie is teach-
ing freshman composition and working on her masters
degree in English Literature at George Washington
University. Karen Wolf Dawson is presently attending
Mary Baldwin College and taking pre-med courses with
hopes of entering dental school in 1977. RecenUy
promoted to LTJG, Susan Jacobius Davis is also
working on school library certification at Old Domin
ion University. Lorayne Dollet is a graduate student
at the University of Chicago and an associate faculty
member at Indiana University, Northwest, teaching
English Composition. Mary K. Fletcher Donohue
and husband, Paul, may soon be returning from Tex;
to North Carolina when Paul gets his wings. While
in Texas, Mary did graduate work in journalism and
Johnson Drawdy recently married and is living in
Florida where husband, Charles, is a Lutheran Minis,
ter. Melanie Dyer is working a
cian. singing in the lounges, ho
in Edgewater. Colo. Constance Lawler Fischer is
working for Aetna Life and Casualty in Toledo, 01
while husband. Jay. attends law school. Sharman
Hinchliffe French and husband, George, recently
celebrated the birth of their first child, a boy.
Sharman recently also OF
shop in Louisiana.
e Interiors in Fredericksburg, where
she works as a consultant in interior decor for homes,
offices and commercial establishments. Patricia
Green is working as a librarian for NUS Corp. in Rock-
vUIe. Md,, as well as working on her masters in
Ubrary science at Catholic University, Linda Pugh
and Brian WUkerson were married in August 1975
and are residing in Miami, Fla., whUe Brian attends
law school. Elizabeth Hansen is a student in a para-
legal program at George Washington University.
Deborah Heiman is teaching Spanish in Warrenton and
working on certification in English. Suzanne Hodges
is finishing her masters in experimental psychology in
Blacksburg. Cynthia Howk is presently taking courses
to complete N. Y. state requirements to teach instru-
mental music at Nazareth College of Rochester.
irst year at MCV r
attending Case Wt
Holly Strawbridge ii
in 1976. G2fften>ie£7we/Msasecreta;i with the Inter-
national Monetary Fund. In addition to her job taking
her to such interesting places as Sierra Leone, Paris
and Rome, she also has rediscovered dance and spends
weekends in D. C. and New York as a devoted fan of
the American BaUet Theater. Catherine will be join-
ing other alumni for the March trip to Helsinki,
Leningrad and Moscow.
Rosalie Yates Walsh
102 Nelson Dr.
Newport News, Va. 23601
Susan Mary Tyler
603N. DavisAve.,No. 9
Richmond, Va. 23220
November 22, 1975, in Hampton. From them I hear
Marilyn Miller Zick has begun studies for a nursing
career. Jackie Rascoe Mason is teaching in Williams-
burg while husband, Jud, attends W & M. Pat Kincai,
is working in her hometown in N. J. while Susan
Jefferson Hensley has a great job at the Blood Bank
in Raleigh. Mary Beth Jones continues her medical
studies at P. M. C. (Pennsylvania Medical College).
I heard from Patty Rhodes who is touring Europe.
She was due to return for Christmas - the economic
conditions of England, where she was working, i
terrible. Connie Bowt/en Rollins and h
are stUl in Charlottesville. Also there for our mini
"reunion" were Lisa Kirkwood Spey, Nancy
McKinney, Susan Sendlein '76, Ann Batten, and
I received a note from Susan McDonald '75. who
is teaching Spanish in Chesapeake and living in Va. B.
She writes news of some '75 graduates: Carole
Mercader is living at home, teaching Spanish in
Loudoun Co., Va., and is engaged to bf married June
16. Marcia Howell Marsh was married in June and is
now working for a surgical supplies company in Rich-
mond. Carol Kemey Peal was- married in July and
now lives in Charleston, S. C, with her husband (at
least six months out of the year). Hope Rudinger,
Sue Lagarenne, and Yvonne Puryear are teaching
elementary school near Fredericksburg. Peggy Ifnkle
moved to Atlanta shortly after graduation where she
is working for the IRS. Jane Roark is attending
Bridget Binko is in her 2nd year of full-time graduate
work at S. U. N. Y. (Buffalo) and will receive the
M. A. in microbiology in June. Amy Harrier married
Clarence P. Hathaway. Ill, in August. She and Pete
teach in Va. Beach. Amy sent news that Bobbie
Burton married in December. Sherry Sydnor is enjoy-
ing teaching in Saluda, Va. Anne Bigley. with the
National Gallery of Art, was in charge of the Decem-
ber showing of "European Vision of America." This
exhibition, a major bicentennial loan, consists of
works featuring the European perception of America
from late 15th century tillate 19th century. Meg
Mullen Hughes and husband. Paul, are attending Ohio
State University. Paul is doing graduate work in
electrical engineering and Meg will receive a masters
in social work in June. They look forward to return-
ing to the Fredericksburg area after completion of
My husband, Chuck and 1 have bought a home and
are teaching at the same high school. He teaches math
and German and 1 am still with Spanish. Remember
to make your pledge. Our local alumni chapter is very
active with the annual Telethon coming up in March-
April. I would hope our class could match some of
Homecoming. You wouldn't believe the changes in
There are two McDonalds!
9303 Claymont Dr.
Richmond, Va. 23229
Hume are all working for Value Engineering in
Alexandria as Cartographic Assistants. Eva Gmham
beny and Nealand Engineering also of Alexandria.
Barb Sullivan. Hope Rudinger, Yvonne Puryear
and Toni Brooks are teaching in Stafford Co. in the
April Tooke are living in the D. C. area while work-
ing at the Federal Reserve Board in the Capital.
Joanne Scandling has completed her student teach-
ing and is now working at Garfinckel's while living m
Mt. Vernon, Va. Kim Smith married Ash Nichols and
they are establishing a crafts store in Fredericksburg.
The store is a collection of their own works and other
craftsmen of the area and is located next to the Bi-
centennial Building in F'burg.
Ann Canter is working in Charlottesville as a secre-
tary at U.Va.'s business school. Terry Brugioni is
Virginia. Debbie Conner married Dana Parker. Carol
Chapman and Val Walters are at Virginia Tech doing
graduate work in Urban Planning. Marybeth Hatem
is busy at the University of Maryland where she is
pursuing a M.A. in English. Valerie St. John is at
VCU doing graduate work in accounting. Esther
for an eniployment agency.
Cynthia sent news that Ginny Crowther is teach-
ing high school in Richmond and Lisa Sheffer married
Buddy Gibson in October. The Gibsons are living m
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