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FALL/WINTER 2010 

Vol. 34- No. 3 







An American Master 

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CONTENTS 



Features 



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Trio of New Deans Sets Pace 
for Restructured University 

Collaborations are key as leaders conceptual 

An American Master 

Susan Wagner Lacy's passion sparked stellar PBS 



Stamp of Justice 

Crusade seeks U.S. Postal Service recognition of J 

Alumni College on the Road 

Ecuador offers an exciting and educational dm 



Departments 

4 On Campus 
14 UMWArts 
16 Sports 

38 Q&A 

39 Book Report 

40 Get the Picture? 

41 Notable & Quotable 

44 Alumni Board 

45 Class Notes 

74 Closing Column 




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On the cover: Susan Wagner Lacy "70 was photographed 
by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, whose portraits are in the 
collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan 
Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the National Portrait 
Gallery, among others. In 2004, 700 of the New York City 
photographer's art world portraits were accepted into the 
permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 

Greenfield-Sanders is a contributing photographer at Vanity 
Fair magazine. 



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ON CAMPUS 



UMW Says Good-bye to 
Longtime Friend 

The University of Mary Washington lost one of its dearest friends Nov. 2, 2010, with 
the passing of Arabelle Laws Arrington '41 . She and her husband of 57 years, the 

late Walter N. Arrington, worked 
side by side building their successful 
Arrington Motor Sales and Alwington 
Farm in Warrenton, Va. 

Arrington fell in love with Mary 
Washington when she and her 
mother, Blanche Laws, first visited 
campus in 1937. In turn, Arrington 
made it possible for others to 
attend the University, and she gave 
tirelessly to ensure that "her school" 
maintained and honed its excellence. 

Throughout most of her 89 
years, Arrington gave generously 
to Mary Washington, including 
substantial gifts to the Fund for Mary 
Washington, the Jepson Alumni 
Executive Center, and Friends 
of the Philharmonic Orchestra. 
She established challenge grants 
for nearly $500,000 in part for 
Arrington Scholarships for children 
of UMW faculty and staff. She was 
the honorary chair of the 1998 Centennial Campaign, which raised more than $75 
million. 

In recent years, Arrington turned her support toward scholarships, endowments, 
and University projects about which she cared passionately. "I would like for 
young people not to have to struggle to pay for school," she told University of Mary 
Washington Magazine in 2006. "If I can alleviate some of those fears about how to pay 
for college, I will be happy." 

What the energetic alumna gave in dollars she more than matched in service 
to her alma mater. She served on the Mary Washington Board of Visitors and the 
Alumni Association Board of Directors, and she was president of the Foundation 
Board of Directors. Her enthusiasm for Mary Washington inspired countless students 
to attend the school. 

UMW recognized Arrington with an honorary degree, the Doctor of Humane 
Letters, in 1998 and named Arrington Hall in her honor. 

Arrington was an active, civic-minded resident of Warrenton and Fauquier 
County, and she was a devoted member of the Warrenton Baptist Church. 

Contributions in her memory may be made to University of Mary Washington, 
1119 Hanover St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401. 




Arabelle Laws Arrington 



Mary Washington 

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Executive Editor: Anna Barron Billingsley 
Managing Editor: Neva S. Trenis '00 
Editorial Board: Jack Bales, William B. Crawley Jr., 
George Farrar, Torre Meringolo, Marty Morrison, 
Cynthia L. Snyder '75, and Martin A. Wilder Jr. 
Designer: AJ Newell 
Graphic Artist: June Padgett 

University of Mary Washington Magazine is published 
tor the alumni, friends, faculty, and staff of the 
University of Mary Washington three times a 
year. Email letters to abilling@umw.edu or mail to 
University of Mary Washington Magazine, University 
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Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300. University of Mary 
Washington Magazine welcomes your comments. 
Send address changes to University of Mary 
Washington Office of Alumni Relations, 
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Great Lives Returns 

The spring 2011 semester marks the eighth annual 
offering of the Chappell Lecture Series, Great Lives: 
Biographical Approaches to History. From Martin Luther 
to Mickey Mantle, from Abigail Adams to Oprah Winfrey, 
the popular series lineup includes some of history's most 
fascinating figures, discussed by some of today's foremost 
biographers. 

The 2011 program features recently published works 
by acclaimed authors. These include the biography of 
George Washington by Ron Chernow, whose previous 
studies of Alexander Hamilton and John D. Rockefeller 
won widespread praise. Other featured works are 
biographies of Cornelius Vanderbilt by JT. Stiles, winner of 
the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in biography, and Abigail Adams by 
Woody Holton, winner of the prestigious Bancroft Prize in 
2010. 

The upcoming series also includes a number of 
nationally renowned biographers as speakers. Among 
them are religious scholar Martin Marty, who will speak 
on Martin Luther; British historian Jeremy Black on James 
Bond; Newsweek's Evan Thomas on John Paul Jones; and 
jazz critic Gary Giddins on Louis Armstrong. 

Noted humor historian Thomas Inge of Randolph- 
Macon College will analyze the life and work of Peanuts 
creator Charles Schulz. Discussing Amelia Earhart will 
be Susan Butler, whose biography of the famed aviator 
served as a basis for the popular 2009 movie starring 
Hilary Swank. 

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1961 
Freedom Rides, bus rides organized by James Farmer 
to desegregate public transportation in the South, 
University of South Florida professor Raymond Arsenault 
will talk about the Freedom Riders. His lecture will be in 
conjunction with a special showing on campus of a new 
documentary on that important aspect of the civil rights 
movement. Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley will 
discuss another iconic figure of the movement, Rosa Parks. 

Also timed to highlight a milestone is Charles J. Shields' 
presentation on Harper Lee, whose enduring To Kill a 
Mockingbird was published 50 years ago. 

Former UMW political science professor Stephen 
Farnsworth, who is now at George Mason University, will 
speak on Lyndon Johnson. UMW Associate Professor of 
English Mara Scanlon will discuss Walt Whitman. 

The series will conclude with a lecture on Oprah 
Winfrey by America's best-known - and frequently 
controversial - celebrity biographer, Kitty Kelley. 

Books are available for purchase and for signing by the 
author following each lecture. For more information, call 
the UMW Special Events Office at 540/654-1065. 



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Tuesday, Jan. I k Ay n Rand 

Jennifer Burns, assistant professor of history, 
University of Virginia 

Thursday, Jan. 20 - Martin Luther 

Martin E. Marty, professor emeritus, 
University of Chicago 

Tuesday, Jan. 25 - Charles Schulz 

M. Thomas Inge, professor of humanities, 
Randolph-Macon College 

Thursday, Jan. 27 - Abigail Adams 

Woody Holton, associate professor of history 
and American studies, University of Richmond 

Tuesday, Feb 1 - Custer/ Sitting Bull 

Nathaniel Philbrick 

Thursday, Feb. 3 - Louis Armstrong 

Gary Giddins 

Tuesday, Feb. 8 - Joseph Pulitzer 

James McGrath Morris 



Tuesday, Feb. 1 5 - Walt Whitman 

Mara Scanlon, associate professor of English, UMW 

Thursday, Feb. 17 - Harper Lee 

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Thursday, Feb. 24 - George Washington 

Ron Chernow 

Thursday, March 10 - John Paul Jones 

Evan Thomas 

Thursday, March 24 - Lyndon B. Johnson 

Stephen Farnsworth, assistant professor of 
communication, George Mason University 

Tuesday, March 29- Amelia Earhart 

Susan Butler 

Thursday, March 31 - The Freedom Riders 

Raymond Arsenault, professor of Southern 
history, University of South Florida 

Thursday, April 7 - Mickey Mantle 

Jane Leavy 

Tuesday, April 12 - James Bond 

Jeremy Black, professor of history, 
University of Exeter 

Thursday, April 14 - Cornelius Vanderbilt 

T.J. Stiles 

Tuesday, April 19 - Rosa Parks 

Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, 
Rice University 

Thursday, April 21 - Oprah Winfrey 

Kitty Kelley 



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UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON MAGAZINE • FALL/WINTER 2010 



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Diverse Class 
Greeted by Hurley 

and Host of Activities 



In August, President Richard V. Hurley offered a hands- 
on welcome to a freshman class of 966 students. In the 
sweltering temperatures of move-in day, Hurley circulated 
around campus, greeting new students and their parents. 
He even got down on his knees and helped assemble one 
new student's bunk bed. 

After pitching in to help with the bed, Hurley extended 
his hand to the student, Emma Eggers "14. "I'm the 
president. I just wanted to welcome you," he said. 

Eggers is among a diverse class of students. Of the 966 



entering students, 171 are from 25 states outside of Virginia, 
including New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, 
Massachusetts, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, 
Maine, New Hampshire, Texas, and Colorado. The class 
includes international students from Ethiopia, Romania, 
France, and Spain. Twenty percent of the students identified 
themselves as Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska native, 
Asian, Black or African American, or Native Hawaiian or 
other Pacific Islander. 

Members of this year's freshman class scored high on 
SAT tests, with the middle 50 percent scoring between 540 
and 630 in critical reading, 530 and 600 in math, and 530 
and 610 in writing. The middle 50 percent scored between 
24 and 26 on the ACT, formerly the American College 
Testing program. The middle 50 percent of UMW freshmen 
graduated from high school with a grade-point average 
between 3.29 and 3.85. 




President Hurley, in the left photo directly above, welcomed new students to the grounds of Brompton for an ice cream social of 
amazing proportions, as shown in the adjacent photograph. Hurley spent the previous day helping students move in. 



UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON MAGAZINE • FALL/WINTER 2010 




Orientation 101: Upperclassmen became familiar with new living space in Eagle Landing, top left, especially enjoying the rotunda. 
The Eagle provided a friendly welcome to all incoming students as they participated in recreational and service activities. 



UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON MAGAZINE ■ FALL/WINTER 2010 



Service is a Way 
of Life at UMW 

UMW made the President's Higher Education Community 
Service Honor Roll for exemplary, innovative, and effective 
community service programs. The honor was presented to 
COAR, UMW's Community Outreach and Resources program, 
whose 500 students volunteered nearly 6,600 hours in the 
community during the 2009-10 academic year. COAR also was 
recognized this year by the American Red Cross and Stafford 
County, Va. 

The annual Higher Education Community Service Honor 
Roll award, which is administered by the Corporation for 
National and Community Service, recognizes more than 700 
colleges and universities for their impact on issues ranging 
from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice. 

COAR members assisted more than 22 Fredericksburg- 



area schools and agencies last year, including Habitat for 
Humanity, the Thurman Brisben Center, the Fredericksburg 
Area Food Bank, Friends of the Rappahannock, the American 
Red Cross, and Mary Washington Hospital. Over the past two 
years, COAR has more than doubled its number of service 
hours to the community. 

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Red Cross 
recognized COAR for the second consecutive year with 
the College Campus Award for its outstanding blood drive 
program. During the last academic year, the UMW students 
collected 594 pints of blood for the Red Cross. COAR also was 
honored as a Community Partner for its tutoring program 
at Stafford Junction, a partnership in Stafford County's Olde 
Forge neighborhood. 

The student group also made an impressive showing as 
host of the University's inaugural Relay for Life, a volunteer- 
driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer 
Society. Last spring, COAR raised awareness and more than 
$35,000 to help save lives from cancer. 





Keltzy Bahena, 6, plays checkers 
with UMW freshman Heather 
Marshall (top right) at the 
Bragg Hill Family Life Center 
in Fredericksburg in October. 
At left, as part of freshman 
orientation, students work 
together to clean up the banks 
of the Rappahannock River, 
less than a mile from the 
Fredericksburg campus. 



UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON MAGAZINE • FALL/WINTER 2010 



Fundraiser Makes 

Indelible Mark 

on UMW Play Lab 

Who would have had any inkling that UMW's new Play Lab, 
which offers play-based learning for children with autism, 
would get a financial boost from a tattoo parlor? 
The weekend of Sept. 11 and 12, 100 percent of the 

proceeds from tattoos 
purchased at Jack Brown's 
Tattoo Revival in Fredericksburg 
were donated to the Play Lab, 
which is run by UMW students 
and assists children with autism 
spectrum disorders. 

It was the shop's fourth 
annual charity event for a 
Fredericksburg-area grass-roots 
group. The turnout on the first 
Niccle Myers 




day of the event was the largest the shop has ever had for a 
charity fundraiser. 

"It was unbelievable. We were packed. We had probably 
20 people waiting from 10:30 on in the morning," Brown 
told the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Stor. When he opened on 
Saturday morning, a $20 donation had already been slipped 
under the door. 

Nearly $10,000 was raised during the weekend. Several 
customers requested a tattoo of a puzzle piece, a symbol that 
has become associated with autism. 

Nicole Myers, UMW associate professor of education, 
oversees the Play Lab. Proceeds from the fundraiser will 
provide scholarships for families 
who are unable to afford the 
Play Lab or who are already 
overwhelmed by expenses from 
other autism-related therapies. 

Myers said she hopes the 
Play Lab will provide therapy in 
the Fredericksburg area for local 
children whose parents have had 
to drive to Northern Virginia or 
Richmond for assistance. 



UMW 

PLAY LAB 



Mary Washington 
Gets Rave 
Reviews 

National independent evaluations give 
UMW high marks for both quality and 
value. The Princeton Review called UMW 
a public bastion of the liberal arts in 
Virginia, saying it is "not too big and not 
too small" and that Mary Washington 
offers "a private school education at half 
the cost." 

The highly selective Fiske Guide to 
Colleges 2011 named UMW one of the 
top 21 "Best Buys" in public education in 
America - the only institution of higher 
education in Virginia, Maryland, or 
Washington, D.C., to make the list. 

The guide praised the school's 
fine education, reasonable price, and 
lovely campus. "Strolling among the 
university's elegant buildings of red 
brick with white columns has led more 
than one pleased parent to declare, 
'Now this is what a college should look 



like.' The University of Mary Washington 
offers a first-rate liberal arts education. 
It has the feel of a private school with a 
public school price tag, and is an option 
that should be explored." 

Here's a sampling of more of the 
national buzz about UMW: 

- U.S. News & World Report's 2011 Best 
Colleges, the most widely read annual 
college guide, ranked UMW 13th in 

the South among master's-granting 
institutions and fifth among public 
institutions. 

- Forbes.com 2010 listing of 
America's Best Values ranked UMW 
the 13th best public college and 58th 
among all universities in America. Of 
the 600 undergraduate institutions that 
the magazine considers the nation's 
best, UMW placed in the top 20 percent, 
ranking No. 121. 

- The Peace Corps' 2010 list of Top 
Producing Colleges and Universities 
ranked UMW No. 2 among small 
colleges and universities. As of February 
2010, 23 alumni were Peace Corps 
volunteers. 



- Kiplinger's Personal Finance 
magazine's 100 Best Values in Public 
Colleges named UMW to the 2010 list. 
The magazine ranked UMW the 38th 
best value for in-state tuition costs and 
42nd when comparing out-of-state 
tuition. 

- Princeton Review included UMW in 
its list of the 700 Best Value Colleges for 
2010, which featured the top 50 public 
and the top 50 private U.S. colleges and 
universities. It also featured UMW in its 
2010 edition of The Best 371 Colleges. 

- Shine, an online Reader's Digest 
magazine, called Mary Washington A 
Top Financial Find. 

-The American Enterprise Institute's 
national Diplomas and Dropouts 
survey found that UMW had the third- 
highest graduation rate among "very 
competitive" Southern schools. 

- Parade magazine's College A-List 
for the 201 0-2011 academic year 

said UMW "combines the very best 
personalized community qualities of a 
liberal arts college with the diversity and 
curricular breadth of a university." 



UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON MAGAZINE • FALL/WINTER 2010 



ON CAMPUS 



College of Business 

Marks its Official Launch 

Students in Creativity in Management class participated in 
a historic moment July LThey became official members 
of the UMW College of Business. 

Professor of Management and Marketing Margaret 
Mi halted her lecture, and Acting Dean of the College 
Larry Penwell entered the Chandler Hall classroom along 
with several other business faculty members. Penwell 
presented a proclamation declaring that day the official 
start of the College of Business. 





Daniel Steen 



Changing Faces 

on the BOV 

In July, Virginia Gov. Robert F. 

McDonnell appointed two new 

members to the UMW Board of 

Visitors: Holly Tace Cuellar '89 

of Virginia Beach and Joseph 

R. Wilson of Fredericksburg. 

The governor also reappointed 

Xavier R. Richardson, who will 

serve a second term. Cuellar and 

Wilson, who succeed C. Maureen 

Stinger '94 and J. William Poole, 

each will serve a four-year term that expires June 30, 2014. 

The 12-person Board named Daniel K. Steen '84 of 

Arlington as rector and Pamela J. White '74 of Baltimore as 

vice rector. Steen, who succeeds Nanalou West Sauder '56, 

and White will serve two years in these positions. Patricia 

Branstetter Revere '63 of Midlothian, Va., will serve her 

second term as secretary. 

Richardson is executive 

vice president of corporate 

development and community 

affairs for Mary Washington 

Healthcare. In this capacity, 

he also serves as president of 

Mary Washington Hospital and 

Stafford Hospital foundations. 

Cuellar was the Hampton 

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coordinator in the Office of the Attorney General in Norfolk, 
where she maintained and supported an educational 
program for Virginia schoolchildren. She also served on the 
City of Virginia Beach Gang Task Force and was a regional 
manager for the Keeping Virginia Safe and Strong programs. 

In addition, Cuellar served as family coordinator on Gov. 
McDonnell's inaugural committee, a political director during 
McDonnell's campaign for governor, and a deputy scheduler 
in the Office of the Attorney General. She also served as 
legislative aide to McDonnell when he was a representative 
to the Virginia House of Delegates. 

Wilson is owner and chief executive officer of PermaTreat 
Pest Control in Fredericksburg. The one-time Fredericksburg 
City Councilman is vice chairman of the board of the 
Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and a 
member of both the Commonwealth Pesticide Control Board 
and the Virginia Fire Services Board. Wilson serves on the 

Fredericksburg Alliance Board of 
Directors, the Mary Washington 
Hospital Foundation Board of 
Trustees, and the finance and 
community benefits committees 
with the Mary Washington 
Healthcare Board of Trustees. 
Among his honors, Wilson 
has been named Virginia's 
Small Business Person of 
the Year by the U.S. Small 
Business Administration, was 
the recipient of the Prince B. Woodard Citizenship Award 
by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, 
and was named Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the 
Fredericksburg Chapter of the Jaycees. 




Joseph Wilson 



UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON MAGAZINE • FALL/WINTER 2010 



Small Business 
Development 
Center Reaps 
Big Rewards 

Brian J. Baker '84, executive director of 
the University of Mary Washington Small 
Business Development Center (SBDC), 
received the 2010 Virginia Small Business 
Development Centers State Star Award. 

In addition, the UMW SBDC has 
received full reaccreditation by 
the Association of Small Business 
Development Centers, the national 
accrediting body for SBDCs under 
contract with the U.S. Small Business 
Administration. 

"The Small Business Development 
Center is a tremendous asset for this 
region," said UMW President Richard V. 



Hurley. "The center helps entrepreneurs 
start and grow businesses by offering 
management training, one-on-one 
counseling, research, and other support. 
Brian's award-winning operation is key 
to the University's renewed efforts to 
promote economic development, serve 
as a business and professional resource, 
and work with partners to solve local 
problems." 

Baker, director of the UMW center 
for eight years, was selected for the 
State Star Award from a statewide field 
of nominees who are Virginia SBDC 
employees. He received the award 
for his leadership as chairman of the 
VSBDC Customer Strategies committee, 
his creation of the web-based VSBDC 
Resource Small Business Toolbox, and 
his work as host of the live monthly 
VSBDC program NetTalk. 

"This is a shared success," Baker 
said. "We have a very talented and 
committed team and a supportive home 




Brian J. Baker, executive director of the 
UMW Small Business Development Center, 
received a statewide award. 

at the University of Mary Washington." 
During the past five years, clients of the 
SBDC, based at UMW's Stafford campus, 
have experienced more than $44 million 
in sales growth, created and retained 
2,500-plus jobs, and invested more than 
$46 million in business projects. 



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Chemistry Professor 
Receives UMW 
Service Award 

Kelli Miller Slunt '91, UMW professor of chemistry, was 
recognized for her contributions to the University and her 
involvement and leadership in the community. She received 
the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award. 

Slunt joined the Mary Washington faculty in 1995, served 
as chair of the UMW Department of Chemistry for six years, 
and led the chemistry program's successful accreditation 
by the American Chemical Society. Slunt, who received a 
doctorate in chemistry from the University of Virginia, has 
served on numerous departmental and academic committees 
and is equally devoted to service outside the institution. 

With the UMW American Chemistry Society student 
affiliate, Slunt developed Make Chemistry Your Possibility, a 
promotional video for elementary students. (Watch it on 
YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3RIRv2Tx7Y) 
She created after-school science enrichment programs for 
elementary and middle school students, and she volunteers 
as an exhibits interpreter at the Science Museum of Virginia in 
Richmond. 

Slunt developed the Science Inquiry in the Environment 




Chemistry Professor Kelli Slunt, right, works with Jennifer 
Sustar '13. Slunt was recognized for her devotion not only to 
students, but also to the community. 

program through a $200,000 grant from the Virginia 
Department of Education Mathematics and Science 
Partnership. The program provides inquiry-based science 
content and support for more than 70 elementary school 
teachers in four school districts. 

The Outstanding Faculty Service Award is named for 
"Topher" Bill, a member of the UMW teaching faculty from 
1972 until his unexpected death in 2001. 



UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON MAGAZINE • FALL/WINTER 2010 



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Celebrity Chef Doesn't 
Spare the Salt at 

Fredericksburg Forum 

Fredericksburg Forum went culinary in September with 
Anthony Bourdain, chef, TV personality, and outspoken 
best-selling author. The always engaging and often 
profane Bourdain, wearing his signature slim jeans, jacket, 
and white button-down shirt, packed a sold-out Dodd 
Auditorium with die-hard fans, chefs, and mystified 
Bourdain-neophytes. 

The one-time work-a-day cook is grateful for his 
celebrity and pop culture's new-found obsession with chefs. 
Recently celebrating the 100th episode of his Emmy Award- 
winning TV travel show, No Reservations, the man who stood 
"behind a deep fryer for 28 years" knows how good he's got 
it. "Suddenly it's a glamour profession," he said. "But who 
deserves to score better than chefs?" 

Borrowing heavily from his recently published food-world 
expose, Medium Raw, he mused on his food philosophy, his 
loves, and his hates - and gave a window into his acerbic-to- 
sweet changeable personality. 

If he weren't a chef, Bourdain said, his dream job would 
be bass player for Parliament Funkadelic. Reading Hunter S. 
Thompson's gonzo journalism at age 13 changed his life. So 
did having his first child, Ariane, now 3, at age 50. 

Bourdain had the Mary Washington audience in rapt 
attention for two hours, using a comic's perfect timing to 




Moderator Joe Yonan, food and travel editor of the Washington Post, 
shares a laugh with Anthony Bourdain, right, at the Fredericksburg 
Forum. 



bring them to laughter, only to turn serious - especially about 
food. Be a respectful tourist, he admonished, and a gracious 
guest. Accept the gift of hospitality even if it means eating 
something - or with someone - you don't necessarily approve 
of or like. "Food is telling you a story. It's a primal expression," 
Bourdain said. "I don't know if the meal is the answer to world 
peace, but it helps." 

Fredericksburg Forum, Spring 2011 



Scott Turow 



Best-selling author of mystery and suspense novels, 

including Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof 

March 17, 2011,8 p.m. 

Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall 

Call 540/654-1065 to buy tickets. 

www.umw.edu/forum 



Dahlgren Campus 
Groundbreaking 

Heralds New Era for UMW 

UMW broke ground Sept. 17 on its third campus. In King 
George County, the Dahlgren Center for Education and 
Research will supplement UMW's Fredericksburg and 
Stafford County campuses in meeting the needs of not only 
the region, but also the state and the country. 

The groundbreaking ceremony included UMW President 
Richard V. Hurley, members of the University Board of 
Visitors, and state and local officials. 

"The Dahlgren campus will provide a new, technology- 
rich venue for graduate-level science, technology, 
engineering, and mathematics programs," Hurley said. 




"The center will serve the needs of the military and the 
region's many defense-related contractors." 

The $20.4 million, 40,000-squa re-foot facility, situated 
on 27 acres along U.S. 301 adjacent to Naval Support Facility 



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UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON MAGAZINE • FALL/WINTER 2010 



Biden Recognizes 
Student Efforts 
Against Violence 

When Joe Biden paid tribute to the 16th anniversary of the 
Violence Against Women Act, he invited two UMW students 
who are passionate about the cause. Shelley Hillberry '11 
and James Sennett '12 were the guests of the Vice President 
and his wife, Jill Biden, at a reception at the Biden home 
on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory in 
September. 

Hillberry and Sennett are members of UMW Student 
Anti-Violence Educators (SAVE), a student group that raises 
awareness and provides education about sexual assault and 
relationship violence. 

Vice President Biden stressed the importance of the 
Violence Against Women Act, which he drafted while he 
was a Delaware senator, and the efforts made by student 
organizations like SAVE. Jill Biden, who teaches English at 
Northern Virginia Community College, also spoke. Others who 
attended included founder of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest 
National Network Scott Berkowitz, White House advisor on 
Violence Against Women Lynn Rosenthal, and founder of the 
Joyful Heart Foundation Mariska Hargitay, who is an actor on 
TV's Law and Order: SVU. 

Earlier that day, Hillberry and Sennett were among student 
representatives who met with Rosenthal and a panel of 
representatives from other interested federal departments. 
The students talked about their efforts to end dating violence 



and exchanged ideas on ways the government might help 
with prevention and education. 

A high-profile assault on the UMW campus in 2008 
inspired both Sennett and Hillberry to combat sexual assault 
and relationship violence. Sennett helped found SAVE in 2009, 
and Hillberry serves as SAVE president. 













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James Sennett, top, and Shelley Hillberry, bottom, members of 
UMW Student Anti-Violence Educators (SAVE), were the guests of 
Vice President Joe Biden to honor the anniversary of the Violence 
Against Women Act. 




University officials and dignitaries donned hard hats and performed traditional groundbreaking duties, left, for the 
innovative 40,000-square-foot building that will house the UMW Dahlgren Center for Education and Research, which 
is depicted in a rendering below. 



On this project, UMW is partnering with five other state 
schools - the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia 
Commonwealth University, George Mason University, and Old 
Dominion University - plus the Naval Postgraduate School 
and Germanna and Rappahannock community colleges. 

The King George site can accommodate at least one more 
facility in the future, Hurley said. He also said the presence of 
an academic facility helps protects the Dahlgren naval base 
from future closings related to the Base Realignment and 
Closure process. 

UMW Rector Daniel Steen said the Dahlgren campus' 
offerings would provide programs to "promote economic 
development and to bolster our national defense efforts." 



Dahlgren, is scheduled to open in January 2012. 

The two-story building will feature a green roof with 
vegetation and a 3,300-square-foot conference room with a 
catering kitchen. 



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ON CAMPUS 






STUDENT SCHOLARS 



Student Helps Peers 
Watch the Water Flow 

Geography major Zac Wehrmann '11 thought students 
needed a tangible way to better understand processes such 
as river erosion and deposition. Inspired by several of his 
classes and an individual study of bank erosion at a local 
stream, he designed and built a stream table. It will be used 
in landform processes courses to supplement class lectures, 
textbooks, and field work. 




Senior Zac Wehrmann, right, demonstrated his model of water 
and stream dynamics at Family Weekend. 



"Zac is a highly motivated student," said Jacqueline 
Gallagher, associate professor of geography. "The stream 
table will help students better understand fluvial and coastal 
dynamics." 

The model, which measures 6.5 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 
8 inches deep, combines water with a custom "river mix" of 
colorful particles that have half the density of sand to allow 
a realistic view of how water interacts in different situations. 
Factors that affect stream behavior include velocity, slope, 
drainage density, and climate. 

"Since it is a model, most of these variables can be 
manipulated to study the reaction within the system, and 
variables can be changed accordingly," Wehrmann said. 

Funded through the UMW geography department 
and alumni donations, the stream table was unveiled in 
September for Fredericksburg Academy sixth-graders 
who took a field trip to the Fredericksburg campus. 
Wehrmann, who plans to pursue a master's degree in fluvial 
geomorphology, also demonstrated his project during Family 
Weekend. 

In addition, Wehrmann has shared his geography 
knowledge outside of UMW. Last year, he was one of six 
members of the Virginia team - all but one from UMW - that 
earned first-place honors at the Southeast Division of the 
Association of American Geographers World Geography 
Bowl competition. He was scheduled to compete again in 
November at the Birmingham, Ala., conference, as well as 
present his research on land use, water quality, and stream 
behavior. 



Student Rewarded for Research on Crude Oil Spills 




Jonathan Williams '11 placed second at the Second Annual Undergraduate Research 
Competition at Florida State University in October. He was among 12 students chosen 
from a national pool of applicants for the selective event, sponsored by FSU's chemistry 
and biochemistry department. 

Finalists were judged for originality, creativity, and execution. Williams' scientific 
research focused on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), environmental 
contaminants found in sources such as cigarette smoke and crude oil. Under the guidance 
of Charles Sharpless, associate professor of chemistry at UMW, Williams concentrated on 
the behavior of PAHs in crude oil spills. 

Williams said the project helped him "learn the ropes of the research process" 
and improved his ability to communicate the findings. Last summer, he held a 10- 
week internship in Charleston, S.C., through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration. 



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UMW Political Science Department 
Continues String of Victories 



Nicholas Jacobs '11 has won a prominent national essay 
competition, bringing to eight the number of times since 
1995 that UMW undergraduates have claimed the top spot 
in the political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha's annual 
contest. 

"This record of academic achievement is unmatched, as no 
other school in the nation has won more than twice," said Jack 
Kramer, chair of the UMW Department of Political Science and 
International Relations. 

Jacobs recently won first place in Pi Sigma Alpha's 2010 
competition for the best undergraduate class paper. His 
paper, Professional Reputation: Why the First Year of the 
American Presidency is Overstated, makes the case that the 
outcomes of a president's first year cannot be used as a simple 
predictor of future success or failure because there is no 
connection between the two. 

A political science and education major, Jacobs is treasurer 
of the UMW chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha and has been named to 
the Dean's List. His essay also was a winner in the natural and 
social sciences category of Mary Washington's 19th Annual 
Student Writing Contest. In addition, he presented the paper 
at the annual Virginia Social Science Association Conference 
in 2009 and received a UMW grant to conduct research on 
segregation in District of Columbia charter schools. He is 
writing an honors thesis on democratic education in public 
schools. 



Pi Sigma Alpha, which has nearly 700 chapters on college 
and university campuses across the United States and in 
Guam, is the only honor society for college students of 
political science and government. 




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Nicholas Jacobs, a senior political science and education 
major, won the top award in a national political science essay 
competition. 



Lucky Students 
Win Lottery: 
Dinner at 
Brompton 

One night a month, several students get 
to forgo Seacobeck fare and head to a fine 
dining establishment: Brompton. President 
Richard V. Hurley and his wife, Rose, host a 
dinner gathering each month for students 
who are randomly selected to attend. At 
right, students enjoy a laugh with the Hurleys 
before dinner in October. 




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UMW Home to 
Women of Distinction" 



// 




Anna B. Billingsley 



Two members of the UMW community were recognized as "Women of Distinction" 
in September by the Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of Virginia. Anna B. 
Billingsley, director of publications and design, and Grace Anne Braxton, Eagle's Nest 
dining room attendant, joined nine other Fredericksburg-area women honored 
at the 10th annual Women of Distinction awards banquet at the Jepson Alumni 
Executive Center. 

Billingsley was recognized in the communications 
category. The longtime journalist edits UMW 
Magazine and oversees the University's editorial and 
design staff. Before coming to UMW in 2004, she 
was editor of the University of Richmond alumni 
magazine and taught journalism at UR and UMW. 
A graduate of the College of William and Mary, 
Billingsley holds a master's degree in journalism 
and public affairs from American University. She 
was a reporter and editor at Norfolk's Ledger-Star, 
Richmond's News Leader, the Richmond Times- 
Dispatch, Fredericksburg's Free Lance-Star, and The 
Associated Press. She is chair of Hope House, which 
provides safe transitional housing for homeless 
mothers and their children; a board member of the Society of Professional Journalists 
Foundation; an active member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church; and a 

former Girl Scout troop leader. 

Grace Anne Braxton was given an exceptional 
award for exemplifying courage. A Special 
Olympian since 1985, Braxton has worked for 
\ Sodexho at UMW for 15 years. A swimmer and 

bowler, Braxton has a passion for golf. She was born 
with an intellectual disability, something she said 
has been a struggle, but she has excelled at sports. 
Braxton was named Special Olympics Virginia 
athlete of the year in 1992 and won the 2005 Special 
Olympics national golf championship. 

The 1990 James Monroe High School graduate 
was featured on the cover of Virginia Golfer 
Magazine in 2006, and in 2007 she traveled to 
Shanghai, China, for the Special Olympics World 
Summer Games. She returned to her hometown of 
Fredericksburg with the gold medal in golf. This year 
she won a second gold medal in golf at the Special 
Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., and 
she got a hole-in-one at the Fredericksburg Country Club. 

Next summer, Braxton will jet off to Athens, Greece, to compete for Team Virginia 
in the World Summer Games. 




Grace Anne Braxton 



Creating a 
Cultural 
Umbrella 

For more than a century, the creative 
pursuits of Mary Washington students 
and faculty have enriched the campus 
and surrounding communities. There 
are art exhibitions, plays, musical 
performances, and museum offerings. 

Venues have been improved and 
expanded, including the Gari Melchers 
Home and Studio at Belmont and the 
James Monroe Museum and Memorial 
Library. And now, this year, the fine 
and performing arts have joined forces 
under a single umbrella dubbed UMW 
Arts for the Community to solidify their 
image both on and off campus. 

This move is important as UMW 
carries out a key component of its 
vision: positioning itself as a highly 
visible, valuable resource for a growing 
regional population in search of quality 
cultural and fine arts experiences. This 
commitment is clearly stated among 
the goals of the UMW Strategic Plan - to 
enhance, strengthen, and promote the 
fine and performing arts, museums, 
libraries, and other rich cultural 
resources. UMW Arts for the Community 
further advances the University's 
standing as a premier provider of 
cultural arts to the campus community 
and beyond. 

Please visit www.umw.edu/ 
arts4community online for an updated 
list of cultural events and to learn more 
about the benefits of supporting the 
arts at Mary Washington. 

- MaryR. " Ran ny" Nichols Corbin 77 



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UMW Artists Take It 
to the Streets 

University of Mary Washington students with a penchant for the 
arts helped transform a downtown city street into a temporary 
art gallery at the first Fredericksburg Via Colori Festival. They 
were among about 75 artists who registered for the community 
event organized by the Fredericksburg Arts Commission. 

Pastels in hand, students worked in two-hour shifts on 
Saturday, Sept. 25, to transform a 10-by-10-foot square of 
Charlotte Street from black pavement to a colorful creation 
that incorporated multiple masterpieces. 

Under the direction of Distinguished Professor of Art Joe 
Di Bella, 25 students signed on to decorate the pavement 
with excerpts from works by notable artists such as Johannes 
Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol. 

Ashleigh Buyers '12 was one of the first students to sign 
up for Via Colori. Her research on international street painter 
Kurt Wenner inspired her to participate. 

"It's a really good experience for a budding artist," said 
Buyers. "What's really nice about our work is how we're 
commemorating the artists we hold in high esteem." 

Surrounded by computer-generated drafts and pencil 
sketches of images, students spread themselves throughout a 
grid and paid careful attention to line, shape, and form as they 
transferred their creations from one canvas to another. 

"I was very impressed with the cooperative and 
community spirit of the students who participated in Via 
Colori," Di Bella said. 

Via Colori was co-sponsored by the UMW Philharmonic 
Orchestra. Each square was sponsored by a business, 
organization, or other entity, and proceeds from the 
sponsorships will be used to support arts-based education in 
the community. 



Getting Real 
at Belmont 



The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century is on 

exhibit at Gari Melchers Home and Studio through 

Feb. 27, 201 1 . Organized by the International Guild of Realism, 

this exhibition of 65 paintings 

not only showcases the latest 

developments in Realist 

painting around the world, 

but it also compares those 

artworks with their historical 

predecessors. Among the 

featured works is Debra Teare's 

Mondrian's Self Portrait, 2006, 

pictured right. 

Each artist was asked to 
identify one historical painting 
to compare and contrast to his 
or her modern-day work. The 
images are produced in a wide 
variety of media - including oil, acrylic, egg tempura, graphite, 
and colored pencil. Beside each featured painting is displayed 
a small image of the comparative art work chosen by the 
painter. 

To encourage visitors to engage in the work and 
collaborate in the exhibition, the Gari Melchers Home and 
Studio is hosting Add Your Voice on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to share their written 
or videotaped thoughts on this unique collection of modern 
realistic paintings, which were inspired by the Old Masters. 

To learn more about the exhibit or about Gari Melchers 
Home and Studio, which is administered by the University of 
Mary Washington, visit garimelchers.org or call 540/654-1015. 




Students worked throughout the day to transfer art from paper to pavement. 




Ed Hegmann Inducted into Women's 
Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame 



UMW Athletic Director Ed Hegmann 
joined the elite of women's tennis 
in November. That's when the 
Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) 
inducted the longtime UMW women's 
tennis coach into its Tennis Hall of Fame. 
With that national honor, he joins such 
luminaries as International Tennis Hall of 
Famer Billie Jean King and Olympic gold 
medalist Helen Wills Moody. 

Hegmann coached his Mary 
Washington Eagles to three national 
collegiate titles and nine consecutive 
conference championships. He was 
named Division III National Coach of the 
Year in 1988 and 1999. 

Hegmann called the ITA honor 
"humbling." He reminded a colleague 
that the credit goes to the student- 
athletes who played all the matches 
and won the championships. "Without 
their dedication, determination, and 
commitment to excellence - both on 
and off the court - there is no Hall of 
Fame award," he said. 

One of those players, Beth Todd 



Amlung '95, traveled from Louisville, 
Ky., to Virginia for the induction 
ceremony, leaving her husband and 
3-year-old behind, to see the man she 
calls simply "Coach" honored. Amlung 
played for Hegmann from 1991 to 
1995, the year she was named Capital 
Athletic Conference (CAC) Player of the 
Year and Hegmann was named CAC 
Coach of the Year. 

Amlung has had her own 17-year 
coaching career, including a year 
as assistant tennis coach at Colgate 
University and head women's tennis 
coach at DePauw University from 1998- 
2000. She calls Hegmann one of her 
"great mentors." 

To Amlung, Hegmann was a 
consistent and superior teacher of not 
only tennis but also the discipline it 
takes to succeed. He knew his players 
- knew when one wasn't studying 
or which "guy" another thought was 
cute just by observing, she said. When 
Amlung was a high school player 
and first met the coach, he assured 




Hegmann, left, is overseeing every step of construction of the Anderson Center, from 
choosing tile to inspecting construction with President Rick Hurley, right. 



her he'd be like a parent. When they 
butted heads one time, she reminded 
him of that. 

"He clarified that he never 
promised to be like MY parents," she 
said. "That was Coach, and I thank 
God I played for him." 

Hegmann came to Mary Washington 
in 1976 after earning a doctorate in 
education at Temple University. A 
three-sport high school athlete in 
his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa., he 
considered a career in baseball but 
instead headed to Bucknell University 
for an undergraduate degree, the 
military, and then his first job coaching 
women's tennis when he was a master's 
student at Springfield College. 

In his 23 years as UMW tennis 
coach, Hegmann led the Eagles to the 
Association for Intercollegiate Athletics 
for Women national title in 1982 and 
National College Athletic Association 
(NCAA) Division III titles in 1988 and 
1991. In all, he gained eight CAC Coach 
of the Year awards and captured nine 
straight CAC championships between 
the league's inception in 1990 and 1999, 
his last year of coaching. 

Consistent wins and great stats don't 
come easy. Hegmann was fortunate to 
have players who were tough enough 
to do the work to achieve the type of 
successful collegiate tennis careers 
most athletes merely dream of, he said. 
The players' families deserve their share 
of the credit, too. "I was blessed with 
many players whose parents stressed 
strong work ethics and supported 
great competitive attitudes when other 
parents around them did not believe 
that 'daughters' should be so aggressive 
and competitive." 

Hegmann called himself an "old- 
school" coach who relentlessly pushed 
his athletes to achieve goals they never 



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Hegmann was named NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year 
in 1988, above, seated left, an honor he was given again in his last 
year coaching UMW women's tennis, 1999. Pictured left, Hegmann 
congratulates Anna Jackson '94, center, and Laura Graham '93 after 
they were named 1992 doubles champions for the Intercollegiate 
Tennis Coaches Association (ITCA)/Rolex, Division III Women's Tennis 
Regional Tournament at Mary Washington. 



thought possible - the same goals he 
believed they could reach. He hopes 
that time has allowed them to not only 
take pride in their achievements but 
also see the great affection he had for 
them. "When I had to deliver tough 
messages about poor performances or 
old habits that just weren't dying fast 
enough, I suspect they were not feeling 
my love at the time, but only the sting 
of my words," he said. 

Christine Copper '91 remembers 
the hard lessons and the devotion. 
The U.S. Naval Academy professor of 
chemistry played for Hegmann from 
1987 to 1991. She was on UMW NCAA 
National Champion teams in 1989 
and 1991. She was an All-American 
in doubles once and singles twice. 
In 1991, Copper was named the ITA 
Division III National Senior Player of 
the Year and the UMW female scholar- 
athlete of the year. 

Copper's life lesson from Hegmann 
was character: He made her think about 
how she acted, what she said, and 
what she did - on and off the court, 



academically and socially. The former 
Naval Academy women's tennis coach 
said that Hegmann taught athletes to 
be honest with themselves about how 
much effort they gave in a match or 
about how hard they really worked. 
Take responsibility. No excuses. 

"Coach was tough on us because he 
wanted us to do well not only at tennis," 
Copper said, "but also in life." 

Hegmann is equally committed 
to the sport. He directed the ITA 
and NCAA southeast regional 
tournaments for 20 years and hosted 
three NCAA Division III national men's 
and women's tournaments at UMW. 
Earlier this year, he was honored by 
the National Association of Collegiate 
Directors of Athletics as a winner of 
the Under Armour Athletic Director of 
the Year Award. 

Hegmann has grown the Mary 
Washington athletic program from 
six to 23 varsity sports. He was a 
major catalyst in the development of 
the Battleground Athletic Complex, 
one of the finest outdoor facilities 



in the nation, and was instrumental 
in planning the UMW Indoor Tennis 
Center, built in 2005. In addition to the 
school's top-notch 12-court lighted 
outdoor facility, the six-court indoor 
complex has allowed UMW to host five 
men's tennis and women's national 
tennis championships. Today Hegmann 
is deeply involved in the construction 
of the William M. Anderson Center, a 
basketball and volleyball arena that 
will seat nearly 2,000 fans and allow 
UMW to host NCAA competitions at the 
highest levels in those sports. 

The ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis 
Hall of Fame began in 1995 and is 
housed at the College of William 
and Mary. Every two years, it honors 
exceptional players, coaches, and 
contributors in women's intercollegiate 
tennis. Categories include: outstanding 
players; players who attended college 
and later had a significant impact on 
women's tennis; outstanding coaches; 
and individuals or corporations that 
played a major role in the development 
of women's intercollegiate tennis. 



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Mariah Butler Vogelgesang 



SPORTS 



Athletic Hall Of Fame 

Inducts Five Stars 

Five alumni were inducted into the University of Mary 
Washington Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming 
Weekend in October. The 2010 class - the 15th group of 
inductees - includes former swimmers Mariah Butler 
Vogelgesang '00 and Kim Myers Corazzini '00, soccer 
standouts Johanna Klein '00 and Craig Gillan '98, and 

field hockey star Stephanie 
Lowe '96. 

Mariah Butler 
Vogelgesang was the first 
four-year Ail-American in 
any sport in school history, 
gaining eight All-America 
awards in her UMW career. 
In 1997, she became the 
only swimmer in Capital 
Athletic Conference 
history to gain both CAC 
Swimmer of the Year and 
Rookie of the Year in the 
same season. In four years at UMW, she never lost a CAC 
championship race, going unbeaten in 12 individual and 
eight relay races. Vogelgesang still ranks in the school's all- 
time top 10 in the 100-yard butterfly, the 200-yard butterfly, 

the 200 individual medley, 



and the 400 individual 
medley. An attorney, 
Vogelgesang today serves 
as director of institutional 
equity supporting equal 
opportunity and affirmative 
action at Indiana University- 
Purdue University Fort 
Wayne. 

Kim Myers Corazzini 
was named CAC Swimmer 
oftheYearin 1999 and 
2000, and she claimed 10 
All-America awards in three years competing at the NCAA 
Championships. She finished her career at UMW holding 
four individual and five relay school and conference records. 
When she graduated in 2000, she held more All-America 
awards than any other UMW athlete in any sport. Corazzini 
still ranks among the school's all-time top 10 in seven 
individual events. Today, she is a vice president of default 
operations, reporting, and strategy for SunTrust Mortgage. 




Kim Myers Corazzini 




Johanna Klein 



Johanna Klein, one of the 
top soccer players in UMW 

(history, steered the team 
|| | to unprecedented heights 

during her career. She led 
the Eagles to top-8 finishes 
at the NCAA Tournament in 
1997 and 1998, claiming All- 
America honors and gaining 
first team all-conference 
kudos in each of her four 
years. She ranks among the 
school's all-time leaders in 
points, goals, and assists for a season and career. Klein is now 
a physical therapist practicing in Reston, Va. 

Craig Gillan led the men's 

!mm SIS soccer team to the 1997 

8 SI * • * NCAA Division III Final Four 

m m '"* with a 21-3-1 record, claiming 

All-America honors as the 
CAC Player of the Year from 
the defender position. A 
two-year co-captain, Gillan 
scored 21 goals and six 
assists, a very high total for 
a defender, and gained All- 
Capital Athletic Conference 
honors in 1996 and 1997. 
Today, he serves as director 
of e-commerce for Charlotte Russe in La Jolla, Calif. 

Stephanie Lowe had the greatest career of any goalie in 
UMW field hockey history, leading the 1993 team to the Final 
Four by recording the lowest goals-against average in NCAA 
Division III history. She allowed only seven goals in 24 games, 

a 0.39 GAA, and posted 18 
solo shutouts, also among 
the best in Division III history. 
She still holds the UMW 
season and career records for 
shutouts, save percentage, 
and goals-against average. 
She now works for the U.S. 
government. 




Craig Gillan 




Stephanie Lowe 



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Rowing the Rappahannock 

UMW teams close to home on the river 



A brand new home on the 
Rappahannock River welcomed the 
University of Mary Washington men's 
and women's rowing programs as the 
teams began practicing in September 
for the fall regatta season. As the teams 
began their 13th season as a varsity 
sport, the location by Fredericksburg 
City Dock was the launching point 
for team practices. In the past, rowers 
practiced at the Hope Springs Marina, 
in Stafford, Va., and before that at Lake 
of the Woods. 

The dock's location less than 
two miles from campus cuts down 
significantly on time commuting to 
and from practice, a welcome bonus 
to student-athletes looking to add 
valuable minutes to their study time. 

"It has both reduced our travel 
time and increased our exposure," 
said Richard Wilson, head rowing 
coach. "Hopefully the greater exposure 



leads to greater participation by 
student-athletes and increased 
fundraising. Also, it's nice to continue 
the long tradition of racing boats on 
the Rappahannock that dates back 
hundreds of years." 

The historic site from which the 
teams now launch once was part of 
a wharf complex that was the center 
of commerce and transportation to 
and from Fredericksburg. The wharf 
complex stretched north along the 
Rappahannock River to where a 
railroad bridge now stands. In 1855, 
travelers could board a vessel at 
the wharf complex bound for ports 
in cities such as New York, Boston, 
and Portland, Maine. Goods and 
passengers have flowed from this site 
since the founding of Fredericksburg 
in 1728, and it has enabled folks to 
navigate the Rappahannock River by 
canoes, ferries, sailing vessels, and 



most anything that could float. 

Director of Athletics Ed Hegmann 
has dreamed for years of a home for 
his rowers on the Rappahannock River, 
and student-athletes have needed it 
for longer still - it's been four decades 
since Mary Washington began its 
first women's club team. "When the 
program began," he said, "they rowed 
on Motts Run Reservoir and kept 
equipment in an old wooden shack." 

In the future, the University's goal 
is to build a boathouse on the Stafford 
County side of the Rappahannock, 
south of the team's current launch 
point, which could serve both UMW 
and the Fredericksburg community, 
Hegmann said. 

The coach of nearly 35 years wants 
UMW athletes' fervor to spread to 
others along the river. 

"As the City of Fredericksburg 
seeks to invigorate the Rappahannock 
waterfront with parks and walking 
trails, I sincerely hope our rowing 
program's presence will provide 
a positive spark to that effort," 
Hegmann said. 




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With three new deans, UMW embarks upon a new era. Standing 
left to right are Mary L. Gendernalik-Cooper, dean of the 
College of Education; Richard Finkelstein, dean of the College 
of Arts and Sciences; and Larry W. Penwell, acting dean of the 
College of Business. 



What happens when you 
take a tradition-bound yet 
progressive university and 
branch it into three colleges? 

You get three new deans. And at University of Mary 
Washington, they come with top-notch credentials and 
a can-do, collaborative attitude. 

Richard Finkelstein, dean of the College of Arts 
and Sciences since July, came to UMW from a 27- 
year tenure at the State University of New York 
(SUNY) at Geneseo. Most recently, he served as chair 
of the English department there. Finkelstein was 
instrumental in establishing a new major in creative 
writing, creating a new minor in film studies, and helping 
to win National Council for Accreditation of Teacher 
Education endorsement for the SUNY Geneseo School 
of Education. He promoted courses in Asian-American, 
African-American, Native-American, and post-Colonial 
literatures while maintaining the department's strength 
in British and American literatures. 

Larry W. Penwell, acting dean of the College 
of Business, has been at UMW for 22 years. An 
organizational development and change consultant 
with expertise in the areas of group and organizational 
dynamics, he has written numerous scholarly articles 
with titles ranging from Happiness, Depression, and the 
Pollyanna Principle to Leadership and Group Behavior in 
Human Space Flight Operations. A specialist in conflict 
management, Penwell also has served as director of the 
University reaccreditation self-study. 

The College of Education chose Mary L. Gendernalik- 
Cooper as dean. She came to UMW in August from a 
position as dean of the School of Education at Sonoma 
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Gendernalik-Cooper has cultivated collaborations 
between educator preparation programs and public 
schools, including the creation of sustainable professional 
development school networks and teacher leadership 
programs. While at Sonoma State, she co-authored a 
National Science Foundation grant worth $900,000, 
bringing to more than $2 million the total amount 
oi academic grant funding tor which she has been 
responsible. UMW is the third deanship for Gendernalik- 
Cooper, who has held positions at Georgia Southwestern 
State University, San Diego State University, Augusta 
State University, Mary Baldwin College, Shippensburg 
University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Academy for 
the Profession of Teaching, University of North Carolina 
at Wilmington, and Wayne State University. A member 
of the board of directors of the American Association of 
Colleges of Teacher Education, Gendernalik-Cooper has 
received awards and authored many academic articles 
throughout her career in education, which began as a 
history and social studies classroom teacher. 

The three deans meet together regularly and share 
a pioneering spirit. All report to University Provost 
Jay Harper, who, they say, encourages them to be 
entrepreneurial. What follows are excerpts from a recent 
conversation, during which the three talked about their 
visions, as well as shared goals. They emphasized the 
importance of interdisciplinary work, a strong liberal 
arts foundation, and faculty self-governance. 

Penwell: We are not 

just creating three 
new colleges; we are 
institutionalizing the 
University. The new 
college structure is 
something we've been 
talking about for a 
long time; it seemed 
a distant dream that's 

now becoming reality. We're actually becoming what we 

thought we should become. 

For the College of Business, accreditation is a big issue. 

We are designing the program toward AACSB (Association 





to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation in 
2018. And, our Faculty Council is molding our structure. 
Arts and Sciences will remain important for the other 
two colleges. We do not want to remove ourselves from a 
liberal arts grounding. 

Finkelstein: There will 
be no big changes in 
Arts and Sciences. We 
will remain the core 
of the University; but 
with the new structure, 
our influence will 
reach more widely. 
We are exploring 
interdisciplinary 
ventures and some 
additional majors. 

I'm working with faculty and students to maintain our 
existing strengths and to build on them. The process is very 
invigorating. 

Gendernalik'Cooper: 

We, too, are building 
on strong traditions. 
Creating a new 
College of Education is 
inspiring, challenging, 
arid compelling. Like 
the College of Business, 
we are conscientious 
about quality and are 
exploring the opportunities for national accreditation. 

The most important thing is that we make sure our 
graduates are going into schools well prepared to help PA 2 
students excel. 

Both Penwell and Gendernalik-Cooper talked about 
the challenges of combining two distinct campuses - and 
faculty members on each - into one coherent college. 
The two deans have offices in both Fredericksburg and 
Stafford. They both are looking toward flexibility for 
non-traditional students. 




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All of the Jeans look forward to enhancing ties with 
alumni. Finkelstein said these connections will help 
them maintain the essential character and traditions 
of Mary Washington. Because each college will require 
additional resources, the deans talked about "friend- 



raising" as well as fundraising. 

Penwell had the last word when he described the 
process of establishing new colleges. He said, "It is sort 
of like stepping out of an airplane at 14,000 feet - a leap 
of faith and quite a rush." m 



Connections with Community are Key 




Associate Provost Meta Braymer is making community inroads 
with UMW's new Division of Professional Development and 
Regional Engagement. 

UMW's new Division of Professional Development and 
Regional Engagement, created as a result of University 
restructuring, is creating a web of connections while fulfilling 
one of the institution's strategic initiatives. 

President Richard V. Hurley created the division after 
the former College of Graduate and Professional Studies 
was divided into the College of Business and the College of 
Education. Many significant programs, including community 
outreach, the Small Business Development Center, and the 
Center for Professional Development, didn't fit neatly into 
either of the new colleges. 

The division has become home to those projects and 
others while also carrying out a key component of the 
University's strategic plan. Goal No. 6 states that UMW should 
serve as a forum through which regional partners can solve 



problems, enhance connections, and serve a leadership role 
with defense and governmental establishments. 

"This is a chance to create partnerships with faculty, 
students, the community, and the region - a way to generate 
and enhance collaboration," said Associate Provost Meta 
Braymer, who heads the division. "Community members want 
to engage - they want to be our partners - and that's really 
what makes it all so rewarding." 

Braymer, who has been with UMW for more than 20 years, 
led the development of the Stafford campus and served 
as vice president and dean of the College of Graduate and 
Professional Studies. She also has worked closely with the 
University president on government and external relations, 
and strategic initiatives and partnerships. In her new role, 
Braymer is responsible for identifying and developing new 
academic-business opportunities and for entering UMW 
into alliances that support economic development and 
community engagement. 

Since its creation in July, the division has had its hand in 
a number of University projects. Now in the planning stages 
is a regional conference scheduled for September 2011 that 
will bring together the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber 
of Commerce, the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, and 
others. The sole purpose of the conference is the creation 
of partnerships between the local community and the 
University. 

The division - which oversees the Dahlgren campus, 
ElderStudy, and the Bachelor of Professional Studies 
degree completion program - also is teaming with Luck 
Development Partners on a possible education and research 
center that would promote sustainability and has the 
potential for student internships, faculty research, and small 
businesses opportunities. 

Plans for the future of the division include investigating 
creation of an on-site telework center, a faculty consulting 
institute, and a center for entrepreneurship. 

"I think the division will just keep growing," Braymer said. 
"There are more possibilities than I can even imagine." 

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by Austin Merrill '91 



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that were squared off into orderly blocks and rows. Stacks fighting for space. They are Emmys, mostly, but there 

of books and DVDs teetered on shelves, and snapshots are Peabodys and other awards, too. There isn't room ; 

of family and friends smiled down on her from the walls. them all - even more plaques lie in a stack on the floor. 
It's an unremarkable Manhattan office, as offices in Lacy glanced up at the hardware. "When I can focus 

Manhattan go. Small, no windows. With the accumulated on making films," she said, "I'm in heaven." 



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In the 40 years since she graduated from Mary 
Washington, Susan Wagner Lacy has become one of 
the country's biggest names in documentary filmmaking. 
As the executive producer of American Masters, the 
PBS series she created in 1986 to celebrate the greats of 
American art and culture, she has produced more than 
160 films. Her subjects have included such luminaries 
as Ella Fitzgerald, Clint Eastwood, Ernest Hemingway, 
and Sidney Poitier. She's gone on tour with Paul Simon, 
collaborated with Martin Scorsese, and one of her 
films - The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the 
Algonquin Round Table - received the 1987 Oscar for Best 
Documentary. American Masters has won two Grammy 
Awards, nine Peabodys, and 21 Emmys. 

The series is now in its 25th season, and Lacy's lineup 
for the next year includes movies about Jeff Bridges, 
James Taylor, John Muir, and Helen Keller. But it is 
LENNONYC - her film on the last nine years of John 
Lennon's life, when New York City was his home — that 
has garnered the most attention. 

I went to see Lacy in the last frenzied days of wrapping 
up the movie, just before its debut at the 2010 New York 
Film Festival. "We're really at an unbelievably critical 
moment," Lacy said, as members of her staff shuttled in 
and out of her office to ask advice on edits, brief her on 
projected audience numbers, and update her on celebrity 
RSVPs for opening night. "We're premiering a week from 
tomorrow, and we haven't finished the film." 

LENNONYC came together in six months - lightning 
speed in the world of documentaries - and it wouldn't 
have been possible without the cooperation of Yoko 
Ono. "I wrote Yoko a letter, and she took it seriously," 
Lacy said, silver bracelets jangling on her wrists. "1 
couldn't believe she said 'yes' to me. And it was almost 
immediately." Ono worked extensively with Lacy's team, 
sitting for long interviews, providing audio files and video 
footage, and helping reach out to Lennon's friends and 
fellow musicians from his New York years. 

John Lennon was Lacy's favorite Beatle. "I always 
thought he was the coolest," she told me. "And the 
film reminds you of what a swell guy he was. He was 
vulnerable; he was humble. He had kindness in him; he 
also had cruelty in him. And he was extremely funny. 




Above: Yoko Ono and Susan Lacy at the after party for the 48th 
New York Film Festival world premiere of WNET.org's LENNONYC, 
which Lacy produced 

Previous spread: Lacy in her office at THIRTEEN, WNET public 
television station in New York City 

This is probably the most intimate film that's ever been 
made about him." 

Lennon moved to New York with Yoko Ono in 
August of 1971 after the breakup of the Beatles. What 
he found in the city, in the shops, on the streets, and 
in his apartments - first in Greenwich Village and later 
in the Dakota, on 72nd Street and Central Park West 
- was a place that offered refuge from the madness of 
Beatlemania. "He loved this city," Lacy said. "The art 
scene was here, and Yoko was very much a part of that. 
She brought him into a world he didn't really know. She 
was the one with the relationship with the Warhols and 
the others. He loved that." 

Richard Nixon's re-election in 1972 sent Lennon 
spiraling into a period of heavy drinking, which led 
to a breakup with Ono and an 18-month stay in Los 



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Angeles, a period he later referred to as the "lost 
weekend." LENNONYC covers all that ground and more, 
culminating in his move hack to New York, where he 
reunited with Ono, spent five years raising their son, 
Sean, and began making music again hetore he was 
gunned down outside the Dakota on Dec. 8, 1980. 

"It was this incredihly fruitful period," Lacy said. 
"But, sadly, it wasn't long enough. He takes time out 
to he a father, then goes back to recording. The film is 
about the peace he found as a human being and a father 
and a husband. He was coming to terms with himself." 
Lacy paused and dabbed her eyes. "I cry when I think 
about it. 1 cry every time I see the film, and I've seen it 
a thousand times." 

Lacy's success at American 

Masters has had much to do with her determination 
and fierce work ethic. "Everybody laughed at me when I 
had the idea for the series, and now I'm getting lifetime 
achievement awards," Lacy said. "The truth is that I 
refused to accept that the series wouldn't happen. I have 



survived because I'm passionate about it. And 1 really 
believe that passion and grit and tenacity pay off." From 
the outset, Lacy had a clear plan for what she wanted the 
series to be - "a library of American cultural history in 
the 20th century." That meant profiles of flashy, obvious 
names like Charlie Chaplin and Louis Armstrong, hut 
it also meant equally thoughtful films on people less 
likely to draw high ratings, such as the composer John 
Cage and the silent film actress Lillian Gish. "The critics 
loved the series from day one," Lacy said. 

The people she's worked with through the years have 
become some of her biggest fans. Over the course of a 
single afternoon in her office, one colleague after another 
interrupted our conversation to shower praise on her. 

"I love working with Susan," Michael Epstein, the 
director of LENNONYC, told me a couple of days later. 
"It's the single best place to make films in television. 
And I knew that Yoko was never going to say yes to me. 
I rode Susan's coattails on this. She's built an amazing 
legacy. When Susan Lacy calls and says, 'I want to put 
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produced by Karen Bernstein, right. Greenfield-Sanders shot the cover image of Lacy for this magazine. 



power, it's respect. It's an understanding that it's going 
to be done right; it's going to have a breadth of research 
that nobody else can do, and it's going to have a kind 
of signature quality. It doesn't matter if I'm making the 
film or it it's somebody else, the common denominator 
in all or this is Susan." 

While raising 
the stature of 

American Masters, Lacy also raised 
two daughters - women who are 
now in their early 30s and have 
followed their mother into the 
world of film. Jessica Lacy is an 
agent at International Creative 
Management in Los Angeles, 
where she works in the indie 
film division, and Gwyn Welles 
is an independent documentary 
filmmaker in New York. 

Growing up in Manhattan, 
Lacy's daughters had an upbringing 
quite different from her own. 

Lacy's parents were immigrants 
from Germany. "My father came 
to New York to get away from 
Hitler in the late 1930s," Lacy said. 
During the war, he went back to 
Europe as an American soldier in 
an intelligence unit of German 
speakers. He was a violinist, and 
one night during the occupation 
he went to a concert and fell in 
love with the concert pianist. 
The couple was soon married and 
moved to New York City. Lacy 
was born in 1948 in a hospital in 

the Bronx. "But that's only because the cab was there 
at the time," she told me. "It was a really sudden birth." 

Lacy's family led a nomadic life. "We had no money," 
Lacy said. "My mother was a musician, my father was 
a musician, and they thought they could do that for a 




The 1969 Battlefield yearbook pictured Lacy, 
above, in the Bullet student newspaper office 
when she was editor-in-chief, her senior year. 
She was managing editor her junior year, 
below, when this photo appeared in the 
annual. 




while. We traveled around, but that didn't work. So my 
father decided to start a restaurant in a mining town in 
Illinois. But they didn't know anything about that kind 
of food. They didn't know about hotcakes, they knew 
about crepes suzette. So they went bust." 

The family moved to Farmville, Va., where her 

father ran the food service at 
Longwood College, now Longwood 
University. "It was the first time I 
ever lived in any place long enough 
to get invited to a birthday party," 
Lacy said. "I loved it there. I was 
in the second grade, we had a pool 
we went to, and I began to have 
something of a normal life. But it 
turned out that Farmville was the 
largest town in the only county in 
the country that closed the schools 
rather than integrate after Brown 
vs. Board of Education. So my father 
said we had to move. I was in the 
fifth grade, and I had friends and 
I didn't want to move. And he 
said, 'One day you'll understand 
that I didn't leave Nazi Germany 
for this.'" 

They wound up in Baltimore, 

where her father followed the 

Orioles and took Lacy to the World 

Series in 1966 and 1969. "My father 

became a rabid baseball fan," she 

said. "It had something to do with 

the fact that during the Battle 

of the Bulge he'd been arrested 

because of his German accent. To 

determine whether or not you were 

American, they asked you baseball 

questions. And my father didn't 

know anything about it. So when he came back, he said, 

'If you're going to be a real American you have to know 

about baseball.' So baseball became his thing." 

Lacy arrived at Mary Washington in fall of 1966 for 
what would be an exciting and tumultuous four years. She 



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Paul Simon chats with directors Susan Steinberg, right, and Lacy, center, for Great Performances Paul Simon: Born at the Right Time. 
The 1993 film was selected for the Sundance Film Festival and received a Peabody Award. 



lived in Framar for three of those years, rode horses on 
the equestrian team, and majored in American studies. 
Two of her favorite professors were Art Tracy and Don 
Glover. "I got to study all the things I was interested in 
and had amazing teachers. It was an incredihle education," 
Lacy said. 'And the most beautiful campus!" 

The late '60s were turbulent on many American college 
campuses, and Mary Washington was no exception. "It 
was the height of everything in those years," Lacy said. 
And as editor of The Bullet, she frequently found herself 
at the heart of the trouble. "I don't think I was very 
popular with the administration. I was a muckraker. 
And when I led sit-ins, they wouldn't know what hit 
them." She had a hand in shutting down the campus one 
spring due to a protest over the Vietnam War, and she 
led a march from Fredericksburg to Washington. "We 
were very serious about all this, and we had quite a lot 
of followers," she said. "When I graduated, [President] 
Grellet Simpson took my parents aside and said, 'I cannot 



tell you how many times I wanted to take your daughter 
over my knee and spank her.'" 

Lacy made The Bullet into a theme-oriented paper, 
"a mouthpiece for what we believed in," she said. "We 
thought we were amazing. And we won a lot of awards." 
For one issue she put a WANTED poster of Jesus Christ 
on the front page and published essays on "Christian 
radicalism." The issue came out near Thanksgiving, 
and when she got back to campus she found that all 
her advertisers had dropped out. "There was such a 
ruckus. People were threatening to lynch me," she said. 
"The school had to get a bodyguard for me for a few 
weeks." She was interviewed about the scandal by one 
of the networks, and the story was sent all over the 
world. "The most amazing thing happened," Lacy said. 
"I started getting letters from people all over the world 
with money. A dollar bill. Five dollars, 10 dollars. All 
to support the paper. And we stayed afloat." 

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editors from universities across the country - Harvard, 
Yale, UCLA, and others - to publish a daily student 
paper covering the Democratic National Convention in 
Chicago. She was the only woman on the team. "Me and 
nine guys in one room at the Sheraton Blackstone Hotel, 
which overlooked everything," Lacy said. "McGovern 
gave us his press headquarters to type our stories, and 
the Chicago Daily Defender printed us." One day she went 
out to watch the police mobilize. "It was the scariest 
thing I've ever seen in my life," she said. "They started 
beating people over the head. I saw them drag a nun 
across the street and throw her into a paddy wagon. 
Then they got me." 

A fellow journalist pulled Lacy from the mayhem, so 
she escaped the truncheons while whetting her appetite 
for a future in journalism. "But I don't know that I was 
a good enough writer," she said. "I dreaded a lifetime 
of having a knot in my stomach about a deadline and 
not knowing if I had anything interesting to say. Film 
seemed a better option." 

Her interest in film got a jolt a few years later in 
Washington, D.C., where she was sharing a house 
with college friends while earning a master's degree 
in American studies and working for the National 
Endowment for the Humanities and the National 
Endowment for the Arts. At the NEA, she was in the 
architecture and design division, where she ran a historic 
preservation program that focused on saving old rail 
stations. As part of the project, she commissioned a 
30-minute him called Stations, and she was hooked. "I 
got the bug," Lacy said. 

Marion Blakey '70, former FAA administrator who 
is now president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries 
Association, was one of those Washington roommates 
and has remained among Lacy's closest friends. During 
those D.C. days, Blakey said, "We did crazy things like 
decorating by stapling sheets together. We couldn't sew. 
But we thought we were quite sophisticated." 

Blakey added, "Susan has an infectious ability to laugh 
at things that people tell her and be genuinely interested 
in who they are. That is why I think she's become such 
a great documentary filmmaker and storyteller." 

Lacy moved back to New York City in 1976 and got 



married a year later. Her husband became head of the 
American Academy in Rome, and they lived in Italy for 
much of the next few years. They settled once and for 
all in Manhattan in 1979, and Lacy began working for 
WNET Channel 13 that September. She's been there 
ever since. 

Lacy's first job at WNET was in fundraising, but 
Jac Venza - who ran the station's arts division and 
produced the Great Performances series, among others 
- made her a producer. "And after a couple of years in 
other people's editing rooms, she began to direct," said 
Venza, who retired in 2005. Lacy's reputation for high 
standards, he added, is what has made American Masters 
"the showcase" for the best documentary films on the 
arts being made today. 

Early on, Lacy made a dream list, the five names she 
"absolutely, desperately" wanted to make a film about - 
Leonard Bernstein, Bob Dylan, Martha Graham, Walt 
Disney, and Frank Sinatra. Disney and Sinatra are 
the only ones that haven't yet worked out. "I've spent 
12 years trying to get Sinatra to happen," she said. "I 
think I'm closer than anybody's ever been to making 
that happen... but it's very expensive." She's confident 
that with persistence it will work out with Sinatra and 
Disney, as well as with others on her ever-growing wish 
list - Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, and Philip 
Roth among them. "There are very few people that I 
really want to make a film about that I can't get to the 
point of having a pretty serious conversation with them 
about it. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen right 
away. When making these major films, the artist or the 
estate has to be ready for that to happen." 

With the popularity of reality television, competition 
for viewers' time, and filmmaking costs all on the rise, 
Lacy is in no position to rest on her laurels. "Despite 
all our awards and all our prestige and reputation, I am 
concerned about the future," she told me. "There's a hell 
oi a lot of competition out there, so I'm putting more 
attention on how to make sure we're on people's radar. If 
people know we're there, they'll come. I absolutely know 
that." She's also focusing on the archive she's created. 
"I want to make sure that the library I fought so hard 
to build doesn't just sit on the shelves and die. So my 




Director Kyra Thompson, left, and producer Susan Lacy, right, 
with the star of the 2007 American Masters documentary Carol 
Burnett: A Woman of Character. 

In 2000, the BBC's Anthony Wall, left, and Susan Lacy, middle, 
produced Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows. Eastwood is 
pictured, right. 

biggest goal is to try to find some place - a library, a 
university - that will make sure that this incomparable 
resource is available for classrooms, for research." 

Meanwhile, she's got a series to run, one that's got 
millions of fans all over the country. "What she's created 
is a great gift to the American people," said Maria 
Price '70, director of the Modern Art Museum in Fort 
Worth, Texas, and a friend of Lacy's from their years 
together at Mary Washington. "These documentaries 
capture material that would've otherwise been lost. It's 
a terrific series." 

Eight days after my first 

meeting with Lacy, I made my way to the premiere of 
LENNONYC at Lincoln Center. It was held on a warm 
night in late September, on the first weekend of the New 
York Film Festival. After the show, Yoko Ono, sitting in 
the balcony, got a standing ovation from the capacity 
crowd in Alice Tully Hall. Ono and Lacy had been 
preparing a big announcement - a free public screening 
of the film to be held in Central Park on Oct. 9, Lennon's 
70th birthday. ("I really wanted this film out there as a 
centerpiece for his birthday," Lacy had told me earlier.) 
But a corporate sponsor had dropped out late in the 




game, and Lacy was suddenly frantic to find the money 
to make it work. As the premiere approached, it wasn't 
clear if the free screening would be possible. 

At the after-party, it was hard to find Lacy in the 
throng of celebrities - Ono, Dick Cavett, Glenn Close, 
Annie Leibovitz, Steven Van Zandt, and others. I finally 
spoke to her well after midnight, when the crowd was just 
beginning to thin out. "The night couldn't have gone 
better!" she beamed. And what of the public screening? 
"Mayor Bloomberg gave me five hours to figure it out 
on Friday," she said. "And we got it. It's how this always 
works - I'm sliding everything into place at the last 
second. That's my life!" m 

The free screening of LENNONYC took place 
on Oct. 9 in Central Park. The documentary aired 
nationally on PBS on Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. 

Austin Merrill '91 is an editor at Vanity Fair. He lives in 
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STAMP OF 
JUSTICE 

Crusade seeks U.S. Postal 
Service recognition 
of James Farmer 



By Anna B. Billingsley 



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The University of Mary Washington 
has teamed with U-S- Rep. 
John Lewis (D-Ga.) to call for a 
commemorative postage stamp 
to honor the late James Farmer, 



Mary Washington distinguished professor of history and 
American studies. Farmer, who retired in 1998, taught at 
Mary Washington tor 1 3 years. A leader in the civil rights 
movement, Farmer was recognized hy President Clinton in 
1998 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest 
honor afforded to any American citizen. 

"This is a wonderful opportunity to raise the visibility 
of Dr. Farmer and his many contributions," said UMW 
President Richard V. Hurley, who has worked closely with 
the Office of Congressman Lewis; Washington lobbyist 
Richard "Rich" Cooper '90, who served as a student 
aide to Farmer; and a commemorative stamp committee 



comprising University and Fredericksburg 
community members. 

A national online petition is on the web 
at http://jamesfarmer.umw.edu. 

In a letter that Lewis sent to fellow 
members of Congress asking for their support, he said: 
Please join me in asking the VS. Citizens Stamp 
Advisory Committee to issue a commemorative stamp 
honoring the life and work of civil rights pioneer James 
Farmer. As one of our country's original architects of 
the civil rights movement, Dr. Farmer dedicated his 
life to the ideals of equality and justice. As a founder 
of the Congress of Racial Equality and an organizer 
of the Freedom Rides in 196 J, he led many efforts 
exposing the fear and cruelty that were Jim Crow. 

To me and to the many who marched with him 
in the 1950s and '60s, Dr. Farmer's character and 



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Sending a Message about Farmer 

Along with the petition, the James Farmer commemorative stamp website asks respondents to share their James 
Farmer stories. The following are excerpts from the comments that had been posted at press time. 



Stephanie Wallace '91 wrote: 

Even as young students we knew how fortunate we 
were to be sitting in front of James Farmer. His lectures 
were dramatic, as he spoke in the tones of the emotion 
he wanted to illustrate to us. I will never forget the lecture 
when he sang "We Shall Overcome." Words can't express 
the power of his voice on that and every day he spoke. He 
brought each of us on his journey through the civil rights 
movement. 

Amber Chamberlain Reiter '88 wrote: 
At 19, 1 was fortunate to have the foresight to register for 
Dr. Farmer's class. I owe a debt of thanks to Dr. Farmer and 
UMW for adding early foundational heft to what became a 
very conscious attempt to be a good citizen. 

Jerri Bard '96 wrote: 

As a student at MWC, I was told by a friend that I had to 
take James Farmer's class because he had been a 
major figure during the civil rights movement and 
would not be around much longer. Not knowing 
really who he was, I signed up for the class and was 
instantly mesmerized by this man! Not one student 
spoke during his dialogues and not one person took 
notes. We just sat entranced by his voice that was 
like velvet as it described the horrors and injustices 
he had endured. He had a calm, proud, powerful 
demeanor. 



Arlene Klapproth '88 wrote: 

I just watched the trailer for Dr. Farmer's documentary 
and heard his voice. ...I can envision myself sitting in the 
classroom listening to him. I feel so lucky and proud to have 
met him and had that experience! Definitely one of my best 
memories of Mary Washington. 

Rebecca Jarvis wrote: 

There is no other class I took in college that was more 
powerful and inspiring than James Farmer's Civil Rights 
class. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to sit 
in the same room as Dr. Farmer. Some 20 years later, I still 
remember the emotion and intrigue I experienced listening 
to Dr. Farmer's experiences firsthand. I still have my 
autographed copy of lay Bare The Heart and know that 
this course was one that impacted me for a lifetime. 




fortitude are well known. As a partner to Dr. Martin 
Luther King Jr., Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, and 
many others, he helped bring us from the segregated 
water fountains, lunch counters, bus seats, and ballot 
boxes to become a nation where opportunity and 
equality are more available to all. 

I believe the life and accomplishments of James 
Farmer far exceed the U.S. Postal Service requirements 
governing such an honor. As a friend and student 
of his, I bore witness to the difference he made in 
America. I know our nation is a better place because 
of his life, and 1 hope you will join me in supporting 
this commemorative stamp. 



Hurley has encouraged all members of the UMW 
community to sign the petition. "Countless Mary 
Washington students were enlightened and enriched by 
his vivid, firsthand accounts of personal sacrifice and 
courage within the civil rights struggles of the 1960s," 
Hurley said. "With Dr. Farmer's bust prominently displayed 
on campus, our James Farmer Multicultural Center, and 
the many events we have planned in the coming year to 
commemorate his role in the Freedom Rides, we would 
like for everyone to recognize his service to our country 
and the vision he promoted while at Mary Washington 
and throughout his lifetime." 

The time-consuming process of compiling the 



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Farmer, organizer of the 1961 Freedom Rides, was one of many participants arrested in Jackson, Miss. In contrast to his mugshot from 
that day, left, he posed in 1998 wearing the Presidential Medal of Honor, which he was given by Bill Clinton in the White House. 



documentation for a commemorative stamp is being 
coordinated hy Cooper, a former director with the U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security and NASA and now 
a principal with Catalyst Partners, a government relations 
and public affairs firm. Cooper said the U.S. Postal Service 
receives more than 50,000 stamp requests per year. "To 
make this effort successful, we face a noble, uphill fight," 
Cooper said. "Despite the challenge, I fully believe we 
can do it." 

In the application to the Citizens Stamp Advisory 
Committee, Cooper wrote: "From his earliest days as a 
child in Marshall, Texas, Farmer's voice and presence 
would speak volumes to the injustices he would challenge, 
the barriers he would break, and the world he would 
change. Known as one of the country's original architects 
of the civil rights movement, Farmer was a member of the 
movement's so-called 'Big Four.' He helped lead citizens, 
students, and activists of all races and backgrounds with 



peaceful means of civil disobedience to challenge and 
change the hearts and practices of a country segregated by 
color. Farmer is the only member of the Big Four [which 
also included Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney Young, 
and Roy Wilkins] not honored by a U.S. postage stamp. 

Leah Cox, director of UMW's James Farmer Scholars 
Program and chair of UMW's commemorative stamp 
committee, noted that next year marks the 50th 
anniversary of the Freedom Rides, which Farmer 
organized. 

"Through this effort, we finally are honoring someone 
who should've been honored some time ago," Cox said of 
the Farmer stamp campaign. 

In addition to the commemorative stamp project, 
UMW has exciting plans in the works as it prepares 
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom 
Rides next spring. Details will be forthcoming as plans 
are finalized, it 



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Alumni College on the Road's first venture is to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, June 28-July 8, 2011. 



For many people, Ecuador's Galapagos 
Islands are the destination of a lifetime* 
"If people have a 'bucket list' for travel, the 
Galapagos are usually on it," said Andrew 
Dolby, who teaches ornithology and evolution 



at the University of Mary Washington. Through a new 
Alumni College on the Road program, he will lead a small 
group of alumni and friends to Ecuador and the Galapagos 
Islands in late June 201 1, with optional further travel to Peru. 
The Pacific island group is the only place on earth to see 
many rare species, including the Galapagos giant tortoise, 
marine iguanas, and the Galapagos penguin, said the assistant 
professor of biology. "There are very few places on earth where 
you can walk on a beach and sea lions are 15 feet away from 
you. It continues to be a living laboratory for modern biology 
and a model for stewardship of natural resources." 



The mainland of Ecuador, 
just 600 miles away, holds its own 
treasures of diverse life, including 
colorful birds, butterflies, and plants, 
which Dolby experienced last March 
on an exploratory trip to develop a 
field trip program for students. 
Inspired by Professor of Biology 
Steve Fuller's many successful trips with students to Central 
America and the Caribbean, Dolby hopes to offer similar 
educational travel to Ecuador. 

Aware of the popular 
Alumni College "Classes 
Without Quizzes" held in 
advance of Reunion Week- 
end, Dolby hatched the idea 
of a partnership. Why not 

Andrew Dolby will share his 
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take passionate lifelong 
learners to one of the 
world's most famous - and 
colorful - laboratories? 

The result is the June 
28-July 8, 2011, inaugural 
trip of Alumni College 
on the Road. Dolby and 
Alumni College Direc- 
tor Nina Thompson will 
lead 15 UMW alumni 
and friends through 
the Galapagos Islands 
as they spend five days 
and four nights aboard 
the 40-passenger yacht 
Isabela U, cruising the 
United Nations Educa- 
tional, Scientific, and 
Cultural Organization 
(UNESCO) World 
Heritage Site. On the 
mainland, the group will 
be based in Ecuador's 
9,000-foot-high capital, 
historic Quito, and will 
crisscross the equator 
as they explore wonders 
including nature reserves, 
butterfly habitats, the 
135-foot Pacaya waterfall, and the Mindo Cloud Forest. 

"The precipitation isn't necessarily heavy there, but the 
forest is often enshrouded in clouds that keep everything 
moist and lush," Dolby said. The Mindo Cloud Forest is the 
perfect place to see tree ferns, hundreds of species of native 
orchids, bromeliads, mosses, and lichens, along with an array 
of birds, including mountain toucans and tanagers. And 
yon won't encounter a mosquito, he added. "The weather is 
mild, and we'll do moderate hiking at a bird-watching pace." 

That goes, too, for the Pasochoa Protected Forest Reserve, 
home to more than 127 species of birds - including 10 species 
of hummingbirds - and the Pasochoa volcano. 

The group will benefit not only from Dolby's expertise, 



;n to Peru, too... 

Thompson hopes some alumni may be able to 
continue on the optional extension of the trip tft 
Ecuador's neighbor, Peru. The July 8-15 extension, 
also coordinate&by Classic Escapes, includes time in 
Lima, the Urubamba Valley - sacred to the Incas - with 
its ancient temples and fortresses; Machu Picchu, 
another World.Heritage Site, pictured here; Cusco; and 
more. UMW now has a special connection to Peru, 
too, as Rose ML Likins 81 serves as the United States 
Ambassador there. * 







but also that of local 
naturalists. For Dolby, 
that synergy will 
make this trip special. 
"My North American 
scientific point of view 
will complement the 
knowledge and insight 
furnished by our local 
guides." Combining 
the perspectives and 
knowledge of naturalists 
from North and South 
America promotes both 
scientific understanding 
and conservation. 

While one might see 
a red-eyed vireo during 
its breeding season in 
Fredericksburg, one 
also might spot the 
same bird in Ecuador, 
where it winters, said 
Dolby, president-elect 
of the Virginia Society 
of Ornithology. "Such 
migratory birds are 
neither 'ours' nor 'theirs.' 
Birds are wildlife that 
we actually share, and 
we need to work together to make sure populations are 
maintained. One way to do that is to host trips like this. From 
a personal standpoint, I would love to be able to participate 
in strengthening ties between North and South America to 
promote joint conservation efforts. You gain a more complete 
perspective and facilitate partnership when you go down 
there and meet the people." 

Guides also will lead tours of the UNESCO World Heritage 
Site of Quito, Ecuador, founded on the ruins of an Inca city 
after the 1533 Spanish conquest. Visitors will explore its 
museums, shops, markets, and colonial buildings, the rich 
architectural heritage of which fuses Spanish, Italian, Moorish, 
Flemish, and indigenous art. Alumni College participants will 



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be based in the heart of "Quito Antigo" and will spend six 
nights in Hotel Patio Andaluz, a building of such historical 
significance Ecuador named it an official national treasure. 
Accommodations in the Galapagos will be equally elegant 
aboard the 166-foot Isabela II, with its crew of 27, including 
three naturalists. After exploring the rocky volcanic islands 
spotting vermilion flycatchers, Darwin's finches, fur seals, and 
the like, the UMW travelers will return to air-conditioned 
cabins, specially prepared gourmet meals, and a sun deck 
with an observation area and Jacuzzi. While navigating the 



At the suggestion of Vice President for Advancement and 
University Relations Torre Meringolo, the UMW Alumni Board 
supported the decision to reformulate the existing alumni travel 
program and to rebrand it as Alumni College on the Road. 

Director of Alumni College Thompson worked with 
Classic Escapes travel company to tailor this itinerary to 
reflect Dolby's expertise and experience. That means the 
small Mary Washington group will have a tour unlike any 
other. Meringolo chose to partner with Classic Escapes 
because of its reputation for excellence and because of its 




The Galapagos Islands are a great place to watch the magnifkant frigatebird, left, and the only place to see the Galapagos tortoise. In 
Ecuador, travelers will experience the unique colonial architecture of the capital of Quito in buildings such as La Compahia de Jesus, 
right, a UNESCO heritage site begun in 1650. 



Galapagos Islands, Isabela IPs passengers may swim and snorkel, 
view ocean life through a glass-bottom boat, and kayak. 

Each of the 19 volcanic islands has its own atmosphere, and 
many have their own endemic species, such as swallow-tailed 
and lava gulls, frigate birds with showy red inflatable throat 
pouches, red-footed and masked boobies, red-billed tropic 
birds, storm petrels, short-eared owls, and Galapagos hawks. 

"These animals don't have a fear response," Dolby said. 
"They have lived on those islands for thousands of years, but 
humans have been introduced there only relatively recently, 
so there has been no pressure for them to be afraid of us. The 
birds don't fly away, so there will be plenty of opportunities 
for close encounters and photography." 

In advance of and during the trip, Dolby plans to talk 
to the group about the importance of Charles Darwin's 
research in the Galapagos, how the species he saw there in 
the 1830s inspired his scientific interests, and how Darwin's 
Galapagos findings revolutionized the field of biology. Today 
the archipelago remains the center of some of the most 
important ongoing evolutionary research on the planet. 



commitment to travel that respects and preserves diverse 
cultures and nature. In addition to Thompson and Dolby, a 
Classic Escapes representative will accompany the travelers. 
Local naturalists will join them along the way. 

The 15 spaces for the Ecuador trip are available on a first- 
come, first-served basis, Thompson said. It's the opportunity 
to visit a place like no other with a UMW professor along 
to offer deep context and insight. And, she said, high-level 
accommodations, all services and planning attended to, and 
lots of opportunities to socialize and relax add to the charm. 
The cost per person, excluding airfare, is $4,995. 

UMW is planning future trips for Alumni College on 
the Road based on suggestions and ideas from alumni. 
Thompson said, "We will look into anything that promotes 
lifelong learning and bonds among Mary Washington alumni 
and friends." m 

For more information on Alumni College on the Road's 
inaugural trip, visit www. umw.edu/alumnicollegeroad, or call 
540/654-2065. 



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Mark Saff erstone 



By Christine Neuberger 



"What do you do at UMW? 

Never surprised when colleagues ask that question, Mark 
Safferstone has seen his role change several times during his 13 
years at Mary Washington. And Safferstone again has donned 
another hat - executive director of UMW's third campus. 

Safferstone, 62, now divides his time between the 
Dahlgren campus, which is under construction, and the 
Stafford campus, where he serves as an executive director at 
the new Division of Professional Development and Regional 
Engagement. "I've enjoyed the challenge of doing different 
things for the University," he said. 

A native of upstate New York, Safferstone headed for 
sunnier climes. He earned his bachelor's and master's 
degrees from the University of Miami and later received a 
Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. 

His first full-time job -teaching in Miami public schools 
- launched a career that has hardly strayed from education, 
whether he was directing a hospital training department, 
teaching college students, or working for a major 
management consulting firm. 

Safferstone arrived at Mary Washington in 1997 as a 
visiting assistant business professor. Named associate dean 
for graduate and professional studies a year later, he has 
cultivated ties with many outside organizations, which 
prepared him for his new role. 

"The biggest challenge will be establishing relationships 
and becoming an integral part of the Dahlgren community," 
he said. "If we do that and if we truly understand and meet 
their educational needs, we will succeed." 

Being a part of an 
institution of higher education in the community where I live. 

We need 
to recognize that our three campuses, each with unique 
constituents and offerings, comprise one university. 

Never too old to learn. 
At age 54, after completing my Ph.D. when I was in my late 20s, I 
returned to school and earned my MBA from Mary Washington 
in 2006. Also, in my heart of hearts I'm quite introverted even 
though people would describe me as talkative and outgoing. 

A sense of accomplishment - especially 
achievements that are collaboratively attained. I'm motivated 
by the challenge of doing things differently, and I enjoy learning 
for its own sake. 

Making a difference and contributing to 
the community where my wife and I live. 




My wife, 
Sharon, and our 
three adult children. 
Sharon comes from 
a large Boston 
family with a strong 

work ethic, and she has a "people before things" perspective. 
She is eternally and inspirationally optimistic, my best friend, 
yet my best critic. The kids - Heather, Chad, and Todd - range in 
age from 28 to 35. They all graduated from college, they have 
a healthy lifestyle, they've got jobs they love, and they're family 
oriented. 

My dad died when I 
was 10 16, and I was raised an only child by a single mom who 
owned and ran a family business. I've been fortunate to have 
a number of male role models - my Uncle Al, a college advisor, 
several bosses and professional colleagues - that had a positive 
impact on my life. 

Establishing and 
maintaining my relationship with God. I was raised in a 
conservative, Torah-based Jewish family and in 1992, 1 accepted 
Christ. 

I love to read - predominantly 
books about leadership and business - and I enjoy playing golf 
when time permits. I like doing home-improvement projects 
and yard work because I get a sense of accomplishment, and 
I've finally learned the value of regularly going to the gym. 
Sharon and I enjoy the time, we spend together with our golden 
retrievers, Preston and Cooper. 

Family. Honesty. Integrity. Being 
able to laugh. Having a sense of humor, keeping my priorities in 
perspective. 

Three Cups of Tea: 
One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . .One School at a 
Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. It's about a 
mountaineer who, after failing to summit the world's second- 
highest mountain, went on to construct schools in Afghanistan 
and Pakistan. I was struck by the author's success in cultivating 
relationships with local leaders. I'd like to borrow some of his 
ideas as we build ties to the Dahlgren community. 

I learned to play the drums when I was 13 years old, and I serve 
on our church worship team that plays contemporary Christian 
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BOOK REPORT 



All of the following books are available in the UMW Bookstore. 



Books by Faculty 



The 
Classroom 
Facilitator 



The Classroom Facilitator: 
Special Issue Questions 

Edited by Suzanne G. Houff, 
UMW professor of education 



OOOOOOOCM 



Designed for teachers, administrators, 
and staff development coordinators, 
The Classroom Facilitator: Special Issue Questions incorporates 
current information, case studies, and reader exercises to 
highlight effective instructional practices. In it, nine UMW 
faculty members address diverse educational themes and 
highlight special topics, including social and emotional 
learning, culturally responsive teaching, instructional 
technology, and special education. 

Betty Wells Brown, professor of education at the 
University of North Carolina Pembroke, wrote, "To meet 
21st-century goals, teachers want a how-to book that offers 
realistic approaches to teaching; The Classroom Facilitator 
presents useful integration of methodology and pedagogy to 
meet these needs." 

Chapter authors from the UMW College of Education 
are professors Norah Hooper and Jane Huffman; associate 
professors Laurie Abeel, Teresa Coffman, Nicole Myers, 
Kavatus Newell, and Sharon Teabo; and instructor Patricia 
Reynolds. John St. Clair, UMW director of distance and 
blended learning, also contributed a chapter. The book is 
dedicated to Brenda Vogel, professor of education emerita. 
- Published by Rowman and Littlefield Education, August 2010 



Language in the Real World - 
An Introduction to Linguistics 

Edited by Judith A. Parker, 
UMW professor of English and 
linguistics, and Susan J. Behrens, 
Marymount Manhattan College 
professor of speech-language 
pathology and audiology 



Language in the Real World, a textbook, addresses several 
key areas of linguistics, including language disorders, 
animal communication, forensic linguistics, and language 
variation. Editors Judith Parker and Susan Behrens 
organized the book into five sections that examine up- 
to-date issues of language and its applications, and they 
include chapters from 26 contributing authors at more 
than a dozen institutions. Each chapter features key points, 
an author's note, and student exercises. The text offers 




LANGUAGE IN THE 

REAL WORLD 





activities and suggestions for further study and reading. 
Professor William F. Katz of the School of Behavioral and 
Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas said of 
Language in the Real World: "This collection of timely chapters 
with interactive exercises will inspire students to think broadly 
about the application of linguistics in a variety of fields." 

- Published by Routledge, March 2010 

The Called 

By Warren Rochelle, 
UMW professor of English 

In Warren Rochelle's earlier novel, 
Harvest of Changelings, the title 
characters are able to go live in the 
magical universe of Faerie after 
defeating the Fomorii, the changelings' evil enemies on Earth. 
In his most recent novel, The Called, intolerance again grows 
on Earth toward the magical and different who oppose evil. 
As the Fomorii infiltrate Earth's religions and government, the 
changelings must leave Faerie for the parallel universe and 
Earth. There they must aid "the different" to gain control of 
the portal between the magic worlds before it reopens to the 
evil doers and grants them entry to Faerie. 
Rochelle is also author of The Wild Boy. 
Jim Grimsley, winner of the 2004 Lambda Literary Award 
in Science Fiction and Fantasy, described The Called as a 
delicious read. "Rochelle's writing is strong and sure, and his 
maturity makes for a compelling contribution to his story 
of the intersection of the world of Faerie with the Piedmont 
South," he wrote. 

- Published by Golden Gryphon Press, July 2010 



Books by Alumni 

Mr. Worthington's Beautiful 
Experiments on Splashes 

By Genine Lentine '84, 
San Francisco Zen Center 
Artist-in-Residence, 2009-10 

Mark Doty wrote of Genine Lentine's 
poetry collection, Mr. Worthington's 
Beautiful Experiments on Splashes: "In her short, formally 
inventive pieces - and especially in her dazzling long 
poem about language's power and limits that anchors 
this collection - Lentine sounds like no one else. Her wry, 
astonished, aching voice is a fresh presence in American 
poetry." 




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BOOK REPORT 



Richard McCann said, "These poems plunge headlong 
into uncertainties of both language and life and, in doing so, 
they are so original that I often felt while reading them that I 
was in the grip of a brand new and still unnamed emotion." 

Lentine collaborated on The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects 
on a Century in the Garden with one-time U.S. Poet Laureate 
Stanley Kunitz before his death in 2006. Her poems, essays, 
and interviews have appeared in American Poetry Review; 
American Speech; Diagram; Gulf Coast; Ninth Letter; O, the 
Oprah Magazine; and Tricycle. After receiving a bachelor's 
degree in English from Mary Washington, Lentine earned a 
master of science in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown 
University and a master of fine arts in poetry from New York 
University. 

- Published by Diagram/New Michigan Press, January 2010 

By Faculty and Alumna 



Washington at Home: An 
Illustrated History of the 
Neighborhoods in the 
Nation's Capital 

Edited by Kathryn Schneider 
Smith 



Two members of the Mary Washington community joined 
a team of historians, journalists, museum professionals, and 
others to craft Washington at Home: An Illustrated History of the 
Neighborhoods in the Nation's Capital. This replaces the 1988 
edition of the classic reference book on the social history of 
Washington, D.C., used by generations of realtors, journalists, 
historians, politicians, and residents. 

John Pearce, retired director of the James Monroe 
Museum, wrote the chapter, Brookland, about the Northeast 
D.C. neighborhood by the same name. Librarian Kathryn 
Collison Ray '72 wrote a chapter on Tenleytown in Northwest. 

When Pearce taught at George Washington University, he 
involved students in an extensive study of Brookland, home to 
Catholic and Howard universities and the late professor Ralph 
Bunch, the first African American to win a Nobel Peace Prize. 

Ray, who graduated in American studies from Mary 
Washington, is manager of the Tenley-Friendship Branch 
of the D.C Public Library. She wrote that native Americans 
trekked through what is now Tenleytown on the way to 
quarries on the Potomac River. In colonial times, a crossroads 
grew up around John Tennally's tavern there, and the 
neighborhood heights were an important vantage during 
the Civil War. 

- Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, May 2010 




Get the 
Picture? 




In the last edition, 

we asked for help 

identifying the two women 

on a snow-covered Campus Walk in this photo that 

dates from around 1990. While no one was able to 

positively identify the students, we still welcome your 

input on this photo. 

Give It Your Best Shot! 

We know this "pillow fight," pictured below, 
happened in 1962, but that is all we know about 
these Mary Washington student shenanigans. 
Can you tell us who these women are? 

This image is among the hundreds of historic 
photos in the UMW Centennial Digital Image 
Archive, an interactive and searchable database 
that is available to the public at http://archive. 
umw.edu. Some of the images in the archive are 
identified only partially or not at all. 

If you can shed more light on this photo, 
please contact us. Our archives will become more 
complete with shared information from UMW 
friends and family. Send email to abilling@umw.edu 
(please put GET THE PICTURE in the subject line) 
or write to the University of Mary Washington 
Magazine - Get the Picture, UMW, 1301 College Ave., 
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300. 




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NOTABLE & QUOTABLE 



Drive and Determination 
Propel Alumnus Across 
the English Channel 

When you harbor a goal for 21 years, especially if it is 
something that fewer than 1,000 people in the history 
of the world have accomplished, you do just about 
anything to succeed. You arise before dawn on a regular 
basis to prepare, you brave the elements and test your 
physical limits, and you travel overseas when your wife 
is eight months pregnant. 

Davis Lee '98 of Newburyport, Mass., has done all 
of the above in fulfilling his dream. He has immersed 
himself in his quest. Literally. Through chilly, salty water 
on Sept. 28, the 35-year-old nuclear physicist swam 
across the English Channel. 

Overcoming challenges has been part of Lee's life. 
Diagnosed with dyslexia, he went on to earn a degree in 
math and physics from Mary Washington and a master's 
in applied physics from Johns Hopkins before securing 
his doctorate in nuclear science and engineering from 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Lee and his wife, Kate, have a 2-year-old son, Oliver, and 
were expecting a daughter shortly after Lee's swim across 
the channel. 

This is Lee's approach: Decide on a goal, plot a course, 
and follow that plan religiously. Once he decided this was 
the year to act on his dream, Lee trained rigorously for 18 
months. 

Conquering the English Channel is no small task. The 
21.6-mile stretch between Dover, England, and Calais, 
France, has lured open-water swimmers for more than 135 
years. Because of tides and currents, channel swimmers 

are typically forced 
to take a more 
roundabout line. 

A map of Lee's 
route looked 
more like a giant 
question mark 
than a straight 
line. He ended 
up swimming a 




» 






r /to <f ranee 



Davis Lee of Newburyport, Mass., spent months training in the water 
near his home to prepare for his swim across the English Channel. 
Here, he wrapped up a trial run shortly before heading to the chilly 
waters between England and France. 



total of 31.6 miles. The trek, which started at 1 a.m., took 12 
hours and 41 minutes. 

The English Channel is known as the "Everest of open- 
water swimming." People who attempt a crossing - and 
many more have failed than have succeeded - have to 
contend not only with cold and exhaustion, but also with 
the stress of dodging sea traffic in one of the world's 
busiest shipping corridors. Water temperature in the 
channel averages between 55 and 56 degrees Fahrenheit. 

English Channel crossing rules do not permit wetsuits, 
and they do not allow swimmers to touch their escort 
boats. 

Among channel swimmers, a tradition has sprung up. 
The successful finishers write their name, the date, their 
time, and a few words about their crossing on the walls or 
ceiling of The White Horse pub in Dover. Lee found a spot 
just above the corner of the bar. After his name and daie, 
he summed up his odyssey by writing, "IT WAS COLD." 

Lee's quest was documented by The Boston Globe and 
on Lee's blog, sharkytreat.blogspot.com. 



qfa Secretary 



By successfully swimming the English 
Channel, Davis Lee has joined the ranks 
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UMW Junior Wins 

Human Rights Campaign 
Scholarship 

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation awarded a 
Generation Equality Scholarship to Charles Girard '12. The 
scholarships are part of the HRC Foundation's Youth and 
Campus Outreach Program, which aims to provide tools, 
facilitate connections, and empower young people to fight 
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality 
on campuses. 

Girard plans to major in American studies with a 
concentration in gender and sexuality. Since 2008, Girard 
has held various roles on the executive committee of 
UMW's PRISM, People Representing Individuals of Sexual 
Minorities, including secretary and webmaster. He is a 
co-founder and current president of the Gender-Neutral 
Housing Project, formed in 2008 to establish a gender- 
neutral housing policy on campus. Also, Girard was 
chosen by Equality Virginia to serve on the Generation 
Equality board, their LGBT youth outreach program, 
and to speak at Equality Virginia's statewide conference 
about UMW's gender-neutral housing initiative. 

Girard said he plans to continue working with PRISM 
to have gender identity and expression added to the 
school's non-discrimination policy. After graduation, 
he said, "I want to work with transgender youth and 
use the tools that I am learning in college to continue 
to make a difference in the lives of my transgender 
brothers and sisters." 




Passionate About Rivers 
and Teen Empowerment, 
Alumna Nets National 
Conservation Award 

A Durango, Colo., woman is the recipient of a national 
conservation fellowship that will boost the number of 
hands-on conservation opportunities available to teenagers. 
Christina Nesset '95 is one of 40 individuals nationwide 
selected as a 2010TogetherGreen Fellow. Supported 
by a conservation alliance of Audubon and Toyota, the 
TogetherGreen Fellowship awards each Fellow $10,000 
toward a community-focused project to engage local 
residents in conserving land, water, and energy, and 
contributing to greater environmental health. 




Charles Girard, center, attended the Human Rights Campaign 
national dinner in October with 2009-2010 PRISM President 
Brendon Bottle '10, left, and current PRISM President Melody Ain '11. 



Christina Nesset of Colorado will use an award from the 
TogetherGreen Fellowship to launch a River Conservation Program. 

For her project, Nesset will launch the River Conservation 
Program at Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC), where she 
serves as executive director for the Four Corners Office. The 
pilot program will be geared toward 12- to 15-year-olds. 
River Conservation participants will take part in river service 
projects, including clean-ups, invasive species removal, and 
native plant restoration. They will also receive leadership 
training and education on stream ecology and water issues. 
The program, which will run in the summer of 2011, will be 
made available at no cost to participants. 

"I see this as an investment in the future," Nesset said. 
"Our young adults are tomorrow's decision makers, stewards, 
voters, and leaders of our community." 

In her role at SCC, where she has worked for eight years, 
Nesset oversees more than 250 seasonal crew leaders. She 
has worked with teens on environmental issues in Colorado, 



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Montana, New York, Virginia, and Washington. Her career 
has been devoted to empowering young people in the field 
of conservation. 

"Christina is the kind of person who can make a real 
difference in the health of our environment and the quality 
of our future," said National Audubon Society President 
David Yarnold. 

Nesset earned a bachelor's degree in environmental 
earth science from Mary Washington. Fellowship recipients 
were chosen from a large pool of highly qualified individuals. 
All were required to have at least six years experience in 
conservation, environmental education, policy, or related 
issues; a demonstrated passion for conservation; and a 
proven track record of reaching previously underserved 
audiences. 



Other Notables 



Alumni 



• Shelby Zelonis '08 won an award for a paper she 
presented at the Association of American Geographers 
(AAG) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., last spring. She 
was one of two graduate students in the country recognized 
by the AAG Geomorphology Specialty Group. Shelby is 
completing a master's degree at the University of South 
Carolina. 

• Marissa S. Allison '10 spent the summer in Oman studying 
Arabic as part of a federal government effort to dramatically 
expand the number of Americans mastering critically 
needed languages. 

Allison was one of 575 students selected for a 2010 
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from among 5,300 
applicants. The Department of State launched the CLS 
program in 2006 to increase opportunities for American 
students to study critical-need languages overseas. 



Faculty 



• At the American Psychological Association Convention in 
San Diego, Calif., in August, two faculty members from the 
UMW Department of Psychology were recognized: 

Professor Chris Kilmartin was named Researcher of 
the Year. The award was presented by the Society for the 
Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM), 
Division 51 of the APA. This honor recognizes outstanding 
published research concerning males and masculinity. 




Chris Kilmartin 



A licensed clinical 
psychologist, Kilmartin is an 
internationally recognized 
expert on gender and on 
violence prevention. He brought 
the White Ribbon Campaign, 
a movement begun in Canada 
to end men's violence against 
women, to the U.S. and to UMW. 
The campaign has spread to 
college campuses nationwide. 




Mindy Erchull 



Assistant Professor Mindy J. Erchull received the 2010 
Mary Roth Walsh Teaching the Psychology of Women 
Award. Sponsored by the Society for the Psychology of 
Women, the award recognizes a young faculty member who 
employs innovative methods to address issues of diversity 
in teaching the psychology 
of women. Her research 
interests include objectification, 
feminism, psychological aspects 
of reproductive health, social 
psychology, health psychology, 
psychology of women, women's 
health, social influence, and 
statistics and research methods. 
She has had several articles 
published on these topics in 
such academic journals as 
Psychology of Women Quarterly 
Sex Roles, and Health Psychology. 

• Instructional Technologist Patrick Murray-John was among 
12 digital humanists invited by the National Endowment 
for the Humanities to the "One Week | One Tool: A Digital 
Humanities Barn Raising" at the Center for History and 

New Media. Collaborators were 
challenged to conceptualize and 
build a new open-source digital 
tool for humanities scholarship. 
Five round-the-clock work 
days and loads of creative 
talent resulted in Anthologize, 
a WordPress plugin that allows 
users to easily craft existing blog 
content into e-books in formats 
such as PDF, ePub, and basic RTF. 
While the Anthologize plugin 
has already been downloaded 
nearly 3,000 times, the One Week team continues to refine it 
and launch updates. Anthologize has been installed in UMW 
Blogs. 




Patrick Murray-John 



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UMNI BOARD 



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FROM THE PRESIDENT OF 
THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

TO: All Alumni 

FROM: Derek M. Bottcher '96 

I write this as the mid- Atlantic states begin 

to experience the welcome taste of autumn. 

If vou're like me, your memories of Mary 

Washington in the fall are vivid - leaves changing colors, students sporting 

sweatshirts, and faculty and students alike looking forward to wmter break. 

If you regularly peruse the UMW website or the alumni e-news, you know that 
acLy alounds on both the Fredericksburg and Stafford campuses. Studen s 
moved into Eagle Landing, the stunning new apartments across U.S. Route 1 from 
Trnpus and now make daily treks across the pedestrian bridge over the highway In 
September, local officials and business leaders joined the UMW Board of Visitors at 
glndbreaking ceremony for the Center for Education and ^search our uture 
Dahlgren campus. Randolph and Mason halls are currently under renovation, 
a^d Monroe Hall s long-awaited facelift should be complete in time for Reunion 
Weekend next June, as should the new Anderson Center. 

I'm proud that so many alums have responded to a call for support of a 
ommemorative postage stamp honoring the late James Farmer civil rights pioneer 
and Distinguished Professor of History at UMW. Hundreds of alumni count 
htspellbinding lectures and firsthand accounts of the events of the civil rights 
=nt among their most meaningful experiences at W*%%£ ** 
you've added your name to the online petition in support of this effort. If not, go to 
http://jamesfarmer.umw.edu/. 

As we abroach the midpoint of another academic year, I encourage you to keep 
MaT S Tg c L at Jtop of your priority list. Come back and walk the beau iful 
camp- Get in touch with a favorite faculty member, mentor a promising student, 
orTommend Mary Washington to prospective students. Watch the alumni 
websiteTan event in your area and plan to attend. You'll no doubt leave filled with 
excitement and pride for Mary Washington. 



H ° meCOmm S 2010! Hundreds of 

^ocZt m ^ lt r party 

^yoverHoo7coU:; erteamt0 
AboVe > to »»o.l4,UMW's Brum Sims 
Move, middle: Friends reunite 

Above, bottom: Three former SGA 
P^ents: Jay Sinha >0 7 J ,Sj 

Sl ^^ and Sean O'Brtto^ 




left: Celebrating the GOLD Rush spirit - 
that's GOLD for Graduates Of the Last Decade 
-for class participation in gifts to UMW 

Above: Two members of the Class of 2010 
reconnect: Krystal Jackson, left, and Mary 
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Class Notes 



Ruby Lee Norris 

rnorri.siifiiasisonline.com 



1941 



LoisLoehr Brown 
LoisLbrown@ao1.com 

The Modern Greek Program at the 
University of Michigan will include 
the papers of Eva Catafygiotu 
Topping in a compilation dealing 
with Greek- American history. 
Someday someone will read Eva's 
papers and say, "Here is a Greek- 
American lady who was born and 
grew up in historic Fredericksburg." 



Lee Hall Archer 

huntenleeyYharter.net 



Phyllis Quimby Anderson 
pqhndson@myfairpoint.net 

Marie Kennedy Robins and her 

daughter spent Mother's Day together 
on a short trip to Naples, Fla. Marie 
has been in a continuing care 
retirement community in Southern 
Pines, N.C, for 10 happy years. 

Anna Roberts Ware wrote in 
July and said there had been no rain 
since mid-May, so the dying corn 
and soybeans were a sad sight in the 
fields. She had a visit from Libby 
Phillips Rowe and her husband. 



Edith Patterson Breeden 

is still driving her amazing VW 
bug. Her daughter and son-in-law, 
Diana and Keith 
Dawson of Los 

Angeles, visited Edith Patterson Breeden '41 is 

this summer. 
Diana received 
a bachelor of 



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still driving her amazing VW bug. 



arts in art history in June, having 
interrupted her studies to raise her 
family. 

A recent Fairfax County 
government publication 
on the history of its Asian- 
American population features Lois 
Loehr Brown because of her long 
association with the local Korean 
community. 

It is wonderful to have 
frequent contact with Lundy Baker 
Updike 76 and Anne Radway '63 

who inspire the older generation 
to keep alert and active. Lundy's 
son, Jim, completed his freshman 
year at UMW. 

On a recent visit to George 
Mason University, I met Nell 
Barnes '05. 1 asked her why 
she chose University of Mary 
Washington and her reply was the 
same one I've heard many times 
before: "I fell in love with the 
campus, it is so beautiful!" 



1912 



Virginia Bennett Skillman 
classnotes@umw.edu 



In June, Ruth McDaniel 

Potts attended a family reunion 
in Fredericksburg. The town 
has changed - her sister, Hazel 
McDaniel Thompson '48, found 
it difficult to figure out where she 
was - but Mary Washington was 
as beautiful as ever. Her family 
thought it was the prettiest campus 
with the prettiest buildings they had 
ever seen. Ruth vacationed with her 
children, grands, and great-grands 
- the youngest was 2. She spent a 
weekend at Lake Anna with friends, 
she plays a lot of bridge, and she 
crochets blankets for Project Linus. 
A knee replacement nine years ago 
keeps her from gardening. Sadly, 
one of Ruths sisters died last year. 

Isabel Hildrup Klein is 

doing well, despite plans for knee 
surgery. She and Bob still love 
their retirement village in North 
Carolina. Isabel's granddaughter, 
Robin, has a doctorate from Yale 
University and works with a 
national health agency. Her brother 
is a district attorney. Isabel's family 
had a reunion at her old homestead 
in Chancellor, Va. For those who 
knew of George Washington, who 
had been with the Hildrups forever, 
he was still there caring for the farm 
and living by himself at age 88! 



Mary Ellen Gardiner Starkey 

is happy in her own home in 

Waldorf, which is part of a very 

nice retirement village. Elizabeth 

Cumby Murray lives in a 

retirement facility with a wonderful 

activities director who keeps the 

residents busy. Her grandson and 

his wife, Andrew 

and Kirsten, are 

the parents of 

Elizabeth's tirst 

great-grandchild, 

Charlotte Elizabeth, 

who turned 

18 months old in 

July. Grandson 

Matthieu will 

marry in June 2011 

in Westhampton, 

N.Y. Elizabeth's sad news was the 

loss of her son-in-law, who fought 

lung cancer for more than two years 

and succumbed in May. 



My own news is that all nine 
of our children decided to have 
a family reunion at our home 
as we had when we first moved 
to Vermont 22 years ago. Our 
children are doing everything this 
time so Hank and I are supposed 
to stay relaxed. We are trying to! 
Our plans include going to Hank's 
annual Navy reunion in the fall in 
Annapolis. One of our grandsons 
graduated magna cum laude from 
the University of Vermont. He had 
three jobs last summer! We still 
have no greats. Hank's cancer is 
holding its own since he is doing 
everything right. He hasn't lost his 
wit and ambition, but like most of 
us he tires easily. I am doing well 
except for lower back pain that 
restricts me somewhat. 



IOTU 

Frances Watts Barker 
abtheresin@verizon.net 

How wonderful it was to see 
Mary Washington classmates at our 
65th reunion in June! Five years 
ago when we said good-bye at our 
60th, I had no idea that I could or 
would attend another memorable 
weekend with those friends of so 
many years. On Saturday, following 
lunch under a huge tent between 
Virginia and Willard halls, eight 
members of our class posed for a 
picture and then assembled in the 
air-conditioned parlor of Virginia. 



Gloria Post Goodsell gave an 
introduction emphasizing the 
enduring friendships and memories 
of our years together. She gets the 
credit - Gloria's enthusiasm, love, 
and support of Mary Washington 
are contagious, and we '45ers are 
thankful for that. 



Virginia Schier Drury '47 read 
Bill Crawley's history of Mary 
Washington, and she suggests we 
do the same, as well as peruse 
Moments in Time, a book of 
campus photographs. 



Kitty Holman Hovde, 
Jean Hudson Inskeep, Betsy 
Shamburger Sharp, Ruth Smith 
Stanley, Frances Stebbins Shelton, 
Helen Martha Vest Larkins, 
Gloria, and I each spoke of friends 
and remembered the war years 
at Mary Washington College. 
Families also joined our group: 
Kitty Holman's daughter-in-law 
and granddaughter, Helen Martha's 
two daughters, and Ruth Smith's 
daughter and granddaughters 
family. Glorias husband, Roger, 
made their travel plans from Tyler, 
Texas, to Fredericksburg, Va., and 
accompanied her. The evening's 
reunion social and banquet were 
delightful. We felt honored to meet 
many staff and faculty members, 
including Mary Washington's new 
president, Rick Hurley. It was 
refreshing to see the enthusiasm, 
love, and loyalty of the younger 
alumni. Although we were the 
oldest class attending, we felt very 
fortunate to be with them. Our love 
and pride for Mary Washington 
have not diminished. The reunion 
was delightful and a memorable 
milestone for me. 



Classmates who were unable 
to attend our 65th reunion sent 
news. Anne Dawideit Dickinson's 
grandson's wedding prevented 
her from coming. This may have 
been the first reunion Anne and 
roommate Bets Johnson Roberts 
have missed. Though Bets has 
serious eye problems, with the aid 
of her husband and a helper, she is 
able to enjoy crossword puzzles and 
audio books. 



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GLASS NOTES 



A family wedding, a sons 
birthday, and the annual Ashland 
Strawberry Faire kept Ann White 
Leonard away from Reunion. She 
sent a letter her father wrote about 
his memorable visit to campus for 
May Day 1943. It is a gem, including 
all events from 
the Richmond-to- 
Fredericksburg train 
ride to the end ot 
May Day festivities. 
The letter brought 
back so many 
memories. Ann 
is in close touch 
with Betty Sharp 
Seelinger, who lives 
in New Bern, N.C. 



Ann Breismaster Robinson 

volunteers at her church gift shop 
and planned to attend two family 
get-togethers - one with her 
daughter and family, the other with 
her sister and family. She has two 
great-grandchildren. 

r Helen Singleton Darfus '48 
underwent a year of treatment 
for stomach cancer, high blood 
pressure, and diabetes. She wrote, 
"I want my classmates to know, 
even at age 83, 1 am a survivor!" 



En route to Fredericksburg, 
Gloria and Roger enjoyed lunch 
with Grace Bailey Lindner and 
Carl at Richmond's Westminster 
Canterbury. Chris Brauer Krausse 
joined them. She still enjoys her 
river home during the summer 
months. 

Marjorie Storms Reddoch 

and Ruskin are doing well in 
Tarpon Springs, Fla. Their traveling 
is limited, but they enjoy family 
get-togethers with their daughters, 
13 grandchildren, and eight great- 
grandchildren. 

Dorothy "Skip" Potts Taylor 

and Wally are upbeat and remain 
involved in community and church 
affairs in spite of health flare-ups. 
I enjoy phone conversations with 
Skip. 

Please continue sending me 
updates and happenings in your lives. 



Patricia Mathewson Spring 
classnotes@umw.edu 

Sally Heritage Jordan hopes 
to attend our 65th reunion. She 
takes bus trips; does volunteer 
work; enjoys concerts, dining 
out, swimnastics, and tennis; 
serves on community boards; 
and is very involved in church 
activities. She has two children, 
four grandchildren, and two 
great-grandchildren. "Life has 
been good to me," she wrote. Sally 
called Carolyn Rohr Hueber on 
her 86th birthday and learned she 
is in an assisted living home in 
Alexandria. 

Janice Worsley Mayberry 

relayed the sad news that Sue 
Vick Warren passed away in May. 
She will be missed. Our deepest 
sympathy to her family. 



Elizabeth Stallings Sharpe is 

"fair," she said, but manages to get 
about. Joe and Tracy Ely, children of 
Virginia Fry Ely, sent a lovely letter 
with the sad news of their mother's 
death in May. She was diagnosed 
with Alzheimer's disease in June 
1996, just after attending our 50th 
reunion. They said Virginia spoke 
often and fondly of the three years 
she spent at Mary Washington, 
1943-1946 - about Mrs. Bushnells 
WWII "news flashes," roommate 
Josephine Caulk and trips to her 
home town of Trappe, Md., good 
times with roommates Nancy 
Williams and Mary Freeman, and 
good memories of Alice Lynch, 
who was raised on a farm in 
Pennsylvania. "We remember her 
talking about Ana Gonzalez from 
Puerto Rico talking to the cat on 
campus in Spanish," they wrote. 



Betty Moore Drewry Bamman 
bdbamman@verizon.net 

Kay Ryan Ryan of Ocala, Fla., has 
two new great-grandsons and two 
new great-granddaughters. She 
enjoys basketball - especially March 
Madness - and planned to vacation 
"up North" in July and August. Kay 
hears from June Ashton Stypes. 

Ruth Myer Butler lives in 
a retirement home in Austin, 
Texas, where she roots for the 
Longhorns. She is fully recovered 
from shoulder replacement, is active 
in her resident association, goes to 
baseball games with her son, and 
attends band concerts to hear her 
grandson play the oboe and the 
trumpet. 

Virginia Schier Drury read 
Dr. Bill Crawley's history of Mary 
Washington, and she suggests we 
peruse Moments in Time, a book of 
photographs by Lynda Richardson 
'81 that also contains a brief 



history by Dr. Crawley. Virginia 
also revisited her copy of Dean 
Alvey's History of'MWC: 1908-1972. 
Virginia was in the cavalry and 
marching band and attended the 
35th and 50th reunions. 

My son, Mark, and I are 
still updating our home in 
Christiansburg, Va. Don't forget to 
keep in touch. 



classnotes@umw.edu 

The Class of 1948 currently has 
no class agent. If you would like to 
volunteer for this role, please contact 
the alumni office at alumni@umw.edu. 

In July 2009, Helen Singleton 

Darfus was diagnosed with stomach 
cancer, high blood pressure, and 
diabetes. Treatment for a year at 
MD Anderson Cancer Center in 
Houston, Texas, left her cancer free. 
"The whole year was a nightmare, 
but I am alive and feel better than I 
did before I got sick," she wrote. "I 
want my classmates to know, even at 
age 83, 1 am a survivor. Thank God 
and thank MD Anderson!" 



Anna Dulany Lyons 

June Davis McCormick 
jaymccee@yahoo.com 

From June: While the old adage 
"no news is good news" may be 
reassuring to many, it clearly is 
not to Class Agents; therefore, we 
continue to be grateful for word 
from the faithful few. 

An awaited report finally came 
from Betty Bond Heller Nichols, 

in which she summarized her 
journey to Carnegie Hall as "the 
trip of a lifetime." As noted earlier, 
Betty Bond s granddaughter Sarah 
now is a member of the Roanoke 
College Children's Choir, chosen as 
one of 10 top choirs from all over 
the country to perform in concert 
at the famed showplace. Sarah's 
group was further honored as the 
featured choir to perform alone for 
their 15 minutes of fame. Betty had 
the opportunity to sit in on a few 
rehearsals. B.B. said it was a real 
treat for those 300 kids and a thrill 
for her as a proud grandmother! 
Unfortunately, that was the weekend 
of a March nor'easter over most of 
the East Coast. B.B. said sloshing 
around in pouring rains all weekend 
dampened everything but their 
spirits. They now have pictures 



of Sarah in performance for their 
memory books, providing proof that 
one of the family finally made it to 
Carnegie Hall! 

Even a proud grandmother 
faces a real dilemma when two 
dear granddaughters have their 
respective college commencements 
scheduled for the same day, same 
time, and miles apart. Helping 
with her difficult decision, Anna 
"Andi" Dulany Lyons' eldest son, 
Clay Devening, persuaded her 
to attend his daughter Chelsea's 
ceremony at UMW, where 61 
years earlier Andi (with Clay 
aboard) had received her Mary 
Washington diploma. Arriving in 
Fredericksburg on Friday, Andi, 
Clay, and wife Martha were happy 
to be present when Chelsea, senior 
class president, introduced the 
featured speaker at baccalaureate. 
Saturday was a perfect May day for 
the graduation ceremony. Chelsea 
delivered a welcoming speech, 
and her parents and grandmother 
beamed with pride. Chelsea's major 
was Arabic studies and she was to 
leave for Syria in July to immerse 
herself in that culture until 
October. Her parents planned to 
join her there for her last week and 
accompany her home. Well done, 
Chelsea Devening '10! 

The conflicting ceremony took 
place at James Madison University, 
where Andi's granddaughter Erin 
graduated with a degree in health 
science. Her father is Scott, Andi's 
youngest son. Because Andi 
could not be there, she is looking 
forward to 2013 when Erin expects 
to graduate with a doctorate in 
physical therapy from the Medical 
College of Virginia. Her roommate 
in Richmond is in the same program 
at MCV and, coincidentally, was 
a classmate of Chelsea's at UMW. 
That's keeping it all in the family, 
both Devenings and alumni. 

In August, Andi and Marion 
"Wendy" Selfe Kelly planned to 
get together for lunch with three 
Mary Washington alumnae now 
living in Lynchburg. Wendy and 
Esther Reece McVeigh reside 
at Westminster Canterbury and 
were our classmates for two years 
but did not graduate from MWC. 
Two other alumni, Margaret Ruth 
Harrell Youngblood '48 and 
Elizabeth "Liz" Krebbs '47, live at 
The Summit, along with Andi. Betty 
Bond was expected to come from 
Lexington to join the mini-reunion. 

Betty Bond said her good 
friend, Jane Yeatman Spangler 

in North Carolina, is doing well 



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and had made plans for a trip 
to Williamsburg with family 
members in June. 

A springtime visit with daughter 
Sarah and family in Kentucky gave 
Frances Houston Layton a welcome 
respite from duties revolving around 
the recent loss of her husband, 
Roland. Fran especially enjoyed 
being around her three adorable 
great-granddaughters, the oldest 
now 6. Back in West Virginia, 
Fran continues her involvement 
with the local Humane Society, 
for which she has been an active 
board member since the Laytons 
relocated to Lewisburg in 1993. 
Heading the spay/neuter program, 
she is grateful for its success in 
reducing the number of unwanted 
puppies/kittens turned in at the 
shelter as, sadly, they don't all find 
adoptive homes. The daughter 
and granddaughter ot Fran's sister 
visited over the Fourth ot July 
weekend. Katie, the 17-year-old 
granddaughter, is an accomplished 
violinist; she played chamber 
music with her mother and Fran. 
During their visit, they also toured 
the grounds of The Greenbrier 
on opening day of the new casino 
there. A classic cellist, Fran joins 
other women from her church 
in presenting a monthly music 
program for the 
residents of a local 
nursing home. 



the mandatory 1812 Overture, 
substituting coordinated firework 
explosions for the cannons. 

As is my usual Independence 
Day practice, I watched A Capitol 
Fourth and the Boston Pops TV 
programs. The familiar Washington 
scenes always take me back to my 
formative years there when I was 
awed by the annual fireworks on 
the Monument grounds as the 
colorful displays lit up the sky. 
Not unlike those pyrotechnics, 
tremendous thunderstorms early 
in my namesake month this year 
produced widespread lightning, 
a bolt of which followed the 
telephone line and zapped my 
telephone, computer, and modem. 
For the second time in four months, 
my computer was hit, first by a 
massive virus and then by the 
lightning strike. With all the work 
necessitated by both events, I am 
now on a first- name basis with 
most of the Geek Squad! I am 
trying to adapt to a new computer, 
which has more bells and whistles 
than I need or can use. Now, when 
severe thunderstorm warnings are 
aired, so prevalent in the Midwest, 
I have learned to pull the plug on 
electronics. I pass that advice along 
to all classmates who have joined 
the internet era. 



In June, 
Anne McCaskill 
Libis and Claude 
visited Fran for 

two nights before driving down 
to the North Carolina mountains 
for the annual meeting of the 
Southern Appalachian Highlands 
Conservancy. While the meeting 
was their primary purpose, they 
took time for a three-hour hike 
and to enjoy the spectacular views 
of the surrounding area. Anne 
passed along news of Margaret 
"Peggy" Elliott Sweeney, who was 
first Fran's roommate and then 
Anne's at MWC. Peggy had recently 
undergone gall bladder surgery, was 
recovering at home, getting physical 
therapy and, by now, should be 
back to her normal routine. Anne 
and Claude both take an exercise 
class; Claude spends time in his 
vegetable garden, and Anne is 
taking a college course in current 
events. With her background and 
ongoing involvement, we think 
she should be teaching it! The 
Libises observed the Fourth by 
attending the Baltimore Symphony's 
program at Oregon Ridge Park, 
where the musical salute included 



Carol Bailey Miller y 50 will be 
inducted into the Virginia Horse 
Show Association Hall of Fame. 



In April, Katherine "Kate" 
Mayo Schmidt spent 10 days at 
the Schmidt farm, where she was 
joined by son Bill Jr. and his wife, 
Terri, who came from New Mexico, 
and by Kate's niece who is a student 
in Dallas. At the end of May, Kate 
began a three-week journey, first 
to Huntsville, Ala., where her 
sister Martha lives. They both then 
traveled to Hampden -Sydney, Va. 
where they spent a week with their 
brother and his wife. Returning 
to Huntsville, the sisters enjoyed 
another two weeks together and 
more TLC. After a lengthy period 
of recovering from last October's 
terrible accident and injuries, Kate 
said everything went well on her 
trip. During her stay in Huntsville, 
Kate met her sister's neighbor, who 
turned out to be another MWC 
alumna, Virginia Garber Wood 
'44, who gave a lovely luncheon 
for Kate, Martha, and some other 
neighbors. Their gracious hostess is 
from Hampton, Va. 



Kate had another "small world" 
experience when she recently 
learned that a former resident 
of Palestine, Texas, had taught 
music for many years at Mary 
Washington. Maybe you remember 
Marion Chauncey, who taught 
voice and directed the Glee Club. 
Miss Chauncey left a very nice 
endowment to provide an annual 
art scholarship for selected students. 
Kate thought 
it an amazing 
coincidence that 
someone from an 
obscure little East 
Texas town had 
such an interest in 
what (toTexans) 
would be an obscure 
little liberal arts college many miles 
away. Kate had no contact with 
Miss Chauncey as a student, but 
we're certain many music majors 
remember her well and appreciate 
her legacy. 

When Kate related her discovery 
to Corinne "Conni" Conley Stuart, 

Connie responded with an amusing 
recollection from Norah Pitts 
Byrnes in Atlanta. Though Norah 
was an English major, she was very 
talented musically and studied sight 
singing with Miss Chauncey. Norah 
recalled that she sat in the second 
row and kept a piece of chewing 
gum under her tongue throughout 
each class. (Conni claims Norah 
always was "quite devilish".) Miss 
Chauncey had a firm rule that 
anyone found chewing gum in 
her class would get an automatic 
F! Never caught, Norah got an A, 
adding that she was very good at 
sight singing and Miss Chauncey 
really liked her! Can anyone top that 
memory of Miss Chauncey? 

Conni reported having spent 
a lovely spring weekend in New 
York with her son, Curtis. They 
attended a memorial service for a 
dear family friend in the theater 
district, then stayed over to see a 
couple ot shows and walked and 
walked "as you do in New York." 
Actually, Conni is a regular walker 
in Toronto or wherever she goes. 
Not acting much recently, she says 
she spends a lot of time in the 
theater watching her colleagues. 
Conni and Bonar went to Stratford 
in May to see Christopher Plummer 
in The Tempest, adding that she had 
worked with him in a radio soap 
opera when the Stuarts first moved 
to Canada from Los Angeles. In 
June, Toronto has Luminato which 
hosts shows from around the world 
for about 10 days and gives Conni 
much to view. Count Conni among 



our proud grandmothers: Curtis 
and his wife, Heidi, are award- 
winning teachers in the St. Louis 
school system, and their daughter, 
Elsa, was named valedictorian of 
the Class of 2010 at University High 
School. Elsa attends the University 
ot Missouri, Columbia, where 
she is an honors student - and, 
Conni noted, greatly enjoying her 
freshman year at Mizzou. 



Cynthia Medley England '51 
has had her children's play, The 
Golden Touch, published by a 
firm in Australia. 



We have just received the sad 
news of the passing of another 
classmate. Ann Luther Phillippe 
of Bedford. Va., died July 12 in 
Lynchburg General Hospital. 
After graduating from Mary 
Washington, she received a master's 
degree in education from Old 
Dominion University in 1976 and 
taught school for several years. 
She married Ephraim Henry 
"Bud" Phillippe, and they were 
proud parents of three daughters: 
Virginia, Susan, and Peggy. They 
had lived in several places, but 
chose as their retirement home 
an apple orchard at the foot of the 
Peaks of Otter. Ann became very 
interested in horticulture, working 
to preserve a natural woodland and 
learning to be an apple orchardist. 
We offer our heartfelt sympathy 
to Ann's family and friends and all 
whose lives she touched. 

In closing, we thank all 
the Fabulous Forty Niners who 
graciously responded to our quest 
tor news, an ongoing need. As ever, 
love to all of you from both of us. 



Dorothy Held Gawley 
dnigawly@juno.com 

I wish that more of you could have 
joined us for Reunion in June. 
Our gathering was small, but we 
had a wonderful time. We took 
a delightful paddlewheel cruise 
on the Vivian Hannah with Rose 
Hurley, the very personable wife of 
the new president, and members of 
the University staff. We feasted on a 
delicious buffet and then went port 
side for a memorial service for the 
77 classmates who have left us. As 
each name was read, Billie Mitchell 
Hanes tossed a magnolia leaf 
into the river - a very impressive 
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thanks to Marceline "Marcy" 
Weatherly Morris and Elmer R. 
"Juney" Morris Jr., who made all 
the arrangements tor the cruise. 
Saturday's picnic was under tents 
near Monroe Hall. Carmen 
Zeppenfeldt Catoni's daughter, 
Ana, brought her laptop so some of 
us were able to chat with Carmen. 
We had a nice representation at the 
banquet later on in the evening, but 
some had to leave after the picnic. 



I was sorry to hear from Joyce 
Miller Jellifies husband, Roger, 
that she has Alzheimer's disease. 
They have moved from an assisted 
care facility back to their home, 
where Joyce is happy to be able 
to see the backyard and familiar 
surroundings. Roger still works 
lull time in his research lab at the 
University of California School of 
Medicine, and Joyce has excellent 
round-the-clock caregivers. 



Nancy Lee 
Fox Sease and Tec 

live in the country 

in Spring Grove, 

Va. Some of their 

ponies, dogs, and 

other animals are 

gone, but they still 

have 18 neutered and spayed cats. 

Nancy Lee volunteers as a Friend of 

the Williamsburg Library and also 

at the Humane Society. 

Jane Frazier Snead enjoys 
seven grandchildren and still 
operates the remnants of the old 
Snead Farm in Fredericksburg, 
providing horse-riding lessons and 
summer camps. Her son, Emmet 
III, manages the crops and a small 
herd of cows. They are an oasis in 
the midst of the industrial park 
that grew up around them. Also in 
Fredericksburg, Florence Overley 
Ridderhof continues to be involved 
with Micah Ecumenical Ministries, 
the Sacred Dance Ensemble, and 
her church's community dinners for 
the homeless. She is weaving more 
and more; she finished two altar 
cloths tor Fredericksburg Methodist 
Church and shawls and scarves to 
be sold at LibertyTown Arts studio. 
Several of her grandchildren are in 
college and the younger ones are 
involved with soccer and Boy Scouts. 

Dudley Brett Wiltshire is in 

Richmond, where her two sons 
also live. One is a retired lawyer 
and the other an orthodontist. She 
has six grandchildren; the oldest, 
24, is with Google in California. 
Dudley's husband passed away 
about three years ago. Beverly 
Youngs Robinson is happy to be 
living in a retirement home as she 
enjoys traveling - she just closes the 
door and goes on her way. Joanne 
Harriss is living in a retirement 
community in Naples, Fla., and says 
the warmer climate seems to agree 
with her. She stays busy with the 
garden club and the new botanical 
gardens. Alicia De Rivera in Puerto 
Rico is having problems with 
bronchitis and cardio arrhythmia, 
which prevented her from coming 
to Reunion. 



Sherry Burton '62 lives in a small 
town on the northernmost tip of 
the North Island of New Zealand, 
a most beautiful place. 



Nan Taylor Stockman and Chaz 
are doing well and are still spending 
time in Great Island, Maine, and 
Lorton, Va. Mim Sollows Wieland 

and Earl "commute" between New 
Jersey and Cape Cod. Two of their 
children are in Pennsylvania. Son 
Jeff is in Georgia. Mim's daughter, 
Barbara, and family all work with 
Campus Crusade for Christ. Several 
of Mim's grandchildren have 
graduated from college and one is 
entering Auburn University. 

Carol Bailey Miller recently 
learned that she will be inducted 
into the Virginia Horse Show 
Association Hall of Fame in 
December. She has been on the 
VHSA board for a number of years 
and is proud to accept this honor. 

Patti Head Ferguson's 

children are involved in many 
different ventures. Son Bruce heads 
Edenspace Systems Corp., a crop 
biotechnology firm in Kansas. 
Younger son Scott is vice president 
of the International Maize and 
Wheat Improvement Center, which 
is based an hour east of Mexico City. 
Daughter Sherri paints, writes, and 
travels with her husband, who is 
head of The World Bank. 

As for me, I just returned trom 
a marvelous tour of the Canadian 
Rockies and Glacier National Park. 
Since this is being written during 
the heat wave of July, I am looking 
forward to taking off to Cape Cod 
and ocean breezes as soon as this 
is sent. 



Roselyn "Rosie" Bell Morris 
classnotes@umw.edu 

Hope you are having a good year. 
Can't believe that our 60th reunion 
is fast approaching! It is hard to 



believe that quite a few of us have or 
will be reaching 80 years old. What 
a shock! 

Cynthia Medley England's 

children's play, The Golden Touch, 
was published by a firm in Australia. 
She receives royalties for her song 
End of the Line, which was recorded 
by vocalist Nina Simone. Cynthia 
wrote the lyrics to the music. She 
continues to write occasionally, her 
most recent contribution being to 
Defenders of Wildlife magazine. 

Hannah Lou Southwell 
McGowan has lived in Jacksonville, 
Fla., most of her life, and her family 
lives in the area. She sent the sad 
news of the death in February of 
her roommate and good friend, 
Jean "Tomme" Tomko Chapman, 
in Newport News, Va. Tomme is 
survived by her husband, Sonny 
Chapman, and son Tom. Tomme 
and Hannah roomed together for 
two years, along with Genie Cheney 
and suitemates Marge Southcott 
Graham, who died in 2007, and 
Anne Ruggles. Hannah also stays 
in touch with Anne Taylor Miller, 
Jeanne Burchell MacDonald, 
Carolyn Bowers Atwell, and Ruth 
Carrol Fisk. 

Sarah Herring Estes, Ethel 
Straw Beall, and I keep in touch via 
phone calls and luncheons. Ruth 
DeMiller Hill and I have occasional 
contact. Remember our 60th 
reunion is coming up in 201 1. My 
best to you all! 



Corley Gibson Friesen 
corleyfriesen@comcast.net 



Rebecca "Becky" Spitzer Harvill 
becbub@earthlink.net 



Ruth Gillespie Simpson 
regs2000@aol.com 

We were sorry to learn from 
the spring magazine of Patricia 
Johnson Becks death. Our deep 
sympathy goes to her family. 

Helen Hodges Conte called 
with the sad news that Norma 
Bourne Bisbee died in June; she had 
been very ill since January. Norma 
leaves her husband, Bill; three 
children, Donna, David, and Danny; 
and several grandchildren. We 
extend our deep sympathy to her 
family. 



Helen took two classes last 
summer, studying the Civil War, 
The War of 1812, and President 
James Madison. She planned 
to spend a week in Florida in 
August, but was not too concerned 
about the heat. 

Nancy Hoffman Eidman 

and her husband have moved to a 
retirement home in Audubon, Penn. 
They had been working toward that 
for awhile. Congratulations to them! 

Helen Wilbur Vogel cares 
for three grandchildren - ages 4, 
6, and 8 - Sunday night through 
Wednesday morning and stays with 
the older grandchildren at night 
when needed. She spent a week at 
Capon Springs recently and planned 
to go to Chautauqua in August 
for her annual lecture week. The 
Supreme Court was the theme this 
year, and Sandra Day O'Connor was 
to be one of the speakers. 

Doris Jones Ryan of Tennessee 
takes family outings, does 
community theater and church 
activities, and plays duplicate 
bridge. Doctors' appointments 
and crossword puzzles fill in the 
gaps. She and her daughter recently 
spent a week in Quebec. 

Marcia Craddock Frank said 
the oil spill hadn't affected them 
much, but that it was devastating 
for the area - even with the flow 
stopped. She wanted to help clean 
pelicans, but the work was being 
done too far away. A few turtles 
were coming up to one of her zoo 
facilities. She wrote that a baby 
orangutan with both parents in 
an exhibit was doing well. The 
baby had a birthday party in June 
with streamers and many wrapped 
presents filled with nuts and fruit. 
"Of course mom and dad took care 
of those!" Marcia said. 

I visited my military family in 
Germany in the spring. My son, 
"Mr. Mom" Bart, drove a van with 
his Air Force wife, Doc Teri; four 
children; Teri's mom; and me across 
France to Barcelona for a Disney 
Mediterranean cruise. I'm now 
well acquainted with Mickey and 
Minnie, but one day, including a 
four- hour bus ride, doesn't cover 
Rome or much other sightseeing! 
I zipped through the Vatican and 
the Coliseum. We drove the Amalfi 
coast and went to Pompeii. Later, 
my daughter, Rachel, traveled 
to Germany. The two of us spent 
four days in Amsterdam, always my 
heart's desire. It was wonderful. 

I visited my sister, Mary Ann 
Gillespie Corbett '50, and her 



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husband, Gordon, in Richmond 
recently. We spent the afternoon in 
the reopened Virginia Museum and 
its beautiful new addition. 

Thanks to everyone for 
remembering to contribute. 



Christine Harper Hovis 
chrishovis@aol.com 

Surprise to all of you and me, too 
- I'm your class agent for the next 
five years! I did say "JF you cant find 
anyone else, I will continue for the 
next five years." At our 60th reunion, 
I WILL keep my mouth shut. 

I had a long talk with Carol 
Cooper about Reunion - our 
55th. Following dinner at La Petite 
Auberge in Fredericksburg, there 
was coffee and dessert at Ann 
Strickler Doumas' 
home. Saturday, 
the big dinner for 
all classes preceded 
dessert under the 
stars. There were 
various activities 
such as a picnic 
and a tour of Eagle 
Village. Everyone got to meet the 
new president, Rick Hurley, as 
he attended the individual class 
meetings. The consensus was that 
he is an excellent choice to serve as 
the University's new leader. 



master of ceremonies, the borough 
archivist, and the secretary-treasurer 
of the Friends of the Library, 
which explains why he is such a 
good writer! "Some people leave 
their homes and head for senior 
communities as they get older," 
he said. "Maybe in 20 or so years 
we might do so, but with great 
neighbors and family, who wants to 
go anywhere?" 

Charlotte Klapproth had fun 

at reunion, and she believes that Mr. 
Hurley is the right person for the 
job of president. In May, she sent the 
sad news that Bernie, husband of 
Audie Merritt Bucholz, died on a 
cruise they were taking to Bermuda. 
Our sympathy goes out to Audie. 

At Reunion, Polly Heim and 

her little group of five toured Eagle 
Landing, the student housing across 
Route 1 from the campus. 



The following classmates 
made it back, and if I have left 
anyone out, my apologies: Sally 
Hanger Moravitz, Charlotte 
Fisher Klapproth, Polly Stoddard 
Heim, Ann Hungerford McKinlay, 
Mary-Margaret Papstein Carter, 
Ann Shumate, Coralyn White 
McGeehan, Barbara Smith 
Holdeman, Gretchen Hogaboom 
Fisher, Minnie Brooks Mayberry, 
Ann Grubbs Blitchington, Rhoda 
Browning McWilliams, Jane 
Johnson Jones, Ann Doumas, 
and Martha Lyle Pitman. Special 
note: Our class was trying to collect 
money for a chair with a plaque in 
honor of Mary Washington College 
of the University of Virginia. Please 
send donations to the alumni fund. 

George Carter, husband of 
Mary-Margaret, said the Friday 
reception included enough gents to 
make for nice manly conversation. 
Though there were a few canes 
here and there, he added, all in 
all it was quite a healthy crowd. 
He and Mary- Margaret, stay fit by 
going to the gym several days a 
week, playing with grandchildren, 
and gardening. George is the town 



Betsy Churchman Geary '64 
and husband Ray have traveled 
to five continents and more than 
50 countries. 



Ginny Marco Hancock 

wasn't able to attend Reunion but 
sent her best wishes to all. What 
stands out for her among her 
many fond memories of her two 
years at Mary Washington is how 
friendly everyone was. She and her 
husband are in "pretty good shape" 
- he especially, after having had 
cardiac bypass surgery. They enjoy 
their 3-year-old grandson, who 
benefits from having his father's 
books and trucks. Ginny hopes that 
by the time he is a teenager, he will 
have better things to occupy his 
time than cell phones and social 
networking on the computer. 



Though she had made 
reservations in advance, Barbara 
Trites Peterson was unable to 
attend Reunion. Sadly, a fall left 
her in a wheelchair for more than 
a week. She had a brace on her leg 
from hip to ankle and was using a 
walker. I hope both of us will make 
the 60th reunion! 

Sally Moravitz was busy 
preparing to teach a workshop on 
Doris Humphrey technique and 
choreography at the Sacred Dance 
Guild Festival in New London in 
July. She and Fran planned to fly 
to Calgary and then head west to 
Vancouver in September to spend 
two weeks at Elderhostel (now called 
"Routes to Learning"). Their oldest 
granddaughter toured five weeks 



in Europe with the Virginia High 
School Choir. Two of their sons 
spent time this summer with their 
sons at Boy Scout camps. Both boys 
are working toward being Eagle 
Scouts, while another grandson 
discovered lacrosse as his sport. Sally 
no longer has any little people, she 
said. They are as tall or taller then 
she is. 

Ann Dunaway Criswell is 

still splitting time between homes 
in California and Virginia. She 
couldn't be at Reunion as they were 
committed to attend Floyd's high 
school reunion. 

Eileen Manze is on oxygen all 
the time, which has set back her 
social life, made traveling difficult, 
and kept her from Reunion. She was 
surprised and pleased to get a letter 
and pictures from Mary- Margaret 
Carter. Eileen especially liked the 
photo of everyone wearing their 
MWC shirts, and she wore hers the 
day of the picnic! She would like to 
see pictures of all the new buildings 
and the bridge. 

I also had a fun conversation 
with Phyllis Melillo Shanahan, 

though I can't get used to "Phyllis" - 

she'll always be "Bee" to me. Though 

John was recovering from cancer, he 

was cleared for a two-week cruise in 

the Mediterranean. 

They were to leave 

from Barcelona, sail 

the French Riviera 

to Italy, travel on 

to Greece and 

Turkey, and return 

to Barcelona by way 

of Sicily. 



Joan Callahan Frankhauser 

mahlonandjoan@verizon.net 



Susannah Godlove 
sgodlove@valleyhealthlink.com 



Edna Gooch Trudeau 
ednanewkent@verizon.net 

Edith Sheppard Ott's February 
back surgery was successful, and she 
was making a quick recovery, thank 
goodness. Kay Rowe Hayes slipped 
on ice and sustained a severe shoulder 
injury. She was thinking ot retiring 
at the end of the school year. Go for it! 

Marianne Carrano Raphaely 

and Russ planned to attend the 
AMA meeting in June in Chicago. In 
May, the Children's Hospital of 
Philadelphia named a new interior 
connecting bridge spanning from 
the old to the new intensive care 
complex in Russ' name. Wow! In 
July, they planned a trip to France 
with family - the first week in a 
village and villa in Southern France, 
and the second week in Paris. 



For those of 
you who got my 
email, you know I 
complained to the 
doctor that I was 
rusting and needed a 
little WD-40! Instead I got physical 
therapy and a chance to sample lots 
of our very good wine. I work full 
time again because my very favorite 
employee had the nerve to get 
married and start a wonderful new 
life! It's like having your children 
leave - you love them, you train 
them, and then you have to let them 
go in order to keep them. 

Until next time, take care, have 
fun, speak up, and tell it like it is - 
the last being one of the darn few 
perks of being a senior. 



Ann Chilton Power 
acpowerl@earthlink.net 



Becky Tebbs Nunn '65 and her 
husband of 46 years, Spike, a 
retired airline captain, moved back 
to her hometown of Kilmarnock, 
Va., where she serves on the town 
council and writes books. Her most 
recent is The Magnolia Ball III: 
The Conclusion. 



I now have DSL internet service 
on my computer, so I can do a 
faster job. Lucas, as of this writing, 
is 15 months, has four teeth, and 
is walking everywhere. He enjoys 
eating (Tom syndrome) and is 
always in a good mood. His every 
move delights me. 



Jody Campbell Close 

jodycanipbellclose60@alunini.umw.edu 

Karen Larsen Nelson 
karenlarsen60@alumni.umw.edu 

Our 50th reunion is history, but 
those of us who attended have many 
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CLASS NOTES 




and of old and new friends to keep 
us going for a few more years. If 
you weren't there, you missed a 
wonderful time. The renovated 
campus is beautiful. What follows is 
a list of attendees - 38 were in our 
class picture. If you were at Reunion 
and your name isn't here, please let 
us know. We want to list everybody! 
And, * indicates that our classmate 
was accompanied by a wonderful 
husband. 

Joyce Moore Becker, 
Nancy Cleaves Blaydes*, Hilda 
Beazley Burcher, Willie Burton 



Calhoun*, Joyce Larrick Casey, 
Syd Collson Chichester, Jody 
Campbell Close, Patty Morgan 
Connolly, Debbie Mallett Cressall, 
Joan Dunn Diener, Nancy 
Moncure Deiss\ Sara Forsyth 
Donnelly, Terry Eagles Dow, 
Patricia Burke Duke, Pat Garvin 
Dyke, Page Shafer Frischkorn*, 
Dorothy Simon Gibson, Rose 
Bennett Gilbert, Joanne Meehan 
Godfrey, Sue Smith Goodrick, 
Sherry Farrington Green, Marilla 
Maddox Haas, Bonnie Davis 
Hall, Liz Hill Heaney, Joyce 
Fooks Holland, Nancy Seward 



Howard*, Betty Frayser Kipps, 
Sandra Johnston Laub, Anne 
Angel McMarlin*, Karen Larsen 
Nelson*, Joan Scarritt Reynolds, 
Rhoda Moyer Ruffner, Betty Bruce 
Shepard, Kitty Shiver Strickland, 
Mary Jane Stevens Taylor*, Audrey 
Maull Tuttle, and Linda Fuller 
Watkins. Jane Choate Lorentz had 
planned to be at Reunion, but her 
husband passed away on the Friday 
of that weekend. We sent - and send 
- condolences from the whole class. 

jodys Reunion memories: What 
a wonderful reunion we had. So 



many impressions to share. I was 
amazed and a little envious of the 
youthfulness of our class. We are 
beautiful! Among us, we have so 
many accomplishments: authors 
and artists, entrepreneurs and 
physicians, adventurers and athletes, 
gracious hostesses and wives, sharp 
community leaders with energy and 
plenty of savvy, women of wisdom 
who have learned a lot of life's lessons 
and who have the intelligence to 
know there are more lessons awaiting 
us, and stunning women aglow with 
the love of the most charming of 
spouses. Our class members didn't 



Nicholson's Recipe for Success - Say "Yes 



Susan Orebaugh Nicholson '64 has always been stirring things 
up - one way or another. From a disallowed dip in the college 
fountain and subsequent visit to the dean to becoming the 
first female registered dietitian for a pharmaceutical company, 
Nicholson counts her education at Mary Washington among the key 
ingredients to her success. 

Creator of the syndicated 7-Day Menu Planner newspaper column 
and author of the hot-off-the-press 7-Day Menu Planner for Dummies 
cookbook, Nicholson followed a career path that was set her 
freshman year. "The opportunities for women were not what they are 
today," said the licensed dietician. "The main thing that women with 
education did in those days was become a nurse or teach school or 
find some sort of administrative position."Taking a healthy portion 
of advice from her school counselor, Nicholson chose to study 
foods and nutrition in the Mary Washington Department of Home 
Economics. She has been cooking up success in the field ever since. 

After graduation, Nicholson accomplished several milestones in 
corporate America. She became the first registered dietitian to work 
in sales for Mead Johnson Pharmaceutical Co., and she created its 
regional dietitian position and trained all future regional dietitian staff. 

In the early 1 980s, Nicholson moved to Atlanta to work for 

Marriott's contract food services division. 
w She introduced a fee-for-service concept 
for dietitians in hospitals and planned 
Marriott's first client-dietitian seminar, 

X 

which featured an introduction to 
^ computers as part of the program. 

\ When the company eliminated her 
position a few years later, Nicholson and 
her husband purchased a microwave 
N retail store and cooking school. "I 
didn't own a microwave on Tuesday, 




Susan Orebaugh Nicholson, 
creator of a nationally syndicated 
newspaper column, has just writt< 
lew book about meal planning.: 



and on Wednesday I owned 500," 
Nicholson said. She quickly taught 
herself microwave cookinq, and 
she incorporated her knowledge 
of food and nutrition to lead the 
cooking classes at the store. 

To maximize her limited 
budget for advertising, Nicholson 
produced many TV cooking 
segments and classes. CNN 
featured her Save Your Heart with 
Susan, which caught the eye of a 
New York agent, who called to ask 
if she wanted to write a book. SusanOrebaugh Nicholson, 

"Yes, sure. Why not?" Nicholson creator of a nationally syndica 
answered, and in 1 991 she 
published her first cookbook. This 
led to bylines in newspapers and then to a regular column for the 
Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Nicholson's syndicated 7-Day Menu 
Planner was born. 

"My experience has been that women find it hard to say 'yes' if 
they don't know how to do something perfectly," Nicholson said. "I 
just tried to teach myself to say 'yes' to opportunities. If I don't know 
how to do it, I'll figure it out." 

Nicholson seasoned her natural determination with values 
harvested at Mary Washington. "I have a profound appreciation for 
education," she said. "Just because you graduate doesn't mean you 
stop learning." 

And she hasn't. From sales to retail management and writing to 
social networking, Nicholson has approached every opportunity with 
one part open mind and two parts hard work. "I am always afraid 
when making these decisions," she said, "but I would rather take a risk 
than keep doing the same boring thing over and over and over." 



- Lorna Webster 



nake a lot of noise, but they got 
lown to the business ot living up to 
heir potential and the promise that 
-lary Washington gave us - I was not 
lone in having heard Dr. Simpson's 
all for the "pursuit ot excellence." 
)urs is a most excellent group ot 
loval daughters," with energy and 
itelligence and grace. Boy, am I 
roud to call everyone my classmate. 

Thursday evening's reception 
/as warm and wonderful, including 
aving Betty Bruce Shepard 
ign her latest books for us. Our 
.irmal Friday night class banquet 
lcluded good tood, the most 
ongenial company, and gracious 
rrangements. Having Rose Bennett 
p front at the podium again 
eemed the most natural thing. I 
ave read the list often, but having 
re slide show in memory ot those 

classmates we've lost made that 
oil call sweeter than usual. 

Saturday was hot and found 
s all over the campus. We've won 
ie Eagle trophy twice over, and we 
lade certain that our class name 
/as engraved on it for posterity. The 
icnic was fun, then we gathered 

1 the central parlor of Ball Hall for 
final birthday party and one last 
hance to be together as a class. The 
losing banquet Saturday evening 
/as a poignant and eye-opening 
lose to our sojourn. Many of you 
/ill remember Edie Sheppard Ott 
59, someone we looked up to and 
dmired. Dr. Edie was recognized 
/ith the highest of honors for her 
ody of work, including her support 
f Mary Washington. She paid us 

le tribute of remembering us by 
ame and brought many of us to 
:ars. We wish her return to good 
ealth. 

Special gratitude to Patty 
lorgan Connolly and Syd 
Poison Chichester for taking over 
ie leadership, sacrificing much 
me and effort, and personally 
nderwriting major chunks of 
;eunion to keep the costs down for 
eturnees. We are indebted to them 
nd to Nancy Seward Howard, 
'age Shafer Frischkorn, Liz Hill 
leaney, Sue Smith Goodrick, 
^aren Larsen Nelson, and Betty 
)itmars Prosser for making 
lis gathering memorable. Our 
lass brought in nearly $400,000, 
nanks to Patty and Syd's efforts in 
pearheading the class gift, to all of 
ou who donated, and to the cadre 
f phone volunteers. Thanks to 
'age for her wonderful collection of 
ictures from the weekend. 

One result of the lovely weekend 
/as the groundswell of enthusiasm 



tor our 55th. To those ot you who 
did not come, we missed you 
please, be with us the next time. 

Thanks tor all the notes and 
compliments on the slide show of 
a stream of memories. I hope to 
expand the DVD with the addition 
of pictures from Reunion and make 
it available to all who might like to 
have it as a keepsake. Please let me 
know if you are interested in a copy 
for a very nominal fee to cover costs. 
If you have pictures, please send 
them to me ASAP. I send special 
affection and thanks to my two 
Reunion roommates, Liz and Sue, for 
holding me together. Thank you to 
all the super husbands who joined in 
the fun and to Mary Jane Stephens 
Taylor's husband, whose lovely 
impromptu closing toast to our class 
was a touching surprise farewell. 

Karen's Reunion memories: 
We all had such a great time that 
our celebration lasted well into 
Thursday evening, and we couldn't 
wait to get back together again 
Friday morning for our private 
trolley ride through historic 
Fredericksburg. We were amazed 
by the amount of history we never 
knew about the city. Dr. William 
Crawley was our guest speaker for 
the Friday evening banquet and 
reminded us of many events of 1956 
through 1960 that impacted our 
lives. 

fody put together a stupendous 
PowerPoint slide presentation of 
pictures you all had sent; everyone 
had fun trying to identify each other 
from those old black-and-white 
photos. At all the functions, we, 
the class of 1960, amused the 
other guests and staff by insisting 
on singing our Alma Mater with 
the original line "we your loyal 
daughters" loud and clear enough 
for everyone else to hear. The 
official line is now "we your sons 
and daughters." 

After the Sunday morning 
brunch, Jody gave a few of us a tour 
of the gorgeous new Jepson Alumni 
Center. The old Trench Hill is now 
an exquisite guest house attached to 
the new home of the alumni offices. 
We were all reluctant to leave that 
afternoon. 

Joanne Meehan Godfrey wrote, 
"I think attending the 50th allows 
for a true recognition of how great/ 
hard life is. . ..A major reunion like 
that provides a true focal point, and 
for me is recognition of the vital 
link to life that Mary Washington 
provided. So thank you for all your 
effort." 



Page Shafer Frischkorn wrote, 
"Everyone looked so good! I'm glad 
we won the Eagle Award, and Syd 
(the Eagle) was so funny." 

Mary Jane Stevens Taylor and 

husband Ray, like others, found 
the trolley tour enlightening. "Dr. 
Crawley's talk at our dinner and 
his lecture Saturday morning 
were both delightful," she wrote. 
"We purchased his book, and it is 
fascinating reading." 

Anne Angel McMarlin 

enjoyed reacquainting herself with 

former classmates and learning 

Fredericksburg 

history on the 

trolley tour. "The 

service from 

the UMW staff 

also was most 

accommodating 

and efficient, and 

the events planned 

were delightful and 

pleasant," she wrote. "I certainly 

missed the class members who were 

not there." 

Like so many, Nancy Cleaves 
Blaydes thanked the Reunion 
Committee and UMW for a great 
job planning and executing the 
weekend. "It was fun reuniting with 
friends and making new ones. I 
even found a classmate who lives on 
the same street in Massachusetts as 
my daughter," she wrote. "I still can't 
believe we are all old enough to have 
a 50th reunion." 

Rose Bennett Gilbert sent her 
thanks, too, and wrote "Wow! And 
wow! You all made it worth waiting 
a half-century for our Big Five-0 
Reunion. . .and wasn't it fun? A bit 
surreal, too, but truly a once in a 
lifetime event." 

Nancy Moncure Deiss sent 
a delightful admission that she 
was really glad we had nudged 
her to come; she had a wonderful 
experience. That kind of reply 
warms the heart. 



Connie Booth Logothetis (A - L) 
connielogothetis@gmail.com 

Renee Levinson Laurents 
(formerly H-Q, note new 
distribution) 

Lynne Williams Neave (M - Z) 
Lyneave@aol.com 

(Please send news to the designated 
Class Agent according to the first 
letter of your maiden name.) 



From Connie: Have you 
marked your calendars lor our 50th 
reunion, lune 3-5, 201 1? Plan to get 
more time on campus by attending 
Alumni College on June 3, with 
interesting classes but no papers or 
grades. If each of us contacts at least 
one classmate whom we would like 
to see after all these years, think of 
what fun that would be! The 50th 
is a milestone, so let's celebrate by 
coming together at our beautiful 
alma mater. We want to win those 
trophies for reunion giving, one 
for dollar amount and, especially, 
the one for highest participation of 
givers! 



Roberta James East '66 runs a 
pick-your-own flower farm in 
Purcellville, Va., with a separate 
wedding floral business. 



Sadly, we have lost three 
classmates since March. Our 
renowned mystery writer and 
antiques appraiser, Mary Louise 
Joslin Jenkins, a.k.a. Emyl Jenkins, 
died of ovarian cancer on April 
27 in Richmond, Va. Denby 
Singley Gorman passed away from 
two brain tumors on May 13 in 
Columbia, S.C. And Carol Turner 
Daniels died on June 6; please see 
Renee's section. We remember and 
miss them dearly. 

Lloyd Tilton Backstrom wrote 
that Nancy Edmunds Morris' 

oldest daughter, Sally, lost her battle 
with cancer on April 20. Sally lived 
with her family in Atlanta and had 
fought valiantly for two years. Our 
deepest sympathy goes out to you 
and Dewey, Nancy. 

After spending the winter in 
Hawaii, Eleanor Knight Jensen and 

hubby Cliff of New Fairfield, Conn., 
went on a National Geographic- 
Lindblad trip to Egypt and Jordan 
last spring. They followed that by 
spending a couple ot weeks in Paris 
to relax and enjoy late meals and 
museums. 

Kelly Cherry is director's visitor 
at the Institute for Advanced Study 
in Princeton, N.J.,working on a 
book-length poem. She and Burke 
planned to have a couple of days 
in New York City at the end of her 
stay. Clara Sue Durden Ashley 
and Clarence went to Florida last 
winter to visit Dennis and family in 
Jacksonville, and Park and family at 
Tyndall Air Force Base. The Ashley's 
first grandchild, Christopher, is 16. 
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who will make grandchild No. 14. 
"Another quilt to make," she wrote. 

In May, Carolyn Crum Pannu 

attended West Point's 50th class 
reunion. While there, she met 
Jean Ryan Farrell and cruised 
with her and others around the 
New York City harbor. She also 
met Lynne Williams Neave 
and Sandy in the city for dinner. 
Carolyn and daughter Kara went 
to the theater twice. She planned 
to spend a few days in Los Angeles 
with Renee Levinson Laurents 
in August. She has her calendar 
marked for "our BIG 50th!" 



and her family are fine. She travels, 
gardens, plays duplicate bridge, 
hikes, and reads. She was about to 
leave for Paris when she wrote. 

Peggy Howard Hodgkins 

planned to visit Santa Barbara, 
Calif., in October for the wedding 
of her nephew, then travel with her 
sister to visit tamily in Portland, 
Ore. Peggy's sons and their families 
spent the week of July 4 with her at 
her place on the lake. She is having 
some back problems and doing 
physical therapy. She plans to attend 
Reunion. 



Barbie Upson 
Welch and her 

husband, Chuck, 
have been busy with 
the Mary Campbell 
Center, a home for 
handicapped adults, 
founded by Chuck's family. Barbie 
serves on the board. She and her 
family gathered in Dallas for her 
nephew's wedding. She and Chuck 
toured the area with her brother and 
his wife, and they hoped to travel to 
Charleston in the fall. 

Barbie was on a USTA Senior 
tennis team that went to the North 
Carolina State Championships 
and had lots of fun - even though 
they didn't win the trophy! Barbie's 
grandson, Leo, 3, is quite the talker, 
she said. Barbie and Mary Hatcher, 
a master gardener, got together 
recently. 

Thanks, as always, to all who 
wrote. 

From Renee: Hi everyone! In 
May, Mary Hatcher, of Wilmington, 
N.C, and a friend spent 10 days in 
Door County, Wis., then headed 
to Green Bay, where her friend not 
only ran a half marathon but won 
third place in his age group. Mary 
visited Mount Vernon to meet 
Kathy Byorum Whaley's oldest son, 
who was with his tamily visiting 
from Indiana. Mary stays in touch 
with Kathy, who lives with her 
husband, Dave, in Copperas Cove, 
Texas. She also saw Connie Booth 
Logothetis at the farmers' market. 
Mary stayed in Virginia with 
roommate Betsy Hueston Hansen 
and attended a yoga class with her. 
Mary also planned to visit Cape 
May, N.J., and take a museum cruise 
to see nine lighthouses in the area. 

Becky Paris Spetz sent the sad 
news that her freshman-sophomore 
roommate, Carol Turner Daniels, 

was diagnosed with kidney cancer 
late last year and passed away on 
June 6. On a happier note, Becky 



Linda Mitchell Spiers '66 loves life 
as the rector of Trinity Episcopal 
Church in Collinsville, Conn. 



Pepper Jacobs Germer and 

Hank were in Paris in March and 
took a cruise on the Seine River. 

As for me, this will be my 
last Class Notes submission. I 
have been discouraged by how 
few responses I have gotten to my 
pleas for news, but I extend my 
thanks to those of you who HAVE 
written and usually do so each time. 
I have loved hearing from you, 
and I do appreciate the words of 
encouragement when you say a nice 
thank you to me for writing. It really 
does mean a lot. 



We all experienced a wonderful 
four years of intellectual and social 
growth at MWC; we forged bonds 
that remain to this day. All of that 
is simply a collective treasure that 
we carry around 
inside of ourselves. I 
welcome email from 
any of you who care 
to write, and I very 
much wish to stay in 
touch! I love you all, 
and look forward 
to seeing you at 
Reunion. I wouldn't 
miss it tor the world. 



visit Ocracoke. Sue has gotten a 
personal trainer and she hopes to 
be slimmer by Reunion! 

In June, Pat Scott Peck's 

daughter, Stacey, married Jeff 
Griffin in the oak-shaded garden 
of Vizcaya, a historic Italian villa 
on the water in Miami. She visited 
Washington, DC, for a week, and 
then headed to Calais, Maine, via 
Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. She 
planned to be in her cottage on the 
Canadian border until mid-October. 
With four bedrooms and two 
baths, she would love to have Mary 
Washington gals visit. 

I was so happy to hear from 
Judy Saunders Slifer that she is 
doing well. She is still on chemo 
for multiple myeloma, but it is 
at a maintenance level, which is 
wonderful. Judy and Eleanore 
Saunders Sunderland are planning 
a 15-day Viking cruise from 
Amsterdam to Budapest in May. 
Judy and Polly Updegraff Champ 
plan to come to Reunion together, 
and she's working on commitments 
from Eleanore, Linda Taylor 
Drustrup, and Babs Buse Johnson. 

Jane Wain Rockhold plans 
to attend Reunion. She and Jim 
celebrated their 44th anniversary 
in June and enjoyed having both 
girls, two sons-in-law, and four 
grandchildren -ages 13 years 
to 5 months - for a fun-filled, 
hectic visit! One daughter is in 
Germantown, Md., and the other is 
in Atlanta. Jim is a retired pilot. Jane 
still enjoys painting. She said she 
has such fond memories of Julian 
Binford and the Mary Washington 
Art Department. 



Antoinette "Toni" Bonanno 
Leonard Matlins '67 is a 
professional gemologist and 
a member of the Board of 
the Accredited Gemologists 



Association. 



From Lynne: 

Frank and Jean Ryan Farrell 

are beginning their 28th year 
living in Atlanta, and they still 
love it. This year, they visited the 
Dalmatian Coast and next year's 
adventure will be to Turkey. They 
saw Carolyn Crum Pannu when 
they were at Frank's 50th reunion 
at West Point. Sue Wilson Sproul 
has been in Virginia a lot, handling 
her late brother's estate. She 
planned to return in August with 
Dave to look after grandchildren 
Audrey, 12, and Nathaniel, 7, then 



Kay Slaughter planned to 
retire in August after 24 years as 
an attorney with the Southern 
Environmental Law Center. She 
will still live in Charlottesville, 
but she will miss SELC and the 
many interesting projects related 
to the environment. Kay saw her 
grandson, Ian McNett III, graduate 
from Air Force basic training at 
Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. 
Kay's roommate, Cynthia Scott 
Cozewith, transferred to Carnegie 



Tech in Pittsburgh, where she met 
her husband, Charlie. Cynthia and 
Charlie are retired in Houston and 
Cynthia is an incredible sculptor. 

Suzanne Stafford and Kay are 

good friends. Suzanne lives in San 
Francisco, is retired from Crown 
Zellerbach, and is very active in her 
church choir. "She is much the same 
zany person and a lot of fun to be 
around," Kay wrote. 

Kay said our classmates who 
transferred to U.Va. for nursing 
school will also celebrate their 50th 
reunion June 2-4, and she wishes 
there were some way everyone 
could meet up. Among those 
transfers is Kay's close friend, Judy 
Kennedy Matthews, who lives in 
Martinsville, Va., with her husband, 
John. They are active with Piedmont 
Arts and the Virginia Museum of 
Natural History. Other nursing 
transfers were Mittie Weeden and 
Barbara Kelly, who would love to 
see Mary Washington friends. "As 
one who attended MWC for only 
two years and who has attended the 
last two reunions, I encourage the 
others to come back," wrote Kay, 
who transferred to the University 
of North Carolina. "You see some 
people you knew and you meet 
others - I think these times are a 
lot of fun to renew friendships and 
make new ones." 



Patricia Mackey Taylor 
Ptaylor55@cox.net 

Greetings to you! Hope this column 
finds you well and eagerly awaiting 
the holidays. Many, many thanks 
to Nancy Powell Sykes for writing 
such delightful and informative 
class notes while I was traveling last 
winter! 

Sandra McGregor Craig, 
Sydney Truitt Green '63, and 
Susan Ramey Robertson '63 had 

a terrific tour of Argentina and 
Chile in March. Sandys husband, 
Kenny, joined her and they stayed 
an extra five wonderful days in 
South America. They toured a 
copper mine in full miner's regalia, 
worked the robots breaking rocks, 
and visited a zoo to see white 
Bengal tiger twins. Sandy and Ken 
finished the trip by stopping to see 
granddaughter Brighton for her 
second grade Grandparent's Day. 
Sandy said, "It doesn't get any better 
than that!" 

Noel Sipple moved to a 
different condo in her same 
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adopted a stray and now is bringing 
the "new" condo the TLC it needs. 
She said Julia Shumaker Bailess 
toured Europe visiting WWII battle 
sites, many of which her father 
had visited during his time in the 
military. 

Mary Lott Haglund and 

husband David took their boat from 
Houston to Newfoundland. Mary, 
Dave, and I had a nice get together 
on their boat early 
one a Saturday 
morning during 
their stopover in 
Hampton, Va. Mary- 
gave me updates on 
her son, daughter, 
and the four 
grandchildren. The 
Haglunds certainly 
seem to be enjoying 
their retirement. 



by train from Milan through the 
Lake Como area, Verona, Bolzano, 
and through the Brenner Pass to 
Munich, Germany. The wines and 
food were fabulous. Near the end of 
every summer, we make our annual 
trip to Long Beach Island, N.J., 
where we rent a house big enough 
to hold all four children and six 
granddaughters, largely so that the 
cousins can all spend time together. 



Joan Akers 
Rothgeb, Mary Lott 
Haglund, and Sue 
Grandy Farrar rented a cottage in 
Virginia Beach in June. Joan stopped 
in Richmond to babysit son Lee's 
2-year-old son. Daughter Shannon 
invited Joan and husband Eddie 
to attend their granddaughters 
kindergarten graduation. Sue is glad 
she made the move from Norfolk to 
Christiansburg, Va., to be near her 
daughter and grandson. She works 
at the local museum. 

As for me, I had a most 
delightful trip to Australia and New 
Zealand the end of February and 
the beginning of March - summer 
"Down Under." We visited the Great 
Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera 
House. The Australian people were 
so open and friendly, and I got to 
practice saying "gday mate." Sherry 
Burton lives in a small town in the 
very north area of the North Island 
of New Zealand, a most beautiful 
place. I was so disappointed when 
I was not able to reach her while I 
was there. 

Please let me hear from you. 
We would all like to know how and 
what you are doing. 



A highlight of last summer for 
Elizabeth "Beth Anne" Moses 
Mathes '67 was UMW Alumni 
College preceding Reunion 
Weekend. She said the professors 
were not only knowledgeable, 
but also skilled at engaging their 
audiences. 



Anne Radway 
tiazelda 1 @verizon.net 

Once again, I had a great time 
talking to members of our class, 
many of whom I haven't seen 
since we graduated. My husband, 
Jonathan, and I had a wonderful 
trip to Northern Italy. Based on 
a newspaper article on the wines 
of the Alto Adige, we traveled 



Mary Russell, Alice Eckenrode 
Alkire, Cynthia Whittaker 
Finnelly, and I planned a mini 
reunion in July at Sally Sutherland's 

lovely log house with horse barns 
just outside of Richmond, Va. Mary, 
Alice, and I live in the Washington, 
D.C., area; Cynthia lives in Holly 
Springs, N.C. 

Gloria Moskowitz Fischel said 
being a grandmother to five is the 
best job ever! She traveled to Costa 
Rica and Cancun last winter, and 
she still runs a travel agency. She 
was putting together a culinary tour 
with cooking classes in Tuscany for 
women. She golfs and continues to 
write freelance magazine articles, 
as she has since leaving Mary 
Washington. She took a memoir 
writing course and hoped to record 
some of her family history. 

Lucille Kempel Mattern 

of Sarasota, Fla., retired as an 
environmental biologist from 
the Manatee County Planning 
Department. She's very happy to 
be able to travel, having recently 
returned from a trip to Egypt, and is 
studying Spanish. Her two sons live 
in Sarasota. 

Lois Smith McDaniel lives 
in Gainesville, Va. She and her 
husband traveled to England and 
Scotland last year and their next trip 
was to be to New England. They're 
photographers and planned to track 
down lighthouses and covered 
bridges in Maine, Vermont, and 
Rhode Island. In October, they 
planned to go on a cruise along the 
California and Mexican coast. All 
this traveling should serve them well 



as travelers' aides at Dulles Airport 
in Virginia, where they started 
volunteering last spring. 

Betsy Evans Manchester 

and her husband have lived in 
Mendham, N.J., for the past 20 
years and retired 10 years ago. They 
take advantage of local sites 
such as Longwood Gardens in 
Pennsylvania, travel to Alexandria, 
Va., to visit their son and his family, 
and spend summers in Maine. Betsy 
is in touch with Linda Gulnac 
Steels, who has retired with her 
husband to Nantucket, Mass.; Joan 
Hecker Wuerfele of Naples, 
Fla.; and Ginger Logee Carr of 
Boothbay, Maine. 

Stay in touch - I love hearing 
from all of you! 



Victoria Taylor Allen 
Vallenl303@aol.com 

There is much news from our 
busy Class of '64. After 43 years 
in Richmond, in 2006, Betsy 
Churchman Geary and husband 
Ray retired to Durham, N.C. They 
enjoy Durham's new performing 
arts center and attend performances 
in Raleigh and Chapel Hill. They are 
the proud grandparents of two boys 
and four girls, ages 15, 13, 11,9, 6, 
and 4. Daughter Jill and her four 
children live nearby. In June, Betsy 
and Ray were on a land and cruise 
tour of Alaska; they have been to 
five continents and more than 50 
countries. They see Peggy Morgan 
Tarr, who lives in Columbia, S.C., 
and Monie Argo Plueger and 
husband Rod in Greensboro, N.C. 
In 2008, Betsy, Linda Rudd Davis, 
Betty Gregory Wickersham, and 
Dotti McDowell Smith gathered 
for a mini-reunion in Durham and 
in Pinehurst at Dotti and Leighton 
Smith's house. 

Patti Jones Schacht and I 

enjoyed sharing freshman year 
memories of Mrs. Blessing's French 
class and funny incidents from 
Dr. Griffith's English class. Ruth 
Pharr Sayer and I enjoy our shared 
connections with the schools of the 
Sacred Heart - she in Princeton, 
N.J., and I in New York City and 
now in Greenwich, Conn. Ruth's 
daughter has just gotten through the 
ongoing hurdle of getting children 
into private schools in New York 
City. It is amazing how life's paths 
cross, a fact that I appreciate more 
and more as the years pass. 

Ruth wrote with sad news; 
the husband of Margaret Goode 



Watkins, Grant, passed away in 
April after a long and brave struggle 
with cancer. Margaret, our thoughts 
are with you and your family. 

Leslie Pack Hertzler and 

husband Gerry live in the very 
center of "Tornado Alley" in 
Oklahoma. Shortly before she 
wrote, another big one passed near 
their town. They have been safe 
so far, but Leslie feels safer when 
they visit their two daughters 
and teenage grandchildren at 
Smith Mountain Lake or in 
Charlottesville, Va. Leslie is in 
touch with two of her former 
roommates, who left Mary 
Washington before graduation. 
Ritchie Donnelly now lives in 
Massachusetts, and Lynne Shaw 
deVries is in Portland, Ore., but 
came east for a visit in 2009. 

1 was delighted to touch base 
with Helen Clarke - now a great- 
grandmother! - on Facebook. 
During a visit to her mother in 
Poquoson, Va., Helen connected 
with Sharon Haythorne Stack 
and her husband, Pete. Helen lives 
in Tennessee and works at Fort 
Campbell. 

Anne Phillips Massey sends 
her regards. My freshman year 
roommate, Sally Crenshaw Witt, is 

very involved with Virginia Garden 
Week. If you haven't been to a 
Virginia Garden Week, it is truly 
something to see. Sally keeps in 
touch with Joanne Crockett Lewis, 
who sends her best regards to all. 

Pat Hess Jernigan, also my 
roommate freshman year, and 
David took a wonderful trip to 
the Galapagos Islands and Peru 
last winter, so they missed the 
three-week round of snow that hit 
D.C. Fearless about tackling huge 
renovation projects, Pat wrote, "Last 
year we did the kitchen, and this 
year it's the bathrooms and master 
bedroom. If we survive, we'll do the 
basement next year." 

Betty Jennings Peterson 

is enjoying a "second 
grandmotherhood," visiting 
every Tuesday with TWO sets of 
twins. She and Mel enjoy visiting 
grandchildren, Kai, 14, and Ana, 
12. Kai was confirmed recently, 
and the family gathering included 
wonderful visits on the porch and 
around the campfire. 

Congratulations to Nancy 
Booth on receiving her doctorate 
from Rutgers University and 
for being promoted to associate 
professor at her college. 



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I finished a busy school year in 
ate May and almost immediately 
ook oft for Ireland with the 
larvard Alumni Association. We 
•njoyed a marvelous travel seminar 
>n Irish literature, which I studied 
vhen I got my masters degree more 
•ears aso than I would like to admit. 
-Ve concentrated on Dublin and 
>n the north and west of Ireland, 
vith special emphasis on Yeats and 
oyce. It's a beautiful country with 
nteresting sights, a rich and full 
listory, kind people, and good food, 
fou can't beat that. 

It is a pleasure to hear from so 
nany in our class. If you are trying 
o get in touch with a classmate, 
hop me an email, and I'll see if I 
an help out. Or, contact the alumni 
iffice. Don't forget to write. Your 
lassmates really do enjoy hearing 
our news. However mundane you 
hink it is, it's new and interesting to 
he rest of us. 



'hyllis Cavedo Weisser 
icweisser@yahoo.com 

jfe is still great for me here in 
Atlanta. Playing tennis in two 
;agues year-round helps keep 
ae fit, and playing bridge several 
imes a week helps keep the 
irain working. I have spent lots 
if time traveling this spring and 
ummer to be with my children 
nd grandchildren. It will be a little 
asier next year when my son and 
amily move to California, where 
ie'll be stationed at Lemoore Naval 
dr Station. That is less than 200 
niles from where my daughter and 
ler husband live. 

I correspond regularly with 
'enny Partridge Booth, Sue 
Vooldridge Rosser, and Lee 
ienry Madley. Penny had health 
ssues this spring that kept her from 
ttending our 45th, but she plans 
o get things organized for our 
Oth! Sue's husband, Jim, died last 
)ecember after a long illness. She 
ias done a fair amount a traveling 
his year, going to Indianapolis, St. 
'homas, and Maui, and spending 
week in Hilton Head with her 
/hole family. Lee's daughters both 
iad baby sons in the last year, and 
he enjoys spending time with 
hem. She has just finished major 
enovations to her townhome and is 
eady to relax and enjoy it! 

A few of us Georgia grads got 
ogether for lunch in April. Cathy 
day Tyler Findley, Janice Helvey 
tobinson, Betty Massie Cropper, 

nd I had a great time reminiscing 



about school days and marveling 
how none of us had changed at all! 
Although Cathy and I have seen 
each other periodically over the 
last 45 years, I hadn't seen Betty at 
all since graduation and Janice no 
more than once or twice at Atlanta 
alumni functions. We met early and 
the waitress didn't seem to mind 
how late we stayed! Betty's father 
died just prior to his 91st birthday, 
and their family had a wonderful 
celebration of his life at the funeral 
in Virginia. 

Stephanie Cadman Coker 
Hastings remarried in June of last 
year. Husband Jim is an architect 
who moved into her neighborhood 
in a home he designed. They have 
six children between them and 13 
grandchildren! 

In 2006, Becky Tebbs Nunn 

and her husband of 46 years, Spike, 
a retired airline captain, moved back 
to her hometown of Kilmarnock, 
Va., where she serves on the town 
council. The last of the "magnolia 
trilogy" books, The Magnolia Ball 
HI: The Conclusion, was published 
in March. She also has published 
The Magnolia Ball, The Magnolia 
BalTdash-Two: The Continuation, 
and Stolen Sons. She directs plays 
for community and home-school 
theater in the Lancaster County 
area. Robin Hood, the Musical, with 
42 youngsters aged 4 to 18, was in 
rehearsal during Lent, and she called 
it her penance! Daughter Ashley is a 
marital and family therapist in Marin 
County, Calif. She also does equine- 
assisted psychotherapy with children. 

Lynn Bard Jones lives near 
Becky. Her husband, Scotty Jones, 
passed away several years ago. Her 
daughter lives in Denver. Kacky 
Hudson Fox retired from nursing 
and has taken up knitting and 
sailing. She lives in her hometown of 
Acorn, Va. Her daughter, Sarah, just 
had her second child. 

Mary Alyce Johnson Roberts 

and husband Cliff live in San 
Francisco and recently became 
grandparents. Cliff heads the 
Veterinary School of the University 
of San Francisco. News from Alice 
Funkhouser: Ray Whitehead Kuhn 
recently remarried while cruising to 
Bora Bora! Her husband's name is 
Randy, and the trip and ceremony 
sounded fabulous. Margaret 
Mahon Whitehead built and moved 
into a new home. She enjoys her 
grandchildren and is curating her 
late husband's papers. She and 
her roommate-of-three-years, 
Abbie Donald Cutter, spent 
a fun, sentimental day touring 



Mary Washington last summer. 
Both were pleased to see that the 
natural and built landscapes are 
still very beautiful. Caroline Smith 
Parkinson and husband Jim moved 
back to Richmond. They had a 
wonderful time celebrating and 
saying good bye when she retired 
after 24 years of parish ministry. On 
a sad note, Ellen Jones Tompkins 
lost her son, Jay, in November 2009. 



Katharine Rogers Lavery 
hlaveryl@cox.net 

In April, Barbara "Bobbi" Bishop 
Mann, Jana Privette Usry, Lee Enos 
Kelly, Carolyn Perry Grow, Nancy 
Shackelford Jones, our honorary 
class member and beloved sponsor, 
Dr. George Van Sant, and his wife, 
Milena, attended a luncheon to 
meet our new president, Rick 
Hurley. Later, Bobbi and Jana 
attended a euphoric "MW on the 
Road" reception in Richmond, 
along with Pat Lewars Pace and 
Diana Twiggs Woodworth. 
Bobbi reported that faculty, staff, 
alumni, and the Fredericksburg 
community were "over the moon" 
with campus developments, 
renovations, programs, and the 
new Eagle Village. Bobbi and Jana 
also worked the Reunion Weekend 
registration table. At the Saturday 
banquet, Bobbi presented awards 
to four outstanding alumni, her 
"last hurrah" as 
the vice president 
for alumni awards 
after a second 
two-year term on 
the Alumni Board. 
Bobbis freshman 
roommate, 
Christine Brooks 
Young, and friend Charnell 
Williams Blair drove from Suffolk, 
Va., to Williamsburg to see Bobbi. 
Bobbi traveled to Norfolk, Va., 
to meet Phil and Eileen Perna 
Thomason at their sons "posh 
five-year-old" restaurant on the 
waterfront. Bobbi and Anne Meade 
Clagett are already working on 
plans for our next class reunion. 



is moving from Boca Raton to a 
Richmond assisted-living facility. 
Jana and Lee Enos Kelly are co- 
chairs of reunion fundraising. 

Marty Spigel Sedoff and family 
spent a week in July at Litchfield 
Beach, S.C. Marty went to the 
Curves facility at Pawley's Island 
and met an employee there who 
was originally from Richmond, had 
been a childhood friend of Dee 
Dee Nottingham Ward, and had 
attended Mary Washington! 

Marty had lost touch with 
Crystal Winston Metcalf but 
contacted her via Facebook. 
Crystal and husband Tom live in 
Port Edwards, Wis., not far from 
Marty's Minneapolis home. Crystal 
and Tom, married 46 years, have 
two sons and eight grandchildren. 
Tom retired from the family 
lumber business two years ago. 
Crystal worked there for years as 
a bookkeeper and now helps out 
when needed. 

Carolyn A. Eldred is already 
looking forward to seeing everyone 
at our next reunion. She signed 
an agreement to endow a Mary 
Washington scholarship and 
attended the Scholarship Luncheon 
at the UMW Alumni Executive 
Center in April. Carolyn got 
her graduate degree at George 
Washington University and also 
agreed to endow a graduate 
fellowship there. 



PatPiermatti '70 of Clifton, N.J., 
retired in 2008 after 37 years as a 
pharmaceutical science librarian 
for Rutgers University Libraries. 



Tyla Matteson works with 
climate forums, the Sierra Club, and 
local Richmond activities. Husband 
Glen is staff director of the Virginia 
chapter of the Sierra Club. He and 
Tyla traveled to San Francisco last 
spring where he received a national 
award tor his work. They also 
toured Yosemite National Park. 



Jana is actively involved with 
Richmond's diversity choir, One 
Voice Chorus, which performed in 
conjunction with a premiere jazz 
combo, the Russell Wilson Trio, in 
June. She attends Richmond Jazz 
Society meetings and still harbors a 
desire to learn to play the cello. Jana 
works as a mediator and recently 
completed training to expand 
her expertise to elder mediation. 
She cares for her aunt, whom she 



Diana Hamilton Cowell and 

her husband of 41 years, Dan, enjoy 
retirement. She was a medical social 
worker at the hospice of Huntington, 
WVa. He was the associate dean 
for graduate medical education 
and a staff psychiatrist at Marshall 
University Medical School. They 
have relocated to South Bethany, 
Del., where Diana continues to work 
with three phases of the census and 
Dan has a part-time position with 
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They love boating, beaching, 
and hosting friends, relatives, 
children, and grandchildren. Diana 
has worked to facilitate a sister 
city relationship between Bethany 
Beach, Del, and Periers, France, in 
Normandy. The mayor and several 
others residents of Periers traveled to 
Bethany in August for a ceremony to 
formally recognize the sisterhood of 
the two cities. 

Linda Mitchell Spiers loves life 
as the rector of Trinity Episcopal 
Church in Collinsville, Conn. She 
recently completed a five-year term 
on the standing committee for the 
Diocese of Connecticut. She has 
finished two years of a doctoral 
program at Hartford Seminary 
and has three classes and one final 
project to complete. In July, after a 
weeklong mission camp in Hartford 
with 100 teens, Linda traveled to St. 
John's, Virgin Islands, for 10 days 
with friends. 

Pat Lewars Pace celebrated the 
birth of her fifth grandchild, Finn, 
in May. Finn had a complicated 
delivery and his parents had 
unrelated medical 
problems, making it 
a tense period for the 
family. Fortunately, 
everyone recovered 
fully! Pat, her 
children, three 
granddaughters, 
and other grandson 
really enjoy having 
another baby boy around 



Kathleen continues to maintain 
a Facebook page for us. Please join 
the MWC 1966 Facebook group and 
post notes and pictures as often as 
possible. In preparation for our June 
2011 reunion, Kathleen requests 
that you send your email address to 
me or Barbara Bishop Mann and 
make a donation to UMW prior to 
Reunion. Our class would like to 
again win the competition for the 
largest percentage of donors and 
perhaps win the Reunion Eagle 
competition, which we narrowly 
missed last time. Kathleen and the 
MW Lunch Bunch selected Brocks 
Riverside Grill for our Friday 
reunion dinner party, and she 
encourages everyone to attend the 
dinner. 

Linda Spangler Berkheimer 

is planning a super slide show 
for Reunion and is already busy 
collecting photos taken during our 
college years. Email digital MWC 
pictures to me, Katharine Rogers 
Lavery, or Barbara Bishop Mann. 
You also can post them on the 
MWC 1966 Facebook page. 



Doralece Lipoli Dullaghan '70 is 
director of strategic partnerships 
for Sur Le Table and manages 
their branded cookbooks and 
their culinary travel program. 



Sad news from Joan Cuccias 

Patton - her father passed away in 
March. She and her four siblings 
spent part of the summer in 
Mississippi preparing his home for 
sale. Afterward, Joan retreated to 
the Outer Banks of North Carolina 
to visit a friend and was later joined 
in a rental house by her kids and 
grandkids. She attended a huge 
family reunion and vacationed in 
Newport Beach, Calif. Joan did 
manage to return home in August 
to attend a UMW reunion meeting 
in Fredericksburg! Meanwhile, Joan 
was preparing for her daughter to be 
married at home in October - the 
first family home wedding. 

Kathleen Goddard Moss and 

husband Tom have reduced their 
jobs to part-time, continue their 
church and community activities, 
and spend the largest part of 
their time with family. Since their 
grandchildren live in California, 
Spain, Ohio, and Virginia, they 
travel frequently and host summer 
visits, including their annual Hilton 
Head family vacation. 



Barbara "Barbi" Barriga 
Rowe has lived near West Chester, 
Pa., since 1980. She was head of 
Fairville Friends School there for 
10 years and is now the director of 
admissions at West Chester Friends 
School. In 1968, Barbi married U.S. 
Air Force officer Gordon Rowe and 
accompanied him to Vietnam and 
Laos, an experience similar to the 
MASH episodes. Barbi managed to 
have a teaching job everywhere she 
went. Although she and Gordon 
have divorced, they are amicable 
and continue to co-parent their 
son, two daughters, and three 
grandchildren. Son Gordon and 
daughter Winden live nearby and 
both are working on advanced 
degrees. Daughter Morgan married 
a Swiss-Thai man and lives near 
Zurich, Switzerland, where she is 
working on a masters degree. Barbi 
keeps in touch with Susan Roth. 

Susanne Landerghini Boehm 

wrote with the sad news of the 
passing of Helen "Bunny" Black 
Jureidini. Bunny lived in the 
French house sophomore year with 
Susanne, Susan Roth Nurin, and 
Tyla Matteson. A French major, 



Bunny also studied dance. She was 
a career senior physical therapist 
at the CJW Medical Center in 
Richmond but had retired with 
husband Paul to Annandale, Va. 

Kathy Fowler Bahnson had 

an aneurysm last spring but after 
successful surgery has returned to 
normal activities and exercise. She is 
really looking forward to Reunion. 

Sandra Hutchison Hoybach 

is pleased to announce that she 
and longtime companion Richard 
Schanne married in a private 
ceremony on May 10 at the Church 
of Our Redeemer in Aldie, Va. 
Sandra and Richard honeymooned 
with a driving tour through New 
England. They will live in Reston, 
Va., where Sandra has lived for 
many years. 

Pam Kearney Patrick 

has unearthed the movies she 
took at our 25th reunion and is 
reformatting them for our 45th. 
Come prepared for some good 
chuckles! Pam recently reconnected 
with Pam Ward Hughes, who lives 
in Northern Virginia and works for 
the U.S. State Department. Pam is 
close friends with Sandy Pearson 
D'Acunto. 

Clara Middleton Leigh '63, 

my lifetime friend and neighbor, 
opened up the UMW Heritage 
newsletter last spring and 
immediately recognized Robert 
Strassheim '96 and his family. We 
all grew up in the small farming 
community of Floris, Va. Clara, 
three other retired teacher friends, 
and I enjoy a season subscription 
to the Arena Stage in Washington, 
D.C. The most recent outstanding 
performance was Maurice Hines 
Sophisticated Ladies, which played 
in Duke Ellington's home theater, 
the Lincoln Theater, on U Street, 
and was a marvelous tribute to the 
Duke and all his musical endeavors. 
Whenever I go to the theater, I 
am reminded of Dr. Kline, Dr. 
Woodward, the MWC Players, 
and our field trip to The National 
Theatre to see Edward Albee's Who's 
Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 

Roberta "Robbie" James East 

continues to manage her pick-your- 
own flower farm in Purcellville, 
Va., with a separate wedding floral 
business. She has decided to retire 
from the wedding business, keep 
the flower part of the farm, and sell 
off some acreage to reduce costs 
and labor demands so she and 
husband Dennis can travel more. 
Robbie's "chick trip" in September 
was to Santa Fe, N.M., where she 
and friends rented a beautiful 



house as a base for their day trips. 
One memorable excursion was to 
Georgia OKeefe's property. 

Nancy Dean Wolffs husband 
passed away after a long battle with 
cancer. Our sincere condolences for 
your loss, Nancy. 



Nancy McDonald Legat 
dlegatl@sc.rr.com 

Cecilia "Cele" Fazzi van Eeden 

retired after 36 years teaching 
French and Spanish. She enjoys 
time with her mother, daughters, 
and granddaughter, and she 
volunteers for several community 
organizations. 

Susan Spencer Collins and 

husband Mike, a geriatric specialist, 
live in Vestavia Hills, Ala., right 
outside of Birmingham. They have 
been married 40 years. Daughter 
Catherine and her husband, Jason, 
live in nearby Hoover, Ala. Daughter 
Rebecca and her family - husband 
Jon, and daughter Laura, 2 - lost 
their house in the 2010 flood in 
Nashville. Rebecca and Jon are rock 
climbers. Catherine and Jason are 
into Iron Man races. 

Susan said it was great to see 
Nancy Mead Cherweck and Betsy 
Gantsoudes Robeson at different 
Reunion Weekends. Neither has 
aged a day since they graduated, 
Susan said. Nancy married a 
classmate of my husband and is 
retired after many years of working 
in his office. Betsy was Susans 
roommate for a year after med 
tech school and is living in New 
Mexico. She is still working with her 
husband, a pediatric urologist. 

Patsy Monahan Holden 

worked in schools for 30 years, 
the last seven as a counselor. She 
retired in 2005 and returned to 
work in 2006 as the therapist 
for day patients at a psychiatric 
hospital. Her husband of 42 years, 
Mike, continues to do well after 
a severe closed-head injury he 
suffered in an auto accident 25 
years ago. Retired since 2004, he is 
involved in church activities, water 
aerobics, and yard work. Their 
triplets live in Austin, Texas, about 
a three-hour drive from Patsy and 
Mike's home in Houston, where 
they have lived for 30 years. They 
spend many weekends together, 
enjoying lake activities and their two 
grandchildren, Lexie, 8, and Ethan, 
6. Patsy and Mike have enjoyed 
trips to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, 
Ireland, Canada, Mexico, and Egypt. 



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Patsy stays in touch with Susan 
Eike Spaulding, Florence Bishop, 
and Jean Johnson Dunn. Several 
friends in Patsy's suburb, Kingwood, 
graduated from Mary Washington; 
among them are Garland Estes 
McCarthy '50, Mary Davies 
McCartney '54, and Betsy Johnson 
Gould '63. 

Antoinette "Toni" Bonanno 
Leonard Matlins is a professional 
gemologist and a member of 
the Board of the Accredited 
Gemologists Association. She writes 
that GemStone Press has recently 
released new editions of two of her 
books: the seventh edition of Jewelry 
& Gems: The Buying Guide and the 
fourth edition of Colored Gemstones: 
The Antoinette Matlins Buying 
Guide. The third edition of 
Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins 
Buying Guide was due to roll off the 
press this fall. 

Elizabeth "Beth Anne" Moses 
Vlathes' annual excursion will take 
ler to Germany in December for 
:he holidays. Last year she went to 
Istanbul, saw beautiful sites, and 
raveled by boat on the Bosporus 
Strait nearly to the Black Sea. She 
s in touch with Susan Lee Bales, 
,vho has a beautiful home on the 
"ape Fear River in Wilmington, 
^.C. Susan retired from the federal 
government and is now consulting. 

Beth Anne said a high point of 
ast summer was UMW "Classes 
A r ithout Quizzes" the lectures 
or alumni and friends preceding 
Reunion Weekend. The professors 
vere knowledgeable, she said, 
ind also skilled at engaging 
heir audiences. "The campus is 
-emarkablel" she wrote. "It was 
ovely when we attended MWC 
ind, over the years, the school has 
:ontinued to create new buildings 
ind landscaping that blend 
;eamlessly with the old and create a 
)lace of unusual beauty." 

Gail Osborne Tiska, a seven - 
r ear breast-cancer survivor, wrote 
hat she is grateful to be here even 
f we are "Medicare age." Gail has 
bur children and five wonderful 
;randchildren in California, 
vlassachusetts, and New York. She 
;olfs with her husband of two years, 
i scratch golfer, and they enjoy 
•pending November in Southern 
3 ines, N.C. Gail has fond memories 
)f senior roommates Linda 
iherman and Judy Dunn. 

As for myself, Nancy 
VIcDonald Legat, my husband, 
3an, and I are enjoying retirement 
n South Carolina. We are active 
n our church, and our three 



daughters, sons-in-law, and seven 
grandchildren live nearby. 1 enjoy 
mentoring in the local elementary 
school and doing a little writing and 
calligraphy. 



Meg Livingston Asensio 



meglala@aol.com 



Linda Marett Disosway 
ldisosway@gmail.com 

Hi all. The last time I wrote Class 
Notes, it was bitterly cold. Now, the 
country is weathering a major heat 
wave. By the time you read this, 
however, it should be fall and no 
doubt the most beautiful time of all 
at Mary Washington. 

Sadly, Jeanine Zavrel Fearns 

lost her mother in May. Afterward, 
Jeanine spent some time in the 
mountains of West Virginia, near 
Blackwater Falls, and found it 
lovely and very restorative. She also 
spent a week at the Outer Banks 
of North Carolina in June, one of 
her favorite places. Jeanine's son, 
Sean, director of the D.C. -based 
Drug Enforcement Administration 
Museum, returned 
home safely from 
a "fact-finding" 
trip to Colombia. 
Her daughter, 
Erin, grows award- 
winning orchids. 



retirement papers but will work 
one more year for Chesterfield 
County. Pat Akers is semi-retired, 
doing workshops, and consulting. 
She enjoys her Oak Island, N.C, 
beach house. She planned to travel 
to Virginia in August for her high 
school reunion. 

Donna Cannon Julian and 

husband Gene went to Germany 
and Italy in July. They attended the 
Oberammergau Passion Play and 
visited the Italian Alps and Venice. 
Donna's senior suite is trying to 
keep up the momentum of last year's 
mini reunion: CeCe Smith Riffer 
and Ann Simpson Brackett joined 
Donna at her Lewes, Del., beach 
house in June. Unfortunately, Lyn 
Howell Gray wasn't able to attend, 
though she was in the U.S. from 
Liberia earlier this year, preparing 
for a new job there. 

Jean Polk Hanky attended the 
July ribbon cutting and reception 
for Phase I of UMW Eagle Village, 
where the Park & Shop shopping 
center once was. Parti Boise Kemp, 
Jane Jackson Woerner, and Connie 
Hinson also attended. Jane lives 
in Florida, but was visiting friends 
and family in the Northern Neck of 
Virginia. 



Jeanine, roomie 
Anne Witham 
Kilpatrick, and 

suitemates Carolyn "Suzy" Bender 
Winterble and Toni Turner 
Bruseth planned to gather in 
September at Suzy s home on the 
Chesapeake Bay near Yorktown, Va., 
to celebrate Toni's retirement. Toni 
has worked for the Texas Historical 
Commission in Austin for many 
years. Her husband, Jim, is an 
archeologist there and a published 
author. Together, they wrote the 
book From a Watery Grave about 
the discovery of a French ship, 
LaBelle, in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Patti Boise Kemp of 

Fredericksburg serves on the 
executive committee of the Alumni 
Board. She sent the following: 
Linda Gattis Shull had reverse 
socket shoulder replacement. It 
seems Florence Nightingale - a.k.a. 
Christie Wineholt - swooped in to 
help during Linda's first week home. 
Linda said she was a godsend. 
Barbara Burton Micou signed her 



Cathy Haringer Christiansen '70 
went to law school at age 40. She 
makes gingerbread houses for 
competition and has been ranked 
in the top 10 nationally. 



Phase I of Eagle Village includes 
a new student residence hall, a 
parking deck, and a mixed use 
retail/office complex; eventually 
the whole shopping center will 
be revamped. The residence hall, 
Eagle Landing, is lovely, Jean 
said, with suites of two bedrooms 
accommodating two people each, a 
kitchen in between with breakfast 
bar and living room area, and two 
bathrooms. A new pedestrian bridge 
across Route 1 connects Eagle 
Village to campus and provides a 
gorgeous gateway to the University. 
The Anderson Convocation Center 
should open in 201 1. Randolph and 
Mason residence halls and Monroe 
Hall are being completely renovated. 
We will have a lot to see when we 
all return to campus for our 45th 
reunion in 2014! 

I took my three daughters on a 
cruise in May. We started in Istanbul 
and ended up in Venice. The 



highlights were Santorini, Mykonos, 
Olympia, Ephesus, and Dubrovnik. 
We had a ball and want to do it 
again in a tew years. 

That's all for this issue. I hope 
everyone had a good summer. 

I know I write about many of the 
same people; that's because they let 
me know what is going on in their 
lives. I hope more of you will do the 
same. Everything you do is important, 
and we want to hear about it! 



Carole LaMonica Clark 
clarktjcj@skybest.com 

Our 40th class reunion was a blast, 
if a bit toasty weather-wise. On 
behalf of our class, I would like to 
thank Kathi O'Neill Argiropoulos 
and her band of volunteers for 
planning our reunion gathering. 
The opening reception at Lee Hall 
was very nice with delicious hors 
dbeuvres. Our class gathering 
followed at Kalnen Inn, part of the 
Jepson Alumni Executive Center. 
The Inn is the restored Trench Hill 
Residence Hall. We enjoyed a lovely 
buffet dinner and had quality time 
to become reacquainted with our 
classmates. Dory Potter Teipel 
'71 and Mary Anne Burns '71 
attended our gathering because 
they have lots of friends in our 
class. Mary Anne kindly provided 
era-appropriate music. 

Saturday was a full day of 
activities starting with breakfast 
at Seacobeck, lectures, tours, a 
wonderful picnic lunch at Palmieri 
Plaza in front of Monroe Hall 
(currently being renovated) and 
ending with a delicious dinner 
at Woodard Campus Center and 
Dessert Under the Stars back at 
Palmieri Plaza. It was wonderful 
to see so many husbands in 
attendance. My husband, Ted, had 
plenty of male companionship. 

Marion Moncure has retired 
from teaching, but she continues to 
be employed as a tutor, substitute 
teacher, and restaurant worker. Her 
daughter, Torrey, graduated from 
Appalachian State University in 
2008, married a fellow graduate 
in 2009, and now lives in Lenoir, 
N.C. Her elder daughter, Kate, 26, is 
enjoying life in St. John, U.S. Virgin 
Islands; and her son, Thomas, 18, 
graduated from high school in June. 
Ann Barr Butler is a retired social 
worker and lives in Flagler County, 
Fla., with her husband of 40 years, 
John. Ann enjoys volunteering in her 
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Donna King Tomb has been 
married to her husband, Don, for 
25 years and they reside in Saratoga 
Springs, N.Y. Both are retired 
English teachers and do occasional 
freelance writing. Their daughter, 
Jennifer Tomb '99, and her husband 
live outside of Richmond, Va., 
with their two children, William 
and Maddie. Their son, Daniel, 24, 
lives in Washington, D.C. Ellen 
Smythe Grosskurth lives in North 
Wales, Pa., outside of Philadelphia. 
A mother of two, Veronica and 
Alexander, she teaches ESL in 
elementary school and community 
college. Janet Moore Ross has 
lived in Williamsburg, Va., for 25 
years and has two daughters. She 
worked at the National Institutes 
of Health after graduation and 
received her Ph.D. in genetics from 
George Washington University. 
Janet studied human retroviruses 
(like HIV) while at NIH and then 
transferred to SUNY Health Science 
Center at Syracuse. She has taught 
medical school and graduate school. 
Terry O'Neil Sanders is a retired 
antiques dealer and lives on a tarm 
in Powhatan, Va., with her husband 
of 26 years, Don. They have three 
children. Terry likes to garden, 
travel, cook, and do handcrafts. 

Pat Piermatti of Clifton, N.J., 
retired in 2008 after 37 years as a 
pharmaceutical science librarian 
tor Rutgers University Libraries. 
She likes to travel and has visited 
western Europe, 
Greece, Turkey, the 
Middle East, Russia, 
and Egypt. In 2005 
and 2009, Pat hiked 
the 8,000-foot 
Mount Sinai. Karen 
Stifft Carroll retired 
in 2008 from her 
job as an educator 
for the hearing impaired. She has 
three sons and one granddaughter. 
She lives in Roanoke and keeps busy 
renovating her home. Francie Cone 
Caldwell is director of development 
for the Episcopal Diocese of 
Virginia and has two daughters. 
She lives in Richmond, and likes to 
travel, knit, read, and hang out with 
friends. 



Doralece Lipoli Dullaghan 

and her husband, William, have 
lived in Virginia Beach for five 
years. She has two stepsons, five 
granddaughters, and another 
grandchild on the way. Doralece is 
director of strategic partnerships 
for Sur La Table and manages 
their branded cookbooks and their 
culinary travel program. Kathi 
O'Neill Argiropoulos has worked 



at Airlines Reporting Corp. for 37 
years and enjoys it so much she 
has no plans for retirement. She 
volunteers at St. Peter's Episcopal 
Church. Her son, Jack, graduated 
from VCU in June 2010, and her 
daughter, Demi, is a junior at 
Virginia Tech. 

Laurie King Myse and her 

husband, Bob - both retired - 
divide their time between their 
homes in King George, Va., and 
Venice, Fla. They have three 
daughters and seven grandchildren. 
Laurie was an instructional 
supervisor for Spotsylvania Schools. 
She takes art classes and plays 
bridge, and she was planning a trip 
to Paris in October with one of her 
daughters. Susi Duffey DiMaina 
lives in Annandale, Va., and has a 
daughter who is a junior at Holy 
Cross. Her husband, John, works at 
the International Monetary Fund. 
Susi helps test coordinators at the 
high school near her home. Barbara 
Bingley lives in Oakton, Va., and 
works for General Dynamics 
as a contracts manager. Karen 
Anderson Muszynski lives in 
Frederick, Md., and works for the 
National Cancer Institute. She has 
a 27-year-old son and a 25-year-old 
daughter. Karen, Susi DiMaina, 
Karen Carroll, Francie Caldwell, 
Laurie Myse, and Barbara Bingley 
held a mini-reunion after Reunion 
Weekend at Karen's vacation home 
in Montross, Va. 



Annapolis, Md., proved to be the 
perfect setting for a mini-reunion 
in June of several members of 
the Class of 1974 who lived on 
Jefferson Fourth West. 



Susan Wagner Lacy is married 
to Halsted Welles, a landscape 
architect. They live in Manhattan 
and have two daughters. One is 
an agent at ICM in Los Angeles 
putting together independent 
movies and the other daughter is a 
documentary maker in NYC. Susan 
received a Lifetime Achievement 
Award from Cines for her work 
on her American Masters series 
on PBS, which received the 
Outstanding Documentary Series 
Prime Time Emmy seven out of 
the last 10 years. Marion Blakey 
lives in Chevy Chase, Md., and 
is the President and CEO of the 
Aerospace Industries Association. 
Her daughter graduated from 
the University of Wisconsin. Her 
husband, Bill Dooley, is an ER 



physician. In March 2010, Marion 
and her husband traveled for 
two weeks with Susan Lacy and 
her husband through Bhutan, 
Cambodia, where they visited 
Angkor Wat, and Bangkok. 

Cathy Haringer Christiansen 

of Gainesville, Va., who has two 
children and three grandchildren, 
went to law school at age 40. She 
makes gingerbread houses for 
competition and has been ranked 
in the top 10 nationally. In 2007, 
her gingerbread house was featured 
on Good Morning America. Susan 
Johnson Gillette works as a 
librarian in a prison for geriatric 
inmates. She lives in Capron, Va., 
with her husband, William, and 
spends time gardening. William 
Gillette works with 
Martha Carter 
Applewhite's 
husband, Allen, 
in agribusiness at 
the Department of 
Corrections. The 
Applewhites live in 
Cortland, Va.; they 
have three sons and 
three grandchildren. 

Candy Whitmer Collmer of 

Ithaca, N.Y., works as a professor 
of biology at Wells College. Her 
son, Alex, 35, is an entrepreneur in 
Manhattan he has two sons, Jack 
and Max. Candy's daughter, April, 
32, is a social worker in Chapel 
Hill, N.C. Candy and her husband, 
Alan, have been married for 38 
years. Adele Goss Shotwell and 
her husband, Alan, have lived in 
Rapidan, Va., since her husband 
retired from the Navy 19 years ago. 
They have four children and three 
grandsons. Adele has been with 
H&R Block for 22 years. Both of 
their sons work for Sony, one in 
Wisconsin and the other in Tokyo. 

Jane McKenzie Cutchins lives 
in Richmond with her husband 
of 39 years, Cliff. They have two 
daughters and two grandchildren. 
Jane is retired from her job in 
computer programming. Bettie 
Brooks Reuter lives in Sarasota, 
Fla., but also spends time at her 
home in Williamsburg. She works as 
a career counselor and likes to play 
golf and go kayaking. Deb White 
Orsi lives in Richmond and retired 
after 32 years from the medical field. 
She worked for three years for a 
law firm, where she was known as 
the "Director of First Impressions." 
Deb has three stepdaughters and 
one granddaughter and likes taking 
classes at VCU for fun. 



Ellen Grace Jaronczyk and her 

husband, Bob, recently moved to 
Williamsburg, Va., and Ellen has 
relocated her parents to the same 
area to keep a closer watch over 
them. One of their sons and his 
family live near Fredericksburg, 
and our reunion gave them another 
opportunity to visit. Retiree Lee 
Howland Hogan of Bedminster, 
N.J., is enjoying working as a 
part-time travel agent. Lee has 
recently made trips to Florida and 
Las Vegas. This spring, she took a 
riverboat cruise down the Danube 
to the Black Sea, visiting Germany, 
Austria, the Czech Republic, 
Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, 
and Slovakia. She also visited 
Los Angeles with her daughter 
and her husband. Lee has two 
grandchildren. 



Jan Hausrath Seddelmeyer '75 
works at APCO Worldwide, 
traveling the globe for her clients 
in the renewable energy and 
chemical industries. 



Tina Kormanski Krause 

works as a K-3 librarian at the 
Potomac School in McLean. She 
has one granddaughter, courtesy of 
her eldest daughter. Her youngest 
daughter graduated from Darden, 
UVAs business school. Tina and 
her husband, Paul, enjoy trips to 
Kiawah, S.C., where they hope 
to retire. Gabby Pagin lives in 
Oakton, Va., where she works in a 
community and outreach position 
at the National Child Support 
Program. Gabby is an avid bicyclist 
and did a Century bike ride benefit 
for multiple sclerosis. 

Dinah McGuire Douglas 

retired on July 30. Her daughter, 
who is married to an Italian, was 
expecting around the time of our 
reunion. So, Dinah was in Italy 
awaiting the birth of her second 
grandchild, a boy to be named 
Edoardo. Dinah was planning to 
move to Lynchburg. Jean Burgess 
Botts retired to Charlottesville and 
has a part-time job supervising 
Longwood University student 
teachers. Jean and her husband, 
Steve, are active in environmental 
concerns/projects, and they enjoy 
kayaking, hiking and traveling. 
Their daughter, Molly, was married 
in May. Adrienne Whyte lives in 
Falls Church where she has owned 
a management consulting company 
for 20 years. In 2004, she went to 
work at Fannie Mae and has now 
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Judy Wiener Winters lives 
in a lake in Lynch Station, Va. 
vJow retired, she spent two weeks 
;arlier this year traveling through 
Switzerland and Italy, notably 
,'isiting Rome, Florence, Pisa, 
Pompeii, Sorrento, Venice and 
he Isle of Capri. Lynne Royston 
tVine lives in Middleburg, Va., 
ind retired from teaching second 
»rade after 34 years. Her family 
vas in the funeral home business, 
ind Lynne reminisced about taking 
iome fake grave grass from the 
uneral home to use for the base 
if the cherry trees for our Ring 
Dance decorations junior year. 
n the summer of 2009, Betty 
Hughes Balo traveled with Lynne 
o Mount Hood, Ore., to visit Linda 
VlcNaughton '69, whose home is 
surrounded by a pear orchard with 
gorgeous views of Mount Hood. 
3etty and Lynne then traveled to 
Mapa, Calif., and did some wine 
asting all along the Silverado trail, 
rhey took the ferry over to San 
: rancisco, rode the cable cars, had 
lot chocolate at Ghirardelli's and 
horoughly enjoyed the city. Lynne 
oined Betty again on another road 
rip after our reunion. They drove 
o Matthews, N.C., on an errand for 
)ne of Betty's friends, then drove to 
<ents Store, Va., to check on some 
iroperty that Betty owns. Lynne 
ind Betty visited some of Bettys 
"amily there, traveled to Natural 
Bridge and Lexington, where they 
, r isited more of Bettys family and 
;nded up in Middleburg, Va., where 
^ynne lives. Betty then headed to 
he suburbs of Chicago to visit her 
daughter and her family. There, 
she planted some trees, did some 
iirniture restoration, and enjoyed 
Maying with her granddaughter. 
3etty's other daughter and her 
"msband have purchased land in 
:he mountains of California. Betty 
:ontinues to work for H&R Block. 

Mimi Webb Stout lives in 
Vlason Neck in Fairfax County, 
^a., with her husband of 38 years, 
red. He is a defense contractor, 
ind she works at the Army Civilian 
Jniversity. Mimi also teaches 
inline in a mentorship program 
:o help others learn how to write 
dissertations. Peggy Hall Brown 
ind her husband, Jerry, have 
ived near Fredericksburg since 
1980. She has enjoyed attending 
many concerts, plays, and lectures 
at UMW over the years. Peggy 
retired from the Navy as a research 
civilian with 35 years in computer 
programming and program 
management. She and Jerry are 
active in their church, the YMCA, 
gardening and looking after 



Alumna Soars through Air Force Ranks 



Teresa "Terry" Hudachek Djuric '83 calls the 
world her hometown. A self-described "Army 
brat," she found Mary Washington to be a place 
she could finally establish roots - strong roots 
that still endure. 

Motivated by her father, Maj. Gen. John 
Hudachek, Djuric decided early on to pursue 
a military career. After graduating from Mary 
Washington with a degree in computer 
science, she joined the United States Air 
Force and received her commission as second 
lieutenant upon completing officer training 
school. "My professors at Mary Washington 
supported my interest in a military career," 
Djuric said. "Every professor I had challenged 
me to excel in my studies. Every class I took put 
me on the path to achievement." 

She went on to pursue two master's degrees 
- one in curriculum and instruction from the 
University of Colorado and the other from the 
Army War College in strategic studies. Djuric 
has operated space systems at the North 
American Aerospace Defense Command, three 
space wings, and headquarters of the 14th Air 
Force. She has served on staffs at the Air Force 
Personnel Command, U.S. Strategic Command, 
and Air Force headquarters. 

Today, Brig. Gen. Djuric is stationed at 
Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, where she 
serves as commander of the Jean M. Holm 
Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen 
Development. In that role, she coordinates 
training nationwide for high school cadets in 
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, 
university students in Air Force ROTC, and 
cadets enrolled in OfficerTraining School. Key 
to her command is her focus on opportunities 
to improve the futures of the men and women 
who dedicate their careers to service in the Air 
Force. 

Djuric met her husband, Warren, when 
she was stationed in Australia. They have two 
children - Hayden, a freshman at the University 
of Alabama and an Air Force ROTC cadet, anc' 
Hayley, a high school senior at a competiti " 
academic magnet program. "My family ha: 
made many sacrifices to help me continue in 
my Air Force career," Djuric said. 

For the Hudacheks, Mary Washington 




was a family affair - something that made 
Djuric's mother proud. Djuric and her sisters, 
Mary Hudachek-Boswell '80 and Susan M. 
Hudachek '84, established the Anne Hudachek 
Scholarship Fund to assist computer science 
students at Mary Washington. Both parents died 
this year, Anne Hudachek in February and John 
Hudachek in September. 

Djuric credits the academic rigor and faculty 
leadership at Mary Washington with preparing 
her to assume and succeed in such diverse 
military commands. "Mary Washington provided 
an outstanding environment for learning, 
living, and working," she said. "I held myself 
accountable to do my best." 

Extracurricular activities also helped mold 
her, Djuric said. A four-year member of the 
varsity track team, she remembered the 
inspiring leadership of coach Tom Davies."With 
his guidance, my teammates and I achieved All- 
American status in the 4-X-800 meter event." 

The awards have continued. Among other 
recognitions, Brig. Gen. Djuric has received the 
Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air 
Force Commendation Medal, and the Air Force 
Achievement Medal, all for outstanding and 
meritorious military service. "Mary Washington 
gave me my leadership skills," she said. And her 
career has given her the chance to use them. 
"I'm an Airman who has been given tremendous 
opportunities to lead and continue to lead." 

- Carol Pappas Bartold '75 



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her elderly father in Richmond. 
They both love to travel around 
Virginia and to the Caribbean 
and Europe and recentiy returned 
from an 18-day trip to the Channel 
Islands and northern France. 
They especially enjoyed Scotland, 
England, and France. 

Jeryle Lynn Hammes Rayher 
and her husband, Carl, have lived 
in the Roanoke area since 1973. 
Carl is retired from the Veterans 
Department and Lynn has worked 
for Allstate Insurance since 1972. 
Their oldest son, Ken, was married 
last fall and lives in Richmond, 
Va., where he and his wife both 
graduated from VCU. Their 
youngest son, David, is a senior 
at Virginia Tech. Pat Houston 
Warnock lives in Wyckoff, N.J., and 
is a retired computer analyst. She 
likes to ski and play golf. Pat was 
on the synchronized swimming 
team (the Terrapins) with Dinah 
McGuire Douglas and Jeryle Lynn 
Rayher. Pat, Mimi Stout, Peggy 
Brown, Lynne Wine, Judy Winters, 
and Betty Balo had a great time 
staying together for the reunion at 
the Kenmore Inn in Fredericksburg. 

Valerie Fletcher Wiggins lives 
in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and 
retired last year. She has two sisters 
and a nephew who 
went to UMW. 
Linda Bohlander 
Dickerson lives in 
Waynesboro, Va., 
and teaches the 
Bible in school, 
directs after-school 
programs for an 
elementary school, 
and substitute 
teaches there. 

During the summer she directs the 
Parks and Recreation Kids Camp, 
which has six staff members and 
50 campers. Linda has a son who 
is a CPA and a daughter who is a 
musician and a dogger. 

Rochele "Betty" Stansell 
Hirsch is contemplating relocation 
to Seattle from Atlanta. Joyce 
Burcham is back in the U.S. after 
spending the last two years in 
Europe and Australia. Last July, 
she spent two weeks in Martha's 
Vineyard playing golf. On Saturday 
evening of our Reunion weekend, 
Joyce showed off her culinary skills 
acquired at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris 
in 2006 by cooking a grand gourmet 
dinner at Professor Emeritus Bulent 
Atalay's house for Dr. Atalay, his 
family, Dr. Nikolic, his family, and 
some of the other physics majors. 
Jan Sullivan served as the bartender, 
and Rochele Hirsch assisted Joyce 



in the kitchen. Maria Vlattas was to 
have been the sous chef, but she was 
sick and unable to attend. Mary Pat 
O'Donnell Wiegard splits her time 
between Oakton, Va., and Roanoke, 
Va. She and her husband, Michael, 
have been married for 37 years and 
have three granddaughters and 
another one on the way. Mary Pat 
started a Charlotte Mason school in 
1999 called Ambleside School. Her 
passion is education, and she also 
mentors women. Suzanne Ferguson 
Buchanan lives in Rocky Mount, 
N.C., with her husband of 40 years, 
Bill. They have two children and 
two grandchildren. Suzanne works 
in the wellness department of a 
hospital. 

Lucia Smithey Bushway and 

her husband, Jeff, live in Pensacola, 
Fla., where she teaches mathematics 
at the University of West Florida 
and serves as the department 
undergraduate advisor. They have 
two daughters: Karen married in 
2007 and lives in Panama City, 
Fla., and Suzanne married in 
2006 and lives in Pensacola. Lucia 
and Jeff have one granddaughter, 
Natalie, born on New Year's Day 
2009. Lucia has been honing her 
photography skills and babysitting 
her granddaughter. 



Vicki Geis Mumford '77 
enjoyed returning to campus 
this past spring to see her son, 
Peter Mumford '13, perform 
as one of the leads in UMW's 
Romeo and Juliet. 



Helen Kim and her husband, 
Stephen Barnes, have been 
married for 14 years and live in 
Homewood, Ala. They are both 
employed at the University of 
Alabama at Birmingham in the 
School of Medicine Department of 
Pharmacology and Toxicology. This 
was the first reunion that Helen 
has attended. Her husband and my 
husband, Ted, really bonded during 
the weekend. 

Last March, Ted and I spent 
a couple of days at the Biltmore 
Estate in Asheville, N.C., to attend 
the grand opening of Antler Hill 
Village, a new shopping and 
restaurant area near the Biltmore 
Winery. In April, we traveled to 
northern Virginia to visit Ted's 
oldest son, Greg, his daughter, and 
their families. While there, we also 
attended Ted's reunion with folks 
he worked with more than 40 years 



ago at the National Photographic 
Interpretation Center. In July, we 
were back in Virginia to attend a 
surprise 40th birthday picnic for 
Greg. We had a great time visiting 
with the family and having some 
quality time with our grandchildren. 



Karen Laino Giannuzzi 
kapitankll l@yahoo.com 

Sherry Rutherford Myers 
dllmyers@netzero.com 

Hello from hot and humid 
Baltimore. My hope is that everyone 
is staying cool wherever you are. 
Dennis and I just returned from an 
idyllic week on Lake Champlain 
and, understandably, it was difficult 
to come back. Our rental was a 
few feet from the lake and the 
Champlain Islands were enchanting 
to explore. There is just no end to 
the unspoiled beauty in that part 
of the world. We enjoyed the town 
of Burlington as well as Stowe, 
Waterbury, the Trapp Family Lodge, 
and the Shelburne Museum. It was 
a wonderful place to celebrate a 
milestone wedding anniversary and 
we probably overindulged in the 
fine cuisine of the region. Needless 
to say, we hope to go back soon. 

In April, the two of us enjoyed 
an interesting and fun -filled 
weekend with Dave and Cheryl 
Prietz Childress. We had been 
intrigued by their stories of Colonial 
re-enactments, and one took place 
close to Baltimore at Fort Frederick. 
The four of us had a fine time, 
enjoying meals and catching up on 
news. It was not hard to see why 
so many are eager to be a part of 
American history. Taking a tour 
through the camp and the market, 
we were transported back in time 
to more than 250 years ago. Cheryl 
and Dave have a small business 
called Blue Cat Buttonworks 
through which they sell period-style 
buttons and other items used in the 
Colonial era. The two looked so 
authentic in costume. Cheryl has 
become quite accomplished with 
her creations. Their plans continued 
full tilt for daughter Thea's wedding 
in September. 

My position with Neuberger, 
Quinn, Gielen, Rubin and Gibber 
continues to go well; being close to 
the Inner Harbor suits me fine. It is 
a pleasure learning something new 
every day, and the people are great. 



I still made time to create a 
costume for Baltimore's annual 
Honfest. However, this year I chose 
not to compete. Upon leaving the 
first day, who should I bump into 
but Cindy Snyder '75. She had 
wanted to see this event and came 
with several family members. Who'd 
have thought we've have that kind 
of a reunion? They all had a good 
time and it was great to see another 
alumna. 

That is about it for this issue. 
Please send me your news. Again, it 
has been terrific reacquainting with 
so many of you. 



Debby Reynolds Linder 
bdlinder@mac.com 



Sid Baker Etherington 
sidleexx@yahoo.com 

Suzy Passarello Quenzer 
sq3878@att.com 

Class of 1974, we know you are 
out there doing great and exciting 
things; we want to hear about them 
more often than every five years at 
our reunions. Here is a great idea 
we received from Patricia "Patti" 
Goodall Strawderman and Peg 
Hubbard: Annapolis, Md., proved 
to be the perfect setting for a mini- 
reunion of several Jefferson Fourth 
West classmates in June. Jonette 
DeButts Hahn's beautiful 
waterfront townhome served as 
"Reunion Central" for a wonderful 
weekend. Jonette hosted Patti, her 
first year Willard roommate, and 
Carol Flaherty (along with Elvis, 
her rescue English bulldog); there 
was plenty of room for everyone 
in the four- story townhouse 
(with an elevator!). Peg, Karen 
Sunnarborg, Jeane Baughan 
Stone, and Sue Tyler Maguigan 
were there for the festivities. Nancy 
Pederson Trczinski and Lisa Tyree 
Sweeney had planned to come, but 
unfortunately couldn't make it this 
year. 

The weekend began on Friday 
evening with cocktails on the deck 
overlooking the marina - with the 
Naval Academy in full view! That 
brings back memories for some 
Mary Wash girls! Jonette and her 
life partner, George, had prepared 
a terrific dinner for us, after 
which we headed out to a piano 
bar downtown (did we mention 
that Annapolis is within walking 
distance?) We had a blast, hounding 



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the piano player to play our favorite 
songs from the '60s and '70s; he was 
quite obliging! 

Karen and Peg attended an 
early morning yoga class that was 
good for them" while Patti, Susan, 
Carol, and leane enjoyed massages, 
and others shopped in downtown 
Annapolis. Several in the group 
stopped by Leslie Tilghman's 
jewelry shop and chatted with her 
briefly. Patti did a 
'deep relaxation" 
exercise with 
everyone (complete 
uith candles and 
eye pillows!) betore 
we all headed out to 
dinner at Gander's 
for some serious 
;rab pickiri - 
everyone was elbows 
deep in crab shells 
by dinner's end! 



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includes a building, gardens, and 
outer buildings. Faith says this suits 
her very well, she uses her history 
major by giving tours. Faith writes 
that it is great tun and rewarding 
to help a state agency that has 
suffered layoffs. Faith also teaches 
a community water aerobics class 
3 to 4 days a week in the summer. 
Faith's exciting news is that she 
became a first-time grandmother 
this past May when her daughter, 



Steven Carroll Whitaker '77 
danced with the Connecticut 
Ballet in its Nutcracker. He 
danced along with principals 
from the American Ballet Theatre 
and a company of professional 
dancers from New York. 



Sunday was a whirl of activity, 
is some folks had to leave early, 
while a small group of us met at the 
Marriott Waterside for a farewell 
brunch. Among the goodbyes and 
tears, we made plans for next year's 
get-together. At our 35th Mary 
Washington reunion, we talked 
about getting together once a year, 
instead of every five years. Everyone 
was enthusiastic and we settled on 
Annapolis as the site of our first 
'mini-reunion." 

Oh, a side benefit to our 
gathering - we got in touch with 
Ginny Eisenmann Labusohr 

after all these years! Ginny is 
working at Southside Hospital in 
Bay Shore, N.Y. She is married to 
Peter Labushor, living on Long 
Island, and busy with the New York 
State Nurses Association. We were 
thrilled to find her and hope she will 
join us next year. 

Many thanks to Jonette and 
George, who were such lovely and 
thoughtful hosts. Jonette wanted 
us to add: "The thanks really go to 
all who took the time and effort to 
travel to Annapolis and spend the 
weekend together. It was a fabulous 
MWC time for all!" 



1975 



Armecia Medlock 
vagirl805@msn.com 

Faith Geibel Moore and her 

husband, Robert, live in eastern 
North Carolina. After Faith was 
laid off from her community 
college job, she began to volunteer 
atTryon Palace, an 18th-century 
state historic site in New Bern that 



Lauren, and her husband, Brandon 
Robinson '02, had a beautiful girl 
named Ella. Faith was able to be 
there right after Ella was born, and 
she hopes to continue going back to 
Alexandria, Va., as often as she can 
to see Ella. Faith's son, Jeff, lives in 
South Lake Tahoe and loves it. Faith 
and Robert celebrated their 25th 
anniversary this past July. 

Jan Hausrath Seddelmeyer, 

her husband, David, and their 
daughter, Jinny, spent spring break 
in London visiting with Jans niece, 
Laura Zobel, while also seeing many 
of the city's most fabled sites - from 
the Tower of London to the London 
Eye! Jinny fell in love with afternoon 
tea and the West End production 
of Wicked. Jan's sister, Jill Hausrath 
Zobel '71, visited with Jan and her 
family this past June when Jill and 
her husband, Konrad, came from 
Vienna, Austria, for a month-long 
stateside visit. Jan works at APCO 
Worldwide, traveling the globe for 
her clients in the renewable energy 
and chemical industries, although 
she does look forward to retirement 
one of these days! While she didn't 
attend our class's 35th reunion 
weekend this past June, Jan has 
been in touch with Karen Lebo 
and others via Facebook. Jan sends 
good wishes to all her old friends 
and acquaintances who attended the 
2010 Reunion Weekend. 

Joanne Rehm continues to 
be very happy with the decision 
to move to the Raleigh area where 
she has a less stressful life than in 
D.C. Although not lucky enough 
to retire at this point, Joanne loves 
her job, she gets more beach time, 
and she has a wonderful circle of 



friends. She very much enjoyed 
spending the weekend at U.Va. in 
mid-May watching her son, Grant, 
graduate. Grant was employed at 
U.Va. through the summer until 
the Glass of 2014 rolled in. At our 
25th UMW reunion, Joanne had 
post-chemotherapy and spiky gray 
hair. At our class's 35th reunion, 
Joanne celebrated 10 years being 
cancer-free! 

Marybeth Moore Goya lost 
her husband, Steve, in June 2009 
after 29 years of marriage. Marybeth 
keeps busy with her work as vice 
president of public and government 
affairs for the Northern Virginia 
Association of Realtors, where she 
has worked for more than 23 years. 
Marybeth said, "Thanks to everyone 
who provided news for this issue. 
It's always a lot of fun to hear how 
people are doing." 

Maureen Argo Marks wrote 
that her youngest child, Daniel, 
graduated from high school this 
past June. Since Daniel's graduation 
was at the beginning of our 35th 
reunion, Maureen could not attend, 
so she's looking forward to the 40th 
reunion. This spring, Maureen 
and her husband, Bob, visited their 
daughter, Ellen, in Malaga, Spain, 
where she teaches English. Maureen 
said she really enjoyed the festivals 
they have there with processions 
every hour of the day for a week. 
Maureen and Bob went to Prague 
for three days as well. Maureen is 
still working for Kaiser and working 
a lot, but she's able to get away often, 
too. Maureen's oldest child, Chris, 
teaches at West Point, so Maureen 
goes to visit him - and her two 
grandchildren - as often as she can, 
with at least three visits this past 
year. Maureen visited Chris at West 
Point last July, and then she and her 
family went on an Alaskan cruise 
the first week of August. Maureen is 
still an avid ocean swimmer. 

Jacalyn Ewansky Bryan 

enjoyed the first year of her new 
career as assistant professor/ 
reference and instructional services 
librarian at Saint Leo University 
near Tampa, Fla., where her 
husband, Rich, has been a professor 
of psychology for 30 years. Jackie 
was formerly a dance professor 
at Saint Leo, and also taught at 
Keuka College, the University of 
South Florida, and the University 
of Tampa. Her older son, Richie, 
graduated from the University of 
Central Florida last May with a 
BFA in graphic design and a BA in 
advertising/public relations. Jackie's 
younger son, Eric, has begun his 
junior year at the University of 



Florida, majoring in biology. Jackie 
and her family took a trip to Italy 
last summer and visited Rome, 
Florence, and Venice. Jackie said it 
was a great experience! 

Carol Pappas Bartold had a 

wonderful time at our class's 35th 
reunion. After returning to her 
home in Bronxville, N.Y. Carol 
worked full time at Sarah Lawrence 
College through the end ot the 
summer. As of mid-July, Carol had 
lined up some writing-tor-hire jobs, 
and she was pleasantly surprised 
at how well that was going. At a 
summer writers' workshop, Carol 
got to work with Vivian Gornick, 
one of her favorite authors. It was 
just the jump-start Carol needed 
to begin turning her master's thesis 
into a book. She had taken some 
time off after graduating this past 
spring with a master of fine arts 
degree. 

As mentioned above by several 
of our classmates, we had a mali- 
velous 35th reunion this past June. 
It was wonderful to see everyone 
and to catch up on all the comings 
and goings, especially with Lina 
Scott Woodall and her husband, 
John. I want to give a big "thank 
you!" to Lina and Karen Lebo who 
chaired our class's gift committee, 
and to Diane Hickman MacKnight 
who served as our 35th Reunion 
Weekend coordinator. Another 
big "thank you!" goes to our own 
indefatigable Cindy Snyder on 
the UMW staff who seemed to 
be everywhere at once, making 
sure the 2010 Reunion Weekend 
went smoothly tor all the reunion 
classes, including ours. On a final 
2010 Reunion Weekend note, if it's 
not already up and running, I'm 
working on a central site where 
we can post everyone's reunion 
pictures to share with the entire 
class. Thanks to everyone who 
contributed news tor this issue. 
Keep it coming! 



Helen Salter 
Ahsalter2@resnan.net 



Mary Byrd 
byrdland55@yahoo.com 

Kim Contini continues to teach the 
kindergarten enrichment program 
for Boulder Valley Schools in 
Colorado and loves it! Many of her 
science topics bring back wonderful 
memories of those fun days at Mary 
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making such great friends. She is 
still in contact with fellow classmate 
Karen Falk Sawyer and hoped to 
see her this fall. Last year, Richard 
Arline was elected to a three-year 
term on the 
Franklin Township 
school board in 
Somerset, N.J. He 
also served as vice 
president his first 
year on the board. 
Richard completed 
courses for his 

master of divinity degree at New 
Brunswick Theological Seminary. 
This past January, he was licensed 
as a minister in Somerset Baptist 
Church in Somerset. In addition, he 
is a candidate for the office of sheriff 
of Somerset County, the general 
election taking place in November. 
Best of luck to you, Richard! 

Janice Wenning is retired from 
the large corporate environmental 
world and enjoying lite with 
husband Brad Stewart and dog 
Guinness in their home in Berkeley, 
Calif. An avid traveler, she and 
Brad make annual trips to Belize 
in the winter, and they were in 
Italy and Switzerland this spring. 
A scuba diving trip is planned 
to Bali, Indonesia, for the fall of 
2010. Regular trips to the family 
farm in Virginia keep Janice in 
touch with friends on the East 
Coast. She connected with Carol 
Yancey Orlando, who is doing very 
well (a proud grandma to two little 
girls) and working with Lockheed- 
Martin. Janice keeps her fingers 
in the environmental consulting 
business by doing some part-time 
consulting to small businesses and 
is also starting up a home-based 
luxury linens business. 

Karren Mann is running 
her own computer consulting 
company. She is the assistant field 
hockey coach at Randolph Macon 
College and has two new new 
babies, both West Highland terriers. 
Kathye Geary and husband John 
enjoy living on Mill Creek near 
Annapolis. They often welcome 
out-of-town guests and in May 
hosted a surprise party in honor of 
her mother's 80th birthday. John is 
president of Systems Engineering 
Group in Columbia, Md., and 
Kathye stays busy with volunteer 
work, gardening, and photography. 
Son Rob is an electrical engineer 
with Raytheon in Boston, and 
daughter Meredith is a meeting 
planner for NDIA, a large 
association in the national defense 
industry. This past summer, Kathye 
hosted a mini-reunion for several 



MWC classmates, Dana Grobicki, 
Lisa Wu, Jane McGehee, Alison 
Wood, Kathy Hartman, and Jody 
Amberly. 



Gayle Weinberger Petro '79 is 
in the process of writing a book 
called Men-on-Pause: A Survival 
Guide for Dating in your 50s. 



Yvette Pentecost Spangler and 

husband Delmore live in Salem, 
Va. They have two children, Matt 
(28) and Sarah (21), both of whom 
are full-time students. Sarah is the 
UMW Honor Council president 
for the upcoming year, and will 
graduate from UMW in 201 1! 
Yvette really enjoyed visiting Sarah 
at school which brought back so 
many memories. The campus is 
still beautiful with many positive 
changes. Yvette has worked at the 
Salem Virginia Medical Center for 
the last 28-plus years and currently 
manages the clinical laboratory. 

Enjoying her first summer off 
as a teacher, Kathleen Williams 
Pyrce learned to relax and smell 
the roses and had a nice trip with 
daughter Mariah to NYC and 
Buffalo. At age 54, she has cultivated 
her first successful garden and can 
now say she's eaten tomatoes and 
squash she grew. Kathleen saw 
Jo Ellen McTague Atkinson in 
Atlanta in the spring and says she 
looks exactly the same as she did 30 
years ago (30 years?!) They enjoyed 
remembering the MWC drama 
days. Kathleen noted that she is 
healthy, employed, happy, and has 
a wonderful daughter who brings 
her joy! It doesn't get any better 
than that! Vicki Geis Mumford 
had a surreal experience in that her 
son, Peter Mumford, was one of the 
leads in UMW's Romeo and Juliet 
this past spring. Vicki wrote it was 
very strange to be in the spectator 
section of Klein Theatre! Peter will 
graduate from UMW in 2013. 

Steven Carroll Whitaker, 

father of two lovely girls, Alexandra 
and Anne Marie (ages 1 1 and 
7), is doing well in New Canaan, 
Conn. He returned to the theater 
after many years away, all of it 
culminating with dancing with the 
Connecticut Ballet in their seasonal 
Nutcracker. He danced along with 
principals from the American 
Ballet Theatre and a company of 
wonderful professional dancers 
from New York - and got paid, too! 
Steve has made great connections 



via Facebook with lots of "old" 
friends from MWC. He had two 
wonderful get-togethers in NYC - 
with Susan Hansult Jennings in 
December and with Vicki Sprague 
Church in late May. He also finally 
got to meet Vicki's roommate from 
MWC, Skippy Strickland. Steve 
looks forward to reconnecting with 
more MWC pals via Facebook and 
to having more mini-reunions in 
NYC. Sally Curtis Wimberley '80 
also wrote about MWCers (mainly 
from the theater department classes 
of 1977-82) reconnecting via 
Facebook. Sally is always looking 
for theater majors who want to be in 
touch; she lives in Woodbridge, Va., 
with husband Steve. 

As for me, Mary Byrd, I was 
in Virginia in May and met up 
with Sarah DeWitt, Emily Cole, 
and Susan Stribling Burry for 

lunch in downtown Fredericksburg 
on William Street. It was great 
to catch up on our old stomping 
grounds! Here on my new home 
turf, Rob Hall and I are settling 
down in Twisp, Wash. In July, Rob 
passed the Washington Police 
Academy exam and can now 
continue the business of serving 
the community as Twisp's Chief 
of Police. I have started teaching 
yoga at a local studio and will 
be working with the Methow 
Valley Community Preparedness 
Committee in an outreach capacity. 
This new group has been formed 
to prepare citizens to meet basic 
needs in the face of unforeseen 
economic, energy, or environmental 
disruptions and to re-localize and 
strengthen our valley's economy. 
It is a brand new life for both of us 
and so wonderful to breathe this 
wonderful air daily! We are grateful 
for each day together and are 
both learning all we don't know with 
Calvin, our four-year-old boxer mix. 

Please continue to send me your 
news, and I will make sure it sees 
print when the next issue comes 
due. 



Cindy Clark 
cclarkct@optonline.net 



Barbara Goliash Emerson 
emers3@msn.com 

Thanks to those who sent in class 
news, especially Gayle Weinberger 
Petro, who was a wealth of 
information as always. She wrote 
that she went to see Rick Graham 



on the Fourth of July at his home 
in Catharpin, Va., and had a great 
time. Rick lives on a beautiful 
farm where his wife, Mary, teaches 
horseback riding. Gayle noted that 
Rick picked her up at his gravel 
parking lot in a Jeep and drove her 
to his pavilion where the picnic took 
place. Rick's daughter is a junior at 
Mary Washington. 

My former roommate, Lisa 
Carle Shields, the dashing redhead 
of our three-girl room in Russell 
and Framar, has a son, Jonathan, 
who graduated from UMW this 
past May. Lisa works for SunTrust 
Bank. Wild and crazy Gayle Petro 
said that she and Lisa went to Bill 
Crawley's retirement party in May 
and had a wonderful time. Gayle 
noted that Judy Kemp Allard, the 
live wire who kept our three-girl 
room hopping with her great 
Motown collection, is busy with 
wedding plans for her daughter, 
Melanie. Gayle also reported that 
Lisa Bratton Soltis continues her 
marketing job in Roanoke and 
is doing well. She went with her 
daughter, Jennifer, and Donna 
Anaya to California in May. 

Gayle will be on the UMW 
Alumni Board for another two 
years. Good news for all of us and 
thanks to Gayle for continuing to 
bring her enthusiasm to that role. 
She says that she really enjoys it. 
And among all that, including 
teaching sixth grade in Fairfax 
County, Gayle is in the process 
of writing a book called Men-on- 
Pause: A Survival Guide for Dating 
in your 50s. 

Dianne Naoroz Douglass 

wrote that she is still living in 
Annandale and working in Fairfax 
for a career transition organization. 
She has been married for 27 years 
to Michael. Their oldest is currently 
at Georgetown Law, while their 
"baby" is at the Naval Academy in 
Annapolis. 

Carol Middlebrook wrote, 
"Not a lot of news for me, but I did 
visit with Lisa Jenkins when my 
husband John and I went to NYC in 
May to celebrate our anniversary. I 
also plan to see Carolyn Bess 
Pantzer in mid- July, and John and 
I are traveling to Norway at the end 
of July for a hiking vacation in the 
fjords." 

As for me, I'm still working 
for Fairfax County Government 
as manager of organizational 
development and training. I get to 
work with fellow Class of 1979er 
Mary Regan McMahon, whose 
oldest son, Sean, just completed 



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is first year of college, as did my 
>n, Done. I also get together with 
atima Allibhai Khaja '80 tor lunch 
; she also works for the county, as 
oes Carolyn Bess Pantzer. 

To the rest of you, please take a 
w minutes to send me an e-mail 
id update us on what you're up to. 
yeryone I talk to says this is the 
rst part of the alumni magazine 
ley read, so keep that news 
Hiring. 



izanne R. Bevan 
:rb@cox.net 



art Foster Turley 
irleys@sbcglobal.net 



ira Corrigall 



ra.corrigall@ubs.com 



300 

larcia Guida James 
larciaGJ@aol.com 

anette Stormont Drew lives 
i Stafford, Va., where she raises 
iinea fowl and has an abundance 
r eggs! She and husband William 
3th work for the EPA, where she is 
senior scientist. Their older son is 
udying biology at Old Dominion 
niversity. Their younger son is a 
igh school senior and is college 
lopping. They planned to spend 
le summer weekends at their 
;ach house. 

Kathy Walters Along 

.*lebrated 25 years with Jazzercise 
lis year and enjoys volunteering 
ith the Junior League. Husband 
m retired from the FBI at the end 
r 2009 and is in the private sector 
orking as a senior investigator in 
jalthcare provider fraud. Gina, 16, 
)mpetes in speed climbing. Joseph, 
5, is a Renaissance man who cooks, 
ins track, and plays basketball 
id tennis - and he won the school 
ubiks cube competition! 

Katherine Farmer is as a 

ivenile probation officer and 
lanned to return in the fall as the 
lenrico High School probation 
fficer. Her sons, 18, graduated from 
igh school. One planned to leave 
>r the Marine Corps in August, 
ad the other planned to attend J. S. 
eynolds Community College. 



Elizabeth Sullivan is involved 
in fundraising tor the local hospital. 
Son Patrick graduated from high 

school and planned to attend Wake 
Forest University. Her oldest lives 
on Cape Cod in a group home for 
young adults with special needs, and 
her daughter is a sophomore in high 
school. Husband John practices 
dentistry in Alexandria. 

Anne Rivello Darron lives in 
Fredericksburg and makes regular 
visits to Carls on everyone's behalf. 
Her older boys are attending VCU 
and share an apartment. The 
youngest is in his last year of middle 
school. Husband Carl commutes to 
Washington, D.C. 

Terry Lehman Eliason and 

husband Bill live outside Hartford, 
Conn. Their oldest child, Katie, is 
a ballerina in Nashville, Tenn. Son 
Will works and goes to community 
college in the culinary arts program. 
Their youngest, Sara, is a high 
school senior and a year-round 
soccer player who would like to play 
in college. Bill is a biochemist at Yale 
University, where his boss won the 
Nobel Prize for chemistry this year, 
which was very exciting. 

After Cleveland and Reno, Nev, 
Susan Jones Hollister has been back 
in Richmond for more than 10 years 
in the fixed- income department at 
a Richmond-based firm. She took 
her oldest niece, Eliza, to London 
for her college graduation gift. 
They had a blast and are already 
talking about returning. Susan is the 
godmother of Estie Corey Thomas's 
son, Clay, and she and Estie are in 
touch. Also, Susan said that Scott 
Harris works at the VMI Hall of 
Valor Museum in New Market, 
Va., where he is the boss of Susans 
brother-in-law. 



Beth Padgett lives in Corpus 
Christi, Texas, and loves her 
home-based spa business helping 
women learn to relax and take care 
of their skin. Her children are Macy, 
nearly 6, and Wes, almost 4. She is 
married to a great man who is an 
assistant district attorney, and her 
stepson will make her a grandma in 
September. 

Nelly Angela Garza has been 
working for the Census Bureau 
since April. 

Her younger son, Andrew, 
graduated from John Jay Science 
& Engineering Academy in San 
Antonio, Texas, in June, and 
planned to attend the University of 
Advancing Technology in Tempe, 
Ariz. Older son Matthew is looking 
for a job as a physical education and 
history teacher. 

Heidi Brickell Ullrich is - 

and has been for 12 years - the 
permanent substitute teacher at her 
neighborhood elementary school. 
Husband Michael retired from the 
Navy and works for SAIC. Daughter 
Rachel graduated last year from 
University of North Carolina and 
lives in Bristol, Conn., where she 
covered World Cup soccer tor 
ESPN. Son Jacob studies English 
and sports management at Old 
Dominion University, where he 
was about to start his junior year. 
The Ullrichs took a family trip to 
Jamaica in March for a wedding. 

Karrie Nelson Ferguson is 

a runner in Southern California, 
where she works for Medtronic. 
Daughter Delaney will be attending 
nursing school in Seattle, and son 
Andrew, a high school sophomore, 
plays lacrosse. The family vacationed 
in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 



Monica 
Cashin married 
Bill Howard, a 
wonderful chef, 
on June 12 on 
Pleasant Lake in 
New London, N.H., 
where they now 
live. Bill's mother 
grew up in Great Bridge, Va. In 
May, Monica received her master's 
degree in special education and was 
looking for a high school special 
education position. Daughter 
Kylene, 17, was looking at colleges; 
she wants to study art. Son Shayne, 
14, is an avid skier and hockey 
player. 

Susan Bancroft Leavitt made 
the trek north for Monica and Bill's 
wedding. She enjoyed a biking 
vacation in Quebec in early August. 



Danette Stormont Drew '83 raises 
guinea fowl and has an abundance 
of eggs. She and husband William 
both work for the EPA, where she 
is a senior scientist. 



Kathie Jerow is still between 
careers, leaving the world ot travel 
for teaching. She has provisional 
teacher status until she is certified, 
and she is a long-term substitute. 
She enjoys teaching French, 
including teaching students with 
long-term illnesses at home. Last 
fall, she traveled throughout 
Provence as an "intervenante," or 
guest speaker, at various middle and 
high schools. She also introduced 
a "meet up" group for Francophiles 



and Francophones in the Charles 
County, Md., area. She continues 
to organize French teen exchanges 
in the southern Maryland-D.C. 
area. Kathie's eldest daughter, 
Shelby, graduated in 2009. Daughter 
Michelle was a rising junior, and 
Christena was to begin fifth grade 
in the fall. Tim is a senior security 
specialist for Homeland Security 
in Washington, D.C, and travels 
periodically. 

Jayne Feeney is at the Don 
Bosco Centre in Dilla, Ethiopia, 
working through the Lay Mission 
Program with a feeding center and 
an informal school tor children. 
She saw Marianne Blais Dineen 
at her house in St. Thomas last 
year. Marianne left after freshman 
year but has always kept in touch 
with Jayne. It was with Marianne 
that Jayne completed the last of 
her missionary paperwork before 
heading to Ethiopia. Marianne 
is doing great, and her daughter, 
Lauren, got married last month. 

Teresa Childers Peterson 

visited Yellowstone and the 
Grand Tetons to celebrate her 
24th wedding anniversary. Becky 
Hobbs Shermer enjoyed a week 
with family in Corolla, N.C., and 
MWC roommate Cathy Cooke 
came to visit. Becky is a part-time 
labor and delivery nurse at VCU 
Medical Center, where she marked 
her 24-year anniversary in June. 
Her older daughter, 12, is in middle 
school, where she is an excellent 
flutist in the concert band and was 
named "best all around female 
student" in seventh-grade band. The 
younger daughter, 9, was entering 
fourth grade. She won second 
place in her age group at a juried 
art show at the Mariner's Museum 
in Newport News, Va. Teresa and 
her husband enjoy paddling their 
kayaks, mostly on the Pamunkey 
River. 

Cindy Rebein Myers has lived 
in Oakton, Va., for more than 20 
years and has worked in IT for the 
U.S. Geological Survey for more 
than 17 years. Her husband, Fred, 
works for Department of Defense 
in Crystal City. Their son graduated 
from Virginia Tech in May and 
is working for Accenture. Their 
daughter is a junior at Tech. They 
have three mechanical engineers in 
the family! 

Lori Langpaul Beebe and her 

family have been in Richmond, Va., 
for more than 20 years. Lori works 
from a home office. Son Charlie, 20, 
looked forward to returning to West 
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ASS NOTES 



Business-Savvy 
Alumnus Left 
UMW With 
Entrepreneurial 
Toolkit 



Matthew Ernst '94 wasn't exactly sure what 
he wanted to do when he graduated from 
Mary Washington with a degree in business 
administration, but he knew how he wanted 
to do it. 

"I wanted to build something from scratch," 
he said. "Whatever I did, I wanted to do it my 
own way." 

By age 27, he had done just that. 

First, he worked for Richmond 
manufacturing entrepreneur Larry French, who 
taught Ernst "everything about how to run a 
business."Then he worked for a Boston-based 
consulting firm representing the company's 
interests in the Southeast. 

In 2000, six years after his UMW graduation, 
Ernst had the guts and gumption to do what 
everyone told him he was crazy to do: strike 
out on his own. He founded Amentra Inc., a 
firm that helps other companies reach their 
full potential by providing a different approach 
to business and IT consulting. Rather than 
build new software and hand it off to a client, 
Amentra collaborates with a client's employees. 

It was win-win, according to Ernst. 
Customers would get the new systems and 
technologies they needed, and their employees 
would get the new technical skills and 
confidence they required. 

As Amentra CEO, Ernst was a finalist in 2007 
for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 
Award in the greater Washington, D.C., region. 

Clients, some of them Fortune 500 
companies, liked the Amentra approach. In 
2005, having grown 733 percent in five years, 
Ernst's company made the Deloitte Technology 
Fast 500. By 2008, Amentra had more than 140 
employees at offices in Richmond, Washington, 
Philadelphia, Charlotte, and Tampa. 

At that point, ready for a new 
challenge, Ernst sold Amentra to Red Hat, 
a 2,500-employee worldwide provider of 
open-source technology. Even in the current 
sputtering economy, Amentra continues to 
thrive and grow, and recently announced 
international expansion. You can hear the 
pride in Ernst's voice when he says his former 
company is "doing quite well." 




ellingasui 

company, Matthew Ernst is contemplating 
his next entrepreneurial move. 

Still an entrepreneur at heart, Ernst has 
shifted gears and has become a venture 
capitalist while pondering his next move. 
He has focused on four areas - electrical 
distribution and efficiency, insurance efficiency, 
sustainable energy, and agriculture and 
aquaculture. 

"You reach a point when you have finished 
one thing and you think, 'Oh my goodness, 
what's next?' I hope I can find new ways to use 
my own ideas, and to help other entrepreneurs 
with their ideas," Ernst said. The man who 
declared at age 1 2 that he wanted someday to 
be a CEO plans to start another company "much 
larger in scope and with even greater impact on 
the environment and the community." 

When he's not working, Ernst enjoys golf and 
baclccountry skiing. He collects modern art and 
supports cancer-related causes. 

Ernst, the eighth of nine children, grew 
up near Berryville, a small town west of 
Washington, D.C. After a year at close-to-home 
Shenandoah University, he transferred to Mary 
Washington. He soon knew he had found his 
ideal college environment. 

"It's a beautiful setting in which to learn," he 
said. "I loved the campus and the liberal arts 
program." 

UMW's small class sizes fostered good 
learning relationships with his professors, 
Ernst said, recalling two who were particularly 
helpful - Steven A. Greenlaw of the economics 
department and Larry W. Penwell, a business 
professor who is serving as acting dean of the 
new UMW College of Business. 

Ernst credits Mary Washington with giving 
him both the tools and the motivation to create 
his own business. "You get a great education 
at Mary Washington," he said. "And when you 
graduate, youVe equipped." 

-Randy Hallman 



Whit, 17, was to begin his 
senior year at Richmond's Godwin 
High School. He hopes to attend 
college "somewhere south and 
warm." 

Lori and a big group of friends 
enjoyed a vacation at Loris family 
house in Deep Creek Lake in 
western Maryland. She gets together 
with Julie Niehaus, who recently 
moved back to Richmond. Lori 
also got together with Mavourneen 
Bachrach Wojciechowski, her 
husband, and daughter last fall 
when they were in D.C, to see 
daughter Madison play volleyball 
for the University of Pennsylvania at 
a tournament in the D.C. area. Mav 
and Mike live in Pacific Palisades, 
Calif. Son Mason plays tennis for 
the University of Hawaii. 

Lori met Maureen "Mo" 
Delaney in Virginia Beach when 
Loris son and his high school soccer 
team were playing in the state 
tournament there. 

Margaret Bell Synan has 

been the arts and crafts instructor 
at Wilderness Presidential Resort 
for four years, planning activities 
for children and adults. In the 
offseason, she paints decorative 
murals for the resort. She is also a 
freelance tour guide in the spring 
and summer in the Washington, 
D.C, area. Daughter Meghan, an 
1 1th grader, loves floral design 
and running with the high school 
track and field team. Their favorite 
pastimes are shopping, singing 
karaoke, and playing Zynga games 
together. Margaret plans to tie the 
knot with fiance Mickey in the next 
two years. 

Andrea Kocolis Hornung 

is with the Stafford County 
Department of Planning and 
Zoning. Hubby Neil is now a senior 
counter intelligence officer at the 
U.S. Department of Energy. Sixth- 
grade son Brandon, 1 1, is in Scouts 
and plays lacrosse and soccer. Son 
Ryan, an 8-year-old third grader, 
also a Scout, plays basketball, soccer, 
flag football - any running sport. 
They visited Albuquerque in August 
for a long vacation. 

I, Marcia Guida James, had 

a great time in Venice, Rome, and 
Sicily with my husband, Tom, and 
the kids in summer 2010, showing 
them their family origins. I still 
love running and biking, and I 
completed the Kentucky Derby 
mini-marathon this year. Work 
keeps me busy with healthcare 
reform at the forefront, and it leads 
to some business travel to D.C. and 
Chicago. My 92-year-old father is 



living with us in Kentucky. Middle 
son Michael is college shopping. 
Oldest son Tom is a college junior 
and will most likely get his teaching 
certificate. Youngest son Frank is in 
his junior year of high school. 



luOt 

Auby |. Curtis 
aubyJ@comcast.net 

Tara Kilday I indhart 
laralindhart (<?hotmai].com 



Deona Houff 
Deona.houff@gmail.com 

About the only thing outrunning 
the heat during Reunion Weekend 
in early June was the fun. On Friday 
night we gathered at Lee Hall 
and received a special visit from 
President Rick Hurley. The former 
ballroom is now several rooms, 
which only sounds like sacrilege - it 
and the entire campus look great. 



Earle, Kim Slayton White, Lisa 
Taylor, Phil Schmidt, Joanne 
Brenton, and Denise Zawadzki 
Doucette - came solo. Wendy 
Van Balen Gatanis and reunion 
organizer extraordinaire Renee 
Allen Kuntz brought spouses. Janet 
Bowers Kuhl was with her husband 
and twin toddler boys. Jan Deese 
Bryant and Mary Ruth Venditti 
Yao's families included teenagers 
and young adult children. Lewis 
Goldstone and Tim and Karen 
Altemus Duffy came with their 
dogs. And it was of course good to 
see Sigrid Skrivseth Houston and 
Kathleen Dwyer Miller. 

I'm sure I'm missing some folks 
who were there. Kathleen Goeller 

Booth brought along daughter 
Megan, 8, who looks just like her 
mom, only with red hair. Kathleen 
has worked for the Department 
of Detense for 25 years and been 
married to Miles for 20. They live in 
Ellicott City, Md., where Kathleen is 
a Brownie leader and helps out with 
the church children's choir. 



Jill Turner Winkowski is 

an instructional designer in the 
Hampton Roads area. Jessie Jones 
Lease of Fairfax, Va., a semi-retired 
graphic designer, married "a 
fabulous man" in 2005 and is raising 
a 4-year-old. She spent 10 years 
with Providence Graphics, a small 
design firm in the Fairfax-Clifton 
area, worked with Freddie Mac 
for several years, and then joined 
Biblical Education by Extension 
World mission organization. 



Changes abound at Mary 
Washington. A roomy bookstore 
dominates the main floor of Lee. 
They serve sushi in one room of 
Seacobeck and have pizza ovens in 
another. Combs Hall now houses 
English, modern foreign languages, 
and historic preservation. Hamlet 
House has morphed into the 
"Phonathon Center." The library, 
campus center, and science hall are 
all fancy and new. And there's a 
pedestrian bridge 

crossing Route l , ^ nne R{ ve u Darron '83 lives in 

emblazoned with . 

the school name. tredericksburg and makes regular 

Most important, I visits to CarVs on everyone's behalf. 

though, were the 
classmates. I can 

still hear Glenn Birch and David After Mai 7 Washington, 

Minor reviving their 1 982 classic Lisa Bentley Brouelette earned 

Being a Man at a Mostly Women's a master's degree in history from 

College (video on the class Facebook Em0I 7 University in Atlanta and a 

page) and still see Cathy "Cuff doctorate in history from University 

Gibbons near tears of joy at her first of Washington in Seattle. She stayed 

reunion glimpse of Susan Goyette out West and married Jon. Their 

and Susan Jurkiewicz Nelson. And children are Adam, a junior at 

I will never forget Russell "Rusty" Western Washington University, 

Berry finally arriving Saturday as and claire - a senior in hi g h school, 

we were eating lunch and roasting Last summer. Lisa wrote that she's 

alive on Palmieri Plaza. Later, a P atro1 sergeant with the Kirkland 

during a self-guided campus tour, (Washington) Police Department, 

Rusty regaled some of us with with P lans t0 tak e a three-month 

stories about what he did back in administrative officers course at 

the day at various campus locales. the Southern Police Institute at the 

Ask him sometime how he got out University of Louisville in Kentucky, 
of his piano final. Marianna Rixey Scott works in 

Many of us - Abas Adenan, Charlottesville at Cathcart Group, 

Lauren Simmons, Julie Labat builder of luxury apartments and 

Hershey, Theron Keller, Richard condos. Husband Mark Scott '84 



is with SunTrust Mortgage. The 
oldest of their three girls, Maggie, 
graduates from the University of 
Virginia this spring and is looking at 
grad schools. Lauren is a freshman 
at Christopher Newport University. 
Mary Katherine is a fourth grader. 

Sidney Griffith Keith and her 

husband, Mark, had an excellent 
excuse for missing Reunion. Their 
son, Ian, graduated that weekend 
from Florida School for the Deaf. 
He plans to study at St. Johns River 
Community College. Sidney teaches 
earth science and American Sign 
Language in Jacksonville, Fla. 



Sidney and her 
family had a mini 
25-year reunion 
with Anne Hunt 
Braun. Anne, 
husband Bob, and 
son Curtis live in 
Poquoson, Va., 
where Anne is an 
at-home mom. 
That's it for now, 
friends. Shoot me an email with 
your news or to be added to my 
contact list for timely reminders 
about Class Notes deadlines. 



Lisa A. Harvey 
lisharvey@msn.com 

Congratulations to Edie Dunn 
Dornburg and husband Jed who 
recently welcomed their second 
daughter, Kimiko. 

Shayne Estes received a 
master of divinity in May from 
the Virginia Union University 
Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of 
Theology in Richmond. He was the 
class valedictorian. Shayne works 
as a substance abuse counselor 
and entered the pastoral ministry 
seeking ordination as an elder in the 
United Methodist Church. He lives 
in Richmond with his wife and son. 

Tom Talisman, his wife, 
Beth, and daughters Alexa, 6, and 
Gaby, 13, live in Minneapolis. Tom 
works in business development in 
Bloomington, Minn., for Pearson, 
a publishing concern out of the 
United Kingdom. 

Don Appiarius '88 and Dee 
Dee Weinstein Becker played in 
the second Annual Recycle Yourself 
Tennis Tournament in Virginia 
Beach, helping to raise $3,000 for 
the LifeNet Health Foundation 
in support of organ and tissue 
donation education. Don is a double 
lung transplant recipient. Dee 



Dee lives in Virginia Beach with 
her husband, Andy, and daughter 
Brenna, 13. She is president of 
Becker Communications marketing 
and public relations consulting firm. 

Brenie Matute and husband 
Maxime promote investment projects 
in Honduras and various countries 
in Africa. They also are assisting 
companies with reconstruction 
in Haiti. Brenie divides her time 
between Montreal and Tegucigalpa, 
Honduras, where her two daughters 
are in school. Brenie reported that the 
long-lost Paul Beach, wife Maggie, 
and three children are living outside 
of Chicago. 



Jayne Feeney '83 is at the Don 
Bosco Centre in Dilla, Ethiopia, 
working through the Lay Mission 
Program with a feeding center and 
an informal school for children. 



Deb Hass McKinney and 

college-bound daughter Erin toured 
Mary Wash this past spring. The 
nephews of Jane Carroll Wilson 
and Ginny Farquharson Voyack are 
attending UMW. Jane, Ginny, Jackie 
St. Martin '85, Ellen Henderson 
Briggs '87, Gayle Schmith Kelly, 
Becca Bennett Cuddy '85, Janice 
"JJ" Rickerich Schifsky, Margaret 
Russell Eastman '84, and Liz 
Proutt Connelly got together 
for the Annual Active Survivors 
Network Race in Baltimore, which 
they followed with a trip to Gayle's 
beach house for a weekend of R&R. 

Keep the notes coming! 

PS. The 25th Reunion is just 
around the corner! 



Kim Jones Isaac 
mvvc87@infinityok.com 

Rene Thomas- Rizzo 
Rene.Thomas-Rizzo@navy.mil 

From Kim : My husband. Ken, 
continues to travel around the 
country to radio-control flying 
events, and we are busy with our 
computer services company. Our 
son, Chris, graduated from high 
school in May and is a freshman 
at Oklahoma State University. In 
July, Chris and I went back to my 
hometown of Richmond, and we 
visited Gettysburg, Washington, 
D.C., and Virginia Beach. I had 
forgotten how bad Northern 
Virginia traffic is. We spent a lot 



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of time with Bev Newman '88 
and Dee Sphar Harding, who 

attended Mary Wash tor two years 
before transferring to West Virginia 
University. We went to a baseball 
game with Bev and my Mary Wash 
roommate Lisa Onucki. We had 
dinner at Renato's in Fredericksburg 
with Dee, Chris Bradford Cohoon 
'86, and Dave McKinney '86. We all 
had a great time reminiscing about 
the good old college days. 

Jennifer Parrish still 
works at the same law firm in 
Fredericksburg, which often 
employs interns from Mary 
Washington. She just completed a 
six-year term on the Virginia State 
Bar Sixth District Disciplinary 
Committee and a similar term on 
the Litigation Section of the Virginia 
State Bar, where she served as 
chair. She was recently elected 20 1 1 
president of the Fredericksburg Area 
Bar Association. Congratulations, 
Jennifer! She said that after all 
these years, she still loves living in 
Fredericksburg. 

Jane Ellen Brennan Herrin 

is in close touch with Eda Spivey 
Price, Angela Goforth Harrow, 
Laura Reed Link, Hugh McAloon, 
and Mike Tringale; she reports 
that all are doing well. Jane Ellen 
works with the DAN Talent Group 
and does voice-overs, commercials, 
videos, and is part of a team that 
teaches women public speaking, 
modeling, acting, and runway skills. 
She continues to do her podcast, 
is completing a cookbook, and 
makes guest appearances on a local 
morning show's cooking segments. 
She is very involved in fashion, 
travels quite a bit, and loves hosting 
events, sometimes wearing couture 
outfits designed for her by Nina D. 
Husband Jim still loves working 
at the Putnam County Election 
Commission and also is part-time 
news director at Cookeville 
Communications. Daughter Anna 
Grace began kindergarten in July, 
and her sister, Jenna Marie, turned 4 
in August. 

Toni Moore Milbourne is 

a reporter for the Charles Town, 
W.Va., newspaper. She serves on 
the county's Parks and Recreation 
Commission and emergency 
services agency. She is a leader for 
her daughter's 4-H Club. 

I am on Facebook under "Kim 
Jones Isaac," so send me a friend 
request and let me know what you 
have been up to since graduation - 
or email me. I hope to hear from a 
lot of people soon. 



Marsha D. Baker 
RStarr66@msn.com 

Beverly J. Newman 
bevnewmn@yahoo.com 

Jay Bradshaw 
Javbradshaw747@aol.com 



Cheryl Woody Danielson 
cheryl.danielson@earthlink.net 



classnotes@umw.edu 

The Class of 1990 currently has 
no class agent. If you would like to 
volunteer for this role, please contact 
the alumni office at alumni@umw.edu. 

Gregory David Haddock has 

been promoted from associate 
professor of geography to 
vice-provost and graduate dean 
at Northwest Missouri State 
University. After graduating from 
Mary Washington with a double 
major in geography and music, he 
earned a master of science and a 
doctorate in geographic information 
systems from the University of 
Idaho. He is married to Amy 
Billhimer Haddock. 



Shannon Eadie Niemeyer 
sfniemeyer@comcast.net 

It was nice to see some of you in 
June for the Rabble Rousers reunion 
show at the Otter House (in what 
used to be the Irish Brigade) in 
Fredericksburg. I think everyone 
there would agree that it was a 
great show. The Rabble Rousers 
- Todd Stayin, Jeff Miers, Dave 
Smallwood, James Benvenuto, and 
Mark Reeves - still sound great 
after 20 years! It was fun to catch up 
with those of you who were there. 

I finally took the plunge and 
joined Facebook. It has been really 
fun to be back in touch with so 
many of you! Please look me up if 
I haven't already found you. It's a 
great way to send me your news and 
information, and I'll post reminders 
as deadlines approach. 

I'm sure you're already 
aware that we are approaching 
our 20th reunion. Mark your 
calendars for June 3-5, 201 1. 
Look for information from the 



alumni association about Reunion 
Weekend events. Hope to see many 
of you then! 

Please keep in touch with your 
news and updates. I look forward to 
hearing from you! 



Kate Stanford McCown 
kate.mccown@live.com 

I want to send a special thank you 
to Courtney Hall Harjung for 

all her help asking people to send 
me updates and for gathering 
information for Class Notes. 

Courtney lives in Atlanta with 
her husband, Tom, where they 
had snow last winter. Courtney 
celebrated her 40th birthday 
at the Georgia Aquarium and 
Centennial Olympic Park's Jazz 
Fest. The couple hiked and 
socialized with other members 
of the Atlanta 
Outdoor Club 
and learned how 
to "stand up 
paddle surf" at the 
group's picnic on 
Lake Allatoona. 
They hiked on the 
Appalachian Trail 
in July, traveled to 
Lexington, Va., for 
a family reunion, 
and went to Nassau 
for scuba diving 
over wrecks and 
with sharks. They planned a 
waterfall hike and swim and a 
vacation on St. Simon's Island. 



I have managed to get some 
updates via Facebook: Marc Tate 
and wite Cemmi live in Centerville, 
Va., with their two children, Marcus 
and Madelin. Robert Todd and 
Paul Pollard attended the wedding 
of Todd Schill to Danielle. Todd 
Bosch lives in Oyster Bay, N.Y. 

Brady Chapman took a drive 
through the Mary Washington 
campus and said it was "a long way 
from three kids to a room with no 
AC like we had to deal with." He 
opened a second insurance office 
location in Lakeland, Fla., last 
spring. His children are growing 
fast, he said, and he spends lots of 
time at baseball and dance. Brady, 
Jay McNamara, Mike Smith, Scott 
Ross, Bob Lunger, and Drew 
White got together for a cookout 
at Thomas Brophy's with their 
families. They were looking forward 
to September for their 16th annual 
golf trip in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 



Christine Harrison Grant 

of Raleigh, N.C., is director of 
development for the American Red 
Cross in Durham. She completed a 
life coach certification program and 
hopes to start her own life coach 
and nonprofit consulting business. 
Christine has enjoyed reconnecting 
with UMW friends through 
Facebook, including her roommates 
Courtney Harjung and Linda Kelly 
Hadley. 

Wendy Scott Stuck and 
husband Ken Stuck '90 have lived in 
Newport News for nearly 16 years. 
Their children are 11 and 8. Ken 
helps out the Cub Scout pack, 
and Wendy is an assistant Girl 
Scout troop leader. Wendy has the 
teaching bug again and is looking 
for a Spanish teacher position. Ken 
continues in his cultural resources 
position. He wows local elementary 
students on career day when 
he explains what he does as an 
archaeologist. 



Don Appiarius '88 and Dee Dee 
Weinstein Becker '86 played 
in the second Annual Recycle 
Yourself Tennis Tournament in 
Virginia Beach, helping to raise 
$3,000 for the LifeNet Health 
Foundation in support of organ 
and tissue donation education. 



Tevin Chaney sold his 
miniature golf course in 
Williamsburg in 2007, spent a 
year taking courses at William and 
Mary, and then returned to UMW 
for a second degree. In 2008, he 
got a certificate in GIS, geographic 
information science. Last June, 
he got a bachelor's degree in 
environmental science. He planned 
to begin graduate school at the 
University of Maryland this fall. 



Cheryl L. Roberts 
chatatcha@yahoo.com 

Bethany Zecher Sutton 
Sutton@aacu.org 



1894 



Nathan Wade 
smileynate72@yahoo.com 

Kirk Ranzetta's book, I'm Goin 
Down County, an architectural 
history of St. Mary's County, 
Md., was recently released. After 



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tudving historic preservation at 
\k\rx Washington, he pursued 
lrban affairs and public policy from 
he University of Delaware, where 
le received a master's degree in 
996 and a doctorate in 2006. He 
s a project architectural historian 
vith Cardno-ENTRIX, a natural 
esource management firm in 
Portland, Ore. He and wife Patricia 
)eem have two children, Brogan 
nd Finnegan. 



ill McDanid 
mmcdaniel 1 @fcps.edu 

ennifer Rudalf Gates 
smartypants@cox.net 

: rom Till : I enjoy the summer 
ife of a teacher, but I do some 
>art-time work, so it is not all 
un and games! I spend a week 
n Richmond working for the 
Virginia Department of Education 
s a member of a committee that 
eviews third grade social studies 
iOL test items. The "SOLs" are 
'irginia's standardized tests. I had 
he pleasure of working with Mie 
barter Devers '97 for the past two 
ears and wish her well, but will 
niss her, as she moves on to a new 
chool and a new experience for the 
ipcoming school year! 

Susan Payne has a new, busy 
ob as deputy director of web 
trategy and communications 
or the Georgetown University 
kledieal Center. She works with the 
.ombardi Cancer Treatment Center, 
he School of Medicine, the School 
>f Nursing, and the Biomedical 
lesearch Organization. She and 
ler family bought a new house 
n Sterling, Va., where she, her 
msband, 2 -year old, and 12 -year old 
vere settling in. 

Anndelynn Tapscott Martin 

s the victim services coordinator 
or the Jefferson County Sherriff 's 
)ffice in Colorado. Her husband, 
Villiam "Tug" Martin, works 
or Dish Network. They have two 
hildren, Ty, 6, and Addie, 3. They 
lave been doing a lot of camping 
round Colorado in their new trailer 
lubbed "MAT" - Martin Adventure 
trailer! 

Jessica Fulmer Chafin and her 

msband, Jason, live in the Atlanta 
irea with their daughter, 4, and son, 
learly 2. Jessica finished a master's 
legree in adolescent education in 
uly and continues to work in the 
:ducation department at Kennesaw 
>tate University. Brendan Kelly 
et us know that his wife, Corrie 



Henson Kelly, plans to graduate 
with honors from U. Va. with a 
master's degree in reading education 
in December. 

After Mary Washington, 
Hadrian Mendoza went to 
the Corcoran School of Art in 
Washington, D.C., where he was 
awarded the prestigious Anne 
and Arnold Abramson Award 
for excellence in ceramics. 
Hadrian's Carabao, named after 
the Philippines water buffalo, 
was featured in an exhibit at the 
Philippine Embassy in D.C. in June. 

Eileen Heffern Hairel and 

her husband, Chris, are certified as 

licensed foster/adoptive parents in 

Houston, Texas. In October 2009, 

they welcomed their first toster 

baby, a five-day-old boy. Eileen 

and Chris were still 

enjoying him as 

they prepared for 

their own bundle 

of joy, due in late 

September! 



practice from Bond University in 
Oueensland, Australia (2006). 

Luke Sbarra, wife Jennifer, and 
Emilia, 3, welcomed Henry Foley 
Sbarra on Oct. 21, 2009. They live 
in Charlotte, N.C., and enjoyed 
a summer vacation at Holden 
Beach. Gretchen Frates Martin 
and husband Michael welcomed 
their daughter, Charlotte Eileen, on 
March 8. Danny, 2, is learning how 
to be a good big brother and not 
squeeze his little sister too hard! 

Tara Scopp Harper, husband 
Gavin, and five-month-old 
Charlotte live in Brunswick, Ga. 
Tara is an attorney and legal 
instructor for federal officers at the 
Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center for U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection. 



Brenna Hall 
Hessler and her 

husband welcomed 

Cullen Sterne on 

March 17. He joins 

brothers Dawson, 

8, and Carter, 6, 

and sister Evie, 4. 

Brenna works as 

a part-time labor 

and delivery nurse 

at Fairfax Hospital. Mike Johnson 

and Colette Strawn Johnson '97 

welcomed their third son, Nicholas 

Tyler, in July 

Jen and I enjoy staying in 
touch with many of you on 
Facebook. Please remember to 
let us know what's going on with 
you throughout the year, either on 
Facebook or through email. Hope to 
hear from you soon! 



Michelle Trombetta 
blondebombchelle@yahoo.com 

After having lived in Australia for 
five years, Matthew Michaelson 
returned to Las Vegas, where he'll 
teach math at Palo Verde High 
School in nearby Summerlin. 
He is pursuing a master's degree 
in mathematical sciences at the 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 
He expects to get this third 
master's degree 2012. He has a 
master's degree in geographic and 
cartographic sciences from George 
Mason University (2002) and a 
master's degree in educational 



Hadrian Mendoza '96 went to 
the Corcoran School of Art in 
Washington, D.C, where he 
was awarded the prestigious 
Anne and Arnold Abramson 
Award for excellence in ceramics. 
Hadrian's Carabao, named after 
the Philippines water buffalo, 
was featured in an exhibit at the 
Philippine Embassy in D.C. in June. 



Stephanie O'Connor Shockley 

and husband Dan live in New York 
City. Stephanie was ordained an 
Episcopal priest in June and serves 
tbe Church of the Holy Trinity on 
Manhattan's Upper East Side. She 
earned a master of divinity from 
The General Theological Seminary 
of the Episcopal Church in May 
2009. She spent the past year in 
intensive training as a hospital 
chaplain, focusing on oncology, 
HIV/AIDS, and palliative care. 
In 2009, Dan received a J.D. from 
the Benjamin N. Cardozo School 
of Law and passed the New Jersey 
and New York bar exams. He works 
for the New York Hotel Trades 
Council. Stephanie and Dan enjoy 
all that NYC has to offer, and they 
love spending time with their 
three nieces and one nephew. They 
were looking forward to summer 
camping with Sarah Meyrowitz 
Meytin and Rachel Meytin, and 
their children, Coby and Ruthie. 

Chris Currier is alive and 
well in Pittsburgh with his wife 
of eight years, Suzanne, and two 
daughters, Keira, 5, and Emma, 
nearly 3. Chris plays modern "Mad 



Man" in his advertising firm, Yellow 
Submarine Marketing. He often 
travels to see his main client, Cedar 
Fair Entertainment Company, and 
their amusement and water park 
properties across North America. 
These include Kings Dominion in 
Richmond, Knott's Berry Farm in 
L.A., and Cedar Point in Sandusky, 
Ohio. 

Eric Earling has been managing 
media relations for Premera Blue 
Cross in Washington State since 
March 2009. His wife, Stephani, is 
plowing through a master's degree 
program and was about to start a 
job at a local housing agency. Their 
children, Joseph and Sophia, are 
in eighth grade and fifth grade, 
respectively. 

Erika Ehland Benowitz enjoys 
her new chosen career as at-home 
mom to Sasha, 2, and Lauren, 1. She 
and husband Andrew live in the 
Philadelphia suburb of Collegeville, 
Pa., where they keep up with their 
extensive gardens. Aaron Zielinski 
continues to build his financial 
advisory practice in Norfolk, Va., 
focusing on helping families and 
small-to-medium-sized businesses. 
He is entering his second year as the 
chair of the leadership development 
committee of the Downtown 100 
in Norfolk and recently hosted an 
interactive panel discussion on the 
topic of brain drain. He and Lisa 
celebrated son Benjamin's second 
birthday in February. 

This past spring, Vanessa 
Valley Wedding organized a mini- 
reunion at her new house in King 
George, Va. She loves the space it 
affords her, husband John, daughter 
Jillian, and their two dogs. Many of 
her college study buddies attended, 
including Jason Terrill, Cheryl 
Duckworth, Anne Valentine 
Higgins '98 and her husband, Jen 
Rees Schultz and her husband, and 
Silvia Pavia '98. The partygoers also 
celebrated in Dale City, Va., at the 
home of Anne Waldron Hoover 
and Rob Hoover, as Anne was in 
her last month of pregnancy and 
could not make the drive down to 
Vanessa's. Anne and Rob are now 
the proud parents of Kayla Melody 
born May 30, their second child. 
Anne Higgins also delivered a baby 
girl, Riley Macon, on July 10. The 
mini-reunion was a send-off for 
Cheryl, who is now an assistant 
professor of conflict resolution at 
Nova Southeastern University in 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cheryl's final 
manuscript of her book, Land and 
Dignity in Paraguay, was recently 
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to Oahu with trips to New Zealand 
and Kauai. After the mini-reunion, 
he headed to Suffolk to visit his old 
roommate, Jon Lewis '98, his wife, 
Rachel Robinette Lewis, and their 
six children. 

I was privileged to attend the 
wedding of Allison Enedy and 
Tom Cholis in Norfolk in May. I 
have never seen a bride and groom 
so happy and obviously in love. It 
was so much fun eating, drinking, 
and dancing the 
night away with 
Allison, Allyson 
Knudson Gallup, 
Jacquelyn "Jackie" 
Curry Todaro, and 
their husbands. 
Allison and Tom 
honeymooned 
in Oahu. This 
summer, Allison 
left her corporate 
job to help the 
animals of Virginia 
Beach as the events 
coordinator for the 
SPCA. I randomly 
ran into Paul Storer '99 at the 
Phoenix airport on a business trip 
- always surreal seeing alumni in 
strange places like airport terminals! 
Colleen Minion Uuereb was in 
Minneapolis for a conference in 
June, and we were able to spend a 
day together, allowing me to show 
off the best my new hometown has 
to offer. Let me know if you're ever 
in Minneapolis and have time to 
catch up. II not, just send an email 
and let me know how you're doing. 



Erika Giaimo Chapin 
erikagchapin@gmail.com 

Matt LoFiego promises this will 
be his last round of baby news: He 
and his wife celebrated the birth 
of their third child, Amelia, in late 
June at Mary Washington Hospital. 
Larissa Lipani Peluso-Fleming 
and her husband are living it up 
in Leesburg, where she is a fifth 
grade teacher. Their son, Deacon, 
was born in May. Big brother 
Anthony was heading to first grade 
this fall. Larissa visited with Laura 
Letchworlh before she shipped off 
lor her first deployment with the 
U.S. Navy. 

Caitlin Jenkins Losh and her 
husband, Jason, celebrated the birth 
of their first child, Paul Arthur 
Jenkins, on July 3. They expect 
to celebrate Paul's birthday with 
fireworks every year. The Losh 
family is enjoying life in Brooklyn, 



where Caitlin is a paper conservator 
at the Brooklyn Museum. 

Tara McGintee Gibbs and 

husband Dave welcomed baby 
William Edward on June 7. They 
live on Long Island, along with big 
brothers Owen, 5, and Colin, 2. After 
their two years in Germany, Jeremy 
Blain and his wife, Jennifer, live in 
San Antonio with Ellen, 5, Jason, 3, 
and Collin, 1 . Jeremy continues to 
work for Booz Allen Hamilton. 



Stephanie O'Connor Shockley '97 
was ordained an Episcopal priest 
in June and serves the Church of 
the Holy Trinity on Manhattan's 
Upper East Side. She spent the 
past year in intensive training 
as a hospital chaplain, focusing 
on oncology, HIV/ 'AIDS, and 
palliative care. 



After a year of writing and 
rewriting, Stephen O'Connell 

completed in May his dissertation 
in geography and his Ph.D. from 
Oklahoma State University. He 
teaches full time in the geography 
department at Mary Washington 
after spending the last school year 
as a part-time adjunct and part-time 
dissertation writer. He planned to 
marry Maggie Collins, an attorney 
in Fredericksburg, in November 
in her hometown of Cincinnati. 
Stephen met Maggie through Dave 
Danieli, who will be in the wedding. 

Heidi Buchanan Keohane's 

daughter, Riley, started 
kindergarten; as a result, Heidi took 
on a new teaching job at Riverbend 
High School in Spotsylvania. 
Wendy Sulc is assistant professor 
of pediatrics at the University of 
Miami. Her really big news is that 
she, husband Greg, and daughter 
Natalie welcomed Aidan Charles 
Dehne on June 4. Abby Mitchell 
Pearce, husband Ben, and big sister 
Emily welcomed Nathaniel Thomas 
on July 29. Adrien Snedeker 
Dickerson and husband Adam 
look forward to introducing Baby 
Dickerson to the world in February. 



Amanda Goebel 
goebel_amanda@hotmail.com 

Thanks for all of the wonderful 
information! If you haven't seen 
UMW's Eagle Village, you need to 
check it out online or in person. 



I have just started my fourth 
year teaching fourth grade at the 
Trinity School, in Atlanta, Ga. 
Recently, I dusted off my feet and 
started playing in two outdoor sand 
volleyball leagues - a 6's and a 4's 
league. Over the summer, I traveled 
to West Palm Beach to visit Kristin 
Ruhl Bergstrom and her family, 
including my goddaughter, Addison. 
Corey Sell and Katy Buchanan 
Storer visited me here in Atlanta. 

Dennis L. Rudnick married 
Joy E. Patzke on July 31, in Seattle, 
where Dennis is completing a 
doctorate in multicultural education 
at the University of Washington. 
Daniel Frye and Ted Dangerfield 
were among the groomsmen. Ted's 
wife, Monica Dangerfield '00, 
Walter Parra, and Dan Opiela were 
also in attendance. 

After college, Brian Frazelle 

spent a year working with 
immigrants in Texas before 
pursuing a master's degree in 
English from the University ol 
North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 
After several years as an editor 
with UNC Press, he went to 
Yale University to pursue a law 
degree. He graduated from the law 
school in May and works for the 
Public Citizen Litigation Group 
in Washington, D.C. In April, he 
married Sarah Trippensee, his 
girlfriend of five years. 

Holly Blanton has worked 
with the Estee Lauder Companies 
since 2003. Recently, she and 
husband George Miller moved 
from Charlotte, N.C., so Holly, a 
specialist in sales management and 
corporate training, could take 
a project with Estee Lauder 
covering New York, New Jersey, 
and Philadelphia areas. They went 
on a mission trip to Guatemala's 
Casa Bernabe orphanage in March, 
where they physically worked the 
hardest they had worked in ages! 
They completed many gardening 
and concrete tasks, and they roofed 
the new clinic. A trip like that puts 
amazing perspective on their lives, 
Holly said. 

On July 18, Sharon Reavis 

married Stacey L. Woodson of 
Staunton, Va., in Franklin, Tenn. 
She and Stacey, a musician, singer, 
and a counselor for Centerstone, 
will live in Nashville. Sharon has 
been practicing entertainment law 
in the music industry for more 
than nine years and is in-house 
counsel for EMI Christian Music 
Group, Inc. She just graduated 
Irom the Tennessee Bar Association 
Leadership Law program, which 



recognizes future leaders in the 
Tennessee legal community. 

Stephen Charnoff and 
Katherine Fry Charnoff '00 

bought a house in Vienna and 
were expecting their first child in 
November. Steve practices law with 
a firm in Tysons Corner, and Katie 
is a print broker in Fairfax City. 

Brian Straight is still at the U.S. 
Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. He 
plans to travel to Ecuador, Chile, 
Argentina, and Peru, as he will 
leave around the end of the year. 
He will return to Washington, D.C, 
to prepare for his next assignment, 
probably somewhere in Africa. 

In July, Marty Malloy was 
named CEO of Greater Philadelphia 
Cares, a non-profit in the region 
that provides opportunity for civic 
engagement tor organizations and 
companies that want to create 
positive social change. 

Lisa Mueller recently returned 
from a year teaching fourth grade 
in Scotland through the Fulbright 
program. She took advantage of the 
ease of European travel while she 
was abroad and saw many places 
like France and Spain. Welcome 
home, Lisa! 

Susanne Eymer Maurer is a 

licensed professional counselor 
offering clinical and career 
counseling in Washington, D.C. 
She married in 2007 and has a son, 
Jake, who is nearly 2. Whenever 
she can, Susanne hangs out with 
Laura Reilly Lewis, Leah Morris, 
Claire Wagner, Martha Smith, 
and Carol Chace. 

Carol received a nursing degree 
in May, passed the federal nursing 
exam in June, and started a nursing 
job at Providence hospital in July. 
Between graduation and the exam, 
she went on a mission trip to Haiti, 
setting up a health center there with 
other medical professionals. She 
said it was an amazing, humbling, 
heartbreaking trip - but one full 
of hope. 



Daniela Kelley Sicuranza 
daniela.sicuranza@gmail.com 

It's hard to believe it's been 10 years 
since we walked down Campus 
Walk together. It was wonderful 
to reconvene on campus in early 
summer for Reunion Weekend. The 
stifling heat brought back memories 
of dorm rooms with no air 
conditioning and lazy mornings 
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We owe a big thank you to 
Cristin DeGraff and Mariah Butler 
'ogelgesang for rallying the troops 
.1 head to Fredericksburg to mark 
tie occasion. Campus is still as 
eautiful as we remember it, so if 
ou get a chance to go visit, do so! 
bull be SO impressed with the 
•novations that have taken place 
ince we lett. 

Kristin completed her first 
larathon in January at Walt Disney 
^orld. She was working with Team 
i Training for a half marathon in 
an Francisco this fall. 

Mariah brought her beautiful 
imily to Reunion Weekend 
'om their home in Fort Wayne, 
id. - husband Matt; son Grant, 
early 3; and baby Harris Grey, 
orn October 2009. Mariah is also 
ne of three Class of 2000 members 
onored for their 
ollegiate athletic 
chievements. She 
nd fellow swimmer 
am Myers and 
accer player 
)hanna Klein were 
) be inducted to the 
fniversity of Mary 
Washington Athletic 
[all of Fame this 



Poston and husband A) welcomed 
Madelyn in January, little sister 
to Elise, 3. Erin, a family practice 
physician assistant in Richmond, 
cannot believe it's been 10 years 



since college 



Jerry Podorski moved from 
Chesapeake Beach, Md., to 
Fredericksburg, where he helps 
coach the UMW mens rugby team. 
He is a senior forensic chemist 
in the Clandestine Laboratory 
Safety and Research Center for the 
Drug Enforcement Agency. He 
wrote from Korea that he trains 
DEA agents and state and local 
officers about the dangers of 
methamphetamine labs and 
how to take samples. He speaks 
internationally on the importance of 
watching chemicals used to process 
drugs such and heroin and cocaine. 



Jamie Dowdy 
rooks is a 
hysical therapist 
l Richmond. Son 
)wen, 4, was ready 
)r pre-K this fall, 
nd son Gavin 
irned 2. Jamie 
nd husband Craig 
isited Marga 
ischel Green to 

elebrate the baptism of Marga's 
3n, James, who joined big sister 
legan. Jen Hunt Clair - who was 
icpecting - is James' godmother. 

Julie Hallman, a veterinary 
.'clinician in Charleston, S.C. 
njoys a "wonderful slow Southern 
eachy life." She and her boyfriend 
ought a house, and she has traveled 
) Canada and Mexico. 

Stacey Ladd Mulholland of 

ihelmsford, Mass., welcomed her 
rst son, Jacob Otis, in March, 
tacey teaches fifth grade in 
Westford, Mass. Olivia Synnott 
andry and her husband, Austin, 
Iso welcomed their first child, 
lolan, in April. They own Jordan 
prings Market, a country store with 
deli and gas station, in Stephenson, 
'a. Joy Barnes and husband Roger 
homas are expecting their third 
hild in December, to join siblings 
mily and Samuel. Erin Shank 



After college, Brian Frazelle '99 
spent a year working with 
immigrants in Texas before 
pursuing a master's degree in 
English from the University of 
North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 
After several years as an editor 
with UNC Press, he went to 
Yale University to pursue a law 
degree, which he received in May, 
and he now works for the Public 
Citizen Litigation Group in 
Washington, D.C. 



The Eugene Symphony in 
Oregon is still fortunate to have 
Maylian Pak as its development 
director. Aside from work, she 
performs with a local Jimmy Buffett 
band, The Cheeseburgers. She was 
one of 48 U.S. non-profit leaders to 
participate in the American Express 
Nonprofit Leadership Academy 
- an intensive, all-expenses-paid 
week-long leadership seminar in 
New York City. Maylian vacationed 
in San Francisco for July 4, where 
she visited Beth Geiger Wolly, her 
husband, Mark, and their adorable 
son, Jake. 

Rachel Silbaugh Norman and 

husband Sean left Tennessee for 
Woodstown, N. J., in June 2009. 
Rachel loves being an at-home mom 
to Lily, who will turn 2 in December. 

Eve Sledjeski teaches 
psychology courses at Rowan 
University in New Jersey, where 



husband Tom is also a professor. 
Her children, Lucius, 2, and Alice, 1, 
loved playing in Ball Circle during 
Reunion Weekend. 

As for me, I left Fox News 
after 10 years for a much more 
challenging job - motherhood! 
My husband, Chris Sicuranza '98, 
and I welcomed Gabriela Lily on 
Jan. 31. We've made our home in 
Arlington, Va., and are busy planning 
our next adventure with Gabv. 



Caroline Jarvis 

carolineljarvis@gmail.com 

Teresa Joerger Mannix 
tmm53@georgetown.edu 

As always, the Class of 2001 has 
many wonderful updates to keep 
everyone entertained. Please 
continue to send them to us as we 
love hearing from you, and your 
classmates love keeping up with 
your news. 

Adele MacDonald and her 
husband, Andrew Neiburg '00, 

celebrated daughter Isabelle's first 
birthday in July. Adele is a labor 
and employment associate with 
the law firm of Williams Mullen 
in Richmond. Lauren Fisher 
recently married and is a clinical 
psychologist in northern Virginia; 
she planned to open her own 
practice this fall. 

Michelle Carr Young and 

husband Jay, of Stafford, were 
expecting their first baby, Emileigh 
Marie Young, around the end of 
July. Michelle was to begin her 10th 
year teaching at Forest Park High 
School in Woodbridge, Va., this fall. 

Brianne Patchell Friberg 

completed a doctorate in human 
development and family studies at 
the University of Wisconsin, and she 
accepted a full-time faculty position 
in the psychology department at 
Liberty University. Martine St. 
Germain Barre and her husband are 
excited that they will welcome a new 
member to their family in January. 
Sara Harney Correll, husband Jim, 
and son Noah, 2, welcomed Hannah 
Elizabeth in April to their home in 
Gainesville, Va. 

Rob Eidson of West Chester, 
Pa., is a human resources director 
with SAP America. He founded 
a public charity organization in 
2009, which has raised thousands of 
dollars in support of various causes 
in autism research and education. 
Claudia Matamala Lemus, her 



husband, and 2-year-old daughter 
welcomed little Diego on March 5. 
Christina Dominguez and husband 
Ashley Clinedinst of Poquoson, 
Va., expected their first child in 
September. 

Jonathan Williams and Erin 
Pickens Williams recently received 
promotions. Jonathan is now vice 
president of Easter Associates 
Inc., a government relations and 
association management company. 
Erin is now policy and planning 
coordinator for the Virginia 
Department of Agriculture and 
Consumer Services Division of 
Consumer Protection. 

Sarah Meharg of Washington, 
D.C, is a communications specialist 
with Alion Science and Technology. 
Paula Snell welcomed a lovely new 
granddaughter in January, and she 
is three classes away from earning a 
master of divinity degree! 

Zac Sargent married Aimee 
Demora in September 2009 in 
Stowe, Vt. Alumni in attendance 
were Brendan Eygabroat, Trais 
Pearson, Corey Brynes '02, Jamie 
Foster, Steve Paturynski, John 
Bernhardt, Lara Bernhardt '02, 
and Mary Kovaleski Brynes '02. 

Alysia McLain and Scott Jones 
of Juneau, Alaska, planned to marry 
in October. Scott is the assistant 
comptroller for the State of Alaska, 
and Alysia is curator of public 
programs at the Juneau-Douglas 
City Museum. She was selected for 
a Rotary International Group Study 
Exchange to Finland and Estonia. 
She spent a month last fall visiting 
museums and historic sites, staying 
with host families, and learning 
about the history and culture of 
these two countries. 

Judy Goss received her 
masters degree from Georgetown 
University Department of American 
Government in 2008. She lives 
in Tabernacle, N.J., and teaches 
American government and 
international politics at Burlington 
County College there. She also 
is campaign manager for a local 
township council race. 

Kim Price Rowan and her 

partner expect their first child in 
late December. Theresa Furlong 
Kennedy and husband Jed 
expected their first child in late 
July. She is senior project manager 
at Capital One. 

Stephanie Betancourt Brady 

and her husband were fortunate to 
get orders to Hawaii, where they will 
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welcomed their third child, Reese 
Evangeline. Stephanie plans to take 
a year off to care for the family while 
her husband is deployed in the 
Middle East. When he returns, she 
has plans to pursue a Ph.D. 

Gina Leonard and her 
husband, Mike, welcomed the 
beautiful Ariana Grace in April. 
They also bought their first house, 
in Prince William County, Va. 

Virginia Green Bartlett 

finished a doctorate in religion and 
ethics. She, Shane, and daughter 
Sophia, 1, planned to move to Los 
Angeles in August, where she will 
be the assistant director for the 
Center for Healthcare Ethics at 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Shane 
will work in film. While sad about 
leaving Nashville after eight years, 
they looked forward to catching up 
with Kelly MacNeil, Betsy Burton 
'00, and other Mary Washington 
Angelinos. 

Andrew Ward received a 
Critical Language Scholarship 
from the U.S. State Department 
and spent the summer studying 
Urdu in Lucknow, India. He 
helped create the nonprofit Voices 
for International Business and 
Education, which operates the 
International High School of New 
Orleans, a charter school that 
opened last year. It is the only 
open-enrollment public high school 
in America that offers French and 
Spanish language 
immersion 
programs. And yes, 
he still moonlights 
as a French Quarter 
tour guide! 



Alexander Buttner on plans for 
our 10-year reunion next summer, 
so save the date - June 3-5, 2011! 
Caroline larvis lives in London, 
where she is a relationship manager 
at Kleinwort Benson Private Bank 
and works with both private clients 
and charities. 

Please keep sending in your 
updates. If you are not receiving 
update request emails, please be sure 
to email us your up-to-date contact 
information. We look forward to 
hearing from you! 



Travis Jones 
tljones8@hotmail.com 

Carolyn Murray Spencer 
turtlecjm@yahoo.com 



Jessica Brandes 
jessbrandes@yahoo.com 

Katie Dolph Lewis earned a 
docorate from William and Mary 
in educational policy, planning, and 
leadership. Norfolk's Teacher of the 
Year in 2009, she now is teaching 
education courses at Texas A&M 
International University. In June 
she married John Lewis, a border 
patrol agent in Laredo, Texas. 



Madelyn 
Marino ran her 
first half marathon 
in June in Seattle. 
She is now hooked 
on running and is 
preparing for her 
next half marathon 
in Detroit, Mich. Maryjane 
Wysocki lives in Satellite Beach, 
Fla., and is an employment 
coordinator for the Agency for 
Persons with Disabilities. She is 
nearing completions of certification 
to be a community work incentive 
coordinator. This job promotes 
the use of federal and state work 
incentives for individuals with 
disabilities who would like to work, 
maximizing their independence 
and earnings. 

As for your class agents, Teresa 
Joerger Mannix and her husband, 
Mark, bought a house in Gainesville, 
Va. She will be working with Natalie 



Jerry Podorski '00 moved from 
Chesapeake Beach, Md., to 
Fredericksburg, where he helps 
coach the UMW men's rugby team. 
He is a senior forensic chemist 
in the Clandestine Laboratory 
Safety and Research Center for the 
federal Drug Enforcement Agency. 



Christi Kramer is director 
of the Genesee Valley Outdoor 
Learning Center in Maryland, a 
nonprofit challenge course that 
facilitates team building programs 
and experiential education. 

Meagan Lindsay Butkus lives 
in Reston with husband Chris. They 
were married in October 2009 in 
southern Virginia and honeymooned 
in Sicily. Heather Hayden served as 
maid of honor, and Jennifer O'Leary 
and Becky Foster Murphy were 
bridesmaids. Heather married Brett 
Seace in May in Vinton, Va., and 
Meagan was a bridesmaid. Heather 
and Brett live in Leesburg, Va. 



In May, Meredith Camp 

received a master's degree in 
education in business and industry 
training. She lives in Lynchburg, Va., 
and plans to marry in May 2011. 

Jay and Nina Bruno Parrish 

welcomed their first child, Alyssa 
Nicole, in May. They own Parrish 
Learning Zone, LLC, a tutoring 
service in Fredericksburg. 

Kendra Steele married in 
December 2008 and completed 
a doctorate in microbiology and 
immunology at East Carolina 
University in April. 

Sarah Preston volunteered in 
small business development with the 
Peace Corps for two years in Peru 
after Mary Washington. She traveled 
through Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, 
Uruguay, Bolivia, and Chile. After 
working for a couple of years in 
a training facility for the Foreign 
Service, she went to graduate school 
in Baltimore for public health. Now 
she lives in Washington, D.C., and 
is a project director in behavioral 
sciences for Danya International in 
Silver Spring, Md. 

David Lunne of Dayton, Ohio, 
married Katie Helldoerfer in 
a ceremony there in November 
with Caroline Otto Lemire as a 

bridesmaid. Katie and David will 
live in Dayton. Karen Tinklepaugh 

and her husband, Jeff Zielonka, 
welcomed their first child, 
Charlotte, on June 25. They live in 
State College, Pa., and work for the 
Pennsylvania State Department of 
Meteorology. 

Nancy Clark and Steven Cours 
plan to marry in spring 201 1, and 
they will live and work in northern 
Virginia. Kevin 
Bradley introduced 
them to each other 
when they played on 
a coed softball team. 



June 12. Bridesmaids included 
Jill Davis, Diana Daly, and 
Jessica Brandes. Caroline Otto 
Lemire, Matt Lemire, Catherine 
Keane, Tommy Rogers, and Steve 
Coughlin also were there. Sarah and 
Jason honeymooned in Maui before 
heading home to Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Rebecca Nelson Findlay and 

husband Ryan of Potomac Falls, Va., 
welcomed their first child, Tucker 
Nelson, in March. Rebecca and 
Ryan both work in finance. 

Please send updates by email, 
and join the Mary Washington Class 
of 2003 Facebook group. 



Katharine E. Leesman 
katie.leesman@gmail.com 

Sarah B. Smith 
sarahbsmith@gmail.com 

Sameer Vaswani 
sameervaswani@msn.com 

From Sameer: Emily Eaton has 

taught preschool for five years at 
Grace Covenant Child Development 
Center in Richmond. She has two 
cats, is a busy pet sitter, and enjoys 
horseback riding. She also enjoys 
her church and Richmond Christian 
Singles events. 

Aaron Layman is the beer 
buyer at Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, 
and he takes the occasional 
freelance writing gig. He likes to 
hike and bike. Christy Tilghman 
and James Morrow plan to marry 
in April 201 1 in Chevy Chase, Md., 
where Christy lives and works as an 
accounting manager. 



In April, the 
West Antarctic 
Ice Sheet (WAIS) 
Divide Ice Core 
Project at Montana 
State University in Bozeman invited 
Juliana D'Andrilli to join as a 
postdoctoral research associate, 
and she drove cross-country to 
begin the exciting research project 
in June. She works with the Center 
for Biofilm Engineering and the 
Department of Land Resources and 
Environmental Science. She hopes 
to travel to Antarctica next year to 
collect samples. 

Sarah Sedaghatfar married 
Jason Little in Leesburg, Va., on 



Maylian Pak '00 is development 
director of the Eugene [Oregon] 
Symphony; off hours, she 
performs with a local Jimmy 
Buffett band, The Cheeseburgers. 



Rachel Smith moved to 
Massachusetts to pursue a master's 
degree in student personnel 
administration at Springfield 
College. Jason "Tex" Lancaster was 
promoted to lieutenant junior grade 
in the Navy and plans to marry. 

In May 2009, Suzanne 
Gallagher Welch completed 
a master's degree in liberal 
and professional studies at 
Armstrong Atlantic State 
University, where she works in the 



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university housing department. 
Suzanne's husband, Ryan, is 
an Army Blackhawk pilot 
and has been deployed to 
Afghanistan since November 
2009. They have lived in Savannah, 
Ga., with their two dogs, Sydney 
ind Dingo, since late 2006, but they 
Expect to relocate to Fort Rucker, 
Ala., in early 201 1. 

Andrew Blate and Jessie 
rhomas-Blate '03 live in Fairfax, Va., 
where he has his company Beautiful 
Home Services LLC. They live across 
the street from Shawn Gremminger 
md Sandi Phillips Gremminger 
and their daughter, Emmeline, 
1. Ben Kolodziej plans to marry 
UNC Tarheel Heather Wildrick in 
[une 201 1. Annie Mazes received 
i master's degree in library science 
from Queens College in New York 



City. In August, she was to leave for 
Brisbane, Australia, where she wil 
live and work tor a year as a librarian 

Amber Rector Johnson and 
Kevin Johnson welcomed Amelia 
Kathleen in August 2009, a happy 
girl who loves to bounce to the 
music and chase the cat. Her middle 
name is for Kathleen Tripodi '03. 
Matt Guderian, a tax paralegal at 
Baker & McKenzie LLP, just finished 
a cross-country train trip. 

Since moving back to the 
mainland and Fort Benning, Ga., 
a year ago, Jade K. Willard and 
her husband have traveled to her 
parents' Florida beach house, to the 
Virginia wedding of Jessi Waggener 
and Jon Higgs, and many times into 
the deep backwoods of Georgia to 
photograph, hike, and hunt. Jade 



worked with the I .S. ( ensus Bureau, 
starting as an enumerator and 
quickly becoming the crew leader for 
the entire Fort Benning installation. 

Shalini Henry works in the 
Fairfax, Va., area with Homeless 
Animals Rescue Team. She fosters 
rescued dogs until they find their 
"forever" home. Paul Michanczyk 
and Ame Bristow Michanczyk are 
leaving Fredericksburg tor Virginia 
Beach, so Paul can take a job as a 
pastor. Ame was due to have a child 
in late September. 

Lawton Clites has shifted 
careers and is teaching biology, 
environmental science, and pottery 
at Pope John Paul the Great Catholic 
High School in Dumfries, Va. 
Alyssa Ehret had her second son, 
Cowan Bryan Fagen, on 



May 10. Eric Home and his wife, 
Logan Dalby '06, live and work 
in Los Alamos, N.M., with their 
two sets of twins. Kristin Simmers 

teaches kindergarten in London. 

Tricia Piccinino and Matt 
Kapuscinski married in April in 
Arlington, Va. Bryce Perry, Brian 
Reagan, Kelly Kinahan, Becky 
Julian Keeley, and Caroline Ellis 
all represented Mary Washington 
in the bridal party. Tricia earned 
a master's degree in education at 
George Washington University and 
teaches high school ESL in Virginia. 
Matt is in his third year at William 
& Mary School of Law and was 
recently named editor-in-chief of 
the Law Review. 

Ellen McKenna lives in 
Chicago with her husband and is an 



Educator Adds Philanthropy to Resume 
After Being Honored by the White House 



Oat Le '95 was a baby in the mid-1 970s when his parents moved 
/vith their five children from Vietnam to the United States. The 
/oungster showed an early interest in math and science, and by 
middle school had taken first place in a science fair. 

"I like to explore things and try to solve puzzles and try to figure 
things out," he said. "I like to analyze a lot." 

More than two decades later, Le is still winning awards. In June, 
ie learned he was one of only two teachers in Virginia to receive 
the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics 
and Science Teaching. With that achievement, Le revealed another 
Dne of his virtues: philanthropy. He shared half of the $10,000 prize 
with H.B. Woodlawn Secondary School in Arlington, Va., where Le 
taught middle and highschool students life sciences, biology, and 
environmental science for 1 3 years. 

"Receiving this award is a testament to the wonderful partnership 
oetween parents, teachers, administrators, and community members 
to help students learn and enjoy science," said Le, one of 103 teachers 
n the nation to receive the White House honor. "This award also 
oelongs to my students for their continued love of learning, curiosity, 
and inquisitiveness of the natural world." 

Le, 36, asked that the money, given by the National Science 
Foundation, be given to the Woodlawn college scholarship program. 
Le also received the 2006 National Science Teachers Association/ 
Ohaus Award for Innovations in Science Teaching. 

Sharing with students isn't new to Le. He has sought and 
won grants to fund hands-on opportunities and inquiry-based 
experiences to help'his pupils make connections between science 
and the everyday world. Grants for his work include the Dominion 
Educational Partnership, National Education Association Foundation, 



and Toshiba America Foundation. 



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Dat Le is one of only tw 
Virginia to receive the Presidential 
Award for Excellence in Mathematics 
and Science Teaching. 



Before receiving the 
Presidential Award, Le was 
promoted to science specialist, i 
K-12, for Arlington Public Schools, •» . 
where he has worked for 14 years. 

Le grew up in Northern 
Virginia and graduated from 
Robert E. Lee High School in 
Springfield, Va. He wanted a good 

college close to home, and Mary Dat Le is one of only tw 

Washington fit the bill. Virginia to receive the Preside 

"It was small. That was definitely Award for Excellence in Mathe 
something I looked for, with a and Science Teaching. 

good opportunity for interaction 

with professors," he said. "At other schools, you are in an auditorium with 
200 or 300 other students." 

Le's parents moved to the U.S. in part to gain better opportunities 
for their children. His sister is a pharmacist; one brother is a physician, 
one is a lawyer, and one is a teacher. 

After earning a bachelor of science in biology at UMW, Le earned 
a master of education in administration and supervision from Virginia 
Commonwealth University and a doctorate in educational research 
and evaluation from Virginia Tech. He is certified in biology and is a 
National Board Certified Teacher. 

In addition to serving on the Science Standards Advisory Committee 
for the College Board, Le has taught research courses for the Virginia 
Tech Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. 

- David Driver 



CLASS NOTES 



state's attorney for the Cook County 
States Attorneys Office. Ellen 
graduated from law school in 2009, 
was sworn in to the Illinois State Bar 
in November, and was sworn in to 
the Indiana State Bar in May. 

As for your Class Agent, 
Sameer Vaswani, I am in my second 
year of study toward an MBA at the 
Robert H. Smith School ot Business 
at the University of Maryland. 



Allyson V. Lee 
allyvlee@gmail.com 

Lauren DeLesDernier was 

named 20 1 Teacher of the Year at 
Fredericksburg's Lafayette Upper 
Elementary School, where she is 
in her third year teaching special 
education. Stefanie Beierschmitt 
lives in Asheville, N.C., with her 
best friend/partner/boyfriend and 
her two dogs. She has become very 
involved in real estate investing, 
has several rental properties, and is 
pursuing a real estate license. She 
and her boyfriend planned to travel 
to India this fall. 



Carl Frank Puleo 
ctpuleo@gmail.com 

Shana A. Muhammad 
shana.muhammad@gmail.com 

From Shana : I had the honor of 
being a bridesmaid in the wedding 
of my UMW roommate, Jessica 
Pritchard Marshall, to Chris 
Marshall. Both are graduates of 
Edward Via College of Osteopathic 
Medicine at Virginia Tech. They 
have begun their first year of 
medical residency and live in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

Ben Beavers and Megh Cudahy 

married in July in Leesburg, Va., 
with Chad Chadbourn as best 
man. Alex Case and Kate Oswald 
married in July in Long Island, 
N.Y. Members of the wedding 
party included Jenny Duval, Chad 
Chadbourn, Matt Coulter, maid of 
honor Stephanie Oswald '09, and 
best man Ian Case '08. Matt and 
his wife, Lindsay Coulter, welcomed 
Chase Gregory on March 27. 



Nadia Mudder 

and her husband, 

Jan, were expecting 

their first child 

in August. They 

will continue to 

teach history and 

English in Almaty, 

Kazakhstan, for the 

2010-2011 year. 

Blake Hathaway has 

been a GIS analyst 

and staff manager 

with Critigen for 

four years. She planned to compete 

in the lemon chess pie category of a 

local pie-baking contest in August 

and to run her first half marathon 

this fall. Blake enjoys weekend 

bartending from time to time. 



Deirdre Garahan recently 
completed a masters degree in 
secondary education at Marymount 
University. Autumn Arrowood 
Hibberd and husband Steve 
welcomed their first child, Easton 
Michael, on June 17. Danielle 
Somers Zdanowicz and husband 
Ryan Zdanowicz '04 welcomed their 
first child, Hannah Marie, on May 13. 

In July, Laura Rawlett and 
Brandon Taylor became engaged 
on the island of St. Johns and plan 
to marry next year. Lauren Rae 
Lorusso welcomed twin boys on 
June 28, Kingsley William and 
Sawyer Richmond. They join big 
brother Hunter, 2. 



The West Antarctic Ice Sheet 
Divide Ice Core Project at 
Montana State University 
in Bozeman invited Juliana 
D'Andrilli '03 to join as a 
postdoctoral research associate. 
She hopes to travel to Antarctica 
next year to collect samples. 



Jenny Duval and Brian 
Utterback planned to marry in 
Connecticut in October with 
Kathryn Astley and Kate Oswald 
Case in the bridal party. Jeff Holt 
works for the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics and is engaged to Kymmie 
Simmons '08. Caitlyn Eck bought a 
home and works in Fort Myers, Fla. 
She completed a master's degree in 
public health from the University 
of West Florida. In September, she 
and Marion Bernstein traveled to 
Istanbul, Turkey, where they showed 
Turks how to party like Mary 
Washingtonians! 



Rebecca Christ Alwine and 

her family in Wiesbaden, Germany, 
welcomed Abigail Christina on 
March 31. She joins brother Declan, 
2. The family is in Europe courtesy 
of the U.S. Army and will probably 
return to the States in early 201 1 . 

Lauren Bayer is a law clerk in 
the Mercer Vicinage, Civil Division, 



in Trenton, N.J. She earned a J.D. 
from Rutgers School of Law- 
Newark She and Steve Grillo '07 
plan to marry in November 201 1. 
Steve is manager for capital projects 
with the Staten Island Economic 
Development Corp, and he 
received a master's degree in urban 
planning from Hunter College, City 
University of New York. 

Callie Talbot Castellani is a 

sales executive for Doo.Ri, a ready 
to wear fashion designer. Matt 
Disbrow of Hollywood, Fla., and 
fiancee Tricia Shealy welcomed 
Vivian Peyton Disbrow on Aug. 3. 

Gerald B. Ndikintum is doing 
research in the Graduate School of 
Education and Human Research at 
George Washington University in 
Washington, D.C. He is pursuing 
a doctorate in educational 
administration and policy, and he 
teaches in Spotsylvania County 
Schools. 

Erik Thorell earned a doctorate 
in osteopathic medicine in June 
from the Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine. 



Jay Sinha 
Jay.Sinha9@gmail.com 

Daniel Clendenin 
daniel.clendenin@gmad.com 



Trish Lauck 
trish.lauck@gmail.com 

Alyssa Lee 
alyssa.linda.lee@gmail.com 

From Trish: In May, Jenny Stout 
received a master's degree in library 
science from the University of North 
Carolina, Chapel Hill. She planned 
to work at Cumberland University in 
Lebanon, Tenn., this summer. 

After spending a year as associate 
coordinator for the Center for 
Teaching and Learning in China in 
Shenzhen, China, Megan Vaughan- 
Albert will pursue a masters degree 
in China development studies at 
the University of Hong Kong. She is 
excited to spend a year in one of her 
favorite cities and come home with a 
master's degree. 

Andrew Federspiel is a video 
game designer with SilverTree 
Media in Palo Alto, Calif. Andrew 
King received a graduate degree in 
urban planning and development 
from Virginia Tech last spring. 



Let us hear from you! 




Kimberly Miller and Jimmy 
Kingman plan to marry at the 
UMW Alumni Executive Center in 
July 201 1. Kimberly teaches second 
grade in Stafford, and Jimmy is a 
Stafford County Deputy. They live 
in Fredericksburg, Va. 



Elizabeth Jennings 
elizabethsjennings@gmail.com 

Alexandra Meier 
alexandra.m.meier@gmail.com 

Ashley Jacob has just signed a 
second-year contract to continue 
teaching chemistry in New Jersey. 
Chrissy Woolsey got a job teaching 
a multi-age kindergarten and first 
grade class in Stafford County. She 
and Cary Lincoln '08 plan to marry 
in July 2011. 

Kari VanKommer is moving 
to England to volunteer for a 
year as an activities instructor at 
Northamptonshire Association of 
Youth Clubs in Shropshire. Jacqui 
Newman and Greg Scanlon, a U.Va. 
graduate, married in New York City 
in July and honeymooned in Antigua. 
She works for the Democratic Party 
of Indiana. 

Kristin Caufield and Kenny 
Barnes plan to marry next May 
at St. Benedict Catholic Churcb 
in Richmond with a reception to 
follow at Lewis Ginter Botanical 
Gardens. Kenny works for 
Wachovia-Wells Fargo, and Kristin 
works for St. Joseph's Villa, a 
Richmond nonprofit for children 
with special needs. 

Andrew Cox spent four 
months at the Shark Lab in 
Bimini, Bahamas, investigating 
the habitat loss of juvenile lemon 
sharks. This fall, he planned to 
begin a masters degree program 
in marine affairs and policy at the 
University of Miami. 



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Kelly Caldwell 

kellyocaldwell@gmail.com 

Michelle Bond 
michellesbond@gmail.com 

We're happy to be your first Class 
Notes agents. We know it has 
not been long since graduation, 
but from here on out, we will be 
gathering information about your 
lives. Any information you would 
like to share can be sent to either of 
us at the emails listed above. 

Ashley Fariss and Craig 
Stewart married on June 12 in 
Mathews, Va. Craig started a job 
at AECom in Richmond. Tashina 
Gorgone married Charles Harris 
on June 12 at the Jepson Alumni 
Executive Center. Blythe McLean 
married Stephen Scott during spring 
semester 2010. Sarah Chandler and 
Zach Kelly married in May. Christie 
Gill married Kyle Smethurst during 
the winter of 2009-2010. Melissa 
Eads and Daniel Mascher are 
engaged to be married. 

Jessica Barefoot took a job with 
the FBI in July. Adam Schlossman 

attends Maryland Law School and 
lives in the Baltimore Harbor area. 

Andrew Smith was selected 
for a research internship at The 
Washington Institute for Near East 
Policy working for its Iran Security 
Initiative and the Project on the 
Middle East Peace Process, which 
was to end September 2010. In May, 
he was selected by the Carnegie 
Endowment for Peace-Middle 
East Center for a six-month position 
to assist Amr Hamzawy in his 
research on Lebanese politics in 
Beirut, Lebanon. In September, 
Andrew planned to head to Amman, 
Jordan, for a position at the Universal 
School. He was to teach American 
history and English literature there 
while he continued Arabic studies at 
the University of Jordan. 

Enjoy, and be sure to submit 
your news! 



Edna M. Johnston Frost '29 
Lois Cornwell Draper '33 
Mary Hope Harcum '35 
Elizabeth Faulconer Preddy '35 
Florence L. Rosen '35 
Virginia Estes Vaughan '35 
Elizabeth Rice Folger '36 
Virginia Daughtrey Gibson '36 
Katherine Wallace Silleck '36 



Lorene Potter Ashley '37 
Dorothea Chenault Covington '37 
Dorothy Chittum Delmar '37 
Elaine Winner McMillen '37 
Frances Packett Wright '37 
Elmer Dean Howell Brinkley '38 
Ruth Harris Bartlett '39 
Caroline McCalley Bray '39 
Ada Byron McDaniel Nolan '39 
Anne Hazlett Rogers '39 
Lelia Boothe Saunders '39 
Margaret Ann Overman Britton '40 
Katheryn H. Page '40 
Arabelle Laws Arrington '41 
Jennette Berry Flippo '41 
Leona Hobbs Robbins '41 
Elizabeth Bain Williams '41 
Elizabeth "Peg" Snow Wolf '41 
Myrla Talley Biscoe '42 
Martha Gibson "Porter" Chewning '42 
Jayne Waugh Crigler '42 
Jennette Berry Flippo '42 
Lillie Ann McGrady Hubbard '42 
June Jeffries Massey '42 
Jeanne Everhart Swartz '43 
Frances W Grenoble '44 
Lois W. Jackson '44 
Anne Buchanan McCorkle '44 
Ann Richardson Nicholson '44 
June Reynolds Washburn '44 
Betty Blackwell Jackson '45 
Miriam Cann Sheehan Lane '45 
Peggy Lou Marsh Miller '45 
Dorothy Griffin Rice '45 
Virginia Miller Hardy '46 
Susan Frances Vick Warren '46 
Susan Womer Almond '47 
Reed Kilduff Simmons '47 



Lunette Harris Beale '48 

Rosemary Westerman Buttervvorth '48 

Beverly Koeller Shea '48 

Martha Randall Carson '49 

Ann Watson Luther Phillippe '49 

Elizabeth Josephine Carruthers 

Bruce '51 
Doris Ethel "Deci" Harless '51 
Shirley Van Epps Waple '52 
Norma Bourne Bisbee '54 
Virginia Wagner Evans '56 
Ann Lou Ford Humphries '56 
Patricia Ann Suddith Wagner '56 
Anne Marie Hendricks Noble '57 
Ann Ahrens Smith '57 
Jacqueline Anne Walker '57 
Elizabeth Stanton Bryden '58 
Diane Sue Murdock Bleakley '59 
Carole Chaffin Bracalente '59 
Carol Wood Turner Daniels '61 
Frances Lambert Hurt '61 
Susan A. Archer '62 
Lorriane Huffman Firestone '62 
Catherine Louise Foy Fox '65 
Carol Townsend Wong Wagner '66 
Marilyn Smith Greear '73 
Lynn Ware Pate '73 
Sherry Elizabeth Allen Pickett '73 
Daniel "Duke" Price '73 
Catherine Beach Barrett '79 
Paul S. Tracy III '84 
Stacey L. Werling '87 
Rosemary Florence Berquist '91 
Martha Bushong Brogley '93 
Carolyn Rose Luckett '98 
Debra Sue Scruggs '00 
Mario Colon Rivadeneira, student 
Daniel Scott Gerhart, student 



Elizabeth Harrison Leitch '46, who 
lost her husband 

Kay Ryan '47, who lost a son 

Barbara Westerman Newlon '49, 
who lost her sister 

Rita Morgan Stone '52, who lost her 
sister 

Shirley Gibson Boyd '54, who lost 
her husband 

Linda LeHardy Sweet '54, who lost 
her husband 

Catherine Cantwell Luria '66, who 
lost her mother 

Barbara Hancock Dyer '74, who lost 
her son 

Karren Mann '77, who lost her 
father 

Mary Hudachek-Boswell '80, who 
lost her father 

Vicky Nichols Wilder '80, who lost 
her mother 

Teresa "Terry" Hudachek Djuric '83, 
who lost her father 

Susan M. Hudachek '84, who lost 
her father 

Sara Marple Piehler '87, who lost 
her mother 

Gayle Schmith Kelly '86, who lost 
her father 

Sara Marple Piehler '87, who lost 
her mother 




Former rector of Fredericksburg's Trinity Episcopal Church, at the corner of William Street and College Avenue 

Upon learning of the death in September of the Rev. Robert Johnston Boyd Jr., I was flooded with 
cherished memories of someone I had met when I was a freshman at Mary Washington in the spring of 
1 971 . He remained an inspiration and a friend for 39 years. 

Mr. Boyd served as rector of Trinity Episcopal, the closest church to campus, for 24 years. He retired in 1995. 

A native of Philadelphia, he grew up in Newark, Del. He graduated from St. Alban's School in 
Washington, D.C., Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., and Union Seminary in Richmond, Va. He 
received a master of sacred theology degree from the University of the South in Sewanee,Tenn. 

Mr. Boyd pursued post-graduate study at Salisbury and Wells Theological College in England. He then 
served as chaplain at Trinity Pawling School in Pawling, N.Y., and St. Christopher's School in Richmond, 
and as chaplain and assistant headmaster at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Va. 

Fredericksburg was blessed to have Mr. Boyd. He really knew how to communicate with teenagers 
and young adults. He didn't mind if you wore jeans to church; he just wanted you to come and to feel 
comfortable being there. Whether you were a student, a faculty member, or a townsperson, Mr. Boyd 
always made time to speak with you. He showed empathy and faith to many people who were in 
difficult situations. 

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Gibson Boyd '54. 

Those in the Mary Washington community whose lives he touched from 1971 to 1995 and beyond 
will miss him. 

- Katherine R. "Jill" Hadden 74, Norcross, Ga. 



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Excerpted Honor Convocation Keynote Address, Aug. 19, 2010 

By The Hon. Pamela J. White '74, member of UMW Board of Visitors 



Forty years ago, 
I showed up at 
Mary Washington 
and settled into 
my room in the 
basement of 
Marshall Hall. I 
had no intention 
of going to law 
school, and I could not have imagined that I would become a 
successful employment lawyer working for clients all over the 
country. And, being female and an average student at best, I 
had no clue that I could ever become a judge. 

I chose Mary Washington because it was as far from home 
in New Jersey as I could get. My non-academic education was 
much more important to me than attending classes. By mid- 
September 1970, I was more likely to be returning or recovering 
from fraternity parties in Ashland or Charlottesville than making 
the trek all the way to 8 a.m. French classes in duPont Hall. 

Mrs. Prassy was our House Mother, and I apparently failed 
to appreciate her authority and the consequences of after- 
curfew returns to Marshall after she locked the doors. I ran 
out of "grace minutes" for late arrivals, quickly used my three 
"overnights," and, by mid-October, I was facing a letter of 
probation from the college. 

None of this had anything to do with the Honor Code, but 
it was the Honor Code that saved me. The Honor Council and 
its president, who had just graduated in June, had convinced 
the Board that students could be trusted with dorm keys. In 
October 1970, under the new "key system," students arriving 
late could sign out a key from Security to access locked dorms 
- as long as they promised to return the key the next morning. 
They were on their honor not to bring in any visitors and not 
to compromise the House Mother or fellow students' safety 
by losing the key or leaving doors unlocked. 

That element of trust quickly began to permeate virtually 
everything we students did on and off campus. I trusted that 
critical library books would be shared, not stolen. I trusted 
that I would not get fired from Pizza Hut for serving beer to 
minors, because I trusted my fellow students wouldn't use 
fake IDs. And every time I took an exam and signed the honor 
oath, I felt trusted by professors and classmates. 



There have been several occasions since college when 
I have tried to measure the value of the Honor Code in my 
career. When I became president of the Maryland State Bar 
Association in 2001, I remarked that honorable conduct is 
the cornerstone of success in my profession. As a lawyer, I 
learned how important it is for clients to trust me, to trust 
that I will tell them the truth, to trust my best advice. And, 
I learned that judges will trust what you say in court if you 
have a good reputation for honorable conduct. 

Now, as a judge, I trust lawyers appearing before me never 
to lie about the facts or applicable law, to act honorably, and 
not to play word games or treat justice like a moving target. 
Effective lawyers demonstrate competence, civility, and 
unquestioned integrity at all times. They understand that 
dishonorable conduct hurts the justice system, shames the 
profession, and undermines society's respect for the law. 
Good lawyers and judges understand thatthequalityoftheir 
reputations depends on their characteristic integrity. The 
search for truth in a courtroom may be subjective, but in life, 
in law practice, and in the courtroom, honor is unequivocal. 

I was reminded of the Honor Code when I was sworn in 
as a judge in 2007. An old friend and client attended the 
courthouse ceremony; she had been in-house counsel for 
AT&T for many years. I was the first woman associate in my 
firm, and our clients generally preferred male lawyers. I 
handled my first employment discrimination case for AT&T 
in 1978 - just one year out of law school - because their in- 
house counsel (the woman who would become my friend) 
trusted that I would figure out the law and competently 
represent her corporation. Mutual trust was the foundation 
of our successful client-attorney relationship and, later, our 
friendship. 

It turned out that my friend was a fellow Mary Washington 
graduate. In fact, she was the very Honor Council president 
who had secured approval for the key system in 1970. 1 laughed 
years later when I thanked her for the Honor Code and the 
key system that had saved me from probation, allowed me 
to stay in school, and helped me become a 74 graduate. 

I trust that the Honor Code will continue to evolve in its 
practical applications on campus and in your lives, as it did 
for me. m 



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