Don’t see a column for your class? Please send news to your class secretary, listed at the end of the class columns, or submit directly to The deadline for the next issue is Oct. 1.
Don’t see a column for your class? Please send news to your class secretary, listed at the end of the class columns, or submit directly to The deadline for the next issue is Oct. 1.
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Seventy-five years ago, Professor John Walsh, chairman of the department of languages, led the faculty line between rows of students assembled in front of James Hall for their graduation from the Class of 1946. Held June 9, 1946, the university’s 76th commencement ceremony took place on the football field behind the field house, the site of today’s Wildcat Stadium. Undergraduate degrees were conferred upon 214 students in the UNH Colleges of Agriculture, Liberal Arts and Technology as well as the university’s two-year applied farming and secretarial programs; an additional 22 graduate students earned master’s degrees.
Nancy Bryant on behalf of Lonnie (Eleanor) Gould Bryant
9 Rickey Drive
Maynard, MA 01754; 978-501-0334
Sending a call-out to the families of the Class of 1941. Whether the ’41er in your family was your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle or other, do you remember them telling stories about their years at UNH? Or are there other special stories about them that you’d be willing to share with us so that we might have the honor of including them in this class column? Funny or wise, lighthearted or serious, please send me their stories, as we still have so much to appreciate and learn from the Greatest Generation. Hoping to hear from you!
Class Notes Editor
Kenneth Stein and Betty Seaton sent word of their mother’s passing. Caroline L. Adnoff Stein, 97, of Plymouth, MA, passed away on Nov. 19, 2018. During World War II she continued her studies at Boston College School of Social Work while working for the American Red Cross. After marriage to Louis Stein in 1946 she moved to Plymouth, MA, and was a full-time homemaker, later assisting her husband in the family’s North Plymouth business, Stein’s Furniture Store. She was a member of the local chapter of Hadassah, the Jordan Hospital Club, and the Plymouth Country Club, where she especially enjoyed playing golf. She was a voracious reader and an enthusiastic patron and volunteer at the Plymouth Public Library. In retirement she and her husband traveled widely and participated in Boston University’s Senior Evergreen Program.
Class Notes Editor
Florence Hellen shares that as a certified O.T. graduate from UNH, she is able to practice what she preaches: “Keep active, grow a garden, bake your bread and enjoy the beautiful natural surrounding country. Best to all my classmates.”
Class Notes Editor
Gary Burnett, son of longtime 1948 class secretary Elizabeth M. Shea, has been sorting through his mother’s belongings since her passing. He found the following lovely piece she had written to share: “Lucky to be a Kansas City, MO, baby born to New England parents, Mother and I were transplanted to Bedford, NH, after Dad died in 1936. Riding my horse, Major, practicing piano and learning to ski occupied free time during Manchester West High School years. Then, the four years spent at UNH afforded great discoveries: Liberation from parental direction, Liberal Arts studies, Alpha Xi Delta sisterhood, as well as social interaction with returning WWII heroes. Marriage to Don Burnett, USAF B-26 pilot, produced many delights. Three sons, a daughter, six moves in fifteen years, and a grand exploratory three-year tour of Germany. Learning to ski the Zugspitze, swim the Eibsee and climbing the leaning tower of Pisa were highlights. Don’s retirement brought us back to Durham for his second career as UNH administrator. Two elder sons graduated from UNH. I found part-time employment enjoyable in offices of the School of Health Studies and the Chancellor’s legal counsel. After Don died in 1987, I studied travel and conference planning at Boston’s Katherine Gibbs. For a year, I joined the commuting parade, finally acknowledging that 120 miles a day was too exhausting. When Paul Shea, class of ’51, retired FBI special agent and Delta Airlines international corporate security rep, asked if I’d like to live in Mainz, Germany, for nine months of European travel, it was an offer I couldn’t resist. Traveling to most of the European capitals, we’ve enjoyed the past seven years together [married 10/19/90]. Now happily retired, we divide our time between “Windsong” by Winnipesaukee and our Exeter condo. The welcome mat is always out for old or new friends.” Gary would like all to know that gifts in his mother’s memory may be sent to UNH.
Stuart Eynon ’49, pictured here holding the class banner with 1949 secretary Joan Boodey Lamson at a past reunion
It’s hard to imagine a Wildcat who loved UNH more than Stuart Eynon ’49, pictured here holding the class banner with 1949 secretary Joan Boodey Lamson at a past reunion. Eynon passed away in January at the age of 98 — be sure to read the memoriam tribute to his remarkable life in this issue.
Joan Boodey Lamson
51 Lamson Lane
New London, NH 03257
Mail was sent to all living ’49ers, but I guess I must send each one of you a “Wildcat” to get you to send me a message. You don’t really want me to make up your life story, do you? There are 152 of us living ’49ers – I have received just three answers! Our loyal president, Dick Dart, just suffered a bad week when his hearing aids stopped working. Luckily, that didn’t stop him from using his computer, so his many friends could receive emails of world wonders, adorable kids and playful animals or traveling down “Memory Lane.” Barbara Wood had one sentence with good news. Her husband, “Win” Elwin Wood, originally from Concord, was going to be 95 years young. Number three, Calvin Whitney, really pleased me with an account of his life since 1949. Calvin was an Ag. graduate who had a surprise future. “After two years in the Air Force in WWII,” he said, “and four years serving during the Korean War, I had significant training that qualified me for computer work at IBM, where I spent 31 years.” In 1987 Calvin and his wife, Helen, retired to Naples, FL, but they always spent summers at their cottage on Sebago Lake in Maine. His hobbies are golf and family genealogies, of which he has published several. Two years ago, after 71 years of marriage, Calvin’s dear wife passed away. “We have four children, nine grandkids and 10 great-grandchildren,” he told me, “So family has been a big part of my life.” Calvin’s dad was UNH class of 1922 and a son and granddaughter make it four generations of Whitneys who are UNH’ers.  One 49er who will be greatly missed at our Reunions is Stuart B. “Stu” Eynon, who died, surrounded by family on Jan 17, 2021, at his Ashland, MA home. I could fill pages about Stu, but will leave it in the hands of the magazine writers, who have included a “Memoriam” tribute to him later in this issue. Be sure to check it out! As for me, Joan Boodey Lamson, my family has high hopes of getting together near the end of June to celebrate some milestone birthdays. Then, I have three grandkids who are getting married this summer. All have been delayed a year by this cruel virus. I hope we all stay healthy. The wedding in July is in Jackson Hole, WY, August is in Boulder, CO, and September is at Lake Tahoe. I plan to fly to Wyoming and to Lake Tahoe with other family members. The first week of July the whole Boulder family is going to be there for a pre-wedding celebration. So, happy times are coming! I am very lucky to have been in a beautiful place during this past year, with my youngest daughter. We both received our second vaccine shots in April. We used a fire pit for small family gatherings. May we all have sunny rainbows ahead.
Anne Schultz Cotter
PO Box 33
Intervale, NH 03854
Jane Hayes Brown shared an update. She had several trips to UNH with Art Grant several years ago, preparing for the 1950s reunions. Art lived near her here at Havenwood until his death in the past year. Though none of our four children attended UNH, one grandson did, graduating with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2015. It was a pleasure to attend that graduation as well as the Honors Program the night before. Jane says that life during COVID has been much like any other senior citizen’s but says it feels great to be slowly coming out of isolation. Until 2019, she had a wonderful biannual gathering of women from the classes of 1951 and 1952 at the Red Blazer in Concord, NH. That ended with the pandemic and now there are not many still alive who could continue to meet. Jan Anderson, who died recently, was one of those. Others I knew well were Joann Duncanson ’52 and Mary Beth Crouch. Jane continues, “David and I have survived with lots of reading and “Zooming.” We look forward to visits with family once again and to a gathering with all our children and their spouses, a few grandchildren and one great grandchild at Kennebunk Beach in Aug.
Class Notes Editor
Sherman Foote wrote in to say hello to his classmates and share an update: “Like most of you, I reached my 91st birthday (in March). I am not able to do much, and my osteoporosis has taken about four inches off my height. It’s been a sad year for me as I lost my wife Jackie of 68 years in July 2020. She was 88. I met her at a dance at Milford high school in 1947 and we ballroom danced all over the U.S. and Canada for 73 years. I miss her badly — she was a wonderful wife and mother. We have lived in Milford, NH; Brockton, MA; Lancaster, PA; Beaconsfield Bucks in England for four years, three years in Montreal where I learned French, and we lived nine months in France all while working for Armstrong World Industries. I served in Germany for two years during the Korean War, checking on atom and hydrogen bomb tests around the world. Among other controller assignments, I served as VP, treasurer and controller for our Canadian company and operation controller for our European companies. We had three children: Bradley, Jeffrey and Deborah. It’s been a good life so far.”
Ann Merrow Burghardt
411 Wentworth Hill Road
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
“I may be aging rapidly, yet I still feel like 50. I don’t like getting old and am doing my best keeping active.” This from Cleo Bisbas Neary, whose visits with her sons, grandchildren and great-grands, scattered from NH to Florida, keep her busy. Cleo lives in Highland Beach, FL. Also in Florida, in Tampa, is Barbara Pritchard Joyce who stays in touch with Diane Cohen Caplan, now in a retirement home in Andover, MA. Elaine Henderson Steeger let me know that Gail Downing Hewitt of Needham, MA died on April 3. Gail leaves two daughters. She was a sociology major and a Chi O. Anna Carr Mitchell died Feb. 3. A psychology major, her first job was in Kinston, NC, where she met her future husband, Charles Mitchell, also a psychologist. Married for 41 years, they worked in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and California before settling in Raynham, MA, where they lived for many years. Anna had a special interest in forensic psychology and treated mentally ill patients while chief of psychology at the Taunton State Hospital. Marshall Hunt died Dec. 1, 2020. A history major, Marshall went on to earn an M.Ed. at Michigan State and completed seminary studies at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, MA. He served several churches in the Diocese of Michigan and one in Lowell, MA, and held various leadership positions at state and national church levels. During his tenure at Grace Episcopal Church in Detroit he worked tirelessly on the front lines with ecumenical and political leaders in an effort to resolve issues of social injustice and racial inequality. He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Victoria Wells Hunt of E. Harwich, MA, a son and a granddaughter. Allen D. Price died on Dec. 19, 2019, at the Henry Ford Allegiance and is survived by his wife and four children. He graduated from Vermont Medical School and was an emergency room doctor in local hospitals, including in Albion and the Prison Hospital. Athletics and ROTC Hall of Famer Richard “Dick” Dewing of Durham died on April 15. A sociology major, he was a member of Acacia, played football for four years and was a member of Scabbard and Blade and the Varsity Club. From 1953, Dick served in the Air Force for 20 years, retiring with the rank of colonel. During those years he logged 8,000 hours of flying time which included 1,195 sorties in Vietnam, 200 of which were combat missions, earning the Air Medal with six clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Retired in Durham, he served the town in many capacities, including chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee and head of the Historical Association. In 1996, the NH Municipal Association recognized him as a Volunteer of the Year. For many years he could be seen at home football games, in full Colonial outfit, firing a cannon after every UNH touchdown. Dick was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Mary Lunberg Dewing, his son Jeff, and his daughter Janet. Please drop me a note with your news even if you’re not leaping over tall buildings in a single bound, but just going fishing and staying pretty much close to home. Your classmates would like to hear from you!
Ruth Nash Clark
149 East Side Drive #294
Concord, NH 03301; 603-715-2493 or 603-828-6885 (cell)
I received a nice family update from Addie and Roger Saunders; great to hear from them! Roger has been busy working on a committee to update his church, the lovely Hollis Congregational Church, which, having lived in Hollis for many years, George and I felt was the centerpiece of the town. So much happens in and around that beautiful church on the common. After having all been vaccinated, the Saunders family now look forward to family get togethers at their summer home in Maine. Sadly, Valerie Wilcox England died recently, after a brief illness. Val was predeceased by her husband, Fred. Val was active in community life for years, prior to and after graduation. At UNH, she was a member of member of Alpha Chi, OT Club, Dance Club, Lens & Shutter and more. There’s an “In Memoriam” tribute to her and her many accomplishments elsewhere in this issue. Earl Schult died at his farm home in Lowville, NY, under the care of his family on Jan. 23. At UNH he studied dairy husbandry and participated in track and cross country. He was originally from Peterborough, NH. David Bagley, Hudson, NH, died Nov. 20, 2020. After serving in the Air Force, he graduated from UNH where he participated in Newman Club, Student Senate, Memorial Carillon committee, Campus Chest and more. He was active in Sudbury, MA, on several town committees. Ray Hammel was living in Valdosta, GA,at the time of his death in 2020. At UNH, he was a member of the Arnold Air Society, Newman Club, French Club and on the Rifle Team. Ray served in the Air Force for 24 years and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroic action. Jim Keogh died in January. At UNH, he was a member of the football team all four years and on the hockey team. Charles Butterfield and wife Nancy reside at Hillside Village, a continuing care retirement community, in Keene, NH. Thanks to strict protocols, the independent living community has been free of COVID-19, and everyone was fully vaccinated in February. Where they live, Charles and Nancy enjoy woodland walks and views of Monadnock. Charles keeps busy writing essays, stories and poems. His most recent collection of poems, “Morning Watch,” was published by Finishingline Press in 2019. Diminished capacity to see and hear does not lessen fond memories of biology classes, organ lessons, or ice cream at the Dairy Bar after ROTC drill. I wish you continued safety, wherever you are, and a hope that we will again have a reunion. I also hope for the day soon that the Wildcat football team will be back on the field under Coach Mac for the entire season!
Marge and Bill Johnston
May-Nov.: 40502 Lenox Park Dr.
Novi, MI 48377; (248) 859-4084
Dec.-April: 4940 Westchester Ct. #3703
Naples, FL 34105; (239) 213-0140
UNH Magazine learned that Roger William “Bill” Hepler passed away on April 21. He grew up in Durham and studied horticulture during his time at UNH. As a youth, he started the Billy Hepler Seed Company, which he kept in business with mail order sales for 15 years, until 1962, and continued to work in the industry until his retirement in 2004. Bill was also an accomplished jazz pianist, leading his own bands in the early 1960s and playing in many local jazz bands well into the early 2000s. He is survived by Emily, his wife of 64 years, as well as two children.
Nancy Jillson Glowacki
83 Rolling Wood Drive, Apt. 217
Wolfeboro NH 03894; 828-606-5201
*new mailing address, same phone and email
“Live your life and forget your age!” We know getting old is inevitable, but remember, AGING IS OPTIONAL! We can nurture an attitude of gratitude and discover that “attitude is altitude!” Alas, every column does bring news of some of our classmates passing. This is important news for reconnection and reconciliation! But, as we say goodbye, we can also say hello, and gain new acceptance and understanding and peace. So, share your journey! And speaking of journeys, as of June 1, my address has changed to New Hampshire! This is a purposeful and exciting life change! It finally dawned on me that I did want a new adventure, and also to be where my roots are to connect the journey circle! From New England to Chicago to North Carolina and back to NE: lakes, mountains, ocean, familiar and new friends, music pursuits, travel, service, art, cribbage and pinochle, family genealogy work and giving new meaning to the word exploring! Bill Zimmerman writes, “Ruth and I have moved back to our hometown Keene, NH, and are living at Hillside, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). We continue to live May through Sept. in York, ME, with visits from our five children and 17 grandchildren, two of whom are recent UNH graduates and varsity sports team members! Dick Fisk sends a special bit of update! Dick retired from a banking career and from the USAF after 31 years. He has 11 grandchildren and lives summers on Lake Winnipesaukee and winters on Hutchinson Island, FL. Four children live in Florida, Georgia, Connecticut and New Hampshire. He is involved with a local Rotary Club and various veteran’s military organizations. He still loves to travel, especially to France as two of his children were born there from Air Force days. “I think of my days at UNH and Lambda Chi Alpha…the house on the hill!” Thanks, Bill and Dick — so good to hear from classmates. As always, the loved ones of the seven classmates who have passed have sent amazing life stories. These can be accessed in the Alumni Office. As you read each name, know that a very full life of using their gifts in their chosen fields of work and hobbies, their choices of special community service, their family and friend relationships. A life well lived by each one. Farewell classmates… Robert H. Fancy, Worcester, MA, Nov. 11, 2020; John Beiersdorf, Manasquan, NJ, Nov. 27, 2020; George “Bud” Demons, Pittsburg, NH, Dec. 8, 2020; Dr. Chris Kehas, Manchester, NH, Dec. 18, 2020; Dexter Parsons, Lisbon Falls, ME, Feb. 19; Patricia “Pat” Armstrong, The Villages, FL, and Meredith NH, April 12; Donald Holroyd, RiverWoods Boulders, Exeter, NH, April 19. Don is the late husband of 1956 class secretary Joan Holroyd. Wishing you all a glorious spring and summer wherever you are! Send news! “This is what binds all people and all creation together — the gratuity of the gift of being.” Matthew Fox.
Peggy Ann Shea
100 Tennyson Avenue
Nashua, NH 03062-2535
Thanks to Class Notes editor Allison Battles ’02 for sending messages to classmates requesting news items. I heard from several of you and hope to hear from more soon. Janet Parsons lives in Keene and plans to resume her volunteer work at the Cheshire County Historical Society doing cataloging once the pandemic restrictions are lifted. She is proud that the Parsons family is a three-generation UNH family. I met Janet in my freshman Engineering Drawing class. Our experience on the first day of class was mentioned in my AGU Parker Lecture in 2019. Ossie McLeod and his wife, Kathy, have moved to RiverWoods in Durham, a CCRC with lots of UNH alumni. Both are very active and will continue to travel for as long as possible. This includes the six months they spend at their second home on the big island of Hawaii. Although both had negative COVID-19 tests before arriving on Hawaii in Oct., they were still required to quarantine for 14 days and could not go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. My husband and I were lucky that we did not have to quarantine on Maui as the island had different restrictions than the island of Hawaii. The mayors of the five counties in the state of Hawaii have unprecedented authority with the rules and regulations that apply to their county. The state of Hawaii was very serious about following all the regulations, otherwise you could be arrested and fined $5,000. Hawaii was the safest place in the country during the past year. Bobbie and Bob Juster and Mary Ann and David Chase had their annual get-together in Naples, FL. Bobbie and Bob live in a senior community at Bentley Village and Mary Ann and David have a condo nearby. They all enjoyed Easter services at the Philharmonic in Naples and often enjoy being together for outdoor concerts, brunches and cocktails. Betty Vietor Whitson has a small farm with five horses and lots of fresh air and sunshine in Ashevlle, NC. She gets lots of exercise cleaning and caring for five horses, mowing six acres and maintaining five rental properties. Her free time is spent reading novels and, of course, staying close to home. Robert L. Gorman of Derry passed away in February. Bob had been employed in banking for Fleet Bank in Derry for 35 years, retiring in 1999. He had been married for 56 years. Another classmate with a long marriage of 62 years, Sybill Martel Thachier, of Salem, passed away in December. Sybill started her career as an elementary school teacher, leaving teaching to raise her three children. Later she worked as a medical transcriptionist. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed dining out, dancing and traveling.
Diane “Dini” Woods
RiverWoods #F114
7 Riverwoods Dr.
Exeter, NH 03833
Penny Hardy shared updates about her family. Her oldest grandson graduated college in May. Her only granddaughter is a freshman at Colorado State and her other grandson is still in high school. Penny is still living in her home in Lee, NH, where she been since 1980, so she sees the campus frequently and reported that spring had bloomed in Durham. Pat Lovell Schulze wrote to let us know she’s been living in Germany for the last 58 years, which has been quite an experience. She returned to the states every alternate year with the years in between bringing her mom over to Germany. “Summer in Harrison was wonderful, especially for the two kids. When they were old enough, we sent them to U Maine and USM. They were then able to stay with my mom on weekends and holidays.” Her daughter, Kirsten, graduated summa cum laude, and son, Brian, cum laude. Kirsten went on to Oxford for her master’s and doctorate degrees. Brian went to University College of London for his master’s. Smart kids! Kirsten is now a professor at London School of Economics and Brian lives close to Pat, working for a large insurance company. Two years ago, Pat sold her house in Harrison and with the pandemic, is staying put in Hannover for now. She’s hoping to travel stateside for at least for 10 days but will wait for a better opportunity. She is still teaching but very small groups and some have been coming for 20 years; it has developed into more conversation than grammar! She and her students even took trips to Scotland, England and Ireland. When travels back to the U.S., she meets up with former sorority sisters, Chickie and Bia, and stays in touch via email. Pat also likes to travel the world and has been to Bali — “never again, too hot!” — Israel, Norway, Egypt Sinai and the British Isles. She visited Israel three times, and also Petra, Jordan. Pat’s husband of 54 years is not a traveling man but supports her adventures and she always takes a friend with her, so she’s never alone. For her next trip, she plans to go to Harrison, where she still has relatives, but in the fall, she’s hopeful to hop the pond because, “There is nothing like the autumn in New England.”
Estelle “Stella” Belanger Landry

315 Chickory Trail
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

60th Reunion Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 2, 2021

First, and most important, as you may have heard from various communications sent by the alumni office and committee classmates, the Classes of 1960 and 1961 will hold their postponed 60th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 2, Homecoming Weekend. Since it has been agreed that this would be our last reunion, we hope for a good turnout. I was very happy to hear from some of you who responded to email asking for your updates for this column, and I now look forward to hearing from more of you. Doug Blampied and his wife, Nancy ’61, of Sugar Hill, members of the reunion committee, spend their winters in Florida where they have served on the UNH Florida Alumni Board for the last 20 years. They host three alumni events a year which have been attended by as many as 60 alumni. Sally Crowley Conlon, Pinehurst, NC, says she is planning on attending the reunion. Betsy Humphreys Halstead sold her home in Wolfeboro after her husband died, and she is now living in Naples, FL. She is playing golf and has discovered the game of “pickleball.” It was great hearing from Sal Perra who is living in Moultonborough with his wife Ann. He too spends part of the year in Florida and spends time with Arthur Monty ’61 and his wife, Pam, who live nearby in NH when they are not at their home in Southern France. Both Sal and “Monty” are looking forward to October. Martha Taylor plans on attending the reunion. After living and working in Nashua for over 40 years, she retired to Saco, ME, in 2002. She has kept in touch with the following classmates: Cynthia Mowles, Patricia Martin Brown, Allwynne Fine, Elizabeth Robertson, Peg Champney Robertson, and Gisele Bougie of Maine, with whom she met about three years ago. Sadly, Judy Lane Keating of Montgomery, AL, mentioned in her email that her husband, Mike, passed away on March 1 of Parkinson’s from Agent Orange exposure in the Vietnam War. She said that having her son and his wife nearby is a blessing as she adjusts to her new circumstances. The Class of 1960 sends its condolences to the families of Alan C. Marshall, who died on Sept. 30, 2020; John Hodsdon, Laconia, Nov. 7, 2020; Richard O’Malley, Newark, NJ, Nov. 28, 2020; Alma L. Wright Woods, Evanston, IL, Dec. 5, 2020; James J. Tsikouras, Maitland, FL, Dec. 23, 2020; Durward C. Woodman, Ledyard, CT, Jan. 8; Richard Cooley, Marshfield, MA, Jan. 19; Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond, VT, Jan. 23; Susanne McKenna Aschenbach, Rockville, MD, Feb. 3; and Barbara Benson Davis, Westmoreland, wife of classmate, Peter Davis on Feb. 4. I wish you well through the summer, and I look forward to seeing classmates at our postponed 60th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Class Notes Editor

60th Reunion Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 2, 2021

Bernard “Ben” Coté let us know that he and his wife, Janet, are doing well in Cherry Hill, NJ. They are fully vaccinated but are wearing masks when out to eat or shopping. Their daughter and her family have also been vaccinated and they are able to see each other almost daily. Their scholarship management company is still in place and this year he’s proud to report they will be distributing about $2.5 million dollars in scholarships to dependents of military personnel all over the world! Lynne Kribs shared that there wasn’t much news from Hillsboro, OR, as they were still having high COVID infection rates at the time of her writing, which kept things shut down. While there were few scheduled activities to enjoy, she was happy walking in the beautiful area parks. Lynne would love to connect with other UNH alumni living in Oregon! Sadly, the alumni office had word from Paul Berube that his wife Arolyn Benson Berube passed away on May 30. Arolyn was the valedictorian of her class at Lebanon (NH) High School and graduated from UNH summa cum laude. She married Paul after graduation, taught elementary school in West Lebanon, NH, and raised two sons and a daughter. She also served on the board of directors for the Southwest Florida chapter of the UNH Alumni Association for six years. Our condolences to the loved ones she leaves behind. After many years of service to the class of 1961, Pat Gagne Coolidge has stepped down as class secretary. We thank Pat dearly for her devotion to managing our class notes column. If anyone would like to fill this role, please contact

Judy Dawkins Kennedy

34 Timber Ridge Road
Alton Bay, NH 03810; 603-875-5979

60th Reunion Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 2, 2021

Sandra Waddell Martin shared updates. After earning both her B.S. in botany 1962 and her M.S. in zoology in 1968 at UNH, she taught seventh grade life science for three years at Hampton Academy Jr. High School in Hampton, NH, and then for two years at Rundlett Jr. High Concord, NH. She is the founder and director of the Nature Discovery Center, a small nature center in Warner, NH which she founded about 66 years ago in Winthrop, MA, by herself at the age of 12 after being inspired by the Boston Museum of Science’s programs for children which she attended throughout high school. At that time, science in public school was not offered until the ninth grade. Sandra started taking Museum of Science programs in the sixth grade, saw a need and filled it. She’s hoping to find an individual or group who would like to take over being the museum’s director in a few years, when she hopes to take a step back from director duties. The center has held free presentations about birds, invasive plants, bobcats and a host of nature-related topics for more than 10 years. These programs help keep the topics fresh and attendees learn the latest information on a range of topics. At least one UNH professor has spoken at her center. Recently, Sandra moved to Heritage Heights, a Concord retirement community. “I hope and pray there is a way to have the Nature Discovery Center continue beyond me, since the collections and exhibits are excellent teaching tools for adults and children.” She’s hopeful that the center will have reopened (post-COVID) to the public by mid-June on Friday and Sunday afternoons.

Polly Ashton Daniels
3190 N. State Route 89-A
Sedona, AZ 86336
THANK YOU to those of you who responded to the email asking for your news! Truth be known, I myself did NOT send you the email; it was executed by the innovative and delightful UNH Magazine elves. Their magic worked! No surprise that many reported “minimal activity.” Well then, let’s march head-on into this year with optimism, excitement and high, healthy hopes! Steve Mascia wrote to say he and his wife are still in Greensboro, NC, having downsized to a smaller residence within a community that offers all the “necessaries”: club house, pool, yard service! They have the opportunity to escape to their lake house on Smith Mt. Lake in Virginia. Carrie Freidman reports that her family will all gather once again in NH —sons, daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. More memories in the making! Anne Sarkisian is the author of “Toxic Staple: How Gluten May Be Wrecking Your Health…And What You Can Do About It.” She is thrilled that her youngest granddaughter will be going to UNH! She continues her leather work, utilizing her Singer 29K which is “coffee powered.” Her gardening efforts consist of three grow boxes and 5-gallon pails. She hopes to come out to AZ in the summer! (Everyone would always be welcomed!) Ron Cote (Denton, TX) and Suzanne have handled the “closeness” well, although Ron admits he is beginning to resent constantly losing at gin rummy. Doug Heineman (Charlotte, NC) spends three to four months in Florida. In the fall of 2019, he visited campus and noticed “quite a change!” He hopes to get back for football games. Susan Howard Griffith retired from her OT career in 2018 and is now enjoying pickleball, volunteer work and time with family again, with high hopes of traveling soon. Barbie Wood Nolan moved inland from Wrightsville Beach, NC, to a condo community. She developed a love for biking and online bridge this last year. She also volunteers at a food pantry. Diana Schotte reports that she has visited Morocco and Iceland…via Zoom, offered at the Senior Center in Newton, MA. It appears we all learned something new to keep ourselves entertained. Hopefully, we also learned the importance of doing all we can to keep ourselves and those around us healthy! I read, knit, hike, repeat. Come see me! Send me a list of what you’ve read this year! Take care of yourselves!
Jacqueline Flynn Thompson

PO Box 302
197 Cross Hill Road
Wilmot, NH 03287

55th Reunion Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 2, 2021

As you have noticed, the alumni magazine is now online, so be sure to read the class notes there. You can also send your news directly to me through UNH, and I’ve been receiving several bits of news. This email from Brad Keazer says it all: “Our family did well and survived this past year. We are looking forward to going back to the east coast this summer as we haven’t seen our girls and families in NH and MD in well over a year.” Sad news from William Batchelder. He has had a stroke so he’s not that involved. We hope you are doing better. Harrison and Marlene (Brigida) Baldwin announce the birth of their first great-grandchild. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last July. Waiting for the pandemic to burn itself out, they hunkered down, read lots of books, watched re-runs on TV and tried new recipes. Steve Smith and his wife, Margie, have been well. Steve has been teaching as an adjunct in the nonprofit management graduate program at Northeastern University for 15 years, his second post-career career. They look forward to their first post-pandemic trip. Mary Bourgault moved to Vermont in 2017, and her daughter’s family lives nearby. Mary still gives private French lessons. Sharon (Welch) Dean notified us that her husband Ron died. They met at UNH and were married for 54 years. Sharon lives in Oregon and will publish her sixth novel, “The Wicked Bible,” where she writes about a fictional Murkland University with some familiar landmarks, including the arches and carillon bells at T-Hall, the path through the woods from the library to the dorms, the Dairy Bar and more. Leo Lamoureux says hello. He has lived in Kennebunk, ME, for more than 50 years, has three sons with families who keep in touch, has spent the last eight years with Claudette, adding more family all around the country, and enjoyed traveling before the pandemic. Joseph Trimble received his master’s degree in 1965 and spent 55 years teaching, conducting research, traveling, and publishing. He retired last June and was honored by his colleagues with a very impressive list of achievements and accolades. He focused on promoting psychological and sociocultural research with indigenous populations, especially American Indians and Alaska Natives. Fellow graduate school classmate David Hubler is a quality assurance editor at American Public University System, a 30-year online university. His history of wartime baseball in DC, “The Nats and the Grays, How Baseball in the Nation’s Capital Survived WWII and Changed the Game Forever” was published in 2015. Due to a space limit, I can only mention classmates’ obituaries. Francis (DuBois)Wolfe died in Salem, NH, in November. Ralph Shirley passed away in East Conway, NH. Irene Savory of Amesbury, MA died in January. Sandra (Boyd) Waugerman of Arlington, VA, in February. Arthur Toll passed away in Syracuse, NY, in February. Lt. Col. Barry Marshall died last December. Sebastian Cultrera died in November in York, ME. Carl Britton in Peterboroughm NH. Kate Spindell Hays passed away on April 1 in Toronto, Canada. The Reunion Committee continues to meet virtually to plan our next reunion, which will be Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 1-2, 2021. Festivities will include the Homecoming football game, a luncheon with UNH President Jim Dean, and our own Saturday evening event, with the class of ’66. Mark your calendars!

Lynda Brearey

791 Harrington Lake Dr N
Venice, FL 34293-4239

55th Reunion Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 2, 2021

Greetings from Venice, FL. I don’t know how your last year has been, but I have seen a lot of the inside of my home! Luckily in Florida our pools were open, we played golf with preventive adjustments and just being outside was in itself wonderful. Let’s hope we keep improving. Reminder for classes 1965 and 1966 that on Oct. 2. 2021, there will be a joint 55th reunion. Time to contact fellow alums and celebrate together. Also, keep your eyes open for an invite for a day cruise here in Florida in the fall. Richard Dunn ’66 was recently featured in an online seminar for the George Washington University law school community and practicing lawyers discussing innovations in government contracting in which he is a leader. While at UNH, Rick was captain of the Wildcat track team and Yankee conference champion in the indoor 1,000-yard run as well as a member of the conference championship UNH cross country team. There must be many more items of news that you, the members of the class of 1966, have not yet shared. Please send your news items so fellow classmates can share in your happenings! Pictures are also great. Let’s see if we can fill out our class column in the next edition.

Diane Deering

921 Deerwander Rd.
Hollis Center, ME 04042

55th Reunion June 3-5, 2022

Greetings, classmates. It is with profound sadness that I write of the passing of Barbara “Bobbie” Weise, due to pancreatic cancer, in Bradenton, FL. Bobbie was born in Schenectady, NY, and received her B.A. and M.A. in Art from UNH and taught at parochial and public schools in the northeast and FL. She loved NH and had summered at Eastman, Grantham, NH, since 1970. Bobbie was active in alumni affairs and she will be remembered as the artist of the “67” logo that adorned the souvenirs of our reunions, most recently our 50th. Our sincere condolences to companion David Kempf of Bradenton and brother Frederick Weise of Grantham. At the age of 40, Clare Kenyon Flynn of Youngstown, OH, received her B.A. from UNH with our class and her M.A. from Norte Dame College. Clare taught kindergarten in the Hallsville & Smythe Road School, Manchester, NH, for 22 years. Clare and her husband Thomas traveled internationally and enjoyed summers on Newfound Lake. Her retirement years were filled in community service: the gardening club, Audubon, Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army. She died on Dec. 25, 2020; our condolences to her three NH children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. We are beginning to receive life updates from our classmates due to the new alumni contact program and they will be featured in our next edition. We look forward to more news being received. Thank you! 

Angela M Piper
509 Weston Place
DeBary, FL 32713
I want to thank all of you who responded to the call for news. It is a pleasure to read about you all. I have noticed an easing up of COVID restraints and it is heartwarming to be able to get out and not mumble through a mask. Thank goodness the outdoor sports were mask-free! During the pandemic, many events were put on hold. What a pleasant surprise to hear that some things never change. Despite a two-year hiatus, Dick Shmishkiss is already making plans for the 71st annual UNH Boston Night at the Pops in 2022. He still lives in the Boston area and is working for Bank of America. And there is a note here from Suzanne ’67 and John Shore who live in Fredericksburg, TX, and have been safe and sound through the pandemic. Their big event this year was an ice storm that kept temperatures below zero for a week. John has retired from his clinical practice of ophthalmic plastic surgery and now teaches and writes curricula at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. One sad note: David Hagerman ’69 passed away last winter. His funeral and celebration of life was held at the Holderness School in June. Many SAE fraternity brothers and hockey and lacrosse teammates planned to attend. Sue Ann Bottomley is enjoying life in the woods of NH, where she spends her time drawing and painting. Early in the pandemic she sketched simple still lifes called “Container/Confinement” and a few others. She is currently recording the expansion of the New London Barn Playhouse in sketches. After working in management at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and NH Community Colleges online learning, Paul Ambrose is renovating, renting and selling buildings while managing his own time and projects in and around New London. He plans to split his time between Grantham, NH, and Baldwin Park in Orlando, FL. Dave and Andrea Craxton report that they are happy and busy on their farm where they cut walking trails, have an organic garden, prepare all they grow for farmers markets and process for winter storage. From dried herbs and flowers to apple cider, they do it all. When the work is done, they spend some time at their family camp in Maine. They also find snowshoeing on their trails a great diversion from all the farm work. Congratulations to Sandy ’71 and Bill Rothwell, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12. They have been blessed with six grandchildren, and the last of whom was just born. They live in Louisville, KY, and are very active in church and community. I have had a request to start a list of emails so we can communicate more often. I believe you need to allow your email to be published, so I am asking the Alumni Office how that can be accomplished. I hope the next newsletter finds us all safe and sound and leading a normal life once again.
Steve Capistran
Spring has arrived and we are finally getting back to some sense of normalcy. I for one am excited since it means we can now visit our children in Virginia. I received many positive responsive from the email sent out to alumni. The good news is: Bruce Marshall: After retiring he became an EMT and now serves as 1st Lieutenant with the Harrington Park, NJ volunteer Ambulance Corps. Bruce, we thank you for you service. John Rossi currently serves on the board of directors for the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. He is the cofounder of three biotic firms working on life enrichment. Arjun Ravindran had a rewarding career at Bell Laboratories implementing telephone transmission technology in Europe and Asia. Paul Pitarys sends a warm “aloha!” from Hawaii. Since his retirement he splits his time between Thailand and Hawaii. He would love to have visitors, since he has plenty of room. Sounds inviting! Frank Donahue wanted everyone to know he is still alive. I am happy to hear that! Grace Bruce is living with her daughter and son-in-law in Hanover, PA. Grace is still riding horses and volunteering at the Hanover Area Council of Churches, providing daily meals for the community. She is enjoying her three children and six grandchildren. Thank you for your service, Grace. Jeffrey ’70 and Susan Sherman Brunel just celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. Congratulations! Jean Thyng Flahive has written an award-winning piece of young historical fiction, “Teddy Roosevelt, Millie and the Elegant Ride.” Congratulations, Jean! Roberta Coughlin Tenney has retired after a successful and rewarding career in academia. She spent her career teaching history, then as dean of faculty at St. Paul’s in Concord, NH, and ended it as Head of School Standards for the State of NH. She is most grateful for the support received from her husband, son and daughter throughout her career. Roberta currently spends her time with her husband at their homes in Coastal Maine and NH. Berneen Bratt has been on several month-long camping road trips with her partner, both pre- and post-COVID (after being fully vaccinated). She shared many photos of her adventures from NH to Key West; Quebec; Myrtle Beach, SC; and to a dozen national parks. She and her partner had their downtime, too. While recovering from surgeries, they enjoyed eating too much, watched at least a dozen TV series in their entirety, completed six 1,000-piece puzzles, and became experts at the strategies for winning Rummikub! It is with deepest regret that we report the passing of Patricia Winton McLeod, York, ME, July 23, 2020, and Charlotte Williams Neinas, Laconia, NH, Dec. 1, 2020. Our condolences go out to the family and friends.
Berneen Bratt ’69 sitting by a statue
Berneen Bratt ’69 standing with memorial statues
Berneen Bratt ’69 standing in nature in a national park
Berneen Bratt at a beach
Berneen Bratt ’69 made the most of the past year, traveling from Quebec to Florida and visiting a dozen national parks on several month-long camping roadtrips with her partner.
Jan Harayda

82 Plantation Pointe #280
Fairhope, AL 36532

50th Reunion June 3-5, 2022

It’s great that so many of you aren’t socially distancing from these class notes, even if you’re still keeping six feet apart in some real-life situations. If you’ve gained the “quarantine 15” and need inspiration to get moving, look no further than Jim Fiore. Jim once ran in a UNH Homecoming 5K race he called “one of the most challenging 5K courses I’ve ever run,” and he’s kept running during the pandemic. Jim says: “It’s so nice to get out for a run and be in the fresh air and enjoy nature. Plus, you feel so good afterwards. I try to run different routes so as not to get stagnant and to see other runners. I’m running about 12–15 miles per week, mostly on bike paths!” Something else that makes Jim feel good: His son, James, and his wife, Malena, have welcomed a son, Miles James, Jim’s fourth grandson. As this issue of the magazine went into production, Bill Clay had just arrived in Madrid, Spain, to represent a client being extradited to Miami in a federal legal case. “Love Spain, even if the trip is all work,” he writes. “Everyone is totally masked up here.” Paul Ritzman has been working as a courier for Cape Cod Healthcare, a job that has included many trips to Cambridge, MA, bringing COVID swabs for testing. Amid the pandemic, Ann Boulanger served as a judge for another season of the academic quiz show Granite State Challenge, in which New Hampshire high schools compete against one another: “NHPBS did a wonderful job of setting up video conferences to get ready to tape. The high school students and their coaches did everything asked of them. Then on days of taping we got the shows done for another season.” In the fall, Ann plans to visit the town in Ireland where her mother’s parents were born. Larry Smith writes that he and Pam Barker Smith have been in Parksville, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, for 16 years. “This past winter was the first in 12 that we could not head to Mesa, AZ, for six months. We both continue to golf, and Pam walks most days with one of many friends.” Mike Franz sent a lively report from Uruguay, where he and his wife have lived for four years. He notes that during the pandemic, “we have seen the necessity of mask (tapabocas) wearing, distancing and seemingly constant handwashing intrude in a way that was unexpected.” Mike regrets that COVID-19 has also put limits on the opportunities to make diverse friends: “Most of the people we have met are other expats from countries like Pakistan, Columbia, Brazil, Iran, Cuba, China, Russia and the Dominican Republic. We all tend to take Spanish classes or meet in popular tourist areas, but not now. The most deeply felt effect for me has been the isolation from my friends. They are an endless source of interest in that their respective cultures frame their thinking. And the Uruguayan way of life is so different than ours, I am constantly surprised by their behaviors. I miss seeing my friends most of all and wait with frayed patience for a return to seeing them all again.”

Jim Fiore ’70, grandson Miles
Jim Fiore ’70 recently welcomed his fourth grandson, Miles James, born to Jim’s son James and daughter-in-law Malena. UNH Class of 2042, perhaps?
Debbi Martin Fuller

276 River St.
Langdon, NH 03602

50th Reunion June 3-5, 2022

Thanks to those of you who wrote in response to the UNH generated email from ME! Joan Anderson Cook writes that she retired as public administrator for the State of Maine and has two daughters. She didn’t actually graduate from UNH because she transferred to Eastern Nazarene when she married Terry Powell in the summer of ’69, but she was one of my Scott Hall buddies back in the day and her husband is the brother of our other Scott Hall denizen, Gaynelle Powell. She’d LOVE to hear from the Scott Hall gals! Carol White Dennis writes that she retired in 2020 from Ithaca College, where she was a professor in the OT department. She and some colleagues started a company last year called Assistance in Motion to develop a commercial version of the robotic mobility device they use in their research. Two of her three children are in CA so she and her husband are looking forward to traveling to see them as soon as they can. Hap Moore writes that he is in his 35th year as an antiques auctioneer/appraiser in Maine, NH, and around New England. He says he isn’t interested in retirement! If anyone wants to reach Hap, you can call (207) 363-6373. Eric George thanked me for hanging in as your secretary for all these years and said that he WOULD send me a list of the firms he’s worked with and the wives he’s had but that I wouldn’t believe it! Too funny! John C. Porter recently published the second edition of his book, “Preserving Old Barns,” co-authored by the late Francis Gilman, former UNH agricultural engineer and the late Lowell Fewster, a professional photographer from Connecticut. Last year, the book was awarded the Silver Medal in the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards. Eileen Edmunds Owen has published a collection of poetry entitled “Split.” She married John Owen in ’71 and they moved to Santa Monica, CA, then to Seattle where they remained until retirement. Eileen earned her master’s in creative writing and went on to work for travel guide guru Rick Steves during his early years and then for Wildland Adventures specializing and partaking in South and Central American travel. She has stayed in contact with ’71 grads Jill Johnson Hatch and Anne Quimby Harshorn. Richard S. Jackson writes that he still lives in the Burlington, VT, area with his wife Susan ’72. He retired from his career as a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon at UVM. He still gets out to the mountains hiking, also sculling, sailing — any outdoor activity. The swim team members gathered two and a half years ago in NH and that led to a visit to his former teammate/roommate Seiji Ono in Hawaii just before COVID hit. He says, “no friends like old friends” and he is still swimming as are a few others, including Steve VanDerBerken. Sadly, a few classmates have passed away: Sharon B Merrill, John “Jack” Behson and my dear friend, Caroline “Carrie” Lewis Johnson-Allshouse. Their obituaries will be included in the next column; our deepest condolences to their families. NOW, the 2022 reunion news! SAVE THE DATES June 3-5 2022. It will be the 50th reunion for three classes: 1970, ’71 and ’72, giving you the chance to reconnect with ALL your UNH friends! Visit the reunion website to complete your Golden Granite questionnaire and update your contact info in the alumni directory. This will allow us to reach you cheaply and efficiently with reunion news, etc. You can also specify here when and how you want to be contacted. The class email address is, and we need you to JOIN the Facebook group so we can all stay connected and generate more attendance for a fantastic reunion! CALL or email all your UNH friends and make plans to attend the reunion that your committee is HARD at work on, and that promises to be a fabulous bash after the last two years of pandemic misery! WE DESERVE THIS! If you want to reach out to friends from your fraternity, sorority or other affinity group let us know and we can provide you with lists for your group so you can help us with outreach. Registration will open next March so plan ahead!

Hap Moore ’71 standing in front of an auction house
Hap Moore ’71 is in his 35th year as an antiques auctioneer and appraiser for the New England area. He’s not planning to retire anytime soon!
John Porter ’71 standing in front of an old red barn
John Porter ’71 recently released a second edition of his book “Preserving Old Barns.” In 2020, the book received a silver medal in the Independent Books Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards.
Richard Jackson in Hawaii with friend Seiji Ono
Shortly before COVID hit, Richard Jackson ’71 made it to Hawaii for a visit with former roommate and swim team-mate Seiji Ono ’71.
“Sawyer Boys” connecting in a Zoom call
The class of 1973 “Sawyer Boys” didn’t let the pandemic disrupt the strong bonds they forged in the decades following graduation. Unable to meet for athletic events as they usually did, they instead connected regularly over Zoom.
Joyce Dube Stephens
33 Spruce Lane
Dover, NH 03820
David Krauss reports that some years ago, seven guys moved into the short wing of the second floor of Sawyer Hall. The “Sawyer Boys” are David, John Adams, Fred Coolbroth, Tom Downing, Steve Hodgman, Steve Houle and Jim O’Connell. After graduation, all went on to successful careers in education, wellness, communication, law and real estate. Over the years, they connected through occasional phone calls, cards and visits. However, in the late ’90s and early 2000s, they began to reconnect as a group usually around football, hockey and basketball games. During the pandemic, they gathered over Zoom and their camaraderie became stronger than ever. Despite the pandemic, Robert Conrad reports that his firm The Conrad Group, Inc. in Braintree, MA, made the Boston Business Journal’s Top 10 most successful selling brokers for 2020. Lucien Blais and his wife, Muriel, have owned and managed their family business, Bisson Maple Sugaring, for 36 years. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the business. Deborah Kelly and her husband will be first-time grandparents in Aug. A gender reveal showed that they will have a granddaughter. Debbie Westfall Waechter is enjoying her retirement years since retiring six years ago from teaching, working and volunteering in elementary schools for 30 years. Allan Chamberlain just finished his 27th tax season as a CPA in Bowling Green, OH, after his career as a sports information director ended. Allan and his wife, Debbie, just celebrated their 40th anniversary with three sons and five grandsons! Frank Field and his wife, Susan Champoux, are retired and living on the northern coast of California. Frank has been photographing a recovering redwood forest 100 miles north of the Golden Gate. Joan Howard is delighted to report that her 2018 book “We Met in Paris,” came out in paperback last year. In 2019, her book was longlisted for a PEN Bograd Weld Award for Biography. The subject of her book is the educator and translator Grace Frick and her life with French Marguerite Yourcenar. Joan wrote her Ph.D. thesis on Yourcenar in the late 1980s, and in March, Joan was named co-executor of her literary estate. Brian Doherty received his law degree from Suffolk Law School and an LLM (Master of Taxation) from Boston University Law School. Brian’s career took him to Florida in the early ’90s, where he transitioned to a career in life insurance. In 2011, Brian moved to the Scottsdale, AZ ,area where he is now in his third career as a realtor. I end with two obituaries of our classmates: Brenda A. Cavanaugh of Manchester; and Carola “Cori” Phelan Sandoe of Hanover. Our thoughts go out to their families.
Jean Marston-Dockstader
51 Londonderry Rd.
Windham, NH 03087
Charles Griswold reports that he is happily retired after a career in computer consulting. He splits his time between Maine and Massachusetts, spending his time cooking with wife Lynn, writing novels and kayaking. Peter Wellenberger, Yaphank, NY, retired from Great Bay Stewards and published a book on the environment and climate change last fall. It is available on Amazon. Karen Burnett-Kurie, Wolfeboro, NH, retired five years ago from being the executive director of the Lake Wentworth Foundation in Wolfeboro, NH. She has also been an education coordinator for UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space. She has reconnected with some classmates including Owen Muise, living now in Germany, Gary Scavongelli, retired from the Department of Agriculture, living in D.C.; and Kathi Burke, who lives in Maine. John Tommasi has retired from teaching at UNH and is living in Hampton with his wife, Leslie. William Lenharth will have the 3rd edition of his book, “The Amazing Rambler,” out shortly. Stephen Pratt retired July 1, 2020, as manager of laboratory services from the Hartford (CT) Metropolitan District after 46 years. This is the water and sewer provider for the greater Hartford area. Gordon W. Gray was recognized by Princeton University as one of the university’s essential employees for ongoing operational support during the COVID-19 shutdown. Sadly, we have lost several classmates. John McNally passed away Dec. 5, 2020, in Ft Myers, FL. Walter Levesque passed away Jan. 17 in Minneapolis, MN. Charles “Robert” McEleney passed away May 15, 2019, in Center Sandwich, NH.
Kenneth Kincaid
Hello fellow 1976ers! I’m your new correspondent. First, I’d like to thank Susan Ackles Alimi for all her hard work these many years deciphering our notes and getting them into the UNH Magazine. About me, my family originally owned much of the land UNH is built on in the early 17th century but sold the 40 acres to the Thompson Family in 1723 after the death of my ancestor, David Kincaid. I grew up on the Seacoast and commuted two years to UNH and then lived in South Congreve. Maybe you saw me driving my gold MG Midget around campus with the top down in the winter? I also taught classmates as a TA for two professors in the history department. Being a native of Missouri, I can say that UNH was a beautiful campus, the faculty was very good, I got degrees and a career in higher education from the experience and I endured the snow better than I feared. I majored in zoology and played on the men’s soccer team. After UNH I worked in pharmaceutical sales and management until recently retiring and also coached soccer for many years in Westborough, MA. I have two children going to college this fall, my son majoring in business management and my daughter in international relations, but alas, neither choose UNH. I get up to Durham often to watch soccer matches and visit with old teammates. It has been a crazy year due to the pandemic and many messages take that into account. Can you believe it’s been 45 years since our graduation? My old teammate Gary Trotter writes that he and wife, Pat, moved from Vermont to Maine and are busy with home renovations after he retired in March. They have been waiting out COVID and hope to see friends and family soon and maybe catch a UNH soccer game, too. Terry Shoptaugh ’76G, ’84G writes that she arrived at UNH the fall of 1974 as a graduate student, got a master’s degree in 1976 and then stayed to complete all the classes for a PhD. Michelle Boulanger says it has been a fairly quiet year, as you can imagine. She didn’t conduct either of her summer bands in 2020, in Dover or Exeter, and hasn’t done much playing this year. Her parish in Dover only missed one weekend before going to live-streamed masses, and then in person starting last summer, so she has been able to play the two masses each weekend, although still no choir. She keeps busy at home reading, quilting, walking and cooking, and is so lucky to have her two grandchildren close by so she can see them often. Unfortunately, we have some classmate passings to report: Lisa McDonald Dugoni passed away in San Francisco on Nov 20, 2020. Lisa was born in Nashua, raised in Derry, and attended Pinkerton Academy. She had many talents outside of academics, including painting, drawing, sewing and theatre. Lisa received her bachelor’s degrees in political science and history and then moved to Boston where she earned her J.D. from the New England School of Law in 1979. Lisa married the love of her life, Steven, and they relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1980. In 1990, Lisa began her own family law practice in San Mateo. She became a certified family law specialist in 1996. Lisa is survived by Steven and two children. Norman Richardson passed away on Dec. 5 ,2020. He was born in Salem, MA, and recently resided in Portland ME. He graduated from the Berklee School of Music and later earned his master’s degree in music education at UNH. He was a teacher in Falmouth and Westbrook, ME, and developed a nationally recognized band. He taught in Florida before returning to Maine to teach at schools in Sanford and Cape Elizabeth. His students credit him with inspiring them and guiding life-changing choices. He is survived by two children, three grandchildren and his former wife, Renee. Steve Kahn passed away on Jan. 23 in Jacksonville FL. He was proud to be a graduate of UNH and never let you forget it. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, mother, Esther, a daughter, three stepchildren and six grandchildren. Steve’s favorite thing to do was attend spring training baseball games with his father, daughter and stepson.
Congratulations to Tom Moulton, recipient of UNH’s 2021 Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of NH and has contributed to the state and UNH. And what an entrepreneur Tom is, having founded and led companies in a wide variety of industries. Tom is the CEO and president of the Sleepnet Corp., based in Hampton, NH, which designs and manufactures masks for sleep-disordered breathing. A resident of Rye, NH, where he lives with his wife, Dana, Tom is also the president of De Niro Construction, mentors young UNH alums, is a passionate philanthropist and still loves to play hockey. Go, Tom! Douglas Cotanche and his wife moved from Chicago to Barbados last December to work as an anatomy and neuroanatomy professor at Ross University School of Medicine. Despite the COVID lockdown and a two-week ash bathing from the volcano eruption on St. Vincent’s, he’s enjoying the laidback island life. Before moving to Barbados, Doug spent six years in Chicago where he taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. After three tries, Melissa “Missy” Wilde Jones is fully retired after 42 years working as an OT (22 years active-duty Army, 20 years civilian). She lives in St. Michaels, MD (“a drinking town with a sailing problem”) and summers on Squam Lake in NH. The mother of five children, Missy is keeping busy with pickleball, boating, fishing and water sports. Bob Thomas retired from the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver, CO, after working as their outside legal counsel for 14 years and 16 years as an employee (in-house counsel for 8 years and deputy manager for 8 years). He’s looking forward to playing more golf and poker. Jim Casey recently played golf with Tom Bewley, who retired as the sales and marketing director at Kiawah Island Resort. Jim splits time between York and Camden, ME, and Wilmington NC, enjoying retirement and playing golf. He’s hosting 15 of his Sigma Beta brothers in Camden in July for electric biking in Acadia State Park, a round of golf and story time around the fire. It will be their 43rd annual get-together! Gerlinde “Lin” Pichler Nosek, a nurse for the last 44 years, is teaching nursing at Arizona College of Nursing, an accelerated three-year bachelor science/nursing program. She still does clinical nursing and likes the direction of UNH’s nursing program. Bruce Hamel retired after turning his company of 35 years into an all-employee-owned cooperative. His wife, Marcia Matthews Hamel, retired a few years ago. They spend summers in Littleton, NH, where Marcia works in her organic fruit and vegetable garden and Bruce works with habitat management on their land and teaches hunter education at NH Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Center in Holderness. They winter in Beverly Hills, FL, where they golf, bike, kayak and hike. Bruce follows UNH football and hockey, fondly remembering the electricity at Snively Arena. So great to hear from so many! Would love to hear from more ’77ers about what you’re up to.
Carol Scagnelli Edmonds
75 Wire Rd.
Merrimack, NH 03054
Catherine Haselton Laplante and husband Denis ’79 welcomed grandson Theodoro “Teddy” Dias Laplante Nov. 2020 in São Paulo Brazil. Paul Ambrosino wrote that the political consulting direct mail company he started in 1988 in San Francisco is still going strong. Local NH clients keep him in touch with NH and UNH happenings. Susan E. Rowe passed away in December 2020 surrounded by family. She loved sewing crafts and had a keen sense of color and love for fabric. She was a member of Cocheco Quilters, and operated a home cottage business, Luv and Fun. She represented fabric manufacturers at clients. Her fabric collection, Buddie and The Starbabies, was designed for a charity providing quilts to young AIDS patients and became a popular fabric for children’s quilts. She will be remembered for her aura of calm, peace and kindness. Lynn Pira Rule died in January 2021 surrounded by her family. She grew up in a world of wonder and was known for caring for every living creature. Lynn majored in political science and got her first job as a paralegal upon graduating early. She chose to start a family over attending law school and returned home to raise two sons with husband,Martin. Lynn cared for her parents, family and pets. She loved traveling, vacationing, gardening, spending with family and living on her river front property. Robert “Curt” Gross Jr. of Portsmouth, NH, passed away March 3 surrounded by his loving family. He raised three exceptional sons, loved his grandsons, had special people in his life including his sisters, who provided strength and comfort, and was a hero to his wife. Curt had a passion for the hospitality industry and was COO of Newport Harbor Corporation and held executive positions with Hyatt and Starwood Hotels. He was the family handyman and could always find the right tool for the job. His laughter, wit and sense of humor will be cherished by family and friends. In Februaru, Robert A Cook passed away peacefully. After graduating with a civil engineering degree, he worked for Dufresne-Henry, Interstate Engineering and Weston & Sampson. His specialty was construction of drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. With a passion for life, Bob was an avid sailor, and raced out of the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club. He enjoyed skiing, bicycling, hiking and traveling. He served as the Newburyport Water and Sewer Commissioner for years. He also volunteered time for the North Shore Tour de Cure. Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara. Jay Litzman passed away in April 2020. He had a private graveside service. Jay graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Class Notes Editor
Paul Bemis developed and built an air purifier that creates a “curtain” against COVID-19 virus particles. As noted in the New Hampshire Union Leader, the air purifiers, are in use at the Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol and at Plymouth General Dentistry. The “Clean Air Curtain” purifiers use two technologies that the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends in dealing with COVID-19: a thick, fine HEPA filter and ultraviolet light. The article also says that Paul working on ways to make the air purifiers “smart” so they can indicate when an adjustment or repair is needed. He hopes the purifiers will be used in often-crowded indoor spaces, such as restaurants and gyms, as we resume more daily activities.
Caryl Dow

40th Reunion Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 1-3, 2021

Happy summer, classmates! I’m pleased to announce that my “information mining expedition” was modestly successful in producing updates from classmates. You’ll be reading those results over the next several issues. Let’s get to it! Susan A. Murray’s news is a “where are you now” report. She’s a freelance book editor living in Gainesville, FL. Short and precise Susan; no editing needed. Helen Caswell Watts started a new job at Criterium Engineers, but the pandemic prevented the issue of her Colorado PE license, dashing hopes of being near her grandbaby. Helen is a licensed civil/structural engineer and working on the third version of the “Graphic Handbook of the Pretty Good House,” when she’s not dangling around. News from Peter Wright is that after 22 years as director of clinical programs at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, he’s retiring to sail Casco Bay, ME, and other non-legal distractions. He fondly remembers the fulfillment of working with students making their first court appearance in the Civil Practice Clinic, and recounts that traveling with Profs. Joe Dickinson and Buzz Scherr was nearly as thrilling when he wrestled Buzz’s laptop from the grip of would-be muggers in the Moscow subway! Exciting news from Brenda Baker Krenitsky currently enrolled in UNH grad school pursuing her MSW. She writes, “It’s not an easy feat, but I am doing it.” Congrats Brenda! She and Peter are happily living on a lake in Amesbury, MA. The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announced the election of H. Scott Walter as president of the board of directors. Scott reflects, “This is an especially exciting time for the chemical sciences, which has a significant impact on so many aspects of our lives. I look forward to working with the board and our scientific advisors to most effectively support the chemists and chemical engineers who are at the forefront of this important work.” Scott started his career as a statistician for the International Crop Research Institute in Mali, West Africa, where he was also a Peace Corps volunteer. A member of the Dreyfus family, Scott has a B.S. in mechanical engineering. The mission of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world. Since being established in 1946, the Foundation has awarded over $150 million in support of these goals. I have more good news to report in forthcoming issues. Thanks for sharing!

Helen Watts harnessed and hanging against a high rise building
As a civil/structural engineer, 1980 graduate Helen Watts’ workdays are anything but boring!
Peter Wright smiling on his sail boat
Peter Wright ’80 has traded in his suits and ties for T-shirts and topsiders, spending his days sailing Maine’s Casco Bay.
H. Scott Walter in a suit and tie
H. Scott Walter ’80 has been appointed president of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation board of directors. The foundation’s mission is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world.
Caroline McKee Anderson

PO Box 3082
Bourne, MA 02532

40th Reunion HOMECOMING WEEKEND, OCT. 1-3, 2021

Plans are underway for our 40th Reunion, Oct. 1-3, 2021. We’ll celebrate with the Class of 1980 during Homecoming Weekend. We’ll kick-off the weekend on Friday evening with a festive cocktail reception at Huddleston Hall. Saturday will be a full day of activities, including football and tailgating. For Saturday night, we’ll head to the Stone Church, owned by classmate Cheryl Hoffman, for an informal gathering. More information on the reunion website. For up-to-date information, join our Facebook group. One you’ve joined, post your photos, memories AND invite your friends. Here’s a link to the 1981 Granite to spark those memories. We would love to have you join the committee, but the most important job is to reach out to your friends and encourage them to attend. Makes sense, if your friends are with you — you’ll have a great time. Contact to learn ways to help. Sadly, I have several deaths to report. Kevin Thomas Lyons died on June 27, 2019. Throughout his career, he held management positions in the retail grocery industry, including Ferretti’s Allegros, Victory and Hannaford stores. Kevin was passionate about sports. He is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren and his sister. James Albert Goltz ’81G died on Dec. 6, 2020. He began his career with Sanders, a military electronics contractor in Nashua, NH, where he rose to senior VP. In 2000, he became part owner of Retech Systems in Ukiah, CA, a global leader in the supply of metallurgical processing equipment and a pioneer in advanced melting technologies. During his career, he traveled extensively in Asia and Europe, retiring in 2016. He is survived by his wife, Eliane Herring, three children, two granddaughters, and three brothers. Robert Albert Paul ’81G died on Jan. 6 in Manchester, NH. Robert served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He had a long and distinguished teaching career including serving as principal at Hollis, Birch Hill and Amherst Street Elementary Schools. He enjoyed golf, tennis, fishing and playing the trumpet. He is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren, four brothers and his former wife. Cheryl Lynn Campbell Dickson died Feb. 11. After UNH, she worked at Harvard Management Company in Cambridge, MA, and Standard & Poor’s in NYC. After raising children, she completed the nursing program at Brookdale Community College and became a registered nurse. Most recently, she became a medical coder. At UNH, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. A high school hockey player and state softball champion, Cheryl was a passionate sports fan and enjoyed watching her beloved Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots. Cheryl is survived by her four children, her brother and her former husband, Peter A. Dickson ’83. We send our sincere condolences to the families.

Julie Lake Butterfield

40th Reunion June 3-5, 2022

It was great to hear from so many of you after sending our spring email. So many of us have been impacted by the pandemic and you wrote in to let me know how you’re coping and thriving during this extraordinary year. Margo Otey has experienced many sacrifices, including the canceling of all but one of the car racing events in which she is a participant. But she writes to say she’ll be back vintage car racing this year. Margo heads to West Virginia this spring, to race her 1975 BMW 2002. Go Margo! Fred Weston has been busy during the pandemic working on getting his town in Maine to make reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. York Ecohomes strives to challenge all residents to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with one recommended action per month. Thank you, Fred, for undertaking this challenging and worthwhile pursuit for your community! Many of us unexpectedly did our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this year by working from home; Cheryl Blackwood was lucky enough to be one of those people able to work remotely. She has commuted to Boston for many years, spending hours in traffic. This year she’ll celebrate 10 years at John Hancock and journey to Vermont to watch her daughter graduate from college. My friend Sandy Wingate reached out from the beautiful rural town of Peru, ME, where he is on the planning board and the fire department. Sandy is loving his new post and beam home. It’s situated on 200 acres, which gives him plenty of room to explore the countryside with his two Brittany spaniels. He writes to say he is in contact with his Sigma Nu brothers from UNH and is still practicing law in New Hampshire. Hiroko Harada reached out with news of his career since graduating as a graduate international student from UNH. On March 5, he received the Ray Verzasconi Northwest Postsecondary Educator of the Year award from the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages. This award recognizes outstanding teaching, service, or research at the university level within Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, or Wyoming. Hiroko is also a recipient in 2015 of the National AATJ Teacher Award from the American Association of Teachers of Japanese. He is currently professor and coordinator of Japanese, Department of Language, at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the director at Montgomery Dickson Center for Japanese Language & Culture. Christine Kenney Bean was recently featured in another UNH publication, Spark, for her innovative leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her lab staff served as the hub of NH’s COVID-19 response team. Save the date for our 40th Reunion ON CAMPUS from June 3-5, 2022. Be on the lookout for more information soon!

Margo Otey standing next to her bright yellow vintage BMW
After a year of COVID cancellations, Margo Otey ’82 is back on track racing her vintage BMW 2002.
Ilene Segal, DVM
245 Warren Drive
Norfolk, MA 02056
I want to thank everyone for all the replies in response to the email request for additional news! Apparently, several of us are turning 60 this year. Gwen Allgood Triplett had a celebration gathering in Rye Beach that included Penny Allen ’83, Sue Phillips Bunker ’82, Ann Sullivan Stockbridge ’82, Marianne Burns Houghton ’83, Doris Kunica Wright ’82, Joanne Ploss Cullerot ’83, Nancy Herderhurst Clarke ’83 and Ellen Lakey Daly ’82. They had such a good time they’re planning to do it again this October at UNH for Homecoming and invite other ’83 grads to join them. Gwen says she is enjoying her retirement despite COVID and that life is good. Jocelyn Tetel, VP of Advancement for the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, writes that COVID was a challenge to their organization as they had no experience creating or delivering virtual programs, but the education team and museum team worked quickly to develop online classes and exhibitions. Jocelyn found time for cooking and baking as well as volunteer work as a board member for Extraordinary Families, a foster care and adoption agency, and Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Program, which is about making choices to create a family. She also found time to take alumni classes through UNH via Zoom as well as webinars offered by outstanding professors and alumni who have become successful leaders in their fields. She is looking forward to being able to spend time with her family and friends as we get back to normal. David Scanlon emailed a quick note. He is an associate professor of special education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. He has just been named as the incoming editor of the Learning Disabilities Research and Practice Journal. Congratulations, David! Barrie Sanders took some time during the pandemic to work on an art/printmaking project called 60X60. She carved and printed 60 images of her life in the six months prior to turning 60 and included some memories of T-Hall and the Dairy Bar. She is now a full-time printmaker and you can see her work @60_by_60 as well as @barrie.prints Brenda Fraser closed her retail shop Butterfly and Moon in St. Charles, MO, during COVID and took time to focus on her art. She makes mosaics from vintage jewelry and has been featured in two art gallery shows. Her proceeds benefit women’s scholarships. Andrew Katz is a partner at Prospect Hotel Advisors, where he specializes in maximizing the value of hotel real estate by improving hotel asset management, operations, renovations and design. He spends his time between Barcelona and Vero Beach, FL. On a sad note, David V. Abbott passed away in Dec. 2020. He received his degree from UNH in environmental conservation with a minor in education and began his career as a special education teacher in Hampton, NH. He obtained a law degree from the Vermont School of Law and then earned a M.Ed. in educational policy and administration and joined the staff of the Rhode Island Department of Education, culminating in the position of deputy commissioner and general counsel over a distinguished 15-year career. He was an enthusiastic musician and a proud Eagle Scout. We extend our condolences to his family. Alvin Austin passed away Feb. 3. He earned his MBA at UNH, and his hard work resulted in senior leadership positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and SCI. He enjoyed skiing, fishing, boating and playing golf. We send our sympathies to his wife, three children and five grandchildren.
Gwen Triplett celebrating her birthday with friends
Gwen Triplett ’83 celebrated her 60th birthday at New Hampshire’s Rye Beach, surrounded by UNH friends.
Barrie Sanders with her 60 different prints
Barrie Sanders ’83 took a different spin on turning 60 — a printmaking project of 60 images with biographical significance, the Dairy Bar and T-Hall included.
Brenda Fraser showing off one of her butterfly art pieces
During COVID, Brenda Fraser ’83 closed her retail shop “Butterfly and Moon” to focus on her art. She makes mosaics from vintage jewelry.
Robin Peters Schell
5 Ashley Dr.
Amesbury, MA 01913; 603-770-3607
Thanks to those of you who were able to contribute to the UNH Class of ’84 Scholarship Fund during the recent 603 Challenge. We’re now over the $23,000 mark and we’re hoping to get more contributions before the end of the year! I had a great get-together with longtime friend Tracy Murdock O’Such from Guilford, CT. A senior female leader in the media and sports industry, Tracy joined Marlin Hawk as President Americas in Feb. after a successful 16-year career with Diversified Search. Marlin Hawk is a global boutique executive search and advisory firm based in the U.K. Bob Lockerman graduated from UNH with a B.S. in chemistry and is currently the global product manager for the CEM Corporation. He has traveled extensively throughout his career, enjoying time in Europe and Asia and visiting every U.S. state except Alaska. One highlight for him was riding an elephant in Thailand. Though he has been living in Charlotte, NC, since 1990, he remains a huge Boston sports fan. Fun fact: he and Scott Dickinson ’86 attended every Frozen Four hockey event from 1999 (Anaheim) through 2017 (Chicago). Marie Donlan Carbonneau Toole and her husband moved to Denver, CO, five years ago to be near her daughter and new grandchild. John is fully retired, and Marie works part time as an occupational therapist in the Cherry Creek School District. They are building their dream home in Brighton, CO. She is on the executive board of the UNH Denver Alumni Network and loves playing golf and tennis and still skis (both downhill and cross-country) in her spare time. Denise Richard Baker, a former communications major who has enjoyed a long career in human resources, is currently serving as the chief people officer at a human services agency on Cape Cod that serves individuals with disabilities. Denise moved to the Cape two years ago after many years in Bedford, NH. She and her husband, Cliff, enjoy hiking local trails and kayaking on Cotuit Bay. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in corporate and organizational communication at Northeastern University. She fondly remembers co-leading Transfer Orientation with Jimmy Bellas and in still in close touch with college roommate Jane Johnson Ruffee. Alan Stuart and his wife recently moved from NJ to West Palm Beach. His first move in retirement is hiking the Appalachian Trail. He fondly remembers time with his “swimming family” during his UNH days. And in the ‘humor’ category, an update from Andrew Spofford. “I have joined a competitive knitting team and am enjoying becoming a cat grandpa to Malchesadexter’s babies.” Pictures, Andrew?
Alan Stuart on the Appalachian Trail
Alan Stuart ’84 jumped into retirement with both feet, striking out on the Appalachian Trail. This photo was taken just six days into his adventure.
Julie Colligan Spak
116 Longfields Way
Downingtown, PA 19335-4486
Hi, everyone! Here’s hoping that 2021 is treating you well and good news — we have three fun updates. Sean O’Connor writes, “In July 2020 I moved my couch from Seattle to Los Angeles so that I could work from home in a different home. After 30 years in Seattle (after 30 years anywhere), it was time for a change, time to break out of my cashmere-lined rut. My brand consulting and writing practice (3-Hour Think Tank) continues apace while I’m immersed in a few comedy and TV writing classes. Excited to be exploring a new industry, meeting new people and honing my skills. Lots of fun, for sure. I’m in touch with Todd Douglass, Mike Elcock, Dave Aittaniemi ’84, Chris Churchill ’86 and others — all of whom are doing well.” Fantastic, Sean, and you still make me laugh out loud! Monica Wolf sends a positive message: “2020 was a good year for me (I say with some guilt, knowing others struggled mightily). We sold our paddlesports business of 29 years last July to a pilot from Utah who was offered an early retirement. We consider ourselves semi-retired as we figure out our next chapter. We celebrated with an RV trip last fall to New England which included a must-stop at UNH to see the campus and also Bedford to visit my college roomie, Beverly Prizer Thomas. The weather and fall foliage did not disappoint! We also took a trip this spring to Costa Rica where we are thinking of ultimately retiring. We own a home as well as two islands in the Florida Keys which we invite UNH alumni to primitive camp on! Contact us at the Facebook page Molasses Keys Preserve or text me at 305-394-9252. I treasure my years at UNH and try to donate as much as possible!” I for one am going to consider your generous offer, Monica. Sounds fab. And let’s all wish Victor Motroni the best in his upcoming endeavors: “Highlights: Closing in on 34 years of employment with Abbott Laboratories (big healthcare company) and ran the Boston, Chicago, London and NYC marathons in 2018 and 2019. Hope to run Berlin and Tokyo in the next year or two if my body doesn’t fall apart. I have been living in Rhode Island since 1990. All the best to the UNH graduating class of 1985.”Thanks, Victor and wishing you well, too! Please reach out and share your news. It’s so fun to hear what’s going on in your lives!
Class Notes Editor
Kevin Oakes published a new book titled “Culture Renovation,” which was the #1 new release in a dozen Amazon book categories, remains on several best seller lists and has received high praise from leaders such as Brené Brown and Ajay Banga. The book highlights 18 leadership actions to build an unshakeable company, and acts as a blueprint to successfully change corporate culture. It is based on one of the largest research studies done to date on the subject and is full of interviews with world class CEOs and HR executives as well as real-life stories by companies who have renovated their cultures. Scott Piehler, former general manager of WUNH recently completed a starring role in the award-winning web series “Black on Both Sides.” Created by Alonge Hawes, the show explores issues of race in a timely and provocative fashion. Playing the antagonist was quite a challenge for Scott. In September, Scott will celebrate 34 years of marriage to fellow Wildcat Tamar Colegrove Piehler ’86. Deborah Collings is a veterinarian and living in Ardgour, Scottish Highlands. She has two sons and enjoys horseback riding and sailing.
Deb Collings with her husband who is wearing the traditional Scottish dress
Deb Collings ’86 is a veterinarian living in the Scottish Highlands. She’s pictured here with her husband, Harvey (Harve) Philip, in traditional Scottish dress.
Tina Napolitano Savoia
5 Samuel Path
Natick, MA 01760
Greetings, classmates! Thanks to all of you who have sent your news. I heard from Matt Leahy that he is currently working for the Society for Protection of NH Forests in Concord as director of policy, after working for 25 years for U.S Senators Judd Gregg and Jeanne Shaheen. Matt is married to Deb Eliasberg ’92. They have two sons, Max and Mick. Mick will be UNH Class of 2024! I also recently heard from Gregg Tewksbury (I do remember you, Gregg!), who has joined the University System of NH’s Board of Trustees as a gubernatorial appointee—a great opportunity to give back to UNH. Todd Black is also on the board. David Hermann writes in that after over 25 years as a Foreign Service Officer, he retired from the U.S Department of State in 2019, and moved from Washington D.C. to upstate New York, to the village of Clinton. David and his wife have three school-aged kids at home. Fred Brennan sent a note that he is one of the team physicians for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A week after Fred joined TB, Tom Brady came on board, with Gronk soon after. Fred writes that the season was absolutely amazing, and to end with a Super Bowl championship was a sports medicine doc’s dream come true. (I can only imagine how amazing this must have been!) Fred is also one of the team physicians for the Toronto Blue Jays, who have spring training in Clearwater, not far from Fred’s office. Fred, how wonderful that you get to work and treat so many professional athletes! He also was the head team doctor for UNH from 2007 to 2017. I also heard from Sandi Cassin Dei Dolori recently. Sandi has been living in Germany and Ogunquit, ME. She and her husband Phil are expats and have been based in Munich for the past five years. They were in the U.S for the early part of the pandemic and got back to Europe in the fall. Sandi has a daughter, living in NYC. They will be moving to Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy. Last, and certainly not least, I heard from April Blodgett, who sent over a photo of the “mooses,” who met in Hitchcock Hall and have used the quarantine to reconnect while crafting. The group meets every few weeks to make cards, thanks to the inspiration from Tina Newberry Designs. Thank you again for sending your news and please keep the updates coming. I hope everyone is healthy and safe, especially now that the world is opening back up again. All the best for the rest of 2021!
The “mooses” holding up their crafts during a Zoom call
A group of ’87 grads from Hitchcock Hall who call themselves the “mooses” used the COVID quarantine to reconnect while crafting.
Beth D. Simpson-Robie
P.O. Box 434
Kennebunk, ME 04043
So pleased to have received such a fabulous response to my mass email to share your news! Thank you and please keep the news coming. Tricia Ketchabaw Elliott, one of my dear friends in the health management and policy major, shares that she achieved the level of Fellow in the National Association for Healthcare Quality in 2020. Tricia is the director, quality measurement at The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. She received her MBA in 1993 from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. In December, she will complete her Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) from Capella University. Tricia, husband Ross, and three children continue to live in the Chicago area. Rochelle L’Italien is a registered dietitian nutritionist who has been working for UNH Dining since 1992. Rochelle combined her dietetic internship and master’s degree (internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston) and finished her master’s at Boston University in 1989 in nutrition with a specialization in education. Rochelle also completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2016 and is also trained in trauma-informed yoga, yoga for 12-step recovery, and the prison yoga project. For several years, she taught yoga through a non-profit called Yoga In Action and led weekly yoga at the Safe Harbor Recovery Center and for incarcerated men and women at two local jails in Strafford and Rockingham counties. She also offers chair yoga and centering breathing practices with and for the UNH Dining staff who work so hard every day. Another dear friend, Jim Buckman, continues as the chapter advisor for Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Delta Chapter at UNH. It dovetails nicely with his work as a high school counselor at Barnstable HS in Hyannis, MA. This February, the chapter nominated Jim for the Chapter Advisor Award — and he won, which was very gratifying and meaningful to him. The local ATO Alumni along with ATO National are close to breaking ground for a new Chapter House at 18 Garrison Ave in Durham (site of the former Elizabeth Demerit House, behind Rosemary Lane). Julie Walden Howard is the manager of operations for the York County Maine courts and loving it. She greatly enjoys the privilege of working in the public sector. Julie has found that COVID has brought difficulties, but also opportunities for innovation. She has two grown children with Mark Howard ’87. Her children are both in graduate school; one is living in the Netherlands getting her master’s in international relations and diplomacy and the oldest is at UVM getting his Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Julie is competing with her former racehorse, an off track thoroughbred named Sweetie, in the sport of eventing in her spare time. The university send word of the passing of Anne Therese Jacobson in March after a prolonged illness. Anne was a Russian language and literature major as an undergraduate at UNH. She went on to earn her M.A.T. in secondary education, with a focus in Russian, from UNH in 1995 and earned her Ph.D. in literacy, culture, and language education from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2009. Anne had a long and varied career in education working with people from all over the globe, most recently as the assistant director focusing on world languages and social studies at Princeton. Our condolences to her large family.
Julie Walden Howard jumping her mare
Julie Walden Howard ’88JD works as manager of operations for the York County Maine courts and spends her downtime with her off-track thoroughbred mare, Sweetie, competing in the sport of eventing.
David L. Gray
131 Holmes Ave.
Darien, CT 06820
Donna Furgal shared an update. After graduation, she worked in banking and finance for numerous years and, as the years passed by, felt she needed to do something more creative and more meaningful. Three years ago, she founded a company, Gomee Girl. The goal is to inspire girls everywhere to believe in themselves through messages of positive self-expression! The company is based in Auburn, NH, and grows bigger each year. John Paul Dubots died in Temecula, CA, in Dec. 2020 due to complications of a pulmonary embolism. John earned scholarship to play football at UNH and after graduating moved to San Diego. He and his wife raised three children. John worked as a financial advisor. Patricia Churchill died In October 2020. She worked for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests for 41 years as a volunteer specialist and education registrar.
Stephen Cullen sitting on a rock in nature
Stephen Cullen ’90 has found an internet following through his passion for meteorites. He has a YouTube channel and an Etsy shop.
Amy French
2709 44th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116-2408
Ian Story shared that after almost 30 years of living in Washington, D.C. — and just hitting his 20th work anniversary at SAP America — he’s moving overseas. Ian’s wife had a career change and was appointed as a US Foreign Service Officer. They are leaving for Manama, Bahrain, in September and he will be transferring to SAP Bahrain. He has never been to Bahrain before, but it will be the 85th country he’s visited. Best wishes to Ian and his wife on their big adventure! For the past couple of years, Stephen Cullen has been taking care of his mother, who was the administrative assistant to the council of presidents at UNH for 15 years. He wanted to share his discoveries of glass meteorite fusion crust on many rocks and trees in Eastern New Hampshire over the past couple of years. Stephen has a YouTube channel full of videos of lunar meteorites and an Etsy shop where his meteorites have been clicked on 140,000 times. Bill Costa let us know that he recently retired after over 40 years with the UNH IT department. He’s now been elected to a three-year term to the New Hampshire Federal Credit Union board of directors. Richard “Kelly” Meyers passed away last fall. He also worked at UNH where he established the UNH Survey Center. He went on to start his own market research company, RKM Research in Portsmouth, NH. Sandy Mandeville passed away in late 2020. She was a devoted high school English teacher who loved her students (the feeling was mutual) and she taught in four states across her career.
Christina Ayers Quinlan
406 S. Columbia St.
Naperville, IL 60540
Jonathan Miner continues to work for BAE Systems as a software engineer, celebrating 30 years! During the winter months he works as a PSIA Level III certified ski coach and staff trainer at Pat’s Peak. During the summer he pursues research in railroad related fields, targeting his PiRail project as starting point for student research with GPS, IMU, LIDAR and acoustic sensors.
Missy Langbein
744 Johns Rd.
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Maria Dykema Erb was appointed the inaugural director the Newbury Center, a support hub for first-generation students at Boston University. A first-gen college student herself, Maria is well-suited for the role. Congrats!
Craig Olson before and after pictures from 2020-21 showing his weight loss
No “pandemic 15” here. Craig Olson ’93 found that work-from-home during COVID helped him focus on his fitness, trading commute and travel time for cardio workouts.
Caryn Crotty Eldridge
Hello from London, where vaccinations proceed apace and the weather waffles between winter and summer. It was great to see the emails in my inbox, keep sending them in! Right before the pandemic started, Pamela Margaritis Dube started a new job that she loves, as associate state director of communications at AARP NH. Very timely as many of us turn 50 this year! Craig Olson writes to say that “I focused on my fitness during the pandemic — working from home instead of constantly traveling for business gave me the opportunity to establish a very consistent routine of escalating cardio in place of the commute and travel. This gave me a chance to really explore my local area while running and biking. I feel fortunate and grateful to have had this opportunity to get in shape in what has been a very challenging year for so many.” Matt Pappas has been happily married to Beth Caswell Pappas ’99G for 20 years this summer. Their daughter will be leaving for URI this fall. Meanwhile, he is finishing his 23rd year teaching at Oyster River HS in Durham, and “loving it as much now as my first year in 1998. I am also enjoying my work supporting students and staff as the vice-chair of the Rochester School Board.” He often helped the UNH education department before COVID, inviting their Ed500 students and student teachers into his classroom. Charles Wira is one of the health professionals who have been working with COVID patients, at one point caring for 72 patients in one week at the start of the pandemic. Charles works in Emergency Medicine, and for the Stroke Program at Yale and performs research in stroke, sepsis and cardiac arrest. He is the current chair of the AHA/ASA Emergency Neurovascular Care committee. Charles and his wife, Tina, have two children, one 16-year-old and one at NYU. Mark Newport was appointed the Portsmouth Police Department’s 31st chief, by unanimous vote, through January 2024. Portsmouth city manager Karen Conard called Newport “one of the most accessible peers” she’s ever worked with, attesting as witness to his dedication to community policing and wanting to get to know his residents on a first-name basis. Kristin A. Taylor was named president and CEO of ImageWare Systems, Inc., a software SaaS leader in biometric identification and authentication, in May 2020. In November 2020, Kristin was appointed the chairperson of the board of ImageWare Systems, and most recently in January 2021, to the board of directors of Pure Bioscience, Inc. Bob Sullivan writes “I hope all is well with you these days in Merrie Olde Englande. My cousins in London and Birmingham report it’s been quite a tough year of lockdowns in the U.K. I, on the other hand, am happy to report a clean bill of health from one of the perks of turning 50 — a colonoscopy. I’ve been keeping busy flying in the COVID-friendly world of private aviation and wish all the best to my fellow UNH class of ’93 mid-lifers. Don’t we all live to 100?”
Michael Opal
26 Rockwood Heights Rd.
Manchester, MA 01944
Jennifer Codding ’94, ’10JD was appointed by The Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers in Clearwater, FL, to serve on its membership committee. PFAWL is a volunteer bar association devoted to actively promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession. After graduating from UNH in 1994, she went on to receive her juris doctorate from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law. She is a real estate litigation attorney who practices with the Massey Law Group in St. Petersburg, FL.
Tammy Ross

22 St. Ann’s Ave.
Peabody, MA 01960

25th Reunion Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 1-3, 2021

I am pleased to share some good news about our classmates! Scott Burnell (English/journalism) is closing in on 19 years as a national spokesperson for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at its headquarters in Maryland. Scott has helped guide the agency’s efforts to keep everyone informed while conducting more than a year of virtual meetings during the pandemic. Maureen Nagle moved from New Hampshire to California four years ago to live closer to her two sons. She said she still misses the Granite State but is enjoying her retirement. Amy Eddy Chiaramitaro now has another Wildcat alum in the family: son Frank graduated from UNH this May with his degree in business and finance. Tricia Hayes, who writes romance novels under several pen names, is pleased to announce that her book “Escorting the Billionaire” hit the USA Today Bestseller List in February. Way to go, Tricia! Steve Roach has been officially named the president of UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital after serving as interim president since October 2019. Steve will continue to serve as president of UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital as well. Sadly, I have one death to report. Scott Hunger died Dec. 21, 2020 at age 50. I hope to hear from more of you soon!

Emily Rines
23 Tarratine Dr.
Brunswick, ME 04011
Hello class of 1998. We have news about two of our classmates. Amanda Grappone Osmer was invited to be part of Ford Motor Company’s (FMC) Global Dealer Roundtable, a group of about 25 Ford dealers from around the world who work with Elena Ford and her team to inform FMC’s decision making by sharing their experiences as dealers. She is currently the only female Ford dealer on the council. Also, sorry to have to share the sad news that Mark Clermont from Whitefield, NH passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 23, 2020. A chemical engineering major, Mark was a jack of all trades and will be remembered for his fondness of building and construction, farming and gardening and for his family. We wish his family and friends peace and comfort.
Happy spring and summer, class of 2000. In lieu of other class news for this issue, I’m including a bit of my own. My second book, “House Museum,” was just published by Moon Pie Press, a poetry press in Southern Maine. It feels good to have a little light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Here’s wishing you all hope and warmth in the coming months. And don’t forget to send your news!
Abby Severance Gillis
19 Chase St.
Woburn, MA 01801
Through lockdowns, quarantines, and periods of isolation, many in our class passed a milestone birthday, the big 4-0, with little fanfare. Jamie La Vigne shared news of fellow classmate Dana Fritchsi’s celebration pre-pandemic. Allison Hyatt Battles celebrated hers mid-COVID with a small, outdoor gathering on a fortuitously sunny day last October Sadly, the recent months brought news of Ekaterini Vlamis’ passing. Ekaterini earned her MS in kinesiology, experiential education in 2002 and went on to teach in a variety of capacities. Both in teaching and in her personal life, Ekaterini relished time outdoors and helping others. 
Dana Fritschi at dinner with friends
Dana Fritschi ’02 celebrated the big 4-0 with friends shortly before the pandemic.
Allison Battles sitting with friends around a fire pit
Allison Battles ’02 got creative celebrating her milestone birthday with UNH friends, taking advantage of a beautiful October day to gather outdoors.
Gaëlle Gourgues recently and unexpectedly moved into a promotional position. In March, Gaëlle left MIT as a financial coordinator to take a senior research grant administrator position at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. These past 12 months have enabled Gaëlle to focus on health, rekindle old friendships and deepen current relationships.
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Stefanie King shared that this past year she learned the value of self-care. She says, “I had always put others first, but this year, I made my own mental and physical health the priority. Part of that has required me to tune out the din of media and be selective about what I pay attention to (facts instead of fanaticism or fear). I have spent lots of time outdoors and have chosen to pursue happiness. I am a better person for having learned how to thrive through adversity and loss.  There is always good, and I have learned how to find it, however hidden it might be.” Angela DiBartolomeo has recently been appointed as the new French horn instructor at UNH. After UNH, she earned her Master of Music (MM) from Boston University in 2006 and Doctor of Music Arts (DMA), also from Boston University.
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Cheryl A. Hunter spent the pandemic year polishing her paranormal novel. It was released by Black Rose Writing in May. In January 2020, Adam Flaherty launched a fatherhood-themed podcast called Modern Dadhood which, in its first 40 episodes, has featured notable names such as actor Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”), comedian Rory Scovel and fellow UNH alum and radio personality Greg Kretschmar. The podcast can be found on all major platforms.
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Lindsey Hadley was a theatre and dance major while at UNH. She owns Joy of Dance in Lee and at the time of this writing, was prepping for another outdoor recital! “Last year was successful and we are looking to make this year’s even better with a raised stage!”
Lindsey Hadley dancing on an outdoor stage
Theatre and dance major Lindsey Hadley ’06 used outdoor spaces to keep her business “Joy of Dance” in business during the pandemic.
In November, Melanie Payeur Smith ’07 ’15G and Brad Smith ’05 had twin boys Aiden and Kyle. Natalie Latham is now living in Virginia Beach, VA, attending Regent University’s program in marriage and family therapy. She is being inducted into an honor society for counseling students (Chi Sigma Iota). David Nayes achieved a “dream,” (virtually) attending a bell ringing on Wall Street for the IPO of his company, Alkami Technology. Jackie Crandall lives in Birmingham, AL, with her husband Adam, who was in the Navy, and “four gorgeous children” (ages 9, 8, 4 and 3). She is the infusion clinic coordinator for the hospital Children’s of Alabama, administering many medicines for chronically ill children, including children with COVID. She was recently given the Nurse Excellence award for her hospital. She also ran for city council. During 2020, she lost her father to Alzheimer’s disease and her 9-year-old cousin to a car accident. She told me that her work and her faith helped her through this very difficult time. Unfortunately, at least two of our classmates passed away recently. Jason Bombaci died of cancer in November 2020. He was an instructor of art at UNH, after graduating with a master’s degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He made oil paintings, including landscapes of the ocean. He raised many living things in his life, including reptiles as a child, geckos at UNH, garden plants and hens. He leaves behind two siblings and his wife Kassandra. Rachel Frost passed away in December 2020 after a car accident. One of four siblings, she was a nurse at hospitals in the Durham area, and had a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Gordon College in addition to her nursing degree from UNH. She enjoyed her dogs, singing and spending time with her family.
The Smith's twin boys
In November, Melanie Smith ’07 and her husband Brad ’05 welcomed twin boys Aiden and Kyle.
David Nayes launching Alkami Technology
David Nayes ’07 had to settle for a virtual bell ringing but achieved a dream in launching a successful IPO for his company, Alkami Technology.
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10th Reunion June 3-5, 2022

Meredith Tate ’10, ’12 just published a book called “Shipped” with Penguin Random House in May. It’s YA romcom about two school rivals who hate each other in real life but meet anonymously in an online forum for a canceled sci-fi show they both love. She also had another book launch in February 2020, also with Penguin, right before the pandemic hit. It’s a YA feminist allegorical murder mystery called “The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly.” Both novels take place in New Hampshire! Alexis McKenney, who graduated with a degree in animal sciences, returned to UNH in 2013 to pursue a graduate degree in nursing. Afterwards, she began working in the field of oncology, then moved into travel nursing where she held contracts in California, Maine, NH, Kansas and New York. Alexis moved back to NH and worked as a dialysis nurse, then transitioned to coordinating renal research. She now works for a contract research organization as a clinical research associate, monitoring clinical trials and helping bring innovative treatments to patients in need. Alexis married her husband, Chris, in 2020, and is enjoying the small NH farm they have started together, complete with a large garden, chickens and pigs.

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Monique LaMotte shared that she and Jon Gosselin ’12 got married on March 7, 2020, at Harrington Farm in Princeton, MA, just days before the pandemic began! In a positive light, that made the year a memorable one for them. They did have to delay their honeymoon until this spring, but it was worth it to squeeze their wedding in days before lockdown.
Friends and family gathered at their wedding.
Monique LaMotte and Jon Gosselin posing for a wedding photo
Monique LaMotte ’13 and Jon Gosselin ’12 got their wedding in just under the pandemic wire, celebrating with family and friends on March 7, 2020.
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5th Reunion June 3-5, 2022

Angela Bowker Graham and Joel Graham met at UNH during their master’s program in music conducting and graduated in May 2016. They were married on June 26, 2020, in East Longmeadow, MA, during the pandemic with their immediate families present. Zachary Griffiths’ mom wrote in with a proud and poignant update: “Two weeks after graduation in 2016, Zack went off to basic training in USMC. He could have gone in as an officer but wanted to be enlisted. Proud to say that he’s received three promotions in three years. He’s now a sergeant. He took a six-year commitment, and he’s deployed on a Navy ship at the moment (location is not disclosed for security). He’s scheduled to complete his service in June 2022 but hopes to save 60 days of leave time and exit in April. He’s then hoping to get in a van, go across the country with his beloved corgi, Asher, and then settle back in the Boston area to look for employment. We have a lot to thank for the sacrifices our military and their families make every day. When your child is deployed, the family is deployed.”

Angela and Joel Graham walking hand in hand on their wedding day
Angela and Joel Graham ’16 didn’t let the pandemic stop their nuptials; they married last June with just immediate family in attendance.
Zachary Griffiths standing with fellow Marines
Zachary Griffiths ’16 (far left) is serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. His six-year commitment will end in 2022.
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Cole Riel has had a busy couple of years and hasn’t let the pandemic slow him down. Earlier this year he started working at the Greater Manchester (NH) Chamber and has enjoys working every day to improve the city by shaping economic success in the region. This on the heels of a legislative career from 2018-20! Jordan Miller Cohen and Daniel Cohen were married on Nov. 7, 2020. They met in Handler Hall during their sophomore year in 2014 and celebrated six years together the same month they were married. Gino Miller and Rayvoughn Millings are doing some amazing work as cofounders of Shtudy, a Manchester, NH startup that specializes in helping people of color find high-tech jobs. News of their efforts were recently featured in the Boston Globe and on and companies have been lining up to partner with Shtudy as a resource to expand their own recruiting practices. Congratulations, Gino and Rayvoughn!
Cole Riel with coworkers
Cole Riel ’17 is working at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Pictured here with colleagues at the Whittemore Center, he hasn’t let the pandemic slow him down.
Jordan Miller and Daniel Cohen standing with UNH friends at their wedding
Jordan Miller and Daniel Cohen ’17 included some of their closest UNH friends when they tied the knot on Nov. 7, 2020.
Gabriela Bochenczyk and Max Craig standing with their "Start NYC" banner
More pandemic ingenuity at work: When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the New York City Marathon, Gabriela Bochenczyk ’18 and Max Craig ’18 participated in a virtual version, instead.
Emily Villenueve sitting near a river in Durham
Emily Villenueve ’18 and Meredith Clarke ’19 (pictured) took advantage of nice weather to catch up recently at Durham’s Jackson Landing.
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Gabriela Bochenczyk is excited to share an update: “Although the 50th New York City Marathon was canceled last year and we were training to participate, it did not stop Max Craig and me from running the TCS NYC Virtual Marathon on Nov. 1, 2020. We were able to defer to run in person in 2021 and hope that this is possible at the end of the year!” Emily Villeneuve was happy to spend some socially distanced outdoor time with her friend, Meredith Clarke ’19 at Jackson’s Landing in Durham.
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Joseph Harris checked in with an update. Since the start of COVID, things have been tough, but he’s been putting all his energy into marketing the startup he tutors for, LocalPrep.Net. “We serve communities around and including Durham, Dover, Portsmouth, Kittery, Eliot and the Berwicks. Right now, we’re only offering remote tutoring, but we’re worth checking out.” Find them on Facebook!
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Dylan Wheeler wrote to shared wisdom learned during the pandemic with his fellow young alumni: 1. Working from home day after day can be taxing on your mental health. Take frequent breaks to walk around your house, go for a walk, a short drive, etc. to break up the day. 2. If possible, associate different places in your home with different activities. For example, have dedicated spaces for eating, sleeping, working, socializing, etc. Doing too much in your bedroom can make it hard to separate work from leisure. 3. Keep in touch with friends and family. It’s a little extra hard now since you’re not bumping into them all the time. Whenever you find yourself thinking about a person, send them a quick text to let them know! 4. Join a community. 5. Volunteer your time. Elizabeth Tveter kept her news Insta-friendly by just sharing photos. The black and white picture is from Homecoming 2017 (sophomore year). The color photo is the Save the Children action network group from the parade at Homecoming 2018.
Dylan Wheeler out hiking
Dylan Wheeler ’20 took some of his own pandemic advice, taking in a change of scenery during an October 2020 hike.
Elizabeth Tveter during 2017 homecoming holding up Save the Children signs
Elizabeth Tveter sitting on a wagon with friends on 2018's homecoming
Insta-friendly: Elizabeth Tveter ’20 shared a few throwback pictures from her UNH days, from Homecoming 2017 (left) and 2018 (right).
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