Class Notes

Class Notes and obituaries submitted by May 10, 2015 will be included in the Summer 2015 issue of the Earlhamite. To submit your Class Note, please complete the Alumni Update/Class Note Form. To submit the obituary of an Earlhamite, please email alums@earlham.edu.

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1940 · 41 · 42 · 43 · 44 · 45 · 46 · 47 · 48 · 49

1950 · 51 · 52 · 53 · 54 · 55 · 56 · 57 · 58 · 59

1960 · 61 · 62 · 63 · 64 · 65 · 66 · 67 · 68 · 69

1970 · 71 · 72 · 73 · 74 · 75 · 76 · 77 · 78 · 79

1980 · 81 · 82 · 83 · 84 · 85 · 86 · 87 · 88 · 89

1990 · 91 · 92 · 93 · 94 · 95 · 96 · 97 · 98 · 99

2000 · 01 · 02 · 03 · 04 · 05 · 06 · 07 · 08 · 09

2010 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17

 

1930

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1931

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Pauline Beeson Kniese Druley, 105, passed away November 29, 2014. She attended Washington School for Secretaries in Washington D.C., and worked as a private secretary for Public Service Commission, Earlham College, Pennsylvania Railroad and was the first woman secretary of Indiana State Senate in 1952. She also taught school in Milton, Ind. She was a member of Milton Christian Church. Her social affiliations included current and former organizations, Hartley Hills Country Club, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Christian Women's Fellowship of Milton, Milton Christian Church, Earlham Alumni, Helen Hunt Club, Cary Club, Red Cross Board of Directors, and Psi Iota Xi. Pauline's awards include Red Cross Service Award (60) years, Sagamore of the Wabash, and 2007 Milton Citizen of the Year. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan M. Druley `29; parents, Dr. Charles and Alice May Beeson Kniese; infant son, David Druley; sister Genevieve Chaudhuri; and cousin, Elizabeth McCormick `28.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1932

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Mary J. Kimmel, 103, passed away June 29, 2014. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from Ball State Teachers College, with a portion of her graduate work was done at the University of Chicago. Mary held various positions in the Indiana University Hospital and the Indiana University School of Nursing. After coming to Muncie, Ind., in 1946, she served as the director of nursing services at Ball Memorial Hospital. She then organized and became the first director of the Practical Nursing School at the hospital. She next became the director of the Nursing School at Ball Memorial Hospital. In 1967 she became a professor at Ball State University in the Department of Nursing and continued there until her retirement in 1973. Mrs. Kimmel was a member of Friends Memorial Church, Altrusa Club, Yorktown Women’s Club, Delaware Chapter of the Travel Study Group, American Nursing Association, R.S.V.P. and served as a volunteer for the Muncie Cultural Center. She is survived by two nephews, Robert Myers and Jerry Myers; and several grand and great grand nieces and nephews, including Melinda Linn `91. She was preceded in death by her husband, D. John Kimmel; sister, Lucille Myers `27; and parents, Jesse R. and Bertha (Kemp) Johnson.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1933

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Carrie Goldberg, 101, died June 29, 2014. She lived in Richmond, Ind., and then Arizona, before retiring back in Richmond. She was a CPA, having worked at Ernst and Ernst and retired as the CPA for Friends Fellowship Community in 1976. Carrie was a former member of AAUW and was the oldest member of the Spiceland Alumni Association, having attended the May 2014 meeting where she was honored for graduating 85 years ago. She was a member of First Friends Meeting in Richmond. Carrie loved to read and enjoyed Book Club and playing bridge. Survivors include sister, Martha Solomon; brother, Rollin Johnson Jr.; grandchildren, Terri Ratcliff, and Robert Ratcliff; great-grandchildren, Amanda Spafford, Christopher Spafford, Robert Ratcliff, and James Ratcliff; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Ratcliff; son, John Ratcliff; second husband, Isadore Goldberg; parents, Rollin and Nettie Denney Johnson; sister, Mary Templeton; and four brothers, Lisle, Joe, Gordon, and Johnny Johnson.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1934

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1935

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Malcolm "Mac" P. Ruby, 97, passed away December 19, 2011. He married Betty Abel in 1938. Mac was a teacher and a coach for 42 years at Fountain City (35-37), Centerville (37-43), and Crown Point, Indiana (43-77). He taught chemistry and biology, and coached basketball, football, track and field, and golf. Mac was a member of the Earlham Athletic Hall of Fame. Mac and Betty retired to Hot Springs Village, Ark., in 1977 where they enjoyed bowling, golf, bridge and social activities with family and friends. They were active in the church and were part of the "Firehouse Gang" that helped form the Village United Methodist Church. Malcolm leaves daughters, Nancy Ruby, Deborah Eisenhutt, and Kathy Lamb; grandsons, Leo and James Eisenhutt; and several great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Grace (Stevens) Ruby; brothers, Melville and James; and wife Betty.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1936

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1937

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Mary Grace Zimmerman Olson, 97, passed away July 12, 2014. She taught English and Latin. Mary was married to Gordon E. Olson in 1940. She was involved with several organizations including League of Woman Voters, Earlham Alumni, Lutheran Church, Girl and Boy Scouts of America. Her favorite sport was baseball and followed the St. Louis Cardinals. Mary travelled extensively seeing six continents and over 60 countries. She was an avid bridge player, cook, seamstress and organizer. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Harold Zimmerman `41; and numerous relatives. She is survived by her children, Kathleen Kuo, Nancy Olson, Douglas Olson, Dennis Olson and Carolyn Olson Kuo; grandchildren, Evan Kuo, Craig Olson, and Nancy Medlin; and great-grandchildren, Jordan and Brendan. 
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1938

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Isabelle J. Knoll Clark, 98, died July 13, 2014. She had been a teacher in the Jefferson Twp. School District in New Paris and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Eaton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian E. Clark `37; parents, Frank J. and Eliza (Roberts) Knoll; brothers, Robert and Orville Knoll; sisters, Virgie Knoll, Dorothea Zahn and Mildred Hill; three nephews and a niece. She is survived by daughter, Betsy C. Cooke; and several nieces and nephews.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Eugenia Mathew Kleinknecht, 98, passed away May 30, 2014. She lived in Richmond most of her life. Jean taught at the Milton Elementary School. She was a volunteer in Social Service work, a long-time member of the Richmond Day Nursery Board, and board member of Dunn Clinic. Jean headed the Women's Division of United Fund Drive, was a Pediatric Gray Lady, assisted in forming Women's City Golf Association, and served on the Women's Symphony Board. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, D.A.R. and Tri Kappa, Forest Hills Country Club, and Richmond Art Museum. Survivors include her daughters, Ann Shilts and Carol McCleary; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Kleinknecht `37; and her parents, Chauncey "C.L." and Mabel Werder Mathew.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1939

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Ruthmary Thornburg Wright, 95, died February 23, 2014. She was predeceased by sisters, Hazel Emry `26, Dorothy Fausey `30, Nilah Snyder `38, Mildred Weadick `33, and Marjorie Bennett `37. Ruthmary is survived by family, including son, Jay Wilson Wright `62, nephew, Thomas R. Price `63; and niece, Barbara Price Monahan `75.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1940

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Marinetta S. Bringle, 95, died November 6, 2014. Marinetta was a life-long resident of Richmond. She received her master's degree from Ball State University. She retired from teaching after many years. Marinetta was a member of First Friends Meeting, American Association of University Women, and Order of the Eastern Star in Farmersville, Ohio. She enjoyed the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Civic Theatre. Survivors include daughter, Susan E. Hall; step-son, Robert Bringle; nieces and nephews, including Margaret Wotherspoon; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Gordon Bringle; parents, George F. and Helen H. Hampton Scantland; daughter, Cynthia Emmons; step-daughter, Joan Bringle; brothers, George Scantland Jr. and Richard Scantland; uncles, Robert Hampton `33 and Philip Hampton `29; and aunt, Lillian Mikesell `32.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Dorothy Curme Fish passed away June 11, 2014.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Clarence Murray Parker, 96, died October 9, 2014. His career in biochemistry included years at Dupont, Wyeth Laboratories and The Veterans Administration Hospital research laboratories. Accomplishments include developing a fermentation process to produce penicillin and expanding the knowledge of vitamin C’s health benefits. He was recently a member of Friendship Friends Meeting of Greensboro, N.C., where he compiled and printed the Meeting newsletter. Clarence and his wife shared their love for the outdoors with their children and grandchildren, hiking and camping locally in Pennsylvania and across the country. He was active in Chester County Boy Scouts and enjoyed CB and Ham Radio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Borton Parker; parents, Samuel Murray Parker and Florence Macy Parker; brother, John W.Parker `35; half sisters, Miriam Parker Newsom, Esther Parker, Ruth Parker, Frances Parker Kelley, Gertrude Parker Keaton; half brother, Mervin Parker; and nephew, John William Parker `63. He is survived by his son, Murray Borton Parker `66; daughter, Janet Parker DeLaney; grandson, Robert Murray Parker; and granddaughter, Catharine Parker Reusch.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1941

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Rosemary Haughton Shafer, 96, passed March 25, 2013. She married Wilbert T. (Bert) Shafer in October 1942. They created a family of six children, moving to Oceanside, Calif., in 1956. Rosemary worked as a real estate agent in Oceanside and was active in community affairs, including the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, and Carlsbad Library. She and Bert were active members of St. Michael's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Carlsbad. Rosemary is survived by four children, Susanne Wolfsheimer, Shelley Hammer, Warren Shafer, and Ted Shafer; and several grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sons, William and Peter; and by her husband.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1942

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Lois Fuller Smith Barnhart passed away on May 5, 2014. She was predeceased by husband, Phillips Brooks Smith `42 and is survived by daughters, Shari Smith Bradley `66 and Pamela Smith Carper; and niece, Joyce Owen `59.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Earl L. Fowler, 93, passed away on February 3, 2015. A conscientious objector, Earl did his alternative service in World War II at a camp in Cooperstown, N.Y., and did volunteer work as an orderly at a Cooperstown hospital. After the war, he was chosen by members of the Friends Meeting in Washington, D.C. to represent them in the “work camp” movement in Europe. He subsequently coordinated work camp relief efforts for the American Friends Service Committee. Through the work camps, Earl's met his future wife, Ulla, and they were married in 1953. By this time, Earl’s father had retired to the family farm in Georgia, and Earl and Ulla lived with him there. Earl helped on the farm and continued his writing, becoming involved with the local civic theater in Albany. Earl was hired as the Westtown upper school librarian in 1957. Earl brought the richness of his experiences, his vision and understanding of people, and his commitment to the Quaker enterprise of education to Westtown. He became one of a rotation of faculty who shared the directing of both student and faculty productions. He also acted in several faculty plays and directed ambitious and memorable student productions through the years. Earl had an interest in film and in filmmaking, and he oversaw a Westtown weekend film festival held during the winter for many years. In the late 1960s, he attended a film study and film-making course at the State University of New York at Albany and later taught a course in filmmaking at Westtown (in addition to his religion courses) from 1972 until his retirement in 1987. Upon his retirement in 1987, Earl and Ulla moved back to the farm in Georgia and spent the summer months in Finland, becoming equally a presence in Ulla’s family and the community there. Following Ulla's death in 2001, Earl once again saw his chance to pursue play-writing. A staged reading of The King of the Golden Mountain, a play drawing on his experience as a young man working on a farm, was performed by several well-known actors and actresses of the Washington, D.C. theater community (including a Westtown graduate). His final play, The Crippled Line, was completed when he was 92 with the help of his son Fred. A reading of the play was held at the Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Md., and at the Friends Meeting in Washington D.C., with a cast that included his son Chris and former students Steve Coleman `79 and Don Wildman `79. Earl is survived by his sons, Chris Fowler `73 and Fred Fowler; brother, James Fowler `52; nieces, including Ada Christine Fowler `83 and Lynn Fowler `76; and nephews, including Todd Fowler `84, Kevin Fowler `79, Scott Fowler `80, and David Fowler `83. He was predeceased by his wife, Ulla Fowler; parents, including father, Earl D. Fowler `15; and brothers, John Fowler `49, Robert Fowler `54, and Wayne Fowler `51.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Margaret Haworth Hadley, 92, passed away March 1, 2014. She married James Murray Hadley in 1947. Her adult life was spent raising her children and tending to the needs of the household, which served as the hub of the family farm. She had a never-ending love for the farm, the neighboring community and especially her small country church. Margaret was a lifelong member of Dover Friends Meeting, where she served as pianist for the past 50 some years. In her later life she became a strong advocate of several organizations serving children in need of a loving home environment. She was a supporter and enthusiastically promoted both White’s Institute in Wabash, Ind., and New Song Mission near Nashville, Ind., taking great pleasure in visiting the facilities and introducing her friends to these organizations. Margaret was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, predeceased by her parents; and her husband, James Hadley. She will be greatly missed by her surviving children, Catherine Hadley `76, Sylvia Lankford Hadley `81, and Alton Hadley; three grandchildren; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews whom she held dear.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1943

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Martha E. Merritt Clark, 93, died May 17, 2014. Martha was Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Mt. Clements, Mich., and served in the same capacity in Rahway, N.J. She married Nathan Irish Clark in 1953. Martha was secretary of the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown for over 20 years. She had also served as an active deacon. She worked as secretary, treasurer for the Oakland Rural Cemetery for many years. Throughout her years in Youngstown, Martha was active in many organizations: the Civic Guild; Tuesday Group, Youngstown Senior Citizens, Youngstown Garden Club, Youngstown Historical Society, and the Order of Eastern Star Ransomville Chapter #374. She is survived by three daughters, Wendy-Ann Clark, Candace Schultz, and Cheryl Sterner; two stepsons, Nathan I. Clark and Ronald Clark; a stepdaughter, Margo Clark Drezen; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sons, Kirk Merritt Kenney, William Arthur Kenney, and Bruce Allan Clark; and a sister, Doris Mancusco `46.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Charlotte Castle Neal, 92, passed away August 19, 2014. She attended Earlham College and the University of Illinois, majoring in home economics, and was one of the early members of the 4-H house. While at University of Illinois, she met Harold Neal. They raised four sons, Jeff, Dale, Jack and Jim, all who survive her, along with several nieces and nephews, including Robert Castle `68. Her husband, Harold, passed away in 1989. After his death, she moved to Mesa, Ariz. She loved antiques and owned an antique shop for many years. She spent much of her time the last 20 years researching her family genealogy. Several of her nieces intend to complete her work. She loved to travel and saw much of the world since moving to Arizona, but her greatest love was her extended Castle and Neal families. Along with her husband, she is predeceased by her parents, George Castle and Ruth Castle `18; sister, Shirley Jones `51; and cousin, Thomas Wise `43.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger, 93, passed away August 13, 2014. Well known in the community, Dorothy shared her musical artistry for over 75 years performing and teaching music, playing for scores of local weddings, special occasions, and funerals, as well as serving as organist for the St. Anne Catholic Church for four years, the First United Methodist Church for 15 years, and the First Christian Church for 37 years, where she retired in 2002. Upon her retirement, church friends, family and neighbors established the Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger Music Scholarship through the Henry County Community Foundation, in her honor. She was named "Outstanding Art Citizen of the Year" in 1986 and served on the New Castle Community School Board for over 15 years. She was a member of several organizations including Chapter AD, PEO Sisterhood, American Guild of Organists, Muncie Chapter, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, Mu Phi Epsilon, International Music Fraternity, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sarah Winston Henry County Chapter, Kappa, Kappa Sorority and Alpha Tau Chapter and Altruistic Literary Club. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvis H. Pfenninger; sister, Miriam A. Wayman `40; and cousin, Harold Keyes Wright `43. She is survived by her son, Dr. David P. Pfenninger; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special friends and cousins.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Wanda Mae Stewart Wheeler, 92, passed away May 22, 2014. She was teaching music in Greencastle when she met and married Lt. Col. James R. Wheeler in 1949. They were married for 58 years and had three children. Wanda taught piano at home and music at School 11 in Indianapolis, and was children, youth, and bell choir director at Northminster Presbyterian Church for many years, where she served as a Church Deacon and as Moderator of the Northminster Presbyterian Women. She was a member of the Noblesville Chapter of the Eastern Star and the Indianapolis alumni chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. She is survived by her son, Kent S. Wheeler.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1944

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Clarabel Hadley Marstaller writes, “I am sorry to miss the reunion of the Class of 1944. I hope some of you make it. My daughter, Nancy Marstaller `74 will be there at the reunion of her class. I hope to read about the reunion in some future issue of the Earlhamite. I have a comfortable living arrangement, in a new house built by my son, David, on property of the Maine Idyll Motor Court, the family business since 1932. I married into it in 1948, and it has been where I’ve lived and worked since. I still do the bookkeeping. Louis and I worked (part-time) for New England Yearly Meeting of Friends: Louis as field secretary from 1957-1982; and me as office secretary from 1959-1982. Louis passed away in 2007. I still get to Durham Friends Meeting every Sunday. There are a number of Earlham graduates in Durham Meeting.”
(Posted November 19, 2014)

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Ellen L. Stanley, 92, died January 3, 2015. She received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois in 1946. She married Don Ervin Stanley at the Earlham College Meeting House in 1957; he died June 20, 1986. Ellen was a retired librarian. She was a member of West Richmond Friends Meeting, the United Society of Friends Women, and the American Library Association. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, playing board games, staying connected to family and genealogy. She is survived by two children, Della Stanley-Green and Ervin Stanley; sister, Rebecca Binkerd; sister-in-law, Betty Retherford; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence W. and Martha Mills Stanley `17; and her brother, Donald Stanley `45.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Mark D. Shaw, 90, died January 6, 2015. The only child of the late Mark R. and Alma Dodds Shaw, he was born on August 22, 1924, in Karuizawa, Japan, where his parents were working as missionaries. After one year studying divinity and Chinese at Yale, he spent four years working in China with the American Friends Service Committee. He returned to the U.S. and studied agricultural engineering at Penn State. He was an associate professor of agricultural engineering at Penn State for many years. He spent four years in Pune, India, with a Penn State/USAID Agricultural Program Team. After retiring, he was involved in projects that took him, among other places, to China, Armenia and Bolivia. He had many interests, including photography and woodworking. He was a member of State College (Pa.) Friends Meeting for 64 years. He was very involved with the founding of the State College Friends School and served on its first Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife, Mary “Mardy” Dearden Shaw `47; five children, Karen Snare `72, Betsy Wells, Craig Shaw, Jennifer Nikel, and Richard Shaw; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a grandson, Carl Snare.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Elizabeth J. Stewart Zerkel, 94, died August 10, 2014. Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. She was head librarian for 20 years in Decatur, and was a member of the Eastern Star and a Girl Scout leader. Among her survivors are husband, Hubert Zerkel Jr. `43; son, Alan Zerkel; three daughters, Julie Werbe, Deb Martin, and Cindy Hill; a brother, Harry Stewart Jr.; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1945

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1946

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1947

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Mary Lea Bailey is still still in Delaware, Ohio. She and Warren have been in an apartment in a retirement community since late March 2012. For fun she teaches a dance group for 45 minutes once a week. She treasures the Class of 1947's time together at Earlham during Homecoming in October 2012.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

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Paul Allen Beisner, 92, died January 20, 2015. Paul was a gentleman farmer and also spent 42 years in education, including 32 years in school administration, 10 years teaching science at Talawanda, West Elkton, and Jefferson, with a start teaching science classes at Richmond High School. He was superintendent in Ohio at C.R. Coblentz and Fort Recovery. Paul coached the West Elkton basketball team, which won the 1955 Preble County League Championship. Additionally, he was a board member of Richmond Art Museum, Wayne County Historical Museum, Wayne County Resource Inventory, and Whitewater Valley Archaeological Society. After enrolling at Earlham College in 1940, Paul was drafted into service for World War II. The pacifist nature of his Quaker religion compelled him to be of positive service as a C.O. Surgical Technician, in the 620th Medical Company. During his time as a soldier in the Rhineland and Europe, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal World War II. On September 6, 1946, he married Lucille Robinson and they spent many years on their farms in Ohio. Paul is survived by his wife, Dr. Lucille Beisner `47; children, Kent Beisner, Craig Beisner `74, and Dr. Karen Beisner Kimball `76; brothers, Max, Billy, and James; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Bernice Ileen Dates, 89, died November 28, 2014. Bernice was raised in a variety of places as required by her father’s job with International Harvester. She graduated as a registered nurse from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1947. That same year, Bernice married Robert Lee Dates and moved to Corning, N.Y., where they resided for over sixty years. During this time, Bernice and her husband were an amazing team, raising their five children, working in Robert’s dental office, maintaining three properties (home, office and cottage), serving the community, as well as, their church, First Presbyterian. She volunteered in many capacities: as a Sunday School teacher; a Brownie, Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader; an adult literacy mentor; a Planned Parenthood nurse and a Meals on Wheels cook. Bernice enjoyed many activities - knitting and doing handwork, cooking and baking cookies, puzzles, making hooked rugs and sketching pictures in notes written to grandchildren. She loved to spend time at Keuka Lake - boating, walking East Lake Road and watching the birds. Bernice and Robert moved to Albany, New York in 2008 to be closer to family. In addition to her husband, Bernice is survived by her children, Diane Casey, Lynn Dates, Christine van Alstyne, Luella Bressler and Barbara Talbot; sisters-in-law, Fredna Cressler and Mary Ellen Rowley; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family. She is predeceased by her brother, Vernon Cressler; and parents, Allie Vinton Cressler and Fern Newton Cressler.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Stircle Patterson, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. He was predeceased by brother, Paul Patterson `51
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1948

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Maxine Potter, 88, passed away September 28th, 2014. Maxine worked at the BMV; and also retired in December 1989 after 42 years with the Morrison Reeves Library. In her spare time, she enjoyed people, history, and reading books. She is survived by three sons, James, Clifford, and John; daughter, Jeanne Briggs-Davis; ten grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Martha (Fife) Embry; brother, Benjamin Fife; and sister, Ethel Mae Jerrell.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Robert Copp passed away October 9, 2009. He is survived by family, including son, James D. Copp `73.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

John M. Fowler, Ph.D., 88, died April 8, 2014. John received his master's from the University of Oklahoma, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Johns Hopkins. John went on to teach at Washington University in St. Louis; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and the University of Maryland. In St. Louis, John along with E.U. Condon and Barry Commoner, played a leading role in the formation of Committee for Nuclear Information (CNI), drawing attention to the health hazards of radioactive fallout from nuclear explosives. Public concern, based largely on efforts of CNI and similar groups led to the adoption by the U.S. of the Limited Test Ban Treaty in 1963. John was a frequent lecturer on the radiation hazards of nuclear weapons testing and testified on this subject before the U.S. Senate. He was the editor of one of the earliest books on fallout: Fallout: A Study of Superbombs, Strontium 90 and Survival. As his career progressed, John became increasingly interested in improving science teaching and won awards for his teaching and for his leadership in designing programs to advance the teaching of Physics. John was full-time director of special projects at the National Science Teachers Association from 1974-1984, during which time he also wrote the textbook Energy and the Environment. In 1985, he founded the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education in College Park, MD. Preceded in death by his parents, Earl Fowler `15 and Ada Fowler; son, Lee; brothers, Wayne Fowler `51 and Robert Fowler `54; and granddaughter Sadie; John is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathryn "Kay" Fowler; their children, John and Katia; first wife, Margaret Fogg `48; their six surviving children, Lynn Fowler `76, Kay, Kurt, Leslie, Ada Fowler `83 and Marian; brothers Earl Fowler `42 and Jim Fowler `52; 13 grandchildren, including Melina Neira `12; and nephews, including Christopher Fowler `77, Todd Fowler `84 and David Fowler `83.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Paul Wiley Gordon, 85, passed away September 22, 2014. Paul received his M.D. from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1953, completing his medical internship at Washington University Saint Louis Hospital. He joined the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon and during his service, spent two years in Japan before returning as a resident at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital. Upon concluding his Residency, Paul returned to Fairfax, Va., to practice surgery. In 1968, Paul moved the family to Whitefish, Mont., to join a group practice. Paul quickly became a Montanan, loving the outdoors – hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, rafting, horseback riding and skiing. Paul became interested in psychiatry, and after completing his Psychiatric residency at the University of Utah, returned to the Flathead Valley. He later worked at the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs, and Skagit Community Mental Health Center in Mount Vernon, Wash., before retiring from medicine following several years with the Billings Clinic. Paul is survived by his wife, Lavonne Rice-Gordon; children, Robin Fife, Bruce Gordon, Jess Rice, and Corey Rice; nine grandchildren; first wife Joan Gordon; and cousin, Mary Elizabeth Williams `47. He was preceded in death by son Robert “Stoney” Gordon and parents, Paul Wiley Gordon, Sr. and Harriett Rawls Gordon.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Maxine Haleff died November 11, 2013.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Barbara Ann Lehman Henderson, 83, passed away April 26, 2012. She enjoyed puzzles, listening to music, playing card games, and spending time with her grandchildren and her parrot, Suku. She is survived by sons, Jerry Henderson and Paul Henderson; daughter, Naomi Henderson Naik `77; sister, Virginia Hayes; nine grandchildren, including Woodrow Decker `03; five great-grandchildren; and nephew, Donald Stratton `81. She is preceded in death by her parents, Menno I. and Helen (Cleveland) Lehman; and son, Scott Lehman Henderson.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Marian Mosgrove Walls, 72, passed away October 25, 2006. Marian came to Tucson, Ariz., with her husband Donald in 1958, becoming active in the Women's Auxiliary of Pharmacy and holding both Tucson and State Chapter Presidency. She was also a member of the American Women's Business Association as well as an avid bridge player and Arizona Wildcat fan throughout her life. She was survived by her husband, Donald L. Walls `53, who recently passed away in 2014; son, Dan Sheffer; daughter, Laura; grandchildren, Carrie and Todd Sheffer; brother, John Mosgrove; and several cousins and nieces. She was predeceased by her sister, Betty Ryder; and brother, Marvin Mosgrove.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Thomas Johnson Woodman, 92, passed away July 5, 2014. Prior to entering Earlham, Tom served for several months with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), working with local health officials on malaria control and sanitation issues in a remote village in Mexico. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1942, he was arrested as a non-registrant conscientious objector and sentenced to four years in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Graduation from Earlham was followed by Temple University Medical School. During this time, he and his wife, Edith Stuermer Woodman, spent summers leading students on AFSC community projects in Mexico. Tom opened a medical practice in Point Pleasant, Pa., serving much of Bucks County and adjoining parts of New Jersey. As a general practitioner, he represented the last of an era in medicine, making house calls and closely following the health of his individual patients. Tom subsequently undertook additional studies and entered the field of psychiatry, which he pursued until his retirement in 1987. Early in his psychiatric career, he became Medical Director of the Bucks County Psychiatric Center. He was the first trained psychiatrist on the medical staff of Doylestown Hospital, and he served on advisory boards of the Bucks County Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Bucks County Adult Services, and Family Court and Correctional Psychological Services. He is survived by family, including sons, Neal Woodman `80 and Paul Woodman `83; and nieces, Susan Hoskins `75 and Carol Garza `54.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1949

Class Notes:

Hali H. Giessler was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Children’s Center in recognition of his dedication and lifetime service helping children shape their own futures. He has served on the Board of Directors since 1968 and on numerous committees, chairing several of them. He is a charter member of the National Association of Social Workers and of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Hali was the founding head of Friends School in Detroit — the first school in Michigan to have a totally integrated student body: racially, religiously, economically and academically. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Franklin-Wright Settlements for nearly 50 years. They established the Dot and Hali H. Giessler Spirit of Volunteerism Award in his honor. He is also a trustee of Grosse Point Academy. In 1997, the City Council of Detroit honored him with the Spirit of Detroit Award, after several Testimonial Service Awards from the City Council. He received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Earlham in 1993. Hali is a member of the Detroit Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Caroline Weis Panzer writes, "I'm living in Greensboro, N.C., near my daughter, Kate. I would love for any Earlham alum who finds his or her way to Greensboro (or nearby) to feel most welcome to spend some time here. I love company, reminiscing with friends and Earlhamites — I see Alice Cruikshank Hoffman `51 when I'm in Philadelphia — and have lots of room. I'll be looking for you at the front door!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

James R. Lytle passed away March 7, 2003.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1950

Class Chair:

Interested in representing the Class of '50? Contact (765) 983-1313.

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

Stephen Arthur Edgerton, 86, died December 16, 2014. He grew up on the family farm, and stayed just long enough to decide he was not a farmer by inclination. After Earlham, he received a Master of Education and Supervisory Certificate from Temple University. Steve worked at Quaker summer camp Camp Dark Waters during college, was the interim director for Nina and Wilbert Braxton for two summers and then took over full directorship of the camp in 1961. For over four decades, Steve created a loving and accepting place for campers and staff to play, learn, work, and grow together in ways that changed thousands of lives for the better. He was director and owner until a group of former campers, staff, and other friends of the camp purchased the camp from Steve in 2001 and formed a nonprofit organization. Steve was a gifted teacher and deeply committed to experiential education. He taught high school science, mostly chemistry, for 41 years. He founded and directed the progressive, alternative Community Camp School in Philadelphia for two years. He served as head of the Science Department at Penn Charter, Willingboro High and Moorestown Friends, and he received several teaching awards. Photography and woodworking were two of Steve’s main creative outlets. Steve also loved fast cars, particularly old BMWs. He was a great music enthusiast and introduced many people to his favorite blues, jazz, and rock artists, especially blues musician Taj Mahal. Steve had a strength and vitality that was evident to all who knew him, as well as a quiet, but engaging sense of humor. He is survived by wife, Mary Ann Bacon; children, Cinda Edgerton, Scott Edgerton and Alice Edgerton `07; and former spouse Mickey Edgerton.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Virginia Lee Griffis, 86, passed away February 3, 2015. She served as the organist at First English Lutheran Church in Richmond, where she was a member, and also worked as a librarian at Morrison-Reeves Library in Richmond. Virginia devoted her life as a homemaker to the care and upbringing of her family. She volunteered for many organizations including The Boys Club of Richmond, Study Buddy program, Meals On Wheels and was also a choir member in Richmond and at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio, where she belonged once moving to the Toledo area. She was also a member of the Soul Ladies in Toledo. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Lee and Iva Sarah Outland; husband, Brandon Griffis `50; and uncle, Lloyd Outland `31. She is survived by her children, Elaine Ludeman, Jim Griffis, Sarah Colias and Amy Griffis; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

1951

Class Notes:

Karolyn Gilbert Gehring enjoyed the latest Earlhamite, and will share it with her church. Earlham gave her a strong foundation for her life. She shares the grief of George and Charlie's loved ones — they made her Earlham days thoughtful and fun filled.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Homer L. Maddock, 85, passed away February 14, 2015. He worked in NATCO engineering department and operated his father's farm from 1951 to 1953 and in 1952 married his Earlham classmate Patricia Bailey `51. Homer worked in the sales department at Richmond Homes Inc. from 1953 to 1955. He began his life in education in September 1955 at Dixon–Israel School teaching science and mathematics, he then moved to Short High School in Liberty, Indiana teaching science and mathematics again from 1956 to 1958. He made his final move to Richmond High School in 1958 teaching physics and mathematics and served as RCS science department chairman. He received a master's degree in physics from Ball State in 1962 and taught physics for several years at IU East when it was located at Earlham College. During this period, he also served as T.V. coordinator for RCS from 1978 to his retirement in 1990. He spent his retirement maintaining real estate, reading history and building models of airplanes involved in WWII. Homer is survived by his wife, Pat; two brothers William and Roy; a niece and four nephews.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Betty Wilson McCarty passed away March 15, 1996.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Howard C. Thomas, 86, died August 18, 2014. Howard lived in Richmond for most of his life, and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was the owner and operator of Kennedy's Men’s Clothing Store. Survivors include his sons, Peter Thomas and Tod Thomas; granddaughters, Andrea and Sarah Thomas; cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy D. Duran Thomas `51; parents, Dale and Mary McKee Thomas; and friend, Charles McGuire.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Phyllis Bloomer Valentine died June 29, 2014. She married her husband, James, in 1950. The couple moved to Muskegon, Mich., where they later adopted three children, Karen, Lisa and Heather. During these years, Phyllis was an elementary school teacher, devoted mother and accomplished cook. While in Muskegon, she was a member of Central United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir, often a soloist and most sought after at weddings, funerals and other occasions. In the early 2000s, the couple relocated to Richmond, Va. Phyllis was a member of Chapter C of the P.E.O. sisterhood, a philanthropic and educational organization dating back to 1869. She was also an avid Bridge player and a member of Unit 109 of the Richmond Bridge Association. She was preceded in death by her older siblings, Gertrude, Harry and Hattie Bloomer; and daughter, Karen Valentine. Phyllis is survived by her husband, James Austin Valentine; daughters, Heather Anastasia Valentine and Lisa Valentine Lofgren.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Carol Todd died June 19, 2006. She is survived by family, including brother, E. Kirk Roberts `49; sister, Alice R. Powelson `46; niece, Rennie Powelson Campbell `86; and cousin, Howard Roberts `51. She was preceded in death by cousin, Emma Thomas Wright `41.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1952

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

Ruth Edna Bradley, 85, passed away January 2, 2015. As a dietetic intern at Indiana University in Indianapolis, she met Louis F. Bradley who was in medical school and they married in 1955. Ruth's passions were her faith, family and career. Ruth was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Her ceaseless loyalty and nurturing was evident in her devotion to Louis and her children and now grandchildren. She shared her love of books, cooking and nutrition, vegetable and flower gardening — attaining master gardener status. She had a classic style and flair for decorating. Ruth passed on her work ethic, value of higher education, and love of lifelong learning to all her children. She only recently retired from a long career as a Registered Dietician committed to providing quality, healthier food to retirement communities. She is survived by her husband; five daughters, Ruth Carol Bradley, Charlotte Abel, Jean Bradley, Alice Bradley-Harmon, and Emily Bradley; one son, Donald Bradley; five grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Connor `50. Ruth was preceded in death by son, John Edward Bradley; parents, Clarence W. and Miriam (Parker) Newsom; and aunt, Clara Mary Newsom `21.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Muriel Gormong Brehm, 83, passed away May 9, 2014. She worked with many school systems, retiring from Madison Heights Athletic Department. She was a member of North Central Church of Christ. Muriel enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and being with friends, and was an avid sports fan. Muriel is survived by her loving husband, John Brehm `50; children, John Brehm, Jay Brehm and Rebecca Kime; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Mary Dobbs Gormong.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Langdon Elsbree, 84, died June 21, 2014. In 1957, Elsbree moved to Claremont, Calif., at the age of 28 to earn his doctorate at then-Claremont Graduate School (now University). Two years later he was hired to teach at Scripps College, and the following year in 1960, would transition from an all-women’s institution to teaching English courses for the young men enrolled at Claremont Men’s College. In those early years of a then nascent College, Elsbree was among the newest hires brought in to build its faculty in the humanities. In the sphere of literary criticism, he devoted his teaching and research to examining the power of milestones and rites of initiation in major works of 19th and 20th century literature, which he referred to as “liminal experiences.” This search for meaning in literature extended to the social art of dance. He continued teaching part-time at the college beyond his official 34 years on the faculty. Elsbree is survived by his wife, Aimee Wildman Elsbree `51; daughter, Anita Elsbree `75; brother, Schuyler "Sky" Elsbree `56, sister, Mary; grandson Eli Emigh; and cousin, Mary Pacey `70.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Quincy J. Honaker passed away July 17, 2014. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul McGuire Honaker `54.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Dr. Donald Carl Johnson, 84, died December 5, 2014. He graduated from the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and then interned at McLaren General Hospital in Flint, Mich. He received ophthalmology specialty training at the University of North Carolina at McPhearson Hospital in Durham. He served as a captain in the United States Air Force in the medical division at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois. He was an ophthalmologist serving his community for many years until his retirement in 1998. Donald loved aviation. He received his pilot license in 1957 and has flown many types of planes including aerobatic aircraft and gliders. He built several of the airplanes he flew. He also enjoyed building and flying R/C model aircraft, hunting and fishing. Survivors include a son, Dr. Michael D. Johnson; two daughters, Marilyn J. Daw and Sandra J Asby; brother, Robert Reiner Johnson; and eight grandchildren. Including his parents, Dr. Carl August Johnson and Mary Olive Reiner Johnson; and wife, Linda Davis Johnson; Donald is predeceased by two sisters, Lois J. Blake and Beatrice J. Walters.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1953

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

John Livezey Jr., 83, passed away September 18, 2014. John was a graduate from Westtown High School and Earlham College, where he was a competitive swimmer and an All American soccer goalie. He served his country as a corpsman and conscientious objector in the U.S. Navy. John would later have a dedicated 35-year career as a physical education teacher in the Philadelphia School District. In his retirement, John enjoyed spending time at his Florida residence. He also enjoyed riding waves and fishing with his family. John is survived by his wife, Jean Doll Livezey; children, John E., Jean Tunney, Jeffrey, and James; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; siblings, Mabel Voyles Easton `49, Thomas, and Joseph. John was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel (Heilmann) and John Livezey Sr.; and grandson, Johnny G. Livezey.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Donald L. Walls, 84, passed away June 25, 2014. Don served in Japan. He married Marian Sheffer in 1957, moving to Tucson the following year. Don owned Walsh Drug, later joining the VA, retiring in 2002. He was predeceased by his wife, Marian Sheffer Walls `49. Don is survived by daughter, Laura; son, Dan Sheffer; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1954

Class Notes:

Fritz Bell's opera on Anne Hutchinson was premiered in Boston in January. This the second opera for which he and his husband have written the book and libretto. Both were well received with full houses. Currently they are writing a "readers theater" performance for the town of Raymond, Mass., in celebration of the town's 250th year, based on letters to and from a local boy who was a sharpshooter throughout the entire Civil War. 
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Herb Gardner was sorry to miss the 60th reunion, but he has a good excuse! His oldest son — never before married — got married on Homecoming weekend in Chicago. He and his bride forgot to clear the date with him beforehand but promised not to do that again.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Mary “Maxine” Featherston, 81, died May 13, 2014. She taught elementary school at Noblesville, Ind., and Lansing, Mich. She was also a homemaker. She married Elmer F. Featherston in 1952. They wintered in Longboat Key, Fla. She was a member of the Christ Church of Longboat Key and attended the Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes, Angola, Ind.  She was a member of the Chapel Bells and played the Marimba at the Chapel of the Lakes.  Maxine is survived by her husband, Elmer F. Featherston; son, Mark Kendall Featherston; daughters, Marcia Ventura and Margo Breininger; sister, Eileen Kitchens `58; cousin, Frank Ramsdell `55; and nine grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother; and her father, Marcus Enos Kendall `25.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Robert Lex Pressler, 81, passed away November 2, 2014. He was a talented graphic designer retired from Reynolds Metals. Surviving are his children, Carole DeMinco, George Hidy, Patti Beardsley, Michael Pressler, Robin Young, and Lora Bensing; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve; daughter, Paula Hidy Borden; and siblings, Julia Dunn, Philip Pressler and Sue Weikel.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Herbert L. Smith died August 6, 2014. He is survived by his family, including niece, Beverly Kirk Shull `72.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

W. Janney Wilson, 83, passed away June 15, 2014. He grew up on a dairy farm in Purcellville, Va. A lifelong member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), he devoted his life to peace work. Following his conscience, he strongly resisted the Selective Service Act during the Korean War, spending a year's time incarcerated in Petersburg, VA. After the Wilson family dairy operation closed down, he did custom farming in Loudoun Co., Va., and worked for the monks at Holy Cross Abbey, driving their bread truck to Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Jean M. Wilson; daughter, Jeannette Hope Wiedenmann; stepchildren, Peter Brown, Elizabeth O'Donoghue and Michael Brown; and several grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1955

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

Richard Leland Gambrell passed away November 24, 2014.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Ann Pickett Ray died September 29, 2010. She is survived by her brother, John Pickett `50 and niece, Mary Pickett Wilson `76. She was predeceased by her mother, Vetta Pickett `24.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Joseph Benjamin Sharpless, 81, died April 14, 2014. He had been a lifelong advocate and representative for USA Volleyball and unmatched ambassador for the sport over the last six decades. Among his roles was serving on the USA Volleyball Board of Directors from 1973 to 2008 and being honored with the lifetime honorary title of vice president emeritus. Overall, he served 35 years on the Board and was its vice president for 23 years. Joseph became involved with Special Olympics in the 1980s and he became the organization’s director of volleyball operations in 1994. He was staff director for volleyball at the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games, then technical delegate at the 1999, 2003 and 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games. USA Volleyball created the Joseph B. Sharpless Arbitrator’s Service Award in his honor in 2006 and he was the first recipient. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy S. Sharpless. He is survived by his brother, Stephen; daughter, Carole; and cousin, Bruce Stanley `73.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Yuuichi Yasui passed away January 20, 2014.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

1956

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

Charles Eldon Irvin died April 26, 2014. He was a native of New Castle, Ind., but lived in Augusta, Ga., for the past 40 years. He worked and retired as an electronic engineer for Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Hospital and the Medical College of Georgia Training Education and T.V. Recording. Charles served in the United States Air Force for four years. He was a member of the H.E.S.C.A., the S.M.P.T.E. and Garden City Lions Club. Mr. Irvin was the past district governor, having worked on district, state and international projects. He owned the Windhaven Store in Harlem, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn H. Irvin; and son, Carl Eugene Irvin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Irvin and Mildred Leisure Irvin `34; and brother, Richard Irvin.
(Posted November 20, 2014)

Harry William Leavell passed away on May 31, 2014. He served his country in the United States Air Corp, as one of the Tuskegee Airman. He held several titles of employment: insurance sales, firefighter, photographer, therapist, psychologist, researcher, inventor, resident historian and visionary. Harry was director of Community Action Agency, the Head Start Program, and the Area Manpower Planning Commission; and was owner/director of Biofeedback Clinic. Harry dedicated his life to his family and to assisting individuals to realize their full potential and self-worth. He did the same for the entire Richmond Community by awaking it to its historic significance and its magnificent potential. Harry is survived by his children, Harry "Bill" Leavell, Rev. Michael Leavell, Henry Leavell and Sheree Nicholson; several grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Duncan and Bertha Gaines Leavell; wife, Dolores Alexander Leavell; and brother, Micajah Leavell.
(Posted November 20, 2014)

Nancy Stump Oswalt, 79, passed away May 1, 2013. She is survived by husband Don Oswalt; sons, Steve, Bruce, Terry, Ken, Ron, Greg; and her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
(Posted November 20, 2014)

Esther Irene Davis Starbuck, 93, died September 14, 2014. She joined the Women's Army Air Corps (WAAC) in 1942. She was a World War II veteran, based at Marana Army Air Field in Tucson, Arizona. As one of only two female flight instructors, she trained more than one thousand future pilots in the classroom on a Link Trainer and in a BT-13 basic training plane. Esther served as the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Veteran's Day Parade and her portrait is etched on the Women's Monument in the Wayne County Veteran's Memorial Park. Esther married Glen Starbuck and taught 27 years in Richmond Community Schools, most of them at Crestdale Elementary School, before retiring in 1983. She was an active member of Central United Methodist Church. Esther also belonged to American Association of University Women, Wayne County Association of Retired Teachers, Sigma Delta Pi Sorority, and the Women's Club, having held offices in each of them. She was a long-time volunteer at Reid Hospital, Starr Elementary School, and the Boys and Girls Club after-school tutoring program. She published several books, including a book of poetry, a history of Methodism in Wayne County and a trilogy of novels based on the history of Norwegian ancestry of the Starbuck family. Esther is survived by her husband, Glen Starbuck; daughters, Sandra McConnell and Shirley Pippin; son, Scott Starbuck; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Shirma Pence; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anderson and Edith Cantrell Davis; four brothers and four sisters.
(Posted November 20, 2014)

Harold Henry Vizino, 82, passed away August 9, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army. Hal worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools as a teacher and foreign language consultant, was an instructor at IPFW, then worked later at Parkview Hospital as an educational coordinator. He was active in the church, had a passion for sharing the gospel with others and served in prison ministry at the Allen County Jail for many years. He was a reader for the blind on the radio (NEIRRS). Actively fluent in several foreign languages, he enjoyed talking with and getting to know others. He sang in musicals and choirs. He served as a Three Rivers Festival day chairman for numerous years. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Hollander Vizino `61; sons, Chad and Curt; and four granddaughters.
(Posted November 20, 2014)

1957

Class Notes:

Marie Vayo Wood — see Donald Wood `56
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Juanita J. (Parsons) Loggie, 80, passed away January 14, 2015. Juanita was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, was a graduate of Earlham College and Hartford Seminary Foundation School of Religious Education and earned a degree in Christian Education. She was a special education teacher at the Monson Developmental Center in Monson, Mass., and worked at the Seven Hills Foundation. She enjoyed playing cards and reading. She leaves behind a son, Kevin A. Loggie; two granddaughters, Hailee and Opal; brother, Richard Garth Parsons `52; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Tindall. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Robert D. Loggie; daughter, Christa L. Loggie; and her parents, Robert T. and Hope (Taylor) Parsons.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

1958

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

Richard L. Therrien, 85, died April 24, 2014. After a short stint in the paratroopers at the tail end of World II, Dick earned his B.A. in science at Earlham, and continued graduate study in clinical and school psychology. He was involved in education in one form or another for the 40 years. He started his career in clinical psychology, and switched to school psychology mid-career, spending twenty-five years working in educational settings. Dick consulted with public schools, and was a member of the Indiana Special Education Board of Appeals, a board that helps to resolve special education conflicts between parents and schools in Indiana. Dick also was a charter member of the Indiana Professional Standards Board, a board responsible for the licensing and certification of teachers in Indiana. Dick was a past-president of the Indiana Mental Health Association and served as the chairperson of the Childhood Mental Health Committee for eight years. Dick also was a past president of the Indiana Association of School Psychologists, Division 16, and was elected as the president elect for the 2001-2002 term. Dick served on the executive committee of the Indiana State Teachers Association and chaired their legislative committee. Dick received the Indiana Association of School Psychologists' highest award, Exemplary School Psychologist of the Year and was Indiana's candidate for the National School Psychologist of the Year Award on two occasions. Dick received the Governor of Indiana's highest award, Council of the Sagamore of the Wabash, plus many other awards recognizing his numerous contributions to education. Dick is survived by his wife, Laurie Therrien; brothers, Fred Therrien and David Therrien; children, Sheryl Kean, Vikki Plessinger and Tracy Budd; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other family members and friends.
(Posted November 20, 2014)

1959

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

Dr. Thomas Borden, 77, passed away February 4, 2015. Thomas received his M.D. from the University of Chicago Medical School, training under Nobel Prize winning Urologist Charles Huggins, M.D. Thomas also received a master's degree in Pathology during the same period. He joined the Air Force in 1969 as a Major and was stationed in Dayton, Ohio, for two years. In 1971, he joined the University of New Mexico Urology Department specializing in pediatric urology, where he was a urological professor for almost 44 years and the Division of Urology chief for 32 years, making him the longest reigning program director and division chief for urology in the country. Thomas had almost 100 publications and a similar number of presentations to his credit. He trained between 55-60 urology residents during his tenure at UNM. In his leisure time, Thomas was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed Muskie fishing in Wisconsin and Canada, hunting turkey, deer, and elk in the Gila Wilderness and was an avid stock market investor. He is survived by his children, Catherine and Christopher; brothers, Bill and Mike; sister, Peggy; and granddaughter, Zada.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

James Cox Hamilton, 77, died August 4, 2014. He earned a master's degree in chemistry from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor from the Harvard Law School. James was a Boston corporate lawyer and champion of civil rights and liberties. Throughout his long career, he was widely admired in the legal community for his judgment, integrity, and civility and was a beloved mentor to younger lawyers. James began his practice in the City of Boston Law Department and subsequently served as a special assistant to the Cambridge City Law Department. In 2005, Mr. Hamilton joined the regional firm of Verrill Dana, LLP, from which he retired in 2013. Mr. Hamilton served as a board member and president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and for many years on the board of its Foundation. The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts is establishing a James Cox Hamilton Fund in his honor. James remained active in Earlham College affairs, serving most recently on the Alumni Council. Recognizing his contributions, Earlham has established The James Cox Hamilton Endowed Scholarship to be awarded to a student with financial need. James is survived by his sister, Virginia Pollard; daughter, Lauren C. Hamilton; stepson, Paul Chapin Kaynor; longtime friend, Constance Paige; former wife, Margaret Heafield Hamilton `58; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; and many nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

Allan Roberts, 77, passed away June 20th, 2014. He lived a full life as a biology teacher for 36 years at Richmond High School, and was a taxidermist, a naturalist at Hayes Arboretum, a Camp Clements Counselor with his brother-in-law Larry Moore, a nature photographer, and an author of children's books. He leaves behind son Chris Roberts; daughters Annette Rogers and Cathy Gawarecki; several grandchildren; brothers, Steve Roberts `68, Jack Roberts and Robert Hall; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, including cousins Joseph Roberts `54 and Marie Janis Vanderpoel Brookhart `70. He was predeceased by his wife, Janice Roberts; and parents, Winston and Rosamond Roberts.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

Geneva Ann Trenchard passed away July 18, 2005. She was predeceased by an aunt, Hazel Taylor `24.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

1960

Class Notes:

Marjorie E. Nelson shares, "This year I fulfilled a longtime dream: a trip to the Galapagos Islands with my sister-in-law, Ethel (Perisho) and her husband, Kazuhiko Kawamura, aboard the National Geographic Explorer ship. Guided by great local naturalists, we visited several islands in the group, seeing the giant land tortoises, lots of sea lions (took me a while to stop calling them seals), equatiorial penguins, and many kinds of birds, including the famous blue-footed boobies. I went snorkeling several times and saw huge schools of various kinds of brightly colored fish but no sharks. Three years ago I moved to Foxdale Village, a Quaker Continuous Care Retirement Community in State College, Pa. I love it. However, I am still going down to the Turks and Caicos Islands each winter to the house my brother, Beryl, and I built there. I go swimming every day and enjoy many visits with numerous friends Beryl and I have down there. This summer Beryl made one of his 'every 3-4 years' trip from TCI up to the U.S., and among other things spent a week here with me. If any of you come through central Pa., I'd love to show you around Foxdale Village. It's a wonderful place."
(Posted by November 19, 2014)

Eugene Robert Scattergood has left the R.I./Conn. area to settle in a senior living tower in Portland, Ore., where his brother lives. He's 3,000 miles closer to daughter Amy and two granddaughters in Pasadena, and daughter Ellen and her husband Jun in Tokyo. He donated his dependable 14-year old Corolla to a hospice nurse's teen son for a work vehicle. Short walks to the street car, bus and light rail can get him virtually anywhere in metro Portland — no car, petrol, insurance, parking worries, tickets, repairs and maintenance. He can text and use his phone almost anywhere, anytime, unfettered. No car forces him to walk and encourages him to watch his diet. Since moving in mid-April this year, Eugene has lost 42 pounds, and gotten his blood pressure and other blood analysis indicators under much better control. Still, he dearly misses playing trumpet in two Rhode Island concert bands, the closeness of the beach, crisp salt air and the sound of the breakers. He's already thinking about the class reunion at Homecoming 2015 — 55 years?
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Roy Treadway and Carolyn Wilbur Treadway `62 have moved from their home of 37 years in Normal, Ill., to a retirement community in Lacey, Wa. They will be much closer to two daughters, Laura Treadway `94 and Anna Treadway, and their spouses and grandchildren in Seattle. However, they will be farther from their son, Nathan Stratton Treadway `92, daughter-in-law, Catherine Stratton Treadway `95, and two grandchildren in Washington D.C. They look forward to
meeting other Earlhamites in the Pacific Northwest.
(Posted August 19, 2014)

After living in Palm Beach, Fla., for the past 13 years, Eugene VanMiddlesworth finally tired of the two season year - hot and hotter - and moved to Easley, S.C. Currently he is renting a 92-year-old house while they get to know the area better and can find new, more permanent housing. One feature of the present house is a postage-stamp size bathroom containing a bear-claw bath tub which occupies about half of the room. Quite a change from Florida!
(Posted by November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Janet Eisinger Albany Harmon, 75, died May 30, 2013. She lived in Glen Mills, Pa., for 64 years. She also made her home in Deerfield Beach, Fla., for 10 years. She worked as an administrative assistant for 24 years at The Elwyn Institute. After moving to Lima Estates one year ago, she served on the residence board, and was chairwoman of the Lima Estates Samaritan Fund. Her survivors include daughter, Wendy A. Bowditch; and son Michael J. Albany.
(Posted by November 21, 2014)

John R. Lefferts, 75, passed away September 26, 2014. He served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1961 - 1963. He worked for the Marine Office of America in New York City, retiring after 23 years and later worked for the USF&G Corporation in Baltimore, Md., before finally retiring in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Carol Kinsey Lefferts; twin daughters, Stacy Hott and Leigh Cameron; and two grandsons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Lefferts.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

Susan "Suzi" Barrows Rogers, 76, died October 30, 2014. Prior to her retirement, Suzi worked for many years as a preschool and piano teacher. She was an active and longtime member of Central Congregational Church, UCC in Chelmsford, Mass., where she served on many committees and sang in the choir. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling with the choir, knitting shawls for the Prayer Shawl Ministry, crafting, and spending time in the company of her loving family. She was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan. In addition to her husband, Peter L. Rogers, Suzi is survived by son, Christopher Tripp Rogers; daughter, Jill L. Rogers; brother, Carlton H. Barrows, Jr.; and two grandchildren.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1961

Class Notes:

Mary "Shorty" Friedman Birenbaum says, "Georges Birenbaum `63 and I had a wonderful time at Homecoming Weekend. The highlight was the dedication of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. It's a magnificent building, and it was well used by students and alums during the weekend. A big thank you to the members of our class who helped make it a reality."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Donald J. Peck published a book, An American Journey of Hope: Perth Amboy - The Capital and Port City on Raritan Bay in 2013 and has just released another, General Joseph Bloomfield - A Revolutionary Life.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Margaret Tague Schuh's husband died in the summer of 2013 and she is now living in Mount Pleasant, S.C., close to her older daughter. She loves the weather and the retirement community where she now lives. Charleston adds to the richness of choices for pleasure and education. However, Margaret can't take advantage of anything now because she is temporarily residing in a rehab facility with six fractures in her legs. She hopes to go home in three weeks!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Cora Belle Dragoo, 88, died Monday, May 5, 2014. Cora had lived in Richmond, Ind., since 1967 and taught for 27 years at Starr Elementary School. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Indiana State Teachers Association, Wayne County Teachers Association, Ex-Teachers Association, and Levi Coffin House Association. Survivors include her brother, George Dragoo; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. and Mabel L. Tucker Dragoo; brothers, James, Louis, and Charles Dragoo; and sister, Mary Judd.
(Posted by November 21, 2014)

Max Lee Harter, 84, died July 9, 2014. He was a teacher and librarian in Huber Heights, Ohio, for 29 years. He is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Max was preceded in death by his parents, Macy and Vanice Bolinger Harter.
(Posted by November 21, 2014)

Robert  “Bob” Hinds passed away October 31, 2014. After graduation he had a long career working for AT&T (Long Lines, South Central Bell & Bellsouth) in engineering, marketing and Information Systems in Cincinnati, Chicago and much loved Birmingham. Bob was a long-time member of Independent Presbyterian Church, the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. He is survived by his wife, Jane Monnette Hinds; sons Robert Jr. and Jonathan; and seven grandchildren.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Kathleen Shakotko passed away June 26, 2014. She grew up in Pennsylvania, spent one year in Dallas, Texas, after graduating from Earlham, and some time at her parent's home in New Jersey before moving to the Washington, D.C.-area where she lived the rest of her life. She worked in office administration positions with the National League of Cities and retired after time spent at the American Chemical Company.  Kathy then pursued her first love, that of watercolor painting and was active in the Springfield Art league where many of her paintings were displayed for public viewing. She is survived by her sister, Sonya McCubrey; and two nephews, Gregg and Timothy McCubrey. 
(Posted November 21, 2014)

Dr. Marion Mills Steeples, 74, passed away May 2, 2014. She received her Master of Education from Miami University, and her Ph.D. in business management from Columbia Pacific University. She is survived by son, John Powell; daughter, Victoria Cavanaugh; sister, Christine Carlson; and brother, Dr. Herbert Mills.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Leona Augusta Moore Williams passed away September 14, 2014. While in college, she was a defense worker. She met and married Russell Edward Williams in 1945, and they had five children. At an early age, she joined Harrison Street Baptist Church in Petersburg, Va., and was a faithful member there until she moved to Baltimore, Md., and joined Forest Park Presbyterian Church. During her lifetime, she valued education and continuously sought out opportunities and received certificates in the medical field.  She worked as a lab technician and Cytotechnologist at Provident Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hosptial in Baltimore.  She was a member of the Maryland Society of Medical Technologists, American Society of Cytology, and the Maryland Association of Cytotechnologists. She is survived by her husband, Russell; sons, Christopher and Timothy; daughters, Deborah and Olive; several grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Augustus and Leonia Moore; and son, Russell Jr.
(Posted by November 21, 2014)

Anita Kay Young died December 11, 2008.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1962

Class Notes:

Dr. Jana Matthews is an international expert on entrepreneurial leadership and business growth. As the ANZ chair in business growth and director of the University of South Australia’s Centre for Business Growth, she is helping Australian companies grow and go global. On the founding team of the Kauffman Foundation’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Jana developed the Kauffman Fellows Program (an apprenticeship in venture capital) and did ground breaking research around what CEOs need to know to lead and manage growth.  She has a doctorate from Harvard, has been a Global Thought Leader for SAP, is one of 18 women business gurus, has written eight books and 50+ articles, and is frequently quoted in the press. She recently co-founded her sixth company, JMGrow. Jana welcomes Earlham friends to Adelaide, Australia, where she moved after her husband, Dr. Charles Halbower, died. You can contact her at jana.matthews@janamatthewsgroup.com or jana.matthews@unisa.edu.au.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Carolyn Wilbur Treadway — see Roy Treadway `60
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1963

Class Notes:

Rick Berke writes, "My wife and I moved to Cuenca, Ecuador, permanently. We are extremely busy in retirement, learning Spanish and volunteering. I am practicing my guitar (classical) at least twice a day, and at the tender age of 72, just gave my first mini recital. Feel free to contact me if you are coming through Ecuador, especially Cuenca — the mecca of culture here. My four years at Earlham were among the happiest years of my life."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Georges Birenbaum — see Mary “Shorty” Friedman Birenbaum ’61
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Celebrating 55 years of friendship, Mary Lee Struckman Davenport, Amy Gardner Reeves, and Gail Warren Margoshes met at Gail's beautiful country home, "The Farm," in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Glenville, N.C. They had a week of perfect weather and a grand time exploring, cooking and catching up. Mary Lee is a retired elementary school librarian. She and Ken live in Dayton, Ohio, have been married for 49 years and have two children. Amy is service coordinator at First English Lutheran Church in Richmond, Ind. She and Ron Reeves `61 celebrated 52 years of marriage and have two children. Amy enjoys traveling, reading, adventures and walking. Gail continues her psychoanalytic practice in Coconut Grove, Fla.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

David Fankhauser was inducted into the Ohio State Civil Rights Hall of Fame on October 2, 2014, conducted in the State House in Columbus, in honor of his participation in the 1961 Freedom Rides. As part of his remarks, in Pete Seeger fashion, he got the whole audience standing, clapping and lustily singing out a favorite song he learned in Mississippi's Parchman Penitentiary, "Woke Up This Morning With My Mind Stayin' on Freedom." We are grateful for the progress since 1961, but numerous events this year underscore the racial and social inequity which remains. One of the greatest challenges facing our society is how to achieve economic justice, without which, there will be no Peace.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Michael Johnson MD is now a technical consultant to the entertainment industry in greater LA, and has his first "credit" in a proposed pilot and/or film based on a character he proposed to a major network producer. His work with John Ogdon, deceased international concert pianist, was brought to light in Beaclerk's "Piano Man," published in the UK this past April. Michael is in collaboration with a well-known TV writer to tell the story of the Quakers in the Underground Railroad; they will be visiting Earlham and Rich Square this summer as they research. Finally, Michael is on the International Trade, Commerce and Culture Flex Team of the 2020-2022 Los Angeles Worlds Fair, tasked with connecting the international community to L.A. in the matters noted. Retirement has been busy!
(Posted June 11, 2014)

In August 2014, fifteen intrepid travelers joined Jon and Peggy McConaughy `64 Branstrator for a 10-day Earlham alumni trip to Scotland planned by Chris Kean `85 of Solaris Expeditions. A major focus of the trip was visiting some of the geologic sites described by James Hutton, the “father” of modern geology and an important contributor to the Scottish Enlightenment. But there was also plenty of time to visit castles, a whiskey distillery and other cultural attractions. Earlham classmates included Bill Smith and Marty Smith, Kathie Carter Fox `64, Bob Waaland and Suzy Drury Waaland `64, Francis `66 and Carol Palmer `65, Maurie and Leslie Snyder Sperry `66 and Mary Longacre `86. Other Earlham-connected participants included Ginnie and Rock McColaugh — Ginnie attended Earlham for a year and Rock may be remembered for “subbing illegally” for an injured runner in an Earlham track meet while visiting Ginnie.  Peggy Brandstrator’s sister, Kathy Zambello, and cousin, Tricia Schutz, were along, as was Cathy Martsolf, wife of John Martsolf `66.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

A group of Earlhamites joined Bill Buskirk `66 and his wife Marianne Cope `70 on a marvelous two-week adventure exploring the cultures and wilds of Myanmar/Burma. Joining Bill were Jerry `63 and Jannie Miller `65 Dusseau, Jack Waymire, Susan Wade `65, Duncan Curtis `66 and his wife Marilyn, Fred Wood `68 and his wife Florence Monnier `70, Becky Mullin `72 Lough and her husband Bob, Rick Burian `76, Tina Santoni `80, and Eric Edgerton `84 and his wife Denise Takahashi `84. This is the seventh alumni adventure that Bill has organized with Chris Kean `85. Be careful if you ask to see photos!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

William H. Hill is enjoying retirement and is in fairly good health.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Michael L. Johnson is now a technical consultant to the entertainment industry in greater LA, and has his first "credit" in a proposed pilot and/or film based on a character he proposed to a major network producer. His work with John Ogdon, deceased international concert pianist, was brought to light in Beaclerk's "Piano Man," published in the UK this past April. Michael is in collaboration with a well-known TV writer to tell the story of the Quakers in the Underground Railroad; they will be visiting Earlham and Rich Square this summer as they research. Finally, Michael is on the International Trade, Commerce and Culture Flex Team of the 2020-2022 Los Angeles World’s Fair, tasked with connecting the international community to L.A. in the matters noted. Retirement has been busy!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

John M. O'Brien shares, "After 19 years at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton and 41 years in the Geoscience Department at New Jersey City University, respectively, Anita and I have picked up stakes and moved to San Francisco where we celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary in September. We still hike and travel whenever we can and would love to hook up with other Earlhamites in the area."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Fred Welty participated in the People's Climate March in New York. He helped organize the Cleveland bus going to the march. Earlham helped make him aware of the need for political activism. After graduating from Earlham, he was in the Civil Rights March of 1963. That got results. Maybe PCM will as well.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Sara Jane Kellum Ryan, 73, died June 19, 2014. She married Larry D. Ryan in 1961. She helped in her husband's dental office and was a homemaker until she began her teaching career at Northwood Elementary School in Mooresville. She taught third grade for 20 years retiring in 2001. She fulfilled three terms as a trustee of Earlham College in 2013. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Book Lovers Club of Decatur Township, and Plainfield Friends (Quaker) Meeting. She was a 4-H leader, enjoyed Indiana University basketball, and hosting friends and family at her two-story brick farmhouse in Camby. She is survived by her husband, Larry; daughters, Luann E. Heald, and Melissa J. Hackett; sister, Mary Ann Kellum Cottrell `59; and several grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother, Roberta  Jones Kellum `37.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

George F. Shipp, 73, passed away September 3, 2014. During his 28 years of service in the Air Force as a pilot, he completed three Southeast Asia tours and commanded the AC-130 Spectre squadron. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor J. Shipp; and parents, Frederick E. Shipp and Genevieve Shipp. He is survived by daughters, Christy Shipp and Robyn S. Rodriguez; son, Jacob Shipp; and brother, Russell Shipp `65.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1964

Class Notes:

Lou Abbey says, "Hello Class of 1964! We just returned from the UK where we traveled from the Hebrides in Scotland to Devon and Cornwall in England. Great trip! Tomorrow we are off to Richmond for the 50th reunion of our class. In 1964, I could never have imagined reuniting with classmates 50 years into the future. So much has happened to us all - experience, time and distance — since we were at Earlham. There is no question that connections between us help me to keep grounded. I hope to have seen many of you at the gathering by the time you read this. Best wishes to you all and to you who could not make it to the reunion, know that you were missed."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Lou Anne Lambert, 72, passed away December 7, 2014. She taught high school in Indiana and Illinois for five years before moving to Pennsylvania. She earned a Master of Science in Reading and Language Arts from Duquesne University. Lou Anne became a reading specialist for the Hempfield Area School District for over 32 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cambridge City, Ind., the Order of Eastern Star, New Castle Chapter 116, the National Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the Hempfield Area Education Association. Throughout her life, Lou Anne greatly enjoyed the beauty and splendor of tall trees, flowers, nature and wildlife. She is survived by her brother, Terry S. Lambert of Cambridge City and many cousins, and was predeceased by her parents, Aaron Lambert and Martha Thompson Lambert `39.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

W. Norman Richardson passed away July 18, 2014.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1965

Class Notes:

Jon Arms writes, "As I read the note in the last Earlhamite about Chuck Yates’s retirement, yet his continued desire to teach, I found myself agreeing with his views on teaching. I have completed 42 years of full-time teaching Spanish language and peninsular literature at Hendrix College and have moved into a phased retirement program in which I still teach a full load for only one semester. I finished my first year of phased retirement this past academic year, and I will continue in it for another two. I agree wholeheartedly with Chuck when he says, 'Teaching keeps my heart and mind alive.' Chances are pretty good that I will continue teaching some even after the phased-retirement period runs out, barring health issues. I would love to hear from old classmates. My e-mail address is arms@hendrix.edu.
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Geoffrey Glassner and Dave Matthews have been backpacking and climbing together for the last 50 years, and in February and March of 2014 their latest trip was to the Patagonia areas of Argentina and Chile. They first completed a five-day backpack in the Fitzroy area Los Glaciares National Park of Argentina, and followed this with a seven-day backpack of the 'W' in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Geoffrey then spent three days at the truly amazing Iguazu Falls on the Brazil-Argentina border. He's looking forward to the 50th class reunion next year.
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Judi Davis Umaki shares, "Your 50th Class Reunion committee is well underway with planning for our big event to take place Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2015. Barry Coppock is at the helm. It is going to be a memorable weekend, so plan to be with us!  We have a busy group of volunteers but welcome others, so please contact me if you'd like to be involved. I'm most excited about the 1965 Creative Arts display being coordinated by Betsy Walter Kirk. Hope to see many of you represented there, so please heed her call!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Frances N. Currey-Brown, 87, passed away December 4, 2012. Frances taught third grade in Liberty, Ind. In the early 1970s, she started drawing picture cards for her granddaughter Margaret, which led to an accomplished career as a primitive artist. She owned and operated Grandma Fran's gallery on Highway 62 West just outside of Eureka Springs until illness forced its closure in 2009. Today, her paintings hang in many galleries around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution and National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. In addition to her husband, George Brown, whom she wed in 1987, Frances is survived by sons, James Clarkson and John Clarkson; daughter, Deborah Cromis; stepdaughter, Nancy Snow; sister Florence Seay; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Lenore Netherland; and husband Thomas Currey.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

Robert Sylvester Craig Jr., 79, passed away September 2, 2014. Bob was in the United States Marine Corp serving in the Korean War. In 1975 he received his Doctorate in Education from Indiana University. He was a licensed psychologist and professor at Indiana University. Bob retired in 2010 from the Department of Corrections for the State of Indiana. He was a member of Plainfield Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Survivors include his wife, Deniece Craig; son, David W. Craig; daughter, Deborah A. Rock; brothers, Tom, Dick and Ed Craig; sister, Nancy Lewis; half brother, Harry Craig; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Craig Sr. and Marjorie Craig.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

Susan Jo Ehlert, 71, passed away November 8, 2014. As a young woman Susan trained horses and rode them in many horse shows. She taught riding while in college. She married David Lee Ehlert in Richmond, Ind., in 1964. She was very good at crafts, knitting, crocheting and was a giving person, even to strangers. Susan was a wonderful mother and grandmother with a special gift for loving and training children. She is survived by her husband, David; children, Jennifer Boyer, Jason Ehlert, and Matthew Ehlert; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Susan is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Ruth Zimmerman Williams.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

William Harry Hickman, 72, died October 20, 2014. He received a law degree from Golden Gate University. He served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry officer with the 9th Division in Vietnam, with a Psychological Operations unit at Ft. Bragg and as a member of the Army Reserve. He retired as a Lt. Col. He practiced law in California and was also an attorney with the Veterans' Administration in Washington D.C. He was an avid sports fan, particularly of football and basketball, a lover of music, gardening, cooking and history. He was a poet and songwriter. He was a generous, interesting man with a questioning mind, a unique way of looking at things and a lover of vigorous debate. He is survived by his wife, Linda Hickman; son, Josh Hickman; grandchildren, Alora and Charlie Hickman; stepmother, Doris Hickman; and sisters, Holly Converse and Merry Barnett.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Charles Edwin Kelsey passed away March 9, 2007.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Robert S. Saunders passed away Oct. 19, 2006. Bob graduated from Kentucky Military Institute in 1952. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War era. Prior to his retirement, Bob was a school teacher at Palm Springs and San Bernardino school districts from 1965 to 1977, and various other teaching positions. He later became the founder/president of Scott Security Systems from 1974 to 1985. An avid race car driver and spectator, Bob also enjoyed baseball, boxing, reading, traveling and his dogs. Bob was preceded in death by two sons, David and Clint Saunders; and his parents, Robert and Quilna (Pence) Saunders. In addition to his wife, Mary (Lerma) Saunders, Bob is survived by children, Linda Strong, Lisa Saunders Davisdon, Laura Saunders Poritsky, Kimberly Saunders Williams, Steve Saunders Hillis and Carol Saunders; sister, Janet Saunders Burghardt; 11 grandchildren; and two nephews, Michael and Patrick McGrady.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1966

Class Notes:

Bill Buskirk and Marianne Cope `71 were joined by alumni and friends in October on a trip to Myanmar (Burma), planned by Chris Kean `85 of Solaris Expeditions. The trip offered wide-ranging and mixed experiences in history, culture, natural history, cuisine, human ecology and much more. Participants included: Rick Burian `76, Jannie `65 and Jerry `63 Dusseau, Eric Edgerton `84 and Denise Takahashi `84, Becky Mullen Lough `72 and Bob Lough, Fred Wood `68 and Florence Monnier (parents of Julian Wood `95), Christina Santoni `80, Susan Wade `65, and Jack Waymire `63; along with friends of the College: Emily Carr, Ed and Caroline Curtis Cope, Duncan and Marilyn Curtis, and Harriett DeWit. In Yangon, Aung Hein `10 joined us for a day and introduced us to his country and his work with environmental issues for the nation. As always, a varied Earlham group enjoyed provocative, sensitive and substantive conversations emanating from our experiences (aka, we had a great time!) as we traveled this amazing country, long off-limits for outside groups.
(Posted January 16, 2014)

John Timothy Martsolf's entire academic and clinical genetics professional career has been at one medical school. He will be retiring from the practice of medicine in June 2015, and will be retiring from full-time teaching and academics in June 2016. One of his publications has been designated as the "Martsolf Syndrome" and another as a unique birth defects association in the genetics textbooks. John has also published a few poems. Family is very important during the academic and vacation time. He is looking forward to multiple pursuits during retirement.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Martin Murdock writes, "A note from your Class Chairs, Lynn Schaefer and Marty Murdock — here we go, Class of 1966! The dates for our 50th reunion Homecoming have been set: October 15-16, 2016. Please mark your calendars. A planning committee is being gathered and you are invited to join. Please contact Lynn at lyscape@aol.com or Marty at murdocksky@aol.com. Our biggest job will be encouraging everyone to be there, to celebrate the richness of all being in that formative place again, together. See you then!"
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Jack G. Narvel writes, "As a full time missionary with YWAM (Youth with a Mission), I am engaged in using my skills in marketing to promote and obtain funding for YWAM here in Myrtle Beach, S.C. I am also on new ground, following the leading of the Holy Spirit to do what God desires to transform this city. Last Memorial Day weekend, we had eight shootings and three murders. All of us at YWAM felt like a change in atmosphere was overdue. With a community organizer from the city of Myrtle Beach and a pastor from Journey Church, I helped organize and execute a prayer walk on New Years Day. About 150 showed up as we walked and prayed. Still more to come, as we move to unite diverse churches to bring revival to this area. A prayer breakfast for 47 pastors and ministry workers will be held February 12, 2015. Looking for Holy Spirit leading beyond that. Please join us in prayer for Church unity, nationwide."
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Obituaries:

Larry Neil Browning passed away June 7, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy Leland and Marian Browning; and brother, Kent Leroy. He is survived by his loving wife Lynda; daughter, Logan; sons, Keith, Clinton and Chad; sister, Jacquelyn Yvonne Browning Adams; several grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

William George Kinsey, 69, died June 25, 2014. In 1967, William married the love of his life, Frances Jean (Daves) Kinsey ESR `78. He served as a Quaker Pastor for six years in Ohio and Indiana, spent six years with Citizens Action Coalition and was a full-time substitute teacher with Indianapolis Public Schools for five years.  He worked for CBSI in Sheridan as a computer technician for two years in the computer tech support department. He moved to Wiley Publishing where he worked as a computer support technician for more than 15 years, until his retirement in 2012. He was a member of the Sheridan Friends Church and the Spicewood Sr. Friends Group. His survivors include sons, Matthew Kinsey and David E. Kinsey; sister, Ruth Lucile Kinsey; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Kinsey; and his parents, Lewis David and Mary Lucile (Colter) Kinsey.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

David Winslow Oesting, 69, passed away May 11, 2014. He attended Washington University Law School in St. Louis, Mo., graduating second in his class as editor of the Law Review. In 1970, he moved his young family to Seattle to join the law firm of Davis, Wright, Todd, Riese and Jones where he most noticeably practiced bankruptcy litigation. Dave, Sue, and their three children moved to Alaska in 1980 when Dave and his fellow law partner, Parry Grover, opened the Anchorage office of Davis Wright. They were actively involved in both Anchorage Olympic bids and AFS Foreign Study. Dave's love of travel, sailing, skiing, hunting, camping, rafting and fishing was only exceeded by his love of flying, especially to remote places in Alaska such as his cabin on Lake Clark. Dave was a rare combination of professional litigator, educator, and mountain man. Described as a "bet-the-company litigator" by Best Lawyers of America, Dave was best known for his key role in the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation as the Court-appointed Lead Counsel for 30,000+ plaintiffs. Dave was a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He was widely respected for his unwavering ethics and no-nonsense approach to any legal problem, large or small. He is survived by his spouse, Susan Seymour Oesting `66; children, Aaron, Sarah and Erica; six grandchildren; and siblings Sarah, Jon and Jim; and many nieces and nephews scattered across the country. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph Oesting `31 and Rachel Ellen Kelsay Oesting `33.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1967

Class Notes:

John Khanlian writes, "While out west on vacation with my youngest son Zach this past summer, we enjoyed spending time in Colorado with Steve Kaeuper and his wife Wendy, Pete Reuman and wife Alice, and Gordie and Barb Baumgartner MacAlpine. Photos of the mini-reunion were shared via the Earlham College Alumni Facebook page. Plans are already underway for a reunion early next year in the Florida Keys for of all of us plus four additional members of our class — Loring Prosser, Steve Mills, Allan Kellum, and Burt Mills (along with spouses) — as we together celebrate our 70th birthdays!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Sari Knopp Biklen, 68, died September 16, 2014. In May, Sari Biklen retired from Syracuse University after 38 years of service where she was the Laura and Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in Cultural Foundations of Education. She was the former director of the Institute on Popular Culture and Education at Syracuse University. She earned the Syracuse University outstanding teaching award in 1996, and was the Rio Tinto-LaTrobe University Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Melbourne, Australia, in 1999.  In 2009, Sari received the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Scholarship. She tirelessly served the university in various capacities, including chairing her academic department from 2006-2011. Sari was the author of School Work: Gender and the Cultural Construction of Teaching, an author, with Robert Bogdan, of the graduate textbook Qualitative Research for Education, now in its sixth edition, and an author, with Ronnie Casella, of A Practical Guide to the Qualitative Dissertation. Sari was an indomitable organizer and was active in feminist and social justice causes at the university and in the community. A native of Westport, Conn., she is survived by her husband, Douglas Biklen; son, Noah Biklen; daughter, Molly Biklen; brother, Alex Knopp; and two grandchildren.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1968

Class Notes:

Anne Hibbert and Keith were lucky enough to connect with two of the "Marmon House sisters" while visiting the Washington D.C.-area to celebrate her mother's 97th birthday. They had a leisurely lunch and visit with Julie Stone. On their way back to Buffalo, they stopped by Susie Hanson's `69 pottery studio and had an hour's visit.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Beryl Herbert Nelson emigrated out of the USA when he was 29 in 1973, and lived in the Bahamas until 1985, then moved to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. His sister Marjorie and he built a house there, and Beryl had his own computer business. He retired ten years ago at age 60 on his National Insurance Pension, and also appreciates the complete healthcare provided at no current cost to him. He's living a simple and happy life even though it is a very expensive place.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Randall Shrock, Maida Loescher, Anne Vogel Rossiand Mark Merkens recently held their own reunion for four weeks in Germany and Austria. They were accompanied by Alice Almond Shrock, Louise Sherwin Merkens `69, and Ron Rossi. This trip, during May/June 2014, was a reunion for these four participants in the 1966 foreign study program led by Bob and Nancy Brewster (and their bouncing young boys) in Heidelberg and Berlin, and by Martin Dietrich in Vienna. In Berlin, the 2014 group met with Michael Seadle `72, the author of "Quakers in Nazi Germany." Michael participated on the 1970 Germany/Austria program and is now Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University. In Vienna, they had dinner with Austrian Ewald Chylik `53 who attended Earlham in 1950 and continues to be exceptionally helpful to Earlham students studying in Vienna. His daughter, Irmgard, and grandson, Daran, were also there and both also attended Earlham, most recently during the 2013-14 academic year. One remarkable surprise is that Randall was able to locate the house where he lived outside Heidelberg in 1966. One of the owners came outside with a guest book in which Randall had written his thanks in German to his hosts (who no longer lived in or owned the house) 48 years ago!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1969

Class Notes:

John Hoag is semi-retired in Petersburg Alaska. Most of his work is pro bono representation of victims of domestic violence. He also has some local practice and is the volunteer labor negotiator for the Borough of Petersburg.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Thomas Hochstettler was not able to make it to the 45th reunion. However, he sends best wishes to one and all!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Karen Isabella Rhoda has returned to New England and now lives in Dartmouth, Mass., a few short miles to the ocean on the south and less than an hour from Cape Cod to the east. Her position at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth as executive director of university extension encompasses her career experience with degree programs for online and adult students. She and her team also administer a program for alternative admissions students which they find very rewarding. Her small Cape Cod home is in a wooded area on a road aptly named for songbirds and a short commute to campus. Don's son has a second home on the Cape and Brian and his family now live in NH. Doug's son will soon start college. Do visit, call or email!
(Posted July 14, 2014)

After retiring, William Telfair and Carole Hill Telfair have moved back east — from San Jose, Calif., to Shepherdstown, W.V. — to be nearer to grandchildren and family.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Sam Hogenauer, 67, passed away July 7, 2014. He worked at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., for 24 years. Sam was an avid reader who enjoyed his weekly sessions reading to children at Westview School. As a volunteer in the Richmond/Centerville communities, Sam was instrumental in supporting Help the Animals Shelter where he was a board member and jack of all trades; he engaged in a fundraising walk with his and shelter dogs for several years. He was a member of Kiwanis, served on the Salvation Army board, and was on the board of Historic Centerville, Inc. As an alumnus of Earlham, he served as the president of the E-Club, was a member of the Alumni Council, acted as an assistant football coach, and was a faithful cheerleader on the sidelines of all sporting events at the college. In addition to his wife, Eleanor Lee Douglass Hogenauer `67, Sam is survived by siblings, Kim Lade, Dan Hogenauer, Margaret McCormick, and Barry Hogenauer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1970

Class Notes:

Elizabeth Ward Alexander retired in February 2014 after nearly 40 years as an academic administrator at Dartmouth College. She has no plans for major changes, except for more traveling, gardening, and sleeping.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Charles Esser says, "I have recently been part of an alumni conference call thinking about Earlham divesting from fossil fuel companies. I support the efforts of students and others trying to address climate change in every way we can. I encourage other classmates to join us and help our College join others like Stanford in sending a message to companies who exploit our environment for profit."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Richard Kleinschmidt is stubbornly resisting retirement.  In April, when he and his wife returned from 3+ years in the Peace Corps, he was fortunate to find a position at an independent school, and he savors every moment in front of his classes. Rich wishes the best to Earlham and his classmates!
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Obituaries:

Kenneth Prager passed away July 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; brothers, Mark and Lee; sons, Benjamin, Aaron and Jesse; and grandson, Braden.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1971

Class Notes:

William Sanders offers these words to live by: Nothing comes to a sleeper but dreams…a clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory?
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Jay Sordean is still enjoying life in California and the occasional travel opportunity. He's authoring a book titled Super Brain: Maximize Your Brain Health for a Better Life and appearing on TV news segments related to that and preventing Alzheimer's. Jay is in his 28th year on the Board of Directors of Berkeley Sakai Association, a sister-city organization lined to Sakai-city in Japan. He recently helped to host visitors from Sakai and artists in an art exchange with Berkeley. His oldest daughter Savyon is in her second year at UCLA. Jay plans to visit Earlham in November for a National War Tax Resistance Conference at ESR.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Roland Bernard Welmaker writes, "Since leaving Earlham, my wife Terri and I had three sons and three beautiful grandaughters, Lauren (7), Alaina (6), and Andrea (4 weeks). Terri, retired from teaching, keeps two of our granddaughters during the summers. After having worked in public and academic libraries, I was a member of the Atlanta University/Clark Atlanta University faculty teaching library science from 1985 until 2002 when the program closed. I have also served as a consultant performing program evaluations of health promotions programs throughout the state of Georgia for Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). When the School of Library and Information Studies program closed, I worked full time as director of research and program evaluation for MSM's Health Promotion Resource Center before returning to a library setting at the school. Now, I am the manager of technical services (cataloging, acquisitions, serials, and collection development) as well as the archivist and research instructor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine. I am traveling to Ghana this June as part of an Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries grant from the Elsevier Foundation."
(Posted June 11, 2014)

Obituaries:

Sally Buckley Adams, 64, died July 22, 2014. She received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1972, and moved to Rochester, New York to be a reporter for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. She married Paul Adams in September 1973. Sally worked as a newspaper reporter until the late 1970s and then taught journalism at St. John Fisher College until she began to raise her children. She believed in helping other women find their way professionally. For many years, she committed herself to this mission through her work at Rochester's Women's Career Center. Sally was a board member of Hillside Adoption Resource Network. She was a strong advocate for international adoption and spent years evaluating and strengthening the Hillside Family of Agencies. She also worked with Literacy Volunteers helping improve English language skills for many who were finding their way through American life. As a devoted reader, she explored life's meaning through books. She found stimulation in the readings and conversations of her beloved Home Acres book club. She is survived by her husband, Paul; daughters, Pam Adams, Betsy Walker and Karen Adams; granddaughters, Nadia Adams and Skylar Walker; siblings, Sue Mellman and Oliver Buckley; nieces and nephews.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

Carolyn Sorrows Stump, 66, passed away September 21, 2014, with her husband David Stump `72 at her side following a courageous four-year battle with cancer. She and David met at Earlham College, married in 1972, and for the next 42 years together lived in and traveled to many places around the world. Carolyn was an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church, a Sister in Chapter O of PEO, and served on the Earlham College Alumni Council for many years. She was an avid reader and member of many book clubs, gardener, and accomplished basket maker. She is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Shana Stump; granddaughters, Minna and Maxine; mother, Jane Sorrows; sisters, Mary Hughes, Joyce Jimerson `73 and Lynn Moon; brother Bryan Sorrows `87; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Dr. Howard E. Sorrows; and brother Gregory Sorrows. 
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1972

Class Notes:

Wilson Palmer writes, "I send fond affection out to all my classmates. I hope you are finding joys, and I send my deepest sympathies for those who have lost loved ones or struggle with other issues. I do wish you would send a few lines to tell us what is happening with you and where in the world you are, even if the news is not happy. Alice and I are still in Cincinnati, still involved in (too much?) volunteer work and still enjoying having 3-year-old Lillian over each late weekday afternoon."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Barbara Christian Foster Reynolds is in her last year teaching and chairing in the Department of Environmental Studies. June 2015, is her retirement date. She's looking forward to more riding, hiking, reading, and visiting son, Ryan, in Baton Rouge.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Lynne Proctor Sancken published two books of poetry this summer, The Midwest in Five Parts and Other Poems, and Unmarked Crossings. Both are available from amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. They feature poetry, haiku, and her art work. Greg is now retired from the Champaign Park District. They are both on the board of directors for the family farm corporation. Their five kids are living in four different states and they have five granddaughters.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Obituaries:

Marcia Verne Briscoe passed away August 2, 2014. She leaves behind a sister, Julie B. Tabor; nieces, Jolen Tabor and Addis Lewis; nephew, William Tabor; great-niece, Aria Lewis; several cousins; and a host of friends.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

Jerry K. Keene, 64, passed away May 26, 2014. He married Vivian Kooi in November of 1978, and they had two children. Jerry was the President of Keene Lumber Company in Muskegon, where he began working for his father and his grandfather as a young man. When not at the lumber company, he enjoyed golfing with his friends and telling stories as only Jerry could. He will be remembered for his wit and his ability to light up a room. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; son, James Keene; daughter, Emily Keene; sisters, Rebecca Keene `66, Jean Keene `69, Jody Northuis and Janet Keene; cousins, including Suzanne Hoerner Jackson `49, Maryanne Kephart-Eyler Michaels `70 and Richard Hoerner King `66; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, James William Keene `36 and Joan Margaret Hoerner Keene `36; uncles, Dan Fosler `40, Edward Fienning `38, and J.K. Hoerner `19; aunts, Eola Hoerner Fienning `39 and Margaret Keene Fosler `41; and cousins, Elizabeth Hoerner Hardy `46, Mary Finch Hoerner `24, John Corwin Fisher `37, Robert Fisher `15, Richard Hoerner `54, and Elizabeth Hoerner Warnke `28.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1973

Class Notes:

Tony Goldsmith shares, "2014 had a lot of red letter dates in it for our family. Two big ones - Leslie retired from her work as a school nurse and son, Lee, got married to his longtime mate, Jacquelyn. It was a great wedding held at St. John's College in Annapolis where they met. Daughter, Jamie, continues her ice hockey career having moved from playing to coaching. She spent last winter with Plymouth State University as assistant coach. She is now coaching and managing a junior women's hockey team in southern New Hampshire. While putting the finishing touches on his dissertation, Lee is teaching philosophy at George Washington. As for me, I just continue my work as family therapist - loving it. I had a terrific visit with Donald and Cindy Farber-Soule in the fall. I'm spending as much time in the Adirondacks as life permits."
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Obituaries:

Charles William Carter, 63, died February 12, 2015. He received a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from Drexel University in 1981.  He spent his career in the field of environmental testing and analysis. Charlie spent the last fifteen years working with the environmental testing firm TestAmerica, where he was vice president responsible for all technical matters, providing critical scientific expertise and support to all areas of the business.  His colleagues looked to him as the brain trust of the organization.  He was deeply respected by all who knew him, both in the company and across the environmental industry. e was active in a number of environmental organizations and a frequent speaker at environmental conferences and forums.  He was the winner of the 2010 Outstanding Publication Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors for his article with Irwin H. Suffet, “Binding DDT to Dissolved Humic Materials,” Environmental Science and Technology 16:735-740. He was a resident of Las Vegas for 23 years. He enjoyed golf, birdwatching, and hiking, and could still beat his sons at raquetball at age 63. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn Edwards `72; sons, Robert (Aurelia) Carter `06 and Andrew Carter `09; daughter-in-law Samara Carter `08; mother Dorothy Carter; and his sister Carolyn Carter.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

1974

Class Notes:

Seth Cochran shares, "More than forty members of the Class of 1974 traveled from across the country and around the world to enjoy an wonderfully fun and heartwarming 40th reunion. Highlights included Avis Stewart being honored as a Sagamore of the Wabash for building strong community relations between Earlham and Richmond, and Howard Federoff receiving an Outstanding Alumni Award for his groundbreaking research on the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. Chris Yohmei Blasdel traveled from his home in Japan and played the shakuhachi flute with breathtaking beauty. Among our classmates Earlham memories were recollected, life stories were updated, laughter abounded and generous hugs were shared. Once again, we were reminded that Earlham is truly a special place."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

L. Mark Dann sends congratulations to all of you for your accomplishments! He's looking forward to seeing anyone who comes to the reunion.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Claudia Sageser Kaplan is astonished and proud that her daughter, Mia Kaplan `18, will be attending Earlham in the fall! They never thought about it or expected it — her guidance counselor suggested it might be a good fit for her and things progressed from there. So Claudia may have to attend the 40th reunion! She and Simon have now been living in the Durham/Chapel Hill area for over 20 years. After a dozen years as a birth doula, she is now the administrator of a small nonprofit private school for kids with special needs. She fell into this work because of her son Jonah's mental health and behavior challenges. Ah, the things that happen when one is making other plans...
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Claudia Sageser Kaplan is astonished and proud that her daughter, Mia Kaplan `18, will be attending Earlham in the fall! They never thought about it or expected it — her guidance counselor suggested it might be a good fit for her and things progressed from there. So Claudia may have to attend the 40th reunion! She and Simon have now been living in the Durham/Chapel Hill area for over 20 years. After a dozen years as a birth doula, she is now the administrator of a small nonprofit private school for kids with special needs. She fell into this work because of her son Jonah's mental health and behavior challenges. Ah, the things that happen when one is making other plans...
(Posted June 11, 2014)

Gregg Painter writes,"About our daughter, Quinn, the daughter of two hippie slacker introverts — she ended up being an off-the-scale extrovert, and a high-achieving, wonderful young woman. Go figure. She graduated from the school where I have been teaching for almost two decades, Denver School of the Arts. There must be a gene for film editing, because that was the passion which I followed in the Carpenter Hall attic; and Quinn ended up being a master at film post-production. She went to LMU/LA, which has a great film school, but fell out of love with Hollywood in a matter of months, and graduated this past May in the natural sciences. She is currently taking a year off to work as an au pair in Switzerland, and plans to get a doctorate in psychology. Meanwhile, I have a few more years before I say goodbye to these 60-hour weeks teaching Lit and Comp to high school arts kids."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

David Rubin is pretty much retired and living in their new house on Ballston Lake, N.Y. (near Saratoga). That means he's spending a lot more time paddling, fishing, biking and playing music.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

David Vlahov was a speaker during one of UCLA's commencement ceremonies, joining a small list that included a former Supreme Court justice, a Nobel laureate, actress Jane Fonda and musician Herbie Hancock. David is dean of the UC San Francisco School of Nursing and member-at-large of the International Society for Urban Health, and spoke at the School of Nursing ceremony.
(Posted June 11, 2014)

Obituaries:

Jeffrey Nelson Jay passed away November 23, 2014. He earned his MBA from Miami University and had a 30-year career in sales and clinical research at Eli Lilly. Jeff and his wife, Brenda, were married in 1979. Soon thereafter, they became the proud parents of two daughters, Amy and Laura. Jeff was the perfect father, always putting his family before his career and supporting his daughters (and nieces and nephews) in everything they did. He was an active softball and basketball coach, and he could always be heard cheering from the sidelines at tennis matches and — miraculously — throughout the entire running course during cross country meets. He never missed one of his girls' events. His infectious smile and exceptional sense of humor made him a well-loved coach, colleague, and friend to many. Also a dedicated fundraiser, he and the Jaywalkers raised over $650,000 for cystic fibrosis research. He is a member of the Decatur Central High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Athletics Hall of Fame (baseball) at Earlham, and Basketball Hall of Fame at Hanover College. He was preceded in death by his father, James Nelson Jay; and sister, Jennifer Born Funcheon. Jeff is survived by his mother, Kathleen; brothers, Gregg, Jim, and David; his wife, Brenda (Crider) Jay; daughters, Laura Ballinger and Amy Stephens; and his granddaughters, Ruby Jay Ballinger and Evelyn Jay Stephens.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1975

Class Notes:

Robert Chapin says, "Our eldest daughter Hannah was married two years ago to a wonderful woman in a delightful ceremony in a field in Massachusetts, and our younger daughter tied the knot to a great young guy on a gorgeous fall day in Raleigh just several weeks ago. I'm still at Pfizer, having more fun than should be legal, and getting to participate in the most amazing science (3D printing plastic lab tools, and starting to bioprint little organoids!). We have a small Golden Retriever (Rosie) who keeps us laughing and running, and the garden keeps doing wonderful things. Life is Grande!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Susan Woodman Hoskins was honored with a YWCA Women of Excellence award this Spring, recognizing her efforts toward the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, particularly through her work as the executive director at the Princeton Senior Resource Center (Princeton, N.J.). She recently helped Princeton achieve distinction from the WHO as an age-friendly community.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Faizullah Kakar was nominated by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to be Counter-Narcotics Minister in the new Afghanistan government. He is currently the adviser to the president on health, education, and higher education.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Annie Gingrich Kiermaier shares, "I never would have guessed in 1975 that my life would be as it is today. I am currently traveling in Europe and the UK with my spouse, Lucie Bauer, as a trainer for the Theraplay Institute. Theraplay is an attachment-focused therapy that strengthens parent-child relationships. This year I will have trained mental health professionals in England, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Norway. My children, Katelyn and Ethan, are grown and thriving, freeing me to plant the "seeds" of Theraplay around the globe. When I return home to Rockport, Maine, Lucie and I enjoy the coastal views from our hilltop home. I am full of gratitude for this one amazing life."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Sam Lebold writes, "Our two grandchildren Oliver and Levi live in Italy with their parents, who are now 2/3 of the way through their 3-year Navy deployment in Naples. Our son Joshua traveled with Jean and me to visit them this summer; we're hoping our other son Matthew will join us next summer. I'm still working full-time at Nationwide here in Columbus, and Jean teaches special ed. I am planning to be at next year's reunion, looking forward to seeing MANY of you there!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Michael Losonsky writes, "I'm retiring (early) from Colorado State University in May 2015 in order to move full time to our transitional organic vineyard in Oregon — Greyhorse Vineyard. We're transitioning it to organic and there's lots to learn, but it's been a dream come true: cultivating and riding the tractor in the morning, writing in the afternoon and playing my violin in the evening. Well, not every day is quite like that, but there are many days like that and everyday some of it applies."
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Sherry Kelley Marshall enjoyed her son Bret's first year at Earlham. He played on the soccer team and received an NCAA ring for their performance in 2013. He also won the Freshman Soccer Player Award, got great grades, worked as a calculus tutor, and was selected as an R.A. This year he returned to Bundy Hall of all places for his sophomore year R.A. assignment hall. Sophomore year is more challenging but they still enjoy watching him play soccer - on a field that is as bad in 2014 as it was in 1974. Sherry has been honored to attend events at the White House associated with her job in workforce development and has also enjoyed winning both state and national recognition awards for her Workforce Investment Board's performance. Several years to go before retirement - she envies all of you already there!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

R. Steven Maxwell and Susan Crafts Maxwell `74 recently moved into downtown Boulder, Colo., and are greatly enjoying "urban life" after many years living in the mountains above town. Steve has had his own company for over twenty years now, and remains very active doing financial and transactional work in the water resources field. He has also gotten heavily involved in professional bike racing; he writes frequently for the main U.S. cycling magazine, and has started a new website to cover economic and governance issues in sport - theouterline.com. Susan has been working on two different children's books for the last couple years, and is active in various volunteer activities. Their two children are both now attorneys - Nick with a private firm in New York City, and Rebecca with the Federal Department of Justice in San Francisco. Grandson Noah arrived to Nick and his wife Sasha about a year ago, and so frequent trips to New York are now part of Steven and Susan's routine. They've enjoyed more travel in the past few years with jaunts this year to Italy, Slovenia and Iceland, and plans to visit Argentina, Chile and New Zealand early in the coming year. They're fairly healthy - all things considered - and remain very active, getting is as many hiking and cycling miles as they can every year. Any Earlham visitors to Colorado are always welcome!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Patricia Sittig writes, "I'm a full-time psychotherapist in a clinic, and have a small private practice at home. Katie is a junior at Simmons College in Boston. Hannah is in the process of looking for a college. Greg is the homeschooling/chauffering/chicken raising/dog-walking husband, and my office manager for the private practice. I'm looking forward to the Earlham alumni event in Boston this weekend. Hope all is well with the Scandanavian Program group from 1974!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Catherine Melinda Tinsley says, "Our family has added two new members this year: son James brought Mallory into the fold with their wedding in September in the beautiful Memorial Church at Stanford University; and granddaughter Marianne joined us in the middle of a Maine snow storm last February. Family gatherings are getting harder to organize but when it works, much merriment is shared. I am looking for similar results for our 40th Earlham reunion (Oh my goodness, is my math right? 40th!?). I am willing to help Ruth and others ensure fun times if my fellow classmates will appear and add to the merriment! The Earlham campus is looking really great. You will enjoy the changes — updates of Tyler Hall and Stanley Hall as well as new additions like the arts center are all really beautiful. Come to the reunion in 2015 and check it out!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Mark Ward was among a number of clergy who filed a lawsuit that on October 10 overturned North Carolina's ban on same sex marriage. On Oct 13, his church opened its doors to any same sex couple wanting to marry; ten couples were married, and the congregation helped with food, flowers and arrangements. It was incredibly exciting to be part of this sea change for justice!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Holley Jean Kirkpatrick, 59, passed away November 25, 2012. Holly was a dedicated teacher for many years in the Kokomo school system.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1976

Class Notes:

Kip Alishio is the recipient of the 2014 biannual Miami University Distinguished Service Award, the highest non-academic award of the institution, in recognition of his significant impact on the life and mission of Miami. From his role as director of Miami's Student Counseling Service for 22 years, Kip was acknowledged as a tireless advocate for the mental health needs of students. His leadership has significantly enhanced the office's ability to serve students effectively.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Rick Burian writes, "I recently reconnected with the College by joining a group of alumni on a trip to Myanmar (Burma) led by Bill Buskirk `66. Though the culture and scenery were amazing, spending time to talk about our Earlham experiences was a highlight. I just attended an Earlham alumni presentation here in Portland on the College's Center for Integrated Learning with new program initiatives in sustainability, health sciences and entrepreneurship. Very Earlhamish but an innovative way to blend experiential learning into traditional curriculums throughout the years at the College. Makes our education more relevant to the world out there. Part of this process is to involve alumni like us who can mentor, advise and provide employment or internship opportunities through the ECNet, our career volunteer database. You can learn more at earlham.edu/careermentor. Help a current student or recent graduate to reach success! Like most of us, this was the year for me to hit the big 6-0. I also retired to do more volunteer work. Please update us on your life. And consider a contribution to Earlham; any amount is significant."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Ann Norris Gleason says, "Aloha, all! I live in Hilo, Hawaii, and have been on the Big Island since 1998. I teach English as a Second Language at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. I have kept up my international folk dancing since Earlham days and am active in a small folk dance group here in Hilo. My other passion is playing traditional Irish fiddle. I play in a jamming group, and my goal is to get good enough to be invited to join a performing group. I was married for almost 25 years and lost my husband to cancer in 2008. We had no children. I leave the island for a few weeks every summer to visit family members in Ann Arbor, Mich. I also travel to my hometown, Rochester, N.Y., nearly every summer to visit relatives and friends. Life is good. I love living in Hilo. I hope that Earlham classmates who happen to be visiting the Big Island will look me up."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

David Klassen, M.D. has been selected as Chief Medical Officer of UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing). UNOS matches donated organs with transplant candidates nationwide and manages the national transplant database through contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. David comes to UNOS with nearly 30 years of clinical transplant experience at one of the busiest transplant centers in the country.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Martha Reineke says, "The latest result of my research specialization on the work of Rene Girard and Julia Kristeva is Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory, published recently by Michigan State University Press."
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1977

Class Notes:

In July, Robin D.K. Patterson and Frank traveled to France, England and Scotland. Highlights included a train trip to the Loire Valley and tour of Leonardo DaVinci's home; a trip to Giverny to visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet; a tour of Parliament with Lord Snape, tour of the Inns of Court in London; a round of golf at Gleneagles and a banquet/tour of Stirling Castle famed battlement site of William Wallace's defeat of Edward's army in 1297. What a fabulous trip! Earlhamites should visit them when coming to Colorado.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1978

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1979

Class Notes:

Sharon Aungst writes, "Unfortunately, I missed the reunion — had hoped to attend. I still stay in contact with a few folks from Earlham, but would have been great to see others from our class. Life is good. I can honestly say that I have loved my career. I have always been able to do the work I want to do, which means I change jobs every 3-4 years. Being a change agent, I don't do maintenance well. No amount of money in the world could keep me doing a job I don't like. I have worked in forensic and correctional mental health in a variety of capacities over the years. Right now I work with a small team working with three California counties on justice system change, which involves guiding and coaching county justice system partners (probation, jail, behavioral health, DA, et al) in analysis of data to determine areas where their systems can become more efficient internally and across the system so they can get better offender outcomes. I love working with the counties. Our kids are all doing well. I have two grandsons, ages four and nine months, and expecting a third grandchild in September. I love being a grandmother and am spending much more time in Ohio. Once I move closer to retirement (and working just part time) we will return to Ohio to be close to our kids and grandkids. We have traveled a great deal — to Russia, China, many places in Europe, etc. I love history and always wanted to see the places I had studied. My husband, Steve, is now retired and works on our investments and takes good care of me. I hope to see everyone at the next reunion! If anyone is ever in the Sacramento area, we would love to get together. Email me at sathrow@gmail.com."
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Pamela Holberton says, "I have recently published my memoir, an epic poem of my epic journey, entitled, A Phoenix from the Abyss; A Life such as This. It chronicles my journey from being forsaken by my family to the mental heath system for more than a quarter of a century due to my bipolar disorder, to my remarkable recovery after taking a newly invented medication. It is all written in rhyming couplets and is illustrated with my original watercolors. It is available at Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback formats."
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Julie Nierenberg writes, "Greetings from North York, Ontario! After many long years as a Tulsa educator of gifted children, I relocated to Canada, where I live and work as a freelance writer, editor and author coach. My 2013 grief memoir, entitled Daddy, this is it: Being-with My Dying Dad, led to many and varied related projects, including a next book about death, dying and end of life called Journey's End, due for a late spring 2015 publication. My co-author and I are creating a comprehensive perspectives book with input from scores of professionals and others who've experienced losses of many kinds. Summers in Ontario are heavenly and that is when my husband Earl and I can be found most often at Lake Simcoe, feeding the ducks, enjoying grandchildren's visits and simply communing with nature, one sunrise at a time. Best wishes to all!"
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1980

Class Notes:

Timothy E. Gibbs is happy to report that he and his spouse, Troy F. Havens are approaching their 23rd wedding anniversary in Wilmington, Del. Tim continues his work in the nonprofit sector and public health, overseeing the Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Public Health Association. He is about to start LeanSix training, and is looking forward to that additional intellectual challenge. Troy is back in graduate school pursuing his master's degree in accounting, with plans to go into forensic accounting when he graduates. Tim sits on the alumni board of Wilmington Friends School, and is deeply appreciative of the Quaker education he received there, and at Earlham.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Christina Santoni writes, "I have just returned from another amazing trip to a remote and faraway culture, Myanmar, with Bwana Bill Buskirk `66 and company. The trip was amazing and fascinating. As with other Buskirk trips, we learned immense amounts about a very different culture and had opportunities to discuss and process what we were experiencing amongst ourselves and with locals. And of course, we saw beautiful birds and looked at the local ecology and it's evolution. This was my fourth such trip, actually fifth if I count my junior year's adventure to Kenya with Bwana Bill at the helm. Each trip has been unique and life changing. The more I experience of other cultures, the more I understand of my own — the greater my perspectives on life, my understandings, my choices, and my tolerance for differences. Overall, Earlham graduates make terrific traveling companions. There is an openness, respect, and sense of abandon which is quite special! I have traveled with other groups and found them to be less embracing of what evolves and of differences. Solaris Expeditions, the agency which puts together the Earlham trips with Bill, is a terrific travel agency. Now that I'm back home, I am listening and continuing to learn about Myanmar and South East Asia. Myanmar has been in the news a lot since our return. Many interesting discussions and much sharing with my husband, sons, and our community of friends. Do consider such a trip in the future. if you want to be convinced drop a line or send an e-mail! Could it really be 35 years since graduation? The heart and spirit still so young, always I suspect. A love of learning imprinted upon us."
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Obituaries:

Lisa Beth Slover, 46, died suddenly on Friday, April 29, 2005. She was the beloved wife of Ronald D. Slover; loving mother of Bradley, Katye, Melanie, and Andrew; sister of Gary Thompson, Brian Thompson, and the late Kim Gueck; niece of Robert M. Thompson; also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lisa was an active member of the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir. She was a Band Mother, active in the PTA, and coached synchronized swimming at the Forest Hills Swim Club.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1981

Class Notes:

Luna Jaffe shares, "My book, Wild Money: A Creative Journey to Financial Wisdom has received two gold medals (Nautilus Book Awards and Live Now Book Awards) and was a finalist in the USA News Book Awards. The book was published with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign (raised over $19k), and is the world's first beautiful, creative and practical book about money. When not on the road speaking and leading retreats, I'm running my financial planning firm, Lunaria Financial, located in Portland, Ore."
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Maggie Ploener and her partner of 25 years, Jean Kelly, had a small Buddhist wedding ceremony in their home in February 2014.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Debbie Westheimer shares, "I took a trip to Europe in October 2014 and saw my roommate Susan Gilbertson in Rosenheim, Germany, where she lives. How grateful I am for our long friendship! What a treat to spend time with her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, as well."
(Posted January 20, 2015)

Obituaries:

Ann Kropf Unemori, 55, passed away January 30, 2015. She was a member of the White Bluff Presbyterian Church in Savannah. Ann was a selfless and kind person — caring for her mother, who was mostly bedridden, for several years. Ann is survived by her parents; daughters, Mary Ann and Olivia; son, Daniel; and brother, John.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

1982

Class Notes:

Stephen Wanzer is still living in Portland, Maine. He’s still employed by Mercy Hospital as a breakfast chef and is working at The Rosemont Market making 40 gallons of soup a week. Stephen is in love with his wife, Polly, and their kids are Sam (14, who loves all types of fishing) and Lucy (17, getting ready to figure out where to go for college). They have a dog, too. Earlham folks who are coming to Maine are encouraged to visit. The door is always open!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Sandra Gale Austin Frank, 55, died on October 10, 2014. For over 20 years she worked as a Chicago public librarian, a job she passionately loved. Life threw Sandra a lot of curves. When she was eight years old, she was hit by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She lost both of her parents in her 20s and her beloved husband Don when she was 41. At age 48, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Still, somehow, Sandy never let these events deter her. A resident of San Diego, Calif., Sandra is survived by her loving family — sister, Wendy Austin; nephews, Zackary and Damon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Austin and Susan Austin; and husband, Donald Frank.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1983

Class Notes:

Judy Lorraine Brow Rangnes is enjoying her fourth season of beekeeping. It's very interesting, meaningful and rewarding!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1984

Class Notes:

Jennifer Chase shares, "After almost six years of working with UNFPA on gender-based violence (GBV) in complex emergencies in Sudan (Khartoum/Darfur - not South Sudan), I have moved to Oslo, Norway, to work with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as the technical adviser on GBV. My role is to set up 3-5 GBV pilots in different stages of humanitarian emergencies with both refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The pilots will then inform a global strategy for NRC to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. The head office is in Norway and I am always looking for folks who want to hike or cross-country ski. Since I have missed our 30th reunion, I would like to join the Class of 1985 for their 30th reunion — anyone else want to join? There were great people in both of our classes and I find it sad that we never get our classes to attend at the same time. You have a whole year to think about it. Hope to see you in 2015. Priscilla Hayner `85 and Deb Hansen `85 — I will be contacting you to start encouraging others!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Martha Henn loved seeing friends back on Earlham's campus, which was decked out in autumnal finery, for her 30th class reunion in October. Though the gathering has past, the class still has a goal to increase their percentage of classmate participation in giving to Earlham. There has been some lively Facebook chatter about who remembers their post box number and one classmate suggested sending a care package addressed to your post box so that the student who "occupies" it now gets a surprise. Martha thinks she's going to do it!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Melissa Moye writes, "We had a great time together for the 30th reunion and are already looking forward to seeing even more classmates for the 35th. This year it was a relaxed Saturday dinner at the Blues Club, which provided a good time to kick back and talk. I enjoyed catching up with Nelson Bingham while watching the field hockey game and before Nelson took up his traditional post announcing the football game. I was super pleased to find out that that our illustrious class chair, Martha Henn, has joined the Alumni Council. On the home front, I am happy to now be commuting by metro to work, having moved to the U.S. Treasury."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Sam Rasmussen is back in the U.S. after decades overseas, in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam. He and Helen Day `85 live in New Canaan, Conn. They're grandparents of two beautiful girls living just five minutes away, with their daughter Natasha working as a special ed teacher after graduating from UC Santa Barbara and teaching on the international circuit for a few years. Son Soren and daughter Raea are both in their last year of college (Haverford and Williams). Chaser Noah is 13 years old, in middle school. Sam and Helen have great memories of Earlham. They missed the reunion this year but are hopeful to be back on campus in the future!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Barbara Sampson-Dogdish Segal is living in Atlanta, and finds pleasure in being able to hang out frequently with Marcus Kabel `83, David Brown `83, Matson Hanes `85, and Stephen Day `83. Y'all stop by if you're near!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Julie A. Szczech (Wilcox) Boyer, 52, died unexpectedly September 18, 2014, at her home. Julie began her employment with Down East Enterprises before moving for a brief time to Alaska. Upon returning to Maine, Julie continued with Down East Enterprises. She finished her career with nearly 30 years of employment there. Predeceased by her mother, Margret Schnaitman Wilcox `51; and brother Terry Wilcox; Julie is survived by her sister, Karen Wilcox Etchberger `80; niece, Madison Etchberger; father, Louis V. Wilcox, Jr.; uncle, Carl Schnaitman `58; and her cousin Peter Schnaitman `92.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1985

Class Notes:

Martin J. Hargadon, Jr. writes, "If you're ever in Hawaii, give me a call and we can talk about Earlham. Any kama'aina here? Let's meet up. Aloha!"
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Kathryn "Katy" Johnston became the library director at Marian University in September 2014, which, like Earlham, has a strong tradition of advocating for social justice. The library is literally down her street so she can walk or ride her bike to work. Last summer, she and her daughter Helen (age 11 and a fanatic reader) stayed with Susan Lee Barton `84 in Philadelphia and had a fabulous time. Susan Lee will be visiting them in January — a strong woman to brave the Wisconsin winter! They also have enjoyed visiting Chris and Cheryl Brumbaugh Williams in Green Bay, Wis. Their family lives in a big, old house so please visit if you are coming through Wisconsin!
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Obituaries:

Sally “Sarah” Allphin, 51, died December 16, 2014. Sally worked for several years as a math teacher at her former high school, and then as a leader for Outward Bound-type programs for chemically dependent youth and adjudicated youth. She also biked across the continental U.S., dipping her bike in both the harbor at Plymouth, Mass., and the San Francisco Bay. In 1989, she met Gary Marcos and together they moved to California’s Bay Area for her graduate studies, where Sally obtained her master's degree in social work from UC Berkeley and completed three years of work towards her doctorate. They had a daughter in 1997, and upon deciding to homeschool her, Sally became instrumental in the homeschooling community. Even after developing mobility challenges this spring, she continued to be an athlete. Her incredible strength, bravery and ability to find the joy in every day, continues to serve as an inspiration to all. She is survived by her husband, Gary Marcos; daughter, Kathi Allphin; mother, Martha Allphin; father and step-mother, Richard and Joyce Allphin; and sisters, Nancy Allphin, and Sondra Allphin.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

Anet C. James, 52, died September 4, 2014. Anet was an artist, photographer, and graphic designer, co-owning Gallery 55 in Natick, Mass., with her partner, John. For a decade, she was a skilled hang glider pilot and surfer in California. Anet also lived and taught school in Kenya for 1 1/2 years and spoke fluent Swahili. Anet was a champion for many causes. She tirelessly encouraged tolerance and equal rights for all people. She supported opportunities and equality for women in all areas, particularly in the arts. She is survived by her parents, Fritz James and Rosemarie Kelling; siblings, Michael, Ken, Sarah, Annie, Ginny, and Lizzy; and beloved partner, John Mottern.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1986

Class Notes:

Hans Kersten says, "To celebrate my 50th birthday this past August, Michael Vincent, John Brueggemann `87, and Bill Stassen `87 joined me and two other friends for six days in Glacier National Park in Montana. We hired a guide who lead us on an amazing 3-day back country trip. The scenery was spectacular and it was an amazing birthday gift to spend so much time with friends. The trip challenged us, but the unseasonable rain and cold that occurred did not dampen our spirits or trip. The guide was amazed at how much we smiled and the fun we had in spite of the rain and cold. Everyone agreed the trip was epic.  We are already thinking of other opportunities to get together in the future. It was a great trip and a testament to Earlham that so many of my college buddies made sure they could come to Glacier. Unforgettable!"
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1987

Class Notes:

Heather Groves Hannan has published a co-written chapter in the book How to STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries. In the section on Information Literacy and Educational Support, the chapter in question is "STEMming From Scratch: STEM Library Services for High School Students Enrolled as University Students."
(Posted June 11, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1988

Class Notes:

Rebecca Kuder's novel, The Watery Girl, was chosen as one of ten finalists for the Many Voices Project at New Rivers Press in 2014. In August, two of her essays were published online: "The Bit Jar," at The Manifest Station, and "Love Letter (an avalanche)" at Jaded Ibis Productions. She has a short story forthcoming in Resurrection House XIII, an anthology of new short fiction. Rebecca teaches creative writing in the individualized masters program at Antioch University Midwest, and serves on the Board of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with her husband, the writer Robert Freeman Wexler, and their daughter, Merida. Rebecca blogs at http://www.rebeccakuder.com. She is working on a new novel.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Katherine McDermott writes, “After five years of teaching high school math in Mongolia and Jordan, my family and I have returned home to Seattle. I’m finally on Facebook, and I’d love to hear from you!”
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Holly L. McEntyre is enjoying living on sunny Sanibel with her parents and grandmother. She has met another EC grad here (circa early 1960s) and of course they have become fast friends. They have a small house with just one guest room, but they'd love to host a visitor now and then!
(Posted July 14, 2014)

Daniel Tichenor, political science professor at the University of Oregon, was honored with this year’s Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes faculty members who excel at inducing students to reason through critical thinking rather than mere memorization.
(Posted June 11, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1989

Class Notes:

Kelly A. Ehinger was named the recipient of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's Stephen Decatur Award. The Stephen Decatur Award, named for the Indiana city's namesake naval hero Stephen Decatur, is given annually for outstanding individual community service.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Stacey Tarvin Isomura is back in Tokyo after living most recently in Germany. She teaches at an IB international school. She invited Earlhamites to send her an email if they will be in the area.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Jacob Anderson-Minshall (nee Suzy Minshall) is proud to announce the publication of Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Gender, the memoir he and his wife Diane penned about surviving the transition from lesbian couple to man and wife. Earlier this year, the couple also purchased their first home in southern California. It came with a small orchard and a pool! He welcomes old friends and classmates to connect.
(Posted June 11, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1990

Class Notes:

Allison Austin shares, "I have made my last and final career stop and have landed as the executive director of the Marion County Housing Authority - a HUD public housing provider for four counties in southern Illinois. We manage almost 500 public housing units and 280 Section 8 Housing vouchers for individuals and families in our rural and low income area. Terrific staff, four blocks away from home, and every single day brings new challenges and opportunities to learn and serve my community! Tom (my husband) will retire in three years and we are already gearing up for that. Christopher and his girlfriend of five years bought their first home right outside of Centralia. He is a professional welder and works for a fabrication company as well as owning his own welding and fabrication business. Our granddaughter, Marah, will be eight in April and continues to be the smartest, cutest and most well-behaved grandchild in the world. She is a blessing and we enjoy her! We hosted Kavi Ramburn `14 in Centralia as a local government intern from August to December before turning him loose in Springfield, Ill., in January. He is an extraordinary young man and we enjoyed having a little of Earlham in Illinois. We have lodgings for all those needing a place to stay. We can be reached at afaustin@midwest.net."
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Arne Jacobson, professor and faculty member in the Environmental Resources Engineering Department and Director of the innovative Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University, is one of five 2015 recipients of the prestigious California State University Wang Family Excellence Award. Arne's work supports widespread use of off-grid power systems that provide affordable and reliable energy to low-income people in Africa and Asia. Locally, he's involved in renewable energy projects that are relevant to California. The Wang award was established to "celebrate CSU faculty and administrators who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements in their academic disciplines and areas of assignment."
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Steven L. Smiseck writes, "It is hard to believe that 2015 is upon us, and I hope everyone is looking forward to coming to Richmond this fall to celebrate our 25th Reunion! Homecoming is Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1. Mark your calendars now. If anyone wishes to help your dear Class Chair with putting together a fun reunion, please contact me at tee1013@gmail.com."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Monica Mitchell Ulewicz shares, "I'm back to my D.C. roots, moving Mika and Jeremiah to Arlington (along with our menagerie of family pets). Just started a position with a small non-profit working on peace building through cross cultural dialogue and job training in Turkey, Armenia, and Cyprus. They have interesting programming in farm extension, women's business development, and eco-journalism. We're always looking for folks who are interested in sharing their expertise or who enjoy meeting participants from other cultures. Where are the D.C.-area Earlhamites hanging out these days?! Could there ever be another Mother's?"
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Master Sergeant Ronald P. Chaney, 45, passed away on Aug. 6, 2013. Ron enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1990, serving in the Persian Gulf and Somalia. He was later assigned to the I & I staff in Des Moines, Iowa, where he met and married his wife, Shari (Tibbetts) Chaney, in 1997. He went on to serve as an adjunct professor with the University of Phoenix, while continuing his service in the Marines at various postings, including Camp Pendleton, the Pentagon and Camp Lejeune. As a Master Sergeant, his personal decorations included the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star in lieu of a second award, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two Gold Stars in lieu of a third award, and a Combat Action Ribbon. A devoted family man, Ron passed along his love of sports, volunteering thousands of hours coaching youth football. He is survived by his wife, Shari; sons, Dillon, Ryan, Brayden, Nicholas Britt Chaney `14 and Tyler; mother, Martha Chaney; and brother, Timothy Chaney. Ron was preceded in death by his father, Bill Chaney.
(Posted November 21, 2014)

1991

Class Notes:

Edmund Robinson says, "About five years ago, my visa to immigrate to Canada was finally approved. I relocated first to Vancouver, and more recently to North Vancouver. During these years I met and married my wife, Fan Fan Wu, and we are about to celebrate our daughter Mayzen's second birthday. I work as a crisis clinician for the Acute Home Based Treatment program, based out of Vancouver General Hospital. I must admit the move has been well worth it, both professionally and personally. The area is one of the most multicultural places in the world; with great skiing and a home so close to the forest that bears are an issue on garbage day. Working as a health care worker in a universal health care environment has been great as well; the ability to more humanely care for my patients is truly rewarding. I can't imagine raising a child without the universal healthcare either. If anybody is in the area be sure to look us up!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1992

Class Notes:

Claire Poggenburg Gonzalez and her family still live in Nashville, Tenn. After a five-year break from teaching, she has returned to teaching Spanish at the Harpeth Hall School, where her daughter, Ana Claire, is in the 8th grade. Eduardo, her son, recently turned 16 and this year they will have an exchange student from Madrid, Spain. A house full of teenagers!
(Posted January 16, 2015)

David Joiner's debut novel, Lotusland, will be officially released on March 1, 2015 (though it's available for early shipping on Amazon) by Guernica Editions, and he'll be starting a short reading tour in the U.S. and Canada beginning in mid-April. His first stop will be Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he will speak to a class taught by Vanessa Hildebrand, followed by a reading at a cafe in Lakewood arranged by Jay Yoo.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Jonathan Singer writes, "My co-author, Terri Erbacher, and I have released our text Suicide in Schools. We wrote the book in part to fight the shame and stigma associated with suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and losing a loved one to suicide. We hope this book gets into the hands of school professionals all over the country. Many of you Earlhamites are our best hope of that happening."
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Jeff Streiffer and Julia are settling into the Bay Area after their move from Minnesota at the end of 2013. He is always happy to connect with Earlhamites in the area! Email him at Jstreiffer@me.com.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1993

Class Notes:

MaryAnne LoVerme shares, "I ditched Brooklyn for Los Angeles in August 2013 to open Los Angeles County Store, a shop dedicated exclusively to fine goods made in L.A. I get to see fellow L.A.- based alums Amber Eisenmann, Peter Schnaitman `92, Chisa Uyeki `92 and Ben Schafer `94. I've also gotten to see my EC roommate Yuri Kimura `94 a lot more now that we live in the same state! Drop me a line at info@lacountystore.com."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

David Weis and Canan Aker continue to reside in Lawrence, Kan. David was recently awarded tenure at the University of Kansas, where he is a member of the faculty in both chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry. Canan works at Black Hills Energy and volunteers for CASA. Their children, now 11 and 15, are much closer to college age than they are! Perhaps Earlham will be in their future?
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Susan Lane-Yoshimura recently moved to Singapore with her husband and three kids. Anyone living or traveling in the region, please drop her a line at susanjyoshimura@gmail.com.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1994

Class Notes:

Lori B. Southerland Beth was THRILLED to have attended the 20-year class reunion at Earlham! October 24-26, 2014 brought about a flurry of emotions that she's still processing. She was amazed at what changed and what stayed the same. Twenty years just feels like a blip. If anyone needs a place to stop by while in Indy, please don't hesitate to contact her at loribindy@gmail.com.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Lisa M Boyles writes, "I keep myself busy with several pursuits, but I try not to be too busy to go out to lunch with friends. I spend my time tutoring students with learning disabilities, caring for my nieces and nephews and coordinating community projects. In the past year, I headed up the installation of a labyrinth next to my house on the East Side of Indianapolis, the painting of a mural in my neighborhood, and several litter cleanups on nearby streets. You can learn more about the Rivoli Park Labyrinth on its public Facebook page, www.facebook.com/rplabyrinth, Twitter page (@rplabyrinth) and/or through its blog, www.rplabyrinth.blogspot.com. A story about the mural project can be viewed at www.rivoliparkneighborhood.blogspot.com. My partner James and I like to travel to Earlham in the fall to see the big squirrels. We really enjoyed the 20-year reunion and look forward to seeing even more of you in five years. Feel free to connect with me through Facebook (www.facebook.com/basilheart), Twitter (@basilheart), LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/pub/lisa-boyles/b/191/12/), email (basilheart@gmail.com) or phone (317-372-6983). If you are ever in Indianapolis, give me a ring and we can catch up in person. There is a great co-op food store less than a mile from my house that has yummy lunch specials."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Jocelyn Lambert shares, "Life is wonderful in small town America fifteen minutes outside of Ithaca, N.Y. John Wright `91 and I just bought our forever home as my son Abram starts his high school years. Stop by and see us if you're in the neighborhood — we have extra beds! I had started out in respiratory care and have now moved to below the belt doing GI endoscopies. It feels good being in preventative healthcare that works."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Tobey Layne says, "As a few who follow my adventures via Facebook have known, I recently relocated to the Central Coast of California to help a guy open a bakery. I have learned that the locals are fiercely adamant about the fact that "This is not Southern California!" Turns out that the guy didn't want my input into the "partnership," so, I may finally go it alone. I'm still trying to figure out how I am going to square the finances; how I am going to survive long enough to get it off the ground; how long I should wait before giving up on California for the fourth time. My concept will be fairly concise, since it will likely only be me doing all of the work. I am drawing up a Kickstarter program with a link to follow soon.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Paul Tsuchido Shew was appointed dean of religion at Aoyama Gakuin, where he also serves as associate professor in the College of Humanities, and university chaplain. Aoyama Gakuin is a comprehensive Christian educational institution in Tokyo, Japan, encompassing over 25,000 students including a kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, women's junior college, a university with nine colleges, and graduate schools.
(Posted July 14, 2014)

Thomas Eric White was tenured as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer at USAID in 2014 and has been in the Foreign Service since 2010. He has served in Afghanistan and his current regional posting is in Southeast Asia, based out of Bangkok, Thailand, covering democracy, human rights and governance issues.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1995

Class Notes:

Michael Dalrymple was appointed as secretary of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) at its annual meeting on Oct. 10. He was appointed by ISBA President Jeff R. Hawkins and his term will expire in October 2015. Dalrymple is a solo practitioner, representing individuals and small businesses in employment and labor law, discrimination, corporate matters, and estate planning. He also is a civil mediator, providing mediation services for a variety of civil matters. Prior to opening his own law firm, Dalrymple was an associate at Ice Miller. Immediately following law school, he was appointed to a two-year judicial clerkship, spending his first year with Hon. Sanford M. Brook, former chief judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals, and his second year with Hon. Randall T. Shepard, former Indiana chief justice. Dalrymple is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Local Rules Advisory Committee and is a former member of the American Inn of Court. He is active in numerous performing arts and community development organizations and currently serves on the board of the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He also regularly presents and provides training on disability-related topics.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Yong Shen says, "We have moved to Shanghai. If any Earlhamites come this way, please feel free to get in touch!"
(Posted February 20, 2015)

John Slater recently published a co-edited volume, "Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire."
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Obituaries:

Grady “Gil” Landers Pettigrew passed away August 17, 2014. A dedicated professor, scientist and researcher, Gil taught at Miami-Dade College, Nova Southeastern University, Florida International University and Interamerican University in Florida until he accepted an appointment to the Koshrae Campus of The College of Micronesia. As a founding naturalist for Florida's Urban Paradise Guild, Gil was instrumental in restoring the almost-extinct species of Atala Butterfly. Widely published as a researcher, scholar, poet, artist and photographer, Gil leaves his parents, the honorable Grady and The Reverend Dr. Carolyn Landers Pettigrew; sister, Dr. Dawn Karima Pettigrew and a host of family, friends, students and readers to celebrate his legacy of love for education, nature, science and the arts.
(Posted January 27, 2015)

1996

Class Notes:

Kathryn Bacon Goldman shares, "My family and I are excited to take on another overseas opportunity with a move to Bangkok, Thailand. I will be director of programming and training for Peace Corps Thailand. Jeff and the kids are very excited for the next adventure!"
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1997

Class Notes:

Andrew Ginther, city council president in Columbus, Ohio, has announced his candidacy for mayor, and is seeing success in fundraising and endorsements. A Democrat, Andrew's first test will be the non-partisan primary elections in May, where he is up against at least three other candidates — the top two candidates from that contest will advance to the general election in November.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Kirsten Hines is a conservation biologist, award-winning nature photographer, environmental educator and nature travel writer. She is co-author of the book Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens. Some of her work can be seen at www.KirstenNatureTravel.com.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Willy Minnix proudly announces the release of his new book, Mandolin Dead Man's Tuning Vol. 2: English, Scottish and Irish Ballads, from Water Moccasin Press. This new book focuses on the history of English, Scottish and Irish Ballads, with over 175 pages of information, with tabs and sheet music in Standard, ADAD and GDGD tuning, and chords for most of the songs.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Ben Sassé has been recognized as a 2014 Ohio Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Susanna Williams shares, "Exactly ten years after moving to Seattle, I packed up my car and my cat and made the return journey to the east coast. It was just time — I was ready to go home. I'm now happily settled in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Please let me know when you're in New York City (I even have a guest room!). The geographic change also presented an opportunity for a career change. I've launched my own consulting business focused on helping K-12, higher ed, policy makers, and employers better align for lifelong student success through improved communications, social media, and strategic organizational development."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1998

Class Notes:

Susan L. Anderson would love to connect with other Earlhamites in the Chicago area! Find her at www.facebook.com/SusanLeeAnderson.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Maura Orloff Copeland welcomed son Desmond Kalim Copeland to the family on July 1, 2013.
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Kevin Handley received the Governor’s Award for Achievement in Civic Leadership Education.
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Kevin Inouye and family have moved to Laramie, Wyo., where he began this fall as assistant professor of acting, movement, and stage combat at the University of Wyoming. His first book, The Theatrical Firearms Handbook, came out last spring with Focal Press and he continues to seek freelance theatrical and film work as well as diving headfirst into his new position.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Emily Horn Sandefur traveled to Guinea, West Africa for three weeks in March with the Bozeman, Mont.-based non-profit, Guinea Exchange. While in Guinea, Emily traveled throughout the country visiting the capital, Conakry, and the inland villages of Baro and Dembayara. Guinea Exchange focuses on exposure to West African culture, history of the traditional music and dance, and giving back to local communities. Emily brought supplies and materials from her Montessori classroom to local schools and helped with the logistics of starting a sewing/vocational school for adolescents. Also, Emily saw a man sporting an Earlham t-shirt on the streets of Kissidougou — gotta love the reach of the Earlham world!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1999

Class Notes:

Bradley Nicholas Guy and Carrie Greeson Guy `98 have moved back to the Mountain West of Laramie, Wyo. Nick took an associate research scientist position with the University of Wyoming King Air Research Facility to perform airborne measurements of the atmosphere. Carrie will continue to work remotely for the University of Oklahoma Masters in Genetic Counseling Program and Genetics Laboratory. They're looking forward to much more trail time in the mountains!
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Corey Mary March says, "Earlham is such a special, awesome place. My daughter Elise and I just got to visit with John Sumner Major `98, Ben `00 and Seana "Pixie" Huizenga `00 and their three kids, Kristian Damholt `00 and Rebekah Fitchett `02 and their second new munchkin, and Ben Aldred `00 in Chicago a few weeks ago. So good to see so many Earlham people... and realize how many of them married each other. I just finished a second master's degree this fall, this time in fine arts at the San Francisco Art Institute. I notice one thing, however. Whenever I get a really awesome, sharp, interesting professor, it makes me think 'this is like an Earlham professor!' Earlham is still totally my standard, and good teachers make me miss it. I left the MFA program with two shows and two large installation commissions already lined up. Mostly my work is about getting people to reflect on their lives and relationships and how they connect with each other. I still use what I learned at Earlham in that work."
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Kevin O'Brien recently published a new book with Baylor University Press titled, An Introduction to Christian Environmentalism: Ecology, Virtue, and Ethics.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2000

Class Notes:

Betsy Ramsey Bird and Matt Bird `97 were pleased to welcome Jack Dylan Bird into the world last May. He joins his older sister Lily (3) as part of the Bird clan. Three months later, Betsy released her latest book WILD THINGS: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature which received two starred reviews (SLJ & Booklist). They continue to reside in NYC.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Stefan Dreisbach-Williams shares, "After three years messing about in boats at Seattle's Center for Wooden Boats and reviewing theatre for TheSunBreak.com, I've come home to New York City."
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Shai Wise writes, "After serving in a parish in rural Iowa, Victoria and I have returned with the kids, Claire (six), Ian (five), and Gloria (one), to Milwaukee, where I am serving as a chaplain resident with Aurora Healthcare - doing rotations with Sinai Medical Center, St. Luke's Medical Center and St. Luke's South Shore. If you're in the Milwaukee area or just stopping through, we'd love to see you!"
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2001

Class Notes:

Dipti Baranwal writes, "I am celebrating my 12th year here in Los Angeles and life is good! Lots of ups and downs, but eight years and three credential programs later, I am finally teaching high school health and English full-time at the city's oldest public high school - L.A. High. I have been organizing with an unfunded, grassroots coalition called Schools L.A. Students Deserve which is working to make space for the city's teachers, parents and students to dream big together. We fight for justice in education and beyond, instead of giving into the fiasco that's being called school reform right now. One year ago, my 17-year old niece moved in with me and my partner, Noah Lippe-Klein. She just shipped off to college and we are still playing a big role as parent-type people with her, but we're also enjoying taking a deep breath. This summer, Noah and I marked our 14th year together by celebrating with family and friends from near and far. In our entire time together he has never once given me a present, but earlier this year he got me an Earlham sweatshirt! Another milestone this year was my debut on Facebook; I have loved hearing from many of you! Every few months or so I see Eleanor Hennessey Katari up in Oakland, but haven't seen other Earlhamites, so I am really happy to be re-connecting. 2016 reunion, anyone? Stop by and see me in L.A. I love you all madly. My time with Earlham stays with me in deep ways."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Jessie Bay shares, "My husband Paul and I both graduated from medical school at Dartmouth this spring. We've moved to Seattle for our residency training at the University of Washington, where I'm training in internal medicine and Paul is training in emergency medicine. We're excited to be back in the Northwest and I'm loving my first months of intern year so far!"
(Posted August 19, 2014)

It is with great pleasure, excitement, and pride that Katherine Rudolph Bingham and Ned Bingham `02 present to the world their precious new son, William Harvey Bingham. William was born in Kirkland, Wash., on September 23 at 21:35 (9:35 PM) PDT, weighing in at 9 lbs. 1 oz. and measuring 20.47 inches in length.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Nick Johnson has been named head football coach at Earlham College. Nick, who was in his 12th year as the head men’s and women’s track coach, also has nine years of coaching experience with the football program. From 2003-07, he was linebackers coach, and from 2007-12 he was defensive coordinator.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2002

Class Notes:

Sonja Bigalke-Bannan, MSW, LSW is challenged and exited by her new job as the executive director of the National Association of Social Workers- Hawai'i Chapter. She also spends time and energy running a non-profit practice providing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding, and working with her therapy dog, Milo. She and her husband Fred have a spare room and would be happy to welcome visitors to the island of O'ahu.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Henry Davis, Jr. has confirmed his candidacy for mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Timothy DeLizza recently quit his job after 3+ years at a large law firm in New York, and moved to D.C. to live in a communal house, join a co-op and start working at a government agency (FERC). Thus, he has now almost completely returned to his Earlham roots.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Sarah Egolf says, "Howdy friends! I miss you! The great news in my life is that Andrew and I got engaged this July. Please drop a line if you are in the Denver/Boulder area or in southeastern Wyoming!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2003

Class Notes:

Andrew Kuban Banks welcomed son Julian into the world August 21, 2014. Julian is a healthy, happy baby who loves to eat, sleep, smile, make cute noises, cry occasionally, and go on adventures with his parents.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Michael Elorreaga and his wife, Jenny, welcomed Ryan Michael Elorreaga on January 16, 2015. He joins big sister Isabella.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Damaris Junge recently moved to New York to do an art training at Free Columbia, an organization working out of a new economic model of community supported education. It's an intense course in art and an exploration of art and social change.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Erica Parfrey Ryan shares, "2014 has been a big year! On June 21, I married Sean Ryan in a beautiful ceremony overlooking the Long Island Sound in New York. It was a perfect summer day! We were thankful of the presence of many Earlhamites who made the journey to New York including Casey Jones, Damaris Junge, Amanda Ferguson-Cradler, Benjamin Williams `01, Ariel Boone-Worthman, Josh McCoy `04, and Emilie Smith. We moved to Denver, Colo., this fall and I have just started working for the Denver Public School System as a concurrent enrollment liaison. I support the district's efforts to make more students college- and career-ready upon graduation. I am enjoying my new role and our new home and look forward to connecting with other Earlhamites in the area!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Emilie Smith writes, "It was so wonderful to see everyone last year at our reunion, I can't believe another year has passed already. My partner, Amber Batson, and I were married this past June in Brooklyn, N.Y. Earlhamites Erica Parfrey Ryan and Amanda Ferguson-Cradler were there with us for our small ceremony. Amber and I live in Austin, Texas, where I work as a massage therapist and she works in IT. We would love to connect with any Earlham friends visiting the Lone Star state."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Marissa Pine Yeakey and Chip Yeakey welcomed a daughter, Milena Louise, on August 20, 2014. Marissa and Chip live in Washington, D.C., with their 3-year old son, Norman. Chip works as systems administrator at the Institute of International Finance, and Marissa is senior policy analyst with the Population Reference Bureau.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2004

Class Notes:

Joseph Bopp received a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. He is special collections librarian at the Seattle Public Library and most recently has been appointed the Albert Balch Curator. Joseph sincerely apologizes to his advisor, the late Peter Cline, for taking so long to make good but hopes that he knows how important he was, and remains, to him.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Elaine Banvard Fleschner writes, "2014 was a big transition for our family. My husband Alec and I welcomed our second child, Leo Stephen Fleschner, who was born on February 4. Caring for him and his big sister, Amelia, who turned three in June, has been very rewarding but also an incredible amount of work. Alec's contract was not renewed at work, so for the time being he is a stay-at-home parent. I am working full-time as a pharmacist and spent 2014 "floating," or working at different locations. I am hoping for more stability in 2015 so I can develop relationships with patients. I like my career because it allows me to integrate my love of science with my desire to work directly with people. I really enjoyed seeing everyone at the reunion in October. We still live in Columbus, Ohio, and would love to get together with any Earlhamites who are in our area. Even if we weren't friends at the time, another Earlhamite is already a friend."
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Molly McMahon participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course in Namibia this summer. She studied cheetah physiology and ecosystem management with the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Molly is an eighth-grade science teacher at Silver Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring, Md.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Jay O'Hara says, "After two years working at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, I have been back in my home town on Cape Cod for eight years of patience and frustration, seeking to faithfully carry my concern for climate change. In 2013 I was given a clear call, and with a friend blockaded 40,000 tons of coal from being delivered to the largest greenhouse gas emitter in New England. Our trial was scheduled for September 8, 2013, but in an unprecedented move, the District Attorney dropped the criminal charges, saying he was doing so because he agreed with us about climate change, and waving a Bill McKibben article from Rolling Stone declared he would join us in NYC for the People's Climate March. The full story is at lobsterboatblockade.org. I'm continuing to labor with Friends to find their unique faithful response to the climate crisis, and pray that we may as a people build ourselves into the prophetic community we are called to be. Hopefully Earlham will do its part by wholly divesting from fossil fuels. Many thanks to Earlham for helping me on the path to faithfulness."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Carrie Seltzer and Matt Grosso moved to Washington, D.C. with their daughter Natalie at the end of 2013. In June, Carrie started an amazing job at National Geographic managing the Great Nature Project. In August they hosted a potluck for D.C.-area Earlham alumni that had 25 attendees. They plan to live in the Brookland neighborhood for a long time and look forward to getting to know more of the many Earlhamites in and around Washington.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2005

Class Notes:

Elizabeth Bonny is pleased to share that she was married in September to Jordan Johnson in Lawrence, Kan. In attendance were Earlhamites Lauren Schiszik `06, Kate Galligan McBurney `06, Chris McBurney `06, bridesmaid Christina Elliott, and maid of honor and aunt Carol Davis Moakley `90. Elizabeth received a Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas and she is currently working as a nutrition coordinator and educator for a food bank. She and her husband look forward to the birth of their first baby in February.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Josie Caton participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course in Mongolia this summer. She studied key species re-introduction efforts of the great steppe in Mongolia, the "Land of the Blue Sky." Josie, who works at Outward Bound and Yellowstone Club in Bozeman, Mont., took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Tanyel Cemal Oktar is living in London, and about to complete a Ph.D. degree in anthropology with a focus on deaf sign language users' socialization in London.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Bethany Qualls writes, "To the surprise of almost no one, I'll be starting my Ph.D. in English literature in the fall of 2014 at UC Davis. San Francisco will continue to be my home base and the commute made possible by public transportation. I'm excited to continue my research on the 18th century, prostitution, and narrative. Life is pretty sweet."
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Kasi Spyker shares, "In the past year I have divorced, moved, and reconnected with some Earlhamites. I continue to find my work helping researchers at IU to be rewarding, and I also continue to educate myself and act on important social and environmental issues. I would like to encourage my fellow alumni to support divestment from fossil fuels and support the Earlham REInvestment group. Ask Earlham to divest its direct holdings from companies that use the process of fracking and/or extract coal or tar sands. Find out more at earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2006

Class Notes:

Kim Crane is in her eighth year living in Portland, Ore., her fifth year in her current job, and is just beginning her first year of marriage. Kim and her partner Rachel Oleson were married this August on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Chamisa Mackenzie was Kim's maid of honor. She always welcomes opportunities to catch up with Earlham classmates and loves hearing about the awesome things you all are up to!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Dominey Drew says, "Hi classmates! Feel free to give me a call whenever you're near - I LOVE connecting with Earlhamites! I also love to network, and I know a lot of people, so if you are looking for a connection let me know. I would love to stay in touch. Love you all!"
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Katherine Harvey writes, "I am currently settling into my new job as the executive assistant to the dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Calif. I have been in San Francisco for over a year now, and am starting to finally feel at home. I live in the city with my boyfriend of 3+ years and our two cats."
(Posted July 14, 2014)

Leah LeSuer-Mandernack Houtman and Rachel Houtman `05 welcomed their daughter Darwin Hazel Houtman into the world on September 10, 2014. She was 7 lbs 12 oz and in perfect health. Leah is currently in the end stages of thesis writing for her Master of Arts in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, and is applying to Ph.D. programs in medical anthropology as well as working as a legal assistant at a local law firm.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Adair Lindsay writes, "In the past year, I flew on 98 flights and spent 100 nights in hotels (I just counted). The latter would have been greater had it not been for several Earlhamites who let me stay with them during work trips. For example, when my flight from RDU (Raleigh, N.C.) to DCA (Washington, D.C.) was delayed, Kevin and Elizabeth Hunter Kesling let me spend the night with them and their son Oliver (who was 3 weeks old at the time!). I was also fortunate to be able to visit Lauren McKown Mellander, Chrysalis Kendall and Katy Nicholson `04 while in Ithaca, N.Y.; dine with Katrina McQuail while in Toronto, Canada; and spend time with JP Gary `05 and Adelina Mustafa `08 during two separate trips to NYC. I recently resigned from this corporate travel job to focus on my private nutrition practice, Eating with Integrity."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Brian P. Looney says, "This past May I got married to my high school sweetheart and lifelong friend, Annabelle Burnum. She is currently a veterinary pathology resident at the University of Georgia, and I am studying mycology as a Ph.D. student in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Tennessee. We enjoy talking about biology from two diverse perspectives, especially when hiking together in the Great Smoky Mountains. A shout out to all of my Earlham friends! We all seem to be a bit scattered to the wind."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Alex "Brooks" McAdam shares, "A few years after graduating Earlham, I married my Earlham classmate and best friend Yukari (Waseda). She earned her Master of Education (USI) and taught Japanese at Arkansas University. During this time, I earned another bachelor's degree and decided that the Navy was what I needed to be fully challenged mentally and physically. I served two tours on the USS Cole as a Surface Warfare Officer (Norfolk, Va.), amounting to three years. I currently work in the HR field within the Navy in Denver, Colo. Yukari is employed at Metro State University. I have been in close contact and visited Jawad Habib '05 in Vegas. We would enjoy connecting with more Earlhamites in Denver!"
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Katrina McQuail shares, "Having spent three years running a social change not-for-profit in Guelph, Ontario, I've been slowly transitioning back to take over my family farm in Southwestern Ontario. I'll be there full-time starting January 1st, 2015. It's been a busy year full of 30th birthdays, weddings and travel. I also have completed my PADI OW Scuba Instructor training and am now teaching occasionally for a scuba dive shop in Burlington, Ont. I have also started working as an assistant conference coordinator for Pendle Hill in Wallingford, Pa.; organizing YAFCON, a week-long conference for young adult Quakers around the intersection of spirituality and activism relating to a theme."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Kathleen L. Niegocki says, "I am about to finish the Ph.D. program in counseling psychology at Ball State University. I just completed my doctoral internship at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania. I will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University's Counseling and Psychological Services in September. I also recently enjoyed being the maid of honor at Mary Rice's wedding in June and reuniting with some other Earlhamites!
(Posted August 19, 2014)

This past summer Mary Rice married Michael Salamon at a service held in Baltimore, Md. In attendance were fellow Earlham alumni Kathleen Niegocki, James Wagandt, Katrina McQuail, Skylar Thompson, Kirsten Arnuson-Trunzo, and Lexie Kier `07. Great times were had by all.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Callie Modic West and Jared West were overjoyed to welcome a new addition to their family this spring. Owen Russell West was born on April 16, 2014 at 9:51 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Jared continues to work as an acupuncturist for the Cleveland Clinic while also maintaining a busy private practice. Callie recently accepted a job as an attorney-advisor for NASA. Callie and Jared are currently spending every moment they can with Owen, and they were happy to have Maggie Shank Jackson come to visit Owen in Cleveland this April.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Rebecca White says, "I moved back to Seattle, Wash., after two years in New York City getting my master's degree in social work, with a focus on housing policy/tenant organizing. I just got a job organizing labor at a national retail chain with a local union, and I am falling in love with the work! I am also re-falling in love with the Pacific Northwest, beginning a stint as a board member with the Washington State Tenant's Union, and hopefully settling down for a while."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Jennifer Terry Witherell writes, "Greetings Earlhamites near and far! I hope everyone is thriving and getting into happy mischief wherever this note finds you. I am living in Colorado these days with my husband and daughter, working part-time as a licensed master social worker for Centura Health. Most of my learning and efforts at this time revolve around being a mother and a wife, as well as acclimating to my little Rocky Mountain community. I hold Earlham fondly in my heart to this day, for all of the love, knowledge, healing, and illumination I found there. Sending light and good vibes to all of you!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2007

Class Notes:

Kate Branson is the intermediate teacher at the Project Libertas school in Indianapolis. She loves her school, students, and community. Check out Project Libertas at www.projectlibertas.org!
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Mary Crauderueff moved to the Boston area in August 2014 and looks forward to reconnecting/ connecting with Earlhamites in the area!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Rachel (Stacy) Guaraldi married Benjamin Guaraldi in June 2014. Among the 230 people in attendance were Earlham grads Sadie Forsythe `05, Helen Staab `10, Risa Thronweber Woff `08, Jay O'Hara `04, Julie McClure `04, Mary Crauderueff, Hilary Andersen, Joshua Stacy `05, Casey Kashnig `06, and Tory Smith `12. The wedding was beautiful and they thank everyone who was able to come! Rachel and Ben live in Somerville, Mass., where Rachel is starting a program to be a hospital chaplain and Ben is looking into jobs that merge finance with programming. They routinely host folks from the Earlham and wider Quaker community. Please come visit!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Greg Hodges and his wife, Mae Walters, have returned to the U.S. after three years teaching English in Shenzhen, China. They bought a farm near Alfred, Maine, and are expecting their first child in December. Greg can be reached at contact.mr.cat@gmail.com.
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Jamie Munro supports the REInvestment campaign and asks Earlham to divest its direct holdings from companies engaged in fracking, coal mining, and/or tar sands extraction. Find out more at earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Gregory P. Woods graduated with a Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary’s 202nd commencement ceremony, held on May 24, 2014. The Master of Divinity is a three-year graduate degree that is the basic professional degree for ministry. The Seminary awarded a total of 152 degrees at the Commencement Exercises.
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2008

Class Notes:

Kate Ünver and her 4.5 women's tennis league won the USTA Middle States Section Championships on August 15-17. Representing the Philadelphia Area, Kate was undefeated at #1 singles and #3 doubles. She played tennis for the Quakers.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Joe White has been named one of the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for his work as the executive director of The Excel Center.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2009

Class Notes:

Eve Dewan moved to Providence, R.I., this fall to begin a Ph.D. program in archaeology at Brown University, where she is practicing her elevator speech daily. She was sorry to miss the five-year reunion, but hopes to see many of you someday soon; visitors are always welcome!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Lucy Grask writes, "I'm still in Brooklyn and I'm getting married May 2015! I'm working as an LMSW at Fountain House, which was recently recognized by the Hilton Humanitarian Award for our innovative, evidence based work with people living with mental illness. If any Earlhamites are interested in becoming part of the Clubhouse movement in mental health recovery-please contact me!"
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Jessica Kane and Alex Code recently decided to start a side business - Line 45 - which they hope will grow into something bigger. Line 45 is a custom mapping and software solutions company that focuses on introducing technologies to markets previously under-served. This combines many of their passions, like their love for the outdoors, interest in science and desire to help people better understand the world around them. They'd love for you to share in this journey as they move forward. They will be starting a blog to talk about what they do and chronicling the process of starting a business in the near future. In the meantime, check out their website: www.line-45.com.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Aiman Rizvi writes, "After graduating, I moved to Dubai to seek employment. I got my first job as a Business Intelligence Analyst for a risk consulting and commercial investigations firm called Kroll. I have worked for Kroll since then. I miss Earlham a lot and am grateful to all my professors and friends for the experience. I will always cherish it. A piece of advice for those currently at Earlham — study and party hard because it wont last forever."
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Mollie Wegerson and Sarah McDermott were happy to see so many classmates at the five-year reunion! It was a beautiful weekend down at Earlham and they enjoyed catching up with all who came. They can't wait to see what the next five years has in store for everyone. After five years as co-chairing the class, Mollie has decided to step down. She will still look forward to reading all the notes and seeing fellow alums. As always please look her up if you're ever in Chicago!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2010

Class Notes:

Anina Estrem is pursuing a career in food justice and access by managing three school-based food pantries in Portland, Ore., that serve approximately 200 families and move 5,000 lbs of food every week. She was awarded the AmeriCorps Alumni Local Leadership award in Fall 2014 for her two years of service with FoodCorps and efforts to develop alternative food systems, and plans to continue working with kids in the kitchen, garden and classroom to fight hunger.
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Zohar Gitlis recently left alums Lizzy Seitel `09, Anna Lockhart `09, and Nora de la Cour `08 in Philadelphia for the shore of a glacial lake in the Adirondack mountain range. She found her way north through alums Daniel Wentworth `09 and Hannah Lee `09. Zohar is currently living and working at a residency center for artists and activists in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. She misses her Earlham community in Philadelphia but is falling in love with the Adirondack mountains and working hard to master her canoe strokes. If you're ever in the Adirondacks, Albany, Burlington or Montreal, you should give her a call. She would love to meet up and drink a beer or climb a mountain (your choice).
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Aaron Goldbeck and Anna McCormally `12 live in Washington, D.C., and are both in graduate school the at University of Maryland in College Park — Aaron for urban planning, Anna for creative writing. Everybody should move to D.C.!
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Erin Hackett is excited to have finally moved to New York City, where she has dreamed of going since high school. She has already met up with a couple of her fellow Earlham classmates who live in the city, which makes the transition much more enjoyable.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Mandi Rice's life is seeming very much like a sitcom. The main characters include Emily Bobrowich '11, her parents and grandparents, a very old house, and several construction workers. An interesting subplot unfolds at the yoga school down the street. This season features guest appearances by Earlhamites including Megan Potter and Kristin Busch '11, Marisa Keller, Anna Hetzel '12, Isana Kobayashi, Clairellyn and Micah Sommersmith '11, Meg Duff '11, Liz Burman '11, Tinisha Newland '11, Will Alderfer '11 and Rosie Nevins '11, Hel Staab, Eric Parker '11, Robin Heard '12, Noor Balbaky '13, Kenneth Martin '08, Adetokunbo Adeshile '09, Babbs McLemore '08, Aidan Tharp '09, and the members of Earlham's Alumni Council.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Erum Sikander shares, "Hello everyone! Since Earlham, I have traveled to Morocco, Germany, France, England, Pakistan and several places in the U.S. Traveling has always been a passion and it's double the joy when I meet an Earlhamite. While visiting Pakistan, I met Kamil Hamid `12 and enjoyed catching up with him. In New York I met Yazdan Hoque`09, and in Philadelphia, I had the pleasure of meeting with Anna-Mariya Kukuyan `12, Bunyod Tusmatov `13 and Maeesha Saeed. I spent a beautiful Tennessee afternoon at Erika and Ken Nishiguchi`s `11 wedding celebrations along with several other Earlhamites. Recently, I left a position at Kids R Kids Learning Academy in Greenville, S.C. as an educator and now I am looking to find passion in a new profession. Lots of love to the Earlham community! I look forward to meeting with more Earlhamites."
(Posted August 19, 2014)

Stephanie Scheurich writes, "After spending the last four years riding my bike, hanging with new and old pals, and working as a nanny in Chicago, I moved to Budapest at the beginning of September with my rad cat, Shrimp. I am currently working towards my M.A. in Gender Studies at Central European University. Shrimp is working towards always sitting on my laptop while I write essays. I'm looking forward to spending the next 10 months in this beautiful city and traveling to neighboring countries when I have a spare moment."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Erum Sikander shares, "Hello everyone! Since Earlham, I have traveled to Morocco, Germany, France, England, Pakistan and several places in the U.S. Traveling has always been a passion and it's double the joy when I meet an Earlhamite. While visiting Pakistan, I met Kamil Hamid `12 and enjoyed catching up with him. In New York I met Yazdan Hoque`09, and in Philadelphia, I had the pleasure of meeting with Anna-Mariya Kukuyan `12, Bunyod Tusmatov `13 and Maeesha Saeed. I spent a beautiful Tennessee afternoon at Erika and Ken Nishiguchi`s `11 wedding celebration along with several other Earlhamites. Recently, I left a position at Kids R Kids Learning Academy in Greenville, S.C. as an educator and now I am looking to find passion in a new profession. Lots of love to the Earlham community! I look forward to meeting with more Earlhamites."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Margaret Obermayer Webb and Christopher Webb `09 are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Claire Eileen, on September 26, 2014. Margaret still loves her job as the pastor of a programmed Quaker Meeting and Christopher is still enjoying working as a researcher at the University of Rochester. Margaret and Christopher would always welcome visits from other Earlham alumni if they are in the Rochester, N.Y.-area.
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Yuchen Zhou says, "I missed you all so much. Only after you leave EC for some time, do you truly realize that EC is so special. I work and live in Shanghai City now. If any of the Earlhamites happen to stop by, please let me know and I would love to treat you with an Earlham welcoming. Love you all."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2011

Class Notes:

Sally Bunner shares, "Hey all! I hope you are well. I am still living in Richmond and am now working at Richmond High School as a Special Education Math Teacher. If you are in the area, feel free to contact me! Also, I work with students at Earlham in their REInvestment campaign and ask Earlham to divest its direct holdings from companies that use the process of fracking, and/or extract coal or tar sands. Find out more about the campaign at earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Molly Malcolm and Martin Tinkerhess '10 live together in Dearborn, Mich., with their beagle, Toby, and are engaged with plans to marry in May 2016. Since completing her master's degree, Molly has taken a job as a digital imaging archivist at the Henry Ford Museum, and Martin is completing his third year at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Molly and Martin have a cozy guest room and remind Earlhamites that they are always welcome to visit when they are in the area!
(Posted February 20, 2015)

Meaghan Randall and Michael Lutz are living happily together in Indianapolis, Ind., as roommates. Meaghan is getting her master's degree in social work, and Michael is getting his Ph.D. They do not have a cat or dog yet, but Meaghan does keep a box of milk bones in her car "just in case." (Do cats eat milkbones?)
(Posted January 16, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2012

Class Notes:

Robert Lugg is currently at the University of Nevada, Reno, working on his M.A. in English literature, with an emphasis on literature and the environment, and teaching first-year writing courses.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2013

Class Notes:

Elizabeth Denny is in Philadelphia, working at the American Red Cross, serving in the AmeriCorps and attending the University of Pennsylvania and continuing her studies in the Dutch Language.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Ikumi Doucette writes, "Upon returning from New Zealand, I traveled to New Mexico for an internship with the BLM. I accepted a full-time position with that office and have since moved to southern New Mexico, where I am able to enjoy the mountains on a daily basis. I'm loving everything about this place!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

D. Lynne Francis shares, "Hello! I have recently been promoted to a new volunteer position as a prefectural adviser with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. I offer counseling, manage conferences, and assist other JET program participants in Akita, Japan. I am also a volunteer with the Peer Support Group (PSG), an anonymous listening service for JET participants. I am traveling to Canada this summer and hopefully home to Indiana for Christmas."
(Posted July 14, 2014)

Claudia Greene shares, "The past year, I have been developing my passion for rock climbing while exploring my future career options. I am currently working at Vertical Endeavors, a rock climbing gym in Minneapolis, and applying for a master's program in public health. I want to take the social justice values I learned at Earlham, along with my interest in biology and infectious disease, and apply them to the field of public health."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Conor Hall writes, "Hey friends! I'm currently in Dubrovnik, Croatia, after having recently walked 500+ miles of the Camino de Santiago with Patrick, Maura, and our Dad. I will be moving to Denver in January to work in government relations or nonprofit development. Please hit me up if you’re ever in the Denver area and we'll go for a hike or grab a tasty craft brew. I am hoping to make it back to EC for graduation this year, hopefully I'll see some of you there. Cheers!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Kate Hardy says, "Hi...I'm in Delaware. I've been staying busy and having a blast as an animal keeper intern at the Brandywine Zoo. This spring, Martin Moon and I traveled to Gaziantep, Turkey, to complete a coppersmith apprenticeship and I taught English classes on the weekends. I'm looking forward to my next visit to Earlham. I miss everyone very much!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Aaron Bryant Mayo writes, "Hello friends! It's been a hectic year since I saw you all last May; I've completed my master's degree in teaching; I've started a teaching job for Early College; I've started buying my own house. When you guys saw me last I was struggling between juggling a family, a full-time job, and finishing my bachelor's, and now I'm finally putting puzzle pieces back together."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Alessandro Pianetta shares, "Since leaving Earlham last December, I have been selected as a participant in the 2014-15 JET Program, and moved to Japan in the beginning of August. I live roughly an hour east of Tokyo, where I am working as an assistant English teacher in a middle school. It's been great being able to reconnect with other Earlhamites on Japan Study, M-ALT, and SICE, as well as some of the TSA students from Waseda, and I'm looking forward to my next year or two here!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Karina Rodriguez writes, "Did I really never submit a Class Note? Oh well. I'm living in Asuncion, Paraguay. Laura Brown `10 was here visiting last June. It was great! Currently working as a teacher and living in a beautiful house with my partner. Looking into Grad School abroad. And no, we are not married. Yet. My doors are always open to any Earlhamites who happen to be in these lands!"
(Posted February 20, 2015)

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2014

Class Notes:

Living and working in New Hampshire, Faye Christoforo continues to stay involved with Earlham activism through the REInvestment (Responsible Energy Investment) Alumni Council. She enjoys connecting with Earlham alumni from many different years and supporting the efforts of students to work toward a future of sustainable and ethical investments at Earlham. If you would like to be involved, email reinvestearlham@gmail.com. Our inner light does not burn on fossil fuels!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Mark Anthony Dixon writes, "Earlham College Class of 2014: I have been privileged to be surrounded by such a great group of individuals for 4+ years. I enjoyed sharing my time with you all and those memories will never be forgotten. Thank you all for the love and laughs. Last but not least, shout out to the 2010 SWI group!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Maddie Fega is missing Earlham very much these days, as she quickly approaches the 6-month past graduation mark. Her new life here in Rouen, France, is full of adventures and joy, but never quite fills her heart as much as the memories of Earlham friends, family, and mentors. Thanks to all for filling her heart with the Earlham light, which glows always, everywhere she goes. Peace and love to all, near and far.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Colby Henderlite shares, "I am currently living in Waco, Texas, and going to graduate school at Baylor University. I am pursuing my master's in museums studies and plan to graduate in 2016. I currently work at the Armstrong Browning Library as a graduate assistant. I work with the collections and transcribe letters, primarily from the English poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I am sad to have missed Homecoming at Earlham this year and look forward to hopefully visiting soon."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

After a relaxing summer, Taylor Jeromos moved to Dallas with her best friend, Wynn Hawker-Boehnke. She is currently interning at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Adult Programming division (and it's amazing!). She's been able to see lots of Earlhamites since graduating, including Colby Henderlite, Landon Dorssey, Maryanne Braine, Hugh Schmidt, Stacey Hauff, Hannah Munro `17, Martha Leech Hill `79, and Elana Passman (faculty). She sends love to Earlhamites near and far.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Elliot David Kramer misses the natural beauty and peace of Indiana, but is pleased to be back in New York City. He is working as a research assistant for The Rockefeller University, and he is excited to be putting his Earlham education to work at the Casanova Lab of the Human Genetics of Infectious Disease. He's trying to determine if an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. track program fits best with his aspirations. Hopefully he'll come up with an answer before he sends out applications next year!
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Leslie Massicotte has recently embarked on a year of full-time service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest serving at St. Andrew Nativity School in Portland, Ore. Volunteers with JVC Northwest serve people who live on the margins of society and help restore fragile ecosystems, while committing to live simply and work for social and ecological justice in a reflective and spiritually supportive community with other Jesuit Volunteers (JVs).
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Adam Moskowitz shares, "I am excited to be part of the alumni push for Earlham to divest its direct holdings from companies that use the process of fracking, and/or extract coal or tar sands. To join me in getting involved, visit earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com. Earlham's inner light does not burn on fossil fuels!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Christine Page writes, "As a Quaker Voluntary Service volunteer, I am living in community with seven other people and engaging in social justice work at the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. I spend half of my week at a community center in south Philadelphia, which provides a variety of services for people who are refugees from Burma and Bhutan."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Maria Jose Ramos says, "I want to start a blog about my international experience in the U.S., like the blogs where people that travel to third world countries write about how they would discover themselves and what-not in a foreign land and it's therefore exotic. Or the blogs where people write about their experience doing yoga somewhere in Latin America at the middle of the sunset while the children they saw starving around the corner reminded them that we are all human. I would write a blog that would talk about my experience of being asked where I am from as soon as someone listens my accent. I would write a blog about experiences like when I am cuddling with a so-called "white liberal" who likes to be called an activist for role playing and would tell me how my skin color and accent turns them on compared to their accent-less dialects, and how I would attract them by using big fancy ‘-ism’ words as Colonialism, and Imperialism. I'm going to start a blog about my international experience in the U.S., but I bet it won't be as famous as the Buzzfeed articles about cute cats because who likes to be exoticized anyways?"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Jeremy Reed sends greetings to all, and adds, "I'm currently situated in Bloomington (along with Yusra Saleh `12!) enjoying a different side of Indiana. Certainly an adjustment from the Richmond/Ohio side of things. Thoroughly enmeshed in an M.A./Ph.D. program at IU in ethnomusicology, but any and all friendly faces are welcome to stop by - a few have already in the past couple of months! Peace and love to all you crazy kids out there."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Katie Schneller writes, "Hello, everyone! I hope you are all taking the breaks you need, and that you're successful and happy in your current career or continuing education. I am in process of receiving my doctorate at SCNM in Tempe, Ariz., pursuing natural medicine. If you haven't heard of natural medicine, or are interested in medicine at all, shoot me an email, I'd love to explain and keep the knowledge flowin'! Light and love, friends."
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Temple Ananaias Shuford shares, "As we venture into the unknown of the future, remember this: Lasting happiness cannot be found outside of ourselves. It must be found within ourselves, and then it will permeate our surroundings. This is the way our LIGHT works. Let us realize our LIGHT and share it with the rest of the world! We should never judge anybody's path because it is different from our own. Merely, we must accept the differences, and realize their perfection. Once we change our minds, the world will change with it. Be LIGHT and be LOVE!"
(Posted July 14, 2014)

Michael Vinikoff says, "Hey all, I'm soon to be working as an Americorps VISTA for a year in Yakima, Wash., with advocacy and empowerment campaigns for the homeless. Good luck (and break a leg if necessary) to all my comrades still plugging away at Earlham!"
(Posted November 19, 2014)

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2015

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2016

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2017

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