Class Notes

Class Notes and obituaries submitted by November 8, 2015 will be included in the Winter 2016 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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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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Richard F. Boldrey, 97, died February 27, 2015. He served in the U.S. Army. Richard was an industrial engineer and retired from Wayne Works and its parent companies in 1975. He was a former member of First Baptist Church, Richmond Lion's Club, Richmond Masonic Lodge, and Richmond Noon Optimist Club. He enjoyed traveling, shooting pool, playing shuffleboard, and participating on regional shuffleboard teams. Survivors include his children, Richard L. Boldrey, Karen S. Kendall and Robert M. Boldrey; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Reisert; brother, Robert Earl Boldrey; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Platt Boldrey; son, John C. Boldrey; parents, John and Minnie Alice Baker Boldrey; two sisters, Olive and Bea; and two nephews.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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)

H. Cary Coppock, 99, passed away January 27, 2015. He earned an M.D. from the University of Chicago Medical School in 1941. Interning at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., he met his bride, Lillian Van Baalen. After a brief courtship, Cary and Lillian married in 1943. From February 1943 to June 1946, with the Army Air Medical Corps, he tended troops on both coasts returning from Atlantic and Pacific theaters, evacuating the wounded across two oceans. Following his military discharge, he entered private medical practice in Tacoma, Wash. They moved to Ellensburg in 1947 when Cary was invited to join The Valley Clinic, and ver the years he developed a well-regarded practice in family medicine that lasted to his retirement. He was a charter diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice. Cary and Lillian were active members of First Presbyterian Church in Ellensburg where he served as elder and sang in the choir. The couple retired to Olalla, Wash., in 1982 where they enjoyed the Puget Sound seascape and welcomed family and friends. In 2001, they settled into the retirement community at Mary's Woods in Lake Oswego, Ore. While at Mary's Woods they served as Deacons of Lake Grove Presbyterian Church-calling on others as long as they were able. Cary is survived by his wife of 72 years, Lillian; children, Bob, Ruth Nottingham, Sue Simon, and Karel; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nephews, Glen Bibler `61 and George Bibler `65. He was predeceased by sisters, Grace Bibler `35, Ruth Palmer `40 and Anna Houghton `30; brother, Paul Coppock `27; and nephew, Paul Coppock `52.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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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Aileen Newsom Chitwood, 93, died February 26, 2015. She married Julius R. (Jack) Chitwood in 1944. In 2001, she and her husband retired to Bloomington, Ind., after living in Rockford, Ill., for 40 years. While in Rockford, her interests and volunteer activities included the Rockford Women's Club, Rockford Art Assoc., Rockford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Monday Duplicate Bridge Club and the Unitarian Church of Rockford. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. The Chitwoods enjoyed traveling and over the years there were 41 trips to foreign countries as well as to 47 of the United States. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on an extended excursion flying around the world. Aileen is survived by her sister, Mary Kathryn Day of Columbus; nieces and nephews; and was preceded in death by her husband.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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)

Donald (Doc) Rawls Hutchison, 93, passed away February 16, 2015. Becoming a medical doctor was a dream of Doc's from the time he was six years old, and he earned his Medical degree in 1946 from University of Kentucky School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky. He earned his board certification for Family Practice and lived out his life as he had dreamed. He first practiced medicine while stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. In 1951 he moved his wife and young family to Fountain City, Ind., to start his private practice. For 22 dedicated and rewarding years, he made house calls to home bound patients often with the county snow plow clearing the way for him in a winter storm. He saw patients in his office daily and drove to the nearest hospital ten miles away sometimes twice a day to see his hospitalized patients. As the pace became too difficult, he moved to Hot Springs, S.D., to finish his medical career at the Veteran's Administration there. He fulfilled his Civil Service years and retired in 1987. He was able to spend many early evenings at nearby Lake Angostura practicing his second passion — fishing! Another passion of his was his love of gardening. His bountiful harvests were shared and enjoyed by many. He is survived by his three children, Donald W. Hutchison, Mary D. Hawkins and Elizabeth Perley; brother, Walter Hutchison; sister-in-law, Betty Keith Hutchison; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Nell Tichenor Hutchinson; parents, Ernie Horace and Ruby Florence (Rawls) Hutchison; sister and brother-in-law, Loraine and Robert Kiracofe; brother, Emory Hutchison; and brother-in-law, Thomas Tichenor.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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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Bob H. Painter, 92, passed away January 28, 2015. He received his medical degree at Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia. He was in general practice for 18 years in Grant, Mich., then practice in Lakeview, Mich., for 15 years, after which he became an anesthesiologist. He took the stand as a conscientious objector in the 1940s and served in the Civilian Public Service as a smoke jumper in the Pacific Northwest, and as a crew member on a post-WWII, trans-Atlantic victory ship. He served on the village council member and was mayor in Grant, Mich., was trustee at Montcalm Community College for 22 years, and was long-time rails-to-trails advocate and board member.  He was also an accomplished skier and ski patrol volunteer, volunteer football team physician, avid sailor, fierce tennis player, recreational camper, and he and his wife traveled the world seeking new life experiences. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Greene Painter `44; children, Dale Painter `71, Joyce Demink, and Trish Painter `76; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by family, including father, Levinus Painter `13; and cousin, Agnes Painter `29.  
(Posted April 22, 2015)

Alfred S. Rigsbee, 92, passed away February 27, 2015. He was a professor of political science at Indiana University and the University of Evansville before leaving for Michigan where he continued teaching at Ferris State University. Upon retiring as a professor, he moved to Portland, Ore., to be closer to his children. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, Albert (Bertie) and Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Rigsbee; and a son, Bill Rigsbee. He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Babe) Rigsbee `46; brother, John Howland Rigsbee; sisters, Clara Emily Rodibaugh `50, and Mary Lib White `53; daughters, Peggie Bricca and Nancy Harris; son, Tom Rigsbee; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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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Russell Grant passed away June 12, 2008. He is survived by his son, Gerald Grant `70.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

Emma Louisa Griehshammer, 90, passed away February 17, 2013. She grew up in a small farming community but decided to pursue her career and moved to California. Her career as a librarian spanned more than 35 years, primarily for the city of San Jose. She was responsible for creating a number of service programs providing books and audio tapes to "shut in" and visually impaired patrons. She was a member of the First Christian Church in downtown San Jose for many years and even with her quiet personality, was a strong believer and loved the Lord. She is survived by her son, Bruce Griehshammer; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Pendleton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Agnes Pendleton.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

1946

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Dorothy Kershner Garner writes, "As I read through the Class Notes for various years, I am amazed that fewer persons write for the classes I was in. Nobody wrote for my class of 1946. Perhaps no one is still alive. I am 91 years now and still enjoy what there is to read. Looking back at those Earlham years, I recall borrowing a friend’s bicycle to ride into the level country just for fun. Where I grew up in Los Angeles, all we had was city streets for miles."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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William H. Berry, 92, died May 2, 2015. Bill was a life-long resident of Richmond, Ind. Bill played basketball for Earlham College and held the scoring record for many years. He joined the Richmond Fire Department in September 1954. Bill would later be appointed the Assistant Fire Chief in February 1969. He became Fire Chief June 5, 1969 and after many years of service, he retired in 1975. After retiring, he became a Trust Officer at Second National Bank (US Bank). He was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church, and was a member of the endowment committee of the church. Bill was an active member of the Richmond Noon Lions Club, where he had served as president and was awarded the Melvin Jones Award from the club. He was appointed a Kentucky Colonel by the state of Kentucky. Bill refereed high school basketball and baseball and coached little league. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Irma Hagel Berry; daughter, Karen Berry; sons, Ronald Berry and William F. Berry; brother, D. Eugene Berry `49; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, including Jonathan Lee Berry `78 and Steven Berry `74. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Clara Schneider Berry.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Kenneth Everett Sherer, 93, died April 27, 2015. During WWII he was in the Army attached to the Naval Hospital ship The Mercy as a medic and lab technician in the South Pacific. He attended Northwestern Medical School in Chicago and graduated in 1950. He returned to Richmond to practice surgery in 1955 and, with Dr. George Johnson, established General Surgeons, Inc. Kenneth retired from surgery in 1976 and took a residency in anesthesiology at Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, then practiced anesthesiology until his retirement in 1987. Kenneth was a curious and active individual with a wide variety of interests and hobbies, including old toy electric trains, flying, and photography. He was a member of First Friend Meeting. He is survived by his children, Ann Elizabeth Sherer Holzer `72, Stephen Todd Sherer, Margaret Ellen Sherer, Linda Jean Sherer Coppock, James Timothy Sherer and Carolyn Ruth Sherer VandenDolder; 15 grandchildren, including James VandenDolder `14; five great-grandchildren; and several in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Laurel; parents, Lydia Lesh Sherer and Emmett Edgar Sherer; brothers, Clarion, Sharon and Marion Sherer; and sister, Evelyn Sherer.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

1947

Class Notes:

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)

Obituaries:

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)

Shirley M. Gingery, 90, died February 4, 2012. Shirley worked for the American Friends Service Committee in Pasadena, Calif.; at the School of Social Work and other departments of the University of Michigan; for the Unitarian Church in Orlando, Fla.; and Florida State University and the state of Florida in Tallahassee. She was a member of the Writers Group and the Artists League. Shirley was a member of the Friends Church in Fairmount, Richmond, and Pasadena, and a Unitarian in Ann Arbor, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Sun City Center. She loved to travel. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Wyatt and Edna (McKelleb) McCormick; sisters, Mary Marjorie, Ruth Sappenfield and Marjorie Shaffer; and one step-son, Nelson Gingery. Survivors include husband, Joseph William Gingery `44 (who has since passed); brothers, Edward, James and Paul; sisters, Patricia Little and Phyllis Banther; children, Susan Annette Arbor and William (Bill) Theodore Peterson; two grandchildren; five step-sons, Walter, Joel, Robben, Lars and Andrew; first husband, John William Peterson; and several nieces, nephews, step-grand-children, and step-great-grandchildren.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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

1948

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

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)

Florence Stapler Lippincott, 89, died February 11, 2015. A birthright Quaker, with ancestry from the origins of Quakerism in 17th Century England, Ms. Lippincott was a lifelong member of Medford Friends Meeting. While continuing to help with the family farm, Ms. Lippincott lived and worked in Manhattan, pursuing a long career as a New York sales representative for several North Carolina yarn mills, including Aberfoyle and Carolina Maiden, until her retirement in 1999. Ms. Lippincott's leisure interests included European travel, golf, skiing, politics, ballet, art, and theatre. Her farm upbringing led her to a lifelong interest in gardening, with a special passion for her extensive collection of clivia plants. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, John S. ("Jack") Kenrick; and cousin, Hannah Stapler `33. She is survived by several nephews and nieces, including Melanie Lippincott Fein `71 and Gertrude Sloan `74.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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:

Rachel C. Bresher, 88, died May 5, 2015. Rachel lived in Richmond, Ind., for most of her life. Rachel graduated from Reid Hospital School of Nursing in 1948 and postgraduate school in obstetrics and obstetrical anesthesia in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1949. She continued her education during her career, attending Nursing Research in San Francisco, California; Project Management at Xavier University; Applied Creativity and Project Management and Data Processing for Managers and Professionals at University of Cincinnati; and the Institute for Executive Growth at Earlham College. Rachel was employed at Reid Hospital as a registered nurse in the Obstetrical Department, and then worked in nursing administration and computer administration with 30 years of continuous service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Altrusa Club of Richmond. Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Casarez; sons, Paul Bresher and Mark Bresher; grandchildren, Elizabeth Nakis, Mark Bresher, Cory Casarez, and Rachel Casarez; nieces; nephews; cousins; many friends; and loving companion, Marvin Manis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Bresher; parents, George Sanford and Mary Frances White Funk; and sister, Nancy Brothers.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Paul French died February 9, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty French `50; and brother, Peter French `57. He is survived by family, including cousin, Jane Blaisdell `51.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

Alan "Al" Olds Inglis, 91, died February 14, 2015. Al registered as a Conscientious Objector (CO) to WWII, and served as an orderly in a Veterans mental hospital — receiving a military commendation for bravery and concluded his service as a smoke jumper in Missoula, Mont. Al attended Yale Divinity School, graduating in 1952. He served Congregational churches in Wheatland, Wy., North Dakota (where he flew between five churches of the Greater Flasher Parish every Sunday), and Wadena, Minn. Moving to Greeley, Colo., in 1967, Al worked for the Federal War on Poverty until 1970, when he became director of CO Services for Friends' United Meeting in Richmond, Ind., then directed the Retired Volunteer Senior Program. Al joined peace trips to Cuba, Russia, and Iran, and sang in the choir at First Congregational Church UCC in Grand Junction, Colo. He is preceded in death by wife, Margaret Tollefson Inglis `50; daughter, Laura Lyn Inglis `74; parents, Ervine and Laura Olds Inglis; and brothers, Richard and Ervine Peter. He is survived by brother, Donald Inglis `49; sister, Joye Brown; daughter, Carol Inglis; son, Mark Inglis `78; several grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; and nieces, including Diantha Hodges `74 and Hope Hodges `03.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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

Elizabeth A. "Libby" Yocum, 87, passed away March 29, 2015. Libby was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She attended graduate school at the University of New Mexico and met her future husband Richard A. "Buzz" Yocom. They were married in 1953. They moved to Salem when Buzz accepted a position in the Admissions Department at Willamette University. Libby also joined the faculty at Willamette and worked in the Biology Department for many years. In addition to teaching, Libby and Buzz were able to take many groups of students on trips abroad. They retired from Willamette together in 1993. Post retirement, Libby found great satisfaction with her volunteer work with Assistance League of Salem-Keizer. She is survived by daughters, Kathryn Matson, Dorothy Jean Yocom and Carolyn Yocom; six grandchildren; brother, Russell William Armstrong Jr.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Russell William and Florence Martin Armstrong; and sister, Dorothy Allen.
(Posted April 22, 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)

Betty Lou French passed away June 28, 2012. She was survived by her husband, Paul French `49, who more recently passed away.
(Posted April 22, 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)

Carl M. Johnson died February 20, 2009.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

James Edward Jones, 86, died May 1, 2015. At Earlham, he was captain of the football team and won MVP his senior year.  He also won the E.P. Trueblood Award for outstanding scholar/athlete at Earlham in 1950. Jim began his teaching and coaching career in Wabash, Ind., in 1950.  He taught general science at Wabash Jr. High and coached junior high and freshman basketball as well as being varsity assistant in football and track.  From 1954-1957 he taught physical education at Wabash High School and coached varsity basketball and continued assisting in football and track. In 1957 he earned a master’s degree from Ball State University. Jim then moved his family to Logansport in 1957 where he taught physical education and was head basketball coach. He took Logansport to the Final Four in 1959 and 1961, won 11 sectional, 6 regionals, and two semis at state. Jones coached basketball at IU Kokomo from 1969-1972 and then returned to Logansport High as Athletic Director in 1972 until he retired in 1991. During this time he initiated and implemented a girls’ program in nine sports and planned and coordinated physical education and athletic facilities for the new high school that was built. He was named North Central Conference coach of the year in 1958 and 1961 and Indiana High School Athletic Director of the Year in 1978.  He was awarded the Charles Maas Distinguished Service Award in 1991. One of Jim’s proudest moments was being inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 as he was honored for his lifetime achievements as an athlete, coach, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was also inducted into the Earlham College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002, the Wabash High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011, and was honored in the player division of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. He spent the largest part of his life in Logansport where he was a past president and 30 year member of the Logansport Kiwanis Club. He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Logansport where he served as an elder, deacon, trustee, and president of the men’s club. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Castle Jones `51; parents, Sherman and Elizabeth (Reed) Jones; brother, Clifford Jones; and grandson Gregory Jones. He is survived by his children, Susan Carson, Dianne Pray, Carol Hirt and David Jones; sister, Barbara Lower; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and niece, Gretchen Castle `79.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Joanna Jane Richards passed away July 18, 2005.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

Jack C. Thurman, 89, died March 15, 2015. He was a combat veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II. Jack was assigned to the 87th Division, "Golden Acorns" Third Army. He had been the Office Manager for Thoro-Seal which later became Thoro Systems Incorporated, retiring after 30 years. Jack was a member of the Centerville United Methodist Church. Jack drove the Bookmobile for Morrisson-Reeves Library and was actively involved in The Literacy Resource Center. Jack loved to travel with his good friend, Harry. Survivors include his daughters, Gail VanWinkle and Deb Walters; son, Jeffrey C. Thurman; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Thurman; grandson, Ezra Walters; parents, Charles and Willie Hardin Thurman; sisters, Ruby, Elizabeth and Marjorie; and brother, Charles.
(Posted April 22, 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:

W. Forrest Altman, 89, died January 19, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Lydian and her two daughters, Brooke and Christine; and his son Reed and his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Sebastian and Marisol. Forrest's career as an educator, talent as a writer and love of nature led him to publish many books about the natural world including The Dan River Book and 26 Wilderness Adventures. He was a dedicated bio-regionalist who lived out his belief in saving the planet through conservation, preservation, and participation. His desire for Green Burial exemplifies that, in death as in life, Forrest strived to leave a gentle footprint.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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)

Ruth Esther Hadley Marstaller, 86, died May 5, 2015. The same year of her graduation from Earlham, she married William Marstaller and together they raised six children. Ruth taught for three years in Durham before the family relocated to Livermore in 1968. She taught one year in Livermore before finding her "home" in the Canton Elementary and Dirigo middle schools, retiring in 1996 after 27 years. During that time, she served in several capacities in the Local Teachers Association. Along Ruth's journey, she received a master's degree of science in education from the University of Southern Maine. Serving God was foremost in Ruth's life. She was very active in American Baptist Churches. A member of North Livermore Baptist, she participated on boards and committees, sang in the choir and joined the women's group. She also led workshops and served on committees statewide, serving as president of the ABC Women of Maine, and, from 1984 to 1985, served as the president of the ABC of Maine. As a member of Toastmasters International, she was active in the Lewiston-Auburn Club, acting as president, area secretary and area governor. Ruth's family includes her husband of 63 years, Bill; children and in-laws, Norma and Ken, Jim and Myra, Jeff and Marianne, Jerry and Darlene, Mark and Jane, and Wayne and Deborah; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Clarabel Marstaller `44, Dr. David Hadley and Marcus Hadley `43; and niece, Nancy Marstaller `74. She was predeceased by her parents, Milton and Freda Morris Hadley `18.
(Posted June 9, 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)

James Oscar Wells, Jr. passed away March 31, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Christine; son, James Oscar Wells, III; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Jim was a longtime farmer, and donated the Wells' Mastodon, which he found on his farm, to Earlham College, which was later traded for an allosaur. Jim recently retired from his law practice of almost fifty years.
(Posted June 9, 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)

Eleanor Kline Porter, 84, passed away February 21, 2015. A shy young lady, she enjoyed playing field hockey and lacrosse. Eleanor met husband Verne at Earlham College. In 1951, they exchanged wedding vows. Verne was soon drafted into the service. They found themselves leaving college and being stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. For a short time, Eleanor went to work for the postal service and drew up their first postal route. While raising her children, Eleanor was a substitute teacher. Later in life, she worked as the main receptionist for Honeywell at the world headquarters in Minneapolis from 1985-1995. Eleanor also worked part time for 22 years at J.B. Hudson Jewelers. For 15 years, she was also a huge part in her son Scott’s business as his detail-oriented painting assistant. Eleanor was an avid gardener and relished tending to her flowers and vegetables. An exceptional cook, she even started a gourmet cooking club with friends. Eleanor also enjoyed playing bridge and refurbishing anything that had a value. Living an adventurous life, she loved to travel. Left to honor Eleanor’s life are her children, Bart Porter, Bob Porter, Cheryl Muelken and Scott Porter; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and devoted friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verne B. Porter `56; grandson, David Schlosser; and parents, Robert and Eleanor (Staff) Kline.
(Posted April 22, 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)

Gerald Edwin Manuel, 83, passed away February 27, 2015. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was a school teacher for 33 years before retiring from Lebanon Community Schools. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Rebecca Manuel; children, Michele Prokop and Richard Manuel; sisters, Martha Pierce and Barbara Owen; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
(Posted April 22, 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:

Frederic "Fritz" De Cou Bell passed away April 3, 2015. In 1972 he moved to New Hampshire where he began Creative Classrooms Inc, at Walnut Hill in Raymond with his late partner Robert R. Moore. This non-profit organization is devoted to effective and creative learning, working with schools, businesses, individuals and families on skills such as effective listening, communication and a better understanding of personality differences, learning styles, multiple intelligences and brain compatible learning.  From 1980-1997 Bell continued developing Walnut Hill, adding overnight accommodations, additional conference space, a merger with Appletree Education and an association with Lesley University to offer a Masters in Education degree in Creative Arts in Learning. He was the author of Let’s Create: Activities and a Philosophy for Creative Teaching, and the video and book Total Body Learning: Movement and Academics. Fritz was Clerk of West Epping Friends Meeting since 1973, past treasurer of the New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children, and co-facilitator of the New Hampshire Coalition of Lesbians and Gay Men. A member of the Association for Psychological Type, he received the Gordon Lawrence Award for the constructive use of psychological type in the field of education. He is survived by his husband, William Fregosi; sisters, Margaret C. Bell and Elizabeth Bell Midgett; 12 nephews and nieces; and two step-daughters.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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)

Theodore D. Graves passed away May 13, 2012.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

Elsa von Haeseler Haworth passed away March 25, 2015. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, John Haworth `52; and other family including nieces, Sharon Haworth `86 and Margaret Haworth Davis `97. Her remains will be laid to rest in the Friends Cemetery at Clear Creek (Illinois).
(Posted April 22, 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:

Robert Louis Griswold shares, "I am in good health and fit for 80. My main activity is working on my Quaker writing to get it into book form. I have had many publications over the years. Cooking is fun and gardening fills out my time. I doubt that I will make it to our 60th reunion but will try to overcome doubts."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Eugene Harold Ogle writes, "Hi to all of my fellow classmates and congratulations on our classes 60th anniversary! As John Young has noted, since our great 55th Reunion, there are fewer of us. My enjoyment of our 55th still lingers. I hope it is the same with you. As for my family, my wife and I have been married for almost 50 years. We have lived in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years. Between two marriages, I have five children, 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. While none of my kids or grandchildren have gone to Earlham (sorry about that), most have gone on and graduated from colleges, some with advance degrees. I have a father and son who both have doctorate degrees. All are well and happy. My wife has been our church organist for some 40 years. I have been singing in the church choir for the same period. My biggest activity is/has been youth soccer. I have been a member of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) for almost 40 years. I am a national referee, national assessor and an advance referee instructor. I have been refereeing soccer matches for 35+ years and am still refereeing. I have refereed youth, high school, club and adults soccer matches, and instruct referees classes and assess them. I have been an administrator for most of those 40 years with AYSO. It keeps me young. As for Earlham, I have been a member of the Alumni Council for almost 30 years. (Since I kept coming to meetings, they made me a permeant member) I return to Earlham for the spring and fall for meetings every year. I am also a convener for Earlham activities in the Southern California area. Last fall I purchased a lot/home around Peru, Ind., so now I own a piece of Indiana. I am not sure if/what reunion plans may develop. But come next October, I will be at Earlham for the Fall Council meeting and Reunion. So I will look forward to seeing all of you at that time!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Robert Painter writes, "Looking back to our graduation is a lot easier than it would have been to look forward to where we all are now 60 years later.  I’d like to see a survey comparing our graduates to say Harvard or Indiana University.  I’m thinking the paths traveled would be quite different.  Earlham leads us perhaps more to socially thoughtful careers than to those in finance or business, although we have representatives there as well. It seems from research that ‘success’ and happiness reside in those in any field who possess the elements and values we were exposed to at Earlham. Present day printed word discussions about the value of a ‘liberal arts’ education in this era of tech start-ups, skill-based education, or dropping out to create the Next Best Thing appear not to have diverted Earlham from its historic purposes.  It’s reassuring to read the Earlhamite’s reports of collaboration, team building, thoughtful exploration of Islam in the world, and the importance of mentoring. The world and our country is changing in ways that make the liberal arts heart of education persistently important.  In my mid-sized city struggling with young black men diverted to prison and affluent white suburban youth overdosing on opioids, I don’t see enough mentors to go around.  In a world challenged by global warming, there are too many who reject science across the board for ideological rather than rational grounds.  Earlham’s traditional facility of fostering difficult conversations as a way of approaching these societal challenges is a model I wish we could see happening more broadly. Having ended a vascular and thoracic surgical career, I wonder if, without my Earlham experience, I would have taken the path I have: politics, the environment, trash to energy, drug policy, and mental health/addiction issues.  I’ll not know; looking back is easier.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Obituaries:

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

George B. Oliphant, 82, passed away March 10, 2015. He met his wife Ernestine (Ernie) Reid at Earlham, and they married in 1955. They moved to Arizona in 1965, and George worked at Penn Mutual Insurance, Phoenix Computer Specialist and 28 years as a Tax Preparer. He was president, vice president and education chairman of AZ NATP from 1999 - 2007. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ernie Reid Oliphant `57; parents, Arthur and Laura Oliphant; son, Wendell; sister, Virginia Heacock; and brother, Richard. He is survived by girlfriend, Betty Jo Fletcher; son W. David; daughter, Rebecca Ozanne; and six grandchildren.
(Posted June 9, 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)

Patricia Scearse died April 5, 2011.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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:

June Binford, 81, died February 21, 2015. June lived in Maryland, California, and Michigan, and later settled in Richmond. She had been an elementary school teacher. Survivors include her sons, John Michael Binford, Eric Wayne Binford and Bradley Alan Binford; two granddaughters; sister-in-law, Nelle Ramey; three nieces; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Scott Binford; sisters, Jewel Maxine Irvin and Dorothy Day; and brother, Kenneth Ramey.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

Edith Redington Hoole, 80, passed away February 22, 2015. She was a graduate of Reid Hospital Nursing School in Richmond, and active in PTA and Boy Scouts.  After retirement, she was active in the library, the Catholic Church, sewing circle, bible study and loved travelling and playing bridge several times a week. Edith is survived by her husband L. Ed Hoole; son, Elliott Hoole; daughter, Emily Hanson; daughter-in-law, Ayse Hoole; and five grandchildren.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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:

Jeanne Sipahigil is continuing to enjoy retirement making and selling baskets at the Art Shop in Oxford, Ohio, at the Oxford Community Arts Center.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Robert "Rocky" Ward says, "I reread the Class Notes in the recent Earlhamite. We are on the first page and nobody contributed. This simply indicates to me that few of us remain and we are becoming old. For me this is rather depressing. There is still too much to do in life. So, like a true senior citizen I will begin with the aging process. Within the last year I was told I had an irregular heart beat, high blood pressure, a hernia was repaired, TMJ (something about a tendon/muscle near my ear), a root canal in the near future, and declining hearing loss (two lonely hearing aids will arrive in early March). As I have said for a long time, the Golden Years are between 52-53. Judy and I are continuing to travel nationally and internationally. We refuse to slow down. We continue to live in a rural paradise but just learned that a large drilling company purchased a significant number of land leases for fracking that are measured a few hundred yards from two sides of our property line. I am praying for continued very low oil prices, and better yet, only dry wells. Other than this, life is good."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Jeanne Warren says, "My husband, Emlyn, and I continue in the same house just outside of Oxford that we have lived in since 1980. Our children, now in their mid-30s, live not far way — Ingrid in Oxford and Gareth in Reading. In June, I will hand on the job of secretary of the John Macmurray Fellowship, which I helped found over 20 years ago, to someone who is well-placed to carry it forward. Macmurray, a British philosopher who became a Quaker, is, along with Jung, the thinker who has most inspired me for 45 years. He was a philosopher of the personal, akin to Buber in some ways. I am not likely to visit Earlham again because flying contributes disproportionately to greenhouse gas emissions. I've become a supporter of the movement to divest from the big fossil fuel extraction companies, and I found out that Earlham students have started the Responsible Energy Investment Campaign, or REInvestment, which I support. I'm sure they would love to hear from other interested alumni. Here in Oxford the students are mounting a similar campaign, and I joined a bigger march in London in March. Climate change hardly featured in the recent UK general election campaign, but it is bound to resurface soon. More and more people see the urgency of changing to renewable sources of energy, leaving fossil fuels in the ground. I saw the film "Selma" in March and found it very moving. Just days after, President Obama was photographed on the same bridge as he joined the fifty years anniversary celebrations. What a lot has happened in those fifty years!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Dr. Ralph Newlin Otto, 77, passed away March 4, 2015. Ralph was an All-American soccer player at Earlham College. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era aboard the Repose hospital ship, and retired as a pathologist after 27 years from Baystate Medical Center. He cherished his farm in Union and enjoyed creating pen and ink drawings. Ralph is survived by his wife, Cecilia Bay Otto; two sons, Richard Otto and James Otto; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three siblings, Olivia Casement, Jonathan Otto and Robert Otto; sister-in-law, Carole Otto; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Richard Otto `59.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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 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 November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Stephen "Steve" Bowles, 76, died August 17, 2014. He was born in Honolulu, and spent his career as a water development and resources consultant. He is survived by his wife, Helen Bowles `61; son, Daniel K.; daughter, Leilani "Lani" Eubank; brother, John Bowles `56; sisters, Helen B. Nicholson `51 and Virginia "Ginny" Schnell `63; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nephews, Richard Nicholson `77 and Stephen Nicholson `76; nieces, Nancy Bowles `86 and Sandra Bowles `82; and cousins, Anne Bowles Pipal `59 and Barbara Swann `61. He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert Bowles `24 and Gertrude Bowles `23; uncles, James Bowles `29 and Gordon Bowles `25; and nephew, David Bowles `84.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

John Darling passed away June 27, 2010.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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 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)

Jackie Dean McFarland died December 9, 2012.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

Susanna Palmer, 76, passed away March 28, 2015. Her objective in life was to help people in hard times. She had a long and dedicated career in the pursuit of that goal. She was a licensed private investigator for the state of Vermont from 2005 to present. She served as a Guardian ad Litem for the Windham County Family Court from 2003 to 2009. She investigated child abuse for SRS/DCF from May 1986 to Sept. 2003. She also had worked at the Brattleboro Retreat as a counselor for adolescents and as a welfare worker for the State of Connecticut. Susanna loved her family and friends and she also enjoyed photography and advocating for the well-being of animals and was devote to their causes. She is survived by her daughter, Kirsten Palmer; sister, Priscilla Simmons; niece, Connie Kattner; two grand-nieces and two grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Mina Emily Miller Seidler `25; and nephew, Lindsay.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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 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 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)

Peter Houghtaling Meyer passed away June 23, 2013.
(Posted April 22, 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)

Teoman Sipahigil, 75, died November 29, 2014. Teo was born in Istanbul, Turkey, grew up in Ankara and received his early education at an American school in Tarsus. He received a master's degree from Miami University of Ohio in 1963 and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1970. He taught at both Miami and UCLA, including at UCLA's Graduate School of Management, before accepting a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Idaho in 1970. He taught at the UI until his retirement in 2002. At various points in his career he served as director of composition, director of writing, vice chair of the English department and coordinator of the Student Evaluation of Teaching Program. In addition to service on departmental committees, he participated in planning for the Borah Symposium and, in his early years at Idaho, was a manuscript consultant for Random House for writing textbooks. He received an Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in 1981. After retirement, he avidly engaged with literary theory, teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in post-structuralism and participating in an ongoing theory discussion group. In recent years he joined a reader's theatre Shakespeare performance group. Teo was married several times and leaves behind three children, Stuart Sipahigil, Sibel Sipahigil Bolser, and Sunny Payson.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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 November 21, 2014)

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

1962

Class Notes:

Joseph Heyman sends greetings from Ridgefield, Conn., saying, "It’s been a difficult winter, but hopefully we are nearing the end of this sub freezing weather. My two daughters, Larissa and Noa, are both living in New York. Noa is married and has three children; it's fun being a grandpa. I'm still managing property but miss building. It is still cheaper to buy then to build. I was very pleased to see Earlham mentioned in national journals, with good ratings. Good thoughts to all."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Jean Hamilton Rogers really enjoyed the 50th reunion. Since she lives in Atlanta, she's sure many of you travel through so she would love to see you. Better yet come there to retire so she can find you a great retirement home! She is still selling real estate full time, is active in the community Charity League and enjoys the local theater scene. Her daughter, Stephanie, who many met at the reunion has just left her corporate job and is launching her life coach business.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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

Obituaries:

Irene "Reenie" Marie Wood, 74, died April 5, 2015. Reenie, as she was known by her friends and co-workers, worked for the Rockford (Ill.) Public Library and the Children's Home of Rockford, where she and her husband were house parents to thirteen teenage boys. Between 1965 and 1971 she was employed by Family and Child Services of Washington, D.C. In 1977, Reenie joined the staff of Franklin Hampshire Career Center, then known as the CETA Program. She served the agency for 33 years, retiring in 2010. During these years she was known for the mom-like tradition of baking cakes and providing much frivolity for staff birthdays. Reenie loved sports and was scorekeeper for the St. Stan's softball team in the Montague Men's League for 20 years. She rarely missed a Celtics or Red Sox game on TV and attended her last Red Sox game in a wheelchair in Canvas Alley for her fiftieth wedding anniversary. She is survived by her husband, Robert A. (Chip) Wood `62; son, Jonathan Laurent-Wood; daughter, Heather Wood; three grandchildren; sister, Adele Coons `51; sister-in-law, Claudia Wood Rahm; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Kaye Tolen `44 and Agnes Hoyt `46; and parents, George Laurent and Agnes (Herbst) Laurent.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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)

Kristin Louden and Dick Louden `62 are just back from a week-long trip to Baja, Calif. They spent six days on a ship, watching whales, porpoises, rays and birds. They were able to pet gray whales (the calves which only weigh 1 ton, not the mothers which weight up to 27 tons). An awesome experience!
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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:

Andrea E. Dean, 74, died December 26, 2014. After Earlham she received an Master of English Literature from Indiana University and taught at various colleges in West Virginia, New York and Traverse City, Mich., where she lived for more than 40 years. Though she was plagued by mental illness for many years, she remained a vital, fiercely independent person. Her intense interest in the environment, hiking, reading and movies remained through out her life. She is survived by her two sons, Benjamin Morgenstein and Ethan Alexander and their families; and three siblings and their extended families, including sister-in-law, Emily Finlay Dean `62 and niece, Natalie R. Dean `94.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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)

Rock Robert Scully, 73, passed away December 16, 2014. He led a colorful life as the manager for legendary band, the Grateful Dead. His story followed a long, strange trip that saw the Dead go from a makeshift, sort-of-bluegrass band that played for nothing in San Francisco parks to one of the biggest, most remarkable acts in rock 'n' roll history. As a youth, Rock shuttled between Carmel, Calif., and Europe, and graduated from a Swiss boarding school. After graduating from Earlham College, he did graduate work in history at San Francisco State University. In 1964, he participated in protests against local employers who discriminated against blacks. He was arrested for disturbing the peace and spent 30 days in jail. As manager for the Dead, Rock organized tours, negotiated the group’s first record contracts and successfully demanded that promoters of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair pay the group up front. In 1968, he used a bread truck to smuggle the band onto a Columbia University campus that had been shut down by student strikers. Rock was fired by the Grateful Dead in 1984 because of drug addiction. After beating his drug habit, Rock fought alcoholism and ultimately stopped drinking. In what his brother called "a very humbling time," he returned to Carmel, where he took care of his mother, painted houses and became involved in local civic issues. He is survived by former romantic partner, Nicki Rudolph; daughter, Sage Scully; step-daughter, Acacia "Spirit" Scully; brother, Dicken Scully; and one granddaughter. He was predeceased by son, Luke Scully.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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)

Lucinda Bailey shares, "If I count each of my four years at Earlham as a "move," this last change of address is my thirtieth. It was definitely not planned. On December 26, my husband Don fell down 14 of our 15 steps from the second floor of our large home in Lockport, N.Y. and suffered a broken right collar bone and a cerebral hemorrhage. After 16 days at Buffalo General Hospital, he was sent to a rehab center in Medina, N.Y., and was ready to be discharged...but only to a one-floor home. Enter the need for downsizing and finding a place quickly. I did both. On February 23, the furniture and other belongings we really wanted to keep were moved to our new four-room apartment in the Forestview Senior Village in North Tonawanda, N.Y., near Buffalo. Don came from rehab on March 4, and we've been adjusting well. Our residential neighbors are very friendly and there are frequent activities in which we can participate. Never thought we'd see the day, but, as I said when Don broke his ribs just before the reunion last fall, 'The best laid plans...aft gang allay.'"
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Obituaries:

H. Bruce Guthrie passed away August 14, 1986.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Monty Williams and Ginger Williams had a very nice visit with Kathy Carter Fox `64 in Memphis at the end of March. They toured Graceland and Sun Records and learned a lot about Elvis Presley. They now have a recipe for peanut butter and banana sandwiches! Of course they couldn’t leave Memphis without sampling the barbecue at Central BBQ. They got to meet both of Kathy’s daughters and her grandchildren who all live in Memphis. They enjoyed a visit with college buddy, Russ Marcus, in early May 2015. Russ has lived in Japan most of his life since our college days so they don't get together very often. They reminisced about their Finland foreign study trip with Hugh and Sirkka Barbour in 1962. Russ liked some of the food Monty and Ginger served that is not readily available in Japan: buttermilk, maple syrup, meatloaf and baked potato skins!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Willie Shull sent the following letter to Gov. Pence of Indiana:
Dear Gov. Pence,
I spent four wonderful years of my life in Indiana, as a student at Earlham College in Richmond. While there, in addition to receiving an excellent liberal arts education, I deepened my faith and became a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Anyone familiar with the history of Quakers is aware that we know something about religious persecution. More importantly, our belief that the Divine is in everyone has lead me to a consistent development of my notions of tolerance. Hence your recent signing of the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act leaves me in a quandry. I was intending to attend the 50th reunion of my graduating class in Richmond this year. The purpose of your bill as indicated by abundant evidence is to allow businesses to discriminate against gays and possibly others under the guise of religious freedom. Please do not insult my intelligence by denying this.
I cannot support this, and I do not wish to support it by contributing sales tax dollars to be spent to enforce such measures. It would offend my religious beliefs. Therefore, although I still intend to attend the reunion of the Earlham Class of 1965, I will find lodging across the border in Ohio, and plan not to spend a cent in Indiana as long as this law is in place. I'll be bringing my own lunch.
Sincerely, Willie K. Yee, M.D., Earlham College, Class of 1965
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Judi Davis Umaki writes, "As our reunion approaches (Oct. 30-Nov. 1), now is an ideal time to send a personal update to the online Class Notes and it’s easy. Classmates are interested in what you are doing or have to say. It will be a good icebreaker if you attend the reunion and an appreciated piece of news even if you are unable to join us. A highlight of our reunion will be the Friday night choir concert featuring Carrie Newcomer, a Quaker folksinger. Here are some lines from her “The Gathering”, so meaningful to us this special year: “There’s a gathering of spirits, There’s a gathering of friends, And we’ll take up where we left off, When we all meet again.”
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Mary Elizabeth Wolf, 69, died February 7, 2015. She had been a social worker at a nursing home, a mediator of civil disputes, and owned a gift shop for a period of time. In recent years, she was extremely active with the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery near Dayton, Ohio, having served on its Board of Trustees, and as president of the Friends of the Museum. She spent time mentoring volunteers and interns in anthropology. Additionally, she served on the SunWatch Associate Board and served on the Boonshoft Concour's d' Elegance committee. She was an active member of Greene Street United Methodist Church, enjoyed planning her high school class reunions, attending the Indians football games, and other civic gatherings in Piqua, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Dr. John Wolf; several cousins; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Forest T. and Mildred (Buchanan) Groves.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

1968

Class Notes:

Douglas Leith Hamilton and co-author Darlene Olesko are happy to announce the release of their new book Accidental Eden: Hippy Days on Lasqueti Island (Caitlin Press). The book tells the story of the back-to-the-land movement on one of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia during the 1970s. It has been on and off the BC best seller list for the past six months which is surprising considering the counter-culture was declared dead and buried years ago. The book is available on Amazon. Doug has lived in British Columbia off the grid since 1972 and would enjoy hearing from old Earlham friends.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Ann Harriett McCurdy shares, "In June 2014, I retired from teaching in Yangon, Myanmar, and returned to Oak Ridge, Tenn., to live with and care for my widowed mother. In this small city I can take classes in a continuing education program and volunteer with a local conservation organization. My first winter in many years was an adventure, but spring is bringing back memories of studying botany and collecting wildflowers when I was a student at Earlham. In March I traveled to Monteverde, Costa Rica, to visit friends and to see what time has done to the Reserve. All seemed well there."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Richard O. Meade writes, "After a long career in publishing, I retired in 2004. I returned to part-time teaching of literature in colleges and of religion in other forums. I travel often to visit old Earlham friends and would welcome invitations from those who know me, if they would like to get together. My daughter Amy Meade graduated from Earlham in 2013.
(Posted April 17, 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)

Thomas Simonyi is planning to retire in the summer of 2015 from his position as a research scientist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (Department of Energy) in Morgantown, W.V. He is looking forward to devoting more time to his music and to bonsai (a hobby that he has been involved with for the past 28 years) during retirement, as well as spending more time with Lane and his daughter Carol.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1969

Class Notes:

Alan Charles Donelson shares, "Today, April 1, 2015, I celebrate my 10th year of freedom from wage slavery. A full and precise decade ago, I became an independent consultant, then seemingly semi-retired and quasi-unemployed. From the get-go, I discovered I had had far better bosses than I proved for myself. I had the good fortune (500+) to have married a CEO with great heart and a rugged country upbringing more than equal to the task of worksteading in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California!"
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

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:

Robert William Bidlingmeyer, 67, passed away May 15, 2015. He received his master's degree at Washington University - St. Louis, and began his career there as the assistant dean of the Graduate School of Business. He was employed by and retired from Neogen Corp. as the Accumedia Sales Director in Lansing Mich. He had held a variety of positions from marketing manager to vice president of marketing during his career and worked for companies such as Bayer, Amway and Lichtwer Pharma. In his early career working for Ralston Purina, he was involved in a shrimp farming venture in Panama. His various employment situations allowed him to do extensive travel and he enjoyed seeing many parts of the world as a result. Bob had become an extremely active member of Rockford United Methodist Church during his retirement and enjoyed the company of friends he made there and elsewhere. Bob enjoyed sports and, during his college career, played basketball for Dell Harris, who later coached the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, among others. He also played college volleyball and was part of an NAIA Small College Championship team while at Earlham College. He enjoyed snow and water skiing, learning to fly, traveling, and had a love of history. He was excited about returning to his love of race car driving in retirement. He was an avid Rockford High School football fan and a huge supporter of the Michigan State Spartans. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Peg Cox Bidlingmeyer `72; daughter, Jennifer Osterman; son, Robert “Matt” Bidlingmeyer; grandchildren, Xander and Kaylee Osterman; brother, Brian Bidlingmeyer; niece Lisa; and nephews, Bart and Derrick Bidlingmeyer and Nathan and Nick Cox. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Edna and an uncle, Robert.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Alan Robert Proctor shares, "My older brother, Bruce Proctor, wanted to be secretary of state as a young man. He ended up going AWOL to Sweden during the Vietnam War instead. He had graduated in 1966 from college with a degree in international relations, and by 1968 had a top-secret job with the Defense Intelligence Agency assessing photos taken by U.S. Air Force fighters over Vietnam. What he saw — ample evidence of dead civilians along unauthorized flight paths — horrified him. He considered the Vietnam War to be immoral, deceptive and misguided. So, he suddenly quit the DIA and, to avoid being drafted, joined the Air National Guard. His unit, unfortunately, was one of the first that President Johnson nationalized and sent to Vietnam. Bruce felt he had no option but to escape to Sweden. Several years before his death, I asked him to reminisce on those Swedish years. He did so with typical acumen. I combined his memories with four years of letters I had collected during his exile (1968-1972), and released a hybrid memoir: The Sweden File: Memoir of an American Expatriate. The book is scheduled for release by Westphalia Press in 2015."
(Posted April 17, 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)

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)

Judd Robert Horwitz, 62, passed away August 18, 2012. He is survived by wife, Alyson; children, Seth Horwitz and Ben Horwitz; parents, Irwin and Isabel Horwitz; siblings, Steven Horwitz and Clare Abruscato; several in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

Terry Michael Sloan passed away July 23, 2014.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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 misses reading about your activities, successes, and losses. Are you still working or retired? Please write! For him, winter has lost its grip, and tennis, walking and gardening are now welcome outside pursuits. His grandchild Lillian is now three years old. Alice's father and stepmom are suffering losses with quality of life. Three of our parents are gone. Volunteer work and hearing from friends adds meaning to life. Let's hear from you!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

David Rivinus recently had a book published. Always Dreaming: Gaining Insights from the Metaphors of our Sleeping and Waking Lives has been released through Ozark Mountain Publishing. It's available on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble. Always Dreaming teaches a simple 5-step technique of dream interpretation. Further, it argues that the unexpected and often disturbing experiences of our waking lives are also dreams.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Willy Suter is enjoying retirement but is not yet sure that he has it figured out. It's a good thing that he has time to get it right!
(Posted June 9, 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)

John MacKnight Fitzgerald is on the Boards of Directors of the Environmental Investigation Agency (an NGO in the US and UK) and Green America, (formerly Co-Op America) and an advisor to the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar. His latest case is almost literally a "not in my backyard" case to protect three endangered aquatic amphipods that exist only in or near D.C. from the unearthing of 573 hazardous materials, and from storm water run off sites that would wash over them, if a string of developers manage to build an outdated, 2.45 billion dollar (b)light rail project called, in honor of its black and blue bruising effects, the "Purple Line." Metro wants nothing to do with it, but the developers keep pretending it is part of Metro. In any case, it makes for great amphitheater, and more can be learned at www.savethetrail.org. He's also begun organized singing again with a newly formed group based in Chevy Chase and have with a solo coming up in an arrangement of the Scottish folk song "Peggy Gordon." They will soon be called the Chevy Chaste or perhaps the "Mezzo-forte Somethings" or the "Raging Harmonies," depending on who bids the most for naming rights. John's daughter Flannery is about to graduate from Eckerd College with the intention of working in International Human Rights. Son, Brian, has built his business (Suburban Solutions) with offices in D.C., Philly, and NYC and is beginning to talk about settling down, possibly in Florida. Partner Christine Real de Azua is a Franco-American with an Hispanic last name and fortunately speaks all three languages. She was raised mostly in France, graduated from Swarthmore and then L'Institute d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. They met dancing (she studied ballet in Paris and modern dance at Swarthmore) and have worked together on environment and energy policy quite a bit for many years. Most importantly, they are very happy (so John is very lucky). He sends love to all his classmates and a thank you for being such good company at Earlham and, in Charlie Asher's case, at IU Law School as well, where he made the whole thing much brighter and funnier for hundreds of future lawyers, most of whom seem less happy than Charlie must still be.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Mary Karp writes, "My chronic and still inexplicable health concerns of Lupus SLE and Parkinson's have finally moved from the foreground of my life to the background and I would love to be in touch. Plus, Santa Rosa is a great place to hang out if you find yourself in the neighborhood."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Betsy "Seth" Metzgar shares, "After a long and fulfilling career managing public events at UCLA, I'm enjoying the gift of retirement. I'm very grateful to have more time to volunteer and play. My husband Eric and I celebrated by taking an amazing road trip from our home in California to the wonderful 1974 reunion at Earlham. It was Eric's first visit to the campus. He so enjoyed meeting my classmates and reconnecting with Lonnie Valentine, his Long Beach, Calif., childhood friend who now teaches at the Earlham School of Religion. Next, I'll travel to London to visit our daughter, Carrie, who is in graduate school there. I'm sure the trip will bring back fond memories of my semester in London studying theater with Arthur Little."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Gregg Painter says, "Not too unusually for someone our age, my only news is about my child, as I am doing the same thing I was 18 years ago: teaching English at Denver School of the Arts, playing jazz around town, and other stuff. My daughter graduated from college a year ago (Jesuit, not Quaker), is an au pair in Switzerland now, and will come back to Colorado for some post-grad work in psychology. She might end up setting down in Germany, who knows? I don't blame her for considering a life in Europe."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

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:

Dan Steven Archdeacon passed away February 18, 2015. He earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at the Ohio State University, where he wrote a groundbreaking and highly cited dissertation entitled, "A Kuratowski Theorem for the Projective Plane." In 1982, he moved to Vermont and joined the faculty of the University of Vermont. Recognized as a leading expert in topological graph theory, Dan published over 70 articles, was an invited speaker at mathematics conferences across the globe and held the position of visiting professor at universities in New Zealand, Japan, Denmark, and England. He also helped shape the development of scholarship in his field: a prodigious reviewer, he served on the editorial boards of several professional journals. In 2003-04, he was honored by UVM as a University Scholar. Dan especially enjoyed mentoring young scholars. He remained profoundly dedicated to his students and passionate about his field, even in the last days of his life. Dan taught a wide variety of courses and had a unique talent for turning difficult mathematical concepts into fun puzzles. Dan had many loves in his personal life. An avid skier at Mad River Glen and fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Dan also enjoyed kayaking on the lake near his Vermont home, hiking in the Green Mountains, and traveling the world with his wife, Mara. He was exceptionally sharp and witty, with a keen sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Mara Saule; sons, Talis and Nick; siblings, Jim, Bill and Rebecca Houser; brother-in-law, Peter Saule; sister-in-law, Michele; nine nieces and nephews; and his mother, Ethel Jean. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Frank Archdeacon.
(Posted April 22, 2015)

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

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David E. Chapin says, "After a lifetime and career focused on Japan and Asia, I find myself married to a wonderful Swedish woman and very happily retired to a small (324 residents) town in southwestern Sweden. Although there are obviously vast differences between Japan and Sweden, there are often surprising echoes from my experience in Iwate-ken here in Ulricehamn kommun. Sometimes what we notice is more due to living in the countryside than living in a different country. Sweden is a great place to live, with excellent health care (which I can personally attest to), a dynamic economy, creative people and a positive social ethic that is refreshing. Far from being staid and set in their ways, Swedes are constantly tweaking and experimenting in pretty radical ways (eliminating all formality the 80s, for example, so now everyone is addressed by their first name - teachers, doctors, everyone but the king). We are also taking advantage of the easy access to the rest of Europe, a real luxury. I find myself singing the Talking Heads lyric from time to time: 'how did I get here?' Life is full of unexpected adventures that continue to enthrall!"
(Posted April 17, 2015)

R. Kevin Marbury and Barbara have been in Oregon for nearly three years now, after living in Ohio, Texas, Florida and Virginia. They have discovered that there are at least eight Earlhamites on the U of O campus. They would love to hear from classmates.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Nancy A. Wildman writes, "In April, I will be moving from Angola to Bend, Ore., to start my next big adventure - retirement. For the past 33 years I've been working as a geologist in both domestic and international locations. I've been lucky to have had the opportunity to travel extensively but I'm looking forward to being 'stateside' again, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and reconnecting with friends."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1978

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

Susan Louise Thomforde, 58, passed away January 18, 2015. The following obituary was written by Barbara Howard:
"My dear friend Susan Louise Kaufman Thomforde, a certified nurse midwife who helped bring over 1,300 babies into the world, died peacefully in her sleep at home in Medford, Mass. She had outlived her prognosis after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years earlier. The last birth she attended was that of her first grandchild, Lily Kaufman Wise, on March 26th, 2014. Known to family and friends as "Suzie", she was from several generations of a family with Earlham connections, and a family committed to providing medical care to those in need. Suzie's American mother, Winifred Hemingway Thomforde, was born and raised in rural China as part of three generations of missionaries there. Suzie's grandfather, Dr. Willoughby Hemingway, established the well-known Taiku Hospital in Shanxi Province in rural north China. Her aunt Isabel Hemingway, was a midwife in rural China and in Turkey. Isabel and Winifred were first cousins of the writer Ernest Hemingway. Such was Suzie's humility that this Hemingway connection is something that I didn't learn about until ten-plus years into our friendship, when I asked about the middle name "Hemingway" that she had given her newborn Rose. On her father's side, Suzie was a birthright Quaker. Her father Philip R. Thomforde, a conscientious objector during WWII, performed alternative service as a smoke jumper in the Rocky Mountains and acted as a test subject for experimental starvation diets on Welfare Island (now Roosevelt Island) in New York City, among other postings. He also signed on for United Nations relief efforts in China. It was there that he met Ms. Thomforde's mother, who was assigned as his translator. The two traveled by truck to remote areas of China under very dangerous conditions to deliver relief supplies.
Suzie worked with underprivileged women and teens in greater Boston, drawing on her fluency in both French and Italian to help immigrant new mothers. She was literally a midwife's midwife. Her well-honed skills, quiet determination and gentle encouragement made her a popular choice among would-be mothers, including several of her midwife colleagues who asked her to attend the births of their own babies. She once told me of an old-fashioned doctor who, to the horror of Suzie and her fellow midwives, still routinely tethered women's wrists to the bed during labor. One day, she told me with her impish grin, the leather straps simply went "missing".
Suzie "caught" all three of my babies. My first labor was extremely long and the doctor was threatening c-section. Suzie asked for a bit more time, monitoring both baby and me carefully, and skillfully helped me prevent the surgery. My second came fast. My husband Jonathan was in the driver's seat. Suzie was in the back seat with me when I started pushing. Suzie, gave assurance that it would be okay to deliver in the car, "I'll put my parka under you," she said calmly. "It's washable." My husband, hearing this, hit the accelerator hard. My third, days ahead of my due date, was breech. Suzie gave me simple instructions involving an ironing board propped up against a couch: lying head down and feet up, I massaging my swollen belly. Suddenly there was a sensation like clawless cats scrambling around in there, and the baby had turned head down. Another c-section averted.
Although she was modest about this, Suzie was a co-author of the glowingly reviewed The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion, a resource that offers a range of alternatives to expectant families, helping them to think about which approach to childbirth best suits them.
Suzie was a tireless advocate for liberal causes, particularly as they affected women, and canvassed door to door for President Obama, Elizabeth Warren and other progressive candidates.
Suzie was born April 21, 1956 in Tehran, Iran. Her father was Agricultural Officer with UNESCO. At age three Suzie and her family moved to Rome, Italy, where her father worked as Liaison Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The family vacationed at a house in Cortona, Italy recently purchased by Suzie and her four siblings. Upon high school graduation in 1974 from the Overseas School of Rome, she returned to the United States, where she received her B.A. from Earlham in 1978. The following year, she completed a highly competitive one-year accelerated Registered Nursing degree at St. Louis University (I had just landed my first major radio job in St. Louis, and Suzie used to borrow my car to make home visits to new mothers.).
By 1980, Suzie had moved to Boston, where she initially lived at Beacon Hill Friends House and worked as a Boston City Hospital nurse in labor and delivery, the nursery and with post-partum mothers and infants. On the night shift she knitted the first of many sweaters for the man who would become her husband, Richard Kaufman LICSW, originally from Newton, Massachusetts. They had met through mutual friends, and were married about a year later under the care of Beacon Hill Friend's Meeting.
Suzie completed her midwifery training and received her master's degree at the University of Utah in 1984, accredited as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). In the 1980s Suzie was a CNM at St. Margaret's Hospital in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, often utilizing her fluency in French and Italian while working with young, underprivileged, often immigrant women. In the 1990s, she practiced midwifery at Quincy Hospital. For about the past 20 years, Suzie had been a certified nurse midwife at The North Shore Birth Center, the first free-standing midwifery practice in the northeast.
Due to health concerns, Suzie stopped working in March of 2014. She then turned her considerable energies to her many life-long passions. An avid knitter, she designed colorful socks with intricate patterns for friends, family members and even friends of friends, all while planting a bountiful garden, putting up pesto, reading regularly, painting attic floors and hanging out several loads of laundry each day, a chore that she relished. She reveled in having her extended family around her, and was counted on to remember all the lyrics when friends came over for pot luck singing parties in the living room that evolved into riotous contra dancing on the well-worn kitchen floor. All along she continued to be there for her family and friends in many ways. Her medical legacy continues to a new generation; she was, until the end, a reliable study partner for daughter Alice, a second year student at Tufts Medical School. Her helping nature is evident in the work of daughter Rose who is a play therapist who makes in-home visits with at-risk children. And Suzie's charitable bent is evident in her son Jeff and his wife Julia who donate a large percentage of their income to charitable causes.
In the days following her death, lots of Facebook photos have been posted, showing "#‎suziesocks"...knees down only...of Suzie's socks. In one, the feet of a family of five in England are wearing them; in another, Suzie's new grandchild, baby Lily can be seen wearing Suzie Socks.
Suzie is survived by her husband Richard Kaufman; children, Jeff (Julia Wise) Kaufman, Rose Kaufman, and Alice Kaufman (Alex) Cumming; granddaughter, Lily Kaufman Wise; sister, Anne Thomforde (Lee Garner `70) Thomas; brothers, Charlie (Laura) Thomforde, Davy (Kathryn Hunter) Thomford and Hugh (Rebecca Kilmer) Thomford `79; nieces, Claire, Susanna, Megan, Abby, Mary Hemingway Thomforde `13 and Helen; nephews, Stephen Winslow Thomforde `10, Michael, Nathan, Kenneth and Ryan Thomforde `00; grandniece, Phoebe; grandnephew, Spencer; and cousin, Edwin Thomforde `82.
(Posted March 3, 2015)

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)

Elaine Hoffman is still glowing from the class reunion, and was thrilled that so many folks came back and participated. They shared poetry, old Earlham papers, new novels and best memories of their time — they just shared with each other. Back in Atlanta she continues to love her work in hospice and doing part-time psychotherapy. She loves being "Mimi" to her two-year-old grandson, and both of her kids are doing great and live close by. Former husband Kevin Fowler lives close by and is a successful veterinarian. They do great co-parenting their kids.
(Posted April 17, 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)

Elaine Marie Davie Rust says, "Please give us a call to drop by if you are in the area and see how we are developing our 1779 NH homestead into an environmentally conscious, sustainable living space. Our blog will be up and running soon."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Siobhan Helene Shea has had a successful career as an attorney, admitted to the Florida Bar in November 1991 and the United States Supreme Court in May 2011. She has received the American Immigration Lawyers Association Human Rights Award (1992), Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar's Annual Pro Bono Award (2003), Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award (1995), and Palm Beach Women's Chamber of Commerce Giraffe Award. Siobhan has published several papers on appeals, juvenile issues, and other subjects. She is past Chair Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar, past Chair Appellate Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar, and past President Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
(Posted April 17, 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)

Karen Gibson Von Winbush died April 14, 2015.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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:

Susanna Strode writes, "I am now working as a clinical therapist in Iowa City, Iowa. I enjoy providing parent-child interaction therapy to families who have children with behavioral problems. HDSR was a great start!"
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1989

Class Notes:

Don Billen had great fun taking his daughter, Hannah, to the PAGS 40th anniversary reunion. Earlham was her first college visit and she loved it. She's leaning toward something closer to home but Earlham set a high bar for her to compare against. He and his family are still in Seattle where he continues to work for Sound Transit on new rail and bus projects. They're active in South Seattle Friends Meeting as well as Quarterly and Yearly Meeting.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

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:

Benjamin B. Cohen is pleased to announce the publication of his second book, In the Club: Associational Life in Colonial South Asia, available on Amazon.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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." He will be moving his family this summer from one Earlham enclave (the Mt. Airy neighborhood in Philadelphia) to another (Chicago). On the heels of his publication, Jonathan accepted an associate professor position at Loyola University Chicago's School of Social Work. He will continue his research on suicidal and cyberbullied youth, families in crisis, and uses of technology in social work practice. He will continue his award winning podcast series, The Social Work Podcast. The roots of the podcast extend to his time as a DJ at WECI hosting Jazz Spectrum.
(Posted April 17, 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)

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:

Abby Fenton writes, "Life is busy in Minneapolis where we are raising two young girls. I am also working at the Will Steger Foundation, supporting youth leadership on climate change solutions and was proud to hear that the Earlham Student Senate recently endorsed Earlham's REInvestment Campaign, a student-led campaign that is part of a global student movement pressuring colleges and universities to divest from dirty fossil fuel extraction. For information, visit https://earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com. It is from a place of love and a commitment to a better world that my husband and I have decided we will no longer donate money to Earlham until the college divests its holdings from destructive fossil fuels."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

David Michael Bell continues to enjoy his life in Memphis. He serves indigent defendants in federal court as an assistant Federal defender, arguing before the courts of Western Tennessee as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also enjoying his second job as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis School of Law. David adores his two daughters, Georgia and Anna Kay, and he is a ride-or-die Memphis Grizzlies fan.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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

Newsha Moraveji Dau tries to implement what she learned in the PAGS program by working for the District of Columbia Division of Student Transportation. She and Amelia Cooper Goerlitz try to instill Earlham values in their kids, who play together. Life is good, but certainly different than what was pictured in 1998!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Alexis E. Fajardo says, "Well, the biggest news for me is that come June I'll be married to a beautiful woman I met here in Northern California. We are gearing up for the wedding and looking forward to family and friends (many of them EC alums) who will be in attendance. Work life is going well as I mark my eighth year working for the Schulz Studio in Santa Rosa, overseeing Peanuts publishing and licensing. My comic Kid Beowulf continues to thrive as I dive into another book in the series and enjoy bringing it to readers of all-ages in print and online. I look forward to connecting to Earlham friends near and far in the future!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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

Karen Heymann Holdridge shares, "After relocating back to Boston in 2011, buying a house and adding a second little boy to our little family, my amazingly supportive husband and little boys all helped pack our things into a truck headed back to NYC so that I could take my dream job. We are slowly settling into life in Westchester, and love being so close to the city again. We couldn't have done it without the amazing Kaki Trimble `97 (aka Kaks and Kakak to the boys) and the love and support of the rest of our Boston EC Family (Cheney Harper, Amie Saulnier, Seth Morrison `94). Much EC love and pride!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Christina Limbird shares, "I have had a pretty eventful year in Berlin. My husband, daughter Dilan, and I welcomed a new baby girl named Sibel into the family last May. I’ve taken advantage of Germany's super generous maternity leave system and used this year to launch my own business called Linden Global Youth and Education, dedicated to providing educational psychology, counseling, and evaluation services to expat families and international schools. As part of the project, Courtney Adams and I have developed an international girls’ empowerment and leadership summer camp that we are launching this summer in Berlin as well, called Girls Gearing Up. Oh, and my step-daughter, Serah, is the German language assistant with my dearest Margaret Hampton at EC right now! It is an absolute joy to experience Earlham all over again through her eyes. Come visit if you’re around Germany."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Elizabeth Margaret McLaren and Roscoe Klausing `01 are delighted to announce that they have just returned home from Hungary where they adopted their second child, two-year-old Oren Sandor Klausing. Their six-year-old daughter, Sara, is delighted to finally be a big sister. What a joyous time for their family!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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:

In April, Dr. Beth Duckles, Professor Emeritus Stephen Butler, and Juliana Pearson `06 attended George Washington University’s Annual Jackie and Rachel Robinson Society’s Community Recognition Dinner. Beth comments, "I was delighted to catch up with Stephen Butler and Juliana Pearson as Steve received an Appreciation Award and was honored by the Jackie and Rachel Robinson Society for his support of their mission." Other Earlhamites who have attended past Society events are Keith Morgan `85, Bergis Jules `03, and Tulani Foy `09.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

In early 2014, Chris Hardie wrapped up the operation of Summersault LLC, the website development firm he co-founded with Mark Stosberg '98 while they were Earlham students. After 17 years of hard work, growth and fun adventures in entrepreneurship, Chris was ready for something different. He's since joined Automattic, Inc. and WordPress.com to help democratize publishing as he works on some of the biggest and best WordPress sites on the web. He gets to travel a lot, but mostly still works from Richmond, Ind., where he lives with his wife Kelly Burk and stays involved in local community building. Chris also just finished his time on Earlham's Alumni Council, and now looks forward to supporting the College's work in other ways. You can follow Chris online at ChrisHardie.com.
(Posted June 9, 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)

Josina Cooper Guess writes, "I'm still living in Christian community with my husband Michael and our four children, and working at Jubilee Partners in Comer, Ga. We are constantly inspired and humbled getting to know newly arrived refugee families. It has been great this spring to have Earlhamite Anton Guz `14 here at Jubilee as a spring volunteer. I also enjoyed an intensive week long writing workshop last summer called "Writing to Change the World" at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical Research in Minnesota. Since then I've become a monthly contributor to the Red Letter Christians blog and have been writing for various other print and online publications. Looking forward to the reunion in the fall and welcome more Earlhamites to come visit or consider a volunteer term at Jubilee Partners."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Benjamin Roper hopes you are all well.
(Posted June 9, 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)

C. Terrill Thompson writes, "I am excited to be celebrating eight years as an independent consultant to mission-driven organizations, coalitions and social justice groups. The work is incredibly fun and rewarding. I recently launched a new (and much improved!) website, thanks to help from Tamara Clark `02: www.ctthompsonconsulting.com. I give great discounts to EC grads who are out to change the world. I have been in Philadelphia since graduation, but am working towards country living. In the meantime, my partner Zem and I are growing food, composting and beekeeping urban style."
(Posted April 17, 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)

Dylan Buffum and Laura Lipps have left Wisconsin and are now living in Durham, N.C. Laura has taken a job at Duke University at the Nicholas School of the Environment. Dylan is volunteering at the North Carolina Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and preparing to take the bar exam in July.
(Posted April 17, 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)

Andrea Hein White and her husband, Adam, are delighted to announce that their daughter, Annaliese, has her first birthday on April 13! They thank everyone in the EC community that has supported them in their first year of parenthood.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Benikia Taylor Kressler writes, "So much change in the last few months! I am finally done being a student! I graduated from the University of Miami (UM) with a Ph.D. in teaching, learning and diversity with a focus on special education in August 2014. After graduation I worked temporarily as a post-doc at UM completing projects I started while a student. During that time my husband and I began to pack up and get rid of 10 years of stuff accumulated while living in Miami, for our move to San Diego. We drove over 2,600 miles to San Diego when my husband accepted a tenure track position at San Diego State and began work in January 2015. I moved out here on faith and hope that something would open up for me as well. I am blessed to say that after a couple of interviews I've been offered a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of special education at California State University- Fullerton. I start in August! As of right now, I am enjoying unemployment by working out, writing, reading, and exploring in my new community. If any Earlhamites find themselves in San Diego, please do not hesitate to contact me! I'd love to break bread with you."
(Posted April 17, 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)

Katie Campbell-Nelson says, "Hi all! Those years of living at Miller Farm must have left an impression, since here I am, 10 years later, working to help vegetable farmers in Massachusetts. I conduct applied research and work on-farm with growers all over the state on integrated pest management and soil health practices. The work is rewarding and challenging, and I love it."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Sandra Hartmannsgruber is looking forward to seeing people at the 10 year reunion, writing, "Let me know if you need a floor or couch to stay on! My cat will grudgingly move over. I moved back to Richmond in the summer of 2013 and now live near the bagel shop and Olde Richmond Inn, if you remember those landmarks. I'm finishing up year two of teaching at the Quaker elementary school in town. The whole school (about 60 kids and five teachers) walks to the wellness center every few weeks to do activities. It's fun to see Earlham students staring at us. Some smile and wave. All the best!"
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Kate Kidder moved back to Richmond last August so her partner, Adam Light, could begin an assistant professor of physics position at Earlham. She has been hanging out with their daughter, Eliza, full-time, but recently rejoined the workforce as an ESL adjunct faculty at Earlham, filling in for the rest of the spring semester for an instructor who had a baby. It's good to be back!
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Susan Scantland Littleton and her husband, Rob, welcomed their son, Marco, in September of 2013. They're living in Columbus, Ohio where Susan is a stay-at-home mom and a volunteer La Leche League breastfeeding support leader. Before Marco's birth, Susan worked as a certified nurse-midwife in federally qualified health centers in Ohio. She's super excited to return to Earlham for the ten-year reunion in October.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Emily Merryman Pittman shares, "I completed medical school at Indiana University in 2010. I then was very fortunate to complete my pediatric residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. I currently am practicing in southern Indiana where I reside with my husband and a very spoiled goldendoodle."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Emily Pryor is in her second year of a Ph.D. program in Hispanic studies at the University of California Riverside. She loves her colleagues and the weather! She is excited to announce her engagement to David Polett (Bard graduate) and upcoming wedding in June! She enjoyed a visit from Laura Sweitzer `06 in fall 2014. She hopes to be at the 10 year reunion!
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Juliet Tyson writes, "It's been 10 years since we graduated and I've been a busy woman! After graduating I spent five years in West Africa. I did two years as a Peace Corps volunteer and 1.5 years as a Peace Corps leader in dusty, wonderful Niger! (I still dream in French and Hausa from time to time) Then I moved to Accra, Ghana, where I worked in refugee resettlement with refugee populations in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Chad. After moving back to the U.S., I coordinated volunteer teams for Habitat for Humanity of Trenton, N.J. In 2012, after 11 years of friendship and one year of dating, I married Samah, 12 years to the day we first met at the Baha'i World Center in Haifa, Israel! After a year in Los Angeles, we moved north to Santa Cruz, Calif. Samah works at Netflix and I completed my master's degree in international education management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. I am currently working with international students at San Jose State University. Please look me up if you're ever in the area. It's always great to catch up with Earlhamites!"
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Josiah Young says, "Time flies…looking forward to catching up with everyone."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Natasha Dastur shares, "Though I have not yet made it to a formal EC reunion, I am continually reminded of the incredible people, experiences, and life lessons that I learned from/with all of you wonderful folks during my time at Earlham. Thanks to all of you and to EC."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

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)

Maggie Shank Jackson left her position in the Earlham Admissions Office in June of 2014 (after seven years) to move back to her husband's Caribbean island home of Roatan, with Shawn and their son Darcy (age 2.5). Together Maggie & Shawn run his professional photography and underwater photography firm. They are set to open a gallery this summer. Maggie also works as a consultant to an international private school on the island. Current Earlham Assistant Director of Admissions Julia Logan visited in February and Admissions Counselor Mallory Reed '14 will visit in May.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Nate Kayhoe writes, "Holla atcha boy, Earlham. Kayhoe is Chi-town these days."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Juliana Pearson attended George Washington University’s Annual Jackie and Rachel Robinson Society’s Community Recognition Dinner with Beth Duckles `99 and Professor Emeritus Stephen Butler. Juliana, who frequently attends and supports Society events, keeps busy in the Washington, D.C. area, working full-time in education research at CNA Education, while also pursuing her doctorate in education policy at George Washington University. At CNA, she works on program evaluations of college and career readiness initiatives and has the opportunity to apply the qualitative research skills she originally learned at Earlham. When not immersed in education research, she can be found hiking with her husband Brian, exploring local breweries, and hanging out, whenever possible, with fellow 2006 SOAN alums Lauren Schiszik in Baltimore and Iris Bieri in Brooklyn, NY.
(Posted June 9, 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:

Shannon Elizabeth Axtell writes, "Hello all! Still living in Tallahassee, Fla., and have enjoyed spending times with Earlhamites, such as Kim Reid, who currently lives here, and Fatima Carson and the Crumley-Effingers, who came to visit over the last few months. We also celebrated the birth of our second love child, Wes (or Wessage, as we have started calling him for some unknown reason) who was born last November and is working on crawling and other amazing activities. I would love to see anyone that is coming down to Tally or parts of Florida. We always have an open couch."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Joan Friedrich is working on a Master of Education at DePaul University with a concentration in community counseling. In 2012, her volunteer work as an educator and medical advocate with the organization Rape Victim Advocates inspired her to apply to graduate school. She lives in Chicago, where she has volunteered with Chicago Childcare Collective (ChiChiCo) since 2011. ChiChiCo provides childcare for parents/guardians involved in racial and economic justice organizing. She has also helped to create a blog, a coloring book, and several events, for the collective. Last year, she enjoyed co-facilitating a discussion group on community care.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Lynn "Babbs" McLemore has made the exciting and life-affirming decision to move to NYC, where she now works for Trinity School on the Upper West Side. A few days after she moved, she tore her ACL, forcing her to take the bus and look at all the beautiful buildings (and people). She has enjoyed seeing Earlhamites, including Donnie Smith `12, Mandi Rice `10, Alisa Cohen `11, Emily Kaplan `09, Dora Rice `12, Elsa Haag `14, Erin Hatchett, Elizabeth Markham `10 and many more. "Come say hi when you're in town!" she writes.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Radu Popa says, "Hey everybody! I am living in sunny Amsterdam and loving it! I am doing a preparatory master for a Ph.D., so if everything goes well, by next year I will be starting my doctorate. Otherwise, I try my best to explore the sights and sounds of the city when I'm not too busy studying! If anyone is in the area, please let me know."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

By the time you read this, Adam Putnam and Sara Bohall `08 will have finally tied the knot in May. Lots of Earlhamites are planning on attending, including Walker Yane, Mark Boylan 08, John Doering-White `10, Emily Doering `10, Evan Fackler `10, Becca Tolmach `08, Emma Bohmann `09, Miriam Godwin, Anna Putnam `09, Kat Seligman `08, Deno Migliorini `08, Meredith Naughton `12, Sean McGuire `12, and Rob Lugg `12. Adam just graduated with a doctorate in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Sara is finishing up her time as a research coordinator in a physical therapy research lab at Washington University School of Medicine, and jamming for the Arch Rival Roller Girls. In the summer, Adam and Sara are moving to Northfield, Minn., where Adam is starting in the fall as a visiting assistant professor of psychology at Carleton College.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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:

Rebecca Tolmach and Evan Fackler '10 were married on May 31, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. Lots of people pitched in to make it a perfect day. Earlham alumni in attendance included Evan's mother, Holly Harman Fackler '79, and the following friends: Adam Putnam '07, John Click, Mark Boylan (officiant), Brittany Smith, Kat Bearese Poling, Katie Strohm Morales, Sophie Erickson, Megan Carter Lapp, Sara Bohall, Russell Honderd, Emma Bohmann '09, Adam Tobin '10, John Doering-White '10, Emily Doering-White '10, Hannah Reed '10, Sydney Sogol '10, Anna Deering '10, Callie Thompson '10, Robert Lugg '12, Jacob Naegeli '12, Sean McGuire '12, and Tom Kenworthy '58. Rebecca and Evan are now living in Oxford, Ohio, where Evan is getting his M.A. in English Literature at Miami University.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Nora Rosenblum is living in the Ann Arbor-area working as a clinical social worker at the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital. There is always a guest room at her house for any Earlhamite visiting the area, as long as they do not mind a puppy named Murphy.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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:

Jesse M. Butler, 28, passed away unexpectedly October 8, 2014. Jesse was a person with an enormous heart and spirit that shined as bright as the sun. He was gifted with a brilliant mind expressed so beautifully in his words and wit. His music was his passion, his song writing inspiring. Jesse was truly himself at the beach, in the ocean, in the love. He is survived by his parents, Mark Butler and Andrea Aschenbrenner; sister, Brianna; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

2010

Class Notes:

Colin Andrews writes, "Hi classmates! Along with many other alums, I have determined not to donate to Earlham as long as the institution in invested in companies materially supporting or profiting from the Israeli occupation of Palestine, as well as companies involved in fossil fuel extraction."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Maggie Ashmore Bowling is loving life as a farmer in southeastern Kentucky. This is her second year farming full time and she has high hopes for the future. She's excited for the 5-year reunion this fall and hopes to see many fellow classmates!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Katherine Hostetler DeGrasse and Travis DeGrasse are excited to share that they were married at the end of September of 2014.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Kaitlin Flynn says, "Hi everyone! Just wanted to share that this May I'm graduating with my doctorate in microbiology and immunology from the University of Michigan."
(Posted June 9, 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)

Carmina Brelsford Maldonato writes, "Hello everyone! As I write this, I'm super excited to be crossing Chase Stage again in just a few days with my Master of Arts in Teaching! This year has been and promises to continue to be very eventful. My wonderful husband and I celebrated our third anniversary on November 10th, 2014, and welcomed our daughter, Freya Yatziri, into the world on February 21st, 2015. We'll be saying farewell to Richmond this summer, and I'm looking forward to starting fresh in my home state of Georgia and teaching high school art or Spanish!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Eva Martone lives in Urbana, Ill., with her cat, Houdini. In 2013, she received her MSW from the University of Illinois. She is currently working as a school social worker in a middle school in east central Illinois. There, she cares for students' social-emotional needs and teaches social skills. Eva is a licensed social worker and a Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS)-certified clinician. She loves working with adolescents and looks forward to getting her clinical license in the future. Outside of work, Eva enjoys hanging with her friends (both literally and figuratively!), and she misses Earlham quite a bit!
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Jessette A. Meyers lives in Albuquerque, N.M., with her amazing and adorable seven month old daughter, Morrigan, her friend, Kaitlin, and their two dogs, cat, and rabbit. It's pretty much the female version of Two and Half Men... She has dabbled as a personal trainer, EMT, and is currently working in a high-end jewelry store. She plans to go back to school for a master's degree in exercise science next spring. She is learning that being a single mom is a whole new level of crazy busy, but it's definitely worth it!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Patrick Raines shares, "In 2013 I dropped out of a Ph.D. program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, and worked four different jobs in 2014 including one as a "Mosquito Inspector." As 2015 approaches the halfway mark, I can say without a doubt that giving up on my Ph.D. was the right decision. I make $27,000 a year working in a pacemaker battery factory and have dreamed up a way to contribute to STEM education with my startup 3D printing company. It might sound crazy but PintsteinPro.com is more exciting and meaningful than anything in my PhD thesis ever was."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Hannah Reed is currently the dean of Upper School at Wooster School in Danbury, Conn. When not convincing as many juniors and seniors as possible to consider Earlham, she teaches Spanish and psychology courses, organizes student life programs, coaches volleyball and ultimate frisbee, and coordinates the experience of international students on campus. She gets together with Earlham classmates as often as possible, and is really looking forward to the reunion in October!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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. She is so happy in eastern Massachusetts, particularly now that the 110 inches of snow have melted. She's planning to be here for at least three more winters while she studies for a Master of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School. Her first class, Elementary Hebrew, starts this summer. Mandi is also completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training, and she hopes that practice will keep her strong and sane throughout grad school. All of these new paths make Mandi appreciate the power of class reunions. She hopes to see you on The Heart October 30 - November 1!.
(Posted June 9, 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:

Michelle Bahnick shares, "After spending two years in the Washington Conservation Corps (AmeriCorps program), I am currently pursuing my master's degree in biology at Western Washington University, focusing on stream function assessment for determining ecosystem services in the Pacific Northwest."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Sally Bunner writes, "I am currently living and working in Richmond, Ind., where I stayed after graduation. I am currently a special education teacher at Richmond High School. I work with the students from REInvestment (Responsible Energy Investment) to encourage Earhlam College to live up to its values and principles by divesting its direct investments in tar-sands and coal extraction and the process of hydraulic fracturing. These practices are violent and constitute unreasonable and unnecessary damage to the lives of many people who live near extraction sites. I encourage others to support this campaign and to refrain from contributions to Earlham's endowment until such time as Earlham deems it necessary to live up to the values expressed in its own socially responsible investing policy. Visit earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com for more information."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Ruth Carter says, "Hello all, I'm still in St Louis, Mo., and still loving and learning a lot from my position at Stray Rescue. My new hobbies, thanks mostly to meetup.com include swing dancing, holistic healing practices, and self-empowerment. Take care!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Bryant Foreman writes, "In the summer of 2014, I started work for the Maryland Department of Agriculture as a scientist in the area of molecular diagnostics. My primary responsibilities involve the surveillance, testing, and diagnosis of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases in the Delmarva Peninsula and Mid-Atlantic region. Additionally, I am assigned to all avian influenza testing in the state. With the recent outbreaks of AI in the Midwest, you can imagine how busy I have been! Coordination of efforts for emergency preparedness and safeguarding general public health are something I have taken very seriously within the recent months. I am currently involved in several organizations that deal with biosecurity, biodefense, etc. Throughout the past year I have continued to attend meetings and workshops hosted by organizations such as: The Mid-Atlantic Zoonotic and Vector Borne Disease Inter-Agency Group, OneHealth Initiative, Global Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, etc."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Chelsea Smith Korth and Jordan Korth welcomed their first child, a little boy named Burris, in April 2014, making him just over a year old now! They are still living and going to graduate school in Bloomington, Ind., where their families live. Jordan is graduating with his master's degree in music education from Jocobs School of Music this May. Chelsea still has another semester of Ph.D. coursework but is looking forward to making it to the dissertation stage. She is entering her third year of undergraduate teaching which she feels very passionate about and enjoys immensely. They are also excited to attend and celebrate the graduation of Chelsea's little sister, Maggie, from Earlham this May as well!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Hannah Hale Leifheit says, "Greetings all! After two years in a village, I moved to the big city (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) in October 2014, for a third year, working on communications and various trainings from the PC office. I'm looking forward to coming back (for good) in August and seeing many Earlhamites over the following months!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Charlotte-Anne Malischewski spends most of her time studying law and (in)justice and the rest of her time fiddling, cooking, and loving Montreal. This summer, she will move to Ottawa to clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal. She was fortunate to spend time exploring the Pacific Northwest with Katie-Rose Taulbee `12 and Dave Goldenberg `12 last spring and looks forward to reuniting with Dave and other Earlham alumni this spring when she visits Michigan. She welcomes Earlham visitors in Montreal or Ottawa.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Thomas Morrill and Sarah Bapty '12 became engaged on April 2 this year.
(Posted June 9, 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)

Sarah Summers shares, "I'm still living in Providence, R.I. I recently started a new job managing an experiential science program offered through Providence Public Schools, so I'm looking forward to a summer full of ocean exploration and robot building. Other than that, I'm currently spending most of my time rock climbing and playing tug of war with my dog."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Colin Swihart says, "Remember, Class of 2011, du heif."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Megan Totzke is happily beginning her fourth trip around the sun in Washington, D.C. She is teaching 9th grade English at The Field School and feels an even deeper gratitude for the professors she had at Earlham. She frequently sees Sarah Mink `12 and Carolyn Brandt `12 and is hopeful that they and their other Earlham hooligans will make the trip to Minneapolis for her super fun wedding this summer!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2012

Class Notes:

August Chiarella is applying to Hunter/Fordham for an MSW in the fall of 2016. August is in New York City, happily living with Allie Dougharty `14 and moving in with his partner Laura in the fall.
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Matthew Cunningham-Cook writes, "As of now, I'm living in Putney, Vt., in a beautiful cabin with my partner Mekdes. I was finally able to get full-time, living-waged work as an investigative journalist with the International Business Times. I focus on financial investigative journalism, with a particular emphasis on pay-to-play politics and pension funds."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Camilla Fulvi and Aaron Cooney are still living and working in Richmond. Cammi is an English teacher at Richmond High School and Aaron just got hired to be the new Pre-k/Kindergarten teacher at Richmond Friends School starting the 2015-16 school year. They are both doing well and so are their cats, Eliot and Henry.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Anna Hetzel writes, "Recently I got my dream job working remotely, translating and doing social media marketing for a company in Barcelona, Spain. Other than that, you can find me outside getting dirty renovating the old abandoned family farm. Unfortunately, as Earlham College is still invested in the destruction of the Earth via fossil fuel extraction, I will not be donating any money to the school until it divests its holdings from companies deemed unjust by the REInvestment Campaign, which was recently endorsed in a resolution by the Earlham Student Senate. Go to http://earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com/ to learn more."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Kumar Jensen shares, "Dear classmates, I would like to express my support for the BDS Earlham Campaign and the Earlham ReInvestment Campaign as an alumnus and former employee of my dear Earlham College. As I weigh the different ways to continue to support Earlham and its community members, I have decided to withhold donations to the college. Although not an intuitive way to demonstrate support for the College, I believe that it is the most effective way as an alumnus to be heard. Earlham's stance to deny resolutions by these two campaigns is contrary to the values I learned at Earlham and unacceptable from a human rights and social justice perspective. I applaud both campaigns for their collaboration, unwavering commitment to Earlham's values and persistence in pushing Earlham to be its best self."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Katie Laushman is living in Madison, Wisc., currently working on an environment and resources master's degree alongside Will Vincent `10, who's in his third year of a Microbiology Ph.D. program. We had an amazing visit to Albuquerque earlier this year to see Ashley Girvin, Norah Doss, Kellen Paine, Kevin Amigai `10, and Ben Smith `10. We always love to see Earlham faces in Madison and all over the country!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Robert Lugg has finished his first year of a master's program in English literature at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is presenting a paper on Cheryl Strayed's Wild, and "basic" environmentalism at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment conference in June. He ran into the Grand Canyon and back out over spring break wearing an EC cross country t-shirt and ran into another Earlhamite on the trail! Earlham everywhere!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Patrick Olson shares, "I'm living in beautiful Yokohama, Japan, continuing English teaching work. I decided to change from the corporate-focused English conversation school (eikaiwa) environment to a regular school one, and now teach regularly at an elementary and middle school. Students are wonderful, and my Japanese been getting steadily better as a result of the increased exposure. While Yokohama isn't as connected to Earlham as Morioka is, I'm just happy I'm able to live here and enjoy life! Hope everyone else from 2012 (and other years) is doing well!"
(Posted April 17, 2015)

Evelyn Tandy says, "After graduating with my Masters of Arts in Teaching, I am starting my master's degree in athletic training from the University of Arkansas."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2013

Class Notes:

Noor Balbaky is living in Brookline, Mass., and works for Planned Parenthood as a health care assistant. She is enjoying facilitating a six-week workshop course on Palestine/Israel.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Sarah Crane writes, "This past year I have felt incredibly fortunate to live in Minneapolis, Minn., with the best local guides I could ask for — Anne Rohn and Avery Swanson. In a few weeks, I will be moving to Bloomington, Ind., in preparation for starting a master's program in European studies at IU this coming fall. Much of my academic drive since Earlham has come from the experience that I shared with ten incredible students as the program assistant for Earlham’s Tibetan Studies Program in fall of 2013. As I continue my studies and keep those experiences at heart, I’m looking forward to the new opportunities that Bloomington will allow for connecting with Earlham and fellow Earlhamites."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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 says, "It's been two years since I graduated and I am so fortunate for all that has happened since. I am learning new things everyday in my position with the BLM. On top of that, I am a Type 2 Wildland Firefighter with the agency and plan on fighting wildland fires during summers. A big congratulations goes out to the Class of 2015! I look forward to seeing you all walk across the stage!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Claudia Greene shares, "In Fall 2015 I will begin a public health master's degree program in infectious disease and vaccinology at the University of California Berkeley. I'm excited to have made the decision to pursue a graduate degree and to have been accepted to UC Berkeley. I look forward to starting a new life there on the west coast this summer."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Conor Hall writes, "Hey friends, hope everyone is doing well! I'm happily living in Denver these day with Harper Lodge-Rigal and working in community partnerships for Governor John Hickenlooper. I am also very actively involved with the nonprofits First Descents and the Global Livingston Institute. I am hoping to make it back to EC for Homecoming next year."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Tory Johnson is still in D.C., working for the American Health Lawyers Association. She loves being in the city, and spends a lot of her free time practicing yoga. In March, she finished a 90-day challenge at her studio — 90 Bikram yoga classes in as many days! Tory Johnson is still in D.C., working for the American Health Lawyers Association. She loves being in the city, and spends a lot of her free time practicing yoga. In March, she finished a 90-day challenge at her studio — 90 Bikram yoga classes in as many days!
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Petra Martinac says, "I am currently located in Jena (Germany), attending M.Sc. Molecular Medicine and doing an internship in the field of molecular oncology. Every day, I apply what I learned at Earlham College. I am incredibly grateful to my exceptional professors from EC's biochemistry department that made a medical master's degree almost effortless for me. At present, my greatest struggle is learning German — it does not find its way to my long-term memory. Next year, my plans are centered around research on AML and hopefully doing an internship at German Cancer Research Center."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Sonia Noori shares, "The past two years have been full of fun and challenging experiences. Right after graduation I moved to D.C. to work with Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quaker lobbying group)  on their research project on Afghanistan's economic development. After completing my internship with them, I spend the next five months looking for jobs, getting to know the people in D.C. and learning about the working system here. I have to admit that it has been one of the very challenging and stressful times of my life. I spent the past year working for the non-profit Aga Khan Foundation as a deferred giving associate. I really wanted to explore the world of consulting so last month I started working for Accenture as a Management Consultant. I am looking forward to hearing everyone's stories."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Kara Russell says, "Greetings! I am finishing up my second year teaching high school French. This summer I'm going to shows, visiting family, and taking a group of students to Canada. I'm also preparing for a move to France this fall, where I'll be an English teaching assistant. Love and light to everyone!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Levi Simpson is currently teaching world history at Switzerland County High School in southern Indiana. He is also coaching football (which is going into its first year of full varsity), women's basketball, and softball. He's "just living the dream in the hills of Switzerland County, Ind."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Mary Thomforde writes, "Hello all! I am currently living in Los Angeles, Calif., and working as an assistant restaurant manager at a place called Farmshop. I'm enjoying my days immersed in food culture and have found a passion for beer and the wonderful brewery community southern California has to offer! I think of Earlham and my times there quite often, and miss you all a lot! If you are ever in the area, drop me a line! I'm terrible at keeping in touch, but don't think that means you're not welcome, because you all are. My boyfriend Tyler and I love having guests and our newly acquired kitten, Hermione, loves to snuggle. Tyler works as a chef so even if you are in town on a long layover, hit us up for a home cooked meal! Love to you all from Los Angeles!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

David Aristizabal Urrea says, "As an Earlhamite it saddens me to know that my alma mater has yet to divest from companies supporting Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian territory, and fossil fuel companies directly responsible for environmental devastation and social inequalities. A school which prides on its alumni going out to "change the world", does in fact very little to lead by example. The current administration by refusing (for years) to directly address the concerns of both BDS Earlham and the ReInvestment campaign only shows that school's motto "fully present" stands for administrative incompetency. If Earlham once had a reputation of educating critical and driven individuals, today it is known for wanting to do well what other schools in the state do better. Until Earlham divests from companies directly involved in the assassination, oppression, displacement and disenfranchisement of the the Palestinian people, and moreover until it divests from fossil fuel companies directly and radically affecting the immediate future of this planet, I will abstain from donating, and I will discourage any young students from applying to Earlham College. To my fellow classmates, I encourage you to do the same."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Tristan Wright has been in Albuquerque, N.M., for the last two years working on digital museum exhibits and websites. He will soon move slightly north to Santa Fe to start a position at Kitware working with big data visualizations.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2014

Class Notes:

Faye Christoforo is living and working in Dover, N.H., making use of the organizing and activism skills she gained while at Earlham. She is currently working with campuses all across the country (including Earlham) on developing zero waste initiatives. She loves being able to continue to contribute to the success and well-being of the campus as a graduate. Unfortunately the campus endowment is continuing to hold investments in the fossil fuel industry and the occupation of Palestine despite the exemplary efforts of the Earlham REInvestment Campaign and BDS Earlham. She will not allow her alumni donations to be invested in the violence that Earlham is condoning so she is choosing to donate directly to those campaigns until the college divests. She hopes that other alumni who believe that Earlham must stand by it's Principals and Practices will join in supporting this movement. For more information on REInvestment, visit https://earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com/.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Ica Cruz DeSimio writes, "Since graduating last May, I've been kicking it in my hometown of Kansas City, Mo. I'm thrilled to say that I have been accepted to and am attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa this fall! I'll begin a three-year master's degree program in Pacific art history and also work as a graduate teaching assistant. Before I move to Honolulu in August, I'm headed to Chicago to see Kayla Parks  and then many other friends at this year's Commencement festivities. I'd also like to wish the Responsible Energy Investment (REInvestment) campaign good luck, as this group of dedicated Earlham students petitions our school to divest from the fossil fuel industry. I'm disappointed that Earlham has not yet done so, and truly hope that we can invest in companies and organizations that align more closely with Earlham's principles and values. Good luck REInvestment and also to the class of 2015!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Samuel Clay Grossman Embry says, "I support the REInvestment campaign and ask 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. Additionally, I support BDS Earlham in their goals to divest Earlham from companies and corporations that support Israel and aid the occupation of Palestine. In support of both campaigns, I am withholding all donations to Earlham College."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Elsa Haag is living that city girl life in Harlem, N.Y., while working on some cool health reform projects at City Health Works and exploring the city.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Stacey Hauff will be attending The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law this fall. She is looking forward to combining the Quaker values and critical thinking skills developed at Earlham, especially in the History Department, in her studies.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Xander Hazel is missing EC and fellow Earlhamites most days out here in Urbana, Ill. He's now with a stable job (as a grad student), and would love to give something back to the place that gave him so much. Unfortunately, Earlham is still invested in fossil fuel extraction companies in addition to companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Support BDS and the REInvestment campaign. Google "REInvestment" and "BDS Earlham" for more details.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Taylor Jeromos shares, "In the fall, I will be moving to St. Louis in order to begin my master's degree in history and museum studies. While there, I will be serving as the graduate research assistant in the Contemporary Art Museum's Office of Public Programs and Community Outreach. I've had a blast in Dallas, but it's on to new adventures! I'm missing my Earlhamites near and far and sending love to all."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Margarita (Maggie) Jesme has spent the last nine months as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow exploring intracommunity psychosocial support in contexts of repressive violence. Her project, Healing for Resistance, has allowed her to explore nonviolence, reconciliation, and the process of building strong communities of political resistance as she's learned from Rwandan, Syrian and Tibetan activists, healers, social workers and academics. She is excited to continue learning in this field when she returns home. She also will continue to ask Earlham's administration to pass the BDS Earlham resolution and divest from three companies which profit from IDF human rights abuses of Palestinians. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Earlham's investments are neutral at best, and through alumni support she hopes Earlham can soon choose to stand for peace and justice.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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 writes, "I'm enjoying post-grad life in the D.C.-area with new and old Earlham friends! Unfortunately, as Earlham College is still invested in the destruction of the Earth via fossil fuel extraction, I will not be donating any money to the school until it divests its holdings from companies deemed unjust by the REInvestment Campaign, which was recently endorsed in a resolution by the Earlham Student Senate. Go to http://earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com/ to learn more."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Helen Mountjoy-Venning has spent the winter living and salting in Seattle, Wash., after some traveling and adventuring over the fall. She will soon likely be leaving the city to continue past summers' work as a whitewater rafting guide in the Eastern Cascade Mountains, and is looking forward to an exciting several months. Helen has been trying to stay up-to-date about what has been going on at Earlham and was delighted to hear about the Student Senate's unanimous decisions to pass resolutions in support of both REInvestment and BDS Earlham's divestment proposals. She views this as a monumental step towards helping Earlham align its practices more closely with the values it prides itself on. She is eagerly waiting for Earlham administration's next steps on these issues and is hoping they will also stand up for Earlham's values by choosing to support divestment rather than continue to spend alumni donations on companies that perpetuate violence against communities and ecosystems. Lastly, Helen is very proud of Earlham students and wants to congratulate you for all of your hard work on these campaigns and for your commitment to thinking critically and acting on your values.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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 hope life is good folks. Navigating the waters of the non-profit sector has been fun and full of contradictions. I definitely believe EC was essential to this journey and I look back at those four years with great pride and a healthy longing feeling for those days."
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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)

Maya Reisman is currently living in Austin, Texas, with her partner, Omar Dreidi `10. They have a dog named Stella. She is currently working for the Travis County Judge and is thinking about attending graduate school part-time.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Natalie Reitz has made the move out west and is currently living in Seattle, Wash. In addition to her day to day activities, she has been making art in response to environmental issues. She has been closely following Earlham's student-run divestment campaigns and is so proud of everyone's passion and persistence. However, she is confused and disappointed that Earlham chooses to invest in the violence of the fossil fuel industry and in groups that fund the violent occupation of Palestine. She is choosing to donate money directly to student groups at this time, in lieu of donating to the college, as she feels the student groups more closely represent her beliefs and moral convictions.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Devin Rothman says, "I'm wrapping up an Americorps term in Montana before moving to California for graduate school. Unfortunately, as Earlham is still invested in environmental degradation via fossil fuel extraction, I will not be making any donations until the school divests its holdings from companies deemed unjust by the REInvestment Campaign, which was recently endorsed in a resolution by the Earlham Student Senate. Go to http://earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com/ to learn more.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

David Andrew Schutt finally managed to secure a paid gig on Capitol Hill as a staff assistant for Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, after 11 months surviving as an unpaid congressional intern. On January 1, he and Charlotte Bellm `12 became engaged and are planning to get married around the same time Charlotte finishes her master's degree in conflict transformation and a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership and social entrepreneurship at Eastern Mennonite University.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

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)

Rachael Warriner is enjoying post-grad life in Philadelphia and enjoying frequent run-ins with Earlham alums of all ages in the West Philly area. She's working on photography and other visual media for the Earth Quaker Action Team, which fights for economic and environmental justice through nonviolent direct action. Engaging with these Quaker activists who fight and win big campaigns against fossil fuel extraction makes Earlham's continued investment in the fossil fuel industry all the more disappointing. She will not be donating any money to the school until it divests its holdings from companies deemed unjust by the REInvestment Campaign, which was recently endorsed in a resolution by the Earlham Student Senate. Go to http://earlhamreinvestment.wordpress.com/ to learn more.
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Arielle Ann Webb writes, "Transferring to Earlham College in Fall 2012 was the best thing I could have done for my undergraduate career. I was encouraged to challenge myself personally and intellectually about the world on a local and global scale. If there is any advice I could forward to my fellow Earlhamites, it would be to embrace your undergraduate experience at Earlham by thinking abstractly about your class material, challenge yourself to contemplate different ideas, befriend someone new, attend campus events, or participate in Dance Alloy. Earlham's campus is not only extremely diverse in ethnicity but in ideas, personalities, religions, and interests too. Your new interests may surprise you! If someone had told me two years ago that I would study abroad in Nicaragua, volunteer throughout Central America, and join the Peace Corps after graduation, I would not have believed them! Nonetheless, that's exactly what I did."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Rachel Winsberg says, "Joining 'EarlhamTown' in Philadelphia has been great! Aside from serving with City Year, I am in a band with Earlhamites Cara Clarke `12, Michael Warner `13, and Graham Nissen. With what's left of my free time, I am also on the steering committee for Philly's Jewish Voice for Peace chapter, part of a national Palestine solidarity organization. It was wonderful to hear about the Earlham Senate's recent resolutions in favor of divestment from the Israeli occupation and holdings from companies deemed unjust by the REInvestment Campaign. I hope that the Earlham administration can one day be on the right side of history, and live out its stated values, by listening to its student and alumni voices calling for justice. Until that time, my donations will be limited to student groups who I see living out Earlham's stated values."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2015

Class Notes:

Bailey Heinzen writes, "Hey, Class of 2015, we did it! We've graduated! Hard to believe that just four short years ago we were all stepping onto this campus for the first time. I'm pretty happy to say that I'm ending my undergraduate career with a May Term in the Bahamas doing iguana research led by Jon Iverson. Kasun Bodawatta, Gisele Aubin, Andrew Hood, Ashley Hedrick and Braden Richardson and I are all going, along with six students from Denison University. Once I get back I'll head home to Chicago for a young alumni event on June 11. I'll hopefully spend this summer working, visiting Meg Huffmeyer and Molly Altreuter in Denver and deciding what I'm going to do with my life."
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Mitchell Mackiw says, "Well Seniors, we finally made it! We have crossed Chase Stage and now enter the next exciting chapter of our lives, be it in a job or by continuing school in a graduate program. I myself am stuck in job limbo, as I have yet to secure a position, but I will be sure to drop a note in our Class of 2015 section when I do secure a job. I encourage everyone in our class to keep in touch by writing a brief Class Note, that include life updates or if you just want to say hello! Congratulations to everyone in the Class of 2015, and please stay in touch!"
(Posted June 9, 2015)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2016

Class Notes:

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Obituaries:

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2017

Class Notes:

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