Class Notes

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

1930 · 31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37 · 38 · 39

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

1930

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1931

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1932

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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)

John Allen Owen died October 27, 2000.
(Posted May 29, 2014)

1938

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

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

1939

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Evelyn Thompson, 94, died May 10, 2013. She was a Navy wife, marrying Edward Everett Thompson, an engineer and Chief Petty Officer, in 1950. After his service in the Korean War, they settled in New Jersey, where Evelyn volunteered at her church and became a master gardener. They retired to Freedom Village in Bradenton and were both active and beloved members of Community Baptist Church, volunteering and tutoring at Community Christian School for many years. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Virginia Thompson Cadbury; two nieces, Elizabeth Cadbury and Margaret Cadbury; and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Elizabeth Wissler, 96, died on April 2, 2014. Following Earlham, she and her high school sweetheart, Robert Wissler, moved to Hyde Park to begin graduate studies at the University of Chicago. They were married in 1940 and had four children. Betty worked with the Red Cross during World War II, attending to the needs of soldiers' families in Chicago. After the war she spent many years at the Chicago Child Care Society, placing children for adoption and foster care and aiding their parents, and also worked as a medical social worker in the University of Chicago's pediatric clinic. Betty participated in organizing the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference which was formed in 1949 to build and maintain a stable interracial community. She was a volunteer home worker and helped recruit volunteer doctors for Meridian Hospice in the 1980s when it provided the first hospice care for Chicago's South Side residents. After retiring, Betty helped plan the development of Montgomery Place and she and her husband, Bob, became early residents there in 1991. She was an active member of the First Unitarian Church in Hyde Park for more than 60 years. Betty organized family camping trips, enjoyed traveling, and hosted gatherings of students, faculty and family at the Wissler cottage in the Michigan dunes. She knew about and delighted in nature, and taught her children and grandchildren about the real birds and bees, and wildflowers. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Robert Wissler `39; son, David Wissler; sister, Mary Polk `42, and aunt, Florence Lupton Shute `07. She is survived by three children, Barbara Mayers, Mary Graham and John Wissler; six grandchildren, Joshua Mayers, Leah Mayers `90, Liza Graham, Laura O'Shaughnessy, Will Graham and Molly Graham; and four great-grandchildren.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

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)

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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J. Mark Hadley and Marjorie Brown Hadley `44 report that they're happily living near historic Lookingglass, Ore., with their son and family. It's a complete delight in country life. Nearby Roseburg provides all their needs, including Friends Worship Meeting, the YMCA, Dairy Queen, the library, groceries and dining, healthcare, etc. They help with the large vegetable garden and fruit and nut trees. Often, they enjoy sightseeing trips with family. They welcome traveling friends and send hearty greetings to all.
(Posted May 19, 2014)

Elizabeth Hilaman, 94, passed away January 18, 2014. She was active in many organizations, among them Calvert Grange, Calvert PTA, and Rosebank United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and secretary/treasurer for Hilaman Milling, Inc. She is survived by sons, Charles R. Hilaman, Robert L. Hilaman, and James E. Hilaman; daughters, Mary Beth Bickel, Debbie Pierce, and Susan Vadala; 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Raymond Hilaman; parents, A. Brinton and Mary Cloud Reynolds; two brothers; and a sister.
(Posted May 29, 2014)

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

Elizabeth Hilaman, 94, passed away January 18, 2014. She was active in many organizations, among them Calvert Grange, Calvert PTA, and Rosebank United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and secretary/treasurer for Hilaman Milling, Inc. She is survived by sons, Charles R. Hilaman, Robert L. Hilaman, and James E. Hilaman; daughters, Mary Beth Bickel, Debbie Pierce, and Susan Vadala; 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Raymond Hilaman; parents, A. Brinton and Mary Cloud Reynolds, two brothers and a sister.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

Dorothy L. Wissler, 93, passed away February 22, 2014. Dorothy is a lifelong resident of Dublin, Ohio. She had a love for music and taught piano to over 250 students, and played the piano and organ for over 40 years at the Friends Meeting in Dublin where she was a member. Dorothy also loved writing and published two poetry books entitled Journeys in 1993 and Reflections of My Journeys in 1998. Survivors include her children, Dennis L. Wissler, Donna Jean Amos, Deanna Louise Hauk, and Jon Dwight Wissler; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 8 step great-grandchildren; and brother, Keith Henley. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, John Eddy and Hazel Louise (Ohmit) Henley; aunt, Lora Ankrom; lifelong best friend, Edith Doll.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

1944

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Marjorie Brown Hadley — see J. Mark Hadley `43
(Posted May 19, 2014)

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)

Obituaries:

Elvin Miller, 91, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Elvin completed his Masters from Northwestern University where he met the love of his life, Tracy Roper. Elvin served as a pastor with the United Methodist Church for 42 years. During his early ministry, he was pastor of churches in Albany, Ind. and Jimtown, Ind. Later, he served Hennipen Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis for 11 years and was instrumental in starting the Koinonia Retreat Center. Elvin developed and implemented the continuing education program for the United Methodist North Indiana Conference. He was an avid amateur radio operator for nearly 80 years and was a talented magician. Surviving are his daughters, Cathy Kuhwede and Carol Dunfee; son, Mark Miller; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; cousin, Idola Coats `55; and his dearest friend, Dr. Jerry Schindel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa "Tracy" Miller; parents, Galen and Mary Miller; son-in-law, Eric Kuhwede; sister, Mildred Loundsbury; and cousin, Mary Elizabeth Jones `41.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Mary Kaye Tolen, 91, died Monday February 10, 2014. She was a long time Sacristan at St. Andrews Catholic Church, worked for Voter Services as an election official, was in the League of Women Voters, Vice-President, and Board of Directors for Whitewater Community Television, former President, Board of Directors of WCTV. Mayor's Committee on Homeless and Housing, founding member of the board of the Interfaith Housing Corporation officer of that corporation from 1968 through 1976. Chairperson for construction of the South building. President of the Indianapolis archdiocese of the National Council of Catholic Women. Indianapolis Archdiocese Layperson Representative to the Indiana Catholic Conference. Co-chairman to plan interreligious celebration for U.S. Bicentennial celebration in Richmond. Member, of the Board of Directors of the Indiana and Richmond chapters of Church Women United, Chairperson of a committee that resettled a Vietnamese family to Richmond, Organizer and member of the Panel of American Women, a group fostering international and interethnic dialogue, Organized Junior Great Books Program for seventh and eighth grade students in Richmond Catholic schools from 1961 –1966. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Tolen; sister, Agnes Holt `46; and parents, George F, and Agnes H. Herbst Laurent. She is survived by seven children, Kathleen Ann, Jim, Fred, Louise, Betsy, Mary Ann, and John; sisters, Adele Coons `51 and Irene Wood `62; 19 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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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Marian Frank, 87, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2010. She was a resident of Portland, Ore. Marian is survived by her sister, Estelle Burroughs `42; and cousin, John Burton `62. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Frank `44.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

1946

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1947

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Sarah "Sally" Guild Ball writes, "Deerfield, Ill., where I lived for 62 years, is only ten miles away, but has been replaced by Sedgebrook. It supplies so many activities and encourages its membership to do the same. I would like to see and hear from you all. Still loving our last reunion!"
(Posted May 19, 2014)

Wilma Vlaskamp Cox shares, "It is good to be able to greet you from Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond. I moved here in 2007 and have been joined by co-Class Chair, A.J. Stanley Daggy, Betty June Martin Kelly, and recently by Dr. Byron Park. Friends Fellowship has many other Earlhamites, both former students and several retired faculty. During the last few weeks I have been "demoted" to using a walker instead of a cane. I don't like using it, but am resigned to needing it. I now have two great-grandchildren, a seven-year old and a two-year old. What fun they are!"
(Posted May 19, 2014)

Byron J. Park writes, "Having enlisted in the U.S. Navy, I left Earlham in the middle of my fifth quarter as a student. Thus, I missed the fellowship with members of the Class of 1947 over the subsequent three years. After the end of WWII, I was able to enter medical school. Following graduation in 1950, I spent several years in post-graduate training and served two years on active duty as a physician in the Navy. In 1958, I returned to Richmond and practiced orthopedic surgery until retiring in 1987. For several of those years, I served as orthopedic consultant to Earlham and its athletic teams. Following retirement, my wife and I left Richmond for 24 years, returning in 2012 to full-time residency at Friends Fellowship Community. In June 2014, my wife, Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Mills and I will celebrate our 65th wedding anniversary. We have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Professionally, I am a past president of the Indiana Orthopedic Society, served for ten years as an oral examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery examinations and for four months in the 1970s, under the auspice of CARE-Medico, taught orthopedic surgery to surgeons in the Dominican Republic."
(Posted May 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

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

1948

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1949

Class Notes:

Charles Carter — see Elsie Tollefson Carter `52
(Posted May 19, 2014)

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:

Keith Fetters, 85, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013. He retired from State Farm and Farm Bureau Insurance companies and was a very active and longtime member of Friends Memorial Church. He was also a dedicated and faithful volunteer to the church's food pantry. Survivors include his longtime friend and companion, Jean E. May; two sons, Dan Fetters and David Fetters `73; daughter, Beth Fetters; two granddaughters, Jessica Wirick and Kristi Aleisha Fetters; two great-grandsons, Noah and Luke Wirick; and two sisters, Jane Longnecker and Sue Longnecker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Esther (Love) Fetters; and his grandparents, Clessie and Laura Fetters.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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:

Gene Duke, 83, passed away on March 16, 2014. He is survived by many, including his sister, Virginia Duke `47.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

James How, 87, died February 28, 2014. During World War II, he served stateside in the Army Air Forces. In 1951, he began working for his family's business, G.H. Peters Co., an industrial roofing business in Buffalo, which was founded in 1825. He became president of the company in the 1960s and retired in 2004. He was a past board member and president of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site at the Wilcox Mansion. He also was on the board of the Elmwood Franklin School, a life member of the Buffalo Canoe Club and member of the Saturn Club. Other organizations include the Romeo Men's Luncheon Club, American Chestnut Foundation, the University Club and the Sitzmarker Ski Club. James collected antiques, including antique cars, and was an active outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife, Martha Johnson How, and three daughters, Elizabeth Bartolone `84, Gretchen How-Said and Jennifer How.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Terese K. Herrman Kron died May 29, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Kenneth M. Kron; beloved mother of Linda S. Kron, Carol "Zoe" L. Kron and Judy Berger; loving grandmother to six; and sister of the late John C. Herrman, M.D.

Charles Matthews, 91, died November 20, 2013. After working as an assistant in a utilities firm, he was drafted into the Army (infantry) in 1942. He served both stateside and in the South Pacific. On February 20, 1946, he was honorably discharged with the rank of regimental sgt. major. Charles started his teaching career in Cambridge City, Ind., and at Richmond Senior High School. In 1953, he began graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where in 1955 he was awarded an M.F.A. in theater. From 1955-57, he was a teacher, actor, and director at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and School of the Theater. At that time, his alma mater invited him to return to Earlham as an instructor in the English-Speech Department, where he remained unti1 1960, when he moved to New York City for additional study and experience. He qualified to work with Uta Hagen at the Berghof Studios and appeared in minor roles both on and off Broadway, films, and commercial work. In 1962, he returned to teaching at Richmond Senior High School, where he remained until his retirement in 1977. During this period, he also did adjunct teaching at the high school night school and at Indiana University East. Perhaps Charles is best known in the area for his work with Richmond Civic Theatre, appearing in almost 50 productions from 1947. In 1988, Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr named Charles a Sagamore of the Wabash for his theatrical endeavors. He was a member of First Friends Meeting for many years. His sister, Maxine Matthews preceded him in death. Survivors include cousins, Yvonne and Cliff Lipsius.
(Posted May 29, 2014)

William "Bill" Niersbach, 86, died November 19, 2013. He began his radio career in high school at WKBV before moving to Fort Wayne and joining radio station WOWO. Bill served in the United States Army, then returned to Richmond and worked again at WKBV where he broadcasted his “Breakfast with Bill” show from his home for 40 years. He retired in 1993 as president and owner of the Patti Insurance Agency. Bill was a 60-year member of the Richmond Noon Kiwanis Club. He served as president of the State of Indiana Independent Insurance Agents Association and the Richmond Independent Insurance Agents Association. Bill was a 50-year board member at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, and a board member of the Reid Hospital Foundation and St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. He was a life-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church and very involved with the Circle U Help Center. Survivors include wife, Mary Elizabeth “Becky” Patti Niersbach `43; daughter, Gretchen Murray; son, William R. “Rick” Niersbach Jr.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nephew, Quenton Vaughn; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marguerite Catherine Niersbach Vaughan `61; and brother, Joseph “Junnie” Niersbach Jr.
(Posted May 29, 2014)

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:

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

Roy Short, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He played the violin and was a distinguished 4H Club member having served as a young Club leader at the age of 17 and being selected as the county representative to the National 4H Club Congress in Chicago. He attended Earlham College for two years, and graduated from Purdue University in 1952 with a BS degree and 1954 with a Masters degree. He married Patricia Ann Brewer. He obtained his Principal and Superintendent licenses and attended three summer institutes in science before starting his career as a teacher. Roy retired from teaching in 1988 after 34 years, and continued farming, which he had done throughout his teaching career, to become an entrepreneur. His ventures included Nelson Chase, and family venture, Micro Product Systems. He was a member of the Lynn Friends church where he taught Sunday School and served in a wide range of capacities to further a strong, open-minded, quiet faith in God. Roy is survived by his wife, Patricia; sons, Jay, Eric, David and Mark; siblings, including sister, Naomi Girton `57; and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, John Milton Short and Bessie Leah (Hiatt) Short; and brother, Warren Short `46.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Girard Smith, 87, passed away April 25, 2014. Besides being an automotive engineer, Jerry was a professional trumpet player, performing in many bands over the years, primarily Jazz, but also in concert & band ensembles. Jerry was a Lifetime Member of the American Federation of Musicians, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII. He was stationed in the Philippines. As he was an accomplished musician, Jerry was asked to perform in the elite Army Show Band, performing for visiting dignitaries, including Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, at the end of the war. Jerry is survived by wife, Cosette (Craig) Smith; sons, Malcolm D. and James B. Smith, daughters, Shawn Lawrence and Toni Goodnight; brothers, Jan and Tommy Smith; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
(Posted May 7, 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)

1952

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

Barbara Ann Anderson, 84, died April 20, 2014. Barbara was a life-long resident of Richmond. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She loved her horses and to read. Survivors include her daughter, Brianne Anderson; son, Jon E. Anderson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward N. Anderson `51; and parents, John Paul and Edna Lucille Klinger Ayers.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

Eugene Bridgford, 86, passed away April 9, 2011. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the US Army, and was awarded five Bronze Stars. Bud, as he was affectionately known, retired from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield after 30 years of service, and was vice-president of Provider Relations. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia A. Bridgford; and son; Steven P. Bridgford. He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Mary Jo Burns Bridgford; son, J. Scott Bridgford;  three grandchildren; one great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Ann Brier, 83, died March 9, 2014. In 1950 she became the wife of Keith Brier `51, and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was a member of Whitcomb United Methodist Church, as well as the Springfield Home Economics Club. Survivors include sons, Michael K. Brier and Donald E. Brier; sister, Scarlett Arth; and three grandchildren. Besides her husband; and her parents, Coe H. and Jean (Pennock) Allen; she was preceded in death by brother, Gordon P. Allen.
(Posted May 7, 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)

Helen Brown Kinoshta died April 14, 2014. Helen graduated from Earlham College with her identical twin sister Dorothy "Dot" Brown Giessler '52, earning a degree in counseling. Dot and Helen married their spouses in a double wedding. Helen was the first staff member hired for the first integrated independent Friends School in Detroit. For eight years, Helen interviewed all prospective students and their parents and helped make sure that each class, following the mission of the School, was inclusive, racially, religiously, economically and academically. Later, she was a counselor at the Oakland Community College. When she remarried, her husband Ian Kinoshta, who worked for Chrysler, was transferred and they lived in Japan for seven years before retiring to Hawaii.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

1953

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

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:

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:

Judith Laurimore Miller has moved to Robin Run Village in Indianapolis. This is a pleasant retirement community, with activities for vital senior living, including art classes, and a Bread for the World advocacy group. Earlham friends are always welcome!
(Posted May 7, 2014)

John Young says, "Here’s hoping that all goes well for you and yours. Gretchen Schultze Young `57 and I continue to be in good health for senior citizens, with the joys of four children, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild (with another on the way) being the joys of most significance in our lives. During the past year we reveled in two lovely grandkid weddings with another planned for early January 2015.  In the next month we will also celebrate the graduation of a granddaughter from Goucher College in Baltimore and the graduation of a grandson from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. Another granddaughter is a student at Wellesley. She has been awarded a summer internship doing research at the Vatican in Rome and will stay in Italy for the fall semester as a participant in the Wellesley Italy program. We live full and rewarding lives. While we are both fully retired, our herd of registered Angus cattle located in Nebraska enable us to keep our big toe in the “real world.” We managed to visit the herd and our partner in Arthur, Neb., in October. We are both elders in our Presbyterian Church. Gretchen serves as Clerk of Session and we continue to join Glen and Bev Nicholson Priest `57 as members of the church choir, which is directed by their talented daughter, Linda Rodden. I continue to serve as vice chair of the Earlham Board of Trustees.  The challenges of Earlham are great as they are with many liberal arts colleges. Trustee Chair Debbie Miller Hull `67 and President David Dawson have charted an ambitious course for the College. In a weak moment, I agreed to serve this past year as president of the Portland Rotary club. Being in charge of a community garden and a farmers’ market provide  other “opportunities” that keep me hopping. Be sure to stop by the Earlham campus if you are in the area. You will be pleased with the renovated Tyler Hall and science buildings, and the new Randy Sadler baseball stadium. A new Center for the Visual and Performing Arts and a new science building are still under construction."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

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

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

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

1956

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

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

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

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

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

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

1957

Class Notes:

Connie Kite recently served as props co-chair for the Lyric Theatre Company's presentation of "Les Miserables." The March 2014 issue of Vermont Maturity Magazine included a photo of Connie preparing props for the production.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

Gretchen Schultze Young - see John G. Young '55
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1958

Class Notes:

Jeanne Sipahigil says, "After the fun and excitement of our 55th reunion, things have been pretty quiet for the class of 1958. I did manage to get together with Sue Glass Hoogenboom for lunch before she left for her winter home in Florida and have re-connected via email, FaceBook, and the U.S. Postal Service, with my former Earlham roommate, Allison Knox Paolini `60. It has been fascinating for me to watch the progress of the new Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. As an art and drama participant during my time at Earlham I am quite envious of the opportunities that are available to today's students."
(Posted May 19, 2014)

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:

Walter William Chase, 75, passed away February 20, 2012. Walter received his advanced degree in optometry from Indiana University. While at Indiana, Walter met and married Mickey Harlan. They moved to Southern California in 1966. Walter taught physiological optics for 38 years at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, Cali., retiring as professor emeritus in 2004. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Karen DeLaurie and Kathy Garriott; son, David; 11 grandchildren; and sister, Mij Strange.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

Kitty Niles, 76, died on March 11, 2012. She pursued advanced studies in computer science and ornithology and was married to John Bosworth Niles from 1958 to 1973. Kitty worked as a medical laboratory technician, a laboratory technician for Harvard paleobotanist Elso Barghoorn, an elementary school assistant teacher, a sewing teacher for 4H, a volunteer test cook for Julia Child, and as a technical illustrator; and, for most of her professional life she worked as a technical writer and online help designer for Digital Equipment Corporation and later for Process Software Corporation. She also free-lanced as a technical writer. In her retirement, Kitty became a quilting instructor. Kitty was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), the HTML Writers Guild, and the Society of Technical Communications. In her professional life, she was honored with numerous Digital and Society of Technical Communications documentation awards. Kitty was a lifelong and prolific artist who's work included rugs, painted furniture, ink drawings (of birds, especially), painting, knitting (one of her sweaters is part of the Smithsonian's collection on American handcrafts), and quilting. Kitty belonged to and derived great joy from the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. She won numerous awards for her quilting in both local and national quilting shows. Kitty is survived by her sons, Jonathan Niles and Peter Niles; daughter, Susan Schirmer; sister, Judy Watson; five grandchildren; and niece, Anna Foehr Hetzel `12. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Dee Seebode.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

1960

Class Notes:

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

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

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

Obituaries:

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

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

1961

Class Notes:

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

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

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

Obituaries:

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

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

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 by November 21, 2014)

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

1962

Class Notes:

Ellen Aletha Parmelee just moved into a lovely one bedroom condo near to her daughter, Angeline Widmer Saeian `98, and her family (which now includes two little ones under 3 years of age). She enjoys retirement with volunteer work tutoring ESL students, including refugees from Burma where her son and daughter may move. Meanwhile, she still takes yearly trips to Guyana to keep in touch with her friends and the School of the Nations she helped establish in a rural area. Life is full of joyful moments, among them seeing friends during the reunion last year!
(Posted May 7, 2014)

William Tabb lectured this year in, among other places, Beijing and Berlin. His most recent book, "The Transportation of Capitalism in Our Time," was chosen by the Review of International Political Economy as one of the five most significant published in the previous year.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1963

Class Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries:

Norman Dalbey, 73, died suddenly March 22, 2014. Norman worked at Second National Bank in Richmond. In 1963, Norman married Sue Ann Brown. They moved to Orlando in 1983, where they have lived for the past 31 years. Norman retired last year from the Orange County Tax Office after 16 years. Survivors include his wife, Sue; daughter, Andrea Yard; son, Robert Dalbey; sisters, Nancy Sanford and Nisa McAdams; six grandchildren; cousins; nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews and many friends.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

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)

Richard F. Jones writes, "Life since graduation 50 years ago continues in the fast lane. I'm currently on the senior faculty of Karmanos Cancer Institute/WSU's genetic vaccine program where we are making steady progress on targeted adaptive immunotherapy, leading to a new phase II clinical trial. On the home front, our 18 solar PV panels have been generating ~4 megawatt hours of energy per year in central New York since 2011, and should amortize in under ten years. We are also working on solar Sterling pumps & generators for use in community gardening and green space management. Our three daughters carry on Earlham traditions in Boston (clinical psychologist), Vermont (visual artist, musician, organic farmer) and Portland, Ore., (co-op manager, cycling advocate, premed). P.S., farewell to Pete Seeger."
(Posted May 19, 2014)

Margaret Mikesell Tabb retired this year, after more than four decades in the English department at John Jay College at the City University of New York, where she had been chair. She continues to write on Shakespeare.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

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

1965

Class Notes:

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

Becky Conlon Brown — see Monty Williams `64
(Posted May 19, 2014)

Barry Coppock shares, "2015 is it!  Our 50-year reunion will be on the weekend of October 30-November 1, 2015.  It will include a gala celebration. Perhaps the concert choir can sing a madrigal or two, the biology majors can give us a tour for the greatly expanded science building, we can see the new Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, catch a soccer game, and attend Meeting for Worship. Classmates are invited to join the steering committee to help make plans for this milestone occasion. Contact me at barrycoppock506@gmail.com or the Alumni Office at alums@earlham.edu."
(Posted May 19, 2014)

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

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

Obituaries:

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

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

Rebecca Henderson, 70, passed away on March 4, 2014. She worked as a landscape architect in Iowa until she moved to Albuquerque in 1985 where she worked at UNM Hospital's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1990, when she moved to Santa Fe, she worked for the Museum of New Mexico Foundation; she also served with the Loretto Tutor Team. She was a life-long Quaker and a beloved leader in the wider Quaker community. She is survived by her wife, Pelican Lee; sister, Matilda Hansen; nephews, Eric Michener and Douglas Michener; two great-nephews and a wide circle of friends.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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:

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)

Obituaries:

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

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

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

1967

Class Notes:

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

Obituaries:

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

1968

Class Notes:

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)

Lucky Robinson says, "Retirement continues to feel very right and enjoyable. I spent a lovely winter afternoon with Karen Axelrod `79, whom I had not seen for way too many years. In March, I spent a week with Billye and Joe Elmore, and Sharon, Karen, Doug, Mickey and Sarah, soon after Billye had entered hospice. And in early April, I had a wonderful visit with John `65 and Molly `67 Chiles at their amazing home in Raleigh. Earlham relationships, whether from my student or work days, continue to enhance my life."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1969

Class Notes:

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)

Sandra "Sandi" Jenkins Johnson writes, "Greetings, all! Plans are underway for our 45th reunion, October 24-26, 2014, and it promises to be a weekend of fond reminiscing and much celebrating for all of us. A highlight of our time together is sure to be the first performance of The Marauders in 45 years! That's right, playing at our Friday evening get-together at J & J Winery will be our classmates Peter Geerlofs, Dick Kimmel, Tom Kober, and Bill Stickney (along with Tom Simonyi `68, who has gallantly agreed to come along). Will it be "Wednesday Night Fights" all over again? Do mark the reunion dates on your calendars now, and watch your mail for reservation and other important information to arrive this summer. I hope to see many of you in Richmond in October for a spirited reunion!"
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Mike Lackey's Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing (Orange Frazer Press) has received the 2014 Larry Ritter Book Award, presented by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) for the best book of the year about baseball's so-called "dead ball" era.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

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

Obituaries:

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

James Henry Mitchell, 67, passed away on Dec. 27, 2013. After college, he bought an old one-room school house and worked as a potter for several years, before going to work for GM Truck and Coach, in Detroit, California, China and Saudi Arabia. He then left GM and lived in Hawaii for 17 years, where he did accident reconstruction work. He moved to Greeley, Colo., in 2006, to be nearer family, and was an aide in Weld School District 6 and worked briefly at Walmart. James is survived by sisters, Bonny McNerney and Celia Parrot; brother, Chuck Mitchell; foster son, Jevan Shaw; aunt, Sandra Jill Poynter `60; numerous special cousins, including Lucinda Marie Dale `88; and several nieces and nephews.
(Posted May 7, 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 and Emily are back in the U.S. after three years in the Peace Corps in South Africa. They are living in Canterbury, N.H., and he is teaching at the school he left six years ago.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Diane Bryon, 65, passed away January 28, 2014. "In the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." Diane discovered these words of Kahlil Gibran while still at Earlham. She lived them the rest of her life. Following graduation from Earlham, Diane taught elementary school in Texas, Okinawa, and California before changing careers to work alongside her husband, Bill Bryon ’68. In California she helped with the bookkeeping for their weekly newspaper and business magazine, co-owned by Earlhamites David Bolling ‘66 and John Brill ’68. After the sale of their business in 1983, Diane and Bill co-founded and managed a direct mail company serving northern New England until their retirement in 2009. Diane enjoyed both teaching and business, but her family and personal relationships always came first. She served in multiple capacities at her church and volunteered at numerous charities, foremost among them ChildVoice International. She was a woman who achieved much in her lifetime, but who will be remembered first and foremost for the way she lived - as a kind and gentle soul who genuinely cared for people and who always found time for the little things that make life personal and meaningful.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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 Edward Bishop was recently named an emeritus member of The Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (SETAC), in recognition of his lifetime dedication to the environmental sciences, and in appreciation for his many years of outstanding service, including being a charter member of SETAC, a member of the board of directors, president of SETAC, and a founding board member and president of the SETAC Foundation for Environmental Education.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Mary Roberts Dorpalen — see Peter Dorpalen `70
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Helga Guderley is happily settled in a new passive solar home on the shores of St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia. Earlhamites from their era (or their offspring) are welcome to visit.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

Janet Thomas shares, "With great sadness, we report the death of our son, Noah Darnell Thomas, at age 30 in September 2013. He had suffered from asthma for many years which had become markedly more severe in the last couple of months before his death during a severe asthma attack. He was a kind and loving son and brother who is greatly missed by his family and his many, many friends."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

John Zavitz encourages his classmates to remember to join the Class of 1971 Facebook group page. The next reunion is in 2016, so post any reunion ideas there.
(Posted May 7, 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)

Carol Kinne, 65, died March 9, 2014. A former teacher and librarian, she served most recently as coordinator of service days for students. She also directed a school mentorship program and co-founded an annual student bus trip to landmarks of the civil rights movement in the South. Carol married David A. Kinne in 1972. For several years, Carol and a college friend operated an antiques store in Mount Washington Village, Md., specializing in folk art, quilts and pottery. But her first passion was education and what she saw as the special opportunity to influence students about diversity and inclusiveness. In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by a son, Andrew D. Kinne; daughter, Laura Kinne-Pal; brothers, Jonathan Peacock `73 and Joseph Peacock `78; uncle, Daniel Peacock `48; cousin, Paula Peacock `73; and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, including mother Mary Jane Peacock `40; aunt, Shirley Peacock `46; and cousin, Karen Peacock `70.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

1972

Class Notes:

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

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

Following the success of her first publication, The Midwest: In Five Parts and Other Poems, Lynne Proctor Sancken announces the publication of Unmarked Crossings. Lynne has been writing poetry since the age of eight. In fact, some of the poems in this volume date back to her years at Earlham College. Lynne is married and the mother of five grown children, all who have been the subject of one or more poems. She works at Unity High School in Tolono, Ill., with special education students. She has been a Midwesterner and a Mennonite for over 30 years. These also have influenced her writing. Publishing her poems has been a bucket-list dream for some time.
(Posted November 19, 2014)

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)

Philip Yost, 63, passed away April 18, 2014. He was a gentle and decent man, a writer with an ethical compass that belied the stereotype of the cynical journalist. He was known for an unerring sense of fairness, a willingness to consider an argument from another side. During the Vietnam war, Philip served as a conscientious objector, tutoring underprivileged children in Cincinnati in a Mennonite program. Then, after stints at the Middletown (Ohio) Journal and the Cincinnati Post, he worked for the Mercury News for more than a quarter-century, serving as a state editor in the early 1980s before moving to the editorial pages. For many years in the 1990s and early 2000s, he covered state politics. He earned a reputation as a fair-minded analyst of the Legislature and governor during contentious times. After covering the San Jose mayor's race in 2006, Philip left the newspaper and later joined the Silicon Valley Leadership Group as a vice-president of communications. In 2010, after he left SVLG, he was recruited by Simitian to be a policy and press aide in his legislative office. Philip is survived by his wife, Susan Yost; parents, Burton and Elnore Yost; sisters Beth Sheldrake and Anita Reimer; and brother, Peter Yost.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

1973

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1974

Class Notes:

Douglas Bell and Barbara are continuing their retirement in Las Vegas for another five to ten years. They just purchased a new home.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

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

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

Diantha Lois Inglis Hodges shares, "After completing 19 years in community development in Hancock County, in East Tennessee (founding Jubilee Project), Steve Hodges and I moved to South Sudan in 2010 as mission volunteers with the United Methodist Church. Steve founded programs in microfinance, village saving and loan groups, and conservation agriculture, focusing on the 18 UMC communities in the bush around Yei. My work has been doing public health education to help lower the startling death rates here; my work has focused especially on training almost 200 traditional birth attendants. Steve is now in Kampala, Uganda, establishing a consulting business in agricultural risk management. I will join him soon and will look for work similar to my work in South Sudan."
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

Betsy "Seth" Cochran Metzgar writes, "Our 40th reunion is October 24-26, 2014 — circle the dates! Your reunion committee is having a blast thinking of ways to make this a great event for reconnecting. You won't want to miss it. The members of the Reunion Committee are Charlie Asher, Charles Calhoun, Erica Gentry, Carol Sauers Stange, Stuart Secttor, Avis Stewart and moi. See you around "The Heart" in October!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Barry Mills writes, "Greetings from the Big Sky in the Bitterroot Valley, Mont., (The Last Best Place). Paulie and I are finishing the last home we'll have, and an arena for the five pasture ornaments (soon-to-be semi-trained horses). We're also caring for a Newfoundland, a Bernese Mountain dog, nine cats, two birds, and a tank of fish! I'm substitute teaching driving to convince the local school why they need a sixty-two year old rookie teacher (who wouldn't?). All the best — dare greatly!"
(Posted May 28, 2014)

John Nepley, Sr. will be attending Charis Bible College in Woodland Park, Colo., starting in September, 2014. Anyone from Earlham in the area is encouraged to please stop in and say hello — he would like to see you!
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

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

Aaron Shapiro says, "Last December I underwent open heart surgery to replace a portion of my aorta, correcting a life threatening congenital condition. The support, care and comfort of friends Lewis Holman, Mary Suter Holman `72 and Lock Kiermaier was invaluable to my wife Susan and me throughout the ordeal. Lewis helping me dress as I readied to leave the hospital, his shoulder there as I struggled up the steps to my house, were experiences never imagined during those halcyon days hanging out at Barrett, Bundy and Runyan Center. As we age many will face physical and emotional challenges similar to, or even more grueling than mine. At least for me, and I hope for you, the bonds formed in our youth at Earlham, have become all the more precious as time passes. Returning back to life, I continue my work as community development director for Cumberland County, Maine. I'm looking forward to many more summers sailing on Casco Bay, winters skiing the slopes of the Mt. Washington Valley and travels all over the world."
(Posted May 28, 2014)

John A. Shiffert, Jr. writes, "My daughter, Maggie Shiffert, received an A.A. degree in Liberal Studies with High Honors from Clayton State University on May 10, 2014, two weeks before she graduated from Northgate High School as the valedictorian of her senior class."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

Obituaries:

Barbara Johnson passed away May 9, 2010.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

1975

Class Notes:

Greetings from your Class Chairs, Tora Fernald Huntington, Ruth Wilmot and Katherine Cole! We think of our times at Earlham and of you and look forward to hearing from you through Class Notes, and seeing some of you on campus for reunions. Our 40-year reunion will be Fall 2015. Please save the date!
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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)

Katherine Cole writes, "I visited Earlham in April 2014, and enjoyed viewing the updates to the Japanese garden between Runyan and the dining hall, and seeing that the new Center for the Visual and Performing Arts looks like it's on it's way to being ready for us to tour at our reunion in Fall 2015. Terence and I are still working as family doctors and living in Reston, Va., and are happy that our daughter Anna McCormally `12, and son Sam McCormally `07 and wife Rachel Lord `06 are a short trip to Washington D.C. to visit."
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries:

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

1976

Class Notes:

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

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

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

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1977

Class Notes:

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

Jean Ford Reagan has released the follow up to her New York Times Bestselling children's book, "How to Babysit a Grandpa." Her newest book is a companion to her previous release, and is called "How to Babysit a Grandma."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1978

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1979

Class Notes:

Jane Alexander shares, "I am planning to attend our reunion this fall and I hope to see many of you! I have been happily ensconced in Indianapolis for almost six years, having moved here to marry my husband, John, who died of ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease in 2011. I am enjoying the big-ish city with lots of opportunities (for music, especially). I am singing with a wonderful group, and am grateful to still be performing and soloing. I sang Belinda last fall in our production of Dido and Aeneas. Those of you in music at Earlham may remember that I was Dido in our production (in approximately 1978). I also love being in relatively close proximity to my two grandchildren (and their parents) who live about half an hour from me. Atticus is five and Lana is three, and I see them frequently. If you're in Indy, I'd love to see you. I have an extra bedroom and you're welcome to stay over!"
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Susan Mote Smith shares, "Hard to believe almost 35 years have passed since graduation! A lot has happened since then. I have been in North Carolina since 1982. I've been married, divorced, and am now currently single. I have three children, ages 21, 23, and 26. I've worked as a physical therapist for almost 30 years and am so ready to retire (but "not" ready). I had colon cancer and hit my 5-year anniversary last fall. Since the colon cancer, I started running (again), and have run three half marathons, and now three full marathons. I'm planning my fourth marathon in the fall somewhere. Any ideas? Eagerly awaiting our reunion next fall! Come visit me here in North Carolina anytime!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1981

Class Notes:

Dave Bassage says, "After a 10-year period working full-time in the non-profit and government worlds fostering sustainability efforts, I've returned to my roots in the whitewater realm. I'm currently chief of staff at ACE Adventure Resort in southern West Virginia. I help others savor all the adventure and natural beauty opportunities to be found in this beautiful region and still get out on the rivers thirty or so days each year. Life is good!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Susan Gilbertson is enjoying life in Rosenheim in southern Germany — mountains, children and grandchildren all nearby! Please call if passing through.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Ross Grier attended his elementary/middle/high school's 100th anniversary in Japan in October 2013. He cherishes his experiences from Earlham just as much.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Barbara K Huning writes, "Greetings, Earlham buddies! I am happy and well, living in La Crosse, Wisc., on the banks of the Mississippi with my two dogs. I love my life. I run an outpatient mental health clinic and am having an intensely rewarding and action-packed time with our Dialectical Behavior Therapy intensive outpatient program. My son Thor is finishing his sophomore year in college, majoring in philosophy. He is brilliant and golden-hearted. In my free time I organize a vegan MeetUp group and spend a lot of time outdoors with friends, and with nature. If you come through Winona, Minn., or La Crosse, please look me up. I'd love to connect with Earlham friends!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

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)

Kelly Renee Resinger, 53, passed away March 10, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kelly moved to the Philadelphia area upon graduation from Earlham College and began her 30+ year career devoted to helping others by raising millions of dollars for various non-profit agencies. She was a loving and giving person and dedicated her life to helping others better their own. Kelly is survived by her two children, Daniel G. Feldman and Greta D. Feldman; her mother, Greta Resinger; siblings, David Resinger, Jack Resinger and Nancy Resinger; and many wonderful friends.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

1983

Class Notes:

Michael Frisch is still at the University of Missouri in Kansas City as the director of the urban planning and design program. He bought a 100-year old house in Kansas City which has guest rooms. Let him know if you're passing through!
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Ned Pennock says, "I have recently accepted the position of Lugar Center Lab Manager for CH2M HILL in Tbilisi, Georgia, in eastern Europe. Carol and I will be living in Tbilisi through the end of 2015. The Lugar Center is a high level bio-security lab that securely houses especially dangerous pathogens that pose a threat to human health and could be militarized and used against the U.S. and its allies if obtained by the wrong parties. Additionally, the lab is focused on monitoring, detecting, and responding to disease outbreaks in the country of Georgia, similar to the work of the CDC in the U.S. We look forward to this new assignment and would welcome any Earlham guests."
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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)

Charlotte Ford, a professor of library science at Birmingham-Southern College, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to teach abroad.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Andrew Gingery shares, "Nearly thirty years after graduation and I'm as busy as ever, thanks to two young children, Julian (6), and Pamela (4). I wish I could still learn as fast as they can, or speak Mandarin as they can, thanks to their mother, Wei. Professionally, I'm still building pipe organs at C.B. Fisk, and have just completed a lovely project at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. A documentary, "To Hear the Music," from filmmaker Dennis Lanson, tells the story of our founder, Charles Fisk, and his journey from a team member of the Manhattan Project to founding an organ-building company. It also tells how our company produces instruments such as the large, new organ at Harvard. The film is starting to make the rounds of film festivals, and will be aired on PBS starting in April in New Hampshire."
(Posted May 7, 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)

Douglas Ross Graham, 55, passed away October 27, 2013. He formerly worked for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the Underground Storage Tank Division. Douglas is survived by his sisters, Heather Lundquist and Penny McGinty; nephew, Nicholas McGinty; nieces, Megan McGinty, Erin Manning and Kelsea DeVries; and great nephews, Charlie and James Manning. He is also survived by his faithful companions, Lakota, Sage and Patch. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Virginia Dunlavy Graham.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

1985

Class Notes:

Inga Burton-Smith shares, "We are trying to enjoy every minute of our youngest child's senior year in high school. I am still enjoying my teaching job, and we all love western Pennsylvania. I hope to see many friends and EC '85 classmates at next year's reunion. 30 years — amazing!"
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Cheryl Brumbaugh Williams has been keeping busy raising teens, running and expanding a seven garden Community Garden system, and functioning as secretary for various organizations. It has been fun to see pictures posted in Facebook of friends' locales, which are usually much warmer than hers in Green Bay, Wis.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Chris Williams is enjoying his time as an adult hospitalist at Bellin. He is proud that Bellin Hospital has been named by Consumer Reports to be far and away the safest hospital they've ever rated in America, and knows his work contributes to that rating. A few weeks ago, Chris slipped and broke his leg/ankle on the last remaining slab of ice in his back yard. He's been using his non-weight bearing time to listen to the top operas ever played at the Metropolitan Opera.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Obituaries:

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)

Timothy Clark Lebo, 52, died February 13, 2014. He lived in Richmond, Ind., most of his life. He earned a master's degree in special education from Ball State University. Tim's career as a special education teacher spanned 28 years. He began teaching at Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center in Richmond in 1984. In 1993 he was hired by Richmond High School, where he became the department head of special education as well as baseball coach. After teaching for 10 years at Richmond High School he spent some time teaching golf and traveling, but returned to special needs teaching in Dayton, Ohio. In 2008 Tim was hired by the Jesse Corporation to teach in Plymouth, Ind., as part of the Plymouth School Corporation, where he was a beloved teacher through March of 2013. Tim was the head baseball coach at Richmond High School from 1995 to 1998. His team won three North Central Conference Championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Tim was an avid golfer. He played golf and taught lessons throughout the midwest and the southeast. He was the "coach of the year" in 2000. Survivors include his son, Cody Lebo; daughter, Kelcey Lebo; brother, Todd Lebo; sisters, Ronna Lebo and Amy Booth; two grandsons,; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Kathy Lehman-Lebo.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

1986

Class Notes:

James E. Jer-Don shares, "Pete and I finally got married. We were not interested in the symbolic marriage available for the last ten years in Massachusetts, but once the Federal Government recognized our relationship — as Pete said when he proposed — "Now there's money on the table." (Such a romantic!) We are entering our 18th year together this month so the marriage certificate has really changed nothing except our tax status. Still it is a good thing to not be second class citizens."
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Laura Schwingel is happily ensconced in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia. She lives a mere four blocks from former roommate Rina Maschler, and they remain good friends. Laura is the proud mom of two daughters — 16-year old Zoe and 14-year old, 5'11," Emma. After an eight-year stint as a consultant working from home, she is begrudgingly adjusting to the full-time work world, but enjoys her job at a large non-profit that works to improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged people. Laura regularly runs into other "86'ers" in Philly and thinks more of you should move here.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Peter St. Wecker writes, "In 2013, we had the incredible joy of adding another member to our family. Zoe Elizabeth was born on September 19th, and is a very happy, healthy baby. Alix (who is now 6) is overjoyed to be a loving (kissing, hugging) big sister, and Sarah and I have grown accustomed again to a life of bottles, diapers, and limited sleep. Now if I can just keep working until I'm 75, we'll be all set!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

J. Karl Lehman, 50, passed away March 12, 2014. Karl received his master's degree in business from Pace University in New York. He was a longtime employee of Lufthansa Airlines where he was director of sales and marketing for the Central United States. Karl was a member of the Compass Christian Church of Colleyville. Survivors include his children, Andrew, Alex and Austin Lehman; parents, Jim and Betsy Lehman; siblings, Stan Lehman, Deanne Lehman, Carole Nasralla `87, Jeff Lehman `91 and Priya Lehman; and his lifelong partner, Maureen Lehman.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

1987

Class Notes:

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1988

Class Notes:

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

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

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

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1989

Class Notes:

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

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1990

Class Notes:

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:

Chris Herring is currently living in the Washington D.C.-area and working as a scientist in clinical proteomics at the main campus of the National Institutes of Health.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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)

Anna Sher Simon shares, "The past few years have been exciting for us. Our efforts to help pass a civil unions bill in Colorado finally were successful, and we had the great honor to be the first couple to receive one last May, officiated by the mayor of Denver. In addition to testifying several times, we were one of the spokes-couples in the media and received some humbling awards by various local groups. It has been wonderful to see classmates at the forefront of marriage equality efforts, including Rebecca Voekel '91 and Sara Conner-Smith '91. Professionally, my first book, "Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in The American West," was published by Oxford University Press, and I was delighted to meet up with other EC alumni at the Ecological Society of America conference in Minneapolis last summer. I hope we can do another mini-reunion in Sacramento! I am finishing my 11th year at the University of Denver and my teaching is still inspired by my experiences at Earlham, particularly mentorship by Brent Smith, whom I mention in the acknowledgments of my book. Go EC!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1992

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1993

Class Notes:

Ashley Smith Johnson says, "All is well in N.C., and we'd always accept visitors. My husband Erik and I will be on leave fall semester 2014 and plan on moving the family to Valparaiso, Chile, for a few months! If you have any advice or suggestions, please email me at slashjohnson@aol.com."
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

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

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1994

Class Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1995

Class Notes:

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

Daniel Wright recently bought a house in Waterford, Ireland, after years of moving around, so it looks like he's finally settled for a while!
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1996

Class Notes:

Mary Landrum has been a children's librarian at the Northside Branch of the Lexington (KY) Public Library for almost six years. In 2013, she received a mini grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in Brooklyn, N.Y. She used the funds to purchase art supplies for use with kindergarteners at Booker T. Washington Primary Academy. Mary and the children shared Keats' stories, and created self-portraits in the style of Keats' beloved picture-book illustrations. Some of these children have decided they want to be artists when they grow up, too.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1997

Class Notes:

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)

Elly Vandegrift (University of Oregon) and Amy Mulnix (Earlham College) along with colleagues Jennifer Yates (Ohio Wesleyan University) and S. Raj Chaudhury (Auburn University) facilitated a workshop at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Chicago in February 2014. The session, "Thinking Skills for the 21st Century: Teaching for Transfer" focused on communicating six features of instructional design that promote higher-order thinking to be used to improve science courses. You can follow this work via Twitter at #TeachForTransferAAAS2014.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1998

Class Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

Angeline Widmer Saeian — see Ellen Aletha Parmelee `62
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1999

Class Notes:

Emily Horne Buster and Damon Buster `01 are approaching their 12-year wedding anniversary. They adopted their son, Ezra, from Ethiopia in August 2010. Emily works part-time for a non-profit, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, and does tutoring and community outreach for their after-school program. The non-profit serves immigrants and their families in the central Ohio area. Emily also serves on the board of Studio Samuel, a non-profit with a mission to empower young women in Ethiopia by giving them life skills that will help them break the cycle of poverty. Emily spends the rest of her time exploring Columbus with Ezra. A major highlight of her year is a gathering with Amelia Weishaar, Claire Moitra and Mollie Wray for a weekend of laughter, relaxation and reminiscing of their time of Earlham. She hopes to see many of you at the reunion in the fall!
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Jennifer Laurin writes, "It's hard to believe that we are about to celebrate a 15-year reunion back in Richmond. Our clan is looking forward to making the trip back, and we hope to see as many fellow `99ers as possible. Our big news from Austin is that we've just welcomed a new member of the family. Max Oscar Laurin-Weinberg was born on May 6, and is looking forward to joining his big sister Eliza for the trip back to Earlham in October."
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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)

Rachel Meginnes says, "I am currently halfway through my three-year stint as a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts in western North Carolina. I spend my days in the studio working on pieces for shows and commissions blending textiles with painting."
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Sam Mehl shares, "On April 15, 2014, I joined my colleagues at the Massachusetts General Hospital in commemorating the heroic response by the city of Boston to the tragic bombing of the Boston Marathon one year ago today."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

Robert Christopher Blinn, II and his wife Kate welcomed Charles Wilder Blinn to the world April 11, 2014. The family is doing well with support of the Earlham community in Richmond, including EC grads Chris Hardie '99 and Sarah Waddle '12. Christopher is taking a short break from teaching middle schoolers with special needs to get as used as possible to the amazing newness of parenthood.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Ben Hartman — see Karla Fribley `03
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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:

Jeremiah Beck, 36, passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2014. He was a Lab extractor for the past nine years. He was always very passionate and dedicated to everything he did. Survivors include his parents, Darlene Beck, and Randy and Kim Beck; sister, Jonalyn Beck; niece, Kharma Campbell; stepbrothers, Neal and Ryan Williams; as well as many cousins, aunts, and uncles. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Evelyn Beck; by Geraldine Hammon; Albert Johnson; and brother Jason Beck.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

Damon Buster — see Emily Horne Buster `99
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2002

Class Notes:

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)

Katie Fitzmier — see Katie Laushman `12
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Ian Horn is enjoying his new career in environmental analysis in Frankfort, Ky., and recently attended a GIS for Transportation in Vermont.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2003

Class Notes:

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

Karla Fribley and Ben Hartman '00 welcomed their son Gus into the world on March 24, 2014. They live in Boston, where Karla works as a reference and instruction librarian at Emerson College, and Ben works as a camera rental agent at Rule Boston Camera.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Andrew Graham and Lauren Philips Graham `04 welcomed their twin sons Noah James and Benjamin Daniel Graham on January 26, 2014. The Grahams live in Grinnell, Iowa, where Lauren practices internal medicine at Grinnell Regional Medical Center and Andrew is an assistant professor of chemistry at Grinnell College.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Ranjit Jose shifted to television production earlier this year and is on the evening news team for a local cable news channel in Jakarta, Indonesia. He continues to write on food and culture for The Jakarta Globe and Peak Magazine.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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)

Caitlin Macklin shares, "I'm excited that the small alternative schoolhouse I founded in 2010 is ready to expand our community. We will be moving into a new space and hiring another teacher for the fall! I was disheartened by the recent closure of Miller Farm, yet hopeful that the College will not sell the historic property as they move forward with a new program in sustainability."
(Posted May 28, 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)

Clara Lesher Worrall and Mike Worrall welcomed their third child, Margaret Anne, on February 20. They are still living just outside of Reading, Pa., where Mike has been elected to borough council.
(Posted May 7, 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)

Lauren Philips Graham — see Andrew Graham `03
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Deborah Goldbaum Kelly married fellow Earlhamite, Ian Kelly. They live in Longmont, Colo., with their dog, two cats, and fish. Deborah runs a writing and editing company, Elegant Expressions Creative Services, and Ian works as a software engineer for Google. She performs with the Broadway Performing Academy's Adult Company which is a musical theatre performing group. She is also a drummer with the Djembe Howlers, a Djembe community orchestra. Ian and Deborah enjoy playing board games together and both sing in the Longmont Chorale.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

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

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2005

Class Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

Mae Shadinger Turley continues to enjoy working in development at Grinnell College in Iowa. Mae writes, "Looking forward to connecting with everyone October 30-November 1, 2015! In the mean time, take a quick moment and update us with a Class note."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2006

Class Notes:

Justin Cannon is still serving as the priest-in-charge at Saint Giles Episcopal Church in Moraga. On September 13, 2013 (the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross), he and a parishioner co-founded the Society for Eastern Rite Anglicanism, which seeks to bring Eastern Christian spirituality and liturgics to The Anglican Communion. In October, his house rabbits Felicity and Perpetua, who had lived with him for over five years, passed away and in November he adopted two more rabbits, Sophia and Anastasia. He is still living in the San Francisco Bay-area and enjoying leading his hiking ministry, Holy Hikes.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Robert Carter says, "Despite my job programming chemical analysis equipment and my impending wedding demanding my attention, I still find time to shamelessly spin sticks in public."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

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

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

Elizabeth Rebecca Hunter Kesling and Kevin Hunter Kesling welcomed their son, Oliver Bowman, on April 30, 2014. The new family of three will be at FSG this summer! Everyone is busy — happy, but tired! They love hearing from and seeing Earlham friends.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

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

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)

Justin Rummell shares, "I'm getting married to my beautiful fiance, Lauren Murphy, in a couple short months, and I'm also proud to announce my business, Throwback Athletics, has officially been open for two years now!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Lelia Summers writes, "The past year I completed my first year of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Indiana State University. I am currently doing clinical rotations, and over the next year I will be back and forth between Indianapolis and Ann Arbor to complete them. I expect to graduate in May 2015, and I am really looking forward to working in health care."
(Posted May 28, 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:

Megan Mathews Anderson shares, "Hello! Alec Anderson and I are thrilled to be almost completely done with school (or so we think). I graduated from University of Michigan's law school last May, and Alec will graduate from the medical school in May of this year. I'm working as a litigation associate at a firm in Chicago, but will begin clerking on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for a year starting in August. Alec starts his OBGYN residency in July. We send our best to all Earlhamites, near and far!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

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

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

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

Donna Jean Vincent and Dr. Ian D. Storch got engaged on March 20, 2014. Ian will be starting his residency for emergency medicine at Stanford University this summer.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2008

Class Notes:

Albert Greene writes, "It is now year two, and I have found myself far from the mark set by a younger self. I graduated with a degree in philosophy and now engage in the culinary arts...so to speak. I work as a line cook at Revolution Brewing in Chicago, and if you visit I will cover your tab. To all you "friends" out there, keep proving that critical thinking is a skill best developed in the fires of bureaucratic engines of invisible currency. If Earlham functioned perfectly, your education would not be what it is!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Deno Migliorini — see Walker Yane `07
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Jonathan Shepard — see Michael Gottlieb `13
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2009

Class Notes:

Yuliya Daniels is wrapping up her first year of the MBA program at Boston University. She is celebrating the successful completion of her first year with a trip around South East Asia during the month of May as she waits to start her internship in corporate strategy at Liberty Mutual. She regularly sees other Earlhamites in the Boston area. She also tries to maintain contact with those living further away. Last year, a standing Earlhamite Thanksgiving trip, comprising of international students, took her back to Indianapolis to visit the home of Sergey Grechukin '08. And, in January, she stood by Harriet Rollitt as she was married in beautiful Florida.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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)

Jessica Kane, Summer Leeper `08, Claire Fleming `08, and Mark Boylan `08 cheered on Emma Bohmann in her first-ever Boston marathon this year. Emma was fantastic! They all enjoyed exploring the runner's expo and catching up.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2010

Class Notes:

Maggie Ashmore Bowling left her job as a community agriculture coordinator with the Grow Appalachia program in Harlan County, Ky., (where she worked since graduation) in December 2013. She is currently in her first year as a full-time farmer, raising vegetables and livestock with her husband in Clay County, Ky. (Old Homeplace Farm). Maggie got married to Will Bowling in April 2014 in her hometown in Ohio and was honored to have many Earlhamites in attendance. Thanks to Nellie Ashmore `12, Joel Hogle `12, Chez Gorman, Hel Staab, Jenny Lawson, Katy Buda, Norah Doss `12, Eliza Hudson `12, and Margaret Evans Brown for making the trip! Maggie hopes to see many of the class of 2010 at the 5-year reunion in 2015 and encourages any Earlhamites to stop by if they find themselves in eastern Kentucky.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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)

Laura Meilman is on a quest to draw every subway station in Boston. She has competed over 90 sketches and counting, and has hopes of compiling them into a book when the project is complete.
(Posted May 28, 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 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)

Will Vincent — see Katie Laushman `12
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2011

Class Notes:

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

Liz Burman is graduating from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in late June with her Master's in Public Administration. Liz took this year to channel her inner bureaucrat and has been working hard to finish her coursework and prepare for her capstone project. She is currently looking for positions in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., in fields where she can continue to serve homeless families and youth.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Kristen Busch and Megan Potter `10 moved to Boston this past January so Megan could begin her MLS degree at Simmons. Megan loves her classes and enjoys working with Laura Meilman `10 at the MIT Museum in her spare time. Kristin is enjoying putting her master's to use as the program coordinator at a non-profit that focuses on developing and delivering non-bias, evidence-based, clinical information across the east coast. Both of them have enjoyed getting to spend in-person time with EC loved ones in the Boston area. Last but not least, Megan and Kristin want share the happy news of their recent engagement with you our fellow EC-ers!
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Lauren "Shade" Chilman says, "First off I want to give a shout out to all my fellow Earlhamites, especially those who went on the 2010 Spain semester with me (Anna Hetzel `12, Emma Diambogne Diouf, Cristina Sullivan-Davis, Andrew Roembke, Wes Bowling, Chelsea Silverman, Lucia Stewart, Chris Swafford, and many more)! Though I haven't been able to stay in touch with a lot of you, I think of my years at Earlham often and have many fond memories. I am currently in the dental hygiene program at the IU School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. I have been keeping extremely busy with the program, especially with the start of clinicals. I am proud to say that I have had my first several successful appointments with Spanish-only speaking individuals. I know if it weren't for Earlham and all the support I received there in pursuit of my Spanish minor, I wouldn't be where I am today!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Joshua Friedberg is currently volunteering as a DJ, blogger, and more for an online radio station, CHIRP Radio, in Chicago. His radio show, Music Historian's Corner, broadcasts live on CHIRP currently (at least through the end of June) on Mondays from noon to 3 p.m. CST. He loves to hear from other Earlhamites and can be reached at joshua.d.friedberg@gmail.com!
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Hannah Hale Leifheit is completing her two years with Peace Corps Tanzania as a secondary school English teacher in fall 2014. She has been fortunate to be visited by both Rachel Hawkins '10 and Lindsay Pitts '12. Wonderful to reminisce on EC memories!
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Cory Mathieu shares, "Hi all! Jacob Naegeli '12 and I are still living and working at Olney Friends School, a Quaker boarding school in eastern Ohio. Along with teaching Spanish and working in the girls' dorm, I have taken on the role of college counselor, putting my experience from working in Earlham admissions to the test. Jacob is teaching art, including welding, coaching running and working in the Boys' Dorm. We plan on teaching at Olney for at least one more year, so please stop by if you are ever passing through on I-70!"
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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2012

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Katie Laushman writes, "I've been living in Madison, Wisc., with Will Vincent `10, and working at Eagle Optics in Middleton alongside Katie Fitzmier `02! This summer I'll be leading high school trail crews with the Student Conservation Association, and this fall I'm starting my master's degree in an environment and resources program at the University of Wisconsin. I've been lucky enough to catch up with lots of fellow Earlhamites this spring, and Will and I are always hoping more will pass through Madison!"
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

Jacob Naegeli — see Cory Mathieu `11
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Dora Rice moved to New York City in August, after working in Connecticut for a year as an assistant teacher in a special education classroom. She is currently in her second semester of grad school at Bankstreet College of Education, working towards a degree in childhood special and general education. She student-teaches during the day and goes to class at night. It is exhausting, but worth it. She makes an effort to stay in touch with and see as many of her beloved Earlham friends as possible, and misses all of the lovely people who made EC so special for her!
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Yusra Saleh moved back to good ol' Indiana recently to pursue a masters degree at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA).
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Evelyn Tandy is finishing up her first year as the Assistant Women's Soccer coach at Bethany College in Bethany, WV. In her time there, she is also working towards a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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2013

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Ryder Comstock and David Minnix love Ann Arbor, even after the longest, coldest winter they could imagine. Jacob Lachance is over for dinner at least once a week, and they have enjoyed visits from fellow Earlhamites Mariah Kennedy, Michael English '12, Lizzy Denny, Nick McLarnan `09 and Conor Hall. They send their love to friends near and far!
(Posted May 7, 2014)

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

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

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

Michael Gottlieb shares, "For the past seven months, I have been living and working in Portland, Ore., where I recently got a house with Jonathan Shepard `08 and some other fine folks in February. Portland has been abundant with wonderful alumni, including Miranda Trostle `10, Mark Sailor `08, Michael Pender `08, Sam Fordyce `09, Anicka Myers `09, not to mention Ben Smith `10, who comes up from law school in Eugene every once in a while. In March, I was accepted into The New School for Social Research to pursue an master's in historical studies. In August, I will once again be moving out of the Northwest, but this time it will be for the Northeast! Looking forward to re-connecting with Earlhamites in New York City for the next two years!"
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

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

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

Becky Ioppolo has been teaching at a farmette preschool in Madison, Wisc., since graduating from Earlham. She is happy to announce she will begin a Master of Science degree in public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., in August 2014. During the 2015-2016 school year, she will complete her studies while working nearly full-time in Washington, D.C. Please be in touch if you are in those areas or have any questions or connections to public policy! It was through EC Class Notes that Becky was able to learn much about public policy through Liz Burman `11 as she was studying at Syracuse University.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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

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

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2014

Class Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015

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2016

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2017

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