Class Notes

Class Notes and obituaries submitted by November 7, 2014 will be included in the Winter '15 issue of the Earlhamite. To submit your class note, please complete the Alumni Update/Class Note Form. To submit the obituary of an Earlhamite, please email alums@earlham.edu.

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1930

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1931

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1932

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1933

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1934

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1935

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1936

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Rosamond Bayne Wetmore, 97, passed away June 25, 2012. She was employed as a reference librarian at Earlham College Library, a school librarian at Lloyd High School, Erlanger, Ky., and at Beechwood School, Ft. Mitchell, Ky. In 1946, she joined the faculty at Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., from which she retired as professor of library and information science in 1980. She was the author of "A Guide to the Organization of Library Materials" and was listed in "Who's Who of American Women." Rosamond was a member of Daughters of American Colonists and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Thomas H. Wetmore; parents, Almeda Mason Bayne and Herbert Bayne; sister, Marjory Marsh '37; and cousin, Charles Mason '32. She is survived by two sons, Stephen and Allyn; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

1937

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Marianna Myers Battey passed away October 9, 2012. She is survived by family and friends, including nephew, David Myers '66.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

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

1938

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1939

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John Allen Owen died October 27, 2000.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

Ralph E, Faucett, 97, died January 17, 2014. His Navy career began in medical school as an Ensign in the volunteer medical corps in 1942. He served with the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division as surgeon during the Marianas and Okinawan Island campaigns and in the Occupation of Japan. Returning to the U.S. in 1946, he completed residency training in internal medicine at Naval Hospital, San Diego. He served as Director of Submarine Medicine, US Naval Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, CT, and in 1953, assumed the post of Commanding Officer of "Operation Hideout" a controlled medical study to predict, evaluate and treat responses to prolonged submersion that would be encountered by the Navy's nuclear submarine force during the Cold War. He was Chief of Medicine, Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan and Medical Advisor to the American Ambassador to Japan from 1962 to 1965. He helped establish an internship program for Japanese physicians to learn western medical practices. From 1965 to 1967 Ralph served as Executive Officer, then Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital, St. Albans, N.Y. He became Rear Admiral in 1969 and was designated Asst. Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for Medical Research and Military Medical Specialties. In 1972, he assumed command of Naval Hospital, Oakland, Calif., and, in 1973, assumed command of the newly organized Oakland Naval Regional Medical Center. He retired from active duty on June 30, 1974 as Rear Admiral- Upper Half and continued his medical service as a consultant to the California Department of Health. Ralph married Elizabeth C. Carpenter in 1941. Their romance lasted 65 years ending with Betty's death in 2005. He married Joan L. Bowman in 2007. Ralph is survived by his wife, Joan; Joan's two sons and grandchildren and their numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark W. Faucett; and cousin, Dorothy Smith '39.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

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)

1940

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Geneva "Judy" Dillard Warriner passed away June 20, 2013. In 1942, she married Victor Warriner of Salem, Ind., and they operated the Welcome Inn Restaurant on the Paoli (Ind.) Square for many years. Later in life she worked for Orange County Highway Department as a secretary. She was a longtime member of Delta Chapter of Tri Kappa in Paoli, and later a member of the Associate Tri Kappa group She was a member of the Paoli Friends Meeting. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Vic Warriner. She is survived by daughters, Karen Cobb, Janis Easterday, and Beth Ann Fletcher; four grandchildren; three great granddaughters; four step-granddaughters and eight step great grandchildren.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

1941

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1942

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Lois Fuller Smith Barnhart, 94, passed away May 5, 2014. She was married to Phillips Brooks Smith `42 and is survived by Shari Smith Bradley `66 and Pamela Smith Carper.
(Posted May 29, 2014)

Marjorie Carter Camp, 93, passed away December 24, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Rena Carter; husband, William K. Camp '44; sister Alice Mae Rhoads; and sister-in-law Sarah Jane Camp. Surviving are her son, William C. Camp; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

Herman C. Pyle, 89, died October 16, 2013, at his residence. He was a lifelong farmer and served as a pharmacy mate in the U.S. Navy. Herman was a charter supervisor with the Parke County Water and Soil Conservation District. He was a member of the Marshall Federated Church. Survivors include daughters, Karen White, Cathy Crowder, and Janean DePlanty; brothers, Kenneth Pyle '48 and Conard Pyle '50; seven granddaughters; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Rozelle Woods Pyle; and his parents, Clarence Pyle and Gladys Pearson Pyle '23.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Kenneth Sowers, 94, died February 9, 2014. He married Clara Afton Marlatt in 1941, worked at Avco, and retired from Dana Sleeve Castings, Richmond after 22 years. He was active with the Dana Retirees group. Kenny was baptized and confirmed at Zion's Lutheran Church, was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Richmond for 34 years before moving back to Cambridge area at retirement in 1983 when he moved his membership back to Zion's where he was active and sang with choir until he was 90. He liked photography and making home movies; he and his wife delivered Meals-on-Wheels for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Clara Marlatt Sowers '42;  sons, Arnold and Warren;, daughter, Laura Sample; step-sister, Pricilla Gethers; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Lena Eliason Sowers; step-mother, Mary Rush Sowers; son and daughter-in-law, Curtis M. and Mary Jane Sowers; brother, Byron Sowers; nephew, Charles Harvey Sowers; niece, Roseanne Sowers Mills; and grandson, Douglas Robbins.
(Posted March 17, 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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Mary Carolyn Ellington, 92, died Saturday, December 14, 2013. She married Gene "Duke" Ellington in 1944 during WWII and raised four children. In 1980 she retired from Lewisburg High School where she had been the school librarian. While living in Eaton, she belonged to the Eaton United Church of Christ; however, she remained a Quaker throughout her life — descending from a long line of Quakers. Although she was quite social and truly interested in the lives others, she also loved the peace and the grandeur of the out-of-doors. She could identify a multitude of plants, herbs and birds. She hiked the Grand Canyon-rim to rim, flew above the Arctic Circle to visit a small village, and celebrated her 80th birthday by taking a ride in a hot air balloon. In addition to her parents, William and Helen (Hartsock) Lukens, she is preceded in death by her husband Gene "Duke" Ellington '43; a daughter in 1955; sisters, Lois Short and Martha Mahoney; and brother, Donald Lukens. She is survived by her sister Esther Greulich; sons, Stephen and Mark; daughters, Linda Hill and Lee Ellington; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
(Posted February 11, 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 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)

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Elmer Logan Clark passed away November 17, 2000.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

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)

1945

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Margaret "Peggy" Collings Brown, 92, passed away November 16, 2013. A child of British immigrants, she was an accomplished artist, employed at the Field Museum in Chicago. Her artistic works appeared in The Encyclopedia Britannica 1955, journals, and numerous publications by Earlham faculty members. After raising her children, she worked at Earlham's Lilly Library. Peg retired in 1986. She was a member of First Friends Meeting. She was a founding member and logo designer of the Society for the Preservation and Use of natural Resources (SPUR). In conjunction with Hayes Arboretum, she helped to educate and initiate the need to preserve nature and recycle waste. Peg was also a founding member of the Whitewater Valley Wanderers hiking club. She was a member of the American Discovery Trail which led to the cleanup and restoration of the Whitewater Valley Gorge, as well as integrating the Gorge trails and Cardinal Greenway nationwide. Peg was a member of the Whitewater Valley Land Trust, Wayne County Foundation, Hayes Regional Arboretum, Arbor Day Foundation, Nature Conservancy, Amaryllis Club, and a volunteer at the Richmond Rose Garden. Survivors include sons, Richard and David; daughters, Patricia and Mary; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Nigel Collings; nephew, Stephen; and niece, Sandra.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

Richard T. Cummins passed away October 5, 2013.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

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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Lowell Wilson, 88, passed away at home November 28, 2013. Lowell spent several years as Personnel Manager at the Joseph H. Hill Company. He then continued on to serve for four years as Chief Deputy Sheriff of Wayne County, Ind., along with his father, Sheriff Ora Wilson. Lowell later went on to own and operate Lemon's Florist with his wife Jean, before joining Indiana Glass Company. He became Regional Sales Manager, where he focused on Product Development for the offices of Dunkirk and Richmond. Lowell retired in 1982 after 25 years with Indiana Glass. Lowell was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Forest Hills Country Club, where he was an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife, Jean Lamparter Wilson '47; children, Carol Wilson Moore and Scott Wilson; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Michael J. Moore.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

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)

A.J. Stanley Daggy writes, "The Class of 1947 celebrated its 65th reunion last year at Homecoming Weekend 2012. We met for dinner at Friends Fellowship on Saturday evening. Those attending the reunion were Jean Downer Alexander, Mary Lea Wolfe Bailey, Sally Guild Ball, Lucille Robisson Beisner and Paul Beisner, Pat Hornbrook Bonds, Dorothy Johnson Brown, Wilma Vlaskamp Cox, A.J. Stanley Daggy and James Daggy, Betty June Martin Kelley, Dottie Wildman Mills and Gene Mills '48, James Richard Taylor and Lynne Taylor, Margaret Trueblood and Martin Trueblood. President Dawson and Jim McKey ‘78 brought greetings from the College. Our class photo is really good. On Sunday morning, we met again at Friends Fellowship for more visiting and coffee. We were so glad to see everyone and sad to see them leave. We're indebted to Wilma Cox for making all the arrangements."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

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James Robert Daggy, 91, passed away October 30, 2013. From 1952-1992, Jim practiced family medicine in Richmond. He was also a dedicated community volunteer. Jim served in the Navy during World War II, in the Pacific Theatre as a deep-sea diver in a bomb disposal unit. He was actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club, winning many awards and leading many initiatives, and was the longest running board member in the Club's history. He contributed in several capacities at Earlham College, the Richmond Rose Garden, Area 9 Council on Aging, the Cardinal Greenway, the United Way, the Equity Club, the Whitewater Ballroom Dance Club, the Tourist's Club, the Tuesday Round Table, a ping pong club, and many others. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and belonged to local and state medical societies. Jim was fortunate to be awarded the following: The Indiana Medical Association Community Service Award in 1992, the Outstanding Alumni Award at Earlham College in 1997 together with his wife AJ, the Paul S. Rhodes Humanity in Medicine Award in 1992, the Golden Service Award from the Boys and Girls Club in 2007, the Art Vivian Distinguished Community Leader Award in 2008, and the Ruth J. Wickemeyer Award for Community Service in 2008 by the Wayne County Foundation, and others. Survivors include his wife, AJ Daggy '47; daughters, Patty Lamson and Carol Pennock '83; son, Bruce; five grandchildren; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; nieces, including Sue McKeever '66, Joan Singer '64, and Suzanne Cypert '68; nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. B.T. and Mary Belle Patterson Daggy; two sisters, Jean Daggy Coons '34 and Mary Daggy Olive '40; and one brother, Tom Daggy '37.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

1948

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Richard Allen Haines, 86, passed away November 15, 2012. Richard was a lifelong resident of Clinton County. He had a herd of registered Jersey dairy cattle and was active in the District 13 Jersey breeders association. He was a birthright Quaker and a member of the Fairview Friends Meeting,Wilmington Yearly Meeting. He was also on the permanent Board of Quaker Hill in Richmond, Ind. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Edgerton Haines; parents, Homer and Lois Terrell Haines; sister, Emily (Wilmer) Cooper '45; and step-son, David Moore. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Maxine Haines; sons, S. Alan Haines ‘74 and David R. Haines ‘76; daughters, Debra H. Frantz ‘78, and Marcia E. Winters '84; two step-daughters; 14 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; nephew, T. Scott Cooper '83; and nieces, including Suzanne Cooper '74, Barbara Bartl '77, and Catherine Papazian '76.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

1949

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

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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)

Eugene Gillum, 93, former long-time Portland physician, passed away January 15, 2014. Wright Aeronautical Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio, gave Eugene his first job as a production engineer. A year later, he was promoted to service representative and was stationed with the Army Air Corp in Salina, Kansas. He was working with B-29 combat crews. In 1944 he was inducted into the Army Air Corp as part of the 20th Air Force, 315 Bomb Wing in Guam. While in Guam, Eugene worked on his beloved B-29 and took many photos of the B-29 Nose art. These photos are some of the only records of WWII military art, and have been subject of much study and even Art and Military Museum installations. Eugene was discharged in May 1946. He was married November 25, 1948 to Jane Lawrence. Jane supported Gene through IU Medical School by teaching in the Speedway schools. Eugene graduated Medical School in 1953, completed his rotation at Indianapolis General Hospital in 1954 and then moved to Portland, Ind., to start his practice. Eugene and Jane were extremely proud of the Portland community that they helped build. They both supported the Arts, many local foundations and museums. Eugene was also dedicated to preserving and respecting the history of WW II and worked to help start and support the Museum of the Soldier with his time, energy and collections. He spent countless hours helping create the National Academy of Family Practice Physicians as a physician peer support organization and was a founding member of the Indiana Academy of Family Practice. Eugene retired in 1992 after 39 years. He served as Jay County Health Officer for 36 years, and served on the Jay County Hospital Board, Portland Chamber of Commerce, Zoning Board, Industrial Development Board, Joh Jay Board, Arts Place, Museum of the Soldier, Portland Foundation, First Presbyterian Church and Mason and Shriner for over 50 years. Surviving are his wife Jane; son, Larry Gillum; daughter, Janene; brother, Duane Gillum; and five grandchildren.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

Edith Mae Orr, 84, died October 20, 2013. She worked for many years at Insurance Company of North America, where she was manager of the accounting department. She was a member of United Methodist Church. Survivors include son, Barry Wood; four grandsons, including Graham Wood '97; two great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Patrisso; and several nieces and nephews, including Michael Hoff '02, Stefan Hoff '04, and Judith Martin '72. She was preceded in death by husbands, Frederick H. Wood, James Burdette Orr and Robert Armbruster; brother, Stan Prifogle; and sister, Jean Shepard.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

George Henry Snyder, 85, passed away January 9, 2014. He taught junior and senior high school English in Indiana and Ohio before moving to Ventura, Calif. George taught at Cabrillo, then a Junior High School and Buena High School until his retirement in 1984. During his time at Cabrillo and Buena George served as department head, was twice selected for NDEA Fellowships at UC Berkley and Nebraska University, and in 1970 was chosen as one of the one hundred English teachers in the state of California to be designated Master Teacher, to help plan a revised outline of instruction for California schools. George had a lifelong interest in sports and writing. He compiled fifteen volumes of novels, stories, poetry and plays. He is survived by his wife, Mary Teresa Snyder; sons, Steven, Devon and Douglas; daughter, Susan Montoya; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, including mother, Lois Snyder '27; and brother, David Snyder '52.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

Patricia Sullivan, 85, passed away December 7, 2012. Beloved wife of Joseph for 55 years; cherished mother of Kevin, Karen Lambert, Kelley Prentiss and Kerry; loving grandmother to 12; dear daughter of the late Michael and Lillian (nee Paisley); loving sister of eight deceased siblings; and dear aunt of many.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

1950

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Terese K. Kron died May 29, 2012. Beloved wife of Dr. Kenneth M. Kron; beloved mother of Linda S. Kron, Carol "Zoe" L. Kron and Judy Berger; loving grandmother to six; sister of the late John C. Herrman, M.D.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

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 MFA 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 Matthews 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 Matthews 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. He donated his body to the Anatomical Education Program of Indiana University Medical Center.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

William "Bill" Niersbach, 86, died November 19, 2013. Bill served in the United States Army. He began his radio career in high school at WKBV before moving to Fort Wayne and joining radio station WOWO. Bill 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 board member of over 50 years 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 Patti “Becky” 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 Vaughan '61; and brother, Joseph “Junnie” Niersbach Jr.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

Obituaries:

James R. Cox, 90, passed away October 21, 2013. Jim honorably served his country as part of the U.S. Navy during WW II in the Philippines. He put his education to work as a teacher. For a span of 38 years, he taught at Culver Public Schools, West High School, Lincoln Junior High, and in 1989, he retired from Bremen Schools. From 1954-1992 he worked lake patrol for Lake Maxinkuckee, as well as security for Culver Military Academy for 53 years. Jim attended Bremen United Methodist Church and Horizon Ministries in Bremen. From 1996-2000, he served on the Bremen Town Council, giving back to his community. He was a member of the Indiana Teachers Association. James is survived by his wife, Jean Lashbrook; daughter, Joetta G. Balsley; son, Jerry Allen Cox; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Audrey Brown. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna; and son, Jeff.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Marjorie Rogers, 84, passed away November 4, 2013. She worked for the Civil Service in the Department of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, until 1959. She was then transferred to San Bernadino, Calif., which she loved, and where she lived until 1965. She was again transferred to Hill AFB, Utah, working from 1965 until her retirement in 1974 with 26 years of service. Marjorie loved her home in Kaysville, Utah, and taking care of her yard and the beautiful Iris that she grew. She also loved the Opera and music of all sorts. She loved animals and was always very compassionate. She had a whole family of neighbors and friends that will miss her greatly. Marjorie was a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker). She is survived by her brother, Harold W. Rogers; two nephews, David Rogers and Phillip Rogers; and a niece, Cindy Rogers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Walton Rogers and Ruth Wenonah Cowan Rogers '28.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

Phyllis Hardin Walls, 86, died Dec. 22, 2013. Phyllis' primary focus throughout life was to create a wonderful, supportive home experience for her husband, John, and their 4 children. She was fiercely loyal to her family. She had many cherished friends, particularly her bridge groups that played together for decades. She was known for playing the piano, serving memorable holiday dinners, and baking pies. She was also a devoted gardener. Phyllis volunteered on a number of community boards and served as president of both MCARC, a forerunner of Noble Industries, and the Goodwill Industries Guild. Following her active years as a mother, Phyllis was a tax preparer for H & R Block Executive Tax Service for 20 years. Phyllis was a longtime active member of First Friends Church. She and John later joined St. Luke's United Methodist Church. They golfed at Meridian Hills Country Club. John and Phyllis both enjoyed playing board games, particularly Boggle and Scrabble. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, J. Alvin and Mabel Hardin; husband, John Walls; grandson, William Roudebush; sisters, Dorothy Massey and Eleanor Bye '43; and brother, Clifford Hardin. She is survived by her three daughters, Ann Ponce, Kathryn Shorter, and Elizabeth Root; son, Timothy; nieces, including Carol Massey DeCesare '66 and Barbara McGinity '67; thirteen grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

William E. Williams, 91, died January 7, 2014. Following high school, he joined the Army to serve in WWII. He was initially assigned to the Army Air Force as a B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft right waist tail gunner. He fought with distinction in the North Africa theatre and dropped Special Forces behind enemy lines in Europe. He participated in the August 1943 Ploiesti (Romania) Oil Field raid, one of the most historic air raids in WWII. He started his teaching career a little older than most graduates, and with a wife and five children. For the next 36 years , he taught thousands of students, instilling a desire and love for science through his fun and interesting experiments. During some of those years, he also coached High School basketball; but most of his coaching career was at New Castle Jr. High coaching basketball, track, and wresting. Having an active interest in the defense of our country, he became a Civil Defense State Instructor of Hazardous Materials and a State Contingency and Radiological Instructor. Choosing to assist a little closer to home, he became the Radiological Officer Instructor for Wayne County. Holding the rank of Major in the Sons of the Union Veterans, he attended numerous encampment and meetings for the organization. He was responsible for yearly Honor Guard 21 Gun Salutes for Veterans Day in Richmond. He, along with his brother, LK, was one of the early members of the Old Trail Rifle and Pistol Club. His association with St. Mary’s Catholic Church began at birth and continued throughout his life. For more than twenty years, he was a contracted maintenance engineer for both the school and church, often donating time and materials to their welfare. After he retired, he travelled with his beloved wife, Ruth, around the world. Besides traveling, they volunteered for various community groups line danced and were active participants in St. Mary’s activities. Athletic his entire life, he won numerous 1st place medals in the Indiana Senior Games. William was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth Jane Frazer Williams; children Patricia Anne and Gregory Joseph; his parents, Perry and Mary Williams; brother, Lawrence; sister, Mildred; daughter-in-law, Diane; and great granddaughter Madaline. He is survived by brother, B.J. Williams; sons, Ron, Ted and Tom; daughter, Roxanne Hardebeck; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

1951

Class Notes:

Carol Clause — see Irving Wait ‘52
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Ruth Jaeckel and Hank have lived in Tupelo, Miss, for 30 years. Her sister, Kay Weede, has written a book that outlines the genealogy of the Coffin and Mills families, from an account in an old family diary. The book is "Phoebe's Journey," and is available on Amazon.
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Obituaries:

George Bard, of Mason, Ohio, died on June 24, 2013. He was the Earlham 1951 Class Chair since his graduation. George received his Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D from Indiana University in Elementary Education. He was a life-long teacher, beginning with teaching elementary education in Richmond, Ind., training teachers at Kent State University and as an educational consultant at the time of his retirement. He was a patient teacher, a warm friend and a perpetual gentleman. He won the hearts of his family and friends by his dignity and sincerity, his kindly humor, and his deep interest in the welfare of all. His gentleness, knowledge and love of mankind will be greatly missed. If you had the good fortune of knowing him, take a moment and enjoy a memory of him.  He would be touched. He is survived by his wife, Martha Henderson Bard ’61, daughters, Sarah Sharp and Nancy Samol, and five grandchildren.
(Posted February 12, 2014)

Barbara J. Brown, 84, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2013.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Joanne Zoellner Theesfeld, 85, passed away December 31, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Edward; and son, Tom.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

1952

Class Notes:

Elsie Tollefson Carter writes, "Can it possibly be 61 years since we graduated? These past years have been full of fulfilling experiences - too many to enumerate here. Charles Carter '49 and I lived in Richmond for nearly a half century. He was busy with his insurance profession and we both were active in community activities and services. We have four wonderful children, now grown with their own families and professions, both medical and educational. Three of our four live in Indianapolis, so when we retired, we moved to Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin to be near them. Nine grand-children, four of whom are married, and four great-grandchildren complete our family. When we gather together, conversation usually centers around either the Colts or the Pacers! We have had many years of leadership with fellow Quakers in nurturing newcomers, providing for their spiritual growth, both at First Friends in Richmond, and more recently in Fairfield Friends Meeting in Camby, Ind. I was a leader in the building of new Meetinghouses, one in Richmond, where First Friends relocated to Chester Boulevard, and the other in Camby where Fairfield Meeting is located. We happily were present at Earlham in November 2013, to celebrate former president Landrum Bolling's 100th birthday! I have found oil painting a new hobby here at our Retirement Center, providing gifts for family members and an expressive outlet for me. Never too late to try something new! Charlie and I celebrated our 62nd wedding Anniversary in June 2013, and we cherish our Earlham experience and send greetings to others in our respective classes."
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Irving Wait shares, “Just like Eldon Kronewitter, I will soon be 85 and am still doing pretty well. I attended our 60th reunion and have hopes of making it to our 65th if all goes well. I still have my '52 tie and am planning on wearing it then. Carol Clause '51 and I still live on the old homestead farm founded in 1833 by Edward Crabb, one of Carol's ancestors. I gave four acres to my son, David, who now lives next door and 11 acres to daughter, Kathy, who lives just a little bit further from us. I gave up farming some years ago and kept a 22-foot sailboat on Lake Monroe for 13 years. I still have a couple of gardens and two small tractors that I use to tend garden, mow grass, etc. Bob Luckhardt '52 and his wife, Sue, stop by twice a year on their travels from Texas to New York where they spend summers. While at Earlham, Bob, Conrad Joyner, Dick Corbett and I spent a summer on the Earlham paint crew. Bob's sister was the late Lucky Ward, who taught at Earlham. As I look back at my Earlham days, I hold my faculty advisor, Ernest Wildman, in high esteem. When I got to his office after cramming for my last tests, he put me at ease and asked what I was going to do after graduation. I responded and he asked what grade I would like. ‘You mean I have a choice?’ I asked. He replied, ‘Your real grade will be what you do with your life.’ Truer words were never spoken.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

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)

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:

Vera M. Freivogel Crumley shares, "Retired life is good in Asheville, N.C. I have lived here for 18 years, amazingly. I do volunteer work at Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit shop that sells hand-made Fair Trade crafts from poor developing nations. I folk dance, am in two Tai Chi classes, participate in several book groups, sing in choir, etc. I have four adult children. Daughter, Stephanie Crumley-Effinger '77, teaches at ESR. Patty is a librarian in Dover, Del. Nancy changed careers six years ago from CBS Cable Vision documentaries to gardening, after an internship at Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Don lives in Ohio and has worked at Reid Memorial Hospital. I have six grandchildren. Four are Earlham grads: Sandy Hartmannsgruber '05, Anna Crumley-Effinger '07, Max Crumley-Effinger '10 and Mary Crumley-Effinger '13. I have 2 great grandchildren who live in Ohio. Having family nearby Earlham helps me visit several times a year."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Obituaries:

Arthur Bernard Clark, 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. He was a resident of Crossville, Tennessee.
(Posted February 11, 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 recently spoke with Jane Asahina Morikawa, after 60 years! She returned to Hawaii following graduation, taught for a few years, married and raised four children — all of whom are grown and now live in Hawaii themselves. Jane enjoys time with them and her seven grandchildren.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Obituaries:

Virginia Holmgren, 79, died July 26, 2012.
(Posted March 17, 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)

Glen Priest says, "Here's hoping that you all have enjoyed this milestone year, in which there is now an eight in the tens column of your age! We have pretty much stayed close to home this year, but we did very much enjoy two visits to King's Island with Linda and our grandkids who were able to go with us. We also went to Park Forest, Ill., with my siblings a few times to go through the personal effects of my late sister Char. We were able to spend several lovely summer days in northern Indiana's lake region at a cottage purchased 50 years years ago by our sister for the whole family to enjoy. First Presbyterian Church of Portland continues to be important in our lives. Daughter Linda Priest Rodden still directs the choir and when all her family is present there are six Roddens in the choir loft! The church has experienced some difficult times recently, but one incredibly happy circumstance finds us welcoming the wonderfully talented young Maria as our organist/pianist choir accompanist. She comes to us all the way from Siberia and brings along husband Andrei, a brilliant bassoonist from Moscow! We are fortunate to have Ball State University so close to us. I'm trying to forgo the usual grandfatherly tendency to hyperbole and lavish embellishment when speaking of our four super grandkids, but you know what I'm thinking!"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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:

Chris Benton, 81, died February 8, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Chris was the Associate Director of Admissions at Earlham College from 1964 to 1973, Coordinator of Vocational Education and Supervisor of Adult Education for Richmond Community Schools from 1986 to 1996, and formerly served as coordinator for Shaklee Natural Products. During his life, he was very active in the community. Chris was a member of Central United Methodist Church, member and past President of Richmond Noon Kiwanis, having served as Lt. Governor for the State of Indiana Kiwanis; member of Strings Unlimited; United Way Captain; and on the Education Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. He was a former board member of Spur; former Vice-President of Sister Cities, Inc.; former member of Richmond Photographic Society; former member of the Board of Directors of Safety Village; former member of the Board of Richmond Planning Commission; and former board member of Starr Gennett Foundation. Chris was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Humes Benton '58; parents, Dr. R.W. and Madelon C. Chandler Benton; and brother, Edward. Survivors include his wife, Shirley E. Neeley Clark Benton; daughter, Debbie Kitchin; sons, Jeff and Tim; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

Barbara Helen Swift, 79, died April 7, 2013. In addition to being the mother of five children, she was the business manager for Gilbertsville Central School for 26 years. She retired from GCS in 1988. Barb was a founding member of the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad in 1960. She was also a member of the Gilbertsville Fire Department Auxiliary. She assisted in the founding of the Morris, Garrattsville, Edmeston, Laurens and South New Berlin Emergency Squads and the West Exeter and West Laurens First Responder Units. She was one of the founders of the Otsego County Emergency Squad Association. She was an American Red Cross first aid instructor from 1959 to 1990, and a New York state emergency medical technician instructor and practitioner from 1973 to 1988. For many years, she served as a 4-H leader and was a judge for the Boy Scouts First Aid Contests. She was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville. She was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and an active member of the Butternut Valley Grange. She had received numerous awards for her service, including Otsego County Firemen’s Auxiliary Member of the Year 2005, Otsego County EMS outstanding service and dedication 1999, Delaware-Chenango business officials recognition of 26 Years of service in educational finance and jointly with her spouse, the Gilbertsville Citizens of the Year Award in 1978. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Richard Swift; parents Frampton Wingard Hamilton and Marjorie Elizabeth (Halbert) Hamilton; and brother, James Wingard Hamilton. She is survived by daughters, Karen Swift-Shannon and Julie (Swift) Fenn; sons, Thomas Swift '78, John Swift and Dana Swift; ten grandchildren, including Nora Swift '12; and sister, Marjorie (Hamilton) Talbot.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

1956

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

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)

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

Obituaries:

William Beck, 79, passed away July 12, 2012. He taught for over 40 years in the public schools of Kentucky, Indiana, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. and Gaston, N.C. He also taught and tutored at Halifax Community College. While at HCC, he also tutored in the Math Department and Developmental English as well. Outside of teaching, he loved yard sales, auctions, working in the yard, and staying busy in general. William was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Carol Jones; brother, Ralph Beck, Jr.; and "daughter-at-heart," Chassi Gilliam. He is survived by his godchildren, friends and adopted families.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

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:

Frank Gallup, 77, died November 15, 2013 at his residence. He served 3 years in the US Army, doing a tour of duty in Korea. Frank was an executive for the Boy Scouts of America for 18 years, living in Bellefontaine, Bryan, and Lima, Ohio. He worked at Kennedy Manufacturing in Van Wert, Ohio, as Vice President of Operations for 10 years. He than became President of Markhon, Inc. in Wabash, Ind., for 14 years. He retired in 2001 and moved to Westerville, Ohio. He was past President of the Wabash Rotary, Council President of BSA Kokomo, and President of YMCA of Van Wert, Ohio. He was an Eagle Scout and Holder of Silver Beaver Award from the Shawnee Council of Lima. He is survived by his wife, Jane Leslie Gallup; daughters, Jeanette Morris and Janet Arthur; son, James Gallup; two sisters, Olive Goings and Susan Kilmartin; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and five nephews.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

Donald Scott Wamsley, 83, died February 3, 2014. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Korean War. Don was owner/insurance agent for State Farm Insurance, retiring in 1995 after 35 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Don was an avid outdoorsman, sportsman, and enjoyed I.U. basketball. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ruth Lee Wamsley; daughter, Jennifer Millsaps; sons, Mike Wamsley '81 and Jeff Wamsley; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William G. and Ruby Mae Cullins Wamsley; four brothers; and one sister.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

1959

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

Donald Bartram, 74, passed away suddenly March 30, 2012. After eight years in the Air Force attached to AFTAC, he spent 30 years working at Los Alamos National Labs in NM, USA. He was known by friends and community as an exceptional artist. He is survived by his wife Evelyn; three children, Sharon Davidson, Scott Bartram and Brian Bartram; brother, Stephen Bartram '64; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Bartram '34 and Elizabeth Bartram '34.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

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)

B. Jeanne Motsinger Elliot, 77, died August 2, 2013. Jeanne was a loving mother and grandmother. She was former owner of Kiddie Kollege and Kindergarden, supervisor for House of Lloyd, and owner of Sugar and Spice Bakery in Cambridge City. Jeanne was a former member of Gideon’s Auxiliary, the Ridgeville Indiana Lions Club, and a 30-year member of West Richmond Friends Meeting. She was currently a member of Abington Christian Church. Jeanne was listed in the Who’s Who for Small American Colleges in 1992. She enjoyed crocheting. Jeanne’s family was her highest priority. Survivors include daughters, Debra Jeanne Davenport and Diane Rene Railsback; sons, Michael Kelly Elliott and Mark Alan Elliott; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; half-sister, Sharon Nickel Calder; half-brother, Douglas Nickel; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Elliott; daughter, Elizabeth Anne Elliott; parents, Ross E. and Doris Lee Wilson Motsinger; and brother, James Ross Nickel.
(Posted March 17, 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)

Ronald Oberle, 78, died January 31, 2014. Ron was a life-long resident of Richmond, Ind. He was President and CEO of Oberle & Associates, Inc. and Crane, Inc. for nearly 50 years. Ron was a past member of the U.S. Bank Advisory Board for 32 years, and a past member of the YMCA Board and Connersville Vocational School Board. He was the 2005 Junior Achievement Man of the Year. Ron was a 2012 Earlham Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Ron was proud to be the building contractor of Holy Family Catholic Church and many other well known buildings in the area. He enjoyed his home in Hilton Head, traveling, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Eleanor McManus Oberle; son, John; daughters, Rebecca Oberle and Kathleen Bateman; Ecuadorian exchange student "daughter", Maria Carrillo Morales; six grandchildren; one Ecuadorian "granddaughter;" a sister; cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Oberle; and parents, John J. and Rose E. Kellner Oberle.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

1960

Class Notes:

Byron Knutsen shares, "Ginny and I continue to enjoy the high mountain valleys of Utah, Colorado and Idaho by hiking in the summers and snowshoeing when there is a good crust on the snow. I still map the old north and south trails of the early pioneers and the water ditches used in the early gold mining days of Idaho (1860-1890s). No, I haven't struck it rich yet. We garden, do family history research and visit our 19 grandchildren. Any member of the Earlham community is welcome to stop in on the way to Yellowstone or the Tetons (four hours away) or the parks of Utah."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Marcia Russell hopes you are all well and enjoying life!
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Obituaries:

Robert "Bobby" Allen Ladd, 79, passed away November 2, 2013. He served two years in the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Regiment. Bobby worked in sales for 40+ years and enjoyed spending time with his family while at home. Survivors include his wife, Carol Markley Dils Ladd; sons, Mike and Mark; daughter, Jenny; five granddaughters; and several step-children and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Russell Ladd '51 and Howard Ladd.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

1961

Class Notes:

Mary "Shorty" Friedman Birenbaum was really pleased to learn that the first recipient of the Class of 1961 Landrum Bolling Scholarship has been selected. What a great tribute to Landrum as he celebrates 100 years of a life well spent.
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Donald J. Peck shares, "Jim Egan and I enjoyed attending the Concert Choir performance at St. Luke In The Fields Church in New York January 11, 2014. They gave an outstanding performance. It bought me right back to 1960 when as a member of the Concert Choir, we performed at Carnegie Hall. This past November, 2013, American History Press published my second book, "An American Journey of Hope - Perth Amboy - The Capital and Port City on Raritan Bay 1683-1790." It is the story of the conflict between a stronghold of prominent Loyalists and their engagement with many of America's leading patriots in the struggle for American religious and political independence. Earlhamites may check me out on my new web site www.donaldjpeck.com. I am looking forward to seeing the new Center for Visual and Performing Arts when I next visit the campus!"
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Sam Massette, 76, died November 10, 2013. He is survived by his two children, Samuel Emmett Massette  and Victoria Smith Ubben '83; and his wife, Gloria Lindsey.
(Posted February 11, 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:

James Paul Williams, 77, passed away January 10, 2014. Early in life, he served our country with the United States Army. Jim began working at Chrysler in 1963, and was employed there for 39 years before retiring in 2001 as a supervisor. He attended and was an active member at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. Jim was an avid sports fan; watching IU, auto racing and coaching little league. He was his grandchildren's biggest fan, supporting all of their activities. Jim is survived by his fiancé, Judy Partlow; sons, Brian, James and S. Andrew; daughter, Lori M. Meeks; step children, Christopher Partlow, Timothy Partlow, Lisa Overman and Cynthia Partlow; siblings, Arthur Earl Williams, Wyona Mae Akers and Betty J. Frederickson; several grandchildren, step grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Dorotha G. (James) Williams; siblings, twin brother David Lawrence Williams, Billy Joe Williams and Genevieve Arlene Warnock.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

1963

Class Notes:

Georges Birenbaum — see Mary “Shorty” Friedman Birenbaum ’61 and Jannie Miller Dusseau ‘65
(Posted November 13, 2013)

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)

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)

Emma Sorber Davis, 94, passed away November 28, 2011. She enjoyed sixteen years of teaching in elementary schools in the Western Wayne School System in both Pershing and Milton. Serving as a Bible School teacher and Deaconess for several years, Emma was proud to have been a member of the Milton Christian Church for 81 years. Also, she was an associate member of the First Christian Church in Sebring, Florida. Emma was a member of the National Education Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and the Milton Cary Club for over 50 years. She served for several years as a Cub Scout Den mother, Brownies Leader, and a Girl Scout Leader. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Davis ‘38; parents Perry Christian and Mary Bertsch Sorber; brother, Robert L. Sorber; and sister, Barbara E. Crawford. Emma is survived by her children, Ann Davis Douglass and Dr. Robert C. Davis II; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Julia Ann Marsalek Dawson, 72, died October 1, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

E. Garry Kerr died December 18, 2001.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Louise Marie Nolen, 72, passed away December 5th, 2013. Louise married Hugh (Bozie) Nolen in 1974 and they had four children, Annette Young, Anita Masters, Angela McClure, & Bill Amyx. Louise retired from Harvest Land in Richmond Indiana 7 years ago and has enjoyed yard work, flowers, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family since retirement. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Martha Rude; sister, Karen Grant; niece, Erin Rude; and daughter, Angela McClure.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

Signe Omare passed away August 22, 2008.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

1964

Class Notes:

Lou Abbey writes, "Winter is finally over here in the Northeast. The birds are migrating and new geese are hatching on the marsh behind where I live. I am planning on migrating to Earlham for our 50-year reunion this coming October 24-26, 2014. This is a landmark reunion for us. I hope to see you there.”
(Posted May 19, 2014)

Lucinda C. Cunningham Bailey shares, "On December 24, 2013, I became Mrs. Donald E. Bailey at a lovely family service in St. Charles, Miss., where my eldest step-daughter lives. We met at a Senior Singles' Christmas Party in December 2011, and have been together ever since. I have "Thank you, Santa," engraved inside my wedding band. Don is a retired pipe fitter, having worked for over 35 years at one of the Buffalo, N.Y., Chevrolet manufacturing plants. Our marriage increased my clan by three children, their three spouses, and three granddaughters. "My cup overfloweth..." with family! Total count: seven children, six spouses of those children, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. I'm looking forward with delight and anticipation to our 50th reunion this year, but… can we possibly be old enough to have graduated 50 years ago?"
(Posted March 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)

Monty Williams and his wife, Ginger, enjoyed a visit with Larry Brown and Becky Conlon Brown '65 at their home near Oxford, England. They had not seen each other in 40 years! Monty shares that they have a lovely home with an amazing garden that has a variety of vegetables, raspberries and fruit trees. They hope to see the Browns again for the 50th Reunion at Earlham's 2014 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

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)

Neil Borman, Jannie Miller Dusseau, Leah Hawkins Taylor, and Bob Skeels held a mini Class of 1965 reunion on campus during Homecoming this year, in anticipation of the 50th reunion in two years.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Lew Fikes shares, "During Homecoming this year I attended the dedication of the newly-renovated Stanley Hall. As I toured the building I noted that the Class of 1965 contributed significantly to that renovation. The Gerald Bakker Chemistry Floor is named through the generosity of David Matthews and Jeanne Matthews, and recognizes a debt of gratitude for Jerry's commitment to Earlham, his students and chemistry. Plaques outside three of the labs read: Robert and Mary Beth Schnur Metcalf Microbiology and Parasitology Lab; Borman Family Organic Chemistry Lab (through the generosity of Neil Borman and his two brothers); and the David and Jeanne Matthews General and Analytical Chemistry Lab. Generous giving to Earlham has been characteristic of our class. Over the last decade the giving of the class of 1965 surpasses that of any other class, except one (1964). I take this as a reflection of just how much Earlham has meant to us over the years. We give because we must express our appreciation to, and our love for, the community that has shaped our character and the way we experience life on this planet. I am so eager for our 50th reunion. What a joyful 'love in' it will be!"
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Geoffrey Glassner and Dave Matthews 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)

Bob Metcalf and Mary Beth Schnur Metcalf visited the FOTO (Friends of the Old) project they support in Lower Nyakach, Kenya, near Lake Victoria, in July 2013. Highlights of the visit included participation in distribution of 400 pairs of reading glasses to grandparents raising orphaned grandchildren, and also community-wide free distribution of WaterGuard, a chlorine solution for disinfecting the terribly contaminated drinking water available in Lower Nyakach. The availability of WaterGuard and solar water pasteurization has led to a significant decrease in water borne diseases in the area. The Metcalfs share, "Our goal is zero — we are working to eliminate water borne diseases in Lower Nyakach with water testing, community education and provision of means of household water disinfection. We are privileged to work with an outstanding local staff and board of FOTO."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Judi Davis Umaki shares, "It seems impossible, but our 50th class reunion is looming. Odd since we can't be that old! I look forward to seeing you on campus October 30 - November 1, 2015, where we will continue the special times we have celebrated over the years at past reunions. Hopefully the weekend will feature a show of the arts and crafts work of those of you creatively inclined. Please give some thought to helping us accomplish that and let me know any other ideas that will make it a memorable weekend."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

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)

David L. Snyder, 70, passed away July 16, 2013. David was a resident of Arlington, Virginia.
(Posted February 11, 2014)

1966

Class Notes:

Lynn Schafer Regan writes, "I'm finally planning to retire next year. I'll then focus on plans for the Class of 1966 reunion. Hope you will seriously consider joining Marty and I for our 50th in a few years."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

Rick Swigart, 69, passed away peacefully September 9, 2013. After his time as an All American soccer player while at Earlham, he studied Mandarin Chinese at Stanford and the Taiwan Normal University. From 1967-69 he was a refugee relief officer under USAID in Vietnam and Laos. He was the Dean of Students at Oakwood Friends School from 1970-72 and served on Oakwood's board for many years. The culmination of his education and career with Oakwood was his receipt of a Distinguished Alumni Award. Subsequent to his employment at Oakwood, he did post graduate study in Mandarin Chinese at Nan Yang University, Singapore. From 1975-1982, he was the Manager of the Washington Office for American Can Company - a job he loved and excelled at. Thereafter, he worked in various senior capacities for, among others, the National Grocers Association, National Center on Occupational Readjustment, and the Grocery Manufacturers of America. He was Vice President of Public Relations at Seagram Company for several years. He began his nine years as a federal employee as part of a team that started the Transportation Security Administration. Most recently, he was a State Coordinator at the Department of Homeland Security. He retired on June 30, 2013. He loved his country deeply and was a proud member of the Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood. He is survived by his wife, Laurel A. Bedig; several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

1967

Class Notes:

Deborah L. Gimpelson is excited for the excellent birding in the Waikanae Estuary Reserve and access to nearby bike trails from her new address. She would love to see Earlhamites visiting the Kapiti area in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Helen Greenswood Hansma has been awarded Earlham's 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1968

Class Notes:

Melinda Gamble Kramer, professor of English at Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Md., was awarded the President’s Medal, the highest honor the college bestows on a member of the college community. The award recognizes sustained, high-quality contributions and dedicated service in support of the college’s mission to respond to the educational needs of Prince George’s County’s citizens. She joined the college faculty as a full professor in 1990, was awarded tenure in 1996, and received the Prince George’s Community College Faculty Excellence Award in 1999. She served as chair of the English Department from 2001 until June 2013.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Obituaries:

Cornelius "Case" Wagenvoord, 70, died January 5, 2011, at his home. Case retired as a Special Education Teacher for the New York City Public School System. He was a member of the Arcadian Chorale and an active volunteer at the Two River Theater in Red Bank. Case was an avid writer and blogger. He also enjoyed wood carving. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Wagenvoord; daughter, Christina Ackerman; sisters, Mary Solterman and Carol Reynolds; brother, Richard Wagenvoord; and three grandchildren.
(Posted March 17, 2013)

1969

Class Notes:

Chris Bready writes, "I am probably the Earlham graduate who lives closest to our new school president's alma mater, Towson University (Towson State College when he attended). A real good 4-iron, just about 200 yards from the campus - can't Mother Earlham ever take a rest?"
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Richard A. Cullison is proud that the Northern Kentucky Bar Associaton recognized him as the "Distinguished Lawyer of the Year." It was especially gratifying that this bar association's members recognize lawyers who pursue non-traditional career paths in public interest law can be worthy of their esteem.
(Posted January 9, 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)

Richard Kimmel, and his son Ian Kimmel, have been nominated for 2014 Midwest Bluegrass Awards. Ian has been nominated for Mandolin Performer of the Year, while Dick is a nominee for Entertainer of the Year.
(Posted January 9, 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)

Meribeth Smith shares, "I'm still playing lazily in retirement, waiting for the urge to start volunteering or taking water color classes. Lots more time for grandkids, who make it clear why we had children to start with. We're ten minutes north of Fort Collins, so lots to do when we want to move off the couch from books or movies. Visitors welcome!"
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

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:

Peter Dorpalen writes, "In September 2013, I retired after 41 years in regional planning, the last 21 as executive director of the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley in Waterbury, Conn. My wife Mary Roberts Dorpalen '71 continues as director of pupil personnel services for the Canton, Conn., school system. She plans a June 2014 retirement. I keep busy maintaining a section of the New England National Scenic Trail near our home, scouting out a new hiking trail in northwestern Connecticut, and providing part-time technical support to the agency I worked for. I am also attending to some neglected projects around the house. Our daughter Erica married this summer, which was a joyful event. Sadly, her twin brother Nathan died in 2010 in a hiking accident while attending graduate school in Norway."
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Margaret "Meg" Holmes Foltz retired in January 2014, after 27 years as a U.S. Forest Service hydrologist in northern Idaho. Most of her work was analysis of water quality effects of proposed projects and design of best management practices to minimize environmental impacts. Her retirement will focus on non-science activities such as bicycle touring and Sweet Adelines (a women's a capella barbershop group).
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Alan Robert Proctor, former editor of Earlham's "The Crucible," is now retired and living in Kansas City. He is a poetry editor for the literary arts magazine, Kansas City Voices. His debut novel, Adirondack Summer, was released as an e-book in July 2013. The 2007-2009 Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low called it "a wise book…this jewel of a novel has great characters. It reminds readers of the vulnerability and gifts of summer…" Alan urges all his friends from Earlham to download it from vindicationpub.com or to go to Amazon.
(Posted January 9, 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)

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)

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:

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)

1972

Class Notes:

Richard Baltaro writes, “Laura Neece-Baltaro ’73 and I were fortunate to be able to visit Earlham last year for my 40th reunion, however, this fall we were not able to visit with Laura’s 1973 class due to our move. I am now a full tenured professor at East Carolina University School of Medicine as a clinical pathologist. My expertise is in automated clinical chemistry laboratories and I’ve accredited and inspected laboratories worldwide from Canada to Peru, from Uganda and Kenya to India, from Japan to Sweden. Our new address is 836 Wickham Dr., Winterville, NC 28590. Laura will continue her career as an epilepsy educator at East Carolina University. She is nationally known in the field and is a consultant to Cleveland Clinic and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Wilson Palmer writes, "I hope you and those you love are well. Alice Trickler Palmer `72 and I reside in a little house in Cincinnati near the university. We are lucky to have son, Chris Palmer `99 and his wife Christy Wittmer living less than two miles away, and daughter, Bethany Palmer `00, a few hundred feet away. Alice and I watch Bethany's child Lillian each late afternoon. Lillian turns 3 in September. Many different volunteer activities keep us too busy. I prepared about 60 income tax returns recently, most as part of AARP Free Tax-Aide program. It is fun to do and I am glad it is over for a while! I have replaced Alice on the board of the Quaker Heights Care Community (assisted living and skilled nursing facility in Waynesville, Ohio). I am also the treasurer of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting. My biggest thrill is international folkdancing each Thursday night. Alice's list of volunteer activities and amusements is very long, including gardening, fiber crafts, orchids, book clubs and so much more. Let us know what you are doing and please stop by or stay overnight if you are traveling near Cincinnati."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Obituaries:

Paul M. Tunnat, 64, died suddenly on October 22, 2013. He worked as a restaurant manager and later was a route salesman for Schmidt Baking Co. and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 676. Paul was an accomplished fisherman and a wonderful cook. Survivors include his wife, Linda Davis Tunnat; children, Lauren Kerr and Ryan Tunnat; brothers, Robert Tunnat and Peter Tunnat; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Freda Jaffe Tunnat.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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:

Gail Johnson Burgess says, "Absolutely loving retirement; don't know why I didn't do it earlier. It's time to enjoy the grandchildren, travel and stay involved with the UM church at a local and conference level."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Lew Frederick has been awarded Earlham's 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Laura Neece-Baltaro — see Richard Baltaro ‘72
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Bud Evans writes, "We held the most recent Fryberger reunion in August 2013. For the past 20+ years, these triennial, week-long gatherings have been held at the estate of Steve Lotz '75 in northern Minnesota. This year's attendees were Bud Evans '74, Bill Gentry '74, Colin Gentry, Mike Meade, Matt Resnik '74, Steve Lotz '75, Tom Hemphill '74, Paul Breneman '74, Tyler Cleland, Doug Cleland '74, Jon Meade '75 and Harvey Halpern '74." A photo of the reunion has been posted to the Earlham College Alumni Facebook page.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Howard Federoff and his fellow Georgetown University researchers have seen their latest discovery take on world-wide interest, and Howard has been featured on several news outlets, including CBS News and NBC News. Their research has developed a blood test that may predict who is at risk to develop Alzheimer's up to two years before the first symptoms appear. This potentially life-saving breakthrough is currently undergoing further testing.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

John MacKnight Fitzgerald will be receiving the Distinguished Service Award from Northfield Mount Hermon School this June. The award is given to alumni who exemplify "the quality of pioneering leadership or a high degree of individual distinction in work accomplished." During John's career as an attorney and advocate, he has worked to help coalitions and Members of Congress draft, enact and enforce Federal legislation and international law for wildlife and environmental conservation.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Barbara Gardiner continues to enjoy retirement and the empty nest, and she is grateful that both sons are working, settled and on their own. Her new "tribe" consists mainly of singer-songwriters and she has been honing her skills as a musician, singer and songwriter.
(Posted January 9, 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)

David Rubin shares, "After many years in health care and health insurance, the PPACA has pretty much shut down Alice's and my business (TEIGIT North), which marketed health insurance to artists, writers, actors, etc. So, I'm mostly retired. We just bought a house on Ballston Lake in NY and between unloading boxes and painting walls, we step outside to watch the birds and plan kayak trips."
(Posted May 7, 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)

Steven E. Shelton says, "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Write me!"
(Posted March 19, 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)

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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1976

Class Notes:

Rick Burian writes, "Hello, Class of `76! This year will be a milestone for me as I am retiring in June from my position as night ICU supervisor in my hospital and moving to doing more volunteer work around the world. I already have been on missions to the Dominican Republic and to the Philippines this spring and will be going to Brazil and Peru later in the year. I am excited to renew my EC connection by going to Burma/Myanmar with Bill Buskirk and some other alums in October. And I am already looking forward to our 40th reunion in 2016! I hope that each of you will tell us a little about your lives by submitting a note to the Earlhamite. And if you are ever out in Portland, Ore., please look me up."
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Michael Masao Yokoyama shares, "Aloha! I have relocated to Gifu City in Gifu Prefecture.  God blesses me with a nuclear-radiation-free environment that is far from the ocean, so no tsunamis. I am right against a mountain range and can see Gifu Castle from my condominium.  I am Pentecostal now.  I really look back fondly on my Earlham experience and wish I were back in  Richmond to exchange notes on Scriptures with my classmates."
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1977

Class Notes:

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)

The Honorable Lisa Margaret Smith, with her co-author, Pace Law School Professor Michael B. Mushlin, has published an article in the February, 2014, issue of the Journal of Legal Education. The article, entitled "The Professor and the Judge: Introducing First-Year Students to the Law in Context," is the result of a five year teaching experiment conducted by Judge Smith and Professor Mushlin in an effort to make Civil Procedure more alive and meaningful to first-year law students. Judge Smith has also been honored by the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York by being selected for the 2014 Judith S. Kaye Access to Justice Award, to be awarded at the Association's Annual Convention in June. The Judith S. Kaye Access to Justice Award honors a member of the Women's Bar Association who demonstrates the values to which former New York State Court of Appeals. Chief Judge Kaye adhered to ensure that there would be equal access to justice and that justice was carried out, through service, good will and professionalism.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1978

Class Notes:

Kip (Pike) Perkinson — see Dorothy Holcomb Doherty ‘79
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Kate Weiss — see Bill Letson ‘79
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Obituaries:

Ann Haynes Rawlings passed away unexpectedly on November 2, 2013. Annie was Director of Public Outreach and Program Administration at the Interfaith Center of New York. Prior to her position with the Interfaith Center, Annie served as the Associate Executive Presbyter for Social Ministry in the Presbytery of New York City. She is survived by her parents, siblings and a host of friends. 
(Posted March 17, 2014)

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)

Robert Angus is raising a young child, recording music and doing photography in Seattle.
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Karen Axelrod shares, "I'm still enjoying making a living as a low-paid musician, and even lower-paid dog-walker. I get to travel all over the country (and sometimes across the Atlantic), playing piano and accordion at dance events. Haven't done much traveling for the dog-walking gigs."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Diana Bailey writes, "I am still living in Vermont, working as a social worker. My four children are grown, and scattered around the east coast. I have one grandchild. I remember my time at Earlham fondly."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Gretchen Ruth Castle says, "Greetings from London. I am thoroughly enjoying this work, traveling among Friends and strengthening the Quaker network worldwide. I also represent Friends at the Quaker United Nations Offices in New York and Geneva and I participate in the World Christian Communions which allowed me to attend Pope Francis' inauguration in Rome. Happily, I seem to meet up with Earlhamites in the most unexpected places — Doug Bennett and Welling Hall last week and breakfast with Julia Sefton '78 tomorrow. My daughter, while in class at Goucher College, discovered her classmates' parents are also from Earlham - Patti Hall Burkett '80 and Peter (Thomas) Burkett '78! All good wishes!"
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Dotty Holcomb Doherty writes, "What a wonderful fall with Earlham friends: Elaine Hoffman joined Jonathan Doherty '80 and me on a 30-mile MS Challenge walk; Lisa Barbato visited us in Annapolis; Shelby Chodos, Sandy Leavitt Geeslin '78, Maurice Geeslin, Nancy Loy and Ruth Fischer '80 hiked and shared stories with us in New Hampshire; Toni Gower Evans and Bruce Evans regularly join us at the theater; and Kip (Pike) Perkinson '78 and Paul Perkinson came to D.C. from Maine for Thanksgiving, to our great delight. Mini-reunions are fabulous — can't wait for our 35th in 2014! Hope to see you there!”
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Toni Gower Evans is in her 21st year at Sandy Spring and Bruce Evans is in his 20th as Arts Department head for the Upper School. They enjoy going birding with Trish Cope and with Jonathan Doherty ‘80 and Dotty Holcomb Doherty whenever they can.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Anne Wolf Fraley shares, "After 17 years serving in parish ministry as an Episcopal priest, I've transitioned to a different kind of ministry: canine massage! I am loving my work with dogs and being engaged in an effort to support their well-being. I still function as priest from time to time helping out local parishes and am grateful for those opportunities. It's a blend of work that satisfies my soul. I'm also grateful to have reconnected with some Earlham classmates on Facebook recently, and would love to keep in touch with others this way."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Lars Gingery says, "A little slower, shorter and grayer than when last we met. I hope to attend the October reunion, see many of you, and hear stories of your lives and maybe even tell a few of my own. Come see what happens…"
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Alison Hyder writes, "After a successful (if bumpy) eleven-year ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Provincetown, Mass., I am now working as a therapist at a new clinic — Arbour Mental Health in West Yarmouth. I still perform weddings regularly, especially since the repeal of DOMA makes security possible for out-of-state gay couples. I'm also very involved in the local performing community, and recently got to act with Liz Calloway and Melissa van der Schyff. I'm also trying to paint more local scenes, and have recently sold work through the Patty Deluca Gallery in Provincetown. I don't see many classmates but a friend's daughter is at Earlham now. If you're coming to Cape Cod you can reach me through either of my websites.”
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Noel Jost-Coq has been living near the New Hampshire coast for 16 years, and loves the scenery, waterways, mountains, and the community involvement in sustainability. He would welcome visits from Earlhamites, here or nearby.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Bill Letson writes, "Kate Weiss '78 and I are both still dancing, and I meet her (ir)regularly at folk dance and contradance events here in Montana. We are both looking forward to the class of 1979 reunion next fall. I am in Billings, Mont., and have lots of room. Travelers through the area should call/stop in."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Ron Loewe says, "I've been living in California for about seven years now, and am teaching at California State University, Long Beach. California is too crowded, too expensive, too noisy and too polluted. Otherwise it's great. Met a great woman on match.com four years ago, so I have someone to go up into the mountains with every so often. Both of my kids are seven years older than when we arrived in California and are doing well. Peace out!"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Wendilee Heath O'Brien invites, "If you come to Downeast, Maine, drop by for a hike and seafood dinner."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Cheryl Mitchell-Olds shares, "We just celebrated the marriage of a third-generation Earlham couple. Our daughter Molly Mitchell-Olds '08 and Josue Rivera '11, now the Rivera-Olds family, and more than 20 other Earlhamites had a great weekend-long party in Durham, N.C. The younger generation of Earlhamites are inspirational; it was delightful to see some again and meet some whom we only knew by name."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Justice Saint Rain writes, "Life is good. I published my 7th non-fiction book, "Love, Lust and the Longing for God," last year and it is doing well. Since I live in Indiana and I have friends from lots of classes, I've attended almost every class reunion for the last two decades. Unfortunately, the class of '79 reunions tend to be the smallest. I would like to see that change. I'm looking forward to seeing the new art building this year. Come join me!"
(Posted March 19, 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)

Robert Angus Still is living in Seattle, still performing and recording his music as well as recording other folks, still doing photography, still kayaking and motorcycling, but not doing any of that nearly as much as he used to now that he has a young son, who's "amazing." Robert still has fond memories of Earlham and the friends he made there.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1980

Class Notes:

Jonathan Doherty — see Dotty Holcomb Doherty'79 and Toni Gower Evans ‘79
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Ruth Fischer — see Dorothy Holcomb Doherty ‘79
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Steven Lawson Myers is celebrating 30 years in business with World Of Comics. His local paper featured the World Of Comics and the anniversary.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

John A. Reiber writes, "I'm alive and well, and living post-retirement in Sarasota, Fla. I've gone through a nearly three-decade foray into 'big business' with Procter & Gamble. I've left the Midwest and am now more interested in what is local. I do consulting now and again here in Sarasota focusing on the needs of the natural foods industry. I help design software for Health Food Stores…go figure!"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

John E. "Bud" Curtis writes, "Hello to all! I know it has been a long time and I feel terrible that I have not done a better job of staying in touch. I promise to change that. In fact, I have already had some great conversations with several old friends. Better look out, you may be next! I hope that everyone is well and has a great 2014. Talk to you soon!"
(Posted January 9, 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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1982

Class Notes:

There are no Class Notes at this time.

Obituaries:

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)

Diane Kuhn Rubin, 52, died November 16, 2012, after a three-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, William Louis ("Raoul") Rubin '83; two children, William Rubin '12 and Eva Rubin '10; her parents, C. Richard and Joan Kuhn; and a brother, David R. Kuhn.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Neil Levine says, "I joined over three dozen classmates of the Class of 1983 for our 30th Reunion Weekend. Highlights included a trip to the Firehouse (a new BBQ and blues bar), and staying at the Hayes House on the grounds of the Arboretum with Tracy Mills, Molly Deisroth-Kim, Katherine Neville, Alice Rushforth, Linda Smurl Castronovo, Dan Nicholson, Jim Nicholson and Frank Fisher. Ned and Carol Pennock and Mark Vickers also popped by as we all gathered with the rest of the class on Saturday night for the reunion dinner. Sunday morning included a memorial service for a dozen classmates who have passed, including Pamela J. Deutsch who died on May 14 after a long illness. Great seeing everyone and hope to see others come back next time."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Barbara Knecht pens, "Hi everyone. Matt and I are still loving it in the Ohio snow belt outside of Cleveland! Our company is doing really well and we have a great time traveling on our time off.
(Posted March 19, 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)

Obituaries:

Pamela Deutsch, 51, passed away May 14, 2013. She worked in the U.S. Congress and for some years in the Massachusetts Health Dept. in environmental health. She did graduate work at Harvard and then accepted a NIOSH fellowship to do her M.S. at the University of Washington in occupational and environmental health. She worked for WA OSHA and Puget Sound Energy, and helped start WASHCOSH. She is survived by her husband Ken; children, Alex, Joe, and Nia; parents, Elizabeth and Steven Deutsch; sister, Jennifer Bender '92; brother Peter Deutsch '85; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
(Posted March 17, 2014)

Derrick McGinty, 48, died June 15, 2010.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

1984

Class Notes:

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 pens, "Friends, the reunion gears are turning! Oct 24-26, 2014, is our 30th reunion weekend and we are busy looking for friends we have lost touch with and planning activities and outreach so as to bring as many of you back to campus for 'old home week(end)' as possible. It's a real thing, so come enjoy it! (Full Definition of "old home week" — 1: a week of special festivities during which a community invites former
residents to return for a reunion; 2: a reunion of former associates marked
by special warmth or cordiality) Something like a little knot of alumni having an 'old
home week' in the stadium parking lot! While I'm not sure we have a stadium, surely we can muster "a knot of alumni" and a parking lot. See you soon!"
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Pat Monahan just finished running his fourth marathon — the New York City Marathon on November 3rd, 2013. This race covered 26.2 miles and all five boroughs, finishing in Central Park. Pat and Amy Potter Monahan would love to see any Earlhamites traveling to Arizona for a marathon or just to visit.
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Irena Hayner Stammer — see Jennifer Morris Sheppard '93
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Richard Witt — see Carol Tavenner Prine ‘85
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Obituaries:

David Bowles, 52, died January 4, 2014. He is survived by several members of his family, including father, John Bowles '56, sisters, Sandra Bowles '82 and Nancy Bowles '86; uncle, Stephen Bowles '60; aunts, Martha Chowner '55, Helen Nicholson '51 and Virginia Schnell '63; and cousins, Richard Nicholson '77 and Stephen Nicholson '76. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert '24 and Gertrude '23 Bowles.
(Posted February 11, 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 busy visiting colleges with our daughter Isley, who is 17. So far Earlham isn't at the top of her list, but there is always hope!"
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Constance Downs '85 was named a Distinguished Alumni at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, where she obtained her master's degree. Downs is an administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a range of expertise including environmental and public policy issues.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Matt Hanes shares, "I've lived in the Atlanta, Ga., area since 1987 and in Decatur for the past 16 years with my lovely wife, Jeanne and my two teenagers, Stephen and Jenna. I work as a system administrator in the Math Department at Georgia Tech. In December of last year my three partners and I opened a bar, The Imperial, directly across the railroad tracks from the Atlanta Friends Meetinghouse. Read into that what you will."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Sarah Thayer has been named physician in chief at the new $320 million Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb., opening in 2017.
(Posted March 19, 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)

Angela Ying recently received the Peace and Justice Award, given by the City of Seattle, for her work in peace and justice in working with the poor, homeless, refugees and immigrants. Reverend Ying was also invited to serve as preacher and pastor-in-residence at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

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)

Mark Ledden shares, "I am proud to share that the Cloverleaf School of Atlanta, a non-profit elementary school for children with ASD, ADHD, and other learning differences my wife Susan and I helped to found, is wrapping up it's second full year on an enormous high. Our teachers are amazing, and it is great to be able to help them build the school they want to teach in. All friends in or passing through Atlanta invited to come take a look!"
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Teague Morris pens, "On July 11, 2013 - 15 years to the day we became a couple and, yes, 38 years since we first knew each other as school boys - Dusty and I stood before our friends and family and exchanged wedding vows. My dad (a certified minister of the Church of the Latter Day Dude) presided. My brother, Kip Morris '91, and his family, and Beth Friedberg Pierson '86 and her family, cheered us on, along with a small gathering of dear old friends. It was a beautiful, magical day on the coast of Maine. To celebrate, we did a quick fungi foray in Canada and a trip to China in late October! On other fronts, D. and I are enjoying our careers, respectively, at Bowdoin College and in service to U.S. Senator Angus King. We've got a huge old house in Litchfield, Maine, in near constant renovation where we're currently accepting summer reservations. (Hint, hint.)"
(Posted March 19, 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)

David DeMasi Valcin shares, "I'm continuing my recurring role as Scarface on CBS's ‘Person of Interest’ this season and just wrapped an independent feature film called ‘Alto’ (starring Annabella Sciora, Diana DeGarmo and myself). Looking after three growing boys and commuting to NYC for work and auditions can be grueling, but living in the glorious Berkshires of Northwest Conn., makes it all good. I'm waiting to be cast alongside Don Wildman '84 and Michael C. Hall '93 in a movie of The Brothers Karamazov."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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:

Juan Dies has been awarded Earlham's 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award. He and his Sones de Mexico Ensemble performed at Homecoming and Reunion Weekend in October, 2013.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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:

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1990

Class Notes:

Allison Crain Austin writes, "2014 marks my fifth year at the City of Centralia - Tom and I are now back to couplehood (after graduating from parenthood) in Centralia with our son Christopher living about six blocks away. Chris is a fully-certified MIG/TIG welder and works for a company building locomotives and other train cars. He enjoys it. Marah, our granddaughter, is an hour to our south and growing up too quickly for us! We always have accommodations for anyone in the South Central Illinois area! Look us up if you are around!"
(Posted March 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:

There are no obituaries at this time.

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)

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:

Joel Rittle shares, "After working in Earlham's development department for five years, I've returned to Milwaukee to serve as Director of Development for the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Ensuring that health care professionals worldwide have the best treatment options is fascinating!"
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Jeff Streiffer and partner Julia Althoff have relocated from St. Paul to the San Francisco Bay Area as a result of an office reorganization, after 20 years living in Minnesota. Jeff remains employed as an attorney with the US Department of Agriculture.
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Kate Todhunter writes, "Gideon Fischer '91 and I are eternally grateful to our dear Earlham friends, Josh Sadow-Hasenberg, Susanna Drayne, Lizzie Ellis-Furlong, Sarah Miller, Sam Tarlin '91, Sarah Shoenfeld and Leda Longwood for the visits during my chemotherapy treatments, help at home with Oscar, Soren and Phoebe, and the thoughtful care packages. And lastly, we are forever thankful for the excellent care I received from my surgeon, Holly Michaelson. You have kept me in the light."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1993

Class Notes:

Bill Asch and Emily Smith Asch '94 had a great time in Richmond seeing old friends at the 1993 reunion. They are still struggling to imagine it's been 20 years; everyone looks just the same as they remember! Back in Minnesota, the leaves have begun to fall and hockey season has begun again. They would love to hear from friends and always welcome guests!
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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've opened Los Angeles County Store - the only shop exclusively dedicated to fine goods made in LA. Located on the border between the Silver Lake and Los Feliz neighborhoods of Los Angeles, it's been described by Conde Nast Traveller as "L.A.'s coolest souvenir shop." If you're in the area, please come say hi!"
(Posted June 11, 2014)

David May says, "I'm still living in the D.C. area (College Park, Md.), working in higher education. I'm the director of the Minority Student Pipeline Math Science Partnership, which is a big grant from NSF that provides educational programs for teachers, faculty, and students. But my grant runs out next year, so I'm looking for work (or another grant) again! I'm married and have a wonderful 7-year-old daughter, who has been some kind of non-human animal for Halloween every year of her life. We're fortunate that we're able to homeschool her; we're doing our own "un-schooling" model, but it still keeps my spouse very busy. On top of that, the two of us are both very active as socialist organizers and activists, and are currently working with a grassroots coalition against racial profiling by D.C. police (as part of our main group, the International Socialist Organization). I had a great time seeing a lot of you at the reunion a few weeks ago, and it was an incredible (but indescribable) feeling to see the campus again after so many years. I actually hope to crash next year's 20th reunion, too, since I had a lot of friends from '94 and want to see them all again! Who's with me?"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Kathy Rogers continues to build her photo organizing business and volunteer at Friends School of Baltimore, where her son is in 2nd grade. She says "It was great to see everyone last fall at our 20th reunion. If you didn't make it, please submit a Class note and let your classmates know what you've been up to."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Jennifer Morris Sheppard and husband Dave welcomed baby Paul to the world on January 27, 2014. He joins brothers Ben and Joe to become part of "PB&J!"
(Posted March 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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1994

Class Notes:

Emily Smith Asch — see Bill Asch ‘93
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Amy Buchholz Noe received a presidential citation from Daniel B. Vinovich at the Indiana State Bar Association’s (ISBA) annual meeting. Her exceptional contributions to the profession of law and the citizens of Indiana were recognized. Noe is a practitioner at her firm in Richmond, Amy Noe Law, where she represents families and businesses in Wayne and surrounding counties.
(Posted January 9, 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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1995

Class Notes:

Meera Collier-Mitchell — see Jenny Nordstrom ‘89
(Posted November 12, 2013)

After eight great years in Boulder, John Slater left the University of Colorado for the University of California, Davis. He will definitely miss seeing all the Earlhamites living around Boulder; no more Derby parties with Heather Jackson Young '97 and Cameron Young '97, no more seeing Kristine Friesen and Trevor Meeks '97 with something approaching regularity, no more bumping into Orion Creamer '99 at the coffee shop. But the job in Davis was too good to pass up and it seems like half the crew had moved away already: Doug Ottke '94, Tod Perry '97, Molly Thomas Liedtke, Patrick Schaefer '97, etc. He can't put down roots with everybody on the move. So, Earlhamites, find John in Davis when you're out in California!
(Posted March 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)

Martina Lantin was the subject of a feature article in the February issue of "Ceramics Monthly," focused on her process, ideas and pots, with several images of her work over time. She also wrote an article "Open Door Policy," for "Studio Potter," focused on the theme of generation and the influence of studio environment in the classroom. Martina drew on her undergraduate experience with Mike Thiedeman at Earlham, and how it affected her teaching goals today.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Sarah Schaack's experiences studying abroad in East Africa as an Earlham undergraduate have greatly influenced her work as an assistant biology professor and inspired her peers. She was recently featured in "The Oregonian" for her work in Uganda as part of a Fulbright fellowship.
(Posted March 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 March 19, 2014)

Sean Vicente — see Helen Yane '99

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1997

Class Notes:

Robyn M. Rucker was appointed as secretary of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) at the Association’s annual meeting. Her term will expire in October 2014. Rucker is the director of career advising at Valparaiso University School of Law.  
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Benjamin Sasse is one of the Tucker Ellis attorneys chosen as Ohio Rising Stars for 2014. Rising Stars are outstanding attorneys age 40 or under or who have been in practice for 10 years or less.
(Posted January 9, 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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1998

Class Notes:

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 has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, and Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming. He and the family will be moving some time prior to Fall 2014.
(Posted January 9, 2014)

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

1999

Class Notes:

Sara Bradbury Blevins and her husband, Bill, welcomed their son, Franklin, into the world in July 2012. They enjoy his rapidly expanding vocabulary which now contains favorite words "lawnmower" and "elbow." Sara continues to practice law in Indianapolis as a partner at Lewis & Kappes. She specializes in general litigation and employment law. She was recently named Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Diversity Law Job Fair Committee, which plans an annual job fair promoting diverse hiring in the Indianapolis legal community.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Mia Coleman was delighted to round out a book in 2012 with her short essay and two poems: "The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 6: Futures of Feminism and Fandom," edited by Alexis Lothian and published by Aqueduct Press. In 2013, she and her partner Fran Shupe were glad to catch up with Erik Tillema and his students for dinner in Louisville, Ky. In 2014, she will be glad to catch up with Earlhamites.
(Posted March 19, 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)

Roy W. McGill III is always looking to hear from classmates!
(Posted January 9, 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)

Helen Yane and Sean Vicente '96 would like to extend their thanks to all the Earlhamites who journeyed to Indiana this summer to help them build a log house. Naomi Printz '97, Kaki Trimble '97 and James Crooks '97 started off the project by stripping bark, fitting the first logs to the foundation, laying the first floor joists, and making beeritas. Kate Kozlowski '06 and David Peake '06 joined in for a rainy weekend of figuring out the best method for cutting the dovetail notches and muscling 36 foot logs into place. Sam Mehl, Tim Wersan '97, Luke Janger '97, and Bronson Lickliter '00 worked through a spell of hot, hot days to finish the first floor exterior walls, position the hickory floor joists for the second story, and maneuver into place the 26 foot center support beam (with mechanical help). Not least, Margo Yane '97, Regina Yane '04, and Walker Yane '07 put in many, many hours of humanpower--pushing, pulling, lifting, cutting, nailing, drilling, and ordering Sean around. Ben Gilbert '97 came for a day, but spent most of the time showering.
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2000

Class Notes:

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)

William Hickey writes, "After years of radio work, I have spent the last half decade working for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR for those of you who live in Massachusetts). I am now the department spokesperson, talking to newspapers/tv/radio about the various goings on at the agency. In April of 2013, I got married to a lovely woman named Maura Dwyer. My good Earlham friends Dan McCoy and Sarah Hampton-McCoy '02 were both there to celebrate, and hijinks and hilarity ensued. Hope everyone out there is doing well."
(Posted March 19, 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:

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)

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2002

Class Notes:

Scottie Bussell says, "I miss Earlham and I am grateful for the many ways my education has benefited me. After finishing Earlham, I volunteered in the Peace Corps in Kenya in the HIV/AIDs sector. I am in the last year of my residency in preventive medicine."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Meredith Edelman shares, "I recently started a Ph.D. program with the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, and would love to see any Earlhamites passing through Australia!"
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Sarah Egolf writes, "I miss you, friends! I bought a house in Colorado and put solar panels on it — next challenge is organic lawn care. Get in touch and let's go on a hike!"
(Posted May 28, 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)

Marina Michahelles thinks this has been a spectacular winter in the Hudson Valley — with epic ice-boating on the Hudson River, pond hockey, maple sugaring — and with spring on the way, another farming season has begun with sprouting of thousands of flower seedlings. Any Earlhamites in the area are more than welcome to come over for a bit of weeding this summer!
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Jeremy Smith shares, "After nine years living and working on the Texas/Mexico border, I accepted a position with Sony Playstation and moved out to the San Francisco Bay-area with my wife Elizabeth and our two daughters, Emma (5) and Lane (3)."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Erin Rachel Konnersman Walmsley writes, "My husband and I have opened an artisan-made goods gift shop in Oldenburg, Ind., featuring my weavings, his barnwood furniture, and many other beautiful functional creations from artists far and wide. I would love to hear from Earlham artists, as we're always looking for more unique offerings for the shop and to support more artists in this way. The Golden Turtle Trading Center is available online and on Facebook."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2003

Class Notes:

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)

Valencia Gant, MHA, MSW, currently lives in Kansas City, Mo., where she is the Administrative Director for the Department of Surgery at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics.
(Posted March 19, 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)

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)

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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2004

Class Notes:

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)

Megan Grace Kennedy-Chouane and Rahim Chouane were delighted to welcome their first child, Ilian, born in July 2013, in Paris, France. After maternity leave, Megan will return to the OECD where she works as a policy analyst evaluating the effects of foreign aid and international poverty reduction efforts. She recently co-edited a book entitled "Evaluation Methodologies for Aid in Conflict" due out from Routledge-Taylor & Francis in early 2014.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Katy Nicholson shares, "I recently became licensed as a marriage and family therapist and work in Cortland, just outside of Ithaca, N.Y. I also live just outside of Ithaca in a home I purchased in Brooktondale, just down the road from Josh Cope ‘03 and Marie Cope '03! I enjoy being in Ithaca and hanging out with other various Earlhamites as well. Come visit and check out the gorges some time!"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Beirne Roose-Snyder writes, "Adam Keller '01 and I have moved back to Washington, D.C. and are enjoying our expanded family. Bayard Jeffery Atkinson Keller joined older brother Wesley on February 26th, 2013. Adam is teaching upper school science and rock climbing at Sandy Spring Friends School, and I promote sexual and reproductive health and rights in U.S. foreign policy at the Center for Health and Gender Equity."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Carrie Seltzer shares, "Matt Grosso and I were overjoyed to welcome Natalie Rose Grosso, born in May 2013. She has been to campus twice now and looks forward to meeting other babies in the class of 2035. After six years and a Ph.D. in ecology, we plan to leave Chicago and ring in the new year in a new city (probably Washington, D.C.). In August, I enjoyed seeing several alumni who attended the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting in Minneapolis. We (myself, Topher Weiss-Lehman '10, Leif Richardson '94, Michael Cramer '94, Anna Sher '91, and Katie Laushman '12) gathered for lunch with local Jonathan Sellman '89. Meg Ronsheim '85, Seth Munson '01, and Doug Levey '79 were also at the meeting." A photo of the group has been posted to the Earlham College Alumni Facebook page.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Alexandra (Coco) Shea and Aaron Colin were married in 2009 in the presence of Sallyann Garner '64, Kathe Gund Murphy '64, Cathy Grissom Garra '72, Ward Burton '78, Marie Lindsay '85, Evelyn Garner Araujo '86, Jeremy Shea '03, Michael Brown-Hayes '03, Karli Brown Merkens, Megan O'Connell Fine and Andrew Fine, Nico Houghton, Katy Nicholson, Alicia Swords and Tim Shenk, Carrie Seltzer and Matt Grosso, Seth Hopper, John Schaefer, Rachel Secttor, Beth Wood, Sarah Robich and Adam Bee '05, and Claudia Coleman. On May 20, 2013, Coco and Aaron joyfully welcomed daughter Lillian Matilda Colin. Lillian is named after her great-grandmothers (including Sallyann Garner '64's mother) and takes after her uncle, Jeremy Shea '03.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Christina Thrasher writes, "We happily welcomed the birth of our son this past fall, and I'm very much enjoying my work with students in Richmond, Va. I find it hard to believe ten years have passed already since our college graduation, until I think about all that has happened during that time — I can't imagine what the next ten years will bring!"
(Posted May 7, 2013)

Nicholas Williams says, "The last few years have been a whirlwind. In 2012, I married my beautiful wife, Diane, and we bought a house together in Philadelphia where we have both been living for several years now. This year I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and earned my license as a Registered Nurse in Pa. A few months later, after tons of hard work and a little luck, I was honored to be offered a job at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). It's been a crazy (and roundabout) path to get here, but I am incredibly excited about the future!"
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Risa Wolff writes, "Almost 1-year old baby, almost 3-year old marriage, and almost 4-year old career in education that I have always wanted! Life is good, hope yours is too! Would love to catch up."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2005

Class Notes:

Nathan Eckstrand says, "In the last year, I taught two philosophy classes (Marxism and Symbolic Logic) at a seminary in Ghana. I am also working on my dissertation on the theory of revolutions."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Jean-Pierre Gary writes, "Since graduating from Earlham, I have maintained residence in Brooklyn, happily married and with one cat who is heavily Instagrammed. Currently I am working at Huge as their design tech lead. The work I have done in the past has been for all sorts of clients (Reuters, Apple, AT&T, Coke, HBO, etc.) and has gained international recognition (Webbys, Cannes Cyber, etc.). I also completed my first marathon this year, to an unsatisfactory result, so I need to try that again. I can be found online through Google."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

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)

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)

Amy Wanner Jeansonne shares, "I'm learning the joys of the domestic arts as I take this year off to care for our son, Lucien Apollo (future Earlham Class of 2035), who was born last May. This summer brings more changes as we leave New Orleans for life in Columbus, Ohio, where my husband, Chris, will be starting a Ph.D. at Ohio State. While I love New Orleans, the Midwest is home, and I'm looking forward to being able to visit Earlham friends more often."
(Posted March 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, "I moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2009 for a dietetic internship with Virginia Tech and I cannot believe that, five years later, I am still here! Also, who would have guessed that I would choose a career in nutrition? While I did not give up running, it has taken a back seat to my favorite sport, rock climbing, which I do weekly at the local gym, Sportrock. If you are ever in the D.C. area, let me know and I will take you climbing."
(Posted May 28, 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)

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)

Obituaries:

Captain Jason Christopher Biggerstaff, 27, passed away due to accidental injuries on July 12, 2011. He was currently serving a surgical residency at Madigan Hospital in Tacoma, WA with the US Army. Jason was preceded in death by his father, David; and grandfather, Robert. Surviving are his mother, Mary Alice; sister, Kelly Scholey; brothers, Jeremy and Joseph Biggerstaff; four nieces; grandmothers, Marilyn Biggerstaff and Helen Rohn; and several aunts and uncles.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Heather Charboneau sends her greetings to her classmates and hopes everyone is doing well. She currently lives outside Philadelphia and runs a non-profit program to help those facing homelessness. If anyone is ever in the area, don't hesitate to reach out to her.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Anna Crumley-Effinger — see Max Crumley-Effinger `10
(Posted May 28, 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)

Hester Kohl
shares, "I've been living in Belfast, Maine, since 2008 and loving it! I'm working for a hospital designing wellness programs such as sea kayaking, snowshoeing, yoga, zumba and many other classes that we offer free to the community. I recently became certified as a Health & Wellness Coach and I lead several weight loss coaching groups and teach worksite wellness programs for area businesses. When I'm not working I'm ballroom dancing or enjoying the Maine outdoors. Come visit! Its beautiful here, and I live right next to the ocean!"
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Reina Arai Pomeroy writes, "My friend and fellow alumna, Jennifer Sheppard '93, reminded me to submit a Class note! My husband and I just had our son, Cato, in January during a huge East Coast storm."
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Kimberly Shipley — see Liz Burma ‘11
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Walker Yane says, "Deno Migliorini '08 and I are celebrating ten years together this fall. We are thankful for our Earlham friends who have supported our union over the years and visited us in St. Louis since we've moved. Come by and visit if your ever in the area!"
(Posted March 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)

Molly (Mitchell) Rivera-Olds — see Cheryl Mitchell-Olds ‘79
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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

Obituaries:

Amy Leigh Luxenburger, 27, died September 26, 2013, at her home. Amy was an organic farmer and musician. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, John and Jill Feather; brothers, Philip and Jeff; paternal grandparents, Don and Irene Luxenburger; stepsisters, Jennifer Youngblood and Elizabeth Harris; aunts, uncles, and cousins.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

2009

Class Notes:

Class co-Chairs Sarah McDermott and Mollie Wegerson encourage you to save the date for the five-year reunion on the weekend of October 24th, 2014. They cannot wait to reconnect in person! In the meantime, please use Classnotes as a forum to tell us what you've been up to and join the Earlham Class of 2009 Alumni page on Facebook.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

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)

Lynneve Mendes shares, "It has been a wonderful road of discovery since I graduated in 2009. My journey to a career in Education is a direct result of my volunteer experiences as a Bonner Scholar at EC. Being a Bonner allowed me to discover my inner passion for working with young people. I have been an educator of students in grades 6-12 for the last five years and have never been happier. Currently, I am finishing my second Masters at Fordham University in order to play a greater role in Education as an Administrator. The Earlham experience had such a profound impact on my life. I still have such wonderful memories of my time there. Peace, love and light to all of the Earlham Community worldwide."
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Anna Obermayer is currently living on Long Island and sad that she doesn't get to visit New York City more. She is finishing up a master of history and hoping to go on to further graduate work over the next few years. Anna is most excited about her fledgling writing career that so far has included the publication of her first novel in September 2013, along with a handful of novellas and short stories. Anna writes fantasy, science fiction, horror and romance. She is passionate about writing GLBTQ and differently able protagonists in these genres. Anna hopes to move back Upstate sometime soon, continue writing and publishing and find an apartment that will allow her to have a cat.
(Posted March 19, 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 are getting pretty excited about their 5-year reunion coming up in the fall. They encourage their fellow classmates to make the trek down to Richmond to enjoy the festivities. It's going to be a great time catching up with old friends!
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Catherine E. White pens, "We moved to Madison last fall so I could attend the University of Wisconsin Law School. Jon is still working in organic farming."
(Posted March 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)

Max Crumley-Effinger says, "I am working at Earlham College in the International Programs Office, and after work am working on an M.Ed. through Loyola Chicago. In May 2014, I am helping lead the Berlin May Term and visiting my sister, Anna Crumley-Effinger '07, in Sweden, where she is finishing up her masters degree . I want to visit people, so make sure to send in your Alumni Updates so we can hang out!"
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Nora Gonshak got married a year and a half ago, and is managing an "old-timey" bakery in Chicago - a true landmark that was remodeled after being taken over by a chef who specializes in French pasty and fancy cakes.
(Posted March 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)

Megan Potter — see Kristen Busch ‘11
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Nathaniel Smith writes, "Adrienne and I have moved across the city but are still happily living in Atlanta. Adrienne works in development & alumni relations at Emory University and I work remotely for a software company in Portland, Ore. We love guests and would love to hear from any Earlhamites passing through the city!"
(Posted January 9, 2014)

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

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2011

Class Notes:

William Alderfer and Rosie Nevins are continuing to enjoy life in Boston. Rosie is finishing up an internship as a law clerk for the judges of the Boston Juvenile Court. It has been an insightful, challenging, and inspiring experience and has solidified her desire to work in juvenile justice. Will has had a great fall with many ring commissions. He is looking forward to several craft fairs this winter, including a high-end pop-up shop on Newbury Street in Boston. Rosie and Will loved seeing all the Earlhamites at an October wedding in Durham, N.C. They encourage everyone to come visit in Boston!
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Helen Beutler shares, "I am still working in the deli at Willy St. Co-op in Madison, Wis. I live in a purple housing co-op with nine other wonderful people. I have been reading lots of novels and dreaming of a library job sometime in the near future."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

JoBeth Buckley writes, "I'm still in good ol' Richmond, living with Ikumi Doucette '12. Since June, I've been attending the MAT program and assistant coaching for the Richmond High School girls' soccer team."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Zack Byam is in his second year in Morgantown, W.V. He's in his second year of graduate school for counseling, and has been splitting his weeks between some wonderful field experience in counseling, and his classes.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Ruthie Carter currently lives in St Louis, Mo., where she enjoys participating in contra dancing and choral singing when she gets the chance. Having started online graduate school classes in geographic information systems and science through the University of Southern California, she is excited about some day applying her GIS skills to the local hellbender conservation program run by the St Louis Zoo.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Brianna Chamberlain is the associate director of development for Rediscovery at JRI, a non-profit organization near Boston that provides housing support and life skills lessons to homeless and alone high school students, and also to young adults aging out of the foster care system. She sings soprano and blogs for Masterworks Chorale, goes to local contra dances, and has recently been known to carve random scenes into bars of soap as a hobby. Past and current Earlhamites — don't be strangers!
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Alisa Cohen is currently attending a graduate program in general childhood education at Bank Street College in Manhattan. She is also working as an assistant teacher in a third-grade classroom at Bank Street School for children. She is enjoying living in northern Manhattan with a fellow Earlham alum who is also attending Bank Street College and another woman who is a teacher as well. She is very happy to be back living in New York City.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Shannon Egan says, "June and Ben Armour '12 are living in sin. Kisses from Baltimore y'all!"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Molly Fallon writes, "I'm continuing as the farm manager at SpringRain Farm and Orchard in Chimacum, Wash. Things are slowing down a bit for the winter after a busy and productive season. I'm continuing to build and get cozy in my cabin on the farm. I have been enjoying visits from many lovely Earlhamites! Rosalie De Lombaert was able to spend three weeks out here with me farming, fermenting and biking. Finn, Leslie and Mark also came up for a weekend. Keep the visits coming! We are also continuing with another year of the FIELD farm internship. It's a great program — get in touch with me if you might be interested!"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Allyson Ferry is currently working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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)

Ramona "Mona" Hemmings shares, "I am currently working for City Year Cleveland. I work with 6-8th graders in math. I love my job and my students. I will be relocating to Indy soon, though — to be with my princess!"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Megan Holthaus writes, "I just bought a townhouse in downtown Cincinnati. This summer, I started rock climbing and have been making a lot of trips to the Red River Gorge. Now I'm waiting for the snow to fall so I can start snowboarding again. I'm still working for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and playing soccer on a co-ed team in Cincinnati."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Jesus Jimenez says, "I continue to work for Richmond's Palladium-Item newspaper as a sports reporter for local high schools and colleges. We cover high schools in Wayne, Union, Randolph, (Ind.) counties as well as Darke and Preble (Ohio) counties, plus Earlham College and Indiana University East in Richmond. I recently found out I won an award for a story I published earlier this year. I will get more information on the award at a banquet scheduled for early December."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Syed Mafiz Kamal "Onik" writes, "Hi everyone, I am doing good, living the hectic life in New York City and finishing my masters from NYU. I will be heading into the international public policy field soon. I wish I was more in touch with Earlhamite. It's fun to see some of my EC friends getting married, and I do hang out with some here in NYC. I miss Earlham and Earlhamites (especially my co-years). Cheers!"
(Posted May 7, 2013)

Chelsea Smith Korth and Jordan Korth are living in their hometown of Bloomington, Ind. They purchased their first home in June and are both full-time graduate students at Indiana University. In May, Chelsea graduated with her Master's degree in history and philosophy of education and is continuing to pursue a doctorate in Education Policy Studies. Jordan is in his second year at Jacob's School of Music pursuing a master of music education. They are very excited to be expecting their first child in April 2014.
(Posted January 9, 2014)

Sarah Ashley Kramer started school at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University this August. It is a lot of work, but overall she is really enjoying it. When not occupied with classes and studying, she manages to find some free time to go horseback riding and rock climbing with friends.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Ian Kratzke has left his second home of Indiana to return to his home state of New York. He is attending Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and is enjoying being back in school. He hopes to see many Earlhamites who may be close by!
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Mark Abbey Lambert writes, "I worked for the U.S. Geological Survey in Bozeman, Mont., researching invasive species suppression and participated in active suppression efforts. I have a paper coming out in December with the Journal of Herpetology for which I am the first author. I now live in Seattle, Wash., with Gwen Pastel '12 and Leslie Geiss '12 and work for Seattle Children's Research Institute. Come visit us!"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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, 2013)

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, 2013)

Shanna-Kay McKenzie graduated with her M.A. in Spanish translation in May and is now a Spanish M.A. Fellow at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. This is a one-year position that allows her to work a full-time teaching position, without a Ph.D. She enjoys being in Charlotte and especially loves her church where she gets to serve the people in the city in many ways.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Meredith Morgan is loving Seattle. She is now a fashion assistant for a designer boutique and website. She does everything from visual merchandising to customer service. She still lives in the city with her two cats, Oliver and Pancho. She is forever grateful for her Earlham education and enjoys seeing Earlhamites from time to time in the city!
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Thomas Morrill has earned his M.S. in mathematics at Oregon State University and is continuing on for a doctorate.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Rebecca Ogle began her second year of her Master of Social Work this fall. In her second level field placement, she provides outpatient therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults. She also co-facilitates a group for parentally bereaved children. She still lives in Chicago with Lucas Williams, Sarah Burks, and Sam Ligon '09.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Josue Rivera-Olds — see Cheryl Mitchell-Olds ‘79
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Nate Roche is an advertising manager at the North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun Newspaper. He is doing great, loving life, but can't help but miss the old Earlham crew. He really enjoyed seeing many Earlhamites at Homecoming 2013.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Anne Marie Roderick writes, "I recently began my second year of a three-year Master of Divinity program at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. I am enjoying life in New York and connecting with all the Earlham folks who live in the area."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Andrew W. Roembke shares, "I want to say hello to all my fellow Earlhamites, especially to the class of 2011. I have been meaning to write since graduation, but I have always just missed the deadline. A lot has changed for me since graduation. I went to work for the Fastenal Company as a Distribution Operations Analyst, in Indianapolis. I had worked in Supply Chain/Distribution Operations with Fastenal part-time since high school, and decided to mix my interest of logistics with my business degree from EC. So far it's turned out for the best, as I had worked into the Systems Manager role for the Great Lakes sector of the company within the first year. I spent a year in that position before being offered a Distribution Fulfillment Manager position for the Southeast Region (based out of Atlanta) back in July. This has been a big change in such a short period, but one that has been made much easier because of my time at Earlham. I am grateful that EC let me build confidence in my voice and opinions. I learned to not be shy when it comes to expressing my ideas every day, but most important in a business setting. I miss my school, my friends, and the great times, but will always have my memories! My goal initially was to make it back to Earlham at least once a year (although I found myself back almost every other weekend in Fall 2011 to root on my beloved Quakers). I had to miss Homecoming this year because of moving and work, but was able to make it back for a visit in September.  I will make sure I return each fall at Homecoming from here on out! If any of you are ever passing through or are living in Atlanta, please stop through and say hello! In closing, EC PRIDE!" 
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Donnie R. Smith is living and working at George School in Newtown, Pa., as the new assistant director of admission. He has been enjoying the opportunity to work at a Quaker boarding school and has been able to say that Earlham is pretty big at George School. He sees Phoebe Hallowell daily because she works at George as well. Also, he has had the pleasure to connect with Steven Fletcher ’02 and laugh about moments at Earlham. He has the great pleasure of serving on Alumni Council and was on campus for Homecoming. Donnie saw Monica Black ’10, Kelsey Tackett, June Egan, Sofia Wolman, Sarah McDermott ’09, Molly Wegerson ’09, Lizzie Burnham ’08, Nat Tracey- Miller ’09, Max Crumley- Effinger ’10, Katy Buda ’10, Chez Corman ’10, Katie Laushman ’12, Ross Price ’12, Sica Jensen ’12, Kumar Jensen ’12 and so many others at Homecoming. He was very happy to have drinks with Rebecca Ogle, Sarah Burks, Lucas Williams and Sam Ligon ’09 in Chicago while he was recruiting. He is looking forward to see so many Earlhamites this summer at the wedding of Will Alderfer and Rosie Nevins. Please reach out to him if you are ever in the Philly area. Hope that you are all doing well in your lives.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Christina "Chrissy" Sollenberger is working as development director at Boulder County CareConnect, a local nonprofit that promotes the independence of low-income seniors. She is pursuing her Master of Nonprofit Management at Regis University in Denver.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Micah Sommersmith and Clairellyn Sommersmith spent the summer learning to drive before moving to central Wisconsin, where Clairellyn is the director of the Princeton Public Library and Micah is the music ministry leader at Faith United Methodist Church in Neenah. Micah also volunteers at an organic farm and plays accordion at area events. They welcome any visitors who might be traveling through.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Lucia Stewart began her master's program in art history (museum studies concentration) at the University of Denver this fall. She is greatly enjoying it although it is challenging as well! She is excited to pursue a career in museum education. She continues to work as a program facilitator at the Denver Art Museum and as a graduate assistant at the Center for Multicultural Excellence at DU. She is enjoying her bustling, beautiful neighborhood in the heart of Denver.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Cristina Sullivan-Davis has been enjoying living and working in Indianapolis for the past two years. She is currently an assistant teacher at the Congregation Beth-El Zedeck Early Childhood Center, which is a preschool and kindergarten. Cristina works in the classroom with 2-year olds this school year and plans on pursuing a Master of Social Work in the upcoming year.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Sarah Summers says, "After living in Rhode Island since graduation, in September I took off for South America where I'll be volunteering and traveling until February."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Emily Terao is living, working, and playing in Napa, Calif. Duck Duck Goose Farms is underway, selling at farmers' markets and some local restaurants, and starting a CSA. Just produce for now, but she hopes to have some animals in the future. She shares, “I have learned a lot from starting a farm, made a lot of mistakes, and look forward to learning even more. The Napa Valley isn't bad either. I love having people visit, so anyone wanting to wine and dine in Napa can come and stay with me, but they might get put to work too! Hope all you Earlhamites are happy and flourishing."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Hannah Thanhauser is living in Portland, Maine, where she works as a bilingual caseworker at the Preble Street Resource Center. Hannah is looking forward to spending her first winter in a city; she intends to keep busy with fiber projects and cooking and is looking forward to moving into a new place with her brother Eliah.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Megan Totzke is happily living and working in Washington, D.C.  She works at the Field School, where Ellen Nissenbaum '81 is a parent of one of her favorite students.  She enjoys seeing Earlham alums Sarah Mink '12 and Carolyn Brandt '12 regularly for dinner parties, dive bars, and long tangents on social justice with perfect strangers. 
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Matthew Vomacka is currently living back at home in Montclair, N.J., with his parents. Matt is taking introductory science courses as a part-time student at Essex County College with the hope of entering the school's Radiography Technician School in the summer of 2014. He is enjoying himself, but considers his former coursework at Earlham to have been more interesting than his current course of study.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Zach Weschler is living and loving Colorado. He would love to see more Earlhamites.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Lucas Williams continues to live with his partner Rebecca Ogle as well as fellow alumni Sarah Burks and Sam Ligon '09 in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Lucas is working as a case manager for 24 men with intellectual disabilities and finds the work challenging and rewarding.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Katie Winters writes, "After completing my M.A. in English literature at the University of Leeds in England, I moved to the incredibly friendly city of Rosario, Argentina, where I teach English to young business professionals. Through pure chance I've met a number of people with Earlham connections — the owner of the house I live in hosted Earlham students just a few years ago. How crazy it was to walk into her kitchen and see a travel mug that said ‘Earlham College!’ Just goes to show, even after graduation, all around the world, Earlham is everywhere!"
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Jessica Zimmerman is currently working at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs where she provides program support for the Center of the Study of Politics and Governance. She lives in South Minneapolis where she is an active member of the Twin Cities Women's Choir and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Jessica has enjoyed visiting with Maya Labriola, Allison Boutin, and Leah Pope '10 this past year and is looking forward to connecting more with new Minnesotan resident, Sica Jensen '12.
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2012

Class Notes:

Carolyn Brandt and Sarah Mink — see Megan Totzke ‘11
(Posted November 12, 2013)

Eliza Hudson has been dubbed a "food evangelist" in an article by the Greensboro News & Record for her work with elementary children through Food-Corps North Carolina.
(Posted March 19, 2014)

Jessica "Sica" Jensen writes, "I'm currently living in St. Paul, Minn., serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Karen Organization of Minnesota. I'm enjoying being back in the Midwest and being able to make weekend trips down to Madison, Wis., to see Katie Laushman and Will Vincent '10."
(Posted November 12, 2013)

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 shares, "I am currently living in Brooklyn, N.Y., and working at a running shoe store in Manhattan. I will be heading to the University of Nevada - Reno's' English Literature M.A. program this fall and serving as a teaching assistant."
(Posted March 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)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2013

Class Notes:

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 presently serving as director of enrichment at St. Francis (Goshen) in Louisville, Ky. Sge us also teaching 8th grade French and lower school Spanish, along with serving as 6th G. field hockey coach (we won the opening game of our season last week).
(Posted May 7, 2014)

Ikumi Doucette says, "Kia Ora! At the moment I am finishing up my job as program assistant for the Earlham College New Zealand study abroad program. I have had an unforgettable semester with Ashley Hedrick `15, Bailey Heinzen `15, Zoe Wolfe `15, Emily Sells `15, Abby Hall `15, Hanna Sosin `15, Chris Angell `15, Taylor Boucher `15, Brent Kramer `15, Joanne Huang `15, Adaobi Onunkwo `15, Heather Brock `15, Cole Moore `15, and Jessica Schultz `16. Once the program ends, I will spend a few days traveling around New Zealand before leaving the country. I look forward to reuniting with family and friends back in the States. My next adventure is yet to be determined."
(Posted May 28, 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)

Simon Jacobs published his first book, SATURN - a collection of David Bowie stories - with Spork Press.
(Posted March 19, 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)

Conor Hall writes, "Hey friends! After graduation, I spent the summer working in the Office of Community Partnerships for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. This experience involved working to help the state's homeless population, writing policy briefs and talking points for the governor and other senior leaders, staffing the governor at big events, and doing a number of other jobs. At the start of September, I started an eight-month journey around the world. Over the first half, I researched and wrote about global comparative climate policy in Vietnam, Morocco, France and Bolivia. After wrapping that up in December, I spent time further exploring Bolivia, worked as a bartender in La Paz and studied Spanish. In February, Patrick Hall met up with me in Sucre, Bolivia, and we proceeded to make our way up through Peru, Columbia and Panama by way of plane, boat, train and foot. I will be back in Colorado this summer before heading to France in September to begin hiking the Camino de Santiago with Patrick and Maura Hall. After that I will be considering non-profit work options in Uganda and/or Cambodia. I hope you are all doing well. Let me know if you're ever in Colorado! Cheers!"
(Posted May 28, 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)

Simon Jacobs `13 published his first book, SATURN - a collection of David Bowie stories - with Spork Press.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Obituaries:

There are no obituaries at this time.

2014

Class Notes:

Colby Henderlite is excited to spend the summer in San Antonio with family and volunteer at local museums. In August she looks forward to attending Baylor University for her master’s degree in museum studies.
(Posted May 28, 2014)

Taylor Jeromos is leaving Earlham to embark on an adventure that isn't quite planned out yet. Eventually she will attend graduate school to get her M.A. in Museum Studies, but before that, she will attempt to learn how to cook the perfect samosa, visit friends (and all of the local museums), and read books just for fun.
(Posted May 28, 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)

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2015

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2016

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2017

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