1930s

1939

William M. Donley, Pepper Pike, Ohio, reports that his wife of 75 years, Eleanor, passed away this summer. She “loved Kenyon — from the dances in the 1930s to biking the railroad trail in the 2000s.”

1940s

1948

John L. McKenney, Eden, North Carolina, celebrated his 90th birthday in April at a West Virginia State Park lodge. When a storm left them without heat, light or kitchen appliances, the presence of family made it nevertheless enjoyable, he writes.

1950s

1950

John R. Millar, Sebring, Ohio, and his wife celebrated their 60th anniversary this year.

1951

John B. Martin writes that he is “still trying to deal with the tragic passing of Doug Downey, our class agent. He did such a superb job following and reporting on the lives of the members of our class.” John has been passionately painting watercolors since 1990 and will show them in a juried exhibit in Evanston, Illinois, where he lives.

1954

David Y. Smith, Thousand Oaks, California, writes, “Now that we are in our 80s, things have slowed” — but not enough to exclude three planned weekend ski trips this winter. “No more feats of derring-do, but I can coach people.” Dave is renewing his licensure to continue practicing law another three years.

1954

Richard R. Tryon, Humacao, Puerto Rico, successfully demonstrated the vertical farming concept that he’s been working on to a group of potential investors in Manistee, Michigan.

1955

Arthur B. Johnson is active in local theater in upstate New York. Last May, he and Anne went to western Canada “on VIA Rail from Edmonton to Vancouver through the Rockies, a trip I highly recommend. The train cars are refurbished 1950s-style with dome cars, and the scenery is spectacular.”

1955

The widow of Lewis C. Leach, Nancy, writes that she welcomed the Reverend Dr. John L. Clark and his wife to Florida, where they saw Edward T. Rhodes Sr. She also hears from Allen K. Gibbs and invites news from others: “Even if it is not your class year, please let me know if a group of your classmates will return to Gambier for the over-50 reunion or any other event.”

1955

B. Allen McCormick, Indianapolis, enjoyed a weeklong Rhine River cruise in July with his wife, three sons and two grandchildren.

1955

Philip H. Pitney, Bernardsville, North Carolina, enjoys supporting his six grandchildren who play soccer, tennis and golf, despite his chronic Lyme disease.

1955

Bruce A. Richardson, of “calm and peaceful” Gresham, Oregon, plays golf with the aid of two new knees after fully retiring.

1955

Gamber F. Tegtmeyer Jr., Steamboat Springs, Colorado, rafted Arizona’s Glen Canyon with his 9-year-old granddaughter in June on a Road Scholar program.

1956

“Finally, after 60 years, another member of my family, a granddaughter (Ariela E. Papp ’20), has become a Kenyon student. From what I hear, she loves it.”

Cecil M. Criss, Coral Gables, Florida

1958

Phil B. Hammond, Phoenix, visited the site of the 1944 Normandy invasion, then stayed in Germany with a friend from his days studying at the University of Geneva in 1957, before touring Mercedes-Benz factories and museums in Stuttgart — an “unforgettable trip for a ‘car guy’ and WWII buff.”

1958

Dale A. Neuman began his 51st year teaching at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, his final stint before leaving the Truman Center, where he has been director since 2006.

1958

Robert S. Price, Philadelphia, attended the wedding of the son of Harry Alan Wainwright ’59, along with Herbert Van Arsdale II ’60 and J. Thomas Moore ’60.

1958

Bishop William E. Swing retired as the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California and continues working as founder and president of the United Religions Initiative, with offices in 96 countries. Bill’s golfing partner, a Carleton alum, must sing “The First of Kenyon’s Goodly Race” on the ninth green every time he loses to him.

1959

Max M. Bermann, Canton, Massachusetts, enjoyed a Europe trip with his wife that included Amsterdam, a Rhine cruise, and “ice caves in January” in Switzerland, before returning home to lifelong learning classes at a local college. So far Macbeth and Hemingway are “even vaguely familiar as I find my old handwritten notes in the margins of some books I had in college.

1959

The Reverend Canon Jeremy W. Bond misses his grandchildren back east but loves living a mile from the Pacific in Grover Beach, California.

1959

Richard A. Dickey, Hickory, North Carolina, during a power outage last year, dug out a set of 1960s recordings made by Professor Franklin Miller and listened “in the silence and darkness of that night” to John Crowe Ransom discussing poetry and Gordon Keith Chalmers “describing the double-edged aspects of freedom and liberty — quite an experience.”

1959

James T. Kyle will return to the Hill this May to watch grandson William H. Kyle ’17 graduate — “so proud!” He and spouse Mark L. Leggett laughed their way from Vancouver to Jasper through the Rockies on a scenic train ride that involved Mark climbing a ladder into the berth and then struggling to undress while flat on his back.

1959

Arnold Ostrow, Huntington, California, is “enjoying retirement, but still teaching at the University of Irvine Medical School and enjoying southern California.”

1959

Robert B. Palmer flees New York City for the winter to “warm his bones” in Oaxaca, Mexico, remaining a “vagabond” with fall travel to Maine, Vermont and Colorado.

1959

H. Alan Wainwright, Gambier, Ohio, celebrated his son’s wedding in Evansville, Indiana (see ’58 above). “A bang-up time was had by all.”

1960s

1960

“Alive and well in Canada. Retirement is a distant thought — two cats to feed!”

Barry N. Auger, Vancouver, British Columbia

1960

Edwin H. Eaton Jr. and his wife, no longer snowbirds, moved to Barefoot Beach, Florida, having “completed most of their bucket list” and thus traded globetrotting for three to four rounds of golf a week.

1960

David J. Gury excitedly reports that granddaughter Cameron Peters ’20 is a Kenyon first-year. Along with the rest of the family, parents Jeannine M. Gury ’89 and Scott C. Peters ’89 are eagerly following Cameron’s time on the Hill.

1960

William M. Mosbrook, Corona de Tucson, Arizona, after a long career in the medical X-ray business, bought an independent book publisher a decade ago called Pathfinder Publishing; he’ll wind it down now and “focus on his golf handicap.”

1960

Peter W. Rector and his wife hosted a Rhode Island mini-reunion with William S. Reed, Elizabeth Murdock Myers ’76 and Christopher J. Myers ’76. Will and his wife split their time between Grantham, New Hampshire, and Lincoln, Massachusetts, joking that they “go south for the winter” to see their eight grandchildren in the Boston area.

1960

Richard M. Schori is in a “transition year” with his wife, Katharine, who finished her nine-year term as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, after which they moved to Reno, Nevada. Dick retired from his mathematics professor position at Oregon State in 2001.

1961

R. Hutchins Hodgson Jr., Cumming, Georgia, was “able to attend the service for Dean Tom and found it moving and well worth the effort. He was truly our Dean as we were his first Dean Class, and those of us who made the ’61 reunion dinners where he spoke will never forget his incredible memory or his awesome sense of humor.”

1961

Mark H. Schroeder has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 1964, working as an illustrator, painter, photographer and sculptor (view his work at markschroeder.com).

1962

James G. Carr, a district judge in Toledo, will continue working remotely from Williamstown, Massachusetts, after having moved closer to his four daughters and 10 grandchildren.

1962

Stephen M. Chaplin celebrated at a party in Mexico after the wedding of his eldest son, a wine importer; Steve finished his 16th year chairing the Mexico Area Studies course for the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. Stanley L. Cohan, Portland, Oregon, cares for patients at the Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center.

1962

Carl Fleischhauer, Port Republic, Maryland, retired from the Library of Congress last year but still volunteers at its American Folklife Center assembling digital versions of ethnographic field documentation he helped create in the 1970s and 1980s.

1962

Edward L. Kropa Jr., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, does math with second- and fourth-graders at the elementary school a block from his house when not attending events like the national Pontiac convention, where he “plays with his full-size toy cars.”

1963

Steven S. Fischman, still in real estate in Boston, recently visited with Graham Gund, Steve Weingrad and Kenyon President Sean Decatur.

1963

Robert Iredell IV celebrated the wedding of his niece Amy L. Zimmerman ’08 to Sean P. Stewart in Gambier. “The campus looked beautiful with the beginning of the fall colors,” Bob writes. “I gave everyone tours and shared a few stories of our time there — carefully edited of course.”

1963

Eric A. Wagner has now visited 159 countries and checked off reading all of the 100 greatest novels in the English language according to a Newsweek list with which he doesn’t agree completely. “Several I had read while at Kenyon, but I read them again, it having been more than 50 years!” Life playing bridge, tending roses and making cookies is good in Gainesville, Florida, he adds.

1963

Theodore L. Walch teaches cinema studies and philosophy at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles while working on a book on Truffaut that he researched over four summers in Paris. He returns to Kenyon “at least once a year” and was invited to lecture last April on “The Language of Film.”

1964

John J. Camper, Chicago, reports that John B. Hattendorf and his wife hosted a Rhode Island mini-reunion featuring a tour of the Naval War College Museum, which John heads. Attending were Thomas F. Black, Thomas C. Bond, Jeffrey C. Breaks, Boyd “Pete” King and David A. Schmid. Hattendorf, who retired in September after 30 years of teaching maritime history, was awarded by Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson its Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the highest award to civilian employees.

1964

Edward T. Ordman, Memphis, Tennessee, reports that his wife, Eunice, died on April 16 after more than 32 years of marriage and two weeks shy of her 92nd birthday. Once a college physics teacher in Idaho in 1946, Eunice gave up international travel three years ago after breaking her hip in Marrakesh, Morocco.

1965

Frederick J. McGavran, Cincinnati, continues to publish stories (see fredmcgavran.com), including his second collection with Glass Lyre Press, and enjoys his ministry with Episcopal Retirement Services.

1965

Victor B. Schwartz and his wife completed a cruise and then returned to Charleston, South Carolina, just in time for Hurricane Matthew: “Two days of work … a four-foot-high, eight-foot-long debris pile … but all is well.”

1965

My wife and I continue to live in our 163-year-old house in Greenwich Village. I continue to work at Holland & Knight, primarily representing a very large owner, developer and manager of large hotels and private equity funds.

1965

Frederick C. Waitzkin puts the special news of his grandsons Charlie and Jack “at the top,” while on the writing front he is seeing his screenplay into production; His book, “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” about his chess prodigy son, Joshua, appears in a new edition this January.

1965

James E. Williams, Mequon, Wisconsin, still supports local orthopedic arthroplasty specialists in his retirement and enjoys spending time with his seven grandchildren.

1966

Stephen R. Conafay and “34,999 friends” ran the Army Ten Miler in Washington, D.C. As principal of the management consulting group that shares his surname, Steve is still having fun with his 10 grandkids under age 10. “Play lots of golf and still acting like I want to win the a**hole of the year award. My wife says not to worry — I have won many times.”

1966

Lawrence F. Leventon, Pittsburgh, reminds everyone what a great time was had at the reunion seeing old friends and the campus. “Remember,” Larry adds, “If we’re alive, we’ll do 55.”

1966

Denis B. Pierce, Evanston, Illinois, enjoyed a trip with his wife to northern Spain and country villages in the Pyrenees. His family foundation, which serves homeless people around Chicago, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Pierce House and Community Center, a facility for women and children, expected to be completed in 2018.

1967

Michael K. Berryhill, chair of journalism at Texas Southern University, a historically black university in Houston, teaches writing and continues to publish. He hopes to make it to the 50th reunion “when he won’t have to stay in the dorms.”

1967

Lewis D. “Luke” Rich and his wife retired to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they built a house and are “enjoying the incredibly diverse cultural scene and fascinating expatriate community.”

1967

Arthur H. Stroyd returned to Gambier last fall for the rededication of the Deke Lodge on Kokosing Drive, which needed inside and out refurbishing after 152 years of service. In Pittsburgh, Art mediates commercial disputes as a court-appointed arbitrator of “issues that judges would prefer not to handle.”

1967

Lee P. Van Voris, Ninety Six, South Carolina, attended the Kokosingers’ 50th reunion in May. Happily retired, he travels often to see his six grandchildren scattered around the country, and would be happy to hear from classmates in or near Marin County in the San Francisco Bay area, where he often visits.

1968

Peter L. Arango and his wife operate Storybook Farm in southern Oregon, a dog training center for agility and obedience competitions. He blogs at “The Impractical Cogitator” and is working on a play and a long-abandoned novel.

1968

Barry I. Eisenstein, Washington, D.C., retired from Merck and took a position Jan. 1 as chair of the scientific advisory board at CARB-X working on antibiotic development.

1968

Mark S. Geston, Boise, Idaho, is enjoying retirement, writing more books and time with three grandchildren — along with seeing William E. Bennett and William J. Yost at Sun Valley shortly after Labor Day weekend. “Plenty of room on the chairlift” at the ski area 35 minutes from his home, he adds.

1968

Michael C. Johnston, Stratham, New Hampshire, thinking of the 2016 Nobel Prize winner for literature, found himself reminiscing: “John C. “Jay” Cocks Jr. ’66 did us all a favor in bringing Bob Dylan to Rosse Hall. Remember Dylan invited us to sit nearer up on the stage and none of us dared to … We were all wearing coats and ties. Kenyon has proved so precious and sustaining, hasn’t it?”

1968

Timothy J. Wildman, Concord, New Hampshire, retired from his pastoral psychotherapy practice and plays in a monthly jazz worship service, making life “pretty sweet!”

1969

Kenneth Baldridge, Louisville, Kentucky, has “tossed out that demon alarm clock (finally!)” and retired from Oldham County Schools. “I love teaching and am still in good health, but it is time,” Ken notes.

1969

Thomas Caceci teaches first-year med students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke and looks forward to traveling with his wife to Scandinavia and the Baltics this May.

1969

Brackett B. Denniston, a vice president and general counsel at General Electric for a decade, has returned to Global 50 law firm Goodwin as its senior counsel in Boston.

1969

William M. Lokey, Tacoma, Washington, keeps busy with skiing, hiking, climbing and guest lecturing on summer cruises to Alaska, where he teaches about “glaciers, Denali, the Gold Rush, the fishing industry and the American Civil War in Alaska.”

1969

Russell D. McDowell and his wife attended a July wedding in Columbus and then took “a day to visit Kenyon’s glorious campus,” he writes. “It was fun to stumble about in the vaults of memory while imposing current reality on top. Conjuring up the lions, young and wizened, that prowled the campus of the late ’60s was a happy sojourn.”

1970s

1970

Eric P. Allemano resides in a village in western France when home from his travels as an international consultant in education. He recently worked in northern Ghana on a project to rehabilitate rural schools sponsored by the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation.

1970

Saul H. Benjamin, named a winner of the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize (based in Australia), writes: “About my life as a poet, I know nearly everyone from Gambier will be surprised, but Donald O. Mayer, Barry F. Schwartz and Daniel M. Epstein especially have come to know that part of my life.”

1970

D. Michael Bootes lives with brother J. Douglas Bootes in a 19th-century beer brewery icehouse surrounded by “rapacious urban development in Cincinnati.” He completed his third season of national vintage motorcycle road racing, taking a second national championship.

1970

Daniel M. Epstein’s poem “Autumn Song” was read by Garrison Keillor on “The Writer’s Almanac” on Oct. 5. In June his book about a Founding Father’s conflict with his child — titled “The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House” — will be published.

1970

Murray L. Horwitz now hosts the weekly old-time radio show “The Big Broadcast” on WAMU in Washington, D.C. “Classmates who are having trouble falling asleep are encouraged to tune in Sunday nights from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (online at wamu.org),” he adds.

1970

Allen Scarboro is witnessing cataclysmic changes in Istanbul, Turkey, where he has lived for eight years. “In the struggle between the current government and the followers of Fethullah Gülen (in which I played no part) I lost my professorship at Fatih University,” which was shut down a month later, he reports. “Many of my students have suffered detention, arrests, job loss and asset seizures; some have sought asylum in other countries. My boyfriend Mohamed and I seem to be safe at the moment. But I foresee years of unrest and conflict. My grandchildren thrive and delight me with their energy and wonder.”

1971

W. Peter Holloway Jr., Wheeling, West Virginia, senior vice president and financial advisor at Hazlett, Burt & Watson, was named a 2016 “Sharp Shooter” by West Virginia Executive magazine for his career and community service accomplishments as a financial educator. A former elementary school teacher, Pete still teaches and mentors kids about investment choices and financial planning, all while sitting on many charitable boards and commissions.

1972

After Arthur C. “Chuck” Barton III attended his eldest son’s graduation from the Air Force Air Command and Staff College and witnessed his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, Chuck visited senior year Middle Hanna roommate Howard K. Morgan Jr. in Marianna, Florida. Chuck hadn’t seen Howard since his 1973 wedding (both are still married to the “girls” they were dating that year), but after an “awkward ten seconds” it was “very affirming to have the reunion.”

1972

Nancy Ellis, West Bloomfield, Michigan, retired from Kelly Services in October with 21 years as a recruiter, instructional writer and then senior analyst in human resources.

1972

Well, if it didn’t happen for me, at least it seems to be happening for my talented daughter: an appearance in Woody Allen’s “Café Society,” a role in Tracy Letts’ new play at Steppenwolf and a western mini-series on Netflix with some big-name talent — Sam Waterston, Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery from Downton. Yay!

1972

Mark Owen Lewis, Menlo Park, California, celebrates “a new aortic valve! It has a frame of cobalt-chromium wire, a base of silicon, and is covered with polyester cloth. I got this prosthesis at Stanford Hospital in January and am still quite amazed that such things are possible,” he writes.

1972

Jeffrey L. Newton was appointed as one of six members of the international advisory board of the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University — the oldest, largest medical university in Russia — he writes. He and husband Robin own Gambier’s Village Market and are busy planning for its new iteration next to the Post Office. “Hopefully, there will be much progress when we gather for our reunion,” he writes.

1972

Richard A. “Otto” Rothermel, Oneonta, New York, who retired after 33 years as Otsego County Public Defender, “did not realize there was any pressure in the job until I stopped doing it,” he reports. He is enjoying the new lake house and another in St. Thomas during winter months.

1972

Jonathan P. Sisson retired from the Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, where he was a senior advisor on transitional justice and post-conflict contexts such as the Western Balkans and Northern Caucasus. That career summary is “a very abbreviated version of what has been a very rich life as a human rights advocate and peace activist,” he writes, adding an invitation for a glass of wine at his house in the countryside above Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland.

1972

Edward J. Straub and his company recently remodeled President Decatur’s office in Ransom Hall and have been busy renovating the former Buckeye Candy and Tobacco building in Mount Vernon, which now houses Kenyon classrooms, community outreach offices and a new home for a local children’s science museum.

1973

Amy Goodwin Aldrich, Washington, D.C., plans to celebrate her sons’ graduations with a trip to Barcelona, Sicily or Martha’s Vineyard this spring.

1973

Wallace L.M. Alward, Iowa City, Iowa, won the inaugural “Educator Award” of the American Glaucoma Society for his work as a clinician, surgeon and researcher who teaches ophthalmology residents in 33 countries internationally via online resources he created.

1973

Jayne Holmes Arnold, Eaton, Ohio, retired to the “lake life” of kayaking, swimming and wine cruises on her pontoon boat; stop by if passing through southwestern Ohio.

1973

Jack Y. Au visited the Last Emperor’s palace in Changchun, China, and blended in successfully enough to pay local prices despite wearing a Kenyon T-shirt.

1973

Jack Y. Au visited the Last Emperor’s palace in Changchun, China, and blended in successfully enough to pay local prices despite wearing a Kenyon T-shirt.

1973

Kathryn Batchelder Cashman and Julia F. Johnson serve as emerita trustees of the Philander Chase Conservancy, Kenyon’s land trust, which has protected over 5,000 acres from development in a radius around Gambier.

1973

Peter M. Bloomfield designed Kenyon’s new Hillel building and hung in its dining room his three large panels encapsulating Jewish experiences in Eastern Europe.

1973

Carol Eyler, Northfield, Minnesota, volunteers at Carleton College Arboretum, assessing and inventorying “beautiful” seeds in preparation for prairie restoration, she writes.

1973

William K. Fuller and his wife are camped out with neighbors during a four-month renovation of their home. He is director of admissions at Judson Retirement Community in Cleveland.

1973

Shelley A. Hainer sat a nine-day silent retreat last year on the Satipatthana Sutta in Barre, Massachusetts. She leads an Artists’ Salon at the New York Insight Meditation Center, continues to publish her poetry, and workshops her one-woman show.

1973

John A. Kirkpatrick moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to North Carolina when his wife, Sara, was named publisher of the Raleigh News and Observer. He’ll take a “sabbatical” from heading up two media companies and spend time with his two granddaughters, born two days apart in September.

1973

Robert E. Kirkpatrick and his wife built a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and moved in last June after 42 years working in independent schools in Pennsylvania and Texas, the final nine as head of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin.

1973

Kay Koeninger enjoyed the excellent seminars and fellowship of the Kenyon Institute in June, seeing ’73 classmates Peter J. Pappas, W. Roger Scott, Elizabeth R. Forman, Sara P. McElroy, Jacqueline E. Robbins and Thomas P. Stamp.

1973

David L. Landefeld, Lancaster, Ohio, who nears completion of his first year on the Fairfield County Municipal Court bench, writes, “Good Lord willing, I’ll do an additional five years. At that point I must retire (again!) because Ohio doesn’t permit its judges to begin a new term after they have reached age 70.”

1973

Todd P. Leavitt wrapped production on his game show “Monopoly Millionaire’s Club,” which received an Emmy nomination and minted five new millionaires while giving away more in a first season than any show in television history. When his daughter Eliza L. Leavitt ’10 was married in April, Barry Gross ’72 attended.

1973

Bonnie Levenson has been busy setting up showings at her new studio space, Arc Gallery and Studio in San Francisco. She serves on the board of the Gund Gallery and recently enjoyed its fifth anniversary celebration.

1973

Ellyn R. Greenspan Leverone and Robert E. Leverone ’71 are enjoying their empty nest, with Adam E. Leverone ’08 and Tessa nearby in New York City; after a long career as a travel agent Ellyn has been teaching English as a second language in Tarrytown.

1973

James F. Loomis, Cincinnati, now works as a substitute teacher and enjoys getting around the district after 35 years in one building. He rendezvoused with Arthur B. “Chip” Sansom and Norman E. Schmidt ’71 for a Cleveland Indians playoff game against the Blue Jays last fall.

1973

Lorene E. Ludy, Lincoln, Nebraska, is a Benedictine oblate, facilitating Alternatives to Violence workshops at the Nebraska State Penitentiary and leading Friends Couples Enrichment with Quaker organizations in her region.

1973

Edward J. “Mel” Otten was honored with the establishment of the Edward J. (Mel) Otten Chair for Education in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

1973

S. Deacon Ritterbush is publishing her second book, “A Beachcomber’s Odyssey: Strands in the Sand,” in conjunction with the conference she coordinates on Hawaii’s Big Island. She also celebrates three years out from successful stage-four ovarian cancer treatment.

1973

Philip Rogers Roy, who runs Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing Playhouse, a 500-seat theater inside the Independence Seaport Museum, toured a few off-Broadway shows through Ohio, Arizona, Florida and California last fall. “I had lunch with Kaj Wilson ’72 in Boston last May,” he writes.

1973

Susan E. Schroeter-Stokes traveled to Vietnam with former roommate Lynn Eggert Gresham among citizen diplomats with the organization Peace Trees Vietnam, visiting both kindergartens and de-mining teams that the group funds. “Amazingly,” she reports, “even after 21 years, a collection of unexploded ordnance is collected and donated weekly in Quang Tri province.”

1973

Ann Wiester Starr runs Upper Hand Press in Bexley, Ohio, whose books have received wide acclaim  —  “the Press is my pride and joy,” she writes.

1973

Julie Miller Vick and James M. Vick ’74, Philadelphia, hosted Leonie J. Silverman Deutsch, Amy Goodwin Aldrich, Pegi Goodman, Stephen Dachman, Jacqueline E. Robbins and Caroline H. Nesbitt for visits. They travel often to see son David C. Vick ’12 and their other children and grandchildren.

1974

Lean’tin Bracks, for two decades a professor of African American literature at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, writes that her son’s marriage this summer makes her “an in-law versus an outlaw (both sound illegal).”

1974

Edward A. Cohen, Minneapolis, was the gaffer for an indie film tentatively titled “House of Tomorrow” with Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman and Asa Butterfield. W. Kevin Fitzgerald, Revere, Massachusetts, has a new knee and plans to do the other one, which will help him keep “greatly enjoying” being a grandfather.

1974

Andrew N. Gross, Decatur, Georgia, reports: “I’m writing these stories from a bench on Middle Path between Ransom and Rosse. It’s Parents Weekend, and our son Ben (Gross ’19) is now a sophomore. It’s great to be back and I’m happy to report that the view from a stroll from Wiggin St. to Old Kenyon looks pretty much the way it did for us back in the early ’70s.”

1974

John K. Grosvenor was married in Bermuda to Cheryl Hackett, writer and professor at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He saw Charles W. Jones last summer and sees Stephen G. Walk ’73 and John B. Hattendorf ’64 in Newport.

1974

Eric R. Koppert and Jeffrey A. Walker joined 74 Kokosingers for their 50th Anniversary Reunion and Concert — contact him if interested in reserving a CD of the performance.

1974

David R. Pasahow and his wife left Dallas for a ranch in the Hill Country and manage 25 Lowline Angus cattle while he transitions out of consulting for Blue Line Advisors.

1975

Thomas B. Arnold works at New Jersey’s Princeton-Blairstown Center on 246 acres near the Appalachian Trail doing “what used to be called character education and is now labeled social/emotional learning,” he writes, presenting city kids with challenges to overcome as teams. “I’m outdoors a lot and get to pontificate freely.”

1975

J. Bradley Faus, Lakeville, Connecticut, program director of art at Hotchkiss, celebrated an alumni award for Allison Brooks Janney ’81 along with Joan Baldwin (curator of special collections), Elizabeth Honea Buckles ’84 (teacher and publications advisor), Justin G. Jones ’01 (coach and history teacher) and Kate (Bouldin) Jones ’00 (dean of students).

1975

Barbara Christie Johnston, Jacksonville, Florida, general counsel for the public real estate investment company Regency Centers, became a grandparent to twins Phineas and Sloan Marie.

1975

Charlotte (Jones) “Shami” McCormick, now “officially a Floridian,” attended the burial at Arlington National Cemetery of her “uncle,” Peter Weaver ’50, who served in the Navy in World War II. Son Conor W. McCormick ’10 lives in Washington, D.C.

1975

Renee (Brandt) Peck and Stewart F. Peck ’74, New Orleans, are enjoying the local wine store of Robert Heaps ’73 in the Big Easy, plus a recent Charleston getaway with Emily Crom Lyons, where they ran into Linda Dickman Finlay on a historic house tour. “Small world.”

1976

William R. Cooper, San Diego, will have his play “Margin of Error” produced by the Roustabouts Theatre Company this April.

1976

David E. Griffith and Leslie Ross Choma ’84 convened a Philadelphia Kenyon Alumni Association group to build a community garden under the guidance of Episcopal Community Services, where they both work.

1976

James B. Kuhn and his swim team community — including Richard W. Parke and Theodore V. Parran Jr. ’78 — still provide him “a real foundation for health,” he writes: An hour a day in the “medium of water keeps me thinking of Kenyon often. My global recruiting business is thriving and I love staying connected with business colleagues” globally.

1976

Nora E. Pomerantz, Philadelphia, a partner in the wealth planning group at Duane Morris, stays in touch with Joanie Schaffner and Gillian Tewles Denavit, along with many friends made since Kenyon — Penny J. Rezer ’82, Olivia Spence ’75, Richard C. Katz and Ross S. Posnock ’74.

1976

Kim M. Straus, Santa Fe, New Mexico, continues his work in philanthropy and early childhood public policy. Steven R. Williams, Carlton, Australia, writes: “After 24 years at the University of Illinois, I began teaching at the University of Melbourne. We shall see how the story develops!”

1977

John J. Bogasky announces the birth of grandson Wyatt to daughter Christina M. Bogasky Walfish ’10. Lawrence G. Bousquet, Syracuse, New York, has been included in “The Best Lawyers of America 2017.” Recognized as outstanding based on peer reviews, Larry’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, business transaction planning and taxation.

1977

Katherine Bingly DeCoster returned to “her roots as a city girl” after 37 years in the Virginia suburbs by downsizing to a 900-square-foot apartment in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. She is director of the federal affairs department of the Trust for Public Land. Jesse L. Katz, Stuart, Florida, who is “happily married and living a peaceful life playing golf and otherwise trying to stay out of trouble,” welcomes visitors to Florida’s Treasure Coast.

1977

Trice Koopman, Pacific Palisades, California, met in Chicago in September with Audrey Bullar, Skip Osborne ’76 and Mark Holub for “crazy amounts of fabulous food, numerous museums and a trip to Milwaukee for both the art museum and a tour of Ten Chimneys — the Lunt-Fontanne estate.”

1977

Lindsay Mead Lowdon teaches fourth grade at Charlottesville Catholic School, “surrounded by great kids and enjoying teaching still, after 28 years.”

1977

Michael S. Lynch, Vergennes, Vermont, played Birdboot in the Middlebury Community Players’ production of “The Real Inspector Hound” last year. “I had appeared in the same show (as the dead body) in April 1975 in the Hill Theater,” he notes wryly. “Douglas B. Anderson ’75 saw both shows.”

1977

Lee M. Markowitz, Solon, Ohio, reports that his math degree has taken him to more than 30 countries over the course of his career, the past 15 years of which were with a Paris-based marketing company. His sister, Paula R. Markowitz ’80, lives in Chicago.

1977

Peter F. Meyer, in Napier, New Zealand, since 1991, sold his business supplying bovine protein to medical device manufacturers last year and is “pawing at” new business opportunities, he reports.

1977

I took part in the first Kenyon-Exeter University English program in 1975–76. Forty-one years later I am still here, living and working just downriver from Exeter in the estuary town of Topsham.

1977

Jerome “Jerry” Mindes, managing director for international development at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C., has taken his fight for disability rights to over 50 countries.

1977

Edwin S. Sheffield Jr., a New York City career coach, joined the Alumni Council to increase alumni engagement with current students and recent grads around careers.

1977

Shari B. Miller Sims is a docent at the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase College and writes for an online fashion photography archive for Bloomsbury Publishing’s academic/visual arts division.

1977

Bruce D. Thompson works as a vice president of business development and mergers and acquisitions for Stericycle, a publicly traded $3.8-billion company, but his passion is Ironman triathlons. He’s completed nine of them, once finishing eighth in the world in the age 60 to 64 bracket.

1977

I left my position as COO of MARC USA after orchestrating its sale to a private equity group. After failing retirement, I joined Vistage Worldwide as a CEO advisor.

1977

John B. White, Acton, Massachusetts, “happily retired,” he reports, meets “eight to 10 incredible soul mates from Kenyon at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival” every year.

1978

Rosemary Brandenburg, while working in London last year, hosted junior YooBin Han ’18 as an intern in her set decoration department for “Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle,” based partly on a recommendation from Chris Ellsworth ’96, technical director in the Dance, Drama and Film Department.

1978

David H. Feldman chaired the economics department at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia, but is “now happily just a regular faculty member,” he writes. “My next book, to be published by Oxford Press in 2017, is titled ‘The Road Ahead for America’s Colleges and Universities.’”

1978

Andrew C. LeGros, Waite Hill, Ohio, spent the past two years in the “challenging and rewarding” retail investing field, he reports. He captained his daughters to five International Game Fish Association world records and is devoted to becoming “one of the best game shots (grouse, pheasant, partridge) in the world, but the hill is steep.”

1978

Robert K. Lundin, who works in mental health in DuPage County, Illinois, is “giving up his playwriting avocation in the face of withering competition to get a play produced,” he reports, while still “pounding the pavement” to market his three completed plays.

1978

R. Todd Ruppert launched his third film, “A Year in Port” (ayearinport.com) — think wine, not ships — at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, where it tied for first place among 273 films selected out of 6,083 submitted. His television program “The Wine Show” is now available in the U.S. on Hulu.

1978

Michael D. Sarap is in his 30th year of surgical practice in Cambridge, Ohio. Mike was elected chair of the National Advisory Council on Rural Surgery and chairs the Commission on Cancer for the state of Ohio.

1978

Jeffrey G. Spear, Kurt J. Myers and wife Ann (Hess) Myers ’79, Douglas Q. Holmes and Joseph W. Hagin II joined class of 1976 friends William T. Geist and Steven J. Balaban for a rededication of the Deke Lodge on Oct. 1 in Gambier.

1978

W. Christian VandenBerg and his wife took a long unpaid vacation from their medical practices to travel out west and experience life as empty nesters. “We went with Jim and Marcie Steen to Newfoundland and later met Noel M. Cook and his wonderful wife in Rhode Island. Our fourth child is off to some small college in Gambier, Ohio! He is having a fabulous experience.”

1978

Charles C. Yeomans, Orinda, California, “started pretty late on the family thing” (his boys are 16 and 12) but finds it “terrific.” He manages a biotech company focused on a new oxytocin-based drug to reduce migraine attack frequency.

1979

Lindsay C. Brooks writes that she is “happily living in Harlem — bought a condo four years ago and love the neighborhood.” She is still in financial services at Credit Suisse.

1979

Sandra Lane Joseph enjoyed a visit with her biology faculty advisor, Tom Jegla, now retired at age 81, out on his farm on Route 229. She works in sports medicine at OrthoNeuro in Columbus and last year visited with John H. Harbison and Amy (Kirshbaum) Harbison ’77 at the home of Thomas R. Bullock ’74 and Linda (Sofman) Bullock ’77. “I miss those Elton John days and AD parties,” she adds. “What a life we had.…”

1979

Wai-Kwong Kwok stayed at the home of old friend Michael O’Melia, whom he hadn’t seen in 35 years, on a recent trip to Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico

1979

Heather Gall Langham, through her daughter (a radio show host on WKCO who wanted to talk to Kenyon alumni) reconnected with classmate and Farr Hall friend Martin A. Secrest, who is doing well at the Voice of America in Washington, D.C. She recently enjoyed Robert B. O’Connor’s “must-read” new book “Gumptionade.”

1980s

1980

Thomas W. Chesnutt connected with Maurice Y. Mongko ’81 in Black Mountain, North Carolina. During Tom’s Peace Corps service he had taught at Maurice’s alma mater, the Cameroon College of Arts and Technology.

1980

Bret R. Cohen moved to Heidelberg, Germany, with his Brazilian-born wife and their 1-year-old daughter to shift his studies from cognitive science to computational linguistics.

1980

Carson Machado Eddy spent 20 years at Tufts University, 15 as a small business owner in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and now applies her costume design MFA to productions at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard. She keeps in touch with her cousin, Kramer T. Upchurch, who owns an aircraft business in St. Augustine, Florida.

1980

Eric G. Gaskins married Anton Bronner in the German village where Anton grew up. Eric writes that in New York, Leslie Hough, “unofficial den mother of our creative and outrageously interesting troupe,” convened Dana S. Berg, Michael J. Monhart ’78, David A. and Nelda Dierdorff (’78) Horwitz and Cindy A. Poorbaugh for a screening of Karl J. Shefelman’s film “Looking for the Jackalope.”

1980

Kyle W. Henderson, who welcomes your inquiries about putting Kenyon in your estate plan, enjoys his role as “first guy” of Gambier now that his wife, Kachen Kimmel, has been elected mayor.

1980

Deborah Smythe Hermann is “living the dream in comeback Cleveland,” where she is an event producer and owner of a production company: “Yes, I have met Lebron James. Yes, I produced 18 events in three days during the Republican National Convention. Yes, I am a long-suffering season ticket holder for the Browns. Yes, I have stories — no, my life isn’t as glamorous as it sounds.”

1980

Ellen C. Turner calls it a “huge pleasure and a true honor” to work in admissions recruiting the next generation of Kenyon students, splitting her time between Gambier and Hudson, Ohio, where she lives with her husband.

1981

Samuel W. Adams visited Wells Smith for a spectacular long weekend of hiking, boating and beer drinking on Squam Lake, New Hampshire, joined by fellow ’81 Dekes H.

1981

Gates Lloyd Jr., Franklin P. Spaeth, William McPherson “Mac” Durrett, Christopher Bartlett and little brother Donald M. Smith ’84, who brought lobsters for dinner, “raising him to hero status,” Sam reports. The following weekend Sam admired the Reverend Canon Mark K.J. Robinson’s fearless pre-breakfast leap into icy Maine pond water during some great fly-fishing.

1981

Jay N. Anania is secretary for administration and finance at the Organization for American States and enjoys his office view of the Washington Monument. “I am proud that our Secretary General Luis Almagro, a strong advocate for human rights and democracy,” he writes, “recently published an open letter of support for Leopoldo Lopez ’93, an inspiring figure who is a political prisoner of the Maduro regime.”

1981

Douglas Gertner, Denver, hosts a regular radio show on KGNU (afterfm.com/DougGertner). David S. Hooker, Grand Rapids, Michigan, works at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park after an automotive career.

1981

Karen Regan Jaffe, who works with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, praised Brian N. Victoroff and his team of ER colleagues for their work at a cycling event for the foundation in Cleveland; she recently visited with David E. Graham and Lisa C. Wood.

1981

Wendy A. MacLeod invites alums to her comedy “Women in Jeopardy!” playing in Merrimack, Massachusetts; Salt Lake City and the San Francisco Bay area. Her son Avery D. Baldwin ’17 graduates this May.

1981

Douglas E. Page continues to enjoy recruiting for the Temple University Health System along with tandem biking most weekends with his wife.

1981

Sue A. Robb reports that after almost 16 years with Coldwell Banker, she joined Berkshire Hathaway, serving the Fort Myers/Bonita Springs/Naples area: “I don’t change companies often, so it’s a big deal for me.”

1983

Jebb S. Curelop married Catherine Courtin, his Belgian girlfriend of several years, in Nashua, New Hampshire, with Keith C. DeAngelis, William S. Spann and Mark P. Taylor attending.

1983

Timothy J. Englert, Valley Cottage, New York, installed the fourth of his Knickerbocker benches at the renovated Hillel Center. He enjoys frequent dinner visits with Jeff Zacharia, Kathy Levy Pecht, Lisa Harspring McLaughlin and Sharon “Willie” Norkin, during which he harasses Jeff about his terrible taste in wine.

1983

Doug Mayers, Santa Monica, California, became a national sales executive for Resitrader, a provider of whole loan mortgage trade software.

1983

Amy McCloskey’s Houston Street bar, Madame X, will soon turn 21 “and be legally allowed to drink,” she jokes; Kenyon a cappella groups pass through on winter tours, so stop by. At home her guest room stopovers often include Ellen Leerburger ’86 and Jocelyn Hardman ’87; meanwhile, Amy will head to Gwen A. Koller Kreager’s North Carolina “mountain resort” for the August 2017 eclipse, where they expect J. Morris Thorpe ’81, Christopher C. Cole ’82, Beth A. Crawford and Robert W. Dickerman ’82 to join the madness.

1983

James W. Parmele, Skillman, New Jersey, says, “Second time is a charm. On Aug. 13, I married the love of my life, Susan Akins.” Jim is now the proud stepfather of three.

1983

Norman M. Valz, Philadelphia, also married in 2016. Another highlight was enjoying some Revolutionary War reenactments with his Kenyon roommate Michael J. Green.

1984

Richard A. Balka, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and his wife enjoyed a mini-reunion in Cleveland with Megan O’Donnell Patton, Leslie Ross Choma, Susan B. Berger ’85 and “the always elusive” Douglas L. Fisher — who claims, Rich says, that as a personal trainer his 100-yard dash time now is better than it was in college. “A few drinks, too much food, and it was like 1984 all over again — without the angst!”

1984

Jeffrey A. Bell, Kirkland, Washington, continues to provide equal access to justice through LegalShield. He and Colleen Murphy Bell ’85 bought a log cabin in the Chequamegon National Forest.

1984

Eric G. Berggren began teaching a business-to-business marketing course as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Rick caught up with Stephen F. Oatway and John W. Tomes, who were in Chicago on business.

1984

Nancy Elizabeth Currey recruits international students for Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, loving her walks at 7,000 feet of elevation in the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world amid 300 days of sunshine a year. “Having lived in Syria for three years,” she adds, “the current devastation is heartbreaking.”

1984

Mark A. Esposito, Catonsville, Maryland, reports excitement at “the excuse and opportunity to spend more time back at Kenyon” visiting his first-year daughter Emma L. Esposito ’20.

1984

Donald M. Hassler III, Boulder, Colorado, supervises the Radiation Assessment Detector instrument on the Curiosity Rover currently operating on Mars.

1984

Jacqueline A. Lesesne, McLean, Virginia, is a tax manager for the London-based company Metaswitch Networks. Her daughter Alexandra L. Zablocki ’20 is a first-year.

1984

Licia Ponzani is pursuing her master’s of library and information science at Clarion University and loving her “retirement dream job” at the public library in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

1985

Douglas E. Perry works in Washington, D.C., for Honeywell as its chief compliance officer. He and his wife, proud parents of five kids, would love to hear from area classmates.

1985

Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent in Los Angeles, saw Lars J. Hanson ’86 and Theodore K. Manley ’86 in New York at the live read of “Good Will Hunting,” directed by John Krasinski (the actor best known for playing Jim in the sitcom “The Office”).

1986

Paul E. Fireman, Pittsburgh, visited Anital “Tee” Minot and toasted the success of her 25 years of owning Christopher’s Books. Fireman Creative recently worked with Emily McCann ’84 and Cooper Monroe ’87 and their social media influencer marketing agency The Motherhood. “Special thanks to Elizabeth “Bonnie” Loomis Cunniffe for inspiring me to go into advertising and marketing,” he adds.

1986

Paulo E. Franco Jr., Richmond, Virginia, released “The Last Card,” a new record reviewed in national publications such as Paste magazine. “The album and title track,” he writes, “are dedicated to the memory of fellow alumnus Thomas M. James ’85.”

1986

James C. Hetlage, who has practiced employment and municipal government law for 27 years, will be the 2017 Grand Marshal of the St. Louis, Missouri, Fourth of July VP Parade.

1986

Dan M. Riedinger, a senior communications manager for a national trade association that represents nonprofit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, finds the Washington, D.C., area a great place for his two boys to grow up.

1986

Robert J. Zaiser, director of institutional advancement at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, enjoyed trips back to Kenyon last fall for football games in which his son (Class of 2020) plays.

1987

Charles C. Adams IV, Santa Monica, California, manages his retail fuel company Semper Fuel LLC and is dating “a lovely girl from San Diego.” Charlie celebrated Terence D. Martin Jr. ’89’s 50th birthday with an 82-mile bike race in the mountains of Colorado.

1987

Elizabeth A. Gibbs, Hot Springs, North Carolina, shared this report: “I’ve never sent an update before so this is out of left field — I was a wallflower at Kenyon, not well known by many, and I’ve certainly not followed any conventional path.” Elizabeth now serves as the kitchen manager at Southern Dharma Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside Asheville, after managing a historic farmers’ market in Greensboro and then a food truck, following several years farming in the mountains. “My energy continues to go to supporting local farmers, while feeding the folks who come on retreats here,” she writes.

1987

Joseph E. Lipscomb moved from Chevy Chase to Georgetown and reports that his son (Sam Lipscomb ’19) lives in Hanna, Joe’s sophomore year dormitory.

1987

Gretchen McGowan, Bloomfield, New Jersey, was post-production supervisor for the 2015 film “Carol,” directed by Todd Haynes.

1987

James B. Norton reports being very busy year-round on Martha’s Vineyard teaching high school math and running a family farm that produces mostly vegetables but sheep and chickens, too.

1987

Richard A. Zappalla II was promoted to the position of academic director for the Department of Humanities and Sciences at UCLA. Ric and his partner Christopher recently bought a new home in Sherman Oaks, California.

1988

Jeffrey A. Richards reports that he, Joseph A. Coates ’85 and Christopher P. Toft ’89 “more-or-less proudly represented Kenyon” at Pelotonia 16, a charity bicycle ride for cancer research whose finish line is in Gambier. Team Chasing Philander, the K80s team, which raised over $8,700, welcomes more alumni riders in 2017.

1988

Kristi McCauley Sink reports that she and her husband recently relocated to Cleveland to work with University Hospitals Health Systems after spending decades in Virginia and North Carolina.

1988

Robert M. Voce ventured to North Cascades National Park in northern Washington state to hike and bike with Kevin J. Smith and David K. Scott. Kent Wellington, Cincinnati, marveled at a game of Edward A. “Ted” Stewart’s middle daughter, who turned out to be “a first-class volleyball player, student-athlete and lady at Miami (Ohio) University, despite having Ted as a father.” Meanwhile, Kent writes, Mark D. Henry’s son (Nat Henry ’20) “is tearing it up as a running back on the Kenyon football team this year despite having Mark as a father, and Bruce A. Gerber’s son at OWU can really shoot hoops — like his father.”

1988

J. Edward Ball, Atlanta, caught up with classmates Carter Y. Sharaf ’89 and Michael R. Coltman ’87 last fall. He also reconnected with former KCDC theater techies in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Oct. 22 memorial mass for classmate O’Bryan Broecker Worley ’89, who died suddenly on Oct. 6. “Some of you may remember O’Bryan,” he adds, “for her awesome powers as a stage manager, semi-pagan hippie chick and unstoppably loyal friend to many.”

1988

A. Priscilla Perotti Igram gathered with Aileen C. Hefferren, Kristen Hess Jilek and Annie Kay Taylor on Fire Island after not having seen each other “for way too long.”

1988

Janet E. Lord and her partner Julie Mertus enjoy periodic trips to Gambier to hang in the bookstore and watch daughter Lynne A. Cullen ’19 play field hockey. As an adjunct law professor at the University of Maryland–Baltimore, Janet continues to work on issues of international human rights and disabilities, traveling last year to Belarus, Turkmenistan, Ivory Coast, and soon to China and Paraguay.

1988

Amy B. Malkoff has been named executive director of the Women’s A Cappella Association and welcomes fellow alumni to visit “stunning” Marblehead, Massachusetts.

1988

Douglas J. Miller has been promoted to vice president, executive risk practice leader, at Hylant, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.

1989

Lincoln E. Bleveans and Meredith Pastore Bleveans ’90 are now settled in Greater Los Angeles in a tiny antique house surrounded by olive trees and tucked up against the Angeles National Forest. Lincoln “keeps the lights on (and renewably powered)” at Burbank Water and Power, while Meredith is a writing tutor.

1989

Susan F. Bloom Hudgins loves tutoring kids with dyslexia and returning to Gambier for Alumni Council and to see her son (Houlder Hudgins ’18). His advisor is Gordon G. Loveland III, “which is cool,” she writes. Folks near Richmond, Virginia, are welcome to the alumni chapter’s many fun events, Susie adds.

1989

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann, Duluth, Minnesota, will publish “Swimming with Elephants: An Irreverent Pilgrim’s Tale of Leaving Medicine for Spirit” this year, about the “fantastic and gobsmackingly rewarding challenge” of her career shift to writing and shamanic healing.

1989

William C. Wilson runs the NFL player representation business for Wasserman Media Group, working out of his Raleigh, North Carolina office. Will attended the football reunion with his two sons and Kenneth W. Orce Jr. ’90 and his son, where they caught up with Edward J. (’89) and Beth (Waldner) Beemiller ’90 and David F. Hanson ’87, as well as Coach Heiser.

1989

Robert P. Zabel celebrated his 50th birthday in his Cape Cod home with Fred and Kelly Fordin, Chris ’90 and Brit Mayer ’93, Scott Walters, Jason Herrick ’92, Chris and Dawn Antinow ’93, Mark Stearns ’90, Peter Mitchell and Franklin Staley ’92.

1990s

1990

Peter K. Kyle Jr., who founded Peter Kyle Dance a decade ago, performs nationwide and internationally while serving on three New York area college faculties. Last August, after 20 years together, Peter and Scott Giguere were married on Cape Cod, a favorite destination.

1990

Rohini M. Pragasam joined global asset management firm PineBridge Investments as director of corporate communications. She sees Una I. (Slevin) Fogarty and Renate C. Anderson regularly.

1990

Michael A. Ueland was appointed as senior vice president of global sales at Digi International, a provider of machine-to-machine and Internet of Things connectivity products.

1991

Holly Hatch-Surisook and her husband and children (ages 13 and 15) traveled to Florence, Italy, where 26 years ago Holly studied abroad with roommate Martha A. “Marti” Jennings. If you’re in the Twin Cities, stop by their restaurant, Sen Yai Sen Lek, for delicious Thai food.

1991

Geoffrey Kloske is now president and publisher of Riverhead Books, whose recent successes include international smash hit “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins and New York Times bestseller “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff. Geoff reports that he took September off and “went by myself to Umbria and read.”

1991

Scott J. Krone, Wilmette, Illinois, laments that in the college search his oldest son deemed Kenyon “too far from a city,” while his second son — who made the USA Hockey National Development Camp — noted Gambier’s lack of an ice rink. “Still a chance for our youngest!” He caught up with Lisa Terris Cournoyer last September.

1991

Megan Lewis-Shurter, who published two books on race and power as depicted in South African theater and performance, is up for tenure this year in the department of theater at UMass Amherst.

1991

Michael J. McElroy was named general counsel at First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation, which praised his 15 years of leadership in the financial services industry and capital markets.

1991

Sarah E. Phemister, St. Paul, Minnesota, dubs her life “insanely pedestrian, but still lots of fun”: her two kids are best friends, her husband works as a public information officer for the Minnesota court system, and she is “learning something new about Indian law every day” in her job with Jacobson Law Group.

1991

Dieter R. Sumeraur was named regional medical director for electronic medical records at University Hospitals Rainbow Primary Care Institute. Dieter celebrated his wedding to Philipp Graner in Munich, Germany, in September (they married in New York City in 2014), with Shawn D. Meyers ’90 officiating.

1991

Angelique Tober survived cutbacks at Harley Davidson last year, but reports that the future still looks uncertain. She enjoyed a visit from Ann P. Russell, Sarah E. Phemister and Holly Hatch-Surisook last summer.

1991

Simon Yoo, San Francisco, reports new venture capital investments in India and Africa augment those in his team’s 25 portfolio companies across the U.S. “Sumiyo is keeping me fit by having me join her hot yoga classes,” he writes. “Brutal.” He welcomes classmates to visit and “crack open some fine California wine.”

1992

Alexandra Price Baj, Arlington, Virginia, is an attorney with Steptoe & Johnson focusing on export controls, sanctions, international trade and anti-corruption law. She looks forward to attending the reunion with Rachel Schwartz Louis and others.

1992

Andrea L. (Hopewell) Doyle is in her 14th year with the Foreign Service; she has been traveling throughout Central and South America embedded with the U.S. Marine Corps as a foreign policy advisor.

1992

Heather S. Ahlburn Emerick moved from Poland to Nicaragua with her husband, a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State, so at school her twins (age 7) and third daughter (5) are trying to remember to speak Spanish, not Polish.

1992

Kristin Holzer Fischer and Matthew A. Fischer ’91 enjoyed a mini-reunion at Stinson Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge with Jennifer K. Lightsey, Elizabeth “Lisa” Busby, Mimi Morris Morningstar and Bettie Teasley, followed by a gourmet dinner cooked by Josh Rupright.

1992

Mike Cougar Hallenbeck opened Junior Birdman Audio, a Minneapolis recording studio offering services from voice recording to sound design, original music and final mix.

1992

Laura E. (Strong) Hauser has been a music therapist for 20 years at Twin Valley Behavioral Care in Columbus, Ohio, and is accompanying her son as he looks at prospective colleges, one of which is Kenyon.

1992

Linda (Dahl) Mathews, in her eighth year at Washington, D.C.’s Madeira School, switched jobs and is a college counselor. She sometimes sees Jennifer Merlis and W. Erling Houston, who also work at area independent schools.

1992

Bryan A. Olson and James F. Powell climbed for a day and a half through the rocks, ice and snow of Mt. Rainier in Washington — afterward requiring “a lot of ice, bandages and Advil, but it was well worth it!” Bryan writes.

1992

Justin S. Roberts released his 13th kids’ album titled “Lemonade,” which he describes as “a more folky affair, with banjos, ukeleles and cardboard boxes.” His musical “Hansel & Gretel” played in Los Angeles in January.

1992

Katharine A. (Tomkievicz) Rubick shares with her husband and daughter a seismically retrofitted home in Portland, Oregon, “the city of endless food carts, artisanal everything and the impending Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.” The Lewis and Clark College campus and library, where she works, are “pretty enough to rival Kenyon (well, almost).”

1993

Nancy E. Alspach, Versailles, Kentucky, traveled back to Bolivia to see her Compassion sponsor child, now 12.

1993

Edward E. Curtis IV and R. Joseph Rodriguez ’97, each a winner of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, met each other at NEH headquarters in Washington; each will offer a seminar or lecture at NEH this year.

1993

Koren L. (Kuna) Gately began working as Florida territory manager for equine feed and care company Cavalor. “Pulling some long days but loving this new adventure!”

1993

Matthew W. Laney, in his fifth year as a senior minister at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, will see his fantasy novel for 8- to 17-year-olds published in 2018.

1993

Brennen Harbin Strine met up with Jennifer P. Jakubowski at her place in Lambertsville, New Jersey, along with Eleanor B. Jewett, Sara S. Fousekis, Allison Bunker Hillberg and Beth A. Blankenship.

1994

M. Colleen Hopkins Grazioso and Cristin D. Bishara, Stephenie Y. Liu, Melissa F. McClaran and Steven D. Rice ’93 spent a weekend on a lake in the Poconos hiking, tubing, waterskiing and making s’mores in the fire pit.

1994

Claire Laverge Petit took a three-month road trip with the kids while her San Francisco home was under renovation: the Rockies and Tetons, spelunking in Indiana, Niagara Falls, Nantucket and Maryland blue crabs did not disappoint.

1994

Katharine Gilliam “Katy” Regnery hit the New York Times Best Sellers list with her Winslow Brothers book series, and will speak this year at Williams College on how e-commerce and social media have reshaped romance publishing.

1994

Douglas J. Rowland Jr. marks a decade in the University of California–Davis biomedical engineering department. Doug’s boys are now ages 6 and 4.

1994

Ravana Wijeyeratne attended the wedding of Emiko Nagai ’97 in Toulouse, France, with Birke Troger M’97 and Glen Feder ’96. Ravi met Florian T. Ufer M’91 and Fabrice J. Claudel M’94 in Munich and then Manas Bapela ’93 in Cape Town, South Africa. He’ll host some of them in Sri Lanka this spring for scuba diving, and his mid-sized finance company with 240 employees is doing well.

1994

Alice Roche Winthrop welcomed a baby girl, Rosie, in August. In San Francisco, she runs her jewelry business (aliceroche.com) and designed a collection to celebrate SFMoMA’s new building and reopening. One neighborhood away is her “Kenyon bestie” Rosanna (Jones) Anderson.

1995

Julie Hill Barton read from her highly acclaimed “Dog Medicine” in the Cheever Room of Finn House last fall to a great turnout; the book made the “Animals” and “Health” New York Times Best Sellers lists and will appear in eight countries — with an author photo taken by Heather L. Knape.

1995

Brett E. Brownscombe recently left work in the Governor of Oregon’s office for Portland State University to focus on issues such as wildfire, fish and wildlife habitat, and “the current iterations of the sagebrush rebellion in the form of occupations such as the Bundy clan’s.”

1995

Samantha Carey, now in Washington, D.C., made a field visit to Zambia for Pact, an organization on whose board she serves. “Still love meeting and connecting top thought leaders to help figure out how to transform healthcare,” she writes.

1995

Ewa K. Hufford celebrated 16 years of marriage to John D. Rule. She is a reading specialist now in her 21st year in the Cincinnati public schools.

1995

Alex E. Tetlak teaches classics at Truman State University, where his students named him 2016 Educator of the Year. “Otherwise,” he adds, “a life of academic cliché: a partner also in classics, ramshackle house, poorly mown lawns, dogs, bicycles — and I couldn’t be happier.”

1996

Paul A. Bonvallet now chairs the College of Wooster’s chemistry department and serves as chief reader of the AP Chemistry Exam, which involves first writing it and then supervising the scoring of over 150,000 tests (“luckily with lots of help,” he adds).

1996

Christopher S. Frisby married Erin Elarton on Morris Island, South Carolina, in a beach wedding ceremony followed by the baptism of their daughter Mary. Chris’s third great-grandfather was a soldier profiled in the film “Glory,” which dramatized the 1863 Civil War battle on that site.

1996

Emily Kunze, now in her 17th year in Barcelona, launched an educational foundation to help multilingual children with learning differences (diverselearn.org) and welcomes connections with anyone in special education.

1996

Patrick J. Moorhead, Chicago, reports that his son Parker welcomed little brother Pendleton to the family on Sept. 15. Patrick joined the fast-growing tech startup Label Insight as CMO and invites alums for special treatment at Zen Yoga Garage, his wife’s studio.

1996

Joshua T. Radnor directed his first music video for Rachel Yamagata, starring Allison B. Janney ’82. His Civil War hospital drama airs on PBS this January, and he stars in the world premiere of “The Babylon Line” by Richard Greenberg at Lincoln Center.

1996

Andrew S. Richmond is growing his antiques and art business, adding appraisers. His exhibition titled “An Ohio Childhood: 200 Years of Growing Up” appears at the Decorative Arts Center in Lancaster, Ohio.

1996

Jamie Lyn Smith is now an English professor teaching creative writing at Bluffton University, where she edits “Bridge: The Bluffton Literary Journal” for exceptional writers ages 14 to 24.

1996

Stacy L. Strauss is director of the Ohio University Innovation Center, incubating and cultivating small businesses in the region around Athens.

1996

Jeremy R. and Abra Anderson Williams ’97 enjoyed shrimp and grits with Meghan A. Kenny at Christopher Frisby’s South Carolina wedding.

1996

Emily J. Wise enjoyed fall in Gambier with her husband and 6-year-old daughter, together hunting for treasure and building fairy houses and spaceships.

1997

Jamion L. Berry, Atlanta, writes that his work for global brand leader Mondelez International (Oreos, Chips Ahoy, Cadbury) means lots of travel in a career advanced by his newly minted Executive MBA. He mentors African American students here at Kenyon, finds the changing cultural dynamics of campus “amazing,” and “promises to stay away from the karaoke machine” at the reunion.

1997

Elizabeth Boon Carrico’s family welcomed a son, third child Beckett, last April. She and her husband enjoy academic life as professors of chemistry at Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York.

1997

Barrett Coker Krise helps philanthropists connect their passions with purpose at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Daughter Avie, born last May, is “already working on her admissions essay.”

1998

Jessica A. Chew is a licensed massage therapist in Huntsville, Alabama, and was married in May.

1998

Derek R. Cooney graduated from the police academy and figures he is now “the only physician, paramedic, firefighter, HazMat technician, police officer” in the state of New York. He and his wife and four boys are doing well in Syracuse.

1998

Allison M. Sladek Greer, Evanston, Illinois, a math facilitator for Winnetka Public Schools, reports that husband Kirk A. Greer has been named director of studies and professional development at the Latin School of Chicago.

1998

John C. Lawler, Lehigh Acres, Florida, and his wife and four children welcomed son John on Sept. 2.

1998

Emily N. Sattler has 1-year-old twin daughters and anticipates the visit of Anastasia M. Krajec in Tokyo for the 2020 Winter Olympics.

1998

Torsten Seifert moved from Germany back to Dallas where he is in senior leadership in marketing at commercial construction firm Hilti North America.

1998

Lauren Crossett Weymouth, San Francisco, has been navigating working from home with first child Francis Louis, a “real San Franciscan” unlike everyone else she knows who has transplanted.

1999

Jonathan H. Dunlap is now in Asheville, North Carolina, practicing medical malpractice defense law at the Van Winkle law firm. Last summer Jonathan enjoyed watching Graham E.E. Thomas take the Great Lakes amateur wakeboarding championship in the age 35-40 group.

1999

C. Braddock Goodson, on hiatus from math teaching, is “pursuing his dream of playing poker full time,” Brad reports. “You’ll never see me on TV, as I’m horrible in tournaments, but the cash game grind is going well.”

1999

Samuel S. Holtzmann took his 1-year-old son Eibu Jupiter to Japan to meet his extended family. As director of faculty development at the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles, he crosses paths with Daanesh D. Chanduwadia ’97 and Matthew F. Smith ’01.

1999

Jordan S. Kurella, Columbus, Ohio, sold six stories in a year and a half, including “Beneath Ceaseless Skies” to an online magazine.

1999

Charles K. Sheldon, Ahwahnee, California, continues to transform a 1,000-acre former golf course near Yosemite into an organic farm, event facility, retreat lodge and intentional community (sierrameadows.com), with the aid of “amazing” partners like Michael W. Meyers ’97.

1999

Last March Graham E.E. Thomas welcomed second daughter Harper Leila, who “thankfully has her mother’s disposition.”

1999

Gregory F. Votruba completed his doctorate and is a fellow at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul, Turkey.

2000s

2000

Kelly P. Dillon is a visiting assistant professor at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, seeking a tenure-track position.

2000

Charles S. Green loves living in Annapolis, Maryland, reviewing books and local plays for DC Metro Theater Arts.

2000

Kristin Ann Meister is now a litigator at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment and lives on the Upper West Side in New York City with her husband and daughter.

2000

Daniel P. Nickerson married in Palm Springs, California, in June. Dan and his wife live in Redlands and teach biology and chemistry at California State–San Bernardino.

2000

Molly (Willow) Vogel is associate director of advancement communications at Ohio Wesleyan, editing its alumni magazine.

2001

Emily W. Andersen passed the bar and landed a job at Choate, Hall & Stewart in downtown Boston after a week in Israel as a member of the America Israel Friendship League’s Law Review Editors delegation.

2001

Zarrin-Taj Atkins, San Francisco, after three years at the Marin Montessori School, became an adjunct associate professor at St. Mary’s College Kalmonovitz School of Education. On their Bay area visits she’s seen Aaron C. Hamilton and Mark Foran, plus Erika E. Prahl ’00 on trips back east.

2001

Julie (Shaffer) Belelieu, director of federal public policy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, celebrated Cassandra C. Bukarski’s wedding in Ojai, California, with Anne Paulson and Donald A. Cole and Grace L. Peck ’98 and Matthew S. Beason ’99.

2001

Megan M. Buhr opened a K-5 private school in Pembroke, Massachusetts, with a Forest School program and a rich technology and arts project-based curriculum.

2001

Katherine F. (Bare) Dagan, Falls Church, Virginia, had twin boys and welcomed help from Christine H. Steffen, who came to her aid from Minnesota during that first difficult month.

2001

Tyler G. Griffin and Elizabeth Roche Griffin ’00 (married in 2010) moved to Seattle in October after four years in the United Kingdom.

2001

Frederick R. “Fritz” Horstman has one large and 25 small sculptures on display in the deCordova Biennial (decordova.org) in Lincoln, Massachusetts, open through this March.

2001

Erin E. Shanahan, La Grange Park, Illinois, welcomed daughter Isabelle to the family in July — Aiden, now 5, “loves being a big brother,” she reports.

2002

Erin (Saunders) Benson, Denver, writes she is “a bit of an urban homesteader trying to live as sustainably and simply as possible.” Her family vacationed with the family of Amanda Lueck Grell at Estes Park in November.

2002

Andrew P. Gerkey is now an assistant professor in the anthropology department of Oregon State University in Corvallis after several years of research on indigenous communities in Siberia and Alaska. Drew enjoys “just enough Portlandia to keep things weird.”

2002

Arielle (Wolovnick) Heller, Rockville Centre, New York, and her husband welcomed a son, Philip (“Pip”), to their family on July 6. “He’s already met Ruth Crowell Wild and Amy L. Czech,” she writes.

2002

Rebecca (Osborn) Lewis reports that last July big sisters Emma and Lucy welcomed baby girl Gabrielle to their home in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

2002

Sarah E. Longwell and her wife Karin write that Kenyon roommates Erica S. Sandler and Claire E. Bohnengel were among the first to meet July-born son Edward, who wears his purple Kenyon onesie every chance he gets.

2002

Justin C. Martinich, Bay Shore, New York, teaches high school history. Second son Gabriel turns 1 this May.

2002

Sarah (McClean) Neumann lives in Lone Tree, Colorado, with her husband, son and a pug named Penny: “Life is sticky and sweet, and usually covered in dog hair,” she reports.

2002

Erin E. O’Neill coaches softball in Gambier and was inducted into the Kenyon Hall of Fame last year.

2002

Kristen (Gupta) Palcisco, Cleveland, won an award for historic home renovation, much of it done by her husband. She is a nurse practitioner with MetroHealth hospital.

2002

Densil R. Porteous II serves on the board of directors of Equitas Health, an Ohio community-based health care system, and on the national board of governors for the Human Rights Campaign; in September he became director of marketing and communications at the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State.

2002

Miriam Ellen Walden teaches English at the Hewitt School in Manhattan. “My son, Alexander,” she adds, “demonstrates decisiveness and mastery of syntax. I take great joy in watching him grow and learn each day.”

2003

Nathaniel P. Adams is a senior oil, gas and mining specialist at the World Bank in Jakarta, Indonesia. Nat recently opened remarks to a local mining industry association with a joke about Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, he reports: “No one laughed, and it was awkward.”

2003

Briana C. Betz has taken her biology Ph.D. down south to put together programs for a medical education company in Decatur, Georgia, where she “does not miss the Ohio winters,” she writes.

2003

Frances Sayako Earle, after two years with the Peace Corps in Kenya, a linguistics master’s and then a Ph.D., “started a real job, finally,” on the research faculty in speech-language pathology at the University of Delaware.

2003

Evan Guthrie practices family medicine with Jefferson Health at Abington Memorial Hospital in the Philadelphia area.

2003

Philip M. Hands, Madison, Wisconsin, draws editorial cartoons for the Wisconsin State Journal and is now nationally syndicated: “If you remember how a newspaper works,” he jokes, “open one up some time. You might just see one of my cartoons on the editorial page.”

2003

Melissa Holt, Glastonbury, Connecticut, married and started at a new clinical psychology practice.

2003

Justin G. and Ashley Rowatt Karpinos, Nashville, Tennessee, stay busy with stroller walks and living room puppet shows with their two boys. Last year Justin won his age group in a swim-run national championship in Santa Cruz, California, and enjoyed seeing Doran A. Danoff’s band live.

2003

Emily E. Martin, Pittsburgh, is now enjoying life in a family of three with the birth of their daughter, Eliza.

2003

Gordon S. Pennoyer works for Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City, where he’s “happy as a clam” living with twin daughters born in October — though he “he hasn’t slept this little since pledge week.”

2003

Allison L. (Stroh) and Jason W. Rabin live in the same Medford, Massachusetts, building as Ashley K. Parker. Jason writes grants and marketing materials for the nonprofit arts organization Young Audiences of Massachusetts and plays blues harmonica in a local bar band called The Ways and Means Committee, while Allison is an art therapist working in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.

2003

Valerie D. Temple, director of programming at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, lives in a “cozy” Philadelphia row house with her husband, comic book artist Aaron Lange.

2003

Marisa A. Vigilante, Brooklyn, New York, who works at Rodale Books, married in Pacific Palisades, California, last October. Attending were: Mark O’Neill ’92, Elizabeth A. Petrelli, Benjamin F. Elesh and Leah Cohen Johnson.

2003

Ingrid E. Vining, Beverly Hills, California, is vice president of community at the startup Tongal, “a platform that connects big-name brands like Unilever, LEGO, and Lionsgate to a global community of more than 120,000 writers, directors and filmmakers to make awesome branded videos and commercials,” she reports.

2004

Tim M. Clayton is an attorney with JPMorgan Chase in Columbus, Ohio, raising two sets of twins.

2004

Jennifer R. Feeney, San Anselmo, California, received a Next Generation Leadership grant from UFI, a global exhibits organization, and presented a keynote at the organization’s annual congress in Shanghai last fall.

2004

Alexander J. “A.J.” and Erin N. (Born) Frantz ’06, now in San Diego, hang out with Andrew M. Heroy, Henry J. Kaiser and Sarah E. Topol. A.J. recently had the “amazing experience” of diving 450 feet in a mini submarine to dock with a Chilean sub parked on the ocean floor during an undersea rescue exercise.

2004

Dawn C. (Sokolowski) Gardner happily keeps busy “washing clothes, reading stories and kissing owies” at home in Mentor, Ohio, with her two boys.

2004

David R.H. and Anna C. (Bierlein) Handy live a few blocks from Emma S. Patterson and her husband in Brooklyn. Anna works in Impressionist and Modern client strategy at Christie’s, and Dave is a global product manager at Bloomberg.

2004

Elton M. Hartney and Ashley M. James and daughter Lily “(hopeful class of ’36)” welcomed second daughter Alice before returning to Los Angeles after Elton completed his work as a lighting console programmer on the eighth installment of the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise.

2004

Victoria K. Hougham and Hayden Cook, with daughter Meara, welcomed son Dylan to the family home in Silver Spring, Maryland.

2004

Joanna L. Jacobsen married in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sept. 24, cheered on by over a dozen fellow alums in attendance.

2004

Rachel C. and Leeman Tarpley Kessler are finding campus life welcoming and rewarding as they celebrate the first whole year of Rachel’s dual job as college chaplain and parish priest. Daughter Amanda “has taken the village by storm, marching around as if she owns the place, unable to go anywhere without running into friends and admirers.”

2004

Taryn A. Myers, tenured by Virginia Wesleyan College last year, saw her recent study about doll size and body image in young girls receive some press both locally and internationally. She and Brian D. Schiller ’05 live in Virginia Beach.

2004

Devika Saxena and her husband moved to Berkeley, California, for new jobs; she is now director of national development at OneGoal, which creates opportunities for underserved students to attain college degrees.

2004

Carolyn M. Wendler, Brooklyn, teaches math at The Spence School, and often sees Rachel J. Ebner, for whom she was a bridesmaid last year.

2005

Lanier F. Basenberg finished her sociology Ph.D. and is a visiting lecturer at Georgia State University.

2005

Erin A. Carr lives in New York City with her girlfriend Suzanne, working in accounting and human resources for Make It Nice restaurants.

2005

Meredith A. Farmer, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, completed her UNC Ph.D. and taught her first semester in the English department at Wake Forest.

2005

Megan L. Harvey, Houston, will be traveling to Russia twice a year for 10 weeks at a time in her new dream job with NASA’s Johnson Space Center, working at Moscow Mission Control. She only regrets it being too late to tell Professor Olshanskaya about her adventures combining her physics major and Russian minor.

2005

Cara P. Himmelfarb Mcilwaine is public relations manager at Wine Enthusiast (the magazine and catalog) now that she and her husband have returned to New York, this time to Washington Heights.

2005

Rachel M. Miller finished her University of Pittsburgh art history Ph.D. and as of last fall is an assistant professor at California State University in Sacramento.

2005

Phoebe L. Plagens, a senior communications strategist for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, was married in November 2015 to Nathaniel Purinton of Toledo, Ohio, whom she met through Kenyon friends in 2008. The couple reside in New York City.

2005

Eric J. Raicovich started a data strategy practice in the New York City office of 72andSunny, a creative advertising agency. Last fall he “took an #eatpraylove trip to Thailand to explore and eat a lot of curry.”

2005

Kelly A. (Smallwood) Stowe heads up a management support contract for the Office of Research and Technology at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in Washington, D.C., but for now works remotely in central North Carolina awaiting completion of her husband’s Army service obligation. Next fall they and their children (4 and 2) will relocate to and rediscover the D.C. area.

2005

Lawrence N. Sullivan, Hong Kong, has grown his passion for magic into a company called Legends Playing Cards, which uses a new manufacturing method that ensures “supreme durability and quality,” he writes. “Years of Mandarin lessons at Kenyon really paid off.” To get out of the office, he builds and flies custom-made race-ready quadcopters.

2005

Andrea (Scott) Turnipseed not only provides therapy but is also co-owner, administrator and handler of “everything else a business entails” at the mental health clinic she and her husband opened in Austin, Texas.

2005

Haley Wadsworth and Christian T. Dorsey ’99 welcomed daughter Quinn to the family home, now in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

2005

Erin A. Zivic and family — including new baby Pierce Rowan — moved to the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara, California.

2006

Amy E. Aloe and her husband hiked the Pacific Crest Trail for their honeymoon trip, running into Jennifer L. Perkins on the trail but missing the rest of you at the reunion.

2006

Jenna E. Brubaker also sadly missed the reunion while marrying her husband in Chicago and then honeymooning in Greece. She is completing her graduate degree in learning and organizational change at Northwestern.

2006

Andrea E. Daly released a new EP of original songs, titled “Right Here,” and will premiere her musical “Legendale” in Denmark; she married in July and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

2006

Joanna M. Graham is now a postdoc in 18th- and 19th-century art at the Walters Museum in Baltimore and “couldn’t be happier,” she writes.

2006

Samantha L. Lawrence spent last year establishing a senior living community in New Jersey: Brightview Paramus offers Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

2006

Christopher F. Loud, Traverse City, Michigan, married on a historic farm on the Leelanau Peninsula and bought an old house. He continues to work for an LA-based production company on a new travel show called “Great Escapes,” on which Radha (Thombre) Schmitz works, traveling the world.

2006

Lindsay C. Mandaras and Heather Preston ’05 completed the Cape Town, South Africa, marathon, continuing Lindsay’s quest to run one on every continent, with only Antarctica remaining.

2006

Emily E. Morgan, Brooklyn, celebrated the birth of daughter Frances in September.

2006

Kathryn L. Zeanah is now a school psychologist at a Columbus high school after moving back to Ohio. She and her wife attended the Kauai, Hawaii, wedding of Megan E. Sheasby and Ashley D. Morrison ’07.

2007

Christopher C. Basile has directed four shows, two of them off-Broadway, and acted in another in New York City, where he lives with his husband. His first short film was officially selected by a number of mid-level international film festivals.

2007

Laura Bomar Eiszner, Edmond, Oklahoma, and her husband welcomed daughter Quinn into the world in August.

2007

Terrell Fuller still lives in Washington, D.C., with her two rabbits, now in a new job as a senior project manager at Wunderman. In her spare time she performs improv with her troupe, Company Blood Drive.

2007

Jennifer (Zangmeister) and Paul Grady ’05, Grafton, Massachusetts, report that daughter Patricia “is already stealing hearts and giving her parents a run for their money.” Jenni teaches and sees clinical cases at Tufts Veterinary School while Paul runs Potter Hill Farm.

2007

Juliana M. Kunz, Austin, Texas, completed her master’s in counseling and hopes to soon be licensed as a play therapist.

2007

Christopher B. Laco, Westlake, Ohio, celebrated the birth of daughter Sophia in July.

2007

Christopher M. Matthews, Brooklyn, welcomed daughter Emmeline to the world in May.

2007

Sara (Kaplow) and Nicholas D. McClusky, Reston, Virginia, had a daughter this summer. Sara helps nonprofits solve technical challenges, Nick is a manager at a market research firm, and “Beatrice is currently unemployed.”

2007

Jessica (Little) and Matthew C. McCormick ’06, Long Island City, New York, are enjoying daughter Madeline, born last March.

2007

Elizabeth A. Narducci starts a tenure-track position at the University of Mount Union this July teaching cardipulmonary and therapeutic methods in its physical therapy school, while husband David D. Cicetti teaches AP world history and government at St. Ignatius High School and coaches D-line for its powerhouse varsity football team, which barely lost the state championship game in double overtime on Dec. 2.

2007

Lauren C. Ostberg now works in the litigation department of Bulkley Richardson in Springfield, Massachusetts.

2007

Virginia M. (Newcomb) and Christopher M. Smith, Nashville, Tennessee, welcomed daughter Emmeline in July.

2007

Margaret W. Willison, Boston, runs a weekly podcast with Kathryn J. Varendonk and Andrew A. Cunningham ’08; she performed live at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival last year. She also attended roommate Deanna J. Lesht’s wedding.

2007

Nelie G. Zanca, Atlanta, married in September, with Julia Plonowski Gunther, Kyle Donnellon, Sarah Hillenbrand and Elizabeth Howe Stanton contributing to the ceremony, which included an excerpt from “This Is Water,” David Foster Wallace H’05’s commencement address.

2007

Lauren Zenner and John W. Steele IV, Eureka, California, will practice general pediatrics after Lauren completes her residency in San Diego. John teaches cell and molecular biology at Humboldt State University.

2008

Blossom A. Barrett is at Ohio State working on her dissertation examining multiraciality in postsecondary access structures.

2008

Rachel G. Berkshire and Andrew J. Kibbee celebrated their wedding at Bacchus Bistro in Brooklyn.

2008

Jacob A. Cieply finished his Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literature at Stanford and works there as a lecturer.

2008

Rachel S. Dickson finished writing a location-based narrative documentary on Chicago’s Grant Park. She and her husband have an 8-year-old stepson who has just come from Colombia to live with them.

2008

Thomas “T.D.” Dickson and Kayla Cushner ’10 married in New Hampshire on Labor Day weekend, surrounded by Kenyon friends, before relocating to Santa Cruz, California, “where they’re attempting to be beach bums.”

2008

Christopher D. Holden married in March (with Andrew A. Cunningham officiating) before honeymooning in Spain and Morocco; he is a music librarian at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

2008

Joey R. Konieczny, Decatur, Georgia, and his wife “welcomed Elliott Grace Konieczny to this beautiful world on tax day!”

2008

Adam E. Leverone joined Getty Images as a research editor, now “retired from weeknight rooftop PR parties and paparazzi lines on New York red carpets,” he writes.

2008

Ping Yiu Lai returned home to California to work in construction management in Silicon Valley.

2008

Isaac M. Miller, after wandering to Exeter for a creative writing M.A., then being a barista in northern California and making raw juices in Seattle, has decided to settle in Oklahoma City and teach high school English.

2008

Raquel M. Oriol is in her fifth year as a special education teacher in the Bronx in the daytime, spending most evenings in her large backyard “coercing her 5-year-old daughter out of her favorite tree” with hot cocoa and a cookie.

2008

AnnaLaura M. Scandrett, Oakland, California, teaches first grade and was married in July.

2008

Mary C. “Carrie” Spitz, married in Nashville, Tennessee, with bridesmaids Allison M. Glasser and Gwendolyn J. Faulkner at her side, along with enough other alumnae for “somewhat of a Low Lew girls reunion.”

2009

Mark A. Boyd, Asheville, North Carolina, works for a modular synthesizer app called Andalus and for an audio electronics company called Endangered Audio Research, traveling often “to synth conferences to geek out with his customers about his new gear.”

2009

Courtney E. Coleman returned to Chicago after a year in Peru taking classes to apply for a master’s direct entry nursing program.

2009

Priscilla A. Erickson is now researching evolutionary genetics at the University of Virginia after celebrating her graduation from UC Berkeley in May with a trip to Thailand and Malaysian Borneo.

2009

Prabhat Gautam moved to Boston and married Kevin M. Wandrei, whom she met in the graduate school for public administration at Cornell.

2009

Hunter R. Judson Jr., Grand Rapids, Michigan, is taking over the family’s executive search business when not sparring on the links with his club’s Denison grads, finally claiming victory last year when partnering in a tournament with Jesse E. Boomsma-Gold ’11.

2009

Nicholas J. Lerangis married a Middlebury alum, his high school prom date, with whom he reconnected after they ran into each other on the NYC subway. Nick’s band, Evening Darling, will release its debut album later this year.

2009

Daisy A. Linden was promoted to managing strategy director in the San Francisco office of SYPartners, “a company that helps leaders transform their organizations, their teams and themselves.”

2009

Toni J. Metcalf, who married Oct. 31 and “Halloweddingmooned” in the Caribbean, works as a paralegal at Hickman & Lowder on special needs and elder law issues.

2009

Elizabeth K. (Gottschalk) Miller, Montrose, New York, started work as the tech services librarian at the Culinary Institute of America.

2009

Caleb S. Rupp, Concord, New Hampshire, is now head chocolatier at a local candy shop — “a pretty sweet job,” he writes. Elizabeth Scheltens produces videos for Vox.com in Washington, D.C. In September she married at her parents’ home in Ohio, with Abigail T. Barnes, Molly C. McGannon and Anne K. Severe ’10 attending.

2009

Lovey H. Walker, St. Paul, Minnesota, married in Oahu, Hawaii, last May and completed her Ph.D. in counseling psychology.

2009

Zachary S. and Sarah (Prendergast) Wallace moved to Cleveland, where she is the school district’s Fab Lab coordinator, running a mobile tech shop and maker space.

2010s

2010

Naomi L. Blaushild, Chicago, began her Ph.D. in human development and social policy at Northwestern.

2010

Kegan R. Borland completed his MBA at Carnegie Mellon, moved with his girlfriend to the Detroit suburbs, and is now an M&A analyst with Doeren Mayhew Capital.

2010

Peter DeC. Dumbadze reports he is “living the ubiquitous Brooklyn dream in a shoebox-sized apartment somewhere north of Red Hook and somehow south of Dumbo.” An architect by day and an architect by night (“the hours suck”), he predicts that this year “knishes will be all the rage.”

2010

Laura K. Goehrke, in Brooklyn, works as an associate post-producer at a production house called Hogarth, and performs on an improv team called The Truth.

2010

Elizabeth R. “Ellie” Hansen, Washington, D.C., reports that “after going into labor at a party for Ariel A.P. Perkins, Peter R. Certo and I welcomed baby boy Finn this August.”

2010

Alyssa Gomez Lawrence now works at Kenyon’s Office for Community Partnerships. She and Jonathan N. Lawrence ’09 celebrated the arrival of daughter Evie in May.

2010

Katherine R. Von Culin and Daniel V. Iwamoto, New Haven, Connecticut, married in June and honeymooned in Hawaii, before both head into the final stretch of their Ph.D. programs.

2010

Natalie E. West works in Rome for the UN World Food Programme, traveling often on long trips (in 2016, to Ghana and Tanzania, for example) to do nutrition situation analyses.

2010

Lee H. (Orr) and Jamie H. White married in Pittsburgh on Aug. 6.

2011

Haley E. Adcox balances class and lab work in her Ph.D. program in microbiology and immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She recently published a paper on salmonella in the journal Infection and Immunity.

2011

Ayesha Akhtar and Joseph J. Johnston live and work in the Bronx, she at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and he on his master’s in clinical psychology.

2011

Peter M. Collins is now in law school at Stanford and learning to rollerblade.

2011

Grant K. Johnson pursues his Ph.D. in art history at the University of Southern California and contributes to Artforum magazine. “I recently attended Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmy after-party,” he reports, “where I had the good fortune of sharing a dance floor with Lady Edith Crawley.”

2011

Gabrielle L. Koenig joined the brand partnerships team at Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, where she gets great perks like free concert tickets while working with brand partners such as Chase, Grey Goose, Bose and P&G.

2011

Nicholas P. Loud and Conor Karakul spent the fall in Oslo, Norway, Nick doing freelance documentary work and Conor studying landscape design. A documentary Nick helped produce and edit, “Finding Oscar,” premiered at the Telluride Film Festival recently.

2011

Ian E. and Kristy A. (Gausman) McCarthy, Los Angeles, married Sept. 3, with Rachel A. Bucey, Sarah L. Hunt, Christopher N. Bobby and Robert F. “Fraser” Reach attending.

2011

Laura A. Paul continues her dissertation research on maize-farming household response to drought in Tanzania.

2011

Ananda R. Plunkett finished a five-week European tour with Pinegrove, a band formed at Kenyon and fronted by Evan Stephens Hall. In the U.K. and Ireland they caught up with Nora K. Bergin, Brandon P. Bollinger and Jonathan E. Brown.

2011

Erin R. Schiff photographed rallies while traveling along the trail of the Hillary Clinton campaign, and she continues freelancing out of Washington, D.C.

2011

Peyton L. Ward married James C. Hatzopoulos ’10 on Oct. 8.

2011

Taylor Woods completed her graduate degree and is now a zookeeper at the Oregon Zoo in Portland.

2012

Ellen D. Blanchard, Ann Arbor, Michigan, attended the first annual Festival of the Book in northern Michigan, hosted by local bookstore owner Katherine A. Capaldi ’06, where poet Daniel N. Poppick ’07 moderated and read from his work.

2012

Kellyn K. Caldwell works as an event planner in Norfolk, Virginia, coaches high school swimming and is earning a master’s in international studies from Old Dominion University.

2012

Caitlyn Cook lives in Brooklyn with Nick J.C. Johnson and Andrew A. Tripodo. Her band Frankly Benjamin (including Gregory A. Bunis) plays NYC and occasionally tours the country. She and Melody C. Travers released a folk album titled “Thanks Mangled Brain.”

2012

Matthew W. Davis and his dance company BOOMERANG — founded with Adrian F. Galvin and Assistant Professor Kora Radella — prepared a new commission titled “Repercussion,” with dramaturgy by William A. Arbery ’11. The performance traveled to Paris and Berlin and appeared in Chicago at Steppenwolf.

2012

Mallory B. Ewer-Speck taught ninth grade algebra in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley before heading to Cancun, Mexico — a move recommended by Jessica F. Marroquin — to teach at an International American School.

2012

Alicia B. Florin is head coach of women’s lacrosse at Saint Mary’s College of California.

2012

Zachary E. Goldman started a creative agency for sports media and marketing called Common Goal in Portland, Oregon, after returning from England, where he completed his MBA and worked in professional soccer.

2012

Caroline K. Gruman married Tyler R. Furste on Sept. 24.

2012

Lily B. Kaizer opened Happy Isles, a bridal salon in Los Angeles specializing in designer vintage.

2012

Caroline G. Lindy works as an actress and filmmaker living in Los Angeles with Henley C. Cox and down the street from Kathleen E. Jordan ’11 and Matthew P. Crowley ’11.

2012

Sarah L. Macdonald moved straight to Tokyo after graduation and now works as an actor/narrator all over Japan. She hosts J-Flicks, an English-language program discussing Japanese cinema with guest directors, actors, producers and others in the industry on the NHK World website.

2012

Amanda F. Martin completed her MFA in dramaturgy at Harvard and now freelances on projects there and at Brandeis with a company called the Wormwood Theatre Collective.

2012

Caitlin Starling married David M. Hohl in 2015 and the newlyweds purchased a house in Portland, Oregon.

2012

Caitlin Starling married David M. Hohl in 2015 and the newlyweds purchased a house in Portland, Oregon.

2012

Marika Kent West moved with her partner of three years to Kigali, Rwanda, to work at One Acre Fund and eats at “every Indian restaurant in the city.” When work takes her to Nairobi, Kenya, she “cuts up the dance floor” with Elizabeth Mahiri ’13.

2013

Heather K. Amato, Berkeley, California, presented her master’s thesis research last fall at a water and health conference at the University of North Carolina, spending “much-needed quality time with the lovely Sarah C. Heminger.”

2013

Julia C. Anderson, who lives in Minneapolis with partner Carl and cat Grilled Cheese, works as an accessibility coordinator at the Walker Art Center.

2013

Jacqueline Neri Arias is now assistant director for Kenyon’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

2013

William E. Braff started law school at Ohio State.

2013

W. Spencer Carlson works for Mettagroup.org, “an online and in-person meditation community,” he reports.

2013

Jennifer R. Colmenero and Clifford M. Eberhart were married on a San Francisco street corner during SF Pride.

2013

Kelsey G. DeLaney, Lambertville, New Jersey, celebrated the one-year anniversary of her video production company, KGD Films, which hired summer interns Austin R. Barrett ’18 and Colleen E. Kelley ’18.

2013

James F. Dennin helped Mic, a media company targeting millennials, launch its new money section. Now a staff writer on the 83rd floor of the World Trade Center, his first big story about Donald Trump’s campaign refusing to let some donors cancel their recurring donations was picked up by Vanity Fair, The Guardian and New York magazine.

2013

Jeremy M. Dossetter, San Francisco, became a private helicopter pilot.

2013

Rachel L. Gorsky pursues her master’s in sociology and education at Columbia Teacher’s College.

2013

Sarah B. Jenkins interns as a therapist in the adult outpatient psychiatry department of a hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

2013

Liliana E. Martinez interned at a newspaper in the West Bank, covering events in Israel and Palestine, while completing her master’s in international affairs at George Washington University.

2013

Rachel K. Max began her master’s in social work at San Diego State University.

2013

Tristan J. Neviska is Kenyon’s associate director for young alumni engagement.

2013

Morgan E. Peele sees Holly N. Anderson and Garrison B. Todd in Philadelphia while pursuing a Ph.D. in demography at Penn.

2013

Hannah K. Saiz, Milwaukee, finished eighth in the 200-meter butterfly at the Olympic Trials and also took the national title in that event, thus becoming the first Kenyon Lady to make the U.S. National Team. She lives with Zachary D. Katz-Stein ’12.

2013

Emily K. Spence, who teaches U.S. history and music at her former Catholic middle school in the Boston area, lives down the street from Faith B. McDuffie and Allison E. Kramer ’12.

2013

Tess M. Waggoner works part time in Ankara, Turkey, at the Turkish Fulbright Commission, and started her master’s at Middle East Technical University, Professor Nurten Kilic-Schubel’s alma mater.

2014

Jordi Alonso studies poetry at Mizzou and “tracks down nymphs in literature and life (as usual).”

2014

Margaret M. Boelter and Anna V. Peery are studying to be occupational therapists at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

2014

Angela R.S. Bryan-Brown, London, United Kingdom, works for Stonewall, the UK’s leading LGBT campaigning charity.

2014

Gregory T. Culley, Chicago, in his third season with Steve Harvey, the daytime television talk show, was promoted to associate graphic designer and draftsman. He backpacked last summer in New Hampshire with James A. “Atticus” Koontz and Molly R. McCleary.

2014

David J. Hoyt moved jobs and now sends Kenyon’s tweets instead of its fundraising emails.

2014

Rebecca C. Katzman works at Time for Kids magazine writing about outer space, endangered species and other fun topics.

2014

Chelsea C. (Katzeman) Kwan married Christopher Kwan ’16 on June 10 and relocated to Los Angeles, where Chris will begin a career in admissions at Loyola Marymount University.

2014

Russell M. Levine studies social work at New York University, both “interning and working with middle and high school students living in impoverished, disadvantaged and under-resourced areas of NYC” and with “low-level criminals and individuals with mental health issues in a psychiatric hospital.”

2014

William R. Lowe, Jackson, Wyoming, is director of operations for lifestyle apparel company Give’r. He coaches lacrosse and volunteers at the Jackson Art Association and with a Teton community group supporting economic growth.

2014

Dylan J. Markovic teaches English to primary students in his third year in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, last year enjoying travel to nine countries, including North Korea.

2014

Kelsey L. McMurtry is in her second year of pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota.

2014

Perry J. Minella works in children’s publishing at Macmillan and lives with Robert J. Sellers.

2014

Jenny S. Oman is program coordinator for Food FutureCo, “the first scale-up accelerator for small food-based businesses” in New York City.

2014

William E. Quam, Chicago, is “working with 17 middle schoolers to devise a play based on Boccaccio’s Decameron,” which he first read in Professor Jeff Bowman’s Later Middle Ages class.

2015

Graeme F. Earle started his first semester of law school at the University of North Carolina and notes that the Kenyon biology department’s “emphasis on direct sentence structure and clear word choice translates perfectly to legal writing.”

2015

Emily M. Graf works on a chainsaw crew with Southwest Conservation Corps clearing invasive tree species in the Colorado wilderness and also as a wilderness instructor at the High Mountain Institute in Leadville.

2015

M. Julieta “Maria” Guzman is in a year-long master’s program for human rights and democracy in Sarajevo after working on refugee protection and resettlement.

2015

Rachel J. Hall lives by the beach in Los Angeles with Nora M. Martin-Resnick while working in advertising management for a content marketing and customer acquisition firm that owns GoBankingRates.com.

2015

Mary Alice Jackson is a Fulbright teaching assistant in Villa María, Argentina.

2015

Eleanor D. Knipp is an English teaching assistant in La Roche-sur-Yon, France.

2015

Alyssa M. LaFrenierre works with children with autism at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and coaches swimming at a nearby YMCA.

2015

Amelia Li started her second year as a graduate student in sociology at Ohio State.

2015

Rebecca N. Marcus, Austin, Texas, in her second year with AmeriCorps, helps high school juniors and seniors navigate the college application process.

2015

Emma G.F. Miller recently completed the casting fellowship at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. She and Julia Greer launched a feminist theater company and are producing a play by Elizabeth H. Hyland ’13.

2015

Holden W. Richards, alumni relations and affinity officer at the Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio, celebrated a three-year anniversary with his partner.

2015

Isobel C. Rosenberg, also in Columbus, still works at JPMorganChase and traveled often to visit other alums in 2016.

2015

Sara M. Thomas-Martinez married Hardy T. Evans. Both began medical school, she at Ohio State and he at the University of Cincinnati.

2015

Zeslie A. Zablan is in law school at Lewis and Clark University in Portland, Oregon.

2015

Claire M. Brautigan moved to Berlin in September and works as a translator, editor and subtitler.

2015

Meaghan E. Brennan began Columbia Law School and reports that “the walk to the apartment of her former roommates Madeleine C. Thompson and Annalise C. Sheslow is shorter than the Old K to Caples walk.”

2015

Grant C. Carney, in his second year as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve, plays soccer or explores D.C. with housemate Corbin J. Stevens when not working on monetary policy.

2015

Anna C. Dowling reports that she “joined the development and alumnae relations team at the Brearley School, a K-12 independent school for girls on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.”

2016

Samuel S. Althans works for Charles Schwab in Indianapolis.

2016

Lauren C. Bittrich is a legal assistant at Summers & Summers in Boston.

2016

Christopher A. “Kip” Clark is enjoying the success of his podcast, Stride and Saunter, started with Hector L. Marrero.

2016

Hannah K. Ewing, Seattle, works at the Urban Indian Health Institute following her passion for better Native maternal and child health care.

2016

Noremberg A. “Alejandro” Henao Gallego, Washington, D.C., lives with Kenyon friends and works at a public health consulting company “doing pretty much the exact same thing I was doing for the BFC during office hours — looking over transaction forms,” he reports, except this time it’s the expenses of a child health and family planning program in Ethiopia instead of those of the Ultimate team.

2016

Elna Z.A. McIntosh works at her old middle school in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as a library paraprofessional.

2016

Dante G.M. Pilkington bicycled over 10,000 miles from Old Kenyon to Patagonia, at the southern tip of Chile (visit medium.com/@dantepilkington).

2016

Manjul Bhusal Sharma married Julie M. France ’15 on Aug. 27. They live in Chicago.

2016

Patrick B. Shevelson, Cleveland, joined the investment banking team of Brown Gibbons Lang.

2016

Haley M. Townsend sadly saw her Fulbright ETA Fellowship to Turkey canceled by the U.S. State Department. As the aquatics director and an assistant swim coach at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, she hopes to head to grad school in the fall.

2016

Rim Y. Yoseph started a neuroscience Ph.D. at Ohio State and will focus on spinal cord injuries.

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