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Judy Moody H'76 wrote me a wonderful update about her husband, John Moody M'76. John received his doctorate from the University of New Hampshire in May 2001. Judy commented that this was a very proud moment for them, especially since John continued to work full-time and finished his degree in less than three years. Graduation was made even more special when Bob Mallat '58 was on stage as a Trustee and participated in the hooding ceremony. John has just begun his new position as superintendent of schools in Derry, N.H., after serving as assistant superintendent. Congratulations, John! Judy is the human resources manager for the Windham and Pelham School Districts.
The son of Susan and Dan '72 Marshall is a freshman at KSC this year. Matt will be playing soccer for the Owls.
Joyce Tuden's children have been very active in their pursuits. Heather, a senior at Londonderry High School, placed 2nd in All Around at the High School New England Meet. She also placed 2nd in All Around at her USA Gymnastics Level 9 New Hampshire State Meet. She currently holds the all-time records at Londonderry High School for vault, bars, floor, and all around. She also broke her own records in vault and all around and then added record-breaking scores for floor and bars. So impressive, Heather, and keep up the great performances! Mark, a junior at Stonehill College, has a busy academic regimen in biochemistry and is also a teaching assistant in chemistry. He is currently captain of the ultimate Frisbee team. Joyce's husband, Dan, has been working at Kollsman for many years as a managing electrical engineer.
I received a wonderful letter from Linda Ross Greenwood. She said that after a bout with thyroid cancer and successful recuperation from it, she is looking forward to retiring in June '03 after 32 years of teaching. (Yes, some of us are seeing that time, right!?) Linda and her husband, Dona, have three children and two grandchildren. What an excuse to visit them. Linda and Dona spent the summer of 2000 traveling to Alaska. During their 66-day trip in a pop-up camper, they experienced 80 to 90 mph winds - what an experience! But they are both off again in the summer of '03 in a 5th wheel and plan on being on the road for a year! One area they plan to go to is Yellowstone. Linda has been in contact with Judy Irwin King and her husband, Doug, also a graduate of KSC. Linda is looking for Nancy Burns '70, Pat and John Cass, Eileen Foss, Sue Hoke, and the rest of their gang. Please get in touch with Linda at 7 Russo Dr., Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. She has lots of memories to share with you, so please be in touch!
Catherine Powers Girard of Salem, N.H., writes, "Al, Matt, and I are enjoying the construction of our new home in Maine on the lake. Great mountain views. We hope to retire there in the future. Matt, our only son, starts college in the fall."
IN MEMORIAM: Jonathan Soule Hall '71 passed away May 19, 2002, in Milford, N.H. He was a metallurgist for Hitchiner Manufacturing, past president of the American Society of Metals, and an independent photographer.
L. Heather Seaton Yurgeles of Asheville, N.C., retired in June 2000 as a medical social worker at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Maurine St. Laurent Henry of Keene published a book, Skills Development with Mother Goose, through On the Way to Success with EPSF. It has been available since spring.
IN MEMORIAM: Spencer H. Whitney '72 died May 20, 2002, in Montpelier, Vt. He earned a master's degree from the University of Vermont and a CAGS from the University of Connecticut. Spencer served in the Army and was an industrial arts teacher in Essex Junction, Chester, and Barre, Vt., and Great Barrington, Mass. A member and officer of several service clubs and lodges, he also was a hunter safety instructor for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Dept.
Regina B. Hafemann writes, "My husband Rick, our two children, and I have been living in Philadelphia, N.Y., for almost 13 years. We raise sheep along with having a horse carriage business. I've been teaching at various primary grade levels in Evans Mills, N.Y., since 1990. Many of my students live on Fort Drum with military parents, so we have quite a diverse population."
Toni M. Barrett of Pones Inlet, Fla., asks, "Where is Larry Blandini? I was talking with some old Keene friends and we wondered where you are!"
Debbie Neuhauser Pepin got her pilot's license on her last birthday, and, since her spouse, Leo Litto, already has his, they bought a plane. She says it's a "great way to see more, go more quickly." Debbie is an educational consultant in Venice, Fla.
Suzanne W. Harrington of West Chesterfield, N.H., reports that KSC has become "the family's college of choice. My son, Ryan Harrington '03, is a junior, majoring in chemistry. My daughter, Jane Hartman MacLachlan '96, was a Spanish major. My sister, Mary E. Will Sussman, is a 1978 graduate."
Dr. Susan McIntyre married Dr. Robert Hollon on October 28, 2000, her grandparents' 75th wedding anniversary. She is academic chairperson and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
IN MEMORIAM: Richard A. Heikkinen '77 died December 17, 2001, in Claremont, N.H., on his 30th wedding anniversary. His survived by his wife, Maureen A. Heikkinen '66, who said he dealt with his illness for a long time.
Jane Furlong Rawley is an English teacher at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vt. She writes, "I have taught secondary English for 21 years. I received a master of arts degree from Dartmouth in 1994. My education at KSC has been invaluable to me, especially my English course work."
Mark Romano was named the New Hampshire Technology Teacher of the Year at the 2002 EDie Awards. He is director of technology education for the Hudson (N.H.) School District. He believes that technology education plays a vital role in developing students' creativity, skills, problem-solving abilities, and safety awareness. In addition, Mark's technology program at Hudson Middle School earned the New Hampshire Technology Education Outstanding Program for the Year. The award recognizes the curriculum that Mark developed and implemented - manufacturing technology for grade 6, construction technology for grade 7, and power/transportation technology for grade 8.
IN MEMORIAM: George Regopoulos, former professor of mathematics, died April 11, 2002. He taught at KSC 1961-1978 and had been living in Florida.
Amy Lindeman Gouger of West Barnstable, Mass., had her first hole-in-one at Holly Ridge Golf Club, Sandwich, Cape Cod, on the first hole. She is an avid golfer and plays two or three times a week. While at KSC, she played at Keene Country Club and illustrated the clubhouse on their menu.
Betsy Foss of Rochester, N.Y., says, "Life is going well. I'm going for my private pilot's license and am engaged to a guy who flies - thus my incentive. My son, Tucker, is a senior at Clarkson University. I am still working at Kodak in Rochester."
Mark R. Roberts was recently appointed to the Florida Technology Student Association (TSA) Board of Directors. The Florida TSA Board plans state competitions in areas of technology education and sponsors leadership training for school-based student leaders. Mark has an active TSA Chapter at his middle school and this year placed third in the 2002 Florida Technology Student Association State Conference and Competition. He teaches technology education at Burns Middle School in Brandon, Fla., and lives in Valrico with his wife, Brenda, and two sons, Max and Sam.
Larry K. Colby writes, "Marilee and I married in January after 15 years of partnership! Travis's newest band is Dry White Toast."
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