|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXIV NUMBER 2 WINTER 2008|
From Jay Punt: "It has been a few years since I wrote so I thought I would update a few things. My last visit had my daughter deciding on which college to attend. After looking at loans, financial aid, and the like, she made a great choice: Keene State! She, and we, couldn't be happier. Tatiana is really enjoying herself. Even though she commutes to campus from home, she has met many nice people. Tatiana has decided to double major in management and Spanish. Our son, Victor, has been selected as one of 38 students admitted to the new Honors Program at Keene State. He will be majoring in biology/pre-med. Vic will be living in the newly renovated Fiske Hall. We are very excited for him to be accepted into this program. My wife, Joan, continues to work at Cheshire Medical Center as an ER nurse. I get a lot of positive feedback from friends and students who have had Joan as their nurse. I am so proud of her and the job that she does. I still am at Keene High teaching health education, Adventure Challenge, and coaching JV girls' field hockey. What a great game! I wish I had concentrated on it earlier. We feel our children have made a great decision in selecting Keene State as their choice for postsecondary education. It is such an attractive campus, the curriculum has changed so much, and the president is a great leader. If you haven't been to Keene and Keene State in a while you should really stop in for a visit. My best to all."
IN MEMORIAM: Keith "Fuzz" Joy '83
Tim and Mary Ellen Bergeron visited with their three children at the college, and they say the changes to the campus are beautiful.
IN MEMORIAM: Kristine L. Arnett '86
IN MEMORIAM: Sylvia A. Genest '86
Annetta LaPointe writes: "Greetings! After my partner Laura and I were married two years ago, we moved to sunny Orlando to be closer to my stepson and grandbaby number one, Conner. Since that time, we have welcomed grandbaby number two, Cailyn, into the world and helped to move my stepdaughter, Andrea, and her boyfriend down here as well. We love it! Christmas is a little weird without snow, but there is always the 'ice' exhibit at Gaylord Palms to remind you of what winter feels like. I have been working for United Advertising for the past two years and would love to hear from classmates."
Maribeth (Marsico) Gesler heard from Linda (Brouder) Muir a little while ago. Here's what Linda has to share: "I'm still working as a full-time accompanist at Moreland Ridge Middle School in Blue Springs, Mo. This will be my third year with a great school district, which has been named Best Place to Work by the Kansas City Business Journal. I assist the vocal music director with several classes and choirs, as our school has about 1,000 students. I'm still married to Adrian Muir, and have three growing girls: Sarah, 13, Haley 11, and Abigail, 5. We live in Lee's Summit, Mo., just outside Kansas City and travel quite a bit. I've just returned from a nine-day tour of southwestern Germany with a group I sing with called the Kansas City Singers. We sang in Beilstein, Muhlacker, and Heilbronn. In Heilbronn, we were the first American chorus ever to sing in St. Kilian's Church, a historic church built in the 13th and 14th centuries. It was a great trip! I used my German, which I learned at KSC, to order pastries and chocolate and to converse with new German friends as well. I'd love to hear from old Music Department friends and KSC alumni - especially the '87 O staff! (It's been 20 years since that fateful summer, guys!) Where is Mike Plante? Colleen Kaiser-Hartman and Lynda (Hizer) Mulvey - write to me! Here is my address: 120 321 SW Chatham Ct., Lee's Summit, MO 64082; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com."?