|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXI NUMBER 3 Spring 2006|
Lee McMahon writes to remind the class that our 50th anniversary class gift is a scholarship fund that has been established. Class members are urged to direct their annual giving into that fund, so that the gift, when presented, will have a balance adequate for its intended purpose. The fund must have a minimum of $20,000 before the Keene Endowment Association will administer it.
From Dorothy Bean Simpson: "Our 45th Reunion was fantastic. We hugged, laughed, told stories, ate delicious KSC food, and enjoyed each other's company. Some of us stayed on campus, others of us stayed in a local hotel. We were so proud of the beautiful KSC campus and staff. Throughout the weekend we managed to catch up on where we have been and what we are doing now. We found it very easy to be together. It seemed as though our 45 years of experience helped us to have even more in common. A fabulous reunion!
IN MEMORIAM: Robert W. Ferry '61 died February 27, 2006. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and as a naval reservist in the Korean War. He was a production engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 25 years.
Patricia A. Belanger has been retired for 10 years and, since Roger retired, they are spending more time in Deerfield Beach, Fla., enjoying tennis, golf, and warmth.
Robert McGettigan '64 sent some of the numerous newspaper articles and clippings in tribute to Elias "Lou" Korcoulis, who died in March. Robert wrote, "I lost a friend, while Hollis/Brookline (N.H.) High School lost a legend. Lou graduated from Keene State College in 1962. He taught and coached track in Hollis for all his teaching career of 44 years. No teacher has ever been more loved. I thought Keene State should know the impact he had on a community."
IN MEMORIAM: Elias "Lou" Korcoulis '62 passed away March 4, 2006, in Hollis, N.H. At KSC, he was a member of Alpha Pi Tau. He was an educator and coach at Hollis Brookline High School, instituting the school's track and cross-country programs. His honors include 1989 NH Outdoor Track Coach of the Year, Nashua Telegraph Coach of the Decade, NH Coaches Hall of Fame, 2000 Girls Indoor Track Coach of the Year, and New England Coaches Hall of Fame.
Marion and Albert '64 Lake of Sandown, N.H., celebrated their 40th anniversary August 21, 2005.
Kathy M. Roy of Salem, Mass., retired in October 2001 from teaching in Salem and supervising for Salem State College. She writes: "Love retirement."
Gloria Sweeney of Winchendon, Mass., is coauthor of a CD, "The Paper Police, The Writer's Handbook on a Toolbar." It is a step-by-step guide to writing essays and research papers, with templates and automatic citations in MLA and APA formats. Even if this sounds like your English composition class, you can find out more at www.paperpolice.com.
Elinor Scannell Torello writes from Orange, Conn.: "My husband and I still enjoy skiing in Vermont and in the West with our grown children who live in Colorado and Utah."
From Nancy Coutts: "Dear '66ers, I'm not sure when these will appear, but chances are it will be after our 40th Reunion, so some news may be anti-climactic.
Nancy Cram Ives lives in Cherryfield, Maine, and is teaching art at two elementary schools. Bruce '67 is assistant superintendent for S.U. 76 and superintendent for Monhegan Island.
From Everett V. Blodgett: "This is a rare visit, but it doesn't mean that I don't think of and remember the many great times we all had at KSC. Wow! That was 37 years ago. I think of writing after each Keene State Today arrives but with a busy enjoyment of retirement since June '04, I just keep putting it off. I fill my time working around our old house, volunteering at our local historic Parker Tavern museum, and traveling. Last summer Ginny and I spent three weeks in Italy and found the highlight was a week stay with the family of a former foreign exchange student in Sardigna.
Donald R. Nelson of Manchester, N.H., retired in June 2005, spent the summer in North Truro on Cape Cod, and now enjoys traveling.
Janet M. Ouellette of Ashby, Mass., writes: "I have retired after 35 years of teaching, mainly as a reading specialist. During the last three years, I was a Title I teacher in the Winchendon Public Schools."
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