|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XX NUMBER 2 Winter 2005|
From Maureen: "I recently visited Kim Chadbourne Hitchcock and her new baby Kate. Mom and baby are doing well. Kim gave me the contact information for Tom and Lynn Gott Oulette, with whom I had lost touch other than the yearly Christmas card. I called and had a great chat with Tom - just like we graduated yesterday until I reminded him it will be 15 years! Tom and Lynn have three children - Adam, Abigail, and Nicholas - and they live in Brookline, N.H. I can't wait until we all get together at the reunion.
I have one request until the next issue of Keene State Today: If you are reading this, please go online to www.keene.edu and update your e-mail information in the alumni directory. It only takes a minute, and while you're there, you can check on old friends and drop them an e-mail. I've noticed that for many alumni, there is an address listed, but no e-mail, and many of the e-mail addresses listed are not current. Please, take the time to do this so that we can contact you more readily in the months leading up to the reunion. I am specifically looking for the following: Frank and Jen Carey Jennings, Mike and Mary Reinhardt Saulnier, and Cindy Grimes Allen."
From Joel Dupuis: "I can't believe that 15 years have passed since we left Keene State to embark on the 'real world.' Even harder to comprehend is the fact that it is coming up on 20 years since we all first met as freshmen at KSC! The last 15 years have flown by for me. I am currently an administrator for Grafton County, N.H., acting as the Register of Deeds. My department (myself and seven staff members) oversee all land records for the 40 communities in Grafton County. The job is very challenging and I truly enjoy going to work each day."
Also, on a sad note, Chris Herbert wrote that Michael L. Pevny passed away on Nov. 5, 2004, in New Jersey. He was married to Diane Pevny and had two children, Jessica and Michael. He received his degree in physical education at KSC and got a master's degree in educational technology from Ramapo College. Michael was a physical education and health teacher at New Milford High School and coached volleyball, softball, golf and wrestling.
IN MEMORIAM: Michael L. Pevny '90 passed away on Nov. 5, 2004, in New Jersey. He was a physical education and health teacher at New Milford High School and coached volleyball, softball, golf and wrestling.
From Karen: Judy Petty Daggett '92 wrote to me a while back and she's doing well. She and her husband, Jim, live in Andover, Mass., with their two daughters, Abby, 5, and Bridget, 2, and are a just a few miles away from Judy's parents' home. For now, Judy's a stay-at-home mom, and she plans to return to work part-time as a physical therapist when the girls get older. Jim works for Raytheon in Andover as an engineer and loves his work on radar systems for government projects tied to Homeland Security.
As for me, I'm semi-retired from the freelance world. I've been working part-time at a great company in Dover, N.H., called Formax. It's a family-owned company that produces and distributes paper-processing equipment. I've been working as the marketing assistant since mid-October. However, I couldn't completely "retire" from freelancing, what with all of that election stuff going on! I did some lighting and stagehand work on quite a few rallies leading up to Nov. 2, so I've still got my hand in it to some extent. I'm also still active in my local volkssport club, the Seacoast Striders. We even hosted a walking event in Keene during the Pumpkin Festival, and the route meandered through the campus. If you haven't been back in a while, you should SEE the changes. I kept saying to myself, "Where did that building come from? Wow, look at that!" Stop by the campus and check it out. It's really impressive.
Joe '89 and Jennifer George Galletta live in Maine with their three daughters, Kara, 6, Lindsey, 3, and Ryanne, 1.
Cara writes: "It's been a long time since I have submitted anything. My husband, Jonathan, and I welcomed our first child in September. We had a little boy and named him Aiden Thomas. I spent four months at home and enjoyed every minute, and returned to work in January. Janine Healey Kizik and her husband, Rick, became parents in July to Caroline Leslie, a beautiful little girl. Kendra Larson Thomas and her husband, Bill, are enjoying every minute of living in sunny California. Their little girl, Emma, turned 2 in September and they recently moved into their brand new home. Hello to all. Please send news!"
Brenda Jean Thomas writes: "Daughter Catheryn Moonsong, 25, married Nick Adolph and both are attending college in Michigan. Son James Thomas, 19, is an LNA in Peterborough and married to Brittany Blakeman. They are both attending college and have a one-year-old son, Gabriel Thomas."
From Karen: This has been quite a year for us in the Reinhold house. Mark was offered and accepted a position teaching at Northern Essex Community College, which started this past fall. So after five years of being "displaced Yankees" in the South, we have made our way back to our old stomping grounds in New England. It was a hard decision to make, because we and our son Lukas, 4, had started making friends and we were getting comfortable in our surroundings in northwestern Virginia. In the next breath, we can say we are happy to be back, reuniting with old friends from Keene State and our childhoods.
IN MEMORIAM: Michael J. Manion '96 of Bow, N.H. died Nov. 30, 2004. He earned his degree in psychology and worked for Waste Management, Inc., and Otter Brook Rehabilitation Center.
Christina Austin Ochsner writes from Latham, N.Y.: "Hello to the Class of '97. Miss you guys!"
From Jonathan Cooper: "There was no pie on Thanksgiving this year because we were in the hospital for the birth of our first son. James Maxwell Cooper arrived on Nov. 23, 2004, and we couldn't be happier. Thanks to the fellow alums, Erin Delude George '95, Robert Wollner '96, and Aaron Kay Sales '96, who offered plenty of advice and "parent talk" - wow, we're old! - before James arrived.
Also, just wanted to say thank you to Dr. Y for his years of service to the campus. During his tenure Dr. Y has shown a commitment to the College, the community, and, most importantly, the people who work at and attend KSC. I thank him for his support during and after my time in Keene and I wish him happiness in his retirement."
Susan Balboni Legasse '97 and husband Scott had sad news. "We had our first child on October 6, 2004, a daughter, Abigail. Unfortunately, Abby had a rare kidney problem and survived only a short time. She quietly passed away later that day."
Rick Heathwaite writes: "I'm still working at Entergy Nuclear - Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Technical Advisor. This past winter my wife Kerry and I finished a yearlong project building our new home in Bernardston, Mass. However, it was not completed before our daughter, Abigayle Emily, was born on Dec. 5, 2003. We've been very busy this year, but now we are starting to relax and enjoy life. Feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org."
From Carrah Fisk Hennessey of Keene: "My husband Tim and I welcomed our first child, Carter Fisk Hennessey, to our family on July 22, 2004. A very healthy baby boy, Carter weighed 8 lb., 10 oz. and was 21 inches long at birth."
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