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Special Issue:
On The Arts
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More than 1,000 people gathered to celebrate Baldwin’s 50th anniversary.
n 1888, the school so many of our community members call “home,” was
born. Florence Baldwin’s vision for the 13 girls in her first class is the same
as the school’s vision today: to provide an excellent education for women
that empowers them to pursue their passions.
In 1938, Baldwin celebrated its 50th anniversary. More than 1,000 people
attended the festivities, which included a Saturday afternoon frolic (pictured),
discussion forum, an anniversary service held at Church of the Redeemer,
and a banquet dinner.
This year, Baldwin is turning 125 and we want you to be a part of the festivities.
In May, Baldwin will kick off a year-long celebration. Highlights include: regional
events, a distinguished speaker series, art exhibits, musical performances and
a lively parade of classes, all culminating with our signature evening event on
Saturday, May 3, 2014. The events will offer opportunities to
gather with friends new and old, and reflect on the legacy of
our school and the women who have walked its halls.
For more information or to get involved, please contact
Amanda Parlett ’95, director of special events and 125th
anniversary celebration at [email protected]
or 610-525-2700, ext. 240.
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All Over the Map:
Arts Alumnae
Center Stage
The curtain will rise on
The Simpson Center for
the Performing Arts in
Honor of Lois Goutman.
From Massachusetts to California,
and here in Baldwin’s backyard,
alumnae are practicing their crafts
of theater directing, playwriting,
painting and more.
Editor: Jessica Covello
Photo credits: Eileen Bilynsky, Jay Gorodetzer.
All photographs are identified left to right unless otherwise noted.
We welcome letters regarding the contents of the magazine
and/or issues pertaining to the school. Letters must be
signed. The editor retains the right to edit at her discretion.
Please send correspondence to:
Jessica Covello, editor, Echoes
The Baldwin School
701 Montgomery Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Or [email protected]
Vineyard Series #16 by
Kate Steiger ’67; oil on
canvas. Kate’s work is
included in corporate
and private collections
throughout the country.
She has participated in
the Department of State’s
Art in the Embassy Program.
Kate’s work has been shown
in numerous exhibits, including the 2003 juried benefit
“Art for Art’s Sake” at the National Museum of
Women in the Arts.
For general alumnae requests or information,
please contact the Development Office:
Mary Pat Staats, director of alumnae relations,
[email protected] or 610-525-2700, ext. 268.
Echoes is printed on recycled paper.
Alumnae Group
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Baldwin has many families, each of which is a valued
member of the community. We also have a unique set
of cross-divisional "families," comprised of students,
faculty and staff. Families gather throughout the year for
games and service activities, including making holiday
decorations for Eldernet and enjoying performances by
local dance and entertainment troupes.
Sophia Tareen '13 and Erica Wachs '14 organized
and led a screening of Girl Rising, a feature film
by Academy Award-nominated director
Richard E. Robbins. The film spotlights young
women born into unforgiving circumstances,
demonstrating the power and importance of
female education. The screening doubled as
an Upper School fundraiser in support of
Girls Learn International, Inc.
aldwin’s more than 4,000 alumnae can be found in 48 U.S. states and 25 countries
around the globe. Their passions are as diverse as the places they have chosen to call home –
passions fueling careers ranging from fighter pilot to livestock veterinarian, women’s rights
activist to relief worker and everything in between.
In this issue of Echoes, we shine the spotlight on a sampling of alumnae whose passions
have led them to a life in the arts, from theater to painting and from music to mosaics.
Hear from these alumnae in our feature story on page 14.
Baldwin is bringing its own arts programs center stage with the BRAVA
parent group, the student Arts League, and the planned Simpson Center for
the Performing Arts in Honor of Lois Goutman. Our students are shining in
Carnegie Hall concerts, leading their own musical productions, and paving
the way for the next generation of visual and performing artists.
I look forward to seeing our Baldwin families and alumnae under the beauty
of the cherry trees for our many spring activities. This includes volunteer planning
sessions for the celebration of Baldwin’s 125th anniversary, which promises to be a
festive occasion.
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Baldwin recently hosted an event in which Dr. George E.
Thomas spoke to the local community about his book, Frank
Furness: Making Architecture in the Age of Great Machines. Dr.
Thomas was the principal organizer of the city-wide celebration
marking the centennial of Furness’ death, Furness 2012. Many
of us have a special place in our hearts for the Residence. It has
inspired generations of Baldwin students to draw, paint and
sculpt, and for some, it has led to a career in architecture. It was
fascinating to look at the Residence not simply as a spectacular
building in its own right, but also as a historical place keeper.
— Emily Klebanoff ’85
In January, Baldwin hosted acclaimed New York Times
Bestseller Lee Woodruff for an evening of reading and discussion
of Those We Love Most. Woodruff also spoke to Upper School
students about how husband Bob Woodruff’s injury in Iraq
impacted their family. Upper School English teacher Dr. Diane
Senior reflected on the author’s presentation: “Lee subtly
reminded us how vulnerable we are as individuals, as families,
and as communities. She made us believe that we should all
have a passion or a cause around which we can rally to make
a difference in the world. In addition, she advocated for the
writer in us all and gave us inspiration to write about our
lives and our experiences.”
In February, Middle School students broadened their horizons
with trips to Quebec City, Montreal and Puerto Rico. French
students experienced the thrill of dog sledding, visited the
all-ice HГґtel de Glace (pictured), and toured historic sites with a
bilingual guide. In Puerto Rico, Spanish students enjoyed salsa
dancing lessons, an interactive music and dance performance,
a visit to the rainforest, and a swim in the bioluminescent bay.
In November, Margie Tranger Walton ’63 and the Alumnae
Association Executive Board (AAEB) hosted the first Alumnae
Legacy Tea. The event was held to recognize current students
and their alumnae mothers and grandmothers. More than
30 of us spent the afternoon in the Main Hall by the
fireplace, enjoying afternoon tea and scones. Head of School
Sally Powell, along with Director of Alumnae Relations
Mary Pat Staats and Director of Development Stacy Gallager,
welcomed guests. Brief remarks were given by AAEB
President Margaretta Walton ’97.
It is the AAEB’s hope that the Alumnae Legacy Tea will be
held annually for years to come, each year with a different
legacy alumna and her family serving as host. The school
is honored that so many families have chosen to make a
Baldwin education a family tradition. There are currently
legacy students in every class year except one – a wonderful
legacy indeed!
— Margaretta Walton ’97
Head of School Sally
Powell, Margie Tranger
Walton ’63 and
Margie’s daughter,
Margaretta Walton
’97, at the inaugural
Alumnae Legacy Tea.
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Nominations are being accepted
through May 15 for Baldwin’s National
Board of Advisors (NBA). The NBA is
comprised of Baldwin alumnae
worldwide. NBA members serve as
official ambassadors for the school in
the areas in which they live. Since its
creation, the NBA has played an active
role in developing alumnae resources;
providing internships and professional
mentoring opportunities to students
and graduates; and assisting with
fundraising, social networking
opportunities and regional events
for alumnae.
Requirements for membership include
attendance at the Annual Meeting,
participation on an NBA SubCommittee, and participation in
The Baldwin School’s Annual Fund.
Interested alumnae should contact
Director of Alumnae Relations Mary Pat
Staats at [email protected].
We want to hear about your passions
and career path for possible inclusion in
Echoes, social media, classroom visits
and more. Contact Director of Alumnae
Relations Mary Pat Staats:
[email protected] or
701 Montgomery Avenue,
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
The spirit of service kicked off at the Martin Luther King Assembly, during which the
Baldwin community gathered for a performance of original works by Philly Youth
Poetry Movement. The non-profit organization was recently featured on CNN’s
“Who’s Black in America.”
On Baldwin’s annual Day of Service, Grade VI students put on their chef hats to
make baked goods at the Ronald McDonald house, Grade VII girls boxed meals for
families in need as part of the SHARE Food Program, while Grade VIII students
engaged in service projects in support of Girls Learn International. Middle School
Service League also co-sponsored the Caring Community Carnival, benefiting
children’s charity Variety. Upper School’s Day of Service was the culmination of
Baldwin’s annual “Jammin’ for Jammies” pajama and book drive for the Salvation
Middle School students are having a magical time
in librarian Lauren Friedman-Way’s Harry Potter
Club. The students "sorted" themselves into one of
the four Hogwarts Houses, created fantasy beasts,
played Harry Potter Quizzo, and participated in a
web visit with J. K. Rowling herself. Future plans
include cooking recipes from the Harry Potter
cookbook, writing original Beedle the Bard tales,
and playing a game of Quidditch on the lawn.
How deep is your Baldwin blue? The
all-new Baldwin Athletic Hall of Fame
recognizes and celebrates the lasting
athletic achievements of Baldwin students,
teams, coaches and athletic administrators.
Nominations must be submitted by May 10
to be considered for the first class of
inductees, who will be recognized at a
special ceremony on Oct. 13. Visit
for details.
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Sonal Gupta ’95 is the co-founder of Rank & Style, a new fashion/tech website that
launched in March 2013. Rank & Style is a web and mobile platform designed to
simplify how women shop online via “top 10” lists of women’s fashion and beauty
products. Rank & Style top 10 lists are created utilizing an algorithm that methodically
researches and aggregates data from the most popular department stores, boutiques,
fashion blogs and style magazines. Relying on this data, each list captures the 10 best
items within a fashion or beauty product category based on their popularity, quality,
value and stylishness. This is Sonal’s first entrepreneurial venture, founded in 2012
after leaving her position as an attorney at a Manhattan-based firm.
Learn more at
Natanya DiBona ’91 planned and co-hosted Philadelphia’s first Dîner en Blanc
event in August. A concept that began in Paris in 1988, the event is an elegant white
pop-up picnic that takes place in a secret location. Designed to build awareness and
appreciation of public space, art and community, participants bring their tables, chairs
and picnics and enjoy an evening of great food, friendship and dancing under the stars.
More than 1,300 participants made their way to the secret location of Logan Circle on
August 23, 2012. Blossom Productions, by Alicia Herrenkohl Nathanson ’91, filmed the
official event video. Nicole Blicher Paloux �99 is instrumental in the planning of the
August 2013 DГ®ner en Blanc event.
“My introduction to French in fourth
grade at Baldwin instilled a lifelong
appreciation of French culture and
food,” said Natanya. “I drew on so
many valuable community-building
lessons that helped make this unique
event a success.”
Natanya DiBona ’91 at Philadelphia’s premier
DГ®ner en Blanc.
Learn more at or
The scene at Logan Circle.
Maria Papadakis ’03 recently won an Emmy award for a piece on the Academy
of Natural Sciences that aired on Drexel University Television (DUTV). The story
explored the 200-year history of America’s first natural sciences center. Maria is one of
Philadelphia’s most popular on-air media personalities as the host of Out and About on She also hosts RAW, the largest indie arts and entertainment television
show in the country. Maria recently brought her skills back to Baldwin as emcee of
the school’s 2013 Community Gala: Denim, Diamonds and Boldly Blue.
Maria Papadakis ’03 on the set of RAW
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The all-new Upper School history department is comprised
of Dr. Gretchen Boger (department chair), Ms. Jennifer Cutler
and Mr. Fred Kountz.
Senior electives for the upcoming academic year will include
Mr. Kountz’s American Politics and Political Philosophy and Contemporary World Issues.
Dr. Boger will offer Religion, Radicalism and Reform in American Culture, and Cities and
Space in American Culture.
In Ms. Cutler’s current Comparative World History I, students integrate technology into
their lessons, including a project “tweeting” as famous Greek Philosophers. Follow
their tweets with this hashtag: #greatgreeks2016.
The Middle School history department welcomed Ms. Stephanie Wujcik, whose
Grade VIII Global Issues and Ideas class fosters global awareness, civic engagement and
critical thinking. Students make recommendations for microfinance investments, draft
proposals for handling human rights violations, and create digital map-based timelines
about countries in conflict.
Both Middle and Upper School history classes incorporate project-based learning, an
approach in which the curriculum is organized around intensive projects rather than
a textbook account of “what happened.” For example, in Grade XI honors history,
students delve into 18th century handwritten probate records, letters and dairies from
colonial America, reconstructing lives of colonists from fragmentary evidence.
John C. Boger, father of Baldwin
history department chair Dr.
Gretchen Boger, visited Baldwin to
talk about his experience arguing a
case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Boger spoke to Grade VIII
students as part of their major
capstone social studies project, which
includes an intensive study of historic
Supreme Court cases. Mr. Boger is
Dean of the Law School at the
University of North Carolina and a
former civil rights lawyer for the
NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In 1987,
he argued a case before the Supreme
Court, McClesky v. Kemp, about
racial discrimination in the
application of the death penalty.
Mr. Fred Kountz, Ms. Jennifer Cutler, Ms. Stephanie Wujcik and Dr. Gretchen Boger.
Baldwin students showed their
prowess in marketing, finance,
hospitality and management during
the DECA conference. In its firstever competition, Baldwin’s DECA
team of 12 students brought home
10 awards in a field of more than
400 competitors. The team went on
to win 10 awards at the DECA state
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This new signature program offers
Grade XII students a concentrated,
personalized and self-directed
opportunity to study their passion.
Funded by Pamela Kenworthey Harer ’51
and her husband Benson Harer, Baldwin
Scholars includes academic research,
fieldwork and a final presentation. Read
on to see how Pamela is helping Baldwin
students take their studies to new heights.
The Legacy of Bob Fosse
Savanna Stanton-Ameisen ’13
Silent Illnesses
Karissa Wenk ’13
Fashion and Merchandising
Kelsie Bryant-Canty ’13
Karissa’s work will focus on the question
of whether or not healthcare can be
considered a constitutional right. The
project places particular emphasis on the
treatment of those who suffer from silent
illnesses. Karissa is currently a member of
the youth advisory board at CHOP, where
she will pursue fieldwork. For her final
project, Karissa will produce a video that
educates patients on how to advocate for
Kelsie is tracing the many factors that
influence fashion retailing. From
demographics, materials, the media,
advertising campaigns, runway shows
and fast-fashion, Kelsie looks at the
collaborative and far-reaching world of
retail fashion. Kelsie will work with
buyers at a high-end retail store, design
her own gowns for a theater production,
and study fashion and merchandising at
the Moore College of Art & Design.
After extensive research on Fosse and
his influence, including interviews
with performers and instructors,
Savanna will compose a video library
of dance steps. She also will continue
her own study of dance.
Chemistry of Cosmetics
Kelsey Kines ’13
Kelsey is researching the chemical
composition of cosmetics and how
medical advances, changes in FDA
regulations, and changes in production
technology impact the production and
marketing of cosmetics. She will work
with a local dermatologist, visit cosmetics
labs, and then present a business plan for
a new line of cosmetics.
Karissa Wenk ’13, Savanna Stanton-Ameisen ’13, Pamela Kenworthey Harer ’51, Kelsey Kines ’13 and
Kelsie Bryant-Canty ’13. Not pictured: Julia Tyminski ’13.
Larson’s Influences and Inspirations
for “RENT” and its Continuing
Influence on Musical Theater
Julia Tyminski ’13
Julia is exploring Jonathan Larson’s
process of writing the musical “RENT,”
with a focus on how the opera “La
Boheme” translated into his musical,
and how he approached the public
health aspects of AIDS. After interviewing
“RENT” actors in New York City, Julia
is creating her own full-scale version of
the musical, which will be staged at
Baldwin in May.
Benson Harer and Pamela Kenworthey Harer ’51 speak with Director of Libraries and Information Services
Lisa LГіpez-Carickhoff.
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With a wink and a
nod to strong and
independent female
pop culture icons
such as Madonna, Katy Perry and Lady
Gaga, the Middle School drama cast and
crew re-imagined the Broadway version
of “Alice in Wonderland.”
Grade I girls performed the play “Dinner
at Aunt Connie’s House,” adapted from
the book of the same name by Faith
Ringgold. The book tells the story of a
child who discovers her aunt’s (talking)
paintings of African American women.
Ringgold visited campus in 2011, when
she was honored with the Baldwin
Women’s Writing Medal.
In the introduction to her newly
published book Directing Plays,
Directing People, A Collaborative Art,
Mary B. Robinson ’71 thanks her
former Baldwin acting teacher and
director, Lois Goutman, for her
inspirational introduction to theater.
As an award- winning director in
both professional and university
theater, Mary has a wealth of
knowledge and experience to share.
Students in the Advanced
Acting/Introduction to Directing
class were honored to have Mary
visit to talk about her work as a
director and to share stories about
her experiences as a Masker at
Morgan Bove ’18, Maggie
Hollway ’19, Olivia Landes ’18,
Mariana Leone ’18, Audrey
Senior ’18, and Isabella Tyminski ’19
acted in The Haverford School’s
Middle School production of
“Beauty and the Beast.” After
months of rehearsals, the show
received standing ovations.
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Afghan by Caryn Sucharksi,
assistant to the Head of School.
Every few years, the Art Department
hosts the All-School Faculty and Staff
Exhibition. This year’s show featured art
made by non-art department members,
including Eileen Bilynsky, Gretchen
Boger, Kathy Gates, Jeff Goldader,
Anne-Mette Hansell, Birgit Heimann,
Lisa LГіpez-Carickhoff, Jennifer Lee,
Caryn Sucharksi, Gayle Whittle and
Kristine Wood. Work included stunning
quilts, embroidery, knitting, clothes and
costumes. There were also meticulous
and inventive three-dimensional models,
photographs and paintings. As
department head Janice Wilke noted,
“The exhibition helps drive home one of
our teachings in the best possible way:
that we are all creative beings, and the
�act of making’ can be a meaningful part
of a life well-lived.”
“Big Navy Salute” by Dr. Jeff Goldader, Upper
School physics teacher. The model is astronaut
John W. Young, commander of Apollo 16, saluting
the U.S. flag on the moon.
“Beckam” digital photo print by Lisa López-Carickhoff, director of libraries and information services.
Installation view: paintings by Jennifer Lee, math
teacher; clothing by Kathy Gates, Grade III teacher;
photos by Dr. Jeff Goldader, Upper School physics
The Baldwin B-Flats were invited to perform at the National Association of
Independent Schools Annual Conference on March 1 before more than 4,000
attendees. The creative, high-energy performance celebrated the conference’s
theme: Revolutionary Traditions: Think Big, Think Great.
Along with her trio, cellist
Jessica Zhang ’17 was the Grand Prix
winner at the Rising Talents Music
Festival in Princeton, N.J. “The
Dumky Trio” of cello, violin and
piano later performed at Carnegie
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Varsity squash
captured the
Inter-Ac title for the
fourth consecutive year and the MASA
title for the third consecutive year. The
team earned a #2 national ranking
entering the U.S. Squash High School
National Tournament. The team amassed
99 wins and only six losses this season.
Row 1 (Front): Kristy Wong ’16, Selena Maity ’14,
Maya Patel ’13 and Grace Steelman ’18. Row 2:
Head coach Karen Kronemeyer, Rachel Zachian ’15,
Alexa Horwitz ’15, Olivia Horwitz ’16, Angela Luo
’16, Morgan Steelman ’16, Ryan Morgan ’14,
Cashel McCarthy ’14, Nicole DeLuca ’15 and
associate coach Bruce Kelly.
Charlotte Beever ’13 verbally committed
to row at Dartmouth
College. Charlotte is a
4-year member of the
Upper School Crew
team. She is a City
Champion and a
Stotesbury Cup
silver medalist,
both in the 4X.
Victoria Gevurtz ’13 accepted an athletic
scholarship to row at Indiana University.
Victoria is a 4-year member of the
Baldwin crew team and has medaled in
the Mercer Lake
Sprints/ISA Sculling
Championship, the
Robert White Regatta,
the Inter-Ac 8+, the
Stotesbury Cup Regatta
and the Philadelphia
Youth Regatta.
Maya Patel ’13 verbally
committed to play
squash at Columbia
University. Maya
earned All Inter-Ac
and All-Main Line
honors (4X). She is a U.S. Squash
Scholar Athlete and a MASA
Sportsman. She earned a 2011-2012
Girls U-17 #14 national ranking and
qualified for the Closed Gold
National Championships.
Arden Simone ’13
accepted an athletic
scholarship to play
lacrosse at Davidson
College. Arden is a
5-year starter
on the varsity
lacrosse team and
earned All-InterAc League and
All-Main Line honors (4X).
She is a U.S. Lacrosse Academic
All-American, a U.S. Lacrosse
National Tournament player,
and an ESPN PA Top Midfielder.
The varsity swim team finished third in the Inter-Ac,
the highest finish in at least 15 years.
At the Championships, the team
earned nine individual awards,
including two first place finishes
and nine relay awards. Twelve
Upper School swimmers and
two Middle School swimmers
also qualified for Easterns.
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This spring, the first wave of students are participating in the inaugural
Middle School Novice Equestrian Program. The program was sparked by
Sydney Atlass ’17, an avid rider.
Interested sailing team parents and Upper School athletes met
with the Main Line High School Sailing Association at
Corinthian Yacht Club in Essington, PA. Stay tuned as the
season gets underway.
Ellie Greenberg ’16 was selected
to represent USA’s National
Under-19 Soccer Team at the
Maccabiah Games in Israel. Sister
Sara Greenberg ’05 earned a spot
on Israel’s National Lacrosse
Team and will compete in the
upcoming World Cup Lacrosse
Valerie Yoshimura ’15 earned two
first-place finishes in the 100-yard
freestyle and 50-yard freestyle at
the Inter-Ac Championship. She
also had two third-place finishes in
200-yard freestyle relay and 200-yard
medley relay.
Karly Wood ’13
placed ninth in a
field of 26 divers at
the Inter-Ac Diving
Baldwin hosted the
first Middle School
Inter-Ac Swim
Championships in
February. Swimmers
from eight Inter-Ac
schools – single-sex and co-ed –
competed before cheering fans.
More than 50 interested students and parents met varsity
coaches and mingled with student-athletes and Athletics staff
at the first-ever Baldwin Athletics Open House.
The varsity basketball team recorded four
times as many wins this year over last season.
The Bears topped Inter-Ac opponents Penn
Charter and Agnes Irwin in regular season play.
Row 1 (Front): Marlana Edwards ’14, Nellie
Shields ’14, Fiona McCanney ’13 and Imani
Brown ’16. Row 2: Emily Urban ’15, Sophie
Hogg ’16, Izzy Schaeffer ’16, Ellie Greenberg ’16,
Claudia Hogg ’14 and Ali Thaler ’15.
Row 3: Assistant coach Tanja Waples, Kejohna Hammond ’16, Kayla Watkins ’16,
Danielle Hammond ’16, Jennifer Motter ’14, Gigi Urie ’13 and varsity coach
Mike Borkowski.
The varsity diving team nearly doubled
its roster this season. Seniors Alex Grizos,
Becky Graham, Kanchan Sayers, Charlotte
Solmssen, Karly Wood and Arden Simone
bolstered the team and contributed to key
varsity swimming victories.
The Middle and Upper School dance teams
performed at school assemblies and an annual friends
and family evening performance. The Upper School
dance team is pictured. Row 1 (Front): Julia Tyminski
’13, Sarah Anne Tupchong ’13, Savanna StantonAmeisen ’13, Paige Tobin ’13 and Kelsey Kines ’13.
Row 2: Hannah Tipperman ’15, Chenru Zhao ’15,
Lily Guo ’16, Jany Wang ’15, Grace Zhan ’14,
Rachel Coler ’14 and Katherine Alexander ’14.
The Baldwin Running Club, a new hybrid physical education/athletic option for
Upper School students,
sprinted into action this
winter. The team participated
in six 5K runs.
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Down The Shore Publishing, 2012
The Grenager Group/Bakula Books, 2012
Gretchen F. Coyle ’58, along with fellow
author Deborah C. Whitcraft, brings to
life the remarkable story of
the luxurious cruise liner,
the Morro Castle. Advertised
as the newest, finest and
fastest ship, the Morro
Castle offered an exciting
trip from New York to the
beautiful beaches of
Havana. The maiden voyage
to Cuba took place on August 23, 1930.
Inferno at Sea recounts the fateful night
before returning home, September 8,
1934, when the Morro Castle became a
scene of panic. A raging fire killed 137
passengers, sending many overboard just
miles off the beach of Asbury Park.
Controversy and intrigue surrounding the
cause of the fire and the mysterious death
of the captain have endured over the past
80 years. In this book, Gretchen and
Deborah provide readers with
personal stories of survivors, rescuers
and families of those who perished.
The book is filled with recently
discovered photos, including those
of the ship and people who sailed on
the final voyage.
Gretchen Fehr Coyle ’58 is an author
and a freelance writer for several
magazines. She is past president of
the Long Beach Island Historical
Association and the Tuckerton Seaport
Board of Trustees. Gretchen is a wellknown authority on maritime history.
Bare Naked at the Reality Dance, the journal
of Suzanne Selby Grenager ’60, aims to
inspire self-discovery.
Suzanne shares her personal
journey as a wife, mother,
daughter, yogini and
spiritual mentor. She
reveals her story of
exploration and
transformation as she
brings us along on her
excursions to the Himalayas, an
ashram in Nova Scotia, and down on
the farm. Her book has been
described as “an honest and heartfelt chronicle of a woman's struggle
to discover, accept and love her true
self.” She uses her life as an example to
guide readers towards self-acceptance.
Suzanne truly has a gift for “helping people
see and be their most authentic,
empowered Self.”
Suzanne Selby Grenager
’60 is a seasoned writer
and former education
columnist for The
Philadelphia Inquirer. She
is a spiritual mentor, life
coach and yogi, and is
certified in the holistic
Rubenfeld Synergy
Method. Suzanne has
lived in India and Egypt,
and has a second home in Nova Scotia.
Read more about Suzanne on her website:
Smith & Kraus, 2012
In Directing Plays, Directing People, Mary
takes readers step by step through a
director’s creative process as she shares
experiences from her 30 years of directing
plays. Her peers describe her book as a
“smart, clear, accessible and
comprehensive look
into a director's
process that feels
more like an
conversation than a
how-to book on
directing.” Mary
brilliantly includes
the insights of the
actors, costume
playwrights, set designers and other
crew members. Pulitzer Prize-winning
playwright Edward Albee notes that
Directing Plays, Directing People is “an
intelligent and very useful guide for both
the professional and the casual theatre
Mary B. Robinson ’71 is an awardwinning director whose career spans 30
years of directing more than 60 theater
productions in New York City and
around the country in both professional
and university theaters. She was the first
recipient of the Alan Schneider Award in
1987. She also received Philadelphia’s
Barrymore Award in 1995 and was
nominated for a Drama Desk Award in
1986. Mary teaches directing at New York
University and Brooklyn College.
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Significant Business Results LLC, 2012
The Belknap Press of Harvard
University Press, 2012
In her first book of the Sydney Rye series,
Emily Kimelman Gilvey’s ’99 Unleashed
tells the story of an Upper East Side dog
walker, Joy Humbolt, after she discovers
one of her clients dead. Joy is curious
about the murder and as she begins to get
more involved in the investigation, she
learns of a hidden world of political
power, wealth and secrets. Murders
continue in the
and suddenly,
Joy’s life is in
danger. The only
way for her to
survive is to
change her name
and become
Sydney Rye,
as she tries to
expose the
In Significant Business Results: Ten Sales
Secrets That Your Competitors Know and
Use, Franne C. McNeal ’78 shares
practical and easy-to-implement sales
secrets that will
help produce more
leads, more clients
and more sales for
the savvy
entrepreneur. This
book is designed
to help busy
executives save
time, create
strategies and set
up systems to yield
sales results.
Franne C. McNeal ’78 is a Significant
Business Results coach, and an expert in
sales, marketing, leadership and strategy
with Over the past
two decades, Franne
has helped over
10,000 national and
entrepreneurs grow
their businesses.
Franne is an author,
keynote speaker,
online business TV
show host, business
coach and business
judge. She earned a
bachelor’s degree
from Princeton
University and an MBA from Eastern
In this passionate and inspiring book,
Martha Craven Nussbaum ’64 explores
the pathology of the “Islamophobia”
sweeping the West since the terrorist
attacks on September 11, 2001. She
ardently demonstrates that with
greater understanding and respect,
we can expand our mindset to rise
above the politics of fear and in the
direction of a more open and
inclusive future. Martha suggests we
can move toward a more equitable,
ingenious, and free society by
“embracing freedom of religious
observance for all and extending to
others what we demand for ourselves.”
This book represents an attempt to
provide an ethical framework for the
treatment of religious minorities in the
western world, through which she uses a
broad range of disciplines such as
philosophy, history, law,
literature, psychology and
Martha Craven Nussbaum ’64 is
the Ernst Freund Distinguished
Service Professor of Law and
Ethics at the University of
Chicago. She also holds associate
appointments in classics,
divinity and political science, is a
member of the Committee on
Southern Asian Studies, and is a
board member of the Human
Rights Program. She previously taught
at Harvard University and Brown
University. Martha has 40 honorary
degrees from colleges and universities in
North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
In 2012 she was awarded the Prince of
Asturias Award for Social Sciences.
CreateSpace Independent
Publishing Platform, 2011
Emily Kimelman Gilvey ’99 was inspired
to write the Sydney Rye novels while
working as a dog walker during her study
of the history of homicide, forensic
science and detective novels at New York
University. Unleashed is the first book in
Emily's bestselling Sydney Rye series of
dark murder mysteries.
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All Over the Map: Arts Alumnae
From Maine to Washington and from museum curators to media moguls, Baldwin’s visual and performing artists are all over the map.
Susanna Terrell Saunders ’63 tells of her career in visual arts as an art historian, curator and board member of some of the nation’s
most respected art institutions. Jody Gerson ’79 shares her story about life in the music industry, from her father’s nightclub business
that played host to legends Frank Sinatra and The Supremes, to her current role as co-president of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
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Creative Powers:
The Art and Science of
Susanna Terrell Saunders ’63, Ph.D.
What is a Curator?
I am a curator, but what does that mean?
Essentially, a curator is an art historian,
an arts administrator with expertise in
grants and funding, a designer and an
educator. We take the art object and
present it in various ways, creating a
forum for discourse and interaction;
stimulating the eye, the mind and the
spirit; making connections that bind
together ideas, interests and people.
Technically, the job is full of details,
demanding writing skills, organization,
imagination and critical thinking.
I have spent my entire adult life in the
art world, both as a professional and as a
volunteer. Primarily, I have focused on
ways to support and encourage both
women artists and artists with
disabilities. I also have strived to
strengthen community outreach for
arts programming, education and
sponsorship. But, in Spell Check, there is
no recognized verb, “to curate.” So, how
does one find oneself in a profession
where there is no verb definition? Perhaps
the appeal is that “curating,” my word
now, is open-ended and presents so many
directions in the arts and in community
First Step in the Arts
Years before I even knew what a curator
was, Baldwin was setting my course in the
arts. In Lower School, I remember sitting
under the cherry trees and sponging in the
masses of blossoms with pink paint. In
Upper School, our paintings got quite
large and our studio was the light-filled
room at the back of the Cornelia Otis
Skinner Dramatic Workshop. Though to
this day I enjoy painting, I quickly learned
that I leaned more to the academic,
historical side of art.
Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
to Wilmington, and Back Home
I began my art career at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art in the Print and Drawing
Department as curatorial assistant where
I did research and writing for catalogues
and installed art. Later, I become assistant
curator of drawings and special collections
at the Rosenbach Museum where I worked
with the Marianne Moore papers and
Maurice Sendak collections. At this time,
I also began my graduate studies at Bryn
Mawr College in history of art.
A year later, my husband’s job took us
to Washington, D.C, where we lived in the
1970s and early �80s. During that time,
I commuted to Bryn Mawr College to
complete my master’s degree; taught
history of art at The Maryland College of
Art and Design; managed the Hull Gallery;
and worked on projects at the Corcoran
Gallery of Art.
In 1985, our family, which then
consisted of two boys, moved to Delaware.
There, my primary role was running the
visual arts program at The Delaware State
Arts Council and serving on the Middle
Atlantic States Arts Consortium.
Moving back to Philadelphia in the
90s, I completed my Ph.D. at Bryn Mawr
College specializing in late 19th and 20th
century art. For nine years, I taught history
of art at the Moore College of Art and
Women in the Arts
Even after 17 years in single sex education,
I did not realize that my professional career
would focus on women in the arts. It all
began in Washington, D.C., where my first
venture was to organize a program focusing
on women gallery owners and the
challenges they faced. I scheduled regular
meetings in each gallery with the owners
as speakers. Only a young, enthusiastic art
person from another city would have been
so innocent as to put that together.
Fortunately, my next venture was directed
more to my academic pursuits. A group of
influential women art historians invited me
to join their discussions and produce a book
on important women and their
contributions to the arts. Women as
Interpreters of the Visual Arts, published by
Greenwood Press, was the outcome. I wrote
an essay on Georgian Goddard King, a
flamboyant figure praised by Bernard
Berenson and befriended by Gertrude Stein,
Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude’s brother, Leo
Stein, among others. King founded the
history of art department at Bryn Mawr
College and was a pioneer in Spanish
medieval art studies.
I continued my interest in writing on
women in the arts. My dissertation was on
Anne Truitt, a contemporary sculptor,
painter and writer known for her
minimalist sculptures and three artist
journals. Working on a live subject was
quite a challenge which I would not
recommend, although it does have its
advantages. My approach was one of
Critical Reception where I traced and
analyzed Truitt’s “reception” for four
decades from the late �50s by writers such
as Clement Greenberg (who discovered
her), Walter Hopps and Barbara Rose,
among others. Truitt had given all her
correspondence to Bryn Mawr College,
her alma mater, so I had a vast resource
of primary material to draw on as well.
After Bryn Mawr College, I went
directly to teaching at Moore, an allwomen’s college, where I found myself
Susanna Terrell Saunders ’63 discusses
art with Margaret Fleischner ’20 and
her father, David Fleischner, both of
whom were in attendance at the Art
Ability Satellite exhibit in 2012 at the
Philadelphia Foundation.
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Art Ability Artist Muthukrishnan Ramalingam –
Cris in Can Serrat, acrylic and charcoal
on canvas.
Art Ability Artist A.J. Brockman – Nozrider,
digital painting on canvas.
even more immersed in the field of
women artists. For one project, I was the
commentator for an hour-length film,
aired on PBS, that focused on women
artists working in Philadelphia in the early
19th century. This film was in connection
with an exhibition at Moore, entitled “The
Ten.” Moving to the contemporary scene,
I put together an exhibition at the Moore
Galleries called “Women to Watch:
Philadelphia Women Photographers.”
I included an educational forum with
guest speakers from New York,
Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. Our
partners were the National Museum of
Women in the Arts (NMWA) and
Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA),
Sotheby’s and Institute of Contemporary
Art (ICA).
From 2009 to 2012, I was chair of the
NMWA-PA State Committee and acted
both as administrator and as program
director. This began a long list of
programs: art history lecture series; visits
to artists’ studios, art galleries and private
collections; partnerships with the Bryn
Mawr Film Institute and PMA; and more.
Inspiration & Celebration:
Sponsoring Artists with Disabilities
For almost four years, I have been the
curator and program advisor for Art Ability
at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital (BMRH).
This program is a year-round showcase
and celebration of artists with physical
and cognitive disabilities. The highlight of
the program is the annual international
juried exhibition and sale, which is the
country’s largest. The program includes
community outreach and education, a
corporate art acquisition program and a
permanent collection of art by artists with
disabilities at BMRH where viewing art is
incorporated into therapy.
The artists come from all over the world.
Some paint with their mouth, photograph
with their chins, are wheelchair bound or
are legally blind. All are creating art, both
with traditional media and with a wide
range of materials from floor paintings with
wheelchair treads, to collages of tiny cut
pieces of paper, to fiber, photography and
video. For those who are healing, many of
my themed shows aim to stimulate and
reactivate remembering processes and
Currently, I am the guest curator at the
Delaware Art Museum, for “Creative
Powers: Selections from Art Ability,” an
exhibition of 50 art works that will be on
display through May. Linda Lee Alter,
Linda Goschke and Elizabeth Core are just
a few artists from the area whose works
will be presented along with those from
India, Canada and Columbia, South
America. The quality of the art work is
excellent and their heroic stories are
inspirational. Making art is therapeutic,
rendering a sense of empowerment,
communication and broadening spheres
to offset the isolated feelings experienced
by so many of the disabled. Theirs is the
real need to make art.
For Art Ability, partnering and
volunteering is essential. This is the vital
mix of philanthropy and civic activity
Susanna Terrell Saunders ’63 (center)
with her sons Charlie and Stuart. The
family attended an event last summer
with Susanna’s husband, Stuart Saunders, who was inducted into the athletic hall of fame at Episcopal High
School in Alexandria, Va.
which exemplifies the necessity of
partnering resources and sharing expertise.
Joining contacts through art boards and
other philanthropic and civic sources both
for funding and professionalism for a
specific project makes it work. Key
partnerships with the PMA, ICA, the
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
and the University of the Arts lend
judging support to this prestigious
Looking back at my circuitous career
path, being both flexible (as I followed my
husband’s job locations and raised our
family), and selecting a profession that
could provide so many directions was very
important. My 13 years at Baldwin
provided my foundation of love for the
arts, of rigorous critical thinking and of
community outreach. I have run all aspects
of art exhibitions from the initial curator
role, to acting as juror, designer, installer
and sales manager. I also have had a
wonderful time organizing studio visits, art
trips and “insiders” tours all over the
country. For me, “curating,” regardless of
whether it is a legitimate word for Spell
Check or not, has become a fulfillment.
Susanna Terrell Saunders ’63, Ph.D. is an art
historian, curator and educator who specializes in
contemporary, late nineteenth and twentieth century
art. She received her B.A. in history of art from
Connecticut College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in
history of art from Bryn Mawr College. She is currently
the curator of the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art
Ability program. Susanna has served on boards and
committees at the Delaware Art Museum, the National
Museum of Women in the Arts, The Philadelphia
Museum of Art, the U.S. Federation of Friends of
Museums and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation.
In addition, she has been affiliated in an educational
or curatorial capacity with the Galleries at Moore
College of Art, the Corcoran Gallery and National
Fine Arts Associates in Washington, D.C., and the
Delaware State Arts Council.
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An Instinct
for Talent
My father owned the legendary Latin Casino in
Philadelphia, pulling the curtain back for me
to see the ins and outs of the music business.
My instinct for talent was passed on from him,
leading me to sign stars like Dallas Austin,
Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga.
Jody Gerson ’79
An Insider’s View
Growing up, I was lucky to have an
insider’s view of the music industry.
My father and grandfather owned the
tremendously popular Latin Casino in
Philadelphia. The biggest names in show
business appeared at the nightclub: Frank
Sinatra, Richard Pryor, The Supremes and
The Temptations. In those days, the
headliner played seven days a week,
including two shows on Sundays. My
family went to the Sunday matinee
performances to see the stars in action.
I began to gain an understanding of performing artists and what made them “tick.”
Two of the many lessons I learned from
my father and grandfather have served me
well in my career. One: the more hit songs
an artist has on the radio, the more likely
it is that the show will be successful and
sell out the venue. Two: the real power
and gratification in this business is having
a strong relationship with talent.
Living the Dream
I started attending Baldwin in seventh
grade. Baldwin was the beginning for me.
The message that I could do anything, and
be anyone, resonated with me.
From an early age I dreamed of living in
Los Angeles and having a career in the
music business. I attended Northwestern
University – mostly because Chicago was
as far west as my father would allow me to
travel. After graduating, I moved to New
York City and got my first job as a songplugger at Chappell Music Publishing
Company. I didn’t know what publishing
was at the time; I was just excited to be in
the music business. At Chappell, I worked
intimately with writers like Bernie Taupin
and recording artists like R.E.M. and Rod
Stewart. I rose quickly through the ranks,
being tapped six years later to run the east
coast publishing division of EMI Music
Publishing. My first signing was the
multi-platinum hip-hop band Arrested
Development, who went on to win the
Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
In 1991, my dream of moving to Los
Angeles became a reality when I was asked
to revitalize EMI’s west coast operation. A
proud accomplishment during my time in
Los Angeles was my discovery of Alicia Keys,
when she was just 15 years old. I supported
her writing, encouraged her to take writing
trips to Los Angeles, and helped bolster her
career. Six years later, in 2002, Ms. Keys won
five Grammy awards, including Best New
Artist and Song of the Year.
In 2008, I was appointed co-president
of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. My first
signing at Sony/ATV was then-unknown
singer/songwriter Lady Gaga, who soon
became the biggest superstar in the world.
I also work closely with Enrique Iglesias,
Shakira, Akon and Pitbull, among others.
The artists who are the most successful tend
to have a strong sense of self, possess the
work ethic needed to make it to the top,
have “star appeal,” and be great songwriters.
The Art of Music Publishing
In addition to identifying and signing
artists, at the heart of music publishing is
protecting copyrights. “Music Publishing”
is songs…it always starts with a song.
Wherever you hear a song, whether it’s
in the movie theater, on the radio, in an
elevator, or in a television commercial –
that song had to be licensed and paid for.
That is the job of a music publisher. It’s
important that I try to get the most
value for each of my artists’ songs. The
performance of any version of that song –
in karaoke, by a cover band, by a reality
show contestant – makes money for the
song, songwriter and publisher.
As a result of new technologies,
managing these licenses is increasingly
difficult. Piracy and illegal downloads
remain a challenge for the music industry.
We continually negotiate new fee
structures with companies like YouTube,
Pandora, Spotify and Google to ensure that
songwriters are paid fairly for their work.
Technology has also affected the way
musical talent is discovered. When I first
entered the music business, I spent most of
my time browsing record stores, reading
reviews and seeing shows. That has all
changed. Everyone has the same access to
music. Kids are introduced to music on
blogs, streaming radio and television shows.
Music competition shows like American
Idol, X Factor and The Voice have also
leveled the playing field. I still feel it in my
“gut” when I identify a hit song or a star,
but I can no longer dictate which artist will
be successful. The fans now have their own
tools of discovery and we, as an industry,
can track who they like through video views
on YouTube, fans on Facebook, or followers
on Twitter and Instagram.
The great thing about my job is that I
am constantly learning and music keeps
evolving. One year Americana music is
“in,” and the next year it’s all about
electronic dance music. I have to keep an
ear to the street and keep up with the
latest in pop culture. I need to have an
open mind and above all, remember to
listen. That’s how I continue to learn.
As co-president of SONY/ATV Music Publishing, Jody
Gerson ’79 signs musical talent and oversees
Sony/ATV’s film and television division.
Jody launched her career at Chappell Music, one of the
world’s largest and most successful music publishing
companies. For 19 years, she worked with EMI, signing
Alicia Keys, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Arrested Development, Deborah Cox, T-Box and Luscious Jackson,
among others.
Jody served three terms on Baldwin’s National Board
of Advisors and was the 2004 Young Alumna Award
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The Simpson Center for the
Performing Arts in Honor of
Lois Goutman
The arts
have been
integral to the Baldwin experience since the
school’s founding. Recently, the Arts Task
Force, parent-led BRAVA and student-run
Arts League have spotlighted both visual
and performing arts. This focus will come
to the forefront when the curtain rises on a
new performing arts space and visual arts
gallery: The Simpson Center for the
Performing Arts in Honor of Lois Goutman.
The performing arts are a productive
creative pursuit at which Baldwin girls
thrive. Many have performed with
professional companies, including the
Wilma Theater, Walnut Street Theater and
People’s Light and Theatre Company. Our
talented handbell choirs have brought
their sounds from the halls of Baldwin to
Austria, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The Firenze instrumental ensemble and
B-Flats and Eliza-B-than a cappella groups
have graced local festivals and city
business events. At Baldwin, students can
experiment with acting, directing, musical
theater, dance, choral singing, ensemble
music and so much more.
Soon, the caliber of Baldwin’s theatrical
and musical productions will be matched
by a first-class venue. The Grey Gym will
be carefully renovated, and along with
adjacent areas will comprise The Simpson
Center. Materials salvaged from the beloved
Cornelia Otis Skinner Dramatic Workshop
will be incorporated into the design. The
Simpson Center will feature a flexible stage
area with new lighting and seating,
dressing rooms, and a set construction
Baldwin’s performances are currently held in the
Grey Gym, Assembly Room, Dining Room or the
Athletic Center’s Multi-purpose Room. The 2012
production of “Romeo & Juliet” traveled through
the Residence, using the porches, balconies and
various rooms as backdrops.
workshop. The proposed hybrid seating
system will allow for multiple configurations suited for an intimate piano recital,
or a full scale theatrical performance for
up to 225 spectators.
In addition to the performance space,
the center will include a spacious art
gallery and arts courtyard. These settings
will offer an opportunity for visual arts
students to display their own work, or to
experience work by established artists. The
gallery and arts courtyard add another
important dimension to the diversity and
depth of Baldwin’s arts curriculum.
Fundraising for The Simpson Center
began in fall 2011 with a commitment
from the Simpsons, a two-generation
Baldwin family. The Simpsons offered a
challenge to match all gifts to the
performing arts center, dollar-for-dollar,
up to $750,000. At press time, gifts
totaled $2 million. The fundraising goal
is an additional $1.4 million by June 30
of this year.
“The theatrical and musical
achievements of our girls are
testaments to the talented
instructors who have
inspired generations of
eager students to attain the
highest level of creative
expression. Like so many
of you, the Simpson family
drew inspiration from one
of the most passionate and
original thinkers ever to take
the stage at Baldwin: Lois
Goutman. Lois led the
drama program to new
heights with exuberance
and professionalism. We
are thrilled that the new
performing arts center
will honor her legacy.”
– Head of School
Sally M. Powell
The families of Bob Simpson and Lois Goutman
celebrate a fundraising milestone in November
2012 at the home of Sally Powell. Pictured
are Nicholas Goutman, Thomas Goutman,
Christopher Goutman, Carolyn Simpson Scott ’74,
Andrew Goutman, Moriah Scott and Bill Scott.
Bob Simpson joined via Skype.
The lobby of The Simpson
Center for the Performing Arts
will double as a gallery
for student and visiting
artist work.
As is true of so many other families
throughout the community, the Simpsons
were profoundly impacted by drama
teacher Lois Goutman. Ms. Goutman’s
exceptional 42-year tenure at Baldwin
was highlighted by the awarding of the
Rosamond Cross Teaching
Chair as well as the
Olmstead Prize in
Secondary School
Teaching, presented by
Williams College. But it
was her love of theater and
her dedication to sharing
her craft with generations
of students that resonated
with the Simpson family.
W. Robert (Bob)
Simpson, father of Carolyn
Simpson Scott ’74 and
grandfather of Adrienne Scott ’11,
wanted to honor Lois’ memory with the
performing arts center. Bob has great
passion for theater and musical comedy;
in 1963, he starred with Lois Goutman in
a local amateur production of Cole Porter’s
“Anything Goes,” which Lois directed.
“Lois was instrumental in bringing an
appreciation for the performing arts to
generations of Baldwin girls and Main
Liners alike,” says Bob. “I saw what
Baldwin did for Carolyn and Adrienne.
It was a life-changing experience for both
of them. And, one of the greatest lessons
they learned at Baldwin is how critical it is
to nourish the spirit as well as the mind
and the body. We feel that this emphasis
helps Baldwin girls to go out and become
creative, productive members of the global
“The arts are not part of
�arts and entertainment’ as
the newspapers would have
us believe. Art is not a luxury,
a lavish thing that we fund
from leftovers of our budgets,
not a plaything or an
amusement. The arts are a
basic need of human
survival. For our family,
performance art is one of the
ways we make sense of our
lives, one of the ways in
which we express feelings
when we have no words…
a way for us to understand
things with our hearts when
we can’t with our minds.”
– Patricia Weiser, P ’24 and ’21 and
supporter of The Simpson Center
for the Performing Arts
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1221 Saugatucket Road
Peace Dale, RI 02879
Emily Mudd Mitchell
[email protected]
Classes of Gold Reunion - May 2-4,
2013. Visit our website at
weekend for more information.
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14101 Shannondell Dr.
Audubon, PA 19407
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3300 Darby Rd. #C402
Haverford, PA 19041
her words “still in the mud”, for she
continues designing gardens for
several Drs in her area of Danville
and Benton, PA. In Feb. and March
she will travel to Charleston, SC to
give several lectures on “The
History of American Garden
lives in a condo with five units in
each cluster in Lincoln, MA and is
enjoying life playing bridge and
going to painting class once a wk.
She is always greeted upon her
return by her faithful golden retriever. Her 10 yr old grandson lives 15
minutes away and visits her often
staying entire wkends. MADELEINE
husb Eric moved to a condo in
Minneapolis, MN six yrs ago. They
have a son and dtr in Minneapolis
and a son living in CO, so moving
west was an easy decision. They live
in the ctr of town and can enjoy all
the activities the city offers using a
taxi. She says that their traveling
days are behind her. ANNA HARTMANN BIBEAULT lives in Absecon,
NJ with her husb Alfred. He was the
general mgr of two hotels in
Atlantic City and they lived in one of
them for yrs. She handled the PR
overseeing 275 rooms, when individuals rather than corporations
managed them. She has spent 53
yrs with the Red Cross, as paid staff,
board member and vol. At 87 Anna
has the usual health problems of
old age but is still going strong.
Albert, at 95 is on his second pacemaker but, according to Anna, is
“on overdrive,” FRIEDA SCHIERENBECK MECRAY has moved to a
retirement community in Honey
Brook, PA. She loves her new home
and you can reach her at
[email protected].
writes “I sold two houses N & S –
happy now in two condos-family
well- two weddings- three in college- one in hs and six other grands
working- good in this economy!
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BOLES shares that one of her four
children has passed away and that
she has nine grands!
Alisan Buckley Henderson
1413 Woodford Dr.
Wayne, PA 19087
[email protected]
still counseling a recovery program
in three states. It has been very successful. I also wrote a book Hope for
a 2nd Chance published on
Amazon, and I am writing another
book entitled No Escape to be published shortly. I had a nice visit with
and other friends this summer. My
children are doing well and I intend
to find time to travel. Charleston SC,
where I live, is so pleasant, that it is
difficult to leave. I still pursue some
lobbying on topics of concern with
my Senators and Governor. I am
also in touch with old friends,
Governors Mark Sanford (SC) and
Ed Rendell (PA). See you at the next
STOTT GIBSON shares the sad
news that her dtr, Laura, died unexpectedly from a heart attack. The wk
before, her 50th birthday was celebrated with a surprise birthday party.
Joan Cowen Bowman
167 Hobart Ave.
Short Hills, NJ 07078
[email protected]
Marnie Ellis Langford
3750 Peachtree Rd. NE, Apt. 872
Atlanta, GA 30319
[email protected]
Peg Fritz Schneider
918 Merion Square Rd.
Gladwyne, PA 19035
[email protected]
“My husb Mike died in May, just
three mos short of our 50th anniv.
The family went on a trip he had
planned to celebrate the 50 yrs to
CRILLEY �52, joined us. ANN HOLLAND WEEKS writes “ I celebrated
my 80th birthday in July with my
family and church; only our son
Steve and his family, now in Amman,
Jordan with the State Dept, were not
ERWIN writes “I have one grandson
a sr at the Univ of MI and one applying to Stanford and Vanderbilt for
next yr. Both Chi families are fine.
Kathy is looking for a job since the
last one was temporary. My eyes are
worse, no more book reading. I have
an iPad and I love it! My new “BF.”
Jerry Wiss Smith
2401 Pennsylvania Ave. #20A1
Philadelphia, PA 19130
with us “Baldwin will always have
a deep very special place in my
heart. Because of my art classes
at Baldwin, I have been a professional Artist in oils for over 30 yrs.
People (Portraits), Places
(Scenery), Animals, and Things...
continual commissions by word
of mouth. Imagine being paid for
what you love to do.!! I only
wish. I had listened harder when I
was being encouraged by
Baldwin to go to Art School. My
art became a constant part of my
life in my 40’s. Because of my
theater experiences at Baldwin I
was able to be a VERY successful
Yoga tchr for over twenty yrs.
Also, successfully taught “Yoga
with Mimi” and a theater workshop in a young man]s first time
offender’s prison for 5 1/2 yrs.
After becoming Vol of the Yr, the
prison hired me to teach, first at
the GED level, and then the next
yr with a raise, at the college
level. They changed the name of
my yoga class to “Health
Awareness.” I stopped teaching
at the Correctional Institute
because we moved to another
state. Baldwin gave me a love for
sports. I married a golfer and in
between three babies, took up
golf in order to not be a golf
widow. I soon was hooked when I
had my first of nine holes-in-one.
I also was a Club Champion and
broke 80 three times. Enough of
this. I love the game and play
four times a wk and paint, paint,
paint. And enjoy being with my
husb Earle of 58 yrs. I have 3 children and 8 grands and 2 more
step-grands on the way. Life is
full. Most of my Bucket List is finished; only two more to go!!
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Donna Dietz Littlefield
[email protected]
1490 Bridgewater Way
Annapolis, MD 21401
Hello again Friends. Your responses
were wonderful. Thanks so much.
There is a lot to tell you. The sad
news first – BETH CALDERWOOD
both passed at the end of last yr. Now
on to the happier news – GWYNNE
KIMBELL SCHULTZ writes “I loved
reunion! We seem to be a hardy
bunch. I plan to be there for the 65th!
My big news is that I will be taking
two grands (both boys 11- cousins
and best buddies) to Costa Rica to an
Eco-lodge in April. I figure I need to
do these things while I still can. I did
tell them that I thought my tree
climbing days (one of the big activities) were probably over! Fortunately
the boys can do it without me! I have
taken each grand on a major trip.
After this, one left to go. I hope I
make it!” (Hey, we do, too, and we
think you are terrific). DRANE
KENDALL HAW writes that she just
wants to say that “it does my heart so
good to read all your names and
remember each of you! I was sick not
only not to get to our reunion, but
not even to respond in time to be in
our book. We did have one? I have
one from 2002 that I was visiting just
today, believe it or not!” (We sure did
have a great one – we sent her a
copy). Now for that sentence or two: I
have been in a caretaker mode for
about six yrs, thus have the Caretaker
Syndrome! The “cure” for that is to
get out of Dodge, as we say down
here! So ... This wkend my dtr
Hannah & I are cruising out of
Galveston on a Princess ship to the
Western Caribbean: Cozumel, Belize
and Honduras. I’ve never been that
far down, except to South America!
We love the Texas Exes trips, and if
any of you would like to join us, we
can make you an honorary Texas Ex in
one fell swoop! Love to you all.
that Lili ran into JOAN COWEN
BOWMAN ’50 last summer and Joan
gave Lili a memoir she’d written
about her life called The Power of the
Place, published 2010. Lili sent it to
me, and after I read it I wrote to Joan
and then we had lunch, at which we
talked a lot about our memories of
Baldwin. Last Wed. Joan and I went
to the NY Phil. With Lili's permission
since it is her inscribed copy, I have
sent Joan’s book to GIGGY PAULL
LEZRA, who I had told about it and
who wants to read it. Giggy is recovering from a long visit from a vegan
granddtr and vegan boyfriend. She
says she has a lot of welcome leftovers. I talk on the phone frequently
with Will Silvers who is in good spirits,
though he just had a birthday.
not much news here; missed my
annual ski trip to CO this mo because
my hostess had a serious sinus infection and couldn’t fly. Doing over a
bathroom and bedroom so my house
is in turmoil! Going to Greece and
Turkey in April; otherwise, the usual
busyness. Hope your holidays were
good and that 2013 is fabulous for all
of you! JANE VANDER VEER writes
“I’m an Art Docent @ the Oakland
Museum of CA and have occasional
shows of my figurative sculpture in
my garden. LOVE TO ALL...COME
CLENDENIN says besides being very
active in our church, I’m doing a lot of
singing ... hope you are, too! ....choir,
chorus, assisted living facility, some
solos & duets...Never thought I’d
more than croak at this age! My husb,
a diabetic, is very sedentary, but
seems to take pleasure in the peregrinations of our registered therapy
Cocker, Penny, and me as we visit
assisted living facilities, as well as a
local school, where the kids read to
her. Who knew having so much fun
could be of benefit to others? PATTI
VAN DOREN DUNN writes that their
interesting travel plans for 2012
turned into travel back and forth to
Maine Medical Ctr, ending with an
unexpected but necessary aortic
valve transplant for Jack. We are
expecting that 2013 will see some
more interesting peregrinations, yet
to be determined, as full recovery
takes a yr. We have had a Chicago
visit, and a first Christmas on the West
Coast to visit our son Jay in Salinas.
That led to rereading Steinbeck’s East
of Eden, which is set there – an excellent novel indeed! We wish good
health to all in this New Yr. LILI PELL
WHITMER says “a couple of days
ago I had the best luck in having a
nice phone chat with MARGIE
CONOLE HARGRAVE, who has just
moved from West Chester, PA., to
Broomfield, CO. It was fun to hear the
happy results.” With two dtrs in the
husb nearby, as are PAT BACHMAN
HOLLOWAY and her husb, Margie
does not lack for good old friends.
She reports that her retirement com-
munity is full of talented neighbors
and offers every activity known to
man, or woman. (Three cheers for
you, Margie). Bob and I are glad to
have no particular news. For sports
we're still game for a little golf, a little
tennis, paddle tennis, a jump in the
Atlantic Ocean. Skis, skates? Forget it.
Bob is the good athlete. (Anyone
remembering me on 4th squad hockey will remember Miss Denio yelling,
“Run, Pell. Run!”). Bob, with three or
four contemporaries, (read 80+) continue to serve as “stock boys” at the
Operation Hope Pantry, the Fairfield
facility serving homeless and folks in
need in the Greater Bridgeport community. He calls it one of the best jobs
SEGAL writes that husb Saul died
3/17/12. She says she is in the process
of reinventing herself after 36yrs of
caretaking. She is staying in FL away
from the MN cold and her children
are very supportive. Wishes us all to
be well and have a good yr. Dick and
I are still kicking, almost as high too!
We are both looking forward to my
65th. See you all then.
Mary Scott McElroy
12 Horseshoe Ln
Paoli, PA 19301
[email protected]
I am sad to report the death of
William Watson, son of CHARLOTTE
HEUER WATTS, on 11/29/12. We are
expecting a large contingent of classmates for our reunion in May. The list
changes frequently with CATHY
EGLIN MAXEY cheering us on. Y’all
thrilled to be grandma to Matthew
born 6/22/2011. His family lives in OR,
so Debbie’s visits are mostly on Skype.
“going until I can’t do it any longer.”
She works part time and vols for LWV,
her church, various committees and
political efforts. A trip to Seattle centered on visiting sister PAM KENWORTHEY HARER ’51, indulging in
her book collecting passion, as well as
taking in tourist attractions. At
Thanksgiving, all six Bilz children gathered for the first time in ten yrs in CA.
taught hs social studies for 28 yrs. Her
husb passed away 4 yrs ago. She participates in 2 book clubs. It’s hard to
keep track of HELEN MILNE JUSTI
and Pete who are always coming and
going either to FL or VT or to foreign
destinations. HELEN BROWN LEA-
MAN and Dick, who spent New Yrs
with family in the Dominican Republic,
also enjoy family time at Squam Lake,
enjoy an extended Feroe family
reunion at the time of the Baldwin
reunion. She continues to be involved
with a large annual AAUW book sale.
She and Alan spend March in San
recently visited her younger son’s family in Texas. SUE ZOOK STARR is now
reaping the benefits of all she learned
while running Starr Travel. Last yr, she
and Fred cruised from CA to FL via
the Panama Canal. “It was fascinating
to see the expansion project being
undertaken by Panama and it is
ahead of schedule and under budget!
It’s an incredible a feat today, as it was
100 yrs ago.” Sue coordinated two
family reunions, one at the Valley at
Belleville, PA and another one closer
to their home in Greensboro, and also
a wk trip to Cuba; “It was an opportunity not to be missed and made possible now that travel restrictions have
been somewhat lifted for Americans.
Fifty yrs of communist rule take a terrible toll on a country and its people.”
WATTS welcomed her son’s skiing
buddies to their place in VT. She and
Bob planned to be in FL later in the
WEAVER lives in Jupiter, FL yr round.
She enjoys bridge a LOT at her nearby country club. She has been widowed for 19 yrs. Although widowed
twice when her two children were
McLEAN rebounded, has four
grands, and is very happy. She has
been selling real estate in Houston
for 35 yrs, traveled extensively, including to Tibet, Mongolia and Libya. I,
MARY SCOTT McELROY, still arrange
my schedule around tennis. Jay and I
had a great river trip from St.
Petersburg to Moscow last spring. I
am looking forward to seeing many
classmates May 3-4. For those unable
to attend reunion, I highly recommend visiting Baldwin’s website to
get a feel for what is happening at
our wonderful school:
Trina Twyeffort Greene
131 Woodland Pond Circle
Cottage 131
New Paltz, NY 12561
[email protected]
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Mary Edgerton Sloat
PO Box 424
Lancaster, NH 03584
[email protected]
moved to a condo overlooking the
17th fairway of a golf course. She
continues to be active on community
activities and as sr warden of the
vestry of her church. Her new
address is 972 Streamview Lane,
continues her active life in NYC. She
is a Deacon of her church, participates in a sr fitness class and attends
the Philharmonic. She attended a
family reunion on the occasion of her
great niece’s hs graduation in addition to participating in her 50th
reunion from Union Theological
REYNOLDS just returned from a
three wk birding tour of China - over
200 species and 1,000 mi. MAY
GEGGIS HOLGREN’s granddtr Alex,
who’s in fifth gr at Baldwin, has been
selected to participate in a Young
Tchr conference in Washington DC
this summer. Congratulations Alex!
The int’l Wing of the Hotel Krumnne
is expecting visitors from France,
Austria, Hawaii, and New Zealand
this spring. Members of the Class of
1955, PLEASE, PLEASE send me
your info and news. Petey.
ANNE RILEY writes “Last Christmas
my brother, Mike, generously gifted
me a fancy iPad which has been
quite useful and fun. In May, we celebrated his 70th and my 75th birthday
with a family reunion at my beach
home and it was enjoyed by all. As
usual, I attended many professional
conferences, including my annual
trip to FL. I helped coordinate a
Great Decisions study group
through my church and the League
of Woman Voters (LWV) in DE, which
was intellectually stimulating. The
presidency of the Sussex Co. (DE)
LWV continues to demand more
than I can possibly give to it, but we
helped the election process through
many non-partisan activities. Check
out next election! My
mindless activity is enjoying the
Redskins football games, especially
this yr’s team. My vol activities continue to include raising oysters off
my bulkhead for the Ctr for the
Inland Bays. This yr, I helped the
horseshoe crab counting with a
team at night by flashlight. I also
went to 11movies in 4 days at the
Rehoboth Film Festival! I highly recommend it. I again attended
Becoming An Outdoor Woman
camp. For the second yr in a row, I
had a terrible fright about another
very threatening hurricane. This time,
my yard was under two feet of salt
water but fortunately, my house was
not damaged. My yard and gardens
were trashed, but even worse was
that a careless neighbor’s boat
crashed through my fence, damaging a number of items and plants
and ending up wedged between my
house and fence. Needless to say, I
am very concerned about sea rise
issues, as well as global warming. I
continue to work full time and don’t
see retirement in the horizon.
Memory and slight macular degeneration are my only frustrations
about being a “sr.” My exercise class
with the college kids keeps me
young! Keep in touch!”
that she finished the casework for
her Ph.D. in American History at the
Univ of DE with a 3.82 average, but
will not continue due to major problems with her spine. Boo hiss! BETSEY MAYER MILLER writes “I have
family in Newtown Square. Two
grands attend Episcopal and my oldest grandson is at DE Valley Friends.
I visit often.
Karen Rose Levy
1013 Riva Ridge Dr.
Great Falls, VA 22066-1615
[email protected]
“My granddtr Brooke Witherow was
married the same wk in April that
she finished her Masters! In June,
three of the four grands will have
finished college; the youngest will
be a sr. Yay!” SALLY WAREHIME
YELLAND moved to a retirement
village in Hanover, PA. She married
Sid Ehrhart in Nov.
Petey Gilfillan
28 Rittenhouse Ct
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
[email protected]
For some of us times are changing,
for others we’re keeping on keeping
on. The best news is that vein came
from DILYS WINN who is still with us
and quoted a greeting card that
someone sent her saying, “Every day
above ground is a good day.” Dilys is
irrepressible and said that as long as
Godiva keeps making chocolates her
spirits will stay undaunted.
Unfortunately the health news from
seem to get better with time. Since
our 55th reunion last May, when she
had a bad knee, she fell down a flight
of stairs, broke 2 vertebrae and some
ribs, and spent some time in the hospital and a rehab. She’s been home
with some help and on the mend for
a while now. But it does seem like
one thing after another for Judy. TAYLOR BARNETT SLAUGHTER has
been keeping on and has again
become chair of their orchid judging
center and keeps up her other activities in the nat’l a regional orchid societies, travels some and keeps her
brain agile with crosswords, Numbrix
and the occasional Wash Post
Crickler. Taylor also maintains a wkly
correspondence with her oldest
grandtr, a fr at U of Chicago, keeping
up a tradition begun by her mother
when Taylor’s dtr was in college.
Good custom that. MARIANNE MALDONADO DEL VALLE and her husb
are still splitting their time between
their homes in VT and Puerto Rico.
They also spent some time this fall
her husb in NYC where Carolyn gave
them and Marianne’s grandson an
expert tour of the Frick Museum.
enjoying her Oct. - May mos in
Sarasota, FL as a “grammy who is
always on call,” as well as taking
course to become a certified FL
though officially retired, keeps up her
Board mtgs in NY and Paris and went
to the Galapagos in Nov. on a
Linblad/Nat’l Geographic small ship
tour. She went with good friends and
reported spectacular scenery. LIBBIE
GUMMEY CLUETT and husb Mark
moved into a big apartment still in
Savannah in Sept. that has a nursing
facility when needed. Lib reports that
she and Mark are both in good
shape, just thinking ahead. They went
on a Disney cruise over Thanksgiving
with all 14 family members with great
success celebrating Mark’s 80th and
their 50th wedding anniv. Lib celebrated Christmas with her sister
Hilton Head. SUSAN KULP and her
husb David Howard completed their
move from DC to Frederick, MD in
Sept. Susan is delighted to be able to
walk to restaurants, theater, library,
gym, grocery store and parks. This
past fall, Susan and I had brunch with
was in DC visiting her granddtr, a fr at
GW. I’m sure it will surprise none of
you that Andrea is as beautiful as ever
and just as, maybe even more, interesting. Of course, we knew of another change as JANE DEVELIN HEINTZ
and her husb Paul moved to a new
home right after our 55th reunion last
May. Then there are the sad changes.
her spouse of 31 yrs Jeffrey in Dec.
He had been declining for some
time. Love and condolences to
Priscilla who’s had a rough couple of
yrs. Perhaps all the moves aren’t really
changes but simply adjustments. I’m
in the keeping-on category, still working full-time as long as I’m able.
Classmates, we have some lovely
memories of our days and friendships
begun at Baldwin. I’d love to hear
from more or you.
Sally Dana Willson
2143 Willowick Drive
Columbus, OH 43229-1527
[email protected]
In the previous Echoes, we were not
able to include WENDY PAUL
GLENN’S entire letter to SALLY
DANA WILLSON, so we include it
here. Wendy describes her experience of being a rancher on the AZ CO border. Wendy went to Baldwin
one semester, as she says, “a real
awakening for a country girl from SE
AZ to move into a boarding school …
one of only 2 students from west of
the MS River… a real culture shock
and a real education!” Here’s the rest
of her letter. “We are cattle ranchers
18 miles east of Douglas, AZ on the
Mexican/AZ border. We have about 5
miles of border fence. We do all our
work here by ourselves. Warner, my
husb and Kelly, our dtr and her dtr are
the workers here. We just went
through a mo of cattle work. Roundup and shipping from the ranches
here in SE AZ. We have been
plagued by drought most of 16 yrs
now but have cut our cattle herd size
down and are trying to make it
through. We really need the rains that
have inundated part of the east! Our
granddtr is in hs in Douglas, the 18 mi
drive on rough dirt roads is about 40
minutes to school. We also have
hunters that come during different
hunting seasons. Warner and Kelly
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Betsey Trotter Chalmers
4 Dinghy Court
Salem, SC 29676-4103
[email protected]
Wendy Paul Glenn ’58 and her
husband, Warner Glenn, at their
ranch in Arizona.
are hunting guides. We are covered
up by border problems, lots of illegals crossing our property with
groups of people going north and/or
carrying drugs. They are mostly carrying marijuana but some have
cocaine, meth or other pills. As they
go back south, they rob the ranches.
They start fires and have burned a
huge amount of our ranch-lands and
forests in this area. Recently they
burned about 200 acres of forest on
our ranch. Our beautiful country is
hurting from all this traffic and the
necessary Border Patrol vehicles and
patrolmen out here. One of our
neighbors was shot and killed last yr
out in his pasture by an illegal alien. I
am 71 and Warner is 76. We still ride
and hunt and work every day.” The
Glenn’s have many visitors because
their home is office to the Malpai
Borderlands Group. They hold annual
board mtgs, agency mtgs attended
by 40 to 50 people, a sci conference
in Jan. and workshop in Sept. Wendy
says MATILDA ESSIG �76, a talented
photography artist, also a Baldwin
alumna, lives nearby and attends
mtgs. Needless to say, the Glenn’s are
very busy. Here is their website:
sorry to report that my mother,
Rosemary Thompson, passed away in
Dec. at age 95 after a short illness. She
was an enthusiastic Baldwin parent and
always enjoyed hearing about Baldwin
activities. I’m busy in retirement, volunteering as a college advisor at the local
hs and serving as a Trustee at Sandy
Spring Friends Mtg in MD.”
up for a trip to Egypt in Jan. with the
Univ of MI but because of tensions in
the area it was cancelled. India and
China are next on her list. With increasing back and hip issues she is trying to
see as much of the world as possible
while she still can. The highlight of
a 70th birthday cruise on the Danube
with husb Tony and their children. Jim
is a Methodist minister in AK and Liza is
an attorney in GA. A trip to AK in Nov.
included a surprise attendance to a
dinner for their son and really
icy/snowy weather. All future visits will
be during warmer mos! MARCIA
SODEN KOLA has deeper appreciation for her elderly father’s grunts and
groans that annoyed her in her 50’s.
The daily frustration of opening commercial packaging is more fully appreciated now. She advocates compassion for people of ages other than our
own. DOROTHY WHITMYER FARNATH writes that her Dr. discovered a
brain aneurysm. She was to have surgery early in Jan. No report on how it
went. She had an apartment built onto
her dtr’s house, so she will have someone nearby during her recovery. No
more mystery about what color her
hair really is! BETSY HAAKINSON
BREZINER had a fabulous family trip to
Tuscany and Lake Como in the fall. She
is still in Dover but exploring options
for the future. Always has room for
recently acquired Muthu and Annu,
two feisty female goats from a neighbor who moved. The family is Indian,
thus the names. They are a delightful
addition to her ranchette and love
hanging out with the horses. The cows
she had with her last yr were rebred
and produced calves the same day
(12/12/12). Witnessing a birth is always
a thrill. Her dog boarding business
allows little free time, but she does
manage to get away to her Smoky
Mountain retreat and to Gladwyne to
visit her 104 yr old mother. SUZANNE
SELBY GRENAGER writes, “It's been a
short, often challenging yr since publishing Bare Naked at the Reality
Dance. High points have been book
parties, generously given by strangers
and friends alike, in PA and Nova
Scotia, where we spent 3 luscious mos
in 2012. I love the chance to read aloud
from my book and encourage rich, inti-
mate conversations among circles of
women. It's also been satisfying to
develop my blog as a place where
women (and a few men) share honestly
about the real stuff of our lives. I've
been posting lately about “life stages”
and how it may be time to retreat to a
little house in the woods, as Trond likes
to put it. Only problem for us, with the
PA farm and wee cottages in CA and
NS, is where! Trond still loves his NS
boatyard, and our two kids, now doing
well on opposite coasts, are further
confusing the “where to live next”
question. Would LOVE to hear how
you are handling these late life challenges, via email or at” CAROLYN LAZAR’s dtr had a
cake made to look like the Desert
Botanical Garden for her 70th birthday.
She reached 500 hours of vol work at
the Garden, her happy place, in 22
mos. There have been multiple trips to
CA to visit her dtr. In Oct. she visited
son Evan and his family in Anchorage.
Her ex-husb Tom died suddenly in
Sept. They had remained close so it
was quite a blow. MARY OEHRLE
FRENCH writes, “In May, my mother,
Ruth Oehrle, died, well into her 99th yr.
I miss her. In July, my dtr, Katherine,
moved to Lima, Peru, where she is
working in strategic development for
a Peruvian int’l co. In Aug., I painted
one painting. In Sept., I traveled to Sri
Lanka, Afghanistan and Tunisia. The
highlight for me was going to Kabul to
visit my son, Sam, who is founding
director of a film co in Kabul,
Besides celebrating my 70th birthday
with Sam and my dtr, Katherine, we
attended the Kabul premiere of
Buzkashi Boys, a film which tells the
coming of age story of two young
boys. Sam co-wrote the script and
directed the film under the aegis of
The Afghan Film Project, an NGO he
co-founded to develop capacity of
Afghan filmmakers, In Jan., Buzkashi Boys,
was nominated for an Academy
Award in the Live-Action Short category.”
Barb Shearer Minsker
barbminsk[email protected]
Marnie King Henretig
[email protected]
she put on a nearly 70th birthday
party for herself (the day before) - a
late Sunday afternoon champagne
reception with a number of the
guests providing much of the very
excellent bite-sized hors d'oeuvres.
It was all due to MARNIE KING
HENRETIG's prompting - Marnie
had been willing to host a party but
Sara was originally reluctant. But she
“did have a very good time and the
food provided by my foodie friends
made it all the more fun and fairly
effortless. Much champagne was
drunk and now that I am indeed 70, I
think I feel my knees more in the
morning when I go downstairs.
says “It's 3 degrees today...yes, that's
very cold and I've had to close down
all the doors into the chicken's
coops. That also means hauling fresh
hot water daily since it freezes quite
quickly. Luckily, they also eat snow
for water. We're also feeding well
over 100 little songbirds in 6 feeders
and ledges all around the house.
We've had so much snow that this is
the favorite restaurant stop in the
neighborhood! Dtr Catherine and
husb Michael and grandtr Deirdre
live on Long Is. Jim and I watch son
Mathew's children most Friday's until
he gets home from Savannah Dhu
(his fabulous job as personal chef to
a multimillionaire...look at the's a 5,000 acre hunting camp
and lodge). His dtr Olivia (4 1/4) is
beginning violin study with me and
I'm also teaching her to read. She is
doing very well at sounding out
words and short sentences (phonics
approach) and little brother Alden (2
on Feb. 14th) is amazing. He already
speaks in full sentences, is trying to
potty train himself, sings the Suzuki
tunes from the CD in tune and generally easily does anything and
everything he attempts. I've been on
a huge push to go through every
box, drawer, bin, of stuff that has
accumulated over the past 30 yrs
and sort, label and toss as I go. I'm
almost finished with my many
sewing items...a truly monstrous job.
Next I need to attack my scrapbooking stuff and boxes of family pictures
from my parents, my childhood,
Jim's stuff, etc. I'm hoping to accomplish all of it by spring when I start
outside with the vegetable garden.
Whew!!! It’s exhausting. PENNY
GOULDIN FLETCHER has undertaken a long-term substitute teaching
job at her local Pre-K - 8 school. She
is sharing a Basic Skills position with
another sub (neither of us wanted
the position full-time) and working 23 days most wks, sometimes more.
She really is enjoying it, but admit-
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tedly, some days are really tired at
the end of the day. Her younger son
and his family have moved to
London. He works for AIG and was
offered a 3 yr assignment there.
Penny and Dave visited them in Nov.
and had a great time exploring the
sights of the city. Her two oldest
grands will be going to college in
the fall. Seems like just yesterday
that that was us! Where does the
and Richard have a good time operating their graphic design and advertising specialties business out of
Lewes, DE (where the DE Bay meets
the Atlantic Ocean) and enjoy their
life there, even off-season. NIVIN
in touch for ages and missed our big
reunion but does see a few friends
from our class every several yrs. They
are coming out to MN where she
has been living for 35 yrs. She says
“that it is hard to believe I stay,
although my second husb died 6 yrs
ago and none our combined families
live there, because it is a wonderful
place to live. The arts, theater, gardening, bridge, birding, occasional
golf, walking my Bernese Mountain
Dog and keeping chickens are what
keep me busy. I do think of Baldwin
often and am grateful for the friends
I made there and the education we
received. Wishing you all well.” TINA
SHEARER MINSKER (and spouses)
spent a wk in Cabo San Lucas,
Mexico in Feb. Let's have our next
reunion there! And BERTA NICHOLSON ELMORE and Barbara spent
in Boca Grande FL this winter. Keep
the news coming!
Ellen Kunnes Knapp
149 Driftwood Dr.
Bayville, NJ 08721
[email protected]
Happy New Yr Everyone! Too bad
everyone is too busy to send any
news...are you warn out from our
50th Reunion that most of you did
not attend? Small, low key, extremely
pleasant, and rather informative for
those of us who did attend and
shared our thoughts, impressions,
misimpressions (if that's a word) and
friendships. Not sure when our last
news for the 'Echoes' was due, but
Hurricane Sandy killed the fall in this
area and then Newtown, CT just sort
of shut down whatever enthusiasm
was left for anything. Sad, but true,
and I know so many people who lost
their homes or have been relocated
due to damage or total destruction. I
was fortunate and only lost power
for almost a wk. Thank you for land
lines, gas stoves and hot showers. I
attempted to contact about 12 class
members for any news and was
extremely disappointed that I had
only one response. JANE NOBEL
MAXWELL, who attended the
Reunion and whom I hadn't seen in
the 50 yrs since graduation is the
only one from whom I heard. Jane
lives in the Adirondacks with 3
mules, 3 donkeys and 2 dogs and
works FT in Child and Adult
Psychiatry. She and her dtr Emily,
Asst Dir of NE Regional Ctr, Nat’l
Wildlife Fed., drove down to Phila in
mid-Jan. to see her mom, 106 yrs
old. She looks thinner and is sleepless, but knew her and Emily right
away by name. She does have a
caregiver and is confined to bed in
the same room where we (Baldwin
classmates) watched horror movies!
Also, while walking in Phila, she suddenly saw on pointy metal legs stuck
in a tree, a sign advertising Baldwin!
How weird is that...Thank you Jane!
All well at the Knapp house, with
continued subbing at school,
Hospice volunteering and staying
out of trouble if at all possible.
Regards to all, in spite of your
Mary Morris Evans
2309 SW 1st Avenue
Apt. 1441
Portland, OR 97201-5040
[email protected]
I hope to see as many of you as possible at our 50th reunion, May 2nd 4th. Your committee has been working hard on plans to make this a fun
and interesting time. The more of us
that are able to attend, the merrier
our time together will be. Don't forget to give your gift to the Annual
Fund in recognition of this special
reunion. Thanks, see you in May!
“I am once again heading for
Bermuda and the Virgin Islands and
Puerto Rico on the boat Michael
designed and who’s interior he is finishing-off, to vol in island schools,
play flute, get tan, and write articles
about ancient Assyria.”
Tatjana van der Horst Schwendinger
15 Arundel Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63105-2308
[email protected]
“We are retiring, closing the private
practice, and moving to the Boston
area. My turn to be near salt water
writes “My husb Steve and I spent a
wkend in July with my roommate
FAYE DOYLE WEST and her husb in
Jasper Nat’l Park in Canada. We
hadn’t seen each other since 1964
and it was as if no time had passed
at all! It was great to be together
again. Faye and Richard are coming
to visit us at our home in FL in Jan.
so we’re looking forward to that and then to our 50th reunion in 2015.
retired from Wernersville State
Hospital, where I served as CEO, in
2007. Since then I’ve been volunteering as a master gardener through
Penn State and enjoying traveling
with my husb, Darryl.
Sally Shaw Stevens
[email protected]
Rev. BETTY NEWBURGER KORNITZER reports that she is enjoying
her 9th yr as minister to her flock in
Peace Dale, RI but is looking forward
to retirement and finding a part-time
position so that she can spend more
time with her 9 grands. CAROLYN
HASLETT GRILLO shares that she is
still working at CBS TV, her son,
Andrew, is engaged and the wedding will be in Maine in Sept. 2013,
and her son, Michael, continues
teaching English in Daegu, South
and husb Allen have been globetrotting thanks to his job which
requires quite a bit of travel. They
spent some time in Paris this past yr
and then took a cruise/educational
tour of the Greek Isles and Istanbul
in the fall. Nancy helped her mom
transition from her home to her new
life in Beaumont (a sr living community in Bryn Mawr) and is now helping to prepare her mom’s home for
sale. Career wise, Nancy was offered
a great package to retire and is now
doing part-time consulting at HSBC.
BETSEY BARRETT is looking forward
to retiring in July and says she is
ready for the next more relaxing
phase of life. Son Trip is now working
in Sarasota, FL in banking. I am
enjoying substitute teaching at two
of the local school districts where I
have been working for the last six
yrs. I only wish I’d gone into teaching
30 yrs ago … some of us find our
passion too late. Oh well. Our six
grands (3 boys, 3 girls) are all growing fast with the oldest in second gr
already, the next one in Kindergarten
and the third about to start
Kindergarten in the fall. Dtr Becky is
still teaching in D.C. and after her
first yr of motherhood has begun to
understand the joys and trials of
being a working mom. Dtr Cate lives
just a few miles away with her brood
of 5 so I get to spend lots of time
with them. In May, husb Dave and I
will travel south to Orlando with
Cate’s family to visit Disney World,
my favorite place, and then travel
north of Orlando to spend a few
days babysitting while Cate and her
husb attend a family wedding.
Retirement? I guess I could say I am
retired, but I can’t imagine not working at all so I’ll continue with teaching until they stop calling me or I
drop first. Given the lack of substitute tchrs, I think I’ll be working a
long time. Best to all of you.
Sally Albyn Younker
196 Wilson Dr.
Worthington, OH 43085
that she is still Pres of the MA
Colonial Dames and loves learning
about historic preservation, she has
a new granddtr (Clara), and also
received a new hip in 2012.
thriving after 18 yrs of teaching at her
Karate school. She is looking forward
to testing for her sixth degree Black
Belt in Tang Soo Do in the next yr.
Her son Kenneth is getting a PhD in
Philosophy at USC and loves living in
LA after 22 yrs in Chapel Hill, NC.
Jane enjoys her visits there but is not
ready to move out of NC just yet.
Classes of Gold Reunion! We hope
many of you will decide to join us in
Bryn Mawr on May 3rd and 4th, and
hope the following will whet your
appetite to come find out what all of
us have been doing these last 45 yrs:
Who is currently starring in a
Hollywood-produced movie and has
her own acting school? Who is a certified Sky Dancing Tantra instructor?
Who is Chair of a college Dept of
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Humanities? Who is an int’l rockclimbing expert? Who has her own
art gallery in Santa Fe? Who provides
support for women survivors of trauma? Who restores art in Mexico
every winter? See you at reunion to
Di Hole Strickler
[email protected]
Hello 2013! Baldwin celebrates its
125th anniv this yr. With the 75th diamond anniv occurring the fall of 7th
gr in 1963, it’s not surprising that our
45th (eek!) reunion will be in 2014.
Let’s put it on our calendars. JANET
before Christmas and says she looks
just the same as she did at Baldwin.
Beth will recall that we nicknamed
each other “Ear” because we loved
the Four Tops’ “Reach Out I’ll Be
has a new knee since Nov.; though
recovery has been slow and painful,
she’s happy that her formerly collapsed leg is now straight. Vicki and
husb Robert enjoy attending their
eldest grandtr’s competitive gymnastic meets, despite the fact that “level
fours” nationwide do the same routines to the same music, for three hrs
no less. KARRIE MASSEE has had a
great yr, highlighted by a mo-long
“absolutely incredibly fabulous” trip
to Africa, including a wk at a tented
safari camp in Botswana and attendance at an Int’l Rose Conference in
Johannesburg. She woke one night
to a roaring lion just a few feet away
outside her tent. The next morning
her group and guide tracked and saw
the lions that had moved through
their camp. Karrie especially loved
South Africa despite its political problems and hopes to return. LESLIE
their families traveled to Edinburgh
for the wedding of nephew Oliver
Langworthy, son of EMILY NIXON ’75.
(Details appear in the Winter ’13 edition of Echoes – Class of �75.) Leslie’s
dtr Elizabeth, a grad student in library
sci at Pratt, also teaches ice skating at
the Bryant Park rink in Manhattan in
the winter. She gave a lesson to a precocious five-yr-old who turned out to
be a Baldwin student! GAY
Maggie, recently visited for five days,
adding hilarity to the household. Gay
continues to teach sociology at
Villanova while husb Lee has retired
after a 37-yr career in labor law, mostly with the NLRB. With their last child
moving out, SARAH CONLY and
husb Michael tore down the wall that
created two kids’ rooms and recreated a perfectly-sized apartment for
two people. They fulfilled a 15-yr-old
dream by buying a beautiful mid-19th
c carpenter Gothic house on the NY
side of the Berkshires near
Tanglewood for wkend/vacation visits. Not surprisingly, they are finding it
tough to stay away, especially as the
house has a studio Sarah can work in.
Among other activities, she was a visiting artist at Mt. Holyoke for three
semesters, while Michael continues
as scenic designer for The View. They
are about to start work on costume
and set designs for the Big Apple
managing editor of The Tennessean,
and husb Ed (law practice in NY)
bought a condo in Nashville. Meg
invites classmates to visit her in Music
City. I reported last time that Meg
saw Paul McCartney in concert; she
writes that she was reminded of 7th
gr at Baldwin when she was totally
smitten with him. Maybe I’m not the
only classmate who still has Beatles
trading cards! SUSAN LORING is
experiencing some delays with her
new house (reported earlier) due to
building supply and construction
crew shortages caused by the necessary diversion of resources to
Hurricane Sandy recovery. Susan is
also assisting her mother in transitioning from her house in FL to a condo
there. Son Brian and wife Maile
bought a house in Austin, Texas.
Susan spent a lovely day catching up
with KATE EMMONS, husb John and
dtr Emily. KATHY LOWER and husb
David are in the process of buying
nine “gorgeous mountain acres in
Park County, CO” complete with the
shell of a house previously owned by
someone in the witness protection
program (yes, true). They look forward to creating their dream house
(and selling their current one) after yrs
of experience building and remodeling other homes. David has put off
retirement to join a startup, and Kathy
has completed five yrs service on two
boards. They sold their Winter Park,
CO home, which was their skiing and
biking base, and are relishing the
resulting visits to a variety of skiing
and biking meccas in the Rockies.
They are also enjoying their three
grands, now 14, 10 and 9. Dick and I
sold our house in Madison, CT in
Dec. and now are strictly southerners.
With all the real estate transactions
reported in these notes, no one can
say our class isn’t contributing to the
economic recovery. I heard from MIA
HALTON, who says she enjoys reading about her classmates and plans to
submit news in the future. Please join
her! (Note: the abbreviation “grand”
for grandchild is required; I’m on
record saying that I don’t like it.)
Barbara Barr
95 Parker Avenue
Manasquan, NJ 08736
[email protected]
Well, I didn’t have much notice this
time around from the alumni office
and was just able to email those on
the email list. No takers. But last issue
we had LOTS to read. The post card I
usually send out gets a response but I
just didn’t have the time to get it out.
Hurricane Sandy destroyed the
beaches all along the coastal towns
where I live but my house was far
enough from the beach (1 mi) that I
had no damage of any kind. I was out
of power for two wks and trees down
everywhere! My dtr had to move back
in with me because the Oceanside
restaurant she manages had to be
totally gutted and will, hopefully,
reopen soon. Total madness scrambling with the holidays, total darkness,
her furniture, 2 cats, etc... We were
cramming everything in my house
and garage because, without her job,
she could no longer rent her apartment. Strange having both of my dtrs
together with me and no fighting at
all!!! Many friends are currently homeless and beautiful old shore homes
are gone forever. It was quite an experience. Next issue I’ll get out the postcard. Please, if you are reading this
and have not updated your email
address, e mail me at [email protected] so I can get to you for the
next one. I miss hearing from you.
Gay Reese ’71 with the daughter of
Vivienne Jones Strette ’71 in Lyon,
Monica to lunch and dinner. Gay
and her husb are traveling through
France and Italy. JUDY DATESMAN
is looking forward to a visit from VIV
JONES STRETTEN this winter. “We
enjoyed having her dtr Amy for a
Christmas holiday several yrs ago
when she was studying in Spain, and
now dtr Monica is in Lyon, France,
this semester. When Viv comes to
see Monica, she's taking a wkend to
spend out here in the wilds of
Brittany - she's a fan of industrial
tourism, which is a recent tourist
phenomenon in this part of France. I
had planned to exhibit my jewelry at
a Christmas market, which was
unfortunately cancelled at the last
minute, so I did a home show in
Dec., which made a serious dent in
my stock. I'm awaiting a delivery of
10 lbs of glass beads from the Czech
Republic to get going for the
spring! (In fact, when I retire from
the world of e-commerce, I'm planning on making jewelry full-time for
five yrs to see what I can really do.)
(FYI - I ordered jewelry from Judy for
my girls for the holidays and the
necklaces and earrings were really
beautiful - check it out!) GEORGIA
MYER says they have beautiful snow
and skiing conditions in VT and plan
to be in CA for three wks in Feb.
Kathryn A. Roth
1002 Pebble Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410
[email protected]
photo of dtr, Monica, and GAY
REESE in Lyon, France, where
Monica is doing a study abroad program. Gay was kind enough to take
Helen Anne Howes, the granddaughter
of Anne Turner Keifer ’71, was born on
Jan. 16, 2013.
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“I am still enjoying life in Paris, too
busy, but involved in lots of interesting projects, including Transition
Towns “a la Françoise”. Our kids,
ages 11 and 16, are doing great.”
Paula Boyer Kennedy
[email protected]
Class of 1971 alumnae gathered at Cindy Conston Savett’s house for Andrea Hammerschmidt Felkins’ going away party. Row 1 (Front): Cindy Conston Savett, Andrea
Hammerschmidt Felkins and Nan Lester Maquire. Row 2: Kathy Halton, Betsy Kellogg Hamilton, Laurie Kilpatrick and Mary B. Robinson. Not pictured: Ann Grubb
Vilece, Caroline Prutzman Roberts, Shawn Lacy and Ellen McNeary Briggs.
instead of retiring she has launched
her 4th career. “I’ve just gotten certified as a coach, professional and
life, certainly not sports, given my
stellar job on the field hockey 6th
team. I found that I love watching
people’s transformation. If anyone is
planning a visit to the
Boulder/Denver area, please let me
know.” ROSILYN POLAN says “I'm
still farming - raising Thoroughbreds
for a shrinking market. However, I've
been doing well, and the farm is
actually supporting us. My dtr,
Laiken, is 14, in her first yr of hs.
She's doing well in school, dancing
on the school dance team, and still
riding horses. We have 3 good dogs
and a pen full of healthy chickens.
Life is good. I sure hope to get
together with the Baldwin group in
SICKLES writes “I am busy in NY still
loving working in private practice
psychiatry with both children and
adults. As I get older I find that I am
also doing more teaching and training of younger Drs. We all have to
train those who will replace us in the
decades to come! Bob and I are
wondering how it will be in that
future decade when we move into a
less hectic pace. Not quite yet
says “I am looking forward to retiring in June after a 37 yr career in
education. Herschel is also retiring
in April, 2013 and in Aug., we will set
sail for the Caribbean in our 36 foot
ketch named Sitara. We will take our
time sailing down the coast and
then over to the Bahamas. In future
yrs, we will continue our southern
voyage. Our five yr plan involves
sailing to many of the various islands
in the Caribbean before heading
back to CT. We do plan to spend
the summers (aka hurricane season)
in CT, leaving the boat in safe harbor in the islands. Also, in Oct. 2013,
we will take a break from sailing and
head with a group of 20 to Bhutan in
the Himalayas (with a brief stop in
Thailand on the way) for a two wk
tour of the Festivals. This country
has been on my “bucket list” since
Matt Lauer went there with the
Today Show (Where in the World is
Matt Lauer?).” ANDREA HAMMERSCHMIDT FELKINS says 2013 is a yr
of change. She and husb Robert
have charted a new course and have
moved to The Landings at Skidaway,
a community outside Savannah GA.
Their dtr Katie is planning to be
married in Aug. 2013. ANNE TURNER KEIFER has become a grandmother! Helen Anne Howes was
born on Jan. 16, 2013 to Anne’s dtr
Cary and husb Brendan. GAY REESE
was brave or foolish enough to
invite us all to celebrate our 60th
birthdays together at her beautiful
home in the wilds of MN at the end
of Aug. If you need more details,
contact Gay or me. Life is fine here
in NC but not much new to report.
Stay in touch!
Anne Fulton
[email protected]
Amelia Fischer Drake
[email protected]
Jeannette Fischer Stein
[email protected]
Hello All! I have taken over responsibility for the class notes from STACY
for your efforts over the yrs! I have
called a few of you already, and it was
suggested by everyone I spoke to
that I create a Facebook page for our
class. So there is now a Facebook
page for The Baldwin School Class of
1974. The 16 of you who are
Facebook friends of mine are already
on the site. For the rest of you: come
on in – the water’s fine! We will be
publishing a lot of news about our
upcoming 40th reunion. Please hold
the date! It is May 1 thru 3, 2014. This
is a private page, not a public one,
for those of you with concerns about
privacy. Also, if you live in the PA area
and are feeling hospitable, please let
me know if you would like to host a
party or are able to accommodate
some of your far-flung classmates
during reunion wkend. NOW FOR
that her dtr, Nina, is working as a
landscape architect in Cambridge,
MA and her dtr, Monica, is in the
Peace Corps in Peru. I spoke with
ANNE BRODELL, who awaits her 3rd
grandchild and who has just gotten
her 3rd degree black belt! She still
lives in Palo Alto, practices psychotherapy from the office in the
back of her house and is now teaching MBSR – mindfulness based stress
reduction. She gave me LESLIE
SMITH’s number. Leslie lives on 5
acres in Bellingham Washington with
husb Marc, 9 chickens and two kids,
Molly and Alexander. They are in college at Western Washington U.
Although Leslie continues to work as
a mother & baby nurse, she also now
works in an opiate treatment program on the nearby Lummi reservation. CAROLINE (SKO) HAYES writes
that she is living in western KS and
working as a vet tech for a swine vet.
She keeps busy with gardening, two
Labrador retrievers and two cats.
“Life is good”, she says. LISA MARGOLIS SOLOMON’s son Jared got
married in May to Priscilla Chung.
They live and work in Silicon Valley.
Dtr Anna is at UC Santa Barbara
studying art. Son Teddy is in
Madison, WI working for an auction
house. Lisa works in business development by day, but by night does
Israeli folk dancing and studies biblical Hebrew, Kabbalah and Sufi mysticism with husb Bob. CAROLYN
SIMPSON SCOTT’s dtrs are my goddtrs. ADRIENNE SCOTT ’11 is a soph
at Cornell in Engineering. (I might
have had something to do with that.)
Moriah is in advertising in NYC.
Carolyn continues her work as an obgyn in the Allentown area. She and
husb Paul look forward to retiring
after the last tuition check is paid. As
for me - Joe and I moved to
Brunswick, Maine in May. Joe retired,
and my co allows me to work remote
from Maine part of the time and to
commute the rest of the time. I am a
pension consultant to some of the
country’s largest universities, museums and hospital systems. I am
becoming very familiar with the
schedule at the Portland Jetport. In
the “It’s a Small World” category: my
power co, Central Maine Power, is
run by SARA BURNS. So that’s a few
of you, but not nearly enough! Send
me a line, please, or link up via
Facebook. If not, no worries, I will
hunt you down, or better yet make
up something about you. Love, Paula
Chris Meyer
[email protected]
As I write these notes, it is 19
degrees outside. When you read
these notes, it will be spring. Maybe
that will brighten the days for many
of us, and especially for those of us
who have sad news to report. We
have lost three mothers (if there are
more, forgive me for not knowing
about it). MEG BELL KNYSH lost her
mom, Lanie Bell. ROBYN BECHDEL
MORGAN’s mom has passed away,
and, after a long illness, the mother
of EVE EDELMAN RUSS passed. Eve
did share good news, though, stating, “My son, Eli, was accepted early
decision to Muhlenberg College. He
is very active with the Red Cross and
is currently serving a 3 yr term on
their Nat’l Youth Council and is the
sole winner of their Exceptional
Performance by a Youth Vol award
this yr - the first yr it is being awarded. My dtr is graduating from Mount
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Holyoke and actively seeking
employment in the sustainability
field.” She brought ELLEN HANSON
back into our thoughts, continuing,
“On the �who would believe it’ side, I
bumped into Ellen Hanson at the
Nat’l Yiddish Theater. A relative of
her husb's was an actor in the show.
My family is strong supporters and
regular attendees at the Yiddish
Theater - I certainly never expected
to see anyone from Baldwin there!”
More children and college news from
dtr Elizabeth and her husb are in
Rockville, MD, where she works for
ThinkGeek and he is a biostatistician
at Emmes. Susannah is in her first yr
at med school at Jefferson, and Lucy
is a soph at Haverford College and
spends some time housesitting for
John and EMMY HUNTER VANDERZWAGG.” Looking forward to
the future, she reports that she and
her husb Rick recently built a second
home (they currently live in Chadds
Ford, PA) for retirement in Southport,
NC. Speaking of retirement, in the
hopes that I can stop teaching
before the age of 80, I am writing a
book, to be published by BolchazyCarducci Publishers in June 2013.
They publish books in the classics
(Latin and Greek), and I am thrilled
that they will add mine to their roster.
Mine is an abridged thesaurus for
Latin learners. Check out their website at Pax vobiscum! And please send news!
Tilda Essig
[email protected]
the midst of my fifth yr of administering the season-long ski and ride
school programs at Bolton Valley
Resort, a medium-sized family oriented area about 10 miles from my
house in Richmond (about 15 miles
south of Burlington). Love to get the
young'uns on the hill and hooked
into a sport that'll keep them active
for yrs to come. This yr I've also been
putting in some time at Stowe
Mountain Resort since my 14 yr-old
snowboarding son is attending the
Mt Mansfield Winter Academy over
there. Boarding school sure looks a
lot different from when we were eligible to attend - school for four
hours then on the mountain for four
honing your craft. Not a bad existence! Of course there's the requisite competition chasing around
New England - for all of you ski
campers from eons ago, Sugarloaf is
bigger and better; was there a couple of wks back. Will be looking
schedule takes us to Whiteface this
yr. Have encountered many folks
from the suburban Phila area at
Stowe –I put “Radnor” on my name
badge which proves to be an easy
conversation starter. No Baldwin
alum yet but there have been folks
from other area schools. JENNIE
HOLLYDAY IGLEHART is still chugging along teaching 4th gr and
remembering Mrs. Carter and her
stories about the Gulf Stream. My dtr
is teaching K at a KIPP school in
Philly (first yr) and our son is finishing
up at Colorado College this May. I
hope to take a class this spring at
Hopkins in their Odyssey Program
(non-credit format) having received
an MLA from there in 2010. It helps
keep me on my toes. KAREN KANIA
ROLAND writes that her two oldest
dtrs are now working in NYC and
sharing an apartment. She enjoys visiting them in the Big Apple and seeing the city through their young
eyes. She recently added two new
puppies to her household.
Coincidence? When not playing with
her new puppies, she stays very busy
with her two younger children still at
home and doing estate and tax
planning work. CLAIRE POTTER is
happy to report that her mother's
book shop in Rosemont, PA, The
Title Page, has reopened on Franklin
Avenue, right next to Hope's
Cookies. “A terrible flood last July
forced a closing, but lots of hard
work on the part of Mom and her
colleagues got things up and running in time for holiday shopping.
My partner Nancy and I are living in
Carroll Gardens Brooklyn: I am in a
new job as Prof of History at The
New School, a Univ in Greenwich
Village. KRISTIN KIGHT I'm living in
Baltimore, MD with hs history tchr
husb Scott, and our two teen dtrs.
Berit just turned 18 and is finishing hs
at home while training as a classical
harpist. Dana is 14; also homeschooled and a budding scientist.
I'm ABD on a PhD in education my
interests in kids with exec dysfunction - chronic and deep levels of disorganization - & I work with a bunch
of them in private practice. It's fascinating and fun! I think of my Baldwin
friends a lot and love being back in
touch! SHARON NEAL: I am in the
second yr of an appointment as a
rotating program officer at the Nat’l
Sci Fdn in the Chemistry Division. It
has been quite the education. I am
commuting from DE (shades of Joe
Biden), but thank God for computers; I can telework a few days a wk.
Can't believe almost 40 yrs has
passed! JAMIE WEISBROD: I have
been an application engineer
Cadence Design Systems for 8 yrs. I
am currently embarking on a new
business idea called Lyoness, which
is a loyalty shopping community that
has had great success in Europe. I
am still stand up paddling and I
hope go to Baja in Feb. to paddle
with the whales. My predominant
focus has been helping to train a diabetes alert service dog for my partner who has had type 1 diabetes for
43 yrs. “Lily” is seven mos old now
and you can see her progress on my
the middle of my sixth yr as Dean of
Students at a truly wonderful independent school in Monterey and
feeling like I’m starting to know how
to do my job. Just published a book,
similar to my blog, about the experience of raising a Bedlington Terrier
to be a therapy dog for my students.
It’s called The Educated Dog and, in
my effort to be green, is available
only in digital format from Amazon
and other eBook sellers. KEREY
PARNES RUGGIERO: Just returned
from a wonderful vacation …”in St
John with our 3 kids and our soon to
be dtr in law! Yes, our son Bryn, 26 is
newly fianced to Samantha. He flew
her to Paris and proposed at midnight in front of the Eiffel Tower on
New Yr's Eve!! I am still working FT
at the non-profit, and have also started a Marketing and IT support co
geared towards the medical and
behavioral health communities.
Check out! My dtr is
24 and studying microbiology and
animal behaviors, and our younger
son, at 20, studied at Oxford last
summer, and plans to return to
London next yr to enter a conservatory actors training program (RADA)
to become a Shakespearian actor.
We've turned the corner on a very
hard yr. I spent 2012 battling some
major medical issues, a difficult cancer scare and ultimately a total hysterectomy. Want a new and not fun
experience? Try medically induced
total menopause. Talk about hitting
the wall!!! Not so great for my poor
husb either! Thanks to numerous
Drs. and HRT I am sound and reasonably sane again, and moving into
stage two of my life at 55.” “I,
MATILDA ESSIG, have work in a an
exhibition at the Tucson Museum of
Art 's Desert Grasslands' exhibition,
as well as a Folio of Native Grasses
of the Apache Highlands at the
Berwind Corporation headquarters
in Philly. Now I return my sites to the
Willa Cather Memorial Prairie, where
my upcoming residency promises to
breathe new botanical life into one
of America’s most profound genres
of literature. With a traveling exhibition as one outcome of the project,
we are looking for collaborators and
supporters. See my website for more
Susie Klinger Orlady
[email protected]
Sadly, sparse notes this issue. I anticipate more news for the following
issue thanks to my updated email
and address list. HELEN CANAVAN
STIMSON writes with an update that
after graduating with a degree in
Chemistry from Lafayette, she went
to work for Hewlett Packard where
she still works. Her career with
Agilent Technologies, an HP spin off
has taken may twists and turns
including a stint running their marketing org. in Germany. For the last
12 yrs, she has lived in DE and is Sr.
VP and GM of one of the co’s business units. Married, 30 yrs, this Sept.,
she has one dtr. recently grad from U
of DE. Happily, she is gainfully
employed in a small Marketing and
PR firm. “Life is good.” EMILY
abnormally well-traveled yr.” Trips to
Baltimore and MN, found Emily setting up booths to showcase her
beautiful hand crafted jewelry. She
continues to participate in art fair
admin., as lead organizer for two
local shows, helping on a third. In
May, dtr Nora grad from Bryn Mawr
College with a degree in Geology.
She now works as an Eviron. Coord.
Erica, her youngest is a soph at U of
MN. Off to Seattle in Aug., for a visit
with sister, Katherine, gave Emily
time to explore and relax visiting
Olympic Nat’l Park, Mt. St. Helens
and the North Cascades. In Oct.,
Emily cruised the Elbe River in the
Czech Repub. with her mom, starting in Prague, ending in Berlin. In
late fall, Emily exhibited her landscape quilts in Baldwin’s second
annual Alumnae Art Show,
“Something new for me.” Ever the
eternal Girl Scout, Emily heads a
troop of 5 and 6 yr olds, taking the
lead role as cookie mom. ANNE
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ICU at Lankenau. Dtr, Megan is a jr.
at U of DE and Lindsey is a jr. at
Haverford High. Summers are spent
in Avalon by the Bay and on Lake
Naomi in the Poconos. Anne now
sports a bionic hip, having had a
total hip replacement in Nov. As for
have survived the college application process – the end of March can’t
come soon enough! I still work FT
and am enjoying being involved in
my dtr’s last yr of hs. This spring, we
will travel to Cancun and in Nov. off
to Palm Desert. I still talk to SUZY
day and share texts with MARGARET
KORN enjoyed our 35th reunion in
May, “mtg all the interesting people
that we’ve become!’ In Nov., Beth
returned to FT employment in Pedi.
Endocrinology after 20 yrs–”a little
wistful at giving up the extra downtime for now, but enjoying the everyday active profession hoping to ward
away old age.” PENNY TSALTAS
LISK is enjoying being an empty
nester and finds herself mostly
cleaning out her house, “boring, but
necessary.” Her transplanted kidney,
affectionately known as Sydney,
seems to like her and she is doing
well.” Awesome news Pen! Free
time is spent at Baldwin trying to
help bring the alumnae in the arts
closer to the current students and
their families. “There is nothing like
showing people what a Baldwin educated, arts person can do.” Penny
continues to support the efforts for a
new performance arts center. “It will
be a graceful space, quite conducive
to becoming a beautiful and unique
theatrical facility. I am proud of
Baldwin for upholding their tradition
by showing such vision and commitment to their students and to the
arts.” Penny invites all to stop by and
read her musings: KAREN
WELCH WRIGHT shares her “banner
filled with wonderful life events.” In
Jan. she became a deacon at her
church in hopes of fulfilling her NY’s
resolution of helping others. In May,
she enjoyed our 35Th and her dtr’s
graduation from College of
Charleston, (in three yrs, cum laude.)
In June, Stuart graduates and will
attend UMBC in the fall. Husb Jon,
ever the sailing marvel was inducted
into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame.
Throughout the yr. Karen accompanies him on numerable sailing trips
to destinations such as Nantucket,
Bermuda, Maine and NJ. She looks
forward to a peaceful 2013 and wishes all a happy healthy new yr.
Kate C. Miller
[email protected]
reports that her Mom, Beverley
Potter, is doing well after hip replacement surgery. Her shop, The Title
Page, reopened after a massive flood
from a water main break. As for
Dorothy, she is working on upping
her presence online as a translator
and Spanish language coach, enjoying very much training her dog (first
ever) Carter, and learning how to
grow food and flowers yr round in
her Carolina garden. She adds that
she gets FB jealousy notes from
SUSAN SWAN SMITH whenever she
mentions her visits to Rue Cler or
someplace like that! Last yr, NICOLE
ALIO had a great time bonding with
her sister's oldest dtr through helping her plan her wedding in Oct. in
Boston. There were bitter sweet
moments as they remembered her
mother and wished she were still with
them to share in her dtr's special day.
Last she says “loving my winter move
to FL. Not missing the cold weather
in RI-planning to go to Paris in
MENNINGER says she is still a veterinarian in Bucks County, where she
owns a small animal AAHA certified
hospital with 3 associates. She is still
married to Peter who is in the computer field. Their dtr Stephanie (30)
has a MA in criminal justice, but currently works as one of Jacky’s office
mgrs. Son Tyler (21) is currently in
boat building school in Maine. She
and Peter spend as much time as
possible sailing/racing boats on the
wkends on LBI in the
summer/spring/fall. They had some
damage from Sandy, but nothing too
bad. My parents are now permanent
residents of Key West, FL. Her “most
fun news” is that she has two 2
grands, Taylor Lynn 3 yrs, and
Harrison Joseph 9 mos. From DANA
WELCH MILLER we hear that she
and her family moved to a small
waterfront home 2 miles from Sea
Bright. Unfortunately, they were victims of Sandy and had a foot of water
throughout the first floor. Now
they’ve raised the house 3 1/2 feet
and are in the process of putting
things back together. A major inconvenience but she feels fortunate
compared to others in the surrounding communities. Dana has three
great kids, though she “longs for a
shy one.” Will (20) is spending his full
jr yr studying at London School of
Economics. If anyone is in London or
has a child studying there, she would
appreciate you letting her know. Will
is very social and would love to get
together for a cup of coffee or a
beer. Hanna (19) is a fr at College of
Charleston and plans to major in
hospitality. Henry is a soph at Ranney
School in New Jersey. JANE BLUMBERG THOMPSON writes that even
though she is moving back to the US
for a few years, “My youngest will
stay in the UK for hs and I'll be
spending a lot of time in airports. I
KARLSEN ’77 often and her family is
also spread far afield. We complain
together about the over-abundance
of good-byes in our lives! Change is
good - my current mantra.” GIA
DEPILLIS asks that I publish an erratum from the last notes – her husb is
from Brighton not Bristol! As for me,
KATE MILLER, I spent the wkend
with Susan Swan Smith in Plano in
Nov. In addition to sharing a “PA”
cheese steak offered by a local
establishment (we think the bread
might really have been imported
Amoroso’s), we practiced being
grandmothers by shopping for a
baby gift for my postdoc at
Gymboree. My son, Lowell West is
set to grad from Haverford College
in mid-May – so I will be making two
trips to the Main Line that mo!.
Remember you can always catch up
with class news by joining our
Facebook group, 1978banans.
Thea Weinberg Bowers
[email protected]
Babs Forster Camerota
[email protected]
Kim Gardner-Sapp
[email protected]
writes “I can hardly believe that I
have a child in college. David
attends Xavier Univ and my dtr,
Larissa (16), is a jr at Agnes Irwin
School. I’m not old enough to be an
empty nester! Happy 50th birthday
to all of us!”
Marjorie Hargrave
[email protected]
Greetings. It was so nice to see the
pictures from the reunion. Everyone
looked fabulous and glad to hear
you all had such a wonderful time. I
did hear from CAROL MCGURK
DUNNING. She wrote: All is good.
Brian and I are still practicing law; living in Manhasset, NY and watching
the kids grow and pass me in height.
Two out of three of my kids are much
taller than I am, and my 10-yr old will
pass me by summer. I have two in hs
and one in fifth gr. Also, SUSAN
LISKER POWELL posted a beautiful
picture of her family on Facebook on
the Baldwin Class of �82 page and
wrote: coping with a house full of
teenagers by playing a lot of racquetball. The Baldwin gym tchrs
would never believe it. I’m still working as a family Dr, though I gave up
delivering babies and taking care of
hospital patients almost two yrs ago.
Office practice is busy enough! Sorry
to have missed the reunion. KAREN
have just started the clinical portion
for a nursing program and I love
being back in school! The four children, from the ages of 18 to 13 are
keeping us busy and constantly moving. Still have the pleasure of seeing
Suzanne Valutas, the tennis coach
from Baldwin, a couple of times a yr.
CAROLYN ZALESNE writes, “Time to
catch up with Baldwin '82! First, a
good story about Baldwin and living
in Savannah, GA: I moved to
Savannah 2006 and within that first
year or so I was invited to a
Savannah-area Baldwin alumnae
reception with (then new) Head of
School Sally Powell. I couldn't wait to
meet other alums who, like me, had
grown up on the Main Line and since
moved to Savannah; except there
were only one or two. Most of the
wonderful women I met at this reception were women from Savannah
whose parents sent them to Baldwin
in the 50s and 60s as borders! I started Baldwin kindergarten in 1969 and
there were boarding students until
about 1972. I had forgotten about
these mysterious older girls I saw in
the residence who lived at school. I
was fascinated by them in 1970 and I
was fascinated by them 40 years later.
What a treat to talk with them. Since
moving to Savannah, I have gotten
married, adopted two golden retrievers, and started a wonderfully
rewarding business. Somehow after
degrees and work experience in
Hotel Admin and Architecture, and
jobs in law firm mgt and graphic
design, I created a computer teach-
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ing business: working with people in
their homes and offices, teaching
them to become more productive
with - and less intimidated by - their
computers, tablets, smartphones. I
am “The IT Girl” and my tag line is “I
make �Mouse Calls.’ Among my students are retired executives who
never learned to use computers
because they had “people” who did
it for them, grandparents who wish to
video-conference with their grands,
individuals who want to learn to pay
bills online or create a video of their
latest trip, vols who need to take
minutes or maintain spreadsheets,
artists who need to photograph and
upload images of their work to be
considered for a show, and business
owners who wish to create a newsletter, a website or a blog. I also write a
weekly column about computers and
computer etiquette. Thank you,
Baldwin, for teaching me that I can
pursue any career. It seems I am
working my way through a lot of
them! As for me, Lex and I are enjoying life out here. My job is going
great, Lexi is enjoying hs and we’re
car shopping for Lex who will be getting her permit in May. Have some
fun trips planned, Atlantis in the
Bahamas, Nantucket and Amelia
Island this yr. Thank you for giving me
some notes. I hate to show up empty
handed. Also, wish everyone a wonderful 2013.
Laura Freundlich
[email protected]
So soon, again, I know! Here is more
news from the best class around:
wrote, “Hi! Things here are pretty
much the same. We celebrated my
youngest dtr Amanda’s Bat Mitzvah
in Nov., right after Hurricane Sandy,
so it was interesting to be in the synagogue with no light or heat.
Everything worked out fine. I now
officially have three teenage girls
(Elana and Arielle are in 9th gr and
Amanda’s in 8th). That’s why Alex
Susan Lisker Powell ’82 with her family.
bought a male dog, a 75lb German
shepherd to help the balance. The
house can get a little lively at times!
Work is still fine and gets me traveling sometimes, recently to India and
Dubai and soon to Manila and Honk
Kong; always interesting.” GAIL
SCHWARTZ is also traveling: “All is
well with us in Baltimore- husb
Robb, dtrs Lizzie (14) and Alex (12)
are great and my glaucoma practice
is very busy. We have some exciting
travel coming up - Senegal in the
spring and scuba diving in Bali over
the summer.” And from JACKIE
some news this time around. First of
all, Jake, our oldest of 3, had his bar
mitzvah in May. He is in his last
semester of 8th gr and will grad
from his middle school this spring
after a 2 wk class trip to Israel, and
then it's on to hs! Now we are starting to prepare for bar mitzvah number 2 - I am so grateful that Rebecca
is only in 3rd gr. I have just gone
back to work full-time as an attorney
for Children's Medical Center of
Dallas, so far so good! All of this
makes Michael's busy work/travel
schedule look calm. All is well here
in Texas. Happy 2013 to everyone.”
exciting news! “I've been working
feverishly on both my current adult
series and my upcoming new young
adult series. The first book of the
new series, Replica, will come out on
July 16 of this yr. I haven't started
getting terribly jittery about it yet,
but I know the nerves are coming.
Even though this will now be the
fifth time I've launched a new series,
the nerves apparently never go
away. Take a look at my website to
learn more:”
Congrats Jennifer! I was happy to
hear from MOLLY BRIGGS who
wrote, “My oldest dtr, Kelly, just left
the nest and is a fr at Cornell. I miss
her so much! I saw SUSAN
recently and she is doing well.
Looking forward to our reunion!”
EMILY NUSSDORFER is excited to
commence her Girls on the Move
Project at Germantown HS in 2013!
Learn more here: Emily also launched
LifeDance with Emily, providing private coaching and movement workshops designed to promote revitalization, freedom from stress, and
improved health and well-being.
EMMA (BARBARA) GOLDMANSHERMAN contributed her busy
news: “We are all fine and still in
A group of Baldwin alumnae gathered at Class of 1984 grad Brenda McBride’s
home in Philadelphia to celebrate her husband’s (Cliff Grunes) 50th birthday.
Row 1 (Front): Sophia Young, Kayla Rosenbaum, Josie Grunes ’24, Indi Rabinovitch
and Bella Young. Row 2: Heather Szpilczak Young ’92, Liz Segal Rosenbaum ’84,
Laura Freundlich Rabinovitch ’83 and Brenda McBride ’84.
Northern Manhattan on a marsh and
forest mostly untouched by the
storms. Israel, the child we adopted
from the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, is now permanently finalized
in his re-adoption to another family
in IN. He is doing well with them
and has been there since last summer. We could not provide a safe
environment for Edward with Israel
here. I am still homeschooling
Edward which really means that he
is homeschooling me. We both
recently took up crochet, and I am
back to writing, finally! I have had
work published in Adrienne Rich: A
Tribute Anthology, and I have work
forthcoming online at American
Athenaeum. By the time this gets
printed, I hope to have more news
on that front. My husb Scott is fine,
and we are doing a lot of skiing/riding in VT this winter, and Edward
speed skates (short track for now) on
a team in Yonkers, and then on to
Little League…” Yours truly LAURA
FREUNDLICH was invited to be an
online journalist, writing articles for
Natural Health Magazine. I am
enjoying the challenge of writing on
a deadline as well as the openended assignment of “write about
anything you like” - !! My blog is
called Practical Well-Being and you
can find it here: I send out many thanks to LIZ
SEGAL ROSENBAUM �84 for some
impromptu writing coaching when I
visited with her at a party hosted by
BRENDA MCBRIDE ’84 in the fall. I
do hope we can all gather for an ’83
group hug in May at our (gulp!) 30th
reunion. I can’t wait to see my sisters! Love and light.
Betsy Toplin
[email protected]
Kathryn Budd-Bettelson
[email protected]
I honestly can’t believe that this past
yr has gone by so quickly. I first must
apologize to all my classmates about
me not getting the notes ready for
the Echoes these past 2 issues. My
life has been none stop since I saw
you all last. In this past yr I have
taken a job with and
moved from IA back to Indianapolis,
IN. Maren and I are settling in well.
The house in IA sold in a day and
Amazon moved us … so I don’t have
much to complain about. I love my
job and although the hours get
crazy, this is my dream job. With that
said, I have enjoyed following so
many of the Class of �85 on
Facebook. I could just start putting
posts into the Echoes … but I will
wait until no one responds to my
emails!!!! I regret to inform everyone that FRANCESCA ROSS passed
away in Jan. 2013. I wish I had more
info to share with everyone, but I do
not. Thank you, SUSAN LAZOVITZ
LAZAR, for informing me about
Francesca. I am also sad to report
the passing of ROCHELLE
12/23/2012. Rochelle’s dad had very
severe congestive heart failure, and
in April 2012 the family was told that
he had only 2-3 wks to live. Rochelle
is trying to focus on the gift she was
given of 8 more mos with her father
before his passing. From Rochelle
herself: “Our Baldwin classmates
were amazing. Apparently EMILY
KLEBANOFF got the word out to
everyone, and Emily, AMY SALER
BUNN were present during the
funeral and Shiva (the mourning
period), which meant so much to
me.” But 2012 brought some great
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news too for our class. SUSAN
LAZOVITZ LAZAR wrote that she
had her 1st child Mikaela Rose on
Jan. 2, 2012. Susan wrote that
“Motherhood has been incredible.
Just trying to balance it all.” Susan is
still the owner and the designer for
the co she founded; Egg by Susan
Lazar. Susan recently opened a retail
store in Tribeca NYC in addition to
their Brooklyn Dumbo store. Egg is
sold mostly in specialty boutiques
and dept stores as well. Way to go
WEISS went on to write that her dtr
“HALEY is now a jr at Baldwin, and
working her butt off. I honestly don't
remember working that hard. My
son, Drew, is in 8th gr, and, thank
goodness, is still able to have time
to chill every day. I have been working hard as well, and my practice
continues to grow. We are now 5
Drs., two phys extenders, and an
aesthetician. It is crazy at times, but I
really love what I do, and I know I am
very lucky for that. “There was a really fun class of '85 dinner, in the fall, in
honor of EMILY KLEBANOFF moving back to town. Among those
present were ROCHELLE, AMY
KELLY. Everyone had a great time.
me that her life in Long Island is
going along well. She can’t believe
that her dtrs are 11, 9, and 6. She
loves being a stay at home mom and
is getting ready for those teenage
yrs and BOYS! To the rest of my
classmates please send me an email
with your updated info. That way I
can keep everyone up to date on
news throughout the yr.
Mary Lyness
[email protected]
with Meg … Jack just turned 10,
Charlie is 8 1/2 and loving horseback
riding and adjusting to St. Aloysius
Academy (Joe's alma mater). Cole is
4 and doing great in nursery school.
They started the kids skiing last winter and they loved it so this yr they
rented a house in the Poconos for
the winter and plan on getting as
much skiing in as we can! Kids are
excited and so are Meg and Joe!
Joe is ever busy with work and volunteering as well as public speaking
and coaching. Meg recently went
back to work, for an EA grad and
friend, helping with his law practice.
It's very flexible, work from home,
and stress free and so far so it's perfect for her! LAURIE CARSON
BERZACK - In Sept. Laurie launched
an additional business called
Carolinas Matchmaker which works
with people of all faiths in the
Carolinas. She is continuing to run
Chai Expectations which helps connect Jewish people from all over the
Carolinas and GA, though she gets
contacted from people from all over
the world! It is such fulfilling work
and she loves helping people find
love! Laurie also does a lot of date
and relationship counseling. Her
boys are 11 and 14 now. Her eldest
son is the soccer and Xbox king; her
younger is following in her footsteps
with the theatre bug and was recently elected the Pres of his elementary
school!! Laurie just returned from a
trip to Israel which was fabulous and
her hubby is doing great. BROOKE
yrs in their home, Brooke and her
husb Ted decided to move the family (they have 3 children) to a new
house. It is only about a mi away
from where they live now. She says it
has been liberating to go
through/get rid of stuff they’ve had
in closets and boxes for up to about
30 yrs, including--- yep, the Baldwin
7th gr yrbook (entitled “Seventh Gr
Saturday Night Live”) created by the
dedicated editorial duo of MISSY
to say the least. She was a little disturbed, though, to read that in the yr
2000, she would be “combing [my]
hair.”!! Sharon was predicted to be
“in love, again”. We all listed our
hair and eye colors, hobbies, vacation spots, store, color and number-very important info! It was a great
flash from the past. She recently ran
into ALEXIS EGAN at a squash tournament in Boston. It was fun to see
another “Baldwin girl” in her travels.
MARJIE MILLER –Marjie says ...busy
practice, crazy juggle, and her oldest
is turning 13 this mo (Jan. 2013) (so
weird!) LESLIE LYNESS – Les says
that she finished Residency and is
now a Staff Neurosurgeon at
Geisinger Community Medical
Center in Scranton, PA. She really
likes Scranton (believe it or not) and
loves her job. She works with some
unbelievably good, competent, and
SPIN – Lonnie says that they survived
Rebecca's bat mitzvah, and she did a
pretty good job of it, they are all
proud and relieved to have gotten
through it. Lonnie told me a funny
story about some creative problem
solving skills her son Elliot recently
used. Elliot (her kindergartner) had a
worksheet with a 10x10 grid on it
and he was supposed to fill in the
blanks with the numbers 1 through
100. So he starts off gamely at 1,2, 3,
4 etc. and soon realizes there is a
pattern and starts filling it out vertically instead of horizontally (12, 22,
32, 42 … etc.) :-) Then he gets lost
somewhere in the middle of the
page and can't figure out the pattern anymore. ( So he draws a neat
circle around the blank area, goes
and gets a scissors from the drawer,
and removes the entire center of the
page. Problem solved! And her car
needed a new spark plug and the
repair was still under warranty – Yay!!
So life at the moment is grand, and
they are all holding together for at
least one more day. JENNIFER PELL
SUMMERVILLE – Jennifer’s news is
that they are getting ready for
Jaden's 11th birthday party next
wkend (Jan. 2013). He's in 5th gr and
doing very well. He's very anxious to
grow up and wanted a “dance”
party for his birthday, but wanted to
make sure that we did not play any
love songs because he doesn't want
his classmates to think that he has a
crush on anybody. She still lives in
Washington State and works on
cases related to domestic violence
and immigrant rights. As for me, I
just recently got a promotion at work
and I am very happy about that my
official title is Mgr of ITSS Service
Optimization. My job is to implement better processes and procedures across the IT Dept at the co I
work for. I also manage application
implementation projects. My dtr,
Hannah, (12) got braces and she
hates them. My son, Sam, (9) is into
his wrestling season and doing some
creative math problem solving a little
like Lonnie’s Elliot. When asked
“What is the difference: 100-91?” My
son answered: “100 has three numbers and 91 has two numbers”. Sam
turned 9 in Dec. and I did one of the
stupidest things I have ever done in
my life…I had a sleep over with 13
kids. NEVER, EVER, EVER again. I
took the kids skiing over the winter
break with my parents. My brother,
Tom, joined us with his two kids (son
15, dtr, 13) and Les came for a day. It
was great to have the whole family
together as this doesn’t happen very
often anymore. I am still dating the
same guy that I mentioned in the
last update and I am happy to report
that I have not gotten married again.
Each mo that I don’t get re-married
is a new miracle for me!! While I feel
the effects of getting older physically
(which some of you, who shall
remain nameless, have echoed), I
have to say that mentally and spiritually I am in a better place than I ever
have been (probably because I am
not married). Mid-life is not so bad.
Feel free to email me anytime with
things that are going on in your life!
Andrea Corson
[email protected]
MEGAN REESE is living the high life
in Malvern!! Back to riding and fox
hunting and playing polo after my
knee surgery- done by the fabulous
Dr. Rosenfeld in Sept. after a pretty
serious collision with two horses during a polo match. Taylor, my dtr- who
is 20, is living on Pine Street in Phila
getting her degree in sound production from the Art Institute and working at Milk Boy studios in Phila. Luke
is 12, and is in 6th gr at Great Valley
Middle school and we are currently
in the process of looking for
Boarding schools for him in CT, NY,
VT and NH. Mom is doing super well
and is back in the city. I've been
active in Transformational Coaching
and courses and looking to see what
career options I can make of it. I'm
loving life! KATHERINE PREWITT is
living the high life in Paris!! At this
time of the morning, it's cereal WITH
chocolate flakes (special for the
wkend) and coffee for the adults.
Whoo hoo! The Moulin Rouge and
Montmartre are right around the corner, but we are focused on the
essential here... more later, cereal is
now overflowing someone's bowl.
is busy on my end. I am still teaching
and I am also exec director of an
educational nonprofit serving
refugees and immigrants (The
Refugee Development Center,
Lansing, MI). We offer after school
programming, ESL classes and other
services to newcomers from over 40
countries. It’s an honor and a privilege to work with these brave survivors! And, I have two girls now, two
and eight yrs old! KRISTIN PALMACCIO KENNEDY is still living in Wayne
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and working full- time practicing law.
My four boys Tommy (8), Henry (6),
Christopher (4) and Joey (2) keep me
very, very busy. We are all sports and
winter is our favorite season because
the older three all skate and play
hockey. It’s a lot of fun! I keep in
touch with AMY BROWNSTEIN and
we had lunch not too long ago. I also
the fall as we have some mutual
friends. It was fun chatting with her as
she has three boys as well! That is
pretty much what I do - work or I am
with my boys, but I love it and would
not trade it for anything! Oh - and I
have a husb too (ha ha) Tim. It really
does take the two of us to keep up
with the kids' schedule! ALIX
BATOFF MORGAN shares that
Grayson is 5 and my best little buddy.
He attends the Gladwyne Montessori
School and is a little angel in class. At
home, he proudly and melodically
strings together every bad word he
has ever learned into song, especially
relaxing when we are out in public.
He knows some pretty big words and
has a beautiful voice. I see ROBIN
VORON KATZ every 3 mos when she
returns home for 2 wks. It is like sitting in geometry class all over again...
she makes me laugh, I get in trouble,
she returns to Paris, unscathed.
TURNER and MICHELLE KARBINERBALL�86 are close by for some good,
mildly clean fun. Also, we adopted
from the SPCA a 7 yr old Chihuahua
of whom we are all afraid and a
mother and son cat and kitten of
whom we are not. It was a nice addition for our 7 yr old cat named
“kitty”. JENNY LADEN is living the
high life in Center City, Philly!! Still
Director of Environmental Art at The
Schuylkill Center, where I am managing a major NEA funded Rain Garden
project by artist Stacy Levy, curating
exhibitions and whatnot. Dtr in
kindergarten at my alma mater, The
PA School. KIM AUSTIN writes “I am
still living in the SF Bay area. My girls
are now 8 and 11. I wish they could
go to Baldwin! I am working in education research and on the website
Doing What Works,”
reports, I Just returned to work at
Dilworth Paxson, where I specialize in
labor and employment law. Much
MORE newsworthy are the recent
additions to my family - identical
twins Zachary and Nathaniel (aka Zac
and Nate), born July 9, 2012. They
are SO identical that Zac sports blue
polish on his toenails (to protect
against any accidental mix-ups). Our
older son, Ben, is in first gr at Cynwyd
Elementary and absolutely adores his
baby brothers, especially making
them laugh. With 3 boys, it appears
that Baldwin is not in our family's
future. The last yr has been momentous for us, writes ELIZABETH MEISTER,--on the leap day we closed on a
house in Park Slope, Brooklyn. A
major renovation began the next day,
and we are just now beginning to
see a light at the end of the tunnel!
And as I'm sure many of you know,
here in Park Slope the houses come
with babies, so shortly before we
moved in, our new one arrived!
Amelia Maebel Meister Kelly was
born on May 29th. She was perfect,
healthy, and EASY, which was a good
thing because we moved in to our
new digs four wks later, with no
kitchen, and only a glimmer of a
working bathroom. For anyone out
there looking for a quick way to shed
your baby weight, I've hit on the solution. No kitchen! Three kids! The
dust has settled, and Izzy (7) and
Phineas (4) are great big brothers! All
you NYC peeps do look us up,
because we will be here in the South
Slope FOREVER! (And those of you
scattered around the world, look us
up too, bc we have extra SPACE!).
living in Marblehead, MA with four
monkeys and a very helpful husb. By
the time this goes to print, we'll likely
be flat out with lacrosse. I now know
why my mom put a “Mom's Taxi”
bumper sticker on her car--I think I
put more miles on my truck than my
husb does for his work in sales. Trying
to ramp back up with work in family
hardwood distribution business with
my brothers and father, but an uphill
battle balancing my domestic CEO
responsibilities. Connected separately with ALISON PRESSMAN SCHICKFUS and JEN HOWSON LEE summer of 2012, which was awesome.
Hoped again to connect with EMILY
CRANE �89, Alison and Jen in Jan. at
a memorial service for Alison's dad,
Ed Pressman, which was at Baldwin,
but I couldn't get there; planning a
mini-reunion at a better time.
Remembering Al's dad brought back
many memories of his big bear hugs
and good times on and off the fields
at Baldwin with someone who was a
wonderful supporter, father and
friend. Will miss him. And I, ANDREA
CORSON, am living the high life in
NY City!! My dtr, Celeste, who just
turned 1, husb and I, are having
much fun exploring the city in exciting new ways. I also continue to work
making jewelry and sculpture.
Deepest sympathy to ALISON
toast, to the class of �88 with the
Champagne of Beers or better yet,
something special!!
Rochelle Ruttenberg Bloom
[email protected]
has volunteered to become the class
secretary for your class!! Thank you
her service over the past nine years.
KATHERINE LUNDY is currently living in Quito, Ecuador and doing
architectural metal work with an U.S.
educated Ecuadorean.
Jeannine Tsukahara Palm
[email protected]
Alicia Skubick
[email protected]
I received a few reports on how the
big 4-0 was celebrated. A yr ago,
was planning on running the PA
Marathon for her birthday. She
reported back to me that she did
indeed run. She was very proud of
her sister since it was her first
marathon (and beat Anne by 2 minutes!) and her Dad, who finished the
race as well. Many of her friends
from Syracuse also raced. Anne
loved running through Philly and
said, “who knew that JFK Parkway,
City Hall, South Street, the Zoo,
Manayunk, and Boathouse Row
were all manageable on foot?!”
Seeing Boathouse Row and her old
memories of Baldwin Crew kept her
going in the home stretch.
surprised by her husb, Mike, with a
party in Paris (yep, France)! She had
no idea where she was going until
she got on the plane. JEN GRANITE
WOODRUFF and 30 (yep, 3-0) other
friends made the trip to help her celebrate. Wow! She in turn was a part
of Steph’s birthday party in Stone
Harbor, and Jen’s in NYC. JEN FELT
KANG celebrated 40 together at
Hershey Park along with Jen’s two
dtrs and Ellen’s youngest dtr. You’d
think the rides would have been the
best part of the trip, but the biggest
hit with the girls was the giant tub in
their hotel bathroom with chocolate
soap and a TV. Jen said, “Bath time
was never so easy.” When not on
vacation, she continues to enjoy
part-time work and being a Mom.
Kathryn (8) is a budding pianist and
gymnast, who loves sci and will read
anything she finds lying around
which, at the time, was a Ben
Franklin biography. Victoria (6) is the
creative child, who provides Jen with
new pieces of jewelry and artwork on
a wkly, sometimes daily, basis. I,
a wonderful joint birthday party in
Chicago with my husb, Erik, since
our birthdays are only 8 days apart.
Erik’s cousin planned everything,
including secretly inviting very good
friends of ours, who flew in from
Boston and Charlotte to surprise us.
We stayed at the Drake Hotel, ate at
the Signature Room with its wonderful view of the city from atop the
John Hancock building, then dancing (of course). I was so glad to have
one last fun night in Chicago before
moving away this past summer.
Since graduation, I’ve moved from
PA to MA to CA to FL to IL and now
FL again. I really did not want to
leave the Midwest, but days like
today when it’s high 60s here and 7
degrees there, I have no regrets! My
co-secretary, ALICIA SKUBICK,
appears to be firmly settled on the
other side of the pond because she
and her love, Nick, bought a house
in 2012 and celebrated 10 yrs
together on New Yr’s. She and her
sister, LAUREN SKUBICK MCALISTER ’92, attended a Baldwin Alum
event in London last fall, which they
COCHRAN’s dtr, Charlotte, is
already a yr old and continues to be
the love of her live and constant
entertainment for her and her husb,
Bruce Cochran. Kirsty is V.P. of
Technology Info Risk at Morgan
Stanley, where she has worked for
the past 10 yrs. She says, “The only
singing I do anymore is one heck of
a Twinkle Twinkle!” MARION COFFEY BREWINGTON told me that her
son, Ryan, and HEATHER ANNESLEY HOYT’s son, Ben, are in the
same first gr class at Haverford
School this yr. Lastly, I normally only
report news that is provided directly
to me, but I hope DONNA ROSEN
doesn’t mind if I congratulate her on
her marriage to Mike Ligon last Fall.
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Jen Felt Kane Lynn ’90 and Ellen Ladner
Kang ’90 with their daughters during a
trip to Hershey, PA to celebrate the
classmates’ 40th birthdays.
Looking at the pictures, the bride
was stunning and guests TIFFANY
RATNER haven’t aged one bit! I
think it is so wonderful that, even
after all these yrs, many of our classmates are still good friends and
choose to celebrate important life
events together.
Katie Goldener Brown
[email protected]
Aloha from Kaneohe, Hawaii! Many
thanks to SONIA KURTZ for her yrs
of service to this role- it’s time for me
to stop hiding on my little island and
take a stab at this. Sonia reports that
Silas, her 8 yr old second gr, is
deeply interested in the visual arts
and he loves to play drums. Kreider,
who is turning 12 in Aug., keeps
busy with school, violin and choir.
She is also fully tweening out to One
Direction these days. Anyone who
has tried one of the spirits from Art
in the Age will be happy to hear that
Sonia and her husb have launched
their 4th spirit, Sage, and are currently planning a distillery in NH that
will serve as a creative laboratory for
other botanically based ideas. Her
role as Buying Director for our two
retail boutiques continues to give
her pleasure and is a wonderful compliment to motherhood. Sonia had
the pleasure of mtg up with
NATANYA DIBONA, JODI TEITELMAN (and her new baby boy
Santa Swap and meal at Dandelion
Restaurant in Center City. Alison’s dtr
is in 4th gr and her son is in first this
yr. Alison also got to spend some
GROAT in Avalon over the summer
over Thanksgiving. The DC crew has
also been able to connect with each
other. This fall JEN SHIN LIN was on
a work trip to DC with her husb Tom,
where she had dinner with MARY
DEEDS and her family. Also, in Aug.,
Mary spent a day reliving their childhood at Hershey Park where they
realized their vestibular systems were
no longer what they were in our
youth, slowly leading them towards
the kiddie rides as the day progressed. And Mary got to spend
time with LIZ DUALL REGARD at the
birthday party of her one yr old,
Amelia, in Oct. Mary reports that
AMANDA MILLER remarried in June
to a wonderful man named Joe, had
a long honeymoon in Europe, and
her son, Galen (who was the first
class baby!) is now in middle school
at the Kimberton Waldorf School.
She continues her practice in therapeutic massage and holistic healing.
Mary sees her often when she is
home in PA, usually playing games
with her and Joe and Galen. ASHLEY PATTERSON RENSHAW has
been living in Zurich since Aug. of
2011. Ashley reports, “It's been an
adventure and we love it! The kids
go to Int’l school (nursery, 1st & 3rd
gr) and are getting pretty good at
German. I'm slowly learning and boy
do I wish I had taken it at Baldwin!
I'm adjusting to the winters and
decided this yr to focus on skiing
considering there are so many
mountains around. We've all
enjoyed learning a new culture and
traveling around Europe.” VENU
GUPTA celebrated the first birthday
of her twin girls, Annika and Anjali in
Dec. She also has a 2 _ yr, Jaya. If
that isn’t enough to keep her hands
full, she’s also running her own business, Sunset Entertainment Group,
which managed some of the biggest
music producers and song writers in
the world- Justin Timberlake,
Shakira, Jamie Foxx, Britney Spears
and loads more. She’s living in
Villanova with husb, Charlie and her
mother and has a recording studio in
Bryn Mawr. Speaking of new additions, RAVEN KAUFFMAN WITTASEK had a baby boy, Zev, in Sept.
still splitting time between Kaneohe,
Hawaii and Denmark, Maine. During
the school yr, I’m the Dean of
Academics at a school in Honolulu
that welcomed its first class of girls
this yr. It’s been an adventure, turn-
ing the formerly all-boys school into
a co-ed environment. Summers find
me at camp in Maine where my 2
boys (7 and 9) get to run around in
the woods. I’m only an hour from
Sonia in NH so I’ll have to check out
the progress on that distillery! Much
aloha to you all- wishing you the
best in 2013.
Monica Moran
[email protected]
Jennifer Meredith Shields
[email protected]
Hello Class of 1992! I hope everyone
enjoyed the holidays! Between
Monica’s update for the last issue
and our recent reunion, there aren’t
too many updates this time around.
she just moved into a house in
London that she spent the last 18
mos renovating. She describes it as a
great family home that can easily
accommodate visitors – such as any
classmates who happen to pass
through town. I am sure many of us
would love to take Rakhi up on that
offer! She has been busy keeping up
with her three small children and her
job that requires some int’l travel.
KARIN WACHTER writes that she is
settling in well in Austin, Texas, having moved from Brooklyn in Aug.,
2012 to begin a dr program in social
work. JULIE BOYER writes that she is
living in Boston and is launching her
new Professional Organizing and
Coaching Services website,, by the
end of Jan. She loves doing CrossFit
and has been able to spend time
adjusting to being a family of four
and loving every minute of it. At the
end of my maternity leave, I made
the decision to begin a new full-time
job in PA. It has been a wonderful
opportunity but also a lifestyle
change after working part-time for
many yrs. On a related note, I have
decided that it is time for me to step
down as co-Class Secretary. I am
hopeful that somebody else will be
interested in sharing the responsibility with Monica. If so, please let us
know or contact the Alumnae Office
directly. Thanks again for the opportunity to write for the Echoes – it has
been a lot of fun to reconnect over
the yrs!
Laura Livoy
[email protected]
Hello everyone! GET READY for
Reunion Madness May 3 and 4. Are
you and your kilt ready? I am!! Just a
short update this time until reunion
shenanigans have taken place:
MEGHAN HEALEY is busy at work
and is celebrating the birth of her
nephew James Avery Healey. She
spent 3 wks in Jan. in India traveling
and studying and ended with 3 days
in London. She is creating a solo
piece about the trip and is looking
forward to our reunion! ALEX GRAY
started a new job as a writer for
NRDC (Natural Resources Defense
Council) in their development dept.
“I write all kinds of proposals,
reports, and letters to support their
fundraising efforts.” Alex has also
been doing some creative and freelance writing for several online publications that feature arts & culture
and comedy, as well as performing
regularly with her hula troupe
Mahalo! Congrats to WEATHERLY
RALPH EMANS who is expecting her
first child in May. Perhaps a new lil’
Baldwinite to arrive? RENNI GREER
POLITE and family recovered from a
busy holiday season including both
girls' birthdays. Gabbi is 8 yrs old
and Lena has just started walking.
Renni is now the OBGYN Residency
Program Director at LSU. She says
“Kenneth and I have enjoyed hosting friends for a variety of conferences and expect more visitors to
NOLA for Super Bowl and Mardi
Gras”. DOROTHY ROGERS MAYHEW had a Baldwin reunion with
Zealand in Jan. Dorothy booked her
tix for the reunion. Have YOU?
is a full time wine maker. Could that
be any better? She quit recruiting at
Glocap and will be spending time at
the winery before starting her own
Private Equity recruiting firm later
this yr. I had a great time over the
holiday break catching up with
blast from the past MARGARET
MAXEY! We made a long overdue
visit to the Llanerch Diner. I have to
say, I think Manilas in Wayne might
take the cake. Better scrapple! Can’t
wait to see you all in May!
Sandie Stringfellow
sandi[email protected]
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Lindsey Wells Anderson
[email protected]
Larissa Kopytoff
[email protected]
came to visit us this wkend! Our own
personal New Zealand reunion.
Other than that, enjoying the upside
down Christmas break and my veggie garden. MARISA GALVEZ writes:
I'm still teaching at Stanford, happily
enjoying my leave yr right now. My
book on medieval lyric and songbooks came out last May 2012 with
Univ of Chicago Press. Otherwise,
my dtr Eleanor is now 2 and Roland
and I continue to enjoy living in San
shares: I have moved back to Philly
after completing an assignment
working for a non-profit, direct relief
int’l. I was in Santa Barbara for 6 mos
heading up their communications.
Sara H. and I have been arguing
over who had it worse-me moving to
SB with all the old folks and the chilly
weather or her moving to Philly with
all of the rain. MARY PLUMMER
LOUDON writes: My only news is
that life is sweet these days with
baby Emerson and I'm happy to
report that there is such a thing as
work-life balance! MIMI PARLETT
PELAGATTI writes “I was very
touched to hear from so many of
you when my dad passed away in
Oct. Although I haven’t seen some
of you in several yrs you still thought
to reach out to me, and for that I am
so appreciative. I am very lucky to
have grown up with such an incredible group of women and consider
my Baldwin friends to be the sisters I
never had.” SUSAN PARK writes: I'm
in Korea right now. I'm a PR&
Marketing Director for a clothing
brand called Horiyoshi the Third.(You
guys should all check it out!! haha)
Korea is sooo cold; don't know how
people can survive in this kind of
weather ... I miss LA!!! As for me,
Congratulations go out to SHANNA
BROWNSTEIN and husb Nathan
McNeil, who welcomed a baby boy,
Wynn, in spring 2012, and to BLYTHE
BRACEY SMITH and husb Zandy,
who celebrated the arrival of a son,
Archer, in fall 2012. SARAH BUZBY
got engaged this fall, and her fiancГ©
Brett proposed on her birthday!
Rajeev recently sold their house in S.
Philly and moved to Media, and they
love their new place. Their dtr Naya
turns 2 yrs old this spring. BETH
GERDES WALSH still loves her job as
a school psychologist, balancing her
work with life as a professional triathlete. She writes that her best 2012
triathlon result was winning 2nd
female at Ironman Wisconsin, where
she also ran an Ironman marathon in
under 3 hours; a personal goal
(Wow!). She will be competing in an
Ironman in Mexico in March as she
works to qualify for the Ironman
World Championships in Hawaii.
GAIL CUNNINGHAM continues to
show her amazing art at exhibits;
check out her newly-rebuilt website at JEANEEN CHAPMAN WALLIS and CARMEN LENNON �95 recently got
together in Santa Barbara, CA with
both of their mothers. Jeaneen, her
mom, and her husb Martin paid a surprise visit to Carmen’s mom, who was
visiting Carmen on the West Coast
for a wk. Among the Baldwin memories that surfaced was that Jeaneen’s
mother had made Carmen's prom
and graduation dresses – and recently made Jeaneen’s amazing wedding
dress as well! While she continues her
own writing, MELISSA BRODER is
also teaching a poetry workshop this
spring, offered by Brooklyn Poets,
called Grand Theft Poetics:
Plundering the Mundane. BETH
FEINGOLD is now a postdoctoral
associate with the Global Health
Institute at Duke, and has been continuing her fieldwork in South
America. SARAH LEVIN-GOODSTINE is still enjoying her work at the
ASPCA – and she, her wife Laurie,
and their dtr Ruby have finally dried
off after Hurricane Sandy’s flooding of
still enjoying teaching 2-yr olds at a
small private preschool in Newtown
Square. To add to the note about
Melissa Broder: She is also at work on
her third book of poems, and is still
Carmen Lennon ’95, Darline Spring
(Jeaneen’s mother), Patricia Lennon
Alexander (Carmen’s mother) and Jeaneen Chapman Wallis ’97 recently got
together in Santa Barbara, CA.
Five month old Miles Payton Anderson,
son of Lindsey Wells Anderson ’95.
LINDSEY, my husb and I just had our
first baby on Sept. 14th 2012, a wonderful boy named Miles Peyton
Anderson. I’m taking the yr off to
spend time with the little one and
anxious to what the future has in
Sara Scott
[email protected]
Greetings class of ’96!! Not as much
to report in this issue, but some
good news to share none-the-less!
indeed have her 3rd child!! Henry
Samuel Gutstadt was born 11/7/12.
Congratulations!! HEATHER TASHMAN FRITTS has left private practice
to join the Office of General Counsel
for the Social Security Admin as
Assistant Regional Counsel in PA.
She writes, “I absolutely love working for the federal government and
it affords me the opportunity to
spend more time with Avery Nola
who is now 19mos.” LISA SWEET
wrote from a snowy Davos where
they had just kicked off the World
Economic Forum's Annual Mtg with
an awards ceremony that honored
artists for their contributions to the
betterment of society launching a wk
of discussions on the topics of health
and sustainability. For Lisa, some
highlights on this yr's program
include mega-sporting events and
physical activity! I recently joined the
board of directors of the Unusual
Suspects, an org that uses theatre to
empower youth in underserved and
at-risk environments with the means
and methods necessary to explore
personal and social conflicts and
develop self-esteem, communication and coping skills to make positive life choices and become productive members of the community.
The org is on the verge of a major
growth spurt, and I’m looking forward to doing what I can to facilitate
its progress! I encourage you to
check it out Looking forward to hearing from you all again soon.
working as a publicity mgr at Penguin
and living in Brooklyn with her husb
Nicholas BECKY ROHTBART is still
living in Philly with husb Ben
Schindler and son Noah, and is enjoying her work as Director of
Development at CHOP. MOLLY
KAPLAN will be marrying David
Bronstein, of Brooklyn, in Feb.! She
writes that she is still working at
PPMC in general surgery, and says
that her dtrs are doing great. MARGARETTA WALTON continues to be
involved in Baldwin alumnae events,
and is now on the Baldwin Board of
spent part of summer 2012 back in
Senegal doing research and participating in a conference. Other than
that, I’m enjoying the winter weather
in St. Petersburg, FL, while writing my
dissertation. Class of ’97, keep in
touch whenever you have news to
Jennifer Braun
[email protected]
Hello ladies! Not much news this
time but what we have is big - ELIZABETH SCOTT BREITNER writes
that she had her baby! Brooke
Emerson Breitner was born on Oct.
18th at 4:51pm and Liz says she is
just a bundle of sweetness. She is
heading back to work in a couple
wks so she is soaking up every
minute she can with her little girl.
Along those same lines, JENNIFER
Feb. 13th with her first child. I am
looking forward to seeing everyone
at the reunion in the spring!
Kristyn Shayon-Miller
[email protected]
LEAH TULIN and her husb Seth welcomed their son Simon Jessar
Rappaport to the world on March
16th 2012. Leah reports that “As you
know, the biggest update from my
2012 is the birth of my son, Simon
Jessar Rappaport.” Leah reports that
“Simon is now a crawling, cruising,
crazy fun little dude with lots of personality and silly hair. Seth and I love
being parents.” After a long maternity leave she’s back at work, still in the
litigation dept at Jenner and Block.
CHARLOTTE HALDEMAN WHITTEMORE sends news that she is still living in Philly and working as a lawyer
at the PA Innocence Project.
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Rebekah and Jakob, children of Jocelyn
Black Hodes ’98.
Charlotte and husb Rob now have
two kids - Charlie (3) and Jane (10
married Justin Jones on Nov. 17th in
Bryn Mawr, with best friends LIANA
DAINOFF by her side as bridesmaids.
CHRISTY also completed her MBA
from Villanova last yr, and she and
Justin are now house-hunting on the
Main Line. KERRY PRATZONKAZMIREK and her husb Eric are
expecting their first little one in March
— making her faculty mom (currently
working in the upper school library) a
faculty grandmom! MELISSA TAYLOR WARNER is coming up on two
yrs as an RN at Hahnemann Univ
Hospital, working in the neonatal
intensive care nursery. In July of 2012,
she married her longtime boyfriend
Christopher Warner, and they are
excited to welcome their first child at
the end of June. NORA GUYER is
back in Philly this yr after two yrs of
college counseling in NYC, pursuing
a master's in quantitative methods in
education research (i.e., statistical
analysis) at Penn GSE. She’s not sure
what comes after the degree, but is
definitely enjoying being a professional student I, KRISTYN SHAYON
MILLER, recently joined the team at
Madison Mott, a creative agency in
Westport, CT, and I’m building up an
animal photography business on the
side. I’m still playing with ponies, and
spending whatever extra time I have
learning how to cook really good
food. Hard to believe that our 15th
reunion is just a yr away! Hope to see
you all there. I know there are more
updates out there (Facebook doesn’t
lie), so send them along for the next
edition of Echoes.
Laura Nasuti
[email protected]
HAYLEY BRODER has traded in business suits for LuLuLemon gear as the
regional mgr of Flywheel Sports'
Philly studios. There is one in Center
City (1521 Locust) and one right near
Baldwin at (711 W Lancaster Ave).
She says “It is the most fun and effective workout ever and I'm so excited
for the grand opening!!!!”
relocated to St. Louis for her husb’s
restaurant opening. She is still the
Nat’l Sales Mgr for Aden & Anais
which is an amazing baby co. She
also sends us a sad bit of news,
“Unfortunately my grandmother
(mom's mom) Magda Hafter just
passed away on New Yrs Day. She
was an Auschwitz survivor and spoke
at Baldwin on a few occasions”.
CLAIRE ESPEY is living and working
in rural Burundi at a clinic called
Village Health Works. She came to
the org as a Global Health Corps fellow in 2011-12 and stayed on after as
Director of Finance and Grants Mgt.
The work is challenging but meaningful and she's having fun, enjoying
opportunities to travel and explore
Burundi and East Africa. MARYNIA
KRUK visited the Mainline from her
home in Warsaw over the winter
break with fiancГ© in tow. She is currently writing about Poland for the
Dow Jones Newswires and Wall
Street Journal. She was able to meet
up with CHRISTINE ELLIS, who has
been published in an anthology
CATELYN COYLE is working at the
Nat’l Nursing Centers Consortium in
Philly as the Hep C Testing Project
Coordinator-grant with the CDC to
implement HCV screening and linkage to care at federally qualified
health centers. She will be presenting
her work at a nat’l conference in June.
She is simultaneously finishing up her
MPH by completing her final policy
analysis of new HIV treatment guidelines for treatment naive patientslooking at provider knowledge, opinion and adherence. STEPHANIE
HARMELIN is starting a new job
working in the Child Stability and
Well Being program at Children's
Crisis Treatment Center in PA. She is
really excited to have found work
post-MSW in this field. EMILY SCOTT
reports “I ran the Philly Half Marathon
in Sept., something I never thought
would be possible, but was a lot of
fun!” She is still with Kayak and has to
travel to Zurick once a mo, so she’s
kept pretty busy. LAUREN SHEERR is
still living in NY and working at Mars.
She has recently moved into the role
of Brand Mgr for Combos, Kudos
and Marathon Bars, which is a move
she's excited about. After the past yr
a half in roles where she was constantly traveling, she's looking forward to settling in for some location
stability. AUDREY SUSANIN is still living in Manhattan with my husb, Matt,
and working as a corporate lawyer in
my firm's Public Co Advisory Group.
She also wanted to report out on
another classmate-”SARAH KLAVANS has moved back to PA, where
she purchased an adorable house in
Washington Square West”. As for
me, LAURA NASUTI, I’ve moved back
to Boston/Somerville to work at the
MA Dept of Public Health while I finish writing my dissertation on sexual
minority mental health service utilization. At MDPH, I’ve been the lead
evaluator and health systems analyst
for several major clinical quality
improvement initiatives in the state.
In addition, I’ve been given the
opportunity to work on assessing
meaningful use measures and tobacco interventions using electronic
medical record data from several different health systems- hopefully I will
have some papers out soon on those
Karen Untereker
[email protected]
Greetings Class of 2001! ALEX KELLEY’S exciting adventures abroad
continue as she spent the holidays in
London with her parents who came
to visit for a while. She also rang in
the new yr at a masquerade party
and got to escape the gray skies of
England for some sun in the Virgin
Islands in Feb.! Back in the US,
moved to the Upper East Side of
Manhattan with her husb Jonathan
this past Oct. and is an Independent
Consultant for Arbonne, a botanical
based skincare, cosmetic and nutrition line. JAYME HAYNES brings
wonderful updates for both her and
her Doctoral program classmate,
VALERIE WEISBERG. Both grad from
their doctoral programs and both are
engaged with Val getting engaged
late spring 2012 and Jayme getting
engaged to James Banks in Dec.
2012. Congrats on both exciting
events to both Baldwin girls! SARAH
HERSHEY has been busy planning a
fall wedding in PA and attempting to
live in the same city as her fiancГ©,
Jeff. Fortunately, she’s been able to
start focusing on new and different
clients and loves her work. I was fortunate to cross paths over the holidays with ABBY BERMAN, ISABELLE
LEVY and VICKI HAVENS and caught
up on their adventures in PA,
Manhattan, and Amsterdam respectively. I believe I made a solid sales
pitch for all to visit me in Michigan
(Puppies! Ford Factory Tours! The
DIA!) and I encourage any of my
classmates to take me up on the
offer (although suggest waiting for
the May-Sept. timeframe to avoid
single digit temperatures).
Cecilia Byrne Connor
[email protected]
Hello Class of 2002! Just a few
updates since the last issue… ELIZABETH FEHDER DILLON is loving
working at the law firm of Sowers &
Wolf in St. Louis. She recently passed
the IL bar, so now she is an attorney
in MA, MO and IL! Over New Yr’s she
was in Philly where she showed her
husb the Mummers for the first time
and caught up with ALEXANDRA
KANOFF �01 and her baby girl,
moving along with her internship yr
at Reading Hospital. She is still working as a part time clinical supervisor
at a D&A facility and is in the process
of starting at a private practice in
Allentown. She recently went to NY
to meet up with TARA NARAYAN
FUJISAWA for Dim Sum and other
fun! ELISABETH TROFFO successfully took the nat’l certification exam,
and is now a Board Certified
Behavior Analyst. She has 6 mos left
until she is finished with internship,
and is finishing up her dissertation.
She is counting down the days till
graduation at the end of July! MARY
LONDON is living in NYC and is the
Pastry Chef at the Eventi Hotel in
midtown Manhattan. Whenever I am
in the neighborhood I pop in to taste
Mary’s delicious creations! ALEXIS
ROSSMAN MADDEN got married in
May 2012 and is still living and working in PA. She spent the holidays skiing in Utah! KATHLEEN ESHELMAN
shares the she is currently living in
Charlotte, NC and working as an
emergency veterinarian at a specialty
hospital. In her free time, she sees
her fiancГ©, Lew, their pets, and her
friends and family. Finally, I, CECILIA
BYRNE CONNOR, recently moved
to a new apartment in Brooklyn with
my husb and small beagle. I am still
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working as a litigation associate at
Patterson Belknap in NYC. I have
gotten to see many of you over the
last few mos but please let me know
if you are every in the Big Apple so
we can plan a mini reunion. Till next
Jordan Valutas
44 Ridgedale Ave. #22
Morristown, NJ 07960
[email protected]
Reunion yr is here! It feels like just
yesterday we were chatting in the
lounge about where we were going
to college and what we were planning to study. Now we have found
our paths as Drs., lawyers, artists and
so much more. Some of us have traveled the world, and others have married or become parents. Though we
now live all over, and our daily lives
contain various interests, our foundation as Baldwin girls is a bond we will
never lose. In May we will get together again and catch up on everything
that has happened, but we will also
pick up friendships from where we
left off to share our aspirations for this
next chapter ahead. I am thrilled to
see the excitement in my classmate’s
updates about joining each other
again for face to face updates at our
ten yr reunion. So until then; TARA
AHMADINEJAD is still in NYC, in her
2nd yr of an MFA program in theater
directing at Columbia. Tara has run
into ANNIE HONART once or twice
on campus, and saw RUTH KULICKE
and SHARON SONG in the fall at
Ruth's wedding, which was really fun
and beautiful! BRITTANY BEHAR is
half way through her intern yr of plastic surgery residency at Penn State in
Hershey. She is having a great time
(mostly within the hospital though
since hours don’t allow for much
more). She hasn’t been to Hershey
Park yet, so visitors welcome and a
perfect excuse to try the new rollercoaster! KATE BRAEMER TAYLOR is
now directing a summer camp at a
non-profit in Newtown Square where
she lives with her husb who is an
organic farm mgr. Kate is reliving her
days at Baldwin by going back to be
on the SALSA panel. She is looking
forward to reconnecting with folks in
the area and if anyone is interested in
learning about summer opportunities
for youth locally she is happy to
KLEINMAN and family are so happy
to be back living on the Main Line.
Romy is in her second semester of
grad school at Saint Joe's getting her
Masters in Reading. It’s busy juggling
school and being a mom to a very
inquisitive toddler but wonderful all
the same. Romy is looking forward to
seeing all the girls in May! NATALIE
GEROGES is working as an attorney
in NYC and just started her second yr
as a litigator at Latham & Watkins LLP.
So far she has really been enjoying
the work and the people. NYC is
great although she admits she misses
PA sometimes! She continues to run
into Baldwin faces and is looking forward to seeing everyone at our 10th
Reunion! KATIE GORDON is almost
finished with her MPA from Columbia
and will pursue a job in impact investing or public/non-profit consulting
when she grads in the spring of 2013.
This past fall and summer, she competed in the NYC triathlon, worked at
Robin Hood and became an aunt for
the first time. The baby already has a
mind of her own and enjoys giggling
and taking walks in the local park. Still
working away in the state and local
tax group at Reed Smith is CHRISTINE HANHAUSEN. She got to be a
part of the spectacular wedding of
MARIA PAPADAKIS this fall (along
VANETT (’04) and got to catch up
with PENNY KARP and myself as
well! Christine also joined me along
cheering on friends in the Philly
marathon and half, including ANNIE
and her husb Ty enjoyed a wonderful
trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley
in early Oct. for their second wedding
anniv. She just started a job as
Corporate Sales Mgr at Four Seasons
PA, and reports she is still loving city
life. “See you in May!” she says.
Keeping busy, ERICA MILLER is continuing her learning specializing in
Kabbalah & Hasidut - teaching an
Intro to Kabbalah & Mystical Thinking
Seminar at Sinai Temple in Beverly
Hills this spring & just named a new
Leffell Fellow with AIPAC (Israel
Lobbying Org). It was nice to hear an
who is still living in Boulder, after
moving there in 2010 to pursue a second Masters in viola performance.
She completed the degree in May
2012, and since then, has been enjoying her first yr out of school. In addition to her private violin and viola students, Brightin started teaching
orchestra and a violin class at a small
Waldorf school in the area this fall.
Classroom teaching has been a new
challenge, but she is enjoying it overall! In addition, she is playing with
local orchestras, gigging with bands,
and preparing for nat’l auditions as
they arise. She is still running, but has
grown fonder of tackling the many
14ers of CO in summer hiking, in
addition to snowshoe adventures this
winter. She would love to be in better
touch with us all! Living out in Los
Angeles, SARENA SNIDER is enjoying get-togethers with ERICA
past fall, Sarena worked on a series of
videos about genetically modified
food for the JustLabelIt campaign,
and on a video about Hillary Clinton
that stirred rumors that she might run
in 2016. She is continuing her UCLA
screenwriting program to fulfill her
interest in writing, and will complete
her first of screenplays by reunion
time. She also is embarking on her
own digital video project, which she
hopes to have updates about soon
(for now, it's in the early stages).
Sarena enjoys fresh juice and the
ocean breeze, but have been freaked
out by the 2013 earthquake prediction. She can’t wait to see everyone
soon. Lots of wonderful and exciting
things having been going on in
LEIGH TORRENCE’S life, she recently
married longtime beau Giovanny
Zabaneh and is very excited to be
preparing to welcome their first child,
a boy, in the Spring. His birthday will
likely be very close to our reunion
time, so they are hoping they can still
make it! Leigh is currently still living in
Pensacola, FL, but will be moving to
Baltimore (so much closer to home!)
after the little one arrives. Congrats!
As for myself, JORDAN VALUTAS, I
am settling back into life stateside,
and exploring new activities and
interests in order to spice things up in
2013. I recently went to Sochi, Russia
for a work trip with clients, which was
quite an experience. I am hoping to
see every member of the class of
2003 at reunion to relive those throwback days. Thanks as always to all
who shared their news. I invite you to
send ideas for reunion wkend including how we entice some long lost
friends to reconnect! See you in May!
Lola Dineen
[email protected]
KRISTEN WARDEN shares that she
is living in NYC, in grad school at
NYU for tourism and hospitality and
loving it.
Elizabeth Smith
[email protected]
Class of 2005 has once again been
doing amazing things, both academically and otherwise. We have
several members of the class of
2005 on the East Coast. BECK
PRYOR is in NYC working for an
NGO and is planning on starting
her MBA at the Univ of Chicago in
the fall. AMMARAH IQBAL has a yr
and a half left of MD/MPH and
plans on applying in Pediatrics this
finished her grad school at Duke
and is working at Drexel in outreach programs specifically related
to sci, technology, engineering and
math. PAM WEISMAN graduated
from Villanova Law and is working
for the Bessemer Trust Co in
Wilmington, DE and working on
completing her LLM in Taxation.
Villanova Law as well, and worked
at the Romney Campaign
Headquarters in Boston in Donor
Relations with individuals that contributed 15,000 dollars to over
100,000 dollars. SARAH GRAY will
be graduating this May from dental
school and is planning on starting
an orthodontics program in July.
Elsewhere, the class of 2005 is also
moving to MD this summer so her
husb can start his residency in
Prosthodontics and Jonna will be
looking for a teaching position.
REBECCA POPECK is pursuing a
career in nursing and wants to
receive her BSN by Dec. 2014.
Rebecca is also marrying her college sweetheart on July 6 in MD –
Congrats! EMMA PEGUES is working on her Masters in Social Work
from Tulane while working as a
counselor for students at Loyola.
as a makeup artist in an independent movie where she is the principle MUA. SARAH TURNER recently
finished working at the Rocky
Mountain Biological Laboratory in
CO doing research on bees. She is
now working on the Watershed
Stewards Project in CA. I cannot
wait to hear what other exciting
news we will have to share over the
next yr.
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Katie Collins
[email protected]
DANA MARKS is only mos away from
finally graduating with a B.S. in
Economics from Virginia
Commonwealth Univ. This yr, Dana
organized several vol projects and
won an iPad in a raffle. RACHAEL
GALE is keeping busy working at
Cabrini College as an athletic trainer.
Last May she became the owner of
an English bulldog named RB who
has been keeping her quite busy. As
of Jan., REBECCA GILBERT submitted her applications for grad school
(environmental mgt and/or marine
ecology) and is planning to enjoy her
last mos in the Bay Area before
returning east! Other activities
include a beach ultimate Frisbee
tournament in Santa Monica MLK
wkend and ski trips to Tahoe.
ALEXANDRA STEIN has moved to
Morocco where she is Country Mgr
for the High Atlas Fdn, a non-profit
org that enables and implements
human development project through
the participatory approach. Alex is
constantly on the move in Morocco,
traveling to remote rural project sites
and mtgs in the capital. With all the
change, Alex is keeping centered by
leading a yoga class in her
Marrakech apartment and enjoying
the palm trees, the mountain views,
some tagine and the mild and sunny
winter in the imperial Moroccan city.
ALEX D'IGNAZIO just got transferred
to the southern NJ office for her co,
Amica Mutual Insurance. Her first day
in that office is March 11th. She is
very excited to be back on the east
coast in the Philly area and to reconnect with old friends!! MEGAN CARNEY SCOTT writes in that her son
Caleb is 21 mos old, full of energy
and starting to speak in sentences.
Lucas is 2 mos old and starting to
smile. The two of them keep Megan
busy, busy, busy! MARISA RILEY is
enjoying her time in PA, doing
research at the Hospital at Penn, and
her new volunteering gig at the
Emergency Room of CHOP. When
not in that fast-paced environment,
she is enjoying seeing her friends on
various holiday breaks and especially
her Chinatown dinners with ADRIANA MASSARA. SARAH WOOD is
living in Miami FL. She works for a
hospitality telecommunications/technology solutions provider where she
wears many hats including marketing, account mgt, and sales. Outside
Caleb Jared Scott, 2-year old son of
Megan Carney Scott ’06.
of work she enjoys the beautiful
weather, and will be running her second half marathon later this mo.
ADRIANA MASSARA is finishing her
third and final yr for Teach for
America. She will move back to the
east coast and start at her new job at
a nonprofit org in NY. JAMIE RYAN
recently earned her Master’s in Public
Health from Columbia Univ with a
focus in health policy. She is splitting
time between Philly, NY and DC
while deciding on her next step. As
for me, KATIE COLLINS, I remain in
Blantyre, Malawi where I am working
at a development co for the yr. I am
enjoying exploring and understanding a new place, as Mr. Epstein
trained us to do back in CWI sr yr.
Now that I have settled in, the power
cuts because of hippos in dams and
finding mongoose in the office are
no longer so surprising, but just part
of the fun.
Ali McMurtrie
[email protected]
Hello Class of 2007! Here is an
update on what your classmates
have been up to: HILLARY LICHTENSTEIN is living in NY, NY and working for Brand Knew, a digital media
firm that also functions as an incubator. EMMA HAMM is back in PA
working for Tierney, a marketing and
PR agency. LEIGHTON MARTIN is in
PA as well, working as a research
assistant at Nat’l Analysts
writes, “I am currently living in
Chicago and starting my second yr
as a grad student in the
Neurobiology PhD program at Univ
of Chicago. I work with Dr. Stephanie
Dulawa and the lab specializes in
animal models of neuropsychiatric
diseases. My research uses a mouse
model for obsessive-compulsive disorder to determine aspects of the
etiology of the disease and look for
better treatment options. I am addi-
tionally in a master's program in
Translational Sciences, a program
designed for basic sci researchers
who are interested in “bench to
bedside” research”. ADRIENNE
ROMER is living in DC and working
at NIMH as a research assistant. She
is applying to PhD programs for
Clinical Psych for next yr. AMELIA
WILLIAMS is living in PA as well,
working as a Marketing Assistant at
the Kimmel Center for the
Performing Arts. She writes, “Just
had a thesis I wrote sr yr published -it was on ancient Bronze Age mummies in Western China ... and their
hats! Other than work, just made my
PA Live-Arts Fringe Festival debut on
stage, costume designing, production managing and directing in a
number of small theater companies
around the city.” KANIKA GUPTA
writes: “I am back in PA too and in
my second yr of medical school!”
SARA VANDER ZWAAG is currently
living in Oakland, CA and is in her
second yr of grad school at Saint
Mary's College of CA working
toward a MFA in poetry. LAKSHMI
MADHAVAN is too living in PA and
working as a chemical engineer at
GlaxoSmithKline. COURTNEY SHIVELY is living in NYC and working as a
sample coordinator for Marc by
Marc Jacobs. LIBBY GEPHART currently lives in Boston and works as a
Hospital Outreach Specialist at The
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. JILL
ARENZ is in Boston as well and is
currently working at Brigham and
Women's Hospital, studying for the
GRE and applying to some grad programs for psych. ELISE ARONSON
writes “I am living in DC and working
as a Media Assistant at GMMB, a
political consulting firm, where I work
on the election for the DCCC and
the Obama campaign. As for me,
ALI MCMURTIRE, I am also living in
DC and working as a Marketing
Analyst in the Marketing and
Community Engagement division at
Nat’l Geographic.
Lauren Stern
[email protected]
Rachel Besvinick
[email protected]
Classes of Gold Reunion- May 2-4,
2013. Visit our website at for
more information.
Harisen Kardon
[email protected]
she graduated from Franklin and
Marshall College in the spring with
plans to go to medical school. She
was captain of the varsity women’s
squash team.
Sarah June
[email protected]
Ashley Catalano-Leckerman
[email protected]
A group of alumnae gathered in Devon, PA to celebrate the birthday of their classmate Emma Hamm ’07. Row 1 (Front): Marisa Riley ’06, Emma Hamm ’07 and
Leighton Martin ’07. Row 2: Sarah Wood ’06, Amanda Christine Geter ’06, Alex
D’Ignazio ’06, Blaire Weidler ’06, Ali McMurtrie ’07, Maggie Shields ’09 and Charlotte Damico ’10.
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Kristin Feinberg
[email protected]
Archer, in fall 2012.
DONNA ROSEN married Mike
Ligon last fall.
LEAH TULIN, a son, Simon Jessar
Rappaport, on March 16, 2012.
Justin Jones on November 17, 2012.
Brooke Simone
[email protected]
CORINA NEWSOME spearheaded
and developed the Educational
Outreach Program for the Malone Univ
Dept of Zoology. She created educational shows where she would present
a variety of animals for guests. She got
the idea for designing the shows from
her sr yr externship at the PA Zoo.
JULIA PEDRICK is part of an installation gallery show project at the Garden
Gallery in Charlottesville. She is also in
the Salsa club and is an Arts Mentor for
Charlottesville youth. TESS CANDELL
is now the GW Nike Brand
Ambassador. She is doing PR and
Marketing for the marketing team at
headquarters in Portland. She is also
going to run the Women's Nike half
marathon in April. CALLIE WOODS is
the social chair for her field hockey club
team and is also working for WXPN.
REBECCA MARKS has her own radio
show and is the secretary of the outdoors club at Colorado College.
AKELA LACY is VP of Philanthropy of Pi
Beta Phi. VIKKI SHEPELEV will begin
working for the marketing dept of Univ
of MD. TRAIANNE PEEK is the public
relations chair of the business fraternity
at her college, Alpha Kappa Psi. As for
us, BROOKE SIMONE coaches for a
club field hockey team in the DC area,
and KRISTIN FEINBERG will be interning at US Weekly this summer.
Lucas Joseph Scott, on November 7,
Christy Calabro Jones ’99 on her wedding day at the old Suburban Newspaper building in Wayne, PA. To her left
are Stephanie Moore Calabro ’02, Liana
Gordon ’99 and Beth Dainoff Steinberg
Christopher Warner in July 2012.
Capellan on September 22, 2012.
RUTH KULICKE married Richard
Grant Hunter III on September 29,
MARIA PAPADAKIS married Brendan
Kent on November 10, 2012.
Marilyn Dolan
[email protected]
Judy Wilmoth White left Baldwin in
1993: Judy, former English faculty,
will began her 10th year of teaching
at Episcopal Collegiate School in
Little Rock, AR in the fall. She still
misses Baldwin!
Martha Parkes Kimmich left
Baldwin in 1957: Martha, former PE
faculty, just turned 80. Widowed
seven years, retired 21 years. Best
teaching years were with Baldwin
students – they were so eager to
Tiffany Hau
[email protected]
Elena Saltzman
[email protected]
[email protected]
Frances Root Eareckson of
Coronado, CA died November 1,
2012. Her volunteer activities included “Pink Lady” at Coronado
Hospital and the Flower Guild of
Christ Episcopal Church. To all who
knew Fran, she will be remembered
as an elegant but quiet woman who
always created and appreciated
beautiful surroundings. She is the
mother of Marcia Mulford Cini ’60.
Maria Papadakis ’03 with her husband
Brendan Kent at the historic St. George
Cathedral in Philadelphia on their wedding day.
Amelia Maebel Meister Kelly, on
May 29, 2012.
JODI TEITELMAN, a son, Jacob
Elliot, on November 16, 2012.
Lucas Joseph Scott, son of
Megan Carney Scott ’06.
Carol Metcalf Hole, of Martha’s
Vineyard, MA, died January 16, 2013.
Carol attended Connecticut
College. She was involved in many
community activities, such as the
Women’s Union Thrift Shop. Carol
was loved by one and all for her
infectious smile, the twinkle in her
eye and her love for life. Carol is pre-
ceded in death by her two sisters,
Nancy Metcalf Wyatt–Brown ’34 and
Jean Metcalf Chapman ’37.
Priscilla “Sally” Kingsbury Maynard
of Peterborough, NH died February
6, 2013. Sally graduated from Smith
College in 1942 and received her
MBA from the University of
Massachusetts. Sally was active in
the League of Women’s Voters,
served as chairman of the Keene
Board of Education, and was president of the New Hampshire School
Board Association. When Dartmouth
College turned coed, Sally was
selected as the first woman Trustee
of the College.
Barbara McNeill Yow of Lakeland,
FL died April 30, 2012. Barbara
received her B.A. in music from
Sweet Briar College. She was a
member of the Lakeland Jr. League
and the First Presbyterian Church.
She is preceded in death by her sister Rachel McNeill Rand ’37 and her
aunt, Carole Krenson Myers, Class
of 1912.
Barbara Morris Mebane of State
College, PA died January 29, 2013.
Barbara graduated from Vassar
College in 1943 with a B.S. in zoology. Barbara touched the lives of
many with genuine concern, kindness and generosity, and every day
she taught by example the love of
life and the selfless spirit of giving.
Over the years, Barbara was involved
in many leadership roles such as the
American Red Cross, the Girl Scouts,
and The School Board for the State
College Area School District. She
was active as a parishioner in the
Presbyterian Church.
Elizabeth “Meb” Boyer Heisler of
Willow Street, PA died November
12, 2012. Elizabeth attended Mt.
Holyoke College, Rosemont
College, and the Institute de
Francaisein Ville franche-sur-mer in
France. Volunteer activities included
V/P and acting President of the Mt.
Holyoke College Alumnae
Association and at the Valley Forge
Vet hospital with the Red Cross
where she tended badly injured and
blind WWII soldiers.
Helen Watson Meley of Kingwood,
TX died January 20, 2012. Helen
attended Wheaton College and
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received her AB in religion and
math from Hood College. Helen,
who loved flowers, started
Memorial City Florist and ran the
business until 1985. She was Pres.
of the local FTD chapter and on
the Board of St. Luke’s United
Methodist Church.
Helen E. Young of Bent Mountain,
VA died August 8, 2011. Helen was a
retired engineer from Appalachian
Power Co. She loved fox hunting,
and was the Whip for the
Rockbridge Hunt Club. She was a
member of Lawrence Memorial
United Methodist Church.
Louise Hunter Snow of Syracuse, NY
died February 2, 2012. Louise
received an associate degree in liberal arts and business from Finch Jr.
College. She was a former employee
of the American Cancer Society. She
volunteered at the Junior League, her
church and at the Child and Family
services of Syracuse. She enjoyed volunteering at the Community Art center and Senior Citizen’s Agency. She is
the aunt of Wendy Hunter Schriebl
’64 and sister-in-law of Sylvia Swan
Bouscaren ’40.
Nancy Lemmon Blemker of Mullica
Hill, NJ died in November 30, 2010.
Nancy graduated from Mount
Holyoke with a B.A. in Spanish. She
enjoyed golf and caring for and riding her horses. She is the twin sister
of Jane Lemmon Howell ’48, sister of
Constance Lemmon Goracci ’50 and
Suzette Lemmon George ’57.
Hildegard Scheffey Ryals of Durham,
NC died November 11, 2012.
“Bootsie” graduated from the
Madeira School and received her BA
from Mt Holyoke College. She
received an M.A. in International
Studies from John’s Hopkins. She
held positions at the International
House of Japan, the American Field
Service, and the Fogg Art Museum.
Always interested in conservation
and preserving open space, she was
very active in Durham, NC where she
received Durham’s Golden Leaf
Award in 2007. She was an ardent
supporter of the arts and humanities
and the Episcopal Church. She is
preceded in death by her sister Julia
Scheffey Buckman ’44.
Barbara Ann Booth of Orleans, MA
died October 20, 2012. Barbara
received a B.S. in chemistry from
Denison College, and then
advanced her studies in the Dept. of
Experimental Oncology at the
University of Wisconsin Medical
School. She worked in the
Pharmacology Dept. of Yale
University, and co-authored over 50
publications on cancer research. She
volunteered at the 1st
Congregational Church in Guilford,
CT and was an active member of the
Church of The Transfiguration at the
Community of Jesus in Orleans, MA.
Beth Calderwood Ebach, of Erie, PA,
died on September 7, 2012. Beth
received her B.A. in psychology from
Goucher College. She worked for
the American Red Cross and served
on two national disasters. She volunteered at St. Peter Cathedral,
Cathedral Center School, for the
boy’s baseball league and the Red
Cross in Erie. When she lived in Vero
Beach, FL, she volunteered at Holy
Cross Church.
Cornelia “Connie” Paul Kazal of
Tucson, AZ died January 10, 2013.
Connie was born and raised in Paul
Spur, a community named for her
grandfather. Connie earned a master's degree in counseling from the
University of Arizona, where she later
taught school. She contributed to
many worthy organizations and was
an outstanding writer and content
editor. She served ten years on the
board of directors of the Society of
Southwestern Authors and was past
president of the Tucson Chapter of
the National Society of Arts and
Letters. Connie wrote the popular
children’s book, Preposition the
Kitten. In her mid-life, she wrote gag
lines for Phyllis Diller and articles for
a variety of magazines and newspapers. She is the sister of Wendy Paul
Glenn �58 and is preceded in death
by her aunt Winifred Paul Ames ’22.
Sarah Alleman Dreher of Amherst,
MA died April 2, 2012. She attended
Wellesley College and went on to
earn her Ph.D. in clinical psychology
from Purdue University. She was a
playwright and author who won two
international awards, as well as others. Sarah co-founded and was president and clinical director of SunriseAmanecer, Inc, which helped improve
the quality of life for the disadvantaged people in the Springfield, MA
area. She was a Fellow of MA’s Psych
Ass., a member of the American
Psychology Ass., NOW and Who’s
Who of American Women.
Diane Lishon Biddle of Kimberton.,
PA died July 27, 2012. Dinny loved
her gardens at her new home in
Wendy Lamb Caulkins of
Cheboygan, MI died December 30,
2012. Wendy received her B.A. in
sociology from Wellesley. Wendy
was a founding member of the
Cheboygan Arts Council and served
on various art council boards and
committees. She was an enthusiastic
supporter of the Mackinac State
Parks and its outreach programs in
schools throughout the state. She is
the cousin of Ellen Custer Morgan
’58 and Jennifer Scudder ’84. Wendy
is preceded in death by her mother,
Barbara Caulkins Lamb ’36.
Marsha Thompson Stewart of
Fremont, IN died March 19, 2009.
Diane Studebaker VanDell of
Wellington, FL died May 2012. Diane
received a B.A. from Briarcliff having
majored in Developmental
Francesca Faye Ross, of Los Angeles,
CA died January, 10 2013. Francesca
grew up in Haverford, PA. She
earned a B.A. in economics from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1989.
Francesca worked in sales at FedEx,
Yahoo and Hearst publications.
Reynal Mike Thebaud, husband of
May 2012.
Eleanor Shiel Zito, mother of LAURA
ZITO ’72, December 26, 2012.
William Watson, son of CHARLOTTE
HEUER WATTS �53, November 29,
Russell Fox, father of LESLIE
HODGES �81, December 2, 2012.
John F. Smith, husband of ELAINE
THATCHER SMITH ’54, October 9,
Ernest Welde Jr., father of ALYSSA
WELDE O’SULLIVAN ’90, November
17, 2012.
Jeffrey Potter, husband of PRISCILLA
BOWDEN POTTER ’57, December
15, 2012.
Edmund N. Pressman, husband of
Lois Pressman, father of ALISON
Ruth Oehrle, mother of MARY
OEHRLE FRENCH ’60, May 2012.
Ruth Lunt Bechdel, mother of
January 13, 2012.
Cornelia Keyworth Cheever, sister of
’68, January 14, 2013.
Frank H. Cutaiar, father of
FORSTER ’65, January 15, 2013.
Elizabeth Neal, mother of HEATHER
NEAL THOMSON ’72, January 22,
Donald Paul Shaffer, husband of
brother-in-law of MARY ERTEL CAMPANO ’55, July 7, 2012.
Laura Frances Gibson, daughter of
Elaine Votaw Bell, mother of MEG
BELL KNYSH ’75, January 10, 2013.
Rosemary Thompson, mother of
December 9, 2012.
Fred Rudolph, father of ROCHELLE
RUDOLPH WEISS ’85, December 23,
Diane Edelman, mother of EVE
EDELMAN RUSS ’75, October 15,
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Janice Wilke, chair of Baldwin’s visual arts department, has seen many changes during her seven years at the school.
Though she teaches Upper School drawing, painting and art history, she also has spent time this year being a student.
Read on for more on the teachings – and learnings – of Janice Wilke.
What does art mean to you?
is a pursuit, an activity, and the
What I teach, through the
joy of that pursuit changes
experience of drawing,
“human endeavor” to
painting, and looking at and
“creative human endeavor.”
writing about art, is the
“the aesthetic moment.” The
How have the visual arts
evolved at Baldwin?
“aesthetic moment” could be
Almost daily, new ideas come
the deep-seated joy of making,
flooding in from the work of
or it could be quietly
teachers and students. These
Janice Wilke, visual art department chair and Arts League advisor, with
experiencing the full range of
ideas help determine the
Arts League President Charlotte Matthai ’13. The two take a break from
color in a cloud, or it could be
course of our formal and
planning Baldwin's annual Arts Day.
the awareness of a very specific
informal curricula. Examples of
afternoon light engulfing your
ideas in action are our 2-year
kitchen as you start to make
sequence of art history classes;
Who are your artistic
darkroom photography as a
Historically, I love the passion,
What's one thing you’d like
readers to know about
Baldwin’s art department?
vital fifth studio; and a
individuality and doubt of
We’re an integral part of
“Fashion and Textile” course,
Cezanne and Giacometti.
education and learning. We
debuting next year.
Personally, I would be deeply
are right in the heart and soul
awareness and appreciation for
In what ways have the visual arts
evolved over the years?
The boundaries of visual arts
remiss if I didn’t cite my
of the 21st century curriculum.
husband and best friend, the
We teach about intrinsic
disciplines like science and
Outside the classroom, what are
your artistic pursuits?
painter Scott Noel. He makes
motivation, persistence,
technology. We use computer
My own studio is the source of
every day a fresh experience.
multiple perspectives,
programs to create patterns;
my teaching energy. This year I
we create paintings as a type of
have discovered a new
cartography. For me, visual art
passion: the flute! I study with
If Baldwin were a piece of
famous art, what would it be?
Baldwin’s flute teacher and
Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia.
play in the flute choir with
The building uses traditional
students Grades IV-X. Aside
forms, but Gaudi transforms
What is one of your favorite
teaching moments?
from being a humbling
the traditional to a completely
Teaching is an act of faith in
experience (imagine standing
individual expression.
the future; so an absolute
next to a hyperactive eighth-
Tradition itself is ever-
favorite moment is when I
grader and thinking “how
evolving; and so are the
receive a postcard from a
does she get that beautiful
subjects, the teachers, the
student who graduated several
sound?”), adding music to my
relationships, and the students
years ago. Occasionally we
art repertoire has opened up
that make up what we call
need to be reminded that
new worlds and connections
Baldwin’s wondrous in-the-
are dissolving to include other
Janice Wilke, “Hydrangea” (detail),
for me.
combining disparate ideas,
and becoming comfortable
with ambiguity.
present tumult has coalesced
pastel on paper, 40 x 32.” Collection:
into meaningful moments in
Community College of Philadelphia.
the lives of our students.
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Because of you…
Middle School girls have fulfilled their
PE credits on horseback, riding three
times a week through the inaugural
Novice Equestrian Program.
Kindergarteners learned about soil and
plant growth at the Morris Arboretum.
Upper and Middle School girls have
experimented with video and sound
editing techniques in our Multimedia
Studio and Computer Lab.
Ninth graders explored Rome, Milan,
Florence and Pompeii as a class expedition,
which turned into both a global learning
opportunity and a bonding experience.
The historic cast iron gates were repaired
and restored, revitalizing Baldwin’s
landmark campus entrance.
Because of Baldwin, our students
are growing into curious, creative and
intelligent young women. And because
of you, we have the resources to continue
to offer a transformative education to our
thinking girls.
Please make your gift to the 2012-2013 Annual Fund
today by returning the enclosed envelope or giving
online at
Contact Kaitlin Devine, director of annual giving, at
[email protected] or 610-525-2700, ext. 275
for more information.
Thank you for your generosity!
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Nonprofit Organization
U.S. Postage
Permit No. 13
Conshohocken, PA
701 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
All alumnae are invited to join the Classes of Gold during reunion
weekend for family fun. Delight in the company of friends old and new.
Enjoy al fresco dining and complimentary beverages. Children and grandchildren are
welcome to share in outdoor games, a moon bounce, face painting and balloon animals.
Please RSVP at
or by calling Jackie Harkins: 610-525-2700, ext. 231.