spring2013-cover#1c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 3:40 PM Page 99 BALDWINECHOES THE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNAE, STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE BALDWIN SCHOOL Special Issue: Spotlight On The Arts SPRING 2013 PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | BALDWIN BOOKSHELF | BALDWIN SCHOLARS spring2013-cover#1c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 3:40 PM Page 100 More than 1,000 people gathered to celebrate BaldwinвЂ™s 50th anniversary. THEN&NOW I n 1888, the school so many of our community members call вЂњhome,вЂќ was born. Florence BaldwinвЂ™s vision for the 13 girls in her first class is the same as the schoolвЂ™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 вЂ™95, director of special events and 125th anniversary celebration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-525-2700, ext. 240. spring2013-p1-5#2c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 3:47 PM Page 1 FEATURES 14 All Over the Map: Arts Alumnae 19 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 BaldwinвЂ™s backyard, alumnae are practicing their crafts of theater directing, playwriting, painting and more. ECHOESCONTENTS DEPARTMENTS Editor: Jessica Covello Design: acquireVisual.com 2 UPFRONT 5 ALUMNAE NEWSMAKERS 6 ACADEMICS 8 ARTS 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. 10 ATHLETICS 12 BALDWIN BOOKSHELF 21 CLASS NOTES 40 CLOSING THOUGHTS Please send correspondence to: Jessica Covello, editor, Echoes The Baldwin School 701 Montgomery Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Or email@example.com ON THE COVER: Vineyard Series #16 by Kate Steiger вЂ™67; oil on canvas. KateвЂ™s work is included in corporate and private collections throughout the country. She has participated in the Department of StateвЂ™s Art in the Embassy Program. KateвЂ™s work has been shown in numerous exhibits, including the 2003 juried benefit вЂњArt for ArtвЂ™s SakeвЂќ 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-525-2700, ext. 268. Echoes is printed on recycled paper. BALDWINONLINE facebook Twitter YouTube Alumnae Group facebook.com/baldwinschool facebook.com/baldwinalumnae facebook.com/baldwinathletics @baldwinschool youtube.com/baldwinschool ow.ly/cdGas spring2013-p1-5#2c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 3:47 PM Page 2 UPFRONT GIRL RISING FAMILY TIES 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. HEAD OF THE CLASS B aldwinвЂ™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 вЂ“ passions fueling careers ranging from fighter pilot to livestock veterinarian, womenвЂ™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 BaldwinвЂ™s 125th anniversary, which promises to be a festive occasion. 2 spring2013-p1-5#2c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 3:47 PM Page 3 STUDENT TRAVELS CELEBRATING FURNESS 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 FurnessвЂ™ 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. вЂ” Emily Klebanoff вЂ™85 BESTSELLER BRINGS HER BEST TO BALDWIN 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 WoodruffвЂ™s injury in Iraq impacted their family. Upper School English teacher Dr. Diane Senior reflected on the authorвЂ™s presentation: вЂњLee 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.вЂќ 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. LASTING LEGACY In November, Margie Tranger Walton вЂ™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 вЂ™97. It is the AAEBвЂ™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 вЂ“ a wonderful legacy indeed! вЂ” Margaretta Walton вЂ™97 Head of School Sally Powell, Margie Tranger Walton вЂ™63 and MargieвЂ™s daughter, Margaretta Walton вЂ™97, at the inaugural Alumnae Legacy Tea. SPRING 2013 E C H O E S 3 spring2013-p1-5#2c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 3:47 PM Page 4 JOIN BALDWINвЂ™S NATIONAL BOARD OF ADVISORS Nominations are being accepted through May 15 for BaldwinвЂ™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 SchoolвЂ™s Annual Fund. Interested alumnae should contact Director of Alumnae Relations Mary Pat Staats at email@example.com. CALLING ALL ALUMNAE: SHARE YOUR STORY. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 701 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. 4 GIVING BACK 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 CNNвЂ™s вЂњWhoвЂ™s Black in America.вЂќ On BaldwinвЂ™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 childrenвЂ™s charity Variety. Upper SchoolвЂ™s Day of Service was the culmination of BaldwinвЂ™s annual вЂњJamminвЂ™ for JammiesвЂќ pajama and book drive for the Salvation Army. UNDER A SPELL Middle School students are having a magical time in librarian Lauren Friedman-WayвЂ™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. ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME 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 baldwinschool.org/athleticshalloffame for details. spring2013-p1-5#2c.crw3_Layout 1 4/1/13 2:25 PM Page 5 ALUMNAENEWSMAKERS Sonal Gupta вЂ™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 вЂњtop 10вЂќ lists of womenвЂ™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 SonalвЂ™s first entrepreneurial venture, founded in 2012 after leaving her position as an attorney at a Manhattan-based firm. Learn more at rankandstyle.com. PHOTO CREDIT: SEAN CORBETT PHOTOGRAPHY Natanya DiBona вЂ™91 planned and co-hosted PhiladelphiaвЂ™s first DГ®ner 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 вЂ™91, filmed the official event video. Nicole Blicher Paloux вЂ�99 is instrumental in the planning of the August 2013 DГ®ner en Blanc event. PHOTO CREDIT: SEAN CORBETT PHOTOGRAPHY вЂњMy introduction to French in fourth grade at Baldwin instilled a lifelong appreciation of French culture and food,вЂќ said Natanya. вЂњI drew on so many valuable community-building lessons that helped make this unique event a success.вЂќ Natanya DiBona вЂ™91 at PhiladelphiaвЂ™s premier DГ®ner en Blanc. Learn more at philadelphia.dinerenblanc.info or facebook.com/DinerEnBlanc.Philadelphia. The scene at Logan Circle. PHOTO CREDIT: MARK AH OF KING ARTISTRY Maria Papadakis вЂ™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 AmericaвЂ™s first natural sciences center. Maria is one of PhiladelphiaвЂ™s most popular on-air media personalities as the host of Out and About on Philly.com. 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 schoolвЂ™s 2013 Community Gala: Denim, Diamonds and Boldly Blue. Maria Papadakis вЂ™03 on the set of RAW SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 5 spring2013-p6-11#2b.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:45 PM Page 6 Academics BALDWIN M AKING HISTORY 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. KountzвЂ™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. CutlerвЂ™s current Comparative World History I, students integrate technology into their lessons, including a project вЂњtweetingвЂќ 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 вЂњwhat happened.вЂќ 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. вЂњSUPREMEвЂќ LESSONS 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. PREPARING BUSINESS LEADERS Baldwin students showed their prowess in marketing, finance, hospitality and management during the DECA conference. In its firstever competition, BaldwinвЂ™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 championship. 6 spring2013-p6-11#2b.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:46 PM Page 7 BALDWIN SCHOLARS This new signature program offers Grade XII students a concentrated, personalized and self-directed opportunity to study their passion. Funded by Pamela Kenworthey Harer вЂ™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 вЂ™13 Silent Illnesses Karissa Wenk вЂ™13 Fashion and Merchandising Kelsie Bryant-Canty вЂ™13 KarissaвЂ™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 themselves. 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 вЂ™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 вЂ™13, Savanna Stanton-Ameisen вЂ™13, Pamela Kenworthey Harer вЂ™51, Kelsey Kines вЂ™13 and Kelsie Bryant-Canty вЂ™13. Not pictured: Julia Tyminski вЂ™13. LarsonвЂ™s Influences and Inspirations for вЂњRENTвЂќ and its Continuing Influence on Musical Theater Julia Tyminski вЂ™13 Julia is exploring Jonathan LarsonвЂ™s process of writing the musical вЂњRENT,вЂќ with a focus on how the opera вЂњLa BohemeвЂќ translated into his musical, and how he approached the public health aspects of AIDS. After interviewing вЂњRENTвЂќ 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 вЂ™51 speak with Director of Libraries and Information Services Lisa LГіpez-Carickhoff. SPRING 2013 E C H O E S 7 spring2013-p6-11#2b.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:46 PM Page 8 BALDWIN C Arts URIOUSER AND CURIOUSERвЂќ 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 вЂњAlice in Wonderland.вЂќ PICTURE PERFECT Grade I girls performed the play вЂњDinner at Aunt ConnieвЂ™s House,вЂќ adapted from the book of the same name by Faith Ringgold. The book tells the story of a child who discovers her auntвЂ™s (talking) paintings of African American women. Ringgold visited campus in 2011, when she was honored with the Baldwin WomenвЂ™s Writing Medal. ARTFUL ALUMNA INSIGHTS In the introduction to her newly published book Directing Plays, Directing People, A Collaborative Art, Mary B. Robinson вЂ™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 Baldwin. STANDING OVATIONS Morgan Bove вЂ™18, Maggie Hollway вЂ™19, Olivia Landes вЂ™18, Mariana Leone вЂ™18, Audrey Senior вЂ™18, and Isabella Tyminski вЂ™19 acted in The Haverford SchoolвЂ™s Middle School production of вЂњBeauty and the Beast.вЂќ After months of rehearsals, the show received standing ovations. 8 spring2013-p6-11#2b.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:46 PM Page 9 Afghan by Caryn Sucharksi, assistant to the Head of School. FACULTY/STAFF SHOW WOWS Every few years, the Art Department hosts the All-School Faculty and Staff Exhibition. This yearвЂ™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, вЂњThe exhibition helps drive home one of our teachings in the best possible way: that we are all creative beings, and the вЂ�act of makingвЂ™ can be a meaningful part of a life well-lived.вЂќ вЂњBig Navy SaluteвЂќ 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. вЂњBeckamвЂќ digital photo print by Lisa LГіpez-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 teacher. NEXT STOP: CARNEGIE HALL B-FLATS вЂњTHINK BIG, THINK GREATвЂќ 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 conferenceвЂ™s theme: Revolutionary Traditions: Think Big, Think Great. Along with her trio, cellist Jessica Zhang вЂ™17 was the Grand Prix winner at the Rising Talents Music Festival in Princeton, N.J. вЂњThe Dumky TrioвЂќ of cello, violin and piano later performed at Carnegie Hall. SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 9 spring2013-p6-11#2b.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:46 PM Page 10 Athletics BALDWIN V ARSITY SQUASH WINS INTER-AC TITLE 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 вЂ™16, Selena Maity вЂ™14, Maya Patel вЂ™13 and Grace Steelman вЂ™18. Row 2: Head coach Karen Kronemeyer, Rachel Zachian вЂ™15, Alexa Horwitz вЂ™15, Olivia Horwitz вЂ™16, Angela Luo вЂ™16, Morgan Steelman вЂ™16, Ryan Morgan вЂ™14, Cashel McCarthy вЂ™14, Nicole DeLuca вЂ™15 and associate coach Bruce Kelly. SAVE THE DATE: FAMILY SPORTS DAY SUNDAY, APRIL 28 10TH ANNUAL ALEX WAKE MEMORIAL RUN & WALK SATURDAY, MAY 4 10 FOUR STUDENT-ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN DIVISION I COLLEGIATE PROGRAMS Charlotte Beever вЂ™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 вЂ™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 вЂ™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 вЂ™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. VARSITY SWIMMING HAS BANNER YEAR 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. spring2013-p6-11#2b.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:47 PM Page 11 NEW! EQUESTRIAN AND SAILING This spring, the first wave of students are participating in the inaugural Middle School Novice Equestrian Program. The program was sparked by Sydney Atlass вЂ™17, an avid rider. GREENBERG SISTERS EARN SPOTS ON NATIONAL TEAMS 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 вЂ™16 was selected to represent USAвЂ™s National Under-19 Soccer Team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Sister Sara Greenberg вЂ™05 earned a spot on IsraelвЂ™s National Lacrosse Team and will compete in the upcoming World Cup Lacrosse Championship. INTER-AC SWIMMING & DIVING Valerie Yoshimura вЂ™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 вЂ™13 placed ninth in a field of 26 divers at the Inter-Ac Diving Championship. Baldwin hosted the first Middle School Inter-Ac Swim Championships in February. Swimmers from eight Inter-Ac schools вЂ“ single-sex and co-ed вЂ“ competed before cheering fans. ATHLETICS OPEN HOUSE 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. WINTER TEAMS 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 вЂ™14, Nellie Shields вЂ™14, Fiona McCanney вЂ™13 and Imani Brown вЂ™16. Row 2: Emily Urban вЂ™15, Sophie Hogg вЂ™16, Izzy Schaeffer вЂ™16, Ellie Greenberg вЂ™16, Claudia Hogg вЂ™14 and Ali Thaler вЂ™15. Row 3: Assistant coach Tanja Waples, Kejohna Hammond вЂ™16, Kayla Watkins вЂ™16, Danielle Hammond вЂ™16, Jennifer Motter вЂ™14, Gigi Urie вЂ™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 вЂ™13, Sarah Anne Tupchong вЂ™13, Savanna StantonAmeisen вЂ™13, Paige Tobin вЂ™13 and Kelsey Kines вЂ™13. Row 2: Hannah Tipperman вЂ™15, Chenru Zhao вЂ™15, Lily Guo вЂ™16, Jany Wang вЂ™15, Grace Zhan вЂ™14, Rachel Coler вЂ™14 and Katherine Alexander вЂ™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. SPRING 2013 E C H O E S 11 spring2013-p12-13#1c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:38 PM Page 12 Bookshelf BALDWIN GRETCHEN FEHR COYLE вЂ™58 SUZANNE SELBY GRENAGER вЂ™60 MARY B. ROBINSON вЂ™71 INFERNO AT SEA: STORIES OF DEATH AND SURVIVAL ABOARD THE MORRO CASTLE BARE NAKED AT THE REALITY DANCE DIRECTING PLAYS, DIRECTING PEOPLE, A COLLABORATIVE ART Down The Shore Publishing, 2012 The Grenager Group/Bakula Books, 2012 Gretchen F. Coyle вЂ™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 вЂ™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. 12 Bare Naked at the Reality Dance, the journal of Suzanne Selby Grenager вЂ™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 вЂњan honest and heartfelt chronicle of a woman's struggle to discover, accept and love her true self.вЂќ She uses her life as an example to guide readers towards self-acceptance. Suzanne truly has a gift for вЂњhelping people see and be their most authentic, empowered Self.вЂќ Suzanne Selby Grenager вЂ™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: suzannegrenager.com/blog-home. Smith & Kraus, 2012 In Directing Plays, Directing People, Mary takes readers step by step through a directorвЂ™s creative process as she shares experiences from her 30 years of directing plays. Her peers describe her book as a вЂњsmart, clear, accessible and comprehensive look into a director's process that feels more like an empowering conversation than a how-to book on directing.вЂќ Mary brilliantly includes the insights of the actors, costume designers, playwrights, set designers and other crew members. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee notes that Directing Plays, Directing People is вЂњan intelligent and very useful guide for both the professional and the casual theatre lover.вЂќ Mary B. Robinson вЂ™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 PhiladelphiaвЂ™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. spring2013-p12-13#1c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:38 PM Page 13 FRANNE C. MCNEAL вЂ™78 MARTHA CRAVEN NUSSBAUM вЂ™64 EMILY KIMELMAN GILVEY вЂ™99 SIGNIFICANT BUSINESS RESULTS: TEN SALES SECRETS THAT YOUR COMPETITORS KNOW AND USE THE NEW RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE: OVERCOMING THE POLITICS OF FEAR IN AN ANXIOUS AGE UNLEASHED Significant Business Results LLC, 2012 The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012 In her first book of the Sydney Rye series, Emily Kimelman GilveyвЂ™s вЂ™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 elite neighborhood and suddenly, JoyвЂ™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 murderer. In Significant Business Results: Ten Sales Secrets That Your Competitors Know and Use, Franne C. McNeal вЂ™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 вЂ™78 is a Significant Business Results coach, and an expert in sales, marketing, leadership and strategy with www.SBizResults.com. Over the past two decades, Franne has helped over 10,000 national and international entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Franne is an author, keynote speaker, online business TV show host, business coach and business judge. She earned a bachelorвЂ™s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Eastern University. In this passionate and inspiring book, Martha Craven Nussbaum вЂ™64 explores the pathology of the вЂњIslamophobiaвЂќ 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 вЂњembracing freedom of religious observance for all and extending to others what we demand for ourselves.вЂќ 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 science. Martha Craven Nussbaum вЂ™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 вЂ™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. SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 13 spring2013-features14-20#5g.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:55 PM Page 14 All Over the Map: Arts Alumnae From Maine to Washington and from museum curators to media moguls, BaldwinвЂ™s visual and performing artists are all over the map. Susanna Terrell Saunders вЂ™63 tells of her career in visual arts as an art historian, curator and board member of some of the nationвЂ™s most respected art institutions. Jody Gerson вЂ™79 shares her story about life in the music industry, from her fatherвЂ™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. SEATTLE, WA KATHERINE STEIGER MIKSZEWSKI вЂ™67, ARTIST ASHLAND, OR J. GILSON AUSTIN вЂ™43, SCULPTOR SAN FRANCISCO, CA SUE YUNG LI IKEDA вЂ™51, FILMMAKER THERESA DICKINSON вЂ™59, CHOREOGRAPHER LOS ANGELES, CA JODY GERSON вЂ™79, MUSIC EXECUTIVE COURTENAY SINGER вЂ™87, PRODUCER вЂў RAVEN KAUFFMAN WITTASEK вЂ™91, DESIGNER вЂў SAMIE KIM FALVEY вЂ™92, TELEVISION/FILM EXECUTIVE вЂў SARA SCOTT вЂ™96, TELEVISION/FILM EXECUTIVE вЂў DAVA KRAUSE вЂ™97, ACTRESS LAURA BREZIN вЂ™98, ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE AUBREY MOZINO вЂ™03, ACTRESS вЂў LYDIA SUDALL вЂ™04, PRODUCER STEPHANIE MARRACCO вЂ™94, SCREENWRITER SANTA BARBARA, CA STARR SIEGELE вЂ™65, MUSEUM AFFILIATE 14 JACKSON, WY MARNI WALSH вЂ™87, PRODUCER ASPEN, CO CORNELIA BROWN MADSEN вЂ™52, PAINTER SCOTSDALE, AZ ELIZABETH RIEGER SUMMERS вЂ™46, PAINTER SONOITA, AZ MATILDA ESSIG вЂ™76, ARTIST LAS VEGAS, NM LISA LAWRENCE вЂ™68, ARTIST SANTA FE, NM COURTNEY LEONARD вЂ™98, ART PROFESSOR HOUSTON, TX ELIZABETH MCCASLIN PASSELA вЂ™63, ARTIST BATON ROUGE, LA CAROLINE KENNEDY вЂ™78, MUSEUM DIRECTOR spring2013-features14-20#5g.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:55 PM Page 15 APPLETON, WI MARY PARRISH STRANGE вЂ™67, ARTIST MINNEAPOLIS, MN EMILY CHESICK '76, ARTIST BRISTOL, ME CAROLINE CORBIN HOWE вЂ™60, ARTIST DEER ISLE, ME MARCIA SODEN KOLA вЂ™60, POTTER HARPSWELL, ME HARRIET MCCREA MODR вЂ™61, ARTIST EAST BOOTHBAY, ME SARAH GIDDINGS SMITH вЂ™64, ARTIST ARLINGTON, VT RUTH FULLER WHITE вЂ™46, GALLERY OWNER CORNWALL, VT VIRGINIA CALLENDER HILAND вЂ™60, ARTIST POST MILLS, VT HELEN OLIVER-SMITH DREW вЂ™67, TEACHING ARTIST JACKSON, NH PATRICIA VAN DOREN DUNN вЂ™52, MUSICIAN LINCOLN, MA ANN BAKER MARTIN вЂ™44, SCULPTOR/JEWELRY DESIGNER BOSTON, MA MARY CROWE вЂ™65, PERFORMING ARTIST HYDE PARK, MA CONSTANCE SMITH вЂ™73, GALLERY DIRECTOR HARVARD, MA LINDA WEINER HOFFMAN вЂ™74, ARTIST CAMBRIDGE, MA ROSEMARIE STRAIJER-AMADOR вЂ™77, MUSICIAN g This map illustrates a samplin e as Ple s. of our alumnae in the art contact Mary Pat Staats in the r resume you Development Office to update chool.org ins ldw ba ts@ or biography: mstaa 8. 26 or (610) 525-2700, ext. KENT, CT VIRGINIA BUSH SUTTMAN вЂ™55, ARTS CONSULTANT FAIRFIELD, CT MARION FOSTER вЂ™60, ARTIST BINGHAMTON, NY ANN JOHNSON GILCHRIST вЂ™52, DESIGNER NEW YORK, NY SARAH CHRISTMAN HOFFMAN вЂ™96, FILMMAKER A. CHRISTINA GIANNINI вЂ™55, DESIGNER вЂў DIANNE HAUSERMAN PILGRIM вЂ™59, MUSEUM DIRECTOR вЂў ALICE ZIMET вЂ™67, ARTS MARKETER вЂў SARAH CONLY вЂ™69, DESIGNER MARY ROBINSON вЂ™71, THEATER DIRECTOR вЂў KATHLEEN TUNNELL HANDEL вЂ™73, DESIGNER вЂў EMILY NIXON вЂ™75, THEATER DIRECTOR вЂў PATRICIA KELLEY вЂ™78, ACTRESS JAQUELINE CHRISTY вЂ™84, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR вЂў SUSAN LAZOVITZ вЂ™85, DESIGNER вЂў ANDREA CORSON вЂ™88, DESIGNER вЂў JOANNA JACOVINI DELLA VALLE вЂ™88, DESIGNER вЂў ELIZABETH MEISTER вЂ™88, FILMMAKER MEGHAN HEALEY вЂ™93, DESIGNER вЂў JESSICA KO вЂ™98, THEATER DIRECTOR вЂў LAURA SMALL вЂ™04, PRODUCER GAIL CUNNINGHAM вЂ™97, ARTIST ROCHESTER, NY CAROL MCCANDLESS вЂ™55, PAINTER WARRENSBURG, NY LISA COLLADO вЂ™62, ARTIST MALVERN, PA SUZANNE EVANS ANDREWS вЂ™45, ARTIST CARVERSVILLE, PA SUZANNE CORLETTE CRILLEY вЂ™52, CURATOR OAKMONT, PA ELAINE WALLACE MORRIS вЂ™54, ARTIST WASHINGTON, PA PRISCILLA FORGIE WEIRICH вЂ™55, ARTIST PHILADELPHIA (AREA), PA CHRISTINA ACEVEDO вЂ™04, SCREENWRITER вЂў MEGHANN CAREY вЂ™94, PRODUCER TAYLOR BARNETT SLAUGHTER вЂ™57, MUSEUM AFFILIATE SUSANNA TERRELL SAUNDERS вЂ™63, CURATOR GALE RAWSON вЂ™65, MUSEUM REGISTRAR SUSAN DUITCH вЂ™68, ACTRESS вЂў TINA DAVIDSON вЂ™71, ARTIST вЂў KATHERINE HALTON вЂ™71, ARTIST вЂў SUSAN KELLY VON MEDICUS вЂ™74, ARTIST вЂў MARCIA KRANE REIVER вЂ™78, ARTIST вЂў JANET STANTON BURT вЂ™79, ARTIST вЂў ELIZABETH HYLAND LEE вЂ™83, ARTIST вЂў VANDANA GUPTA вЂ™91, PRODUCER ALICIA HERRENKOHL NATHANSON вЂ™91, PRODUCER вЂў MONICA MORAN вЂ™92, FILMMAKER вЂў NICOLE BLICHER PALOUX вЂ™99, THEATER DIRECTOR вЂў MARIA PAPADAKIS вЂ™03, PRODUCER LEWISBERRY, PA SUZANNE SELBY GRANAGE вЂ™60, ARTIST DOYLESTOWN, PA CLAUDE BALANT вЂ™78, ARTIST HOPEWELL, NJ VALERIE BROSIUS YOUNG вЂ™53, ARTIST HAMILTON, NJ EMILY LOGUE вЂ™73, ARTIST CHEVY CHASE, MD PATRICIA MONTAGUE FRIEND вЂ™50, PAINTER WASHINGTON, DC SALLY BOOTH LILLEY вЂ™51, GALLERY AFFILIATE CAROLYN KINDER CARR вЂ™57, MUSEUM DIRECTOR вЂў ANNETTE POLAN вЂ™63, GALLERY OWNER CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA MORGAN PEYTON вЂ™70, ART APPRAISER LEXINGTON, KY ANGELA LEVY BECK вЂ™83, ARTIST HENDERSONVILLE, NC SUSAN ULLERY STEWART вЂ™57, ACCESSORY DESIGNER SPARTANBURG, SC ELAINE STONE WAGNER вЂ™50, ARTIST PALM COAST, FL MACY DEWEY BARUCH вЂ™51, ARTIST CLEARWATER, FL VIRGINIA DAVIS BAGGETT вЂ™52, ARTIST FT. LAUDERDALE, FL REBECCA BAUGHMAN вЂ™84, FILM/TELEVISION DIRECTOR TAMPA, FL ELISSA GETTO вЂ™65, ARTS CONSULTANT SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 15 spring2013-features14-20#5g.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:55 PM Page 16 Creative Powers: The Art and Science of вЂњCuratingвЂќ Susanna Terrell Saunders вЂ™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, вЂњto curate.вЂќ So, how does one find oneself in a profession where there is no verb definition? Perhaps the appeal is that вЂњcurating,вЂќ my word now, is open-ended and presents so many directions in the arts and in community outreach. 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. 16 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 husbandвЂ™s job took us to Washington, D.C, where we lived in the 1970s and early вЂ�80s. During that time, I commuted to Bryn Mawr College to complete my masterвЂ™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 Design. 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 GertrudeвЂ™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 TruittвЂ™s вЂњreceptionвЂќ for four decades from the late вЂ�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 allwomenвЂ™s college, where I found myself Susanna Terrell Saunders вЂ™63 discusses art with Margaret Fleischner вЂ™20 and her father, David Fleischner, both of whom were in attendance at the Art Ability Satellite exhibit in 2012 at the Philadelphia Foundation. spring2013-features14-20#5g.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:55 PM Page 17 Art Ability Artist Muthukrishnan Ramalingam вЂ“ Cris in Can Serrat, acrylic and charcoal on canvas. Art Ability Artist A.J. Brockman вЂ“ 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 вЂњThe Ten.вЂќ Moving to the contemporary scene, I put together an exhibition at the Moore Galleries called вЂњWomen to Watch: Philadelphia Women Photographers.вЂќ 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), SothebyвЂ™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 artistsвЂ™ 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 countryвЂ™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 sensations. Currently, I am the guest curator at the Delaware Art Museum, for вЂњCreative Powers: Selections from Art Ability,вЂќ 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 вЂ™63 (center) with her sons Charlie and Stuart. The family attended an event last summer with SusannaвЂ™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 program. Looking back at my circuitous career path, being both flexible (as I followed my husbandвЂ™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 вЂњinsidersвЂќ tours all over the country. For me, вЂњcurating,вЂќ regardless of whether it is a legitimate word for Spell Check or not, has become a fulfillment. Susanna Terrell Saunders вЂ™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 HospitalвЂ™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. SPRING 2013 E C H O E S 17 spring2013-features14-20#5g.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:55 PM Page 18 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 вЂ™79 An InsiderвЂ™s View Growing up, I was lucky to have an insiderвЂ™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 вЂњtick.вЂќ 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 вЂ“ 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 didnвЂ™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 18 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 EMIвЂ™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 вЂњstar appeal,вЂќ 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. вЂњMusic PublishingвЂќ is songsвЂ¦it always starts with a song. Wherever you hear a song, whether itвЂ™s in the movie theater, on the radio, in an elevator, or in a television commercial вЂ“ that song had to be licensed and paid for. That is the job of a music publisher. ItвЂ™s important that I try to get the most value for each of my artistsвЂ™ songs. The performance of any version of that song вЂ“ in karaoke, by a cover band, by a reality show contestant вЂ“ 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 вЂњgutвЂќ 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 вЂњin,вЂќ and the next year itвЂ™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. ThatвЂ™s how I continue to learn. As co-president of SONY/ATV Music Publishing, Jody Gerson вЂ™79 signs musical talent and oversees Sony/ATVвЂ™s film and television division. Jody launched her career at Chappell Music, one of the worldвЂ™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 BaldwinвЂ™s National Board of Advisors and was the 2004 Young Alumna Award Winner. spring2013-features14-20#5g.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:55 PM Page 19 Photo credit: FXFOWLE ENTER CSTAGE The Simpson Center for the Performing Arts in Honor of Lois Goutman The arts have been integral to the Baldwin experience since the schoolвЂ™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 PeopleвЂ™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 BaldwinвЂ™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 BaldwinвЂ™s performances are currently held in the Grey Gym, Assembly Room, Dining Room or the Athletic CenterвЂ™s Multi-purpose Room. The 2012 production of вЂњRomeo & JulietвЂќ 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 BaldwinвЂ™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. SPRING 2013 E C H O E S 19 вЂњThe 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.вЂќ вЂ“ 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 вЂ™74, Andrew Goutman, Moriah Scott and Bill Scott. Bob Simpson joined via Skype. 20 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. GoutmanвЂ™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 вЂ™74 and grandfather of Adrienne Scott вЂ™11, wanted to honor LoisвЂ™ 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 PorterвЂ™s вЂњAnything Goes,вЂќ which Lois directed. вЂњLois was instrumental in bringing an appreciation for the performing arts to generations of Baldwin girls and Main Liners alike,вЂќ says Bob. вЂњI 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 community.вЂќ вЂњThe arts are not part of вЂ�arts and entertainmentвЂ™ 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 wordsвЂ¦ a way for us to understand things with our hearts when we canвЂ™t with our minds.вЂќ вЂ“ Patricia Weiser, P вЂ™24 and вЂ™21 and supporter of The Simpson Center for the Performing Arts Photo credit: FXFOWLE spring2013-features14-20#5g.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 4:55 PM Page 20 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 21 CLASSNOTES 1938 Mary Carpenter Wehbi 1221 Saugatucket Road Peace Dale, RI 02879 1941 Emily Mudd Mitchell email@example.com 1943 Classes of Gold Reunion - May 2-4, 2013. Visit our website at www.baldwinschool.org/reunion_ weekend for more information. 1944 Sarah Roberts Boardman Mamacluck3@sdlifestyle.com 14101 Shannondell Dr. Audubon, PA 19407 Rachel Funk Jenkins firstname.lastname@example.org 3300 Darby Rd. #C402 Haverford, PA 19041 MARY BAZEMORE HOPKINS is in her words вЂњstill in the mudвЂќ, 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 вЂњThe History of American Garden StatuaryвЂќ ANN BAKER MARTIN 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 CRAIGHEAD SORENSON and her 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, 1951 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 вЂњon overdrive,вЂќ 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@example.com. 1946 MARGOT WHEELOCK SCHLEGEL writes вЂњI sold two houses N & S вЂ“ happy now in two condos-family well- two weddings- three in college- one in hs and six other grands working- good in this economy! 1948 Classes of Gold Reunion- May 2-4, 2013. Visit our website at www.baldwinschool.org/reunion_weekend for more information. MARGARET SEVERINGHAUS BOLES shares that one of her four children has passed away and that she has nine grands! 1949 Alisan Buckley Henderson 1413 Woodford Dr. Wayne, PA 19087 firstname.lastname@example.org JOAN BURG DUNCAN writes вЂњI am 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 AILEEN SALLOM FREEMAN вЂ™48 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 reunion.вЂќ FRANCES (FRANKIE) 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. 1950 Joan Cowen Bowman 167 Hobart Ave. Short Hills, NJ 07078 email@example.com Marnie Ellis Langford 3750 Peachtree Rd. NE, Apt. 872 Atlanta, GA 30319 firstname.lastname@example.org Peg Fritz Schneider 918 Merion Square Rd. Gladwyne, PA 19035 email@example.com SALLY CORLETTE THEBAUD writes вЂњMy 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 NEVIS. My sister, SUE CORLETTE CRILLEY вЂ�52, joined us. ANN HOLLAND WEEKS writes вЂњ 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 with us. MARY SUNNY LONGMAID ERWIN writes вЂњI 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 вЂњBF.вЂќ Jerry Wiss Smith 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. #20A1 Philadelphia, PA 19130 MACY DEWEY BARUCH shares with us вЂњBaldwin 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 40вЂ™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 вЂњYoga with MimiвЂќ and a theater workshop in a young man]s first time offenderвЂ™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 вЂњHealth Awareness.вЂќ 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!! Classes without a class secretary can send their notes to Marilyn Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to volunteer as a class secretary, please email Marilyn. SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 21 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 22 1952 Donna Dietz Littlefield email@example.com 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 вЂ“ BETH CALDERWOOD EBACH and JOAN DAVIS YEIGH both passed at the end of last yr. Now on to the happier news вЂ“ GWYNNE KIMBELL SCHULTZ writes вЂњI 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!вЂќ (Hey, we do, too, and we think you are terrific). DRANE KENDALL HAW writes that she just wants to say that вЂњit 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!вЂќ (We sure did have a great one вЂ“ 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 вЂњcureвЂќ 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. IвЂ™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. ALICE COOPER CROZIER told me that Lili ran into JOAN COWEN BOWMAN вЂ™50 last summer and Joan gave Lili a memoir sheвЂ™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 JoanвЂ™s book to GIGGY PAULL 22 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. SUZANNE CORLETTE CRILLEY says not much news here; missed my annual ski trip to CO this mo because my hostess had a serious sinus infection and couldnвЂ™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 вЂњIвЂ™m an Art Docent @ the Oakland Museum of CA and have occasional shows of my figurative sculpture in my garden. LOVE TO ALL...COME VISIT!вЂќ CYNTHIA TOUSSAINT CLENDENIN says besides being very active in our church, IвЂ™m doing a lot of singing ... hope you are, too! ....choir, chorus, assisted living facility, some solos & duets...Never thought IвЂ™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 SteinbeckвЂ™s East of Eden, which is set there вЂ“ an excellent novel indeed! We wish good health to all in this New Yr. LILI PELL WHITMER says вЂњa 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.вЂќ With two dtrs in the area, JOCELYN DATE LEIGH and 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, вЂњRun, Pell. Run!вЂќ). Bob, with three or four contemporaries, (read 80+) continue to serve as вЂњstock boysвЂќ 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 there is. BETH ANN LEBOVITZ 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. 1953 Mary Scott McElroy 12 Horseshoe Ln Paoli, PA 19301 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. YвЂ™all come!! DEBBIE LUKENS ARNN is thrilled to be grandma to Matthew born 6/22/2011. His family lives in OR, so DebbieвЂ™s visits are mostly on Skype. REED (BETSY) KENWORTHEY BILZ is вЂњgoing until I canвЂ™t do it any longer.вЂќ 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 вЂ™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. BARBARA STUTZMAN HAWLEY taught hs social studies for 28 yrs. Her husb passed away 4 yrs ago. She participates in 2 book clubs. ItвЂ™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, NH. DORIE FEROE MARSHALL will 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 Diego. SALLY GILFILLAN McKAY recently visited her younger sonвЂ™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. вЂњIt was fascinating to see the expansion project being undertaken by Panama and it is ahead of schedule and under budget! ItвЂ™s an incredible a feat today, as it was 100 yrs ago.вЂќ 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; вЂњIt 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.вЂќ This winter, CHARLOTTE HEUER WATTS welcomed her sonвЂ™s skiing buddies to their place in VT. She and Bob planned to be in FL later in the winter. ELIZABETH (BIBBIS) BLOOM 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 young, MARY HALE LOVETT 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 BaldwinвЂ™s website to get a feel for what is happening at our wonderful school: www.baldwinschool.org 1954 Trina Twyeffort Greene 131 Woodland Pond Circle Cottage 131 New Paltz, NY 12561 email@example.com spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 23 Mary Edgerton Sloat PO Box 424 Lancaster, NH 03584 firstname.lastname@example.org BARBARA COPELAND LINDER has 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, York, PA 17403. MARY BIRCHARD 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 nieceвЂ™s hs graduation in addition to participating in her 50th reunion from Union Theological Seminary. VIRGINIA BRENNEN REYNOLDS just returned from a three wk birding tour of China - over 200 species and 1,000 mi. MAY GEGGIS HOLGRENвЂ™s granddtr Alex, whoвЂ™s in fifth gr at Baldwin, has been selected to participate in a Young Tchr conference in Washington DC this summer. Congratulations Alex! The intвЂ™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 вЂњLast 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 Vote411.com next election! My mindless activity is enjoying the Redskins football games, especially this yrвЂ™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 neighborвЂ™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 donвЂ™t see retirement in the horizon. Memory and slight macular degeneration are my only frustrations about being a вЂњsr.вЂќ My exercise class with the college kids keeps me young! Keep in touch!вЂќ 1956 1957 BONNIE MOXEY MAXWELL shares 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 вЂњI 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@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org CAROL MCCLAVE DUNCAN writes вЂњMy 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!вЂќ SALLY WAREHIME YELLAND moved to a retirement village in Hanover, PA. She married Sid Ehrhart in Nov. 1955 Petey Gilfillan 28 Rittenhouse Ct Chesterbrook, PA 19087 email@example.com For some of us times are changing, for others weвЂ™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, вЂњEvery day above ground is a good day.вЂќ Dilys is irrepressible and said that as long as Godiva keeps making chocolates her spirits will stay undaunted. Unfortunately the health news from JUDY JAYNE HAMILTON doesnвЂ™t 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. SheвЂ™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 natвЂ™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 TaylorвЂ™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 with CAROLYN KINDER CARR and her husb in NYC where Carolyn gave them and MarianneвЂ™s grandson an expert tour of the Frick Museum. BETSY DICKERSON KIEFFER is still enjoying her Oct. - May mos in Sarasota, FL as a вЂњgrammy who is always on call,вЂќ as well as taking course to become a certified FL Naturalist. ROBIN BLUM SMITH, though officially retired, keeps up her Board mtgs in NY and Paris and went to the Galapagos in Nov. on a Linblad/NatвЂ™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 MarkвЂ™s 80th and their 50th wedding anniv. Lib celebrated Christmas with her sister JENIFER GUMMEY GAJDALO вЂ™60 in 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 ANDREA (JUDY) CONNER NYE who was in DC visiting her granddtr, a fr at GW. IвЂ™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. PRISCILLA BOWDEN POTTER lost her spouse of 31 yrs Jeffrey in Dec. He had been declining for some time. Love and condolences to Priscilla whoвЂ™s had a rough couple of yrs. Perhaps all the moves arenвЂ™t really changes but simply adjustments. IвЂ™m in the keeping-on category, still working full-time as long as IвЂ™m able. Classmates, we have some lovely memories of our days and friendships begun at Baldwin. IвЂ™d love to hear from more or you. 1958 Sally Dana Willson 2143 Willowick Drive Columbus, OH 43229-1527 firstname.lastname@example.org In the previous Echoes, we were not able to include WENDY PAUL GLENNвЂ™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, вЂњa real awakening for a country girl from SE AZ to move into a boarding school вЂ¦ one of only 2 students from west of the MS RiverвЂ¦ a real culture shock and a real education!вЂќ HereвЂ™s the rest of her letter. вЂњWe 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 SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 23 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 24 1960 Betsey Trotter Chalmers 4 Dinghy Court Salem, SC 29676-4103 email@example.com Wendy Paul Glenn вЂ™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.вЂќ The GlennвЂ™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 вЂ�76, a talented photography artist, also a Baldwin alumna, lives nearby and attends mtgs. Needless to say, the GlennвЂ™s are very busy. Here is their website: www.malpaiborderlandsgroup.org/. 1959 SUE WARNOCK OTWELL writes вЂњIвЂ™m 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. IвЂ™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.вЂќ 24 ELLEN PHILLIPPS WALES had signed 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 BETSY MCINTYRE DOEPKENвЂ™s yr was 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 fatherвЂ™s grunts and groans that annoyed her in her 50вЂ™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 dtrвЂ™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 guests. LOUISE (TOPSY) WARD 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, вЂњIt'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 вЂњlife stagesвЂќ 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 вЂњwhere to live nextвЂќ question. Would LOVE to hear how you are handling these late life challenges, via email or at suzannegrenager.com.вЂќ CAROLYN LAZARвЂ™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, вЂњIn 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 intвЂ™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, www.developmentpictures.com. 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, www.afghanfilmproject.com. In Jan., Buzkashi Boys, was nominated for an Academy Award in the Live-Action Short category.вЂќ 1961 Barb Shearer Minsker firstname.lastname@example.org Marnie King Henretig email@example.com SARA WHEELER FORSTER says that 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 вЂњdid 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. Bummer.вЂќ NANCY ROSE SLOBODA says вЂњIt'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 website...it'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!!! ItвЂ™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- spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 25 1965 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 time go?? TINA SHINNEN JUNDT 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 SNYDER MACMILLAN has not been 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 вЂњthat 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.вЂќ TINA SHINNEN JUNDT and BARBARA 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 time with LINDA ZABEL LUNSFORD in Boca Grande FL this winter. Keep the news coming! 1962 Ellen Kunnes Knapp 149 Driftwood Dr. Bayville, NJ 08721 Ellenk149@verizon.net 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, NatвЂ™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 silence. 1963 Mary Morris Evans 2309 SW 1st Avenue Apt. 1441 Portland, OR 97201-5040 Squamfirstname.lastname@example.org 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! 1964 BARBARA NEVLING PORTER writes вЂњI am once again heading for Bermuda and the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on the boat Michael designed and whoвЂ™s interior he is finishing-off, to vol in island schools, play flute, get tan, and write articles about ancient Assyria.вЂќ Tatjana van der Horst Schwendinger 15 Arundel Plaza St. Louis, MO 63105-2308 email@example.com SUE WATSON PERKINSON writes вЂњWe are retiring, closing the private practice, and moving to the Boston area. My turn to be near salt water again! RITA BLOOM GOMBAR writes вЂњMy husb Steve and I spent a wkend in July with my roommate FAYE DOYLE WEST and her husb in Jasper NatвЂ™l Park in Canada. We hadnвЂ™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 weвЂ™re looking forward to that and then to our 50th reunion in 2015. IRENE LEGRANDE TAYLOR writes вЂњI retired from Wernersville State Hospital, where I served as CEO, in 2007. Since then IвЂ™ve been volunteering as a master gardener through Penn State and enjoying traveling with my husb, Darryl. 1966 Sally Shaw Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Korea. NANCY NORTHRUP-BLACK 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 momвЂ™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 IвЂ™d gone into teaching 30 yrs ago вЂ¦ 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 CateвЂ™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 canвЂ™t imagine not working at all so IвЂ™ll continue with teaching until they stop calling me or I drop first. Given the lack of substitute tchrs, I think IвЂ™ll be working a long time. Best to all of you. 1967 Sally Albyn Younker 196 Wilson Dr. Worthington, OH 43085 BETHE MOORE HAGOPIAN shares 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. 1968 JANE MUSSELMAN SILVER is still 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 SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 25 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 26 Humanities? Who is an intвЂ™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 learn the answers! KAREN KEYWORTH SCHRODER, VICKI HEINTZELMAN ROBERTS, STEFFIE WRIGHT CROWTHER, KRIS MAYER BRANDS & MIMI SUN 1969 Di Hole Strickler email@example.com Hello 2013! Baldwin celebrates its 125th anniv this yr. With the 75th diamond anniv occurring the fall of 7th gr in 1963, itвЂ™s not surprising that our 45th (eek!) reunion will be in 2014. LetвЂ™s put it on our calendars. JANET STEINMEYER EGAN saw BETH SHIPLEY-DURNEY in Gloucester, MA before Christmas and says she looks just the same as she did at Baldwin. Beth will recall that we nicknamed each other вЂњEarвЂќ because we loved the Four TopsвЂ™ вЂњReach Out IвЂ™ll Be There.вЂќ VICKI FARNHAM MORGAN has a new knee since Nov.; though recovery has been slow and painful, sheвЂ™s happy that her formerly collapsed leg is now straight. Vicki and husb Robert enjoy attending their eldest grandtrвЂ™s competitive gymnastic meets, despite the fact that вЂњlevel foursвЂќ 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 вЂњabsolutely incredibly fabulousвЂќ trip to Africa, including a wk at a tented safari camp in Botswana and attendance at an IntвЂ™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 LANGWORTHY BELLER, sister COLLIE LANGWORTHY HUTTER вЂ™64, and their families traveled to Edinburgh for the wedding of nephew Oliver Langworthy, son of EMILY NIXON вЂ™75. (Details appear in the Winter вЂ™13 edition of Echoes вЂ“ Class of вЂ�75.) LeslieвЂ™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 RICHARDS STRICKLERвЂ™S grandtr, 26 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 kidsвЂ™ 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 Circus. MEG ALEXANDER DOWNEY, 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 IвЂ™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 вЂњgorgeous mountain acres in Park County, COвЂќ 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 isnвЂ™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 вЂњgrandвЂќ for grandchild is required; IвЂ™m on record saying that I donвЂ™t like it.) 1970 Barbara Barr 95 Parker Avenue Manasquan, NJ 08736 firstname.lastname@example.org Well, I didnвЂ™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 didnвЂ™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 IвЂ™ll get out the postcard. Please, if you are reading this and have not updated your email address, e mail me at email@example.com so I can get to you for the next one. I miss hearing from you. Gay Reese вЂ™71 with the daughter of Vivienne Jones Strette вЂ™71 in Lyon, France. 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. вЂњWe 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. LYN CIOCCA MCCALEB wrote that 1971 Kathryn A. Roth 1002 Pebble Drive Greensboro, NC 27410 336-292-1002 firstname.lastname@example.org VIVIENNE JONES STRETTEN sent a 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 вЂ™71, was born on Jan. 16, 2013. spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 27 Classes of Gold Reunion- May 2-4, 2013. Visit our website at www.baldwinschool.org/reunion_weekend for more information. CORINNE COUGHANOWR writes, вЂњI am still enjoying life in Paris, too busy, but involved in lots of interesting projects, including Transition Towns вЂњa la FranГ§oiseвЂќ. Our kids, ages 11 and 16, are doing great.вЂќ 1974 Paula Boyer Kennedy email@example.com Class of 1971 alumnae gathered at Cindy Conston SavettвЂ™s house for Andrea Hammerschmidt FelkinsвЂ™ 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. вЂњIвЂ™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 peopleвЂ™s transformation. If anyone is planning a visit to the Boulder/Denver area, please let me know.вЂќ ROSILYN POLAN says вЂњI'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 2013.вЂќ MARY MONTGOMERY SICKLES writes вЂњI 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 though!вЂќ CLIVE HULICK CONNOR says вЂњI 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 вЂњbucket listвЂќ since Matt Lauer went there with the Today Show (Where in the World is Matt Lauer?).вЂќ 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 AnneвЂ™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! 1972 Anne Fulton firstname.lastname@example.org 1973 Amelia Fischer Drake email@example.com Jeannette Fischer Stein firstname.lastname@example.org Hello All! I have taken over responsibility for the class notes from STACY AUSTIN REINHART. Thanks, 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 вЂ“ the waterвЂ™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 THE NEWS: KAREN KENNY shares 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 вЂ“ mindfulness based stress reduction. She gave me LESLIE SMITHвЂ™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. вЂњLife is goodвЂќ, she says. LISA MARGOLIS SOLOMONвЂ™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 SCOTTвЂ™s dtrs are my goddtrs. ADRIENNE SCOTT вЂ™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 countryвЂ™s largest universities, museums and hospital systems. I am becoming very familiar with the schedule at the Portland Jetport. In the вЂњItвЂ™s a Small WorldвЂќ category: my power co, Central Maine Power, is run by SARA BURNS. So thatвЂ™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 1975 Chris Meyer email@example.com 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 MORGANвЂ™s mom has passed away, and, after a long illness, the mother of EVE EDELMAN RUSS passed. Eve did share good news, though, stating, вЂњMy 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 NatвЂ™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 SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 27 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw3_Layout 1 4/1/13 2:47 PM Page 28 Holyoke and actively seeking employment in the sustainability field.вЂќ She brought ELLEN HANSON back into our thoughts, continuing, вЂњOn the вЂ�who would believe itвЂ™ side, I bumped into Ellen Hanson at the NatвЂ™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!вЂќ More children and college news from SUSAN MAY ECKMAN -вЂќOur eldest 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.вЂќ 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 www.bolchazy.com. Pax vobiscum! And please send news! 1976 Tilda Essig firstname.lastname@example.org MARJORIE MULLIGAN FAY-Am in 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 28 campers from eons ago, Sugarloaf is bigger and better; was there a couple of wks back. Will be looking MARIAN (MAR) BODINE up if the schedule takes us to Whiteface this yr. Have encountered many folks from the suburban Phila area at Stowe вЂ“I put вЂњRadnorвЂќ 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. вЂњA 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 NatвЂ™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. вЂњLilyвЂќ is seven mos old now and you can see her progress on my FB page. JOYCE LOWER SHERRY: In the middle of my sixth yr as Dean of Students at a truly wonderful independent school in Monterey and feeling like IвЂ™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. ItвЂ™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 вЂ¦вЂќin 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 BHWorks.org! 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.вЂќ вЂњI, 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 AmericaвЂ™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 info. 1977 Susie Klinger Orlady email@example.com 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 coвЂ™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. вЂњLife is good.вЂќ EMILY CHESICK SCHMIDT reports вЂњan abnormally well-traveled yr.вЂќ 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 NatвЂ™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 BaldwinвЂ™s second annual Alumnae Art Show, вЂњSomething new for me.вЂќ Ever the eternal Girl Scout, Emily heads a troop of 5 and 6 yr olds, taking the lead role as cookie mom. ANNE FINKBINER MCCREA works in the spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw3_Layout 1 4/1/13 2:47 PM Page 29 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 me, SUSIE KLINGER ORLADY, we have survived the college application process вЂ“ the end of March canвЂ™t come soon enough! I still work FT and am enjoying being involved in my dtrвЂ™s last yr of hs. This spring, we will travel to Cancun and in Nov. off to Palm Desert. I still talk to SUZY MACMORAN STEFANELLI every day and share texts with MARGARET SCHNEIDER MACLAY. BETH KRON KORN enjoyed our 35th reunion in May, вЂњmtg all the interesting people that weвЂ™ve become!вЂ™ In Nov., Beth returned to FT employment in Pedi. Endocrinology after 20 yrsвЂ“вЂќa little wistful at giving up the extra downtime for now, but enjoying the everyday active profession hoping to ward away old age.вЂќ PENNY TSALTAS LISK is enjoying being an empty nester and finds herself mostly cleaning out her house, вЂњboring, but necessary.вЂќ Her transplanted kidney, affectionately known as Sydney, seems to like her and she is doing well.вЂќ 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. вЂњThere is nothing like showing people what a Baldwin educated, arts person can do.вЂќ Penny continues to support the efforts for a new performance arts center. вЂњIt 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.вЂќ Penny invites all to stop by and read her musings: two100.blogspot.com. KAREN WELCH WRIGHT shares her вЂњbanner filled with wonderful life events.вЂќ In Jan. she became a deacon at her church in hopes of fulfilling her NYвЂ™s resolution of helping others. In May, she enjoyed our 35Th and her dtrвЂ™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 AmericaвЂ™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. 1978 Kate C. Miller firstname.lastname@example.org DOROTHY POTTER SNYDER 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 вЂњloving my winter move to FL. Not missing the cold weather in RI-planning to go to Paris in March.вЂќ JACQUELINE HARRISON 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 JackyвЂ™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 вЂњmost fun newsвЂќ 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 theyвЂ™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 вЂњlongs for a shy one.вЂќ 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, вЂњMy youngest will stay in the UK for hs and I'll be spending a lot of time in airports. I get to see DEBBIE APPLETON KARLSEN вЂ™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.вЂќ GIA DEPILLIS asks that I publish an erratum from the last notes вЂ“ 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 вЂњPAвЂќ cheese steak offered by a local establishment (we think the bread might really have been imported AmorosoвЂ™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 вЂ“ 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. 1979 Thea Weinberg Bowers email@example.com 1980 Babs Forster Camerota firstname.lastname@example.org 1981 Kim Gardner-Sapp email@example.com MISSY CONNELL WIETLISBACH writes вЂњI 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. IвЂ™m not old enough to be an empty nester! Happy 50th birthday to all of us!вЂќ 1982 Marjorie Hargrave firstname.lastname@example.org 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 вЂ�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. IвЂ™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 MACMASTER WILLIAMS posts: I 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, вЂњTime 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- SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 29 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 30 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 вЂњThe IT GirlвЂќ and my tag line is вЂњI make вЂ�Mouse Calls.вЂ™ Among my students are retired executives who never learned to use computers because they had вЂњpeopleвЂќ 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 weвЂ™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. 1983 Laura Freundlich email@example.com So soon, again, I know! Here is more news from the best class around: RACHEL GERSTENHABER STERN wrote, вЂњHi! Things here are pretty much the same. We celebrated my youngest dtr AmandaвЂ™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 AmandaвЂ™s in 8th). ThatвЂ™s why Alex Susan Lisker Powell вЂ™82 with her family. 30 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.вЂќ GAIL SCHWARTZ is also traveling: вЂњAll 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.вЂќ And from JACKIE BALKIN HOFFMAN: вЂњWell, I have 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.вЂќ JENNIFER BELLAK BARLOW has exciting news! вЂњI'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: www.JennaBlack.com.вЂќ Congrats Jennifer! I was happy to hear from MOLLY BRIGGS who wrote, вЂњMy oldest dtr, Kelly, just left the nest and is a fr at Cornell. I miss her so much! I saw SUSAN MOUSSEAU MCCONNELL вЂ™84 recently and she is doing well. Looking forward to our reunion!вЂќ EMILY NUSSDORFER is excited to commence her Girls on the Move Project at Germantown HS in 2013! Learn more here: www.movingcreationsinc.org. 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: вЂњWe are all fine and still in A group of Baldwin alumnae gathered at Class of 1984 grad Brenda McBrideвЂ™s home in Philadelphia to celebrate her husbandвЂ™s (Cliff Grunes) 50th birthday. Row 1 (Front): Sophia Young, Kayla Rosenbaum, Josie Grunes вЂ™24, Indi Rabinovitch and Bella Young. Row 2: Heather Szpilczak Young вЂ™92, Liz Segal Rosenbaum вЂ™84, Laura Freundlich Rabinovitch вЂ™83 and Brenda McBride вЂ™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 LeagueвЂ¦вЂќ 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 вЂњwrite about anything you likeвЂќ - !! My blog is called Practical Well-Being and you can find it here: www.naturalhealthmag.com/blogs/practical-wellbeing. I send out many thanks to LIZ SEGAL ROSENBAUM вЂ�84 for some impromptu writing coaching when I visited with her at a party hosted by BRENDA MCBRIDE вЂ™84 in the fall. I do hope we can all gather for an вЂ™83 group hug in May at our (gulp!) 30th reunion. I canвЂ™t wait to see my sisters! Love and light. 1984 Betsy Toplin firstname.lastname@example.org 1985 Kathryn Budd-Bettelson email@example.com I honestly canвЂ™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 Amazon.com 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 вЂ¦ so I donвЂ™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 вЂ�85 on Facebook. I could just start putting posts into the Echoes вЂ¦ 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 RUDOLPH WEISSвЂ™S father on 12/23/2012. RochelleвЂ™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: вЂњOur Baldwin classmates were amazing. Apparently EMILY KLEBANOFF got the word out to everyone, and Emily, AMY SALER OSTROFF, and ANN CAPPALONGA BUNN were present during the funeral and Shiva (the mourning period), which meant so much to me.вЂќ But 2012 brought some great spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 31 news too for our class. SUSAN LAZOVITZ LAZAR wrote that she had her 1st child Mikaela Rose on Jan. 2, 2012. Susan wrote that вЂњMotherhood has been incredible. Just trying to balance it all.вЂќ 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 Susan. ROCHELLE RUDOLPH WEISS went on to write that her dtr вЂњHALEY 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. вЂњThere 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 SALER ORSTROFF, ANN CAPPALONGA BUNN, EMILY, STEPHANIE COHN SCHAEFER, PAIGE KULJIAN MAZ, and MARGARET (BUTTONS) KELLY. Everyone had a great time. MARION FOX PEARLMAN wrote to me that her life in Long Island is going along well. She canвЂ™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. 1986 Mary Lyness MaryJoLyness@gmail.com MEG MUNDER RAFTER - All is well with Meg вЂ¦ 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 STERNE WHITTEMORE - After 13 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 theyвЂ™ve had in closets and boxes for up to about 30 yrs, including--- yep, the Baldwin 7th gr yrbook (entitled вЂњSeventh Gr Saturday Night LiveвЂќ) created by the dedicated editorial duo of MISSY WEISGOLD and JENNIFER MEDVECKIS MARZO, with articles by RIDLEY HAMMER MACLEAN, JEN COLLERAN, SIOBHAN MCCLEARY, KARA EGAN AND DAISY THOROUGHGOOD. It was very amusing, to say the least. She was a little disturbed, though, to read that in the yr 2000, she would be вЂњcombing [my] hair.вЂќ!! Sharon was predicted to be вЂњin love, againвЂќ. 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 вЂњBaldwin girlвЂќ in her travels. MARJIE MILLER вЂ“Marjie says ...busy practice, crazy juggle, and her oldest is turning 13 this mo (Jan. 2013) (so weird!) LESLIE LYNESS вЂ“ 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 fun people. LONNIE KORENSTEIN SPIN вЂ“ 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 вЂ¦ 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 вЂ“ Yay!! So life at the moment is grand, and they are all holding together for at least one more day. JENNIFER PELL SUMMERVILLE вЂ“ JenniferвЂ™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 вЂњdanceвЂќ 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 LonnieвЂ™s Elliot. When asked вЂњWhat is the difference: 100-91?вЂќ My son answered: вЂњ100 has three numbers and 91 has two numbersвЂќ. Sam turned 9 in Dec. and I did one of the stupidest things I have ever done in my lifeвЂ¦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 doesnвЂ™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 donвЂ™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! 1988 Andrea Corson firstname.lastname@example.org 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. SHIRIN KAMBIN TIMMS writes вЂњLife 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. ItвЂ™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 SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 31 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 32 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. ItвЂ™s a lot of fun! I keep in touch with AMY BROWNSTEIN and we had lunch not too long ago. I also saw MEG MUNDER RAFTER вЂ�86 in 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. Luckily, STACEY ENGLANDER TURNER and MICHELLE KARBINERBALLвЂ�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 вЂњkittyвЂќ. 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 вЂњI 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, dww.ed.gov.вЂќ JENNIFER PLATZKERE SNYDER 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 32 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!). KIM MCILVAIN HUTCHINSON is still 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 вЂњMom's TaxiвЂќ 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 вЂ�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 PRESSMAN SCHICKFUS, and a toast, to the class of вЂ�88 with the Champagne of Beers or better yet, something special!! 1989 Rochelle Ruttenberg Bloom RNDBLOOM@verizon.net ROCHELLE RUTTENBERG BLOOM has volunteered to become the class secretary for your class!! Thank you to NINA ABRAHAM LIEBERMAN for 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. 1990 Jeannine Tsukahara Palm email@example.com Alicia Skubick firstname.lastname@example.org I received a few reports on how the big 4-0 was celebrated. A yr ago, ANNE COLE SCUDERI told me she 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, вЂњwho knew that JFK Parkway, City Hall, South Street, the Zoo, Manayunk, and Boathouse Row were all manageable on foot?!вЂќ Seeing Boathouse Row and her old memories of Baldwin Crew kept her going in the home stretch. SUZANNE DILENGE KRAUS was 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 MATUNIS, STEPHANIE BODY WOODRUFF and 30 (yep, 3-0) other friends made the trip to help her celebrate. Wow! She in turn was a part of StephвЂ™s birthday party in Stone Harbor, and JenвЂ™s in NYC. JEN FELT KANE LYNN and ELLEN LADNER KANG celebrated 40 together at Hershey Park along with JenвЂ™s two dtrs and EllenвЂ™s youngest dtr. YouвЂ™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, вЂњBath time was never so easy.вЂќ 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, JEANNINE TSUKAHARA PALM, had a wonderful joint birthday party in Chicago with my husb, Erik, since our birthdays are only 8 days apart. ErikвЂ™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, IвЂ™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 itвЂ™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 YrвЂ™s. She and her sister, LAUREN SKUBICK MCALISTER вЂ™92, attended a Baldwin Alum event in London last fall, which they enjoyed. KIRSTEN DICKERSON COCHRANвЂ™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, вЂњThe only singing I do anymore is one heck of a Twinkle Twinkle!вЂќ MARION COFFEY BREWINGTON told me that her son, Ryan, and HEATHER ANNESLEY HOYTвЂ™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 doesnвЂ™t mind if I congratulate her on her marriage to Mike Ligon last Fall. spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 33 1993 Jen Felt Kane Lynn вЂ™90 and Ellen Ladner Kang вЂ™90 with their daughters during a trip to Hershey, PA to celebrate the classmatesвЂ™ 40th birthdays. Looking at the pictures, the bride was stunning and guests TIFFANY KELLER-FRITZ and MEG MILLER RATNER havenвЂ™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. 1991 Katie Goldener Brown email@example.com Aloha from Kaneohe, Hawaii! Many thanks to SONIA KURTZ for her yrs of service to this role- itвЂ™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 Jacob!), JEN GROSS SLOANE and ALISON WALSH FINNERTY for a Santa Swap and meal at Dandelion Restaurant in Center City. AlisonвЂ™s dtr is in 4th gr and her son is in first this yr. Alison also got to spend some time with LINDSAY COLEMAN GROAT in Avalon over the summer and EVE FEINBERG DURANDO 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 TRAVAGLINI and SHANYN STREICH DEEDS and her family. Also, in Aug., KRISTIN ASHBROOK-KOVAR and 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, вЂњIt's been an adventure and we love it! The kids go to IntвЂ™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.вЂќ VENU GUPTA celebrated the first birthday of her twin girls, Annika and Anjali in Dec. She also has a 2 _ yr, Jaya. If that isnвЂ™t enough to keep her hands full, sheвЂ™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. SheвЂ™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. I, KATIE GOLDENER BROWN, am still splitting time between Kaneohe, Hawaii and Denmark, Maine. During the school yr, IвЂ™m the Dean of Academics at a school in Honolulu that welcomed its first class of girls this yr. ItвЂ™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. IвЂ™m only an hour from Sonia in NH so IвЂ™ll have to check out the progress on that distillery! Much aloha to you all- wishing you the best in 2013. 1992 Monica Moran firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Meredith Shields email@example.com Hello Class of 1992! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! Between MonicaвЂ™s update for the last issue and our recent reunion, there arenвЂ™t too many updates this time around. RAKHI GUPTA WILLIAMS writes that 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 вЂ“ 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 intвЂ™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, www.organizingproejct.com, by the end of Jan. She loves doing CrossFit and has been able to spend time with REBECCA HARLAN HOLLANDER and family. Lastly, I, JENNIFER MEREDITH SHIELDS, have been 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 вЂ“ it has been a lot of fun to reconnect over the yrs! Laura Livoy LLTigra1@yahoo.com 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. вЂњI write all kinds of proposals, reports, and letters to support their fundraising efforts.вЂќ 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 lilвЂ™ 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 вЂњKenneth and I have enjoyed hosting friends for a variety of conferences and expect more visitors to NOLA for Super Bowl and Mardi GrasвЂќ. DOROTHY ROGERS MAYHEW had a Baldwin reunion with TIFFANY CAVANAUGH вЂ™95 in New Zealand in Jan. Dorothy booked her tix for the reunion. Have YOU? PAMELA PLUMMER HARRINGTON 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 MEGAN STEER, LINI FEAVER ANDERSON, ALEXIS LEWIS and 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! CanвЂ™t wait to see you all in May! 1994 Sandie Stringfellow firstname.lastname@example.org SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 33 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 34 1995 1997 Lindsey Wells Anderson email@example.com Larissa Kopytoff firstname.lastname@example.org TIFFANY CAVANAUGH writes: DOROTHY ROGERS MAYHEW вЂ�93 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 Francisco. CARMEN LENNON shares: I have moved back to Philly after completing an assignment working for a non-profit, direct relief intвЂ™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 вЂњI was very touched to hear from so many of you when my dad passed away in Oct. Although I havenвЂ™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.вЂќ 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! PRIYA GUPTA MARREDDY and husb 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 www.gailcunningham.com. JEANEEN CHAPMAN WALLIS and CARMEN LENNON вЂ�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 CarmenвЂ™s mom, who was visiting Carmen on the West Coast for a wk. Among the Baldwin memories that surfaced was that JeaneenвЂ™s mother had made Carmen's prom and graduation dresses вЂ“ and recently made JeaneenвЂ™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 вЂ“ and she, her wife Laurie, and their dtr Ruby have finally dried off after Hurricane SandyвЂ™s flooding of Hoboken. LEE GUNTER-HUZZY is 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 вЂ™95, Darline Spring (JeaneenвЂ™s mother), Patricia Lennon Alexander (CarmenвЂ™s mother) and Jeaneen Chapman Wallis вЂ™97 recently got together in Santa Barbara, CA. 34 Five month old Miles Payton Anderson, son of Lindsey Wells Anderson вЂ™95. LINDSEY, my husb and I just had our first baby on Sept. 14th 2012, a wonderful boy named Miles Peyton Anderson. IвЂ™m taking the yr off to spend time with the little one and anxious to what the future has in store! 1996 Sara Scott email@example.com Greetings class of вЂ™96!! Not as much to report in this issue, but some good news to share none-the-less! JULIA DRANOFF GUTSTADT did 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, вЂњI absolutely love working for the federal government and it affords me the opportunity to spend more time with Avery Nola who is now 19mos.вЂќ 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 IвЂ™m looking forward to doing what I can to facilitate its progress! I encourage you to check it out www.theunusualsupects.org 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 Trustees! I, LARISSA KOPYTOFF, spent part of summer 2012 back in Senegal doing research and participating in a conference. Other than that, IвЂ™m enjoying the winter weather in St. Petersburg, FL, while writing my dissertation. Class of вЂ™97, keep in touch whenever you have news to share! 1998 Jennifer Braun firstname.lastname@example.org 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 FRYMIARE STEVENSON is due on Feb. 13th with her first child. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion in the spring! 1999 Kristyn Shayon-Miller email@example.com LEAH TULIN and her husb Seth welcomed their son Simon Jessar Rappaport to the world on March 16th 2012. Leah reports that вЂњAs you know, the biggest update from my 2012 is the birth of my son, Simon Jessar Rappaport.вЂќ Leah reports that вЂњSimon is now a crawling, cruising, crazy fun little dude with lots of personality and silly hair. Seth and I love being parents.вЂќ After a long maternity leave sheвЂ™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. spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 35 Rebekah and Jakob, children of Jocelyn Black Hodes вЂ™98. Charlotte and husb Rob now have two kids - Charlie (3) and Jane (10 mos). CHRISTY CALABRO JONES married Justin Jones on Nov. 17th in Bryn Mawr, with best friends LIANA GORDON and BETH STEINBERG 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 вЂ” 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. SheвЂ™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 IвЂ™m building up an animal photography business on the side. IвЂ™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 doesnвЂ™t lie), so send them along for the next edition of Echoes. 2000 Laura Nasuti firstname.lastname@example.org 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 вЂњIt is the most fun and effective workout ever and I'm so excited for the grand opening!!!!вЂќ SUZANNE RUDNICK CONNOLLY relocated to St. Louis for her husbвЂ™s restaurant opening. She is still the NatвЂ™l Sales Mgr for Aden & Anais which is an amazing baby co. She also sends us a sad bit of news, вЂњUnfortunately 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 occasionsвЂќ. 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 (www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/ 71/954?stockItemID=NOV.120421). CATELYN COYLE is working at the NatвЂ™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 natвЂ™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 вЂњI ran the Philly Half Marathon in Sept., something I never thought would be possible, but was a lot of fun!вЂќ She is still with Kayak and has to travel to Zurick once a mo, so sheвЂ™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-вЂќSARAH KLAVANS has moved back to PA, where she purchased an adorable house in Washington Square WestвЂќ. As for me, LAURA NASUTI, IвЂ™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, IвЂ™ve been the lead evaluator and health systems analyst for several major clinical quality improvement initiatives in the state. In addition, IвЂ™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 analyses. 2001 Karen Untereker email@example.com Greetings Class of 2001! ALEX KELLEYвЂ™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, LAURA FRISHBERG EHRLICH 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, sheвЂ™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). 2002 Cecilia Byrne Connor firstname.lastname@example.org Hello Class of 2002! Just a few updates since the last issueвЂ¦ 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 YrвЂ™s she was in Philly where she showed her husb the Mummers for the first time and caught up with ALEXANDRA KANOFF вЂ�01 and her baby girl, Chloe! ALLISON SCHIEFER OTTO is 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 natвЂ™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 MaryвЂ™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 SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 35 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:58 PM Page 36 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 time! 2003 Jordan Valutas 44 Ridgedale Ave. #22 Morristown, NJ 07960 Jordan.Valutas@gmail.com 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 classmateвЂ™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 donвЂ™t allow for much more). She hasnвЂ™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 share! ROMY-JO DANILEWITZ KLEINMAN and family are so happy to be back living on the Main Line. 36 Romy is in her second semester of grad school at Saint Joe's getting her Masters in Reading. ItвЂ™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 with SARENA SNIDER and ASHLEY VANETT (вЂ™04) and got to catch up with PENNY KARP and myself as well! Christine also joined me along with KELLY AHRENS BROWN in cheering on friends in the Philly marathon and half, including ANNIE HONART! LYDIA HUME JEFFRESS 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. вЂњSee you in May!вЂќ 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 update from BRIGHTIN SCHLUMPF 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 natвЂ™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 MILLER, JESSICA FRIEDBERG SMITH, and AUBREY MOZINO. This 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 canвЂ™t wait to see everyone soon. Lots of wonderful and exciting things having been going on in LEIGH TORRENCEвЂ™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! 2004 Lola Dineen email@example.com KRISTEN WARDEN shares that she is living in NYC, in grad school at NYU for tourism and hospitality and loving it. 2005 Elizabeth Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 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 fall. ALISTAR ERICKSON-LUDWIG 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. ELIZABETH SMITH grad from 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 busy! JONNA GILBERT-WAHLE is 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 вЂ“ Congrats! EMMA PEGUES is working on her Masters in Social Work from Tulane while working as a counselor for students at Loyola. REMY MONTGOMERY is working 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. spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:59 PM Page 37 2006 Katie Collins email@example.com 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 вЂ™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 MasterвЂ™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. 2007 Ali McMurtrie Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 NatвЂ™l Analysts Worldwide. SUMMER THOMPSON writes, вЂњI 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 вЂњbench to bedsideвЂќ researchвЂќ. 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, вЂњJust 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.вЂќ KANIKA GUPTA writes: вЂњI am back in PA too and in my second yr of medical school!вЂќ 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 вЂњI 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 NatвЂ™l Geographic. 2008 Lauren Stern email@example.com Rachel Besvinick RDB030@aim.com Classes of Gold Reunion- May 2-4, 2013. Visit our website at www.baldwinschool.org/reunion_weekend for more information. 2009 Harisen Kardon firstname.lastname@example.org STEPHANIE TZARNAS shares that she graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in the spring with plans to go to medical school. She was captain of the varsity womenвЂ™s squash team. 2010 Sarah June email@example.com Ashley Catalano-Leckerman firstname.lastname@example.org A group of alumnae gathered in Devon, PA to celebrate the birthday of their classmate Emma Hamm вЂ™07. Row 1 (Front): Marisa Riley вЂ™06, Emma Hamm вЂ™07 and Leighton Martin вЂ™07. Row 2: Sarah Wood вЂ™06, Amanda Christine Geter вЂ™06, Alex DвЂ™Ignazio вЂ™06, Blaire Weidler вЂ™06, Ali McMurtrie вЂ™07, Maggie Shields вЂ™09 and Charlotte Damico вЂ™10. SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 37 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:59 PM Page 38 2011 MARRIAGES 1997 Kristin Feinberg email@example.com 1990 BLYTHE BRACEY SMITH, a son, Archer, in fall 2012. DONNA ROSEN married Mike Ligon last fall. 1999 1999 LEAH TULIN, a son, Simon Jessar Rappaport, on March 16, 2012. CHRISTY CALABRO JONES married Justin Jones on November 17, 2012. 2006 Brooke Simone firstname.lastname@example.org 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. MEGAN CARNEY SCOTT, a son, Lucas Joseph Scott, on November 7, 2012. Christy Calabro Jones вЂ™99 on her wedding day at the old Suburban Newspaper building in Wayne, PA. To her left are Stephanie Moore Calabro вЂ™02, Liana Gordon вЂ™99 and Beth Dainoff Steinberg вЂ™99. MELISSA TAYLOR WARNER married Christopher Warner in July 2012. 2000 ALISON PERELMAN married Amaya Capellan on September 22, 2012. 2003 RUTH KULICKE married Richard Grant Hunter III on September 29, 2012. MARIA PAPADAKIS married Brendan Kent on November 10, 2012. 2012 FORMER FACULTY AND STAFF Marilyn Dolan email@example.com 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 вЂ“ they were so eager to learn. Tiffany Hau firstname.lastname@example.org IN TRIBUTE Elena Saltzman email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Frances Root Eareckson of Coronado, CA died November 1, 2012. Her volunteer activities included вЂњPink LadyвЂќ 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 вЂ™60. 1938 Maria Papadakis вЂ™03 with her husband Brendan Kent at the historic St. George Cathedral in Philadelphia on their wedding day. BIRTHS AND ADOPTIONS 1988 ELIZABETH MEISTER , a daughter, Amelia Maebel Meister Kelly, on May 29, 2012. 1991 JODI TEITELMAN, a son, Jacob Elliot, on November 16, 2012. 38 Lucas Joseph Scott, son of Megan Carney Scott вЂ™06. Carol Metcalf Hole, of MarthaвЂ™s Vineyard, MA, died January 16, 2013. Carol attended Connecticut College. She was involved in many community activities, such as the WomenвЂ™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 WyattвЂ“Brown вЂ™34 and Jean Metcalf Chapman вЂ™37. Priscilla вЂњSallyвЂќ 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 WomenвЂ™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. 1939 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 вЂ™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. 1940 Elizabeth вЂњMebвЂќ 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 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:59 PM Page 39 1950 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. LukeвЂ™s United Methodist Church. 1945 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. 1947 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 CitizenвЂ™s Agency. She is the aunt of Wendy Hunter Schriebl вЂ™64 and sister-in-law of Sylvia Swan Bouscaren вЂ™40. 1948 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 вЂ™48, sister of Constance Lemmon Goracci вЂ™50 and Suzette Lemmon George вЂ™57. 1949 Hildegard Scheffey Ryals of Durham, NC died November 11, 2012. вЂњBootsieвЂќ graduated from the Madeira School and received her BA from Mt Holyoke College. She received an M.A. in International Studies from JohnвЂ™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 DurhamвЂ™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 вЂ™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. 1952 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 boyвЂ™s baseball league and the Red Cross in Erie. When she lived in Vero Beach, FL, she volunteered at Holy Cross Church. Cornelia вЂњConnieвЂќ 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 childrenвЂ™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 вЂ�58 and is preceded in death by her aunt Winifred Paul Ames вЂ™22. 1954 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 MAвЂ™s Psych Ass., a member of the American Psychology Ass., NOW and WhoвЂ™s Who of American Women. Diane Lishon Biddle of Kimberton., PA died July 27, 2012. Dinny loved her gardens at her new home in Kimberton. 1959 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 вЂ™58 and Jennifer Scudder вЂ™84. Wendy is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Caulkins Lamb вЂ™36. 1964 Marsha Thompson Stewart of Fremont, IN died March 19, 2009. 1967 Diane Studebaker VanDell of Wellington, FL died May 2012. Diane received a B.A. from Briarcliff having majored in Developmental Psychology. 1985 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. RELATIVE DEATHS Reynal Mike Thebaud, husband of SALLY CORLETTE THEBAUD вЂ™50, May 2012. Eleanor Shiel Zito, mother of LAURA ZITO вЂ™72, December 26, 2012. William Watson, son of CHARLOTTE HEUER WATTS вЂ�53, November 29, 2012. Russell Fox, father of LESLIE HODGES вЂ�81, December 2, 2012. John F. Smith, husband of ELAINE THATCHER SMITH вЂ™54, October 9, 2012. Ernest Welde Jr., father of ALYSSA WELDE OвЂ™SULLIVAN вЂ™90, November 17, 2012. Jeffrey Potter, husband of PRISCILLA BOWDEN POTTER вЂ™57, December 15, 2012. Edmund N. Pressman, husband of Lois Pressman, father of ALISON SCHICKFUS PRESSMAN вЂ™88; grandfather of ELEANOR PRESSMAN вЂ™14, EMILY SCHICKFUS вЂ�22 and KATHERINE SCHICKFUS вЂ™19, December 22, 2012. Ruth Oehrle, mother of MARY OEHRLE FRENCH вЂ™60, May 2012. Ruth Lunt Bechdel, mother of ROBYN BECHDEL MORGAN вЂ™75, January 13, 2012. Cornelia Keyworth Cheever, sister of KAREN KEYWORTH SCHRODER вЂ™68, January 14, 2013. Frank H. Cutaiar, father of ANTOINETTE CUTAIAR HOFFACKER вЂ™61 and BERNADETTE CUTAIAR FORSTER вЂ™65, January 15, 2013. Elizabeth Neal, mother of HEATHER NEAL THOMSON вЂ™72, January 22, 2013. Donald Paul Shaffer, husband of SUSAN ERTEL SHAFFER вЂ™58, brother of MARY SHAFFER LEMIRE вЂ™65, and brother-in-law of MARY ERTEL CAMPANO вЂ™55, July 7, 2012. Laura Frances Gibson, daughter of FRANCES (FRANKIE) STOTT GIBSON вЂ™49, May 2, 2012. Elaine Votaw Bell, mother of MEG BELL KNYSH вЂ™75, January 10, 2013. Rosemary Thompson, mother of SUE WARNOCK OTWELL вЂ™59, December 9, 2012. Fred Rudolph, father of ROCHELLE RUDOLPH WEISS вЂ™85, December 23, 2012. Diane Edelman, mother of EVE EDELMAN RUSS вЂ™75, October 15, 2012. SP RING 2013 E C H O E S 39 spring2013-classnotes#3c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 5:59 PM Page 40 CLOSINGTHOUGHTS Janice Wilke, chair of BaldwinвЂ™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 вЂ“ and learnings вЂ“ 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, вЂњhuman endeavorвЂќ to painting, and looking at and вЂњcreative human endeavor.вЂќ writing about art, is the вЂњthe aesthetic moment.вЂќ The How have the visual arts evolved at Baldwin? вЂњaesthetic momentвЂќ 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 вЂ™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 inspirations? dinner. darkroom photography as a Historically, I love the passion, What's one thing youвЂ™d like readers to know about BaldwinвЂ™s art department? vital fifth studio; and a individuality and doubt of WeвЂ™re an integral part of вЂњFashion and TextileвЂќ 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 didnвЂ™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? BaldwinвЂ™s flute teacher and GaudiвЂ™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 вЂњhow evolving; and so are the receive a postcard from a does she get that beautiful subjects, the teachers, the student who graduated several sound?вЂќ), 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 вЂњBaldwin.вЂќ BaldwinвЂ™s wondrous in-the- are dissolving to include other Janice Wilke, вЂњHydrangeaвЂќ (detail), 40 for me. combining disparate ideas, and becoming comfortable with ambiguity. present tumult has coalesced pastel on paper, 40 x 32.вЂќ Collection: into meaningful moments in Community College of Philadelphia. the lives of our students. spring2013-cover#1c.crw2_Layout 1 3/27/13 3:41 PM Page 101 Because of youвЂ¦ 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 BaldwinвЂ™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 www.baldwinschool.org/gift. Contact Kaitlin Devine, director of annual giving, at email@example.com or 610-525-2700, ext. 275 for more information. Thank you for your generosity! spring2013-cover#1c.crw2_Layout 1 4/1/13 2:44 PM Page 102 Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 13 Conshohocken, PA 701 Montgomery Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 ALL CLASSES ARE INVITED 2013 ALUMNAE SPRING FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MAY 4, 11:30 A.M.-2 P.M., IN FRONT OF THE RESIDENCE 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 baldwinschool.org/reunion_weekend or by calling Jackie Harkins: 610-525-2700, ext. 231.