Potash Hill

Alumni News

Class notes are listed by year and include both graduates and nongraduates; the latter are listed under the class with which they are associated.

BOB HICKEY sends us, “Just a short note to let you know how much I appreciate the variety of communications I receive from Marlboro. Living halfway across the country does not provide me many opportunities to visit the campus. I continue to consider myself a pretty young 82-year-old who is active in a progressive Oklahoma City; I am a volunteer treasurer for a homeowners’ association and a retirement group, as well as other volunteer activities. I have found that besides the excellent education I received at Marlboro, the diversity of the student body provided a significant impact on all of us in those early days. Maybe in the next 10 years when I retire from my volunteer activities I’ll be able to attend a reunion.”

“Well, we are still at the same house here in Wilmington and are up on the doings at the college,” write BRUCE and BARBARA COLE. “Time marches on. Old friends are retiring and new faces appear on the hill, with exciting classes and activities being offered. First granddaughter married here at our home. All five of our children are teachers, and Barbara still substitutes in elementary school. Bruce is painting houses, cutting all our house and sugar wood, and we still make syrup as we did in the mid-1950s with Perry Whitney’s oxen and Buck Turner boiling away at the arch. Fun times.”

ROBERT GLEASON writes, “Still working three to four days per week, and enjoying lakeside living in summer and Siesta Key in winter. Life is good on the ‘green’ side of the grass.”

Former president Tom Ragle, Olympic skier and coach John Caldwell and retired professor Edmund Brelsford were initiated into something called the Old Oaks Society at the annual community trail day in October. The three were recognized for their roles in supporting the Outdoor Program and its system of trails, including Old Oaks Trail. Photo by Thea Cabreros’63
SALLY NASH left Washington, D.C., in 1974 to live in rural Rappahannock County, Virginia. After learning to garden, chop firewood and deliver mail, she began choreographing and training the Last-Minute Wood Company, an original dance and theater group named after the exigencies of staying warm during a cold country winter. In 1991 she graduated from the Feldenkrais practitioner’s training program. At the same time, she established the Workspace for Choreographers, a private foundation that offers, without cost, the use of her mountain retreat and studio to the dance community at large. She stopped performing in 2000 to paint, translating movement to shape and color. If you’d like to reach Sally by email, please use the largest, boldest font available. wfcsnash@mindspring.com. 540-987-9234.

“Hi,” writes JON POTTER. “I’m still living in Rockport, Maine. During the scholastic season, I’m teaching at University College at Rockland: creative writing and drama classes. During the summer I run a commedia dell’arte theater on a mobile stage in various nearby locations. When I’m not traveling with the stage, I’m either rowing around the harbor or playing with a sailboat. There was a reading of my play Rightsville by the Penobscot Theatre in Bangor—the play is set in a town whose populace has embraced all right-wing ideas. A small publisher in Massachusetts intends to publish five of the plays I wrote for high school students, mostly twisted versions of folk-tales. If anyone from my era finds him/herself in mid-coast Maine, give me a shout at jpotter@midcoast.com. There’s a lot to see and do in this area.”

“I have bought my first home, a condo in a cohousing community in Santa Fe,” writes JENNIFER OLMSTED WAGES. “It’s for ages 55 and over. We share a common house for weekly potluck or specially prepared meals, meetings and gatherings for fun stuff. We also have
a communal vegetable garden and small orchard. The community is just getting going, and we are having a great time caring for trees, bushes, flowers, compost and the general landscape on a few acres that lead down to an arroyo. Planning to live as ‘green’ as possible, using gray water from our sparse rains, car-sharing and avoiding toxic materials of all kinds. Kind of reminds me of the best of Marlboro! It’s called ElderGrace, after a poem by Maya Angelou. Sweeeeet, huh? Ciao all.” jenny.wages@gmail.com

“Interesting turns in my life . . . ” writes GILBERT WOLF PALLEY. “I moved out to Fort Defiance, Arizona, for at least a year to work on a Navajo reservation in the emergency department. Separated from Robin (wife of 39 years). Riding a BMW motorcycle to all the national parks within 500 miles (many) and enjoying the high desert climate, different from 30 years of Philly. Life is good, kids are good, have a new (first) granddaughter, Olivia Roo, thus the cycle begins to complete itself. Recently reconnected with GUY CAIN ’68; who else is out there? Peace. (I have an extra room for ANY Marlboro person passing nearby . . . 267-918-1818.)”

WILLIAM “ZEV” WEXLER writes: “Seems that in the last three to four months, I’ve beaten cancer of the mouth (spite that evil eye) and have lost 50 pounds in the process. Only really painful part of the therapy was the ‘walletectomy.’ While I continued to practice law throughout, I am just now starting to return to performing as a blues/pop/jazz singing pianist (and sometime stand-up comic). Having lost so many pounds, am thinking of writing The Cancer Cure for Diabetes. Been in contact with many alumni all over the country (Facebook is, if not overdone, a wonderful tool) and in the beginning stages of planning a Mini-Mexican Marlboro Migration. Continue to miss the Hill, as I’m sure most of us do. Good luck on your retirement, Luis (as if teachers and musicians can ever really retire). Best to all.”

Just a sampling of the several “legacy” students that populate campus these days: in the front row, senior Jonathan Jones (brother of Chris Jones ’05), junior Cookie Harrist (sister of Michael Harrist ’10), senior Nathaniel Hohl, sophomore Sam Hohl and freshman Sam Grayck (daughter of David Grayck ’85 and Rebecca Wallace-Senft Grayck ’86); in the back row, sophomores Sam and Joy Auciello, freshman Emma McCamant (daughter of Kevin McCamant ’77), junior Jonathan Wood (brother of Michaela Wood ’10) and senior Becca Mallary (daughter of Peter Mallary ’76). Not pictured are Sarah Bick, Eric Dennis, Ian Mahoney, Ian McCamant, Sean Pyles, Carly Reitsma and Jesse Savery.’72
GRETCHEN HOLBROOK GERZINA writes, “ANTHONY (GERZINA) and I have just returned from a wonderful year in Oxford, where I was awarded the George Eastman Visiting Professorship by Oxford and the Rhodes Trust. I was given a big house for the year, and an honorary master’s degree, and in return gave a handful of lectures in Oxford and London. While there we spent time with EDIE WENTWORTH QUILTER and PAT KAUFMAN FS74. GAIL MANYAN HENRY came for several days and for a celebratory dinner at the Ashmolean Museum. We returned home on the Queen Mary 2, and spent several days in Brooklyn with our older son, Simon, his wife, Carrie, and our grandson, Miles. I’ve now resumed chairing the English department at Dartmouth, but I expect to spend more time at Marlboro now
that I’m a trustee of the college.”

MICHELLE HOLZAPFEL shares that both she and DAVID HOLZAPFEL ’72 had work included in the exhibit “State of Craft” at the Bennington Museum this past summer and fall. The exhibition featured works by 86 Vermont craftspeople, drawing from the studio craft movement, c. 1960–2010. Her work was also featured in “A Revolution in Wood” at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., and several other museums beginning in 2012. She participated in a roundtable discussion in September with Renwick curator Nicholas Bell, collector Fleur Bresler and other artists. Michelle writes, “At home, we’re actively working on more links between the college and town communities with several initiatives, like a potluck reception following the opening of the exhibit at the Drury Gallery of our son Forrest Holzapfel’s photographic study called A Deep Look at a Small Town: Marlboro, Vermont. In his classroom at the Marlboro Elementary School, David is collaborating with philosophy professor William Edelglass and retiring biology professor Bob Engel (and their students), exploring topics of environmental philosophy.” She adds, “We’re contented four-time grandparents, with a new granddaughter born to our son Simon and his wife, Amy.”

“On September 13 I started a new job as executive director at Garth Newel Music Center in Warm Springs, Virginia,” writes former student and Marlboro neighbor RICHARD RILEY. “This is a rare opportunity for both me and my artist wife, Susan. For me, the position offers an almost perfect fit with my experience and program interests, at a scale that is very exciting. For Susan, the facilities available to her (the job comes with a house and studio space) provide a good working environment, and the rural location offers endless material for a landscape painter.” He adds, “As excited as we are about what lies ahead, the prospect of moving farther away from family in New England and leaving our friends in Marlboro was difficult, to say the least.”  

At the Vermont History Expo in June, Dan Toomey manned a booth for Marlboro College that included the Early Voices video of pioneer interviews. “Dick and Suvia Judd’s caregiver happened to come around the corner when Dick was on the screen, and shouted, ‘There’s Dick Judd,’” said Dan. “The picture display drew a lot of attention on Saturday as well, with lots of people asking what the different buildings on the early campus were used for, what
the campus looks like today, etc.”

Holly Waterbury Manley ’82 and Lucy Loomis ’80 hosted an alumni gathering in Barnstable, Massachusetts this fall. Included were (left to right) Eric Bremenkamp ’83, Lori Kirstein ’80, Tami Kander (Harry’s wife), Harry Hussey ’81, Tony Savoie ’81 behind Monica Giannoccaro Alley (his partner), Ian Leahy ’81, Holly and Lucy.’82
HOLLY MANLEY is thrilled to announce that she is now working with the Fine Arts Work Center, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a leading long-term residency program for emerging artists and writers. Holly will be working on a number of projects at the Work Center, and is happily settling into Provincetown. MARK MANLEY ’80 is holding down the Manley outpost in Washington Heights, New York. He continues to pursue his photography career and is currently working on a book project tentatively titled The Acupuncturist’s Table and a long-term project on jazz musicians in New York City. Holly adds that she “attended a festive Marlboro gathering at the home of LUCY LOOMIS ’80 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, in September. HARRY HUSSEY ’81, TONY SAVOIE FS81, ERIC BREMENKAMP FS83, LORI KIRSTEIN ’80 (visiting from the left coast) and IAN LEAHY ’81 (now living in Provincetown, too!) were in attendance, and a fine time was had by all. Much recounting of the old days, as well as rounds of the game, ‘what have you been up to the last 30 years?’”

DANIEL PICKER reports, “I have been awarded The Dudley Review poetry prize for my poem, ‘River Goddess.’ My poems have appeared in several editions of The Dudley Review, and I am a member of Harvard’s Dudley House.”

“I’m still a professor at Slippery Rock University,” writes DAVID SKEELE, “teaching acting, directing plays and heading up the playwriting program. This past summer I went off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to premiere a production of my latest play.”

Doing his duty as a class agent, TED RANDOLPH sends us a nice long note. “Latest breaking news is that I had a great visit recently with longtime friend ALAN HOLT ’82, who is moving to Austin, Texas, where he will pursue his career in city planning and be closer to his parents. He reminded me of how he and Diane and I went swimming in a beautiful rock pool above Bash Bish Falls, just out of sight of the park ranger. Alan and I found that pool again, but chose an easier-to-approach one this time—still challenging for the marrow-chilling temperature of the water. We felt like schoolboys again, thank goodness. I frequently see REGINA TOUHEY SERKIN ’81, who lives here in Richmond, Massachusetts, and whose kids have gone to the same elementary and high schools as mine. Regina performs the annual organizational miracle of producing the K–8 talent show at our local elementary school. At church I often see 9-year-old Trudy Fadding, a bright and creative girl who every day looks more and more like her mom, MONICA SCHULTZ FADDING ’85. Monica, who passed away four years ago, moved to this area in 1993. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor, easy to drop in on unannounced for tea. We shared many small adventures—from pumpkin carving to sledding down a variety of the county’s hills—and miss her very much.

“I have been living in the Berkshires of Massachusetts since 1988, was married in Stockbridge in 1990, am still married and have three children: Nora is a sophomore up the street at Williams College, loves tango, Shakespeare and rock climbing; Sophie is a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School, is an avid soccer player, ace student and has a flair for cooking; my baby, Tom, is now a freshman at the high school and is a Big Man On Campus, having recently surpassed my 6'5". He plays basketball and electric bass, and has a flair for eating. My beloved and ever-capable wife, Diane, is a partner in her private pediatric practice and still loves the part of her job that has to do with patient care. We live in a beautiful house that I largely built (am still building) using timbers from the property.

“I was glad to see a note from TIM PRATT ’82 in the last Potash Hill, but haven’t sent him an email yet (sorry, Tim), and I had a wonderful letter from BARBARA STERCHAK TRUE FS82 way back in 2003. Barbara, I am really sorry that I haven’t written back—yet—but I did buy and read your ‘Induction to Narrative Medicine’ in 2007 when I was at Marlboro for a big reunion thingy. I can be emailed at tedfr@rnetworx.com.”

Either these young upstarts are being punished for missing dining hall duty or they are participating in the gallant Marlboro tradition known as “sports.” If anyone knows the circumstances of this event, who the participants are or why they are all studying the ground as if somebody lost a contact lens, let us know at pjohansson@marlboro.edu.’84  
“Papa Lou (Batlle) is retiring (Potash Hill, Summer 2010). Feels like the end of days,” writes DEB McCUTCHEN. “I remember a lovely conversation in the lunchroom between Luis and Geri on which was the best form of communication, writing or music. Who won? Life has gone all prosaic now, if not Prozac: fulltime lecturer in the UMass College of Natural Sciences, provost’s designee to the Writing Program Committee and in the middle of a new book (postapocalyptic gender bender sci-fi). It all sounds good enough, but I was the kid who couldn’t get through a grammar class (Geri sent me home to read the book on my own). And Papa Lou used to hunt us down in the dorms to see if we’d listened to our Schubert. And now my wee girls are growing up. Do I also send them blithely to the arts of doom? Music, or words? Otherwise, things are much of a muchness. Lovely husband, rattletrap home, a 4'5" 7-year-old who dyed her red hair purple and a 5'4" 11-year-old who dyed her brown hair red. One plays violin, the other euphonium,
and they both love stories. Would love to hear from the usual suspects.”

JOHN VON WODTKE writes, “JIM DICKEY ’88 and his wife, Helen, brought my family on a memorable five-day raft tour of Idaho’s lower Salmon River. They are both raft guides and really know how to live it up on the river. With my oldest child, Maya, leaving for Middlebury College, it was a great send-off.”

Former student GEORGE CASEY tells us, “Several years ago I became a published author, though as yet I haven’t made any money from it. My novellas are called The Luck of the Unicorn and Discovery One. You can view them on the Publish America website.”

MARK ROESSLER writes, “Here’s how my wife, HAYLEY WOOD ’91, and I are doing: We are in our 12th year living in Northampton, Massachusetts. Despite the article in a recent Potash Hill describing 2008 as the year newspapers died (Winter 2010), that was the year my career in newspapers began: I became managing editor at the Valley Advocate after three years as their webmaster. It’s been a dream come true to have the opportunity to get my writing and images regularly published, but best of all is being a part of an inspiring and successful group
of journalists and lifelong newspaper fanatics. Unlike the gloom and doom many newspapers face, I’m happy to say the Advocate is thriving. Hayley was recently made senior program officer at the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and in her spare time she’s been active as an artist and local political organizer. She worked on set designs, puppets and poster art for Double Edge Theater’s summer spectacular, The Fire Bird. Our 5-year-old son, Otis, has just started kindergarten and is an avid naturalist and budding paleontologist.”

“I became a New York State licensed psychoanalyst in July,” C. J. CHURCHILL writes. “I now have a private practice on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, around the corner from Union Square, in addition to being associate professor of sociology at St. Thomas Aquinas College.”

Bobbi Hahn ’91: Preparing tomorrow’s leaders

In 2006, Bobbi Hahn was accepted into the National Urban Fellows program as a fellow in pursuit of her master’s in public administration. After completing her “mentorship” with the United Way of New York City, Bobbi remained engaged with the National Urban Fellows as a consultant. In 2008, NUF offered her the position of director of operations.

“National Urban Fellows offers 40 to 50 fellowships a year to women and people of color who have demonstrated a passion for equity and social justice in their careers and civic life,” said Bobbi. As director of operations, she is intricately involved with almost every aspect of the organization, from overseeing financial operations to new program development to human resource management. “To be a leadership development organization means modeling the leadership principles that we are advancing in others—being reflective, being responsible and building other leaders around us.” 

Prior to her current position, Bobbi taught English in Japan, operated a café and worked with individuals with developmental disabilities. “This seemingly eclectic career laid the functional foundation for all that I do now, but I have also found a career that suits my personality—one that seeks out new adventures and is simply not happy without a daily challenge or hurdle to overcome.”


LAURA FRANK writes, “I worked on the lighting design for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games opening ceremony, which was honored with a Creative Arts Emmy Award this year. Fingers crossed I get the games in Rio. My husband, Dan Damkoehler, and I have been living in Brattleboro for the last five years now, and I’m grateful to get to see KRISTIN ANDERSON ’95’s daughter, Lila, growing up.”
ALEX GARDNER and his husband, Rosario Gennaro, and daughter, Matilde, welcomed Giuseppe—Beppe for short—to their family in May 2010.

“Back in May our family took a California road trip,” writes LAURA HINERFELD, “and stopped in at the Huntington Library to catch up with JESSICA LEFKOWICZ O’PRAY. It was great to see her for the first time since graduation. In July, we welcomed our second son, Guthrie Martin Geist, into the menagerie. Big brother Amos, now 3 years old, the dogs, cat and goats are all taking it as well as can be expected.”

“I’ve recently discovered Facebook,” writes PIPPA AREND. “Wow. Now I can overshare on an entirely new scale. Besides that, I am still finding wonderful depth and satisfaction with p:ear, the homeless youth organization that I run with two other women in Portland, Oregon. We just celebrated our eighth annual fundraiser, p:earblossoms, and raised $150,000—50 percent over last year.”

“My brother, PETER BLAIR ’01, just earned his master’s from Marlboro in May 2010,” writes W. ELIZABETH BLAIR. “I’m so proud of him. Who would have thought that when he and I drove through New England visiting colleges for myself he would be a Marlboro grad two times over!”

JODI CLARK and JENNY KARSTAD ’97 write that they are “ . . . continuing to love living and working in southern Vermont!”

CORIN CUMMINGS writes, “My wife, 2-year-old son and I recently moved to Montreal. Before that, I lived in Toronto for 10 years, but I have no idea how that happened or what I did while I was there. Drop us a line if you’re going to be visiting La Belle Province. I finished a novel last year based on my experiences in Siberia as a World Studies student. I’m not having great luck getting it published, however, and any advice or contacts would be appreciated. If you’d like to have a look at the manuscript, write me at corin@opaque.net.”

Lakshmi Luthra ’05 and Chris Oliver ’99 returned to campus as visiting faculty members this year. Lakshmi filled in for photography professor John Willis during his sabbatical, and Chris taught a course in the fall semester on architectural interventions.’96
“I’m on my first scripted show—Eastbound and Down—as night assistant editor,” writes ERIN PETERS. “It will be on HBO this fall, stars Danny McBride and is directed
by David Gordon Green.”

JON ROUSSEAU is “Not sure if I’ve had a class note in the mag since I moved to New Zealand in 2006. I am married to Celeste and have a son, Liam Conor Lafavilla Rousseau, born in February 2008. I have been working for Massey University-Wellington in student recruitment and advising for a little over four years. Hoping to return to the U.S. early in the new year.”

“Though I had not expected to put down roots in the northeast, I am thriving in Boston,” writes HEATHER HUBBARD. “One and all are invited to visit if you are passing through. This summer I bought a condo in a diverse urban neighborhood called Jamaica Plain. I love that I regularly hear other languages spoken, see people commuting by bicycle and exchange
pleasantries with neighbors and people I pass on the street. I feel at home here,
and life is full of possibilities.”

“Hello from downtown Jersey City,” writes WENDY LEVY. “I like it here. It has a good downtown, and it’s a quick subway ride to New York City. Those of you who remember me from the cheese counter at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op won’t be surprised to learn I’m still a
cheesemonger. I’m trying to open my own cheese shop, and I need investors. The business plan is done. Email me at cheesesnobwendy@gmail.com for more information. A special ‘hello’ to JOHN BELL ’92.”

SARAH ADELMAN writes, “My husband, Robb, and I welcomed our beautiful son, Forrest, into the world on May 10, 2010. Forrest is great teacher, and I am relearning how to be a student. We are still living in Montpelier, Vermont. Feel free to visit us if you’re up here protesting or registering your car.”

DAVID WILLIAMSON graduated with an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst this past May.

Rachel Findel-Pyles ’98: Improving lives with behavior analysis

When Rachel Findel-Pyles got her doctorate in psychology from University of Nevada at Reno in 2005, her research applied principles of learning to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. As the department chair for applied behavior analysis (ABA) at the Chicago School, Los Angeles, Rachel’s work now involves applying the same principles to a broader range of cases and training others in ABA. 

“Initially my passion was driven by the progress I observed working directly with clients,” said Rachel, pictured here with her husband, Dave, and stepson, Sean Pyles, a Marlboro sophomore. “But now as a professor and business owner, I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to teach, advise and mentor other individuals who improve lives each and every day.”

Rachel is also president of EXCITE—which rolls off the tongue a little better than “engineering excellence combined with innovation through education”—a consulting firm applying assessments to organizational behavior management. “It amazes me to see that all organizations, whether corporate or private, academic or business, profit or not-for-profit, struggle with the same issues related to communication, efficiency and effective practice,” Rachel said. She attributes much of her personal and professional success to “the self-management, discipline and day-to-day survival skills that I developed during my Plan of Concentration.”


JUNIPER (MOTT-WHITE) KATZ writes, “My husband, Zack Katz, and I live in the Four Corners region. I’m the executive director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy in Cortez, Colorado. As much as I love Vermont, I must say we’ve settled into the sunny climate of the southwest with glee. No children at the moment, but a very spoiled cat named Pica graces our lives with her presence. We are in the process of buying a post-and-beam strawbale home on a few acres with water rights for gardens and trees. As chance has it, another Marlboro-ite just happens to live in little old Cortez too: SARAH HARPER BURKE ’98 and I have connected after more than 10 years in different parts of the country. It’s been great fun to get to know her and her husband.”

“ALEX ROGALSKI ’02 and I are getting used to being Bawlmers (i.e., we live in Baltimore),” writes TRICIA THEIS ROGALSKI, “but after almost three years I still feel like a New Englander. Alex continues to love his work as a mathematician, and I enjoy staying home with the kiddos. Georgia is almost 4, and Rainer turned 2 on Halloween. I keep busy as the co-president of a group that serves people who have Downs Syndrome and their families throughout the Chesapeake region. I am also actively involved with a coalition working for systemic change in the Maryland County Boards of Education to increase inclusive practices in public schools. When I am not taking part in that kind of grassroots activism, I still love writing, reading, taking pictures and volunteering at the Unitarian Universalist church. One thing I have learned since living in Baltimore is you gotta b’lieve, hon.”

“Seth and I are thrilled to announce that we have welcomed our first child,” writes SHANA HALL DUNCAN. “Edith Josephine (we call her Edie) was born to panoramic views of San Francisco on March 31, 2010, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20 inches. The first months of parenthood have been truly wonderful.”

JACQUELYN PILLSBURY writes that she is “doing well and coming to love the American South. Had my fourth baby in the spring.”

JOSLYN HOMBERG writes, “My partner, Tim Haineswood, and I are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Isadora Homberg Haineswood. She is a bright-eyed, smiley girl!”

Ulla Välk ’03: Picturing young travelers

Now living in Amsterdam, artist Ulla Välk took time off from her work as a gallery curatorial assistant to illustrate Pancakes at Midnight: Jet Lag and the Young Traveler, a children’s book by her friend Jenny Curtis Fee. “According to Jenny, she sort of always envisioned my drawings when she wrote the book,” said Ulla, who used to draw pictures for Jenny’s niece and nephews.

While her Plan at Marlboro was in printmaking and sculpture, as a junior Ulla illustrated a children’s book by writing professor Laura Stevenson (see Potash Hill, Summer-Fall 2002). “Having done that gave me great insight,” said Ulla. “I knew this time around what it would entail to take someone else’s text and try to enhance it with illustrations.”

Ulla lacked firsthand experience traveling with children, the subject of Pancakes, but she has travelled a lot herself and enjoys hanging out with kids. “My favorite part about illustrating this book was actually coming up with the characters, settings and situations,” she said. “I thought a lot about the picture books I loved as a kid and tried to remember what I loved in those images. I also drew a lot from my own memories of my niece, my godchildren and the kids I looked after at the Marlboro daycare.”


LIZ CRAIN “is taking another year in Duvall, Washington, with the Wilderness Awareness School. I am apprenticing with the Anake Outdoor School, where my fellow classmate ASHLEY BIES is a student in the adult nine-month intensive program. It’s great to have a fellow Marlboro-ite to reminisce with about college days. At this moment I am in a planning meeting in Portland, Oregon, with Trackers International, another wilderness education program in the Pacific Northwest. Outdoor education and community development are what drive me in my passion to connect people with nature. If you are in the area and want to run around in the woods with me, I’d love to see ya.”

“I made the move to the dirty South,” writes MATT LYNCH, “after a relaxing summer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I kicked it with old friends LIZ EMMER FS09, FIONA SULLIVAN ’08 and the inimitable JOSHUA SHIPPEE ’04. Currently I’m cutting my teeth in the Islamic Studies doctoral track at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (I’m no more or less religious than I ever was, for those of you keeping score at home). Being a teaching assistant is a
new experience, as is wearing shorts in late October. I miss Marlboro, miss Andy and Ryan the most. Hope y’all are well.”

MAGGIE JONES just completed her first freelance editing job in Portland, Oregon, where she is interning at Edible Portland Magazine, promoting fine tangible and intangible media with Lasercave Art Collective and stockpiling big sweaters. “Any Marlboro grads who live in Portland and need a sweater should get in touch.”

“Just completed my paperwork to transfer from the master’s to the Ph.D. program in urban studies at Portland State University,” writes TESSA WALKER. “Had some fun opportunities for field research in bike/pedestrian transportation projects over the summer. Loving being home in Oregon, but still miss Marlboro.”

SETH BOWMAN is working with his agent to snag multiple movie and TV auditions in Honolulu, Hawaii, “while painting, dancing and running the fourth-biggest Hollister clothing store in the world.”

Carlus (Max) Henderson is still getting his bearings at the University of Michigan graduate program in creative writing, which he reports is slightly different from Marlboro. “I got my copy of Potash Hill and of course read it cover to cover,” he says. “My heart broke when I read about the passing of Sandy Vonderhorst. She was always pleasant to me in service and in conversation, bringing a smile to my face when we passed each other sometimes in the morning on my way to class.”

AMANDA DeBISSCHOP is “waking up at three in the morning to make donuts, nannying in the afternoons, writing in every spare moment and harboring high hopes for the near future.”