Class of 1966 Spring 2018 Class Note

Dan Hillard

P. O. Box 138

Chandler Farms

Wilder, VT 05088

(802) 295-9044

It’s not too early to start packing for our mini class Reunion in Portland in August. A pizza party has been set up at Pat’s Pizza in Yarmouth, on Route 1 on Thursday evening at 5:30.On Thursdaynight at 8 PM, Maine Ballroom Dance on Congress Street offers their Thursday Night Stomp (swing dance) that several are planning on attending, and lots of other dance venues are nearby. Friday is an open day to allow you to do what you want in or around the greater Portland area, like going to Boothbay or Monhegan Island, or just relaxing with classmates. On Friday evening we will meet at DiMillo’s Restaurant in Portland for dinner. Our coordinators are also planning a Casco Bay cruise (depending on interest & weather)on Saturday afternoon. Kudos to Bob Kittredge and Carole Spruce for their advance work with Ashley Nemer ’10, ’12G at the Alumni Association in getting out timely notices and securing accommodations and venues. Historically, alums from the Bangor-Orono area have not attended our recent reunions. We hope they will plan to join us this summer, as the Portland area has a lot to offer if you like history, quaint shops, and a side visit to the famous Old Port area.

It seems many of our classmates are enjoying retirement while others continue to begin third or fourth careers! Kay York Johnson, who represents us with the Senior Alumni, is enjoying her grandchildren Margaret (10) and Stanley (8 ). Kay spent this past winter in Brewster, MA, attending their school activities and helping with homework. The family made a trip to Quebec City, rode in a horse-drawn carriage, and ate at the Chateau Frontenac.

Linda Cate Whitehouse is enjoying retirement in Santa Cruz, CA, visiting with seven grandchildren and spending summers in Meredith, NH.

Charlie Hanson claims he's a Go-fer and Honey-do in retirement. Still working as a product manager for Memorex Corp. and lives in Truckee, CA.

Karol Wasylyshyn continues to rack up the awards in the business world. The Society of Consulting Psychology chose her as the 2018 award recipient for Excellence in Consultation and recognized her with “Best Article of the Year” for her work published in the March 2017 issue of the Consulting Psychology Journal. The article is entitled “From Here to Certainty: Becoming CEO and How a Trusted Leadership Advisor (TLA) Helped the Client Get There.” She continues to write articles on executive development and leadership development coaching. On a personal note, she and sorority sister Carol Jesraly Josel shared a bottle of Franciacorta at Scarpetta in Philly’s Rittenhouse Hotel!

Lee Meserve officially retired after 44 years as a faculty member in biology at Bowling Green State University, 20 years of which were also occupied being NCAA faculty athletics representative. He and wife, Marge, vacation in Travis City, MI. Lee has been a spectator at an LPGA tournament, volunteered at an LPGA event (29 years), and has attended nearly every BGSU athletic event home and away. The Bowling Green board of trustees gave him the retirement titles of Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus and Faculty Athletics Representative Emeritus for his time and dedication to the university. He hopes to attend more alumni events.

I’m sad to share that Steve Steidle ’70G passed away in December after a long illness. He and I were childhood friends growing up in Waterville. Steve and Sharon Marks Steidle ’67 were Bear pairs. After his funeral I had a chance to spend some time with Sharon, their son Craig, and his family. Also attending were classmates Karen Adkins Wakefield and her husband, James.

Stephanie “Stevie” Burnell Hillard ’67 and I look forward to seeing you in a few months. Bring cameras, mug books, and make new memories! Go BLUE!