Class of 1969 Spring 2018 Class Note

Bill and Andrea Hayes Lott

11 Bayberry Drive

Eliot, ME 03903


Here it is 2018. Only one more year until our 50th Reunion. Plan to attend to see classmates, to remember our campus days, and to see the changes at “the college of our hearts always.”

In November 2017, Duncan T. Moore ’95 Hon. S.C.D. spoke at a campus colloquium. His topic was “Gradient-Index optics and Concentrating Photovoltaics.” Duncan, recipient of UMaine’s College of Engineering’s 2017 Edward T. Bryand Distinguished Engineering Award, was appointed vice provost for entrepreneurship at the U of Rochester in 2007. He is also the Rudolph and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering, professor of biomedical engineering, and professor of business administration at the University of Rochester. From 1997 – 2000, Duncan served as associate director for technology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.

In a recent article, Mark Woodward reminisced that, “Living on campus, some of life’s best turns occur not in the classroom, but in the form when a moment of idleness is interrupted by opportunity.” This was the manner in which he became associated with the Campus, where he started in circulation (persuaded by the senior next door in the dorm), and then went on to become business manager and advertising manager. He recalls the guidance of Brooks Hamilton, head of the journalism department. Mark wrote, “Years later, as a Bangor Daily News reporter, newsroom leader, and manager, I often returned to the grounding lessons of the Campus, which cut across all aspects of newspapering. It was a treasured, valuable experience.”  

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust named Jack and Bonnie MacBrayne of Orland as 2017 Volunteers of the Year. Jack has served on the board and has been active on several of its committees, including the land conservation, finance, and governance committees. He played a role in the group’s national accreditation in 2014, serves as property monitor, and helps with events.

The First Bancorp, parent company of First National Bank of Damariscotta, announced that Mark N. Rosborough has been elected vice chairman. He is president of J.T. Rosborough Insurance Agency in Ellsworth. He is also a partner in Rosborough Family Limited Partnership, Penrose, and TISA, and serves on the board of advisers of Maine Mutual Group.

Peggy Alden Stout ’77G and Marty sold their house in Maryland in September 2017 and are spending the winter months in Belfast. Their summer home is in Searsport.

Ray O’Keefe wrote that: “other than Hurricane Irma, 2017 was another normal year in sunny southwest Florida.” Irma was Ray and Nancy McKeone O’Keefe’s ’70 fifth major hurricane since they retired. They were able to stay at a friend’s home in central Florida during Irma. Ray’s community in Naples “fared relatively well with losing several hundred trees, lots of missing roof tiles and broken windows, but everything was fixable.”

Barbara Cable Duncan reported on a mini-reunion last summer with Androscoggin first floor freshman year residents Connie Cooke Caron, Patty Rossi Campion, Jane Mosher Kemerer, and herself. “We celebrated our 70th birthdays together, complete with cake,” she wrote.

Barbara and her husband, Jack, live in Pennsylvania near their son’s family after spending 35 years in Connecticut teaching high school. Their daughter, Amy, and her husband, Mike, are returning after a three-year tour in India with her accounting firm. Barbara just published her third book, All Glory and Honor Unto You, is writing her companion blog,, and she serves as a licensed lay pastor in their church.

Connie and husband Ray Caron ’63 are in Old Orchard Beach; Patty Campion just moved to the LA area to be near her kids; and Jane and Bill Kemerer are snowbirds living near Tampa, FL, in the winter and their lovely home in Belgrade Lakes in the summer. 

Stay happy and healthy, and enjoy the spring!