We have made it to another spring. It was a cold and windy winter here in Ithaca. A fun one though, as we
got to spend time with all three children and grandson Charlie. I’m still running when the weather is good,
plus snowshoeing, and walking our two dogs. We adopted a new puppy in October, so that has been a lot of
Thank you to everyone who answered the call for some news items for this issue. I hope others of you will
continue to send me your news.
Brenda Bridges Cook ’81G recently published The Entrepreneur’s Family: Seeking Recovery, Balance and
Growth. The book is available on Amazon and carried by the University bookstore. Being a daughter of an
entrepreneur, she brings the knowledge of the impact that this can have on the offspring. The information
she gleaned from case studies of others who were raised in entrepreneurial families was also included.
Marsha Traub retired in 2015 from a career in information technology and is currently working part time in a
high school as a paraprofessional. Marsha completed her term on the Sigma Kappa Sorority Foundation
Board of Trustees in June 2022 and is an active volunteer with Forgotten Cats animal shelter.
Mardie Womeldorf G retired this past January after a career in broadcasting and advertising. She started
out as a film editor for KMPH in California, then moved on as film editor for KDVR in Denver. In 1989, she
moved to Concord, NH, as program director for WNHT-TV. From there, she moved on to working in radio in
Brunswick, ME, and then transitioned into advertising as a media buyer.
Alan Everett was the owner/operator of Hemenway Hill Dairy in Williamsburg, MA, for 35 years. He recently
switched to owning a small beef herd and is working for a neighboring dairy for fun.
Zuzan Ehrhardt would love to hear from anyone who lived in Penobscot Hall from 1974 -1976. Her ex, Dan
Klock ‘74, ’76G was the head resident there. Their son Fred was born while living there in June 1976.
Zuzan is currently enjoying her grandchildren and living in Basking Ridge, NJ.
Mike Grondin has been retired now for 13 years after 35 years with the USDA. He has been busy around
the house, camping, hiking, gardening, substitute teaching, and being a grandfather to Quinn, Linus, and
Charlotte. He also enjoys being near UMO to enjoy events at the Collins Center and men’s and women’s
basketball games. Mike experienced a bout of prostate cancer a couple years back but is doing well now. So
glad to hear!
Currently, his 88-year-old mother, who has early-stage Alzheimer’s, is living with them. They have fun
remembering things from 25, 30, 40 years ago, but don’t ask what happened an hour ago! Mike can be
reached on Facebook if you would like to re-connect.
After 31 years, Mark Hammond recently sold his speech and hearing agency, Hammond Associates in
Portland, ME, to his son Nicholas Hammond, Ph.D.
Dave ’81G and Donna Evans Megquier enjoy being Airbnb hosts at their home on Green Lake in Ellsworth,
ME. They love meeting new people, and their guests enjoy all that the lake has to offer. Dave and Donna
are excited to be able to travel again and recently returned from a month in Costa Rica.
Dick Bowden has been keeping busy in Big Indian in the Catskills. He trail rides on the quarter horses that
he and his wife own, and still plays bluegrass music. Dick writes for the Hudson Valley Bluegrass
Association bi-weekly newsletter as Trivia Master and is an instructor and musician at Banjo Camp North
and Mandolin Camp North, in Charlton, MA. During the pandemic, Dick became a 32nd Degree Scottish
Rite Mason via the internet and is feeling homesick to visit the folks in Maine.
Paul LePage G launched his campaign to again run for the governor’s seat in Maine against Janet Mills. He
has been backed by Susan Collins.