We are now all joining the Medicare generation! Yikes! I looked back on some of my old Alumnus columns — in the ’80s we were getting married and having children, in the 2000s our kids were graduating from high school and we were moving up our career ladders, and now here we are all about to retire and bounce our grandchildren on our knees! I am amazed at how the years have raced by. I retired as superintendent of schools in Sanford, ME, in December after 42 years in education. My wife, Jane Goodwin Theoharides ’75, ’81G, ’97 C.A.S., and I moved to western Massachusetts in December to be near our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchild. Being retired now also gives me lots of extra time to run and train for the Boston Marathon! Please note my new contact information above and take a minute to send me some news about yourself for our column.
Classmate Christopher Emmons retired as Gorham Savings Bank president and CEO in June 2018. He started with the bank in 2003 and helped more than double the assets of the bank to top $1 billion in 2017. Anne Michaud Gunning lives in Holden and worked for the Bangor Housing Authority from 2003 to 2018. Thomas Ward ’87G retired as superintendent of schools in Farmington last June and hopes to get back to coaching and do more sailing. He also noted that his wife has a growing to-do list that will keep him busy!
Assuming that many of you are also nearing retirement or have retired, you should have ample time to send me a note to update our classmates. Until next time, be well!