Class of 1995 Winter 2022 Class Note

Hard to believe that it’s already winter 2023! I hope your year is off to a great start! Our column is short this time around —
feel free to share your latest info with your classmates for our next column.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Bonnie Newsom ’99G was awarded a $50,000 grant from Telling the Full History Preservation Fund. The award was granted for a project researching the history of marginalized peoples in Acadia National Park and is given through the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her project was titled “A Million Sunrises at Schoodic: Training and Research on the Muted Histories at Frazer Point, Maine.” Integrating research on Thomas Frazer, an African American freed slave who lived at Frazer Point
with his family, it also includes analysis of Native American archaeological materials from Frazer Point using indigenous archaeologists and fluent speakers. The research was shared through multiple community engagement and outreach activities. Congratulations, Bonnie!
Stephen Alexander joined RPM International as continuous improvement lead. He previously was the plant manager at Whitney Brothers in Keene, NH. Stephen has more than 24 years of plant operations experience and work in manufacturing as an operations leader and plant manager.
I hope this finds you happy, healthy, and warm. Fingers crossed for an early spring!