Roommates Reunite In Nashville

(from Rebecca Blake Osborne)

In October 2022, four senior year roommates ventured to Music City for a packed weekend of music and loads of fun to celebrate the first of us turning 60!

Kathy Reilly Gross’s birthday was celebrated in style by Eleni Daskalakis Henkel, Marcy Sitnik Reed, and Rebecca Blake Osborne in Nashville, including pink cowboy hats with flashing lights and a pink tiara for the birthday girl! Our visit covered the historic Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and an array of incredible food and yummy beverages while taking in live music at every turn. So much laughter and fond memories. 60 is truly the new 40!

Annette, Heidi, and Laura Celebrate 60 in Costa Rica

(from Annette Hach-Clein)

In late October 2022, Heidi Cary Nadiak, Laura Robertson, and Annette Hatch-Clein traveled separately from their corners of the US to meet up in Costa Rica and “gently” relive their days in Fairweather Hall and celebrate turning 60 years young. 

We pretended to be ecologists, searching for birds, insects, flowering plants, monkeys, sloths (Laura’s favorite), while enjoying amazing avocadoes, local fruits, kind local people, good rum and our own company. A good time was had by all; I still hear the laughter and the howling monkeys near our cottage.

AXΩ Trip to Spain and Marrakech

Margaret Marder sent along pictures of an amazing 16 day trip in a couple of months ago to Spain and Marrakech with her ’85 AXO sisters, including Karen Garbe Matjucha, Shelley Leavitt Nadel, Margaret, Terri Sergesketter Heath, Claudia Broekker Egger and sister-for-the-trip Linda Blockus.

Homecoming 2022!

It was Homecoming this past weekend, and ’85s from everywhere descended on the Hanover Plain to celebrate. It was also a celebration of fifty years of women’s athletics at Dartmouth, and our own class co-president Valerie Hartman was there to capture the action.

Shades of Green Spring 2022

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We are so excited to present to you the first Newsletter of our new Newsletter Editors Dan Studnicky and Shelley Nadel. They have worked tirelessly to pull together this Newsletter – filled with interviews, pictures and updates on all things Class of ’85. We are confident that you will enjoy this Newsletter and want to join us in thanking Dan and Shelley for pulling it together.

Some highlights of the Newsletter include a review of why those in our Class serve in their communities in so many different/inspiring ways, in-depth interviews with 3 classmates: College Trustee Sue Finegan, Annette Hatch-Clein, as well as newly appointed Chaplain and Director of the William Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Life at Dartmouth Reverend Nancy Vogele, and an overview of our newest and exciting Class Project: Bridges to Health Profession Fund (this is a new initiative developed by our Class Project Officers Veronica Jenkins, Linda Blockus and Pamela Ponce Johnson, now being overseen by Veronica and Linda, with a mission to increase graduate school admissions in the health professions for low-income Dartmouth students).

You’ll also find updates about Terri Sergeskettter Heath, Shelley Leavitt Nadel, Brad Pagliaro, Beth Hobbs, Linda Blockus, Jennifer Gabler, and Kim Booker Schmid.

’85s Connect at NY Regional Reunion

While our virtual reunion in June last year was a fantastic opportunity to reconnect, visit with old friends, and do all the reunion things, it was lacking in, um, real-world presence. Dartmouth is trying to make it up to at least some of us by hosting Regional Reunions in San Francisco and New York this year. The New York event drew lots of ’85s and other 80’s classes, including a gaggle of ’86s and ’87s that Valerie Hartman had the good fortune to connect with. Attendees from 1985, 19986, and 1987 included Beth Gilman Hobbs, Kay Romeyn, Amy Durno Harned, Peter Harned, Erin and Teddy Conway, Rise Norman, Valerie Hartman, Anne Schnaeder, Lanie McNulty, David Schnabel, Tracy Salmon-Ellis, Bernadine Wu, and Cheryl Bascomb ’82, our fearless Alumni Relations leader.

1985’s Connect at SF Regional Reunion

While our virtual reunion in June last year was a fantastic opportunity to reconnect, visit with old friends, and do all the reunion things, it was lacking in, um, real-world presence. Dartmouth is trying to make it up to at least some of us by hosting Regional Reunions in San Francisco and New York this year. The San Francisco event drew ’85s from the Bay Area for some good old-fashioned camaraderie. Josh Alwit, Jill Morgan, Joe Niehaus, Lauren Sonstrom Rosen, and David Rosen all enjoyed the evening.

Joe Niehaus and son