Todd Cranford Celebrates 60 in Jamaica

“During MLK Weekend in January, I was blessed to have twenty-eight friends, including Big Green family, join me in Montego Bay, Jamaica, at the Rose Hall Villas, for Todd’s 60th Birthday Destination Celebration. We hade a fabulous time on the beaches and eating great food! Pictured are Deidra Ifill-Stills ’85, Jacqueline Hayot-Ba ’85, Cassandra McDonald ’85, and Denise Hansberry ’85, as well as Adrienne “Tee” Lotson ’82, Brian Roy ’83, and Michael Brown ’84.”

Shades of Green Winter 2023

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Enjoy the Winter 2023 edition of Shades of Green from Newsletter Editors Dan Studnicky and Shelley Nadel. This issue is once again filled with interviews, pictures, and updates on all things Class of ’85. There’s also a special section celebrating 50 years of women’s athletics at Dartmouth.

Jacqueline Francis in NYC

Back to hometown NYC for a conference. Holed up in my midtown hotel writing my paper and handling business at the day job on the Left Coast. This is what 60 looks like. How fortunate I am. Long may it continue!

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.

In Memoriam: Rebecca Hartley

We mourn the loss of our classmate Rebecca Hartley on October 16, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Paul Amman ’83, and her son Matthew. At Dartmouth Becky was a government major and a member of the women’s crew team. She spent many years practicing law, and was most recently Assistant Vice President, Research Integrity and Assurance, in the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact at George Mason University. For more about Becky’s life and more photos and remembrances, visit https://rememberingbeckyhartley.com. (images via the memorial site)