Class of 1977

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Our 40th reunion is here! Classmates are flocking to Hanover. We’ve reached out to the first 15 people to register to learn why they are excited to attend. The first in the class, the No. 1 registrant, was Jeff Riedinger. When we googled Jeff we discovered that he’s the vice provost for global affairs at the University of Washington, with an expertise in land reform, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. What he told us was that he usually spends June meeting with colleagues or conducting research around the girdled earth. Consequently, he has been unable to participate in reunion festivities for a long time. He’s making an exception this year to honor Phil Hanlon, the “accomplished and highly respected classmate who is president of Dartmouth.” Jeff admits to being older; he keeps hoping to become wiser.

The No. 6 registrant was Steve Silver. He thinks he’s finally eliminated, or at least suppressed, the Dartmouth animal facets of his personality. (Can you share the formula, Steve?) The proof: A really “great woman” has agreed to marry him. Steve plans to bring her to reunion and hopes meeting the rest of us won’t cause her to reconsider. Steve has purchased a construction equipment rental business near his home. There’s “no travel, low stress and great cash flow,” which gives him time to play golf with classmates Steve Jones and Bill Replogle. This is “the kind of job I always wanted.”

No. 8, Missy Attridge, always enjoys reunions, both “reconnecting with old friends and delighting in getting to know classmates I had not previously known well.” She finds this reunion especially appealing, because her ’07 son will be attending his 10th reunion at the same time. This means “we can always hang out at his tent, but I suspect our food will be better.” (From what we hear, that’s certain.)

Kim York, at No. 9, is “super excited” for reunion. This year our class will be joining the classes of 1976 and 1978 at reunion. Because Kim is now married to a ’76, “the three-year cluster is perfect” for her. Kim still loves to ski and travels north regularly to the couple’s condo in Whistler, Canada. She recently saw Rocky Geyer in Seattle and reports that he continues to do fantastic work in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. By the time Kim reaches Hanover she will have also seen Jean Rosston in Zurich, Switzerland.

Evy Chan was No. 11. The last reunion she attended was our 25th; this one will feel like “coming home.” The folks who lived in Woodward, Ripley and Smith have arranged to be housed together—it’s a reunion within the reunion. Evy notes with pride that Phil was a “Ripley Boy.” Through the years Evy has worked in Asia, Austria, Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Spain and the United States singing and promoting “forbidden music.” (Ask her to explain when you see her at reunion.)

Whatever your reason, come see why we’re getting better all the time!

Robin Gosnell, 31 Elm Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540; robins.nest@icloud.com; Eric Edmondson, Signal Hill Capital LLC, 425 California St., Suite 19, San Francisco, CA 94104; eweedmondson@gmail.com; Drew Kintzinger, 2400 M St. NW, Apt. 914, Washington, DC 20037; akintzinger@hunton.com

Daryl O’Brien Palmer ’77

Daryl O’Brien Palmer ’77 passed away October 21, 2015, in Montvale, New Jersey. Raised in Morris Township, she graduated from Morristown High School and matriculated at Dartmouth in September 1973.

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