Class of 1977

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Our 40th reunion is coming June 15-18! Our tent will be in front of the gym, with the tents of the classes of ’78 and ’76 nearby. Register at alumni.dartmouth.edu/reunions/1977 and then contact your roommate, teammate, frat brother, old flame or anybody else you would love to see. We want everyone! There will be a craft beer, wine, coffee and cheese tasting on Thursday evening at Pete Volanakis’ home, a Friday pop-up arts celebration in the new Black Family Visual Arts Center (organized by Nora Odendahl), a Saturday “cluster” lunch on Baker lawn with a performance by the ’76, ’77 and ’78 Aires and Distractions, an “Imagine” panel moderated by John Donvan featuring classmates who have reinvented their lives, a dinner on Phil Hanlon and Gail Gentes’ lawn on Saturday evening, and a memorial service for those who left us too soon. You won’t want to miss any of it.

Here’s a sneak preview of what classmates have been doing. Tom Foster has taught history at Choate for 34 years. If you would like to improve your knowledge of U.S. history or political science, Tom can provide a syllabus. Betsy Fauver Stueber helps the Cleveland Book Bank, which gathers gently used children’s books and distributes them to underprivileged kids. Although Dan Mahony still has a day job, his passion is making wine. You can taste the fruits of his labor at the Thursday evening tasting. Not to be outdone, Mac Taylor bought Morrell’s wine bar and store at Rockefeller Center. In addition to his longtime finance career, Mac assists Leslie Bradford, Kent Dauten, Pam Perkins and Bob Baum with reunion fundraising. Jill Shaw Woolworth and her husband, Rick ’74, have enrolled in a yearlong program in the Distinguished Career Institute at Stanford. They will spend a year in Palo Alto, California, taking courses with a group of 30 others. Edy Ullman attended the celebration of 40 years of women’s rowing in Hanover this fall with classmates Terrie Alafat, Nancy Fisher-Allison, Marianne Enos Walsh and Maud Iselin Welles. Edy’s favorite quote from the event was, “Rowing made us what we are today. If you can survive a 2K, you can do anything!” Stacy Miller LaBare enjoys her Tennessee mountain house with husband Dennis and a pack of dogs. They ski, bike, hunt and scuba dive. She has just finished hiking the Appalachian Trail, which she began on her freshman trip 47 years ago.

Sadly, Rick Bruno lost his battle with cancer last November 25. Rick, along with George Burnett and Rick Serko, were the stalwart threesome of Mid Mass. Rick invited everyone in the dorm daily to group dinners at Thayer—he left no one out and was a friend to many. He will be missed.

Online registration for reunion is live and waiting for you! Come celebrate friendships, old times and new beginnings, because we’re getting “be77er 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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