Class of 2017

Drawing Studio, 2009
Outdoor Class, 2010
Dartmouth Powwow, 2010
Women's Frisbee Team
Biology Lab, Undated
Christmas, Undated
Classroom, Undated
Alpha Kappa Alpha, 1988
Appalachian Trail, 1989
Class Day, 1994
Football, 1994
Academic Gala, 1997
Bonfire Building, 1999
Duthu, 2009
TableTennis, 2009
Top of the Hop, 2009
Chariot Races, 2010
Alpha Delta, 1877
Earth Science, 2010
Baseball on the Green, 1877
Football, 2010
Class Photo, 1898
Ledyard, 2010
Commencement, 1899
Pilobolus, 2010
Snow Sculpture, 1925
Salutatorian, 2010
Bonfire Caller, 1947
Spring, 2010
Choates, 1958
Tailgate, 2010
Cheerleaders, 1970
Hockey, 2014
Friendly Soccer Game, 1978
Campus Life, Undated
Cheerleaders, 1980
Commencement, 1980
Cyclist, 1987
Sorority, 1988
Class Day, 1990
Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, 2008
Commencement, 2008

Happy holidays, ’17s! As we start to switch to those 2019 calendars, let’s take a look at what a couple of our classmates have been up to these past few months.

Out in the small part city of Mokpo, South Korea, is ’17’s own Nicole Simineri. Nicole has been out east teaching English since graduation, and she is currently in South Korea as a teaching assistant as part of her Fulbright scholarship. Nicole majored in Asian and Middle Eastern studies and was eager to immerse herself in the culture of South Korea, a country in which she had never lived. Although she did not speak a word of Korean beforehand, she enjoys her role and has formed close bonds with her students. As if working five days a week in a foreign language isn’t tiring enough, Nicole also volunteers for two organizations. She works with the North Korean Defectors Program, which helps children learn English, and the Korea Bridge Initiative, which is geared toward students who cannot afford English preparatory classes for college admissions standardized tests. In her free time Nicole explores her local community in Mokpo and even ventures out to other cities, such as Busan, Seoul, Daegu, and Ginzhu. While in Mokpo, she enjoys free kayaking in the port, going to arcades, and befriending locals and foreigners alike. When she is out of Mokpo, she typically attends cultural festivals. For instance, this fall she went to Andong for a mask festival that showcased traditional mask culture and performance in Korea. Although she adores teaching in Asia, Nicole is considering a change in scenery after the academic year ends, likely close to her family in New York.

Back on the East Coast, rather than in the eastern hemisphere, is Katie Vareika, who is a development associate for the special events team at the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust. Since she is from the suburbs of Boston, Katie is living at home with her family. She says it’s fun coming home and being able to eat dinner with her parents every night. Katie is particularly delighted to be at home because her parents just got an adorable puppy, Ruby.

For those, who didn’t know, Katie is one of the wonderful head agents for the class of ’17. Early in September alums returned to campus for the annual Class Officers Weekend. During this weekend there were speakers, panels, workshops, and social events for the various class officers. On the Friday of her arrival, Katie was relieved to spend a quiet night relaxing in the Hanover Inn and eating her favorite meal from the Hop. However, she received a phone call and was told to take the long trek to the Life Sciences Center for a gala. Quite unexpectedly, Katie learned that the reason she was called over was that the class of 2017 won the award for Class of the Year for all classes 25 years and younger! Although Katie was shocked and wearing jeans during the fancy gala, she went on stage with decorum and represented us well. Additionally, Mercedes de Guardiola won Treasurer of the Year and Elaine Lunsford and Alexandra Pattillo won Class Newsletter Editors of the Year. Thank you to all the class officers for your hard work and for being such a standout team!

Dorian Allen, 117 West Grant St., Apt. 123, Minneapolis, MN 55403; (973) 986-5988; dorallen@comcast.net

Portfolio

Alumni Books
New titles from Dartmouth writers (November/December 2018)
Recommended Reading
Entrepreneur Kaya Thomas ’17 builds a virtual library.
Second Chapter

Barry Corbet ’58 lived two lives—and he lived more fully in both of them than most of us do in one.

Eleazar Wheelock
Eleazar Wheelock
Uncommon knowledge about the original big man on campus (1711-79)

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