Calling all ’95s! It is time to add your entry to our 25th reunion book, available at dartmouth.brighcrowd.com/1995. We may not be able to gather in person but we are able to catch up with each other through this valuable compendium. About a quarter of our class has contributed so far and we’d love to get as close to 100-percent participation as possible! Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find there about our classmates from across the country and beyond.
Michael Shoemaker-Moyle is an academic nephrologist at the University of Missouri and fondly remembers afternoon cookouts and pong at Bones Gate, swimming in the Connecticut River Sophomore Summer, and ice skating on Occom in the winter. He gives a shoutout to his phenomenal professors in the chemistry department: Drs. Lemal, Ditchfield, and Cantor.
Jen Lien and her family live in Duluth, Minnesota, where she is an adjunct voice instructor at the College of Saint Scholastica. She was active in both the Glee Club and Summerphonics, foundational to her career in music. Jim Mahoney is a college counselor and English teacher at the Blake School, where he also spent 10 years as the dean of students. He remains the proud 1991 Topliff-New Hamp ping pong champion and remembers spending his winnings—a $50 EBA’s gift card—in a single delicious order.
Kieran McNulty is a professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota and writes, “Little did I know—as I slogged through my classes at Dartmouth—the level of commitment and dedication it takes to be a college professor. But if I had the choice to do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing! I get to teach amazing students and conduct fascinating research (okay, fascinating to me.) Let’s face it, I dig up fossils for a living. What’s not to love?” A few years ago Kieran and his family started a nonprofit organization to support orphaned and vulnerable children at his field site in Rusinga Island, Kenya. “This has added a critical new dimension to my work that has made life much more meaningful and engaging.”
In Atlanta, Nicole Haig is an emergency medicine physician and is busy with her husband, Rohan McFarlane, raising their four amazing kids, the eldest of whom is at Stanford. Chris Foley is also in Atlanta with his wife, Courtney, and sons Eamonn and baby Winslow, as is Candice Jimerson-Johnson, director of the Adventure Center, offering Christian-based after-school enrichment and summer camp programs.
And perhaps our winner for longest-distance entry is Robert Milbourne, who lives in Brisbane City, Australia, where he is a consultant advising clients in the global mining sector. “I am now working on perhaps the largest deposit in the world of the battery metals needed for electric vehicles, a deposit in international waters and regulated by the UN. It is fascinating indeed and combines much of my prior experience in the global mining and resources sector and project finance and operations.” Robert’s favorite memories include Alpha Theta, the World Music Ensemble, making Chinese dumplings with his professor, designing jewelry in the studio, and working through the night at Kiewit with wonderful friends changing mainframe computing backups.
The reunion book will close July 1. Get your news in soon and be sure to contribute to the photo albums too!
Unfortunately, I close this column with the news of two classmates’ recent passing. The bells of Baker Tower toll for Vuyi Radebe, who died in January in South Africa after a long battle with ALS, and James Rourke, an Alpha Chi brother and longtime San Francisco resident. They both will be missed.
—Kaja (Schuppert) Fickes, 2 Bishops Lane, Hingham, MA 02043; firstname.lastname@example.org