Bowdoin 1974 News in our 45th Reunion Year...

Get excited for our 45th Reunion May 30-June 2, 2019!

The reunion committee is planning several class events to layer on top of what the campus-wide programming - come reconnect with Classmates and The Common Good.

If you would like to participate in a TED-style talk to tell a unique and/or interesting story (or would like to nominate a classmate for this session during our reunion weekend), please contact one of our class liaisons on campus: Kacy Hintze '98 or Sarah Begin Cameron '05.

Recent News From Classmates

John Curtiss

Still living in Larkspur, CO and enjoying retirement. Our daughters are now Juniors in college. One is playing volleyball and an English major at Gordon College in Wenham, MA which has allowed us to revisit New England. She has even played against Bowdoin's volleyball team twice! Our other daughter is a French/Pol. Science major at Furman University and still enjoys showing horses for Furman. I am still active playing hockey twice a week and golf and putzing around our property on the Front Range.

Maurice A. Butler

I am currently retired after spending 36 years as a public high school teacher, coach and administrator in Washington, DC. Since retirement, I have authored two books ("Out From the Shadow - the story of Charles L. Gittens who Broke the Color Barrier at the U.S. Secret Service" and "Demons in the Closet") and I am working on my third ("The Blue Dilemma").

Michael Hermans (Christmas 2018 on Kauai)

I am chief of urology at Central Texas Veterans Hospital in Temple, Texas.The most rewarding part is in training new physicians to become wonderful urologists.

Something my classmates may not know? 1. I have visited every state. 2. I have had a BIG MAC in 49.(hopefully will get South Dakota this summer). 3. I have a wonderful wife of 37 years with 4 wonderful children, 2 wonderful daughters-in-law and 1 wonderful son-in-law. Also i have a 2+ year old grandson. 4. My wife and I have hiked to waterfalls or similar water feature in 46 states. We hope to add South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan and Ohio soon to complete all 50.

Mark Anderson

I retired a couple of years ago from UMaine after 37 years. The School of Economics graciously allows me to keep an office, where I can continue some research, write an occasional post to my Bangor Daily News blog on public policy ("Stirring the Pot"), and serve as an editor for the journal Sustainability Science. The big event of last year (enjoyed vicariously) was our son Ben earning tenure at Cornell. I'm still playing a little golf and we are just an hour from Acadia NP, so we try to get there as often as possible, especially in the off season.


Bob Krachman

Loving every opportunity to read with granddaughter Zoe.

allie middleton

Enjoying life in the Hudson River Valley between Albany New York and a lakeside retreat in the Berkshires. Newell and I are celebrating 20 years together, and enjoy an extended network of friends and family including grandchildren and grand nieces and nephews. Retired from my clinical director post in 2010 and in addition to private practice, have been enjoying lots of international travel to teach and present workshops on therapeutic aspects of yoga and other somatic practices that enhance healthy living and mind-body integration.

Mario Brossi

Still living in the Greater Washington, DC area (the so called DMV). After twenty or so years representing Switzerland in various capacities-- first as head of Foreign investment in North America, Executive Director of the American-Swiss Business Council, and Head of Congressional Affairs, I am winding down later this year as Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Delaware.

Our daughter, Jordan, is thriving on the other side of the Potomac living in Arlington, which was just selected as one of the two sites for the new Amazon HQ2 project. Mother, Sharron, helps run the local YMCA on our side of the river in Bethesda.

Jed Lyons

One wife, two sons, two grandsons, same book publishing company for 43 years and still in full harness.

Something my classmates may not know? I still enjoy cartooning and water colors.


Ben Bensen

Still spinning plenty of wheels, though retired now.

My most memorable faculty or staff member? Roger Howell gave me all the help he could to poise me for a career in higher academia. It wasn't enough, and my aim was off. I found the right place was K-5.

Noel Webb

Life is wonderful with two grown daughters and a fantastic wife. My music publishing companies flourish, I have a new hit song coming out this month as a rock violinist and singer, and I invented FLATOP. Look it up on Amazon. What an experience to invent and patent a product. Wow! I hope to share all these adventures with my good friends from Bowdoin this year!!!

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