Tag Archive for 1974

CLASS OF 1974 | 2017 | ISSUE 3

NEWSMAKERS | 1970s NEWSMAKER CHARISSE R. LILLIE ’74 Charisse R. Lillie ’74, businesswoman, attorney, and lecturer, received the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. [Hon. ’96] Lifetime Achievement Award during the 29th Annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Attorney Conference in October. The award recognizes the accomplishments of a lawyer or judge who has demonstrated dedication to the…

CLASS OF 1974 | 2017 | ISSUE 2

Peter Hayward reports the sad news that our friend and classmate, Robert Mankin, died in Paris, France on January 28, 2017, after a long illness. Robert was buried at the Cimetière Parisien d’Ivry. Robert, who had lived in France since the 1980s, had a distinguished academic career there. At the time of his death, he…

CLASS OF 1974 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1974 Endowed University Scholarship Rami Hamati ’19, Manja, Jordan During Homecoming weekend in October, women of our class celebrated our fifth Women’s Gathering at Wesleyan.  The celebration was suggested by Pam van der Meulen and organized by Nancy Stack, Sharon Purdie, and Pam. Attendees included Nancy, Pam, Sharon, Carolyn White, Judy Atwood, Jean…

CLASS OF 1974 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

Here you will find the unedited updates from your classmates, since a shortened update was included in the print edition. Charlie Cocores and his wife, Carol, organized a week-long Habitat for Humanity build in New London CT this July. Rich Bennick serves on the Habitat board with him. Harold Sogard volunteered for the build and…

CLASS OF 1974 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

Reminder: Invitation to all of our classmates to come to Middlebury, Vt., Aug. 25–28 for Lloyd Komesar’s Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. A large turnout for an unofficial ’74 “Northern Reunion” could be the start of a beautiful tradition! Lyn Lauffer reports, “It’s been really fun for me to reconnect with Lloyd Komesar, following our last…

CLASS OF 1974 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1974 Endowed University Scholarship Rami Hamati ’19, Manja, Jordan Charlie Cocores writes, “I’ll be leaving my second career as the Educator in Residence, Certification Officer, at Connecticut College in May. Hope to continue to teach some psych in local colleges. Carol and I are awaiting our 5th grandchild in April and couldn’t be more excited! If…

CLASS OF 1974 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Lloyd Komesar reports that the inaugural Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival was a great success. “Among the 1,000-plus people in attendance, we had an abundance of wonderful Wes folks [and spouses] with us, including Bill Pearson and Jane Pearson P’12, Claudia Catania and John Cady ’71, Wayne Forrest, Wendy Starr, Naaz Hosseini, Lyn Lauffer, Sam Miller ’75, P’09 and Anne…

CLASS OF 1974 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

“Downsized and retired, Randy Smith reports that he is using some of his expanded leisure time to build a website for those who enjoy golf literature.  Golf-fiction.com offers short stories and novel chapters from all eras of golf authorship.” Monique Witt writes that OneTrickDog* is dropping several more jazz discs this summer.  The production arm has a ten-performance run…

JEANNE DEMKO CHIANG ’74

JEANNE DEMKO CHIANG, an actuary, died Oct. 7, 2014, at age 61. After receiving her degree in mathematics, she spent her entire career at Travelers Insurance in Hartford, Conn. She enjoyed music and traveling. Survivors include her husband, Jaf Chiang ’74, two children, and her brother.

CLASS OF 1974 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Congratulations on your re-election, Governor John Hickenlooper!!! Jeanne Demko Chiang, wife of Jaf Chiang, died on Oct. 7. Jeanne spent her entire career at Travelers Insurance as an actuary. She loved music and was also passionate about traveling. Survivors include her husband, Jaf; daughter Jasmine Chiang, a physician, and her fiancé, Ryen Schimerman of Portland,…