Tag Archive for 1975

CLASS OF 1975 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1975 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship Allison Galante ’20, Flushing, NY Mike Minard, who traveled with blues giant Jonny Shines, turned 64 last year, and sent videos. One is a cover of the Beatles’ classic, featuring Mike, his wife, and granddaughter: youtube.com/watch?v=gyEyT6V3kBo. Catch the original musical, Amazing Grace, which Mike wrote with prisoners in New…

CLASS OF 1975 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

Be careful what you wish for . . .” the saying goes. You responded to my e-mail with 4,270 words for my 1,000-word column! So bear with me as I abridge some and delay other items for next issue. I’m sorry to start with news that in March a sudden heart attack took our classmate,…

CLASS OF 1975 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1975 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship Saarim Zaman ’16, Government Dear Classmates: You are not making this job easy! In response to my plea for news in the last column and via e-mail, I received a grand total of six replies. I know that the class of 1975 can do better than that, so send…

CLASS OF 1975 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Here is the belated 40th Reunion report for the 53 or so who “we know made it to Middletown and the rest of you who we had hoped would come.” Few classes break 50 attendees for the 40th, so we did well. If we can do it again in five years, we’ll beat the record.…

CLASS OF 1975 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1975, With Reunion around the corner, I’m hoping many of you plan to spend May 22–24 at Wes. It’s such a great opportunity to reconnect in more than the twosomes and threesomes we’ve stayed in touch with across the years. Beyond seeing the folks you remain close to, it’s especially fun to spend…

CLASS OF 1975 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

Perhaps I’m not middle-aged anymore. Perhaps your trusty class secretary is slipping. The reminder message I thought I’d sent to all looking for news got composed but didn’t actually get sent at all! So watch for a message in your e-mail box soon, and if you send me updates, there will be notes for ’75…

CLASS OF 1975 | 2014 | ISSUE 2

At age 60, I tried a personals ad to fill a void in my life, and it worked! Here’s what I wrote to my Wes classmates: “Middle-aged, married, female Secretary seeks news to share. Births (probably grandchildren these days), marriages (kids or yours), worklife changes, retirements, travels, and other doings all welcomed. Class Notes deadline…

LYNNE MacFARLANE ’75

LYNNE MacFARLANE, a corporate human resources executive, died Nov. 1, 2013. She was 61. A pioneer in women’s rights and civil rights in the corporate setting, she started her career at Aetna Life Insurance Company, worked for several other large corporations, and ended it with Jones Apparel as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources,…

JAMES A. EATON JR. ’75

JAMES A. EATON JR., 60, an owner and chief financial officer of Eaton Office Supply, died Oct. 24, 2013. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and earned his MBA from the University of Buffalo. Before joining the family business, which is the largest independent family office supply company in the Buffalo, N.Y., region,…

Class of 1975 | 2014 | Issue 1

It looks like the Class of ’75 has turned some sort of corner. I find myself writing increasingly about retirements, children’s graduations and marriages, and classmates becoming grandparents. The thing that goes along with those milestones, however, is more frequent reports of classmates who have died. This column has the sad distinction of covering fewer…