Tag Archive for 1976

CLASS OF 1976 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1976 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship Valerie Acosta ’20, Bronx, NY In addition to personal news, one of the themes for this column is the volunteer work that class members are doing. Susan Avitzour and her husband, Daniel, just had their fifth grandchild, Gabriel, and Susan has just finished writing a novel. It’s about an…

CLASS OF 1976 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

Skip Adamek reminded me that he retired back in 2011. (Sounds like a good deal.) He is living in Raleigh, N.C. and rented a house in Cape Cod for September. Skip enjoyed a weekend with Paul McDermott and Steve Farrell  ’77. Cheryl Alpert went to a niece’s graduation at Wes this past June. Just before, she…

CLASS OF 1976 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

From all reports, Reunion Weekend was a hit. The weather was good, there were some excellent panel discussions, and enough classmates made it back to make the trip worthwhile. I could not make it, and I want to thank Elisa Serling Davis for sending me some notes about those who did. Folks mentioned were present…

CLASS OF 1976 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

I received a lot of responses to my requests for news this quarter, and I am not going to be able to fit it all in. Some will have to wait until next time. This column will focus on classmates who have not written in for a while. Susan Peterson Avitzour, who has four thriving grandchildren,…

CLASS OF 1976 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Newsmaker: Michael Greenberg ’76, PhD Michael Greenberg ’76, PhD, the Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology and chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, was the co-recipient of the 2015 Gruber Neuroscience Prize. The Gruber Foundation cites him for spending “the last 30 years unlocking the mysteries of the molecular mechanisms that underlie the effects of experience on the brain,…

CLASS OF 1976 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

This summer Andrea Grubb Barthwell and her husband, David, are celebrating 35 years together. Their youngest son, Matthew, just finished Fisk and is headed to SUNY Stony Brook for graduate school in social work. Matthew plans to concentrate on social justice in relation to African-American teenage boys. Andrea keeps herself busy giving lectures on preventing and treating…

CLASS OF 1976 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Cheryl Alpert’s oldest son, Eben, will be graduating this year from Tulane with a degree in finance and her younger son, Chasen, is a sophomore at Washington and Lee where he was recruited to play soccer. Cheryl, who spent many years as a marketing executive, is now working as a volunteer with young entrepreneurs while…

CLASS OF 1976 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

Well, I was a little late in contacting everyone and did not expect much. But I got a barrel of news, so here goes. Sara Avitzour is an active psychotherapist whose lawyer days are long behind her. This semester she is finishing up her master’s degree in English and creative writing at Bar Ilan University.…

CLASS OF 1976 | 2014 | ISSUE 2

I was pleased to hear from Dan Bellegarde whom I last saw on a night out at a jazz club in New York City so many years ago. Dan and his wife, Marcia, are living in Vienna, Va. Dan has been with the State Department for 26 years and will retire Nov. 30 with 27+…

Class of 1976 | 2014 | Issue 1

First of all, thank you for sending so much news! Tom Kovar is living in western Massachusetts, working for the VA as a social worker and gigging with his band, the Retroverts. His son, Sam, is in fifth grade. Carol Bellhouse has six books out on Amazon: three in poetry, two novels and one biography.…