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Class Notes

1950s

  • 1953 Robert “Bob” Waller

    Robert “Bob” Waller ’53 was recently published by Xlibris Press authoring an article titled “Relief, Recreation, Racism: Civilian Conservation Corps in the South Carolina State Parks, 1933-1942.”


  • 1954 Norman Crampton

    Norman Crampton ’54, along with the Reverand Donald Jones, has just published a new book, How to Have “The Conversation:” Talking with Family About End of Life. (LuLu)

    The book is a how-to for talking with family and close friends about the end of your life - years before the end; while you’re in fine health, confident and still contributing to society - and being sensitive to the feelings and needs of others.


  • 1955 Reginald Jones

    Reg Jones ’55 and his wife Janie Reesman ’57 celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary with a three-week tour of the national parks. A highlight of that trip was meeting with one of Navajo Code Talkers, learning how the code was developed, and hearing how he used it in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Even when they aren’t traveling, Reg and Janie spend time with their four children, their spouses and six grandsons. Janie continues to paint watercolors and Reg continues to write monthly columns for the Federal Times and weekly ones for FEDweek.com.


  • 1958 Judith “Judy” Braack

    Judy Braack ’58 and Dick Busscher ’57 are planning a trip to Seattle and Alaska in August as well as a wedding in Lexington, time at the lake and gardening! Judy will also be celebrating her 60th reunion this October!


  • 1958 Mike Henry

    Mike Henry ’58 welcomed great-grandchild number 7 recently! He shared, “always a joy when a new family member arrives”.


  • 1958 Robert “Bob” Cohen

    Bob Cohen ’58 - Bob is living in Alabama! Margie and Bob moved from Texas to be closer to family. His Daughter, Bobbi, lives only 10 houses away now.

    Bob is sorry to miss his 60th Class Reunion this year,but is  planning to make Margie’s 60th Reunion next year. They will be attending a reunion of ad agency people from the 70s and 80s in Chicago. 


    “Greetings to all of my class mates from the Class of 1958
    and the LFC administration…..hope to see you next year!”


  • 1959 Ted Sares

    Ted Sares '55Ted Sares ’59 was featured in The Conway Daily Sun on March 9, 2018 for being back in training for power-lifting events following a 12-week hiatus.


1960s

  • 1962 Bob Garner

    Join us in congratulating Bob Garner ’62 on his retirement this past February! 


  • 1962 Lawrence F. Kaine

    Lawrence F. Kaine ’62, was named a Charter Member of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section of the Florida Bar after 52 years of service. He is still practicing in Miami as a sole practitioner.


  • 1964 William Eck

    William Eck ’64 wrote in to share, “89 and still kicking!”


  • 1965 Frank Crane

    Frank Crane ’65 “finally bit the bullet” and sold his home in Estero, FL in March and is now living back in Doylestown, PA as his permanent home.


  • 1965 ladies

    1965Lake Forest College graduates Pat Gandy Lidien ’65, Candy Jaros Wood ’65 and Judy Johnston Herbert ’65 (left to right in photo), met for a get together. They all live in Marin County, California. These ladies first met when they were 18 years old (57 years ago!) and have kept in touch and shared their memories and current lives with appreciation for having their friendship start at Lake Forest College. 


  • 1966 Daphine T. Stevens

    Daphine T. Stevens ’66 turned 3/4th of a century in July and wrote in to share: “I was totally fit and had my own garden business which I loved! The climate devastation struck; which I have been fighting for 1/2 my life. My body rebelled with an autoimmune disease which I am still trying to get over. Much prefer holistic medicine to western, so am learning so much. Still a climate activist, surrounded by others, we all support each other.” Join us in wishing Daphine a full recovery!


  • 1968 Japan

    1Mori Moriuchi ’68, other alumni, and the College’s international admissions counselor, Darren Drabek, gather in Tokyo, Japan! The banner being held will be used at an EducationUSA college fair in Tokyo. The flag will safely be returned by Mori Moriuchi ’68 when he returns to campus this fall on Homecoming Weekend for his 50th reunion!


  • 1968 Marsha K. Anderson

    It is with deep sadness we report the passing of trustee Marsha K. Anderson ’68 on February 21, 2019.

     Born in Minneapolis, Marsha attended high school in Summit, New Jersey, and enrolled in the College as a proud member of the Class of 1968, to which she devoted great love and attention over the ensuing five decades.  Last fall, Marsha was a dedicated, enthusiastic leader of her celebrated class’s 50th reunion, which broke all reunion recoMarsha K. Andersonrds at the College.

     After graduating from the College, Marsha began working for New York Public Television and later switched to the J.C. Penny Corporation.  She subsequently moved to Chase Manhattan, where she spent the bulk of her career, retiring from the firm as Vice President in 2012.        

     Marsha was an invaluable volunteer for the College over the past half-century, and we have never had a better cheerleader.  In 1996, she joined the College’s Alumni Board, ultimately serving as its President from 2008 to 2011.  She was then named a College Trustee, where she was a vital contributor to the Board’s Development and External Relations and Student Success committees over the past eight years.

     In recognition of her unparalleled commitment to her alma mater, the College awarded Marsha its Distinguished Service Citation in 2013.   


  • 1968 Sallie Bowen

    SallieSallie Bowen ’68—Sallie created a website, www.salliebowen.com, where she is selling her original paintings. Sallie also published a new blog, “Finding Inspiration: The First Step in Beginning a Painting”, which can be accessed through the link below. Please check out Sallie’s website and comment on her blogs to let her know what you think.

    http://salliebowen.com/finding-inspiration-the-first-step-in-beginning-a-painting/

      


  • 1968 Walter A. Hill

    Walter A. Hill '68Dr. Walter A. Hill, Class of 1968, delivered the S.A. Haley Memorial Lecture at the 62nd annual Rural Life Conference March 9 at Pine Bluff Convention Center. Hill is a professor, Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences and Director of U.S. Department 1890 Research and Cooperative Extension at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. 


  • 1969 Carl MaultsBy

    Carl MaultsBy ’69, Natalie Carroll Dailey ’71, Rosalind Curry Jackson ’70, Russell Jackson ’69 were able to reunite at the Houston Area Urban League 50th Anniversary Gala. Foresters at the Huston Area Urban League gala


  • 1969 Carl MaultsBy

    Carl MaultsBy ’69, On June 5, 2018, the Hampton Ministerial and Musicians Conference saw the unveiling of One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: An African American Ecumenical Hymnal for which Carl, was the Episcopal representative to the Core Committee as well as a contributing composer/author of 11 pieces. For one of the pieces, “Absalom Jones: A Preacher Like Jesus,” MaultsBy co-wrote with Michael McKee ’68


  • 1969 Dan Halpren-Ruder

    Dan Halpren-Ruder ’69 published an article “Why Give It Up? My Late-Career Fellowship,” which talks about Dan completing a fellowship in telehealth (TH) after a 36-year long medical career in internal medicine. Check out the article here: https://catalyst.nejm.org/late-career-fellowship/


  • 1969 Jay Ukena

    In January, Lake County (IL) Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor ’04 sent in this update about newly seated Lake County (IL) Chief Judge Jay Ukena ’69: “It’s notable that Lake Forest College alumni are leading ‘both sides of the building’ with Jay leading the Circuit Court and me leading the county building.”


1970s

  • 1969 Carl MaultsBy

    Carl MaultsBy ’69, Natalie Carroll Dailey ’71, Rosalind Curry Jackson ’70, Russell Jackson ’69 were able to reunite at the Houston Area Urban League 50th Anniversary Gala. Foresters at the Huston Area Urban League gala


  • 1971 James “Michael” McTwigan

    MichaelMichael McTwigan ’71 shared that after 45 years in New York City, most of those in Park Slope Brooklyn, he has moved to the “woods” of Connecticut, surrounded by pine trees and is working for Mastercard. 


  • 1971 Janet Lee Beach

    Janet Lee Beach ’71 lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband, Ralph Keeney. The two of them have a son, Greg, who is now 30 years old and works for Open Gov, a software company in Silicon Valley which focuses on improving city and state government outcomes via access and visualization of data.

    Janet (US Marketing Services) works as a consultant in strategy and market research designed to accelerate sales via effective product, marketing, and sales alignment. 

    Janet also runs a non-profit, The Job Forum, as a volunteer ED/Chairman. The Job Forum provides career advice and input to educated job hunters to help them find their next steps in their careers. 

    Janet is looking forward to her family vacation to their cabin at Squam Lake in New Hampshire. 


  • 1971 Jonathan Atkin ’71

    Jonathan Atkin '71Drone aerial photos taken by Jonathan Atkins ’71 is included in the American Photographic Artists-New York issue launch at The Old Print Shop Gallery in New York City where the ‘proof sheet’ magazine has been brought to life. 


  • 1973 Stephanie Mark

    Stephanie Mark ’ 73 - Stephanie is doing great in Stamford, CT. She is enjoying life with architectural design, ceramics, and advancing her block business, Pyridiam Block. You can see Stephanie on her website. 


  • 1975 Dalton Savwoir

    Dalton Savwoir ’75 - Dalton has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 2016.


  • 1976 David “Dave” Maurer

    Dave Maurer ’76 - In July, Dave left longtime home Los Angeles and moved with my girlfriend Sharon to Hollywood, Florida. We run a wholesale jewelry business together. Dave is also the director of his family foundation (The Maurer Family Foundation)–their giving is focused exclusively on the Arts.

    Last summer, Dave connected with Chuck Bailey in Cape Cod; and he usually sees Amanda Hoey (Mandi Shenk ’76) a couple of times a year– she also lives in South Florida with her husband Patrick.

    Any vintage Foresters happen to be down near Miami, give Dave a shout.


  • 1977 Chrisann Verges ’78 and Sally Lapiduss ’77

    Chrisann Verges '78 and Sally Lapiduss '77Chrisann Verges ’78 (left) and Sally Lapiduss ’77 returned to campus on March 21 for a career event billed as “Foresters in Hollywood”. They shared tips for building a career as a writer or producer and share how their Lake Forest College education helped them in ways they did not imagine as students.


  • 1978 Lewis Zwick

    Lewis Zwick ’78 - Last January Lewis started Zwick Real Estate Advisors , a real estate and financial consulting firm focusing on the equestrian community in North Texas which is the home to cutting and reining horses trainers. Lewis believes this could be an interesting ride.


  • 1979 Mary Loss

    Mary Loss ’79, In 2017, Mary retired from teaching and her son, Paul Loss Dunham, graduated from Lake Forest College! Paul will be attending Kent Law school; where both his father and uncle attended.


  • 1979 Rita Garry

    Rita Garry ’79, Started a new position as Senior Counsel at Freeborn & Peters

    RIta Garry


1980s

  • 1980 Marcia Riefer Johnston

    MarciaMarcia Riefer Johnston ’80 just released her website, https://kindness-map.com/, a place where people everywhere can share recent stories of kindness they’ve seen or received. The Kindness Map originated as Marcia’s project in the Spring 2018 Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership Program in Portland, Oregon. Please visit, drop a heart on the map, and help magnify kindness in the world.


  • 1981 Robert Dvorak

    Robert Dvorak ’81 - Robert Joined SilkRoad Technology, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2018.


  • 1984 Edwin Stang

    Edwin Stang ’84 recently wrote in sharing a new job at Alliance Mobility as a Certified Mobility Sales Manager. “I am very excited to work with this new company in Kelowna, British Columbia Canada eh! We are very fortunate to provide Citizens with Disabilities VMI and BraunAbility Wheelchair Vans that enhance their mobility freedom.”


  • 1984 Sonia Alvarez and Tom Kern

    Sonia and TomSonia Alvarez ’84 and Tom Kern ’84 were recently at Lake Forest College taking their children on the campus tour as they consider college in 2019. “It was a great Admissions event!”


  • 1985 Amy Currie

    Amy Amy Currie ’85 recently took on a new role as the Culinary Director at Panna Cooking.


  • 1985 Dan Ugaste

     Dan Ugaste ’85 recently won the Republican Primary for Illinois State Representative in the 65th District (North and Central Kane Cty and Southern McHenry Cty). Dan will face a Democrat in the General Election this fall.


  • 1985 Laurie Doss

    DossLaurie Doss ’85 is featured in the Blue & White, the Marvelwood School magazine.  Marvelwood is prep school in Kent, Connecticut where Doss has been teaching for 31 years, and is the current Science Department Chair. In November 2018, the school’s board of trustees named a science lab in recognition of her years of service to the school and greater community.

    Read more about Laurie Doss ’85 and her achievements HERE. (beginning on page 18)


  • 1985 Mark Vruno

    Mark Vruno '85Mark Vruno ’85 is working in the Marketing Communications Department at Fenwick High School, a Catholic college prep school in Oak Park, IL, near Chicago. The former Forester quarterback is also the head freshman football coach for the Friars.


  • 1986 Kali Om

    Cali Om/Cara Jepsen '86Kali Om (formerly known as Cara Jepsen ’86) was in residency at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest in March writing a book of her Yoga Chicago columns called Beyond the Mat: Don’t Just Do Yoga—Live It, which will be published later this year. Om has been a freelance journalist in Chicago for the past 30 years, and taught yoga there since 1998. She is registered beyond the highest level (E-RYT 500). She has completed 200-, 500-, and 800-hour trainings with her guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, and studied five times in India with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is also certified in many other areas, including yoga therapeutics. Besides teaching yoga in Chicago, Om leads retreats locally and in Belize, and is a columnist and cartoonist for Yoga Chicagomagazine.


  • 1988 John Durning

    John Durning '88John Durning ’88, owner of Pizzeria Deville, a popular pizzeria in Libertyville, Illinois, has been awarded “Libertyville Business of the Year.” 

    Durning left his job in banking when he found the perfect spot for his pizzeria. Growing up in New York, he fondly remembers making lunches for his nine siblings. Food has always been his passion, and pizza has “always been his thing.” 

    Durning claims that although he doesn’t get enough sleep, he’s never been happier. “I always thought it was kind of a cool job because if you did a great job, the customers were always super happy and happy to see you. It just seemed like a great way to make a living.” 

    He credits his early career in banking and real estate - and demolition and construction help from neighborhood buddies - in helping him start Pizzeria DeVille, his dream come true.  

    Congratulations, John!


1990s

  • 1990 Todd Sullivan

    Todd Sullivan ’90, will be co-teaching a practical skills course at Duke Law School during the 2018-19 school year called “Pre-Trial Litigation.”  Sullivan graduated in 1994 from Cornell Law School.  He is a partner in the law firm Graebe Hanna & Sullivan, PLLC in Raleigh, North Carolina.


  • 1990’s In Memoriam

    Gary E. Heath ’94, Chicago, Illinois May 12, 2019


  • 1991 Caralyn Carrie Brace

    Caralyn Carrie Brace ’91 shared with us; “Love living on beautiful Lake Norman outside Charlotte with my husband and our 8 year old.  Traveling every week with Cisco but getting to see the world!”


  • 1991 Gretchen Sloan Larkin

    Gretchen Larkin Gretchen Sloan Larkin ’91 was selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as the Head of Charles River School (CRS), an independent school in Dover, Massachusettes for grades pre-K through 8, and is only one of two elementary school heads to receive this award, traditionally given to leaders of colleges and universities.

    “I am thrilled to receive this award,” Larkin said. “To be in the company of leaders from institutions like Babson College, Tufts University and the University of Massachusettes is an honor and I am proud of our work at the Charles River School over the past four years.” 

    Larkin began at the Charles River School in 2014, and since then has led efforts to construct a new, state-of-the-art middle school and science lab, a new Media and Design Lab, established an outdoor Wetlands Laboratory, increased diversity among CRS faculty and staff, and reduced attrition to its lowest level in five years.

    Larkin has spent most of her career working in independent schools in the New York City and Boston areas. Prior to CRS, she served as the K-8 Assistant Principal and Head of Lower School at Milton Academy, and has also been a math, English, and history teacher, a reading and learning specialist, and a pre K-8 educational coordinator. 


  • 1991 Joseph William Marcus

    Joe MarcusJoseph William Marcus ’91 recently wrote in to the College to share a life update with us. He wrote “as evidenced by the West Palm Beach skyline behind me, like any good native New Yorker, I’ve since relocated to south Florida. Delray Beach is where I am living these days. No, I’m not retired. I pick up plenty of part-time work and, of course, I’m enjoying the beautiful weather down here.” 


  • 1993 Tim State

    Tim State ’93 recently shared with us; “after vacationing in Palm Springs for several years, my partner Michael Norpell and I went all-in, and purchased a vacation home there this past year. It’s a fun mid-century modern getaway that that we have completely gutted and updated while still being true to the architect’s original intent. We have coined the home “Estrella Moderna,” Spanish for modern star–a nod to the concrete breeze block star that adorns the front of the home.  I continue as the Director of Alumni Relations for the Americas and Reunions at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, which has me on the road about fifty percent of the time, and I’m looking forward to fewer flights between Chicago and the West Coast and starting and ending my week in Palm Springs.”


  • 1997 Fishing Crew

    LFC "Fish This" crewDavid Fournier ’97 captained Team Zamboati and his all-LFC crew to a second Chicago Corinthian Yacht Clun “Fish This” tournament win last summer. The all-LFC crew included (left to right) Geoff “Jiffy” Curtis ’97, Brian “Wolfie” Wolf ’97, David “The Rodfather” Fournier ’97, JJ “Big Cat” Nitti ‘97 and Eric “Haskie” Haskell ’00.


  • 1998 Julie Gallo

    Julie Gallo ’98, her husband, and two year old son Aiden moved near Charlotte, North Carolina after accepting a position at Piedmont Plastic Surgery and Dermatology as a Certified Physician Assistant. They are very excited for this new venture!


  • 1999 Yancy Dominick

    DominicksYancy Dominick ’99, along with his wife Emily and son Franklin, had a great time visiting his sister Merrica Dominick ’04 and her husband Nick in Morocco, where Merrica works for the US Consulate in Casablanca.


2000s

  • 2000 Beth Liebschutz-Roettger

    2000 ladiesBeth Liebschutz-Roettger ’00 shared this photo of herself with fellow Foresters having a wonderful weekend visiting Music City and catching up. Pictured is: Samantha Holdrige Oppeneer ’00, Melissa Glynn Varlioglu ’00, Diana Forman Campbell ’00, and Natalie Hartung Domaleski ’00.


  • 2000 Josh Moulton

    Josh Moulton ’00 will be inducted into his high school’s arts Hall of Fame on May, 9, 2019 in Grosse Point, Michigan.

    Moulton is the first male and first painter to be inducted into University Liggett School’s Hall of Fame. He is the fifth alum to be inducted. Moulton '00 at Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery in Chicago, IllinoisMoulton '00 at Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery in Chicago, IllinoisThe first inductee was Gilda Radner, so Josh believes he “is in good company.”


  • 2000 Martin Rob Holland III

    Martin Rob Holland III ’00 recently accepted a new job with MassMutual as their Real Estate Director. Good luck on your new adventure! 


  • 2001 Marnie Henderson Alcock

    Marnie Henderson Alcock '01After graduating from Lake Forest College, Marnie Henderson Alcock ’01, pursued her passion for flying by completing her flight training in Arizona. As a member of Women in Aviation International (WAI), Alcock was one of two recipients of a Boeing 757/767 Type Rating scholarship sponsored by FedEx Express. She successfully completed this training during the fall of 2016 in Memphis and was hired as a Boeing 757 First Officer with FedEx. Marnie accepted a foreign duty assignment with FedEx and resides in Bonn, Germany with her family.


  • 2005 Casey Reid

    Baby Reid-BleitnerOn April 2, 2018, Casey Reid ’05 and David Bleitner ’05 welcomed a baby girl, Bryce Hope Reid-Bleitner, to the world. Bryce joins her proud big brother Oliver (age 2).


  • 2005 Chris Polizzi

    Chris Polizzi ’05 recently took a new position a Safeties Coach, Co-Special Teams Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator at The University of Tennessee-Martin; a Division I Football Program that competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. 

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  • 2005 Nathan Schilling

    Nathan Schilling ’05, On May 16, 2018 Nathan was hired as the Superintendent of Schools for Lansing School District 158 in Lansing, Illinois. Below is a link to the press release:

    http://www.d158.net/downloads/districtoffice/sd158_superintendent_news_release__5-21-18.pdf

     

    While at Lake Forest College, Nathan majored in both music and biology. He later taught both subjects in public schools before becoming a department chair, principal, and now superintendent. Nathan Schilling


  • 2005 Tiffany Delahanty Milliken

    Xavier JamesTiffany Delahanty Milliken ’05 and her husband welcomed Xavier James on Christmas Day weighing in at 7 lbs. 6 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. What an adorable addition to the Forester Family!


  • 2007 Caitlin Brown Hoffmann

    Caitlin Brown HoffmannCaitlin Brown Hoffman ’07 fell in love with travel and adventure while studying in Florence, Italy during her senior year. She knew she wanted travel to be more than a hobby in her life. An internship under Joe Hoffer ’88 at Rolling Stone Magazine led her into advertsing upon graduation, but she was always thinking about how she could parlay her skill set into her dream job: professional traveler. Hoffmann eventually left advertising, and after a year visiting the off-the-beaten paths of 19 of our national parks, founded Wandering Eye Travel Co. Based out of Chicago, Hoffmann now helps others with experiences of a lifetime: customizing creative, authentic travel itineraries to locations around the world. You can follow her adventures on Instagram: @wanderingeyeco, and visit her website: www.wanderingeye.co.


  • 2007 Declan Mahoney


  • 2008 Andrew Myers

    In March, Andrew Myers ’08 announced his candidacy for the House of Representatives for the 193rd District in Pennsylvania Republican primary on May 15. 


  • 2008 Kristin Carlstrom

    KristinKristin Carlstrom ’08 is happy to announce that she married her “college sweetheart,” Declan Mahoney ’07.  They had a lovely wedding surrounded by family and close friends – some of them, Foresters – in March 2018. Kristin is currently completing my first year of working as a speech language pathologist, having graduated with my master’s degree at the end of 2017.


  • 2009 Gabriella Gervasio

    GabriellaGabriella Gervasio ’09 recently accepted a position with D.C. Public Schools as the Manager of Elementary ELA Curriculum Development. DCPS has worked to create a curriculum that is culturally relevant and unique to the District. Over the course of the next two years, Gabriella will manage the process of further building it out, professionalizing it, and publishing it. Congrats, Gabriella! 


  • 2009 Jared Fox

    Jared Fox '09Jared Fox ’09 returned to campus on April 1, 2019 to present “eduGAYtional equity: An Alum’s Adventures in NYC.”

    Fox shared his journey from Sheridan Road to New York, where he is the LGBT Community Liaison for the New York City Department of Education, overseeing LGBT support for students, families, and staff members across 1,800 schools. 

    The presentation was sponsored by the Mojekwu Fund for Intercultural Understanding, Department of Politics, International Relations Program, and PRIDE.


  • 2009 Laird Walker

    Laird Walker ’09 and his wife, Liz, moved to Kalamazoo in September of 2017 where he is currently enrolled in the Masters of Social Work Program at Western Michigan University. Laird Walker


  • 2019 Cam McGuire

    McGuireThe Massachusettes-based, junior hockey team, the Worchester Railers have added Cam McGuire ’19 to their roster as public relations and social media coordinator. 

    The Forester hockey player and communications and business major will also host a radio show in this role, as well as provide multimedia content across the Railers social media channels. And, on top of that, he will also be behind the mic with Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Eric Lindquist, as the two will split play-by-play duties during game radio broadcasts.


  • Riley Aumiller ’03

    Riley Aumiller ’03, physics major, has shared some exciting news:

    He designed and built two microscope instruments for the payloads on the May 2, 2019 Blue Origin test flight. The microscopes are part of an automated microfluidic and imaging platform for investigating the effects of microgravity on live cell function. The Blue Origin flights are primarily a test and demonstration of the hardware components for a system intended to be put on the space station for longer duration experiments. Aumiller worked with a team of biologists, and mechanical and electrical engineers.

    Following a review of the test results, a more meaningful and capable system will be prepared for the space station.


2010s

  • 2010 Lauren Ferrell

     Dr. Lauren Ferrell ’10, has graduated from residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program at Smokey Hill – Salina.


  • 2010 Mario Mazzetti

    Mario Mazzetti '10

    Mario Mazzetti ’10 has been cast in San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon’s first 2019 production, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award-winning musical FIORELLO!

    Mazzetti is making his Moon debut as a member of the ensemble cast.

    The play centers around the life of Fiorello H. La Guardia, considered one of the greatest mayors in American history, as he rose from a crusading lawyer to Congress, to running New York City. He was considered a champion of his less-fortunate, immigrant constituents, he supported women in the labor movement, and believed that true leadership meant serving all members of the community equally. This is an exciting debut for Mazzetti, as only one year earlier he was a member of the audience for 42nd Street Moon’s staging of “Ain’t Misbehavin,” hoping that one day he’d have an opportunity to perform on its stage.  As a member of the ensemble, Mazzetti will play six different characters. FIORELLO! features lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Block, and is based on the book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott.

    Mazzetti came to the College from Lake Zurich, Illinois after visiting Davis Schneiderman’s and Carla Arnell’s English classes. He was inspired to study English, and the opportunity to participate in theater on the side was very appealing.   

    Armed with a vocal performance scholarship, Mazzetti began his studies at the College, and dabbled in his first love, theater. But, one lead role led to another and another, and Mazzetti quickly became an English and Theater double-major. He also performed as a member of the College choir, and was the founder of “Son’s of Pitches,” a men’s acapella group.

    Mazzetti had an opportunity to work behind the scenes, as well. He became the student Costume Shop Director while staff costume shop director, Janice Pytel ’93, was working on Broadway, an experience Mazzetti found immensely valuable. 

    Although the opportunity to work in film would be very welcome, Mazzetti claims theater is his first love, and he is grateful he didn’t take his high school advisor’s advice to stay away from theater. So are we!

    FIORELLO! is playing at San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon from February 27 to March 17, 2019.



      


  • 2010 Tracy Schwartz

    Professor Michael H. Ebner and Tracy Schwartz '10Professor Michael H. Ebner and Tracy Schwartz '10Michael H. Ebner, James D. Vail III professor American history emeritus delivered a public lecture entitled “How the automobile revolutionized the American metropolis”  in Boise, Idaho on May 10 sponsored by the Organization of American Historians. Tracy Schwartz ’10 was present and participated in the program as a representative of the state’s department of transportation. 


  • 2011 Karen Larson WOODSTONE

    Karen Larson Woodstone ’11 recently married her love, Keenan Beals, and we created a second last name to add to our current “maiden” names- Woodstone. We are currently living in Salem, MA. 


  • 2011 Khoogas Mekaelian

    Khoogas Mekaelian ’11 recently began a new job as a Major League Baseball strength coach for the Houston Astros. Check out more about Khoogas here.


  • 2011 Zachary Kozak

    Zachary Kozak ’11 will be graduating from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business this May with a Master’s in Business Administration. While at Notre Dame, Zachary concentrated in Consulting and Corporate Finance. He also took on several leadership positions where he served as President of the Consulting Club and Chairman of the Case Competition Committee. Beginning in August of 2018, Zachary will return to EY (Ernst & Young) in Chicago, where he interned over the summer, as a Senior Consultant within their Strategy & Customer consulting practice.


  • 2012 Chris Haught-Thompson

    Chris Haught-Thompson '12Chris Haught-Thompson ’12 has accepted the head coach position for the women’s soccer team at Virginia Military Institute.

    Haught-Thompson became the assistant coach at Division I, Virginia Military Institute when he graduated from the College. The Forester left to coach at Knox for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, and was named the 2018 Midwest Conference Coach of the Year for leading the women to their second straight conference tournament win. Returning to VMI, Haughton-Thompson believes, is the right step for his career.

    “(VMI is) the place that raised me as a coach and so not often do you get the opportunity to go back to a place like that,” Haught-Thompson said. “Obviously, being a Division I program, it’s a great step in my career but it’s super hard to leave. We have a great group and a great team and obviously a lot of success and so it’s a tough decision but I think going forward it’s the best thing for me and my family.”

     


  • 2012 Kjerstin Scheyer

    KjerstinCongratulations to Kjerstin Scheyer ’12, formerly known as Kjerstin Besser, on getting married in October 2017.


  • 2013 Alexandra Andorfer

    Alexander Andorfer ’13 graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in May 2018. She took the California bar exam is July 2018 and has since begun working at Goodwin Procter, LLP, in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, as a corporate associate. 


  • 2013 Alexandra Andorfer

    Alexandra Andorfer ’13, graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in May 2018. She took the California bar exam in July 2018 and has since begun working at Goodwin Procter, LLP, in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, as a corporate associate.


  • 2013 Cori and Paul

    Cori and PaulCollege sweethearts, Cori Daizovi ’13, formerly Cori Cooper, and Paul Daizovi ’14 celebrate their September wedding surrounded by fellow Foresters! Congratulations to the Forester couple!


  • 2014 Samantha “Sammie” Zender

    SammieSammie Zender ’14 graduated nursing school in April and went on a medical mission trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. On this trip, over 2,000 adults and children were given medical services including medical, dental, and optical services. Sammie shared a photo with us of her while in Honduras.


  • 2015 Harris Miller

    Harris Miller ’15 recently took on a new job with Autohaus Automotive as a Client Experience Specialist. In his role, Harris is developing a social media marketing project to help the dealership reach out to the community and share our employees’ stories and successes. He also keeps busy by serving as a board member for the Morton Grove Historical Society where he manages their social media page and blog posts. Harris doesn’t stop there; he also serves as secretary for the Norwood Park Historical Society where he volunteers and also writes articles for their monthly and quarterly newsletters.


  • 2016 Grace Dowling

    Grace Dowling ’16 - Following Grace’s internship at the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) she accepted an entry level offer to be the Rankings Coordinator for the WTA and has now been doing this for 6 months. Grace really enjoys it, “thanks Lake Forest College for all your help and support.”


  • 2016 Kayla Choun

    A Fulani, nomadic ethnic group of cattle herders in West Africa, mother holds her baby. It is common for women to adorned in colorful fabrics and jewelry.A Fulani, nomadic ethnic group of cattle herders in West Africa, mother holds her baby. It is common for women to adorned in colorful fabrics and jewelry.Kayla Choun ’16 is currently serving in the Peace Corps in the West African country of Benin. She is on site in Ouassa-Pehunco, Atakora, Benin applying her economics and political science majors as she works on community economic development. Kayla works with a local NGO that advocates for women and children’s rights. Her work is usually completed in an office where she works with staff to enhance their computer Kayla visits the Python Temple in Ouida.Kayla visits the Python Temple in Ouida.skills and help with marketing campaigns. During her spare time, Kayla works on many small projects. She has a savings and loans group in a smaller village close by. In this group, she meets with women weekly and they collectively save their money and give loans to one another. Kayla shared with us this group has been working for about a year and has saved over $3,000! Kayla also works with students from high school where she mentors and monitor two female students schooling for the entire year. Kayla shared some photos with us that we hope you will enjoy. 


  • 2018 Kyra Vidas

    Kyra Vidas ’18 has been appointed the Director of Basketball Operations for the WNBA Team, Atlanta Dream located in Atlanta, Georgia.

    “This is a DREAM come true and I will be moving in early April for this upcoming season. This was a big decision to make, but it was the right one for my future in sports,” says Vidas. 

    Vidas is one of the youngest WNBA Director of Operations.  Congratulations, Kyra!


In Memoriam

  • Mary V. Stickles ’39 passed away on March 21, 2019. At 101 years old, she was the College’s oldest known living alum; still giving at the President’s Society level and never missed a year.

  • Arthur W. Kick ’49 April 29, 2018

    Harry G. Meadows ’44 April 7, 2018

    Joseph W. Rose ’42  February 27, 2018

    Russell Nype ’43  Florida May 27, 2018

    Albert W. Beich ’49 June 24, 2018

    Harvey E. Obenauf ’49 July 11, 2018

    James J. King ’48 July 20, 2018

    Margaret Morgan ’47 August 1, 2018

    Bartl Main ’49 August 5, 2018

  • Walter D. Winney ’57 La Salle, Illinois March 21, 2018 

    James H. Chestnutt ’51 March 18, 2018

    Joan R. Chell ’51 March 14, 2018 

    Bessie T. Tsausis ’55 Gurnee, Illinois March 5, 2018 

    Jerry Rojo ’57 Storrs Manfield, Connecticut February 27, 2018 

    Sara Tyson Wolf ’52 February 22, 2018 

    Lois McGinty ’51 Harleysville, Pennsylvania February 17, 2018 

    Richard M. Walrath ’59 Westerly, Rhode Island February 13, 2018 

    Richard F. Megnniss ’59 February 4, 2018 

    Charles M. Walsh ’54 Barrington, Illinois February 2, 2018 

    Peggy Moraitis ’54 Modesto, California January 31, 2018 

    Gail R. Pratt ’54 Mirando City, Texas January 30, 2018 

    Richard J. Mandahl ’56 Lake Forest, Illinois January 26, 2018 

    John J. Harvey ’54 Montecito, California January 17, 2018 

    Mary L. Allen ’59 April 2, 2018

    Bruce C. Dennett ’54 Fallbrook, California April 22, 2018

    William A. Wolf ’52 June 12, 2018

    Peter J. Meyer ’50 July 7, 2018

    Russell T. FitzGerald ’55 August 8, 2018 

    James H. Schafehen ’50 September 4, 2018

    Nicholas J. Tragos ’50 September, 22, 2018

    Dorothy D. Devitt ’56 November 16, 2018

    Cora Lee Coats ’50 November 18, 2018

    Barbara C. Swain ’50 November 24, 2018 

    Donald B. Hammond ’56 December 11, 2018

    Alfred H. Osborne ’56 December 13, 2018 

    James A. Johnson ’50 December 18, 2018 

    Don L. Storto ’54 December 19, 2018 

    Barbara Ila Hahn Conklin ’50 March 23, 2019

    Judith Church Watkins ’57 died on March 24, 2019

    James E. Wilson ’57 died on March 19, 2019

    Robert R. LeClercq X’58 died April 22, 2019

  • Florence Amzallag-Tatistcheff ’65 New York, New York April 7, 2017 

    Alison Abercrombie ’61 February 20, 2018 

    Michael C. Dunning ’67 Andover, Massachusetts January 6, 2018 

    Roger D. Ryan ’64 June 10, 2018

    Donald G. Knabe ’60 October 4, 2018

    William L. Steen ’66 October 22, 2018 

    William S. Niven ’69 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida October 28, 2018 

    Karen S. Zimmerer ’67 Lawrence, Kansas November 16, 2018 

    Karlene D. Kaufmann ’62 Fredrick, Maryland November 19, 2018 

    Richard R. O’Neill ’61 Appleton, Wisconsin November 29, 2018 

    Ann Warren Reishus X’64 April 18, 2019

    Philip J. Anen ’60 Winthrop Harbor, IL February 12, 2109

  • It is with deep sadness we report the passing of trustee Marsha K. Anderson ’68 on February 21, 2019.

     Born in Minneapolis, Marsha attended high school in Summit, New Jersey, and enrolled in the College as a proud member of the Class of 1968, to which she devoted great love and attention over the ensuing five decades.  Last fall, Marsha was a dedicated, enthusiastic leader of her celebrated class’s 50th reunion, which broke all reunion recoMarsha K. Andersonrds at the College.

     After graduating from the College, Marsha began working for New York Public Television and later switched to the J.C. Penny Corporation.  She subsequently moved to Chase Manhattan, where she spent the bulk of her career, retiring from the firm as Vice President in 2012.        

     Marsha was an invaluable volunteer for the College over the past half-century, and we have never had a better cheerleader.  In 1996, she joined the College’s Alumni Board, ultimately serving as its President from 2008 to 2011.  She was then named a College Trustee, where she was a vital contributor to the Board’s Development and External Relations and Student Success committees over the past eight years.

     In recognition of her unparalleled commitment to her alma mater, the College awarded Marsha its Distinguished Service Citation in 2013.   

  • Peggy A. Lautenschlager ’77 Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin March 31, 2018 

    Virginia Addington ’78 Riverwoods, Illinois May 10, 2018

    David M. Strasser ’79 September 4, 2018

    Noreen M. Kenney ’72 Aurora, Ohio November 3, 2018

    George Kinser ’76, P ’07, Chicago, Illinois, April 23, 2019