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Ted Sares was featured in The Conway Daily Sun on March 9, 2018 for being back in training for powerlifting events following a 12-week hiatus. According to the article, Sares is looking to compete in June in New Hampshire and Septerm in Vermont—with a Boston strongman contest in between.
Dr. Walter A. Hill delivered the S.A. Haley Memorial Lecture at the 62nd annual Rural Life Conference March 9 at Pine Bluff Convention Center. The conference was sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences. Hill is 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, Tuskegee, Alabama.
Drone aerial photos taken by Jonathan Atkin will be 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 will be brought to life. There will be five bodies of work displayed in the gallery. Opening night will be on April 19 from 6 to 9 p.m., and the show will run through May 2. Atkin’s photos include the black-and-white aerial of the former Johnson Science Center Library designed by Perkins & Will, now demolished. “My 2015 drone photo is the only aerial view of the iconic roof,” Atkin writes.
Chrisann Verges (left) and Sally Lapiduss ’77 and returned to campus on March 21 in a career event billed as “Foresters in Hollywood.” Beyond tips for building a career as a writer or producer, they talked about about how their Lake Forest education and connections helped them in ways they didn’t imagine as students. View their talk here.
Scott Burgess joined Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) from Acument Partners, it was announced in February. In his new role, Burgess will serve as a managing director in corporate performance.
Kali Om (formerly known as Cara Jepsen) 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 Chicago magazine. More at wwwyogikaliom.com.
The Class of 1993 Reunion Committee, made up of Tony Azu-Popow, Jessica Gardner, CarrieAnn Hill, Gabrielle Martinez, Amy Rogers Murphy, Dede Gay Perrson, Scott Pozil, Tim State, is hard at work planning their 25th reunion. Gardner and Perrsons recently met up on campus to scout locations and reminisce about their days as students. They look forward to seeing their classmates and friends in October.
David Fournier captained Team Zamboati and his all-LFC crew to a second Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club “Fish This” tournament win last summer. The all-LFC crew included (l to r) Geoff “Jiffy” Curtis, Brian “Wolfie” Wolf, David “The Rodfather” Fournier, JJ “Big Cat” Nitti and Eric “Haskie” Haskell ’00.
Kristina Damisch and Kevin Pyle ’12 were married on August 12, 2017 at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium in a space-themed wedding. Readings during the service included excerpts from “Scientific Romance” by Tim Pratt (read by Nate Sullivan ’10) and “Pale Blue Dot” by Carl Sagan (read by Joe Bozarth ’12). The wedding rings were Star Wars themed, featuring an X-wing fighter for Kristina and a TIE-fighter solar panel-inspired band for Kevin. A beautiful, starry evening with an aurora borealis on the cake was adorned by Star Wars’ R2-D2 and BB-8 in wedding attire. In addition to a traditional “first dance,” there was a non-traditional “first lightsaber battle.” “There were also two optional planetarium shows and open exhibits so people could take breaks from dancing and learn about astronomy and space exploration,” Kristina write. Mr. and Mrs. Damisch now reside in Iowa City, where Kristina is enrolled in medical school at the University of Iowa.
Lorraine DellaPosta ’51 Gurnee, Illinois January 20, 2018
John Harvey ’54 Montecito, California January 17, 2018
Richard Mandahl ’56 Lake Forest, Illinois January 26, 2018
Bessie Tsausis ’55 Gurnee, Illinois March 5, 2018
Charles M. Walsh ’54 Barrington, Illinois February 2, 2018
Michael Dunning ’67 Andover, Massachusetts January 6, 2018
Eve Roeter Madigan ’78 Stamford, Connecticut December 28, 2017
Class Notes June - December 2017
Glennette Tilley Turner co-wrote A Journey on the Underground Railway for Graue Mill and Museum in Oak Brook, Illinois for a public walk that was held in August.
Joan Lofstrom Sinadinos moved to the Little Rock, Arkansas area two years ago to be nearer one of her daughters. “Making new friends worked well as I play bridge,” Sinadinos wrote. “I learned to do this between classes in the coffee shop. Another great experience at Lake Forest College!”
Roberta “Bobbie” Dailey Sanders and her husband, Robert, have three children and two grandchildren. Robert teaches nuclear engineering at the University of Maryland graduate school and Bobbie has retired from high school teaching. “We have enjoyed many years of boating and water skiing and now love to travel and spend time with family and friends.”
Howard Molen writes from Normandy Beach, New Jersey: “Fellow alumni, thank you for the many telephone calls and check-ins. Let’s make a plan to either reunite in New York City; Naples, Florida; or in areas of Connecticut and New Jersey. Keep the telephone lines red hot and thank you for all the well wishes.” Molen can be reached at 914-381-8550.
Blue Nile, a leading diamond and fine jewelry retailer, announced in October the appointment of Ruth Sommers as its chief operating officer.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced in August the hiring of Brice O’Keeffe as director of sales and marketing at Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Washington DC.
In August, Joseph Marcus wrote: “Greetings from sunny (and hot!) South Florida. Like any native New Yorker, I’ve since migrated to South Florida. I make my home in Delray Beach these days. I keep busy by Uber driving, personal driving, and running other people’s errands. I’m also enjoying the beautiful weather down here.”
In December, Pinck & Co. Inc., announced that Andrew Weesner of South Boston was hired as senior project manager to help lead its development consulting program. Pinck is a comprehensive real estate development and project management services firm.
In October, Jessica Berger, a lecturer in the College’s Department of English, participated in an Open Door Readings at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago with Professor of English Robert Archambeau.
Amy Stout Alderman and Bobby Alderman welcomed their first child, Tenley Blaire Alderman. “We live in Houston, where I work as a consultant for an education technology company and Bobby works as a CPA,” Amy wrote in November.
Thomas Bark, a member of the Forester men’s hockey program, graduated from Ohio State University Law School and acquired his doctoral degree last May. He is currently employed as the assistant to the general manager of hockey operations with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.
Sam Mulford landed his dream job immediately following graduation: He joined the Chicago Bears front office as football assistant. In this role, Mulford assists with a variety of assignments, including film breakdown, meeting and game week preparation, and statistical analysis. Mulford was a four-year letter winner on the Forester football team.