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SPR-SUM 2016

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56 PIERCE / SPRING 2016 CLASS NOTES teacher and enjoys running. I have worked for the county park system as a ranger for the past 10 years and have become a fy fshing instructor. I just fnished being a Boy Scout leader and troop chaplain. I'm looking forward to retirement soon and lots of trout fshing." Amy Gardner Hadachek '80 writes, "Hello! Ever since I moved to Kansas fve years ago and heard my husband and his friends deliberate weather forecasts that don't always 'win the game,' I—as a meteorologist and writer—thought 'somebody should do something about that.' Well, inspirational speaker Joyce Meyer always talks about that— when you're thinking 'somebody should,' why not you! So, for the past several months, a meteorologist colleague jumped to team up with me, and we interviewed 24 people, including my husband, Larry, who was actually the impetus for the entire story. The article was published in the January/February 2016 issue of the national meteorology publication, Weatherwise Magazine. The topic: 'The Need For More Micro-scale Forecasts for the People Who Grow Our Food; Farmers and Ranchers.' We co-hosted a webinar about this trending topic, which attracted increasing intrigue and awareness on the YouTube link of our meteorology organization (NWA) website." Russell C. Carlson, Jr. '81 reports, "My name is Russell C. Carlson, Jr. and graduated from FPC in the class of 1981 with a degree in Management and Administration. I have worked for the local government in Syracuse, N.Y., in many diferent capacities in the last 26 years. I am currently the NYS liaison for Onondagas County AFIS unit. Specifcally, my unit hands out Beneft cards to public assistant recipients. I have a number of technicians who actually do the front job, and my job is to manage and monitor the units and my workers, along with completing daily, weekly, and monthly requirements of the state of N.Y. I have been married for 29 years to my beautiful wife, Bridget, and have two wonderful children, Russell III (25) and Christopher (21). Recently, I took my 93-year-old mother back to her homeland in St. John's, Newfoundland, for her great-grand-niece's wedding. The landscape and lifestyle were a refreshing remembrance of how people should act amongst one another. It was truly an epic moment for my mother's and my life. Franklin Pierce College, as it was named in 1981, was an extremely important part of my life. Those experiences I have shared with my children and prepared them for the hurdles of life. THANK YOU, Franklin Pierce University!!!" Charlotte (Schatzi) Hall '81 , writes "I traveled to Japan for two weeks last year. I walk daily with thoughts of the 1979 walk through Europe, and I'll be retiring shortly from teaching in state prisons. Walk on, walkers..." Karen "Aruba" Harms '81 writes, "Hi Class of 1981, I hope to see many of you at our 35th Reunion in June 2016. Please save the dates of June 24-26. My last visit to Rindge was in 1991, so I am quite excited and looking forward to my trip. Life in Aruba is great, although I do miss the U.S." Suzanne (Cevey) Jones '81 writes, "After too many years in fnancial systems project management and primary education, I have opened a stained glass and craft learning centre in the village of Herstmonceux in East Sussex, England. Cold Fusion Glass Arts & Gifts @TheMalthouse Ltd ofers fexible learning options to suit the individual and helps them learn in a peaceful atmosphere, a bit of calm in an all too hectic world. I also teach Stained Glass and Mosaic to adult learners for the Adult College of Rural East Sussex. I'm celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary this year with my husband, Gareth, and our 16-year-old son." David (Dave) Pitruzzello '81 has moved to Naples, Fla., where he works at Brookside Barber Shop. Ali Bagheri '82 writes, "Greetings to all my friends. I live in Atlanta with my lovely wife, Dr. Arezou Fatemi, and twin daughters, Donna and Tara. I run my own hospitality consulting business." Tanya Brooks '82 reports, "A lot has happened since leaving FPC, now known as FPU. I received a Master's degree in Rehabilitation and Counseling from Assumption College. For several years, I worked at the Massachusetts Trial Court, Sufolk Superior Probation, as an Assistant Chief Probation Ofcer, but left due to a foot injury. After leaving the trial court, my friend and I opened a business, and we are doing well. My family and I went to the Amalf Coast in Italy in 2014 and in February 2016 will travel to South Africa for several weeks. We travel to diferent countries every other year. Our next trip is Dubai in 2017. Life is great, and I have no complaints." Rob Aronson '83 writes, "Hello fellow Piercers, It's been a long time since college. I still keep in touch with some of you and others I'd like to reconnect with. I live in Cazenovia, N.Y., a small, quaint village in upstate, with my wife, Elizabeth, and our two sons, Jack (14) and Charlie (12). Since graduating from college, I've been in the Out of Home (OOH) Advertising business having sold billboards and other advertising products for 17 years. In 2005, I started my own OOH buying service company, called Aronson Media Group. GEICO is one of my biggest clients. Any GEICO billboards that you see across the country were brokered by my company. So, whenever you see a GEICO billboard, think of me. Oh, and also...buy GEICO Insurance." Kyle (Doc) Jacque '84 and his 15-year-old son fnished their 10-week "Learn to play Hockey" session in Rochester, N.Y. After completing the class, they were linemates in the "Cup" game. Taking a verse from the song, "Cat's in the Cradle," Kyle said his boy is just like him! They both signed up for another 10-week session. Kyle is still at Gannett—28 years and counting. Justine D. "JD" Caudill '85 , Ph.D., splits her time between her farm, Poesy Place, in Coleman, Prince Edward Island, Canada (where Panda visits), and Riverhorse Ranch, in San Antonio, Texas. She travels back and forth with horses and dogs. She has a small, private practice in counseling, with a speciality in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. She is an originator in the approach, has written quite a bit on the theory's application, and is in the process of completing two books about EFP. The rest of time she gets to garden, farm, ride, and enjoy the beach. "Living the dream." Folks are welcome to contact her at Riverhorse.justine@ gmail.com, and she sends her well wishes to all. Gordon Frohlof '85 and his wife, Dr. Patricia Frohlof, Ph.D., (nee Tetreault) are the proud parents of three daughters—Naomi (19), Pearl (16), and Anna (12). Together, the family has founded an essential oil education business. Deirdre (Malley) Milewski '86 writes, "After being home with my children, Becca (13) and Kevin (11), for 12 years, I have gone back to the world of recruiting as a Sales Recruiter for the #1 solar energy company in the U.S.—SolarCity! I hire for our residential sales team here in Connecticut, but can talk to anyone in the U.S. who may be interesting in joining our company! I would love to help any alumni or graduating students fnd their frst jobs or new careers with our amazing company!! I work from home so I am very lucky to still be involved in my kid' day-to-day activities! Becca is an avid dancer and Kevin a talented baseball player— who knows, maybe he will play for Pierce someday! Looking forward to our 30th Reunion this summer!"

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