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SPR-SUM 2017

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SPRING 2017 \ PIERCE 81 CLASS NOTES want to wait until our 40th in 2021! Every time we get together, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to be part of the Class of 1981. Note: If you ever need tips or ideas for a visit to the Baltimore region, please let me know! I would be happy to give you the insider's view." 1982 Rachel (Rauch) Schwartz '82 writes, "HOWDY to the Class of 1982! I can't wait to celebrate our 35th Franklin Pierce Reunion with you all in Rindge on June 23-25, 2017! I have volunteered to serve as our Reunion Gift Chair and I look forward to reconnecting with everyone we knew 'way back when.' I've assembled a committee of members of our class to reach out to peers about the upcoming reunion and making a special gift to the Pierce Annual Fund in honor of this celebration. Should anyone be interested in joining our committee, please get in touch with Liz Clancy, assistant director of development at 603-899-4228. Our Pierce experience helped shape who we are today and our legacy lives on as Pierce's bright future continues to take shape. As alumni, we play an important role in securing the ongoing experience that makes Franklin Pierce University a first choice for many applicants. So I hope you will join my efforts by visiting www. franklinpierce.edu/give today and making your gift! On a personal note, Andy and I have been living and working on Long Island for the past 30-plus years! Andy is teaching full time at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and I recently left my job to devote more time to my part time business, Woodbury Hill Yarns. Our two sons are living and working in Baltimore, MD, and North Conway, NH; our younger son became a Pierce alumnus in 2014! As empty nesters we are planning for retirement, part of which included buying property in Jaffrey, NH about five years ago. Two years ago started building a 'Carriage House' for weekend retreats. It has been a weekend project, but I'm excited to share that we're almost ready to move in! You can see the build on YouTube at Davey Crockett barn build." 1984 Patrick Kirchgessner '84 reports, "Moving on to other challenges. I finally left Sprint after 25 years in 2009 and started at Intact Technology in 2010 and have been blessed to work with one of the best companies I could hope to be with. Met my beloved Tracey a little over 2 years ago, and we now live happily in Sarasota, FL." Bill Paskowski '84 and Debbie (Ormezzano) Paskowski '84 will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this year. They have three children with two in the professional world (daughter is a nurse, oldest son is a police officer, and the youngest son is a freshman in college). "We wish all our old classmates from 1984 our best wishes and to all the FPU alumni and current students a very happy and successful 2017." 1985 Tony Jones '85 reports, "I am teaching biology and chemistry at Montclair Kimberley Academy where I have been since 2000. I am also the 12th Grade Dean and varsity boys basketball coach. I have been married for 27 years. I have a a son (Brandon) and two daughters (Breanna and Brittany)." 1987 Robyn Thibodeau '87 writes, "I own a seasonal beachfront restaurant on Cape Cod. If you are down on vacation, stop by and say hi. (www.sailingcow.com). I live in Mashpee, MA and work for TIAA as a senior program manager." 1990 Philip Anderson '90 writes, "Just saying hi to everybody. I graduated from Pierce way back in May of 1990. I just moved from Washington, D.C. to Indianapolis about a month ago, to accept a position as a military pay supervisor at the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS). I am in my last stretch of classes for my second master's degree (in 1988 Nan McCarthy '88 writes, "2016 just flew by with lots going on in every area of my life. By the end of June, sales of my paintings and cards were higher than for all of last year, so it was a good year all in all. I continue to be represented by Surroundings Art Gallery in Center Sandwich and Moultonboro, NH, and The MainStreet MarketPlace & Gallery in Warner, NH. I also went on two art trips. In June, I traveled to Sicily, on a very busy, very hectic two week tour, that took us all over the island, spending several nights in different cities and included Mount Etna, many Greek and Roman ruins, and a performance of 'Electra' at the Greek theatre in Siracusa. In September, I spent a week in Santa Fe, NM, with day trips to Bande- lier National Monument to see the caves; Abiquiu, where Georgia O'Keeffe lived and had her studio; and Ghost Ranch, another locale where Georgia O'Keeffe lived."

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