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January, 1975 
Vol. XII No. 3 

Lasell Bulletin 


Officers and Directors 


Faye Wadhams Smith '38 

First Vice-President 

Susan Shaw Abbott '61 

Second Vice-President 

Lucinda Nolin Johnson '55 

Recording Secretary 

Nancye VanDeusen Connor '57 

Corresponding Secretary 

Penny Rafkin Hurwitz '56 


Ruth Buswell Isaacson '36 

Assistant Treasurer 

Carol Ann Civetti Monaghan '59 

Alumnae Fund Committee 

Alice Pratt Brown '29, Chairman 
Mildred Bell Cole '31 
Shirley Gould Chesebro '33 

Medallion Committee Chairman 

Joy Gustavson Smith '50 

Nominating Committee Chairman 

Marcia Madden '62 

Scholarship Committee Chairman 

Linda Levine Goulston '62 


Louise Tardivel Higgins '37 
Ruth Turner Crosby '42 
Janet Dean Hannula '44 
Naomi Lederman Grossman '45 
Betty Lindsay Buhler '54 
Sandra Shelton Fitch '56 
Sandra Poole Adams '59 
Gail Bingle Staunton '61 
Sally Remley Southmayd '62 
Marcia Madden '62 
Loel Mercer Poor '63 
Miriam Bobbins Kelly '63 

Alumnae Secretary 

Marjorie MacClymon '32 


Joy Stewart Rice '55 

Alumnae Editor 

Marjorie MacClymon '32 

January, 1975 
Vol. XII No. 3 




From the President 

Reflections From A Private "I' 

Options: Lasell Women are Examining the Challenge 

$10,000 Offered to Annual Fund 

Pollock Appointed Dean of College 

Coming Attraction 

Help Please 

Class Notes 

Re: The Buckley Amendment 

Design: The Editor 

Printing: Crimson Printing Company 
Cambridge, Ma. 

The Lasell Bulletin is published six times a year in September, November, January, March, 
May and July by Lasell Junior College, 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Mass. 02166. 
Second class postage paid at Boston, Ma. and additional mailing offices. 

From The President 

As I prepare to take leave of my office as President 
of Lasell Junior College, I am keenly conscious of the 
fact that for the first time in my professional career, I 
will not be directly engaged in collegiate teaching or 
administration. What is more, I will be leaving the 
collegiate environment to which my whole career up to 
this time has been committed. I refer, of course, to the 
environment of women's colleges. 

Looking back over my years of involvement in 
women's higher education, I can identify many dramatic 
changes within specific institutions. What is most 
significant, however, is not change related to particular 
women's colleges or men's colleges or coeducational 
colleges, but rather the emerging prominence of women 
in higher education generally. It is encouraging to learn, 
for example, that for the first time last year as many 
women as men took Scholastic Aptitude Tests for 
college entrance. It is more significant, however, to 
note another aspect of the CEEB's latest study — 
namely, that among college-bound high school seniors 
"the level of aspiration rose more among young women 
than among young men." 

I do not mean to suggest that the struggle for full 
realization of women's potential has succeeded. Indeed, 
the old social constraints that have for so long limited 
and defined women's lives are far from being wiped 
out. Oversimplified controversy about the new woman 
persists. One is reminded of what G. B. Shaw said 
about St. Joan: ". . . there were only two opinions 
about her. One was that she was miraculous; the other 
that she was unbearable." But fortunately we need not 
and must not place higher education's new woman in 
either of these simplistic slots. She is making her 
talents prevail and claiming her due rewards by the 
exertion of intelligence and will. In helping to foster this 
essential cultural development, Lasell deserves our 
approval and support. 

I count it a great privilege to have been associated 
with the College during five years in which women have 
made remarkable achievements in higher education. 
Although I cannot help feeling regret in leaving, I am 
glad to be able to feel confidence in the future of the 
College and of the many women whose aspirations have 
been nourished by their experience at Lasell. 

K^A^jdto UA djAiLe^^_ 

Reflections From A Private "I" 

by Kenneth C. Matheson 
Associate Professor of English 

Mr. Matheson, a member of the Lasell English 
department since 1959, teaches courses in Intro- 
duction to Drama, Biography and Autobiography, 
English Literature and Writing. 

In addition to his teaching, Mr. Matheson is the 
film critic for the weekly Jewish Advocate and is a 
field agent for a team that is evaluating one of the 
Title I programs in the Boston Public School System. 

Many of my Lasell memories are as random as they 
are ironic. A 1960 pre-election campus poll showed 
that students preferred Nixon to Kennedy by a ratio 
of two to one. Stated college dress codes have been 
supplanted by unstated student dress codes. Jeans 
and slacks with casual tops are the self-imposed 
uniform. In 1965, many students and faculty were 
irritated by Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique, find- 
ing it "shrill" and "unfeminine." Today, the college 
offers courses in the history, literature, and sociology 
of women. 

There are also memories, more persistent than 
random and more jarring than ironic, that still cause 
me the tiniest bit of discomfiture. I recall the semes- 
ter examination in freshman composition given 
fifteen years ago. Although well-intentioned (it was 
supposed to improve the students' ability to do 
research papers), it turned into a horror, or perhaps 
it was a comedy of horrors. It certainly was not 
recognizable as a semester exam. 

The students' task (which was probably impossible 
to do) was to construct in the two hours allotted a 
mini-research paper on one of several topics con- 
cerning Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. All 
texts, sources, cards, and outlines were to be 
brought to the exam rooms. The result was that both 
students and materials overflowed the exam rooms 
and spilled out into the corridors. 

I, along with another second-year instructor, had 
set up the exam as an experiment, which had been 
agreed to by the more experienced (and perhaps too 
tolerant) members of the English Department. I now 
witnessed students scribbling notes and juggling 
cards in their struggle to put Conrad in some sort of 
order, and to survive the chaos that was building up 
around them. I heard murmurs that were probably 
oaths and other sounds that could only have been 
sobs. One tearful student, slumped against the wall, 
could only shake her head and repeat, "I can't do it! 
I can't do it!," over and over again. 

I should like to think I understood then that there 
was more wrong with what the student was being 
asked to do than there was with the student, but I 
don't think I acknowledged that for some years. 
The reason? I didn't have to. To teach at Lasell in 
the 1960's (as at other colleges), one was not called 
upon to face one's "errors in judgment" with any 
regularity. There were more than enough students; 
consequently, there were more than enough teach- 
ing positions. It was only later with Vietnam, the 
heightening of critical awareness on many college 
campuses (Lasell among them), and a decreasing 
number of available students, that the climate was 
conducive to expressing healthy doubts about the 
way education was being transacted. The results, 
for good or less good, are taking the forms of 
accountability and performance evaluation of both 
programs and faculty. 

Before the watershed campus strike of 1970, I had 
had some quiet concern about what I was contrib- 
uting to the education of Lasell students. I gave 
tests; I received papers; the students worked; I 
worked. The good students were very good (some- 
times, I had to acknowledge, better than I had been 
at a corresponding age), but a great many students 
appeared indifferent to the classroom and the 
particular kind of success it afforded them. 
There were, I recall, many excellent efforts to enliven 
the students' educational experience at Lasell. Some 
of those in which I had a hand included a special 
course in creativity that involved some eight faculty 
members from different departments, the concert 
and lecture series, a summer reading program that 
brought faculty and incoming students together in 
uneasy union outside the classroom, and a continu- 
ing program of seminars that are still being offered 
regularly by several departments. 

I am sure many students enjoyed and benefited from 
such opportunities, just as I am sure that "a Lasell 
education" has been both meaningful and enriching 
to many graduates. My own sense of those students 
of the '60's, however, is one of remoteness and of 
quiet desperation, as they succeeded, or made it 
through, or stumbled. With a few exceptions, they 
did their work, or tried to, and were startled when 
singled out for commendation or help. Perhaps my 
memory is a projection of self-imposed distance, for 
I did, until a few years ago, persist in addressing 
students by their last names, preceded by "Miss." 
For years I recorded only last names, and too many 
of those names now bring no faces to mind. It took 
ten years for me to afford to students the courtesy 
of calling them by the familiar names they preferred. 
I find that now the practice makes for easier ex- 
change in class, although students find awkward any 
familiar alternative to "Mr. Matheson," at least in 
my presence. 

Lasell has changed, and within it, I have changed. 
I have forsaken tests and exams, and am presently 
using what I call "reading reviews," which allow the 
students to concentrate on what they know by 
preparing answers to questions beforehand, and 
final conferences during which a student evaluates 
her performance in a course and contributes to 
determining her semester grade. 

I am less concerned about strutting and fretting 
my not so brief fifty minutes in class. I am more 
concerned about what students know and can learn. 
Consequently, I give them more credit for being 
interesting and perceptive than I gave their prede- 
cessors. A part of me is sorry I did not come to know 
my former students better, but another part of me 
realizes that perhaps such was not possible then, 
either for me or for them. It was a different time and 
the world of Lasell was a different place. 

But I apologize to that student who cried. 

Options: Lasell Women Are 
Examining The Challenge. 

Ronni Michaelson 

This is my sixth year working at Lasell. I spent my 
first five years at the Counseling Service. This year 
is my first year teaching in the Department of Social 
Relations. Because of my unique experience at 
Lasell, that of moving from the clinical field to the 
classroom, I have had the rare and exciting 
opportunity to hear many of the personal and 
academic concerns of the students at Lasell. 

Among the many internal conflicts of the maturing 
woman of college age, the most disquieting are those 
around female identity. Often I have been asked such 
questions as: "Shouldn't mothers stay home rather 
than work when they have young children?" "I see 
my mother depressed because the 'baby' is leaving 
home next year. How can I avoid that emptiness 
when I am her age?" "Isn't marriage really a trap 
for women?" Today there are really no pat responses 
to be given to such queries. College women have 
more opportunities open to them than ever before. 
Women at Lasell, as can be read in their questions, 
are particularly concerned with exploring and 
choosing wisely options around careers and family. 

The careers that are still most popular for women 
are in such nurturing fields as teaching, nursing and 
social work. Social scientists continue to debate 
whether women choose "helping" professions 
because of innate temperament or learned interests. 
There have been, however, some changes concern- 
ing women's attitudes in these popular fields. 

Women are no longer interested in playing a 
passive role in the professional or business world. 
Nurses are clearly stating that they are eager to 
do more than simply carry out doctors' orders. 
(Remember the recent nurses' strike in California.) 
Also, nurses are lucidly speaking to the differences 
between doctoring and nursing. Nurses are not just 
frustrated physicians. 

Also, women are the generals in the revolution in 
the field of mental health. Concepts such as "self- 
help" and "paraprofessional" are being implemented 
into reality, in large measure, by women. (Lasell has 
instituted this year a paraprofessional program in 
Community Mental Health.) 

Women are also becoming more comfortable in 
stating their interest in the traditionally masculine 
fields. One young woman who graduated from Lasell 
last year shared with me that fact that she had never 
considered law as a possible field of study for a 
woman, prior to her contact with supportive faculty 
at Lasell. Now she is in a pre-law program at a 
senior college. 

Women are also exploring the possibilities of 
combining careers with family. Some share the 
feeling that they see themselves as always working 
either full or part time. Others more conditionally 
state that they will work when it fits in with the rest 
of their life. For most women marriage and children 
is still of primary importance. 

Although divorce rates continue to climb, most 
young women hope to find a special man with whom 
they can share their lives. Marriage may now be 
postponed until both the woman and the man have 
completed their education. However, marriage 
remains a desired, although shaky, institution. In fact 
most young women malign the shallowness of "the 
singles scene." Dating bars are not seen as 
glamorous but rather as degrading. Even for those 
who opt not to marry, superficial, "plastic" 
interactions are avoided. Non-parenting is another 
life option that is being explored more seriously by 
many women. However, parenting is an experience 
that many women want — sometime in their life. 

Women today have many roads that they may 
travel, many destinations for which they may aim. 
Life's journeys have, therefore, not become simpler 
but rather more exciting and more challenging to 
each and every traveller, male or female. 

$10,000 Offered To Annual 
Fund If Alumnae Match It 

It was announced by Alice Pratt Brown '29, Chairman 
of the Annual Fund, that the College can earn an addi- 
tional $10,000 for the Fund this year if this amount is 
matched by alumnae. 

Through the generosity of one of our alumnae, who 
wishes to remain anonymous, a matching gift program 
has been offered that will allow any increases over last 
year's gifts, as well as gifts from those who have not 
given in the past three years, to be matched up to 
$10,000. This opportunity comes at a time when the 
cost of running a college is at an all time high and 
affords all alumnae an ideal method to show their 
support when it is needed most. 

Many colleges have had matching gift programs but 
this is a first for Lasell. It will call on her alumnae body 
to demonstrate their support in a most meaningful way 
to insure the quality education that has always been 
associated with the College. 

How will this program work? Suppose you gave $25 
last year and give $45 now. The increase, or $20, will 
be matched from this special gift. Suppose you did not 
give last year but do make a gift this year. That total gift 
would also be matched. 

Here is another example of how your gift might be 
matched twice. You gave, say $75, last year and give 
$100 this year. You or your husband work for a match- 
ing gift company. Your increase, or $25, would be 
matched by our alumnae gift plus the company match 
of your $100 gift. So, your original $100 would bring 
the College $225. 

Many alumnae received this exciting information in 
our January mailing and the response thus far has been 
excellent. During the months of March and April over 
fifty volunteers — alumnae, faculty and students — will 
be contacting you in a more personal way when Lasell 
launches its Phonothon to help meet this challenge. 
"Anything extra we can manage this year will help us 
to meet this challenge," stated Mrs. Brown. "I ask you 
to join me in assuring the success of this program. 
Lasell deserves our support and we can demonstrate it 
by matching the generosity of one of our own alumnae." 

Pollock Appointed Dean of 
College for Interim Period 

On January 14, 1975, Rosalie Brightman Rosen, 
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, announced 
that James M. Pollock, Lasell's Academic Dean, 
will assume the role of Dean of the College early 
in February when President Greene leaves to 
take up his post with Phi Beta Kappa. 

The Presidential Search Committee has been 
actively engaged in screening candidates for the 
presidency, but the search process is likely to 
continue for some time. 

Dean Pollock will provide leadership and conti- 
nuity through the interim period, until such time 
as a new president is chosen and takes office. 
The Board of Trustees has also arranged to have 
President Greene devote a portion of his time to 
the business of the College by serving as Acting 
President. He will be on campus at least twice a 
month during the interim period and will be avail- 
able for additional consultation as required by the 
College and as his time permits. 



May 30-31, June 1 

Features (Tentative) 

Friday, May 30 

5:30-6:30 p.m. 
6:30 p.m. 
8:00 p.m. 

Slide Show 

Brennan Library 
Woodland Hall 
Brennan Library 

Saturday, May 31 

9:30 a.m.-noon 

12:30 p.m. 
Afternoon — Free — 


Tours of the Campus 

via Lasell's own Greyhound 

ALL Reunion Luncheon Woodland Hall 
1975 Medallion Awards 

to visit campus buildings 
to hold class meetings 
to take class pictures 

Individual Class Parties 

We will arrange overnight accommodations in McClelland Hall — our newest dorm — ($6.00 per night, per per- 

We will arrange for Class Reunion Pictures 

We will schedule rooms for Class Meetings 

We urge you to make arrangements for Class Parties — preferably appoint local area chairman or working 
committee (Saturday Supper on campus will be available) 

Definite plans will be announced — Reservation blanks will be mailed in March. 




Lucinda Nolin Johnson '55 

General Chairman 

P.S. If you have difficulty in organizing a committee of 
local "volunteers," please contact the Alumnae 


We are unable to send Reunion notices to the alumnae listed below. If you 
are able to supply a current address, please send it to: 



Bertha BURNHAM Murphy 
Sarah CLARK Rule 
Ruth ERICSON Brown 
Winnifred FELCH Leech 
Virginia JOHNSON Burdick 


Dorothy FRIEND Sacrey 
Sophia LATCHIS Lyras 
Pauline MITTON Barker 
Priscilla REMMEL Nichols 
Catherine WALSH Rudd 


Lillian ADAMS Eaton 
Margaret ARNOLD 
Mildred BALDWIN Leigh 
Betty BELL Barry 
Nancy BROWN Wright 
Miriam CROSS Rowell 
Mildred ELLIS Angus 
Barbara KIMBALL Haselton 
Lucille LaRIVIERE Disbrow 
Dorothea MAYER 
Marjorie MIDGLEY Wilson 
Doris OHLROGGE Pottle 
Dorothy PADDOCK Forster 
Katherine RICKER Rogers 
Rena RIDLER Symonds 
Doris TWITCHELL Drummond 
Barbara WATERS 
Ruth WATSON Craig 
Barbara WOODWARD Hall 


Sarah ATWATER Mesmer 
Jane BARINGER Wordsworth 
Patricia BOUND 
Margaret BRADY Ruthrauff 
Phyllis CAWTHRAY Rice 
Martha CHRISTIE Meyer 
Mary CONANT Whitman 
Geneva DILL 
Betty DUNKEL Torgerson 
Ruth EASTMAN Schlichting 
Marilyn FORD Sampson 
Gretchen FULLER Beers 
Barbara KEENE Coan 
Gwen NORTON Mercer 
Dale SHELLEY Lenox 
Frances STARR Robinson 
Jeanette STONEHOUSE Day 


Jean APPLEGATE Rockwood 
Patricia BOUTON Sidebotham 
Elizabeth BRADEN 
Yvette BRAUN 
Anne COLBY Mayo 
Joan CREVELING Ahlbum 
Mercedes CUETARA Kavanagh 
Roberta CUMMINGS Banks * 
Mary DALE Moser 
Mary EDDY Jones 
Phyllis HOWARD Conner 

Patricia LYNCH O'Brien 
Jean MacDOUGALL Kaufmann 
Diana RAMSAY Wessels 
Joan SCHAEFER Douglas 
Astrid SELANDER Wright 
Barbara SEPPALA Adams 
Mary SYLVESTER Tremblay 
Joane WILSON Clark 


Jane BAILEY Borden 
Barbara BARR Buty 
Sally BOYCE Buswell 
Evelyn BRADLEY Cochran 
Jean BUSH Jordan 
Adrienne CARNESALE Ellis 
Alberta FLINT Reinhart 
Simonne FOUBERT 
Sandra GOLD Leach 
Joyce HAPP Campbell 
Jane HARDING Burkhardt 
Barbara HILLIARD Tracey 
Roberta JOHNSON Silveira 
Helen PETERS Guy 
Carol PHELPS Pike 
Letitia SAGLIO Lycke 
Sally SPICER Frazier 


Julie BALDWIN Reitmeier 

Polly BERGSTROM Barnes 

Kathryne BOURET Morgan 

Carol BRIDE 

Elaine CHRUST Karmin 

Carole COLE 

Joyce DeANDRUS Holzman 

Judith EDMONSON Spetnagel 

Bette ESTES Aymar 

Lois FitzSIMONS Downey 

Katherine FRITZ 

Georgann GALE 

Marilyn GLICKSMAN Mulhern 

Sheila GORDON Stein 

Carol GOSLEE Krumholz 

Nancy HILL O'Neil 

Harriet HOUSMAN DeMoranville 


Nancy KIDDOO Malmros 

Jeanne KLEBES Spargo 

Susan LAROM Baker 

Suzanne LARRABEE Blake 

Marcia LEWIS Davis 

Maryjane LUNDSTEN 

Louise MEYER O'Brien 

Janet MILLER Rosenthal 

Brenda NETUPSKY McKenney 

Phyllis NEWMAN Katz 


Sue PICKING Harrison 


Ellen SMITH 

Pamela SMITH Howland 

Susan SMITH Kaplan 

Eileen VELENCHIK Tolk 

Carol VINCENT Cook 

Elaine WATERS Shaunessy 


Karen BEATON Porter 

Mary BEATTIE Mounts 



Frances BROUNTAS Stasulis 

Susan CALDER LaMarine 

Doris DAVIS Ross 

Lorraine DAYTZ Gorney 

Linda DOMSCHEIT Schwarz 



Sanda GILEFSKY Clark 


Andrea GRAHAM 

Patricia HEBERT Brown 

Cynthia HOPKINS Tonello 

Judith JACK 

Donna KANE Audibert 

Ronna KORT Parish 

Karen LANGLEY Hansler 

Jeanne LANGLOIS Kull 

Carole LEVINE Armon 


Lynne LOCKHART MacLean 

Camille MacMILLIN Brams 

Melissa MacVAUGH 

Christine McKEGG Mungello 

Marcia MELDRAM Mitchell 

Susan MEYER Datz 


Carolyn MOORE Grant 

Carolyn OTTEN Somers 

Marilyn PAGANELLI Cummings 

Beverly PERRON Palmquist 

Nancy POSEN Nathan 

Karen POUND 

Marsha SHANE Brann 

Deborah SMITH Sweatt 


Julie TIERNAN Allen 

Martha TURER 

Patricia WOLF Chernesky 


Mary ARCHER Bunnell 

Mary BALL 

Maryellen BOZOGAN Morrow 

Enid BRODY Feingold 

Joan CONNELL Ponti 



Andrea IDDLES Aldrovandi 


Kathy KOHN Mulch 

Constance LATHROP 

Mary LOEB 


Janice MANCUSO Douglas 

Jayne MARKS 

Deborah MILLS 


Katherine NELSON 

Marcia ROGEAN Buoncristiano 


Barbara TFANK 

Kathleen ZASKEY 

Harriett ZITSER Hennes 

Class Notes 


Sheryl L. Chapman '65 to A. Frederick 

Kammer 3rd. 
Anna Rogers x-'68 to John R. Becker 
Barbara Rovegno '71 to Arthur C. Harris 
Joan M. Guthrie '72 to Thomas Murphy 
Susan G. Mabey '72 to Donald F. Mc- 

Keilar, Jr. 
Leslie A. Magerer '72 to Lee M. Tapper 
Ann M. Richards '72 to Steven M. Hartig 
Mary L. Carpenter '73 to Edward T. 

Lesley E. Creighton '73 to Paul J. 

Marjorie Hirschaut '73 to Robert M. 

Karen A. O'Neill '73 to A. Patrick De- 

Santis, Jr. 
Marilyn A. Ricker '73 to John L. Packard 
Karen White '73 to John E. Vernon 
Nancy P. Lemieux '74 to Lee M. Storch 
Laurie Sheldon '74 to Michael Bradford 

Kathleen J. Tedeschi '74 to Peter S. 



Phyllis R. Freeman '62 and Neil S. 

White on November 3, 1974 in 

Brookline, Mass. 
Joan Brignano '65 and Joseph Scanlon 

on September 12, 1974 in Honolulu, 

Roseanne DeGregorio '66 and Peter K. 

Waldron on July 27, 1974 in West 

Hartford, Conn. 
Deborah Fineberg '66 and Arnold Har- 
riett on December 1, 1974. 
Nancy Palmer '66 and Joseph M. 

Sigler on August 22, 1974 in Carson 

City, Nevada 
Jacqueline C. Ruppert '66 and William 

T. Yorio on September 21, 1974 in 

Roslyn, N.Y. 
Barbara A. O'Bryon '67 and Anthony L. 

Harriman on August 24, 1974 in El- 

nora, New York 
Melinda D. Smith '68 and Gary C. Par- 
tridge on July 27, 1974 in Bloomfield, 

Nancy J. Brimlow '69 and Andrew J. 

Warren on August 23, 1974 in 

Brighton, Mass. 
Eileen V. Cleveland '69 and James F. 

Sterio in September 1974 in Melrose, 

Anne S. Coe '69 and Peter E. Judge on 

October 5, 1974 in No. Easton, Mass. 
Mary Sally Dodd '69 and Richard D. 

Groves in August 1974 in Sudbury, 

Jean S. Gavin '69 and Paul E. Theroux 

on August 4, 1974 in Natick, Mass. 
Sharon L. Guinan '69 and Robert A. 

Costine, Jr. on September 28, 1974 in 

Old Brookville, N.Y. 
Kristen G. Johnson '69 and James E. 

Boicourt on August 4, 1974 in Ded- 

ham, Mass. 
Branda M. Sherman '69 and David P. 

Pacheco on October 12, 1974 in 

Framingham, Mass. 
Sallie A. Dailey '70 and Rodrigo Caicedo 

on November 8, 1974 in Washington, 

Andrea R. Silver '70 and Kevin P. Man- 
ning on October 12, 1974 in Fall 

River, Mass. 
Deborah B. Snyder '70 and Richard E. 

Greenspan on August 10, 1974 
Judith Wong '70 and L. Peter O'Regan 

on September 14, 1974 in Wellesley 

Hills, Mass. 
Nancy Bigelow '71 and William M. 

Canfield on September 8, 1974 in 

Rutland, Vt. 
Joanne R. Bregman '71 and Ralph L. 

Lipman in July 1974 in Marblehead, 

Joyce Freedman '71 and Gary H. Krep- 

pel on September 8, 1974 in Newton, 

Heather Glidden '71 and Robert C. Fitz- 

patrick, Jr. on August 2, 1974 
Anne L. Harshaw '71 and Robert Phelan 

on July 6, 1974 in Ridgefield, Conn. 
Susan D. Mathews '71 and Marc A. 

Courchesne in September 1974 in 

Lunenburg, Mass. 
Rhonda F. Rosen '71 and Bennett E. 

Shifman on October 12, 1974 in 

Chestnut Hill, Mass. 
Sharon M. Brown '72 and Rene M. Haas 

on July 6, 1974 in Winchester, Mass. 
Laurie A. Desatnek '72 and Steven T. 

Augenstein on October 20, 1974 in 

Mamaroneck, N.Y. 
Tina DiBartolo '72 and Joseph P. Mar- 
shall, Jr. on September 22, 1974 in 

Lexington, Mass. 

Dorinda Donovan '72 and Jonathan Hig- 

gins on September 21, 1974 in 

Sharon, Conn. 
Karen A. Hilling '72 and Dennis Reardon 

on November 16, 1974 in Natick, 

Nancy Inman '72 and Bruce Becker on 

August 31, 1974 in Bronxville, N.Y. 
Marilyn Johnson '72 and Theodore Wai 

Wu on September 7, 1974 in Boston, 

Julie Jordan '72 and Barry L. Sneider 

on October 12, 1974 in Lawrence, 

L.I., N.Y. 
Barbara L. Kaiser '72 and Christopher 

W. Martens on December 28, 1974 in 

Farmington, Conn. 
Linda J. Marino '72 and William D. 

Freeman on October 12, 1974 in 

Lexington, Mass. 
Paula Pillsbury '72 and Arthur J. De- 

Blois, 3rd on September 7, 1974 in 

Providence, R.I. 
Sally S. Thompson '72 and Thomas M. 

D'Allesantro on July 20, 1974 in Wall- 

ingford, Conn. 
Nancy B. Weller '72 and Timothy J. 

Lynch on October 6, 1974 in Chestnut 

Hill, Mass. 
Diane E. Whitney '72 and William C. 

Sayman on June 22, 1974 in Need- 
ham, Mass. 
Joy Adams '73 and Howard Kreutzberg 

on July 20, 1974 in Groton, Conn. 
Beverly Bowlen '73 and Kevin Lynch on 

September 28, 1974 in Greenfield, 

Janice A. Brophy '73 and Ranald P. 

Jones on October 11, 1974 in Bristol, 

Victoria F. Cole '73 and Richard W. 

Eager on August 17, 1974 in Edge- 
comb, Maine 
Beth Gile '73 and Richard M. Trifero on 

July 6, 1974 in Natick, Mass. 
Mary C. Gill '73 and Gary W. Taintor on 

September 21, 1974 in Wellesley Hills, 

Jacklyn A. Harty '73 and Brien E. O'Don- 

nell on August 17, 1974 in Middle- 
bury, Conn. 
Beth Lavin '73 and John C. Pantazi on 

September 14, 1974 in Dover, Mass. 
Cheryl L. Mains '73 and Stephen A. 

VanDyke on September 7, 1974 in 

Sanbornville, N.H. 


Deborah J. Mitrushi 73 and Paul G. 

Bodnar, Jr. on October 20, 1974 in 

Boston, Mass. 
Pamela Nickerson '73 and Robert F. Ney 

on September 28, 1974 in Cape 

Elizabeth, Maine 
Debra Pelczar '73 and Patrick George 

on October 26, 1974 in Worcester, 

Lynne F. Roberts '73 and Stephen 

Poulos on September 22, 1974 in 

Natick, Mass. 
Linda A. Smith '73 and Mark S. Burns 

on July 27, 1974 in Madison, New 

Barbara Ward '73 and Thomas H. 

Neagle, Jr., on August 10, 1974 in 

Brandford, Conn. 
Betsy Weiss '73 and Robert C. Turner on 

November 24, 1974 in Norwalk, Conn. 
Leslie Einsel '74 and John P. Bastoni 

on September 22, 1974 in Norwalk, 

Constance J. Hedges '74 and Jonathan 

C. Mixter on August 10, 1974 in 

Concord, Mass. 
Vickie R. Marchand '74 and Edward T. 

Lessard on August 24, 1974 in 

Skaneateles, N.Y. 
Judith, A. Maxwell '74 and David G. 

Toone in December 1974 in Foxboro, 

Marguerite A. Rock '74 and Mark R. St. 

Gelais in November, 1974 in Laconia, 

Marion Wadleigh '74 and Daniel J. 

Grondal on August 10, 1974 in New- 
town, Conn. 


To Leslie Trautman Smith '55, a third 
daughter, Kristina Alberta, on Sep- 
tember 2, 1974. 

To Barbara Bogert Wahlberg '60, an 
adopted son, Andrew Allen, born 
December 24, 1973. 

To Marguerite Stockman Tierney '61, 
first child, a son, David Eugene, on 
June 28, 1974 

To Randi Shapiro Cohen '62, a son, 
Scott Neil, on July 8, 1974. 

To Virginia Tsouros Taylor '62, a second 
daughter, Jane Chandler, on Novem- 
ber 27, 1974. 

To Mary Deborah Cole Anderson '63, a 
son, Charles Arthur, on June 12, 1974. 

To Marjorie Freedman Feldman '63, a 
son, Mark Jason, on August 24, 1974. 

To Stephanie Kalin Merrill '63, a second 
child, first son, George "Chipper", on 
May 24, 1974. 

To Carolyn McVey Krasawski '63, a sec- 
ond child, a son, on June 15, 1974. 

To Karin Skooglund Bartow '63, second 
child, first son, Christopher Key, on 
July 9, 1974. 

To Nancy Almgren Killam '65, first child, 
a daughter, Hilary Caroline, on June 
1, 1974. 

To Susan Yenkin Leffler '65, a son, 
Daniel Alexander, on June 3, 1974. 

To Nancy Reeves Peterson '66, second 
child, first son, Scott David, on Octo- 
ber 5, 1974. 

To Laurie Saltz Cooper '66, a daughter, 
Jennifer Lynne, on April 23, 1974. 

To Karla Englund Thompson '69, a 
daughter, Jennifer Kate, on June 14, 

To Susan Hulton Curtis '69, a son, Brys- 
son Maurice, on August 8, 1974. 

To Linda Kelterborn Milbury '69, a son, 
Jared Blair, on October 24, 1974. 

To Deborah Lehan Roberts '69, a sec- 
ond daughter, Amy Lynn, on August 
21, 1974. 

To Nancy Marasco Randall '71, a 
daughter, Molly Knapp, on Easter 
Sunday, April 14, 1974. 

To Maria Ternullo Hanaka '71, a son, 
Philip, on August 18, 1974. 

To Barbara Shott Killoran '73, a daugh- 
ter, Kathleen Mary (Katie), on April 
27, 1974. 

In Memoriam 

Clara McLean Rowley '02 LM on August 
8, 1974 in Hartford, Conn. 

Lucille Guertin Egan x-'13 on October 
29, 1973 in Carmel, Calif. 

Helen Merrill Strohecker '16 LM on 
November 1, 1974 in Key Biscayne, 

Jeannette Geist Stanley '21 on Decem- 
ber 6, 1974 in East Lansing, Mich. 

Sarah Frances Crane '22 LM on Decem- 
ber 6, 1974 in Burlington, Vt. 

Esther Palmer Dwinell '24 on August 
13, 1974 in Arlington, Mass. 

Christine Murphy Hohner '33 on August 
28, 1974 in Atlanta, Ga. 

Dorothy Coffin Amon '37 on December 
11, 1974 in Winchester, Mass. 

Mary Irish Ludlum '38 on March 21, 
1974 in New York, N.Y. 

Mary Ann Gullett Wham '40 on October 
16, 1974 in St. Louis, Mo. 

Ruth Sullivan Lodge '40 on October 31, 
1974 in Newton, Mass. 

Patricia Madden Nelson x-'49 on De- 
cember 24, 1974 in Weymouth, Mass. 

Miss Velma I. Colson (Faculty 1943-47) 
on October 6, 1974 in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Miss Eleanor S. Perley (Faculty 1924- 
45) on November 2, 1974 in Salem, 

Miss Sarah W. Root (Dietitian 1936-47) 
on November 25, 1974 in Hartford, 

Mrs. Bertha Hooker-Willey (Administra- 
tion 1918-38) on December 13, 1974 
in Newport, Vt. 

Of Special Interest 

Mrs. Ruth Rothenberger Harris, La- 
sell's Dean of Women 1946-59, re- 
ceived an honorary doctorate degree 
during the Founder's Day convocation, 
October 26, 1974, at Ursinus College, 
Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Harris 
joined Ursinus as Dean of Women in 
1959 and also serves as director of 
student activities. A graduate of Ursinus, 
she earned a master's degree at Colum- 
bia University; took further training at 
Pennsylvania State University, Skidmore 
College, and the University of Indiana. 
She is vice president of the Board of 
Trustees of Perkiomen School, Penns- 
burg. As part of her professional duties 
she holds numerous national and 
regional positions, including co-chair- 
man Arrangements Committee of the 
National Association for Women Deans, 
Administrators and Counselors Con- 
ference. Also Dr. Harris is a member 
of the American Association of Univer- 
sity Women, the Pennsylvania Associa- 
tion of Women Deans, Administrators 
and Counselors and is listed in 'Who's 
Who Among American Women." 


Mary Quick Dean spent three weeks 
of November in North Carolina with son 
John and daughter-in-law, Sally Garratt 
Dean '53. 


From Secretary Nell Woodward 
Collins: First of all, we are sad over the 
loss of our dear classmate, Ethel 
Murray Kuykendall. For her, herself, we 
rejoice that at last she has been re- 
leased from the long illness. 

Good news from Irene Ball Sill that 
now she is much better than she has 
been for a long time. She gives credit to 
a new machine, a "Niagara Cyclo- 
Massage Chair with a Hand Unit." All 
who suffer from arthritis may be glad 
to learn about it. Elizabeth Beach 
Bierer, although at home, "travels" a 
great deal through letters from her 
daughter and son-in-law, whose most 
recent jaunts have taken them from 
South America to Holland. 

Martha Schumann Laubenstein and 
husband are content to stay at home 
and hear about the doings of their 
children and grandchildren. Ida Lauben- 
stein Moyer and husband visit them only 
infrequently now. 

Florence Evans Valpey is happily sit- 
uated in an apartment where Judith 
Dollings Webb is one of the staff mem- 

bers. Katherine Hoag Norgren's hus- 
band is hospitalized; "K" visits with him 
every day. Clara Paton Suhlke lives 
alone as her sister is in a nursing home. 
Due to gas shortage, Sturdy was unable 
to attend the alumnae luncheon in Fort 
Lauderdale, Florida. 

I — Nell Woodward Collins — am very 
happy in a new apartment near the 
center of town (Manchester, Mass.), 
with a hill in back, and the channel, 
leading from the harbor, in front. Am 
looking forward to a visit from sister 
Jean (Woodward Nelson '22) of Denver. 


Nora Hayward Rodd was a summer 
houseguest of Ruth Burnap Jones in 
Winchendon, Mass. They enjoyed visits 
with Louise Orr Daniels '23 and while 
on the Cape, met Mildred Strain Nutter, 
Marion Nutter Bredehoft '55 and 
Marion's two young sons. Earlier in the 
summer Ruth had a wonderful trip to 
Alaska and the Canadian Rockies. 
From the annual Holiday correspond- 
ence Ruth reported that Frances 
Dohoney Dale is making satisfactory 
recovery from a recent illness; Jessie 
Lewis Foster is retired from her suc- 
cessful bookshop career in Portland, 
Maine; Florence Hauslein Avery, a 
widow, now lives at 119 Thurston 
Avenue, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850. 

Mildred Strain Nutter is looking for- 
ward to spending the winter months in 
Sarasota, Florida. She has recently 
moved from her home in Newton Centre 
to 315 Charles Court, Needham, Mass. 


The Class extends sincere sympathy 
to Lois Nichols Arnold, whose husband 
passed away early in November. 


A letter from Helene Grashom Dick- 
son brings her corrected address — 
21117 North Highwood Road, Kildeer, 
III. 60047. "Don't ask me why the 
Village Fathers decided to change it 
from Long Grove — Kildeer sounds so 
citified and we are really in the coun- 
try!" Jean Dickson Treveiler '49 has 
two daughters, 16 and 14, and a son, 12. 
Helene's son George has 17-year-old 
twin girls and a daughter, 16. Helene 
hears from Louise Venable Kyle '23, 
who is writing children's books. 

Dot Caldwell Jordan has just re- 
turned from a trip to Spain, Portugal 

and Morocco — " a wonderful experi- 

Phyllis Rafferty Shoemaker arrived on 
the first of October for an eight-weeks 
visit on the East Coast and to attend 
the annual meeting of Lasell's Board of 
Trustees. She visited Louise Stevens 
Prince in Portland; then on to Belfast to 
see Theresa Thompson Osborne. From 
there, via the gorgeous New England 
foliage route, she headed for Virginia 
and Florida, contacting a Lasell girl 
wherever possible. In mid-November 
she returned to visit family friends in 
Wakefield and I had the pleasure of 
entertaining her and Helen Perry '24 
for luncheon and a real visit. Later in 
the day we went to Bedford to see my 
daughter Ann (Harris Hughes '55) and 

For a second time we find excellent 
newspaper pictures of Florence Day 
Bennett and her husband at a Hawaiian 
party they hosted at Wentworth-by-the- 
Sea in Portsmouth, NJH. for the vice- 
president of the Ritz Carlton Hotel and 
his wife. 

Louise Stevens Prince plans to spend 
the 1974 Holidays in Pennsylvania with 
daughter Marilyn Prince Karcher '49 
and family. 

We regret to learn of the passing last 
June of Florence Archibald Stanly. Her 
daughter, Mrs. Robert Clemenzi (3618 
Cedar Crest Drive, Jacksonville, Fla.) 
sent a notice to The Alumnae Office and 
recently a note come to Mac from a 
friend with clipping from a Burlington 
(Vt.) newspaper reporting the death, on 
December 6th, of Sarah Frances Crane. 
Our sincere sympathy goes to both 

Very best New Year greetings to all 
— and please send news for the Spring 
issue of the LEAVES. 

. . . Marjorie Lovering Harris 

The Class extends sympathy to Sally 
Marks Gershel, whose husband, George 
F. Gershel, passed away on August 8, 
1974. An active participant in community 
affairs, Mr. Gershel received the Greater 
Hartford Community Chest Outstanding 
Citizen Award; served as campaign 
chairman of the United Way in 1958; 
was a director of the Greater Hartford 
Mental Health Association; also served 
as president of the Shade Tobacco 
Growers Association. 


Claire Parker Everett reports two de- 
lightful visits with Louise Orr Daniels 
— in July and the weekend of the Dart- 
mouth-Princeton football game. The 
Everetts are looking forward to five or 
six weeks vacation time in Florida. 


We are indebted to Madeline Roth 
White for sending the good news that 
Prescott Bloom, son of the late Mariesta 
Howland Bloom, was successful in his 
first venture into politics. Republican 

Bettie Smith Scollon '28 and 
Geraldine Wilder Bogart '24 

Bloom was elected to the Illinois State 
Senate in one of the closest legislative 
races in the state. 

Rothie's daughter-in-law, Jackie White, 
has been named Volunteer of the Year 
by the Junior League of Peoria. Jackie 
has served as League president, the 
first chairman of the Juvenile Court 
program and chairman of the Minimal 
Contact Unit. She is president of the 
Mental Health Board and last year was 
a member of the Governor's Committee 
to Hire the Handicapped. 

Betty Oppel Morris "moved into a new 
apartment last March — for Senior Citi- 
zens only — and my Mother complains 
that all she sees are old people! Retired 
from the Housing Authority three years 
ago; now have a part-time job for I 
couldn't stand just staying at home. 
Hope to see many of you GIRLS in 76!" 
Betty's address: 285 Maplewood Avenue, 
Bridgeport, Conn. 

Dorothy Aseitine Wadsworth served 


as coordinator in Winchester (Mass.) of 
the Gov. Francis Sargent reelection 
campaign. Named in 1966 by Sargent as 
Winchester coordinator for his lieutenant 
governor campaign, Dot has been the 
only Winchester coordinator for Sargent 
since then and through three elections. 


The new junior high school in Em- 
maus, Pennsylvania has been named in 
honor of Howard A. Eyer, husband of 
Letty Krause. Mr. Eyer has served for 
twenty years on the local School Board. 
A. Kathryn Royce continues to "enjoy 
community work — church, Red Cross, 
N.H. Dietitics association. Hello to all 
my wonderful classmates — still think of 
you as very young." 


Dorothy Bowler Laverty (H.S. 25-26) 
is the Republican candidate for State 
Representative for Millinocket (Maine) 
District 71. A native of Millinocket, 
Dorothy attended local schools, Lasell 
Junior College, Brown University and 
Teachers College at Columbia Univer- 
sity. She has taught science in the ele- 
mentary grades and has taken an active 
part in numerous civic enterprises. She 
is well known for her book 'Millinocket, 
Magic City of Maine's Wilderness.' A 
widow, Dorothy has two grown children; 
resides at 206 Highland Avenue, Millin- 
ocket. She is basing her candidacy on 
the need for close communication be- 
tween the State Legislature and the 
townspeople of Millinocket. 

From Bettie Smith Scollon: "One of the 
stalwart soprano members of our choir 
in San Mateo (Calif.) is Geraldine Wilder 
Bogart '24, who wanted desperately to 
attend her 50th Reunion. Instead, she 
suggested sending a picture of the two 
■of us in our characters as part of the 
cast of our annual Potpourri — this year, 
'Remember the 20's & 30's' — held on 
April 26, 1974. The 20's number was 
directed by my husband, Tom." 


May 31-June 1-2, 1974 

Lasell Reunion Weekend 1974 started, 
officially, with a cocktail/reception at 
the President's home. For the 20 of us 
from The Class of '29, this meant, 
simply, walking across Woodland Road. 

The President's House is beautifully 
furnished; Dr. and Mrs. Greene are 
most attractive; bring refreshing grace 
and charm to the campus. Furthermore, 

they went all out for alumnae — joining 
every scheduled activity. 

The new Woodland dormitory is well 
suited for housing alumnae who return 
from far places. Those who live in the 
area and come for an event or two, 
know just where we are and join us. It 
is a real, every-five-years joy — which 
'29ers who have not been coming back 
really should share. 

Our greatest pride this year was 
Gwendolyn McDonald Black who was 
awarded the Alumnae Medallion for out- 
standing accomplishment. A quiet per- 
son, even as I remember her from 1928, 
Gwendolyn was one of our Woodland 
Park residents and we loved having her. 

Eleanor Humphrey was Rosamond 
Cornell Cannon's houseguest in Welles- 
ley; she and Ronnie were on campus 
for everything. This is true, also, of 
Marjorie Schaller Schoonmaker and 
Verta MacLeod Haines, Preble Borden 
Gruchy, Louise Thompson Richmond, 
Margaret Wethern, Marion Kingdon 
Farnum and Katherine Braithwaite 

Those of us who enjoyed the week- 
end the very most, I'm sure, because 
we had quarters in the dorm, were: 
Hilda Doyle Armstrong, Alice Pratt 
Brown, Ellen Zacharias Cullen, Marion 
Roberts Dyer, Maude Williams Gittleson, 
Myra Page Haven, Annette Harvey Jen- 
sen, Dorothy Cole MacRae, Emily 
Crump Ramstetter, Janet Kaufman 
Robinson and Betty Wells Tuttle. To 
repeat: so many whom we had hoped 
to see did not come that I won't even 
begin to list them. 

The "45th" was a wonderful weekend 
and beautiful — in spite of almost con- 
stant rain. The alumnae planning com- 
mittee for the reunion arranged for a 
Hawaiian Luau at Winslow Hall Friday 
evening, after which we saw slides of 
Lasell from 'way back up to the present. 
Saturday morning the President's House 
was open, again, and coffee served to 
all who dropped in. Mrs. Greene was 
hostess, while Dr. Greene personally 
conducted tours of the campus in the 
Lasell bus. 

The tour was a real shocker and an 
eye-opener in many ways. Bragdon, for 
instance, is gone — torn down! And 
Carter has been converted into an Arts 
and Crafts Center. The swimming pool 
has been floored over and ceramics 
classes meet there. Also at Carter 
classes meet for drama, photography 
and related subjects. 

Eager House is set up for the Nursing 
Department. Applications for admission 
here are beyond facilities to accept all. 
And at Rockwell there is a model 
Nursery School which operates for 

benefit of children as well as Lasell 

New Dorm still does not have a better 
name and is not even the newest. Mc- 
Clelland is the newest and must be the 
last word in dormitory planning. 

Saturday evening some of us stayed 
on campus for a barbecue dinner, while 
others went, via Lasell bus, to Chateau 
de Ville Dinner/Theatre and dined on 
chicken cooked with champagne and 
saw Tab Hunter in "The Tender Trap." 

As always, Sunday morning breakfast 
at Woodland was fun, and a little sad 
because it was our last few moments 
together. The school is now on food 
service, and it is excellent. 

A few hurried poses for snapshots in 
the only sunshine of the weekend and 
then it was over until 1979. 

Since our next anniversary year will 
be 29's 50th, I hope each member of 
the class will make attendance an ab- 
solute must — whether or not she has 
ever been back in a reunion year. "Fifty 
at the 50th" should not be an impossible 
goal; we might even hope for more. It 
will be the greatest. I, personally, am 
looking forward, already, to seeing each 
of you. 

This recent word from Conkie Chal- 
mers Harlow: "Having retired from the 
University of Maine, I'm enjoying lunch- 
eons, dinners and bridge that I had no 
freedom to do as dietitian of the Uni- 
versity's cafeteria that fed 850 students." 

Peg Contrell White has discovered 
that daughters of a dear neighbor are 
Lasell graduates — Barbara Hickey Car- 
vin '49 and Lois Hickey Treacy '52. Peg 
regrets having missed Reunion; prom- 
ises to be in Auburndale for 1929's 50th. 

. . . E. C. R. 


Christine Murphy Hohner died August 
23, 1974 at Emory University Hospital, 
Atlanta, Georgia, following a short ill- 
ness. She is survived by her husband, 
Clem H. Hohner, of Atlanta, Georgia; 
one son, Robert A. Hohner, of London, 
Ontario, Canada; and two grandchildren. 


In August Bettina Potter Janse married 
Howard Jeffrey, a professor at North- 
eastern University. 


Cindy King Haskins has moved to 
59 Trumbull Street, Meriden, Conn. 
06450. "Now I have a back porch, 


clothes line and a tomato plant in the 
back yard!" 

Barbara Heath Ramsay writes: 
"Daughter Louise (Ramsay Bailey x-'67) 
and her three-month-old Sara Ann are 
with me in Florida. The entire family 
enjoyed Thanksgiving here; back to 
Cleveland for the Christmas holidays. 
See you in June — our 40th!" 

Doris Jones Flagg continues to serve 
as organist of First Church, Old Benning- 
ton, Vermont. She adds: "Harold 
Schwab, with whom I studied both 
piano and organ at Lasell, visited me 
last June. It was fun to recall old times." 


A Holiday note from Marge Bassett 
MacMillan: "Our big news for this year 
is that we found Gordon can take early 
retirement in September 1975, so if all 
goes well we will be living in our house 
at Cape Cod by this time next year. Our 
family is really scattered — Scott and 
Amy are in Quincy, Massachusetts; John, 
Cindy and Brian are here in New 
Jersey. Betsy (MacMillan Blackledge 
'62) and her three boys moved back to 
Tempe, Arizona, where she bought a 
town house and is involved in more 
things than she can possible do. Nancy 
is now in Salt Lake City where she is 
secretary to the co-chairmen of the 
Department of Health and Physical Edu- 
cation at the University. Jeanni and Bob 
are in Milwaukee. Bob received his 
Master's in Speech Therapy and is in 
the Speech Clinic at the Children's 
Hospital. Jeanni is working at the same 
hospital. Once more we count our 
many blessings — high among them 
being all of you, our good friends. We 
send warmest wishes for a healthy and 
Happy New Year." 

For Bili (Baxter) and Ray Perkins 
highlights of 1974 included: April and 
May — a week in Africa, a week in Spain, 
three weeks in Portugal. June — the 
Rotary International Convention in Min- 
neapolis and the T-Bird Concours in 
Dearborn via Maine and Canada. July — 
a dedication tea at the restored Perkins 
House now designated a National Land- 
mark and part of Wilson Museum, 
Castine, Maine. September and October, 
as well as July and August — at the 
cottage on Rutherford's Island, Christ- 
mas Cove, Maine with plumbers, elec- 
tricians and Ray as carpenter while Bili 
sorted, marked and cataloged over 
2,000 slides taken on the five-week trip 


"Father of Photo Greeting Cards 

Reaches 80th Birthday" was the Octo- 
ber 23rd headline of the Bradenton 
(Fla.) Herald. Honored at a fabulous 
birthday party on Saturday, October 19, 
1974, was Mr. John J. Alves, father of 
Mary Alves MacEwen. The former 
Braintree (Mass.) resident and originator 
of photo greeting cards now resides with 
his wife on Snead's Island. Mr. Alves is 
one of the busiest "retirees" on Florida's 
West Coast. He does a great deal of 
work in photography, serves as chair- 
man of the board of Alves Photo Service 
in Braintree, and has an important 
position with the Kodak Company. 
Among the 100-plus well wishers at 
the surprise birthday party were many 
friends and relatives from Canada and 
Massachusetts as well as members of 
the Alves firm and Kodak. 

From Anne Campbell Terrill's Christ- 
mas letter: "Having both sons in the 
area this year makes us fortunate 
parents and grandparents. Jim E., Sandi, 
Kimberly (happy to be in kindergarten) 
and Debbi, (catching up rapidly in 
vocabulary and activities with big sister) 
live just over the hill in Plum Boro. Jim 
works for Playtex Corporation, Sandi 
finds time to help at church in between 
homemaking and working two days a 
week at Children's Hospital. We were 
delighted when David was accepted for 
a two-year residency at Children's Hos- 
pital Dental Clinic, where he is study- 
ing Pedadontics. Jim's job with Westing- 
house Environmental Systems Depart- 
ment plus EPA consulting work keep 
him as busy as ever. Trips to Washing- 
ton, D.C., the West Coast and South- 
west areas are frequent and he again 
managed the Westinghouse seminars in 
Fort Collins, Colorado in July. For 
health and exercise, we still golf as 
often as time permits; enjoy partici- 
pating in the couples events. Continu- 
ing her work with Youth Club at church 
has been a pleasure for Anne. This in- 
cludes greeting the youngsters, planning 
a weekly Quiz Contest, keeping track 
of finances. Corresponding Secretarial 
duties in Woman's Club keep the type- 
writer humming and fund raising for 
annual scholarships with Republican 
Women has been a challenge, especially 
in '74!" 


The Class extends sympathy to Cora 
Pratt Adams, whose husband, Stanhope 
Adams, passed away on August 12, 
1974 in Ajicio, Mexico. 

Robin, youngest daughter of Helen 
Forsberg Powers, is a freshman at the 
University of Colorado. 

From Nancy Allen Schmetzer: 

"Visited our daughter and son-in-law 
in Germany for a month this summer. 
Toured South Germany, Austria, Bel- 
gium and Holland; they were excellent 
guides. Had time, too, to get ac- 
quainted with our wee granddaughter." 


"After living in the same house for 
23 years we have moved!", writes Louise 
Lorion DeVries. Her new address: 3651 
Gundry Avenue, Long Beach, California 
90807. She add: "Our 7th grandchild 
was born on my husband's birthday — 
that makes him pretty SPECIAL." 

// you're traveling to: Abashiri, Abo, 
Babahoyo, Backan, Baden, Badulia, 
Bawanat, Bagdad, Bahawalpur, Bah- 
raich, Casaclenda, Cetingrad, Cesena, 
Changping, Cueto, Daito, Darjeeling, 
Damvilliers, Evenik, Faro, Floriana, 
Forcalquiers, Fowshan, Frederiksted, 
Gabrovo, Galaroza, Gennes, Gorgora, 
Grodekovo, Halutsa, Hanamaulu, Hashio, 
Hasleberg, Heerlen, Huacho, Igli, In- 
verness, Isanti, Itatupa, Kalmanka, 
Karanji, Limpias, Magburka, Manfeng, 
Noyen, Pauktaw, Shpikov, Zgierz, etc. 
etc. Call us: New Canaan (Conn.) Travel 
Agency, 8 East Maple Street. Phone: 
(203) 966-1689. (Gertrude E. Fischer). 

Dorothy Macomber Vannah writes: 
"Two of our children have completed 
college; two still in college; one son 
keeps us company at home. I take 
Sociology and College Writing at the 
University of R.I. Extension and love it." 


Ruth Bowlend Eckhoff has announced 
her candidacy for the office of Register 
of Probate in Ossipee, New Hampshire. 
She has served the community as presi- 
dent of the Woman's Club, president of 
the P.T.A. and as a Den Mother in the 
Cub Scout Program as well as chauffeur 
for Little League Activities. For several 
years she has conducted an arts and 
crafts class at the Carroll County Nurs- 
ing Home and was one of the pioneers 
in the now very active volunteer and 
recreation program there. Rickey serves 
as Library Trustee and Treasurer of the 
Ossipee Public Library and Clerk of 
the Second Congregational Church. 


News of the Sherm Halls (Lynn Blod- 
gettj: "Sue and Don bought a home 
in Natick, Massachusetts in June. Don 
will begin graduate school (nights) in 
January at Babson Institute in conjunc- 
tion with his work at the 3M Company. 
Sue is a dental hygienist. David remains 


Kurt Richard Stewart with 

Santa "Grandpa" Crosby 

(Ruth Turner '42) 

our bachelor, residing in New Hamp- 
shire and happily employed by the 
Toledo Scales Company; Nancy is a 
senior at Lasell and a Student Guide. 
She has been accepted in the Dental 
Assistant program at Middlesex Com- 
munity College for next fall. Sherm and 
I traveled to Cape Breton with friends 
back in July for ten days of R & R. 
Magnificent scenery there — almost as 
lovely as our beloved coast of Maine! 
Had a gorgeous summer in Owls Head 
— the sea air and water will keep us 
healthy all through the year!" 


Recent news of Gloria Sylvia Paolella: 
"John and I both work for New York 
City's Board of Education; he as busi- 
ness administrator and I as a super- 
visor of Art — for a district of 30 schools; 
35,000 pupils. Aside from that we spend 
as much time as possible flying our 
Piper Cherokee — got my pilot's license 
in '65." 


Marjorie Cramton Lathrop writes from 
South Carolina, where her husband is 
professor of Electrical Engineering at 
Clemson University: "In July my hus- 
band presented a paper at the London 
conference The Frontiers of Education.' 
It was a grand experience for we were 
introduced to educators from all over 
the world. Since I am very much inter- 
ested in horses and equitation (which I 
teach on a small scale), we attended 
several large and beautiful horse shows 
— including The Dublin Show." 

"I Want Mama" is the title of author 
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat's latest book 
for children. Harper's Junior Books De- 
partment announced the publication 
date as October 30, 1974. 


Additional Reunion Questionnaire re- 

Boots Potier Gray: Boots and family 
enjoying Nantucket Island living. At- 
tended son John Jr.'s graduation from 
Tabor Academy — so no LJC reunion. 
D. Jeffrey, 16, is a high school sopho- 
more; daughter, Hillery Lisa, 12, is an 
ardent horsewoman. Boots is office 
manager and receptionist for a Nan- 
tucket endodentist. 

Ginny Towe Beck: Looking forward to 
spending some time during the summer 
at their ocean home in Mantaloking 
Dunes, N.J. In August the family were 
to be "family" to a Belgium exchange 

Petie Fiske Brubaker: In June she and 
husband were in Greece; on to Ireland 
for a chemistry meeting. Their 20-year- 
oid son, Peter, is a pilot; working for a 
commercial license and flight instruc- 
tor's certificate. 

Betty Smales Young: Oldest daughter, 
Betsy, is married and working hard 
while husband Pete gets his Master's. 
Judy, 19, is living at home and working; 
Jeanne, 12, is a 7th grader who loves to 
sew and cook. Doug, 16, enjoys school 
and works for his Dad. The whole family 
spends their spare time on their new 

Betty Toscano: Has joined Weidner 
Travel Bureau, Inc. of Springfield 
(Mass.) as a Travel Consultant. She will 
be conducting motorcoach and air tours. 

Recent changes of address: 

Nancy Conners Stoddard: 33 Allen 
Street, Lot #4, Rutland, Vt. 05701 

Betty Felker Hancock: Box 83, Con- 
cord, N.H. 03301 

Nancy Hayden Drooff: % The Cooper 
Group, B. V., P.O. Box 600, '3, The 
Hertogenbosch, THE NETHERLANDS. 

Pam Johns Leighton: 858 Barretts Mill 
Road, West Concord, Mass. 01742 

Margaret Maclnness Miller: 425 E. 
58th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022 

Ann Mitchell VanDeusen: Travel 
House, Grant Plaza, Winsted, Conn. 

Eugenia Piper Nelson: 5650 Culpep- 
per Drive, Erie, Penna. 16506. 

Sally Priestman Costa: 315 Lincoln 
Street, Lexington, Mass. 02173 

B. J. Stephenson Riedel: 1269 Dart- 
mouth Road, Flossmoor, III. 60422. 

Dorothy Vaughn Limont: % Vaughn 
Corp., Elm Street, Salisbury, Mass. 


Jane Abels Eshbaugh has been ap- 
pointed Osterville Village Chairman for 

the Cape Cod United Fund 1974 Appeal. 
Jane is a member of the Town of Barn- 
stable Board of Health and has also 
served on the Board of Appeals of the 



Marlene Maloof Saidnawey has been 
appointed by the Belmont (Mass.) 
selectmen to the newly created position 
of Counselor-Coordinator of Employ- 
ment Services for the Federally-funded 
manpower program designed to help 
Belmont residents who are either un- 
employed or underemployed to receive 
training and employment. Marlene is 
also first vice-president of the Belmont- 
Watertown Community Health Associa- 
tion and a member of the Cambridge 
Mental Health Association. She has been 
an officer of the Belmont-Watertown 
Community Health Association for the 
past six years and has just completed 
a year as chairman of its Finance Com- 
mittee. Marlene's daughter, Jeanne, re- 
ceived an A.S. degree in Executive Sec- 
retarial Science at Lasell's 1974 Com- 

Nancy Mitchell Quinn won honors in 
the 11th Annual International Disabled 
Artist Exhibit sponsored October 27- 
November 10 by the Sister Kenny Insti- 
tute in Minneapolis. Competing in the 
Disabled Arm and Hand Division, Nancy 
received third prize in oils. 

Diana Kimball Borden, daughter of 
Barbara Adams, was awarded the girls' 
Senior Cup at the Wellesley (Mass.) 
High School's 1974 graduation cere- 

Libbie Fleet Glazers son Hugh, who 
will be 20 in May, is a sophomore at 
Babson College. Ruth, 16, is a junior at 
Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass. 
Libbie is vice-president of New England 
Region of Hadassah and is a member 
of the Lowell Bicentennial Commission. 

Roberta Morin Aronowitz has three 
children: Alan, a junior at Alfred Uni- 
versity, a Political Science major; Helen, 
freshman at Bentley College, Account- 
ing major; Susan, a 9th grader at 
Worcester's Chandler Junior High 


After seven years in Germany, the 
Kurt Marschalls (Virginia Snedekar) are 
"moving to Hong Kong, where, hope- 
fully we will all be together for Christ- 
mas. Kurt has accepted a new and 
entirely different sales assignment in 
the export side of Goodyear Interna- 
tional, covering the Far East and South 
Pacific and bringing him to areas 


stretching from Nepal to New Guinea. 
We are looking forward to living in 
Hong Kong and with Thailand not too 
far away, David will finally be able to 
visit his birthplace. He was not quite a 
year old when we left there for Indo- 
nesia. For those of you with a yen to 
travel or who may be in the area, our 
door is open to you all!" Ginny's ad- 
dress in Hong Kong: % Goodyear 
International Corp., P & O Building, 13, 
Connaught Road, Central. 


Carolyn Bruns has been appointed 
manager of the Wellesley College Club. 

Ruth Murdick Ryba sends a new 
address — R.D., Julian, Pennsylvania 
16844 — and adds: "After nearly twenty 
years of marriage, I am now on my own 
making a new start in life. Have just 
begun a career working for the Federal 
Government — with the U.S. Civil Service 
Commission as a testing administrator 
for the entire central Pennsylvania area. 
Considerable travel is involved and con- 
tact with many people, which I really 

"Beth Ann is a sophomore at Penn 
State University, majoring in Education 
of Exceptional Children while doing ex- 
tensive volunteer work in a local home 
for retarded children. David (15) is now 
in 10th grade and would like to major 
in motorcycles if that were possible. 
He's indulged in an extremely safe 
sport because his bike is usually in a 
state of disrepair; hours are spent in 
rebuilding engine parts. 

Paula Lamont '55 
Campus Visitor 
September '74 

"I am now quite active in our local 
chapter of Parents Without Partners, a 
tremendously worthwhile organization 
for single parents like myself. A second 
activity centers around a Pembroke 
Welsh Corgi, Thisbe, whom I show in 
conformation and handle in obedience. 
She's a delight!" 


A recent letter from Caroljean 
Somers Ogrodnik brings a new address 
— 10942 Majuro Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. 
32216 — and: "Bob graduated with hon- 
ors from Florida's Atlantic University. 
He is aboard the carrier, U.S.S. Franklin 
D. Roosevelt, out of Mayport, Fla. We 
raise and show Siamese cats — right 
now I have blue points and am hoping 
to purchase a lovely chocolate point 
kitten. Cat shows are much fun; you do 
meet some really interesting people! 
My daughter, Kathleen, is attending 
Richland College in Dallas." 


The Deep River (Conn.) Republican 
Town Committee has endorsed Margot 
(Pat Quinn) Gamerdinger for the post of 
Judge of Probate. Pat is presently sec- 
retary to the principal and vice-principal 
of Mt. St. John's School in Deep River. 


"It was a marvelous experience," ex- 
claimed Portia Pantages. She was talk- 
ing about the "Loaned Executive" 
program of the United Way. She was 
loaned by Honeywell to the United Way 
from the first of September to the end 
of November last year. Portia was as- 
signed to her home town of Waban for 
the drive. Her job was to contact 65 
firms from Acton to Woburn, set up in- 
plant drives, supply all the materials, 
coordinate with each firm's assigned 
representative, go back if necessary to 
handle any details and she even col- 
lected all the money and gave out the 
receipts. Portia, a graduate of Suffolk 
University, tried teaching for a year, 
went to Honeywell ten years ago as an 
administrative aide in sales administra- 
tion; worked her way up to Group 
Leader while taking night courses at 
Northeastern's Graduate School. Now 
she is Wellesley's communication ad- 
visor, DPO facilities coordinator and 
budget and expense coordinator. 

Janet McPherson Pretto's husband is 
presently stationed at Fort Devens. She 
adds: "We love being back in the New 
England area. Our children — Debbie 
and Billy — are 8 and 6 and very busy! 
Best wishes to all." 

Debbie and Billy Pretto 
(Janet McPherson '58) 

From Judy Butler Weppel "Hi to all 
'58ers. Virginia is a great place to live. 
My husband started his own business, 
Commercial Consultants, last spring; we 
are both working hard on it." 

Roxanne Miller Socolow keeps busy 
with two growing sons, 10 and 13, 
working part-time in the local hospital 
and playing tennis. 

The Class extends sincere sympathy 
to Ann Reeves Schmid, whose husband, 
John, died of cancer on December 2, 
1974. The Schmids have two children — 
John Robert Jr. and Lindsey Ann. Ann's 
address is 3339 Nantucket Drive, Lex- 
ington, Kentucky 40502. 


Marilyn Miller Jennings writes: "This 
past year has found me working for 
Wood Associates, Inc., a real estate 
firm in Greenwich, Conn. Daughter 
Laurie, 8, had a marvelous Christmas. 
She is still a 'believer' — was just wide- 
eyed. Allison, 12, is in her first year of 
junior high — quite an adjustment for 


Linda Ostrom Goodwin sends: "Best 
good wishes to Chandler House girls of 
1960. Gene and I have been in Oak 
Ridge, Tenn. for six years. Our son, 
Scott, is a lively first grader; I teach 
part-time at a church nursery school. 
Last spring we sailed for a week in the 
Bahamas with eight others — no children! 
Hope to repeat in March." 


Valerie Tarracciano Piazza and family 
have moved to Tucson, Arizona — 4200 


East Coronado Drive. Husband Paul is 
the director of the Tucson Art Museum. 
Susan Dennison Harmon writes from 
North Windham, Maine: "This has been 
a busy and exciting year for us. I was 
asked to serve as Parish Secretary for 
St. Ann's Episcopal Church; husband 
Arnold was promoted to foreman of the 
shipping department at the S.D. Warren 
Company. In September Jennifer en- 
tered the 3rd grade, and Frederick, 

The Carl Hunter Family 
(Nan Sparks '61) 


From Jodi Wright Levins: "Finished 
building our log garage this summer. 
Had the cellar hold dug and the founda- 
tion poured for the log cabin which we 
will build next summer. Those logs are 


Robin (Strauss) and Donald Shapiro 
are living at 39 Sylvan Lane, Weston, 
Mass. with their two children, Eric and 
Emily. The family enjoys tennis and 


Sally Beaven Garfall's letter is ad- 
dressed to: Dear Friends and Relative 
People — Those of you who received 
our post-Christmas letter last year 
know we formed a corporation called 
Osprey (after the endangered bird) for 
environmental consulting. Since then 
the bird has laid many an egg, not all of 
them hatched but all fun to watch over. 
Our first egg cracked when the govern- 
ment dropped several environmental 
laws. Revamping the nest has pro- 
duced a number of new divisions: A 
photographic division involved in in- 
surance visual inventory, personal 
photography (weddings, etc.) and emer- 

Vickie Marie Fontana 
(Polly Lavin '63) 

gency photographic coverage for the 
Gas Company. A graphics and a writing 
division presently working with Bob 
Heywood who is writing a book, "City of 
Corridors," about the black situation 
in the area and how "Cradle of Liberty" 
can hardly describe the present-day 
Boston. A research division has been 
working all year to perfect a 5-year-old 
invention of Peter's and has received 
first approval as a salable item from 
Nikon. The most recent division formed 
is field exploration. As many of you 
know, Peter has been working closely 
with Dr. H. B. Fell of Harvard University 
for the past five years. Dr. Fell has just 
finalized his findings on the origin and 
travels of the Polynesians which com- 
pletely reverses present theories of 
where the Polynesians came from. He 
has asked Peter to head a two-month 
expedition to West Irian Jaya to take 
photographs of the caves in that area. 
It is hoped this will take place in 
March or early next fall. While Peter is 
shooting caves, I plan to go with the 
boys and Mom to Florida for some rest 
and relaxation and possibly begin Dad's 
biography. I took a course this fall in 
writing; am about to submit my first 

short story to a magazine as well as 
doing the rewriting on Mr. Heywood's 
book. The boys are enjoying each other 
more every day in between struggles 
with 4 1 /2-year-old aggression and 18- 
month-old destruction. Rob is in his last 
year of nursery school and is now un- 
limited in his imagination — has his 
Dad's strength which means he could 
lift the whole house if he wanted to 
and plans to visit Jesus on His birthday 
in the barn. Tony is like a wind-up toy 
at high speed that rarely winds down. 
He's the cause of our energy crisis. But 
they're both happy little guys, lots of fun 
and at the top of our list of many bless- 

Jack, Dan and Lindsay Clare Hill 
(Beverlee Pembroke '65) 

Peggy Jacobs Kleiman planned to join 
Linda Garber Cohen and Paula Pecker- 
man Cohen for a holiday visit. Peggy is 
a substitute teacher in the Chelmsford 
(Mass.) school system; has two daugh- 
ters, Amy and Jill. 



Tony and Rob Garfall 
(Sally Beavan '65) 

Jennifer Lynne Cooper 
(Laurie Saltz '66) 



Jackie Hoffmeier Lard writes from 
New York: "Many Nason House friends 
came to my September wedding. I am 
now assistant sales manager in a small 
publishing firm; my husband, a partner 
in a brokerage firm in the City." 

Mary Lou Rossano is in her fifth 
year of teaching second grade at the 
Hardy School in Arlington, Mass. For 
the past two years she has served as a 
staff member for Unified Science and 
Mathematics for Elementary Schools. 


Harbor Country Day School in 
Scituate, Mass. displayed a "demon- 
stration school" at the Scituate Heritage 
Days Bazaar on August 17, 1974. Harbor 
Country Day provides opportunities for 
constructive activities, social adjust- 
ments and the development of whole- 
some attitudes and new independence 
for three and four-year-olds. Head 
teacher at the facility is Jennifer Damon 

Susan Hulton Curtis received a M.Ed, 
degree from Framingham State College 
on August 9, 1974. 

"Just a note for the LEAVES" from 
Jackie Dubin Foster: "David and I are 
now living in Rochester, Michigan where 
we have a lovely apartment — 336 First 
Street, Apt. #102. Dave is managing a 
Radio Shack; I do substitute teaching 
and help in the store. We'd love to hear 
from Lasellites in the area. Was so sorry 
not to get to Reunion — hopefully, next 


Linda Campbell Seek addresses her 
recent communication to: "Dear Class 
of 1970: Just wanted to update my 
records. Am very happily married — as 
of March '74. We live in Gaithersburg, 
Maryland (18802 Walkers Choice Road, 
Apt. #6). I still teach in an Open Edu- 
cation Classroom in Fairfax County, 
Virginia. My husband, Robert, is a grad- 
uate of Maryland University; recently 
graduated #1 in his class at the Mont- 
gomery County Police Academy; is 
waiting appointment to the F.B.I. In 
December I plan a reunion with Shannon 
Skinners and Barbara Beck Mantilia. 
After a 'home' visit, Shannon will return 
to Australia in January." 

Susan Malmad sends a new address: 
1107 Village Road East, Norwood, Mass. 
02062. She is in charge of speech, hear- 
ing and language therapy services in 
Norton; is completing her Master's de- 
gree at Northeastern University. 


Nancy Marasco Randall thoughtfully 
forwarded a new address: 14 Saddle 
Lane, East Hampton, N.Y. 11937; adds: 
"Wayne and I had a beautiful baby girl, 
Molly Knapp Randall, on Easter Sunday, 
April 14, 1974. She's a real joy! In Feb- 
ruary I plan to open a shop in East 
Hampton. It will be called 'Granny's 
Square' and will feature needlework and 
imported gifts. Thank you, Dr. Barry!" 

From Heather Glidden Fitzpatrick: 
"Thank you for sending the College 
publications; I overlooked notifying the 
office that on August 2, 1974 I was 
married to Robert C. Fitzpatrick, Jr. 
of Maiden, Mass. My Lasell education 
has proved very satisfactory — for the 
past two years I have been secretary to 
seven lawyers on State Street; recently 
I have transferred to the Federal Gov- 
ernment as secretary to the Director for 
Civil Rights in R.K.O. General Building. 
Thanks and appreciation to those at 
Lasell who took an interest in me." 
Heather's current address is 95 Harris 
Street, Revere, Mass. 02151. 

Carol Goulian writes to Dr. Greene: 
"I owe all my accomplishments to Lasell, 
and just wanted to write to tell you and 
also to thank you. Without Lasell, I 
would not be where I am today. Grad- 
uated from Lesley College a year ago 
and entered New York University's 
Graduate School of Education last fall. 
While a full-time graduate student, I 
taught nursery school at New York 
Hospital's Cornell Medical College; at- 
tended summer school and by Christmas 
I will have my Master's in a combined 
program of Early Childhood and Ele- 
mentary Education. Since September 
I have been working full-time at Cornell 
University Medical College's Psychiatry 
Department — a teacher/therapist to 
emotionally disturbed children ages 
three to five.Thank you ever so much 
for letting me be one of the fortunate 
girls to obtain my education at Lasell. 
I will always have a very warm place in 
my heart for the friendships and knowl- 
edge obtained there." 


Nina Lentini, daughter of Betty Ann 
MacNeil Lentini '47, has been appointed 
an associate editor for The Daily Free 
Press, an independent student news- 
paper at Boston University. A senior in 
the University's School of Public Com- 
munication, Nina is a journalism major. 

Word from Barbara Shott: "Received 
the September Bulletin and read with 
interest the articles concerning the 1974 
Reunion, Fund Report and Class Notes. 
Since I am still receiving mailings in 

my maiden name and they are still being 
sent to my parents' address, I know I 
remiss in keeping myself 
was a member of the Class 
Medical Secretary major; 

have been 
up-to-date. I 
of 1973— a 
worked full-time as 
at the Rhode Island 
dence. Was married 
to John F. Killoran, 
graduate. We now 

medical secretary 
Hospital in Provi- 
on June 23, 1973 
a Boston College 
have a baby girl, 

Mrs. Mark Steven Burns 
(Linda Ann Smith '73) 

July 27, 1974 

Mother of the Bride: 

Nancy Cusack Smith '51 

Kathleen Mary 'Katie,' who was born 
on April 27, 1974. Our new address is 
412 Old Warren Road, Swansea, Mass. 
02777. Please keep the Lasell news 

Debra Pelczar George writes to Dr. 
Greene: "Just thought I'd drop a little 
note to let you know what I have been 
up to. Was married to Patrick George of 
Worcester on October 26, 1974. We 
honeymooned in Rome and London. I 
am the personnel manager at Forbes & 
Wallace in Auburn. After graduating 
from Lasell, I started working as a 
clerical in the personnel office in the 
Springfield store; after seven months I 
was promoted to personnel manager of 
the Eastfield branch. Since I was to be 
living in Worcester and the company 
opened a new store in Auburn, I was 
lucky to be transferred to the same posi- 
tion. Would appreciate further alumnae 
communications be sent to P.O. Box 
246, Worcester, Mass. 01613 (12 Seward 


Re: The Buckley 

The recently enacted Family Educational Rights 
and Privacy Act of 1974, the so-called Buckley 
Amendment, enables students and alumnae of 
Lasell Junior College to have access to materials 
currently contained in their individual official col- 
lege files. 

In accordance with the law, the following ma- 
terial is available for inspection: 

A. Official college and high school transcripts 

B. Correspondence between the College and 
the student or parent 

C. Application material 
Information not available includes: 

A. Health and counseling records 

B. Parents' financial statements 

C. Admissions recommendations 

D. Confidential letters of recommendation sub- 
mitted prior to January 1, 1975 

E. Private notes and materials created by in- 
individual College personnel, as memory 
aids, provided they are not revealed to an- 
other person 

F. College security reports 

In the event you wish to view this material, you 
should write either the College Registrar of Re- 
corder for an appointment. However, photocopies 
of the material may be sent to alumnae upon the 
receipt of a written request specifying what ma- 
terials individuals wish copied and an indication 
as to the purpose for which they want the mate- 
rials. A charge of one dollar ($1.00) for the first 
copy and fifty cents ($.50) for each additional 
copy or page made in the same search will be 
charged to cover the clerical, copying and mail- 
ing costs. 

In order for the College to release information 
regarding your attendance or performance at 
Lasell to a third party (prospective employer or 
college admissions office), it is necessary for you 
to submit a written statement to the College grant- 
ing your permission to release specific informa- 
tion to the designated party. 

The policy currently in practice at Lasell is that 
the only information transmitted to third parties is 
a copy of the student's transcript (grades re- 
ceived) and, when requested, a letter of recom- 
mendation. The information released in the recom- 
mendation is generally an interpretation of the 

It should also be noted that with the exception 
of a record of the student's grades, all other ma- 
terial contained in a student's file is destroyed five 
years after the student has left College. 

We must apologize for what may appear to be a 
very cumbersome mechanism and an unnecessary 
amount of red tape for a limited amount of infor- 
mation; however, we hope you understand that the 
College is obligated to comply with both the spirit 
and the letter of the law. 

As it was mentioned in the November, 1974 issue of News From Lasell, the College is studying the 
possibilities of coeducation. 

The study group is interested in knowing what the response of our alumnae is to this question. 

Would you please check the appropriate box and return this to: 

Mrs. F. J. Rice 

Chairman, Coeducation Commission 

Lasell Junior College 

Newton, Ma. 02166 

Would you like to see Lasell become coeducational? Yes 
Your Class 



A Special $10,000 Matching Grant From A Lasell Alumna /A Special Phonothon in March and April 

During the months of March and April a 
number of alumnae, students and faculty 
will be calling many parts of the country 
to seek your support to the annual fund. 

Through the generosity of one of our 
alumnae an exciting Matching Gift 
Program has been offered to Lasell. An 
additional $10,000 can be realized — with 
your help. 

Please note details on page 5.