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LASELL ALUMNAE, INC.
Officers and Directors
Faye Wadhams Smith '38
Susan Shaw Abbott '61
Lucinda Nolin Johnson '55
Nancye VanDeusen Connor '57
Penny Rafkin Hurwitz '56
Ruth Buswell Isaacson '36
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
Marjorie MacClymon '32
Joy Stewart Rice '55
Marjorie MacClymon '32
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
Re: The Buckley Amendment
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
Friday, May 30
Saturday, May 31
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.
DO GET IN TOUCH WITH CLASSMATES. PLEASE INFORM US OF YOUR INDIVIDUAL CLASS PLANS:
SEND NAMES OF YOUR WORKERS
DO REMEMBER THAT HUSBANDS ARE MOST WELCOME AT ALL REUNION FUNCTIONS
The 1975 LASELL REUNION COMMITTEE
Lucinda Nolin Johnson '55
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:
THE ALUMNAE OFFICE
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
Mildred BALDWIN Leigh
Betty BELL Barry
Nancy BROWN Wright
Miriam CROSS Rowell
Mildred ELLIS Angus
Barbara KIMBALL Haselton
Lucille LaRIVIERE Disbrow
Marjorie MIDGLEY Wilson
Doris OHLROGGE Pottle
Dorothy PADDOCK Forster
Katherine RICKER Rogers
Rena RIDLER Symonds
Doris TWITCHELL Drummond
Ruth WATSON Craig
Barbara WOODWARD Hall
Sarah ATWATER Mesmer
Jane BARINGER Wordsworth
Margaret BRADY Ruthrauff
Phyllis CAWTHRAY Rice
Martha CHRISTIE Meyer
Mary CONANT Whitman
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
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
Sandra GOLD Leach
Joyce HAPP Campbell
Jane HARDING Burkhardt
Barbara HILLIARD Tracey
Roberta JOHNSON Silveira
Helen PETERS Guy
Carol PHELPS Pike
Letitia SAGLIO Lycke
Beryl SCHELHORN Frey
Sally SPICER Frazier
Julie BALDWIN Reitmeier
Polly BERGSTROM Barnes
Kathryne BOURET Morgan
Elaine CHRUST Karmin
Joyce DeANDRUS Holzman
Judith EDMONSON Spetnagel
Bette ESTES Aymar
Lois FitzSIMONS Downey
Marilyn GLICKSMAN Mulhern
Sheila GORDON Stein
Carol GOSLEE Krumholz
Nancy HILL O'Neil
Harriet HOUSMAN DeMoranville
Mona HUTCHINSON McAlmont
Nancy KIDDOO Malmros
Jeanne KLEBES Spargo
Susan LAROM Baker
Suzanne LARRABEE Blake
Marcia LEWIS Davis
Louise MEYER O'Brien
Janet MILLER Rosenthal
Brenda NETUPSKY McKenney
Phyllis NEWMAN Katz
Linda PATTERSON Huff
Sue PICKING Harrison
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
Patricia HEBERT Brown
Cynthia HOPKINS Tonello
Donna KANE Audibert
Ronna KORT Parish
Karen LANGLEY Hansler
Jeanne LANGLOIS Kull
Carole LEVINE Armon
Lynne LOCKHART MacLean
Camille MacMILLIN Brams
Christine McKEGG Mungello
Marcia MELDRAM Mitchell
Susan MEYER Datz
Carolyn MOORE Grant
Carolyn OTTEN Somers
Marilyn PAGANELLI Cummings
Beverly PERRON Palmquist
Nancy POSEN Nathan
Marsha SHANE Brann
Deborah SMITH Sweatt
Julie TIERNAN Allen
Patricia WOLF Chernesky
Mary ARCHER Bunnell
Maryellen BOZOGAN Morrow
Enid BRODY Feingold
Joan CONNELL Ponti
Andrea IDDLES Aldrovandi
Kathy KOHN Mulch
Janice MANCUSO Douglas
Marcia ROGEAN Buoncristiano
Harriett ZITSER Hennes
Sheryl L. Chapman '65 to A. Frederick
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-
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-
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
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
Deborah Fineberg '66 and Arnold Har-
riett on December 1, 1974.
Nancy Palmer '66 and Joseph M.
Sigler on August 22, 1974 in Carson
Jacqueline C. Ruppert '66 and William
T. Yorio on September 21, 1974 in
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
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-
Branda M. Sherman '69 and David P.
Pacheco on October 12, 1974 in
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
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
Nancy Bigelow '71 and William M.
Canfield on September 8, 1974 in
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
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
Tina DiBartolo '72 and Joseph P. Mar-
shall, Jr. on September 22, 1974 in
Dorinda Donovan '72 and Jonathan Hig-
gins on September 21, 1974 in
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,
Barbara L. Kaiser '72 and Christopher
W. Martens on December 28, 1974 in
Linda J. Marino '72 and William D.
Freeman on October 12, 1974 in
Paula Pillsbury '72 and Arthur J. De-
Blois, 3rd on September 7, 1974 in
Sally S. Thompson '72 and Thomas M.
D'Allesantro on July 20, 1974 in Wall-
Nancy B. Weller '72 and Timothy J.
Lynch on October 6, 1974 in Chestnut
Diane E. Whitney '72 and William C.
Sayman on June 22, 1974 in Need-
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-
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-
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
Deborah J. Mitrushi 73 and Paul G.
Bodnar, Jr. on October 20, 1974 in
Pamela Nickerson '73 and Robert F. Ney
on September 28, 1974 in Cape
Debra Pelczar '73 and Patrick George
on October 26, 1974 in Worcester,
Lynne F. Roberts '73 and Stephen
Poulos on September 22, 1974 in
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
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
Vickie R. Marchand '74 and Edward T.
Lessard on August 24, 1974 in
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Louise Stevens Prince plans to spend
the 1974 Holidays in Pennsylvania with
daughter Marilyn Prince Karcher '49
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
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,
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
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
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-
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
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
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."
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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
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-
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-
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
"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;
of 1973— a
worked full-time as
at the Rhode Island
dence. Was married
to John F. Killoran,
graduate. We now
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-
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-
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-
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
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
Please note details on page 5.