HERAA Newsletter Fall/Winter 20092
Shoshanah Rothkopf Garshick, 1947
This is our third year in Newton. We movedfrom a close-knit neighborhood of 54 years to acondo development! At least we're notshoveling snow! Someone else's job now!
Kathleen Sheehan Davenport, 1949
I live on the "left coast" so I'm very far fromBoston. The memory of life at the HER Houseremains vivid - the friends I made there are stillclose in touch - most of us are over 80 years oldnow, but still able to enjoy life. Our life at HERwas very special! I wish I were close so I couldrevisit scenes of my youth more often. The spiritis willing, etc. But long-distance travel is such abig hassle! (Alas.)
Mary Castellano White, 1951
I'm suffering from Reverse Memory Syndrome -the older I get, the clearer are my youthfulmemories. Otherwise, I am in good health andspirits here in the frozen north.
Winifred Bruce Luhrmann, 1956
My memories are of us all being emotional,social and active. We certainly made eachother's lives richer.
Marilyn Estabrook Downes, 1957
I’ve been keeping very busy directing all music
at First Baptist Church in Westwood (since1965!). I am leaving 1-11-09 for a three-weeksafari vacation in South Africa.
Dian Peterson Robbins, 1964
Six years ago Ed and Dian moved to a new home outin the country. They own 65 acres alongside theNippersink Creek in NE Illinois, 53 of which they rentto a local farmer who raises corn and soybeans. Onthe remaining acres, they have planted 2600 mixedhardwood trees for conservation purposes incooperation with the Illinois Department of NaturalResources. Ed is an actuarial consultant in insurancetaxation at a midsized accounting firm and hasalready retired from three other positions! He planson final retirement in 2010 at 70 ½. Dian has helddown the home front all these years and done muchvolunteer work. We have three children, fourgrandchildren and two grand-dogs. All lives morethan five hours away so we do not see them asoften as we wish.
Janette Misdom Kline, 1966
Do you still do the Dante bowing during initiation of new girls? We had to kowtow on hands and kneesbefore the bust on a pedestal (reputed to be Dante)saying, "I know my heart, I know my mind. I knowthat I stick out behind."
Kathleen Foley Bennett, 1969
I work as a school nurse and health teacher in anelementary school. Plan to go on a missionary tripto Africa in June. I have eight children
youngestentering college this year. I have been married 40years this August, and we have 17grandchildren.
Noreen Grice, 1985
I continue to make astronomy accessible topeople who are blind or visually impaired. Mywebsite is www.youcandoastronomy.com.
Karen Scher, 1995
Engaged to be married 9/5/09 at BiltmoreEstate, Asheville, NC!
Audrey Lucero, 1996
I live in Seattle near my two best friends andfellow HER alumnae Gaylynn Turnage and JenOschner.
Alyssa Amico Richard, 1997
Expecting our first child in March 2009! Hopingto see you all at the April Tea!
Rebekah Kilman Liu, 2006
This year was exciting as I was married to Kai-Ping Liu on 4 April 2008! I am also continuingmy work in the domestic violence movementat the Center for the Pacific Asian Family in LosAngeles.
Hannah Warner, 2007
Getting married in June 2009 to my best friend
and high school love! Not sure where we’ll end
up just yet!
Shoshanah Rothkopf Garshick, 1947
(IMO: Thalia Callichy Mandel)
Marjorie Kettell, 1947*Virginia Peterson Lamana, 1947Kathleen Sheehan Davenport, 1949*Barbara Lowe Stewart, 1949Elaine P. Bowditch, 1950Mary Castellano White, 1951Helene Edel Buker, 1953Lorna Lecrenier, 1953Irene Gesiak Kelley, 1954^Winifred Bruce Luhrmann, 1956Marilyn Downes, 1957Elaine Moore Kirk, 1960Betty Athanasoulas, 1961Hope Reilly Tyler, 1963Dian Robbins, 1964^Laura Barros Bumpus, 1965Janette Misdom Kline, 1966
(IMO: Jenny Alma Mignault)
Karen E. Daly, 1967Carol Gerjuoy, 1967Elizabeth Waldron, 1968Kathleen Foley Bennett, 1969Pam Hixon, 1977*Theresa MulQueeny-Stern, 1978Denise Alix Kinsley, 1981Lisa Macdonnell, 1982Alicia White, 1982Wendy Fitzgerald, 1983Mariann Bonarrigo, 1984Noreen A. Grice, 1985Denise McCool, 1990*Jennifer Mathieu, 1993Karen Scher, 1995Audrey Lucero, 1996Alyssa Amico Richard, 1997Shellie Dacko Rucinski, 1998Jaime Gillette, 2001Clara Herrero, 2006
(IHO: Class of 2006 HER Alums)
Rebekah Kilman Liu, 2006Holly Masek, 2006Carol Masek
(Mother of Heidi Masek, 2001 and Holly Masek, 2006)
Stephanie Frana, 2007Rebecca Martin, 2007Hannah E. Warner, 2007
*contributed $150 - $299^ contributed $300 or moreIMO: in memory of IHO: in honor of
All donors listed gave between 12/08 and 11/09
Alumnae Personal Updates
(Listed below are alumnae and respective years of graduation. Updates are from 12/08
Thank you for your generous gifts to HERAA
Since December 2008, you have collectively contributed approximately $5000 to HERAA. We use your dues and donations to fund this newsletter,continually furnish the House, provide current residents with scholarships and awards, maintain a House archive, offer assistance for Houseactivities and events and more. HERAA and the HER House greatly appreciate your contributions. Thank you!
This year, we would like to dedicate a special thank you to Irene Gesiak Kelley, Class of 1954. Irene has been exceptionally generous in her giftsto HERAA and the HER House. Since December 2008, Irene has donated $2000 in gifts; and over the past few years, she has given more than$10,000 total. We are grateful for her altruism and her continuing cooperative spirit.Thank you, Irene.
Listed below are donors and respective years of graduation