Debbie Hodgkinson Jones
Tracy Glaves Spalding and Randy in CO near Denver, celebrated their 25th last summer and are empty nesters. Daughter Emma is a junior at the U. of Puget Sound. Son Preston is a freshman at the U. of WY. They took a family trip in Aug. to Scotland, with a stop in Iceland. Tracy is studying to be a Natural Food Chef.
Liz Rogers Boyd writes that Louie survived his knob year at The Citadel and is now Regimental Staff Clerk. Tommy has come back from back surgery in Jan. 2013 to play both football and basketball for Bethel U. Tom and Liz took a trip to Spain and France.
Liz Sprague Brandt: Daughter Betsy graduated from Vanderbilt in May and is now employed with Ernst & Young in NYC. Oct. found them joining Chris and Elizabeth Willett on a trip to both Argentina and Peru—marvelous time.
Betsy Becton Hannah and husband Harry moved to the Upper Westside of NYC after three years in HI. Before arriving in NYC they spent three weeks in Formentera, Spain. Betsy is working remotely for American Society for Training and Development.
Peg Twohy Devan spent most of the summer in VA showing. She and her horse Crown Royal placed sixth in the Washington International Horse show last fall. Now they’re showing in CA with John French for the winter. Bob and Peg alternate weekends with Carolyn showing in Thermal. Carolyn is headed to college next year and has to make the decision between Sweet Briar, Rollins or Chapman!
Michelle Klimt Scherrer: Recently relocated to Jacksonville, FL, from Clarksburg, WV. Still working for the FBI after 24 years. Recently named the first female Special Agent in Charge for the FBI Jacksonville office. Married to Robert going on 17 years.
Colleen Kuebel Berthelot is now 28 years into a Commercial Real Estate brokerage career, chasing a black lab puppy, a middle schooler and a 25 year old! Colleen went to Paris last spring to meet her “man friend” who was working in Oman in the Middle East. She is planning an overdue 50th birthday in Tuscany (man-friend’s brother has an olive orchard near Lucca). Colleen has visited with Penney Parker Hartline and her hubby at the beach, and with Elizabeth Proctor in Houston.
Anne Richards is still living at Sweet Briar, retired and enjoying her new puppy as her dog Fletcher had been poisoned! She’s still active with miniature structures which range from ¼ to 1 inch! She volunteers for Rotary and Meals on Wheels. John still lives in Boston; David is now at Lynchburg Coll. teaching government, with tenure; Arie is a lt. col. in the 101st at Fort Campbell, though doing his battalion command in Afghanistan. Anne mentions that all of us economics comrades must be saddened by Ruben Miller’s death.
Patsy Roby Gotfredson is happily married 21 years to Ed. They moved back to Grosse Pointe, MI, from San Francisco about 10 years ago. Teddy (17) is a senior awaiting college acceptance letters. George (14) will be entering h. s. next year. Patsy is a portrait associate for Portraits, Inc., out of Birmingham, AL. She’s still volunteering in assorted associations and The Garden Club of MI, a GCA club. Patsy and her mother travel annually with the Detroit Institute of Art.
Erika Dorr Marshall says it will be a year in May, since opening the Marsh Tacky Market Cafe on Harbor Island, SC, where she welcomes all vixens vacationing on Fripp, Hunting or in the Beaufort area! Reel Marsh Charters is Foster’s charter fishing company. And, Erika is also the head trainer at Camelot Farms. Wiley (22) is working at the Charleston Angler where she enjoys buying trips to Atlanta; Foster (21) is a junior at the Citadel and captain of the sailing team. Erika enjoyed seeing Liz Rogers Boyd and Cheryl Fortin Young at football games. Elise (17) will attend College of Charleston.
Janet Lewis Shepherd is divorced and living in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, with three kids at home full time and the oldest at Georgetown. She is working part time at Krista Eberle boutique. Janet ran a half marathon on 2/23/14 for breast cancer. She’s taking certification classes to teach yoga.
Leslie Eglin was promoted to managing director and head of human resources for the Americas at The Carlyle Group. She is based in Washington, D.C., and will celebrate her 10-year anniversary with the firm in March. Leslie went to Italy last year, Spain this year, and Sweet Briar in May!
Elizabeth “Betsie” Hicks Zedah and husband Frank live on the North Shore where they also have a restaurant, Frank and Betsie’s. They spent time this winter at their home in southern CA near San Diego on the coast. Betsie and Frank will visit NY for their 25th. Frank is a poet laureate.
Here’s a list of all Chris Svoboda has going on! 2013: Founding board member of Virginia Equality Bar Association; Sr. Policy Advisor for Heather Mizeur’s Gubernatorial Campaign. 2014: “Russia Declares Discrimination Newest Olympic Sport”—PSA produced by my company, Berserk Creative Agency, after three weeks on YouTube we hit 920,000 views; Listed as one of 19 things happening on an international scale to highlight LGBT discriminatory laws in Russia and 76 other countries; hosting women’s comedy night at Artisphere in Rosslyn; co–chairing Mautner Gala—annual gala for the national lesbian health care organization; cover story for Metro Weekly magazine; (present) designing restaurant in Richmond and in charge of entire bar menu; guest executive chef at the Blagden Alley Social Club in D.C.; Coordinating restaurant for new brewery in SilverSpring, MD. Had a great time visiting with 12 other vixens at the home of Leigh Watkins on the Eastern Shore in late Feb. Looking forward to Old Lady Lax game in the spring and reunion; and also looking forward to the new Square One offerings coming soon to a liquor store near you.
Laurie Scovel Pfeifer: We live on Cape Cod, and I teach kindergarten. Brad (HSC class of ’79) and I celebrated our 25th anniversary last fall! I’m involved with several charities including the Sampson Fund for Veterinary Care. We spend our summers volunteering as intern coordinator for the Hyannis franchise of the The Cape Cod Baseball League. Last fall we were able to get to our first HSC football game since graduation when they played at The Coast Guard Academy in CT.
Ginger Reynolds Davis and her friends visited Debbie Jones at her new farm in Jan. and had a blast.
Debbie Jones: I’ve enjoyed being the class secretary for five years and look forward to our reunion. I’m in love with my new farm and not even the crazy winter has been a burden on me or the horses. Ginger Reynolds Davis has visited a few times as has Chris Svoboda. I’m down the road from Kathy Barrett Baker ’83, who was kind enough to include me in an “all girls” Christmas season party each year. I also run into Sarah Babcock ’83 from time to time and hope to see more vixens this year! Still in mortgage banking and supporting my sister in her Square One Organic Spirits biz—thanks for all the support and we have a new flavor coming out soon. Special thanks to Chris Svoboda who has been a huge supporter!
Classmates: please email me at [email protected] your current email addresses so I can cross-check to our database. I am getting more and more emails kicked back each time I sent out class notes! Thank you for letting me be your secretary for the last five years, it has been enjoyable to say the least!