61 Thanks again to all of you for the many responses. It is wonderful to get so many interesting replies. Please keep the news coming. Doug and I really need a steady flow to keep the '61 column informative.
Gary Fenstermacher, PhD '70, was awarded an outstanding alumni award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Gary is a national leader and an intellectually recognized scholar in the field of education. Additionally, he is a professor emeritus at the U. of Michigan. Congratulations, Gary, on a very distinguished career. Barbara Jane Lester Margolin (Crestwood, NY) is a woman after my own heart. She and husband Arthur traveled to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, for a visit with the polar bears and enjoyed a dog sled ride later. They also cruised down the Yangtze with additional trips to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Barbara Jane is very proud of the fact that three of her daughters attended Cornell. Robert Hales (Albion, NY) is a security analyst for a bank, watching for illegal activities and money laundering. Musical, he gives piano lessons; his favorite times at Cornell were the half-time shows featuring the Big Red Band.
Sheila Weinrub Trossman (Boca Raton, FL) has left Buffalo, joining "Old Guard" activities down South. She shares fond memories of Cornell when visiting her eight grandchildren. Do you ladies remember when we were "locked" into the dorms at 11:00 p.m.? I do. I missed the deadline several times and was locked in at 9 p.m. for a few weeks. My favorite chilling rule was that girls had to wear skirts on campus even in the depth of winter. The hike from MVR to the Straight was brutal from December through March. I used to wear long underwear, high socks, wool scarf, gloves, and hat, topped off with an antiquated raccoon coat. We petitioned the dean of students and were granted a small victory. We could wear slacks when the temperature was 20 degrees or below. It was still very, very cold at 21 degrees. My, how things have changed.
Robert Stamper (Berkeley, CA) has been awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the Michal Vilensky Endowed Chair of clinical ophthalmology and director of the Glaucoma Service at UC San Francisco. He has given lectures in Peru, New Zealand, and Korea. On the lighter side, Robert's favorite Cornell memory is traying down Libe Slope. Judith Reamer Cox (Carlsbad, CA) plays oboe with her church orchestra and the community band; she enjoys mah-jongg and golf, is a member of the Assistant League, and keeps track of six grandchildren. Susan Williams Stevens and Judith met at UC Davis and received their 50-year Kappa Kappa Gamma pins. Howard and Ellen Auslander Reitkopp (Chevy Chase, MD) traveled to Ecuador and Egypt. I remember "Ellie" when I was called "Irish" and we lived in the same freshman dorm. She remembers that Cornell offered a different world that existed beyond the world she knew. Ellen would like to hear from Charlene Jackson Beck. We share a similar thought, Ellie: life has been good to you and life has been good to me as well.
Joe Santamaria (Houston, TX) has quite a few friends he would like to hear from: Ratan Tata '59, BArch '62, Ed Kavounas, and Bruce Herbert. He did catch up with Stu Carter, BArch '62, after 46 years! Joe's fondest Cornell memory was playing intramural hockey in Lynah. Joe has lots of activities: tennis, golf, maintaining two antique cars, scuba in Cozumel, visiting family, and practicing architecture. Now in his 41st year of practice, Larry Abrams (Potomac, MD) specializes in estate planning in the Maryland and Washington, DC, areas. He enjoys golf, and when he was in Croatia, he sailed in the Adriatic Sea. Willard Reed (Ocala, FL) may be retired, but he fills his life with a variety of activities. He is on the Marion County medical team and the Marion County emergency response team, and is a church elder; he also serves as a trail master for ten miles of the Cross Florida Greenway Trail. Willard would like to hear from Donald Dean.