1967 Class Notes

Mary Lint Adams, ’67, 461 S. Heather’s Way, Midland, MI 48640, retired from NEMESA Head Start preschool. She is a volunteer organist for an assisted living facility and a cellist for the Midland Symphony. Her husband, Robert Adams, ’68, plays clarinet in two community bands. They made four trips to France from 2004 to 2006, while their children and their families were there. They also enjoy traveling the country in their 5th wheel camper. They have been married for 40 years and have two children and four grandchildren.

Lorna Cameron Addison, ’67, 57 Elder Dr., Marquette, MI 49855, is a member of First United Methodist Church, where she plays the hand bells. She is also on the boards of Child and Family Services and Friends of Camp Batawagama. She has also traveled to Europe, Central America, South America, and Asia. Lorna earned her master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1968. She and her husband, Bill, have four grandchildren.

Jill DeShon Alsop, ’67, 6707 Yorkshire Place, Avon, IN 46123-8812, is a retired teacher. An adjunct professor of Spanish at Butler University, she is also a volunteer for a reading program for elementary school children. Jill has traveled to Portugal, Spain, and Mexico. She is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She is married to Tom.

Gail Andrews Bates, ’67, 3718 Exeter Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408, and her husband, Brian, enjoy spending time at their house on Walloon Lake in the summer.

Cash Beechler, ’67, 11066 N. 50th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85254, is in private practice as a pulmonary physician. He is married to Susanne Blackford Beechler, ’67.

Mary Jean Arquette Bell, ’67, 1319 Valetta Dr., Temperance, MI 48182, retired from teaching in 2004. She is an officer in Delta Kappa Gamma and was awarded a Member of Distinction Award. Mary earned her master’s degree from Michigan State University in 1972. She and her husband, Denzil, and their group were honored by the State Senate for their dedication to hurricane relief for their adopted city in Mississippi. They sent nine trailer loads of donations, donated money, and performed a week of mission work in Mississippi. They also adopted a family to help build a new house. They have traveled throughout the United States, as well as to Guatemala. They have two children.

Mary Carol “M.C.” Brown Boyd, ’67, 1885 Arlington Court, Longwood, FL 32779, is a retired residential contractor.

Gretchen Gaensbauer Breese, ’67, 4211 Oak Tree Circle, Rochester, MI 48306, retired from Troy Schools in 2005 after 35 years of teaching, mainly middle school social studies. She is co-president of Delta Kappa Gamma, an education sorority. Gretchen is treasurer of their Homeowners Association. She earned a master’s degree from Oakland University. She and her husband, Robert, have traveled to Italy, Great Britain, and Mexico. They have been married for 32 years and have two children.

Earl Cornett, ’67, 942 S. Grove Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48198, retired in 1999 after 27 years at Romulus Community Schools, where he was director of community and vocational education. During his career, he also worked in adult education and as an elementary principal. He earned his M.B.A. from Michigan State University in 1969. He and his wife, Nancy, have traveled throughout the United States, as well as to Ireland and the Caribbean. They have spent a lot of time remodeling their cabin on the south branch of the Au Sable River near Roscommon.

Edgar “Ted” Curtis III, ’67, 5203 Falls Road Terrace #15, Baltimore, MD 21210, is a fourth-generation woodworker. He is a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was also a harbor master/shellfish warden, and was the regional manager for UNUM Provident. He has traveled to St. Maarten, Spain, Japan, and Mexico. He earned his M.B.A. from Boston University in 1974. Ted and his wife, Laurine “Laurie” Crandall Curtis, ’69, have three daughters and three granddaughters.

Pam Isham Halladay, ’67, 4146 Aney, Detroit, MI 48208, works for the Luella Hannan Foundation. She has traveled to England, the Czech Republic, and Spain. Pam earned her master’s degree from Wayne State University.

Jane Flubacher Herman, ’67, 61 Cody Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022, retired from IBM Corp. in 1997 after 30 years. She visits a local nursing home as part of Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services. Jane is also involved in church and Bible study activities, PEO, and the Red Hat Lady group. She and her husband, Bob, travel the country several months each year in their motor coach with their three dogs. They have been married for 38 years.

Nancy Crocker Horstman, ’67, 1936 Outer Dr. W, Traverse City, MI 49684, was an elementary school principal in Grand Ledge before retiring in 2003 after 36 years in education. She teaches cooking and parenting classes. Nancy also sings in a choral group and volunteers with her church and other community organizations. Her husband, Allen Horstman, retired from Albion College in 2005. They have traveled throughout the United States, as well as to France and Spain. They have been married 39 years and have two sons.

William Knox, ’67, 6400 Kathmoor Dr., Montgomery, AL 36117, is a surgeon. He has been part of an ambassador program to China. He and his wife, Donna, have two children.

Nancy Bogenes Lau, ’67, 616 St. Marks Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090, is a registered nurse for Somerset Medical Center. Her husband, Jim Lau, ’67, is a vice president of marketing for Peerless Beverage Co. They have a cottage in Maine and a house in Florida. They have seven children.

Kathryn McClellan Leopold, ’67, PO Box 44, Avon Lake, OH 44012, is a retired physical education instructor and now substitute teaches in local schools. Kathryn is a volunteer for the USO. She has two sons.

Marcia DuVal Lile, ’67, 12105 Edenwood Dr., Louisville, KY 40243, is a faculty member at the University of Louisville, directing middle school and secondary programs. Marcia previously worked as a classroom teacher for 31 years. She also spent three years as a social studies consultant with the Kentucky Department of Education. She has received several teaching awards. She is also active with Middletown United Methodist Church and the local community ministries organization. She and her husband, Bill, enjoy spending time with their new granddaughter.

Linda Bradstock MacDougall, ’67, 201 Bushong Rd., Leola, PA 17540, is parish secretary for St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA, and a member of the Alpha Team, a ministry to women in prison. Linda was also a volunteer worker in Pascagoula, MS, after Hurricane Katrina. She was a past representative for Manheim Township Republican Committee. She has a grandchild.

William McMullin, ’67, 29 Cedar Lane Way, Boston, MA 02108, is retired. He is married to Caroline Ramsdell McMullin, ’66.

Bruce Miller, ’67, 2810 Parkridge Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, is a price analyst for Ford Motor Co. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1968. He is married to Nancy.

Peter Mitchell, ’67, 153 Red Tail Hawk Loop, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, is president of Presidential Transition Management, a consulting company. He retired as president of Albion College in 2007, after 10 years of service. He had previously served as president of Columbia College in South Carolina and Lasell College in Massachusetts. Peter was a recipient of the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto. While in Michigan, he was honored with the Athena Award, and, as Albion’s president, he was named one of five college presidents to receive the Knight Foundation Leadership Award. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate from Northeastern University in Massachusetts. In May 2007, he received an honorary doctorate from Albion College. Peter has traveled to China, Italy, France, Spain, Israel, and England. His wife, Becky Mitchell, founded the Kids ’N’ Stuff children’s museum in downtown Albion and served on the Albion Public Schools’ Board of Education. She received an honorary doctorate from Albion College in August 2006. They were honored as Albion Rotary Paul Harris Fellows in 2007. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Mary Ann Hamper Naito, ’67, 1197 Whispering Knoll Lane, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, is involved with the Rochester Neighborhood House, a food pantry run through her church. She and her husband, Jim (Junpei) Naito, ’65, traveled to Kyoto, Japan, in 2006 for his 50-year high school reunion. They have a son.

Jannifer Milantoni Petroff, ’67, 4454 23rd St., Wyandotte, MI 48192-6907, retired after 27 years as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and principal. She is a volunteer, working with kindergartners in phonics, reading, and math. Jannifer also tutors middle and high school students in reading and math and mentors college students in education. She has traveled throughout the United States. She earned her master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Jannifer and her husband, Peter, have been married for 25 years. They celebrated with an Alaskan cruise.

John Pickelman, ’67, 22 Reflection Pt., The Woodlands, TX 77381-3637, is chancellor emeritus for North Harris Montgomery Community College District after a 40-year career in higher education administration, including 24 years as chancellor/president. He has served as president/chairman of various boards including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, and the Texas Association of Community Colleges. A Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary International, John received the John L. Pickelman Leadership Fellow award from Leadership North Houston and the CEO Award from the Association of Community College Trustees. He has been involved with numerous civic groups including Ronald McDonald House and the United Way. John earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He received Albion College’s Distinguished Alumni Award at Homecoming 2007. (See the Alumni Association News section of this edition for details.) He and his wife, Barbara, have two sons and four grandchildren.

David Ringer, ’67, 2322 Waterscape Trail, Snellville, GA 30078, is a scientific program director for the American Cancer Society. His wife, Mary Sprandel Ringer, ’68, is retired. They have three grandchildren.

Martha “Marti” Scheer Salk, ’67, 125 Skyland Lane, Powell, TN 37849, is a terrestrial ecologist for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN, where she has worked for 32 years. She and her husband, Gary, have been to all seven continents. In 2005 they took a trip around the world, with stops in England, Egypt, India, and Hawaii. They have been married for 40 years.

John Sebastian, ’67, 2515 Westboro Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, retired in 2005 after 20 years with Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids. He has traveled to New Zealand, Japan, Israel, and Alaska. John earned his M.B.A. from the University of Denver. He and his wife, Prim, have two children, including Meg Sebastian, ’92, and three grandchildren. They spend a few months each year in Denver, CO.

Katherine Shindel, ’67, 5351 N. Camino De La Cumbre, Tucson, AZ 85750, retired in 2003 as an Air Force chaplain and in 2004 as a United Methodist minister. She works part-time as a new member development coordinator for Catalina United Methodist Church. Katherine is president of the State of Arizona Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. She has traveled to Africa and Europe.

Helen Cole Shotton, ’67, 929 Meadow Glen Dr., Boulder, CO 80303, retired from Storage Technology Corp., where she worked as manager of welfare benefits. She worked in human resources for nearly 30 years. Helen does work with therapeutic riding stables. She is also active with the Coalition of Sudanese and American Women, which helps Sudanese women resettle in Boulder with their families. She and her husband, James, have five children between them. They have eight grandchildren.

Barry Siler, ’67, 1511 Redstone Manor Dr., Spring, TX 77379-7404, works for Kodiak Fuels and Price Risk Consultants. He travels to meet clients in Spain, India, and Brazil. Barry and his wife, Susan, have two sons and eight grandchildren.

Emmy Brewer Strong, ’67, 4635 Commodore Rd., Stow, OH 44224, is retired. She has traveled throughout the western United States, including Alaska. She has also traveled to France and Spain. Emmy and her husband, Dan Strong, ’68, have been married for 40 years.

Janet Adler Waldron, ’67, 2781 Buglers Way, East Lansing, MI 48823, retired from East Lansing Public Schools. She is currently a part-time teacher at Spring Arbor University. Janet and her husband, David, have been married for 40 years and traveled to Maui and Kauai to celebrate. They enjoy traveling to their cabin in the Upper Peninsula at Naubinway. They are involved with the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.