1964 Class Notes
Shirley Ruemele Bloomquist, ’64, was part of a cross-section of high school counselors gathered together in January by U.S. News & World Report. The group discussed several education issues, including the impact of school rankings, the cost of college education, college sports, and the impact of the Virginia Tech tragedy on college safety. Shirley was recently quoted on college counseling issues in The Washington Post and in U.S. News and World Report. She is a founding member of the Secondary Advisory Board for U.S. News. Shirley and her husband, Dennis, ’64, live in Great Falls, VA.
Allen Hesselbart, ’64, had a book published on the history of the recreational vehicle (RV) industry. The book, The Dumb Things Sold . . . Just Like That, tells the story of the evolution of the RV industry through biographies of many of the pioneers who made it happen. He is the historian for the RV/Motor Home Hall of Fame, the national museum and library for the industry. Allen has appeared in documentaries on several television networks and had dozens of articles published in magazines. He lives in Elkhart, IN.
Carol Allman Lee, ’64, retired in June after 23 years as an administrator for the Birmingham Unitarian Church. She lives in Rochester Hills.
Beje Abbott Schweitzer, ’64, was elected to the board for Taxi Paratransit Association of California (TPAC) at the annual conference. She is the owner of Bay Area Sedan Service. Beje has been a TPAC member since 1991. At this time there are only two female members in the organization. She lives in San Jose, CA.
Melvin Smith, ’64, continues to compete in masters swimming. At the Pacific Northwest Association of Masters Swimmers (PNA) he took five firsts and one second in the PNA Northwest Zone Championships in Federal Way, WA. He was also named PNA Coach of the Year. He coaches the Olympia (WA) High School girls’ and boys’ swim teams. He and his wife, Amy, live in Olympia.
Judy Slick Williams, ’64, is library director at the American School of Quito, Ecuador (Colegio Americano). The school has 2,200 students and three libraries. She lives in Quito.
Rosemary Smith Zander, ’64, is a licensed clinical social worker. She has retired after a 30-year career as a practicing psychotherapist with adolescents and families and later as an administrator at the Department of Psychiatric Social Work at the Bergen Pines County Hospital in Paramus, NJ. Rosemary returns to Albion College each fall to sing with the Alumni Choir for the Homecoming concert. She and her husband, Albert, live in Englewood, NJ.