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1940s

Fiona Kennedy Knox ’49 and Dick Leuba ’50 were married on August 10, 2010. They enjoy life at Valle Verde Community, Santa Barbara, California, where they have discovered Judy Duston Richards ’52 and Fredda Blevhman Meisel ’57.

1950s

Paul Graham ’52 retired seven­teen years ago as a chemist at Vernay Laboratories in Yellow Springs. Following Antioch and graduate school at Indiana University, Paul and his wife, Jewel, returned to Yellow Springs. His involvement in the community led to his receiving the 1997 Arthur E. Morgan Award from the Alumni Association.

Joan Horn ’56, former director of the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center, is going to northern Minnesota on a busman’s holiday to travel around with Jean Sanford Replinger, former Antioch College physical education instructor and the first director of the Outdoor Education Center. They will visit various environmental centers at Prairie Wetlands, Rainy Lake, and Mallard Island, and pick up ideas to share back in Yellow Springs.

Irwin Pomerantz ’57 is still in transition between his home at one end of Silver Spring, Maryland, and the Riderwood Retirement Community. Antiochians are slowly infiltrating Riderwood. There are now five of us there (“Names not divulged to protect the guilty”). On his return from Reunion, he met alumna Diane Cantor Fishbein ’62 near his Riderwood garden plot. Fishbein, a Cincinnati resident, missed Reunion because was visiting her mother at Riderwood. Pomerantz is looking forward to lunch with Fishbein on her next visit.

Jo Procter ’58 and her partner, Hans Koeleman, moved to Baltimore. After raising and enjoying three children, she began what turned into a long career in public relations, administration, and teaching. She and her Antioch roommate Marie Flueckiger Wolf ’58 had a wonderful time at Reunion.

Dick Schwab ’58 and ­Rochelle Hollander Schwab ’83 are getting ready to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Also their daughters and grandchildren are coming to celebrate. Dick had successful back surgery in May, which is why Dick and Shelly were not at the work party or Reunion this summer.

Esther Steinhauer Battle ’59 has a frontline seat in Yellow Springs to watch the rebirth of the College. Esther’s clinical psychology practice continues to thrive, though she’s scaling back to allow time for cultivating a large garden. Her husband, David, has designed covers for The Antioch Review for thirty-five years. The Springfield (Ohio) Museum of Art recently exhibited some of his best working sketches, finished art, and Review covers. Write to battlede@sbcglobal.net.

Basia Miller ’59 traveled to the center of Spain, where she visited Madrid and Toledo. One of the unplanned highlights in Toledo was to be invited to an evening of readings by local poets and writers. She also went south to Granada, where she saw the Calat Alhambra (“You could be in an M.C. Escher drawing”) and the lush gardens of the Palacio de Generalife.

Mike ’59 and Judy Spock ’54 are participating in the development of Lincoln Park Village in Chicago, a new take on how older people can create their own community where they already have roots. By developing services, both practical and personal, a village can enjoy working together, pooling talent, resources, and good will to create opportunities for members to enjoy meaningful lives among people of all ages while staying in place.

1960s

All is well with Ellen Pillard ’60, who is looking to hear more about Antioch’s doors opening this fall.

Judith Oplinger ’64 was in Yellow Springs recently to visit with friends and check out how Antioch College was doing. She was thrilled to see the new ramp that goes from the Glen parking lot to Trailside.

Ted Goertzel ’64 has moved to Fleming, Ohio, and continues his commute to New Jersey, where he teaches mostly online courses at Rutgers University’s Camden Campus. His latest book, Brazil’s Lula: The Most Popular Politician on Earth (Brown Walker) is available on Amazon.com. Write to tedgoertzel@gmail.com; visit http://crab.rutgers.edu/~goertzel.

The script to the one-act play The Fortification of Miss Grace Wren by Robin Rice Lichtig ’64 is now available on Amazon Kindle. A schedule of her upcoming productions and readings is available online at www.dramamama.net). An exhibition of Robin’s fabric designs will be on display at Oberlin at the Gallery from November 18-20.

Ron ’64 and Claudia Winger ’66 enjoyed working around Antioch just a “little too much,” so Ron had to do it all over again in mid August. Ron’s return for more than ten days in August was all about starting on the Fine Arts Building. The building is all painted now and the north side has a new gutter, so no more deterioration from the rain.

Karen Mulhauser ’65 is president of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area and chair of the UNA National Advocacy Committee. Her work includes building awareness of issues as diverse as the Uganda legislation that would result in the death penalty for gays and lesbians to coordinating Friends of Prajwala, which rescues girls and women from sex trafficking in India. She chairs the Alumni Board’s Chapters Committee.

Bill Dalton ’67 returned to campus for Reunion with classmate Peter Creelman ’67. They stayed with Wilberta ’46 and Dick Eastman ’43. Bill was excited to see the energy and optimism at Antioch but disappointed that questions about how to most meaningfully include Nonstop in the new community were left unanswered. Now considering whether to mount an effort to coalesce ’67 classmates for the 45th anniversary or for the 50th. Write to daltfam@comcast.net.

Peter Creelman ’67 is still luxuriating in the specialness of his early summer sojourn road trip – Phoenix to Yellow Springs, and then points east and south, including a visit to Bob Peters ’66 and wife, Nessa, in the Washington, D.C. area. Great to be celebrating the new Antioch and seeing friends and fellow alums.

Jay Tuck ’68 finished a 45-minute television documentary titled “Al-Jazeera and the Arab Uprising” for broadcast on Germany’s News Channel N24. Jay had exclusive access to studios and editorial conferences for two weeks. Jay spent thirty-five years as an executive at ARD German television and now operates an award-winning independent TV production company in Dubai. He would enjoy teaching a course on TV journalism via the Internet from wherever he happens to be. E-mail CEO@airtime.ae.

Chuck ’68 and Sally Anne Daily Rosenberg ’69 have lived in Los Angeles since 1971. Chuck practices law with his own firm, Rosenberg Mendlin & Rosen LLP. Sally Anne teaches high school math at Bridges Academy. In April, Chuck published his first novel, Death on a High Floor: A ­Legal Thriller, involving the murder of the managing partner of a large, international law firm. The first edition was released in April as an Amazon Kindle book.

Diane Hernandez-Fleischman ’70 and Matthew Fleischman ’67 celebrated the wedding of Iris Bieri to Thomas Fleischman, son of John Fleischman ’71 in at the Glen House on August 27.

1970s

Robert Paschell ’70 is writing poetry, playing ping-pong, and selling T-shirts in Yellow Springs. Check out his designs at www.improbablebob.netfirms.com.

Jonathan Zimmerman ’70 finished production of Freaky Deaky, a film starring Christian Slater, Cripsin Glover, Billy Burke, Sabrina Gadecki, Michael Jai White, and Breanne Recano. Freaky Deaky was adapted from the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name by screenwriter/producer/ director Charles Matthau. Jonathan was the first assistant director. The film was produced in the Detroit, Michigan, area.

Sandy (Klein) East Oak ’70 co-founded Sebastopol Gallery (www.sebastopol-gallery.com) and Sebastopol’s Annual Pomo Honoring Month. Her environmental commitment includes writing paradigm-shifting poetry and prose, and supporting Native rights. Her work can be seen at Sebastopol Gallery, Salmonid Restoration Federation in Garberville, California. Write to sandoak@sonic.net.

Nancy Crow ’70 is exhilarated and exhausted by eleven years of service on the Alumni Board, and is thrilled to see the Alumni Board and Antioch College in capable and caring hands as she moves to revitalize her law practice, her cello playing, and her grandmotherly relationship with Rafael Alexander Davis, Class of 2032.

Tom Bingenheimer ’70 and his wife, Stokes Meade, are proud to report the birth of their first grandchild, Brooks Thomas Picard, born to Tom and Stokes’ daughter, Story, and her husband, Dan. In other news, surgeons removed a malignant brain tumor from Tom’s right frontal lobe on April 4. Six weeks of radiation and chemo have cost him some weight and some hair, but after consulting with his doctors and wife, Tom has decided it’s time to start looking for a job.

William L. Garrett ’71 (and Antioch Law ’75) retired as a government attorney and senior manager in 2000. He and his wife, Peggy, a realtor, reside in Salisbury, Maryland. He enjoyed ­Reunion 2011 and catching up with classmates and old friends, including Les, Stroder, Robyn, Renee, Mace and, especially, Al. He sends greetings to Genevive and the Taylors. He asks that his 1971 classmates commit to attending Reunion 2012. Friends write to eeolaw49@msn.com.

Tim Klass ’71 and his wife, Karen, visited Israel, where their older daughter was completing her first year of studies to become a Reform Rabbi. A week before Reunion, he joined both daughters on the 10th AIDS LifeCycle fundraising bicycle ride between San Francisco and Los Angeles. In June he ended six tumultuous years on the Alumni Board and is now working with Christian Feuerstein ’94 and Mark Reynolds ’80 on a plan to reestablish The Record on campus.

Bob Goldsmith ’76 is retired and living in Montreal, having moved there four years ago after having lived six years in Kazakhstan working as an executive in the oil industry. His priority is focused on becoming fluent in French, which is ironic since at Antioch he had studied Spanish in Mexico and co-oped in Guatemala. Season dependent, a lot of his free time is spent either surfing, skiing, or playing tennis.

Abby Lappen ’77 spends her time leading movement and music groups for children and adult special needs populations. A singer/songwriter with two albums released, she plays many gigs throughout the Northeast.

Don Greenstein ’78, a reformed government lawyer, is a peacemaker and, since 1988, a mediator, facilitator, ombud, networking as a solo practitioner. He’s presently with FEMA (an embedded ombud disaster assistant) and the Boston Law Collaborative. He resides in Natick, Massachusetts, has a wonderful partner, Kirstin, a daughter, two step daughters, and Zoe, a golden retriever. Antioch lives on in his work. Friends reconnect at DonGreenstein@gmail.com.

William Schwartz ’78 is spending too much time enjoying “churrascaria” in the Phoenix-area; “haboobs” thrill him. Arizona’s politics are more interesting and intriguing than journalists let on, Bill reports. Bill is up to his ears in mental health advocacy as an affiliate president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. His life has become one extended preparation for div dance.

Penina Ballen ’78 is in Berkeley with her teenage daughter for the school year and would love to meet alumni, especially for exploring the Bay Area or just visiting. Call 505-344-7810 or e-mail at penina@swcp.com.

Carlos Raul Dufflar ’78 dropped by funky Yellow Springs with his son Angel, who’s pursuing a PhD in leadership and change at Antioch University Midwest; saw Steven Duffy ’77 talking some “oooooold-time history”; and volunteered on a hot summer August day, thanking Antioch for helping this “El Barrio” poet see the stars, and honoring Horace Mann. Carlos continues his work as founder and artistic director of the Bread is Rising Poetry Collective.

1980s

This summer, Jeanne Badman ’80 couldn’t resist passing through Antioch College as she drove to the East Coast with her husband, Jim Wells, and their grown daughters, Rosa and Haley. They took a self-guided tour of campus and saw many preparations for the incoming students this fall. Highlights for Jeanne were a chat with Steve Duffy and the opportunity to say “Thank you!” to Mark Roosevelt.

Tom Augliere ’81 and Emile Wheat ’82 got married twenty-eight years ago. They have two great kids: Bethany, 26, is finishing her master’s in marine biology, and Max, 20, is in his second year of college (both in Delray Beach, Florida). Tom and Emile live in Alexandria, Virginia. Em’s a teacher and Tom owns a building company. Find them on Facebook.

Ginger Lines ’81 is writing in the morning and teaching adult ESL at night. Her passions include working for the survival of American temperate broadleaf forests. She stays in touch with Antiochians through Facebook and loves them all. One of her goals this year is to visit a snowy Glen Helen on her birthday.

Bonnie Bazata ’83 moved to South Bend, Indiana, in 2002. She worked with a group of good folks to launch the St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative, a framework to break the cycle of poverty and create community sustainability. Bonnie also started a diversity and leadership training firm, CatalystLead. Otherwise she is hanging out with family, friends, four-leggeds, and a beautiful great niece, Addi.

Christine McGuire ’83 spent the first year after graduation split between Atlantic City and Los Angeles, where she ended up homeless for four months. She eventually found a job and moved to Atlanta, where she spent two years as systems analyst. The following twelve years, she played professionally in various bands: toured with the Indigo Girls; opened for the Rev. Al Green at the House of Blues; played the main stage at the 1993 Gay Pride March on Washington; and performed on several Grammy-winning records.

John Shufelt ’83 has been living as Yue-han Su in Taiwan since 1987. He and Shuchin Lin have been married for twenty-five years. Both have taught at Tunghai University since 1988. Write him at lakeposia@gmail.com.

Elissa Olin ’84 is the owner and president of Green in Bklyn, an eco-friendly goods and gift shop in Brooklyn. By making it convenient and easy to live gently on this earth, Green in Bklyn hopes to spread this green gospel: Be kind to each other and your Mother Earth. Elissa also hopes to hear from friends and neighbors in the “hood” (Brooklyn and Antioch alike). Con cariño siempre.

Marcos Bistcas-Cocoves ’84 has been appointed chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University, where he serves as an associate professor. He’s also a founding member of an urban intentional community, the Red Clover Collective, which is in its eighth year. Unfortunately, it’s been about five years since his last arrest. Write him at ­mcocoves@riseup.net.

Drew Adair ’84 is the associate director of student development at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College. He recently moved to the Inwood section of Manhattan, near the Cloisters. For any of you who want to drop by and get pleasantly medieval for an afternoon, feel free to reach him on Facebook.

Illana Abramson ’85 is working as a special education supervisor for the New York City Department of Education.

Daniel Kalish ’86, who started off as a chiropractor and had several integrative medicine clinics in the San Diego area, is now teaching functional medicine courses and is involved in brain research through One Mind For Research, a group of neuroscientists brought together by Patrick Kennedy and Garen Staglin. His work and interests all came back to his co-ops working under R.D. Laing. Friends get in touch through kalishresearch.com.

Clarence ’87 and April Maybee ’86 live in West Lafayette, Indiana. He’s taken a position as the information literacy specialist at Purdue University.

Leah Magnone McVicker ’87 retired as a Maryland Park Service ranger in 2007 to care for her two daughters. Romy Lucia was born in 2002 in Guatemala and adopted by Leah and her husband, Rob. Sienna Rose joined their family in 2005. Leah works as a certified personal fitness trainer when she isn’t home caring for two kids, four dogs, a cat, two gerbils, three guppies, a house, and a garden.

Sam Robinson ’87 lives in rural Connecticut, where he teaches English at the college level and dreams of one day operating a goat and duck farm on the coast of Maine. He wishes his Antioch friends well, and he hopes the College soars to the heights to which she aspires.

Paul Messersmith-Glavin ’88 did graduate work in social theory in New York, is on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, and is part of the collective that publishes the journal Perspectives. He earned an M.A. in Chinese medicine and works at Working Class Acupuncture. He is married to Lara Lee and is part of the Parasol Climate ­Collective.

Beth Bailey Barbeau ’88 lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, raising two sword-fighting boys of nine and eleven years old. She is a homebirth midwife and instructor at the Naturopathic Institute of Mt. Pleasant, had three articles published in Midwifery Today Journal and is the owner of www.TheIndigoForest.com.

Lisa Whipple ’89 is in the second year of the low-residency MFA in creative nonfiction at Goucher College. Still in Seattle with her family: husband Ron Mauceri and three high-quality offspring, Camille, 9, and identical twins Rose and Silvia, 5. Find her at lisa@whipple.net.

Laura Ellison ’89 lives with her daughter, boyfriend, and two dogs in a home that abuts the campus golf course, site of the new farm. “Change is hard, but necessary, especially for those of us who can’t think of Yellow Springs without Antioch,” she shares. “The dogs are finding change hard. This past week they killed all eight chickens at the Antioch Farm. Restitution will be made. Dog owners will retreat as the farm flourishes. Change is necessary. Eat good food. Be kind. Tell the truth.”

1990s

Christopher Nesbitt ’90 manages Maya Mountain Research Farm, a small Belize-based NGO dedicated to looking at the intersection between agriculture and ecology. He does renweable energy work with local communities and has not yet been nominated for the Nobel Prize. He can be reached at christopher.nesbitt@mmrfbz.org.

Miriam K. Eckenrode ’91 is living and working in the heart of downtown Yellow Springs at Sam & Eddie’s Open Books, where she and her stepmom, Sam (Williams) Eckenrode ’83, are keeping alive the legacy of her late father, Edward Relt Eckenrode III. Sam is delighted to be back working at Sam & Eddie’s Open Books and the Eddie Eckenrode Gallery. Visit them at 232 Xenia Avenue in YSO and like Sam & Eddie’s Open Books on Facebook.

Lisa Jaffee ’92 has been a full-time Spanish translator at Public Health–Seattle & King County for more than fourteen years. Prior to that, she worked for SOMI, the Seattle-based Society of Medical Interpreters. She is a bilingual teaching assistant, ESL tutor and interpreter for Seattle Public Schools. She is also working with musicians who support world music artists and runs the business with husband, Rafael “Fucho” Aparicio.

Susan Kamins ’92 is pursuing an M.A. in environment and community through Antioch University Seattle’s Center for Creative Change. She is currently engaged in her capstone project working on social media and community engagement with the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability.

Lainie K. Holman ’93, MD, received an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College in August. She lives in Yellow Springs and practices pediatric rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Christelle Evans ’94 received her MDiv from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. She is currently living in Atlanta and working towards ordination in the United Methodist Church.

Christian Feuerstein ’94 and Michael Heffernan ’96 will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary in October.

Julie Jacobs ’95 is married to Ken Jacobs. Her victories for humanity include co-founding a volunteer-only nonprofit that helps to raise funds for health and wellness charities; being an advocate for natural birth and breastfeeding education; and attempting to raise three strong, independent, and intelligent kids.

Aimee LunDe Maruyama ’96 will spend the next seven months in Montpelier, France, with her husband, Benji, who will be doing research at the Universite Montpellier II, and her children, Kai and Amelie, who will be attending French primary school. Aimee will be studying French and French cooking, soaking in the culture, and hosting visitors, including her father-in-law, Sho Maruyama ’51, who will spend three weeks with the family in December.

Ingrid Fulton-Edwards ’96 is trading in her megaphone for the car pool. She is glad for the start of the new school year; as a working mom it seems so hard to find healthy/pro-social structured activities for children. Parenting socially responsible children is great in theory, but not so much in practice. But she is delighted when she witnesses the fruits of family labor in comments full of empathy and genuineness pouring from the mouths of her children.

Robin Mc Kelvey ’97 is residing in Forth Worth, Texas, with her husband, Robert Franklin. She is working as medical director and HIV primary care provider for the JPS Healing Wings HIV/AIDS Center. Robin and Robert welcomed twin sons, Sean Declan and Neil Riley, on July 16. Mother and sons are home and discovering the trials and joys of newborn life.

David Raynor ’98 and his wife, Erin Dolly, welcomed a healthy baby boy, Connell Patrick Raynor, on July 9.

Patrick Masterson ’99 has a beautiful new baby girl, Naila Maria Masterson-Caton, who just discovered her toes and is as wonderful as her mother, Ann. Patrick and Ann have a joint practice in organization management.

2000s

Aleah Nesteby ’00 is a nurse practitioner at a community health clinic in Springfield, Massachusetts. In addition to providing general primary care, she started a gender specialty clinic with a focus on treatment of transgender patients. She lives with her partner and her 10-month-old daughter and is enjoying being a working mom.

Clinton “Tristan” Owner ’03 moved to Tucson, Arizona, after graduating and began teaching guitar. There, he joined a band called The Tryst which released two albums between 2005 and 2006. After a brief stint as an amateur boxer, he returned to school in pursuit of an MD/PhD in 2010. He has a particular interest in evolutionary medicine and plans to periodically return to Africa afterward.

Ben Gillock ’04 and ­Bianca Sopoci-Belknap ’05 fell in love in Hassan Rahmanian’s Transnational Corporations class in 2001. Ten years later, they are still in love and using the skills and knowledge gained in that class. They live in northern New Mexico at the foot of the southern Sangre de Cristos. Bianca directs Youth Allies, a teen-driven sustainability and social justice program in Santa Fe. Ben teaches environmental systems and societies at the United World College, USA.

Fernando Romero ’05 is working is at the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collective with at-risk youth doing Youth Outreach in Washington, D.C.

Erich N. Pitcher ’06 is serving as the social justice coordinator at the First Unitarian Society of Madison and as the office manager at the Morgridge Center for Public Service as he works towards a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison.

Jill “the Wood Nymph” Summerville ’06 tells stories at Wild Goose Creative’s Speak Easy and writes for the webzine Mental Shoes. She says it’s because of Antioch that she looks at students and sees “who they are instead of who makes you most comfortable. You inspire her to make theater in places without gimp-friendly bathrooms. Look her up sometime. She misses you.”

Courtney Combs ’06 has been working at Natasha’s Bistro and Bar since relocating to Lexington, Kentucky, and is helping manage this popular music and fine dining venue. Courtney was accepted into the MFA in creative writing program at Eastern Kentucky University and will be travelling to Scotland this summer to finish her studies.

Robert Francis ’07 now lives in Minneapolis with Natalie Martin ’07 and is starting a year of service with Americorps in the St. Paul Public School System.

Olivia Leirer ’08 is the social media director and online organizer for New York Communities for Change, a membership-based community organization that empowers low and moderate income families to organize around the issues affecting their communities. She’s participated in several conference panels on the role of the Internet in community organizing, including Netroots Nation. She lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, Michael Carroll, and their two cats.