Holidays 2016 – Class Notes


Clara Lemm Brogran, C’45, Concord, N.H., was named, “The Most Fascinating Individual” by Concord TV, and she is the recipient of the “Citizen of the Year” award for the State of New Hampshire by the State Grange. Clara turned 93 in December, and remains active and busy. She can be found zipping around Concord in her Fiat—going to a local elementary school where she does storytelling to second graders. Clara is also is a Eucharistic Minister, has been in a singing group of 150 for more than 25 years, is active in the Stratford Club, while she also enjoys being a great great grandmother. She credits her abiding faith for sustaining her through life. Clara has lived in Concord since 1948.


Class of 1964 gathered for lunch. Left to right: Gretchen Hayes Twenter, Penny Brand Baylie, Maxine Mitchell Staggs, Mary Hannon Morin, and Janet Pryor (seated).

Class of 1968 gathered in KC. Left to right: Maggie Hutchinson Perkins (Keller, Texas), Donna Kieffer DesMarteau (Kansas City, Mo.), Connie Adams Scott (Excelsior Springs, Mo.), Pat Stegman Brisson (Leawood, Kan.), and Kathy Hillen (Independence, Mo.) Maggie came to Kansas for a visit with classmates.

Class of 1969 enjoyed a mini reunion while touring Ireland in September. Left to right: Gayle Murphy, Michele Lawless Nuetzel, Margaret Flythe White, and Ellen Stutz Kerrick.


Class of 1973 visits Ireland. Left to right: Ann Conver, Judy Wittrock Wolf, and Trudy Hinson Brophy.

Walking for the cure in August to support Alison Banikowski, a six-year survivor, on her quest to end breast cancer. Left to right: Marina Garcia O’Sullivan, C’75, Alison Banikowski, C’75, Emily Roling Dierking, C’75, Jane Ellen Liebert, C’97, and Tes Mehring, C’74.


Ginger Hernandez Howard, C’95, Oxfordshire, UK, with husband, Ross, and their daughter, Camila (twoand-a-half years old).


Michael Lu, C’00, Houston, Texas, was appointed on the Board of Directors for “Texas 4000 for Cancer.” Michael has been an amateur cyclist since childhood, and he enjoys marathons and triathlons. He also welcomes the birth of his second child, Lydia Faith.

Jonathan Kirby, U’04, assistant director of facilities at USM, is happy to announce the birth of his baby boy, Oliver Walter, on Aug. 20.

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