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Class of ’60
Barbara Harris married after her first year at Wesley, and chose not to return to finish her degree. She and her husband had four sons, John, Don, Ron, and Tom. Barbara sadly reports that two of her sons have passed away from lung cancer: John in 2010 and Ron in 2009. She has 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, the youngest being a girl born in January 2013. She wishes to say hello to her classmates and says that Wesley will always remain in her heart.
Class of ’63
Rosemarie (Gimber) Adamietz reports, that she and her husband, Helmut, moved to New Kensington, Pa. (a suburb of Pittsburgh) in 2007 to be closer to their son and his family. Rosemarie retired in 2002 after 18 years at IMS Health as a project manager in the International Division. Prior to that, she spent 19 years at GlaxoSmithKline, in various positions, starting as a secretary and ending as an international market research analyst. Helmut also retired in 2002 after more than 40 years in the printing business. She writes, “We still miss living in the Philly area, but wouldn’t give up being close to our grandchildren and participating in all their activities. I would like to remind classmates that our 50th Class Reunion will be Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 4–6, and I encourage everyone to attend. There will be a variety of activities during the weekend. Check our class page on the Wesley website at: www.weare.wesley.edu/1963 for the scheduled events and check periodically thereafter for updates. If you haven’t been back to Wesley for awhile, you’re in for a big surprise. Dover is no longer the single-movietheater, sleepy little town it was in the early 60s and Wesley is no longer the small junior college we attended. Come back to Wesley and reconnect with classmates, relive some of the old memories and make some new ones. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of us on the committee. Hope to see you in October!”
Class of 1963 Reunion Committee:
Rosie Gimber Adamietz (email@example.com)
Lois Butterworth DeFreyre (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Keith W. Gabbett (email@example.com)
Ellen Pennypacker Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
R. Jim Jones (email@example.com)
Keith Gabbett writes, “The Class of 1963 50th Reunion is coming up this fall! How can that be? I am looking forward to seeing and getting reacquainted with former classmates. Wesley was the start of my college education and I will always remember those first two years.” After graduating from Wesley, Keith continued his college education at American University. He then spent 27 good years working with Swiss Bank Corporation in various human resources areas and moved to a Japanese company to work with expatriates. Keith appreciates that both positions gave him the opportunity to travel abroad. Recently he and his wife Dorothy have been taking bus trips throughout the western and northeastern parts of the United States, enjoying the country and the travel experience. In the colder seasons, the couple heads for one of the Caribbean islands or takes a relaxing cruise. He writes, “Retirement is great.”
Ellen (Pennypacker) Jackson is happily anticipating the 50th Reunion of the Class of ’63 Oct. 4–6. She regrets being unable to come back to Wesley for past reunions due to timing and distance. After graduation, she and her family moved to Tulsa, Okla., where she met her husband Bill, and they also lived in Chicago. Business drove the couple to Brandon, Miss. (a suburb of Jackon), where they lived for the past 40 years. Ellen sadly reports that Bill passed away four years ago, but she is thankful to live near her daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren and be able to be a part of their active lives and attend their sporting events. Ellen works part-time, plays team tennis and is very active in Relay For Life. She and her family have a summer home in Chautauqua, Ill., near St. Louis, where Bill spent his summers growing up and she enjoys reconnecting with friends and family each year. Ellen writes, “If anyone comes to the ‘Deep South’ or Midwest, give me a call!”
The past 50 years have taken R. James Jones around the world– Asia, Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada and all 50 states. He and his wife Lynn have been married 42 years, raised 3 sons and 2 daughters, and now have eight grandchildren. With a career in the healthcare industry, Jim was involved with three start-up companies and has been running his own business for the past eight years. In anticipation of his class’s 50th Reunion right around the corner, he writes, “Time goes by too fast. I still have wonderful memories of the class of ’63. Some have attended reunions in the past. Many of you have never attended a reunion, including myself. Let’s all come together and enjoy each other’s company and share old memories during the first weekend in October.” He invites anyone interested in helping out with locating members of the class, reunion weekend activities, or collecting photos and developing a reunion booklet to contact Rosie (Gimber) Adamietz, class reunion chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. or contact him at email@example.com.
Marilyn (Parker) Prota and her husband Neil retired in 1997 from IBM in Bethesda, Md., and moved to Little River, S.C. (outside Myrtle Beach) to enjoy golf and the beach. Marilyn is strongly involved in Blue Star Mothers of America and enjoys scrapping cards. The couple has four grandchildren, whom they call the delight of their lives. She is very much looking forward to the Class of 63’s 50th Reunion in October and writes, “Our journey in this life is getting shorter; we may not pass this way again. It would be wonderful to see our old friends and classmates.”
Jane (Bowles) Young reports that she received an AS degree in veterinary technology in 1996 from Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. “I just love working with animals,” she writes. When she moved to her current home in Lancaster, Pa., she had trouble getting a job and decided to start a pet-sitting business in her home. She has since joined the Pampered Chef family, and lives a relatively busy life in retirement.
Class of ’70
In November 2012, Eric Mondschein published and presented an article titled “Sexual Harassment and Bullying: Similar, But Not the Same,” with his colleague Ellery Rick Miller, Jr. at the annual Education Law Association Conference in Hilton Head, S.C. They also presented a webinar with the same title for the Law and Education Association. Mondschein encourages anyone interested in the subject or receiving a copy to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class of ’71
Dennis Dougherty retired in June 2011 from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, where he held the rank of professor and taught in the Graphic Communications & Printing Technology Department. During his last year at Stevens, he was the recipient of the Printing Industries of America Education Award of Excellence presented at Graph Expo in Chicago. He also received the International Graphic Arts Education Association’s Fredrick Kagy Life Achievement Award in July 2012 for his involvement with printing education. Dennis and his wife Elaine, who also retired from teaching in 2011, are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren –Alex, Patrick, Riley and Stella. They split their time between Ephrata, Pa. and Thornburg, Va., near where their son and his family live and where they keep their RV. Their two daughters and their families live close to home in Lancaster County, Pa.
Derek Hunter celebrated his 700th win as a girls basketball coach at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tenn. He reached this milestone on Nov. 30, 2012 during his 31st season overall as a coach. A 6-foot-5 former center who graduated in 1969 as the first 1,000-point scorer at Highland Falls High School in New York, Derek graduated from Delta State in Cleveland, Miss., after attending Wesley. He planned to play for an Orange County semi-pro team in the Eastern League. However, the squad folded prior to its opening game, and he ended up returning to Delta State to complete his master’s degree in physical education. Before becoming the girls basketball coach at Booker T. Washington, Derek coached at nearby Central High in Memphis for six seasons.
Edwin Moore has recently presented three papers at two international conferences and had one published in the Academy of Management Journal: Cambridge. His publication stream covers the demographic changes in Europe and the United States and its impact on business and public policy. His primary interest is the institutional economics of Eastern Europe.
Class of ’72
Jim “Thurston” Howell, Philip “Smitty” Smith, and Bob Forbes recently met in New York City. Together, they took in good food, great conversation, the beautiful NYC sights and scenery, and went for a memorable walk on the High Line.
Class of ’99
Tim Kalick and his wife Beth are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Tessa Grace Kalick. She was born May 20, 2012, weighing 7 lbs. and measuring 21 inches long. The family lives happily in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Class of ’02
Nick Brett is pleased to share that he is now married and he and his wife, Shelby, have an 8 month old baby boy. They are currently living in Fairless Hills, Pa.
Class of ’04
Courtney Stewart and James Pennewell were married on New Year’s Eve in Ocean City, Md. Many Wesley friends were in attendance including: Jen (O’Mara) Parkes ’03 and Adrian Parkes ’06, Kathleen (McDade) Testa ’07, Lindsay Dukes ’07, Christine McGrath McDermott ’98 and Kevin McDermott ’99, Krystal (Scherer) Barbano, Brittany Haberek ’07 and Lee Shipe ’03. Kristen (Stewart) Jones ’07, M’08 was the maid of honor and Jamil Humes ’08 DJ’d.
Jennifer Racz is currently attending veterinary school at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Once she graduates, she will become a veterinary surgeon (same as Doctor of veterinary medicine in the US).
Class of ’05
Stephen Fatula and his fiancé Erika Olsen ’09 proudly announce the arrival of their daughter, Cadence Elizabeth Fatula, born March 30. The family currently lives in California. Stephen and Erika will be married in Cambridge, MD on Sept. 21, and Wesley faculty member Dr. Jeff Mask will be officiating. Stephen is an attorney in the firm McCoy|fatula, LLP, which he started with a fellow attorney. He also co-founded the Lumenaris Group, Inc., which designs and makes innovative, educational and fun products for families.
James Sacra and his wife Roshini are pleased to announce the birth of their new baby girl, Naomi Adele Sacra, who arrived on Feb. 26. Naomi was welcomed by her older brothers and sister, Mark, Jude and Lydia. The family resides in Dover, Del.
Class of ’07
Kristen (Stewart) Jones and husband Chad Jones were blessed with a gorgeous baby girl on June 18, 2012. She arrived the same day as Kristen and Chad’s first wedding anniversary. Reagan will become a big sister this July.
Class of ’08
Lynda Grace Stanley and Mark David Rutter were married on Sept. 7, 2012 at The Waterfall in Claymont, Del. Lynda is currently employed as an investigator for the Delaware Division of Family Services and is pursuing her master’s degree in mental health counseling. The Rutters reside in Newark, Del., with their two Yorkies, Kirby and Roxi, and are expecting their first child in July.
Abigail Greenwood is currently employed in the quality control department at Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, LLC in New Jersey.
Jake McKoskey was recently named the WJBR Teacher of the Month for February. He is a health, physical education and AVID teacher at Newark High School in Newark, Del., and also coaches the men’s lacrosse team.
Class of ’09
Rachael (Onorato) Mears is now the director of Capital Resources for the Delaware Economic Development Office. In this role, she manages the financial arm of the agency. She also is a board member of the Next Generation – Southern Delaware (a part of the Delaware Community Foundation), a Leadership fellow in the current class of 2014, and is an instructor at Club Fitness in Dover.
Shannon Carter is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in environmental soil chemistry at the University of Delaware.
Class of ’11
Reggie Milner, former defensive back for the Wolverines, has recently won the Rookie Teacher of the Year Award at Mendenhall Middle School in Greensboro, N.C. Reggie teaches 7th grade math at Mendenhall.
Class of ’12
Megan Condon was accepted to University of Hull in Yorkshire, England. She plans to complete a master’s degree in modern and contemporary literature, and she will teach while working on her doctorate afterward.
Joe Guarino reports that he recently took the GRE and is applying to graduate schools for video game writing/design or creative media writing. He is currently living in Newark, Del.
Jeanne Lindeman ’51
Donald W. Grier ’56
Harry M. Warren ’57
Cordell M. Page ’58
Edward T. McGee ’58
W. Jerome Sterling ’60
Joshua A. Messick ’63
Gary R. Gsell ’73
John W. Blair ’75
Eugene D. Bookhammer (trustee emeritus)