FALL 2013 | ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE 41
Sherry Gage Chappelle ’64
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Next Reunion: 50
May 29-June 1, 2014
How can it be that we are planning for our
th reunion when we just graduated yesterday?
By now you should have received mailings and/
or calls from various committees assembled by
Carol Pratt Hecklinger
as they lead the pack in planning for our
This is the year for you to return, even if you’ve
never come back before. We are the honored class
with a specialThursday night dinner and induction
into the Honor Guard. It will be a chance to renew
old friendships, but perhaps at least as important,
to find new connections to classmates we didn’t
even know during our undergraduate years. It’s a
time for moving forward as well as looking back.
If you have been a donor, Reunion is a marvel-
ous way to appreciate the programs, faculty and
facilities that your money has supported, as well
as to meet a few of this generation of impressive
Laurentian students. It might make you, like me,
wish you could go back and start all over again. In
the words of one of our classmates, “Going back
made me prouder of my alma mater than I had
been in a long time.”
Even if something prevents your actual atten-
dance, you can leave a virtual footprint by doing
a page for the Reunion Book. I have had a chance
to dive into the one for ’63. It is a Herculean effort
but I guarantee our finished product will make
each of you feel so connected to all those with
whom you spent those unique four years. Don’t
miss this great opportunity to share your past
path, your present program, and plans and pos-
sibilities for the future. None of us has gone down
this path without trials as well as triumphs.
An email from
Barbara Edinger Moss
tained news of her latest writing triumph. “Re-
naissance Garden” was awarded an Honorable
Mention in the
Saturday Evening Post
contest. Brava! Barbara says her ’95 stroke slowed
her down, but it clearly hasn’t stopped her.
shared a few nuggets of his life in
Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He and his wife, Betsy Harris
Cantlie ’66, describe their city as a cross between
Hilton Head and a New England mill town. They
also travel to the real Hilton Head, to Cape Cod
and on the occasional cruise. Ron’s fully retired
now, but volunteers with GE retirees, while Betsy
has had a long volunteering gig as a leader of Pi
Beta Phi’s national alumnae board of directors.
Time is also devoted to their three kids and eight
grandchildren. The Cantlies celebrated their 47th
anniversary at about the same time their oldest
grandchild graduated from high school. Those of
you who spent time with Ron at our 40th know
his wry and dry wit has, like a fine wine, only im-
proved with age.
See you at
Jane Petrie Davis ’65
P.O. Box 730
Manchester Center, VT 05255-0730
Next Reunion: 50
and Nancy relocated to the
Emerald Coast in Navarre, Fla., in 1996. Their son
Kevin will soon be graduating from high school
and their son Rick works for Toyota and lives in
Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.
Doc’s focus is on military medicine and EMS,
and his consulting involves products and pro-
cedures. His company, Emergency Medical Re-
sources, LLC is a worldwide distributor and he
devotes most of his time to the U.S. subsidiary of
Aspen Medical, Australia.
Doc recently spent two weeks teaching war sur-
gery to the clinical officers of the Sudan People’s
Liberation Army in Juba, South Sudan. His last
day there involved providing and supervising
care for 60 casualties who survived an ambush.
Doc also serves as chairman of the Coalition for
Tactical Medicine. Dick plays golf and has done
photography for several books he either authored
or edited. His website is
Over the past year I received emails from so
many of you that I had to spread them out over
several issues. However, the cupboard is now
bare and it would be so great to hear from those
classmates who have never sent in news of
where you are located or your activities or work.
When you read this, please take a minute to send
me an update.
Jim and Stevie McPhee Michaelson ’66
Canton, NY 13617-1214
Next Reunion: 50
We ran into
of Potsdam in the
Canton Park following the St. Lawrence Coun-
ty Dairy Princess Parade in June. He sends his
regards to all.
said that his college English de-
partment gave him a wonderful retirement party
in the early spring. He and his wife are headed
to Lexington, Ky., where he will continue to write
poetry and books.
memorial bench will be dedi-
cated outside Appleton Arena the last weekend
of October, just before a men’s home hockey
game. Donations have reached nearly $6,000 at
this writing in early summer, and I am happy to
report that close to 20 classmates contributed.
Our goal was $5,000 for the bench; the extra will
go to the general hockey scholarship fund or the
hockey program (yet to be determined). Thank
you to those who have responded.
Hope to hear from you soon!
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