CLASS NOTES
52
FALL 2013 | ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE
1989
Debbie Burdette Ritter ’89
525
Moorefield Road
Springfield, OH 45502
937-399-2516
Next Reunion: 25
th
,
May 29-June 1, 2014
I received a press release announcing that
Bill
Funke
is the new director of sales for Cox Media
Group (CMG) Jacksonville (Fla.) TV. Bill oversees
all traditional and digital sales activities forWAWS-
TV (Fox) and WTEV-TV (CBS). Bill has had a long
career in television sales, beginning in the early
1990
s as a national rep with Petry in New York,
and then joining Cox to work with several TV sta-
tions around the country.
Willy Walker
lives in Washington, D.C., with his
wife, Sheila, and three sons. He wrote, “My eldest
son's hockey team played against
Perry Hall
'
s
son's team this winter and got smoked. Perry's
son is a real star! We see
Jamie Everitt
and Leigh
Kelleher '88 in Sun Valley, Idaho, often; they just
finished building a glorious new house.
Alison
Shoemaker-Smith
'
s older daughter just gradu-
ated from Pomfret School, where Alison and I
both went before SLU. I'm playing on a washed-
up athletes hockey team; our goalie and one de-
fenseman both played at St. Lawrence in the early
2000
s—making me feel really old!”
Tom Hall
recently moved to Vermont, where
his wife accepted a job working for the state tax
agency in policy and outreach. “After 15 years of
my wife taking jobs wherever the Army sent me,
the shoe is on the other foot,” wrote Tom. The
family is excited about being back in the North-
east (Tom taught ROTC at UVM many years ago).
As he figures out what his second career will be,
Tom has re-established connections with many
classmates via LinkedIn. He wrote,“Looking at ev-
erything that my classmates have accomplished, I
know I’ll find something challenging and reward-
ing, so I am grateful for the positive examples
they’ve set.”
Jeanne Governale-Cousineau
lives with her
husband, David, and 6-year-old son, Bobby, in
Queensbury, N.Y., right around the corner from
her mother. In addition to pursuing a Ph.D., in
reading from the University at Albany, she teach-
es global history for SUNY Empire State College,
works with their admissions office to determine
what services students may need, and substitute
teaches when she can. She coaches figure skat-
ing and still does her own skating, challenging
herself to take skating tests to work toward gold
medals in dance and moves-in-the-field.
Three years ago, Jeanne worked with Joy Ciar-
cia-Levy ’86 on a segment of the TV show “What
Would You Do?” with John Quinones. She had a
blast playing the part of an abusive figure-skating
coach with her real-life student. Joy then used
her in videos on abuse for the Professional Skat-
ers' Association a year later. Jeanne has not been
back to campus since 1990, but I’m hoping she
can be convinced to return for our 25th Reunion
next year.
Kristen Snyder Vogel
is the assistant principal
of Bedford High School in Bedford, Mass. She dis-
covered this past year that the mothers of both
the senior class president and vice president are
St. Lawrence alumnae. The high school’s gradu-
ation ceremony in June presented an opportu-
nity for Kristen to have her photo snapped with
Wendy Atwood Stacey ’85 and Judith Kravitz ’78
and their graduates. You’ll see the picture on a
nearby page.
John Carter
married LouAnn Daggs in a small
ceremony on May 31 in Nantucket, Mass. Beth
McGinn ’90 and Megan Burley ’91 attended.
John lives in NewYork City, where he has worked
for Citibank since 2007. Congratulations to John
and LouAnn!
1990
Lynne Gilbert Agoston ’90
11805
Farmland Drive
Rockville, Maryland
301-881-8331
Next Reunion: 25
th
, 2015
I hope everyone had a great summer! InMay,
Kar-
en HobergWilson
was in D.C. to attend the Pedi-
atric Academic Societies' Annual meeting. A group
of us, including
Jennifer Curley Reichert, Karyn
Edwards Niles, Jennifer Hammer McGee
and
Sarah Lindsay Watkins ’91, enjoyed catching up
with her over cocktails and sushi. Karen and hus-
band Cole Wilson ’86 are settled in Denver after
moving from Rochester. Karen’s new position as
section head for pediatric hospital medicine is go-
ing well, and Cole is heading up foreign exchange
operations for Colorado Business Financial. Their
son Zach just started his second year atVassar, and
Curtis is in his senior year at Kent Denver in Colo-
rado and looking at colleges.
In June,
Todd Haskell
,
John Dietz, Mark Hol-
land, Biff Miller
,
Matt Soden ’89, John Foxwell
’91
and Robin Richardson ’92 got together in Las
Vegas to celebrate the life of their fraternity broth-
er
Andrew Royster
,
who died unexpectedly in
2010.
They celebrated Andrew’s life the way he
would have—with lots of laughter and libations.
I also heard from
Angelo “Butch” Rose
,
who,
aside from being a lawyer, is also a professional
musician who goes by the name Jack Starliter.
He has put together a group, collectively called
the Good Trip Band (GTB to their fans). The group
recently released its first full-length studio record-
ing (available on all major sites, including iTunes
and Amazon) and was planning a tour of the
Northeast this fall.
Laura Tuach
recently met up with
Laura
Rodormer
and her son in Boston. Laura Rodor-
mer is in the Boston area after moving there from
San Francisco.
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