Helene experienced a crazy year in 2013. First she sold two young adult contemporary books, the first of which, These Gentle Wounds, was published by Flux on May 8 of this year. Then, in December 2013, she and her husband, John, brought their daughter Keira home from Bulgaria. Helene still lives in Nashville, works in marketing, and assumes that 2014 will probably be just at frantic.
Christa has a new job. She is team leader and senior advisor on climate finance at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research Oslo. She and her family reside in Oslo, Norway.
Seth married Noelle Pepe on April 19, 2014. Seth is a bond analyst at Zazove Convertible Securities Management, an asset management firm in Incline Village, Nev. He earned his B.A. at K in economics and business and received an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Andy died on April 7, 2014. He came to K from the University of Michigan University High School, attended for two years, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan. He worked for the Oakland Country Planning Commission (cartography and land use inventory), for Mortenson, Meiers, Squire, Smith, Inc. (residential and urban recreation systems planning), and Commonwealth Associates (regional transmission systems planning). He later became self employed as a custom landscape architect in the Ann Arbor area, where he worked most of his life. He loved reading, history, and he was a talented artist.
Nancy died on September 9, 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science at K. She received a Master’s degree in public administration from Governors State University. She was active in civic affairs and a champion of the under-served throughout her adult life in Chicago and Park Forest, Ill.
Erick died on September 3, 2014. He came to K from Addison, Mich., majored in mathematics, and studied abroad in Erlangen, Germany. He later earned a Master’s degree in math from Michigan State University. He served as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War. His life pursuits alternated between his academic interests and farming. He purchased a farm in Brooktondale, N.Y., where he and his family grew strawberries for 17 years. He returned to academia at Cornell University, earning a Master’s degree in agricultural economics and a Ph.D. in mathematics education. He then moved to Chicago and taught math education at the University of Illinois-Chicago. But he missed the rural life and returned to his farm in Brooktondale and taught briefly at Cornell and Ithaca College. He began farming full time with Cayuga Pure Organics, a farm he developed and grew that was committed to locally produced, sustainable, organic food.
David died on September 16, 2014. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in physics and studied abroad in Erlangen, Germany. David worked for the State of Michigan for 30 years. He enjoyed photography, woodworking, crossword puzzles, and music, and he loved visiting Torch Lake and traveling. David was very active in class of 1966 activities (rarely, if ever, missing a reunion or other opportunity to gather with classmates) and he loved his alma mater.