1982 Class News- Fall 2015

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Elizabeth Bastian Chapin

Hello friends of the class of 1982! Cynthia Richards Cathcart and her son Brian (class of 2012) attended the Legacy Brunch on Sept. 29th during Homecoming weekend. They met Hood’s new president and enjoyed the wonderful spread of food. Cynthia recently returned from leading a retreat for harpists in Colorado during the Spanish Peaks Celtic festival. Reports indicate a successful weekend and folks left the retreat inspired. Joy Miller Beverage visited with Liz Bastian Chapin and Gretchen Steinmetz Keith earlier this year and together they purchased one of the legacy bricks. Joy took a peek during Dr. Chapdelaine’s inauguration held on October 17. She and Tracy McGuirk were tasked to assist with the display for the President’s medallion, which was bestowed to Dr. Chapdelaine during the ceremony. Joy sits on the Alumni Executive Board. Joy and Liz also visited the Fulton Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to see a wonderful performance of The Wizard of Oz….. they hope to see another performance during the upcoming season. Granddaughter of Elizabeth LePatourel Powell ’50 (classmate and dear friend of Mary Hendershot Bastian ’50, Liz’s mom) runs the costume shop and also works as a “dresser’ for some productions at the theater. Angela Billotti Phillip reports news of her children. Older daughter, Chelsea, married in June in Key Largo, Florida and currently lives in Carmel, Indiana. she works for Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis and Butler University. Younger daughter, Kali, works for Lockheed-Martin at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. She and her husband live in the Baltimore-White Marsh area. Angela and husband Tim still live in Frederick. She serves as the Director of Advancement for St. John’s Catholic Prep. One of her roles is to re-engage the alumni. Are any Hood alums also St. John’s alums? Please get in touch with Angela! Susan W. Goldberg and husband Marc just returned from a wonderful vacation in France and celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary, September 24, in Paris! Susan is a licensed designer and works as a manufacturer’s rep for educational, corporate and hospitality furniture. She and Marc work together in the industry. Outside of the office, Susan tends to her 93 year old mother’s needs with Alzheimers. Despite the ugly battle, her Mom has happy days and a peaceful smile. Susan feels blessed to still have her in their lives. Oil painting is a passion of Susan’s. Her recent stay at Chateau Chèvre D’Or in Eze on the Mediterranean was inspiring. It is a paradise for painters! Lastly, quality time is spent having fun with their six grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 10. Liz Bastian Chapin It’s always a pleasure to hear from you and I encourage others to share your news in future publications. Feel free to write me anytime! I continue to work full time at AAA in Reading, Pennsylvania as a travel consultant. My husband and I managed to enjoy some relaxation in the Caribbean and Mexico a few times this year and we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary traveling around Ireland in May. Gretchen Steinmetz Keith and I still see each other with our “birthday club” group. She has had a busy year with both sons married in 2015 as well as plans for one daughter’s wedding in 2016!

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