1982: Winter 2014

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Hello class of 1982! How great to hear from some different classmates! I just returned from dinner with Gretchen Steinmetz Keith and friends. We both live in Berks County, Pa., and get together from time to time. We along with our spouses attended the Hood event held at Longwood Gardens in September. What an enjoyable afternoon we had touring the beautiful gardens! Ann Williams Clemm reported from Batavia where she grew up. Daughter Katie graduated from the Univ. of Albany and one week later was married at a lovely vineyard in Gasport, N.Y. Katie’s husband, who is a West Point graduate and 2nd lieutenant officer is stationed in Fort Lee, Va., for training. The newlyweds are living in Colonial Heights, Va. Transitioning to the “empty nest” happened quickly. Ann enjoys hearing from those she knew at Hood. Dee Van Meter had a busy year between a family wedding and a big move. Son Glenn ’11 married another Hood alumna in May. A week later they put their house on the market and in September, moved from their 4.6 wooded property to a condo across the street from the ocean in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Downsizing and reducing clutter have been a big challenge! Dee and family are enjoying life in Florida! Marcea Cotter welcomed her second grandson on October 9! She works at Carroll Hospital Center as director of lean and process improvement. Glynnis Edwards Cowdery had lunch with Meg Brown McGinn and Wendy Pulford Rogers when visiting her parents in Connecticut. She just published the 8th edition of The Exceptional Child. She planned to spend Thanksgiving at the beach in Washington and looked forward to having the college age kids home in December. Dawson Casey Bullock keeps in touch with Sally Seward ’83, Molly Quin ’83 and Dana Griffin. She enjoys reading up on everyone in the class column and hopes to attend the next reunion. Dawson’s oldest daughter is a freshman at the Univ. of South Carolina and is studying biomedical engineering. Younger daughter age 17, is busy “shopping” for colleges. Dawson owns a custom stationery/invitation and gift store in Cincinnati for the past five years. Her business has been very successful; she enjoys the combination of creativity and retail management. Joy Miller Beveridge is still living in Frederick. She is a clinical project manager with a biomedical research company. Joy and husband Don celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in January 2013 with a ski trip to Snow Shoe. Daughter Kendall remains in San Francisco working hard in the advertising industry. Son Danny is married and living in Frederick. He and wife Tricia both work for State Farm. Danny continues taking classes toward a degree in education, hoping to teach math and coach soccer. He may even attend Hood in the future! Liz Bastian Chapin, Gretchen Steinmetz Keith and Joy Miller Beveridge always enjoy reunion times as well as time spent together in Reading, Pa. Joy and Liz often see one another at an annual Labor Day Weekend reunion started by Liz’s mother and Hood friends from the class of 1950! Lastly, Joy wanted to share an update on Hood’s field hockey program. Daughter Kendall and teammate Alexis Pappas were national champions at the University of Maryland a few years ago. Alexis is now coaching Hood’s team. At Hood’s senior field hockey match this Fall, Joy witnessed some of the exciting “Terps plays” taking shape on the Hood field. Watching the game brought back many fond memories of playing at Hood as well as watching the Terps! Thank you everyone for sharing your news. I hope to hear from more you in the future!


  1. Joy Beveridge

    December 10, 2013

    Thanks so much Liz!! Great to read the news from our classmates!! Have a wonderful holiday season everyone … Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Joy

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