Marcie Kendall Gibboney
Greetings to the Class of 1987! Apologies that it has been a while since our last column. Work and two teenagers are a bit of a challenge! At this point I hope everyone has received information for our upcoming30th reunion in June. I know everyone always says this, but it is ridiculous to think it has been 30 years. Seriously? I only received a few updates, so I’m open to ideas for the best way to collect news. In addition, if anyone else would like to take on the job as class reporter for the next 30 years, I’m open to that as well and please send me an email and let me know if you are interested. Molly Reeder Chamberlain wrote that her family recently relocated from Washington, DC, to Newport, RI. Her husband, Doug, recently accepted a position as a professor at the Naval War College in Jamestown, RI. Her family, including her twin boys, age 9, are happy to be in New England and look forward to skiing this winter. Pamela Barres Fusco gave updates on her awesome kids: “My oldest son, Rob, 24, will be getting married next July in Newport, RI. He is quite a catch! He graduated from UCA San Diego with a chemical engineering degree three years ago. He is now pursuing a master’s in chemical engineering at UMass. Her daughter, Molly, 22, worked on the Marco Rubio campaign last year. She is now a project manager in Manchester, NH. She graduated from American University in DC in only three years! My youngest daughter, Emily, 21, is completing her senior year at UNH. She traveled to London last year and successfully completed a semester. She came home in May. She returned in July and was enrolled in an English literature course at Cambridge. She plans on studying at Cambridge for her master’s degree. My youngest child, Sam, is now in fifth grade and loves to help other kids in his class if they have problems, especially math problems.” On Nov. 3, Pamela had a total hip replacement. It was great to hear from Kathleen King Kinsey who provided her first update ever! She married her college sweetheart, had three daughters and moved all over the US and lived in Europe twice, played on a CA lacrosse team, raced triathlons and bike raced in Sicily, Italy. They settled in the Sacramento region after returning from Europe in 2011. Along the way she worked sales and business, left her career to raise three girls (3.5 years span for all of them) and stayed involved in community events in the places they lived. The marriage dissolved after almost 30 years, and the girls, now 15, 16 and 18, all live with her full time. Her oldest, Greta, is in the middle of a gap year between high school and college and is working with AmeriCorps City Year to mentor and tutor middle school students in a high-need school in Sacramento. Her middle daughter, Hallie is a junior in high school. She attended US Swimming’s Olympic Team Trials meet in Omaha in June 2016 for four races and is looking at colleges and universities all over the country. Her youngest, Annika, is also a swimmer and recently started playing lacrosse. Kathleen turned her passion for sports into a nonprofit youth swim team called the Folsom Wahoos Swim Team and she still swims, cycles and exercises daily. Please look her up if you find yourself out west firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to everyone for sending updates. If you have any news, please feel free to email me anytime at email@example.com.