Perry Gates ’59

When Janet Mills was elected our first female Governor of Maine last year, she brought with her a new wave of Commissioners. Her selection for Commissioner of the Department of Education is a business friend and colleague, Pender Makin, who promptly called me to ask if I would join her team at the Department. How […]

Lynn White ’59

Lynn has just published a book on the “Rural Roots of Reform before China’s Conservative Change*, available in either hardcover or paperback. Routledge, the publisher, offers this link at which the full text may be viewed by anyone for a few weeks. The book is dedicated to my students and teachers, including those whom I […]

Lynn White ’59

My next book, called Rural Roots of Reform before China’s Conservative Change, will be published by Routledge in June; the paperback and hardbound editions are scheduled to appear at the same time. More info Barbara-Sue and I still spend springs and autumns in Princeton but other seasons mostly in Berkeley. Retirement is liberation! Lynn White […]

John Heard ’59

John and Anne have moved to Florida, East Ridge at Cutler Bay, just South of Miami, a continuing care retirement community. Son David (class of ’79) is just North of us in Miami with wife and two grandchildren. It is beautiful and green here. We are surrounded by peacocks. I’m is battling health problems, but […]

Robert Gallaway ’59

What are the odds of meeting the first African American to be accepted and graduate from Thacher? The first thing you need to do is get prostate cancer. Then, you have to decide on Proton Beam Therapy at Loma Linda University Hospital. Then, you have to get half naked in a dressing room before your […]

Perry Gates ’59

My work with the Passamaquoddy Indian tribe continues. The current contract with my non-profit, Projects, Inc., ends in late 2016; however, we are applying for continued grant funding that will allow the tribe to build two maple syrup processing operations on their tribal lands where most of them live. This could take us another 2 […]

John Heard ’59

Anne and I are still cooking here in Albuquerque. I stay busy with volunteer board activity and consult from time to time, most recently in Colombia. We host many international visitors, mainly from Latin America. Anne gets to apply her superior Inn-keeping skills. We travel a lot ourselves. Our grandson, Andre, completed a Peace Corps […]