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 […]

Beth Roberts Farley ’84

Better late than never: I successfully completed my Master of Education in Professional School Counseling in June 2019. It was a challenge paired with working full-time, parenting 3 kids (still at home), and getting a divorce. But I have learned the true meaning of the saying, “That which does not kill you, makes you stronger” […]

Nicholas Cunningham ’46

At about this time of year seventy five years ago, I took the train from NYC to L.A. to enroll in the school that had done such a good job with my disparate brothers: Ty (Frederic), ’39, and Larry (Lawrence) ’42. Ty built on his Thacher education to graduate summa cum laude from Harvard in […]

Nicholas Thacher ’63

Last December Nick and Sally Thacher moved into their house in Santa Barbara after Nick’s retirement from stomping out ignorance in the New England educational vineyard, becoming legal California residents for the first time since 1976. The “grand plan” is to spend winter and spring in California and summer and fall in the Berkshires. Classmates […]

Bradford Macneil ’68

Bradford Macneil sends salutations to all his friends from Thacher days. I have been living a fine life housed in a cottage in beautiful Altadena with my wife Lynn (double cousin of Donald McGilvray fellow classmate ’68). To stay out of trouble, I have been working at the Pasadena Museum of History for the last […]

Jim Whelpley ’77

I attended Thacher my freshman and sophomore years, completing my high school education at Piedmont Sr. High School in the S.F. bay area in 1977. I Graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (SLO) in 1982 with a B.S. and started a career in law enforcement stemming from 1980 to 2015. During this time I […]

Perry Gates ’59

As I write this, my education corporation, Projects, Inc., approaches the half-way mark in its contract with Maine’s Passamaquoddy Indian tribe to assist them with economic development in the maple syrup industry. What an honor it has been to both lead and follow, leading in industry marketing and technology, and following in cultural immersion. It’s […]

Winslow Burleson ’90

I just moved to Manhattan and am working at NYU as an Associate Professor on Health, Technology, Education, and Innovation. After many years in Arizona, I’m enjoying being back on the coast, looking forward to open water swimming, kite surfing, river running, and travel this summer! Please let me know if you’re in NYC, it […]