Class of 1985 Reunion
Catch up with the Class of 1985
As a way to catch up with our classmates prior to our virtual gathering, we encourage all classmates to fill out the Alumni Class Reunion Questionnaire. All submissions will be posted below.
Spouse: Geri Beane
Employment History: Environmental Practice Group at the regional law firm of Stevens & Lee, 1988-2010, and Beane LLC, an Environmental, Energy and Sustainability boutique law firm, 2010-present
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Syracuse, NY, 1985-1988; Reading, PA, 1988-present
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law, 1988
Children’s Name & Age: Alex, 26; Andrew, 25 and Victoria, 22
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages -Patiently waiting!
Hobbies: Umpiring women’s fastpitch softball, rotisserie baseball, historic property preservation and restoration, and watching classic black and white movies from the 30s, 40s and 50s
Albright Memories: Classes with Jay Bergman, Phil Eyrich and Charlie Raith
Debbie (Steinwachs) Castle
Employment History: Burlington Coat Factory 1981 – 1993 Retail Store Manager, Corporate Field Trainer, Computer Installation Hardware of New Stores opening.; Best Buy Electronics – 1993- 1998, Retail Assistant Manager of Sales, Merchandising, Inventory. District Inventory Manager. Regional Field Trainer.; HH Gregg Appliances 1998 – 2008
Corporate Cash Accounting and Banking Department. Manager of bad debt collection.; Republic Ailines 2008-2010, Accounting Department in charge of filing licenses for all flights for all states and renewing liquor licenses and state flying compliance reporting; Key Benefit Administrators – 2010 to current, Operational Accounting Cash compliance and Banking department.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Indianapolis, Indiana; Bensalem, PA; Dallas, TX; Cadiz, KY; Fortville, In.
Hobbies: I’ve played softball for over 46 years. Currently I play and coach the championship team the Dirtbags in Indianapolis. I also DJ and run Karaoke shows. I am a member of the Indianapolis chapter of Sweet Adelines International Capital City Chorus, a women’s acapella International champion chorus. We placed 10th in the world in Denver, Colorado.
Albright Memories: I loved spending time on campus with friends. I lived off campus, but visited many common areas and dorm rooms. I lived a few blocks away from Albright court. Everyone was so nice and friendly. I was often stopped just for someone to say, “Say something, anything”. They loved to hear my Indiana accent. It was so different from the East Coast. I always smiled.
Spouse: Terry Chaves
Employment History: Associate Vice President of Advancement Operations, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA April 2017 – Current; Assistant Vice President Advancement Services & Assistant Campaign Director, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA April 2008 – April 2017; Manager, SMART Business Advisory & Consulting, Devon, PA, February 2007 to April 2008; SunGard Higher Education (now part of Ellucian), Malvern PA, 1990 – 2006 (Formerly SCT and SunGard SCT) and Director of Annual Giving, Albright College, Reading, PA 1986 – 1989
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Reading, PA; Charlotte, NC; Norristown, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, Great Valley, PA MS, Management/Business Administration
Children’s Name & Age: Sarah – 30 and Son in law – Seth
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages – Finley – 8, Reid – 5 and Moira – 3
Hobbies: Running (ran a marathon in all 50 states – completed in 2020), Volunteering, Reading and Listening to music
Albright Memories: Cross country team and track teams, meets, coaches (Coach Shirk and Don Gottshall), Albright Court – lived there for four years – first Head RA when it went coed, Helping start Lion Diplomats, Sam Shirk, Art Hilt, Ray Mest, Bob Eichelman, Petee Jung (registrar and math and computer science professors), Natalie Olson and Mindy Gehris – the three of us led the efforts behind the creation of the Class of 1985 Scholarship Fund
Spouse: Stacey Chelak
Employment History: Law Clerk to the Honorable John R. Walker, Judge of the Franklin/Fulton County Court of Common Pleas (1988-89), Tellie Durkin Murphy & Piazza, P.C., Scranton, PA (1989-90), Borden & Farley, P.C., Hawley, PA (1990-1996), Beecher & Chelak, Milford, PA (1996-2008) and President Judge of the Pike County Court of Common Pleas, Milford, PA (2008-present)
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Boiling Springs, PA, Pocono Summit, PA and Milford, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law (1988)
Children’s Name & Age: Christian (25), Corey (23) and Clayton (20)
Hobbies: Home projects, gardening, walking, exercise
Albright Memories: Four great years at Albright when I met so many wonderful friends especially my brothers from APO.
Donna (Florio) Conkle
Spouse: Henry Conkle
Employment History: Merrill Lynch- 1985-2002; Stay home Mom-2002-2015; Charles Schwab-Retirement Services 2015-2017; Merrill Lynch GWIM-2017-present
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Somerville, NJ; Somerset, NJ; Austin, TX; Belle Mead, NJ; Austin, TX
Children’s Name & Age: Hannah, 24 & H. Jackson, 21
Hobbies: Walking, Hiking and Gardening
Albright Memories: Friends, CCB, Spring Weekends, Senior apartments
Spouse: Colleen (Lynch) Dean ’86
Employment History: Accenture, Various Internet Startups, CVSHealth and Deloitte
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Albany, NY; Leonia, NJ; Chestnut Hill, Ma; Franklin, Ma; Hingham, Ma
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Dad
Children’s Name & Age: Meghan, 28 and Evan, 25
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages – Let’s not get ahead of ourselves….
Hobbies: Pleasure Travel, Cycling, Hiking, Gardening, Cooking
Albright Memories: Meeting Colleen and APO parties of course!
Lisa (Buccellato) Eppehimer
Spouse: Eric Eppehimer
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Thornton, PA
Children’s Name & Age: Matthew – 26 and Brian – 17
Employment History: Bucknell university Athletic Department photographer 2006-present; Franklin Pierce University Athletic Department Photographer 1997-2006; Florida Atlantic University Athletic Department Photographer 1992-2006; Discount One Hour Photo Photo store 1992-2000 Jupiter Florida; Sports writer and Photographer, Shippensburg News Chronicle, 1986 -1988 and 1989-2000 Shippensburg, Pa; Other photography for a host of other schools on a freelance basic; Photographer and writer Women’s Basketball Magazine, 1998- 2006; Photographer Women’s Volleyball Magazine, 1998-2006
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Shippensburg Pa 1986- 1990 and 2006 – Present; Rindge New Hampshire 1992-2000; Jupiter Florida 192-2000 and Port Saint Lucie Florida 2006- Present
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Art institute of Fort Lauderdale Associate Degree Photographt, 1990-1992; Shippensburg University MA Organizational Communications, 1986-1988
Hobbies: Photography, Golfing, Fishing, sailing
Spouse: Michelle Mullin ’87
Employment History: Tower Health System, Lead Systems Engineer, January 2012 – Present; Reading Hospital, Systems Engineer 3, May 1999 – January 2012; Distributed Systems Services, Inc., Storage Specialist, November 1995 – April 1999; Meridian Bank, System Programmer, June 1985 – November 1995
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Never left Reading PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Villanova University, MS Computer Science, 1990
Children’s Name & Age: Brianna Hnath, 25 and Sean Hnath, 22
Hobbies: Gardening, Kayaking, Hiking
Albright Memories: Hanging out in Smith Dorm and the Woods. The Phi Beta Mu house. Oddly, working as a dishwasher in the cafeteria. Friends that I am still close with today. And of course, meeting the love of my life.
H. Todd Kelly
Spouse: Laurie (Nelson) Kelly ’85
Employment History: Fall 2020 ALS-Consumer Reviewer for Dept. of Defense GDIT; 1986-2020 English teacher (Dept. Chair 1998-2019) Pottsgrove School District; 2008-2013 AP Reader College Board; 1985-1986 English teacher Muhlenberg School District
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Gilbertsville, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MA English Kutztown University 1991
Children’s Name & Age: Justin, 28; Brett, 26 and Sabrina, 21
Hobbies: Theatre, reading, gardening and carpentry
Albright Memories: Domino Players Theatre Productions, Annual NYC Theatre trip, late-night board games or D & D, road rallies on Spring Fever Weekend and spending time with great friends.
Pam (Richardson) Kingston
Spouse: Jim Kingston
Employment History: 1985-1988 Surgical ICU Nurse, HCA Palmyra Hospital, Albany, Georgia; 1988-1990 Charge Nurse, Primus Clinic, Presidio of Monterey Army Base, Monterey, California; 1990 to Present Business Consultant, Kingston & Associates Consulting, New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania; Albany, Georgia; Monterey, California; Quantico, Virginia; Triangle, Virginia; New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Advanced Degrees after Albright: CCRN – Critical Care Registered Nurse, 1986
Children’s Name & Age: Eric Thomas Kingston, 33; Becka Caitlyn Kingston, 30; Sarah Jean Kingston, 26
Hobbies: I came to Albright as a “country girl” and although I moved around our great country following graduation, the country girl remains with hobbies of: camping; hiking; kayaking; traveling; gardening, especially enjoy my daylilies; and quilting. The Covid-19 pandemic has me turning my sewing skills from quilts to supporting our local hospital, senior facilities and community by making masks.
Albright Memories: Hairbrush karaoke with Audrey (Dougherty) Beach Wallace to the music of Bruce Springsteen. Rooming and learning with Patty (Glasbrenner) Rooney. First day in the hospital as a student nurse. Being told in PE golf class “to save myself a lot of money and the green’s keeper a lot of heart ache and find a different hobby!” Albrightians are not quitters – I’ve since learned to golf!
Valentina (Drago) Litichevsky
Spouse: Peter Litichevsky
Employment History: Prudential, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, RGP (Consulting)
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: NYC suburbs (Summit, NJ; Ossining, NY; Basking Ridge, NJ and currently Mendham, NJ)
Advanced Degrees after Albright: CPA, PMP
Children’s Name & Age: Chelsea, 37 and Alex, 35 (Step)
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages: Callie, 9; Drew, 7; Forrest, 5 and Lilly, 1.5
Hobbies: Travel, Cooking/Entertaining, Gardening, Reading and Walking/Hiking
Albright Memories: Selwyn and all the girls who lived there! Game room and the song “Don’t you want me Baby” always playing on the jukebox. Arners and Piggers.
Kathleen (Cleary) Michael
Spouse: William Michael
Employment History: Formerly Manager, Content Selection at Clarivate (formerly Thomson Reuters).
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Wallingford, Pa; Drexel Hill, PA, King of Prussia, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MS Biochemistry, Villanova University
Children’s Name & Age: Maggie, 23 and Richie, 19
Hobbies: Volunteer librarian, community theater (both on stage and backstage)
Albright Memories: Almost anything to do with the Domino Players, and the theater. Dance marathons.
Sharon (Luck) Otto
Spouse: Richard Otto
Employment History: 1985 -1991 Retail Store Manager, Peebles Department Store, Rio Grande NJ, 1991-1997 Training Store Manager / Inventory Control Southern NJ District, Hit or Hiss Clothing Store, N. Cape May, NJ, 1998-present Office Supervisor/ Secretary of the Board of Commissioners, Lower Township Municipal Utility Authority, Villas, NJ
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Villas, NJ and Erma, NJ
Children’s Name & Age: Krista Beck, 22 and David Beck Jr., 24
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Ace, 16 months
Hobbies: Painting. Canoeing and traveling with my husband
Albright Memories:Music in the bay of pigs and all Phi Beta Mu activities
Spouse: Alexandra Pappas
Employment History: Disc Jockey–Radio Announcer: WBRW-AM 1170, Somerville, NJ; General Assignment Reporter–Bridgewater Township Reporter–Somerset County Reporter–Education Editor: Forbes Newspapers/Somerset Messenger-Gazette Newspaper, Somerville, NJ; Editor–Employee Communications: MetLife Insurance Company, NY, NY; ELA Teacher/AIS Teacher: Somers Middle School, Somers Central School District, Somers, NY
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright:Bridgewater, NJ; Somerville, NJ; Bedford Hills, NY and Katonah, NY
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Masters Degree in Communications and Information Studies–Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and Grades 7-12 Permanent Teaching Certification–Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Children’s Name & Age:William John, 24 and Elenie Eugenie, 20
Hobbies: Running and Volunteer Firefighting
Albright Memories: MDA Dance Marathon, Senior Apartment Living, Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity Activities, Spring Fever Weekend, WXAC radio shows and deejaying dances, Performing in the Turkey Band and marching band
Ellen (Gallagher) Portantino
Spouse: Anthony Portantino ’83
Employment History: After 14 years at The Walt Disney Company in Consumer Products, I have now been at Warner Media (aka Warner Bros.!) since 2008. I handle Franchise Management in the Consumer Products division, focusing on the Wizarding World, or Harry Potter franchise. I spent time handling merchandise for our Global Themed Entertainment team and in Business Development prior to my latest role. Prior to Disney, I was in retail as a Buyer and Product Development executive.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: I spent a few years in New Jersey, but we moved to California and we have lived in La Canada Flintridge since 1994. Our lovely home town is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, very near to Pasadena, home of the Rose Bowl. My spouse, Anthony (Class of 1983) is very proud to represent over one million residents in this area as State Senator in Senate District 25.
Children’s Name & Age: Sofia is 29 years old, a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara and has a thriving career in the film business in visual effects. She’s currently working in Berlin, Germany on The Matrix sequel. Isabella is 18 and gradated high school, Class of 2020. She is attending University of Redlands, here in CA (albeit online for now!). She plans to study psychology.
Hobbies: Walking, reading, watching soccer (now rooting for my home team LAFC since Bella has hung up her cleats!), supporting my community with volunteer work through my church and National Charity League.
Albright Memories: Working on the Campus Center Board, playing field hockey, participating in Delta Chi Upsilon and receiving the Gold A award. The entire English department but especially Gary Adlestein. Meeting my future spouse on the library steps!
Heather (Lawrie) Reenstra
Spouse: Richard Reenstra
Employment History: Nurse Practitioner, Heart Specialist of Central Jersey, Freehold, NJ 2014 – current; Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Ghandi, Geriatrics, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 2013 – 2014; Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Jannone, Internal Medicine, Forked River, NJ 2012 -2014; Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Consultants, Toms River, NJ 2002 – 2012; Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ 1990-2002; Staff Nurse in ICU/CCU, Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, NJ 1988 – 1990; Staff Nurse in Cardiac Cath, Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ 1987 – 1988; Staff Nurse in Cardiac Step-down Unit, Richmond, SC, 1/1987 – 5/1987; Staff Nurse in Cardiac Cath, St. Joseph’s Hospital, 7/1986 – 12/1986; Staff Nurse in ICU/CCU, Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pompton Plains, NJ 1985-1986.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Pompton Plains, NJ; Richmond, SC; North Arlington, NJ; Toms River, NJ
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Rutgers, The State University – Master’s of Nursing in Critical Care Clinical Specialist, 1990; Seton Hall University – Poster Master’s for Adult Nurse Practitioner, 1997
Children’s Name & Age: James, 30 & Kathryn, 25
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages – Lucas, 4 & James, 2
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Baking/Cooking
Albright Memories: Green Dragon during January interim, Friendly’s for ice cream and a diet coke, Living in the senior apartments, Being the last student to clinical rounds (some things never change), Playing field hockey, Singing in the chorus, Halloween parties, Meeting my best friend, Gail, Learning the basics of nursing from the best professors I have ever had.
Kimberly (Hodgson) Reynolds
Spouse: Bob Reynolds
Employment History: 1992-present Sheppard Pratt School – Reisterstown (formerly Hannah More School) – IEP Coordinator (2016-present), Curriculum Coordinator (2014-2016), High School English Teacher (1992-2014); 2009-2013 – Writing Instructor at Howard Community College (summer); 1991-1992 – Baltimore County Public Schools – Home/Hospital Teacher and Long Term Substitute; 1990-1991 – Phoenixville High School – English Teacher; 1988-1990 – Norristown School District – Long Term Substitute and Daily Substitute; 1987-1990 – Bloomingdales – Sales; 1985-1987 -Meridan Bank – Management Trainee
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: 1994-present – Reisterstown, MD; 1992-1994 – Perry Hall, MD; 1991-1992 – Dundalk, MD and 1985 – 1991 – King of Prussia, MD
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Loyola University of Maryland – M.Ed. and School Administration Certificate
Hobbies: Volunteering for Pets on Wheels with my therapy dog, Abigail; Volunteering as a Dog Mentor with Baltimore Humane Society; Supporting my husband with his Masonic activities; Floral Design; Gardening and Yoga
Albright Memories: Working in the Public Relations office for 4 years and meeting very interesting people!
The sense of community and support especially when my father died in 1984. The compassion of the students and staff was overwhelming. It made a tough time more bearable. President Ruffer sent me a handwritten letter offering his condolences.
Spouse: Tracy Fogarty
Employment History: 1992-1996- USAF Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi, MS- Internal Medicine Faculty; 1996-2001 Shillington Internal Medicine, Reading, PA – Associate; 2001-2018 Reading Hospital, Reading, PA – Internal Medicine Faculty (2001-2011), Chief Medical Information Officer (2011-18); 2018-Present St. Luke’s University Health Network, Allentown, PA – Associate Chief Medical Information Officer
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Biloxi, MS and Reading, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MD – Temple University School of Medicine 1989; Internal Medicine Residency – Keesler Medical Center 1992 and Master’s in Biomedical Informatics – Oregon Health & Science University 2012
Children’s Name & Age: Elizabeth, 29; Victoria, 27; William, 25 and Andrew, 22
Hobbies:Classical guitar, winemaking, homebrewing, cooking and oil painting
Albright Memories: Working in Admissions, studying, DILM, studying, Turkey Band, hanging out in the Sub studying!
Spouse: Denise Shea
Employment History: Retired at the end of the 2018-2019 Academic Year.; Teacher of English: St. John Vianney High School (Holmdel, NJ 1986-1987).; Teacher of English and Creative Writing: Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (Rumson, NJ 1988-1996).; Supervisor of English and World Languages: Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (Rumson, NJ 1996-2002).; Supervisor of English and Social Studies: Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (Rumson, NJ 2002-2019).; Adjunct Instructor of Writing and Textual Studies: Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY 1991-2016).; Site Coordinator: Rutgers University Writing Program (New Brunswick, NJ 2016-2019).; Interim Curriculum Supervisor: Shore Regional High School District (West Long Branch, NJ Summer of 2020).
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Brielle, NJ; Madison, NJ; Providence, RI; Manasquan, NJ; Long Branch, NJ; Freehold, NJ
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Masters of Arts in Education, Graduate School of Education Rutgers University (1996).; Masters of Arts in Teaching (English), Brown University (1988).; Additional graduate coursework and professional training completed at Drew University, Georgian Court University, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Manhattan College, Teachers College Columbia University, and Syracuse University.
Children’s Name & Age: Casey, 26 & Riley, 23 – Both of my children graduated from the Honors Program at Rowan University in Glassboro with perfect undergraduate records (they get their brains from their mother). Casey received a BA in Public Relations and recently completed her MBA at Temple University. She works in corporate communications, recently got married, and bought her first home with her husband, Edgar. Riley completed two BA’s, one in History and one in Africana Studies. He earned his MAT from Brown University in May, and he teaches American Studies and AP Microeconomics in the same district that his mother retired from last year.
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages – On the horizon, I am sure….
Hobbies: Cycling, progressive politics, and reading
Albright Memories: Learning from some of the best teachers I ever had and becoming, in turn, an empathetic educator and human being because of them: Dick and Mary Jane Androne, Harry Kousaros, Jim Reppert, Tom Watcke, and Jeff Woodward.
Bonnie (Sweet) Spicer
Spouse: Kevin Spicer
Employment History: Big Sister of Greater Boston (1986 to 1988) Mentor, Cambridge, MA (1988-1991) New Medico (1991-1993); Tewksbury Hospital, Department of Public Health, Tewksbury MA. Clinical Social Worker 1993 to 2001, Supervisor 2001 to 2011, director of Clinical Social Work 2011 to present.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Boston, MA; Lowell, MA: Haverhill, MA; North Reading, MA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MSW, with a concentration in Community Organization, Management Planning from Boston University School of Social Work, 1987
Children’s Name & Age: Eli Spicer, 24; Noah Spicer 23; Heather Morrissette 23; Hanna Morrissette 20
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages – Just a hamster for now!
Hobbies: Being outdoors, camping, walking, volunteering
Albright Memories: Internship at Berks County Prison, Phi Beta Mu Pledging and parties, Being part of the beginning of the Women’s X-C team and how awesome the Men’s team was in welcoming us!
Employment History: Kindred Hospital of the Palm Beaches – Present; Palms West Hospital – Present; Orlando Health Home Care – 2015-2018; Indian River Home Care – 2012- 2014; Sebastian River Medical Center, Home Care – 2008-2012; Health First – 2001-2008; Ephrata Community Hospital – 1991-2001; Reading Rehabilitation Hospital – 1989 -1991
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MS Occupational therapy, Boston University
Hobbies: Gardening, beach, kayaking, pets, traveling (before the world closed down)
Albright Memories: Oh gosh, to many to name. I appreciate all the educational and life experiences I had at Albright. They gave me a strong foundation for a fulfilling, productive and active life.
Spouse: Sherri (Rieger) Swimmer ’85
Employment History: Retired since 2018 – CFO NCR Hospitality Division; 2006-2018 – NCR – Atlanta, GA; 1998-2006 – Holiday Inn Director of Finance – Atlanta, GA; 1988-1998 – Gilbert & Associates and Subsidiaries – Reading, PA; 1985-1988 – Ernst & Young – Saddlebrook, NJ
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Westfield, NJ; Mohnton, PA; Birdsboro, PA; Roswell, GA; Cumming, GA and Augusta, GA
Children’s Name & Age: Megan Swimmer Gee, 30 and Katie Swimmer, 25
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages – Olivia Gee, 2
Hobbies: Woodworking (Etsy – woodknotwood2), Jogging, Tennis, Travel and Golf
Albright Memories: Mohn Hall parties, all-night poker/card games, DILM teaching
Spouse: Christine Tidd
Employment History: State of NJ – Information Technology – 1986 to Current. Currently serving as a Project Manager for Dept. of Labor Systems.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Newtown, PA; Morrsiville/Yardley PA area (3 locations).
Children’s Name & Age: Allison, 24
Hobbies: Active in leadership at our church, as well as a local organization that support low income housing and hunger initiatives. Long time season ticket holder of the Phila Flyers and Phila. Wings lacrosse teams. Golf, gardening and unusual ethnic restaurants.
Albright Memories: Avoiding getting ponded. Intramural basketball and softball. Albright Court and the Woods. Odd course offerings during Jan. Interim. Vinnie from Piggers. Snowball fights after the 2 foot snowstorm in 83. Video montage at the Senior breakfast.
Carol (Briar) Van Zandt
Spouse: Dave Van Zandt
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Reading, PA; Wyomissing, PA; Somerville, NJ; Bridgewater, NJ; Hillsborough, NJ; Manville, NJ
Children’s Name & Age: Rachael Hartline, age 29; Benjamin Hartline, age 28
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages: None yet…
Hobbies: Home Improvement & DIY Projects, Researching Genealogy, Travel, Gardening, Rescues orphaned newborn kittens & Rehabilitation of sickly animals.
Albright Memories: My fondest memories at Albright include my three years with the Domino Players, my Pi Alpha Tau Sorority Sisters, and the many friends that I made there.
Robin (Sims) Webster
Spouse: Scott Webster
Employment History: Public accounting at Arthur Andersen; Private industry at Beneficial Corp, L’Oréal and various others; Currently employed at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, NC as Accounting Manager.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Clark, NJ and High Point, N.C. – furniture capital of the world
Advanced Degrees after Albright: CPA and MBA
Children’s Name & Age: Kelly Webster, 28 and Eric Webster, 25
Hobbies: Cycling, kayaking, yoga, exercising, traveling, wine tasting and spending time at beach
Albright Memories: Albright holds such a fond place in my memory. Met such great people. Frat parties, Piggers, Ronnie’s and DJing for WXAC are some of my favorites.
Welcome to our 35th Reunion!
While our lives have changed significantly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Albright had to make the difficult decision to pivot from the typical in-person, on-campus events to a re-imagined virtual experience for Homecoming Weekend, September 25-27, 2020.
Until we are able to reschedule our in-person reunion for a future date, we will still commemorate this year with virtual class gatherings.
Class of 1985 Virtual Reunion Gatherings
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9 a.m – 12 p.m., To be held virtually on Zoom
-Class of 1985 Fraternities/Sororities Virtual Gathering, 9 a.m. EST
Pledge to attend your Greek Life gathering and relive your fraternity or sorority memories with your brothers or sisters.
-Class of 1985 Virtual Gathering, 10 a.m. EST
Grab a glass/cup of your favorite morning beverage and toast with your classmates in celebration of your 35th reunion! We’ll answer some polls to generate discussions with each other, then those who are interested can split off into breakout rooms to chat about residence halls. Whether you lived at Albright Court, the Woods or somewhere in between, get ready to show your residence hall pride as you’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with classmates who lived in the same building as you….. Or stay in the main gathering!
-Class of 1985 Student Clubs & Athletic Teams Virtual Gathering, 11 a.m. EST
Drop in to chat with fellow members of Domino Players, Albrightian, CCB, Turkey Band, Dance Marathon, SGA, Orientation Leaders, WXAC, Athletic Teams and more!
Those who pre-register for the class events will receive the Zoom links starting Mon., September 21.
Class of 1985 35th Reunion Committee Members: Linda (Horner) Buchan, Linda (Laterra) Butler, Tom Chaves, Donna (Florio) Conkle, Chuck Dean, Steve Hnath, Amy (Miller) Holderer, Val (Drago) Litichevsky, Dean Pappas, Kim (Hodgson) Reynolds, Jorge Scheirer, Doug Snyder, Bonnie (Sweet) Spicer, Andrew Swimmer and Alexis Truslow
Click here to register for the Class of 1985 Virtual Gatherings
Registered Attendees: Updated 9/26/2020)
Debbie (Steinwachs) Castle
Donna (Florio) Conkle
Lisa (Buccellato) Eppehimer
Amy (Miller) Holderer
Laurianne (Nelson) Kelly
Kathleen (Cleary) Michael
Sharon (Luck) Otto
Ellen (Gallagher) Portantino
Kim (Hodgson) Reynolds
Lori (Klein) Schwartz
Bonnie (Sweet) Spicer
Carol (Briar) Van Zandt