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Reunions and Alumni Meet-Ups



Homecoming 2013 marked 70 years for the class of 1943, and several members and friends of the class gathered to celebrate the milestone. Ruth (Fancher ’43) Hutton, and Warren and Ella (Phelps ’43) Woolsey were joined by Ellen (Stickle ’37) Cooley at the Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Houghton on October 5, 2013. Becky Hutton ’85 was on hand to share pictures from that morning’s Homecoming activities on the quad and of the Alumni House (formerly Walldorf House) dedication. “Mr. Woolsey said he asked Miss Ella Phelps to get ice cream with him at Walldorf when it was a restaurant,” reports Becky. “It was the date that started their relationship.”

Nancy (Eliason ’80) Palpant was on a missions trip to Egbe, Nigeria, Africa, when she met another Houghton alumna, Kirby Schuler ’07, who has just started her second stint in Egbe to help rebuild a hospital complex. “It’s a small world!” Nancy said. 1

Rob ’89 and Rhonda (Johnson ’84) Humphrey recently met up with three other Houghton alumni at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa. The photo was taken at the Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF) White Sulphur Springs Retreat center in Manns Choice, Pa., where they enjoyed an OCF Chapel Retreat on March 23, 2013. Left to Right: Army Colonel Rob Humphrey, Rhonda Humphrey, Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bob Harter ’50, Mary (Perrine ’51) Harter, and Sarah (Whiteman ’96) Brooks. 2

Jim ’00 and Julie Ulrich ’00 hosted a Stone House reunion at their home in Frederick, Md., in May of 2013. Attending were Dan and Erica (Curell ’99) Jackson ’00; Kurt and Jane Sauder ’00; Monica (Sams ’01) and Tim Graffam ’00; Ray ’00 and Amanda Solis ’00; Dan ’00 and Bronwyn (Coughlan ’00) Mund; Kevin ’00 and Lynda (Jones ’00) Baker; Brandy (Reese ’00) and Rob Crowley; Jeremy ’00 and Susan (Ventresca ’00) Veenema; and 19 kiddos. 3