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•   Mary Ann Searles (Weiss)  5/15
•   Nancy Selinka (White)  4/23
•   Doris Mortenson (Sisley)  4/18
•   Kathie Beckman (Smallwood)  1/14
•   Susan Masland  1/9
•   Daphne Lange (Rosenzweig)  1/8
•   Stephanie Smith  12/18
•   Cynthia Mariaschin (Melenson)  11/28
•   Gundega "Gigi" Zirnis (Vitols)  10/19
•   Karel Mortenson (Koenig)  8/27
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
19 live in California
4 live in Colorado
9 live in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
6 live in District Of Columbia
10 live in Florida
2 live in Hawaii
5 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
8 live in Maine
8 live in Maryland
15 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
3 live in Minnesota
2 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
1 lives in Nevada
7 live in New Hampshire
11 live in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
17 live in New York
6 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
2 live in Oregon
4 live in Pennsylvania
3 live in Rhode Island
1 lives in Tennessee
7 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
5 live in Vermont
1 lives in Virgin Islands
6 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
2 live in Wyoming
2 live in Ontario
1 lives in Quebec
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in Dominican Republic
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Iceland
1 lives in Israel
2 live in Switzerland
3 live in United Kingdom
134 location unknown


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Talking Together about Matters of Mutual Interest

Many of us have real interest in conversation on varied topics. Paula Kaplan, Mary Ann Weiss, Steph Smith, Karel Koenig, and I, Nancy Welker, have identified that beyond listing our interests on the Buzz '63 portion of our website, coming together virtually for discussion will have advantages. Please see Buzz '63 about many topics classmates identify and also consider others that are important to you. Here are some that we know classmates identify as being of mutual interest.

      One is the process of deciding to move to Senior Residences or Continuing Care Retirement Communities; many of us are deciding to downsize from a house with several floors and outdoor gardens to apartment living.  Also some of us are moving close to or with our children. Many resources are available in our various communities that are good to learn about from other classmates.

      Another concern for some of us the difficult decision making and difficult emotional, logistic, and physical work of caring for family members whose health and mental abilities are in decline. Our various experiences are helpful to others with similar concerns.

      And..... many classmates desire travel together with others who would like to explore specific destinations, and many classmates have good experiences with specific travel organizations that they can recommend; and several classmates would like to travel together and plan destinations together. 

If you have interest in zoom conversation with other classmates on any of these topics or any others, please let us know. Email Nancy Welker at  Identify your topic of interest and we will help set up conversation between you and other classmates with like interests.

Buzz ‘63

Buzz ‘63 is here! This is a new interactive forum on our website, created for our class of 1963 in the 2020’s. As we forge ahead into a phase of life that brings new questions, new choices, and new opportunities, we need connections with classmates more than ever. That’s what Buzz ’63 is all about.

Log on by clicking  here or selecting Buzz '63 from the menu at the left to get and give support for any of the topics.  

To see all entries in a particular topic, select the title under "Topics".   If you wish to add a new comment or questions, select "Add Topic" on the Forum Page.   If you wish to see just the last entry, select that entry in the "Last Entry" column.   To respond or add a comment to any entry, just select "Reply".

Should you have any questions or problems, contact Steph Smith at

We’re stronger together. Welcome to Buzz '63!

MHC What's Current, What's Happening

Commencement 2024 was on Sunday May 19th.  Suchi Saria MHC '04 who has pioneered the applications of AI in early diagnosis of life threatening diseases has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science. She has received numerous other national professional awards that and her personal and professional bio can be found in Wikipedia.  She is currently Associate Professor of Machine Learning and Healthcare at Johns Hopkins University.    

    President Danielle Holley, Karena Strella '90, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Mackenzie Windus '24 addressed the graduates.  Summa Cum Laude graduates included students with honors theses or projects in Biological Science, Critical Social Thought, English, History, and Physics. I, for one, am inspired.

Laurel Chain Updates May 15, 2024  

Changes to are being made to College Athletics: junior rowing team will be added; full-time assistant coaches will be hired for all NCAA varsity athletics teams; funding will be incleased for player recruitment activities; th Kendall Complex will get a $6M renovation and redesign; and other changes are planned. Squash will be a club rather than varsity sport, and the tennis program will be discontinued.

Work Wear Clothing Drive is being sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership. The work clothes we counted on to enhance our workdays and professional encounters may be awaiting better use.  These are perfect for young students and alums who can put them to good use at a time when their budgets are slim. Donations can be mail to The Weissman Center for Leadership, 50 College St, South Hadley,MA 01075.


Previous class president messages of greeting and information can be found in Class Business