The Standing Bonfire 012 2 y r a Janu DARTMOUTH CLASS OF 1992 Class Officers President, Brant Rose Vice President, Elissa McMillen Aten Secretary, Mike Mahoney Treasurer, Jason Grinnell Co-Head Agents, Anne Blakely Hammer/Libby Peruchini Graham/ Brett Scoll Perryman Mini-Reunion, Brant Rose Alumni Council, Jill Goldberg Arnold Webmasters, Tom Paganucci Newsletter Editors, Heej Ko/Cally Bybee Class Project Chairs, Bob Delise/Lynne Schiffman Delise 20th Reunion Chair, Julie Cillo Class Steward, Jessie Levine Executive Committee Peter Aaron Kate Aiken Jennifer Bobalik Kim Fahey Brown Cally Shea Bybee Mark A.B. Carlson Bettina Decker Todd Donovan Patricia Gagnon Jonathan Harrington Caroline Harris Dave Harrison Howard Jeffries Kristin Knies Allegra Kochman Paul Larson Nina Weber Neulight Jonathan Rettman T. Woody Richman Gary Rovner Cindy Hansel Sherlock Christopher Stahl Matt Wilson Joni Wiredu Wendy Gruenberg Wray The Great Class of 1992, I’ll update you on 4 events this quarter in depth, including my notes on Hanover trip for Class Officers Weekend with updates from current students. Continue to look for my short monthly President’s Emails about our upcoming events and progress towards our goals for year ending June 30, 2012. ...president’s letter continued on pages 2-5... Brant Rose Class President Reunion Notes Did you watch the ball drop on New Years Eve? Did you join in the count down? Well, make sure that you are joining in the countdown to our 20th reunion. The reunion clock is ticking (literally if you check our website). ‘92 Class Reunion June 15-June 17 Some updates include: Friday night tunes with Noise Complaint (yup, those guys from the 92s, 93s, 91s are getting back together just for us!) Saturday afternoon wine tasting with Andy Peay (this will be a limited event - details to come) Also, be sure to contribute to our class slide show with pics from days go by to the present. Kate Aiken is collecting digital pics starting now... you can send them to her at [email protected] Starting in January, we’ll be sending more logistic details about registration, housing, child care so you can be ready to hit the Green and starting reconnecting with classmates. Until then, happy holidays and Happy New Year! www.dartmouth.org/classes/92 1 The Standing Bonfire January 2012 Mini Reunions NYC MINIREUNION & AIRES VIEWING PARTY NOV 28, 2011 BIG GREEN IN BOSTON DAY MINIREUNION OCT 29, 2011 Just days prior to my NYC trip, I googled “NBC’s The Sing-Off viewing party”; piggybacked us onto the A Capella Society of NYC’s all-night happy hour at Slattery’s MidTown Pub as a D92 Minireunion for an estimated 6 people; we opened it to the Dartmouth Club of NYC and DAEMA (Alums in Media & Entertainment); and.....we filled half that bar (50?) outnumbering the A Capella Society. Dave Miller & Deborah Bernstein (‘93), Peter Aaron, Nancy De Sa, Allegra Kochman, James Brodbelt Harris, Carina Wong and Heej Ko were among the ‘92s. arty This was going to be a big deal for the College and classes for minreunions (http://alumni.dartmouth.edu/events/BGIB).....BUT climate change continues to thwart us. atch P aires W Dave Aznavorian who was our City Captain on the ground that day, intrepidly manning his post so that no ‘92 would be left behind: HOMECOMING & DARTMOUTH NIGHT MINIREUNION OCT 26-27, 2011 Dave Harrison was our City Captain for Hanover for our joint minireunion with the 89s and 90s. Cider, hot chocolate, good weather and skydivers delivering the ball - Consider coming up next year! inG omecom son @ H i r r a H Dave Mini Reunions Look for upcoming news and events from your local mini-reunion chair. Interested in becoming a mini-reunion chair in your area? Contact Brant Rose at: [email protected] “So, the day was truly a disastrous one here -- 38 degrees, 30 mph wind gusts, an early-season snowstorm that settled in and dropped 4” of snow around Boston. I wish I mini reunions by city: were making this all up.” San Francisco, Kate Aiken Next year.... Washington, D.C, Patricia Gagnon Boston, Kristin Knies/Matt Wilson NYC, Allegra Kochman/Peter Aaron Atlanta, Mark A.B. Carlson Seattle, Howard Jeffries Houston, Jonathan Harrington Chicago, Gary Rovner Los Angeles, Brant Rose CLASS OFFICERS WEEKEND SEPT 23-24, 2011 The headlines of course were 1) the now Great Class of 1992 winning a Special Recognition Award for our ‘relentless pursuit of excellence’ and our 92nd Day (Virtual) MiniReunion program, and 2) Mike Mahoney winning Best Class Secretary. www.dartmouth.org/classes/92 officio) all joined us for dinner Friday night with President Jim Kim where the Class was presented with our Award. Jessie Levine, our new Class Steward and the new Assistant Town Manager of Hanover was our guest-of-honor for dinner Saturday night at the Canoe Club. Coming back from the soccer game I ran into our ‘92 Heavyweight rowers in town for Friends of Dartmouth Rowing - Mike Stanitski with his While there were 9 Class Officers wife and 2 kids, Todd Millay & Amy in town (Brant Rose, Elissa Aten, Nauss and kids, Ed Smith and HenAnne Hammer, Libby Graham, Ju- ry Spindler. lie Cillo, Heej Ko, Tom Paganucci, Kristy Wiwczar), I counted no less We had an excellent 2 days of trainthan 20 ‘92s in Hanover that week- ings, sharing our experiences and end. Jason Cillo (of course!), Cyn- listening to the lessons of other thia Hansel Sherlock (exec com- classes, President Kim and the mittee), Christine Vanden Beukel, Blunt Leadership team as well as Anita Reithoffer (president ex- student leaders as we gear up for our 20th Reunion this June 15-17, 2012. I had great fun presenting to the Class Presidents Association on “Innovations In Class Leadership” and moderating a Breakout session of 90s Decade Classes. I’ve adopted the Class of ‘79 (one of the top alumni classes) as our mentors and they were gracious to host us Saturday night for drinks and fellowship at one of their homes near Occom Pond. We’ve made a tradition of taking a couple students to breakfast Sunday morning while we’re there to connect us to the present day campus and trends of new graduates. This year we met two more impressive students sophomores Anoush Arakelian ‘14 and Josh Hall ‘14. I asked each of them to give us some updates throughout the year and pics for our newsletter: Anoush Arakelian ‘14: Coming back sophomore fall was such an incredible feeling. I felt like I finally had a place at Dartmouth and knew who I was going to hang out with and where I wanted to go. However, I learned that Dartmouth continues to change ALL the time. Dartmouth, for me, is all about the community and each year there is a new class of new people, and I got to experience this for the first time. I lead a Harder Hiking trip for DOC trips and got to experience the passion that all the upperclassmen share for Dartmouth. My trip hiked three of the Presidentials - Madison, Adams, and Jefferson, and Mt. Moosilauke in four days! 3 The Standing Bonfire I also got to experience auditions for a cappella from the other side, which was so strange and oddly more stressful than when I auditioned! I am continuing to sing/ beatbox with the Rockapellas and am currently the Tour Manager for our upcoming New England tour. The nice addition to my regular commitments, was joining the rugby team which has been such a great athletic outlet for me. The team is an amazing new circle of friends and some of the most reliable teammates I could ask for. Even more important is that I am declaring my major! I am a Neuroscience major and Education minor. I can confidently make this choice after experience classes from TONS of departments and working at a summer school this summer. I realized that my passions lie in education reform and the brain (I taught Neuroscience). I am now gearing up for an abroad term in France, on the Lyon LSA. I an ‘14 Arakeli h s u o n A January 2012 cannot wait to travel to Europe for the first time, but I am also sad to be leaving Dartmouth so soon! l ‘14 l a H Josh Josh Hall ‘14: I’ve been much busier than I anticipated. Just over a week ago, was rush weekend. So now, I’m an official pledge for SAE which was my first choice and one that I’m really excited about. That is really the only exciting thing that happened to me, but if you want to hear more about rush I can tell you. Otherwise, there hasn’t been much aside from the typical Meal Plan complaining. Unfortunately, due to my schedule I had to miss the Republican Debate, but it was extremely exciting when bloomberg news set up on the Green and cast lights onto Baker, Rauner, and other parts of the green. This week is homecoming week so that will be a lot of fun. Hill Winds is holding our annual Homecoming event on Friday. But with homecoming also comes midterms and students are beginning to stress out, but nothing out of the ordinary. continued Class Officer’s Weekend... In Closing, as always I’ll share with you some of my favorite personal moments from the weekend that I hope spark your return to Reunions this June: •Breakfast with Professor Donald Pease at Lou’s; •Discovering the Life Sciences building walls are painted with WhiteBoard paint (a Dartmouth alumni invention)- you can draw anywhere on them; •Learning about the Peak Performance Center bringing science to athletics- including leadership skills and time management- which is helping us recruit athletes; •Walking the stacks & floors of Baker-Berry and Carson Libraries to see the architectural way they preserved the old and melded it with the new. You can study www.dartmouth.org/classes/92 ”outside” Baker while peering in through the old windows; •Hearing of students’ John Sloane Dickey-inspired leadership in attacking problems around the globe whether it was Japan or the Upper Valley floods; •Seeing IModules beta version- a powerful new software platform that will simplify many of the Classes organization & coordination with the College; •Leo Caproni and the Class of ‘42, our 50-year partners who greeted us at graduation, will publish a book at their 70th Reunion with 90 essays about their service in World War 2. We gave them a standing ovation!; •Hearing President Kim speak on Harold “Rip” Ripley ’29 who at the age of 104 was the oldest living Dartmouth alumnus until he passed away in September. President Kim asked to visit Mr. Ripley in his home, but Rip declined saying that he had visited the offices of every Dartmouth president since Ernest Martin Hopkins and wasn’t about to change. Rip visited President Kim and told him that he had “shaken the hand of a man who had shaken the hand of a man who had shaken the hand of a member of the Class of 1769”. Shake Jim Kim’s hand in June and you’ll keep the chain and our history alive; •Recording 2 minutes of crickets & bullfrogs at Occom Pond at midnight, texting it back to the Club of LA Board members, and receiving texts back minutes later about the ‘memories it sparked...recording onto kids sleep machines...very cool.... ‘. •Eating world class gelato in Hanover! http://www. moranogelato.com/ For this alone you must come back in June. •Here’s the Green on our final day; check out our private Facebook. Group for more pics. See you June 15th! Brant Rose Treasurer’s Report Greetings from your Class Treasurer! In connection with our return to the Hanover Plain for our 20th Reunion June 15 through 17, we have set an audacious, yet reachable, goal of having 40% of our class participate in paying Class Dues. Right now, we are at 22%. Our fiscal year ends June 30, so let’s reach our goal before Reunion! .org /classes/92 th u o m rt a .d w ww If you have not yet paid, help us reach our goal and strengthen our Class by paying your Class Dues. Please go to the Class of 1992 website (http://www.dartmouth.org/ classes/92/) for payment options (mail a check to me or pay via credit card or electronically by following the link there). For those of you who have already paid your Class Dues, thank you! Not sure if you have paid? Check out our Dues Paid link on the Class website: h t t p : / / w w w. dartmouth. org/classes/92/. See you in Hanover! Jason Grinnell, Class Treasurer 5 The Standing Bonfire January 2012 1992 Class Project College Fund Haven Homework Club opportunities for bonding between an Olympic sport, the Haven would Kim, the kids, and the volunteers definitely be sending some kids to Our class continues to give back through group games and planned the competition. to the Upper Valley by support- activities, like yoga. From traditional homework coling Dartmouth students’ efforts to teach and build bonds with kids at Finally, due to several large fami- laboration to playing group games the Haven, the principal homeless lies leaving the area, nearly all the to helping two of the girls build fashelter in the area. The Haven’s kids who came to Homework Club erie houses, this term’s homework guests are mainly families with this term were new. We had an un- club allowed the volunteers to build children and the Haven Homework usually large number of elemen- strong relationships with Kim and Club -run by students through the tary age girls, and on Fridays, that the kids. We’re excited to start back Tucker Foundation - is making a dif- meant lots of imagination games up again next term. ference. Katherine Kendig ‘12 re- and tons of time spent with the monkey bars. If monkey bars were Katherine Kendig cently shared her experiences: November 2011 This fall there were a lot of new additions to the Haven Homework Club. First and foremost, Daphne and Eva, the Haven staff who previously ran the homework club, are no longer with the program; Kim Foster, new to the Haven, is now in charge. Daphne and Eva were wonderful mentors and friends to both the kids at the Haven and the Dartmouth volunteers, and their presences are missed. However, Kim is doing a fantastic job handling the program on her own and we’re excited to continue working with her in the future. Another addition is Friday shifts. Dartmouth volunteers used to come Monday-Thursday but now we send people to the Haven five days a week. I volunteered Fridays this term and was happy to see that the shift ran smoothly: fewer kids had homework, but that created HOW TO SCORE A 1992 WINTER CARNIVAL POSTER For every classmate who makes a gift or pledge payment of $92 or more to the Dartmouth College Fund between January 1 and February 29, 2012, he or she will receive the Class of 1992’s “How the Grinch Stole Carnival” Poster. www.dartmouth.org/classes/92 Dartmouth College Fund Update Give a Gift, Get a Grinch! In honor of our 20th Reunion (and these cold, blustery days), we’d like to give you an opportunity to relive Winter Carnival once again by offering a special reprint of our Poster. Please join our Winter Carnival Challenge: For every classmate who makes a gift or pledge payment of $92 or more to the Dartmouth College Fund between January 1 and February 29, 2012, he or she will receive the Class of 1992’s “How the Grinch Stole Carnival” poster. This is a limited time offer so please give today! You’ll also get us that much closer to setting a new 20th Reunion participation record of 57%. Participation matters. All gifts make a difference in creating the Dartmouth Experience. In FY2011, participation gifts totaled $5.86 million or the equivalent of 195 student scholarships. Dartmouth maintains a need-blind admissions policy. That means the College does not consider a family’s ability to pay when it admits a student. In addition, the College guarantees to meet 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated need for all four years. No qualified students are turned away from Dartmouth because they cannot afford to attend. Gifts to the Fund are the second-largest source of undergraduate financial support after payment from the endowment. Without those gifts, need-blind admissions at Dartmouth would be impossible. Make your gift today by visiting: www.dartmouthcollegefund.org/grinch The Top Ten Reasons You Should Give to our Reunion Giving Campaign: 1. The annual cost of a Dartmouth education for one student is about double what that student will actually pay to the College in tuition and fees. 2. Instead of raising tuition and fees to meet increasing costs, the difference is made up each year through annual financial support from generous alumni, parents, friends, and the earnings on endowment built from prior gifts. 3. Not only is Dartmouth need blind in its admissions, but it also guarantees to meet 100% of demonstrated need for all four years. In other words, Dartmouth guarantees that a student will not be denied or have to leave because they can’t afford it. 4. The Dartmouth College Fund (DCF) makes financial aid possible, allowing students to choose Dartmouth regardless of their economic backgrounds. After endowment income, the DCF is the largest source of undergraduate financial support. Eleven of every 100 dollars the College spends goes to financial aid. 5. Approximately 10 percent of Dartmouth’s operating budget is provided by unrestricted gift revenue to the College. Giving to support the annual operations of the College remains a top priority. 6. Reunion classes provide nearly 50 percent of the total DCF annually. 7. Whereas endowment gifts are usually restricted to one area, giving to the Dartmouth College Fund supports all aspects of the Dartmouth experience. 8. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Dartmouth in the top ten national research universities and #1 in undergraduate teaching in the same survey. 9. Dartmouth assembles an extremely high quality faculty: we are able to hire our number one choice 85% of the time. 10. We want to beat 1991 and 1993! Give online today! Click on: www.dartmouthcollegefund.org 7 The Standing Bonfire (featured ‘92) Aisha Tyler many with her photographer husband; it was great to see her on a brief trip to Boston last fall. Spent some time this Spring with Reverend Molly Phinney Baskette, celebrating the end of her successful round of chemotherapy and remission — she is as radiant and beautiful and as much of a firebrand as ever. Recently visited Brian Ellner in NYC, toasting his recent success in helping to enact marriage equality in New York State — he is now strategizing a national marriage equality push and I’m confident he’ll be just as successful. Kimberly Lawrence Kol and Josh Kol ‘93 are Upper Valley residents, Kimberly a doctor of psychology and Josh the head of the artist-in-residence program at The Hop. They have a brilliant boy, Isaiah, and recently made a trip south to Brooklyn to see me perform with the other cast members of Archer in the Eugene Mirman comedy fest, followed by cocktails and lots of yelling. Brought back vivid memories of the Tabard basement — good times . Looking forward to the 20th reunion! I have been incredibly lucky to have a busy 2012 — I recently joined the CBS daytime show The Talk as permanent co-host; the show’s a blast to make and I am having a fantastic time. My animated show, Archer, starts its third season in January 2012. My new podcast, Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler, launched this August, recently reached 1 million downloads; I feel honored to be the only female podcaster to land in the comedy top 10 on iTunes. My short film, Committed, won its category at the Short Toronto International Film Fest, which was a real thrill. I reached a personal goal this past Winter, shooting an action series, entitled XIII, in France, and doing all my press interviews for it in French (thank god for my Dartmouth French classes!). I also recently joined the boards of two important national organizations: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Scholarmatch, a Dave Eggers’ founded group that helps assemble micro college loans for underprivileged youth. So I suppose Listen to my podcast. it will kick I am officially an adult now. Sigh. those other podcasts’ ass! top 10 comedy podcast on iTunes Jeff Tietjens ‘91 and I are approach- http://www.girlonguy.net ing our 18th anniversary, which is http://www.aishatyler.com both wonderful and surreal! No kids yet; we feel lucky to enjoy the ***** little bit of free time we have traveling — we celebrated our 17th anniversary in Paris and Sweden, communing with dog teams and Chris and Sara Ehrlich welcome watching northern lights inside the Harrison James Ehrlich, born Auarctic circle at The Ice Hotel. Tara gust 18, 2011, 6 lb 8 oz. Smith is married and living in Ger- January 2012 Sung Choi--Still living in San Francisco. Lei and I are doing well. Kids are growing up too fast -- Peter is 6, Nora is 5, and William is 2. Hope to make it to Hanover for reunion! Eddie Hopkins--Well after 4 years in defense electronics I was hit by budget cuts, and have hooked up with a venture backed medical device startup here in San Diego called Acutus Medical focued on heart arythmia diagnosis. Basically we are creating a catheter based 3-d visualization system that is used during live heart surgeries. Otherwise living in Ocean Beach and gettin good at surfing. Cheers. Jennifer Bergeron married Joseph Nemec in September 2011. Allegra Kochman-I am very pleased that a photo of a town house I renovated is in the exhibit NEW YORK NEW WORK organized by the NYC AIA. This exhibit was on view through October 31. The image is on the west wall of both the Uptown and Downtown ramps at the ****West 4th Street**** subway station. house ’s Town a r g e l l A Other ’92 News www.dartmouth.org/classes/92 Alumni Council Dear Fellow 92s, I’m just back from the Hanover Plain and it remains as amazing now as it was 20 years ago when we were Dartmouth students. As we approach our 20 year reunion, I want to share some of what I experienced at the Alumni Council meeting. The official summary of the meeting will be headed my way soon and I will try to summarize that further and pass it on but for now, here are some highlights from the 203rd Alumni Council Meeting. brings alumni together and makes people want to return to campus. I have to say that for me, going back to Dartmouth and being on campus always feels like coming home. An important role of the Alumni Council is to find and approve candidates for the Board of Trustees. The Nominating Committee is led by Pete Frederick ‘66 (yes, that is our own Jen Fred’s father!). The Nom Com has the important job of presenting a slate of candidates for the open positions on the Board of Trustees. The Nom Com considered 300 nominees and interviewed 9 candidates. The Alumni Council is responsible for approving the slate of candidates. I also got to hear from the Student Assembly. Based on their report, the new dining plan has been their biggest issue recently. There is considerable satisfaction with the new facilities but significant frustration with the new dining plan which no longer uses the declining balance plan. Students are working with administration to find innovative The Nom Com presented three ways to resolve the dissatisfaction. inspiring candidates (Nathaniel Fick ‘99, Richard Kimball ‘78, and The college, under the leadership I was amazed by a presentation Ben Wilson ‘73). Their bios can be of Carol Folt, the Provost, is enfrom Dartmouth Humanitarian En- found by following this link: http:// gaged in an overarching strategic gineering. This is a predominantly www.voxthevote.org /trustees/ planning process. The process is undergrad group on campus which news_12022011.htm considering what has changed in takes on projects in developing the past 20 years (remember comcoutries using sustainable, locally The Council unanimously approved puters without hard drives and pay relevant solutions and partnerships this slate of candidates. Now that phones in the hall?) and what is with local agencies, institutions and the candidates have been angoing to be particularly important entrepreneurs to address problems nounced, there will be a two month over the next 20 years and what such as pollution, low efficiency period for petition candidates to Dartmouth needs to do in order to wood cooking stoves and lack of ac- announce their candidacy. Petition maintain what is currently excellent cess to electricity in remote areas. candidates must gather 500 alumni and grow in other areas. signatures. The election will occur One topic on our agenda was diver- between late March and mid-April. I am part of the Student Affairs Comsity at Dartmouth. Our discussion mittee and had the opportunity to about diversity was led by the Di- I used to go back to Dartmouth meet the new Dean of the College, rector of Diversity Training and Edu- and seek to relive my experiences. Charlotte Johnson (comes to Dartcational Programs, Gabrielle Lucke, Now, with a middle schooler, I think mouth via Colgate and the Univerthe Assistant Dean of Pluralsim and about how amazing Dartmouth is sity of Michigan where she worked Leadership and two udergrads and and how wonderful it would be to in higher education administration focused some on the importance of send my kids there. Please let me after a career as a litigator). She recruiting and retaining outstand- know if you have any questions or raised a great question as someone ing minority faculty as well as the concerns I can get addressed. new to the Dartmouth Community relevance of affinity housing. Stu“What makes alumni connections dents on the panel asked for great- Jill Goldberg Arnold so unbelievably strong?” We talker connections with alumni and Class of ‘92, Alumni Council Rep ed with her about the strength of more alumni advising. the Dartmouth experience and the degree to which that experience 9 The Standing Bonfire WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! The Standing Bonfire welcomes news AND photos via email to: [email protected] Please attach your photo to your email. Title your e-mail “Standing Bonfire.” We accept jpeg, tiff and pict files. * * Photos are selected based on printability and availability of space. * * With Facebook’s updates and changes, the Class of 1992 has not just one, but two pages for you to follow: For the private Facebook Group: search for Dartmouth 1992 and ask to join the group with the Baker Tower logo. This is where we will post important updates, news, personal notes, class notes, mini-reunions, and other activities. 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