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Barbara Nelson (Schwartz)
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2016-03-26 15:40:54
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Katherine Nelson (Coughenour)
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Quaker Chemical Corp 2016-02-21 13:41:08
From the 40th reunion:
 

Went to Penn, graduated with a BA in Chemistry (College for Women did NOT give a BS; my, how times have changed).

Married right after college to Glenn, a Chem E. major at Penn.  Married now 36 years.

Went to U of Delaware for a Masters in Chemistry.  After initially dabbling in two areas using analytical chemistry (Art Conservation - Winterthur Museum, analyzing Paul Revere Tankards - and Pharmaceuticals, in the Smith Kline and French Days), I ended up in industrial chemistry where I have been ever since.  I am now a Product Manager at Quaker Chemical- a manufacturer of lubricants mainly for the Metalworking and Steel Industries.  Lots of travel to scenic Detroit to see the Big Three automakers.  I am in the typical crunch of middle management - downsizing occurs often and there is more work with fewer resources.  I enjoy it, but I also put in a lot of extra time.

Husband had a long career at ARCO Chemical, taking an early retirement when the company was acquired.  He now consults for the chemical industry as well as being active in Habitat for Humanity and our Church.  We have lived in the Philadelphia area (mainly Bryn Mawr) almost the entire time except for a short 5 year stint with ARCO in Houston. 

We have two wonderful children, through which we live somewhat vicariously. Both graduated from Yale.

Daughter Corinne (28) went to GW Law and is an attorney in Washington DC at a midsized firm (McKenna, Long and Aldridge) doing corporate litigation. She is married to her love, Mike, also from Yale, who worked on Capitol Hill for several years before recently becoming part of the lobbying world. No grandchildren yet.

Son Evan (24) had an especially wonderful college career in part because he was a member of the a cappella community, first with the Baker's Dozen and then with the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the senior a cappella men's group.  A school year of numerous performances all over the country  (from the Today show to the White House) culminated in a 90 day World Tour over the summer in 2005, where he visited 27 cities and gave over 60 concerts.  He graduated with a double major in psychology and music; played on the Lacrosse team for two years before making the hard choice to concentrate on the musical end of things.   With two nearly consecutive undergrads in New Haven, we went up  I-95 to Connecticut more times than I can count  during the last 10 years.

Evan is now working in the two-year program at Teach for America, teaching 6th grade in an Anacostia (SE Washington DC) charter school.  So far, it is quite a challenge but hopefully will be very rewarding.

So both kids are now in Washington area. 

Other than work and daily family activities, which in truth have occupied most of my adult life, I enjoy cooking, the arts  (theater, dance and art), walking and travel.  We have taken many a family vacation to National Parks and have done enough international travel to whet our appetite for travel during retirement.

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Margaret Nelson
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2015-12-09 13:56:42
Joseph Neurauter
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Retired 2016-02-21 13:42:45

From the 40th reunion:

Joseph A. Neurauter cuts a somewhat unusual figure for a chief procurement officer. He isn't a former accountant, or a business executive or even a consultant. He didn't navigate Washington's political machinery before arriving at the Housing and Urban Development Department in mid-August. Neurauter is a former Army trial and appellate judge and a retired colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps. "We were looking for a good manager, because we have a young and diverse workforce," says A. Jo Baylor, Neurauter's predecessor at HUD.

During a distinguished military legal career Neurauter earned nearly a dozen awards and medals before retiring from the Army. In 1997, he presided over several of the high profile Aberdeen Proving Ground trials, in which five men were convicted of sexual misconduct or rape of female recruits at the Maryland facility in 1995 and 1996. His JAG career also exposed him to contract law. "I was lucky to be something of a generalist," says Neurauter.

After retiring from the Army in 1998, Neurauter spent three years working for the Pentagon as a civilian judicial adviser to the Army's Judge Advocate General.

Then it was on to the General Services Administration, where he was an acquisitions deputy and the agency's suspension and debarment official. In 2004, he investigated an information technology contract administered through the Interior Department that was used to supply the Army with civilian interrogators in Iraq.

HUD has had a chief procurement officer since 1998, but unlike the chief acquisition officer positions created government wide by Congress two years ago, the department's CPO is not a political appointment requiring Senate confirmation. The CPO title remains distinct from CAO, which belongs to multi-tasking HUD Deputy Secretary Roy Bernardi.

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Sharon Nickel (Covington)
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self-employed and Director, Psychological Support Services at Shady Grove Fertility 2016-09-09 17:44:52
I met and married Barry Covington (Whitman '66) upon graduating from UofMD in 1970. I received my Master's in Social Work degree from UofMD in 1973 and have been practicing as a clinical social worker every since. I have a specialty in reproductive health counseling and have edited and written several textbooks on the subject.   We have 3 grown children, all went to Boston College and who happily have remained in the area closeby. Two are married and we have 4 (and one more on the way) grandkids which makes our life very happy and full. My youngest daughter has joined me in my clinical practice, which is wonderful to share with her.  All in all, life is good! Send Sharon a MessageSend Sharon a Message
Barbara Nolan (Ambrog)
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Karen Noonan (Johnston)
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2016-09-09 17:46:01

I loved going to Walter Johnson in 1966 and thought my life had peaked in high school! Fortunately, happy days were ahead and I have had a wonderful life.

After graduating from the U of MD I met a soldier returning from Vietnam. Jim Johnston and I have been married for 45 years, we have 2 happily married daughters and now my real joy in life, 5 grandchildren!

While working for a DC patent law firm and with Jim in law school, I chose to go back to school and entered Georgetown Law School. Graduation meant a fun, challenging life long career. I started Life Savers, a property management company that kept me super busy. I loved being my own boss and meeting amazing people through a company that lasted 35 years. I also worked at Marriott International Headquarters for 28 years and retired from that fast-pace growing company in 2014. 

My life has been lived in the shadow of the Chimney Cow on our alma mater, but I consider that a blessing! I Love to travel and haven’t found a place that I didn’t like to visit.

Blessings to the 1966 Class of WJ as we head into the next 50 years!

 
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Karen Nordenson (Seals)
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2016-04-12 18:26:42

After graduation, I went to Montgomery (JR) College, Takoma Park for Dental Assisting (AA degree). Was accepted at Penn State, U of MD, Elon College, etc. but didn't know what I wanted to be, so took the "short way" to a career! Spent 1968-1976 as a dental assistant in DC and Md. area. Met #1, Jim Seals (a Navy vet returning to school) at MJC. Married in 1970. Assisted Jim with MJC, Univ of MD, (education major-taught 4th grade in MONT CO 30 yrs)and two graduate degrees in education from George Washington University. First daughter, Alysa born in 1976. Second daughter, Kajsa born in 1981.

Karen's never ending saga: I can't tell you all how many times I’ve tried to write this story from the last reunion 10 years ago. I hope this is the last version.
 
Over the last ten years I've continued to work as a physical therapist at a facility two blocks from our home in St. Petersburg. FL. I've kept busy by teaching and encouraging patients to achieve their goals. But all good things must come to an end. I retired at age 67 on Sept. 30, 2015, ending over 50 years of employment in various occupations!
 
Mark and I bought a travel trailer and we have visited Gainesville, St. Augustine FL, GA, TX, and MD, to see all of the grandkids (15 of them). It has been very exciting and we have enjoyed every minute of our travels so far.
 
Due to Mark's work we have met Les Paul, Charlie Daniels, Peter and Paul, James Taylor, Carole King, Barry Manilow, and Gloria Estefan. We are continuing our goal of visiting every state in the U.S. (after the reunion).
 
Our children are our greatest legacy. It is so gratifying to watch them grow into wonderful adults and parents. As proud parents, Mark and I relish our time with the grandkids! They all love the rv!!! We are truly blessed! God has been very good to us both.
 
We are very excited to come to Maryland and see all of you again. I will be 68 on may 3, and hope to live to be 100. I don't want to miss anything!
 
In retirement Mark is helping me with my computer skills and to navigat my phone, which is obviously smarter than me. At least my camera is easy to use. I have lots of photos of sunsets at the beach, and family, dogs, cats, trailers, and pick-up trucks.
 
This merry-go-'round of life has been wonderful and we look forward to the next great experience as we travel the country for the rest of our lives.
 

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Linda Novak (Braden)
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Carol O'Brien (Flanagan)
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2016-02-21 13:46:19
From the 40th reunion:
 
Hi Everyone.  I met my husband my first semester at Maryland.  We graduated, taught for awhile,and then opened a motorcycle shop.  He has been checking out your bio's and now believes me that although I'm a genius,I was only average in my high school graduating class. He went to Blair with Goldie Hawn, Ben Stein, Connie Chung,etc.and says our class has more famous people.
At Maryland I was in a sorority with Lorraine Thaxton, Jacqui Guinan, and Pete Lucas' and Earl Gronkowitz's wives.  I still meet up with Carol Horigan at Christmas when she comes home.
My son, Colin, lives in Silver Spring with his wife and two babies and works in our wholesale div.(Full Bore). My daughter, Lauren teaches in Wilmington,N.C., and did inherit the Esoteric party gene
 
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