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Giving to Keuka

Leaders & Volunteers

2012-2013 National Keuka Fund Committee

Co-Chairs

Katherine Tuttle Meisch ’58
Canandaigua, NY

Kay Meisch ‘58 earned a bachelor’s degree at Keuka and did graduate work at the University of Rochester, Ohio State, Brown University, University of Iowa, and University of California, Berkeley. She was a chemistry teacher at Webster High School for 33 years.

She has been a member of Keuka’s Board of Trustees for more than 20 years, serving from 1991-2000 and 2001-2010, before rejoining the Board for a three-year term in 2011.

Meisch received the Keuka College Alumni Association’s Professional Achievement Award in 1983 and Eleanor Judd Wilkes Service to Keuka Award in 1995. In 2010, she became only the sixth person in Keuka annals to receive the Norton-Blyley Presidential Medallion, which recognizes service to the College “above and beyond an extraordinary high standard.” She was inducted into the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities Hall of Distinction in 2002.

Meisch has a passion for community service, with some examples including the Bristol Valley Theater board and a docent and president of the Women’s Council of Granger Homestead.

Says Meisch: “I watched the College grow from a small, private, women’s college when I attended to a larger, co-ed college that now includes the Accelerated Studies for Adults Program, a distance education program, and programs in China and Vietnam. When I graduated in 1958, I never dreamed that Keuka would someday be granting master’s degrees. I’ve seen the restoration of Hegeman, Harrington, Jephson, and Ball Hall and have been a part of the steering committees for these campaigns. My Keuka College degree made a difference in the rest of my life, the job I got, the people I met, and the friends I made.

“It is important for each of us to support Keuka to provide financial aid to students who otherwise might not be able to attend college. The percentage of alumni giving is crucial when the College applies for grants. What foundation wants to give financial support to a college if their alumni don’t support the college themselves? A Keuka degree is the foundation on which you build your future. Many recent graduates have loans to repay but please remember to send a donation to Keuka even if it’s small those first few years.

“Each class should try to have the largest percentage of giving. Let’s make 2012-2013 a record year for percentage giving. Join me in giving as we help Keuka move into the future with new strategic plans.”

Roger Ward ’03, M ’05, M ’11
Waterloo, NY

Roger Ward has earned three degrees through the Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP) program 2003.

He first completed a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice systems, then a master’s in management. Then in 2011, Ward graduated with his second master’s – in criminal justice administration.

After logging 25 years as a corrections officer with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Ward stepped into a new position as jail administrator in April 2010, after posting the top score on the October 2009 civil service exam.

Sheriff Jack Stenberg cited Ward’s in-depth knowledge of correction law and correctional facility operations as “without compare.”

“When I started in ASAP it was a simple financial transaction. Over the next 18 months. I learned about some of the history and traditions of the traditional students and about Field Periods. The philosophy of combining formal classroom learning with the realities of the working world mirrored what my parents had spent years trying to teach me. They seemed to get wiser as I got older; isn’t that the way? When you find a college–or anything–whose mission and efforts are designed and directed toward the success of the student, how could you not help but be a part of the greater success of that college?”

Committee

Barbara Schaefer Allardice ’61
Penn Yan, NYMarilyn Gray Baader ’63
Cayuga, NY

Beverly Arnold Brazill ’53
Mission Viejo, CA

Charles Bronner ’91
Liverpool, NY

Jeanne Ferlow Bronner ’84
Liverpool, NY

Elizabeth Conklin Bueschel ’65
Wilmette, IL

Juleen Carter ’77
Rochester, NY

Margaret Sherry Covney ’79
Pittsford, NY

Joan Luks Fay ’51
New Paltz, NY

Alfred Ginkel
Canandaigua, NY

Crystal Gips ’65
Yarmouth Port, MA

Luanne Broomhall Graulich ’90
Hammondsport, NY

Jill Gregory ’82
Acton, MA

Kevin Grewe ’04
North Pitcher, NY

Carolyn Klinge ’79
Louisville, KY

Betty Lou Koffel ’74
Portland, OR

Lynn Lannon ’69
San Francisco, CA

Jill Martin ’77
Hamden, CT

Bonnie Morrison O’Shea ’77
Slingerlands, NY

Lou Hays Ott ’52
Bedford, NH

Nancy Riker ’69
Washington, DC

Dana Schillinger
Keuka Park, NY

Claire Handte Tuttle ’47
Rochester, NY

Helen Comfort Zelnick ’51
Troy, OH

2012-2013 Class Fund Chairs

Class of 1940
Elizabeth Metcalf Taillie
Fairport, NY
585-377-9548

Class of 1941

Nydia Ananenko Kuck
Chester, CT
860-526-3113
nydiakuck@aol.comClass of 1942
Louise Shoales Dawson
Morrisville, NC
919-651-0751

Class of 1945
Lola Secor Rothmann
Hudson, OH
330-655-4108
lmr3020@aol.com

Class of 1949
Helen Plouski Day
Oro Valley, AZ
520-818-0278
hday@comcast.net

Class of 1949
Judith Marshall Forrest
Elmira, NY
607-732-5823

Class of 1951
Shirley Caple Piotrowski
North Port, FL
941-429-4059
sp2498@comcast.net

Class of 1952
Lou Hays Ott
Bedford, NH
603-491-0669
lou.ott@comcast.net

Class of 1953
Catherine Gilmore Palmer
Southbury, CT
203-264-8781
p27c32@snet.net

Class of 1953
Hilde Weber Smith
Clarence, NY
716-759-0838
rayhil2@gmail.com

Class of 1954
Marilyn Gray McClellan
Pittsford, NY
585-586-9074
marilyn@marimac.net

Class of 1955
Barbara Sharman Mortensen
Branchport, NY
315-595-2530

Class of 1956
Eleanor Beeson Gully
Raleigh, NC
919-367-8652

Class of 1956
Barbara Neville Malatesta
Washington, NJ
908-223-7443
drbobmal@aol.com

Class of 1957
Diane Scheiterle Snowa
Louisville, KY
502-254-7178
snowa.d@insightbb.com

Class of 1958
Alta Meeker DeLong
Remsen, NY
315-896-4923

Class of 1959
Talu Hartlieb Robertson
Keene, NH
603-352-7006
talurobertson@gmail.com

Class of 1960
Donna Kinney Smith
Clifton Springs, NY
315-597-9592
JSmith56@rochester.rr.com

Class of 1961
Barbara Schaefer Allardice
Penn Yan, NY
315-536-2465
bacldc@yahoo.com

Class of 1962
Gale Pemberton
Hartwell, GA
gspemberton@hotmail.com

Class of 1963
Carolyn Knox Hopkins
Keuka Park, NY
315-536-6032
carolynhopkins3073@yahoo.com

Class of 1964
Mary Roberts Wilson
Potomac Falls, VA
571-434-7935
mewhfw@falconsresidents.org

Class of 1965
Barbara Weller
Syracuse, NY
315-468-5039
dihcrob@aol.com

Class of 1966
Donna Hill Berneski
Finksburg, MD
410-876-2636

Class of 1967
Pamela Garland Ross
Afton, NY
607-639-1274
pross1@stny.rr.com

Class of 1968
Candace Covill Bellisari
Bayville, NY
516-628-3456
cbellisa@optonline.net

Class of 1969
Nancy Riker
Washington, DC
202-362-8036
nriker@formeetingsolutions.com

Class of 1970
Sherilyn Newman Coleman
Pittsboro, NC
919-632-3959
scoleman@fmrealty.com

Class of 1971
Katherine Lakness Kinane
New Hartford, CT
860-496-7014
jkkinane@aim.com

Class of 1972
Sondra Stevens
Washington, DC
202-861-0313
sj.stevens@verizon.net

Class of 1973
Pamela Burdick
Silver Spring, MD
301-598-1156
pburdick7@verizon.net

Class of 1974
Miriam Mitchell Bonk
Lexington Park, MD
301-737-1674
miriam-ellen.bonk@navy.mil

Class of 1974
BettyLou Koffel
Portland, OR
503-224-4196
BLKinOR@me.com

Class of 1975
Maureen Emerling
Pittsburgh, PA
412-441-5244

Class of 1976
Wendy Crabtree Carter
Kalamazoo, MI
269-342-0303
stripedpaws@gmail.com

Class of 1976
Vicky Wolf McKinney
Allegany, NY
716-372-4340
VickyMcKinney@roadrunner.com

Class of 1978
Nancy Price Batchelder
Burke, VA
703-323-7510
nancy.batchelder@fcps.edu

Class of 1979
Margaret Sherry Covney
Pittsford, NY
585-381-3140
mscovney@aol.com

Class of 1980
Ann Lord Walker
Marion, NY
315-483-4281
alordw@rochester.rr.com

Class of 1982
Jill Gregory
Acton, MA
978-264-0987
Jill.Gregory@genzyme.com

Class of 1983
Lori Zang Kosinski
Souderton, PA
mnlkos@comcast.net

Class of 1984
Jane Grein
Rochester, NY
585-426-8181
JGrein@rochester.rr.com

Class of 1986
Patricia Maliff
Taunton, MA
508-880-5804

Class of 1987
Nancy Cockett
Rochester, NY
585-271-3795
ncockett@gmail.com

Class of 1988
Catherine Kowal-Johnson
Southwick, MA
k.johnson@schoolsofwestfield.org

Class of 1990
Stephen Schouten
Williamsville, NY
716-631-5702
SteveO145@msn.com

Class of 1993
Kimberley McConnell Arroyo
Athol, MA
978-249-2960
kimberleymcconnell@hotmail.com

Class of 1994
Michele Frommer
St. Petersburg, FL
mfisla226@aol.com

Class of 1995
Attracta Graviano
Stamford, CT
203-325-8550
gattracta@yahoo.com

Class of 1995
Christine Corey Wilkinson
Cohoes, NY
518-590-7220
cwilki2002@yahoo.com

Class of 1997
Shannon Hobin King
Black Creek, NY
585-739-1556
hobinshan12@yahoo.com

Class of 1998
Christopher Hardy
Raleigh, NC
919-449-0663

Class of 1999
Jill Fulton Combs
Geneva, NY
315-781-2581
little_fult@hotmail.com

Class of 2000
Lindsay Renz
Rotterdam, NY
lrenz@newkirk.com

Class of 2001
Rachael Zacharewski McLoud
Prattsburgh, NY
rachaelmcloud@yahoo.com

Class of 2003
Robin Woodard Richardson
Penn Yan, NY
315-536-0247

Class of 2004
Kelley Tranter
Horseheads, NY
607-739-7961
ktranter@hport.wnyric.org

Class of 2008
Andrew Cohen
Utica, NY
315-272-5255
acohen@yahoo.com