This page was inspired by an electronic newsletter that Susan Curran 72 sends out every three months to her classmates in the seventies. It's a great way to find out what has been happening to your friends. With her permission, we have adapted her wonderful concept on this page.

Let us know what is happening in your life. Do you have an animal tale, a wedding, a new grandchild or something to brag about that you would like to share? That's part of the fun. Come on, be creative!! Share your life with us. Contact us today.

Previous Life Events:
  1st Quarter 2007
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4th Quarter 2006 4th Quarter 2007


• February 16, 2008
Marriage Vows Exchanged

Mike Morrison and his new wife, Dorothy.

Mike Morrison 64 was married at a Valentine's Dinner at his church on February 16th. After the ceremony, Dorothy and Mike spent several days touring Texas sharing their good news with alumni.

Congratulations Mike and Dorothy!


Taxi to The Dark Side won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. This documentary is about prisoners that have died in suspicious circumstances in U.S. custody during the war on terror. John Galligan 67, Istanbul, was involved in the court-martial at Fort Bliss, United States v. Willie Brand. He has two cameo spots in the beginning and end of the film.

You can found a list of theaters that are showing the film at ThinkFilm.

Read Review in the East Bay Express

John Galligan 67

• Southern California
October 2007
Submitted by Jon Clawson 84

Jon Clawson 84 fighting the October wildfires in the West.


"Note this tree looks like the bear tree. We called it Smokey and it's somewhere in the San Bernardino Mountains. Really weird as all day we were seeing wild bears in the area and then happen on this tree."


The Istanbul alumni have lost one of their parents. Joan Dunstan Vroom Mehrtens, mother of Peter,Tom, David and Tina Vroom and mother-in-law of Ellen Rosell passed away on January 12, 2008. She is survived by her children as well as 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Melissa Miller 68 and Melinda Miller 65 lost their mother, Nell Miller, on December 17, 2007. She was 84 years old.

They lost their father, Jim Miller on December 31, 2007. He was a long-time journalist who became an officer in the U.S. Senior Foreign Service.

Jim Miller in Italy, 1942. He was a radio operator who guided pilots to the bases after their bombing runs. He was 19 years old.